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Monday, May 16, 2016

Cover Reveals The Lost Series by Maria DeSouza

I'm happy to reveal the covers and blurbs, along with the tentative release dates for the remaining novels in the Lost series.


Book 2 in the Lost Series, Lost Soul:


 Synopsis:

He loved her with all his heart.
He mourned her with all of his soul.
Now, he must forget her…

A year has passed since Jason’s life was turned upside down. While trying to deal with his personal loss, he is given a new boss, a new partner, and a new case.   

Vin’s safe return brings news that leaves Jason’s life in shambles.  He struggles to find a way past the pain he is feeling.  But the only way to get past it, is to forget the one he gave his heart and soul to.

Will Jason be able to move on or will he just be another…
Lost Soul?

Tentative Release Date: August 31, 2016

Cover Credits:
Model:  Joe Marvullo
Photographer:   Jubert Gilay Photography    ~> FB Page
Designer:  Rochelle McGrath @ Shamrock Designs   ~> FB Page




Book 2.5 in the Lost Series, Hidden Destiny:


Synopsis:

Julian Straiz has always worn his heart on his sleeve, even as a lawyer.  Even though his career is going great, he finds himself wanting more.  He wants to have someone to come home to.  Someone to talk to at the end of the day, Someone to love.

Bethany Walters has worked with Julian for 7 years now.  When Julian offered her a job as his office manager, she quickly accepted.   Over time, Bethany has fallen for Julian, but she can’t bring herself to tell him. Julian deserves someone better than her.  
Anyone but her.

An unexpected surprise brings Bethany and Julian closer together.  Can Julian convince Bethany that she is his Hidden Destiny?

Tentative Release Date: October 23, 2016

Cover Credits:
Model:  Brendon Charles ~> FB Page  &  Allison Murphy ~> FB Page
Photographer:   Kruse Images & Photography  ~> FB Page
Designer:  Rochelle McGrath @ Shamrock Designs   ~>  FB Page


Book 3 in the Lost Series, Innocence Lost:


Synopsis:

He always did things by the book…
But not anymore…
Now, it was all about Revenge.

Jason is on a mission that he might not come back from.  He is going to Brazil to bring back Lucio.  Dead or Alive.

Jason has a plan to infiltrate Lucio’s club by having his partner, Jocelyn go undercover as a dancer.   He is ready to grab Lucio when he sees her.
Selene.

Jason must choose between getting his revenge or saving Selene.  Will he be able to stop Lucio or will there be Innocence Lost?

Tentative Release Date: December 31, 2016

Cover Credits:
Model:  Joe Marvullo
Photographer:   David Massa Photography
Designer:  Rochelle McGrath @ Shamrock Designs   ~> FB Page


Book 3.5 in the Lost Series, Hidden Evil:


Synopsis:

He was broken.
He was dangerous.
She was not going to give up.

Everything Eddie knew was a lie and now he needed to deal with it.  He killed for Lucio.  He was someone that shouldn’t have an ounce of happiness in his life.
This was his punishment.

Jocelyn saw something in Eddie that she couldn’t shake.  She saw the misery and pain that she once felt herself.   Once she decided to stay, she knew there was no turning back.

Love isn’t always easy.  It can be your worst enemy…. 
even a Hidden Evil.

Tentative Release Date: February 14, 2017

Cover Credits:
Models:  Lance Jones ~> FB Page  &  Stephanie Pietz   ~> FB Page
Photographer:   Kruse Images & Photography  ~> FB Page
Designer:  Rochelle McGrath @ Shamrock Designs   ~> FB Page


Book 4 in the Lost Series, Lost Time:


Synopsis:

Time can heal all wounds…

Jason and Selene are finally home but things are not right between them.  
Jason doesn’t know how to feel with everything that happened in Brazil, especially after finding out about his son.  A child he thought he lost with Selene.
A child he thought wasn’t his.

Selene never stopped loving Jason and she knows he didn’t either.  She just needs to remind him of that. Will it be enough to bring them back together and become a family?  Will Selene lose Jason for good?

