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Title: Taboo for You
Series: Love and Family #1
Author: Anyta Sunday
Genre: GayRomance
Published: 2013
Page Count: 280 pages

 

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Sam’s freaking out. He’s 30 in three weeks. And what has he done in his twenties? It’s pretty simple math: nothing exciting at all. But hey, he has three weeks right? Maybe that’s just enough time to tick his way through a 20s Must Do List . . . 

Luke’s freaking screwed. He’s come out to his family, and his friends. Except there’s a certain someone who doesn’t know yet: his neighbor of 7 years. Who also happens to be his best friend. Who Luke needs to tell the truth, but he just . . . can’t . . . seem to . . .

Jeremy’s freaking over-the-moon. It’s the countdown to his 15th birthday, and his goal is simple. No matter what, he’s going to spend heaps of time with saucy Suzy. But first he needs to get his over-protective, no-girlfriend-’cause-you’ll-get-her-pregnant parents off his back. And what better way than pretending he’s gay?

Sam, Luke, and Jeremy. Three guys who have a lot of history together, and a lot of future too—

—well, if they can sort out their issues, that is.



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Reviews

“It is wonderfully put together and it’s noticeable how much time, effort and thought is put in every detail. I highly recommend it to every MM romance fan out there, especially those whose guilty pleasures are mm reads with friends-to-lovers/gfy theme. It will put a never-ending smile on your face.” – PurpleBook – Way Too Hot Books (4.5/5 stars)

“The tone of the book is funny and sweet. The list is a presence throughout the book and I liked that. I felt this was well written and flowed well. It isn’t an action packed, angst ridden book. It’s a slower ride through the countryside. And I absolutely adored the ending. Perfect.” – Lucy – Hearts on Fire Reviews (4.5/5 stars)

 “I know it may sound cliché, but this book made me laugh and it made me cry. Just witnessing the devotion Luke has to Sam and Jeremy is something we all hope for in a mate. […] I highly recommend this book…” – Jackie – The Novel Approach (4.5/5 stars)

 “Having gone through my own 30th birthday crisis, I could empathize with Sam, yet knew he was in good hands with Luke, and even with the playful, totally teenage Jeremy. Everyone should have neighbors as nice as these three.” – Pat Henshaw – All About Romance (B+)

 Taboo for You offers the very best of a friends-to-lovers story: friends who didn’t even realize they had already become a family.” – Michelle – Joyfully Jay (5 stars)

*** Nominated for the Goodreads M/M Romance 2013 Member’s Choice Awards in the category “Best Gay/Out For You” ***
*** Runner Up for Best Gay Contemporary Romance (William Neale Award), Rainbow Awards 2013 ***

Taboo For You is also on the list of “Favorite Books I Read in 2013” at The Book Vixen, and one of Eli Easton‘s Favorite M/M Romances Read in 2013 — GFY / Gay Virgin


About Anyta Sunday:

A bit about me: I’m a big, BIG fan of slow-burn romances. I love to read and write stories with characters who slowly fall in love.

Some of my favorite tropes to read and write are: Enemies to Lovers, Friends to Lovers, Clueless Guys, Bisexual, Pansexual, Demisexual, Oblivious MCs, Everyone (Else) Can See It, Slow Burn, Love Has No Boundaries.

I write a variety of stories, Contemporary MM Romances with a good dollop of angst, Contemporary lighthearted MM Romances, and even a splash of fantasy.

My books have been translated into German, Italian, French, Spanish, and Thai.

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♦ Cover Reveal ♦ Raphael, by Tillie Cole


 

Title: Raphael 
Series: Deadly Virtues #1
Author: Tillie Cole
Genre: Dark Romance
Release date: June 11th, 2019

 

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They are the Fallen. A brotherhood of murderers whose nature compels them to kill. But guided by their leader, Gabriel, the Fallen have learned to use their urges to rid the world of those it is better off without.

For Raphael, sex and death are intertwined. Where there is one, there must be the other. He is a lust killer, luring his victims with the face of an angel and a body built for sin.

And Raphael lives to sin.

His newest mission takes him into the sadistic underworld of Boston’s secret sex clubs, and puts him face to face with his greatest fantasy made flesh.

Maria is everything he’s ever dreamed of, the kill he’s always longed for. She’s not his target. And he knows he must resist. But the temptation is too strong…

Yet Raphael is not the only one with a mission. Maria is not quite what she seems. And as her secrets and Raphael’s unravel, Maria begins to question everything she thought she knew—about evil, about the place she calls home, and about the beautiful sinner she was sent to destroy.

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains sexual situations, violence, sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and topics some may find triggering. Recommended for age 18 years and up.

 

The Fallen: Genesis a prequel novella in The Deadly Virtues Series and MUST be read before RAPHAEL (DV: book one).


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About the Author

Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.

