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  • A Way with Words by Lane Hayes

    A really sweet romantic story about facing your truth, coming out, and falling in love.

    My favorite part is Tony meeting up with Remy for lunch in the Park and how Remy was willing to take there relationship as slowly as Tony needed.  

     

    Tony De Luca is a simple guy. He works for his uncle’s Brooklyn-based construction firm. And he knows from experience that keeping his head down and doing his job is the best way to deal with the meddlesome family members he sees daily. They think he’s quiet and maybe a little awkward but the truth is more complicated. Tony has a secret he isn’t ready or willing to share. He’s an expert at avoiding familial scrutiny. At least he was until the sexy guitar player showed up.

     Remy Nelson is a small-town, free-spirited guy looking for a new life in the big city. He stays busy playing his instrument on a busy Manhattan street corner during the day and bartending at night. Remy is more interested in finding steady employment than a mate, but he can’t deny his attraction to the dreamy construction worker with soulful eyes, a kind heart, and a unique way with words. Falling for Remy wasn’t what Tony expected, but keeping him will require courage. And an end to keeping secrets.

     

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    “Yeah, that’s no fun. But it’s good to make new friends.” He gave me a sideways grin. “Like us.”

    “Yeah, except you make me sweat,” I admitted with a half chuckle. Then I added, “In a good way. I like you.”

    Remy hummed softly and sidled closer to me, resting his thigh against mine. “I like you too, Tony. You make me smile.”

    We stared at each other for a long moment. All those funny details came rushing at me. Things I never noticed about other people. The gorgeous halo of curls, the shape of his eyes, the freckle on his cheek and those luscious lips. The lone bulb above the back door illuminated him in a yellowish light that shouldn’t have been flattering but I had a feeling Remy would look good with a paper bag on his head. Wait. That didn’t make sense. I furrowed my brow and cocked my head just as Remy set his arm over my shoulder and pulled me forward.

    My heart raced when the tips of our noses brushed and our breath commingled visibly in the cool air. With a courage I didn’t know I possessed, I angled my head and slowly touched my lips to his. Just a touch. He had room to pull away. Hell, he even had room to punch me if I got this totally wrong. But when he purred softly and licked the corner of my mouth, I knew we were on the same page.

    I cradled the back of his head and gently threaded my fingers through his hair. I held him like he was a fragile flower or something. Then in my typical bull-in-a-china-store style, I plunged my tongue between his lips. Remy gasped at the onslaught but he didn’t miss a beat. He wrapped both of his arms around my neck, drawing me close as he glided his tongue over mine, twirling and sucking feverishly.

    I didn’t know how long we made out on that stoop but I could have done it all damn night. He tasted incredible and he felt even better. I loved the way he pressed his chest against mine and those sexy noises he made drove me wild. I wanted more than we were able to do on a cigarette break. Much more.

    We broke for air and eyed each other, looking for clues. Or maybe that was just me. I couldn’t be the one in charge of directing traffic here. I was out of my depth. He had to tell me what came next. I’d never figure it out on my own. Remy caressed my cheek and smiled before leaning in to nibble on my bottom lip.

    “I have to go,” he whispered.

    “Okay. I’ll see ya ’round.” My huskier than usual voice didn’t mesh with the casual vibe I was going for.

    Remy pulled back with a smirk. “That’s all you’re going to say? “See ya”? Don’t you want my number or something?”

    “Um yeah. Yeah, I do.” I pulled out my cell and handed it to him. “Put it in. My hands are shaking.”

    This time when he smiled, I felt it deep inside me. The butterflies in my stomach fluttered like crazy but in a good way.

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    Meet the Author

    Lane Hayes is grateful to finally be doing what she loves best. Writing full-time! It’s no secret Lane loves a good romance novel. An avid reader from an early age, she has always been drawn to well-told love story with beautifully written characters. These days she prefers the leading roles to both be men. Lane discovered the M/M genre a few years ago and was instantly hooked. Her debut novel was a 2013 Rainbow Award finalist and subsequent books have received Honorable Mentions, and were winners in the 2016 Rainbow Awards. She loves red wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband in an almost empty nest.

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  • Read, Write, Love at Seaside by Addison Cole

    A really sweet beach read!

    I don’t know about you, but sometimes I do skip the sex scenes in a book sometimes.  I think the lack of scenes accentuates the storyline.  Just because there are no sex scenes, don’t think there is no heat.  Foreplay and sex appeal is still there.

    Kurt is a stick in the mud hermit in a God’s body.  Leanna is the hippish wild child yearning for a little structure and purpose in her life.

    Together they are perfect.  They balance out the other giving each other what they might have not known they need.  I am really looking forward to reading more of this Series.

     

     

     

    Read, Write, Love at Seaside by Addison Cole is the sweet edition of New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster’s steamy romance novel Read, Write, Love. The stories and characters remain the same, and convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.