Can Jason and Selene make up for Lost Time?

Tentative Release Date: April 2017

Cover Credits:
Model:  Joe Marvullo
Photographer:   Jubert Gilay Photography  ~> FB Page
Designer:  Rochelle McGrath @ Shamrock Designs  ~> FB Page


Book 4 in the Lost Series, Lost Time:


Synopsis:

Patience is a virtue…

After Jessie rescued Angelica and brought her back home, he made it his personal mission to see that she was ok.   Especially after finding out she was Captain Cayhill’s daughter.   

Angelica was angry and in pain after finding out about her father.   When her mother refused to let her back home, she found herself living on the street and having to do the unthinkable when Jessie intervenes.

The more Jessie tries to help, the more Angelica fights back. 
Can Jessie help Angelica find her Hidden Virtue before it’s too late?

Tentative Release Date:  June 2017

Cover Credits:
Model:  Eric Leto  ~> FB Page
Photographer:   Irish Wolf Photography  ~>  FB Page
Designer:  Rochelle McGrath @ Shamrock Designs  ~> FB Page



I will be putting up the pre-order for Hidden Heart Next week for a Release date of late June/Mid July.   Love Lost Audiobook will also be published sometime this week.  

XOXO 

Maria

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

New Release from Jenna Galicki!!! Punk Rock-A-Bye Baby!




Title: Punk Rock-A-Bye Baby
Series: Radical Rock Stars #5
Author: Jenna Galicki
Genre: Erotic Romance
 Release Date: January 27, 2016



Blurb

She rocks my world.
He sets my soul on fire.
We’ve traveled down a bumpy road, but we’ve finally found the balance.
It’s time to bring a new little rock star into our lives.
I’m Tommy Blade, the Prince of Punk Rock, and this is the next chapter in our story.

Loving two people is never easy, and Tommy Blade fights every day to ensure that his wife and his lover know that he loves them both equally. A commitment ceremony solidifies their pledge to one another and brings them closer together. Jessi Blade is a lucky girl. With animosity behind them, she and Angel share a more intimate relationship and their lives flourish. She has everything she ever wanted—except a baby.

Angel Garcia never thought he’d share his life with a woman, no less marry one in a commitment ceremony. When a baby joins their family, it makes him realize how much Jessi really means to him.

The road Tommy, Jessi and Angel travel is never an easy one. Just when they’re at their happiest, an accident may very well change the course of their lives.







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Author Bio


Jenna Galicki writes in multiple genres including m/m/f, m/f, and m/m. She is predominantly known for her Radical Rock Stars Series. The Prince of Punk Rock (Radical Rock Stars Book 1) was a finalist in the Best Bisexual Romance category, chosen by the Bi Writers Association.

Jenna is a strong advocate for LGBT rights and marriage equality. She volunteers with God's Love We Deliver, delivering meals to people with HIV and AIDS and other life threatening illnesses. She actively raises money and participates in AIDS Walk New York and is a proud sponsor of Children International.

She lives in Long Island, NY with her husband and two dogs. She is a rottweiler enthusiast and an avid music buff. When she's not hunched over a computer, you can find her front row at a rock concert.



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New Release from Teresa Gableman!

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Please join us as we celebrate the release of JAX , The Protectors Series Book #8 by NYT & USA Today's Best Selling Author Teresa Gabelman HERE

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Jax, Book 8


synopsis


Jax Wheeler has been fighting his own demons for as long as he can remember. One of those demons is from his past, a brother who wants nothing more to see Jax suffer. Working closely with the Cincinnati Branch of the VC Warriors Jax never thought he would find someone who could help him ease his pain, but he was wrong.


Having a past of her own, Caroline Fitzpatrick has survived being put into a trance by a madman who wanted to control her sister, a abusive relationship, communicating with the dead, but nothing has prepared her for Jax Wheeler. From the moment she saw him the attraction was immediate, but the attraction was not mutual or was it?