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You Loved Me At My Darkest by Evie Harper (You Loved Me #1)

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Title: You loved me at My Darkest
Series: You Loved Me #1
Author: Evie Harper
Genre: Dark Romance
Published:  May 2015 
Page Count: 315 pages
Rating: 3,5 stars 

 

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Blood is thicker than water…

Having endured more than their share of tragedy, sisters Lily and Sasha embark on a dream holiday—only to find themselves in hell. Kidnapped by a rich madman, Sasha is sold into slavery, while Lily is forced to join The Collection, a unique bevy of exotic beauties enduring frequent horrors at the hands of elite bidders. However, no amount of pain and suffering will break Lily, who will stop at nothing to save her younger sister. Possibly with help from an unlikely ally.

Love is stronger than loyalty…

Attempting to prove his allegiance to his employer, Jake is tasked with guarding the unruly and uncontrollable Lily. He can’t afford to help her in her quest to free Sasha—not if he hopes to fulfill his own agenda. But in their dark, gritty, tension-filled world, solace is taken wherever it’s found. Bonds are formed and hearts engage despite Jake’s resistance and both their attempts at self-preservation.

When certain secrets come to light, the resulting explosion has breathtakingly bittersweet consequences that, by the end, may not leave everyone whole…or alive.


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So…I actually read books 2 and 3, before I started this one. I would, however, recommend starting with book 1, because it’s the events from this book, that will lead to the set-up of book 2. I am just a crazy person who likes to do things ass-backward. I had no problems with following the storyline of book 2 without reading this book first, but I will say that reading this one…gave me more insight into book 2 and 3. So learn from my mistakes 😛

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Because I had already read “You loved me at my Weakest“, I knew what this book was gonna be about.. and I also went in…feeling a certain way. This did not help me enjoy it more…it actually pissed me off….so…yeah, really not a smart decision on my part.

After losing their parents, Lily and Shasha, who are Australian, decide to take a trip to America, New York to be specific. Their dream vacation soon turns into a nightmare of epic proportions, when they are kidnapped and thrown into the world of sex slavery. They are taken to Columbia where they are separated and locked away.

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The reason these girls have been taken is because Marco, the mean kingpin of the story, likes to add beautiful women from all over the world, to his collection. The women in his collection live together at a secret location. Once a month (sometimes more) Marco organizes a private party, where the women are displayed and sold to the highest bidder for the night. The bidders can do with them as they please…well…without marking his prized possessions that is.


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Sasha is not joining Marco’s collection. He has no use for her, so the plan is to auction her off as a sex-slave. Lily is really scared, but she is more scared for her sister than she is for herself. So she is willing to do whatever it takes to get her sister out of there.


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I liked that Lily was a strong and feisty heroine, but I do have to say that there were moments she pissed me off. She kept being a hardass and disobeying….even when she knew chances where her sister would be hurt because of this. She just couldn’t stop running her mouth.


From the moment Jake laid eyes on Lily, he was done for. He is extremely attracted to Lily and he doesn’t want her in this awful hell.

But Jake has an agenda of his own and he can’t just let his feelings for Lily interfere with his own plans…plans he has been working on for years. So he does what he can, to keep her safe.

Lily feels the same attraction towards Jake, even though he is supposed to be one of the bad guys….she can’t help but fall for him.

Now this one was pretty heavy on the insta-love. Normally I can look past that, but being in the situation they were in….it felt a bit unbelievable. One moment she is taken away for a private party and being raped….and the next she is in love and having sex with Jake….one of the guys that is keeping her in this place…. ???

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I had a bit of a hard time with that. I can’t imagine that a woman being raped a few days prior, would be excited about any form of sex so soon after, but hey…maybe that’s just me.

Slowly secrets are being revealed, and with secrets, I mean Jake’s secrets. He is on a mission of his own. He can’t help Lily escape, because he needs to find the secret location where “the collection” is being held.

Now Jake…I also had an issue with. Because for 4 years he has been working his ass off to complete this secret mission, that is very close to his heart. But after setting eyes on this one girl….everything changes and he is willing the to fuck everything up for her …??  Maybe this sounds a bit harsh from my part, but you will understand better once you figure out what his mission is really about.

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I will tell you that this book ends on a HEA…. if you can call it that, because this book is what leads to “You Loved me at My Weakest” (which is my favorite) and so many things are still messed up. So I will rephrase and say that it ends on a HEA for this couple. Which also made me pissed off with Jake, because when all is said and done….he takes his new found love Lily and leaves….without a backward glance…… I was really disappointed with him at this point.

Now don’t take my ranting the wrong way. I really did enjoy this book. It’s just that having read book 2…which I really loved…I was a bit prejudiced going into this one. This is why I advice reading these books in the right order 😉

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* Cover Reveal * ANGEL by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

USA TODAY  bestselling authors Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine conclude the story of sexy Fallen Angel rockers Viper and Halo in ANGEL.

Title: Angel
Series: Fallen Angel
Author: Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine
Genre: MM Rock Romance
Release date: April 25th, 2019

 

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As Fallen Angel embarks on their worldwide Corruption tour, frontman Halo is forced to deal with his newfound fame, as well as his intense feelings for his bandmate, Viper.

Because now Halo has everything he ever dreamed of and one surprise he never expected: a boyfriend.

And Viper has the one thing he never thought he wanted but found himself chasing down: a relationship.

From the very beginning, they were drawn to each other, but can these polar opposites find lasting love, or will their flame burn out?

