A Shifter Born by AT Weaver TOUR!


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After seeing his family betrayed and executed during the French Revolution, Marrock De Clarency, an immortal, natural-born shifter, makes his way to the New World. As he moves from place to place across the American wilderness, he finds not only the means to his revenge, but also love. He gives his heart again and again, each time hoping that this time, he’s found his mate. A chance encounter in the woods leaves him wondering, has Fate at last led him to his eternal love?


The man from the café stopped at the entrance to the alley. “Are you following me?” Marrok asked. The man smiled suggestively. “I thought you looked like you’d enjoy some company. Judging from the tightness of your trousers, I was right.”
Marrok studied him. Billy had been gone for over two years and they hadn’t been intimate for three years before that. Just because Marrok wasn’t ready for another relationship with a mortal didn’t mean he’d given up sex. “What’d you have in mind?”
“That’s up to you,” the man said. “We can do something here or somewhere else. I don’t care.”
“I prefer somewhere more private. I’m in room 504 at the hotel. Give me five minutes before you follow.” Marrok headed for the hotel. In his room, he removed his boots and shirt. A knock sounded on the door. Marrok opened it and the stranger stepped inside.
Marrok stepped closer and started to kiss him.

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Author BIO

A. T. Weaver is the pen name of a grandmother of eleven, great-grandmother of one. She lives with her cat, Cleopatra, in downtown Kansas City, MO.
When she was growing up, the word gay meant happy and carefree and homosexuals were called queer or ‘one-of-those’. However, she never heard those terms until she was married and a mother.
In 2003, through a TV show called Boy Meets Boy, A.T ‘met’ over 3,000 gay men in a Yahoo group. These men educated her as to the inequalities suffered by the LGBT community and she became a staunch ally. She visited one of the men in San Francisco who lived just up the street from the Castro. As he showed her around, they stopped in front of what was once Harvey Milk’s camera store. Her question, “Who was Harvey Milk?” started her education into Gay history.
A. T.’s aim is to move you in some way. Whether you laugh or cry, love it or hate it, she welcomes all comments, whether good or bad.

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Promises (Book 1 Coda Series) by Marie Sexton

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Jared Thomas has lived his whole life in the small mountain town of Coda, Colorado. He can’t imagine living anywhere else. Unfortunately, the only other gay man in town is twice his age and used to be his teacher, so Jared is resigned to spending his life alone. Until Matt Richards walks into his life, that is. Matt has just been hired by the Coda Police Department, and he and Jared immediately become friends. Matt claims he is straight, but for Jared, having a sexy friend like Matt is way too tempting. Facing Matt’s affair with a local woman, his disapproving family, and harassment from Matt’s co-workers, Jared fears they’ll never find a way to be together-if he can even convince Matt to try.


So this is one of those “iconic” series in the m/m genre (in my opinion). It ranks up with Amy Lane’s “Promise Rock series, Mary Calmes “Matter of Time” series, and Tere Michael’s “Love and Devotion” series. So you probably have an idea about this, but maybe haven’t read it? I don’t know why you wouldn’t – it’s frickin’ awesome!- but I’ve never formally reviewed it and it’s coming out in Hard Back so… here goes!

Jared is a small town guy and happy (for the most part) to be there, but he gets lonely. He has some friends with benefits arrangements, but he longs for a more permanent thing.

Matt comes to town, hired by the local Police Department, and right away he and Jared become friends. They both love the outdoors, football and beer. Two best buds, right? Well…. Jared is gay and Matt is straight – so… why is Matt having “feelings” for Jared? And what’s a guy supposed to do with those feelings?

Eventually – as you can imagine – they hook up as more than friends – but the story doesn’t merely end there – that’s part of the magic of this series. Matt struggles with the physicality of loving Jared. He has a hard time “penetrating or being penetrated” by Jared and this causes the couple some stress. Matt also has to worry about being out in a small police force in a bigoted town. He is also crazy jealous of Jared’s exes.

So… lots of drama and angst. But also lots and lots of steamy sex scenes, really tender and wonderful emotional moments, sometimes gritty and real issues and most of all a very sweet and sentimental love story that starts the series off right.


