Saturday, August 18, 2018

Saturday Book Deals



Warning: I'm sorry in advance to your debit card! 

Make sure that you double check the price before one-clicking! As you know, sometimes the deal ends unexpectedly or there's a glitch, etc.

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Whatcha Reading? (August 18th)




This week was crazy for me. (I swear, I have to say that every week, it seems. But it's true. Welcome to my life.) My grandpa, whose health has been slipping even more in the last year, hit a low and went to the ER; they then admitted him to the hospital, where he's been all week. He's doing a bit better, yes, but he'll never be "better". Mostly I'm just hoping they can help to balance all his problems and get things under control again, while maybe also working on increasing his strength with some PT, both in the hospital and after discharge. 


Update: Found out at 10PM (Friday) that his levels went to "possible  heart attack" so they transferred him immediately up to the city hospital, more than an hour away from me. Because of my vision loss, I can't drive and I have no one else around anymore who does. So I'm now stuck down here with no way to get up to him and . . . fuck. I just want life to leave me the hell alone. I'm having flashbacks to my grandma in June (same hospital and all....).


Needless to say, I've not been around much this week. I skipped 2 days of deals, have fallen behind on all other blog work and scheduled posts. I'm trying to remind myself that it's okay, nothing is going to fall apart just because I'm "behind" on blog stuff. But I'm not going to lie: being behind like this only adds to my stress levels. *sigh*


I've been saying it a lot, this week especially, but I'll say it again: thank you, romance community, for being so amazing and supportive. For being there, in my pocket, when I needed you. For offering me your kind words and shoulders to lean on. Thank you for those who shared affiliate links and encouraged others to use them, for those who bought me a Ko-Fi, or gifted me a book to escape into. Thank you.


On with my reading week: I finished 4 books and DNF'ed another at 69% because I just did not give a single fuck about it.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Chelsea's Review: For Real

Remember, since this is a Royal Pick, come back on August 30th for a chance to win an ecopy of your own!



For Real by Alexis Hall
Publisher: Aleixs Hall (March 26, 2018) *re-release*
Series: Spires Universe, 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Erotic, BDSM) -- M/M

Dual 1st POV


Laurence Dalziel is worn down and washed up, and for him, the BDSM scene is all played out. Six years on from his last relationship, he’s pushing forty and tired of going through the motions of submission.

Then he meets Toby Finch. Nineteen years old. Fearless, fierce, and vulnerable. Everything Laurie can’t remember being.

Toby doesn’t know who he wants to be or what he wants to do. But he knows, with all the certainty of youth, that he wants Laurie. He wants him on his knees. He wants to make him hurt, he wants to make him beg, he wants to make him fall in love.

The problem is, while Laurie will surrender his body, he won’t surrender his heart. Because Toby is too young, too intense, too easy to hurt. And what they have—no matter how right it feels—can’t last. It can’t mean anything.

It can’t be real.



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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Sarah's Review: Hot and Badgered

Hot and Badgered by Shelly Laurenston
Publisher: Kensington (March 27, 2018)
Series: Honey Badgers Chronicles, 1
Genre: Paranormal Romance


It’s not every day that a beautiful naked woman falls out of the sky and lands face-first on grizzly shifter Berg Dunn’s hotel balcony. Definitely they don’t usually hop up and demand his best gun. Berg gives the lady a grizzly-sized t-shirt and his cell phone, too, just on style points. And then she’s gone, taking his XXXL heart with her. By the time he figures out she’s a honey badger shifter, it’s too late.

Honey badgers are survivors. Brutal, vicious, ill-tempered survivors. Or maybe Charlie Taylor-MacKilligan is just pissed that her useless father is trying to get them all killed again, and won’t even tell her how. Protecting her little sisters has always been her job, and she’s not about to let some pesky giant grizzly protection specialist with a network of every shifter in Manhattan get in her way. Wait. He’s trying to help? Why would he want to do that? He’s cute enough that she just might let him tag along—that is, if he can keep up . . . 



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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wednesday Book Deals



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Exclusive Excerpt: Calling Calling Calling Me

Today I've got an exclusive excerpt from Natasha Washington's upcoming M/M release, Calling Calling Calling Me (out 09/04!). Enjoy! :)






Calling Calling Calling Me by Natasha Washington
Publisher: Natasha Washington (September 4, 2018)
Genre: Contemporary Romance (New Adult) -- Queer, M/M


Patrick Mahoney has one goal in mind: get out of his native Fresno and find freedom in the rainbow and glitter-painted streets of San Francisco. As a college freshman, he’s sure he’ll finally have the chance to be himself, away from the judgmental eyes of his conservative hometown.

Josh Dirda’s never wanted to be tied down before, preferring the emotional ease of the one night stand. But when Patrick moves into the apartment that Josh shares with three friends, Josh is caught up in Patrick’s sly wit and quietly creative spirit. As Patrick’s self-appointed tour guide, Josh can be Patrick’s introduction to the city he loves. But after a drunken Halloween hook-up crosses lines, Patrick and Josh must reckon with their true feelings—and decide whether they can let go of the ghosts that haunt them.



Tropes/Themes: college romance, first time, fish out of water



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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tuesday Book Deals



Warning: I'm sorry in advance to your debit card! 

Make sure that you double check the price before one-clicking! As you know, sometimes the deal ends unexpectedly or there's a glitch, etc.

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New Releases (August 14th)





This is by no means a complete list. These are just the ones I'm aware of and/or ones that I'm curious to try myself. If you know of any that I missed for this week, let me know in the comments below!


Also: Occasionally I include some reprints in the list but I always mark them as such.


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Monday, August 13, 2018

Monday Book Deals



Warning: I'm sorry in advance to your debit card! 

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Excerpt: To See the Sun + Giveaway!

Today I've got a SciFi M/M romance to share with you guys: Kelly Jensen's TO SEE THE SUN is out now. Find out more about the book, including a sneak peek, before you one-click it.

Oh! And there's a great giveaway at the end, too. 

Enjoy! :)





To See the Sun by Kelly Jensen
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (August 13th, 2018)
Genre: SciFi Romance -- Queer, M/M


Survival is hard enough in the outer colonies—what chance does love have?

Life can be harsh and lonely in the outer colonies, but miner-turned-farmer Abraham Bauer is living his dream, cultivating crops that will one day turn the unforgiving world of Alkirak into paradise. He wants more, though. A companion—someone quiet like him. Someone to share his days, his bed, and his heart.

Gael Sonnen has never seen the sky, let alone the sun. He’s spent his whole life locked in the undercity beneath Zhemosen, running from one desperate situation to another. For a chance to get out, he’ll do just about anything—even travel to the far end of the galaxy as a mail-order husband. But no plan of Gael’s has ever gone smoothly, and his new start on Alkirak is no exception. Things go wrong from the moment he steps off the shuttle.

Although Gael arrives with unexpected complications, Abraham is prepared to make their relationship work—until Gael’s past catches up with them, threatening Abraham’s livelihood, the freedom Gael gave everything for, and the love neither man ever hoped to find. 



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