Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Tams gives this one 5 Stars...
Doug Archer has been questioning his sexuality for a while now. After making a pass at his best friend and roommate, Chris, Doug has to entertain the idea that he just might be attracted to the same sex. Add to that a date with Sam Garber, who at the time was dressed like a chick, and Doug's sexual identity is in crisis. He worries about what his parents will think, what his other teammates might say and Doug really doesn't like labels.
Sam Garber was only wearing a dress the night of the party because he lost a bet. As much as he enjoyed the time he spent with Doug, the abuse he's suffered at the hands of his homophobic father causes Sam to deny his feelings for Doug. He even goes so far as to cut off his gorgeous hair and date a girl, all in an attempt to prove to his father and himself that he's straight. But the heart wants what the heart wants. Stolen moments and shared kisses start to chip away at Sam's resolve where Doug is concerned. While Doug quickly discovers his concerns while valid with some, are not a concern at all with most. He is ever patient with Sam while he struggles to come to terms with the fact that he's in love with Doug.
Wade Kelly is an auto buy for me. I don't even have to know what the story is about, I know I'm going to love it. Her stories are real, raw and poetic. Her characters are broken but beautiful, their struggles are real and they have depth because of the reality to their storylines. I think it's Kelly's faith that gives her the ability to create these perfectly flawed characters and make the reader not only relate to them, but root for them as well. What I enjoyed most about this story in particular was how both young men struggled with similar identity crisis, but eventually found their way. Especially Doug. He was so patient with Sam and that just made his character much more endearing for me.
Definitely a must read for those that are a fan of the Author and, or the series. Readers who like detailed stories, hard fought happy ever afters and stories about young adults that are drowning in angst will surely enjoy this book as well. I highly recommend starting with the first Jock book though if you're new or you'll be lost. But that's just my two cents.
Wade Kelly lives and writes in conservative, small-town America on the east coast where it’s not easy to live free and open in one's beliefs. Wade writes passionately about controversial issues and strives to make a difference by making people think. Wade does not have a background in writing or philosophy, but still draws from personal experience to ponder contentious subjects on paper. There is a lot of pain in the world and people need hope. When not writing, she is thinking about writing, and more than likely scribbling ideas on sticky notes in the car while playing "taxi driver" for her children. She likes snakes, can’t spell, and has a tendency to make people cry.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
When Reggie’s garage became part of a popular reality show, business went through the roof. And he supposes having his shop in the black is a fair trade for jumping through the network’s hoops.
As the show’s lowest-ranking producer, Wes is tasked with proposing a new spin-off show to Reggie. The sexy mechanic makes him sweat on a normal day, but this time, Wes is holding cards he can’t show. With execs breathing down his neck, he’s expected to pitch a show Reggie will never agree to do, even if his rejection puts his existing show on the line.
The network is counting on Reggie refusing to sign. But they’re not counting on their messenger falling for the man they’re trying to fire.
Pre-order links: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon
Cat gives this one 4 Meows with a 3 Purr heat index...
Reggie is a garage owner and on a reality show called Wrench Wars.The show has sent Wes to offer a spinoff to Reggie.The spinoff is a bachelor type show and Reggie wants to refuse...until he finds out if he does he can lose the show and eventually his garage. Wes, the bearer of bad news, doesn't want to do this but his job is also on the line. Can Reggie and Wes find a way to save them both from losing everything?
Monday, August 29, 2016
Things are looking up for paramedic Ridley Nash when he transfers to Station 217. He gets along with the crew, likes his partner, and is finally on a team willing to accept him—gay and all. It’s everything he’s always wanted, but when he meets Ford, Nash knows his life is about to get very interesting.
As Ford and Nash find themselves stuck in the middle of a homicide case, things become more complicated. For the last year, the mutilated bodies of teenage boys have been showing up all over downtown. With no leads, the police are getting desperate. One of the victims is found alive, and he’s the best chance the police have to catch the killer—if only they can get him to talk.
Will Nash be able to catch Ford when he falls, or is there too much standing in their way to make it work?
Cate’s life has taken a number of different and adventurous roads. She now lives a stone’s throw from the ocean, just outside of Vancouver, British Columbia with her husband, son, and two cats. Her life is filled with family and friends, travel, and, of course, books.
Author links : Website | Twitter
Another month has come and gone. I hope you found some favorite new reads from Lily this month, and a huge thank you to our Author of the Month, Lily Adile Lamb, for sharing her stories. You can go back through the months posts to be sure you didn't miss anything (each post went live on Mondays) and be sure to enter the giveaway for a $10 Amazon giftcard, the giveaway ends at midnight on the 31st!
She visits her family in Turkey regularly and travel to other countries like Singapore to visit the other family members.
She is blessed with three grown up children and a furry child, JJ Basil.
Lily Adile's focus in her LGBT stories are on mere mortals because she believes that love is universal. Her mortal heroes are not rich, famous or incredibly handsome males with six pack bodies… rather they are just everyday men who work hard and deal with whatever that life throws at them.
Lily Adile is against bullying in any form. She is actively involved with Marriage Equality and stands by the same sex couples who want to have children. She believes that primarily, a child needs a loving, protective home.
Lily’s biggest regret is not studying English formally because writing stories, consequentially, takes much longer. She still gets there of course, thanks to her bevy of loyal and supportive beta readers, editors and wonderful friends.