I love this series. Love, love, love it! I love all the characters and the following books in the series add on to their relationship and show us the depth of the love these guys have for one another. Marie Sexton is a fantastic writer and it shows. She’s not afraid to tackle difficult questions and she doesn’t always give the “typical” responses one would expect.

Kudos for her bravery and her excellent story – I highly recommend this and the entire series!

5 of 5 stars


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Hot on a Chipmunk’s Tail (Paranormal Dentistry for the Fanged and Friendly Book 5) by Jackie Nacht )Review)


This mountain lion is out to chase his skittish chipmunk down.

Jason has always lived under the protection of his twenty brothers and sisters. Even though he cares for his neighbor, Will, when a chance to leave the home he’s lived in forever, Jason takes the chance and runs to White Pine. Unfortunately, some of his brothers are coming along for the ride.

Will can’t believe his shy chipmunk just up and moved. Through the meddling of Jason’s sisters and a best friend who lives in White Pine, Will chases Jason to White Pine. Will they be able find the connection in White Pine where they couldn’t at home?


These are very sweet, funny, short stories that are all related to one another. Though you can read them as stand-alones, I don’t recommend it, as they all add on to the other.

In this case, Jason, one of the many Chipmunk Shifters to invade White Pine, is trying to work up the courage to face his Mate, Will. Will is a Mountain Lion shifter and has been searching for Jason ever since Jason ran away from their initial meeting.

Now both are in their new hometown of White Pine and trying to make a go of it.

With the help from the crazy Chipmunk brothers, Jason might just have enough courage to go through with his mating.


I love these little stories. They’re funny, sweet and always a bit surprising. It’s great to see the other guys from the earlier books again and to see what crazy antics they’ve been up to.

If you’re a fan of quirky shifter stories and like to laugh, I highly recommend this series.

4 of 5 stars


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Hot On a Chipmunk’s Tail by Jackie Nacht TOUR!


This mountain lion is out to chase his skittish chipmunk down.

Jason has always lived under the protection of his twenty brothers and sisters. Even though he cares for his neighbor, Will, when a chance to leave the home he’s lived in forever, Jason takes the chance and runs to White Pine. Unfortunately, some of his brothers are coming along for the ride.

Will can’t believe his shy chipmunk just up and moved. Through the meddling of Jason’s sisters and a best friend who lives in White Pine, Will chases Jason to White Pine. Will they be able find the connection in White Pine where they couldn’t at home?




