Monday, October 17, 2016

Re-release Book Blast: Candy Houses by J.C. Daniels

Candy Houses 
(Grimm's Circle #1)
by J.C. Daniels


Think you know fairy tales? Guess again.

It’s been hundreds of years since Greta’s so-called story came to an end and it didn’t end with a happily ever after then. Why should she expect it to be any different now?

She’s a Grimm—a special kind of guardian angel and official ass-kicker in the paranormal world. Between trying to stay alive, training new Grimm and dealing with demons, romance is hard to come by. Then there’s the fact that there’s only been one man ever who really made her heart race.

And he’s been out of her life for a long, long time…

But now he’s back and just in time.

Greta needs Rip’s help.

There’s an unexpected threat to their world, a betrayal none of them saw coming.

Working together is the last thing they want, but it just might be their only chance.

A fairy tale best suited for grown-ups…don’t say you weren’t warned.

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About The Author

J.C. Daniels is the alter ego of author Shiloh Walker and was created basically because Shiloh writes like a hyperactive bunny and an intervention was necessary.  J.C. is the intervention.  The name… J.C. Daniels is a play off of the three people who pretty much run Shiloh’s life.

Professional Bio
J.C./Shiloh Walker has been writing since she was a kid. She fell in love with vampires with the book Bunnicula and has worked her way up to the more…ah…serious works of fiction. She loves reading and writing just about every kind of romance. Once upon a time she worked as a nurse, but now she writes full time and lives with her family in the Midwest.  She writes urban fantasy, romantic suspense and paranormal romance, among other things.

You can learn more and connect with JC at

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Audio Book Review: Hounded by Kevin Hearne

(The Iron Druid Chronicles, Bk #1)
By Kevin Hearne
Narrated by Luke Daniels


Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer.

Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries. Now the determined deity has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power - plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a sexy bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish - to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil.

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Viviana's Review: 
OMG! This was awesome. A smart and fast paced read! I didn't want to put it down! Author Kevin Hearne is a phenomenal story teller! As if the story couldn't get better, the awesome Luke Daniels is the narrator. He brings the characters to life and adds volumes to an already great story!!

A great mixture of folk lore and history. There is lots of action and the characters and story keep you intrigued and wanting more!

Atticus is not only street smart but also book smart. He's sarcastic and witty! There are moments in the story where I busted out laughing. Others I was waiting to see how he would survive!

If you haven't read this, I highly recommend it. ESPECIALLY in audio book if you enjoy/like/love them!  Its an easy read and one that I'm loving!!

Narrator's Review:
Luke rocks it! As I mentioned, he brings the characters to life. His performance is smooth and seems effortless. Almost as if he was just telling you things that have occurred to him vs. the fact that he's reading a book! Luke has a great range and gives each character their own unique voice and tone.

Rating: 5 Stars - Perfection

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Audio Book Review: Easy Kisses by Kristen Proby

Easy Kisses
(The Boudreaux, Bk # 4)
by Kristen Proby
Narrated by Sebastian York & Rachel Fulginiti

The Boudreaux Series. Sexy. Intriguing. Easy.
Simon Danbury, an internationally sought-after motivational speaker, helps women from all walks of life with love, self-esteem, dating, and career building skills. Handsome, witty, and wealthy, Simon seemingly has everything a man could want. But appearances can be deceiving. While Simon may have the answers for millions of women all over the world, when it comes to his own love life, he's a giant, sexy mess. Divorced, and convinced that he'll never love again, the very last thing he expects is one Charly Boudreaux.

Charly doesn't want to be at this seminar in the middle of nowhere, but her sister made her go. She's the one who has her life together. Great career, amazing family, nice home, and loyal friends. So what if she doesn't have a man? She doesn't need one. If she's learned anything in her almost 30 years, it's that men are more trouble than they're worth. And they have a nasty habit of breaking your heart into a million tiny pieces. So she'll sit through all of Simon's touchy feely crap and go home and get on with her life. Except Simon isn't really spouting crap, and when he smiles at her, the butterflies are ridiculous.