The more Jax tries to stay away from Caroline, the more he finds himself at her door, in her life. All he knows is that every minute he spends with the beautiful school teacher, the more danger he puts her in. His brother’s vengeance of wanting him to suffer has put Caroline in the line of fire and only Jax can protect her.


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Jax (The Protectors Series) Book #8 - LIVE TODAY


Other Books in the series-


Damon (The Protectors Series) Book #1

Jared (The Protectors Series) Book #2 

Duncan (The Protectors Series) Book #3

Sid (The Protectors Series) Book #4

Adam (The Protectors Series) Book #5

Slade (The Protectors Series) Book #6


Warrior Wedding (The Protectors Series) Book #7 


about the author


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Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the 'Protectors Series'. When not writing about sexy alpha vampires and the women who drive them crazy she can be found on a lake with a fishing pole/Kindle, at a MMA event or spending a fun evening with family.


Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!


Website: www.teresagabelman.com

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teresa...

Email: tgabelman@live.com


****Paranormal****

Damon (The Protectors Series) Book #1

Jared (The Protectors Series) Book #2

Duncan (The Protectors Series) Book #3

Sid (The Protectors Series) Book #4

Adam (The Protectors Series) Book #5

Slade (The Protectors Series) Book #6

A Warrior Wedding (The Protectors Series) Book #7


Forbidden Hunger (Lee County Wolves) Book #1


****Contemporary****

Rodeo Romance


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Friday, January 15, 2016

Cover Reveal ~ Punk Rock-A-Bye Baby by Jenna Galicki




Title: Punk Rock-A-Bye Baby
Series: Radical Rock Stars #5
Author: Jenna Galicki
Genre: Erotic Romance
 Release Date: January 27, 2016



Blurb

She rocks my world.
He sets my soul on fire.
We’ve traveled down a bumpy road, but we’ve finally found the balance.
It’s time to bring a new little rock star into our lives.
I’m Tommy Blade, the Prince of Punk Rock, and this is the next chapter in our story.

Loving two people is never easy, and Tommy Blade fights every day to ensure that his wife and his lover know that he loves them both equally. A commitment ceremony solidifies their pledge to one another and brings them closer together. Jessi Blade is a lucky girl. With animosity behind them, she and Angel share a more intimate relationship and their lives flourish. She has everything she ever wanted—except a baby.

Angel Garcia never thought he’d share his life with a woman, no less marry one in a commitment ceremony. When a baby joins their family, it makes him realize how much Jessi really means to him.

The road Tommy, Jessi and Angel travel is never an easy one. Just when they’re at their happiest, an accident may very well change the course of their lives.











Available Now


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AMAZON US / UK



AMAZON US / UK



 AMAZON US / UK






Author Bio


Jenna Galicki writes in multiple genres including m/m/f, m/f, and m/m. She is predominantly known for her Radical Rock Stars Series. The Prince of Punk Rock (Radical Rock Stars Book 1) was a finalist in the Best Bisexual Romance category, chosen by the Bi Writers Association.

Jenna is a strong advocate for LGBT rights and marriage equality. She volunteers with God's Love We Deliver, delivering meals to people with HIV and AIDS and other life threatening illnesses. She actively raises money and participates in AIDS Walk New York and is a proud sponsor of Children International.

She lives in Long Island, NY with her husband and two dogs. She is a rottweiler enthusiast and an avid music buff. When she's not hunched over a computer, you can find her front row at a rock concert.



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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Release Day post and giveaway! Safety in Numbers by Jessie G






Author Name: Jessie G.

Book Name: Safety In Numbers
Series: Sizzling Miami
Book: Five

Release Date: October 31, 2015
Categories: Gay fiction, M/M Romance, Romance

Blurb:
“Bros stick together no matter what.”
When Chris and Liam made that promise, they had no idea how important it would become or how it would be tested in the most brutal way. Nine years later, their bond cemented in blood, that relationship is all they have to hold on to.
“No matter what happens, this friendship will be the one constant we can count on.”
When Billy and Owen made that promise, they knew exactly how dangerous the world could be. They survived prison by protecting each other and they survived freedom by holding that promise sacred. Now they want more than just to survive and they want it from the brothers whose bond is as strong as their own.
“We are stronger together than we’ll ever be apart.”
When Owen reaches his breaking point, Chris jumps at the chance to make things right for all of them. With the future in their grasp, will they realize their strength is in their numbers and finally become the family they crave?
Author’s Note: This is NOT a foursome, but the story of two couples that needed to be told together.

