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Giving Thanks Book Tag

Giving Thanks Book Tag

Hello everyone!!  I hope you’re ready to stuff yourself full of wonderful food!  (If you’re finding this after Thanksgiving I still hope you’re ready to stuff yourself full of food.  Food is life. )

There are just seven questions to this book tag.  The original owner of the tag doesn’t have a channel anymore but I’ve linked to a couple that I watched to get this idea in the video on my YouTube channel.

Enjoy!!


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Urijah by Faith Gibson

Urijah by Faith Gibson

This is book #10 in the Stone Society Series.

We’re on the brink of war and Banyan, Urijah’s mate, makes the ultimate sacrifice so that Uri will finally be happy and free. Once the battle is over Banyan leaves Greece and heads back home, to the land where he grew up, the place he met Uri. He needs to ground himself before heading to his parent’s house so that he can take his rightful title.

Uri stays with the Stone Society to say farewell to their dead. Uri lost a lot in this battle. He decides to head back to his homeland, to his parents, and calm his beast.

Both men are headed in the same direction, but at different times. Uri believes he can never forgive Banyan for what he did in the past. Uri also wants to hate him for his loss of friend on the battle field. He believes being back home will help.

Both men being back to their rightful homes gives them perspective on the past, present, and possible future. With one taking the family title and the other seeking wisdom and solace from his family, they might actually be able to obtain their most wished desires; each other.

Purchase: http://amzn.to/2zTGUoW


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What’s up Buttercup Week of November 19, 2017

What’s up Buttercup Week of November 19, 2017

Weekly update and ramblings. I talk about if I met my reading goal from last week, what my reading goal, what reviews and misc other happenings you can expect this week.

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The Hideaway by Rosalind Abel

The Hideaway by Rosalind Abel

Conner Clark was unofficially adopted by the Bryant family when he was 13 years old. He’s been their son and brother since his rescue from an abusive “religious” family.

Micah Bryant is the youngest Bryant and has been in love with Conner since the moment he walked in the door.

When the two are adults they begin a love affair. Just when they’re ready to come open with their relationship and tell the family, Moses, Conner’s nephew, shows up on his door step. He’s run away from the family. Connor now can’t do anything that would push his nephew away and breaks it off with Micah.

The Hideaway is a story of heart break, discovery, love, and overcoming life a little stronger than the day before.

Purchase: http://amzn.to/2yPO0HK


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The Shipwreck by Rosalind Abel

The Shipwreck by Rosalind Abel

This is book #4 in the Lavender Shores series.

Lamont Price is an author. He writes under a female pen name, and writes Male/Female love stories. If he could become a recluse he would, but his family and friends won’t allow it. His status as a member of one of the founding families doesn’t allow it also.

Lamont’s family is constantly trying to set him up and he just knows there’s going to be an attempt at a blind date during his friend’s baby shower. So he hires a cover model to be his pretend boyfriend.

They literally fake it until they make it. Then deception and lies are thrown in and the little that they did make come crumbling down.

Purchase: http://amzn.to/2hEbuwb


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Torin by Lance Withton

Torin by Lance Withton

Torin is plagued with anxiety. He’s cut out his social life and has just focused on work for the longest time. Now he’s ready to try an unconventional method to help himself.

Torin becomes a member of an all male brothel. He picks Davies to help him slowly move forward so he can be social, make friends, have a relationship.

This is not a contemporary romance but an erotic journey to sexual self discovery for Torin.

Purchase-
NineStar Press: http://bit.ly/28PScEh
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2yL0RuB


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Vampire Claus by Robert Winter Release Blitz

Vampire Claus by Robert Winter Release Blitz

 
Title:  Vampire Claus
Author: Robert Winter
Publisher:  Robert Winter Books
Release Date: November 15, 2017
Heat Level: 3 – Some Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 30,000 words
Genre: Romance, Christmas vampire novella

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Synopsis

’Twas the night before Christmas, but what’s stirring is a little more dangerous than a mouse.

