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BLOG TOUR and REVIEW: Pain Slut (The Subs Club #2) by J.A. Rock

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Hi! I’m J.A. Rock, and right now I’m touring the internet talking about my latest release Pain Slut —Book 2 in The Subs Club series. Thanks so much to the blogs that are hosting me on this tour, and be sure to leave comments on the tour posts for a chance to win your choice of two backlist ebooks and a $10 Amazon gift card!

About Pain Slut

Honestly, I’m ready to take a step back from the Subs Club. Making the kink world a safer place for subs is the sort of bandwagon I’d have boarded as an idealist in my early twenties, but now I’m a pragmatist in my late twenties. I prefer to focus on adopting and raising a child.

But unexpected factors inevitably derail my plans. Like Drix Seger—attractive and the first genuine sadist I’ve encountered. If I were not in the process of renouncing my masochistic ways and becoming the normal, responsible potential father the adoption agency wants to see, Drix and I might do well together. But he has a foolish name and belongs to a cult of vampyres, and I am quitting kink. So why does Drix’s infatuation with blood and biting make me so hot I can’t think straight? And why, when he looks at me, does he seem to see something beyond a basket case with a stick up my ass?

Can I start a new phase in my life without leaving part of myself behind? Please send help.

—Miles

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About the Subs Club series

After the death of their friend Hal at the hands of an irresponsible dom, submissive friends Dave,Kamen, Miles, and Gould band together to form the Subs Club—an organization seeking to expose dangerous local doms. The club slowly evolves as romances blossom, loyalties are tested, and tensions mount in a community already struggling for unity in the wake of Hal’s death.

From domestic discipline to knife play to fashion paraphilia, and from family drama to new jobs to first loves, the members of the Subs Club explore life’s kinks inside and outside of the bedroom as they attempt to let go of the past and move forward.

Excerpt and additional book information link: Pain Slut

Meet the Author

J.A. Rock is the author of queer romance and suspense novels, including BY HIS RULES, TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME, and, with Lisa Henry, THE GOOD BOY and WHEN ALL THE WORLD SLEEPS. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama and a BA in theater from Case Western Reserve University. J.A. also writes queer fiction and essays under the name Jill Smith. Raised in Ohio and West Virginia, she now lives in Chicago with her dog, Professor Anne Studebaker.

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Giveaway

Leave a comment for a chance to win your choice of two backlist titles from J.A. Rock and a $10 Amazon gift card. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on February 6, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. Entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!

Our Thoughts

Once again, J. A. Rock has hit it out of the park with Pain Slut, the newest book in the Subs Club series!

Pain Slut is all about Miles. His overwhelming desire to feel pain. He’ll try the most intense and brutal devices. He engages in sadistic play and has never used a safeword. He’s also not really a submissive, he’s a bossy bottom who’s always in control and determines how the scene will go when he plays.

It’s after he meets Drix Seger that things start to change for Miles. Drix is unique with a masochistic streak and an unusual play all his own. Drix is also stable, caring and extremely patient with all of Miles’ high strung antics. I liked his character a lot. He was so zen, so caring. He was good for Miles in so many ways.

To describe Miles as high-strung is almost an understatement. He’s a planner to the nth degree. He stresses, prepares obsessively and keeps himself under lock and key. It was wonderful watching him fall apart with Drix. To finally submit completely. Their major scene was epic S and M and not for the faint of heart. Miles is pushed further than ever before because he’s finally giving himself to someone he actually loves.

While Miles is struggling to embrace who he truly is and who he wants to be, a father, he manages to push away almost everyone. There’s a lot of selfish missteps but Miles really can’t push them away like he thinks he can. He needs them and they need him, that’s family. Family: the sub club, his actually family and Drix. Miles has support, he just need to fall off his high horse and let them pick him up and dust him off.

I’m definitely invested in this series. The boys of the Subs Club are addictive!

RATING: BAD ASS BOOTS!! 

