lunedì 19 giugno 2017

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & EXCERPT: NARROW MARGINS by JJ Harper

 
TITLE: NARROW MARGINS


AUTHOR: JJ Harper


Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance


Publication: May 30th 2017





Well known as a playboy, Griff Broderick, MotoGP world champion, didn’t realize a chance meeting in a club would lead to him looking at his life in a whole new way. What was more surprising to him, the person who changed his life was a man!
Twelve hours after the greatest night of his life, a knock on his door threatens to take that life away from him. Choosing to take the chance, Griff ignores the offers of help from the one person who knew the truth: Corrie Deschamps. Losing his job, Griff has time to ponder his errors and mistakes. He knows, the biggest one was losing Corrie.
Corrie Deschamps, injured army veteran, knows the night with Griff Broderick was only a one night thing but the stubborn man’s refusal to accept his help has Corrie frustrated. Was Griff really so ashamed to admit he was with a man? But then Corrie stumbles into a life he never expected, with a man he thought he’d never see again: his brother, Raff McMahon. He tries to forget the one night he spent with Griff Broderick, the greatest night of his life.
Another meeting, at De’ath of You Enterprise headquarters, brings them together again. Corrie’s reaction is not one Griff, or the owners of De’ath of You, expected. Refusing to have anything to do with him, Corrie storms off.
Griff knows how hard he is going to have to work to prove himself to Corrie, to get his forgiveness for rejecting him and his help. How can he prove Corrie is the man for him? That he will never want another person, male or female.
Corrie doesn’t trust Griff, never believing the gay-for-you premise, but he wants him. Corrie’s body yearns for him. Can he get over his fears and accept him into his life, and into his heart?
Will Griff be prepared to be seen with another man? Will he accept his sexuality? What happens when he gets bored and wants to return to the race track and MotoGP? Is there a place for Corrie in that lifestyle?
It’s time for them to man up and claim the love and life they want.
This is a gay love story and involves hot, steamy sex between two men and is therefore recommended for readers over the age of eighteen.

If I have to create an hashtag for this author it would be #instalove, because love at first sight is becoming the trademark of JJ Harper.

This book has really two strong characters. Two men with a very different life, two troubled souls and one night that will change their lives forever.

Griff is a Moto GP champion, a playboy, and thanks to his fame and charm women throw them at him, getting Griff also into trouble. He thinks to be straight, why thinking otherwise? Until Corrie shows up into his life turning it upside down. Everything he has ever known is called into question.

Corrie is a veteran, he’s an amputee, he has scarified himself to save his fellow soldiers. But even before, his life hasn’t been kind to him and he is trying to start a fresh life. He doesn’t expect to find a soul mate and fall in love at first sight.

I love how Griff looks at Corrie, using his heart and not only his eyes, looking past his injury. And Corrie thanks to him he’s not seeing himself as a broken man anymore  but as a survivor, breaking down his barriers.

What about Griff suddenly finding out that he’s gay? Well, he seems to accepts this way too fast, but this is the answer at his constant feeling of being off balance, uneasy in his own skin, unaware that he's only hiding himself. He feels he’s not going to cross a line in his life but that it’s more a narrow margin.


Griff and Corrie have great and strong personalities, and sometimes they act so stubbornly that I would have slapped them. The dialogs between them are witty and engaging, and together they’re sooo hot! And they can be so sweet, too.

The storyline is well developed  and I've loved seeing Troy and Raff, Ryan and Nico as a part of it. The De’ath of You family is growing and I LIKE IT!

What I haven’t liked about this book: chapter one. The scene is great, but Corrie and Griff falling hard at first sight, and Griff discovering he’s gay, well this didn’t sound credible to me (and it’s not a secret that I don’t love instalove). But I know JJ Harper, and I was confident that she had created the story in this way for a reason. And I was right, everything falls into place, enjoying the reading until the very sweet happy ending!

I can’t wait to read another story about the De’ath of You family. 