Never mixing business with pleasure, Simon finds Charly, a bright spot in a universe that's been dark for too long. But will he be able to resist her? And why would he want to?

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Viviana's Review:
I have been anticipating this release for a while. Charly is smart and independent and I wanted to see how her story would evolve. At the end of book two we get a brief yet an idea of what's to come with an excerpt of this upcoming book. I wanted to see what Charly would learn and take away from such a seminar. I was also intrigued that her love interest would be the owner and facilitator of the seminar. Usually, this is a big no no. This leads to lots of tension between Charly and Simon! They have great chemistry and it shows through the page. 

Simon was intriguing. Here is this man who has created his business to empower woman. For woman to learn what their self worth is and have them acknowledge it. I enjoyed the message and even some of the topics discussed in the seminar. He seemed like a great guy overall. I wondered what would occur to create that moment when the couple struggles. There was a bit of a twist in who created the struggle but unfortunately, it was the same old, same old trope. I did role my eyes a bit as this had also been done in a previous book in this series.

As the title says "Easy" this is an easy read. There is conflict of course and a lot that you can see it coming a mile away, yet wonder how the characters do not. Or something that could have easily been fixed by talking. Its a trope. We must deal. There were some parts that were slow/dragged a little, but again, this is an easy and quick read. I do think the ending was fitting but we get the epilogue and there is a LOT of information that is crammed into a small amount of pages. This makes it feel rushed. 

Narrators Review: I read this series via audio book! HELLO Sebastian York! Need I say more? LOL. SO imagine my surprise while listening to that snippet I hear a British accent and NOT Sebastian York. Shocked! However, I thought the voice reading the snippet did a great job with the accent. Now flash forward and I'm seeing Sebastian York's name and woohoo its him narrating... but where is the British accent? Oh hell bells! He's not preforming with the delicious British accent. BUMMER! The thing is that Sebastian does use the accent but its more not than yes and when it is utilized its barely distinguishable. Perhaps I shouldn't have been surprised as I don't hear him do the accent of the other characters who are from NOLA....

As for Rachel Fulginiti, she has narrated all the previous books (like Sebastian as well), however, there was something always off and it comes through more and its more obvious in this book than in the other. Rachel does or tries to do the NOLA accent but there is something off about it. Its the mix of the tone she's trying to use for the characters as well as trying to include an accent. Regarding tones.... Rachel's performance comes across almost like a pouty teenager trying to be sexy at the same time. Yikes, I know, but its hard to describe it specifically. I enjoy her normal speaking voice and tone, there has been something off for me with these series....

Over all, if you've read the series I'm sure you'll want to continue with it as this is a good story. From an audio book, I wish the narrators were more consistent (i.e. Rachel does accents, Sebastian does not) within the same book. If you haven't read the previous books, you can start with EASY KISSES as it reads as a standalone. 

Rating: 3 Stars - I liked It

I  voluntarily reviewed this audio book from Audible. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Suddenly Yours by Jacob Z. Flores

Hi everyone! I'm pleased to have author Jacob Z. Flores with us today! He had the chance to interview Cody from SUDDENLY YOURS!! 

Hi, everyone! I’m Jacob Z. Flores, and I’m thrilled to be here promoting my October 15 release release Suddenly Yours, the second book in my One Fine Day series.

In case you didn’t know, the books are all connected through the theme of marriage. The characters in each book will be different and so will their situations. This allows readers to pick up the series at any point (even book 2) without feeling as if they have missed out on something covered in the first book.

Today, I thought it might be fun to provide readers with a glimpse into the book by sitting down with one of the main characters from Suddenly Yours and interviewing him. 

First up on my interviewing couch is Cody Hayes, who lives in Austin, Texas. Cody is a part time waiter and a struggling author.

Cody, thanks for sitting down and chatting with me today.

