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The Pirate of Fathoms Deep (Tales of the High Court #2) by Megan Derr

The Pirate of Fathoms DeepThe Pirate of Fathoms Deep (Tales of the High Court #2)

Released July 13, 2016

Published by Less Than Three Press

Pages/word count: 206 pages; 54,000 words

Blurb:

High Commander Lesto Arseni is the most feared man in the Harken Empire. None but the High King dares risk his wrath—and a pirate who once punched him in the middle of the imperial pavilion. A pirate who later snuck away with Lesto to an empty room, touched him in ways far more memorable. And then immediately bolted like a man who’d gotten what he wanted.

Shemal just wants to live a normal life, leave his pirating days behind him and prove that he’s respectable now. The last thing he needs is the two idiots who show up wanting his help with the noble they’ve kidnapped—the very man Shemal had been hoping to prove himself to, the man he hasn’t forgotten since Shemal punched him a year and a half ago.

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Our thoughts:

I like bold, brash, confident characters and Lesto fits the mold perfectly. From the first few paragraphs, I enjoyed being pulled back into this fantastical world Megan Derr featured in The High King’s Golden Tongue. It’s in that novel that we first meet Lesto and his boisterous and stern personality traits.

In The Pirate of Fathoms Deep, Lesto is unwittingly taken captive by some incompetent fools who mistake him for the noble, Lord Bestowen. It’s the eye patch. I guess if one shares that physical attribute with the intended target, they’re scooped up regardless. Lesto is no ordinary prisoner. He’s the High Commander to the King, Sarrica. The King’s former brother-in-law and best friend. Commander of Fathoms Deep. I could go on with his impressive list of credentials, but it only serves to show how fierce a fighter and soldier Lesto has been. He rants and raves and gives his men grief, but he’s a true leader. Confident, smart and arrogantly brave and skilled.

When he is laid upon Shemal’s door, drugged, by the two kidnappers, Shemal’s heart skips a beat for he knows exactly who the kidnapped man is. He isn’t some noble, but the man Shemal had been intimate with just once and has haunted Shemal’s dreams since– Lesto.

What results is a mad dash to get Lesto home and figure out what is causing a country, that’s been relatively quiet for the High King, to strike out against the throne in a ship attack and kidnapping.

Of course we get the misunderstanding that come with a one-off that ends before either party has a chance to confess feelings or intentions. Misunderstandings due to class disparity and language barriers result in flustered men that made me laugh and my heart sing with joy. Shemal isn’t some faint of heart gentleman easily swoon by Lesto and his wealth. Shemal is a pirate from the Farlands and he’s had a rough life.  He’s fought many battles and endured many hardships. He’s fiercely proud, but not too proud to know his place in the order of things in this world. He knows he’s a pirate and not worthy of any titles.  That, Lesto plans to break him of.

Together they’re a good fighting team but they just don’t have enough time between all the haste to get Lesto back home and the impending upheaval with Treya Mancee to work through all the particulars of what they want and expect from each other. Again, emotions get in the way and have the potential to drive Shemal away from Lesto for good.

This world is utterly fabulous!! Extremely detailed and exciting. A world of kingdoms, nobles, armies and fighting. A long ago time that is also a bit fantastical with its mpreg. By far one of my favorite of this genre. I thought The King’s Golden Tongue was impressive, but the books in the series just continue to excite and exceed expectation. This pursuit was far different from that of Sarrica and Allen and will surely be different from the next with Jader and Kamir in The Heart of the Lost Star.

RATING: BAD ASS BOOTS!!

 

RELEASE BLITZ: Heart Ripper (Sex & Mayhem #9) by KA Merikan

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The Coffin Nails MC is back! KA Merikan’s racy, m/m biker series is sure to deliver a hot, sexy, dangerous tale. Check it out – 

ABOUT THE BOOK:

— You always want what you can’t have. —

David. Catholic. Gay. Set on keeping his purity ring.

