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Playing the Fool series by Lisa Henry and J.A Rock

Book 1:

Expected publication: December 29th 2014 by Riptide Publishing

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Book 2: 

Expected publication: February 2nd 2015 by Riptide Publishing

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Book 3:

Expected publication: March 9th 2015 by Riptide Publishing

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About the series: 

Mac and Henry aren’t just an odd couple—they’re completely improbable: a tough-as-nails, by-the-book FBI agent who picked the wrong week to give up caffeine and donuts, and a young con man who’s as handsome as he is difficult to pin down. But when they’re stuck on the run together, the snark and heat reach Shakespearean proportions. Or maybe that’s just Henry’s flair for the dramatic.

Rural Indiana has never seen an accidental crime-fighting duo quite like this. But when the danger’s over and the play’s done, Mac and Henry may have to write their own script to find a happy ending.

 

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Thank you Netgalley via Riptide Publishing for the e-copy of these books! 

I have mad author love for both Lisa Henry and J.A Rock. My 1 wish is that someday I get to be in a room when they are plotting their next joint story. Whether they are going for dark, sad and twisted or fun with fisting 🙂 you’re sure to get a dose of greatness. I was honoured to be able to Beta read Another Man’s Treasure for these 2 ladies. A dark and twisted book that left me feeling a little desolate. I was able to pre- review When All The World Sleeps and was so amazed how these 2 thought up some of the shit they did. And my heart hurt. And the ANGST. OMG these 2 do ANGST so well.

And here’s a well known secret. They write fun stuff too! Like make you LOL and LOL!

Mark Cooper VS America

So much fun and hot that book!

So now I get to tell you about Playing the Fool. 

Well no I won’t spoil it for anyone because it’s a long time b4 it releases to the public but I will tell you to Treat yourself with book 1 for Christmas. Good tidings and good cheer! A little Mac and a little Henry really will leave you feeling good.

I can’t even imagine how much these 2 ladies must of laughed their asses off writing some of the sentences in these books.

I am totally not Disguspressed ! Like not at all. I am totally and 100% in love with the way these stories flowed.

Henry and Mac take you on such a fun fun ride. Costumes and dresses! Guns and murder!

Candy and donuts and just say no to sugar.

Say no to decaf and nasty ass tea!

Happy birthdays, twisted persona’s, running, someone’s always running.

So here’s my advice. Start this book with a great big mug of coffee (pot! pot of coffee) and a box of doughnuts. Don’t share the doughnuts with anyone. This box should be your’s and your’s alone. Ensure that you have lots of candy or chocolate with you at all times.

If you’re on a diet this book is not for you 😉

I’m totally saddened that this ride has ended for me…. for now

I am so disguspressed with those last 2 words cause I want more more more and soon soon soon and please please please!

But alas while I wait to see if get more Mac and Henry….  I’ll take some Brandon and Alex to keep me company!!!

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Spotlight and Giveaway: Sweetwater by Lisa Henry

 

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Hi! I’m Lisa Henry, author of Sweetwater! I’m touring the web talking about my inspiration, my

writing process, and giving you a behind ­the­ scenes look at Sweetwater. And of course there’s a

giveaway! You could win a title from my back catalogue, as well as a $20 Riptide gift voucher!

Giveaway!!!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post with a way for me to contact you, be it your email, your twitter, or a link to your facebook or goodreads account. Please put your email in the body of the comment, not just in email section of the comment form, because I won’t be able to see it otherwise! On October 8, I’ll draw a winner from all eligible comments! Be sure to follow the whole tour, because the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win the prize!

About Sweetwater:

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Wyoming Territory, 1870.

Elijah Carter is afflicted. Most of the townsfolk of South Pass City treat him as a simpleton

because he’s deaf, but that’s not what shames him the most. Something in Elijah runs contrary to

nature and to God. Something that Elijah desperately tries to keep hidden.

Harlan Crane, owner of the Empire saloon, knows Elijah for what he is—and for all the ungodly

things he wants. And Crane isn’t the only one. Grady Mullins desires Elijah too, but unlike Crane,

he refuses to push or mistreat the young man.

When violence shatters Elijah’s world, he is caught between two very different men and two

devastating urges: revenge and despair. In a boomtown teetering on the edge of a bust, Elijah must

face what it means to be a man in control of his own destiny, and choose a course that might end

his life . . . or truly begin it for the very first time.

 

 

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About the Author

Lisa Henry lives in tropical North Queensland, Australia. She doesn’t know why, because she

hates the heat, but suspects she’s too lazy to move. She spends half her time slaving away as a

government minion, and the other half plotting her escape.

She attended university at sixteen, not because she was a child prodigy or anything, but because of

a mix­up between international school systems early in life. She studied History and English,

neither of them very thoroughly.