Chapter One
This absolutely, positively sucks, Jason thought as he stood in front of Livingston’s tiny rental with his three brothers. The snow was coming down heavy and he tucked his chin into his jacket to keep his face from freezing. If he didn’t have to meet this Livingston person for the first time, he would have shifted and saved himself the pain. Someone had to be civil for this introduction; it sure as hell wasn’t going to be his brothers.
A few minutes later, Jason saw a man running the last few yards before he got to the snow-covered sidewalk near them on the porch. The guy wasn’t paying attention in the least because he almost ran face-first into Nikko. Damn, this guy was going to have to grow a better set of eyes if he was willing to open his home to his brothers.
“Shit, Nikko, sorry about that.” Livingston stared down at his friend, then over at the chipmunks sitting on each of Nikko’s shoulders. Jason cringed, anticipating some antic from his brothers. They were… well, they were… hell, he just hoped White Pine didn’t have a prison or Winslow and Sparks would have a frequent flyer card there.
“Where are you running to so fast?” Nikko chuckled…and why was he acting so damn nervous? Did Nikko not tell his friend who he was saddling him with? Jason’s eyes widened. The hell he didn’t. This was an epic party foul in the making.
“Just… cold. Who are these guys?” Livingston leaned toward one of the chipmunks, reaching for one with his index finger when the little sucker hissed and spread out his tiny arms at him. Jason smacked his forehead. Oh hell… here it comes.
“What the…?” Livingston shouted, jumping back, nearly falling on his ass. “He almost bit my damn finger off!”
The chipmunk started making little squeaking noises before it fell off and shifted in midair. Sparks lay naked on the ground before Livingston, laughing his ass off, holding his stomach.
“Oh shit! It’s cold. Did you see him? Scared the fuck out of him.” Sparks cackled like a deranged man. Jason shook his head. There was no way this was going to work.
Nikko pinched the bridge of his nose. “You’re naked in the snow. Nice first impression, Sparks.”
Sparks didn’t give a damn. Everyone knew that as he continued to chuckle, then stood up before sauntering up the steps. “Damn, I love me some nuts, but mine are moving up into my body. It’s freezing here.”
The other chipmunk, Winslow, squeaked on Nikko’s shoulder, and Jason could tell his damn brother was laughing.
Nikko snorted.
Not you too, Nikko. It’s all fun and games, Nikko, until we live with you in that tiny fucking den of yours. Dallas will kill the lot of us!
“I’m… Jason,” Jason said quietly. There was no need to add to the bizarreness of the situation. Best to be like always, go unnoticed.
However, someone had noticed him once. And he’d run. Fucking ran, terrified, and now his chance at being with that special person was lost. Jason glanced down at his boots as he toed the cold snow. He wasn’t used to seeing so much of the stuff and wondered if he made the right decision. After Christmas, he’d had a chance to move up there with his brothers. Jason had been confused about Will and confessed it all to Nikko. Nikko’s suggestion rang clear in his head, Take a break and see other places. If you miss him, you can move back home. You need to figure it out and make a decision. We all know that Will has feelings for you, but do you have feelings for him?
God, he did, but saying that to Will, the mountain lion shifter, was a whole other story.
How could Jason tell his brother he missed Will before they even got on the plane to Michigan? It was just that Will… was so much. Every time the guy tried to talk to him, Jason clammed up, locked down, and then fucking ran, hauling ass for the family barn.
Fuck, he was confused, and he needed to figure everything out. He could go back. He could see Will again. Hell, he should be paying attention to see if his brothers were going to cause more shit.
Livingston jumped to and ran to open the door, only to stumble as the other chipmunk zipped past him. Jason ran up the steps and held out his arms as if he was going to catch the deer but was five feet behind Livingston. He ended up following Livingston in, trailed by Nikko. Livingston began removing his gloves, then dropped a backpack. Winslow shifted and, Jesus, stood face to face in front of everyone with his naked twin brother. Jason blinked, then blinked again before shuddering. This was disastrous.
Now, it was pretty typical to shift and be naked, but his brothers just stood there, no hiding, no shielding, and letting it all hang out so to speak. Right in front of Livingston! Someone they didn’t know!
Livingston murmured to Nikko, “I know I’m damn shy, but even now I’m trying everything I can not to look south and make sure they aren’t absolutely identical in all things.”
Jason’s jaw dropped. Oh hell… the deer was just as nuts!
“Winslow and Sparks, here are your clothes,” Nikko said as he pulled out two pairs of jeans from the backpack.
The twins dressed before walking, shirtless, into the living room.
No fucking way. His twin brothers walked right into Livingston’s living room and put their feet on his coffee table, grabbed a remote, and then turned on the television. Just like that, they made themselves quite comfortable.
“Nikko, can I talk to you in the kitchen?” Livingston’s eyes widened as he stared at Nikko and Jason.
Livingston grabbed Nikko by the arm and pulled him into the kitchen area, and Jason followed behind, leaning in the entryway door. Nikko had the audacity to look guilty. Nikko never felt guilt. He was an evil chipmunk that shared his plots with Livingston here and with Theresa when he was back home. Sure, Nikko, just let your buddy the deer here know he’s about to be a victim of one of your devilish plans.
Nikko leaned his ass against the island. “I need a favor from you. Well, Philip and I need a favor from you.”