Raja. Biker. Manwhore. Never refuses a bet.David has always tried to be the best son his parents could dream of.
Always at church on Sunday.
Always eager to help with the garden.
Always trying his best at school.
Prim, proper, innocent, and kind.
But deep inside of him, there is a yearning planted by the devil himself, and when a cocky, foul-mouthed biker pulls him a step too far, David doesn’t fall into the abyss. He leaps.
Raja is all he’s ever dreamed of, yet didn’t dare voice. Older, dangerous, a wall of muscle with a grip so strong David can’t resist him no matter how hard he tries.As a freshly appointed president of a motorcycle club on the verge of ruin, Raja has a lot to live up to. Being gay doesn’t do him any favors in terms of commanding the respect of his men. He has his way of compensating though.
Always first in a fight.
Always bragging about his sexual conquests.
Always up for a bet.
Daring, tattooed, sexy, and unapologetic.
After he boasts he can have any man he wants, he gets challenged to hook up with the preppy guy wallflowering at a party. Raja can’t wait to pop the innocent cutie’s cherry. But when he finds out the guy is his friend’s younger brother, life gets a whole lot messier.Why is the one guy who should be off-limits always the most tempting?WARNING: This book contains steamy sexual content and graphic violence.Goodreads Badge

Release Date: June 15
Series: Coffin Nails MC
Length: 100,000 words
Themes: Outlaw motorcycle club, organized crime, religion, homophobia, bet, good boy meets bad boy, coming out
Genre: M/M romance, suspense
Length: ~100,000 words

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

K. A. Merikan is the pen name for Kat and Agnes Merikan, a team of writers, who are taken for sisters with surprising regularity. Kat’s the mean sergeant and survival specialist of the duo, never hesitating to kick Agnes’s
ass when she’s slacking off. Her memory works like an easy-access catalogue, which allows her to keep up with both book details and social media. Also works as the emergency GPS. Agnes is the Merikan nitpicker, usually found busy with formatting and research. Her attention tends to be scattered, and despite pushing thirty, she needs to apply makeup to buy alcohol. Self-proclaimed queen of the roads.They love the weird and wonderful, stepping out of the box, and bending stereotypes both in life and books. When you pick up a Merikan book, there’s one thing you can be sure of – it will be full of surprises.
 
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Undercover Boyfriend (One Fine Day #1) by Jacob Z. Flores

Undercover BoyfriendUndercover Boyfriend (One Fine Day #1) by Jacob Z. Flores

Released June 15th 2016

Published by Dreamspinner Press, LLC, Dreamspun Desires #12

Page count: 236 pages

Blurb:

Two men, one lie, and a whole bunch of trouble.

Marty Valdez is in serious trouble. His sister’s wedding is around the corner, and everyone expects to meet Marty’s super-successful underwear model boyfriend—whom Marty invented. Now Marty has to produce a half-naked hottie or suffer the worst humiliation of his life.

FBI agent Luke Myers is in serious trouble. He’s been working undercover to take down a dangerous drug cartel, but his cover’s blown and he needs to disappear. Luckily, a geeky yet intriguing comic book artist gives him the perfect opportunity. Luke just has to pretend to be his boyfriend, and pretending is what he does best. But between Marty’s mother and his ex, Luke might’ve bitten off more than he can chew, and Marty’s knack for finding trouble might ruin more than just his sister’s wedding.

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Our thoughts:

Jacob Z. Flores always captures my heart with his contemporary romances, and that holds true for Undercover Boyfriend.

Marty is in a pinch. He’s made up a fake boyfriend to keep his mom from trying to force him back together with his ex, Christian, the cheating jerk that’s too full of himself. In order to get her to relax, Marty makes up Tim. Now, Marty needs to find a real Tim to take to his sister’s wedding or his mom will make his life hell.

Luke is an undercover FBI agent working an extensive case to bring down a big time criminal and drug lord, when his cover is blown. With a possible internal mole and the cartel after him, Luke must keep a low profile and regroup.

