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Heart of Timber Blog Tour Spotlight and Giveaway!

We are pleased to be a part of the Heart of Timber Blog Tour! We are huge fans of all literary works by Brandon Shire so shining a spotlight on his newest release is our extreme pleasure! We introduce Heart of Timber, book 2 in the Cold Series to all our readers!

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Two years after watching Anderson walk out of the prison gates, Lem has a visitor who informs him that Anderson desperately needs his help. He scoffs at the idea until he is given an offer that he cannot refuse. He doesn’t know if he is finally ready to make peace with himself outside prison, or if he is ready to face the pain he has caused, but he also understands that he will never get another chance like this. Anderson has tried to push Lem to the back of his heart, but he cannot find anyone who can measure up to the man that Lem was. Letters he meant to send sit on the table, and the dreams he had about rebuilding his life go by the wayside as he pines for a man he cannot have. He doesn’t believe he will ever be happy again and finds it increasingly difficult to keep up the cheerful facade his family expects. But unknown to Anderson, the women in his life have colluded to bring him and Lem back together again. Will he and Lem rekindle their love, or will they burn everyone around them by falling back to their past mistakes?
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Award winning writer BRANDON SHIRE is a distinct voice in contemporary gay fiction. A Buddhist and a gay parent, Mr. Shire has been writing for 15 years and has only recently begun to publish his work. Genres include contemporary gay fiction, m/m romance, horror, and science fiction.
Brandon Shire is generously offering a copy of Heart of Timber to one lucky recipient! Enter below for your chance at a .mobi or .epub copy of Heart of Timber. Good luck!

Happy 1st Birthday, 3 Chicks!


In a lot of ways it’s hard to believe we’ve been at this for a whole year. It has flown by; we’ve learned a lot and met some awesome people along the way. Thanks to all of you who join us on this crazy adventure – we appreciate your support. Here’s to another great year!

We thought we’d take this chance to answer a few questions we often get and let you know a little bit more about the ladies driving this train. Here goes…

1) What is your review process? Any weird quirks or must haves while reading? What device do you read on?
Kristy: I don’t really have a set process but I have found I have to write my review immediately after reading the book or it won’t be done at all! Usually I will pull open a draft on my phone and type away. I’ve been known to do this in complete darkness at 1:30am with Thor (my husband) lying there asleep. Odd, yes but productive! I read on my Galaxy S3 phone 98% of the time, highlight text, and write my reviews on it, that phone is my life!
Janette: Mine’s a little bit different – I pretty much exclusively use my Kindle Fire to read, highlight, make notes, etc. I rarely read on my phone but mostly because when I read I like to pretend my phone doesn’t exist. :) I’m like Kristy in that I need to at least make notes or type a rough draft ASAP after finishing a book, sometimes while I’m still reading if there’s something I don’t want to forget.

2) Do you have a favorite genre to read/review? 
Kristy: I will pretty much read any genre except Sci Fi! Don’t get me wrong, I like Star Trek just as much as any nerd boy but I don’t care to read it! Give me a historical, PNR, contemporary, even young adult but never Sci Fi!
Janette:  I like to mix things up, although I do read a lot more contemporary than I ever used to. I was strictly historical or paranormal for what seemed like the longest time. I guess that means I prefer not to live in reality? I’m not sure. haha 

3) 3 Chicks reviews a lot of m/m romance. Do you have a favorite m/m romance book so far?
Kristy: I don’t exactly have a favorite book but I do like certain elements in my books. I love m/m books with broken boys and hard topics. I don’t shy away from rentboys, abuse or BDSM (even the hard BDSM). I like a good romance in between but I do enjoy reading about guys overcoming struggles and finding happiness.
Janette: I don’t think I have a favorite m/m or any other romance book for that matter. It’s funny how this is such a common question, but almost all readers/reviewers struggle to answer it. That genre is growing too quickly for me to pick a favorite just yet.

4) Craziest place a sex scene occurred or prop within a scene?
Kristy: Sometimes the unbelievable will pop up in an otherwise awesome book. One of these incidents that stands out to me is when two guys get it on in the back of a Prius. Seriously, a Prius? One of them was really tall too! I don’t think I could kneel on the back floorboard of a Prius let alone a 6 foot tall guy! That had us in stitches for quite a while.
Janette: Ha ha, the Prius! Yes, that joke has definitely gotten some mileage between the two of us. I swear I constantly find myself driving behind a Prius and every single time I think, “No f*cking way is that possible. NONE.” I think most writers do a great job of thinking through the probability of things before writing, but that Prius scene was just a little too out there for me.

Kristy: Another hang up I have it using odd things for lube. Really? I think the bottle of lube should be in every guys nightstand, no?! Please don’t use butter or shampoo! Butter is too good to be used on anything other than food! Shampoo burns people, it is never a good option!
Janette: I think the worst I’ve read might be salad dressing. I don’t know about you, but I think food oils and body oils should be kept separate. Maybe this makes me a prude, but oh well. The other would be food – in reading m/m romance I’ve found that most guys will use just about anything they can find to scratch that itch, hairbrushes and carrots included. I haven’t read a story like that in quite some time, so maybe that’s less of a trend in writing now?
Kristy: Carrots and salad dressing….are we making a salad here or building relationships?! Tangy! LOL!

5) How was 3 Chicks After Dark born??
Kristy: We met on twitter! We live on twitter so this isn’t a big surprise, I’m sure. We met during a book chat and just clicked. Then, I totally corrupted Janette by recommending we read Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning. That just fueled our book conversations in so many ways. After that, I asked her how she felt about reading m/m books because I had a book about m/m rockers, Conquest by SJ Frost. Somewhere along the line, we mentioned taking our twitter DM’s to the blogosphere. Janette really did all the work getting the blog created and designed. She’s awesome! That is how we became 3 Chicks After Dark!
Janette: Yes. What she said. I think we met in a twitter party for a YA book series actually. How ironic is that? Especially since I think YA is the genre I read the least now. The blog was Kristy’s idea definitely – not sure I would have ever done this otherwise and I couldn’t ask for better blog partners! :) 

So there it is – all the mysteries of 3 Chicks After Dark revealed. It might be our birthday, but you’re the one getting the gifts! Take a minute and enter our celebration giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card. (Drawing ends October 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.)
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