HELLO FRIENDS, I AM SAD TO SAY TODAY IS THE WRAP UP POST FOR V.I.R. (VERY IMPORTANT READER) WEEK. I HAVE HAD A BLAST, AND THE V.I.R.'S OF THE DAY HAVE PICKED SOME AMAZING AUTHORS! NOW IT IS MY TURN, I AN'T WAIT TO TELL YOU ABOUT SOME OF MY FAVES! HERE WE GO:
I have always been a reader, during my childhood, which wasn't always great, it was an escape, then it became a part of me, and I needed a good book like I needed air! I love that all of my daughters love to read too, it opens up a part of you that can be nurtured and grow with your imagination!
I was bored with MF romance, and I was looking through amazon and came across Compromised: Uniformity 1 by Ethan Stone. I lusted over the cover so much I bought it, there is no shame in my game, that guy was HAWT! I started reading it, and OMG I was a goner.... done! I haven't looked back since!
Some of my favorite MM authors are ones that make me think, expand my mind and give me a good sexy story in the process! I started this blog with my friend Mike, and though he didn't stay long, we laid the foundation for Bike. I love to promote authors and great books. I am getting off table though, here are some of my fave authors:
I adore Debbie McGowan, everyone knows that! Not only is she an amazing author who writes with a passion you can feel in her work, she does so much for others, it is amazing she has time for her own work! Beaten Track Publishing is her publishing house, and there are so many amazing authors and stories over there I urge you to take a look!
Cody Kennedy is another one if my fave people and authors! Whether he is writing under the C. Kennedy name, or under Aisling Mancy, this author will leave you breathless long after you finish his stories! Cody is passionate about what he writes and it shows in the lessons he leaves you with in his books, lessons of redemption, strength, and love, as well as the fact that whatever you have been through, no one is broken beyond repair!
Then there is Morticia Knight, I was beyond thrilled when I discovered her Gin & Jazz series! The woman can write about the roaring 20's like nobody's business! The best part about all of Morticia's books is that they are so well researched and in depth!
A.M. Snead is another author I have to credit with being one of my faves! Her Phoenix Club series she wrote as Cj Bishop opened my eyes to a whole new style of writing! Audrey is not afraid to touch on subjects that most people shy away from, she puts her boys through hell in her books, but they always come out on the other side! You really need to read Audrey!
Alexa Land is another fave, and it is not just because she created my boy Trevor ;)! Alexa is one of those authors that you can tell loves her work by the quality of it! She writes what she feels, and she is amazing at it! Whether it be a zany moment with Nana, or a heartbreaking backstory, Alexa is gonna give you 100% and you are gonna love every minute of it!
There are so many authors that I love, and I know I am just skimming the surface, but here are a few of the others you need to read: Brina Brady and her BSDM stories are on point! Mary Calmes, Rick R. Reed, Hans Hirschi ( I love this guys, his work is amazing), V.L. Locey , and Susan Mac Nicol, are just a few of the other authors I love and admire!
Here are the links for the reviews I have done of these amazing authors: Check them out! ( when you see next posts at the bottom of the blog page, click it, that means there are more reviews!)
Bike's Debbie McGowan search results
Bike's Cody Kennedy Search Results
Bike's Aisling Mancy Search Results
Bike's AM Snead Search results
Bike's CJ Bishop Search Results
Bike's Alexa Land Search Results
Bike's Brina Brady Search Results
Bike's Mary Calmes Search Results
Bike's Rick R. Reed Search Results
Bike's Hans Hirschi Search Results
Bike's V.L. Locey Search Results
Bike's Susan Mac Nicol Search Results
So there are my chosen few, though there are so many more I could mention! Thank you for joining me and my V.I.R. girls this week, this has been so much fun and I am gonna make it an annual thing! See you next blog post friends, and thank you so much for following Bike Book Reviews, I love you all for it!
HEY FRIENDS, V.I.R. WEEK IS ALMOST OVER, AND BOY HAS IT BEEN FUN! TAKE A LOOK BELOW AT DAY 7'S V.I.R: LAURA KEELING! THIS IS A GREAT POST, AND LIKE ALL THE OTHER V.I.R.'S, SHE HAS AMAZING TASTE IN AUTHORS, HAVE A LOOK:
Hello to all my book loving friends!! As an avid reader as long as I can remember, I can't possibly begin to list all the books that have made an impact on my life and have fed my love of reading.