Fate by Rob Rosen

Happy New Year! Today we’re highlighting a new book from Rob Rosen that released in November which we’ll be reviewing very soon here at 3 Chicks. It’s his ninth novel, a full-length romantic comedy from MLR Press called Fate. Check it out:

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Fate CoverEddie is in love. The problem is, Eddie’s in love with four men… four men simultaneously, that is. But who does Eddie love more? And can the heart feel for that many men equally? Ah, but it does have four chambers, so four seems the most logical choice… at least, of course, to Eddie.
 

Paula is Eddie’s famous mom. One by one, each of his lovers comes to work for her, their lives so connected that if one of them itches, another one scratches. But who will wind up with whom in this hysterically funny tale of life and love and friendship? In the end, it’s up to fate to decide what none of them could possibly have seen coming.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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Rob Rosen is the author of the critically acclaimed novels, Sparkle: The Queerest Book You’ll Ever Love, the Lambda Literary Award Nominated Divas Las Vegas, which was the winner of the 2010 TLA Gaybies for Best Gay Fiction, Hot Lava, Southern Fried, the Lambda Literary Award Nominated Queerwolf, Vamp, Queens of the Apocalypse, Creature Comfort and the Lambda Literary nominated Fate. His short stories have appeared in more than 200 anthologies. You can find 20 of them in his erotic romance anthology, Good & Hot. He is also the editor of Lust in Time: Erotic Romance Through the Ages, Men of the Manor, Best Gay Erotica 2015 and Best Gay Erotica of the Year, Volume 1. Please visit him at www.therobrosen.com

Release Day Blitz: It’s Not Yule, It’s Me by Michael P. Thomas

It’s Not Yule, It’s Me by Michael P. Thomas
Genre: Gay Romance, Holiday, Comedy, Contemporary
Length: 15,700 words
Publisher: JMS Books
Blurb:

Shannon hates Christmas. Mostly because Christmas hates him. It sure seems like it, anyway: every crummy thing that’s happened to him since high school has befallen him at the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Every humiliating break-up, every high-rise hotel fire—heck, a few years back, one guy he had the hots for up and died. Which goes a long way toward explaining why he’s a whimpering mess when he meets Ben the barista one Christmas morning at his neighborhood coffee house. It doesn’t completely excuse his using Ben’s T-shirt as a handkerchief—while Ben’s still in it—but Ben’s nothing if not a good sport. Ben’s such a bright spot that after a while Shannon wonders if maybe his Christmas Curse hasn’t been lifted. And what better place to test this theory than at Ben’s family festivities? It’s not like Christmas is actually cursed.

Is it?

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Buy Links:

JMS Books: http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=29_98&products_id=1575

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Its-Not-Yule-Me-Michael-P-Thomas-ebook/dp/B0190NALJM

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Its-Not-Yule-Me-Michael-P-Thomas-ebook/dp/B0190NALJM

Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/Its-Not-Yule-Me-Michael-P-Thomas-ebook/dp/B0190NALJM

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/597226

Excerpt:

“I’m Shannon, by the way,” he eventually says. “Have we done that already?”

“I don’t think so. Not officially, anyhow. I’m Ben.”

“You don’t sound French.”

“You should hear me arguing on the phone with my mom.”

“I mean ‘Ben.’ Doesn’t sound like a very French name.”

“Maybe not, but Benoît is more trouble than it’s worth.”

“Ben-what?”

“Exactly.”

I was born in France, but raised in Colorado; I’ve only been to France a handful of times, none of them recent. My mother was born in this country and raised in Washington, DC, but by French parents. Her mother is ethnically Gujarati, but French by virtue of being from Réunion. We’re still parsing the extent of my French-ness when Seth rolls in, only fifteen minutes late.

“Hiya, Benny-Boy” he warbles, planting a kiss on the top of my head as he swoops by; Seth enjoys flaunting his straight-but-not-narrow status. “What’s goin’ on?”

