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Thursday, June 29, 2017

DIFFERENT DYNAMICS: Blog Tour, Exclusive Interview and Giveaway






Title:  Different Dynamics

Author: Tamir Drake

Publisher:  NineStar Press

Release Date: June 26

Heat Level: 4 - Lots of Sex

Pairing: Male/Male Menage

Length: 19300

Genre: Contemporary, paranormal, erotica, ABO, sports, hockey, MMM, knotting, hurt/comfort, dirty talk


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Synopsis

Richard doesn’t mind being an omega; all he cares about is playing good hockey, even though it means ignoring the media that tries to rip him apart for it. They don’t think omegas should be allowed on the ice, but he gets along fine. He’s team captain. He can play with the best of them. The one sticking point is his heats; Richard might be on suppressants, but he’s one of the unlucky ones who still gets a heat every four months or so. They suck to deal with, especially alone, but seeking out a heat partner isn’t an option. The PR nightmare alone keeps him from any kind of hook-up. He can’t risk it. Hockey is all he’s got. When Richard’s heat comes early while his team is on a roadie, teammate and best friend James helps him out of a bad situation. Tired of hurting, Richard decides it’s better not to go it alone. And James is safe and warm; he’s a great alpha who knows just what Richard needs. When Richard also imprints on big, bad rival player, Dmitry Sokolov? There’s sweet comfort in a three-way with lots of knotting and dirty talk. Richard might be on cloud nine.

Excerpt


Different Dynamics Tamir Drake © 2017 All Rights Reserved

His hockey team was in the middle of a roadie when Richard woke up feeling painful and tender and thought, Fuck. His heat was early. It wasn’t supposed to happen; being on suppressants meant his heats should come every four months instead of every thirty days, and they were supposed to be timed out. This one was due next week, when he’d be back home with two days off skating to at least deal with it. The first forty-eight hours, for him, was always the worst part. Yeah, he’d still have interviews and charity events in the downtime, but with the libido inhibitor and odor-blockers, he’d always been able to manage. There was nothing for it now. He had practice and then the game—at least it was an afternoon game—so he sucked it up and dug out the briefs with their sewn-in pocket for absorption pads that, luckily, he always took with him just in case. He also popped a couple ibuprofen to try to ward off the pain he knew was coming. With any luck, he’d be able to get through practice and the game, and then have the night and tomorrow morning to curl up under his covers, suffer, and hate himself. Every omega’s heat was different. Some had it so easy they didn’t have to bother with suppressants. Some had a partner, or they’d find one to help them through their heat, which could last between three days and nine. Others went on suppressants and were in the lucky camp of not having to ever deal with heats. Richard had never been lucky. He had an implant that kept his heats as regulated as possible. But when he did get them, the onset was sudden and painful, especially the first two days—and they lasted for seven. His insides felt like they were burning up, and on top of the pain, he had to deal with nausea. Heats supposedly felt good when you had a partner to help you through them. Richard wouldn’t know. He’d been on libido inhibitors since he was twelve. And while heat and sex were different things, he was the only omega playing in the NHL. He had to be careful, and that meant not letting anyone get close enough to know… He was already under constant media scrutiny because he was captain of his team. And playing as an omega? Letting people know he had heats, period, was a risk. He’d heard it all before when he’d gone first in the draft: A detriment to the team. Uncontrollable actions. What kind of player has a hair trigger? Can he even play? He’d gotten the implant ages ago, had it updated every two years like clockwork, sucked up the pain, and pretended he was one of the lucky ones who didn’t go through heats at all.

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Meet the Author: Tamir has the tendency to write feelings into everything, no matter how filthy. He’s not all that sorry about it. Visit him on his Website. and read this amazing and exclusive interview for Reviews For Book Lovers.



NSP: Juxtaposing those issues and dynamics certainly adds a lot to this world. With your focus on heats, is mpreg possible too?



TD: No, not in mine. Heats in my verse are the products of hormone and pheromone production and reaction and have nothing to do with having children. While heat suppressants double as birth control for characters who menstruate, unless a character has a uterus, there can be no babies. However, in my verse, that does also mean mpreg could be possible with a trans man, depending on circumstances.