My first M/M book was completely by accident. A friend had posted a link to a FREE read (which of course I one-clicked). Imagine my surprise when I started reading A Perfect Passion by Piper Kay!! I didn't even know the M/M genre was a "thing" until that moment and now it is all I read!!
While my list of favorites would take up this whole page, I want to give a special shout out to these authors for making my life just that much better!! Jaclyn Osborn, Kade Boehme, Aimee Nicole Walker, Annabella Michaels, Piper Scott, Ed Davies, Luna David, Lynn Michaels, Mary Calmes, RJ Scott and V.L. Locey - co authors of my favorite hockey series to date Harrisburg Railers!!
To Piper Kay, I want to give the biggest of Thank Yous for broadening my reading horizons and being so kind when I reached out to her as a brand new M/M reader.
AMAZING POST LAURA! BELOW ARE LINKS TO THE REVIEWS I HAVE DONE FOR SOME OF THESE AUTHORS, THE LINKS WILL TAKE YOU TO THE BLOG SEARCH OF THESE AUTHORS AND THEIR REVIEWS AND SPECIAL POSTS! ENJOY, AND GRAB THESE BOOKS IF YOU DON'T HAVE EM!
AND BECAUSE THE BLOG WANTS TO BE DIFFICULT, AND NOT LOAD ANYMORE RESULTS :p HERE ARE VL AND RJS REVIEWS!
VICKY (V.L.) LOCEY
I AM SAD TO SEE V.I.R. WEEK COMING TO AN END FOR SURE, BUT I WILL BE BACK TOMORROW WITH MY WRAP UP POST, AND OF COURSE I HAVE TO MENTION MY FAVE AUTHORS! SEE YOU THEN AND THANKS AGAIN LAURA FOR A GREAT POST!
HELLO FRIENDS, IT IS DAY 6 OF MY VERY IMPORTANT READER WEEK, AND TODAY THE V.I.R. OF THE DAY IS GRACE! I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU GUYS TO READ HER POST AND THE AMAZING AUTHORS SHE CHOSE, SO LET'S GET TO IT!
Ok, I have to say, I’ve been having a blast reading the posts for this series, VIR, that Becky came up with. I love to see readers coming together to support and celebrate the people who create some of our most beloved stories. So, let’s get this started so I can get to the good part – THE AUTHORS!
Hi, I’m Grace. I grew up in a small town in Tennessee and I currently live in a small town in Mississippi. I was extremely lucky to be raised by parents who pushed me to know the joys and importance of reading and books. I’ve always been a pretty voracious reader, and my first true love genre was horror. I cut my teeth on Stephen King and never looked back. I moved from that to pretty much anything I could get my hands on, including thrillers, romance and fantasy.
My love of fantasy/paranormal is actually what brought me closer to the MM genre. My first actual MM book, wasn’t billed as a romance at all. It was Mercedes Lackey’s The Last Herald-Mage Trilogy that introduced me to reading a book with a gay main character and Vanyel’s story still brings tears to my eyes. My first true MM romance book was Felice Stevens Rescued. And, I’ve literally never looked back.
Felice remains one of my favorite authors and her books are auto buys for me. There is no possible way I could make a list of my favorites, as I am a mood reader and my top 10-20-50 books change relating to my emotions and mood that day. I can say that my go to authors remain the same. You know the ones; you can always count on their characters to pull you out of reality and drag you into their worlds. For me, they include Lane Hayes, Aimee Nicole Walker, SJ Himes, Jami Dabney, Bellann Summer, Brandon Witt, AC Katt… I could keep on going and going. I do want to also throw out a few new to the scene authors who have amazed me with their releases over the past year or so. Those include Michael Bailey, Kris Jacen and Claire Castle.
