Monday 29 May 2023

❤ The Art Of Husbandry (Mackenzie Country #1) ❤ Jay Hogan ❤


When life drowns you in lemons, to hell with making lemonade. I wanted to burn the whole world. But eighteen months from the day my life was torn apart, I’m tired of the anger. Tired of the nightmares. Tired of putting one foot in front of the other just trying to survive. Three months on a high country sheep station in the middle of nowhere is exactly the reboot I need. A chance to break free. To breathe again. To find a way forward.

I put my entire life on hold and head south to Mackenzie Country. But falling for the captivating young station boss was never part of the plan. Holden Miller might be smart and sexy and push all my dusty buttons, but we come from two different worlds. I’m not looking for a relationship. I’m not interested in love. I’m done with all that.

But Holden doesn’t care about my rules. Nestled safely in the arms of the spectacular Southern Alps, on an isolated sheep farm at the top of the world, Holden begins knitting my battered heart together one careful stitch at a time. And with every pass of the thread, every braid of the river on our doorstep, I catch a tantalising glimpse of something I’d almost given up on.

Happiness, and maybe even love.

If I have the courage to reach out and grab them.

Note: This book contains references to the past death of a child and PTSD.



 Copy received from GRR for an honest review

I an quite new to Jay Hogan's books, but I know I need to go back and read more.

The Art Of Husbandry is a beautiful story dealing with family, loss, finding love and moving forward with life.

Neither Gil nor Holden has had the easiest time for the past couple of years, but a short term tree change for Gil is going to bring life long changes to them both.

There is an instant attraction between them, but this story is not all about love and lust (though there is plenty of lustful thoughts). It is about two souls finding each other, a slow burn that will turn into an inferno.

My heart hurt, my heart soared as their stories unfolded for us. Ms Hogan has dealt with hard issues in this book with such empathy, you will feel yourself needing to pull our lovelies in for a big squishy hug.

The setting is amazing - beautiful, hard, rugged - just like our guys.

There are great secondary characters, like Zach and Luke, that I am looking forward to more of in the future.





Heart, Humour, & Keepin' It Real

Jay is a 2020 Lambda Literary Award Finalist in Gay Romance and her book Off Balance was the 2021 New Zealand Romance Book of the Year. She is a New Zealand author writing mm romance and romantic suspense, primarily set in New Zealand. She writes character driven romances with lots of humour, a good dose of reality and a splash of angst. She's travelled extensively, lived in many countries, and in a past life she was a critical care nurse, nurse educator and counsellor.

Jay is owned by a huge Maine Coon cat and a gorgeous Cocker Spaniel






Friday 19 May 2023

Exposing The Groom - Rachel Van Dyken - Release Blitz -


 Killian swept in like a knight in shining leather pants to save Scarlett once she exposed the groom. The
next time they saw each other, they ended up fake-engaged. Can they find a way to make it down the
aisle together and live happily ever after? Find out in #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van
Dyken’s EXposing the Groom, a romantic comedy with a side of rockstar.

How it started:

An accidental phone grab during my rehearsal dinner while my fiancé went to use the restroom.

How it ended:

Reading all the dirty texts between him and my maid of honor, aka little sister, during our vows in front of the world in what would later be considered one of the most viral wedding videos on TikTok.
Of. All. Time.

Did I mention his vows were before mine, and he compared me to my adopted dog because... and I quote, “I’m so loyal.” It’s not my fault that my first instinct, after exposing his dirty lies, was to run up to the clueless rockstar that was supposed to headline my reception and ask him to sing my tears away. I never expected him to help me escape certain disaster, kiss me senseless, and then buy me ice cream.

But that was all in the past—until I’m staring down at a wedding invitation from the crappy little crap pants ex.

You see, he swapped sisters, and now a year later, they’re getting married at a gorgeous winery while I’m still staring down at a plus one, wondering if I can bring my pet turtle.

How it happened:

In desperation, I sent a drunken text to the hot rockstar with a picture of my turtle, Chuck Norris… in a bowtie.

Who knew he would show up at the wedding—but get this, it wasn’t to save me, nope, it was to… yup, SING! SHE STOLE HIM TOO!