Fate is responsible for Marty and Luke bumping into each other, twice. The second time, they decide to help each other out. Luke will pretend to be Marty’s boyfriend, Tim, and Marty will give Luke a place to stay so he won’t seen for a few days. Total win for both of them.

Of course neither man expected to actually like the other, let alone discover they have common interests and enjoy being around each other. Marty and Luke actually navigate the family setting quite well and Luke manages to shut the ex boyfriend down hard. There were so many funny moments as well as serious ones. Marty finding his inner strength. Luke finding a confidant in Marty. Both finding that this pretend relationship might actually be leading to a real relationship. The slow burn towards attraction. The funny and shocking moment when Luke realizes that he is falling in like with Marty. The sweet moment when Marty gets the real boyfriend he’s always dreamed about. These were the best morsels of the story and had me falling all over Marty and Luke.

The cartel and Luke’s undercover assignment comes crashing head-on into Marty’s world and when things come into full view, it’s not pretty. There’s a lot of surprises, drama, and suspense over the cartel. Marty and Luke’s safety is a big concern and common thread throughout the book. We still get a fun, loveable story that goes by way too fast. I liked these two guys so much I didn’t want it to end, but it did end, and perfectly I might add!

RATING: BAD ASS BOOTS!!

Blog Tour: Talk Dirty to Me (Devil’s Pride #2) by Jessie G

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Talk Dirty to Me by Jessie G.
Series: Devils Pride MC #2
Series should be read in order
Release Date: Mid-March (around March 15, 2016)
Pages or Words: 78,000 words
Publisher: Jessie G. Books Inc.
Cover Artist: Andrew Reyna
Categories: Bisexual, Contemporary, Erotica, M/M Romance, Mystery, Romance (Please note: Snake’s bisexuality is only mentioned. It is not gone into.)

Hi Jessie! We’re excited to have you back at 3 Chicks After Dark! Thanks for the great Slice of Life we hosted on the 21st of March. Ty and Chase have always been a favorite couple, but I’d have to say Snake and Greg are a strong second for me. That said, there were a few things I wondered about Snake and Greg as I read their story. Why not make it part of our interview for our tour stop!?

Thanks for taking time to be with 3 Chicks After Dark!

First, could you elaborate a bit more on Greg’s body dysmorphia? He’s obviously concerned about his lack of abs and bigger thighs.  How would you describe Greg? Would he be a plus sized model or is he skewed in his own mind how he looks. Is he just not well-defined or muscular, but slimmer. I find I need a better picture of Greg so I can get a better handle on his level of body dysmorphia!

In my mind, I see Greg as someone who has spent his whole life fluctuating. He was an overweight child, picked on, and hiding out in his tech world where he felt safer. He’s someone who would subscribe to the latest diet fad, sometimes with drastic and unhealthy results, and then give up when his changed appearance still didn’t gain him the peer acceptance he thought he needed. The only time he was truly in optimal physical condition was in the DEA academy and he has since settled into what he considers his norm. When he looks in the mirror he sees a plus size man, though he’d never consider himself a model because he believes his features are plain at best. When Snake looks at him, he sees a soft, curvy body that fits perfectly against him and the face of the man he loves.

As I write that, I am even more intrigued with perceptions. How Greg sees himself vs how Snake sees him and how Snake’s feelings impact his perception of Greg? I don’t know the answer. Me and my mirror have a tenuous relationship, so you can be sure Greg will not be the last character I write with body issues.

Second, would Greg and Snake ever dabble is a bit of BDSM? Nothing like Ty and Chase, but maybe some bondage or spanking? Greg seemed turned on by being protected and cared for, but would it extend into something a bit more?

No, not in any real serious ways. I like variation in my reading and my writing, and I’m loving exploring all the ways love can manifest itself and how varying the expression of those feelings can be.

There is Red and Bull, for example, their intimacy is very sweet. Always tender, always filled with flowery words, and even though Red craves the safety of Bull’s larger frame, it’s the security of knowing it would never be used against him that allows him to trust.

