Sunday, June 14, 2015

Lusting for Covers (233)

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Here's my candidate for the week:

In the Middle of Somewhere by Roan Parrish
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 10th, 2015)
Series: In the Middle of Somewhere, 1
Genre: M/M Contemporary

DANIEL MULLIGAN is tough, snarky, and tattooed, hiding his self-consciousness behind sarcasm. Daniel has never fit in—not at home with his auto mechanic father and brothers, and not at school where his Ivy League classmates look down on him. Now, Daniel’s relieved to have a job at a small college in Northern Michigan, but, a city boy through and through, when Daniel arrives in Holiday, Michigan, it’s clear that this small town is one more place he just won’t fit in.

REX VALE clings to routine to keep loneliness at bay: honing his large, muscular body until it can handle anything, perfecting his recipes, and making custom furniture. Rex has lived in Holiday for years, but his shyness and imposing size have kept him from connecting with people. Though he loves the quiet and solitude of his little cabin in the woods, Rex can’t help but want someone to share it with.

When Daniel arrives in Holiday, they are smitten with each other, but though the sex is intense and explosive, Rex fears that Daniel will be one more in a long line of people to leave him, and Daniel has learned that letting anyone in could be a fatal weakness. Just as they begin to break down the walls that have been keeping them apart, Daniel is called home to Philadelphia where a secret is revealed that changes the way he understands everything.

Can a scrappy professor, an intense carpenter, and a stray dog make a go of it in their cabin in the woods? Sometimes, you have to go to the middle of nowhere to end up exactly where you want to be

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There's just something about the pose for the two men. Plus the lovely winter view below. And the blurb has my attention, too. 

Kame's Pick:

Sweet as Sin by J.T. Geissinger
Publisher: Montlake Romance (July 14, 2015)
Series: Bad Habit, 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Twentysomething Kat Reid is loving life as an in-demand Hollywood makeup artist. She has absolutely no interest in rock ’n’ roll, but in order to pay the mortgage, she agrees to work on the set of a rock video for the world-famous rockers known as Bad Habit…which brings her face-to-face with Nico Nyx, lead singer of Bad Habit and Adonis in the flesh.

However, the fiercely independent Kat isn’t impressed by the hard-living, womanizing rock star. But when Nico’s model girlfriend shows up to the set drunk and Kat is tapped to replace her as the video’s sexy bride, her combustible chemistry with Nico suddenly threatens to consume the set. Nico feels it, too—and becomes determined to win Kat over, body and soul. Yet behind his rock god swagger, Nico hides a dark secret. Can he rock Kat’s world forever, or will he just break her heart?

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Do we need to say why? That's one sexy cover! Kame's review for the book will go up July 13th, so be sure to check back. 

Pat's Pick:

A Buckhorn Summer by Lori Foster
Publisher: HQN Books (June 2, 2015)
Series: Buckhorn Brothers, 8
Genre: Contemporary Romance

In a sexy new Buckhorn Brothers novella, New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster welcomes readers back to the small town that’s big on romance…

Lisa Sommerville’s wild one-night-stand was completely out of character for the workaholic businesswoman. So when she arrives in Buckhorn, Kentucky to spend a summer rethinking her career, she’s stunned to find that Gray Neely has stepped out of her steamy memories and taken up residence in her hometown. What’s more, the laid-back ex-cop wants to pick up where they left off.

Lisa has been on Gray’s mind every day since that mind-blowing encounter. He was reeling from a tragedy in the line of duty, and their connection was instant and intense. Still is. But sleepy Buckhorn is a million miles from her corporate world. And he has one sweet, hot summer to prove they have a future there, together… 

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Pat: Sometimes you need a guy in a shirt!

TBQ: So true! :D

What cover are you currently lusting for? Tell me, I want to know! Follow the directions above on how to post your own Lusting for Covers, and leave a comment telling me what you think of the covers for In the Middle of Somewhere, Sweet as Sin, and A Buckhorn Summer?


Until Next Time,


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Lover Of Romance said...

I really do love the cover of Sweet as Sin, and I do love those rocker romances. It sounds like it would be a entertaining story. Hope you have been enjoying your weekend and the nice warm weather.

L. said...

I agree with Renee from Lover of Romance I really do love the cover for Sweet as Sin! All the other covers are great too! Have a great weekend!

The_Book_Queen said...

It is quite the cover, isn't it? :)

Jennifer_FairyTales said...

I'm really intrigued by the In the Middle of Somewhere cover. The winter tree theme is very pretty and the subtle sexy male chests are a nice addition. :)

Katiria Rodriguez said...

Great pick As always I love each and every one of them especially The Middle Of Somewhere cover it also looks and sounds really intriguing and intresting. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

The_Book_Queen said...

Exactly! :) Looks like we both went with a winter themed this week.

The_Book_Queen said...

It was a good week for picks. :D

Melody May said...

Great covers. I really like them all.

Sophia Rose said...

I like the pose of guys and scenery on the first cover, too. Guy and guitar are always a hit. And so true, Pat, that guy in his shirt is very appealing.

The_Book_Queen said...

Yes, yes, and yes. :)

Sharlene Wegner said...

Lori Foster always finds manly men that aren't on other covers! All of these covers are great & I am intrigued by the blurbs, too!

Red Iza said...

Love that first cover - cold below but hot on top ! And I read Geissinger's book last month, loved it ! I must say that cover was an element of my requesting it from Netgalley ^^ I also love the last cover, it looks simple and boy-next-door (man next door, rather). Great choices as usual, ladies !

Wickedly Delicious said...

Love the different covers. That is awesome M/M has still kept you attention. I want to read A Buckhorn Summer.

The_Book_Queen said...

Yes, agreed, her covers are always unique in that sense. :)

The_Book_Queen said...

Yes, that sums the covers up nicely. :D

The_Book_Queen said...

Oh, yes, I've fallen into the M/M world and I'm enjoying exploring it. :)