Luxury Model Wife by Adele downs #romance #newrelease #giveaway

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BOOK INFORMATION

TITLE – Luxury Model Wife
AUTHOR – Adele Downs
GENRE – Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION DATE – September 20, 2016
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 74,000
PUBLISHER – Boroughs Publishing Group


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BOOK SYNOPSIS

Antiques expert Steve Carlson must face the mistakes of his past to discover a treasure he never imagined: the heart of a vulnerable yet determined widow.

TRUE RICHES
Twenty-eight-year-old Victoria Van Orr just lost everything. With the death of her billionaire husband went his mature patience and warm encouragement; and the veneer of acceptance from everyone else. His friends and colleagues now ignore Victoria, and if his son succeeds she just might be forced back to the streets upon which she was raised. But money was never her goal. All she wants is love. Real love.

Antiques expert Steve Carlson knows the value of everything. Pain and betrayal? Those he gave away–and now they’re coming back. His worst mistakes were all with one man: an old friend, the son of a father figure, now the stepchild of a beautiful young widow who wants Steve to help her auction off the family estate. To help Victoria, Steve must face his past and become a better man. To find true love, he will discover her surprisingly pure heart, vulnerable yet determined. And beyond price.


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MY REVIEW

5 Meows

Victoria has lost her wealthy husband James. He was her savior from the streets and she loved him a lot. Most of his family and friends considered her a trophy wife or golddigger since she was half his age. Now that he is gone she is lost and alone. His son Jimmy is pressuring her to sell the house and contents. He has set up a meeting at an Antiques dealer but she wasn’t happy with them. She decided to use Carlson’s antiques, the lace her husband went through to buy all of his things. She never expected him to be so handsome and feelings to awaken inside her.

This is a very good romance between two equals. I liked that very much instead of one being richer or more powerful than the other. There is a bit of drama between her and Jimmy her husband’s son and Between him and Steve with a past. There is also a touch of mystery when the shop is robbed. And let’s not forget the chemistry between Steve and Victoria. This is a clean story with the sex off- page for those of you that like a great romance but not the on page sex scenes.

If you like sweet romance, strong female leads, sexy antiques dealers a touch of drama and mystery and off-page sex this is for you.

 EXCERPT

Steve tilted his head, his bright blue eyes sizing her up. “Sorry, but I gotta’ ask. Do you always talk like that?”

Victoria felt her cheeks warm. “Whatever do you mean?”

“There.” He studied her again with not-so-subtle curiosity. “You sounded like your late husband James just now. Funny, you don’t seem like the snooty type to me. More like a regular girl.”

His comment touched a nerve like hot wires to stripped cable. Victoria bit back a retort while blood rushed through her ears. She closed her eyes against the sound to clear her head. Twenty-eight was hardly a girl, and she was damn tired of defending her right to be a Van Orr.

For five years she’d tried and failed to fit into the privileged world of her older husband—learning couture, keeping her posture as straight as a modeling school graduate, rounding her O’s when she spoke —apparently fooling no one on either side of the social spectrum in the process.

Defeat swept over her and her shoulders sagged beneath five-thousand dollars’ worth of silk and linen. No matter how hard she tried, she’d forever be exposed as the abandoned kid who’d grown-up in shelters.

Strange though… when she opened her eyes and returned them to Steve Carlson’s handsome face, she sensed his remark was meant as a compliment, and not a reminder that she lacked James’s pedigree. It was like he saw her.

Her. Not James’s luxury-model second wife.

Still, his manners were disgusting. Even store-owner-janitors should know how to behave. Snooty type. Who was he to say that to her? She was a potential client for heaven’s sake.

Victoria stood to leave. She was sick and tired of people voicing their opinions about her and her late husband’s disparate lineage. She’d been bullied and belittled since the day she’d become engaged. “You don’t know me well enough to analyze me, Mr. Carlson.” She kept the annoyance out of her reprimand. The rich had taught her that cool distain wounded more deeply than anger.

Steve grimaced, rubbed his jaw, and then stood to face her, his expression sheepish. He waved her back to her seat. “Please. I’m sorry I offended you. I’m a friend. Really. We’ve gotten off on the wrong foot.”

He ran a hand through his hair and his bicep bulged with the movement. Victoria’s gaze followed the lines and curves of sinew and muscle and took in the military tattoo peeking from the hem of his tee shirt.