“Does it…” Livingston paused as Winslow walked in and opened the refrigerator. He pulled out the milk carton, drank from it, and put it back in the refrigerator where he’d gotten it. Winslow left with a milk mustache on his face and a shit-eating grin. Winslow even winked at him as he left.
“What the hell was that?” Livingston pointed his finger past Jason. “I just bought that milk, dammit!”
“That’s Winslow, my brother. Ugh… he always does that. Look…” Nikko began. Jesus, Nikko was really struggling here. “Wow, this is harder than I thought.”
“What?” Livingston asked. Was Nikko finally going to come clean? Ha!
“I have this problem…” Nikko covered his mouth with his hand as he mumbled something.
“Buddy, look, I know you’re a hoarder and I still love you.” Livingston went over to hug his friend.
Nikko pushed him away. “I am not a hoarder. I store, dammit.”
Says every damn chipmunk in our hoarding family.
“Oh,” Livingston murmured. “Are you sure, because when we lived together, you had the left side of the cupboard stuffed top to bottom full of every kind of nut and peanut butter you could imagine. Hell, some even seemed to tip on my side, which continually got smaller and smaller the longer we lived together.” Livingston held up his hands in defense as Nikko growled. “Not that I minded.”
Jason mumbled, “He minded. Give the man his space. Walk away, Nikko. Walk away.”
“Jason,” Nikko chided. “He’s a true friend and well… you know I’m moving in with Dallas.” Nikko rubbed the back of his head.
“Yeah,” Livingston frowned.
“I think I found someone to cover my side of the rent. Well… if they can find jobs.” Nikko chuckled nervously.
Anyone would be out of their fucking minds to hire them.
“Wait.” Livingston’s eyes bulged as he pointed to the living room, “Them? As in all of them? No way.”
“No… uh… just the twins.” Nikko shoved his finger through his unruly hair. Unfortunately, Nikko had nothing on him when it came to crazy looking hair; he lived with hair that looked like he stuck his finger in a light socket.
Sparks walked in at that very moment and opened a cupboard. He spotted a jar of peanut butter, unscrewed it, then dipped his finger in. He brought the scoop to his mouth and sucked on it slowly while eyeing Livingston. Was he hitting on the guy? Was that supposed to be sexy? It wasn’t. Not. At. All.
Livingston opened a drawer near him and pulled out a spoon, then handed it to Sparks.
“What? You don’t like peanut butter?” Sparks winked.
“Sparks,” Jason groaned.
“I… eww.” Livingston eyed Sparks like he had lost his mind.
Jason was in some damn nightmare.
“What do you mean eww?” Sparks acted insulted. It would go a long way if he didn’t have a smudge of peanut butter on the corner of his mouth.
“I mean, your hands were just on the ground. Did you run here in shifter form? Did you wash your hands? You contaminated that whole jar.” Livingston waved his hand at the peanut butter.
“Oh that’s the chefy prep guy in you.” Sparks chuckled as he walked by and patted Livingston on the ass like he was some damn teammate instead of a stranger. Jason cringed as he noticed a smudge of peanut butter on Livingston’s jeans.
“Chefy guy? Is he for real?” Livingston asked Nikko.
“They take some getting used to, but you’ll never be bored,” Nikko chuckled.
“I can’t live with those guys,” Livingston hissed. “Why can’t I have him?” Livingston pointed to Jason.
Jason jumped and pointed to his chest. “Me?”
“Yeah, you… you seem… well, quiet.” Livingston waved at him.
Jason glanced over at Nikko as he began to tremble a little. Livingston seemed like a nice enough guy but being removed from all his family would be all kinds of hell for him.
“You can’t have Jason. He’s… well, he needs to be close to his family. Jason’s going to live with Gunner and Phillip.”
I believe the word you are looking for, dear brother, is introverted.
Nikko actually appeared a bit sheepish before continuing. “It won’t be that long, I promise. We just need a bit of time until something in town opens up.”
Livingston’s mouth dropped open. “That could be months. Why don’t they live with you and Dallas?”
“They can’t. You know why. It’s only one bedroom, we have no room. Look, I know you’re looking for a roommate and need the help with the other half of rent. They’re a bit crazy, but I promise you they are nice guys. You’ll fall in love with Winslow and Sparks.” Nikko approached him and hugged him. “Plus I don’t like you living here all alone.”
Livingston sighed. “I do hate living here alone. I’m talking to the walls, and it hasn’t even been that long. You know me. You think this will be good for me?”
“Just try it. If they become too much trouble for you, I’ll talk to Phillip and Gunner. I think in time they’ll settle and you three will get along. They’ve never been outside of Atlanta and well… well, never mind. They’ll be hellish,” Nikko murmured.
“You were trouble, and I liked living with you.” Livingston sighed as he hugged Nikko.
Jason watched. It was clear that Livingston and Nikko were best friends, that his brother had developed a lasting friendship in this town. He hadn’t seen any of his family interact with other shifters, outside their mates at Christmas. Is this what it was going to be like living in White Pine? Jason’s body trembled. God, he wanted a friend, but the idea of approaching new people about made his heart jump out of his chest.
Nikko chuckled, breaking Jason’s thoughts. “Yep, and they’re me times two. You’ll be good for them too. Hey, look what came out of us living together.” Nikko winked at him.
“Okay, I’ll give them a try,” Livingston breathed out.
Livingston pulled back and smiled at Nikko just as the twins came scurrying by in chipmunk form. They ran around all their legs a couple of times. One took off while the other stopped, patted Livingston on the leg with his tiny paw, and zipped back out.
Jason laughed. “Nikko, you better make sure to start looking fast.”
It certainly was going to be interesting. Now Jason just had to figure out where he was going to fit in this town.