Pages or Words: 76,000 words






Excerpt:
That silence hid a lot from their friends, but Liam knew Chris was plagued with memories far worse than his. That’s why they decided not to celebrate alone this year. Billy and Owen were expected any minute and it was the first time they invited anyone to join them. The anniversary was bittersweet for them and they chose to celebrate it because becoming brothers meant that much to them. “Do you think they’ll find it stupid?”
Chris just shrugged as if it was no skin off his back what they thought and Liam knew that was just bravado. Fact was, they both very much cared what the two men thought. “Liar.”
His brother sighed and dropped his head back. As if shit wasn’t fucked up enough, they fell for two bastards just as fucked up as they were. “I know you’re worried about Owen. The business with Colin is growing out of their control and I’m not sure why he thinks it’s a good thing. Is he trying to prove something? And the middle of the night phone calls from the FTR? He’s looking more and more fragile every day.”
Liam knew he wasn’t stating anything new. What he didn’t know was what Chris intended to do about it. Lately, when it came to Owen, Chris conveyed zero intent and seemed to be waiting for Owen to read him as effortlessly as Liam did. Their brother bond had been forged through blood and he was afraid Chris’s expectations of Owen were unreasonable. “Do you see his face every time he thinks he’s failed to understand you? The weight of it is crushing.”
Instead of regret, all Liam saw was anger in Chris. It wasn’t a common emotion for Chris and Liam could name every time he saw it. The fact that Chris knew what he was capable of if provoked had made him extremely conscious of that emotion and he often went to great lengths to contain it.
Owen was the very definition of insecure. Just the type to inspire Chris’s protective instincts, which Liam knew for a fact Owen did. Hell, he inspired Liam’s protective instincts. Owen was stubborn though and he often distanced himself, keeping things bottled up until they manifested elsewhere. Like in panic attacks that felt like heart attacks, which he also tried to hide. Liam nearly lost it when they found out that Billy was keeping Owen’s secret.
Chris nodded slowly, as if he completely followed Liam’s train of thought and waited for him to connect the dots. And just like that, Liam understood. “You’re pissed because he doesn’t come to you when the panic sets in. That he hides it from you and they hide it from us.”
It made total sense, but he had to wonder if they were expecting too much. After all, they couldn’t call what was going on with either man a relationship. No, they were four fucked up bastards trying to come together in some romantic—what? Not a foursome, eww…he loved Chris, but yeah, that just wasn’t happening. And Owen wasn’t his type any more than Billy was Chris’s type. But—always with the fucking buts, right?—what was happening was very definitely happening to the four of them, and Liam now had to wonder if that was the problem, because trying to come together was definitely not the same as being together.
Chris shook his head and shifted in his seat. No, he was right. It wasn’t just their brother bond that made it impossible to move forward as two separate couples. Billy and Owen had formed their own unique friendship in prison and were no more likely to move forward without the other one either. “Just once, couldn’t we have done something the easy way?”
The fire door banged open and Liam turned to see Billy and Owen, arms full of brightly wrapped packages, struggling to pull a huge cluster of balloons through the door. It was a shocking contrast to their dark thoughts and so uncharacteristically sweet of both men. Billy caught their surprised stare and yelled, “Is this where the party’s at?”
“It is now.” It might seem silly, but it was exactly what they needed and exactly who they needed it from. Maybe they hadn’t been expecting too much at all. Liam rose to give them a hand and glanced down to see the look of longing in Chris’s eyes and thought maybe it was time they all expected more.