“What you get is what you see,” I tell him.

“Zis what Santa brought you?” He jerks his chin at Shannon, makes a show of sizing us up as a party of two. “You musta been a pretty good boy this year.”

Shannon groans.

“Ix-nay on the Anta-Say,” I scold Seth, although we’re all three laughing. I get up from the table and bus it clean by way of making preparations to call it a day.

“Rough trip down the chimney, eh?” Seth says, waggling his eyebrows.

“Pretty much the worst euphemism ever,” I assure him as I shrug into my jacket.

He laughs, offers me a fist bump and a “Peace out,” both of which I return.

“So …” I say to Shannon, sidling up to him. “I’m done here. You wanna get a drink or something?”

“It’s like noon.”

“Lunch, then?”

“It’s Christmas Day.”

“Dude, how hard are you gonna make me work for this? What, you never had Chinese food?”

“It’s just, I’m supposed to go to my aunt and uncle’s … it’s not that I don’t want to … maybe another time?”

I shrug. “You know where to find me.”

Meet the author:

Michael P. Thomas is a flight attendant whose writing is continually inspired by his work with the flying public, who flatly refuse to be boring. The author of three novel-length gay romances and a number of romantic and erotic shorts, he writes gay fiction because when he was coming out he sure was glad to have it to read. After misspending his youth in San Francisco, he now lives in his native Colorado with his husband.

Connect with the author:

Website: http://misterstewardess.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoReadMichaelPThomas

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrStewardess

Our Thoughts:

My favorite part of December would have to be all the holiday short stories, novellas and novels that release. I try to read as many as I can and I’m glad It’s Not Yule, It’s Me was on my short list of holiday books.

The story is funny, snarky and fast paced, which makes it perfect for this time of year. No time to dwell on things, just like our days in real life. The novella is written in alternating points of view and it also moves to the past then skips along to present day.

Shannon happens to have the worst luck and it all comes crashing down around or on Christmas day. A boyfriend that passes away, break-ups, burn ups and more. Shannon’s Christmases read like a horror novel! One Christmas, he meets Ben at a coffee shop Ben is charismatic and funny. He doesn’t let Shannon dwell and manages to make him laugh a few times. From the first meeting Shannon arrives the next two years on Christmas day with yet another sad story or turn of events.

When Shannon shows to finally meet up with Ben, sans a bad break-up, Ben isn’t there. Not all is lost. They find each other and so begins a whirlwind year of perfect, sexy, life moments together. But, Christmas is fast approaching and that has to mean doom, for sure.

Michael P. Thomas keeps us enthralled and full of hope during Shannon and Ben’s story. I always enjoyed the sharp, smart conversations between protagonists. I also love the setting, Colorado is the best location for wintry bliss (I know, I’m biased since it’s my home state)! Over all, this novella is a Christmas wonderland of fun.

RATING: BAD ASS (WINTER) BOOTS!!

BLOG TOUR and REVIEW: The Subs Club (The Subs Club #1) by J.A. Rock

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The Subs Club by J.A. Rock
The Subs Club, book 1
Released: 7 December 2015
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Word count: 74,400
Page count: 297
Cover by: Kanaxa
Categories: romance, erotica, BDSM, comedy, contemporary

Read the first chapter and get to know the guys from the Subs Club universe at: http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/the-subs-club#sthash.TUxq38e3.dpuf

Hi! I’m J.A. Rock, and right now I’m touring the internet talking about my latest release The Subs Club—Book 1 in The Subs Club series. Thanks so much to the blogs that are hosting me on this tour, and be sure to leave comments on the tour posts for a chance to win your choice of two backlist ebooks and a $10 Amazon gift card!

About The Subs Club (The Subs Club #1):

A year ago, my best friend Hal died at the hands of an incompetent “dom.” So I started the Subs Club, a private blog where submissives can review doms and call out the douche bags.