She resisted the images that teased her dormant libido, and brought her eyes back to his face. Damn. That didn’t help. Why did this annoying man have to be so good-looking? Her attraction to him only made her feel guilty, like she’d betrayed James’s memory.

Widowhood came with a unique set of baggage.


 

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THIS OR THAT

Vacuuming or sweeping – I sweep our front porch on a regular basis.

cooking or takeout – Cooking

laundry or cleaners – Laundry

do it yourself or a maid – Oh, what I wouldn’t give for a maid!

gardening or a gardener – Oh, I’d love to have a gardener!

salon or hair dye – Ahem, hair dye, assuming I color my hair. J

salon nails or do it at home –Salon

pajamas or negligee—Pajamas

High heels or flats— Flats

Yoga pants or suit—Yoga pants.

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Adele Downs is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than 20 romance titles, including those written under another pen name, and a former journalist with hundreds of articles to her credit. When not writing in her home office in rural Pennsylvania, she can be found reading a book on the nearest beach, taking photographs, or riding in her convertible.

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Naughty Cupid by Deanna Wadsworth #mustread #sofunny #giveaway

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Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Deanna Wadsworth author of NAUGHTY CUPID

Hi, Deanna, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about your favorite rainy day activity.

Thank you for hosing me on my NAUGHTY CUPID blog tour. It’s been fun visiting all of these wonderful websites and talking to new people. You asked me about my favorite rainy day activity and the list could be any number of things.

I adore a rainy afternoon with no reason to leave the house. From the gentle patter of rain on the windows to the booming thunder of a storm, every moment of a rainy day is perfect. Like a respite from the obligations of life, when it’s raining no one judges you for having an all-day Game of Thrones marathon in your pajamas while sipping on a good pinot grigio. It’s also peaceful and soothing just to snuggle up with a good book and a hot cup of coffee while God waters the earth. When I was little my mom always told us that thunder was the angels bowling LOL. The sciencey reason it thunders isn’t nearly as fun, though.

As an avid gardener, I appreciate so much more than just the beauty of the rain, and the solitude it affords us. I love how much greener everything becomes after a lightning storm. You may not know this, but lightening puts nitrogen into the soil and plants will flourish after a night of lightening.

When it rains I like to stay inside, let the rain wash away my worries and lose myself in the world of fiction, whether in a good book or a great movie. Add coffee or wine, someone you love, a cuddly pet and you have the makings of a perfect day!

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Author Name: Deanna Wadsworth 

Book Name: Naughty Cupid

 Release Date: June 6, 2016

Pages or Words: 75,000 words, 178 pages

 Categories: Alternate Universe, Erotica, Fantasy, Humor, M/M Romance, Paranromal, Romance

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Paul Richmond

 The name’s Lio, and you may have read the beginning of my story in A Cupid’s Wager. Well, hold on to you hats, because there’s more to tell about your favorite cupid working in the Gay Division of the Inter-Dimensional Association of Cupids.

Remember Ethan? That Aztec god of the winds who busted me shooting a closeted human with a gay lust arrow? Yeah, I haven’t been able to forget him either. Even though I have a rule against getting it on with other supernaturals—especially ones working for the Straight Division—my magic is drawn to Ethan and all his tattoos and piercings in a way I cannot control.

But after that night of mind-numbing sex, now I gotta face my evil ex-boyfriend and a suspension by the IDAC for “misplacing” arrows. They took my quiver, and I have to figure out how to get my arrow privileges back before they’re taken forever.

Ethan seems to think he can help me, but I don’t know how anybody can make this cupid believe in love again.

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MY REVIEW

5 Meows 4 purrs

I love this cover. Every time I see a Paul Richmond cover, I have learned to expect a sweet and fun story. Naughty Cupid is my first book by Deanna Wadsworth and won’t be my last. I plan to check out A Cupid’s Wager very soon!  I loved her voice and writing style, and this story was one of those you couldn’t put down. Word of warning: I wouldn’t read in public as you will be chuckling and laughing out loud like a loon!

Lio is a cupid but doesn’t believe in true love after being humiliated, hurt, dejected and nearly drained of his powers. He has miss used his lust arrows to out men he knew were closeted gays ( I won’t tell you how he knows for sure, but this was so funny) one too many times, this time disrupting a true love arrow shot by a Love God. Ethan has his secret’s as well and wants to try to help Lio when he may lose his arrows forever, but can Lio trust anyone ever again…especially a straight love God?