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Meet the author:

Short, sexy and sweet—where a little love goes a long way.

That’s the best way to describe Jackie Nacht’s stories. She was introduced to M/M Romance through her sister, Stephani, and read it for years. Then, she thought it was time to put her own stories on paper. Jackie began writing short and sweet stories that ended with a happily ever after.

Thinking back to her own book addiction, where there were many nights Jackie stayed up way too late so she could read just one more chapter—yeah, right—Jackie decided to write short romances for young adults as well as adults. Hopefully, they will give high school and college students, or working men and women something they can read during their lunch hour, in between classes or just when they want to briefly get away from the daily stresses of everyday life.

Where to find the author:

Website: www.jackienacht.com

Blog: www.jackienacht.com/blog

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jackie.nacht?ref=tn_tnmn

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackieNacht
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jackienacht/

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6444142.Jackie_Nacht

Publisher: MLR Press

Cover Artist: Winterheart Designs


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Good Bones Audiobook by Kim Fielding Narrated by Nick J Russo









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Skinny, quiet hipster Dylan Warner was the kind of guy other men barely glanced at until an evening’s indiscretion with a handsome stranger turned him into a werewolf. Now, despite a slightly hairy handicap, he just wants to live an ordinary—if lonely—life as an architect. He tries to keep his wild impulses in check, but after one too many close calls, Dylan gives up his urban life and moves to the country, where he will be less likely to harm someone else. His new home is a dilapidated but promising house that comes with a former Christmas tree farm and a solitary neighbor: sexy, rustic Chris Nock.

Dylan hires Chris to help him renovate the farmhouse and quickly discovers his assumptions about his neighbor are inaccurate—and that he’d very much like Chris to become a permanent fixture in his life as well as his home. Between proving himself to his boss, coping with the seductive lure of his dangerous ex-lover, and his limited romantic experience, Dylan finds it hard enough to express himself—how can he bring up his monthly urge to howl at the moon?


Dylan is an architect in Portland, OR who lives for his work and longs for romance, but hasn’t found it. One night he hooks up with an enigmatic man, Andy, who ends up being an evil werewolf that attacks Dylan, making Dylan a werewolf as well. Now, once a month, Dylan has to lock himself down or end up on the streets of Portland, killing innocents.

Chris is a country bumpkin with a past. He’s “poor white trash” and lives basically on a shoe string budget doing various handyman type jobs. When Dylan moves in next door he’s sure that he’s being judged by the uppity hipster but can’t refuse the extra cash offered to help with renovating Dylan’s new cabin.

Eventually both men succumb to their attraction for the other but both are hiding some deep, dark secrets. The question is, is what they have strong enough to survive those secrets coming to light?


This is a shifter story more like the werewolf stories of old. Dylan isn’t part wolf, he only becomes the “monster” once a month and he hates it. Chris’ feelings of inadequacy and his shame stemming from his past keep him from allowing Dylan in. Dylan won’t let anyone close for fear he might hurt them.

Kim Fielding is an amazing writer and this book is no exception. She’s developed a plausible world wherein things do go bump in the night. She found a way to keep Dylan’s experience a tragedy, yet with a silver lining.