ANGEL is the third book of the Fallen Angel Series and should be read following HALO and VIPER. Halo and Viper’s story concludes in ANGEL.


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Finding Forgiveness by Sloane Kennedy

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Title: Finding Forgiveness
Series: Finding #4
Author: Sloane Kennedy
Genre: Gay Romance
Published: January 24th 2016
Page Count: 211 pages
Rating: 4 stars 4

 

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He was only there for a business deal… 
A couple of days…that was all it was supposed to take for property developer Roman Blackwell to decide if the strip of land just south of Dare, Montana would be the perfect spot for his next luxury resort. He wasn’t interested in repairing his frayed relationship with his half-brother who’d moved to the small town a few months earlier and he definitely wasn’t interested in doing anything more than scratching an itch when he checked out the gay club near his hotel. But when his plans for a quick hook-up are waylaid after he steps in to save a young man being brutalized, Roman finds himself building an emotional connection he never saw coming. 

One bad decision changed everything… 
College student Hunter Greene has spent 18 months trying to forget the one night he gave in to temptation and made a decision to hide one lie by telling another. But the guilt of knowing he shattered another young man’s life to protect his own secret shame is slowly destroying him and he knows that soon even his spiral into a dangerous pattern of self-destructive behavior won’t be enough to keep his entire world from imploding. But the last thing he’s looking for is someone to save him. 

But fate works in mysterious ways… 
Forced to return to the town he grew up in, the last person Hunter expects to run into is the mysterious savior who changed everything with one soul-shattering kiss. While he can’t deny his attraction to Roman, Hunter knows that he’ll never be free to act on it and once Roman discovers the terrible secret he’s hiding, it won’t matter anyway. 

Because some things just can’t be forgiven…


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This is the fourth book in the series and I have to say that it was a bit more emotional than the previous ones, because it deals with some very sensitive subjects. Having read book 5, “Finding Hope” already, I can say that that one is still the most emotional of them all…and one of my all-time favorites. Still…this one makes a great “second best” when it comes to all the books in this series so far. I still have hope there will be more 😉 

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Since I’ve read all the books before this one, I already knew who Hunter was and what he did to Finn (book 1). FOTO BEWERKEN - makkelijk online je foto's bewerken of aanpassenI always figured there was more to that story and when I found out what really happened and how Hunter was feeling, my heart broke for him.

He’s 19 years old and he’s refusing to accept his gayness. Reason for this is his fucked up father who has been abusing him and treating him like shit his whole life. Hunter uses self-harm, to calm his panic, feeling pain on the outside makes the pain on the inside fade away…

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When Hunter is at a gay bar, he follows a biker into a back room, he figures, if he lets himself be used by the guy, he might not feel these gay urges anymore. But what was supposed to be a one on one, turns into a gang thing and Hunter gets abused by more than just one biker. He doesn’t say no or tries to stop it….he just retracts into himself…feeling numb…feeling nothing.

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He wasn’t prepared to walk into a bunch of bikers abusing a young man. When he sees the empty look on the man’s face, he springs into action and kicks their asses. He takes Hunter with him to his hotel room and tries to comfort him. 

One kiss shared between the two of them changes everything…

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These two men are both broken and lost in their own ways. One a bit more than the other. Will they be able to mend each other’s broken pieces and will Hunter be able to forgive himself for what he did to Finn…

I really enjoyed this one, I felt so bad for Hunter. I know he made a mistake in the past, but I don’t think he was responsible for other people’s actions. He was just a kid himself and he didn’t have anyone to lean on…Roman was perfect for Hunter. 

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He was patient and sweet and protective. I really liked the two of them together and I was very proud of how Hunter’s confidence grew and how he finally stood up for himself and Finn.

This book does deal with sensitive subjects, such as non-consensual sex, self-harm, and abuse…

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Mine by Mary Calmes

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Title: Mine
Author: Mary Calmes
Genre: Gay Romance
Published: March 5th 2012 
Page Count:  220 pages
Rating: 4 stars 4

 

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Trevan Bean has a job that’s going from illegal to frightening, a boyfriend who may not be in his right mind, and a guardian angel who might actually be evil incarnate. Add to that the reappearance of his boyfriend’s estranged family, death threats, kidnapping, and the struggle of saving money to realize a dream, and Trevan has a lot on his plate. But Trevan is up to the challenge: he promised Landry a happily ever after, and Landry’s going to have it if it kills him!

It just might.

Landry Carter was a broken doll when they met two years ago but has grown into a partner who can stand at Trevan’s side… most of the time. Now that Trevan’s life just got scary—and Landry just got himself kidnapped—Trevan has to hope Landry’s love stays strong through this newest challenge, because the happily ever after won’t happen if Trevan has to go it alone.


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Well get on board the crazy train and read this book, because even though it’s ridiculous and the characters are all crazy as fuck…this book was awesome !!

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I don’t even know how to explain what this book is about, but I will try and give you some idea.