Chris has enjoyed a life filled with love and acceptance. With his extended family close by and working on his small IT business, he is confident with himself and in his surroundings. Both men’s world collides at a chance meeting while attempting to assist a young mother and child. With that first awkward encounter, both Terry and Chris know their lives would never be the same again.
This carefully crafted and highly emotive story follows Terry and Chris as they take their first tentative step toward building a new life together.
Terry’s demons are never far away and when things in his life begin to unravel once more, he is thrust back into his worst nightmare. Can he allow himself to become vulnerable in the face of Chris’ love and learn to trust him, and their relationship, allowing them both to move on to the life they both desire and deserve?
Grab your copy of Boundless Love from Amazon today!
The Nameless One
He was the only nameless one among his kind, the result of his mother’s forbidden affair with a human. He was the only one the others teased and tormented, the only one who longed for his own sex – a crime among his kind. And when he repeated his mother’s mistake with a human male, the punishment was terrible – his wings were broken, his body was crushed, and he was imprisoned in a bottle, freed only to grant the wishes of whichever greedy human found him next. And there he stayed, alone.
Faine was born different, too, his legs withered at birth, his little body left at the edge of the woods for the other abandoned ones to take in. Sylvonna the wise woman raised him in kindness, and the sheep he tended were patient with his slow, painful gait. It was a good life…only he longed for a lover of his own sex, and while there was no shame in it among his people, there were none among them who shared that longing. And so he was alone.
The forest whispered to Faine, that he would find love…that his true love was coming soon.
And when the nameless one was at last freed from his prison, his release would come on a mountain, near a forest…a forest where the world’s other outcasts dwelt. A mountain where Faine would bring his sheep to graze…
“The Nameless One” is a fable, a fairy tale, a love story about two broken creatures who are made whole at last.
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Stay With Me
It has been weeks since Curtis first saw the young waiter with the haunted eyes. No matter how often he went to the café to find the right opportunity to introduce himself, that moment simply did not come that quickly. Joseph was aware of the gentle giant who quietly came to have his lunch and then left day after day. Fearing his father’s wrath and under his ever watchful eyes, he made no moves nor overtures. Until one day when the other man approaches to him… Hope can turn to love...
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Awkward in Love
Ilhan started off on the wrong foot with John, and somehow he always seemed to stay there. When the college student hastily looked away from the apartment building’s hunky maintenance man, John thought he was stuck up. When he tried to get John to knock on his door by leaving his trash out for pickup, John though he was a messy tenant. All he wants to do is get John’s attention, but he always seems to do it wrong…
John’s always seeing the little Turkish twink strutting around like a little peacock, in his too-tight clothes, but it’s hard to ignore that perfect little ass, no matter how bad his manners are. He’s nice to the other tenants, John knows, so he must be cold to John because of his job as a “mere maintenance man.” Too bad, because John would love to see what’s under those clothes.
Yet when one of Ilhan’s more embarrassing moments brings them together, each realizes they’ve been mistaken about the other, and also, so right. And all the awkwardness between them is washed away…
But when Ilhan’s conservative Turkish parents come to Perth to visit, and find their son locked in an embrace with another man, the stress of their demands could tear the two lovers apart...
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Sunday, August 28, 2016
Written by: Ariel Tachna
- Narrated by: William James
- Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release Date:01-31-14
- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
- Caine Neiheisel is stuck in a dead-end job at the end of a dead-end relationship when the chance of a lifetime falls in his lap. His mother inherits her uncle's sheep station in New South Wales, Australia, and Caine sees it as the opportunity to start over, out on the range where his stutter won't hold him back and his willingness to work will surely make up for his lack of knowledge. Unfortunately, Macklin Armstrong, the foreman of Lang Downs who should be Caine's biggest ally, alternates between being cool and downright dismissive, and the other hands are more amused by Caine's American accent than they are moved by his plight... until they find out he's gay and their amusement turns to scorn. It will take all of Caine's determination-and an act of cruel sabotage by a hostile neighbor-to bring the men of Lang Downs together and give Caine and Macklin a chance at love.
- Buy links: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon Audio | Audible | iTunes
- Cat gives this one 5 Meows with a 3 Purr heat index...
- Caine's Mother inherits a sheep station in Australia and after a breakup with his lover, feeling stuck in a dead-end job, he wants to move to Australia and run the station. It's a big adjustment in a new place and meeting the hot foreman that at first is distant.
Macklin is in the closet and wants to stay that way, but the sexy new blow in pushes all his buttons. His main fear is that Caine will leave or sell the station. Macklin has never had any type of relationship and has many fears to come over. Will Caine win him over and prove himself or will the change be too much for him?
Inherit the Sky is a fabulous story of two men learning new things about themselves, falling in love, saving a sheep station and coming out.
I loved William James Narration His voice is soothing and I loved his Australian accent for the Australian characters.
If you like stories from abroad, sheep ranches, starting over, coming out and a lovely romance you will love this one!
- Ariel Tachna lives outside of Houston with her husband, her daughter and son, and their cat. Before moving there, she traveled all over the world, having fallen in love with both France, where she found her husband, and India, where she dreams of retiring some day. She’s bilingual with snippets of four other languages to her credit, and is as in love with languages as she is with writing.