Friday, November 30, 2018

Nothing Special: His Hart's Command by A.E.Via and giveaway!!

I’m so happy to be back with the next installment from my Nothing Special series. It’s been a while since I visited with my guys and let me tell you it was one helluva ride they took me on. This title has all the guys you love from the previous stories and some new that I’m sure you’ll adore. Which can make this title stand on its on. Since my last two novels, my alpha lovers have asked for more action and hotter romance. I hope I delivered.
I’m doing a guest post on each stop of my limited tour and each one WILL BE DIFFERENT. I never know what to talk about or say for a post – not wanting to do the usual – so I’m gonna talk about my many experiences I had over the several months of writing this book. Some will be funny quips, cute tales, people I spoke to, emotions I experienced, etc.
What I wanna talk about on Red World Reviews today is how difficult it was to deal with my freaking sixteen-year-old son and his immediate need to get his damn driving permit while I’m in the middle of writing chapter seventeen. (Yes. The sweet spot). Anyhoo. He bugged me until I went to DMV and sat there for hours. Only positive was the security guard there was wonderful to stare at. 😉
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Author A.E. Via
Title:  Nothing Special VI (SWAT Edition)
His Hart's Command
Series: Nothing Special
Book Six
Edited by: Sue Laybourn
Cover Artist – Jay Aheer
Official Release Date: November 30, 2018

Lennox Freeman (Free) is one of the best hackers in the world which has caused him to spend most of his life on the run. Never able to put down roots, he couldn’t trust anyone not to take advantage of him, even his own family. If it wasn’t for his best friend, Tech, shielding him, Free’s father would’ve sold him and his skills to the highest bidding crime family when he was still a student at MIT. Free owed Tech his life; so when his friend called for him to come to Atlanta to work with him, he couldn’t say no. However, he wasn’t expecting the overprotective group of detectives that made up Atlanta PD’s most notorious task force. And he certainly wasn’t prepared for the large-and-in-charge SWAT Captain that was responsible for their safety.
Ivan Hart has lived and bled one creed all of his life: To Serve and Protect. His intense focus and determination in law enforcement has led him to finally commanding his own team. He’d worked hard to put together a squad of badasses capable of backing up a very dangerous team of detectives. Being God and Day’s last line of defense came with a lot of responsibility that he took very seriously.
After his divorce was final Hart turned right around and remarried his job. He had his good friends there in the office with him every day, so it was easier to ignore the few quiet hours he spent at home alone each night. He’d settled well into his new routine and was comfortable with it. Then God decided to disrupt everything by hiring another tech specialist for his department. A man whose brains, trendy looks, and voice would leave Hart tongue-tied and captivated at their first introduction.
Free quickly awakens a passion in Hart that he long thought was dead. An attraction he didn’t know existed. He couldn’t fathom that the sexy cyber genius could be interested in an over-sized, big-bearded brute that served criminals the bottom line for a living. No matter what his best friend, God said.
A future with Hart could be potentially dangerous and often times full of terrifyingly close calls; but little did he know that so could falling for the most hunted hacker in the world. All Lennox Freeman wants in life is security, love and protection… Hart had all that to give and more.

This novel is a part of a series and contains previously mentioned characters, but CAN BE read as a standalone. No cliffhangers.