(Griff and Corrie not getting on!!)
We are so close, we breathe in each other’s breath. I want to grab his head, bury my fingers in his hair and pull him closer, so I can kiss him. Corrie’s eyes are fixed on mine, the brilliant blue flashing silver at me and I recoil, taking a step back.
“I’d never thought about whether I’m straight or gay, I just had women coming on to me. I just went with them. Hell, I still wanted to fuck! But after my night with you… fuck, I got thinking and yep! I reckon I’m gay.” I stutter as he glares at me.
“You’re kidding me, right?” Corrie shakes his head and laughs at me. “You’re not gay, Griff. A couple of blowjobs and a simple ass fuck does not make you gay. Gay is something you’re born with, it’s not a conscious decision, like ‘Oh, y’know what, I think I’ll try gay.’ It’s deep down, it grows and consumes you. I have never been with a woman. Don’t get me wrong, I can appreciate beauty in a woman. I can accept a body in good shape, but I have never kissed a woman, let alone fuck one.”
Walking a few steps away from me, Corrie is still laughing as he shakes his head.
“Fuck you, Corrigan! You don’t get to talk to me like that. I have been honest with you and you throw it back in my face.” I still want to kiss him, the bastard.
“Okay, so, in the… what is it, eight? Ten months, since I fucked you, how many men have you been with?” Corrie continues to mock me, I want to hate him right now.
“What’s that got to do with it?” I twist around to glare at him.
“Everything, dude. Gay men want to fuck, like all the time.” His smug smile is back and I want to hit him! Or is it kiss him?
“Oh, that’s crap! So, I’m asking you now. When did you last have a cock in your ass, or yours in someone else’s?” I watch his face blanch. Bingo!!
“That’s got fuck all to do with this. I know I’m gay. You just think you might be. There’s a huge difference. Believe me.” Corrie looks as pissed as I feel.
“Looks like I hit a nerve there?” It’s my turn to smirk.
“Fuck you!” He spits. “I’m going home, d’you want a ride?”
I really want to say no, to tell him to fuck off. But I don’t know where I am so I’m going to have accept. “I don’t really have much choice, do I?” I snarl.
“You’re the one who didn’t know where you were going.”
“Yeah? And I still have no idea where I am.” I hear the resignation in my voice, I’ve given all I can and it’s not enough. Well, fuck him! I don’t need this shit, all that modelling crap this morning. I’m going to get back into racing, I’ll call Manny. “I’ll take the ride back, I need to get my shit together.”

I ignore the strange look he gives me as we walk back to the car, close enough to touch yet so many miles apart. I hate this, but fuck it and fuck him; I don’t need this. I need a shit hot bike between my thighs and the roar of the crowds.


Narrow Margins




About JJ Harper

I’m J J Harper or Jess to my friends and family. I sit in my living room typing away, with my dog and a warm fire in the winter. And in the summer, I sit in the garden soaking up the sunshine, still tapping away on my laptop, still with my dog.  I write hot, sexy and lovable male romance with men that you wish you could keep to yourselves. I find it hard to share them ?
I stumbled into writing after a suggestion from my husband set some seeds sowing in my head and the ideas started to flow. I have found something that I absolutely love doing. I’m a true romantic and always want to see a happy ever after in my books and in life.
I’m a mother and a wife but tend not to live by those definitions, I have still yet to work out how to act my age!! Lol. And I have no intentions of growing up or growing old gracefully, I live in a small very quiet village in Lincolnshire, UK, with my husband and my dog and spend all day dreaming up stories full of really hot men.

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sabato 10 giugno 2017

NEW RELEASE & REVIEW: TIT 4 TAT by Terri George





TITLE: TIT 4 TAT


AUTHOR: Terri George


PUBLICATION: June 10th 2017


GENRE: Erotic - Short Story

MY RATING: 5 STARS





Tit 4 Tat: an act of reprisal when someone does you wrong.


When turning the other cheek isn’t an option, all you can do is retaliate.


Revenge has never been so sexy in this explicit tale of deception and lust. From Spankings to Femdom to Sapphic and Ménage, everyone’s getting it on – and getting off!




Once again Terri George has created an intense, kinky and very erotic short story.
Two couples, two unsatisfying marriages, one revenge. This are the ingredients of this novelette. And the revenge is wild and eye-opening, with a hint of mystery that has kept my attention till the end.
Engaging and erotic, TIT 4 TAT teases the fantasy, and the most secrets desires, satisfying every kind of  “taste”.
A cold shower is what you’ll need at the end of it!
The story is HOT, with hard sex. But  the language and the scenes, even if very hard and explicit, are never vulgar. And this is why I love Terri George so much, because sex, even when extreme, is always well written, feeling natural.
Don’t be shy, free your fantasy and read this story that will make your summer even hotter!








giovedì 25 maggio 2017

BLOG TOUR+REVIEW+GIVEAWAY+EXCERPT: THE ROYAL TREATMENT by MJ Summers

TITLE: THE ROYAL TREATMENT


SUBTITLE: A Crown Jewels Romance, Book 1


AUTHOR: MJ Summers

Releases 23rd May 


GENRE: Romance Contemporary Fiction

Book 2: The Royal Wedding (Summer 2017)
Book 3: The Royal Delivery (Late Fall 2017)

Synopsis


Enough laughs to satisfy fans of Bridget Jones. Enough sparkly shoes and breathtaking ball gowns for fans of Cinderella…
Twenty-eight-year-old Tessa Sharpe, a.k.a. The Royal Watchdog, hates everything about Prince Arthur. As far as she’s concerned, he’s an arrogant, lazy leech on the kingdom of Avonia. When he shocks the nation by giving her the keys to the castle in an attempt to boost his family’s dismal public approval ratings, Tessa has no choice but to accept and move in for two months. It’s lust at first site, but there’s no way she can give in to her feelings—not if she wants to have a career or a shred of pride left when her time at the palace ends.
Ultra-private, ultra-hot Crown Prince Arthur has always gotten by on his charm. But that won’t be enough now that the royal family is about to be ousted from power once and for all. When Prince Arthur has to rely on the one woman in the kingdom who hates him most, he must learn that earning the love of a nation means first risking his heart…
Can two natural enemies find their forever in each other’s arms, or will they ruin each other to save themselves?
Get your copy today and be part of the feel-good fairy tale!


