What I Think about Manners & Mannerisms by Tanya Chris

Manners & Mannerisms by Tanya Chris

Manners & Mannerisms (standalone)

Themes and genres: Adult MM Regency Romance, Historical Fiction

WARNING: Mature Content

Blurb:

Everyone in Highley eagerly anticipates the arrival of Reginald Abernathy, the new master of Albon Manor. Everyone, that is, except Lord William Bascomb. William knows he’ll be expected to woo Reginald’s sister, and he can’t summon the interest for it. But when the Abernathys arrive at last, William discovers he’s interested after all—in Reginald Continue reading

7 Books I Read and Fell in Love with in 2019

If you’ve read my previous posts of this kind (2016, 2017, 2018), you already know how it goes:

  1. This is a list of books I read in 2019; not all of them came out that year (but most did);
  2. The books are listed in the order in which I’ve reviewed them, not by how much I loved them (I’ve also included their release dates according to Amazon);
  3. I’m sticking to one book per author, but I reserve the right to include in the HONORABLE MENTIONS another work by an author who is present in my FELL IN LOVE WITH section.

That’s it.

Without further ado, here are the seven books I FELL IN LOVE WITH in 2019, followed by five HONORABLE MENTIONS. We start off with Continue reading

What is Shots on Goal by Amy Aislin (GIVEAWAY and Excerpt)

Today I’m going to introduce you to Shots on Goal – the third book in the Stick Side by Amy Aislin. There’s an excerpt and a giveaway, but first: a little bit about the book.

Shots on Goal - Stick Side, Book 3 by Amy Aislin

Release date: January 7, 2020

Length: 84,600 words/330 pages

Themes and genres: Contemporary New Adult Romance, LGBT, opposites attract, sports, hockey, librarian

Cover artist: Natasha Snow

Blurb:

Recently traded to the newly formed Vermont Trailblazers, professional hockey player Roman Kinsey needs to focus on helping the team win games and filling the stands, not on the blond, bespectacled part-timer who works at the library he volunteers at Continue reading

My To Review List for January 2020

New year, new books to read. So, what will I start 2020 with?

In the order they will be reviewed, the books are…

How to Outline My Novel Chapter by Chapter

How to Outline My Novel Chapter by Chapter by Sussu Leclerc

Author: Sussu Leclerc

Themes and genres: Non-fiction, writing advice

Blurb:

This book is for you! If you want a comprehensive and detailed guide on how to write a fiction novel Continue reading

What is A Crown of Iron & Silver by Hailey Turner (GIVEAWAY and Excerpt)

Today I’m going to introduce you to A Crown of Iron & Silver – the third book in the Soulbound series by Hailey Turner. There’s a giveaway and an excerpt, but first: a little bit about the book.

A Crown of Iron & Silver - Soulbound, Book 3 by Hailey Turner

Publisher: Self-Published

Release Date: September 10, 2019

Length: 107,043 words

Themes and genres: LGBTQ Urban Fantasy, detective, war, MM, gay, magic, fae

Blurb:

Never promise a life that isn’t yours to give Continue reading

What is Digging Deep by Jay Hogan (GIVEAWAY and Blurb)

Today I’m going to introduce you to Digging Deep by Jay Hogan. There’s a giveaway, but first: a little bit about the book.

Digging Deep by Jay Hogan

Length: 340 pages

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Design: Kanaxa

Blurb:

A Digging Deep Story 

Drake Park has a complicated life. As a gay male midwife, he’s used to raising eyebrows. Add Crohn’s disease and things get interesting—or not, considering the sad state of his love life. Experience has taught Drake that most men Continue reading

What is Cold Pressed by Allison Temple (GIVEAWAY and Blurb)

Today I’m going to introduce you to Cold Pressed by Allison Temple. There’s a giveaway, but first: a little bit about the book.

Cold Pressed by Allison Temple

Length: 80,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Cate Ashwood Designs

Themes and genres: Contemporary LGBT Romance, MM, bisexual

Blurb:
No strings attached is all Oliver can offer. He’s hiding a broken heart that holds him back from diving into a new relationship, but he’ll go on a blind date to make his family happy. Just one date, though; he doesn’t have time for love to derail his plans Continue reading

What is Recipe for Romance by Ari McKay (GIVEAWAY and Blurb)

Today I’m going to introduce you to Recipe for Romance by Ari McKay. There’s a giveaway, but first: a little bit about this collection of short stories.

Recipe for Romance by Ari McKay

Themes and genres: Contemporary MM Romance, short stories

Blurb:

Four couples, four different stories — and one spicy Recipe for Romance from author Ari McKay!

Welcome to Montgomery House, Charleston’s finest restaurant Continue reading

What is Clean Break by Erin McLellan (GIVEAWAY and Excerpt)

Today I’m going to introduce you to Clean BreakFarm College, Book 2 by Erin McLellan. There’s a giveaway and an excerpt, but first: a little bit about the book.

Clean Break - Farm College, Book 2 by Erin McLellan

Publisher: Self-published

Release Date: March 19, 2019

Themes & Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, college, M/M

Warnings: explicit sex including mild kink; explicit language; instances and /or discussion of racism, homophobia, and transphobia; depiction of anxiety and OCD; consumption of alcohol; character with a deceased parent; lots of insects

Blurb:

Connor’s To-Do List:

  • Learn to accept my future on the family farm
  • Be social, to a degree
  • Make a secret bucket list
  • Have a real conversation with Travis Bradford

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