Wednesday, October 18, 2017

What Are You On? by light_wood

What Are You On? by light_wood

After Sam's death, Connor spirals out of control. One pill to calm his anxiety turns into two, which turns into harder drugs, and before he knows it, he's addicted. How did it come to this?

This is an interesting look at a "what if" situation in the HTGAWM universe. What if Connor really  was addicted to drugs and how would Oliver handle it? light_wood handles the tension, despair and helplessness of both men well and I'm looking forward to seeing how Oliver and Connor's relationship fares. Check it out!

~ M

image: ABC

Monday, October 16, 2017

Flames by jadegreendragon

Flames by jadegreendragon

When closeted firefighter, Alec, rescues Magnus from his burning building, sparks (literally) fly. Magnus can't seem to get the beautiful angel who saved him out of his mind, and Alec seems to inexplicably drawn to the dazzling man with an easy smile and radiant disposition.

*swoon* With each chapter that is released, I fall more in love with this story. Alec and Magnus are two of the sweetest people ever and I can't help but revel in their interactions with each other and their family and friends. This story has a great mix of tension, angst and cavity-inducing fluff that will definitely make it a new favorite of yours! Give it a try!

~ M

photo credit: Freeform

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Book Review: The Past Comes Home (Ames Bridge #2) by Silvia Violet

Twenty years ago, Paxton Marshall realized he liked boys, in particular his brother’s best friend, Brad. Pax now runs a successful art gallery, but he’s never found anyone who stirs his heart the way Brad did.

Brad Watson is back in town for his twentieth high school reunion. However, the celebration of long-ago days is the last thing on his mind. He’s there for one reason: to finally tell Pax how he feels.

Pax is shocked to learn Brad is not only gay but also interested in him. Dating a man in Ames Bridge isn’t as simple as it sounds, though. In order to make a relationship work, both men will have to bolster their courage and alter their expectations.


This is an enjoyable read with likable characters that will make you root for their happiness and success. I really liked Brad and his strength, tenacity and big heart. Pax was a little more difficult. Don’t get me wrong, I liked him, but his persistent, and often unfounded, doubts about Brad grated my nerves a bit. Even though several background characters were introduced throughout the book, I didn’t feel as though it was weighed down by them. They were all necessary to effectively tell Brad and Pax’s story.

If you’re in the mood for a sweet, second-chance-at-love story, The Past Comes Home is the one for you!

3.75 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author and voluntarily provided my honest review.

Buy Link
Amazon

~ M

I ❤️ Yaoi: Children’s Toys by Aozora Megumi (Free! Doujinshi)

Hello, yaoi lovers! This week's feature is the Free! doujinshi, Children’s Toys by Aozora Megumi!

Makoto can't stand it when his friend Haru has to go home with his mom after a play date. Their mothers soon discover that the little boys adore each other very much and rely on one another in many ways.

This is pure, unadulterated fluff that will truly warm your heart! Makoto and Haru are so adorable and I love the way that the artist portrayed them. If you're in the mood for a quick, but very sweet, read, this is perfect for you!




4.5 stars

Read Children's Toys here.

~ M

Monday, October 9, 2017

Open Up, Everything's Waiting for You by WasabiMalec

Open Up, Everything's Waiting for You by WasabiMalec

Alec is running; running from pain and running from the past. When he finds himself in a sleepy town, he thinks he might be able to have a fresh start, especially after meeting the friendly and enchanting local art teacher. Will he be able to move on for good or will ghosts reappear and haunt him forever?

I was slightly apprehensive about reading this story since it's inspired by a Nicholas Sparks book, his stories aren't my cup of tea, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The author took Alec and Magnus and placed them in a really interesting AU that had me riveted. This is definitely one to check out!

~ M

photo credit: Freeform

Friday, October 6, 2017

Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: Picture Winter by Amy Aislin



Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Cover Design:
Melody Pond

Publisher:
MLR Press

Length:
47,000 words approx.
Blurb

Do something new today.

Why he looks at his horoscope every day, Elias Hood doesn't know. It's all garbage, and no nickel fortune ever helped him climb all the way up the corporate ladder. He's about to make Vice President. Rocking the boat with "something new" is the last thing on his mind.

But there's this guy.

Ty Green can make friends with a tree and Elias can't help falling for his easy-going vibe and his perfect smile. He's a fellow Capricorn, like Elias, but that's as far as their similarities go. Ty works to live--he doesn't live to work. When Elias takes his horoscope's advice and asks Ty out, both men are in for a shock. But as Elias's walls start to come down, they might just realize that they have more in common than they think. In fact, they might even want the exact same thing.

Who knows? Maybe horoscopes aren't just trash after all.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Blog Tour: All or Nothing by Felice Stevens

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All or Nothing an all-new, steamy MM romance by Felice Stevens
is available NOW!

All or Nothing by Felice Stevens Publication
Date: October 3rd, 2017

Genre: Contemporary MM Romance
A past he couldn’t forget.
 
Adam Barton is living his dream of working as a firefighter in his small Texas town, but a tragedy from his youth continues to haunt him. He decides New York City is the perfect place to start a new life and joins the FDNY, living and loving his own way—no strings and nothing personal. Until he catches sight of Rico Estevez, the sexy chef with the mysterious smile who rocks his world. After one explosive night together, Adam craves another….And then another. The more he and Rico are together, the more Adam wants him. 

A future he never imagined 

AllOrNothing-400x600Rico Estevez is living a lie. For years he’s hidden his sexuality, afraid to hurt the career of his politically ambitious father. He’s the perfect American―the best schools, top of his class and most importantly, to his father, a successful businessman. Who needs a boyfriend when sex is so easy to find? Starting a torrid love affair with Adam Barton isn’t a problem; neither one is looking toward forever. But Rico’s father is about to get the chance of a lifetime and Rico feels forced to play by his rules. 

Rules are made to be broken.
 
Adam proves more unforgettable than Rico ever imagines, but he gives in to family pressures above personal desire. When a fire reunites them, both men discover their passion for each other hasn’t died; rather it’s stronger than ever. Want turns to need and something more dangerous to their hearts—love. Adam and Rico know if they want to have it all, they can let no one and nothing stand in their way of a life together.