Thursday, August 17, 2017

Spotlight: Taste on My Tongue by Beth Bolden

Title: Taste on My Tongue 
Author: Beth Bolden 
Release Date: August 15th 2017 
Genre: MM Contemporary Romance

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Almost pop-star Landon Patton has just turned a corner on the worst two years of his life: dropped by his label and dumped by his ungrateful ex-boyfriend. However, his new agent's brilliant plan for Landon's superstardom doesn’t have anything to do with his music – it’s called Kitchen Wars, and it’s the hottest new reality show on TV.

Landon wishes he could have nothing to do with it.

Since the first morning he mixed flour and water, Quentin Maxwell knew he wanted to be a baker. After becoming the pastry chef at a popular LA bakery, anyone else might be satisfied. But Quen wants to call his own shots. Going on Kitchen Wars to win the money for his own bakery seems like a huge risk, but maybe it's worth it.

They’re an unlikely pair. Landon can’t even figure out how to turn an oven on, while Quentin makes his living with one. But with each passing week on Kitchen Wars, they discover what a great team they make – on set, off set, and between the sheets.

Winning should be everything, but what happens when the tastiest pairing is their own?

Find Taste on My Tongue on Goodreads

Purchase: Amazon US | Amazon UK

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When Landon walks into the studio for his first day of cooking bootcamp and sees his chef, he has to instantly revise every expectation. The man in front of him is all long lines, lean legs, and this sculpted torso that literally nobody that cooks for a living should have, all topped off by a wild curly mane that Landon’s fingers itch to touch, wide blue eyes, and a pair of lips that send his mind straight to the gutter. 

It turns out there is most definitely a man out there that will interest Landon in learning to cook.

The topper is when Landon saunters over, eyes flicking over those long legs in tight jeans and the little glimpses of tattoos he sees through his mostly transparent white t-shirt, the man actually blushes.

“Landon Patton,” Landon says, extending a hand. “Unfortunately, it’s gonna be your miserable job to teach me to cook.”
The man flushes even pinker as he takes Landon’s hand. “Um, Quentin. Quentin Maxwell.” 

For one rather breathless moment, they stare at each other, Quentin’s hand clasping Landon’s, his palm warm and soft and slightly damp with nerves, and Landon feels his heart start to beat faster. He feels almost breathless with the possibilities, and it’s hard to deny that Quentin looks equally blown away. 

Quentin reluctantly releases his hand. “I’m a huge fan,” he adds. “Really, you should have won your season. Can’t believe you only got third place.” 

Landon can definitely believe it. Third place was far better than he ever thought he’d end up. But you can say all you want about Landon—and many, many people have—he’s driven to succeed even when the cards are stacked against him. So Landon just shrugs and leans back, all carelessly but purposefully arranged curves as he tries to figure out if the way Quentin’s fluttering his eyelashes at him means he’s actually interested in flirting or if this is just Quentin’s natural state of being.

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About the Author

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Beth Bolden lives in Portland, Oregon with her supportive husband and their beloved cat. She wholly believes in Keeping Portland Weird, but wishes she didn't have to make the yearly pilgrimage up to Seattle to watch her Boston Red Sox play baseball. She's a fan of fandoms, and spends too much of her free time on tumblr.

Beth has been writing practically since she learned the alphabet. Unfortunately, her first foray into novel writing, titled Big Bear with Sparkly Earrings, wasn't a bestseller, but hope springs eternal. She's published two novels, The Lucky Charm and Getting Lucky, and a short story, Eye of the Storm. Her next novel, Summer Attractions, will be released in August 2016.

Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | Goodreads | Amazon

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Queer Sci-Fi Giveaway Winner

At the beginning of the month Releasing Chaos was hosted by Queer Sci-Fi on release day. A giveaway was part of that and ran for about a week.

Congratulations Christina E.!!

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Flash Fiction & #giveaway info for Releasing Chaos's Blog Tour

The blog tour is winding down. The huge giveaway will continue to be open for another six (6) days. So if you haven't entered yet, there is still time!

Today is the last day of the blog tour and we are wrapping up with a review, a spotlight, and flash fiction.

MJs Book Blog and Reviews has Releasing Chaos under the spotlight. Check out their website and their Facebook page.

Over at LM Brown's blog is the flash fiction, Ladon's Bovine Fascination. Ladon loves cheese and wants a cow of his own so he'll never run out of cheese.

The Sumeria's Sons series is reviewed at Triple A.