Buy the book: Amazon Pre-Order Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014E90EXA
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Meet the author:

Like many readers, the dream of being a writer has been with me a long time. After three decades of trying, I'd begun to doubt. Thanks to social media, I followed my favorite authors hoping to glean some words of wisdom as I pounded out half-formed ideas with alarming regularity. Two repetitive themes emerged: to be a great writer you
must read a lot and your butt must be in the chair every day like it's a job. The more you write, the easier it will be to write and the better you will be at writing. I took that advice to heart and write every day. With six published books to date, three series in the works and a full schedule of releases planned for the next two years, it's been amazing to have made this dream my reality.

I am a firm believer in marriage equality, love at first sight, power dynamics and happily ever after. I'm a lover of strong secondary characters and series filled with families, biological or chosen. All are themes you'll find throughout my books.

Where to Jessie G:
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Publisher: Jessie G. Books
Cover Artist: Andrew Reyna





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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fighting His Fire by Ann Lister Review

 
NEW RELEASE!!!
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Fighting His Fire
The Rock Gods #6
Ann Lister
synopsis
Locked-down at a Los Angeles intervention facility, everyone around Dante Dupont and his Black Ice band mate, Ashton Lane, thought this would fix the issues between them. Dante and Ashton knew differently. What made this a hundred times worse was the fact they were stuck in this room together. They hadn't shared space like this since the one afternoon they both wanted to forget. And, revisiting that nightmare was not an option . . . with or without the help of a therapist. Two musicians. Same band. Afraid to admit their true feelings, being in close quarters again has them both at their breaking point. They say if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen, but neither of them can find a reason to leave, and fighting the fire is becoming more and more difficult to do. Dante's baggage isn't pretty and his scars run deep, but Ashton might be the one to finally see beyond his past and help him find a way out from the smoke screen he's spent his life hiding behind. In order to get there, though, they'll both have to walk through the flames.
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Review:

So last we met the Rock God's series Dante and Asher were locked in a room for fighting and causing Black Ice to miss a show.  Now we get to hear their story and let me tell you they are HOT together!  Explosive is how the story starts with the two coming to blows, but soon we find out why they've been at each other's throats, they got together a few months ago but right before they could do the deed Dante found out Asher had never had sex with a man before and he stopped what they were doing. He hurt Asher and then Asher ignored him. Things esculated to the point where they couldn't talk anymore and instead of giving into the desire between them they fought. 

Now when the therapist actually makes them talk about themselves they each find out things about the other. And eventually they talk about what happened that night and find they were both in the wrong. When they are released each of them want to try to be together but they are both still wary of giving their heart away. What they realize is that they've starting loving each other even when they were trying to ignore each other. 

As always when it comes to the Rock God series I love this book.  I had to read it as soon as it came out!!  Dante and Asher are great together and I just want to wrap my arms around Dante and hold him!  As always we get a group event at the end where we see many of the characters we love and get a glimpse into the next story to be told. And of course I can't wait for the next one to come out!



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Check out this snip-it:
Dante's big hand touched Ashton's firm thigh and squeezed. A grin lifted one side of his lips. "Oh, I don't know about the kid comment. The parts of you I've seen look all man to me." Dante leaned in and brushed his lips to Ashton's. "Every...last...inch."
This story is also so full of emotion. You'll tear up at the most unexpected times just because these alpha men are just so open and honest with each other. Here, for example....
"You're worth it, Dante, and, I'm not just saying that. You always were. You just needed to believe in yourself."
Here's the series, in order..... You can read them as standalones.... but why do that? Trust me, you will get SO much more out of the stories knowing who everyone is and how they are all connected. It's a beautiful story.....one I can't wait to see on the big screen!!
#1 - Fall For Me - http://amzn.to/1fNWl3V
#2 - Take What You Want - http://amzn.to/1KU5BMI
#3 - Make You Mine - http://amzn.to/1LCDHaJ
#4 - Looking at Forever - http://amzn.to/1fNWEfh
#5 - Meant for Me - http://amzn.to/1fNWIvu
#6 - Fighting His Fire - http://amzn.to/1fNWN2d

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Fret by Sandrine Gasq Dion Review & Giveaway





Title: Fret

Author: Sandrine Gasq Dion

Cover Artist: Kellie Dennis

Length: 48,000 words

Release Date: September 01, 2015

Blurb: Former Navy SEAL Axel Blaze lives a solitary life. He doesn't do emotions, and he doesn't do babysitting. Used to being on his own, his job consists of Wetwork (a charming term coined by the KGB) for his former Master Chief, Mac. When an out-of-the-ordinary job lands on his doorstep, Axel heads down a path that includes a famous heavy metal rock band and one quiet, vulnerable, guitar-shredding virtuoso named Gareth Wolf.