Then you have Ty and Chase who live BDSM—from an established 24/7 D/s dynamic, to trying every kind of kink on the spectrum. They are fully cognizant of each other at all times and can comfortably communicate what works and what doesn’t. Mushy words aren’t a big part of their repertoire, but their bond and love is equally as strong as Red and Bull (some would say stronger).

Now we have Snake and Greg—they are all for the dirty talking and sex toys, and they’d be open to experiment with some bondage, maybe, in the heat of the moment, but can also be sweet with each other. I like to think of them as my spicy couple with a dash of this and a sprinkle of that to suit their craving of the moment.

My other couples fall somewhere in between sweet, spicy, and kinky, and I look forward to discovering yet another expression to explore.

Third, just how hard was it to build Greg and Snake’s connection so quickly and have it all be through long distance, phone connection? Were you concerned that it wouldn’t be believable, or whether their attraction would carry through once they met for the first time?

Yes and no. I had already posed the question of what they were in Tricking Chase and so many people responded. Was Snake gay? Bi? Were they together? Did Greg turn him down? Before I even said who the next book would be about, I was getting emails and comments in reviews about Snake and his Phone Sex Operator. So, no, I wasn’t too worried about making that connection believable.

For five years, these two men have communicated, have worked together, and have built a solid relationship despite the miles between them. I firmly believe that’s possible. We make connections every day on social media that never translate into real life encounters, yet we still consider those people our friends, don’t we? We cheer on their successes, mourn their losses, find kindred spirits and confidants.

Snake and Greg had found their kindred spirit, they were cheering each other on, keeping each other alive, and they were solid in their role as partners, and cognizant of their own feelings if not each other’s. Pushing them from the comfort of a long distance relationship to a real life encounter was the real hoop I had to jump through. There had to be bumps in the road. A real long distance relationship leaves a lot of room for autonomy and places to hide the things we think would make us less attractive.

The trick was allowing them to see all the things they weren’t privy to over the phone without diminishing their feelings for one another. Not just appearances, but those quirks and idiosyncrasies that could be cute or annoying depending on how you feel about the person doing them. I hope I did it justice.

Before we say goodbye, is there anything you’d like to share about Greg or Snake that us super fans would find amusing? A little morsel to gobble up?!

Since the book ends as Snake and Greg’s new adventure begins, I’ll be writing shorts that I’ll be putting up on my blog during the tour. After spending the majority of their relationship apart, sending them on a cross country journey together is bound to have some interesting (amusing, sexy) moments, and I can’t wait to write them. I also suggested something in the book that I never followed through on.

Carly at Carly’s Book Reviews asked me to write it and 2000 NSFW words later, it’s chock full of all the spice I’ve come to love from this couple. You can find that here http://carlysbookreviews.blogspot.com/2016/03/talk-dirty-to-me-by-jessie-g.html

Kudos for all the phone and long distance conversations and sexual moments. I think it would be hard enough to write a normal conversation let alone one based over a phone connection! Once again, you’ve delivered another fantastic novel in this world of men, who’ve become an addiction! Thanks for taking the time to join us and having us on your tour. :)

Thank you for hosting me and my boys. I know how much you love Ty and Chase, and I’m so glad Snake and Greg were able to find a place in your heart as well. – Jessie

 

Blurb:

As a secret agent for the DEA, Snake’s gone deep into Devils Pride MC with the hope of bringing down the head of Miami’s lucrative drug trade and finds himself saddled with the club’s volatile and secretive SA instead. Unfortunately, after years as partners doing shit neither of them wanted to do for reasons neither of them felt comfortable sharing, Snake considers Trick his best friend. Now he’ll do anything to repair the damage his own necessary lies did to their friendship because, while Trick may have walked away from the MC, Snake needs someone he trusts to have his back.

Meanwhile, Snake’s contact at the DEA has him tied up in knots. The sexy voice and inappropriate comments have him walking around with a permanent set of blue balls. Life undercover is lonely and he lives for every phone call, but his own personal Deep Throat is skittish about committing to a date once Snake returns to headquarters. As far as Snake’s concerned, they only have one shot to build something together and he’s not willing to waste it.