Trevan and Landry have been in a relationship for 2 years. I thought it was kinda nice to read a book about an already established couple.
Trevan is a money runner for a big-time bookie and Landry (former man-whore) just opened his own jewelry shop. Nothing weird yet right…

Their relationship, however, is not what I would describe…very healthy. They are extremely possessive of one another and especially Landry needs constant reassurance. At one point Trevan wakes up with Landry standing over him…jerking off while holding a knife. 

His answer as to what he’s gonna do with the knife is..

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… Later on, we get to know a little bit more about Landry, and why he is the way he is… He’s not really right in the head, that’s for sure and there were moments that he annoyed me, but I still loved him anyway 😉 How could I not…

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Now this is a Mary Calmes book, so all this weird ott stuff starts happening. I absolutely loved every second of it !! We get some estranged weird as fuck family members who come back into play, changes at work because of people getting killed off and of course a kidnapping…

Then there is also Trev’s guardian angel, aka his shadow who keeps protecting him..Conrad, the hitman. Damn, but I loved that guy. He has his own book now and I highly suggest you read it 😉

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This book was very different from the Matter of Time series, yet in some way it still reminded me of it. Especially the ott happenings, and the way Landry seemed to be able to fix everything… and let’s not forget how most people liked him on sight. That’s okay by me though, because the Matter of Time series is my absolute favorite…No one will ever replace Jory !!:P

This book wasn’t drenched in sex, but what was there was very hot and even though the MC’s were very much insane, they really made it work between the two of them. I think they were perfect for each other!

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Conclusion…I loved it, so I highly recommend it !!

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♥ Cover Reveal ♥ Pretty Reckless, by L.J. Shen

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Pretty Reckless, the first standalone in the highly anticipated All Saints High series from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is coming April 29th and we have the gasp-worthy cover!

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We were supposed to be best friends

But turned out to be worst enemies…

Penn

They say revenge is a dish best served cold.

I’d had four years to stew on what Daria Followhill did to me, and now my heart is completely iced.

I took her first kiss.

She took the only thing I loved.

I was poor.

She was rich.

The good thing about circumstances? They can change. Fast.

Now, I’m her parents’ latest shiny project.

Her housemate. Her tormentor. The captain of the rival football team she hates so much.

Yeah, baby girl, say it—I’m your foster brother.

There’s a price to pay for ruining the only good thing in my life, and she’s about to shell out some serious tears.

Daria Followhill thinks she is THE queen. I’m about to prove to her that she’s nothing but a spoiled princess.

Daria

Everyone loves a good-old, unapologetic punk.

But being a bitch? Oh, you get slammed for every snarky comment, cynical eye roll, and foot you put in your adversaries’ way.

The thing about stiletto heels is that they make a hell of a dent when you walk all over the people who try to hurt you.

In Penn Scully’s case, I pierced his heart until he bled out, then left it in a trash can on a bright summer day.

Four years ago, he asked me to save all of my firsts for him.

Now he lives across the hall, and there’s nothing I want more than to be his last everything.

His parting words when he gave me his heart were that nothing in this world is free.

Now? Now he is making me pay.

Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs

Model: Austin Victoria

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About LJ Shen:

L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets people’s’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.

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Fallen Princess by Chantal Fernando (Wind Dragons MC #7)

From the New York Times bestselling author who “knows how to draw you in and keep you hooked” (Angela Graham, New York Times
bestselling author) comes a compelling tale of family loyalty and budding
romance starring the badass Clover Black as she is forced to choose between
following her heart or keeping her family safe.


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Title: Fallen Princess
Series: Wind Dragons MC
Author: Chantal Fernando
Genre: Romance
Release date:  April 8th, 2019, 2019
Rating: 3,5 stars 4,5

 

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Growing up as the Princess of the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club, Clover Black knows she’s had a thoroughly unique upbringing. As the daughter of the former President of the club, she’s expected to live a certain kind of life but she does the unthinkable…she goes to the police academy and becomes a cop. Without her family knowing.

After being assigned a new partner, the handsome Felix Banks, a friendship blossoms, but as Felix teaches her how to be a better cop, she finds herself falling for him, all while, struggling to keep her two lives separate. Tensions rise when the truth comes out and it becomes clear that Clover is being used for her motorcycle club ties.


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I have read an enjoyed several books written by Chantal Fernandez in the past and I have got to admit that I was very curious about this spin-off. I had already read a little bit about Clover in Ace of Hearts, which made me even more curious about her story. Also…a MC Princess, who is also a cop…I just had to read about that. 

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Now as much as I enjoyed the story…and I did…there was just one thing, or I should say, one person, that bothered me throughout most of the book… Clover. For some reason, I did not feel any connection with her.  I felt she was acting a bit entitled. She wanted her cake and eat it too. She forced her friends to keep secrets from the club and she came off as very judgemental. She also acted as if she herself was the best thing since sliced bread, especially when it came to her job, while she was just a rookie. I also didn’t get how she thought that the police force would not know or care about her biker family….dense much !!

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Since Clover’s mother also works for the FBI (informing or something) I didn’t get why Clover being a cop would be such a bad thing. I don’t get why and how she kept all of it a secret. 

