05 October 2014

What's His Passion? Spotlight!

 'Unexpected Places' by Bailey Bradford

Love finds you in the most unexpected places.

Carter Hausemann loves his adventures in the great outdoors. He never feels as free and happy as he does when he’s hiking up a mountain or over a desert trail. After a childhood spent locked indoors, he craves the sunlight on his face and the blanket of moonlight.

Unfortunately, he has to work, so his hiking trips aren’t as frequent as he would like.

He has a new adventure planned, but little does he know, his real adventure will start at a worn-down looking club in Odessa, Texas. Carter’s dreams of finding his perfect men will become more than fantasy, starting with one sexy leather-clad man, Eddie Canales. What starts out as a night of debauchery turns into so much more.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of male ménage.

'Vegas Hustle' by Ethan Stone

A business trip to Las Vegas becomes a life or death situation for a comic book fan.

Comic book geek Adam Brand is young, good-looking and wealthy. He’s also a virgin because he’s not skilled at picking up guys. While in Vegas with his friend Dean to finalize a real estate deal, he throws caution to the wind and hires a professional. Hustler Javier Campos is just Adam’s type and his first time is perfect.

Things go very wrong when Dean and Adam have a run-in with two corrupt cops and Dean ends up dead. Adam must go into hiding with Javier where they realise their attraction is more than just a business arrangement.

'Mountains to Climb' by T.A. Chase

Sometimes the past can be the biggest mountain to climb.

Toby Schwartzel has never forgotten Jensen Brockhoff, the man he loved and the one who disappeared six years ago. He thinks he’s moved on, but when Jensen appears again and wants to explain what happened, Toby realises he hasn’t gotten over Jensen. He’d only built up walls to keep from being hurt again.

Jensen Brockhoff left New York City and Toby Schwartzel for several reasons. All of them had to do with drugs and alcohol. He’s clean now and the only thing he’s addicted to is mountain climbing. His passion for the sport has got him through the last six years. But after a particularly harrowing fall on Denali, Jensen knows he has to go back to tell Toby the truth.

Will Toby and Jensen discover they’d never moved past the love they had for each other all those years ago? Or are the mountains between them too high to climb?

'Size Matters' by Sean Michael

Trey is a natural submissive, but no one wants to take on a blind man. When Trey and Lucien hit it off, it could be the answer to Trey’s prayers.

When Lucien meets his favorite author at a book signing, he's surprised to discover the man is not only blind, but much younger than he’d expected. He’s even more surprised to discover that Trey shares a passion of his—BDSM.

Trey loves his life as a horror mystery writer, but it is a lonely one. Immediately drawn to Lucien, he’s surprised and intrigued when Lucien ferrets out his interests in certain aspects of BDSM right from the start.

Is Lucien exactly who Trey’s been waiting for, or is it too good to be true?

'Picturing Lysander' by L.M. Somerton

Photography, like love, should have no limits.

Lysander Brock is a talented photographer and capturing the perfect picture is his passion. His work takes him all over the world and he is famous for his willingness to take risks for the perfect image.

Kyle Dawson is tasked by his mysterious employer to obtain Brock’s services for a dangerous job and he’s prepared to use any method to ensure that the young photographer does as he’s told. Breaking and entering and blackmail are just tools of his trade.

Despite the circumstances, the spark of attraction between Brock and Kyle is strong. Brock’s addiction to adrenaline-fuelled adventure holds him captive, just as much as Kyle’s brooding dominant appeal. As a fragile trust builds between them, Kyle takes a gamble and tells Brock the truth about his mission. Can Brock accept the challenges ahead—as a photographer and as a man?

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of mild BDSM.

'Rockin' the Alternative' by Mortica Knight

The chance of a lifetime and the touch of a rock god are offered to music journalist Bryan Gallagher on the same day. Embracing one is easy, but resisting the other is harder than he’d anticipated—especially since Bryan has never been with a man.