I would also be remiss if I didn’t mention how much I couldn’t do without audiobooks. I travel so much for work and being able to listen to my favorite characters makes that time fly by. My top 5 audiobook series on audio have been listened to over and over again. Those include NR Walker’s Red Dirt Heart series and Cronin’s Key trilogy both performed by Joel Leslie, Assassin/Shifter books 1-5 by Sandrine Gasq-Dion performed by Greg Boudreaux, The Werewolves of Manhattan books 1-4 by AC Katt performed by Joel Leslie and the All Cocks Series by TM Smith performed by Tony Clark and Joel Leslie (yes, you’re right, there is a pattern there).
Now that I have taken up so much of your time, let me finish by saying THANK YOU, Bec, for letting me talk about my reading journey and just a few of the authors whose characters I spend so much time with. I hope that maybe you find a new to you author and enjoy them just as much as I do!
THANK YOU GRACE! SHE HAS AMAZING TASTE IN AUTHORS, I LOVE MOST OF THESE GUYS TOO, AND THE FEW I DON'T KNOW I WILL SOON! BELOW ARE THE REVIEWS I HAVE DONE FOR SOME OF THESE AUTHORS:
AIMEE NICOLE WALKER
BEC'S SON OF MONEY REVIEW
GRACE'S MAPPING THE FOREST REVIEW
GRACE'S NACHO AND HASH REVIEW
GRACE'S REVIEW OF THE PALISADE
BEC'S WOLVES OF BLACK PINE REVIEW
GRACE'S THE NECROMANCERS DANCE REVIEW
GRACE'S WOLF OF THE NORTHERN STAR REVIEW
SANDRINE GASQ DION:
BEC'S RYDE THE LIGHTNING REVIEW
BEC'S LOCKE AND KEY REVIEW
BEC'S A BEAT IN TIME REVIEW
BEC'S HIS OMEGA REVIEW
BEC'S REMY'S PAINTER REVIEW
BEC'S SCARRED MATE REVIEW
BEC'S MARKING KANE REVIEW
BEC'S ALEXEI'S MOUSE REVIEW
THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING ME FOR DAY 6 AND THANK YOU TO GRACE FOR A GREAT POST WITH SOME GREAT AUTHORS! THESE GIRLS ARE KILLING IT WITH THE AWESOME POSTS THIS WEEK! SEE YOU TOMORROW WITH DAY 7!
SMOKE IN THE MIRROR
A ROAD TO BLISSVILLE STORY
AIMEE NICOLE WALKER
RELEASE DATE: 07.12.18
HEY FRIENDS, I AM SO EXCITED TO BRING YOU MY RELEASE BLITZ POST FOR SMOKE IN THE MIRROROF THE ROAD TO BLISSVILLE BY AIMEE NICOLE WALKER! BELOW IS BOOK INFO, AMAZING GRAPHICS AND MORE: INCLUDING MY REVIEW AND AN EXCERPT! ENJOY GUYS!
COVER DESIGN: JAY AHEER/ Simply Defined Art
COVER PHOTOGRAPHER: WANDER AGUIAR
Universal link: http://mybook.to/Smoke_in_the_Mirror
Memphis Sullivan thought he was coming to Blissville to help his cousin out, but instead, he gained three meddlesome females, a tribe, and a permanent home. More than a year later, he owns a popular comic book and vinyl record store and doesn’t think his life could get any better. That all changes when the star of his favorite television show and bad-boy fantasies rides into town and spices up his vanilla world.Lyric Willows’ decision to visit an old friend in Blissville will change his life in ways he never dreamed possible. The paranormal investigator is immediately drawn to the mysterious disappearance of the town’s founder in 1850 and rumors that his former home is haunted. More alluring to Lyric than the history of Bliss House is the immediate connection he feels to the adorably geeky owner of Vinyl and Villains, who also happens to be his friend’s cousin.
Lyric becomes Memphis’s houseguest when he decides to stay in town to conduct a paranormal investigation. Tight spaces lead to sexy encounters, and before long, ghosts aren’t the only things that go bump in the night. The more they unravel about Anthony Bliss’s disappearance, the more tangled in one another they become. How is it possible for two virtual strangers to feel like they’ve known each other for their entire lives? Was their love written in the stars, or is it nothing more than an illusion?
Smoke in the Mirror is the fifth book in the Road to Blissville series. Each book can be read as a standalone book or part of the series. This book contains sexually explicit material and is intended for adults 18 and older.