Taviano is nearly two hundred years old and never wakes in the same place twice. Weary and jaded, the vampire still indulges in memories of childhood Christmases in Naples. He lingers in shadow, spying on mortals as they enjoy the holiday.

When Taviano spots a handsome young man in Boston loaded down with presents and about to be mugged, he can’t help but intervene. Soon he’s talking to joyous, naïve, strong-willed and funny Paul, a short-order cook who raised funds to buy Christmas presents for LGBTQ children. Before he knows what’s happened, Taviano is wrapped up in Paul’s arms and then in his schemes to get the presents delivered by Christmas morning.

A vampire turned into a Christmas elf… What could go wrong?  

Vampire Claus is a 30,000-word standalone gay romance about a lonely vampire and a fearless mortal with no instinct for self-preservation. A heartwarming ending, no cliffhanger, and a young man who discovers he has a thing for fangs. Isn’t that what Christmas is all about?

Excerpt

Paul’s apartment was indeed small, a studio with exposed brick walls and two white-cased windows. Through them Taviano could see a fire escape and then, across the street, a tiled roof. The latch on the right window had broken. Foolish man, he thought as he watched Paul hop on one foot to take off a boot. Let a monster in the front door. Invite a robber through the window. How are you still alive?
 He surveyed the rest of Paul’s home. An open door revealed a small bathroom. The opposite wall contained a two-burner stove, a sink, and a half-sized refrigerator. A wooden café table sat with two mismatched chairs. A futon couch along another wall likely served as Paul’s bed. Next to it was a milk crate on which sat a tiny Christmas tree, wrapped in blue and yellow lights. A few small ornaments dangled from its boughs, though no presents rested underneath. That struck Taviano as sad, given the work Paul had gone through to gather gifts for the homeless youths.
A distinct combination of smells tickled his nose from the area of the futon. Besides Paul’s unique scent there were echoes of other men. Different colognes or bathing products. Latex, foil, something oily, and then…
Taviano turned away as he identified traces of semen. The turmoil in his chest that the evidence of Paul’s life produced disturbed him. If he could blush, he would.
 Paul finished with his boots and socks and tugged off his bloodied T-shirt. Tossing the garments in a heap on the floor, he strode to the sink. Dressed only in low-slung corduroys, he turned on the faucet and began to scrub away dried blood on his shoulder and palm.
Taviano took in the sight of lean muscle, flexing under pale skin as Paul washed. That skin reminded him of cream. A tattoo of a tree adorned Paul’s back. Its delicately drawn branches spread to his shoulders. The twisted and sturdy trunk disappeared into the mistletoe-themed boxers resting low on his hips. One side of the tree showed a splintered stump, as if someone had wrenched off a branch.
 Although curious about the imagery, Taviano wondered more how that inked skin would feel under his lips. Then he wondered why he wondered. His demon’s hunger for blood drove him for such long years. He’d all but forgotten what it was like to hunger for touch.
Year after year, he hunted with a singular purpose, among people useful to him only as food. Yet he found himself imagining what it would be like to draw Paul against his body. The warmth would be delicious. Soothing. It reminded Taviano of the difference between appetite and attraction. He found the thought both sobering and exciting.
 Twice, many decades ago, and before he began to hunt exclusively among villains, he’d given in to curiosity. He’d caressed a willing man with his sensitive fingertips, and even allowed him to stroke Taviano with lust. Both times, the sensation was too intense to be pleasurable. It had been like dragging woolen cloth over a sunburn.
 Neither encounter had smelled like Paul, though. Would the taste of his skin be as unique as his scent? Would his body be warm and welcoming? Why should just one man out of the multitudes he’d encountered draw him so profoundly and calm his demon? If he touched Paul once, Taviano wasn’t sure he’d want to stop.
 Paul turned from the sink to grab a hand towel and caught Taviano staring at him. Another tattoo, of a sun rising above a mountain range, sprawled down his left pectoral. He stilled but made no effort to cover his hair-dusted and spare torso.
Instead he stood silently as Taviano studied him. His eyes caressed the alabaster planes of Paul’s chest, the sinewy shoulders and elegantly tapered arms. He admired the tight skin at Paul’s stomach, the tracing of fine hair that disappeared down into his boxers. Paul began to breathe more heavily under the scrutiny and his pants tented outward. Taviano smelled arousal and it echoed in his own belly.
Finally Paul swiped the cloth against his shoulder and dried his hands while holding Taviano’s eyes. He licked his lips and flushed. In a slightly hoarse voice, he asked, “Did I get it all?”
As if drawn by a magnet, Taviano stepped closer, hearing Paul’s heart beat faster at his approach. His body glistened in the dim light of the room. Taviano sensed no fear as he took another step and peered at Paul’s shoulder. He brushed trembling fingertips over clean white skin and murmured, “It looks perfect.”
Thankfully his face couldn’t blush and his heart couldn’t pound; he was sure he’d be a sight to behold otherwise. The desire to touch, to stroke, was difficult to hide, from Paul and from himself. Paul stood mere inches away. His coursing, rich blood generated warmth that called to Taviano. For once, it had nothing to do with his demon’s clamor for food.