Now I did really like Felix. He’s her new partner and he really knows what he is doing, on and off the job 9f01372377900d9203bc4efe48eb1659 His father was killed by bikers and so he doesn’t carry around a lot of love when it comes to MC’s. That said, he does carry a lot of love for Clover and so he was willing to work through everything to be with her… 

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I enjoyed the story and the suspense, but I have got to be honest and say that it was Felix and all the secondary characters that really made the book for me. I didn’t hate Clover but she definitely wasn’t my kind of heroine. She got better towards the end though 😉

Now I do have high hopes for Cara, she might be more of my liking. I also really liked Rhett so I am very curious to see what’s gonna happen with those two. 

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Wood, Screws, & Nails by Piper Vaughn, Kade Boehme (Hard Hats #1)

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Title: Wood, Screws, & Nails
Series: Hard Hats #1
Author: Piper Vaughn, Kade Boehme
Genre: Gay Romance
Published:  April 23rd 2014
Page Count: 166 pages
Rating: 4 stars 4

 

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Aaron Costa’s summer was all planned. Despite having to remodel the family lake house, it would be a vacation of sorts, and he had every intention of enjoying it—until the friend who was supposed to help him got injured and left him in a lurch. He decides to take the opportunity to bond with his son and hires Julian and his roommate, Malachi, to assist. 

As a broke college student, Malachi could use the money, and spending the summer with Aaron for eye candy sounds like a dream. “Look but don’t touch” becomes his motto. But when Julian starts flaking on his responsibilities and Malachi and Aaron are forced to spend long hours alone together, their mutual attraction is impossible to resist. 

Aaron can’t fight the temptation sexy Malachi presents. But more than their age difference stands in their way, not the least of which is Aaron’s semi-closeted status and the fact that he’s never openly discussed his sexuality with his son. He has no idea how Julian will react when he learns his father is not only gay, he’s also dating his best friend.


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I already read the second book, so I thought I would give this one a try. Damn, I’m glad I did. This was one sexy little read !! I am still recovering 😛

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So… Aaron, 37, is the father of Julian who’s 21. He has his own construction company and yes…he’s gay.

When Aaron was young he fooled around with his best friend some and the end result was Julian. They didn’t stay together, but they are still best friends and they’ve raised Julian together. Julian’s mom has been in a relationship with another man for a very long time and they all get along really well. There is just one tiny little issue…Aaron has never told his son he’s gay (stupid stupid stupid)

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Malachi (I really don’t like that name) is Julians best friend and roommate. He’s also 21 and yes…he’s gay as well. He also has a major thing for older guys.

Aaron is spending the summer renovating his parents’ house at the lake and when his best friend Blake (book 2) calls and tells him he won’t be able to come and help, Aaron calls his son Julian. He thinks it would be a perfect opportunity to have some quality bonding time with his son.

Julian agrees but wants to bring his best friend Malachi with him…Malachi needs the money and Aaron needs all the help he can get.

Well, you know what happens next….instant attraction !! 

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Aaron tries to stay away at first because Malachi is only 21… and his son’s best friend. But when Julian decides to go and party instead of helping with work….that leaves Aaron and Malachi with a lot of alone time. 
So these two start to heat up the sheets together…..and damn were they hot !!

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After some time sneaking around and having some really hot sex, they start having feelings for one another. They both know it’s not just meaningless fucking anymore.

One day they get a bit too bold and decide to make good use of the pool table. Julian was not happy when he came in, and got a nice view of his best friends ass….an ass occupied by his father’s dick !!

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Now I know Julian was acting like a whiny little bitch almost the entire time…and Aaron was a bit of a doormat where his son was concerned…but still, that shit was fucked up.

I think Julian had every right to be pissed off and traumatized. I would not want to walk in on my father like that…doesn’t even matter if it’s with one of my male or female friends. So Malachi’s ignorant reaction, saying it was none of Julian’s business what they were doing…I call bullshit on that one. If one of my best friends would fuck my dad..I would kick their ass…twice !!!

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I also call bullshit on Malachi saying that Aaron didn’t have to come out to his son, because it was his right to keep it a secret. But that’s my personal opinion. How can you teach your kids not to lie and to always be yourself, but then lie yourself and act as if you’re ashamed of who you are. 

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Things with Julian were fixed a bit too fast for my liking. It wasn’t very realistic. One minute he’s pissed off and the next he almost forces his dad on a plane to go after Malachi. 

I would have enjoyed/appreciated it more if it would have taken more time for Julian to forgive his dad and come to terms with everything. That may sound harsh, but I for one would not have forgiven my dad that fast for lying to me and sneaking around with my best friend. I also don’t think I could forgive my best friend for not talking to me about it. Sure Julian was a bit of a brat, but I don’t think his “brattiness” had anything to do with this.

Anyway…now that I’m done ranting…I did loved reading this one. It was very interesting and very nice on the steam !

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The Accidental Girlfriend, an all-new hilarious romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart is coming June 25th and we have the beautiful cover for you!

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Top Tip: Don’t put out an online ad offering your services as a fake date. Someone will take you up on it.

And it won’t just be for one night.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how I ended up being Mason Jackson’s fake girlfriend.

He didn’t even want me to be. No—his sister was solely responsible for me being his date for his ten-year high school reunion.