Greg knows he’s not Snake’s type, or anyone’s for that matter. Former love interests called him plain, chubby, and boring. More comfortable in his tech cave than with people, he’s a grade A nerd who isn’t exactly GQ material. Normally he would never be brave enough to flirt with anyone—much less the very hot and very dangerous ginger who’d been starring in his nightly fantasies—but Snake needed something to keep him from getting lost undercover. What started out as a helping hand quickly became an integral part of their relationship—if one could call a five year phone conversation a relationship—and Greg is terrified that once Snake’s sees the wizard behind the curtain, he’ll lose the only man he’s ever loved.

Now the DEA has called Snake home to plan the next stage of the mission, leaving Greg no more places to hide. When fantasy and reality collide, will it be everything Snake hopes for or everything Greg fears? The trick will be staying alive long enough to figure out the answer.

 

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R/X Rated Excerpt:

“That sexy voice and those incredible brains are a potent combination.” There was a sigh and a muffled groan, reminding Greg why they were talking at close to three in the morning. “Lucky for you, my ego’s big enough to handle the challenge.”

“Your ego or your dick?” Just saying it made his mouth water and he’d give anything to see it, touch it, taste it…

“Damn, Sunshine, you gonna groan like that when I’m shoving my big ego down your throat?” The rough dirty talk was more like the Gene he knew and loved.

Yeah, as hopeless as it was, there was no other word for the feelings that ran deep and true inside him. And it was hopeless. While not conventionally handsome, Gene was everything he could ever want in a man—tall, strong, rugged, smart, and deadly—and damn him for being a ginger to boot. The type of man who had no trouble finding a willing body to fuck. The type of man who would never look twice at an out of shape, curly-haired, glasses-wearing geek. But that was his secret and as long as Gene didn’t know exactly what he looked like, he was able to hold on to the fantasy for a little while longer.

“You know I will.” He was groaning again just thinking about getting his lips anywhere near Gene’s body. “I can feel you fisting my hair, holding me still while you make me take every inch.”

“Fuck yeah, I’d grab two fistfuls and fuck that dirty mouth the way it deserves,” Gene promised. “You want that, don’t you, Sunshine? To be manhandled until your throat is raw and your lips are swollen.”

Greg fisted his own aching cock, dragging his palm from balls to tip. What he wouldn’t give for that just once. “More than anything.”

“My dirty little Valentine.” Gene’s voice was ragged and full of satisfaction. “Get your toy, dirty boy, I’m dying to pound that tight ass until you’re screaming my name.”

There was no embarrassment as he reached for the long, thick vibrating dildo he’d already prepared in anticipation of this phone call. He wanted Gene too much to allow embarrassment to stop him from experiencing whatever he could with the man. “Tell me…tell me how you want me. On my back? On my knees?”

“On your back so I can see your face,” Gene purred and Greg felt his heart skip another beat. His dirtiest fantasies had nothing on phone sex with Gene. The real thing would probably kill him.

Meet the author:

Like many readers, the dream of being a writer has been with me a long time. After three decades of trying, I’d begun to doubt. Thanks to social media, I followed my favorite authors hoping to glean some words of wisdom as I pounded out half-formed ideas with alarming regularity. Two repetitive themes emerged: to be a great writer you must read a lot and your butt must be in the chair every day like it’s a job. The more you write, the easier it will be to write and the better you will be at writing. I took that advice to heart and write every day. With three series in the works and a full schedule of releases planned for the next two years, it’s been amazing to have made this dream my reality.

I am a firm believer in marriage equality, love at first sight, power dynamics, and happily ever after. I’m a lover of strong secondary characters, and series filled with families—biological or chosen. All are themes you’ll find throughout my books.

Connect with Jessie G:

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Our Thoughts:

Another Jessie G spectacular! In all seriousness, Jessie G seems to be an author I can rely on for consistently writing novels that deliver a strong story with depth of character, emotion and plot.