Free checked the monitor, swallowing roughly as he tried to drown out God and Day’s conversation in the background. His team cursed and hissed through the comms system. After taking a quick breath, Free fought to concentrate.
“Um. When you’re on E Hall, just face north and point your weapons,” Free told them, his brain having to reboot after hearing Hart’s name.
Green’s truck finally burst through the clearing. Free exhaled when he saw the road through Green’s dash camera, and no more forest. The rest of the bust played out in his ear as he kept the satellite image up for his sergeant to watch the takedown. The four enforcers who made up God and Day’s team moved effortlessly as they quickly threw out tire spikes, disabling the four-by-four Tacoma they’d been pursuing, and yanking the men out of the vehicle, bringing them face-first to the asphalt.
God and Day came over to his station at that moment, their attention locked on one of Free’s seven screens.
“Those the boys from the Cornelia gang?” God asked.
“Yep. They got ’em.” Syn nodded. “That’s the gang leader’s two biggest players and his little brother. All we need now is the head man himself.”
 “Good work,” Day said, standing behind Free’s chair, gently kneading his shoulders. His lieutenant was a real touchy-feely kind of guy. Day could be a hard ass when he needed to get his men in line, but he was also the coolest friend a man could have. He was the complete opposite of his intimidating husband. God didn’t touch anyone unless it was Day, or to put a man on his ass.
Free turned his head to the side and let Day work on the knot at the base of his skull. He really knew how to give a massage, especially when he was mindlessly moving his hands in thought-mode. “Free, text Ro and get him in here to interrogate. He said he’d be in tonight at six, but tell him to make it sooner. I want this ruthless meth dealer in fuckin’ custody, yesterday. I got the chief riding my ass harder than God does.”  
Done,” Free answered. He was already tapping out the message as Day spoke.

A.E. (Adrienne) Via has been a best-selling author in gay romance for five years now, but she’s no stranger to MM. She’s been an avid reader of gay lit for over twenty years before she picked up her laptop to place her own kiss on this beautiful genre. She’s also the founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books, having published a couple of great new up and coming MM authors.
A.E. has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Virginia Wesleyan College that she used to start her own paralegal firm after she graduated in 2008. She spent five years preparing and filing bankruptcy petitions for struggling blue collar workers who couldn’t afford to file with a lawyer. It was a rewarding and satisfying career… but another path called to me. Writing.
A.E.’s writing embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to adventure, to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.
Now that she’s gotten over her 10 books published hump, she’s kind of known now for her play rough and love hard, bad boy, alphas. However, I do like to push myself to step out of my comfort zone and explore with different tropes, but I never push myself into a whole other genre. I’m head over heels for gay romance and I have tons of more hot stories to tell.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Havoc by Kindle Alexander cover reveal

Title: Havoc
Series: Tattoos & Ties #1
Author: Kindle Alexander
Genre: M/M MC Romance
Release Date: November 27, 2018 Cover Art: Reese Dante
Keyes Dixon’s life is challenging enough as a full patch member of the Disciples of Havoc Motorcycle Club but being a gay biker leaves him traveling down one tough road. With an abusive past and his vow to the club cementing his future, he doesn’t believe in love and steers clear of commitment. But a midnight ride leads to a chance meeting with a sexy pretty-boy in a wicked hot sports car that has him going down quicker than a Harley on ice. 
Cocky Assistant District Attorney Alec Pierce lives in the shadow of his politically connected family. A life of privilege doesn’t equal a life of love, a fact made obvious at every family gathering. Driven yet lonely, Alec yields to his family’s demands for his career path, hoping for the acceptance he craves. Until he meets a gorgeous biker who tips the scales in the favor of truth…and he can no longer live a lie.
Can two men from completely different worlds…and sides of the law…find common ground, or will all their desires only wreak Havoc?
The screen illuminated Alec’s face, and even though Keyes wasn’t religious, he swore he heard the angels sing in that moment… The sight stole Keyes’s breath. He came to a stop directly in front of the tempting driver. Resting both hands on his hips, he got lost just looking at this beautiful man. Keyes opened his mouth to speak. He could absolutely take care of this problem, but the words didn’t come. Instead, he stayed mesmerized by the most gorgeous guy he’d ever seen.
“I have roadside assistance. I just have to remember which app to use.”
 Keyes almost lost his bad boy composure when Alec distractedly glanced up from his phone and winked at him. Hold it together, Key. He finally got his head to stop spinning and all the cheesy porn music to quit playing on continuous loop in the background. Alec probably just had a twitch. Why would the guy be flirting with him? On the off chance Alec happened to be gay, Keyes obviously wasn’t his type if the passenger were anything to go by. There was nothing refined or delicate about Key.
Even with the neurons misfiring in Keyes’s brain, he managed to clear his throat and lower his gaze to the grass to help find some fucking perspective. “Where you headed?” Wait. That wasn’t the statement he’d planned to make.
“I live in McKinney. He lives in the Uptown area of Dallas,” Alec answered, reading the screen as he cocked his head toward his putout passenger.
“What’re you doin’ out here?” Keyes asked. McKinney was a long way from the current location and as different as two places could possibly be.
Alec gave a humorless laugh while briefly lifting his gaze from the screen. Curious light eyes pinned Keyes in place. He wasn’t sure he’d ever seen eyes that color. Keyes’s mouth watered, and his cock plumped, homing in on exactly what it wanted. “Google Maps said this was a detour. Hang on.” Alec lifted the phone to his ear. Keyes could hear a faint sound of a voice on the other end. “I’m on some side road in maybe South Dallas, perhaps even North Ellis County. Can you find my location?”
“Listen, I can take care of this. I own a tire shop that’s about fifteen minutes from here.” For the first time since the car had spun off the road, Alec truly looked at him. Their gazes connected for one maybe two heartbeats before Alec’s brow wrinkled and his eyes lowered. Keyes felt the weight of Alec’s stare as his eyes blatantly roamed the length of his body. Not only did his dick stand at attention but the damn thing attempted to parade down Main Street waving a rainbow-colored flag. A range of expressions crossed Alec’s handsome face until the hand holding the phone lowered and those extraordinary eyes were back on his. Had the guy noticed the impromptu party taking place in his pants? Keyes shifted his weight to his other foot.
“I’m Alec Pierce.”

Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It's always a surprise to see what's coming next!
I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it's true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women's hair!
Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life - I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations - regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal... I don't want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I'm going to tell you about Kindle.
I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I'll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died - weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn't have to be alone.
That time in my life was terrible. It's everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.
Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness - it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.
Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn't a time she wasn't there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It's its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn't be here today without her.
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Monday, October 29, 2018

Adrian's Scar by Martin Delacroix

Title: Adrian’s Scar
Author: Martin Delacroix
Publisher: Nine Star Press
Genre: MM,  Romance contemporary
Pages: 84
Reviewer: Redz
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Publisher’s Blurb
After Kai Olsen’s “perfect lover” dies in a cycling accident, Kai takes a part-time job teaching at a community college to fill his empty evenings. When Kai’s student, Adrian Knox, shows an interest in Kai, their lives quickly change. Adrian is dominated by his controlling mother, Kai can’t stop obsessing over his lost lover, and school policy says faculty members can’t date students. Does love between Kai and Adrian stand a chance?

Adrian’s Scar by author Martin Delacroix, this story has a ton of issues. The central problem that causes the rest of the problems to happen is this book needed to be slower, less sex and more focus on the story. If that had happened this story would not feel so disjointed and mushed together.   The premise is very good, the character needs more fleshing out, but they have the bones of good characters. Nice arc to this book too.
Kai, his lover died. He is burying himself in work to forget. As for what kind of person is he? Well other than really in need of sex and immature that is all I know. He needed far more substance and storyline.
Adrian was the saving grace to this story. He has a good arc going.  He has a disability, he has a homophobic mother to deal with.  So many challenges but he still retains a bratty attitude that was somehow just off-putting.
This story is about accepting grief learning to move on from that, and also accepting yourself just as you are. While the main core of the story is good, the rest makes this a story I wished I skipped.  Just riddled with problems.

