WALKING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND RELEASE BLITZ (HOLIDAY BOOK BLITZ DAY 2)


HEY GUYS, IT IS DAY 2 OF OUR HOLIDAY BOOK REVIEW BLITZ AND I HAVE MY REVIEW AND RELEASE BLITZ OF WALKING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND BY CLAIRE CASTLE! BELOW IS MY REVIEW AND MUCH MORE INCLUDING A GIVEAWAY! 


Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK - Exclusive to Amazon and Available to Borrow in Kindle Unlimited

Length: 34,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Claire Castle

Blurb

Colton Dawson is miserable this holiday season. Those he’d loved the most are no longer in his life. With one disappointment after another, how can he possibly get into the Christmas spirit? Maybe a change of scenery—a new place to put down roots—is just what he needs for a second chance to find some happiness.


Winterbourne Vale is only too happy to help his much-loved aunt and uncle run their café in Canada while on his short December break—even if it means leaving his home in the United Kingdom. After a defeated-looking Colton walks into the café, Winter is determined to lift his spirits.


Can Colton and Winter’s Christmas happiness continue long after the gifts are unwrapped and the decorations are stowed away?


Walking in a Winter Wonderland is holiday treat filled with special ornaments and glistening snow, hot tea and cold-weather kisses, along with some sexy shenanigans and plenty of holiday cheer. 


HERE IS MY REVIEW: 


OH MAN I LOVE THIS QUOTE IS PERFECT FOR COLT! 

I love this book, and it was such a sweet little story of finding love in the least expected places! I was rooting for sweet Colt since chapter 1! The story of Colt and Winter is a winner all the way! 

This story is sweet and oh so spicy and filled with corny puns and groan worthy jokes, and I love that! You will be chuckling under your breath just like I did! 

I won't give much away, but I will say that the chemistry between Colt and Winter is amazing, so amazing that Winter just may find a reason to want to relocate! 

Read this book, you will not be sorry! 

                                                     the 5 Peppermint Massage Oil rating! 

OH YES FRIENDS, I HAD A REALLY GOOD REASON FOR THIS RATING! GRAB THE BOOK FROM THE LINKS ABOVE AND FIND OUT WHAT IT IS! HERE IS A BIO FOR CLAIRE CASTLE! 


Claire Castle grew up surrounded by books. She has loved reading for her whole life. Her true love is romance and HEAs. When she’s not reading or writing, she can be found wearing comfortable leggings, drinking mocha and petting her west highland terrier. She loves collecting awesome mugs and paperbacks of her favorite stories.


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HEART 2 HEART ANTHOLOGY REVIEW!


HELLO FRIENDS! I AM SO HAPPY TO BRING YOU MY REVIEWS OF A FEW OF THE AMAZING BOOKS IN THE HEART 2 HEART VOLUME 2 CHARITY ANTHOLOGY! THIS ANTHOLOGY IS FOR A GREAT CAUSE AND YOU CAN ONLY GET IT ON AMAZON OR KU UNTIL FEB.! LOOK BELOW FOR BOOK INFO AND MY REVIEWS! 






**LIMITED TIME ONLY! Get it while you can.**

Once upon a time, a bunch of M/M authors wondered… What if the Heart2Heart dating app put on a charity raffle in cities around the globe, and random guys in each location were paired up for an adventure? The dates could go terribly wrong…or spectacularly right.

Seventeen of your favorite gay romance authors have joined forces once again, bringing you back to the Heart2Heart world for more love and laughter just in time for the holidays. This collection of fun, sexy, and hot short stories features all-new characters once again chosen from your reader suggestions! From Boston to Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia and cities in between, these lucky raffle winners will learn love has a way of appearing when you least expect it.

Once again, all proceeds from this collection will go to the authors’ favorite LGBTQ charities, to ensure that love in all its incarnations will be celebrated and protected every single day of the year!

This anthology will only be available until early February, 2019. Grab it before it vanishes!