She shares her house with too many cats, a dog, a green tree frog that swims in the toilet, and as

many possums as can break in every night. This is not how she imagined life as a grown­up.

You can visit Lisa her website, at Goodreads, Facebook or Twitter.

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Not Fade Away (Hell or High Water #3.5) by S.E. Jakes

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About the book:

Truth or dare.

Ever since superspy Cillian moved into Prophet’s building, their game of Steal the Couch has been funny to Prophet, but a thorn in Tom’s side. Then Prophet gets bored one night during an ice storm and insists on playing another simple game with Tom: Truth or Dare. In exchange for one of Prophet’s truths, Tom steals the couch one last time.

But Prophet’s truths are never easy—Tom should know that by now—and this one raiseshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20700010-not-fade-away neither ofhttps:/https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20700010-not-fade-away://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20700010-not-fade-awaywww.goodreads.com/book/show/20700010-not-fade-away quite know how to answer. In response, Tom finds himself laying claim to Prophet in the most basic way he knows how. And also finds that he doesn’t mind it in the least when Prophet returns the favor.

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Thank you Riptide Publishing and SE Jakes for an advanced readers copy of the ebook!

4 Smoking Hot STARS!!!!!!

❤️❤️❤️ Prophet ❤️❤️❤️

This was a sexy sweet intense short motherfuckin teaser!!!

52 pages of pure smoking kinky sexiness and sweetness.

I so wanted in there like swimwear!!!!!

Tommy & Proph

And even tho most pages were smexin times, we still had some sweet points that made my heart hurt so facking much!!!!!!!

Like Prophet’s blurry eyes. Ahhh my heart. Tommy u better continue to treat him right or I will come after you Bebe.

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Second Helpings by Charlie Cochrane Blog Tour and Giveaway!

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I’m thrilled skinny to be dropping in here as part of the Second Helpings blog tour. A million thanks to Slitsreads for having me as a guest.

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About Second Helpings

Stuart Collins’s life might as well have ended a year ago when his partner died in a car crash. Even Stuart’s widowed father has found new love with an old friend, Isabel Franklin, so why can’t Stuart be bothered to try?

Then he gets a phone call from Isabel’s son, Paul, who wants to check out whether or not Mr. Collins is good enough for his mother. During dinner together, though, they end up checking out each other. Trouble is, Paul’s got a boyfriend—or maybe he doesn’t, since the boyfriend’s supposedly giving Paul the push by ignoring him. Or maybe Paul just wants to have his cake and eat it too.

Honesty with each other is the only way to move forward. But maybe honesty with themselves is what they really need.

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Mare's Review

Thank you Riptide Publishing and Charlie Cochrane for a copy of the book. 

3.5 Stars

This is going to be a shorty review. My 1st Charlie Cochrane book! Will no be my last. 

I liked the story and I liked it’s delivery. Charlie’s words flowed rather poetically after the 1st 2 chapters. 

I was hooked, and I couldn’t picture spending a Sunday afternoon and the cottage any other way. 

Lying in the hammock, with a drink and the breeze and my ereader! Perfection! 

I can state that I wished the book was a longer, and a little bit more in depth but I’m sure my next Charlie book will give me that! 

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About the Author: 

As Charlie Cochrane couldn’t be trusted to do any of her jobs of choice—like managing a rugby team—she writes. Her favourite genre is gay fiction, predominantly historical romances/mysteries.

 

Charlie’s Cambridge Fellows Series, set in Edwardian England, was instrumental in her being named Author of the Year 2009 by the review site Speak Its Name. She’s a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Mystery People, and International Thriller Writers Inc., with titles published by Carina, Samhain, Bold Strokes Books, MLR, and Riptide.

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Running Wild, (Havoc #1) by SE Jakes Virtual Book Tour

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Thanks so much to SlitsRead for hosting me on the tour for Running Wild: Havoc Book 1.  This is the start of a brand new series, with different heroes for each book and HEAs at the end of each book.  Sean Rush and Ryker stole my heart a long time ago, and I’m excited for you guys to meet all of them.

RUNNING WILD:  Havoc Book 1

Embrace the danger…

Sean Rush is an adrenaline junkie. That’s why he was in the Army, why he steals and races classic muscle cars . . . and why he can’t stay away from bad boy Ryker, a Havoc Motorcycle Club lieutenant. Fortunately, Ryker can’t seem to stay away from Sean—he’s spent the last eight months breaking into Sean’s apartment and stealing into his bed, leaving Sean physically satisfied but increasingly restless.

Sean has always avoided relationships. He likes to come and go without being controlled. And Ryker is possibly the most controlling man he’s ever known. Still, he finds that he wants more from Ryker than their silent nighttime encounters.