MY REVIEW

I loved Full Hearts Series by MJ Summers, and this book is a little bit different, from that series. It’s between a rom-com and a fairy tale, and I loved it.

This book is the first in the Crown Jewels Romance series.  

Tessa lives in a small reign. She used to be a journalist, but after losing her job she turns in a blogger. She blogs about everything  anti-monarchy, telling awful things about the Royal family. When the citizen are called to decided  the if they want to abolish the monarchy, the Prince himself will take advantage of his worst enemy: Tessa’s blog.

Prince Arthur decides to invite Tessa to live at the Royal Palace for two months, with the intent to prove her that she’s wrong. If he can convince her to change her mind he will save the Crown.

Tessa accepts as she’s sure that all her bad opinions will only be confirmed.

But Tessa and Prince Arthur do not expect to turn in a modern Cinderella and Prince Charming.

I loved this story, full of humor and romance. I’ve laughed so much! Chapter 4 is hilarious J and the end is worthy of the best fairy tale.

I loved the side characters like Grandma, The Princess Dowager and Dexter the pig… can you believe that the Prince’s pet is a pig? And Nikki, Tessa’s best friend.

In this books there are great romantic scenes (and some steamy ones…), that will turn your heart lighter and your smile wider.

MJ Summers never disappoints me!

Can’t wait for the sequel.

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EXCERPT

 Prince Arthur:
When we reach the vault room, there are two guards standing at the door. Normally there is just one, sitting on the inside; but for nights like tonight, there are a total of six. I nod, and one of them opens the door.
“Good evening, fellows,” I say.
“Good evening, Your Highness.”
Once inside the room, we go through the same routine with the other four men. I go to the keypad and press the code, then hold my face in front of the camera for a retina scan. When I look down at Tessa, she actually looks impressed.
“A little Bond-esque, no?” I ask.
“Very.”
“Come on, Moneypenny, let’s get you something for that beautiful neck of yours.” I tug her hand and pull her in with me before she can say no.
She’s already shaking her head, but I hold up one finger. “I can see those Sharpe family brains of yours going to work on ten different reasons why you won’t borrow a necklace, but I have already prepared counterarguments, and since we are now twelve minutes behind schedule, please allow me. One, they’re already paid for, some of them hundreds of years ago, so it’s not coming out of anyone’s taxes. Two, like the books in the library, they’re going to waste in here. Three, for the first time in my life, I want to share something with someone else—someone who deserves to feel like a queen, even if she’ll only allow herself that for one measly little evening. Four, I have this fantasy of seeing you in only the jewels. Maybe the heels could stay.”
Tessa laughs and her cheeks go pink. “All right. One necklace, but make it a cheap one.”
I raise one eyebrow. “Define cheap.”
“Less than a kitchen stool.”
“How about less than a car?”
“Sofa.”
“I said ‘queen.’ Would a queen really wear a sofa around her neck?” I reach up and run my fingertips along the base of her neck.
“Would she wear a car?”
“Good point.” I lean down and kiss the crook of her neck. “How about this? You choose whichever one you like the best, and I won’t tell you how much it’s worth.”
I continue to brush my lips along her skin, then move up to her earlobe. The other night, I discovered a little spot at the base of her ear that turns her to putty. After a moment of some careful work, I get what I want. A breathy, little ‘okay’ escapes her lips.


Meet the Author

MJ Summers currently resides in Edmonton, Canada, with her husband, three young children, and their goofy dog. When she's not writing romance novels, she loves reading (obviously), snuggling up on the couch with her family for movie night (which would not be complete without lots of popcorn and milkshakes), and long walks in the woods near her house. MJ also spends a lot more time thinking about doing yoga than actually doing yoga, which is why most of her photos are taken ‘from above’. She also loves shutting down restaurants with her girlfriends. Well, not literally shutting them down, like calling the health inspector or something. More like just staying until they turn the lights off.
MJ is a member of the Romance Writers of America, as well as the International Women's Writing Guild.
MJ would love to hear from you! She does her best to respond to all inquiries and emails personally. If you would like her to attend a book club meeting via Skype please contact her to book a date.