AMAZON LINK

MY REVIEWS: 

OAKLAND: ALEXA LAND: 

If you are a fan of Alexa's Firsts and Forever Series then you will squeal with joy at who appears in this book! This story is about Rick (Patrick) who is a dancer who has been burned badly. Rick agrees ( with some urging) to attend the Heart 2 Heart dating app event and he even signs up for a date, (not that he really wants one :P) 

Rick learns a lot on his date, and what he learns about Ryan doesn't deter him, not at all. Will Rick learn to put the past behind him? Will Ryan accept that Rick just may want him just as he is? 

You have got to read this story, just like all of Alexa's  books, it is amazing! 


                                                      the 5 Trivia God rating :D

SCOTLAND: KM NEUHOLD:

Tucker is a workaholic who needs a vacation, and if that vacation happens to be to Scotland with a super hot blind date from the Heart 2 Heart Charity Auction, then even better! Tucker needs to get out and experience life, and find out just what it is he wants to be doing, well besides yummy Maverick! 

Maverick takes life as it comes, no navigation, no problem! He is just what Tucker needs, now these two just have to realize that they just could be the perfect pair! 

Join these two for fun in Scotland and a date that doesn't have to end! 



                                                the 5 Google Maps Rating! 


LOS ANGELES: A.E. WASP: 

Kurtis is with his friends at a Halloween Fundraiser thrown by Heart 2 Heart, and Toto (well Rocco) is even there! Kurtis finds Zane and they find themselves hot and heavy for each other. 

This book is really special because Kurt is a pediatric nurse and he has one patient who has no one, when he finds himself opening up to Zane about the boy, he can't help but dream about what the future may hold, but could dreams have a way of becoming reality? 

This book is both hot and sweet and you will love every second of it! 


                                                   the 5 Fireman Pole rating! 


THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE AMAZING STORIES IN THIS ANTHOLOGY, GRAB IT ABOVE AND ENJOY THEM ALL, REMEMBER YOU ONLY HAVE A FEW MONTHS! 




HOLIDAY BOOK REVIEW BLITZ DAY 1: GOTH OF CHRISTMAS PAST!



IT'S DAY 1 OF OUR HOLIDAY BOOK REVIEW BLITZ AND I HAVE MY REVIEW OF GOTH OF CHRISTMAS PAST BY DEBBIE McGOWAN! THIS IS A SWEET SWEET STORY AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SHARE IT WITH YOU! LET'S TAKE A LOOK: 



I LOVE THIS QUOTE FOR KRISSY AND JAY! HERE IS MY REVIEW: 

Goth Of Christmas Past 
Hiding Behind The Couch Series
by: Debbie McGowan
reviewed by: Becky

Black hair and band hoodies had a lot to answer for.

Eleven years ago, when Gothboy mooched into their business studies class for the very first time, Krissi had taken one look at him and thought, What a freak. He's so cool!

Now in their mid-twenties, Krissi Johansson and Jay Meyer are successful businesspeople and still best friends. But while one is moving forward with their life, the other is sliding ever backwards...revisiting the past and wallowing in regret.

Between career commitments, unresolved family matters and friends springing unwelcome surprises, Krissi and Jay have more than enough drama to contend with, and not all of their own making.

On top of all that, it's Christmas. Yay.






There are very few series that I treasure as much as I do the Hiding Behind The Couch Series by Debbie McGowan! I was so excited to read Goth of Christmas Past, and I was not disappointed! 

Jay and Krissi have been friends since school and they are each dealing with the pains of growing up, but at least they have each other. This book tells their story through the past and the present, and that is really hard for an author to do, but Debbie does it with ease! 

Jay and Krissi have decisions to make and things thrown in their paths that they struggle with, but with each other they will prevail! I love this sweet friendship and I was so excited to catch up with some of my faves from the Hiding Behind The Couch series! 

If you haven't read this series, you can still enjoy Goth Of  Christmas past and I strongly urge you to do so! 


                                                    the 5 Swing Set Rating :P

I HAD TO DO THIS RATING ( I COULD HAVE DONE ICE CREAM TOO :p) BELOW IS THE BEATEN TRACK LINK (YOU CAN FIND ALL OF THE LINKS YOU NEED THERE) 

BEATEN TRACK LINK

NOW HERE IS THE TRAILER FOR GOTH OF CHRISTMAS PAST: CHECK IT OUT! 