I adore The Road To Blissville series and I was thrilled with this addition as I knew I would be! Right when you start reading you know this is going to be a book filled with delightful encounters and two characters that pop off the page and straight into your heart!
Memphis has a major crush on Paranormal Investigator Lyric and he can hardly believe he will get to meet him! Little does Memphis know it may turn into much more than that! It seems that these two men are drawn to each other in a way that neither is prepared for, will they act on the attraction?
Lyric is used to the unexplained, but this attraction to Memphis is next level for sure! You will be rooting for these men at the same time you are enjoying catching up with the residents of Blissville! I can't wait for you guys to read this book, and Memphis's amazing taste in t'shirts is just one small reason!
the 5 'Big Bob' rating :P
OMG I CAN'T TELL YOU WHY I DID THIS RATING, BUT I CAN TELL YOU THAT YOU WILL ALMOST PEE YOURSELF LAUGHING! TAKE A LOOK AT THE TEASER BELOW, (SO YUMMY) ALONG WITH AN EXCERPT YOU WILL LOVE!
EXCERPTThree weeks passed with no word from Lyric. I would’ve taken it personally if he was communicating with Maegan during that timeframe, but she hadn’t heard from him either. I’d shamefully looked online for answers, but he had pulled another disappearing act. I accepted he’d changed his mind and moved on to a different town and haunted house. I’d kept my house spotless during the first month of waiting because I wanted to make a good impression on the man when he arrived, but I gave up on tidiness at the same time I gave up on him showing up on my doorstep.
That’s why I was masturbating at eleven o’clock on a Saturday night instead of scrubbing the bathroom and kitchen when his truck rumbled into my driveway. I didn’t realize he arrived right away of course because I was fingering my ass with two fingers from my left hand while stroking my dick with my right. What else would I be doing on a Saturday night? I was about to shoot my load when I heard Gigi growling low in her throat in the hallway. At first, I thought she was pissed because I locked her out of the bedroom since I couldn’t jerk off with her judgmental eyes watching me. Then the growl became a full-out squeaking bark about the same time I heard voices downstairs. My stroking hand stilled as panic flooded my body.
“What the fuck are they doing here?” I whispered out loud. The Matrons were nosy as fuck, but they’d never unlocked the door and let themselves in. Then I heard a fourth voice join them, one so deep and raspy with the perfect amount of southern drawl, and it sent electric thrills coursing through my body. The slightest jerk with my right hand made me come hard enough for my toes to curl and my eyes roll back in my head.
“Memphis is probably sleeping,” Gertie said loudly from the bottom of the steps. She was the oldest, and mother of Sandra and Clara. Sandra was the one who owned the house I rented, and it was mostly furnished with her belongings. The only things I moved in were my clothes and my bed. Sandra moved in with Gertie after her husband’s sudden death a few years prior. Up until that moment, I felt exceedingly lucky to find such a nurturing landlord and two additional ladies to fuss over me.
“Fuck!” I whisper-yelled, jackknifing off the bed and grabbing the closest pair of sweats off the floor. I grabbed a T-shirt too, but instead of pulling it over my head, I wiped the cum off my chest and tossed it in the direction of the dirty clothes basket.
“Surely not,” Sandra said. “It’s a Saturday night. He’s most likely busy doing something else.” Fuck me! “We were all young and single once.”
“Who needs to be young or single to masturbate?” Gertie asked her oldest daughter.
“Mom!” Clara admonished. She was the softest spoken and most demure of the three, but that wasn’t saying much.
“We love your show,” Gertie said, changing the subject. “Memphis is a big fan too.”
“Is he now?”
I KNOW YOU CAN'T WAIT TO READ THIS BOOK! BELOW IS A BIO AND SOCIAL LINKS FOR AIMEE, FOLLOWED BY A GIVEAWAY, DON'T FORGET TO ENTER!
