Thursday, 17 August 2017

✪ Ruth Clampett ✪ ENCORE ✪ #MMromance ✪ #BlogTour ✪

© Bianca Janeane
    


• standalone M/M love story
• 14 August 2017
• we already know Roman from UNFORGIVEN - he played big part in Jason & Dean's love story - you might want to read that first if you haven't yet! (The boys might even show up here towards the end ;) )
★★★★
4.125 Stars
When shy programmer, Charlie, is dragged to a Hollywood male revue by his co-workers, the last thing he expects is to be pulled onstage. But when he’s approached by Ramon, a dancer whose only focus is to bring him pleasure, something awakens in Charlie that can’t be denied.

Heated attraction only goes so far when one man dreams of true love and a life finally fulfilled, and the other is still grieving the one he lost, and the mistake that cost him everything.

Can a realist and a dreamer from two different worlds move forward and build a future together, or will their painful pasts keep them from fulfilling their destiny?



Charlie lives in Los Angeles with his sister - Sasha is in a wheelchair after the accident that killed their parents.
By day he's a talented but very shy & geeky & awkward programmer and by night he's a guy who's creating his own apps and dreams of finally finding a man to fall in forever ever after love with.
But he doesn't think anyone would want to be with him - he doesn't see himself as this hot and cute gay guy. But he is.

Ramon is a barkeeper and dancer at a male strip club.
That's where Charlie sees him for the first time - and suddenly he feels like his life is finally about to start....
Can this mega attractive erotic dancer with big dreams really be interested in shy little Charlie?



Yes he can!
But poor Ramon is not without his own problems ....

What will happen with Charlie & Ramon?
Will we get a happily ever after??
READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT!
 






Awww, that was cute!

This book was really adorable and heartbreakingly moving somehow.
Poor Charlie is such a sad and lonely person ... he has his sister and she's the best, but he worries about her. And he feels guilty for everything that happened.
He wants to finally fall in love! Only he thinks he's not really worth it. But Ramon is worth everything to him, and he tries so hard to finally get that HEA with him.
Ramon has lots of demons from his past life that followed him to LA ....
But, of course we'll get to that Happy End eventually.☺
It might take some time, but we'll have a great time watching those two boys fight for their happiness!



Great gay romance. Adorable and romantic and sweet and a bit naive new-adult-coming-of-age-ish.

That age part is also the part that bothered me a bit. I have no idea how old anyone in this book is.
I hated that a bit. It's never mentioned. I had no idea if Charlie is 32 or 22 - I'd go with 23 now because it was mentioned that his parents died 6 years ago when he was a junior in high school - no idea how old you are as a junior in the US, but I guess 23 should be his correct age now.
But his high school friend Leo is now a senior programmer at Google? Can you be that just one year out of college? No idea. I don't like it when authors don't tell us the ages. Almost as much as I hate not being in a real place - that's not happening here - we're in LA!!! ☺

I was also a bit unsure about the writing. This is only my 2nd RC book and like with the first one I didn't really love the writing. No idea what it is though. The way Ruth creates and structures some sentences is just weird.

But, don't worry, it's probably just me. I still loved the book!

It was an adorable romance with lots of sweet and sexy and fun and moving moments.

Lots of great characters too. Especially towards the end, where we meet the boys from UNFORGIVEN again ;) Ramon played a big part in their book - so you might want to read that first!

ENCORE was an adorable & moving new adult gay romance about two boys fighting for their place in life & love! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Charlie & Ramon - these two are MINE!!!





ARC received for an honest review

I haven't read anything by Ms Clampett before, haven't read the book Unforgiven or met the character Ramon, however this did not affect my reading at all, as this could be read as a standalone.

Charlie and Ramon's story  is cute and adorable, with a little bit of drama and suspense thrown in for good measure.

I adore Charlie right from the start. There is something a little naive about him that just makes him all the more likeable.  Plus, the way he looks after his sister just throws his man points right up there.

When he meets Ramon, well those sparks sure do fly.  He is so completely different from our Charlie, but that just makes it so much more right.

Now, one thing that bugged me about this book - how old is anyone?  I mean, I don't need to know about every birthday party they ever had, but I could only take a rough guess at their ages from things that were mentioned, however they just didn't seem to align with other things - this could just be me though.

I adore adore ADORE Charlie's sister Sasha.  She is just everything plus more that any woman could aspire to be like.

I did feel that this book did drag a little in the middle, and I did feel like I had to put it down and try to come back to it later. Not 100% sure why I felt that way though.

A cute and sweet and adorable story, I will be going back to read the first book.




 LINKS TO THE BOOKs & AUTHOR 
  
  


Paperback:



♥ UNFORGIVEN ♥













Ruth Clampett, daughter of legendary animation director Bob Clampett, grew up surrounded by artists and animators. A graduate of Art Center College of Design, she has been VP of Design for Warner Brothers Studio Stores and taught photography at UCLA. Today she runs her own studio and as the Fine Art publisher for Warner Brothers Studios has come to know and work with some of the world’s greatest artists in the fields of animation and comics.

Ruth lives and works in Los Angeles, strictly supervised by her teenage daughter, who helps plan their summer around their yearly pilgrimage to the San Diego Comic Con.




Monday, 14 August 2017

✤ Royally Endowed ✤ Emma Chase ✤ #Royally3 ✤

© Bianca Janeane




ROYALLY #3
• release date: 14 August 2017
• 275 pages

★★★★★
 
5 Stars

Logan St. James is a smoldering, sexy beast. Sure, he can be a little broody at timesbut Ellie Hammonds willing to overlook that. Because, have you seen him?? 