(I loved all the Portland references! Yay Stumptown! I totally cried laughing at the women’s house – SO PORTLAND – it needs to be green, and exotic, but not too exotic and make a statement, but not too much of a statement and you’ll know it’s right because it will FEEL right… so spot on!)


Nick J Russo narrates this and his voice is DIVINE. He does a lovely growly Dylan and a perfectly “hick” Chris. Together they have some serious chemistry. Nick always does an excellent job with his “acting” and I really loved the final scene where Dylan and Chris admit their feelings to one another. Can’t wait for book 2 on audio!

I really enjoyed the story and think that listening to this is absolutely the best way to enjoy this.

4.5 of 5 stars


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Never Too Early: Full Circle Series: Never Too Early (Book 3) by Chris Owen and Tory Temple TOUR


In the final book of the Never Too Early series, cowboys Jake and Tor and firefighters Chance and Tucker have more on their plates than they bargained for. What started out as friendship has developed into strong feelings, and the couples continue to grow and learn about each other. However, adding two and two is more than a simple math problem. Words and emotions can be a dangerous mix, as the four men discover, and jealousy and miscommunication threaten what they’ve built together.

When two of the four unexpectedly connect, it sends all of them reeling. Pride is bruised and feelings are wounded, although they try desperately to hold themselves together in order to navigate this new territory. The physical distance between them all is both a blessing and a curse. When one of them reveals something that can’t be taken back, it threatens the relationships of all four men. How do two separate couples blend themselves to become one unit? The doubts and fears threaten to overwhelm them all, and no one will emerge unscathed.

Pages or Words: 78,000 words

Categories: Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Ménage/Poly, Romance, Western/Cowboy


Chance was quiet for several minutes. A woodpecker in the front yard tree gave its high-pitched tweeting call before busily getting back to work.

“I definitely was not prepared,” he finally said. “And I know Tuck wasn’t. I’ll have to really sit and talk with him to see what he thinks. I can’t decide if us leaving today is a good idea or a shitty one.”

“I’ll miss you either way,” Jake said. “I don’t know Tucker well enough to know how long it takes him to think things through, and he might be uncomfortable being here. Which would suck. But you guys leaving and not being here to sort it all out sucks, too.”

“There isn’t much of a choice,” Chance sighed. “Our flight is at two. If I didn’t have to attend a meeting at headquarters tomorrow, I’d try and change it. But we — well, at least I — need to get home.”

“I know.” The distance sucked, and the fact that everyone had responsibilities they couldn’t shake off was both a good thing and a bad thing. It made for good people, but it made it difficult to handle issues as they came up. “Maybe the four of us can make this morning a good one, and everyone will feel better by the time you leave. Even if things aren’t completely settled, maybe they’ll be better.”

“It’ll be better right now if you kiss me like you mean it.”

Jake smiled and set his coffee mug aside. “Like I mean it?” He touched Chance’s cheek and kissed his mouth softly. “More?”

“More.” Chance smiled against Jake’s lips and kept his eyes closed.

Jake gave him more, the smiles fading as the kisses deepened and Chance’s mug was put down as well. They turned to each other, and Jake would have happily let his coffee go cold if he could stay right where he was for an hour or so.

Chance didn’t seem inclined to go anywhere, either. He put both hands on Jake’s face and held him gently as he pressed light kisses to Jake’s forehead, cheeks, and bridge of his nose before returning to Jake’s mouth with a sweep of his tongue and a slight nip. “I’ll miss you,” he murmured into Jake’s ear, then sucked Jake’s earlobe into his mouth for a split second.

“One of these days I’ll ask you not to go,” Jake whispered back. “Someday we’ll stay together.” Jake had no idea how that would work, but he knew that he wanted it.

Chance pulled back and looked at him, eyes soft. “Maybe someday we’ll work it out.”

Jake nodded and kissed him again. He was about to say something even more honest and probably embarrassing when the door opened and Tor said, “So, you two don’t need more coffee, then?”