Then one of Sean’s thefts goes bad, and Ryker’s protective instincts kick into overdrive. He takes Sean to the Havoc compound, determined to keep him safe. But Sean’s past threatens the safety of Havoc—and everything Ryker holds dear. Worse, Ryker’s hiding secrets of his own. Soon it’s obvious that the adrenaline rush can’t keep them together anymore. But maybe love can.

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FYI, I’m also writing a m/f MC series under the Steph Tyler name—the first book of that series, Vipers Run is out now as well.  And there’s a very light crossover in that you’ll see names of MCs that are main characters in my Vipers series—namely Vipers MC, along with the Heathens.  Havoc’s friendly with Vipers, not so much with Heathens (they seem to be everyone’s enemy at the moment)

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Here’s a snippet from a scene toward the middle of the book. Ryker has just proved to Sean that he doesn’t mind his MC knowing they’re together — by kissing the hell out of him in front of everyone. And then he tells Sean to get on the back of his bike, so he can take Sean home. Sean has objections…

 

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Still, I kept my voice down so no one could hear when I told him, “I’m not riding in the bitch seat.”

He was trying not to grin, but failing. “Why not?”

“I know exactly what it means when you ride on the back of a guy’s bike.”

“Really?”

“It means you fucking own me, Ryker.”

“Don’t I?”

His words were a low rumble that shot straight to my dick and holy fuck . . . I had no answer. Well, obviously I did, but I refused to put voice to it.

I was out—that wasn’t the issue. And obviously being out wasn’t an issue for him either. But the MC shit, we’d never talked about it, what it meant for us. All these men knew about our relationship, knew he was looking out for me. Knew he considered me his.

I swear I had to remind myself to breathe.

“Get on the bike, Sean.”

This time, Ryker’s tone left no room for argument. If anything, it made me harder. I stopped thinking—par for the course when I was around Ryker—and I got on the bike behind him.

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Mare & Sil review

Thank you Riptide Publishing and SE Jakes for a copy of the ebook in exchange for an honest review.
 
It is no secret, well if it is, it should be well known that I (Mare) love me some SE Jakes.  Personally I think she is one hell of an author and also an amazing person to get to know. So when SE let out the bomb that she was writing a M/M biker book I for one couldn’t wait. And I blabbed and blabbed about it to my co-bloggers.
 
When it was time, when we had the books in our hand, my co-blogger Silvana and I decided we would do a BR. BR’s are so fun cause you get to talk about the book step by step and bit by bit.
 
So it kinda went like this:
 
Mare:” I haven’t started it yet Silly, I’ve been busy all day. I should start it later this evening. Have you started it?”
Silvana: “OMG YES Mare! Mare! IT’s A GAY HAWK.”
Mare: “STFU. Are you serious. OMG. I am so going to kick out my company and get on it.”
 
(time difference btwn us is something like 15 hours. She’s WAY ahead of me. Like a day ahead)
 
So I stayed up, way past my bed time to read. And then woke up early and read some more. Silvana had 10% left to go so I waited.
Then it went a little like this:
 
Silvana: “I finished Mare. What did you think of it? “
Mare: “I gave it 5 stars in GR. But I think the story was more 4 stars.”
Silvana: “Yes 4 stars is what I give it.”
Mare: “But I gave .5 stars cause he really was HAWK.” 
Silvana: “YES!”
Mare: “And another .5 cause Sean was such a bad boy. And he stole cars. And drag raced them. And you know how I feel about bad boys.” 
Silvana:  “Lol Mare I do. I loved Ryker. He was awesome. “
 
And our convo went on some more to talk about the story line at times being busy. Almost like ADD on the pages. 
But it’s so SE and what I truly love about her. 
About Sean and Ryker and the chemistry btwn the 2 of them. 
About sex on the car and how hot that scene was. Then I threw in about another book of SE’s and the “hurricane scene” 
Silvana popped her SE Jakes cherry with this book. 
But I’m pretty sure she’s going to go read Prophet now 🙂 Just remember Silvana he is mine!!!! 
So all in all SE Jakes, you did it again. Another bomb diggity bomb read. Another man I fell for (Sean). another story I/we devoured, another Wild fucking Ride. So thanks lady!!!! 
 

SE Jakes writes m/m romance. She believes in happy endings and fighting for what you want in both fiction and real life. She lives in New York with her family and most days, she can be found happily writing (in bed). No really…

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Truth be told, the best way to contact her is by email or in blog comments.

She spends most of her time writing but she loves to hear from readers!

SE Jakes is the pen-name of New York Times Bestselling author Stephanie Tyler (and half of Sydney Croft) — please go to my media kit to learn more!

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