Gareth Wolf's life changed in an instant when a car he was a passenger in crashed, hurting his brother's best friend and the band's lead guitarist. They created the band, Skull Blasters, as kids. Gareth had always been happy in the background, playing roadie. With the lead guitarist's injury, Gareth is suddenly thrust into the limelight and into a frenzied life he never imagined for himself. Finally fed up with living a lie, Gareth comes out as gay in a newspaper interview and finds himself in the bulls-eye of a crazed stalker. Somebody wants Gareth hurt - or worse - and Mac has been hired to be sure that doesn't happen. Babysitting duty is NOT Axel's strong suit, but Mac won't be budged.

Enter Axel Blaze. Against his better judgment, the big man takes the job to protect the shy musician. The more time he spends with Gareth Wolf, the more he admires the man. Where's a simple assassination when you need one? The situation becomes more volatile for each man as the attempts on Gareth escalate just as Axel finds himself falling for the quiet lead guitarist.

Strong, funny, smart-ass -- and kinda sweet Axel is everything Gareth has ever wanted in a man. Too bad he's off limits. As the stalker grows bolder, Gareth and Axel move closer emotionally - but is it too late? All Axel knows is that they don't stand a chance if he can't find the maniac trying to kill the man he's come to care about. A  lot.

Everyone knows that relationships that begin in pressured or volatile situations eventually fizzle out.

Or do they?




Thumping music was shaking the walls of the Dome as I headed for my designated spot. I guess I’m meeting Paul, the band’s manager.

I took mental notes as I passed through the crowd of screaming, jumping people. The band was rocking it out and I sought out Gareth Wolf. There were two guitarists, but I found him right away. Black hair touched his shoulders and his lean body moved with his guitar.

He was in his element.

The song was wrapping up and the floor was shaking from the bass drum. The floor-to-ceiling speakers pumped out the last notes of the song. The crowd immediately went wild as Ransom Fox leaned over the stage.

“Let’s hear it for the best lead guitarist on the planet!” he shouted.

Gareth shook his hair back and bowed with one hand out. Again, the crowd screamed, shouted and whistled. Ransom went on to give some love to the other members of the group.

I rolled my eyes and pushed my way through the crowd toward the side of the stage. A large man eyed me and then nodded as I walked by. Again, I could have been wearing a ‘Hello, I’m God’ tag and security wouldn’t have batted an eyelash. As it was, my tag faced backwards; he couldn’t even see my name or credentials.

Security for the Skull Blaster band was sorely lacking.

I sat through another hour of bone-jarring hardcore metal before the band finally left the stage. I scanned the area for their manager, but no luck.

I walked right behind the curtain and fell into step with the band members as they trudged toward their dressing rooms. They didn’t even notice me — and I’m really hard to miss.

They stepped into the dressing room; I followed and slammed the door shut behind me. Ransom turned and his eyes widened.

“Who the fuck are you?!”

“Nice of you to finally notice me,” I pointed out.

“Paul!” Ransom thundered. He immediately moved in front of Gareth, shielding him.

“Oh for fucks sake.” I arched a brow.

The door behind me opened and a startled man looked me over from head to toe. He flipped my name badge over and sighed audibly, clearly relieved.

“It’s cool, Ransom. This is the guy I was telling you about.”

“You could have mentioned he was a semi-truck.” Ransom’s eyes narrowed.

“I’m sorry I couldn’t meet you,” Paul apologized to me. “I ran into some media and couldn’t get away.”