NSP: In Different Dynamics, the guys are hockey players. Much of Richard’s actions are driven by his love for the sport. Why this sport? Are you a big fan?



TD: I’m actually not a huge hockey fan! But there’s a lot of hockey-related media that I’m into right now. It’s also a sport that has a lot of player-fan interaction, which makes it easier to write about.



NSP: What kind of research did you do for the book?



TD: Going back to the player-fan interaction, there are a lot of hockey videos up on youtube. Dmitry Sokolov, one of the characters in the book, is Russian. I watched a lot of hockey player interviews to try to capture Russian ESL as best as I could. So many interviews. So many.



NSP: Richard, James, and Dmitry are so hot together. It’s great having the tenderness and caring mixed in with the burn-the-sheets eroticism. Can we expect anything more from the Different Dynamics world? Any hints/previews of what might be next for the guys? Will any new characters be making an appearance?



TD: Yes, there is definitely going to be more. I really enjoyed creating this omegaverse and the society that exists within it. I’m especially interested in continuing to explore stereotypes and flipping them on their heads. And I’ve got a couple new characters ready to do that.



As far as Richard, James, and Dmitry are concerned, sex is one thing. Developing relationships are another. That’s all I’m going to say for now.



NSP: We can’t wait to see what else is in store in this world! Thanks so much for visiting with us, Tamir.






Tour Schedule

6/26    Book Lovers 4Ever     
6/27    Boy Meets Boy Reviews       
6/27    Love Bytes Reviews   
6/28    Divine Magazine       
6/28    Making it Happen     
6/28    Liz's Reading Life        
6/29    Erotica For All
6/29    Reviews for Book Lovers        
6/30    Hoards Jumble           
6/30    Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words       

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Vir´s Review: Illegal Contact (The Barons, Book 1) by Santino Hassell

Illegal Contact (The Barons, #1)Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



I am still delighted. I just finished Illegal Contact and the magnificence of what I have read and the way I felt reading it is unbelievable.

I know this story won't work the same for everyone. I mean, I´m using the word "delighted" here... and I know reading is a very subjective thing. Each one of us has different tastes and, fortunately, a lot of books to choose. But, for this reader, Illegal Contact was an amazing story so elaborate and so simple at the same time that I was completely in tune with characters, the plot and the writing.
The highest rate for this brilliantly written super slow romance.

This is not the typical geek-meets- jock book. It's not your usual enemies-to-lovers story. It is both but none at the same time and is Santino Hassell who makes the difference.


I am not particularly a sports books fan. I read them as well as I could read rockstars books or serial killer stories... and what I want to say with this is that you will love this book even if you don't know a thing about football. As you will see, Noah has zero knowledge about it and he is so cute, I may die.

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And that said,  the important thing here is that I LOVED THE BOOK! I'm totally and utterly in love with Gavin and Noah. So different voices, so distinctive POVs. So... So... So... (I have no words and, that, coming from me, is saying a lot)

At first, I didn´t know if it was the writing, the characters introduction or just the vibe of the book, but it looked terrific since the very first pages and this awesomeness I´m talking about is present all the way to the HEA.

Gavin. The dark one. The moody. The angry guy. The poor kid and the rich and problematic adult. The cocky football player. The conflictive celebrity. The sarcastic jerk. The closeted bisexual hottie.

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He is all this. But also, Gavin the loyal friend. Gavin the helpless kid abandoned at birth. He is a complex and intense character. But all his hostility is melted with a compassion off the charts. He is a contradiction himself and a very beautiful and enjoyable one. The perfect definition probably comes from Noah " Gavin. The meanest player in the league, according to the media, but the one with the most agrgressively overprotective and caring heart "

Noah. The geek. The sweet. The dreamer. The more-poor-than-the-rats social worker. The smart-ass gay from Queens. The nerdy savior.

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And beneath all the sweetness and well being there is also a brave guy who faces whatever life through at him. And he has a temper too. A big one I must say. Gavin refers once to him as " ball of resentment and anger " and also as " sexy-ass geek with an attitude ", and he was very accurate with both expressions if you ask me. He is warmth personified. Hotness and warmth. He is so kind and sexy. So smart and funny, and totally adorable... Sighs, sighs, and more love sighs.