I am a wife and mother to three kids, three dogs, and a cat. When I’m not dreaming up stories, I like to lose myself in a good book, cook or bake. I’m a girly tomboy who paints her fingernails while watching sports and yelling at the referees. I will always choose the book over the movie. I believe in happily-ever- after. Love inspires everything that I do. Music keeps me sane.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING ME FOR MY RELEASE BLITZ OF SMOKE IN THE MIRROR! NOW GO READ IT! :)
HI AGAIN FRIENDS! IT IS ALREADY DAY 5 OF V.I.R. ( VERY IMPORTANT READER) WEEK AND TODAY'S V.I.R. OF THE DAY IS MELISHA BONNETTE! I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU GUYS TO SEE HER POST AND THE AMAZING AUTHORS SHE MENTIONS! READ ON BELOW:
Hello fellow bibliophiles! I’m happy to be the next VIR to get to show some of my favorite authors some love and also maybe give you some more books to add to your TBR. You’re welcome!
I’ve been a reader as far back as I can remember. I originally started looking at MM because I got tired of all the damsels in distress that needed rescuing by her big strong man. I’ve been reading MM ever since early 2014 and it’s what I read about 98% of the time.
My first MM author was Aria Grace. Before that a few of the books I read were MMF or MFM but they weren’t to my liking so I went looking for something better. I got tired of it being a cheating situation that made the gay/bi character always be the bad guy home wrecker and the guy who was cheating on his spouse was the poor unsuspecting straight dude who was taken advantage of.
It didn’t take me long to find some favorite authors in this great community! Here is a list of some favorites. Alexa Land - You need Nana in your life from her Firsts and Forever series! Lucy Lennox - just start at the beginning and buy everything she writes. Kindle Alexander - If you read Always bring the tissues. Riley Hart who also writes as Nyrae Dawn is an absolute favorite. Felice Stevens, K.M Neuhold, Nora Phoenix, Mercy Celeste, Sloan Johnson, Andria Large, Maris Black’s SSU Boys series, Ella Frank, Jaime Reese’s Men of Halfway House series and Nicola Haken’s Souls of the Knight series. AE Via’s characters are some of the most alpha characters I’ve read! I’d be doing you a disservice not to mention Amy Jo Cousins, RG Alexander, Cardeno C, Ann Lister, Aimee Nicole Walker and the talented Sandrine Gasq-Dion - an author who brought happiness into our lives through her characters and who left us way too soon. I’m certain I didn’t mention all of my favorites but that would take all night and this is probably already too long. Sorry! I can talk books and authors all night. I hope you find some favorites of your own from my list.
NOW THAT IS AN IMPRESSIVE LIST OF AUTHORS! I HAVE REVIEWED SOME OF THESE AMAZING AUTHORS, AND SOME OF THEM ARE NEW TO ME! I CAN'T WAIT TO CHECK THE NEW ONES OUT! HERE ARE THE SEARCH RESULTS LINKS TO THE AUTHORS I HAVE REVIEWED SO YOU CAN CHECK OUT SOME OF MY REVIEWS OF THEIR BOOKS! (IF YOU SEE NEXT PAGE AT THE BOTTOM OF ANY PAGE CLICK IT, THAT MEANS THERE ARE MORE REVIEWS OF THAT AUTHOR!
BIKE BOOK REVIEWS ALEXA LAND REVIEWS
BIKE BOOK REVIEWS KINDLE ALEXANDER REVIEWS
BIKE BOOK REVIEWS RILEY HART REVIEWS
BIKE BOOK REVIEWS FELICE STEVENS REVIEWS
BIKE BOOK REVIEWS AE VIA REVIEWS
BIKE BOOK REVIEWS JAIME REESE REVIEWS
BIKE BOOK REVIEWS AIMEE NICOLE WALKER REVIEWS
BIKE BOOK REVIEWS SANDRINE GASQ DION REVIEWS
THANKS MELISHA, FOR AN AMAZING POST! SEE YOU BACK HERE FOR DAY 6 TOMORROW! CHECK OUT ALL THESE LINKS FOR SOME AMAZING BOOKS AND AUTHORS!
HEY AGAIN FRIENDS! IT IS DAY 4 OF V.I.R. WEEK AND I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO READ TODAY'S V.I.R POST BY DEBBIE BOSCIA! SHE HAS FANTASTIC TASTE IN BOOKS AND AUTHORS AND A WONDERFUL STORY TO TELL, SO LET'S TAKE A LOOK!