THANKS FOR JOINING ME FOR DAY ONE OF OUR HOLIDAY BOOK REVIEW BLITZ, SEE YOU SOON FOR DAY 2! 



FUN FAN FRIDAY WEEK 2: LANE HAYES!


HEY GUYS, WELCOME TO WEEK 2 OF FUN FAN FRIDAY! I AM FEATURING LANE HAYES TODAY AND I HAVE GOT LINKS TO REVIEWS, BIO AND LINKS AND MUCH MORE INCLUDING A SNEAK PEEK AND AN AWESOME COMMENT TO WIN GIVEAWAY, LET'S GET TO IT! 



I LOVE THIS AUTHOR, AND THE BROAD RANGE OF HER WRITING IS AMAZING! SHE CAN GIVE YOU HARD AND GRITTY AND EMOTIONAL AND POWERFUL WITHOUT BLINKING AN EYE, THAT IS JUST ONE OF THE MANY THINGS I ADMIRE ABOUT HER! GET TO KNOW LANE HAYES BELOW: 


HERE IS AN AUTHOR BIO AND SOCIAL LINKS:
Lane Hayes is finally doing what she loves best. Writing! An avid reader from an early age, Lane has always been drawn to romance novels. She truly believes there is nothing more inspiring than a well-told love story with beautifully written characters. Lane discovered the M/M genre a fews ago and was instantly hooked. Her debut novel, Better Than Good, was a 2013 Rainbow Awards finalist. She loves travel, chocolate, and wine (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband and their very old dog in an almost empty nest.

Where to find the author:

Facebook Author Page: LaneHayesauthor
Twitter: LaneHayes3  https://twitter.com/LaneHayes3

BELOW IS THE LINK TO ALL THE LANE HAYES POSTS ON MY BLOG, AND THEY ARE NOT ALL FROM ME: TAKE A LOOK: 
NOW LET'S LOOK AT LANE'S FIRST TWO BOOKS OF THE SERIES OUT IN COLLEGE, JUST CLICK THE BOOK COVER TO GO TO THE LINK! 


CHECK THOSE OUT IF YOU HAVEN'T FRIENDS, THEY ARE ON KU! NOW FOR A SNEAK PEEK AT BOOK 3: 