If you are just coming in, here is a list of the tour stops. The flash fictions were set up in a certain order with a couple bouncing off one another. There are 10 flash fictions in all, coming to just under 22k words. Enjoy!

Boy Meets Boy Reviews - Flash Fiction: Bond Brothers. This is a window into the relationship of the new Triad of the Magi College.

Nerd Girl Official - Spotlight

My Fiction Nook
Flash Fiction: Surprise! Tristan finds out that Dancing Socks is pregnant.

Love Bytes Reviews
Flash Fiction: Coming Home: Part One. The Ereshkigal has returned Randy to Tristan, but Justus has a thing or two to say to the Queen of the Underworld.

Drops of Ink
Flash Fiction: Coming Home: Part Two. With Randy's return, Justus sees Christy in a new light.

The Novel Approach
Flash Fiction: Dreams. Justus is having strange dreams and how he goes to for help may surprise you!

MM Good Book Reviews
Flash Fiction: Meeting A True Blood. Young Ira is conflicted and worried. Is he Lycan or is he a True Blood?

Bayou Book Junkie
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All in One Place - Spotlight

Dawn's Reading Nook - Spotlight

A M Leibowitz - Flash Fiction: First Shifts. Ira and Malek shift for the first time, running with the tribe and the True Bloods.

Joyfully Jay - Flash Fiction: Midnight Getaway. Brian takes some time with the triplets.

A L Boyd - Review

Velvet Panic - Spotlight

Archer Kay Leach - Flash Fiction: Birth of a Hippogriff. Dancing Socks is in labor and Dawn is going to help whether Tristan likes it or not.

...And then, of course, the those at the top of the page. :)

There are five chances to win.

The first prize is a set of the 6 book series and a dragon mug. (a $121 value)

The next four are a copy of Releasing Chaos along with a mug or goblet. ($42-$51 in value).

Don't wait too long to enter the giveaway and miss out. :)

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Blog Tour Stops #ReleasingChaos #SumeriasSons #giveaway

Good Morning!

It's day... 5 of the blog tour (had to look to make sure). There have been spotlights, flash fictions, exclusive excerpts, and reviews. When you get a chance stop by and have a look. Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Over at Love Bytes there is a flash fiction called Coming Home - Part One. Justus has a think or two to say to the Queen of Irkalla.

Bayou Junkie has an exclusive excerpt. 

All in One Place and Dawn's Reading Nook have spotlights. 

Joyfully Jay has a flash fiction called Midnight Getaway where Brian bonds with the triplets. It's super cute.

There is short review by AL Boyd on their blog.

On A M Leibowitz's blog there is a flash fiction called First Shifts. Ira, and Marek shift for the first time and run with the tribe. The True Bloods, Ace and his brothers, are there to witness and run with the tribe as well.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Day 2-3 Releasing Chaos Blog Tour #FlashFiction #exclusive

The last two days of blog tour stops are at Love Bytes Reviews, The Novel Approach, Drops of Ink, MM Goodbook Reviews, and Stories That Make You Smile. 

At Love Bytes the flash fiction Coming Home Part One is from Justus's POV. Randy has been returned from the underworld and Justus has a few things to say to the Goddess who kept Randy there.

Drops of Ink has the 2nd part of Coming Home where Justus witnesses Christy give Randy the "or else" speech.

At the Novel Approach we have Dreams. Justus is having disturbing dreams and he goes to talk to someone about them.

MM Goodbook Reviews is the flash fiction, Meeting a True Blood. This one was a request from my Facebook Group, Lexi's Sandbox. People were curious about the pre-teen Ira and what he'd think of the Ace, with Ira's history and such. It was also a great opportunity to give a little insight into the True Bloods. :)

Stories That Make You Smile had a spotlight. Don't forget to enter the giveaway.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Spotlight: Earning His Trust by Alicia Nordwell

Today's guest spotlight is the cover reveal for Alicia Nordwell's contemporary romance Earning His Trust. This upcoming release is about second chances, old loves, and an adorable baby. Check it out!


Evin lost the only two men he ever loved. But he might get a second chance with one of them—if he’s willing to take the risk.  

Following the death of his husband, Evin is living in Portland and raising the infant son they had through a surrogate. Six-month-old Micah is his life, and if it means no time for activities or friendships beyond his minuscule support network, that’s a sacrifice Evin is willing to make. When he suffers a burn baking teething biscuits, the last person Evin expects to encounter in the ER is Ben, his lover from college—and the man who left him without a word of explanation.  