Now, she’s responsible for telling his parents our relationship is real.

We have no choice. We have to act like this isn’t all a mistake, like it’s not all fake, like we’re totally, completely, utterly, head-over-heels in love with each other.

Simple, right?

Wrong.

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She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs.

Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud.

Yes, really. She’s that sarcastic.

 

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*Blog-tour* Dirty Laundry, by Heidi Cullinan (Tucker Springs #3)

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Reissuing March 29, 2019 by Dreamspinner Press. Title is revised with some significance and expanded from original release.

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Title: Dirty Laundry
Series: Tucker Springs
Author: Heidi Cullinan
Release date: March 29, 2019
Page Count: 199 pages
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Sometimes you have to get dirty to come clean.

When muscle-bound Denver Rogers effortlessly dispatches the frat boys harassing grad student Adam Ellery at the Tucker Springs laundromat, Adam’s thank-you turns into impromptu sex over the laundry table. The problem comes when they exchange numbers. What if Adam wants to meet again and discovers Denver is a high-school dropout with a learning disability who works as a bouncer at a local gay bar? Or what if Denver calls Adam only to learn while he might be brilliant in the lab, outside of it he has crippling social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Either way, neither of them can shake the memory of their laundromat encounter. Despite their fears of what the other might think, they can only remember how good the other one feels. The more they get together, the kinkier things become. They’re both a little bent, but in just the right ways. 

Maybe the secret to staying together isn’t to keep things clean and proper. Maybe it’s best to keep their laundry just a little bit dirty.

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I have no idea why I waited so long to read this one, since plenty of my friends have recommended it to me ages ago. Guess it’s mostly a case of so many books and so little time. Still, it’s not a good excuse since Heidi Cullinan did write one of my all-time favorites “Carry the Ocean“. So shame on me !!

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Now I am gonna admit that I am not a huge BDSM fan (I make some exceptions), but I am a fan of kinky, dirty sex and most especially….”dirty talk“, and let me tell you, I got plenty in this one !!!

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I really liked Adam, and he was so cute. I could understand life being a struggle for him. My heart really broke for him a few times… It also really pissed me off !!

So meeting Denver is really such an awesome thing for Adam… Adam has some issues of his own to deal with but being with Adam is the best thing for him. They are so amazing for each other…oh and HOT…did I mention HOT yet ??

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I also want to mention I have read the revised and expanded edition, and since I didn’t read the previous version yet… I have no idea what has been changed 😉

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*Blog Tour Spotlight* Arctic Sun by Annabeth Albert

Everything’s bigger in Alaska, especially the HEAs. Annabeth Albert kicks off the brand-new Frozen Hearts series with Arctic Sun, an opposites-attract romance between a rugged outdoorsman and a smoking hot former male model.

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Title: Arctic Sun
Series: Frozen Hearts #1
Author: Annabeth Albert
Genre: Gay Romance
Published/Release date: April 1st 2019
Page Count: 384 pages
Publisher: Carina Press (Harlequin)
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He’s built a quiet life for himself in Alaska. But it doesn’t stand a chance against the unrelenting pull of a man who’s everything he shouldn’t want.

Ex-military mountain man Griffin Barrett likes his solitude. It keeps him from falling back into old habits. Bad habits. He’s fought too hard for his sobriety to lose control now. However, his gig as a wildlife guide presents a new kind of temptation in superhot supermodel River Vale. Nothing the Alaskan wilderness has to offer has ever called to Griffin so badly. And that can only lead to trouble…

River has his own methods for coping. Chasing adventure means always moving forward. Nobody’s ever made him want to stand still—until Griffin. The rugged bush pilot is the very best kind of distraction, but the emotions he stirs up in River feel anything but casual, and he’s in no position to stay put.

With temptation lurking in close quarters, keeping even a shred of distance is a challenge neither’s willing to meet. And the closer Griffin gets to River, the easier it is to ignore every last reason he should run.

Warnings: Publisher’s Note: Arctic Sun deals with topics some readers may find difficult, including sobriety and eating disorders.

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I think this was a nice enough read,  I am gonna be honest though and say that wasn’t completely blown away. Its the first book in a new series though, so I hope that the stories will keep getting better and better… It did make me want to take a nice long vacation to Alaska 😉

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Both of the MC’s struggle with some serious issues, which sets a bit of a serious tone right from the beginning. 

Griffin is a bit of a lone wolf, but when his uncle needs his help he feels like he has to step up…which he does. Griffin is a military veteran and a (recovering) alcoholic. He is struggling his way through life. Staying put…is one of his ways of coping.

River is a former model still recovering from, and dealing with a very serious eating disorder. He deals with his issues in the exact opposite way…by moving from one place to another.

Now I have got to be honest here… I love a good slow burn, but this story was just a bit too slow for my tastes. There were even times I felt a tad bored. My mind started wandering off and that is never a good thing. 

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That said…I did feel these two were good for each other. There was a certain sweetness about them. You know who didn’t have any sweetness… Griffin’s mom, I didn’t care for her at all. 

All in all this was a nice read and I am curious about the next book in this series. 