The millionaire jock and the crusader geek seems incredibly different at first sight, but you can see since the beginning they are not. They fight for the same reason in life. Well, that's not true. One of them fights and the other shields all his feelings behind an ugly shield of resentment, anger, imbecility and sarcasm. Yup. Gavin is a jerk, and I felt in love with him right after his first line so, maybe I am a bit messed up but is impossible not to love him.



Both of them grew up poor and unhappy (even though Noah had a family who loved him) and that fact is the nexus between them. Noah's way out of that unhappiness was becoming a social worker to help underprivileged groups (gays mostly) and Gavin's out was football. Noah decided to do it to be capable to save other people, Gavin did it to save himself. But in the end of this journey, both wants the same. Both are unselfish and altruistic. And two incredible, deep and "rich" characters.

The dialogues are fluid, natural. They are funny as hell. The book is riddled with fantastic conversations and smart-ass comebacks (mostly from Noah). The humor in Illegal Contact is superb.

I've been highlighting like crazy all the reading. I was mad because I knew I couldn't use all my marked quotes and that´s the reason I´m not quoting (even if I´m suffering for it). The thing is the highlights made pretty clear to me that it was being an amazing book. And it was. Till the last word I read.

This is a super slow romance. Very, very slow. In my case, it worked perfectly because most of the times I prefer the banter,, the chasing, the unresolved sexual tensiΓ³n tan the sex itself. And this book has it all, so when you finally get to the sex... well, I´m just saying, it worth every minute of intensity, glances, jelousy and awesome conversations.

So, thank you Netgalley for the copy. Thank you Santino Hassell for the perfect book and, thank you Wendy, for the buddy read. For being there all the way, miles away from me (literally and figuratively because you are the Flash of the books) but hearing my crazy ideas and insight about Gavin and Noah.

Highly recommend!

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Vir´s Review: Hard Wired (Book 3 in the Cyberlove Series) by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell




Hard Wired (Cyberlove, #3)Hard Wired by Megan Erickson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"Strong signal" and "Fast Connection" were both highly recommend books from my friends. We talked a lot about Kai or Costigan. Almost everyone I virtually knowM loved them, their partners, their stories.

But I haven't being warned for this one. No one has told me the emotional load this book has. I wasn't prevented for what Hard Wired has meant to me.


Garvy and Cherrycakes have worked together as mods for Kai's Twitch channel for two years. But when they finally meet in person, they do it as Jesse and Ian or, at least, as Jesse and a goth, sexy emo artist , known as Cerise. And here, with a base of lies and fears, their story begins. Here, the emotional journey with these two  starts.


Ian has suffered a lot. His life has been shit, and the fact that he's been through hell and back shows in his "multiple" personalities.


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He has built a barrier, a solid wall isolating him from the real world and creating some alter egos, inner personas to interact with people (mostly virtually). Personas that make him feel stronger, empowered. Identities that cover the part of himself that he doesn't want to show.


"My soul was hateful, so I´d erected walls around my heart and shoved claws under my nails after the first time I´ve been bullied"




Jesse, on the other side, is sweet,  naive and a lovely character. He is shy but at the same time blatantly honest and I loved that in him. He is a good guy and he acts like one. Jesse Garvy is awesome. Our pretty surfer boy.


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"This Kiss alone was fucking heaven. It wasn´t a percusor, it wasn´t even foreplay, it was the main goddamn event all on its own"

 

But he is also blocked, ridiculously selfless, sacrificing his life and going through the motions in a role he doesn't want to live... and Beau has a great quote here. A quote that could be perfectly out of "Good Will Hunting":


"I hoping one day you say fuck it, pack your bags, drive your car to LA and crash on my couch"



There is no doubt that  Ian and Jesse´s relationship is hard. Going backwards, for every straight step the take.

Ian is complicated and even if Jesse struggles to understand him and be there for him, it's a difficult thing to do. He is completely inexperienced and he has a shitty parents but they are much better than Ian's experiences so probably he didn't get it the way he should.


There was a moment in the book where you could think Ian is overreacting or behaving like a spoiled brat or something like that. Even the relationship between our main characters could seem childish. But my point of view is completely the opposite. Ian can't cope with reality. He is disgusted with himself, he thinks he doesn't deserve good things, he doesn't trust in people, and the only way to cope is to create some alter egos to cope for him.