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Meet the authors:

Tory Temple:
I live in southern California, the land of no seasons. (Is wind a season?) I live with three dogs, two cats, and some tortoises. I’m married to a firefighter, which is great in the sense that some nights I get the TV all to myself, but not so great in the sense that some nights I have to figure out what to do when the washer starts leaking. (Or when there’s a bat in the house, which is a thing that happened when he was working.)

Most of my books are centered around the firehouse. When you spend a lot of time around firemen, you write what you know! And what’s hotter than a fireman?

Two firemen.

Chris Owen:
I am a writer of gay romances, a lover of dramatic TV and a fan of many things which are bad for me. I don’t cook, I do read, I pretend to garden, and I take care of my pets. One of my favorite things is a clean desk; another is a messy desk.

Where to find the authors:

Chris Owen:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/Chris-Owen-362850963876393/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/chris_owen

Tory Temple:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/torytemple
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ToryTemple

Goodreads Links:
Chris Owen: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/267618.Chris_Owen
Tory Temple: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/552953.Tory_Temple
Publisher: Torquere Press
Cover Artist: Kris Norris


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Magic & Mistletoe (Review) by Annabelle Jacobs


Christmas is Harry’s favourite time of the year, but it looks like he’ll be spending it alone. When it comes to the men he fancies, his luck is non-existent. Harry’s nerves always get the better of him—especially when he tries to talk to Andrew, the hot guy downstairs.

Everything changes when Harry meets a mysterious girl in the woods who professes to be a witch. He dismisses her claims, but when odd things start happening to him, he has to reconsider.

Andrew was attracted to Harry from the start, but their awkward encounters put him off. All goes well until Harry opens his mouth—and ruins it with his stupidity and silly comments. When Harry suddenly becomes more relaxed and they have a proper conversation, Andrew realises his first impression was wrong. As the days count down to December 25, they get swept up in the Christmas spirit and their relationship moves faster than either expected.

A little winter magic might have been the push they needed, but Harry worries that when it wears off, he’ll no longer be the man Andrew wants.


Harry is kind of a bumbling dork when he’s nervous. He can’t ever say the right thing and in fact many times says the exact wrong thing.

When he and his mates are walking around the woods one weekend, they run across a witch who promises to help Harry with his problem. Though he’s skeptical at first, he can’t help but be a believer as thing around him keep happening that prove she told the truth.

Andrew is the down-stairs neighbor to Harry. He thinks Harry is hot and that his inability to say the right thing is because he’s a jerk who thinks too much of himself. So Andrew is very pleasantly surprised when Harry ends up being SHY not CONCEITED.

The rest of the story is these two cuties navigating their relationship. There are bursts of magical help and a bit of sweet by hot smexy times and some laughs.

If you are in the mood for a cute, very British, vaguely paranormal, and amazingly sweet holiday read – this book is for you!

4.5 of 5 stars


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Blueberry Boys by Vanessa North

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Connor Graham is a city boy—a celebrated fashion photographer in New York. When his uncle’s death drags him back to the family blueberry farm, all he wants to do is sell it as quickly as he can. Until he meets his uncle’s tenant farmer.

Jed Jones, shy and stammering, devout and dedicated, has always yearned for land of his own and a man to share it with. Kept in the closet by his church, family, and disastrous first love, he longs to be accepted for who he is. But now, with his farm and his future in Connor’s careless hands, he stands to lose even the little he has.

Neither man expects the connection between them. Jed sees Connor—appreciates his art and passion like no one else in this godforsaken town ever has. Connor hears Jed—looks past his stutter to listen to the man inside. The time they share is idyllic, but with the farm sale pending, even their sanctuary is a source of tension. As work, family, and their town’s old-fashioned attitudes pull them apart, they must find a way to reconcile commitments to their careers and to each other.


Connor has been living in New York, he’s a successful photographer and really happy with his life. When his uncle dies, leaving him a 1/3 of the blueberry farm he never wanted, he returns only to do what’s necessary to expedite the sale. There he meets Jed.

Jed is a tenant farmer, reliant on good weather and luck to make his livelihood. He loves growing things and though he’s gay, closeted, and resents the fact that he’s made to feel his life is “wrong”, he still hasn’t turned away from his religion.