    In READ, WRITE, LOVE at SEASIDE…
    Bestselling author Kurt Remington lives to write. He spends twelve hours a day in front of his computer, rarely leaving the seclusion of his beach-front property, where he’s come to finish his latest thriller — that is, until free-spirited Leanna Bray nearly drowns in the ocean trying to save her dog. Kurt’s best-laid plans are shot to hell when he comes to their rescue. Kurt’s as irritated as he is intrigued by the sexy, hot mess of a woman who lives life on a whim, forgets everything, and doesn’t even know the definition of the word organized.

    Leanna’s come to the Cape hoping to find a fulfilling career in the jam-making business, and until she figures out her own life, a man is not on the menu. But Leanna can’t get the six-two, deliciously muscled and tragically neat Kurt out of her mind. She tells herself she’s just stopping by to say thank you, but the heart-warming afternoon sparks an emotional and unexpectedly sweet ride as Kurt and Leanna test the powers of Chemistry 101: Opposites Attract.

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    I totally get Bella’s dilemma.  Being feminine without being thought of as a helpless waif, can be difficult for beautiful woman.

    I really thought the way Bella and Caden met was absolutely priceless!  Caden won my respect even more when we found out about his son and the circumstances around his fatherhood.  An involved Father who is a cop is sexy!  Bella didn’t have a chance to ignore him.  

    A beach read for sure.  Grab your beach chair, umbrella, a cold drink, and your reading device for a Sweet with Heat journey.  

     

    Dreaming at Seaside is the sweet edition of New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster’s steamy romance novel Seaside Dreams. The stories and characters remain the same, and convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.

    In DREAMING at SEASIDE…
    Bella Abbascia has returned to Seaside Cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, as she does every summer. Only this year, Bella has more on her mind than sunbathing and skinny-dipping with her girlfriends. She’s quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth. That is, until good-time Bella’s prank takes a bad turn and a handsome police officer appears on the scene.

    Single father and police officer Caden Grant left Boston with his fourteen-year-old son, Evan, after his partner was killed in the line of duty. He hopes to find a safer life in the small resort town of Wellfleet, and when he meets Bella during a night patrol shift, he realizes he’s found the one thing he’d never allowed himself to hope for—or even realized he was missing.

    After fourteen years of focusing solely on his son, Caden cannot resist the intense attraction he feels toward beautiful Bella, and Bella’s powerless to fight the heat of their budding romance. But starting over proves more difficult than either of them imagined, and when Evan gets mixed up with the wrong kids, Caden’s loyalty is put to the test. Will he give up everything to protect his son—even Bella?

     

     

     

     

     

     

    About Addison Cole

    Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.

    Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.

    Addison’s books are available in paperback, digital, and audio formats.

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  • WHISPER FOREVER by CA Harms

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    By far my favorite C.A. Harms book to date!

    I am such a sucker for unrequited love becoming more.  Add to that the fact that Madelyn has known that Luke was it for her when she was just a baby.  Boys/men take so long to realized what girls/women knew a while ago.  It was a great adventure to see Luke catch up to Madelyn. 

    The comic relief of Luke’s brother just made this story that much better.

    I say this book needs to be submitted to Passionflix ASAP!!!

     

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    I wanted to forget him so many times. Erase the memories we shared and pretend he didn’t exist. It would have made his absence easier to accept.
    Lucas Rivers broke my heart more than once.
    In my world he was my guy, the one I’d grow old with and laugh with. But things aren’t that simple, and time changes everything.
    That naive girl with dreams of happily-ever-afters was gone.
    I didn’t need a man to complete me. I was enough—no, I was more than enough. I was strong and determined. I was Madelyn Emery, and never again would a boy break my heart.
    But the moment Lucas returned after four years, acting like we could pick up where we left off, that strength inside me shifted. The more I tried to ignore his efforts, the harder he fought.
    How can one simple word whispered by one man mean so very much?
    “Forever.”

     

     

    C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn’t always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.
    She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.

     

     

     

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  • Owned by the Alpha Anthologies by Evernight

    OWNED BY THE ALPHA ANTHOLOGIES

     

    Short hot reads that will give your your Alpha fix.

    My favorite story was “Wolf Hunter” by Elena Kincaid. Ms. Kincaid’s shifter world is a little different than most and I have to say, I liked it. I also like that Logan’s human mate could hold her own and that he didn’t make a huge deal letting Theresa fight with him.

     

    The Alpha lives for the hunt…

    Driven by instinct, an Alpha shifter recognizes his fated mate from one scent, one touch. He’ll pursue his woman, regardless of the cost, and anyone else would be smart to get out of his way. He won’t stop until he takes possession of his prize.

    Although the hunter doesn’t need convincing, his mate certainly does. The Alpha will have to prove himself as a lover and convince his woman that he plays for keeps.