                             Three Red Stars 

Imperial Stout by Layla Reyne

Title: Imperial Stout
Series: Trouble Brewing, 1
Author: Layla Reyne
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: MM,  Romance contemporary
Pages: 272
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
Layla Reyne spins off from her pulse-pounding Agents Irish and Whiskey books with Imperial Stout , the first installment in the Trouble Brewing series

It’s a good thing assistant US attorney Dominic Price co-owns a brewery. He could use a cold one. Nic’s star witness has just been kidnapped, his joint operation with the FBI is in jeopardy, his father’s shady past is catching up with him and the hot new special agent in San Francisco is the kind of distraction best handled with a stiff drink.

Kidnap and rescue expert Cameron Byrne has his own ideas about how to handle Nic, but his skills are currently needed elsewhere. The by-the-book FBI agent goes deep undercover as a member of an infamous heist crew in order to save Nic’s witness, break up the crew and close the case before anyone else gets hurt. Nic in particular.

Things heat up when Cam falls for Nic, and the witness falls for Cam. As the crew’s suspicions grow, Cam must decide how far he’s willing to go—and how far into his own dark past he’s willing to dive—to get everyone out alive.

This book is approximately 62,000 words

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise : all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

Carina Press acknowledges the editorial services of Deborah Nemeth

Imperial Stout by author Layla Reyne is the first book in the Trouble Brewing series. I really hope to read more in this series. I love this start, it is funny, action-packed, and lots of heart and soul in this story. I really adored reading it.
Nic he is an assistant attorney.  He co-owns a brewery. And his star witness has been kidnapped.  He also is very buttoned down, persistent, kind, and above all loyal.
Cam is an FBI kidnap rescue specialist.  He does things by the book. He is good at his job. His chemistry with Nic is off the charts hot. But they both do their jobs.
I loved Nic and his cute Boston nickname for Cam. He has a sweet smooth charm where Cam is rougher around the edges.
Watching Cam undercover and Nic worry about him was really intense. I really loved this story and cannot wait for more in the series

in the future. 
                                 Five Shooting Stars 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Once Written, Twice Shy by Carey Decevito

Title: Once Written, Twice Shy
Series: Broken Men Chronicles, 1
Author: Carey Decevito
Publisher: Emberlust Press
Genre: MF,  Romance contemporary
Pages: 247
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb

I stared at the overly large bags that lay by the front entrance with what must have been the world’s largest what the fuck look on my face.

“I’m done, Paxton.”

After his bitter marriage ends, Paxton seeks respite from his loss.  Rediscovering his writing, he never expected to create a piece worthy of reading, nor for two unsuspecting paths to cross in the most unconventional of ways.

Thousands of miles separated them, yet he’d never felt closer to anyone.  Finding out that happiness and love was attainable again was one thing.  But having Alissa - that was something else all together!

When the two finally meet in person, sparks fly. Their chemistry is beyond explosive, and emotions reach a boiling point.  Their brief love affair ignited the fuse, but Paxton is shocked when his young son fans their fire. His sweet four-year-old boy immediately falls for the loving, meek, demurred woman in Alissa, and she starts to change both their lives. Then, she becomes their salvation - in ways no one could see coming.

Once Written, Twice Shy by Carey Decevito is the first book in the Broken Men Chronicles.  I really liked this book. Very unusual that I get to read a book from a man’s point of view. I liked that. I also liked that he was not overly macho or alpha he is an average kind of soul.
Paxton has a failed marriage almost behind him. He also has a son he loves.  He was chatting online with a woman from his writers’ group. They connect on many levels. So, they meet in person. 
I liked he is sweet, kind, and has depth.
Alissa is confident, loving, very giving person.  She is just what Paxton needs and his son. She has a ton of love to give them both.

This is a fast-quick read. I found no real conflicts in here, and I just liked the pureness of this one. Great read when you want to fall in love and read a book from the male point of view which you do not see too often. 

                                 Five Shooting Stars 

Dragon Uncover by Lia Davis and Kerry Adrienne

Title: Dragon Uncover
Series: Dark Scales Division,1
Author: Lia Davis and Kerry Adrienne
Publisher: After Glows Publishing
Genre: MF, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 156
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb

Dragon shifter and team lead for DSD—Dark Scales Division—Owen Ashton has never lost a case.