I placed my order then moved to the side counter to wait for our drinks... and respond to the email before I had to deal with a completely different kind of distraction. I snuck a peek at Rory and froze. His eyes were locked on me, like he was sizing me up and trying to figure me out. There was nothing overly personal or unprofessional in the look. Just curiosity. He smiled when he caught my gaze and suddenly, nothing seemed more important than being in the moment.
I stuffed my phone in my pocket, picked up our drinks and made my way back to the table.
“Here you go,” I said, handing the latte to Rory.
“Thanks. Let’s get this party started. Did you bring your last test?”
I unzipped my backpack, wincing as I slid the paper to him. “It was ugly.”
He widened his eyes and let out a low whistle. “Damn. Do you at least get points for writing your name at the top?”
“Ha. Ha.” I dropped my bag on the floor and sat down before adding, “I wish. I could use the extra credit.”
“Hmm. Let’s see your book.”
I dug my textbook out and set it on the table then settled back in my chair to study him while he assessed the enormity of the challenge he’d taken on. His brow creased as he flipped through pages then glanced at the questions on my last quiz. I shifted in my seat hoping to clandestinely ease the pressure of my dick against my zipper. Call me crazy but the promise of being treated to nerd-speak from a badass former wrestler was the stuff of dreams. I sipped my iced coffee as I admired the intricate ink work on his arms and the script along his wrist. I leaned forward slightly to get a better glimpse, but it looked like it was written in another language.
“Do you speak Spanish?” I asked.
Rory did a double take then inclined his head. “A little. Do you?”
“No.”
“All righty then,” he replied with a half laugh before glancing down at the book again.
“Do you still wrestle? I mean, competitively?” 
Rory pushed the book to the middle of the table and grabbed his latte. He fixed me with a roguish stare and took a sip. Then he set the cup aside and leaned forward. “I thought we already did the ‘get to know you’ thing the other day. Do you really care if I wrestle anymore or are you stalling ’cause you think I’m gonna berate you for getting a crappy score on your test?”
I puffed up my cheek like a blowfish and nodded. “Yes.”
Rory chuckled. “Okay, let’s chat. I’m not here to make you feel bad about what you don’t understand. I’m here to help. In normal everyday shit, I’m not known for my patience, but when I’m teaching, it’s different. I’m fucking Ghandi here, you know? I want you to learn. So don’t think I’m judging you. I’m not. I’m on your team. I’m not gonna spank you for getting a bad grade.”
I licked my bottom lip and before I could stop myself, said, “That’s strangely disappointing.”
Rory opened his mouth and closed it theatrically. “You’re flirtin’ with me, Christian.”
“No! No, of course not. I—”
I shook my head effusively and sucked on my straw until I gave myself an iced coffee brain freeze. I hoped when the feeling passed, I’d come up with the perfect one-liner to turn my awkward faux pas into a joke. I pushed my cup aside and gulped. Nope. I had nothing.
“You’re not what you seem, are you?”
“Sure, I am. I’m a typical dumb jock. I can tell you anything you want to know about football, but don’t ask me about Pythagoras’ Theory,” I said, elevating my dork status to tragic levels in a single blow.
Rory’s eyes crinkled at the corners as he hooted with laughter. “Pythagoras’ Theory? So what you’re really saying is that you’re a kinky ass geometry geek who happens to know how to throw a football. Good to know.”
I crossed my arms and waited out a new round of merriment. “Are you finished?”
His shit-eating grin lit his eyes and made him look impossibly handsome in the boyish meets badass way that turned me inside out. This had disaster written all over it. If I couldn’t get through fifteen minutes without making a fool of myself, I was in big trouble.



Books by Lane Hayes:


AS IF THE SNEAK PEEK WASN'T EXCITING ENOUGH, LANE IS GIVING AWAY AN EBOOK OR SIGNED PAPERBACK OF EITHER OF THE FIRST TWO BOOKS IN THE OUT IN COLLEGE SERIES! HOW HUGE IS THAT! ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO WIN IS COMMENT BELOW (IF BLOGGER IS BEING SPECIAL AND WON'T LET YOU COMMENT LET ME KNOW AND I WILL GET YOUR NAME IN) THE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN TUESDAY, GOOD LUCK GUYS!

THANKS FOR JOINING ME FOR FUN FAN FRIDAY WEEK 2 GUYS, SEE YOU NEXT WEEK WITH ANOTHER AMAZING AUTHOR! 


FUN FAN FRIDAY WEEK 1: ROBIN REARDON!


HEY GUYS! I AM SO EXCITED TO TRY A NEW WEEKLY BLOG POST OUT TONIGHT! FUN FAN FRIDAYS WILL FEATURE A DIFFERENT AUTHOR EVERY FRIDAY, AND I WILL POST LINKS AND MY REVIEWS OF THEM SO YOU CAN GET TO KNOW THEM! THERE WILL ALSO BE A GIVEAWAY FOR EVERY ONE! COMMENT BELOW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A BOOK THAT HASN'T BEEN RELEASED YET! DETAILS BELOW!
 THIS SHOULD BE FUN, SO LET'S GET STARTED! 


WHAT ROBIN MEANS TO ME: 

I LOVE ROBIN REARDON! AS AN AUTHOR SHE IS NOT AFRAID TO TACKLE SUBJECTS THAT MIGHT BE TRICKY FOR SOMEONE ELSE, SUCH AS PAGANISM FOR A START. HER WRITING IS FULL OF HEART AND SHE CRAFTS A STORY THAT YOU WON'T SOON FORGET! HERE ARE THE BOOKS I HAVE REVIEWED OF ROBIN'S

BEC'S THROWING STONES REVIEW

BEC'S WAITING FOR WALKER REVIEW

BEC'S AND IF I FALL REVIEW

YOU GUYS ARE GONNA WANT TO CHECK OUT ALL HER BOOKS, TRUST ME! BELOW IS THE PUBLICATION PAGE OF HER WEBSITE! 

http://www.robinreardon.com/publications/

NOW LET'S FIND OUT A BIT ABOUT ROBIN! 