Hi Everyone! First off, I’d like to say a big thank you to Bec for the wonderful idea of VIR and for the honor of being chosen. Quite frankly I’m a little freaked out by being in the spotlight so to speak but the introvert in me will give it a go.
What can I tell you about me? Well, I have always loved books for as long as I can remember. I liked holding them, looking at them and collecting them but I really didn’t start reading books until 3rd or 4th grade when I was given the book “The Secret of the Old Clock” (Book 1 of the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories). That was it. I was hooked. I loved Nancy and the gang. Honestly, I wanted to be Nancy. And yes, I still have my whole collection of Nancy Drew books although they are now packed away in the garage. So I started out my reading career as a mystery book lover and almost exclusively read books by female authors. Mary Higgins Clark, Janet Evanovich and Sue Grafton were among my favorites.
It wasn’t until about 2012 and I was well into my 40s that I stumbled into reading romance books. And yes, before I was one of “those” people. You know the ones that side-eyed the romance shelves at the bookstore with a sniff. Ignorant to the fact that the romance genre covers an enormous range of sub genres more than just historical or contemporary romance as I thought and vastly different than what I imagined. (I’m so sorry I was an idiot). If I had to guess, I’d say Lori Foster’s books were probably the first romance books I ever read and I loved them. I then branched out to the likes of Vivian Arend, Bella Andre and a whole host of others. It wasn’t long after and somewhere in the 1000+ ebooks I bought in 2012 that I found M/F erotica. Boy, was that an eye-opening read and a slippery slope down the rabbit hole. Lol.
Then one day as I spent hours searching Amazon for new books, I happened upon M/M romance and erotica. Holy crap!!! I thought I knew all the type of books I loved and I was wrong. So very, very wrong. The M/M genre sucker punched me and stole my heart and I haven’t looked back. M/M is almost 99% of all the books I read now. I’m sad to say I have no idea what was the title or author of the first M/M book I read. However, I do remember it was a short story about a guy attending the Scottish games and hooking up with one of the contestants—a big bear of a caber thrower.
It’s very difficult to say who my top 3 or 5 or 10 favorite authors are because there are so many that I love and autobuy. So I guess I’ll tell you the names of the couple authors that I continually reread while trying to decide which new book on my very long TBR list I want to read. I’m heartbroken to say that two of my absolute favorite authors passed away in 2017–Sandrine Gasq-Dion and AC Katt.
One of my favorites is Sandrine Gasq-Dion and her Assassin-Shifter series. This series speaks to me on so many levels. And I probably shouldn’t tell you how much I enjoy a good bad-guy-get-his-ass-kicked/kil
Another favorite reread is AC Katt’s Werewolves of Manhattan series. I love her shifter world of very wealthy and powerful shifter leaders and their “special” mates that come together as chosen family. I also love AC’s Indiscreet series which has a very light BDSM theme.
Frey Ortega is another favorite, I love all of his books but his Lykaios series is my fave! I love his Hidden Lake series too!
And finally there’s Charlie Richards’ Wolves of Stone Ridge, Kontra’s Menagerie, A Loving Nip and A Paranormal’s Love series. Her series contain a little something for everyone from wolves to a mixed-shifter biker gang to vampires, gargoyles, humans and even a demon or two or three. What’s not to like there?
I hope you’ll find new book friends to love. Thanks for reading and allowing me this opportunity to chat.
OMG, DEBBIE AND I HAVE MUCH THE SAME TASTE IN BOOKS! I HAVE REVIEWED ALL OF THESE AUTHORS SO CHECK OUT THE LINKS OF MY REVIEWS OF THESE AWESOME AUTHORS. DEBBIE IS RIGHT THE MM COMMUNITY LOST TWO AMAZING AUTHORS IN SANDRINE AND AC KATT LAST YEAR, THEY WILL BE REMEMBERED AND THEIR WORK WILL BE LOVED FOREVER!