CODY: Hey, man. Not a problem at all. I love kicking back and shooting the shit. My buds and I do it all the time, except there’s usually alcohol involved. (looks around) Where is the alcohol?

I’m afraid I’m out. My muse drank it all while we were trying to finish my last book. He ate all the cookies too.

CODY: What? No cookies either? (groans) Stupid muse.

He can be extremely irritating at times, but from what I’ve heard so can your college friends.

CODY: (snorting) Ain’t that the truth. Don’t get me wrong: they’re my boys, and I love them. But damn, if sometimes they don’t make me want to beat them until their dead. They love irritating me more than they love hitting on cocktail waitresses.

Wow. For straight boys, that’s saying a lot, so how exactly do they irritate you?

CODY: It would be easier to answer how they don’t irritate me. 

Maybe. But that wouldn’t be as fun of an answer, would it?

CODY: (grinning) Can’t argue with that. (taps in index finger to his chin in thought) Well, for starters, they’re always double dog daring me to do something stupid like shaving off my eyebrows, streaking down the street, or hitting on random guys.

Why do I get the feeling that you would hit on random guys anyway?

CODY: (laughing) #truth! 

So if your friends’ dares irritate you, why do you do it? You do realize you don’t have to, right?

CODY: Duh! Of course I know that, but they’re my boys, no matter how much they get under my skin like a botfly. We do stupid shit together all the time. Besides, I know they’re just really trying to help.

How so?

CODY: Aw, man. You’re gonna make me get serious, aren’t you?

Afraid so. Spill.

CODY: (sighing) Fine. You see, all my friends are married or at least almost married. My best friend Sam is engaged. In fact, we’re going to his wedding in Vegas in a few days. Anyway, they’re all happy in their committed relationships and worry that I’m all alone, even though I’m more than okay with it. 

So, they want to see you in a happy, serious relationship just like them?

CODY: Please. They want me to find the “one” and get married, as if marriage is the be all and end all. It really makes me wonder about their testosterone levels sometimes.

I take it you’re not a big fan of marriage.

CODY: Hey, I’m all for marriage. I just don’t do love, and you can’t have one without the other.

Interesting. Why don’t you believe in love?

CODY: My mother’s been married a lot, and I mean a lot, like Elizabeth Taylor a lot. I’ve seen her fall in love, get married, and then be completely eviscerated when the love ultimately turned sour and the marriage failed. That’s no way to live.

I won’t argue with that, but every marriage doesn’t end and love doesn’t always turn sour.

CODY: Have you seen the divorce rate in this country?

Yes, but that still doesn’t mean every loving relationship goes bad.

CODY: In my experience, it does.

So you have been in love?

CODY: (crosses his arms over his chest and looks away)

I assume it didn’t end well.

CODY: You assume correctly, and that’s all I’ll say about it.

Fair enough. So do you think, somewhere in the future, you might be open to the idea of falling in love again?

CODY: (shaking his head) Love’s not for me, man. I’ve accepted it. Hell, embraced it even. Why ride only one stallion for the rest of my life when I can saddle up the whole herd?

You don’t think that will get boring? 

CODY: Are you kidding me? How could having hot sex with hot guys ever get boring?

I can’t argue with that, but let me ask you one final question.

CODY: Okay. Shoot.

What are you going to do if one of these random guys you have sex with turns out to be the “one”?

CODY: (shrugs) I usually don’t stick around long enough to find out.

But let’s say you did. For some reason, the two of you get to talking or have dinner, and you realize that there’s something more between the two of you than just sex. What then?

CODY: That’s another question. You said your last one was your last question.

I lied. 

CODY: Do you want an honest answer?


CODY: I’d walk away and never look back.


CODY: Really. I’ve seen the pain love can cause. No one is worth it.

Well, you never know. You are going to Vegas in a few days for your best friend’s wedding, and you know what they say about Vegas, don’t you?