A perfect example of the kind of arrogant asshole I mean? The Disciplinarian. He has a pornstache. He loves meat, stoicism, America, and real discipline. And he thinks subs exist to serve him.

But . . . not everything about him is awful. His Davy Crockett act just seems like a cover for his fear of intimacy, and part of me wants to show him it’s okay to get close to people. And, I mean, sue me, but I have fantasized about real discipline. Not role-play, but like, Dave, you’re gonna be thirty in four years and you still work in a mall; get your ass in gear or I’ll spank it.

Not that I’d ever trust anyone with that kind of control.

I’m gonna redefine “battle of wills” for the Disciplinarian. Or I’m gonna bone him. It’s hard to say.

—Dave

About The Subs Club Universe:

After the death of their friend Hal at the hands of an irresponsible dom, submissive friends Dave, Kamen, Miles, and Gould band together to form the Subs Club—an organization seeking to expose dangerous local doms. The club slowly evolves as romances blossom, loyalties are tested, and tensions mount in a community already struggling for unity in the wake of Hal’s death.

From domestic discipline to knife play to fashion paraphilia, and from family drama to new jobs to first loves, the members of the Subs Club explore life’s kinks inside and outside of the bedroom as they attempt to let go of the past and move forward.

Meet the Author:

J.A. Rock is the author of queer romance and suspense novels, including BY HIS RULES, TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME, and, with Lisa Henry, THE GOOD BOY and WHEN ALL THE WORLD SLEEPS. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama and a BA in theater from Case Western Reserve University. J.A. also writes queer fiction and essays under the name Jill Smith. Raised in Ohio and West Virginia, she now lives in Chicago with her dog, Professor Anne Studebaker.

Website:  http://www.jarockauthor.com

Blog:  http://jarockauthor.blogspot.com

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/jarockauthor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ja.rock.39

Giveaway:

To celebrate the release of The Subs Club, J.A. Rock is giving away two titles from her backlist and a $10 Amazon gift card! Your first comment at each stop on this tour enters you in the drawing. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on December 12, 2015. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. Entries. Follow the tour for more opportunities to enter the giveaway! Don’t forget to leave your email or method of contact so Riptide can reach you if you win!

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Our thoughts:

Sometime a book comes along that captures my attention not only with the storyline but the voice of the main protagonist. The Subs Club did just that! The main protagonist, David, was a flailing stinker with a voice that just pulled me into his antics.

Four submissives who lost a friend from a tragic scene at a BDSM club, try to find a way to bring back the safety they once felt while playing. They’re also setting out to memorializing their friend, Hal. It’s apparent that the four of them, David, Miles, Kamen and Gould, are all still grieving in their own way. The trial is over. The club where it happened has let the Dom responsible back in. They feel lost and violated when it comes to BDSM and their safety.

The friends decide to start a blog. A safe place where submissives can speak about bad experience or share information. It soon spirals out of its original context and becomes something that divides their community.

During all of this, David meets a Dom he wants to play with. He practically begs for the chance and then when he gets it, he totally blows it. Yep, he self-sabotaged himself. He’s bratty. He doesn’t listen. He’s all over the board as far as what he wants from this Dom, also named David.

The real struggle is about David finding his way. He needs more discipline but after Hal he’s afraid. He needs to be taken firmly in hand not just in a scene but in real life. David’s not sure he can let go enough to allow for it. The Dom, David…talk about a saint! He is so patient with his bratty sub. He’s questioned and pushed and he always remains calm and in control. He can also deliver a good spanking! Whether with hand, brush, paddle or cane, Sir can get david past his hesitation and objections and right into the proper submissive state.

Again, the voice the story is written in is fun and entertaining. I devoured the book much faster than I hoped, I wanted to stay in that world quite a bit longer! However, each friend will have their own book so I look forward to reading each one. In The Subs Club we get a nice peek into each of their personalities and already start to bond with them. J.A. Rock has a winning series in the making with these guys!

RATING: BAD ASS (submissive) BOOTS!!