Jed and Connor strike an interest in one another right from the start. That is never the problem. The problem is making their lives mesh given geography, politics, religion and convictions.

Fortunately – the universe is a funny place – and in a moment of sadness we find what we’ve most been searching for.


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Vanessa North amazes me! If you look at the books she’s written, they cover all sorts of topics, themes, characters – you name it. This is an absolutely unique story and different from her others.

The theme of religion and coming home at first put me off reading this book. But I love her work, so I decided to trust (or as Jed would say – have faith). It totally paid out.

Yes – there are some stiff and uncomfortable scenes wherein we watch Jed wrestle with what he’s been taught and what he feels to be true. But – the religion aspect isn’t hit over the head, nor is it vilified. In fact, the new pastor- Brenda – actually steps up to help when nobody else can.

I loved how Jed trusted Connor and how Connor always respected Jed’s limits, tried to make his life easier and never tried to “change” him.  Just acceptance, all the time.

The sweet smexy times are appropriate and meaningful. The feels are abundant. And the Epilogue is OUTSTANDING!

I loved this book and highly recommend it!

5 of 5 stars


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Christmas is Harry’s favourite time of the year, but it looks like he’ll be spending it alone. When it comes to the men he fancies, his luck is non-existent. Harry’s nerves always get the better of him—especially when he tries to talk to Andrew, the hot guy downstairs.

Everything changes when Harry meets a mysterious girl in the woods who professes to be a witch. He dismisses her claims, but when odd things start happening to him, he has to reconsider.

Andrew was attracted to Harry from the start, but their awkward encounters put him off. All goes well until Harry opens his mouth—and ruins it with his stupidity and silly comments. When Harry suddenly becomes more relaxed and they have a proper conversation, Andrew realises his first impression was wrong. As the days count down to December 25, they get swept up in the Christmas spirit and their relationship moves faster than either expected.

A little winter magic might have been the push they needed, but Harry worries that when it wears off, he’ll no longer be the man Andrew wants.

Pages or Words: 40,000 words

 Categories: Contemporary, Humor, M/M Romance



Harry didn’t need to look behind him to have his suspicions confirmed. The smug expression on Jason’s face said it all. “I hate you,” he whispered.

Jason kicked his shin. “Sit up, smile, and look happy to see him.”

Two minutes later, Andrew was pulling up a chair and setting his drink on the table.

Harry looked at the red takeaway cup topped with a mountain of whipped cream, and grinned. Instead of blurting out the first thing that came to mind—“Are you really gonna drink that?”—because God only knew what would happen this time to make him stop, Harry paused and took a sip of his coffee.

Andrew darted a glance between Harry and Jason, beginning to look uncomfortable, as though he thought he’d interrupted them.

Harry took a deep breath, then gestured at Andrew’s cup. “Is that one of the Christmas specials?” That wasn’t so hard, was it?

He relaxed a little as Andrew smiled at him and settled back in his chair.

“Yeah, it’s the gingerbread latte. I don’t normally indulge, but it’s bloody freezing out there today, and I fancied something delicious and bad for me.” His gaze caught Harry’s and lingered.

A flare of warmth filled Harry’s chest. This was flirting, right? It wasn’t his imagination.

Then Jason opened his big mouth and ruined the moment, saying, “Yeah, I think Kyle has that effect on a lot of people.”

Harry choked on his mouthful of coffee, just managing to swallow it instead of spraying it over the table. He glared daggers at Jason, who feigned innocence.

Andrew glanced over at the counter, then back at Jason, and laughed, his eyes crinkling at the edges. Harry bit his lip in frustration. Why couldn’t he get Andrew to laugh like that?

“Yeah,” Andrew said, “He’s not bad to look at.” Then his gaze slid back to Harry and his smile softened. “Not my type, though.”


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Annabelle Jacobs lives in the South West of England with her three rowdy children, and two cats.

An avid reader of fantasy herself for many years, Annabelle now spends her days writing her own stories. They’re usually either fantasy or paranormal fiction, because she loves building worlds filled with magical creatures, and creating stories full of action and adventure. Her characters may have a tough time of it—fighting enemies and adversity—but they always find love in the end.

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