SANDRINE GASQ DION:
BEC'S RYDE THE LIGHTNING REVIEW
BEC'S LOCKE AND KEY REVIEW
BEC'S A BEAT IN TIME REVIEW
BEC'S HIS OMEGA REVIEW
BEC'S REMY'S PAINTER REVIEW
BEC'S SCARRED MATE REVIEW
BEC'S MARKING KANE REVIEW
BEC'S ALEXEI'S MOUSE REVIEW
BEC'S RIGHT AS RAIN REVIEW
BEC'S NICODEMUS REVIEW
BEC'S A BILLONAIRES GAMBLE REVIEW
BEC'S ANSWERING HIS SONG REVIEW
BEC'S FALLING FOR THE ASSISTANT REVIEW
BEC'S DANCE WITH THE DEVIL REVIEW
BEC'S MERCENARY TRUST REVIEW
BEC'S MERCENARY CRUSH REVIEW
BEC'S CYRUS REVIEW
BEC'S BE MINE REVIEW
BEC'S PLAY BY THE RULES REVIEW
BEC'S AN UNFORGETTABLE BITE REVIEW
BEC'S DRIVING BORSCHT BATTY REVIEW
BEC'S CURLING UP WITH HIS CRITTER REVIEW
BEC'S BRANDING AN ICY HEART REVIEW
TOLD YOU I LOVED THESE AUTHORS AS MUCH AS DEBBIE :p! THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING ME FOR DAY 4, AND THANKS FOR AN AMAZING POST DEBBIE! I WILL SEE YOU GUYS TOMORROW FOR DAY 5, DON'T MISS IT!
HELLO AGAIN FRIENDS! IT IS DAY 3 OF BIKE'S VERY IMPORTANT READER WEEK AND I AM THRILLED TO INTRODUCE THE V.I.R. OF DAY 3: MARI CARDENAS! MARI ALSO HAS A MM REVIEW BLOG AND IT IS FANTASTIC, I CAN'T WAIT SHOW YOU HER POST, SO HERE IT IS!
Hi everyone and thank you to Rebecca for having this fantastic idea. I’m very honored that you invited me to share how I got started with MM and my favorite authors.
My introduction into MM (or slash fiction, as we knew it back then) was around 2001 or so. I was very involved in the BtVS fandom and I just about did anything I could to be active. I wrote Spuffy fanfiction, read, beta’d, had a couple of groups with some friends and even got into judging. I was into MF back then, and the first time I had to judge slash fiction (MM or FF), I wasn’t too sure how to feel about it. Then I discovered Tokio Hotel and a friend directed me to a fanfiction site, which, as it turns out was mostly MM, twincest to be specific, and from then on, I was absolutely hooked.
From the Inside Out by Talya Andor was my first MM book, and while I haven’t read it years, I still remember it fondly.
I co-own a blog (Bayou Book Junkie) and I read anywhere between 30-40 books per month. While I still read MF every once in a while, I mainly read MM, or if the mood strikes and the blurb appeals, MMM. I read a bit of everything, historical, contemporary, sci-fi, paranormal, even BDSM, so long as it isn’t too hardcore. I love angst, the angstier the better, so long as there’s a strong HFN or a HEA. Actually, those I require even if the book isn’t too angsty, I read as an escape from reality, and I need at least the promise of the main characters’ happiness.
Narrowing my favorite authors down to three wasn’t an easy feat, but with the help of my co-bloggers, Tracy and Jaymie, I finally managed, even if I’m sort of stressing. Last time I tried to do a Top Ten, I ended up with thirty, just so you know, so this was kind of painful. LOL
One of my favorite authors is Nicola Haken. I fell in love with her writing when I read Being Sawyer Knight and then even more so after Broken and Counting Daisies, which remain two of my favorite books ever. I think I almost had a heart attack at some point during Broken, if you’ve read it, you probably know which part I’m referring to. And while both were absolutely heartbreaking and I cried and cried and cried some more, they had amazing HEAs, which made the journey worthwhile.
Another of my favorites is Brooke Blaine. I’ve read practically everything Brooke has written, MF and MM, and I’ve loved it all. While her MM has an angstier vibe, there’s still some of that humor that characterizes her MF L.A. Liaisons series and that made me fell in love with her writing. My favorites are the Unforgettable Duet, which is heavy on angst, especially on that second book, but is well-balanced with Ollie and Reid’s sweet and hot romance.