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New Release: TAKE by Pam Godwin (Deliver #5)

  

TAKE is book 5 in the DELIVER Series
Dark Romance – Anti-heroes – Sex Trafficking – Cartel


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Title: Take
Series: Deliver #5
Author: Pam Godwin
Genre: Dark Romance
Published/Release date: April 2nd, 2019
Page Count: 460 pages
Rating: 4,5 stars 4,5

 

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He’s a notorious crime lord, a kidnapper, and an artist.
Scarification is his outlet, and he just captured a new canvas.
Kate refuses to surrender beneath his blade or the cruelty in his beautiful eyes.
But she’s drawn to the man inside the monster. A man who makes her ache with his touch. Who owns her with his kiss.
A man who worships her as deeply as he hurts her.
She can run, but there’s no escape from a bond carved in scars.


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Take is the fifth book in the amazing “Deliver” series. Now let me start this review, by saying that this book can and should not be read as a stand-alone. If you want to really enjoy this series, you should go back and start reading with Deliver #1, and slowly…or fast…work your way down to this awesome read. Trust me…you won’t be sorry. 

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This is definitely a dark romance series and each and every book has some major triggers… That also goes for this one. I am not gonna mention them all, but I did want to give you a little warning in case “dark” isn’t really your thing.  

Those of you who have already started this series, already know Kate from the previous books. She has been through hell and back and now she is still struggling to move on. Too bad that hell doesn’t seem to be finished with her just yet and decides to screw with her once again…using Tiago Badell, to do so. 

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I really don’t want to say anything that could possibly spoiler this book. It should be read blindly I think… So I am gonna keep my review short and simple. 

Tiago has definitely become one of my favorite anti-heroes, though he still has to take a little bit of a back seat to Van Quiso….then again…I don’t think anyone will ever be able to top him in my book !! That said… Tiago was all sorts of hot, darkbroody and disturbed. Just how I like my men 😛 

A nightmare in a designer suit 

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Kate tries her very best to hate every part of his being…but it isn’t all that easy. Not everything is as black and white as she would like it to be. Could it be she is actually developing feelings for this monster…or is she suffering from a case of “Stockholm syndrome”. 

One smile, and he could be mistaken as human, A hot-as-fuck human with the capacity to shift and melt things inside her.

This story really pushes against some boundaries, it definitely pushed some of mine…but I gobbled it all up, like the good little girl that I am fcc37b1805a49c13a3f7d3d50b64ed47

Kate really is my kind of heroine. She was so strong, but she also excepted her weaknesses…she was no push-over, but she knew not to push beyond the limits. I admired the fact, that even with everything she has been trough…she still had the ability to look further…to see beyond the outside.

She saw a heart worthy enough to take

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I highly recommend this book and all the other in this series !!

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Family Camp by Eli Easton (Daddy Dearest #1)

Check out this awesome new series by Eli Easton. Read my ARC review and an excerpt !!

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Title: Family Camp
Author: Eli Easton
Series: Daddy dearest #1
Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: March 28th, 2019
Page count: 219 pages
Cover Design: Reese Dante
Rating: 4,5 stars 4,5

 

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When Geo signs up for Family Camp, he envisions nature hikes, s’mores, and a chance to win over his recalcitrant new foster kids, Jayden and Lucy. He’s tried to become a dad for so long, and he hopes the three of them can be the family he’s always wanted. What he doesn’t anticipate is the prickly and gorgeous camp counselor who constantly comes to his rescue.

Travis spends a week every year at Camp Evermore, the camp his adoptive parents own. As a pro baseball player, his presence guarantees a full campground and excited campers. He has one rule: never, ever mess around with anyone at camp. His profession demands he stay in the closet. But one sweet and funny new dad is about to test all his resolve.

Sparks fly for Geo and Travis, and not because of the nightly campfire. Having been a foster kid himself, Travis is drawn to Geo’s sincerity and big heart and to his kids. The four of them just fit. But will this be a summer romance? Or can they find a way to be a family long after Family Camp is over?

The Daddy Dearest series will consist of stand-alone contemporary novels focusing on single gay dads who find hot romance. Expect laughs, sweet and sexy slow-burn romance, and lots of family feels!

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I am a huge Eli Easton fan, and so I have read and loved plenty of her books, with Five Dares, being my favorite so far. Now I may be one of the few people who actually does enjoy reading about kids in my romance books. Most of the time the little brats are funny as hell and they are wonderful tension breakers 9f01372377900d9203bc4efe48eb1659So yeah, saying I was excited about this one, is putting it mildly.

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I can gladly say that I was not disappointed !! This book was awesome…as were the kids fcc37b1805a49c13a3f7d3d50b64ed47 What made it even more fun for me was the fact that my son is named Jayden as well…and so I had no choice but to love him 7e6c22cc4c29adb0f4a619d0806b71f1

Now this book is all sorts of cute and sweet….and lets not forget HOT.

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I had the best of time reading it and I did most of it with a huge smile on my face.

Geo was really trying to be a great dad to his new foster kids and I admired the hell out of him for doing so. There was a small misunderstanding between Geo and Travis in the beginning but thankfully things got resolved pretty quickly. There is some angst in this one…be it small mostly revolving around Travis’ sexuality. 