CODY: (rubbing his hands together) Oh yeah. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

They also say, “In Vegas, anything goes.” Thanks again for sitting down and chatting with me, Cody, but that’s all the time we have for today. I wish you nothing but luck and happiness in your future, and who knows? Maybe you’ll find someone in Vegas you’ll be willing to go all-in for.

Thank you Jacob & Cody for this awesome interview!! Okay Loves, Learn more about Cody and SUDDENLY YOURS below and don't forget to enter the giveaway! 

Suddenly Yours
by Jacob Z. Flores

"What Happens in Vegas Doesn't Always Stay in Vegas"

Cody Hayes is having one epic morning-after. The hangover following a Vegas bachelor party is nothing new to him, and neither is the naked man in his bed.

His apparent marriage is a different story.

Carefully plotting every detail of his life carried Julian Canales to a senate seat as an openly gay man. A drunken night of Truth or Dare isn’t like him… and neither is marrying a man he just met. He’d get an annulment, but the media has gotten wind of his hasty nuptials. If Julian’s political career is going to survive, he has to stay married to a man who’s his opposite in every way.

Now he must convince Cody that all they need to do is survive a conservative political rival, a heartbroken ex, their painful pasts… and an attraction neither man can fight.



Cody let out a long breath and peeked into the bathroom, where Linda Blair had finally stopped spewing pea soup. Thank God. “How are you feeling, sweet cheeks?”

“Don’t call me that.”

Had Julian been this much of a party pooper last night? Cody recalled a frosty reception when he had first introduced himself. While most other men would have turned around and left, Cody hadn’t. Julian’s aloofness presented a challenge, and Cody never ran from a challenge. It had excited him—like the first time he went scuba diving. He was nervous but couldn’t wait to jump in feet first.

That was exactly what he’d done. No, that was exactly what they’d both done. Julian clearly hadn’t remembered that yet.

Cody leaned against the door and grinned. “Do you prefer honey bunny, or do you like to keep it simple? Something like babe or love?”

Julian works just fine,” he said into the bowl before another wave of gross left his body.

This was the worst honeymoon ever!

Since his groom wasn’t interested in playful morning banter, Cody took it upon himself to survey the body the state of Nevada had recently declared all his. No wonder he put a ring on it. Julian was smoking hot, even with his face shoved inside the porcelain god.

His short dark hair, which stood up at rakish angles, complemented his naturally dark flesh, and boy did Cody love him some dark-skinned men. He pursued them like it was his job or something. Julian also had a lean, muscular chest, nicely developed arms, and a cute, tight butt.

Score, score, and double-oh-my-God-I-could-eat-that-all-night score.

If Cody weren’t so nauseous, he’d be doing his Go, Cody dance, which was basically the cabbage patch with a few high kicks thrown in for good measure.

Still, no matter how awesomely yummy Julian’s body was, why did Cody even walk down that aisle in the first place?

Julian took his head out of the toilet, staring up at him with his big, dark chocolate brown eyes, and flashed him a smile that turned Cody’s legs into Silly Putty.

Oh yeah. That might’ve had something to do with it.

One Fine Day Series 

Undercover Boyfriend 
(One Fine Day Series #1)

Available in paperback


About The Author

Jacob Z. Flores lives a double life. During the day, he is a respected college English professor and mid-level administrator. At night and during his summer vacation, he loosens the tie and tosses aside the trendy sports coat to write man on man fiction, where the hard ass assessor of freshmen level composition turns his attention to the firm posteriors and other rigid appendages of the characters in his fictional world.

 Summers in Provincetown, Massachusetts, provide Jacob with inspiration for his fiction. The abundance of barely clothed man flesh and daily debauchery stimulates his personal muse. 
 When he isn’t stroking the keyboard, Jacob spends time with his daughter. They both represent a bright blue blip in an otherwise predominantly red swath in south Texas.

You can find Jacob at 



$50 Amazon Gift Card for the grand prize and 5 winners will win free copies from Author’s Dreamspinner back list.