Like I said above, I laughed so much through this story. The characters are all so much fun, especially Lio’s best friend, Walter.  I loved Lio’s sense of humor and many references to pop culture and Ethan’s more serious side and not quite getting it. There are a couple twists and turns and some steamy hot man-sex so why not give this one a chance.

If you love mythology, Gods and cupids, pop culture, humor and some hot man-sex, you will love this!

 

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A Little More Naughty Cupid:

“You know the lust arrows only work if the person’s mind is open to it. I shot Raymond with a Class 4 gay lust arrow. They only have a little more juice than a few tequila shooters. They can’t make a straight man gay.”

“But that is what you are trying to do,” Ethan shot back.

“You know it doesn’t work that way.”

To prove my point, I materialized one of my long purple arrows.

Without warning, I stabbed Ethan in the heart with it.

“Oww!”

The arrow exploded in a burst of light and glittering purple dust, the blast blowing our hair back.

When the magic cleared, the stunned expression on Ethan’s face cracked me up. “Now, do you spontaneously wanna suck my cock?”

He gaped at me like I’d lost my ever-lovin’ mind. “What did you do that for?”

“Don’t get your panties in a wad. Class 4G lusts can’t make someone gay. You’re born that way. There’s even a Lady Gaga song to prove it.”

His big hand rubbed where I’d hit him. “You should not have done that, Lio. You have no idea what you just did.”

“I already shot an unauthorized arrow tonight, what’s one more? Besides, unless you’re gay, it won’t affect you.” I waggled my brows. “So what are you so worried about? Got sumthin’ you wanna confess?”

He actually growled at me.

“Build a bridge,” I told him. “If anyone has a right to be pissed off here, it’s me. The gaydar says Raymond is gay, yet you asshats over in SD decided to shoot him and a woman with true love arrows. Talk about a douche move. Forcing the man to lie to himself and everyone about who he is. And how is that fair to do to the girl? She’s a victim too!”

“The IDAC does not consider a gaydar to be a reliable source of information,” he said, completely ignoring the more-than-valid complaint.

Humans were born with a variety of sexualities, but there were only a limited variety of arrows to complement the IDAC’s narrow-minded ideas on sexuality. In a nutshell, there were gay arrows and the naturally more powerful straight arrows. Don’t get me started on the complexities of targeting anybody not gay or straight. I was glad not to be assigned to those fledgling subdivisions of GD because they often had to work with the jerks in SD. However, both primary divisions had arrows for love (red) and lust (purple), each with four different strength ratings—one being the most potent. In other words, the Class 1S love Ethan had been using was the highest strength straight love arrow—aka the most powerful of all arrows.

Hence his being so pissed at me.

“I’m not gonna sit here and argue politics with you. We both know I’m already in trouble for an unauthorized arrow launch. Make that two,” I amended, gesturing to his chest. “Why the fuck do you think I don’t have love arrow privileges anymore? Hell, the sparks our collision set off will raise questions too. I’m already busted. Fine! I’m ready to face whatever comes my way. When I set out to do this, I knew there were risks.”

“Set out to do this?” he repeated, looking utterly appalled. “You mean you have done this before?”

I swallowed, feeling like a child being scolded. “Only on unattached people.”

“I cannot believe you would do that to someone! A person’s decision to come out is deeply personal. You have no right, Lio! None!”

Yeah, but the Fates did, I supposed. Who put those bitches in charge, anyway?

I didn’t know what Ethan’s big fat beef might be—besides the one in his pants—but I had to get my ass out of this sling. “Like I said, I’m already busted. If you think Raymond isn’t gay, let’s just follow them”—I pointed to my unauthorized mark and the guy with him, both of them deliberately brushing hips and shoulders as they walked down the street—“and see what happens. If he changes his mind, I’ll admit the gaydar is inaccurate, I’ll turn myself in for interrupting your mark, and you won’t even get in trouble.”

He glared. “And if your arrow works, I suppose you get to walk?”

“If I’m right, and those two dudes get their freak on, you can do what you want with me.” Too bad that wouldn’t be those full lips around my dick. “But you give me back the gaydar and you don’t tell anyone I have it or that I was here.”