I really needed something light and sweet after reading some very heavy books and this one definitely delivered. I can’t wait to see what’s next 😉

Highly recommended !!

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Excerpt

Sixth inning. Geo was ready for the game to be over. It was fucking hot on the ball field, all open and exposed, the sun baking down. And he was also not sure how much more Travis-watching he could take—him with his silky burgundy gym shorts and a sweaty Camp Evermore green shirt stretched over those muscles. His long legs were tanned and well-defined from hours at the gym.

Those thighs could fucking crack walnuts. Dude.

Damn, but that was one fine-looking man. Geo knew he should lay off, though. Travis had made himself clear.

Only he hadn’t. At all. One minute, Travis seemed into him him. He sought out Geo’s company, like the way he kept coming by the cabin at night. And the next minute, he’d put distance between them, ignoring Geo or closing himself off behind a granite-like expression and those eye-hiding shades. And Travis had laid a clear line in the sand. Not at camp. Not gonna happen.

Yup. That was fine. Sure, Geo hadn’t been mutually attracted to a guy that hot in ages. Or ever, really. But Geo hadn’t come to camp to fool around. He had other priorities.

It did make him wonder though. Bridget had said Travis wasn’t out. A quick Google search last night had confirmed that. In fact, Geo had been shocked to discover there’d never been an out baseball player in the major leagues. Like, in the history of American baseball. Which was tragic. No wonder Travis was in the closet. It had to suck monkey balls living like that. Especially with all the women who threw themselves at him constantly. There were a dozen women on the sidelines right now that looked ready to have his babies. That had to be weird for a gay guy. Didn’t it?

Geo himself was always super uncomfortable when women came on to him. He felt compelled to blurt out “I’m gay!” in the first five minutes. It was just too weird otherwise.

Then again, Travis’s love life was none of Geo’s business. Maybe the guy was bisexual. Maybe he liked dating women just fine.

Jayden came up to bat. Geo focused on his son, clapping hard. “Come on, Jayden! You’ve got this!”

Jayden took a wide stance beside the plate, both hands gripping the bat, choked up a little. Travis had spent a few minutes with Jayden at the start of the game, showing him how to stand, and Jayden copied him exactly. The kid was a great mimic. He’d been nervous at first, tense and defensive. But by now he just looked focused. He stared, narrow-eyed, at Frank as Frank pitched an easy ball.

Geo loved that about this game, that everyone tried to give the kids easy wins, and no one took the competition seriously.

Jayden hit the ball hard. It flew through the air a short ways then plonked to the ground and skipped along fast. It was heading right down the center line, though a bit more towards third base and Travis’s side of the field.

“Go Jayden! Go!” Geo shouted. He went after the ball. In his peripheral vision, he saw Jayden round first base and keep running.

Travis was going after the ball too, dodging low. He scooped it up. He was going to throw it to third base, keep Jayden back on second. Geo couldn’t let that happen.

He dove in front of Travis, crowding him, holding an arm out to block Travis from throwing the ball.

Travis snorted, bemused. “What are you doing? You’re on my team.” He backed up, trying to get away from Geo.

“Blood before bros, man,” Geo said with fake seriousness. He kept up with Travis, step for step, grabbing Travis’s right arm in a firm grip so he couldn’t raise the ball.

“Stop it!” Travis laughed. “Dork. That’s not legal.”

“Don’t care.”

They took three steps back, like they were dancing. Geo held Travis’s right arm, staring him down. Travis met his gaze, a goofy smile on his lips. Back and back they stumbled. Suddenly, Travis got a sparkle in his eyes. He wrapped his left arm around Geo’s waist and picked him up, swinging him around so he ended up behind Travis.

Geo was still finding his feet as Travis drew back his arm and sent the ball sailing.

Right to home plate. But Jayden got there first. Umpire Cindy made the motion with her hands, safe.

Geo laughed and raised his arms in triumph. “Yeah, baby! Great job, Jayden! Home run, whoo!”

Then he realized everyone was staring at them. On the sidelines, there were a dozen cameras raised, filming.

Oh. Er. Hmm. Geo wiped his face, feeling sheepish.

That’s when a piercing scream rent the air.


About Eli

Having been, at various times and under different names, a minister’s daughter, a computer programmer, a game designer, the author of paranormal mysteries, a fan fiction writer, and organic farmer, Eli has been a m/m romance author since 2013. She has over 30 books published.
Eli has loved romance since her teens and she particular admires writers who can combine literary merit, genuine humor, melting hotness, and eye-dabbing sweetness into one story. She promises to strive to achieve most of that most of the time. She currently lives on a farm in Pennsylvania with her husband, bulldogs, cows, a cat, and lots of groundhogs.

In romance, Eli is best known for her Christmas stories because she’s a total Christmas sap. These include “Blame it on the Mistletoe”, “Unwrapping Hank” and “Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles”. Her “Howl at the Moon” series of paranormal romances featuring the town of Mad Creek and its dog shifters has been popular with readers. And her series of Amish-themed romances, Men of Lancaster County, has won genre awards.

Her website is www.elieaston.com

You can email her at eli@elieaston.com


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