But now that he’s there and I’m there, and the history is there, I beg him one more time to save me, this time as my date.

But lie after lie just kept pouring out of my mouth until we were somehow fake-engaged.
I would laugh if crying didn’t feel so good.

Should have brought the freaking turtle...

Available on Amazon & FREE with Kindle Unlimited


Copy received from author for an honest review

I have been reading Rachel Van Dyken since I first came across her Eagle Elite series many years ago, and have been reading her since.

Now, I will admit that lately I have found a lot of her stories hit or miss,  however Exposing The Groom is hit for me.

It was chaotic and a bit messy at the beginning, but it was enjoyable and it made me laugh out loud. It took a while for things to calm down and make more sense, but once it did, I was along for the ride - and yes, it did stay chaotic the whole way through.

I loved Killian and Scarlett - theirs was a story full of surprises.

Dustin and Adrian are brilliant and need their stories told - STAT!

But Addison could die a fiery death and I wouldn't spit on her to put them out, I despised them that much lol

This was shades of Ms Van Dyken's Consequences series, and I for one really enjoyed it. 


Rachel Van Dyken is the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over 100 books ranging from new adult romance to mafia romance to paranormal & fantasy romance. 

With over four million copies sold, she’s been featured in Forbes, US Weekly, and USA Today. Her books have been translated in more than 15 countries. She was one of the first romance authors to have a Kindle in Motion book through Amazon publishing and continues to strive to be on the cutting edge of the reader experience. 

She keeps her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, adorable sons, naked cat, and two dogs. For more information about her books and upcoming events, visit


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💜 Ella Frank 🔥 CONFESSIONS: ZAYNE ⭐ #Confessions8 - 2/3 🏳‍🌈

  ©  Bianca ✰ Janeane ✰ 

• 9 May 2023
• Book #8 in the Confessions series
• #2 in the Ethan/Zayne/Chloé Trilogy
• MMF Romance

4 Stars

Rebellion is necessary for development of character.
~ Cynthia Voight

Impatient. Impulsive. Rebellious.
Zayne Copeland’s been getting in trouble for
as long as he can remember.

But if trouble goes by the name Ethan Holt,
he’s quite okay with that.
Why wouldn’t he be, when Ethan has been the one
to show him what love is?

From boys to men. From school to The Office.
He and Ethan have always been inseparable.
They’re possessive of one another,
protective to a fault.
They had to be to survive.

But as they fall deeper for Chloé,
the woman they’ve claimed as their own,
they realize they have to open up their lives
in order to hang on to her.

Three fathers. An overprotective brother.
Their relationship becoming public.
It would be enough to send two weaker men running.

Lucky for Chloé, Ethan and Zayne have never been
the type to back down from a challenge.

Confessions: Zayne is the continuation of
Chloé, Ethan & Zayne's story and should only
be read after Confessions: Ethan.

KU read
Ella Frank - dang girl, this book is hot, hot, hot!
Like David Rose...
After the way book one, Ethan ended, I knew we were going to be in for some interesting times with this lovely throuple.
And I was not disappointed. I loved getting to see things from the Three P's side of things - I thoguht Priest was going to bust a foofer valve there for a while lol - as well as Chloe showing her rebellious, yes strong and loving and loyal side.
Loved how we were taken international as well this time.
I am looking forward to the conclusion in Chloe, which luckily isnot too far away


 Links to the Book & Authors 

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Confession Series:
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Book #4

Henri & Bailey Confession Spin-Off Book #1


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Haven't read Ella's M/M TEMPTATION series yet?

Wicked Book #1

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Ella's Prime Time Series:
Book #1

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Ella's Wine Country Series #1


Brella's Dare to Try Series Book #1

Book #2

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Ella & Brooke's Elite Trilogy
Book #1

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Fallen Angels M/M Rock Star Series Book #1


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Book #4

ACED M/M Series Book #1

Book #2

Brella's last Holiday romance:


Brella's 1st Holiday romance:

Brooke & Ella's Valentine's/Christmas Romance
Now on PassionFlix !


Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Temptation series,
including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite
erotic serial, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised
as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre,
Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction.

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole,
Riley Hart, 
J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter & Carly Philips.