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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: Shift of Morals By K. Webster

 

Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway:
Shift of Morals
By K. Webster

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From USA Today Bestselling Author K Webster comes an angst-filled, steamy age-gap MM shifter standalone romance!

***This is the fifth book to release in the Kingdom of Wolves collection but is a COMPLETE STANDALONE. It’s meant to be read on its own and is a full story with a happily ever after.***

I found him when he was a boy.
Bloody. Mangled. Near death.
If I’d been a merciful alpha, I would’ve snapped his neck and ended him right then.

Except, I didn’t.
Something in his big brown eyes tugged at my heart strings.
I kept him. Healed him. Raised him to be fierce, loyal, and brave.

Now that he’s an adult, everything’s changing.
He’s no longer the soft, scared beta I once thought he was.
No, there’s an uncontrollable anger inside him.
A rage-filled hate I don’t understand.

As a dangerous pack begins tormenting us and destroying our home, I feel him pulling from me as he seeks justice.
He thirsts for revenge, even if it means leaving our pack and going solo.
But, as his alpha, I won’t let him go without a fight.

Each time he pushes, I pull him right back to me.
I’ll keep him locked in my arms or pinned beneath me forever if that’s what it takes to keep him.
A shift of morals has begun.
One I don’t understand, but certainly don’t resist.

I’m the most powerful wolf on Beacon Island. I don’t have weaknesses.
Until now.
This wild, reckless young man changed everything when he stole my heart.

This book is a steamy standalone MM age-gap shifter romance. No other books need to be read before or after this one as it is a complete story.

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A sigh of frustration escapes me. It’s a ragged, raspy sound that grates on my nerves. Everything pisses me off lately. Myself. Them. Him.

            Cyrus Hames is my keeper.

            My boss.

            Warden to my prison.

            I hate him.

            Not like the monster who stole so much from me. In a different sort of way. I hate him for finding me—for not letting me die with them. For forcing me to live a life filled with emptiness and pain. I once was a talkative child, much to my mother’s playful annoyance, but that night changed everything. I blocked out what I could to preserve my sanity. I haven’t spoken a word since.

            Not by choice.

            No, the thing that attacked us made that decision for me when he tried to rip my throat out. As if I’m thrust back to that night, the scarred flesh burns with such agony tears spring in my eyes. It’s difficult to keep myself walled and shut off from the invasion of my pack, but I’ve been practicing more lately. If they sense I’m hurting, they’ll all run to me, hovering to fix it, as if they can pluck the terrible memories right from my brain.

            They can’t.

            All they’ll be successful in doing is suffocating me. I yearn to meet other people my age. To explore beyond the edge of the woods where we live. To visit cities and eat at restaurants and experience what life has to offer.

            They saved me so they could trap me.

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My review:

★★★☆☆

I think now it's clear that K Webster is not my author, this isn't my first and not even the second try for me.

I started this book because it says it has taboo elements, dark scenes and shifters. What can be better then that? I tell you what- a book where the shifters really shifts into animals and not only at the end of the book, and the taboo isn't taboo at all. At least not in my dictionary, but anyway.

The first half of the book was enjoyable and I really liked reading it, it held my interest and I wanted to know how it will end. But after a while it got predictable and clear as day who were the bad guys and what will happen. I missed more shifter scenes - the mind communication was really good, but it got only mentioned and better at the end. And exactly that's what I hate in books, when the really interesting and good parts happens at the end. You had the whole book to tell interesting scenes, but you choose only a couple of pages at the end. 

The taboo part - father/son ? - it's a joke. Cyrus and Remy, alpha and beta(?). Cyrus found Remy when he was a kid, saved and raised him. Then everything changed when Remy turned 18 (surprise, surprise). 
The hate/love relationship between them is good at first sight, but it misses more depth. I missed more emotions, they were only words on the page without meaning behind them. 

The start and the ending is good, but the middle part is a mess. The sex scene(s) were good, but not enough. 

~ Unbreak Me by Maria Vickers ~ Audiobook Tour

 

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Massive Giveaway: Not So Sincerely, Yours By A.M. Johnson

 

Not So Sincerely Yours

Blog Tour, Excerpt & Massive Giveaway:
Not So Sincerely, Yours
By A.M. Johnson

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For Him, Book 2

Ethan,
About last night... I could blame the bourbon. I could say I let things get out of hand, that I should have never called you, but I'm done lying to myself—to you. I know what you're going to say. You're not very good at keeping your opinions to yourself, but this can't happen. It's inappropriate, at best. I'm your boss. Not to mention, you're clearly still hung up on him. I'm not a consolation prize.

Anders~

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Anders,
You didn't think it was inappropriate when you had your tongue down my throat, but I digress. As for your accusation, I'm not the only one stuck in the past, but at least I'm not running from it. I can't believe I'm about to say this… Maybe you're right. You shouldn’t have called me. Especially if you never intended to own it. Own that you wanted it to happen. Admit that you wanted me.