Robin Reardon is an inveterate observer of human nature,
creating stories about all kinds of people, some of 
whom happen to be gay or transgender—people whose destinies
are not determined solely by their sexual
 orientation or gender identity. 
She writes endings that are realistically hopeful rather than sugary
 and "happy ever after."
Robin was thrilled that early readers of her work were convinced
she was a gay man. Her motto is this: 
The only thing wrong with being gay is how some people
 treat you when they find out. In everything she
 writes, she challenges stereotypes and misconceptions
about what it means to be LGBTQ+. She writes
 endings that are realistically hopeful rather than sugary
and "happy ever after."
Robin has published six novels through Kensington Publishing
 and has three independently published novels.
 A Secret Edge was a finalist in the annual Lambda Literary competition;
The Evolution of Ethan Poe was on 
the 2012 ALA Rainbow List and won first place in several Rainbow Awards categories;
 and Waiting for Walker was awarded a cash prize by the North Street Book contest.
Her stories feature characters who are gay, lesbian, straight, bi,
gender queer, cisgender, trans, and intersex.
Robin has contributed work for LBGTQ+ charitable causes,
including a novella benefitting 
The Trevor Project and a short story supporting author Brent Hartinger's
 Real Story Safe Sex Project.
Interests outside of writing include singing, nature photography,
and the study of comparative religion. 
Robin writes in a butter yellow study with a view of the Boston, Massachusetts skyline.

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I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU GUYS TO KNOW ROBIN AS AN AUTHOR AND AS A PERSON,
SHE IS AMAZING EITHER WAY! THANKS FOR COMING FOR FUN FAN FRIDAY! 
BE SURE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY BY COMMENTING ON THIS BLOG POST!
 BELOW IS THE LINK  FOR INFO ON ROBIN'S NEW SERIES: TRAILBLAZER 
AND BOOK 1 IS ON CHOCORUA AND IT RELEASES IN DEC! YOU CAN WIN A COPY OF 
THIS BOOK BY LEAVING A COMMENT BELOW! ( IF GOOGLE DOESN'T LET YOU 
COMMENT LET ME KNOW I WILL DO IT FOR YOU) THE GIVEAWAY IS A RANDOM
DRAWING, SO LEAVE A COMMENT PEOPLE! 

NEW SERIES INFO





LIAM FOR HIRE REVIEW!


HELLO FRIENDS, I AM WRAPPING UP THE BEATEN TRACK PUBLISHING FALL FESTIVAL WITH MY REVIEW OF ONE OF THEIR AMAZING BOOKS: LIAM FOR HIRE: LONDON STORIES 2 BY A. ZUKOWSKI! THIS BOOK IS AMAZING, LET'S CHECK IT OUT BELOW: 



I THINK THIS QUOTE IS IMPORTANT FOR BOTH LIAM AND ALI, YOU WILL SEE WHY WHEN YOU READ THIS BOOK. HERE IS MY REVIEW: 

Liam For Hire
London Stories 2 
by: A. Zukowski
reviewed by: Becky

Liam Murphy has kicked his drug habit and now pays for the high living costs in London as an escort. His life is finally in balance. His only problem is that he obsesses about the minimum number of times he has to bend over to make ends meet. As long as he has his emotions under control, it'll be fine. That's what Liam keeps telling himself until he meets the young widower Alastair, also known as Ali, whose emerald eyes remind him of Ireland.

Featuring Liam from The Boy Who Fell to Earth.




I was trying to find an appropriate word to describe this story, and I think beautiful is the one I want to use. Liam For Hire isn't just a story, it is a mans journey on the path of redemption and letting go of his past and the guilt he has carried for a long time. 