Well, I think it is pretty awesome to find a mechanism to face reality more... easily? But I think is better to find a mechanism that effectively works. You like it or not.




"I can´t pretend to be super fucking normal all the time, Jesse. I am anxious and scared, and sometimes, I´m so vulnerable it makes me sick. And I don´t know how to fix that about myself, or fix the way I want to hide myself completely when those parts of my brain take over"




It is true that Ian/Cerise drama was a bit exhausting the last ten percent of the book but I loved him anyway




This book was a sure thing, so I didn't bother in reading the blurb. I started blind on reviews too, and you could say (in this metaphorical blindness thing) that I, also, blindly loved everything in this book. Every minute. Every page.




I've never thought about myself as an angst junkie, because I am not. I scape drama as much as I can. Really. Not my thing. But with this book, I just find out this is my kind of angst: not too much, just a sad edge, a very constant give-and-take, a permanently present tussle between two characters I was loving very, very much.


And probably the love I professed for both MCs is the reason I enjoyed this sad story. Because this is sad and a bit depressing too, but it is also sweet, and addictive and hot.

This is probably the less steamy in the series (so far) but also the deeper, or at least, this is how I see it. Ian is so fucked-up that he makes this book darker than the others and at the same time, sweeter in the end and the HEA, because the attainment is bigger. Much bigger.


Summarizing, this is a love story between two  complete different men. It is the perfect match between light and dark where light is not so bright and dark it isn't that black. They converged in a perfect shiny grey... And, yes, I'm sure this awesome color exists ;-)


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Rock by Anyta Sunday: My Review

rockrock by Anyta Sunday
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a frustrating, forbidden, sad and beautiful love story.

" This is the story of how I became a rock "... oh, yes it is...*sighing loudly*

To me, what I've read is so powerful that I'm still hangover while writing this review. I've laugh, cried, and prayed for the book to be endless. I also prayed for the exact opposite, begging for the couple to have their HEA and stop messing with my feelings...

This is a beautiful story that describes us the awakening of an epic love. This is a magnificent book that tells us about the start of a heartfelt and heartbreaking relationship between two men who met being kids, and went through life with their paths tangled, entwined and intimately connected as "brothers", friends and lovers.



I want this to be a total spoiler free review, so I'm gonna ramble and gabble about my thoughts and my perception of this exquisite love story. So you are safe, nothing is gonna be revealed.

Cooper and Jace meet when both of them are teenagers. They find each other in a tough moment in Cooper's life and started bonding and sharing a life.
It's magnificent how you can be a part of it, feel all of it, being there with the weight of the unsaid words, witness the secret and longing glances, and understand the beginning of a camaraderie bigger than anything.

This book is not exactly one of unrequited love but, at the same time it is, since we could say that´s the main reason (along with the prohibit love) for our MCs being apart for such a long time. 
It's angsty for a softie like me who cries every time our hero's heart is ripped off his chest, or even if it's not but he is having a really bad day, he is jealous or simply sad. Yup. That soft. So, did I cry reading Rock? Yes, I did. Did I enjoyed while crying? Hell, yes, like crazy. Would I reread again this magnificent and powerful story? Of course I would, and I would cry too.

Anyta Sunday plays beautifully with the chapter's titles. All of them has a rock name in it, don't letting you forget, not for a second, that you are reading about Cooper's experiences, feelings and states of mind. We have our narrator's sweet POV and the rock names to remind you the significance, the meaning of the stones, that they are related to what we are going to read.
I also loved the way the book is estructured. Different parts named according to the relationship development and also geologically connected to the plot... beautiful.



So you could say Anyta Sunday touches me. Her writing and her characters. The dialogues flows so easily and the feelings go so deep in me, that I felt drowned in the beautiful drama, the magistral narration and the sadness of this unforgettable love story.

I wanted to make a special mention to Lila and David´s (Cooper's dad), because theirs is a love story plagued of sad and painful moments. This secondary mini plot is also heart wrecking because this is a couple who has been in love all their lives, not being together for the most part of it... and once they are, happiness seems to escape them anyway... I can't imagine what it feels like to be incapable to share your life with the person you love (I'm a lucky girl) but it has to be hard, very, very hard.