Ethan looked at the device in his hand as if it would explode or jump up and bite his cock off. His expression would’ve been funny if this weren’t so serious. He seemed to be weighing something in his mind, and I felt his anger retracting. Still, an aura of incredible danger and masculinity wafted about him. My heart thumped wildly, both from nerves and the exotic spiciness of his skin. Knowing his ferocious appearance was tempered with an innate goodness made me a little hot.

Okay, a lot hot.

Though it went against every rule I made for myself, I couldn’t stop picturing Ethan naked. Sure, I was as horny as any cupid, but something about this Aztec amplified all of my senses far more than usual—especially the ones below the waist.

“I cannot believe I am saying this,” Ethan said slowly. “But I will give you one chance. One. But if you ruin that man’s life, your ass is mine.”

“Talk dirty to me,” I purred.

He lowered dark brows. “You are not funny.”

“I think I’m a really fun guy. Especially when I’m naked.” I couldn’t help myself and gave him a suggestive wink. “And whoever said a little dick up the ass would ruin a man’s life? Ever try it? The orgasms are un-fucking-believable.”

Ethan curled his lip and growled at me like an angry cat.

“Jeesh, sorry I mentioned it.”

He seized my arm in a viselike grip. “Come.”

If I’d known going with Ethan would turn my world upside down, I would’ve grabbed my gaydar and run, taking my chances with my boss, the IDAC, and even the Fates. Because I wasn’t prepared for what was coming my way.

Not at all.

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Deanna Wadsworth might be a bestselling erotica author, but she leads a pretty vanilla life in Ohio with her wonderful husband and a couple adorable cocker spaniels. She has been spinning tales and penning stories since childhood, and her first erotic novella was published in 2010. She has served multiple board positions at her local RWA chapter and with Rainbow Romance Writers of America. When she isn’t writing books or brainstorming with friends, you can find her making people gorgeous in a beauty salon. She loves music and dancing, and can often be seen hanging out on the sandbar in the muddy Maumee River or chilling with her hubby and a cocktail in their basement bar. In between all that fun, Deanna cherishes the quiet times when she can let her wildly active imagination have the full run of her mind. Her fascination with people and the interworkings of their relationships have always inspired her to write romance with spice and love without boundaries.

 

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Cat’s Meow Reviews that Purrr~My LIfe in Reverse by Casey Harvell

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Today I have a sweet friend Casey Harvell with her new release MY Life in Reverse.

This isn’t a romance t si more a tale of a survivor of emotional abuse.

Title: My Life In Reverse

Author: Casey Harvell

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages: 173

Heat: 0

Meows: 5

Warning: Over 18 advised~~Strong Language

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About the Book

There are three sides to every story:

1)            My side.

2)            Your side.

3)            My screenshots.

You never loved me.

You loved the idea of me.

You loved saying I belonged to you, and trying to enforce it.

You loved controlling me.

You loved manipulating me.

You even loved hurting me.

But you never loved me.

 

You loved what I could give you.

You loved everything you took from me.

You loved saying it was yours.

You loved to break me down.

You loved to break my heart.

You loved to use things I love as a weapon against me…

But you never loved me.

 

For a long time, I thought that it was my fault.

That I was lacking.

That I could control how you treated me.

I tried to please you.

I tried to conform.

It damn near killed me.

But it didn’t work.

 

This is a New Adult Romance and has strong language, violence and sexual situations. It is not recommended for persons under eighteen years of age.

You can buy a copy at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/My-Life-Reverse-Casey-Harvell-ebook/dp/B01GP52H2W/

MY Review

My life in reverse is a very unique story written in a very unique style. The story is about a woman and her life as a victim of emotional abuse. It is riveting and really drags you into the story.
If you like stories based on real-life experience, gritty edgy tales, stories of survivors, strong female leads you will like this.

 

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Complexity By Harper Miller

 

 

Title: Complexity 

Author: Harper Miller 

Genre: Gay Erotica/Erotic Romance

Release Date: July 8, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairy tale endings weren’t made for people like me. Happy for now usually ain’t in the cards, either.