And last but not least, Lane Hayes. I can’t claim I have read everything she’s written, because I haven’t. I’ve read and listened to all the books in the Leaning Into Series, though, and I can’t get enough of them. In fact, I was listening to the Leaning into the Look audiobook last night and went to bed around 1:30am after crying my eyes out with it. (Are you seeing a pattern here? LOL) And last week, it was just about the same thing with Leaning into Forever. Still, my favorite of them all is Leaning into the Fall, which was a bit of a surprise, because let’s be honest, Nick is a bit of an acquired taste. 😉
And there you have it! Thanks for reading!
YAY MARI! I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS POST! I LOVE THE AUTHORS YOU CHOSE TOO, THOUGH ONE IS NEW TO ME! BOY IS MY TBR GROWING AND GROWING THIS WEEK! NOT MANY REVIEW LINKS FROM ME TODAY, BUT BELOW IS ONE FROM LANE! GRAB IT IF YOU DON'T HAVE IT, AND CHECK OUT ALL THE HIGHLIGHTED LINKS ABOVE!
THANK YOU TO MARI FOR THIS GREAT POST AND BEING AN AWESOME V.I.R.! SEE YOU GUYS TOMORROW FOR DAY 4!
HEY THERE FRIENDS! I AM BACK WITH DAY 2 OF MY VERY IMPORTANT READER WEEK! TODAYS V.I.R. IS AMY KEATING CASEY AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SHARE HER POST WITH YOU! I WILL HAVE LINKS IN ALL THE HIGHLIGHTED NAMES SO JUST CLICK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE AMAZING AUTHORS AND BOOKS! HERE WE GO:
Hi everyone!! I’m so excited Bec is doing this great blog post, VIR is awesome!! Thank you for asking me, I hope you’ll enjoy my post!
I’ve always been a reader since I was very young and as I got older I branched out. I love MF books and still read them a lot, and that is actually how I found the MM community. I love Nicole Edwards, at the time I had read several of her MF and MFM books and she was writing Ethan, an MM book in her Walker Brothers series. Everyone was talking how excited they were. Someone mentioned Kindle Alexander and her soon to be released Double Full. I had no idea about this genre and that got me to looking. Kindle sent me a message on Goodreads and wanted to send me a free book to try of hers, she sent me The Current Between Us...I was hooked! I joined their Facebook groups and my TBR list expanded!
Nicole Edwards is definitely an automatic buy, her books and series are amazing and so well written. She has a wide range of books that anyone can find enjoyable. If you are looking for just an MM series, her Pier 70 series is one of my favorite series by her!!
I have so many authors that I dearly love their books, ones I see mentioned every day when people ask for recommendations, Ella Frank, Brooke Blaine, Lane Hayes, NR Walker, Aimee Nicole Walker, Annabella Michaels, Vicky Locey, RJ Scott and those mentioned by Heather in yesterday’s post. There are a few I’d like to throw out there too, Ashley John, who wrote MM and now writes Cozy Mysteries, has some fantastic books out there. Jaime Reese, Men of Halfway House series is fabulous!!
One author I have come to enjoy her writing is Dahlia Donovan, she has a series called The Sin Bin about rugby players! You have to read these books, they are funny and have great friendships and great love too!!
Then there’s Max Walker!! What a cutie he is, so sweet too! Sorry, back to the books, lol, I read his Sierra View series, set around doctors and hospital workers with their friends. Each book is very well written and fantastic to read!! He also has a series Stonewall Investigations, these are very good, packed full of trying to figure out cases that hit close to home for the characters. I can’t wait to see what he does in the future!!
I hope if you haven’t tried one of these authors you’ll give them a read!! There are a lot of fabulous authors out there, try to give a new one a chance!
WHEW THAT IS A LOT OF AUTHORS! LOL AMY PICKED SOME GREAT ONES, AND SOME OF THESE I HAVE NEVER READ, BUT BOY AM I GOING TO! BELOW ARE THE REVIEWS I HAVE DONE OF SOME OF THESE AUTHORS, BE SURE TO CHECK THEM OUT!!
AIMEE NICOLE WALKER:
VICKY (V.L.) LOCEY ( bare with me I have done a ton of my girl Vicki's :P)