In Talk Dirty to Me, we have a chance to get to know Greg and Snake. Snake is the undercover agent (who’s not so undercover anymore) that was embedded with the Devils Pride MC. His contact and liaison with the agency was Greg. Snake’s lifeline and grasp at sanity at times was through Greg. Greg helped Snake stay focused and not lose who he was after five years with the MC.

When Snake finishes the job and Durango is gone, Snake should be able to come home. The first person he wants to see is Greg. His sunshine and light in the darkness. His voice of sanity, love and normalcy. Greg is excited yet fearful. After so many years, Snake and Greg have grown from handler and undercover agent to ‘dating’ over the phone. We’re talking full on relationship and phone sex. But, will Snake find Greg unattractive once they meet in person? Greg is worried he won’t be enough for Snake.

He is wrong. So very wrong. Snake couldn’t be more enamored with Greg and he can’t wait to actually touch and spend time with Greg. Unfortunately, all the problems in the MC and with Durango won’t go away. There’s always someone to pick-up the pieces and continue the illegal operations. Snake will have to build his own team to do this job and he goes with those he trusts the most.

Fans of the Sizzling Miami series will adore the cameos with Alaric and Davin. I personally loved the extra mileage with Ty and Chase. Especially Ty! He just has a snarkiness about him that pulls me in like a moth to a flame.  Greg gets to meet all these guys and learn to lean on them for support when he finds himself at the end of a phone yet again with Snake gone and a mole in the agency.

Snake and Greg are the perfect complement to each other as a couple. One is self-assured and confident in their skin, the other not so much. One is a computer whiz and hacker, the other not so much. It’s very much tough guy meets nerd and falls in love. Another interesting aspect to their relationship is that they never met in person for so long. This gave them the chance to get to know each other deeply without any physical attributes getting in the way. Since Greg is self-conscious about his body, this was a blessing for him. I think it was just awesome that they were able to know each other so deeply and fall in love over time. It made the moment they finally got together to sizzle and pop from the scorching heat. They’re fun, zealous and adventurous in the bedroom. Snake is completely in love with Greg and he just radiates warmth and protection when around him.

Another must-read installment in the Devils Pride MC Series. If you haven’t read any of Jessie G’s books, now is the time to take the leap and indulge!

RATIING: STILETTOS!!!

Tour Dates & Stops:

14-Mar: Sassygirl Books, Carly’s Book Reviews

16-Mar: Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews

18-Mar: Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, Foxylutely Book Reviews

21-Mar: Alpha Book Club

23-Mar: V’s Reads

25-Mar: The Dark Arts

28-Mar: Oh My Shelves

30-Mar: Happily Ever Chapter, The Hat Party

1-Apr: 3 Chicks After Dark, Velvet Panic, MM Good Book Reviews

4-Apr: Full Moon Dreaming, Outrageous Heroes, Mikky’s World of Books, Nephy HartElisa – My Reviews and Ramblings, Book Lovers 4Ever. Scattered Thoughts & Rogue WordsUp All Night, Read All Day

6-Apr: Man2ManTastic, The Novel Approach

8-Apr: Two Chicks Obsessed With Books and Eye Candy, Joyfully Jay

11-Apr: A.M. Leibowitz

13-Apr: Divine Magazine, Unquietly Me

15-Apr: Bonkers About Books

18-Apr: Kirsty Loves Books

20-Apr: Cathy Brockman Romances

22-Apr: Dawn’s Reading Nook, MM Book Escape

25-Apr: Molly Lolly, Books A to Z

27-Apr: Prism Book Alliance

29-Apr: Love Bytes, My Fiction Nook,

2-May: TTC Books and More, Bayou Book Junkie

4-May: Book Reviews and More by Kathy, Inked Rainbow Reads, Hearts on Fire, Making It HappenBecause Two Men Are Better Than One

6-May: BFD Book Blog, Multitasking Mommas
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