Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Rescued by Bailey Bradford

 

Title: Rescued
Author: Bailey Bradford
Genre: MM Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: March 1, 2010

Gabriel Staley was used to being an outcast in the small town of Shasta, Texas. More concerned with rescuing stray dogs from a cruel death at the hands of the local Sheriff, Gabe focuses on making a difference and standing up for what he believes is right. Mika Blackwell, a shape shifter who was banned from his pack, is new to the outcast status, and not adjusting very well. When Gabe heads out to rescue an injured wolf, he has no idea that his life is about to be eternally altered. As Mika watches the man approach him, he feels the universe tilt and realises that, while he may have lost his pack, he’s just found what every shifter longs for – his destined mate. Together, Gabriel and Mika must find their way and fight for their love-from confronting Mika’s former pack leader to stopping someone who tries to kill Gabe’s best friend, Todd. When Todd’s attacker comes after Gabe, Mika is determined to protect his mate at all costs.

This is actually the first time I have read a shapeshifter m/m novel so I was very interested to see how the author would infuse these two type of novels into one. Now I have read paranormal and I have read m/m novels and enjoyed them. This was definitely worth reading and is a quick and easy read!  I would have enjoyed to see a little more back story. You have two different men who comes from different backgrounds and learn that there is more to the world than being part of a pack or community. Gabe has a huge heart and has always looked after stray animals to care for them especially if they are being neglected or beaten. I think he had to have been my favorite character because of that. Mika has basically been left on his own after a life long knowledge of pack alliance all because of his choice of sex life and is now filled with a new world of meeting his possible soul mate. You would think that these two were doomed; but as the saying goes opposites attract. And these two definitely needed some lifting up in my opinion. Question is will they be able to overcome the obstacles that they will be facing and continue to grow with this relationship or will there be dilemma’s? I will have to say the author brought her own uniqueness to the this novel due to the paranormal m/m aspect and it worked out in my opinion. I am looking forward to reading more in this series in the future.

 

 

 

 

A native Texan, Bailey spends her days spinning stories around in her head, which has contributed to more than one incident of tripping over her own feet. Evenings are reserved for pounding away at the keyboard, as are early morning hours. Sleep? Doesn’t happen much. Writing is too much fun, and there are too many characters bouncing about, tapping on Bailey’s brain demanding to be let out. Caffeine and chocolate are permanent fixtures in Bailey’s office and are never far from hand at any given time. Removing either of those necessities from Bailey’s presence can result in what is know as A Very, Very Scary Bailey and is not advised under any circumstances.

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Other: Blog: http://www.baileysplayroom.blogspot.com/

Rescued (Southwestern Shifters #1)

Relentless (Southwestern Shifters #2)



Reckless (Southwestern Shifters #3)



Rendered (Southwestern Shifters #4)



Resilience (Southwestern Shifters #5)



Reverence (Southwestern Shifters #6)



Revolution (Southwestern Shifters #7)



Revenge (Southwestern Shifters #8)



Reluctance (Southwestern Shifters #9)

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Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Surrender by Jennifer Burrows

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Katherine Anderson was living a dream life. She came from an influential family, had a successful career as a food critic, and was about to marry the man of her dreams. Her life suddenly takes a change for the worse when she finds her fiancé in the arms of another woman. Her dream wedding now cancelled, she tries to find herself in Italy, on a trip she was supposed to be taking as the just married Mrs. Michael Gibbons.
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Massimo “Tony” Bertalucci has had his life destroyed by a cartel known to be trafficking black market olive oil out of Italy and around the world. While the cartel thought the entire Bertalucci family was dead and buried, Tony remains very much alive and determined to find a way to get his life back.
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When Tony and Katherine’s worlds collide, she is Tony’s only hope of escaping Italy alive. What Katherine doesn’t realize is that this charming, unassuming Italian man is using her to save his own life. Will she be able to get back to the states safely, or will she be subjected to the same fate as Tony’s family? Will Tony find a way to stop running? Or will he have to surrender his life to the cartel?
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When I first started to read this I immediately noticed that this was not going to be just your everyday sweet romance because this was in-fact going to turn out to be A women’s worst nightmare! The main characters comes home to find her fiancé in bed with another women and takes it a lot better than I would have. Instead of self-pity she ends up going to the dream honeymoon to Italy; however, not everything is perfect when she gets there either especially when she meets a hot guy by the name of Tony. Tony has had a lot of things happen to his family and right now his number one agenda is staying alive and looking out for himself. The characters I thought were very well thought out and each were well written and unique, they each had their own background to fill in the story and build up to the final epic scenes. The world that the author created is filled with romance,  mystery and twists throughout, oh and lets not forget about the deception because there is a lot of that trust issue throughout. Lets just say this story will have you sitting on the edge of your seat because you are given bread crumbs to follow. I love how the author has given her readers twists to follow without knowing immediately what is going on. I highly recommend this novel to you and it was a blast to read!
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I was am a retired Registered Nurse. I am the author of A shot in the Dark and the Sequel Into the Light. I worked in the emergency department and critical care for over 15 years which provided me the experiences to write my books.
I am an avid reader and love to talk about the latest story I’ve read. I hope you will enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoyed writing them.
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BLog Tour ~ Protecting Portia by Pavarti K. Tyler