When his sister’s murderer turns serial killer, he is determined to take the rogue dragon down, for good. His team tracks the murderer to a small town in Minnesota and Owen goes undercover to finally end Huff’s reign of terror. The last thing Owen expected was to discover his mate vacationing in the lake house next to his.

Nadia Hasting, along with her sister Sage, take the first vacation in years since their parents’ deaths. Visiting the lake house their family rented every year when they were children is exactly what they need for downtime before Sage heads to college. The hot neighbor is a bonus, but Nadia isn’t sure she’s ready to date. But the pull toward the sexy stranger proves too strong to ignore.

When Sage goes missing, Nadia turns to Owen to rescue her sister from a mad man.

But will Owen’s dragon scare her away from the one man that can save them all?

Dragon Undercover by authors Lia Davis and Kerry Adrienne is the start to the Dark Scales Division series. I really loved this fast-paced action-packed love story. There is a little bit of suspense thrown in too, just was an amazing read I want more from this series.
Owen his sister has been murdered. He will do anything to catch the killer. He wants to stop the spree of murders the monster has done and protect others from his pain.
Nadia and her little sister are on vacation. Nadia thinks Owen is cute and would like to date him she never expected she would be helping him find her missing little sister and stopping a killer in the process.
I liked both characters. Nadia is strong, has a great sense of humor, and keeps the femininity that draws you to her as a person.
Owen is a deeply loving dragon with a drive and protective streak that is a mile wide.  I loved his overall attitude and determination. He is a force to be reckoned with even without his dragon form to scare you.
Highly recommend this one to anyone who loves a fast-paced love story with a mystery thrown in.  Cannot wait for more from this series.

                             Five shooting stars 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Her Claim by Rebecca Grace Allen

Title: Her Claim
Series: Legally Bound, 2
Author: Rebecca Grace Allen
Publisher: Rebecca Grace Allen Enterprises
Pages: 342
Genre/Pairing: MF, Contemporary
Reviewer Name: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
She’s no princess. He’s no prince. Then again, they never wanted a fairy tale.

Cassie Allbright takes no prisoners. A half-Cuban ball-busting attorney, she’s too tough to admit what she wants in bed. But tough is the only way to cut it in her high-powered firm, and Cassie doesn’t need a knight in shining armor. And she definitely doesn’t need Patrick Dunham—an arrogant, chauvinistic man-whore with a knack for pissing her off.

Bound to the helm of his family’s publishing house, Patrick is shackled to a life of power and wealth he never wanted. Seduction is his only distraction—his nights of pleasure always temporary, because happily-ever-afters are not for him. But while luring a woman into his bed has always come easy, the high-and-mighty Cassie has never succumbed to his charms.

Their verbal sparring turns to foreplay, but instead of scratching an itch, it only whets their appetites. Patrick gives Cassie a taste of what she’s secretly craved, and Cassie’s dark desires stir up things Patrick never knew he wanted. Enchanted, he offers to fulfill her most dangerous fantasies. She agrees, with an iron-clad escape clause: her heart is off limits, and so is his.

Funny thing about hearts, though. They have a way of ignoring the fine print. 

Her Claim by author Rebecca Grace Allen is the second book in the Legally Bound series. You do not have to read the first book to understand this book. I didn’t I was not lost at all.
Cassie is fiery, strong, and needs no man to save her.  I liked her toughness and how she tempers it with being a person that just needs love not saving. She is an attorney and knows what she wants out of life. She is not scared to go get it.
Patrick has been trapped by his family’s business for a long time. I actually thought he needed Cassie to save him from himself. He does not believe in happily ever after.  He is strong, does one-night stands, and never risks his heart.

Well both of these characters break all their rules with each other. The chemistry is off the charts. They each have what the other needs to make them the perfect couple together.  I loved this story and will be looking for more from this author in the future. 

                                 Five Shooting Stars