BLOG WEEK IN REVIEW – July 30 – August 3, 2018

DUELING REVIEWS: Serving Him by L.M. Somerton
Author: L.M. Somerton
Book: Serving Him
Series: The Retreat, Book #1
Page/Word Count: 151 pages, 57K words
Categories: Gay Romance, Erotic Romance
Release Date: July 24, 2018
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Cover Artist: Cherith Vaughan
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Blurb:
Buy Serving Him by L.M. Somerton on Amazon InternationalAn escape from the real world can only ever be temporary.

Rowan Stanton knows he is submissive. He loves to look after people but the country hotel he works at can’t quite fulfil his need to serve. When he succeeds at getting a new role as houseboy at The Retreat, an exclusive BDSM hideaway in the New Forest, he believes it’s his dream job. Inexperienced in many ways, he soon realises he’s not as prepared as he thought for the demands placed upon him.

Lorcan Wilder is young, rich and successful. He’s also haunted by nightmares and has sacrificed a decade to his business. Selling it gives him the freedom to explore his dominant side and four weeks at The Retreat are the start of a new life. He doesn’t expect the young submissive employed to serve him will have such a profound effect on him. Exploring and pushing Rowan’s boundaries is exactly what he needs to separate himself from his past.

Lorcan makes full use of The Retreat’s facilities from the genuine dungeon to the secret toys concealed in every room. He rediscovers his energy for life and gradually reengages with the world. However, his efforts to compartmentalise the past ultimately fail and he comes to realise what he’s always known – that true submissives have an inner strength he can only envy.

By the end of his stay, Lorcan can’t let Rowan go, though he thinks he must. What will convince him that’s he’s allowed a happy ever after and will he find the courage to accept it?


DUELING REVIEWS: Nothing Serious by Jay Northcote
Author: Jay Northcote
Book: Nothing Serious
Page/Word Count: 164 pages, 40K words
Categories: Gay Romance, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July, 2018
Publisher: Jaybird Press Publishing
Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh
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Blurb:
Get Nothing Serious by Jay Northcote on Amazon & Kindle UnlimitedMark O’Brien is finally being honest with himself. His relationship with Rachel is over and he’s moving out of the home they’ve shared for six years. They get along, but he can’t fix a relationship when the person he’s with is the wrong gender.

Jamie Robertson, one of the removal men, is huge and ridiculously gorgeous, and Mark is smitten at first sight. When a cardboard box splits, revealing items of a personal nature that Mark never wanted anybody to see, he’s mortified. But it sparks the start of a beautiful friendship with benefits.

As Jamie initiates Mark into the joys of gay sex, the two men get increasingly close and “nothing serious” turns into something rather important to both of them. But communication isn’t their strong point. Will either man ever find the courage to be honest about his feelings?


MENAGE-A-REVIEW: Be Still My Heart by Charlie Cochet
Author: Charlie Cochet
Book: Be Still My Heart
Series: Four Kings Security, Book #2
Page/Word Count: Add if you know
Categories: Gay Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Release Date: July 28, 2018
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
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Blurb:
Get Be Still My Heart by Charlie Cochet Former Special Forces medical sergeant Russell “Red” McKinley knows a thing or two about wounds, like the fact some can take a lifetime to heal, if they heal at all. The scars Red carries run deep, and living with PTSD often means battling the memories of his past. Injuries he received while working an executive protection case with fellow Kings and co-owners of Four Kings Security, have once again forced past heartaches to the surface, but Red is determined not to let it derail his blossoming romance with sweet and sexy fashion photographer Lazarus Galanos.

Laz can’t deny there’s something special developing between him and Red, but Laz has wounds of his own. He’s hesitant to jump into a new relationship after his recent explosive breakup. Experience has taught Laz to doubt his judgement when it comes to men. Guys who seem too good to be true, usually are, and no one appears more perfect than Red.

When an attempt is made on Laz’s life, Red is determined to keep him safe. Laz may not be a client, and Red is still off duty, but Laz is one of their own, and nothing means more to the Kings than family. While an investigation is underway, Red and Laz are growing closer, but can they find a way to help each other heal and take a chance on love, or will their fears and insecurities cost them more than their future together?


NEW RELEASE REVIEW: The Case of the Sexy Shakespearean by Tara Lain
Author: Tara Lain
Book: The Case of the Sexy Shakespearean
Series: The Middlemark Mysteries, Book #1
Page/Word Count: 204 pages, 64K words
Categories: Gay Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Release Date: July 31, 2018
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Kanaxa
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Blurb:
Buy The Case of the Sexy Shakespearean by Tara Lain on AMAZON INTERNATIONALDr. Llewellyn Lewis leads a double life, as both an awkward but distinguished history professor and the more flamboyant Ramon Rondell, infamous writer of sensational historical theories. It’s Ramon who first sets eyes on a gorgeous young man dancing in a club, but Llewellyn who meets teaching assistant Blaise Arthur formally at an event held for wealthy socialite Anne de Vere, descendant of Edward de Vere, seventeenth Earl of Oxford-who some believe was the real Shakespeare. Anne wants Llewellyn to prove that claim, even though many have tried and failed. And she’s willing to offer a hefty donation to the university if he succeeds.

It also means a chance for Llewellyn to get to know Blaise much better.

Not everyone thinks Llewellyn should take the case-or the money. Between feuding siblings, rival patrons, jealous colleagues, and greedy administrators, almost anyone could be trying to thwart his work… and one of them is willing to kill to do it.

When Anne de Vere turns up dead, the police believe Blaise is the murderer. Only the shy, stuttering professor who has won his heart can prove otherwise…


BOOK TOUR: Meik&Sebastian by Quin Perin
Author: Quin Perin
Book: Meik&Sebastian
Series: Obsessed
Page/Word Count: 80 pages
Categories: Gay Erotica
Release Date: June 18, 2018
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Blurb:
Get Meik&Sebastian by Quin Perin on Amazon & Kindle UnlimitedObsessed – to preoccupy or fill the mind of (someone) continually, intrusively, and to a troubling extent.

Meik Lennen has everything a man could want. A successful company. More money than he knows what to do with. Men and women falling to their knees in front of him, practically begging him to dominate them. Everything a man could want with only one problem: he’s bored of it all. Bored of the same old things and the greyness of his life, until…

…he catches sight of Sebastian, an enigmatic twenty-year-old street musician, who rips him out of his dull daze. Obsessed with the young man, Meik lures him in and offers him a peek into a world of sins and desire. But soon Sebastian begins to twist his way into his consciousness, threatening to reveal dark memories Meik had locked away tightly.


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