Liam is a recovering addict and an escort, and he thinks he doesn't want to find someone to love and cherish, but then he meets Ali. Ali has his own baggage and the way these two come together is amazing! 

Liam is finally settled and getting on with repairing the life that his drug addiction took from him, and Ali is a huge part of that. What will happen when Ali's past comes calling? Will everything Liam holds dear be threatened? 

You guys have got to read this book, it is amazing and though it is book two in a series, it can be read as a standalone, but the way this author writes, you know book one is gonna be amazing too! 


                                               the 5 flute rating :P

YOU WILL SEE WHY I DID THE FLUTES FRIENDS! BELOW IS THE LINK FOR LIAM FOR HIRE (THE BEATEN TRACK LINK WILL HAVE ALL THE LINKS YOU NEED)

BEATEN TRACK LINK

BELOW IS THE LINK FOR BOOK ONE IN THE LONDON SERIES: THE BOY WHO FELL TO EARTH: 

AMAZON LINK

NOW LET'S LEARN A BIT ABOUT THE AUTHOR WITH A BIO AND SOME SOCIAL LINKS FOLLOWED BY AN EXCERPT OF THE BOOK! 


I am a London-based British writer who grew up in the gay village and red light district of Manchester, UK.
I was trained in screenwriting at the University of the Arts, London; National Film & Television School and Script Factory, UK, followed by a series of misadventures as a film journalist, writer and producer of short films. My stories are based on personal and emotional experiences, and feature strong LGBTQ-identified characters.

Social Media

Twitter: @saszazukowski



Extract


“You don’t need to lie about your age to be untruthful. I don’t have anything to hide.” The only thing no client will get from me is emotional attachment, as hackneyed as it sounds. It’s not good for me or for them. I need to protect myself. No one else will.
Ali nods, as if he understands my reasoning. After finishing the joint, I light up another cigarette and take a large sip of the whisky that clouds my head. I realise I’m enjoying the conversation. Here in this little garden, I am able to relax. Living in my box room in the crowded flat isn’t good for contemplation. But then, who am I to complain? I can hardly afford anything else.
As we listen to the hum of the London suburb and the distant sirens that cut through the city’s streets all night, Ali’s curious gaze fixes on my face as though he really wants to know the real me. “And you’re Irish, right?”
My accent is unmistakable. “Yup. Born and bred in West Cork.”
Ali plays with his wedding band and he takes a gulp of his whisky, almost finishing it. “So, how long have you been in London?”
“I came to London nearly four years ago.” But most of the first three years were shrouded in a drug-induced fog. I’m not proud of it.
“Do you miss home? Do you ever feel nostalgic?” Ali stares dreamily at the shadows of the garden. I wonder why he’s the one who seems to be pining for something.
I look intently at the dark sky as I consider his questions and finally I realise what ‘home’ means to me. Even with a roof over my head I’m still homeless in my heart. Brick and mortar don’t mean anything. I’m not sure if I want a real home right now, somewhere I belong. Not that one is on offer or available to someone like me. Some days, I long for the freedom of the streets, strange as it may sound to anyone who has never been homeless. My bedsit and the job are like a hamster’s cage, giving me temporary shelter but making me go round and round in circles.
I reply, “I don’t miss the actual places. I miss the stars and the inky nights. Sometimes I think I can smell the seaweed on damp sand and hear the sound of the waves on Inch Beach if I close my eyes. I yearn for the thunderstorms and the crystal dewdrops clinging to long grass. I want to hear the tunes played on a bodhrán and the low notes from the clarsach.” I inhale deeply, then slowly breathe out, thinking about those beautiful things I once shared with someone I thought I loved and would spend the rest of my life with.


THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING ME FOR MY REVIEW OF LIAM FOR HIRE, AND ALSO FOR JOINING ME FOR THE BEATEN TRACK PUBLISHING FALL FESTIVAL, I HOPE YOU HAVE COME TO SEE WHAT AN AMAZING PUBLISHER BEATEN TRACK IS, AND THAT THEY HAVE SOME AMAZING AUTHORS AS WELL! SEE YOU NEXT TIME FRIENDS!