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Robert Winter Books | Amazon Universal | Amazon AU

Meet the Author

Robert Winter lives and writes in Provincetown, Massachusetts. He is a recovering lawyer who prefers writing about hot men in love much more than drafting a legal brief. He left behind the (allegedly) glamorous world of an international law firm to sit in his home office and dream up ways to torment his characters until they realize they are perfect for each other. When he isn’t writing, Robert likes to cook Indian food and explore new restaurants. He splits his attention between Andy, his partner of sixteen years, and Ling the Adventure Cat, who likes to fly in airplanes and explore the backyard jungle as long as the temperature and humidity are just right.

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Iron Intricacies by Zana King

Iron Intricacies by Zana King

Mara Thomas is a tattoo artist by day, Iron Fist junkie by night. Or really all the time. She’s not a huge heavy metal fan, but she’s obsessed with Iron Fist.

Just when her best friend, best friend’s finance, and Mara are about to embark on their vacation to fiance’s cabin an SOS is in order and Mara is just the person for the job.

Iron Fist’s assistant has a family emergency and they need a temporary one STAT. Mara is not happy that her vacation is “ruined” until she figures out the band she might be working for.

After arriving at the cabin a natural disaster occurs making all five of them locked in place until it’s cleared. What could five hormonal people do?

Purchase: http://amzn.to/2AJtolR


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Finding Mr. Wrong by Charlie Cochet

Finding Mr. Wrong by Charlie Cochet

Matthew Hart is the owner of Hart and Home along with the heir to the Hart family fortune. He has an experience that brings him close to death and realizes he needs a husband STAT. He calls upon his proficient assistant to help him find the closest thing to Mr. Right.

Jax Foster was once the love of Matthew’s life. He was first Matthew’s protector, best friend, and then love. Then Jax disappeared with no trace or trail to be found.

When Matthew’s dad sends him to an artist studio to check out his talent he finds something that has been lost to him for years. Hurt, anger, sadness, and betrayal rush forth and make what could be a lovely reunion, a spoiled affair.

Between their past, the mystery of the Salad of Death, Jax’s dad and his shenanigans, these two might never be able to find their footing for a happily ever after.

Purchase-
Dreamspinner Press: http://bit.ly/1UF5trP
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2AGm4XU


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What’s up Buttercup…Week of Nov 12, 2017

What’s up Buttercup…Week of Nov 12, 2017

This is my weekly update and rambling. I discuss if I met last weeks goals, what I’m reading this week, reviews that will be out, and more.

Enjoy!!

 


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