In Odd Man Out by Bonnie R. Paulson, Nikki is looking for a way to get out from under her ever mounting debt. She has a great thing going with her bar Sprites which has made a niche for itself as a male gay bar but it still is not enough. Her next plan is to help her friend Billy get more members for a band, an all gay, male band. Nikki is hoping a good band will be the answer to her money problems.
Ryker Steele hopes to do well with the audition for this band. He had great success as a singer with the group Dagger, but when he had to leave to help care for his sick mom he was tossed to the side. Even though he works as a nurse, the extra money from the band will help, plus it will give him the opportunity to get back to the music he loves. The big question is, can this former rock star who had women clamoring over him pretend to be gay. Nikki and Billy know Ryker is straight but their goals for the band are clear and Ryker needs to play the part if he wants the job. Aside from being conflicted about misrepresenting himself, he can’t deny his attraction to Nikki and that only makes the decision more difficult.
So, we have another new release on the blog! The Perfect Hostage by Misty Evans released this past Monday. Check out the review and enter to win a gift card below!
Review by Amy:
Happy sigh. I recently finished another Super Agent book by Misty. The Perfect Hostage is a novella featuring Lucie Morgan and John Quick. We saw them both in I’d Rather Be In Paris, which is Book 2 in the series, but if you haven’t read that one, no worries, you can enjoy this one just as much. In fact, I read that one so long ago, I sort of forgot how the two of them met back then (shhh, don’t tell anyone). If you have read the series, you will find the same great writing and dynamic characters as the others.
The Perfect Hostage takes place in just a matter of a couple of days and the relationship has to build fast. John and Lucie knew each other form the past so we come into their relationship in that awkward, ‘are we or aren’t we’ stage. The quick rundown is that John thinks Lucie is too good for him, but Lucie thinks otherwise. John doesn’t want to put Lucie in a place that would hurt her if something happened to him. Lucie wants to be a part of a family. Hmm.
It’s release day for East of Ecstasy by Laura Kaye and to celebrate we have a review, excerpt and giveaway of three Hearts of Anemoi ecopy bundles. Lots going on so let’s get started!
Review by Paulette:
I need to start by saying that I normally do not read paranormal stories. But not too long ago I ordered a book North of Need because it sounded like a cute love story and it was inexpensive. What unfolded was something amazing. Now likely since I normally do not read this genre I for some reason did not read the West and South books and yes I do believe that you should read them first. However, I did not and still I found myself really enjoying this book. Unfortunately for me, this book picks up right away with the story of the gods and the evil that is coming and it initially was a little hard for me to get in to what was going on. The good thing though, was I did not have any real negative feelings towards the hero in this story, Devlin.
Anna was not your typical heroine by any means. She has an unusual condition that winds up being explained later in the book. How Devlin stumbled upon her little artist sanctuary is beyond me but he does. Initially Devlin is really a jerk to Anna, yet she sees something in him that she is drawn to. Likely it is simply because he seems to understand her even though many others have never seemed to believe her. Along the way the two help each other uncover shall we see their “inner selves” and they fall for each other hard.
It’s release day for A Shot of Red by Tracy March! A Shot of Red is a thrilling romantic suspense that pulls you into a complicated story with edge-of-your-seat danger, irresistible passion and leaves you with so much hope.
In addition to the review you see here today you can enter to win a $50.00 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card!
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A Shot of Red is a story about so many things – love, death, betrayal, deceit, and hope. There are several story lines that are going on and Tracy does a fantastic job of weaving them all together to make for a very intriguing read.
In short, the heroine Mia, learns that several vaccines her company Moncure Therapeutics formulated may have been tainted during the manufacturing process and she is set out to find the truth because hundreds are dying. When things turn dangerous and she is nearly killed, Gio rushes to her aid. From there they have quite the adventure in digging up any evidence they can find.
Happy Friday all! I am starting a new feature / type of post (what do you call it?) on the blog monthly called Blogger Love.
One of the best things in the writing world for me has got to be the relationships I have formed over the past few years. The authors, readers, publishers, bloggers and many others have made this experience so much fun.
Because I am a blogger myself, I have a soft spot for other bloggers and want to share some of those blogs with you. Some have taught me how to navigate the book blogging world and how to work with authors and publishers. Some have taught me about certain features on blogs and what might work best for me. Some of just simply offered me their friendship. And some I may not know personally but their blogs have thoroughly entertained me. So, once per month you will see a Blogger Love post where I feature a different blog that has touched me in some way. Stay tuned!
Do you have a favorite blog you follow? What makes it a favorite?
We are doing something new at So Many Reads. Two reviewers have read Wild About Her Wingman by Robin Bielman, so we are posting two reviews today (and hopefully they will both convince you to read this awesome book). In addition to these fun reviews, we are celebrating Robin’s release with a very cool giveaway. Check it all out below!
About the Book:
Title: Wild About Her Wingman (Secret Wishes, #3)
Author: Robin Bielman
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Release Date: April 14, 2014
Category: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC received from Author
Playing it safe never felt so risky.
Erin Watters is her small town’s resident wild child—she doesn’t do boring, and after having her heart annihilated, she definitely doesn’t do relationships. Her friends have other ideas, though, and when they throw down a matchmaking challenge, impulsive Erin can’t ignore it. Even when the annoyingly hot Troy Strieber accepts the matchmaker role…
I enjoyed The Lie by Ashley Fontainne although I am not typically a paranormal fan. The author makes her characters very real and from her opening to the closing I was intrigued by where the story was taking me.
Karmen is a very likable and believable character and she takes the reader along with her on the journey to discovering whether her writing is truly hers or the result of something evil at work. I must say that usually I am pretty good at figuring out the mystery side of a story and I am not surprised by the ending. However, this book took me completely by surprise in terms of the twists and turns and I enjoyed the ride.