Anyta Sunday gave me 10 years of love and heartbreak, 10 years of Cooper and Jace's lives full of great conversations, tears and a palpable evolution (we go from a YA lovely novel to a splendid drama with more experienced men). And all of it packed in a magistral narration, sprinkled with a few references I loved such as a Flight of the conchords T-Shirt (it's New Zealand, after all) or Cat Stevens's "first cut is the deepest", song, that drove to another place and another time. Because as I said, I'm a softie, and proud of it!

Highly Recommend!


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Friday, June 16, 2017

BLITZ DAY!!! FLASH DADDY BY DADDY X


Title:  Flash Daddy
Author: Daddy X
Publisher: Excessica
Release Date: May 12, 2017
Heat Level: 5 - Erotica
Pairing: Male/Female, Male/Female/Male (No Male/Male interaction), Male/Male/Female (Male/Male interaction), Female/Male/Female (No Female/Female interaction), Female/Female/Male (Female/Female interaction)
Length: approx. 18, 250
Genre: Romance, Erotica, #flashfiction #eroticromance #sextoys #exhibitionism #voyeurism #porn #sluts #prostitution #swinging #gangbang #analsex

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Synopsis

Fifty five X-tra hot quickies from the Master of Flash Do you like your stories quick and kinky? Swift and sexy? Distilling the erotic energy of a romance novel into just a few hundred expertly chosen words? Well, come a little closer. Daddy X has a story to tell you. It won't take but a minute. Daddy X's flash fiction archive is brimming with tales of sudden satisfaction. From that trove he has chosen this premier collection, fifty five of his finest filthy reads. Fast and furious romps abound, as do tender tales of loving sex. And since this is Daddy X, count on plenty of laughs along the road. Whatever your pleasure, you’ll find more than one gem that warms your cockles (or wets your cunnels!). What’s up those little skirts he’s so fixated on? What, pray tell, is a Bowling Night Flasher? How can a gang bang be romantic? What’s the latest outrage from the horny, hapless Delbert? What’s live? What’s jive? Don't be shy. Take a chance. Life's too short for regrets.


Excerpt

An Almost Legal Adult   Bob awoke to a rustling in the kitchen. His daughter Beatrice was back from wherever she went at night. It had been a while since they’d had much contact, given the way their respective schedules conflicted. He descended the stairs. “Don’t tell me you went out dressed like that.” Beatrice turned from the cocktail she was assembling. “Dad, I’ve turned eighteen and I can wear what I want. I’m paying rent with what I make on my job. That makes me legally your tenant.” “But sweetheart! Why go like that? All that tight leather. Your bare ass sticks out of those chaps. And when did you start drinking?” “I didn’t. But there’s lots you don’t know about me, Dad. This is for someone in my room.” “You have a boy in your room?” “Well, not exactly..” “Oh no! Not another woman!” “No, Dad. A man. I have a man in my room.” “Oh my god! Get him out of here! While you remain under my roof, you will be subject to my rules, no matter what you pay in rent. Now get him out of my house!” “But Dad... He’s tied to the bed.” “What?” “Plus, he’s already paid.”


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Meet the Author   Daddy X always wanted to be a dirty old man. He survived the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and George W. Bush. He maintained an (almost) steady trajectory through Catholic school, a paper route, muskrat trapping, a steel mill, Bucks County, the Haight Ashbury, North Beach, the SF bar business, drug addiction, alcoholism, a stroke, hep C, cancer, a liver transplant, a year of chemo, a stickup at his art gallery while tied to a desk (not as cool as it sounds), a triple bypass, heart attack…and George W. Bush. Now he’s old, and it’s time to get dirty. He’s been with Momma X (greatest editor on earth) for fifty years, but she thinks his stuff is too skeevy to deal with. They live in northern California with a ninety pound lop-eared hound (17” wingspan) and two cats. Some of Daddy’s dirtiest stories have been gathered in The Gonzo Collection and Brand X, also available from eXcessica. Daddy is also published in anthologies by Naughty Nights Press, House of Erotica and in Cleis Press’ Best Bondage 2015.

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