    OWNED BY THE ALPHA

    Scent of Destiny by Rose Wulf

    Taken Mate by Sam Crescent

    Finders Keepers by Stacey Espino

    The Hunt by Doris O’Connor

    Alpha at Altitude by Lily Harlem

    Fated to the Razorback Demon by Maia Dylan

    Running Home by Michelle Graham

    Alpha’s Sunshine by Elyzabeth M. VaLey

    Checkmate by Wren Michaels

    Frozen Heart by Beth D. Carter

    Wolf Hunter by Elena Kincaid

    Returning to the Coyote by Roberta Winchester

     

     

     

     

    One of my favorite stories in this collection of hot reads was “A Tiger’s Luck” by Maia Dylan.

    I have been a fan of Maia’s since the beginning. With every story, no matter the length, always give gives you a to die for Alpha and a mate that makes him check his ego. Yuri and Xander are a hot couple who compliment each other. They are perfect together.

     
     

    OWNED BY THE ALPHA: MANLOVE EDITION

    A Tiger’s Luck by Maia Dylan

    Last Alpha Standing by James Cox

    Mooncrest by Jules Dixon

    His Guardian Panther by Elena Kincaid

    The Scarf by L.J. Longo

    A Matter of Trust by Pelaam

    Conflict of Interest by L.D. Blakeley


  • Wicked Favor by Sawyer Bennett

    Wicked Favor was definitely wicked in the most delicious way.  Jerico let revenge overshadow the time he spent with Trista.  Kynan is his conscience, but Jerico won’t let him hear it.  He made Trista an offer she couldn’t refuse, and hey, if he and she could have a side benefit, so be it.  

    I really enjoyed reading this book, not for the sex (which is beyond hot), but the story was great.  I really loved the interaction Jerico has with Corrine.  Just shows who he really is inside.  

    If this is not on your TBR, it should be.

     

    Wicked Favor AMAZONNew York Times bestselling author, Sawyer Bennett, is happy to introduce a new Wicked Horse club in Las Vegas and you’re cordially invited to attend the grand opening…

    As the owner of The Wicked Horse, an elite sex club located along the Vegas Strip, Jerico Jameson never spends the night alone. Gorgeous, ripped, and totally alpha, Jerico doesn’t grant favors and will rarely give you the time of day—unless he wants you in his bed. So when the sister of his sworn enemy shows up asking for help, saying no should be easy. But when Jerico takes one look at her and sees an opportunity to help this beautiful woman while exacting revenge on her brother, he’s not about to pass that up.

    Beaten and bruised, Trista Barnes is running out of options, and Jerico is her last chance to get out of the mess she’s in. She doesn’t know why Jerico despises her brother so much, but as long as he can help her, she doesn’t care. Jerico offers her safety while opening her up to a sinful world she never knew existed.

    As she succumbs to Jerico’s erotic charm, Trista lets herself fall into the wicked world of guilt free pleasure with no regrets. Under his strong alpha hand, she blooms, and so does Jerico’s possessiveness. But what happens when Trista finds out she was a pawn in Jerico’s game all along, and that the price for his favor was steeper than she ever imagined – her heart.

     

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    For three nights, I’ve watched her.

    By any definition, I’d totally be considered a stalker.

    But from the comfort of my office, I can pull up the security feeds on my monitor and take note of the subtle changes in Trista as she works the condiment tray. Truth be told, I don’t need her working that job and have a much greater need for her to go back to cleaning, but fuck if she doesn’t look a hell of a lot sexier in a thong than a turtleneck and pants.

    Part of my training in the military was gathering intelligence, so I can pick up on the slightest of details that could tell me a very important story, and there were a lot of changes I noticed over the last three days with Trista as she settled into her job routine.

    The most important and pleasing thing was that Trista’s stopped hiding her sexual curiosity. When she first started working here, she looked around a room in a vague way, not taking in too many details. I think she was afraid to watch.

    Afraid of what it would do to her body.

    But that has definitely changed.

    Now, Trista watches what the patrons are doing. Sometimes, she stares for long moments and much to my delight, the kinkier the acts, the longer she stares. My trained eyes take in her chest rising and falling to keep up with what I’m sure was a racing pulse. She’d adjust the straps covering her breasts in a very minute way either because the pressure on her nipples was too much, or because she wanted to create some friction.

    Naughty, naughty girl.

    My favorite though was when she would cross one long leg over the other and squeeze her thighs together as she watched, and I had no doubt her clit was probably pulsing with desire.

    Trista was getting braver too. She never once took any man up on an offer to join, and there had been some I’d seen. I had told her she could if business was slow, but I also made a spectacle in front of Willis that she was off limits. Perhaps Trista thinks she’s off limits to everyone, and it’s fine by me if she wants to think that.

     

    AuthorPhotoSince the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released more than 30 books and has been featured on both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists on multiple occasions.

    A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

    Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active toddler, as well as full-time servant to two adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or a combination of the two.

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