“Not that this isn’t fun —  because, oh so much fun — but I’m here to do a job. So I need to speak to whoever is in charge of ‘security.’ Now.” I leaned very slightly — but effectively — in to Paul’s face.

“Why?”

I turned to see Gareth peeking out from behind his brother’s broad shoulders. His eyes were a shade of green I’d never seen before, and with his pale complexion and dark hair? The guy was a looker and then some.

“Because band security royally sucks. I walked right on back here with them and not one person noticed or stopped me. That is not acceptable.”

“Who are you?” Gareth gaped.

I pinned him with a hard look. “I’m your bodyguard.”

Ransom chuckled.

“What the actual fuck?” Gareth stepped in front of his brother. “Is this a joke?”

“Nope.” Ransom shook his head.

“Jinx, Harley, Rebel. Give us a few, eh?” Paul opened the door and tilted his head toward the hallway.

“Sure thing, boss.” Rebel tipped his hat and winked at me.

I leaned against the wall as the members walked out. I overheard one of them, not sure which, talking to another.

“Did you see the size of that guy?”

“How could you miss him?” another one answered.

Paul shut the door and turned to Gareth with an apologetic smile.

“I knew what you’d say if we told you beforehand,” he admitted.

“Oh, did you now? You had to get me Conan the Destroyer? Jesus Christ!”

“Gareth,” Ransom warned.

“What? This is stupid! I don’t need a human shield!”

“You’re going to play nice and allow this man to watch your back, Gareth!” Ransom shouted. “You’re getting threats since you came out! I insist you be kept safe!”

“Gareth, why don’t you go clean up? Then you and Mr. Blaze can get acquainted.”

“Seriously? Blaze?” Gareth snorted.

I narrowed my eyes at the kid. Well, to me he was a kid, after everything I’d seen in my life. Gareth was almost twenty-three and I was pushing thirty. We locked eyes for a few seconds before he turned away.




Review:

So this ARC came to me very late and I am sorry for my late post. You see when I received it I was in the middle of the newest Ann Lister book, and I could not tear myself away from Asher and Dante.  Imagine my surprise when the guys from Black Ice and Ivory Tower make cameo appearances in this book!!  

Gareth never thought that he had what it took to be a lead guitarist but when the lead guitarist from his brother's band loses his ability to play from a car accident Gareth is thrust into the spotlight.   While dealing with his feelings of inadequacy on the stage he is also keeping his sexuality hidden. But now he's decided he can't do that anymore. With the support of the rest of the band and a few rock god friends, he is announcing that he is gay. 

Six months later Gareth is getting death threats. Enough that his manager and his brother have hired him a babysitter, but man oh man he's never seen a babysitter like this one. Tall, dark and lickable Axel Blaze, yes it's his real name, not only looks like a badass, he has the resume to back it up. Axel is also gay, and he's an ex-Seal, but Axel doesn't do relationships, he likes his privacy and he doesn't trust anyone. But as the two are thrust together to keep Gareth safe, Axel finds himself falling for the young man who brings light into where ever he goes. 

The problem is even if Axel lets Gareth in, will he be able to keep Gareth safe at the same time? 

I totally enjoyed this book.  I love rock gods no matter if they are gay, straight or bi. And not only that but I love military men too, I write about one myself. So these two combine to take me on a fantasy through my hearts desires. If you are like me and love music and alpha males you definitely should get this book. You will not regret it! 



Best-selling author, Sandrine (Sandy) was born in Inglewood, California. Raised by "Old School" French parents, she later moved to Tucson, AZ. It was there that writing became a hobby. Always told she had a great imagination, Sandy wrote short stories for her friends in High School. In college, she took more writing classes while working on her Criminal Justice degree, but it wasn't until a soap opera caught her eye that she got involved in male on male romances. On the advice of a friend, Sandy dipped her toes into the world of M/M Romance. Sandy takes the writing seriously and has had countless conversations with gay men as well as hours of research. She's been involved with the military in one way or another for over twenty years, and has a great deal of respect for our men in uniform. She's traveled the world, but has finally returned to Arizona.

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