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Title: Protecting Portia

Series: A Sugar House Novella #2 (Stand-alone Series)

Author: Pavarti K. Tyler

Published: May 19th, 2014

Publisher: Evolved Publishing

Word Count: 38,000

Genre: Erotic Romance

Content Warning: Erotic sexual content

Recommended Age: 18+

 

 

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Jackson Grady met the love of his life. Unfortunately, he was running drugs for a pimp named Sasha at the time, who asked him to keep an eye on their new acquisition from Russia, the bedraggled beauty named Portia. She touched his heart and forced him to confront the kind of man he’d become.

Now, Portia and Jackson both work at The Sugar House. He continuously looks out for her, and longs for her with his every breath, but knows he is unworthy of such an angel. What will Portia do to win not only the heart, but also the body, of the man she loves?

Welcome to the world of The Sugar House, and the men and women who will fulfill your every fantasy. But can they find a way to fulfill their own?

 

 

Excerpt from Protecting Portia:

 

The world has no place for men like Jackson, no place for the kind of man his Grams raised him to be—for heroes or gentlemen. At least that’s what he believes.

The scars radiating from his shoulder down his chest are the only physical manifestations of the damage he endured. The VA stitched him up good, discharged him with honors and sent him on his way, promising to help him find a job and follow up doctor visits that never came. No, even Afghanistan had no use for men like him.

Memories shadow over him, threatening to drag him down by the sleeves. The silence in his apartment buzzes with the cries of long dead friends. An image of Chuck lying in the sandy street of Ghazni, his arm sliced clean through, flashes through his mind’s eye.

The sticky blood sprayed across Jackson’s face, but his life marched forward as Chuck slowly died.

His heart begins to race and his temperature rises as the fight or flight response kicks in—he was always one to choose fight. He stretches his back and flexes his fingers, shaking them out to get the blood flowing again. Circulation does wonders for the human body—when it stops, that’s when everything goes to shit.

Most of the time, he doesn’t think about the past. He occupies his nights watching Portia and making sure everyone who works for Miss Necia is safe.

He inherited the management of the security team when he took over for Donovan. A good guy, Donovan—the kind you’d value having on your side in a fight—but also the kind of guy who wore down after too many years doing work like this.

Jackson has seen too much of human nature to get any further down. He’s already seen the worst of it. What could the occasional psychopath do to him after everything he’s witnessed over the last year?

Humanity is a wasted species, taking up far too much space while killing themselves and the world around them. When pushed to the point, he finds himself unable to come up with a single reason why the human race should even continue to exist.

Thoughts like that don’t get him anywhere though, so he spends his time watching Portia. The glow of her platinum hair lends her porcelain face a halo, giving him something good and pure to focus on. He makes sure she’s safe, and keeps his love hidden away until the day she might return it.

The idea Portia could ever love him back is more than he could imagine being granted. The gods frowned on him before he ever had a chance to try. He was born into nothing, and his mama left him nothing. His Grams tried to give him a better life, but all he managed to do was bring himself back down to nothing.

And that’s all he’d ever be.

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I actually did not read the first one because I was not aware this was part of a series until after I already started to read Protecting Portia. However I did not feel that I was missing any of the story line and think that each can be read alone even though they are all linked together. This is the story about Jackson who is a war vet and Portia who has lived a brutal live. Both have been through a lot and are each damaged in their own way, but with the help of each other they may be able to grow stronger and overcome. While, Portia has already started to heal, it seems Jackson may need a stronger push and Portia might be just the right person to keep him going, if she can break through his tough barrier. My heart went to these two throughout the story because their story is really very touching! The author brings through so many different emotions in this novel from sadness to sexual tension. There were a couple of points in the story that I had to re-read because I was confused but it did not deter me from the novel as a whole. I do like how this series building and will have to look into book 1 and book 3 when it comes out.

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Award winning author of multi-cultural and transgressive literature, Pavarti K Tyler is an artist, wife, mother and number cruncher. She graduated Smith College in 1999 with a degree in Theatre. After graduation, she moved to New York, where she worked as a Dramaturge, Assistant Director and Production Manager on productions both on and off Broadway. Later, Pavarti went to work in the finance industry several international law firms. She now lives with her husband, two daughters and one very large, very terrible dog. She keeps busy working with fabulous authors as the Director of Marketing at Novel Publicity and penning her next genre bending novel.

 

 

 

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There is an International tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:

Two winners:

  • $10 Amazon gift card
  • Erotic eBook Bundle w/ 3 eBooks
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