It could be his dream assignment. Aubrey King, the legendary god of alternative rock music, has requested to meet with journalist and writer Bryan about penning the star’s memoir. Aubrey and his dark, angsty songs are the reason Bryan was inspired to become a leading rock journalist. His obsession for his career has alienated the women in his life, but Bryan doesn’t care. What really matters to him is the music.

Aubrey King has been out of the music scene for almost ten years—ever since his alternative rock band, Falling in Stereo, broke up. Questions about his sexual preferences have always surrounded him, and now that he’s ready to make a solo comeback, he wants to tell his story, his way. He’s followed journalist Bryan Gallagher’s career for a while and believes that Bryan’s obvious passion for music mirrors his own. He loves his writing style, but is also enraptured by the boyishly handsome writer.

Brian finds pushing his fanboy nervousness aside is difficult when Aubrey finally stands before him. He’s amazed at how little Aubrey has changed—his intense gaze, his unique style and his still youthful looks epitomise the star he’s always been. But Aubrey’s vulnerability when he sings and shares the deeply personal lyrics of a new song triggers something in Bryan that he never knew was there. The need to give himself to Aubrey, to let the rock god do to him what he’s never before desired a man to do.

'Unexpected Places' by Bailey Bradford

While I am a fan of Ms. Bradford’s books that I have read, I was unsure if I was going to enjoy this one.  But by the end of the story, I didn’t want it to end! I am dying to find out if Carter and Eddie are able to figure things out, or if Carter will be left wondering about his future.  For this being as short as it was, I was pleased with how well thought out the story was and how it all played together.  I really can’t wait to see if there will be more from this couple in the future!
'Vegas Hustle' by Ethan Stone
I haven’t read anything by Mr. Stone in the past, but I can say that after reading this short, I will be sure to look into other books by him in the future!  While this book wasn’t one that I enjoyed extremely, I would still be interested in reading more about Adam and Javier in the future.  I just thought that with how short this story was, there was a lot happening and it seemed like there was so much information to try to keep track of.  But, even considering that, I did still enjoy the story.

'Mountains to Climb' by T.A. Chase

I am a sucker for the reunited love stories, there is just something about them that I personally enjoy.  So I was really glad when I started reading this one and found out that’s what it was!  I did like how even with everything that was happening in the story, Toby and Jensen didn’t have to give up anything for the other.  I really enjoyed how they were able to work things out and find a way to sort their past out.  Ms. Chase is another new author for me personally, and I am really excited to read more from her in the future. 
'Size Matters' by Sean Michael

Mr. Michael’s is another new author who I will be sure to read more from.  I am actually not really a fan of size queen books, but I thought that he did a really good job at writing a story that was still enjoyable for someone who is not a real fan of these stories.  While I did enjoy this story, it wasn’t one of my favorites in the bundle.  I wasn’t really able to connect with these characters as I had been able to in the other books.  Even though that was the case, I would still be interested in finding out more from Lucien and Trey.
'Picturing Lysander' by L.M. Somerton

This story was one that kept me on the edge of my seat! I was so into it that I didn’t want it to end in the slightest!  I enjoyed the mystery and suspense that was kept up throughout the whole book, it was done to the perfect degree for me personally because it kept things going, yet it didn’t overtake everything that was happening between Lysander and Kyle.  Ms. Somerton is another new author for me, and I really hope that there will be more from this couple in the future.
'Rockin' the Alternative' by Mortica Knight

While I’m not really a fan of rocker type books, I did end up enjoying this one quite a bit.  I thought that Ms. Knight did a great job at keeping the story going, and keeping my interest peeked during it as well.  I really enjoyed the characters, Aubrey and Brian, I thought that they played off each other quite well during the course of the story.  The story itself was one that I did enjoy, and I really do hope that we get to see more from them in the future!

1 comment:

  1. So glad you enjoyed my story :) LM xx