The dents on my wall from where my headboard kept knockin’ against the same spot was the first clue that I needed to calm my ass down. At the rate I was racking up notches and plowing through hookups, I wasn’t ever gonna find nothing real. Guess I kinda jinxed myself. I created my circumstances. You can’t get what you want if you keep falling back into the same pattern of bad habits. But then things changed. I stumbled onto somethin’ I never in a million years expected to happen. You gotta understand, I’m never the guy who wins. It was supposed to be just sex, but that shifty rhyming and scheming bastard, Cupid, pulled a fast one.


I may have changed some stuff to protect a couple of people. But before you go believing the tabloids, make sure you understand that you’re gettin’ the lowdown straight from the source.


I needed to get this off my chest, and it’s only fair that you at least get my side of it all. At some point, I might regret telling you any of this, but for now, you need to know.


*Disclaimer* This is a novella. Not a short story, novelette, or novel. This tale features an M/M pairing. If gay erotica/erotic romance is not your cup of tea and you are offended by same-sex relationships or crass language, you should bypass this story. Content is intended for a mature audience, 18+.


Complexity is the fourth installment in The Kinky Connect Chronicles. The Kinky Connect Chronicles are short erotic stories/novelettes all wrapped up in neat little bows. These stories are standalones. No cliffhangers in the lot!

 

 

 

© Harper Miller 2016

 

“You think you’re funny, don’t you?”

 

He looked up at me with a slight grin. “I do. Some might even say I’m hilarious. Figured you needed a taste of your own medicine.” Those stupid freakin’ gorgeous blue eyes were gonna get me into trouble.

 

“I want bacon.”

 

“Yeah?” he said, smiling. “What else do you want?”

 

“Pancakes, too.”

 

“Mmm, is that all?” he said, licking his lips.

 

“Nah, not just any pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes with warm maple syrup. It’s a cheat day. I’m eating fatty shit today.”

 

 

Chris leaned up and grabbed the front of my shirt, pulled me down on top of his body, and kissed me. Dude had no fear; I had morning breath that could melt the chrome off a bumper, but he ain’t even care. Next thing I knew, my shirt and jeans were being tossed across the room and I was naked again. We rolled around on the bed in a tangled mess of sheets mingled with our dried cum until we landed on the floor and things got really interesting.

 

 

MY REVIEW

5 meows

We start the story with Manny a self-professed manwhore confused and hurting after a breakup. One he initiated and hasn’t explained to his boyfriend. That he was jealous and considered Chris a boyfriend added to his confusion. Then we go back and learn how Manny and Chris met and who Chris is.

This is my first story by Harper Miller and I fell in love with her writing style and both Chris and Manny. The story is very intense and powerful. I think I fell so in love with Manny. I adored how Harper gave him such personality with his dialect and slang. I felt like i could hear him speaking.
I also liked that though Chris had submissive tendencies he was no pushover and held his own with the tough Manny and was willing to go after what he wanted.

I do wish the story had been longer and we got more but who know maybe we will in time.

If you like actors, personal trainers, strong characters and a bit of mild kink i think you will love this!

*I received a copy for an honest review*

 

 

 

 

Harper Miller is a thirty-something native New Yorker. She’s traveled the world and lived in a variety of places but always finds her way back to the Big Apple. A lackluster love life leaves time to explore new interests, for Harper it is writing. The Sweetest Taboo: An Unconventional Romance is her debut novel. In her mind, the perfect Alpha male possesses intellect, humor, and a kinky streak that rivals the size of California. When she isn’t writing, Harper utilizes her graduate degree in the field of medical research. She enjoys fitness-related activities, drinking copious amounts of wine and going on bad dates.

 

 

 

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Live For Love @AuthorTMSmith #AllCocks #mmcontemporary

Join me in welcoming the latest book in the All Cocks Series, Live for Love. 

 

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Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by Cathy’s blog today for her stop on the ‘Live for Love’ blog tour! This book starts in a dark place, but it was necessary to truly convey to readers where Beau is, why he is so hesitant to enter into a relationship with William. I felt like I needed to let this particular cat out of the bag, so to speak, from the start. It sets the stage for things to come later in the book.

 

The first song on the Playlist is Eli Lieb and Steve Grand, I can’t look away from you. This song moved me from the first time I heard it; it’s actually about a couple breaking up, but so many of the words, the continuity of the song really convey the Prologue of ‘Live for Love’.