Not so sincerely,
Yours

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Ethan. Leaning back in my chair, I took in his appearance as he shoved his hands into the pockets of his gray slacks. His hair was damp, a few stray pieces falling over his forehead, dusting his brow line. The sleeves of his blue button down were rolled to his elbows, exposing the lean muscle of his forearms. His pants hugged his thighs as he walked into the room. He even had on a tie. I’d be lying if I said he didn’t look fantastic. His usual cocky demeanor faded as I met his eyes.

 

 “You showed up.” Ethan’s scowl was comical. 

 

“On time.”

 

I checked my watch, knowing it would piss him off. I couldn’t explain my need to rile him like I did. Our last few email exchanges had made me laugh as much as they’d infuriated me. He was flippant in a way I envied. It made me want to pick at him even more. It was too easy. As predicted, Ethan’s shoulders stiffened, and he sighed. 

 

“I’m running for coffee with Nora,” he said, the strain in his voice evident. “Did you want us to grab you anything?”

 

“That’s thoughtful of you,” I said and meant it, despite my sarcastic tone. He’d made an effort today, showing up dressed to kill. It pleased me.

 

 “Thoughtful?” Ethan’s lip twitched, holding back a smile. “I figured it was part of my job.”

 

“Oh…well…”I dropped his gaze and opened up the files I needed for my morning meeting. “In that case, I’ll have an Americano.”

 

“Do you always get the same thing?”

 

“Yes…Why? Is that a problem?”

 

“It’s boring. You should try new things, Anders. You might be surprised.”

 

I raised my eyes and found his smug smile had returned. Was he mocking me or flirting? Both were inappropriate. “I don’t like surprises. They leave too much room for disappointment.”

 

“You’re depressing before you’ve had coffee.”

 

“Usually,” I said as sardonic as ever. He laughed, soft and husky, unflappable. “I’ll make sure they give you an extra shot of espresso then.”

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My review:

★★★★★

YES!

perfect 

adjective
/ˈpəːfɪkt/

Having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be.

And I think I said it all with that one word.

Come on, this book is perfect as it is. In and out. But mostly the inside. Oh sweet jesus, it was everything I didn't know I needed. The perfect boss/employee romance, the perfect hate/love relationship, the perfect 'I'm afraid of hurting again' love story, ever!

Ethan and Anders were perfect on their own, but together, wow, no words. I didn't know that Anders will be Ethan's love interest when I started the book and it was such a surprise for me. Loved it! I wanted Ethan to get his HEA and Anders was the perfect choice for him. 






The author's writing style is so good, I love how she uses the words and how her characters are real-like. But my favorites are still the chat/message parts. I love those in books, it gives so much depth and realness to the characters. Loved the banter between Ethan and Anders and loved that Ethan was so easy with him and couldn't care less that he is messaging his boss.

They were so sweet, and I loved that Wild and Jax and Jason were there too. This book is really perfection. Much, much better then the first book.

Highly recommend it!




Release Blitz, Excerpt, Giveaway & Review ~ Unashamedly Us by Colette Davison

 

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Book Title: Unashamedly Us (Offbeat Shifters Book 4)

Author: Colette Davison

Publisher: Independently published

Cover Artist: Colette Davison

Release Date: April 13, 2021

Genre/s: Paranormal M/M romance

Trope/s: Omegaverse, shifters, age gap (19 years), mpreg, pop star, hurt/comfort, found family

Themes: Importance of family, being true to yourself, standing up for yourself

Heat Rating:  4 flames    

Length: 77 000 words

Nott a sttandalone story. It is the fourth book in a series, which should be read in order. At the very least, it should be read after book 3, Unapologetically Me.

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Charlie taught me I deserved to be loved. Will I be brave enough to claim him as mine?

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Temporarily separated while Charlie is on tour, my love for him grows. He is my future—or he will be, once we’ve made our relationship public.

Charlie has been patient—probably too patient—while I’ve been struggling to get over my fear that history will repeat itself. An unforgiving media destroyed my career, I don’t want the same thing to happen to the man I love.

Telling the world is one of many obstacles we have to navigate. The only thing I’m sure of is that we’ll find our way together.

Unashamedly Us is the fourth book in Offbeat Shifters, an m/m paranormal romance series with a continuing storyline. The series is best read in order, however Charlie and Austin’s story begins in book 3, Unapologetically Me. This book includes a monkey shifter who has to face his fears, an arctic fox shifter who will always stand up for himself, extended families, steadfast friends, lots of children, and a HEA ending for the main characters. There are pregnancy and birth scenes in this book.

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“I’m feeling needy.” I walked up to him, pulling him close and kissing him while savouring his touch and taste.