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Cover Reveal Blitz: Spell Cat by Tara Lain

Spell Cat
by Tara Lain 

When Killian Barth, history professor, meets Blaine Genneau, quantum physicist, they ignite their own big bang. But Killian can’t pursue a physics professor—or a human. As the most powerful male witch in ten generations, Killian must bolster his dying race by reproducing—despite the fact that he’s gay.

Even a fling with Blaine is out of the question, because Killian has been told sex with humans drains his power. But if that’s true, why can young human Jimmy Janx dissolve spoons with the power of his mind? If Killian can sort through the lies he’s been fed, he’ll still face his biggest obstacle — convincing rational scientist Blaine to believe in magic.

With his ancient and powerful cat familiar, Aloysius, on his shoulder, Killian brings the lightning against deceit and greed to save Blaine from danger and prove love is the greatest power of them all.

Release Date:
Oct. 31, 2016

Pre-Order at 

Also available in paperback


The man’s shaggy head cocked. “Sorry to bother you, but I’m new here. Can you tell me how to get to the physics building?”
Physics. Not my best subject. But right now he needed mechanics to keep his cock from rising. This man seemed to radiate heat even from several feet away, and it lit a fire in places Killian hardly recognized. Standing there with a rapidly rising hard-on came nowhere near cool. “Uh, I, uh, believe it’s directly across the street from here.”
The guy flashed dimples at Killian. “Damn. You’re not the first to say that. I’m not usually so bad at directions. Can you tell me which street? I’ve already been across a couple of streets.”
“The side street, Templeton.”
“Oh.” The stranger produced a wide smile. “Wouldn’t you know I’d choose every street but that one?” He paused as if he was searching for a new topic. “Quite a group I saw leaving here. What’s your subject?”
The laugh burst out explosively. “You’re joking?”
Gorgeous, but rude. “Not even slightly. I teach the history of witchcraft, among other things.”
“Sorry. Guess that was impolite.”
“Yes, I guess it was.”
The guy cocked his head and peered at Killian over the tops of the black rims. There was a lot of mischief in that handsome face. “Since I’m on a roll with being insulting, I think I’ll go all the way. I hope you won’t think I’m a stalker, but I stood here and watched while your class filed out. You’re about the most gorgeous thing I’ve ever seen. Is there the slightest chance you’re single—and gay?” He ducked and held up his hands as if to deflect a blow, but he never stopped smiling.
Killian arched an eyebrow. A lot of people assumed he was gay because of his long hair and pretty face, but he never confirmed or denied. “Who wants to know?”
The paragon thrust out a slim hand. “Blaine Genneau. New professor of quantum physics.” He grinned wickedly. “Gay professor of quantum physics.”
Killian took that hand and got a flash of heat straight to his balls. Like lightning streaked through the window into his jeans. Extraordinary. He pulled his hand back. Maybe the lightning loosened his tongue. “Killian Barth, professor of history. Gay professor of history.”
He gazed into those eyes. Deep green like ancient Chinese jade. A carved mouth. Just the type he imagined wrapped around his cock in his daydreams. But with one big difference. Killian sighed so deeply, it felt like his heart cracked. Yes, this man was gorgeous. Yes, Killian was gay. In truth, he was dying for a real relationship with a partner who both attracted him and fulfilled him, and if he’d ever been allowed to discover the type of partner he wanted, he knew Blaine Genneau would have fit every parameter—every parameter but one.

He tucked the helmet under his arm. “Good to meet you, Blaine.” He walked past the man and out into the sunshine toward his motorcycle. He couldn’t stay. He couldn’t find out what he’d been missing. Because no matter how perfect this man might be, Killian Barth didn’t do physics professors. In fact, he didn’t do humans. Sex with humans stole his energy and depleted his community, and that wasn’t allowed, because he was the most powerful male witch in ten generations, and he was expected to reproduce.

About the Author

Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 32. Her best-selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Paranormal Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft.  She lives with her soul-mate husband and her soul-mate dog near the sea in California where she sets a lot of her books.  Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!

You can find Tara at Lain


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