Here is the link for the song

(grab some tissues)

 

and the Prologue…

 

*It would be remiss if I weren’t to warn you to grab a Kleenex*

 

Let me insert here…GRAB A BOX OF TISSUES

Prologue

 

The wind whipped through the trees, a light rain trailing on its heels. Tiny drops of water bounced off the coffin, the sound echoing in Beau’s ears more like the loud bang of a drum than the soft pitter, patter of the rain. There he stood, rooted in place, his long hair matting to his head as the rain and wind picked up. He could hear the soft whispers of sorrow and condolences surrounding him, everyone else in attendance tucked under the large tent behind him. An arm wrapped around his waist, briefly pulling Beau’s attention away from the casket that held his dead lover.

 

He looked down at Alma, Izaiah’s mother, managing a small smile. The large-brimmed black hat she wore shielded her face from the now-insistent rain. She leaned up as Beau bent, allowing her to kiss his cheek. “He’s at peace now, Beauregard. I know it’s hard to let go, but you must, Cher. Now, my boy would be none too pleased if I let you catch your death out in dis weather. Come, back under the tent wit ya.”

 

Beau laughed at that; he could visualize her words as she said them: Izzie glaring at him with a pointed stare, cussing him with that mixture of Cajun, French and Creole that first drew Beau to the man that night so many years ago. Beau and a group of friends were drinking at Arnaud’s Bar in the French Quarter when one of the customers—drunk obviously—got a little handsy with the waitress. The waiter, a tall, lithe man with skin as black as night grabbed the drunk and tossed him out on his ass. A litany of colorful words spoken in three different languages fell from the gorgeous guy’s lips. When he turned, apologizing to the patrons of the bar, his gaze lingered a few seconds longer as his eyes landed on Beau.

 

That was it; just one look and Beau was hooked. They had survived so much. Beau’s homophobic father’s rants and threats to gut them both and toss their bleeding bodies into Lake Pontchartrain for the gators to feast on. His demanding schedule while in law school. Izzie’s subsequent battle with drugs and alcohol to fill the void he felt with Beau being gone so much to obtain his law degree. Rehab, racism and bigotry from people they had called friends and family—some because of their interracial relationship, some because of the homosexual aspect, and still others that looked down on them for both. They had survived it all for over a decade.

 

In the end it was the disease that took his lover from him, his once beautiful body ravaged with infection to the point that Izzie was unrecognizable. His battle with addiction left a permanent scar on their lives, Izzie having contracted HIV from sharing needles during the heroin phase of his downward spiral. Beau contracted the virus from his lover as well, both of them unaware of the danger until it was too late. While Beau was able to manage his illness, Izzie’s immune system was too weak, his fragile body succumbing to full blown AIDS and eventually, death.

 

“You hear me boy? I said let’s go!” Alma barked, and the reality of where they were, what was happening, slammed into him like a freight train. He nodded, his gaze drawn back to the simple black coffin once more.

 

Pulling the red rose from the breast pocket of his suit coat, Beau knelt next to the coffin and gently placed the flower on top. “I hope you are finally at peace, Mon Chéri,” he whispered.

 

His body fought back when Beau stood, his legs quivering, his soul straining to stay with its other half. Somehow Beau managed to put one foot in front of the other and follow Alma down the steep hill to the car that sat waiting for them. His clothing was soaked, the rain still dripping off the ends of his long hair as the car pulled away. Beau shivered, chilled to the bone—a chill he felt certain would haunt him until the end of his days.

 

‘Live for Love’ at its core is a love story, a story of passion and romance, but there is a struggle there as well. Let’s face it, the things in life that you work hardest for are usually the things worth having. The usual camaraderie between the models, friends and family is there, the antics you’ve come to know and love from the men of All Cocks INC. The newest member of the family just needs to open his heart to the possibility of love.

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.

 

 
 
 
 myreview
Live for Love is book  5 in the All Cocks Series. You don’t have to read the all in order but I do recommend you read Dare to Hope book 4 where Beau is introduced.Every book in the series gets better and better.
  Beau has come to New York to  begin a new life, owns a local bar and runs a teen shelter for the LGBT community.
William has had a thing for the big beautiful bartender since he first saw him and doesn’t plan to give up winning him over, but will Beau’s secret change things?
Live for Love is a very poignant story. It is a beautifully written story of a man living HIV positive and mourning. I can’t tell you how many times I cried reading this book. I loved both Beau and William.  I loved the story lines especially what I learned about men living with HIV.
TM Smith has a way of bringing her characters to life and Beau is larger than life.
If you are looking for a heartwarming, beautiful romance you must read this one!
 