Ben knows it won’t be easy to earn Evin’s trust and prove he’s not the same man Evin once knew, but he can’t bear to watch Evin struggle to care for Micah, hurting and alone. He wants back in Evin’s life, as a friend and hopefully more, but Evin’s heart is fragile, and the years have changed him too.


The curtain slid on the overhead rails, and Evin held in his urge to snap about how long it took to get to him when the nurse said the ER was slow, but he froze with his mouth open.

“Hello, I’m Dr. Perez. I see you burn—” The doctor snapped his jaw shut and stopped before he reached the head of the bed. Micah was oblivious, sitting between his legs and playing with his fake keys, chewing away on the rubber tips and drooling. He clutched the soggy remains of a biscuit in his other hand.

Evin had to swallow hard himself. Of all the hospitals, in all the cities, his old boyfriend had to be in this one.

He looked… good. Older, some wrinkles at the corners of his eyes. It had been… how long since he’d seen him? Not since Ben was graduating medical school the same year Evin was graduating with a business degree. Evin certainly never expected to see him here, and by the shocked look on Ben’s face, he hadn’t known Evin lived in Portland either. Evin waited for Ben to say something else, but he just kept staring. Evin took a deep breath. He could be an adult. He was a dad now.

“Burned my hand,” he finished the sentence Ben never did. “I did it about an hour ago, and it really hurts.” Maybe he could move this along. Plus, Micah was on his third biscuit and getting fussy again. He probably needed to be changed, have some lunch, and then would fall asleep for the afternoon, just so he could keep Evin up all night again.

Ben dropped his gaze to Micah and then looked up to stare at Evin again. “What happened to you?”

Did he mean how Evin probably looked like he’d aged at least ten years since Ben bailed right before graduation, the last night they’d spoken? Well, spoken wasn’t a very good description for the fight they’d had after weeks of Ben ducking Evin’s questions about what he was planning. Maybe their relationship had run its course; maybe it was better for them not to be together.

But he’d never expected Ben to just up and leave. It’d been hard, but Evin had a job offer in Portland and he’d taken it. Fortunately, his best friend, Gianna, came with him, and they got an apartment together in a not-so-great area of Happy Valley. It’d been nice to have a friend he knew would stick by him, but then she met Carl, and they fell in love. Not long after that he met someone, but that had gone wrong too.

Gone was the bright, glittery guy who lit up the room in a flash, and this version of himself was all Evin knew how to be anymore. It was probably a disappointment. His hair was cut short instead of hanging down to his shoulders, and he was in a blue T-shirt and a pair of gray sweats instead of skintight everything. Nothing at all like how Ben would remember him.

Was he wondering how in the hell Evin had a kid, since he’d never even kissed a girl—at least before when Ben knew him? Probably.

Or had he brushed off their history, leaving Evin as the only one thinking about how the years had changed them—Ben definitely for the better. Most likely, he meant how Evin got the burn. He was a professional after all, and Evin was probably just another patient to him.

In the end, it didn’t really matter. His appearance, how he got hurt, it all came down to just one thing.


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The number one question folks ask Alicia when she shares she's a MM romance author: "Why gay fiction? Why write men when you're a woman?" and her answer is: "Why the hell not!" Alicia Nordwell is one of those not so rare creatures, a reader turned writer. Striving to find an interesting story one day, she decided to write what she wanted instead. Then the voices started... Yep, not only does she talk about herself in the third person for bios, she has voices in her head constantly clamoring to get out. Fortunately, with the encouragement of her family and friends, she decided for her own sanity to keep writing.

Now you can find her stories both free and e-published. When she’s not on the computer typing away, she's a wife and a mom of two in the dreary, yet ideal for her redhead complexion, Pacific Northwest. Except for when she disappears into one of the many worlds in her head, of course! She can also be found quite often at her blog, where she has a lot of free fiction for readers to enjoy or working hard, or maybe hardly working, as an admin on under her online nickname, Cia.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Releasing Chaos Blog Tours Starts... Now!

Today starts the week long blog tour for Releasing Chaos. There will be spotlights, exclusive excerpts, and 10 fun flash fiction shorts.

For today (Sunday) the tour jumps off with Boy Meets Boy Reviews. The flash fiction piece is window into how the Magi bond brothers Jynx, Devlin, and Nacht met.

Nerd Girl Official has an exclusive excerpt.

Over at My Fiction Nook Tristan finds out that Corleone and Dancing Socks some news for him that he might not like in the flash fiction piece, Surprise!

Don't forget to enter the giveaway as well!

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