“Me too.” Charlie smiled and then leant against my body. He stroked my back and breathed in deeply, his chest expanding against mine.

“What are you doing?”

“Memorising your scent.”

I kissed his hair and then inhaled so I could do the same. Charlie’s scent was very distinctive—toffee apples and crisp autumn mornings. My heart squeezed tight at the realisation that I wouldn’t get to hold, kiss, or be in the same room as Charlie for three months.

Staying behind and keeping our relationship secret, for now, was the right decision. Charlie didn’t need any stress on top of the rigours of touring. It didn’t matter that his schedule was more relaxed than most singers enjoyed; the demands of performing two-hour sets were exhausting. Worrying about the media gossiping about us was the last thing he needed. Or maybe it was the last thing I needed, and Charlie was an easy scapegoat for my fear.

But the media and Charlie’s fans would gossip the moment they found out we were a couple. I was nineteen years older than him, and we were both omegas.

Charlie slipped his hands underneath my shirt and started to walk me backwards, kissing me.

“This is nice,” I said during a brief break between kisses.

“I’m saying goodbye,” Charlie whispered as he tipped us both onto the sofa.

“Didn’t we do that this morning?”

“Uh-huh.” He pushed my shirt up and pressed kisses to my chest.

“And last night?”

“Yes, but I want to say it again.” He looked up at me. “I’m really gonna miss you.” He undid my belt. “I need to feel your skin against mine one last time before I go.”

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Release Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway: Talons of Love By Debbie McQueen

 

Release Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway:
Talons of Love
By Debbie McQueen

 Dragon King Series, Book 3

Two hearts bound together, suddenly torn apart.


When Egan disappears, Prince Raiden will stop at nothing to find him. With his closest friends and an unexpected acquaintance, he leaves the Sixth Realm behind to track down the man he loves. What he sees along the way will stay with him forever.


Egan finds himself face to face with the man who has haunted his dreams since he was a child, only now he brings new nightmares. Egan's not the only one suffering at the monster's hand; there are others- others like him. He vows to do whatever he can to stop the monster and protect those around him.


Egan holds on to the hope that the love and connection he has with Raiden will reunite them once again.

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I don’t know how long I sat with my arms wrapped around my knees, and my father’s arms around me as I rocked and sobbed. My father, King Rodick, held me, Prince Raiden, heir to the throne, victor in battle, as tears flowed endlessly. I couldn’t form the words to explain what happened, or even why I knew something had happened. Still, my father held me and stayed with me. He whispered reassurances that we would find Egan.

I had a vague recollection of yelling Egan’s name, which had brought both him and my brother, Kairn, into my room. I kept rubbing the tender scar over my heart that had been made as part of the ritual that bound myself to Egan. I screamed his name inside of my mind as well as out loud. Worry and fear filled Kairn’s face as he watched me break apart.

Everything was fine one minute, then the next, he was gone. I thought about the pain that I had felt in my back and shoulders; it was his pain. What happened to him? Where did he go? 

The connection was still there, it was faint, but it was there. Egan was still alive, he had to be. The relief that he was alive was short-lived as I wondered what had caused his pain and what kind of state he was in. Egan, the man I loved, he was my everything and I couldn’t handle the thought of something happening to him. 

“Raiden, my boy, tell me what’s happened.” He had been asking me for a while, but now that I was spent from the sobs and the terror, his pained words finally reached through the fog. I sniffed and breathed in deeply, trying to collect myself.

“I...I don’t know exactly.” My voice was hoarse and the words croaked out of me. I kept rubbing the scar above my heart. I could feel my father watching the movement, I hadn’t told him about the bonding, there was no way he could understand why I felt the loss of Egan’s presence bone-deep.

“How do you know something happened?” His words were soft and calm, I knew he was trying to keep me level, to keep me from falling over the edge again.

“We...we’re connected, Egan and I.” I tugged the collar of my shirt down to show the still red, puckered scar from where Egan had sliced my skin open with a talon.

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  • Signed Paperbacks of the Dragon King Series: Of Heart and Wings, Bound in Fire, Talons of Love + e-copy of Breaking the Chains (US Winner)
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About the Author

Debbie McQueen has been married to her loving and supportive husband for eighteen years. They have two amazing kids that share her love of musicals, singing, fairies, dragons, and superheroes. Debbie is an avid reader and loves to read YA/NA, PNR, Urban Fantasy, Thrillers, LGBTQ stories, and more.


Debbie is an affirming Christian who is proud to continue learning and serving as an LGBTQ+ ally and advocate. She has learned more about God’s love through the beauty of a diverse creation and strives to support her friends and loved ones, as well as the broader LGBTQ+ community. She proudly gives out Free Hugs at Pride events, and also works with a service organization that helps support LGBTQ youth in Southern California.

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