 

 

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!
 
 
Author links: Amazon || ARe || Smashwords || Website || Facebook || Twitter 
Other books in the All Cocks series…


Gay for Pay – Book 1

Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon FR 

B&N ARe | Smashwords | Audible | Amazon Audio | Kobo FR | Fnac

 

Fame and Fortune – Book 2

Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | B&N | ARe | Smashwords 

 

How to Deal – Book 3

Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | B&N | ARe | Smashwords 
Dare to Hope – Book 4

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon AU | ARe | Smashwords

Grand Prize

*US only shipping* 

NOH8 tote bag full of William and Beau goodies!

A signed paperback copy of Live for Love (signed by the Author and the cover model), one of Beau’s favorite T-shirts (Size L or XL), a Grown up swear word coloring book with glitter markers (compliments of Beauregard Boudreaux), a bracelet like the one William gives Beau, some fleur de lis magnets and a Live for Love magnet.

Runner Up Prize

*US only shipping*

An All cocks mouse pad with a complimentary All Cocks goodie box! 

(All Cocks magnet, Live for Love magnet, All Cocks soap, All Cocks keychain, All Cocks chapstix and a fan to help cool you off after you read Live for Love).

ONE winner – International – an e-book copy from my backlist (excluding Live for Love) OR a $5 Amazon giftcard (winner’s choice)

Keep in mind, if you are International you can purchase any of the All Cocks books in paperback from either Amazon or Createspace then email me and I’ll mail you a signed ‘book plate’ for your book to make it a certified signed copy. OR you can pay the cost for shipping to your country – the US cost when you purchase the books from me. 

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Follow the tour!

Live for Love blog tour schedule:

 

July 1st

Multitasking Momma
Review w/Exclusive Excerpt Part 1

Sik Reviews – Review
w/Spotlight

Love Bytes – Spotlight
w/Guest Post (The story behind the story)

July 2nd

Happily Ever Chapter –
Review w/Spotlight

Making It Happen – Review
w/Exclusive Excerpt Part 2

Cathy Brockman Romance
Review w/Song & Scene

Foxylutely – Review
w/Author Q&A Part I

July 3rd

Bike Book Reviews
Review w/Exclusive Excerpt Part 3

The O’Raven Chronicles
Spotlight only

July 4th

Wicked Faeri’s Tales andReviews – Review w/Song & Scene

All In One Place – Review
w/Spotlight

Triple A – Spotlight
w/Author Q&A Part II

Gay Media Reviews
Review w/Exclusive Excerpt Part 4

Big Gay Fiction Podcast
Live Interview

July 5th

MM Books Escape – Review
w/Dream Cast

Jessie G Books
Spotlight only

Divine Magazine
Spotlight w/Exclusive Excerpt Part 5

Purple Rose Teahouse
Spotlight

MM Good Book Reviews
Review w/Spotlight

July 6th

Bayou Book Junkie
Review w/Exclusive Excerpt Part 6

Smashingly Bookalicous
Review w/Spotlight

Diverse Reader – Review
w/Guest Post (This or That)

Molly Lolly – Review
w/Spotlight

Open Skye – Review
w/Playlist

July 7th

Two Book Pushers – Review
w/Exclusive Excerpt Part 7

Inked Rainbow Reads
Review w/Spotlight

Prism Book Alliance
Review w/Author Q&A Part III

Sinfully Gay Romance
Guest Post only (Would you Rather)

You’ll notice above that there is an Exclusive Excerpt everyday split over 7 blogs. This is an entire chapter in the book that I’ve split over 7 of the blogs hosting. So, if you want to read the entire chapter, you’ll have to visit each blog to do so. Or, you could just buy a copy 😉

Also, there is a 3 part Author Q&A. Again, to read each part, you’ll have to follow the tour.

Gay for Pay – Book 1

Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon FR 

B&N | ARe | Smashwords | Audible | Amazon Audio | Kobo FR | Fnac

Fame and Fortune – Book 2

Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | B&N | ARe | Smashwords 

 

How to Deal – Book 3

Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon DEB&N | ARe | Smashwords 

Dare to Hope – Book 4
Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon AU | ARe | Smashwords

 

 

 

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