Sexy. As. Hell.
 

And Ellie’s perky enough for both of them.

For years, she’s had a crush on the intense, protective royal security guard
but she doesnt think he ever saw her, not really. 

To Logan, Ellie was just part of the job
a relative of the royal family he’d sworn to protect. Now, at 22 years old and fresh out of college, she’s determined to put aside her X-rated dreams of pat-downs and pillow talk, and find a real life happily ever after. 

The Queen of Wessco encourages Ellie to follow in her sister’s footsteps and settle down with a prince of her own. Or a duke, a marquis
a viscount would also do nicely. 

But in the pursuit of a fairy tale ending, Ellie learns that the sweetest crushes can be the hardest to let go.

***

Logan St. James grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, in a family on the wrong side of the law. But these days, he covers his tattoos and scars with a respectable suit. He’s handsome, loyal, brave, skilled with his hands and
other body parts. 

Any woman would be proud to bring him home to her family.
 

But there’s only one woman he wants.
 

For years he’s watched over her, protected her, held her hair back when she was sick, taught her how to throw a punch, and spot a liar.

He dreams of her. Would lay down his life for her.
 

But beautiful Ellie Hammond’s off-limits.
 

Everybody knows the bodyguard rules:
Never lose focus, never let them out of your sight, and never, ever fall in love.





Finally another Royals book!
This time we get to hear how Ellie will find her happily ever after with Logan.
Ellie is the little sister of Olivia - the New York girl from book #1 who married the oldest Prince.
And Logan, he's the Prince's bodyguard, who was tasked with protecting Ellie after Olivia and Nicholas got together.
Poor Ellie has been in love with Logan since she was 17.
Now she's done with college and supposed to find a real prince or duke or whatever to settle down with - according to her sister's grandma-in-law - the Queen.
But she still wants Logan.
And Logan wants her, but she's so effing off limits!

What will happen with Ellie & Logan?
Will there be a HEA?
READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT! ☺




Such an adorable romance!
While it's not really a royal thingy, because neither Ellie nor Logan are royals, we're still very much in the royal universe.

I just loved this book.
Logan is this big, bad, grouchy, tattooed, super soldier, piece of gorgeousness.
And Ellie is this sweet, happy, sunshiney people person.
They shouldn't match at all, but they do.
They just have a long way to go until they'll get that happily ever after.
And we have an amzing time watching them fight for their happy end!!!

Adorable!! Full of sparks and emotions; happiness, sadness, love, hope ...
Funny. Sexy. Sweet. Frustrating. Dangerous ....
Perfect Romance! Not a thing to complain about. ☺

ROYALLY ENDOWED was another amazingly beautiful book in Emma's Royally series! FUNNY, SEXY, ADORABLE & MOVING! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Logan, because this one is already guarding my body!   






ARC received for an honest review

Yes!  We are back in the Royally world again!

This is Ellie (Olivia from Royally Screwed's sister) and Logan (Nicholas from RS's bodyguard)

First I fell for Nicholas Pembrook, then it was for his brother Henry (yep, keeping it allll in the family!)

But that was because I hadn't yet met Logan St James

Logan is sexy AF, all kinds of swoonworthy and I just want him to be mine.  He is like Kevin Costner in The Bodyguard, and broody and standoffish, but ready to swoop in to save his lady.

Sigh... now I want to watch The Bodyguard - again.

Oh how I love these two.  I adored Ellie when we first met her, she is only a teenager back then, and should soooo not be on Logan's radar.  But she is. And he has pinged her radar big time.

They are so not right for each other, that they are.

I love that we get lots of Nicholas and Olivia, Henry and Sophie, and even Queen Lenora!

This book is full of laughter, fun,  sweet and sad and a dose of suspense thrown in for good measure.

I have really enjoyed this series, and now I am impatiently waiting to see what Ms Chase brings us next!




♥ EXCERPT ♥

Ellie
But then the mood shifts, as if the air becomes thicker, weighted, more . . . sultry.
Because slowly, Logan sinks down to one knee in front of me—looking in my eyes the whole time. In this position, I could touch his shoulders, comb my fingers through his thick, dark hair. He’s the perfect height for me to bend down and kiss his mouth—the perfect height for him to kiss me back . . . in a lot of places.
My breath hitches. And I wonder he feels it too.
There’s a sound of tearing Velcro, and Logan takes something off his ankle—a holster, with a small silver knife, about three inches long.
“Keep this on you all the time,” he says seriously. “Just in case. If you wear a skirt, the strap will fit around your thigh.”
And I almost laugh. Most girls get a ring from a guy on his knees. I get a murder weapon. But still, it makes me feel safe . . . watched over. Like I’m something precious that deserves to be protected.
I take the knife from him, testing the surprisingly solid, heavy weight of it in my hand. I press my index finger to the tip.
Logan grabs my wrist tightly. “Careful. It’s sharp.”
There’s a small, painless nick, a tiny bead of blood, so I put my finger in my mouth, sucking.
And Logan’s watching me again.
Watching my mouth.
His chest seems to rise just a little faster, and his throat ripples when he swallows. He bends his head, curves his strong back, and then I feel his hands on my ankle, securing the strap. His touch is warm and self-assured. It’s the way he always moves—confident and experienced. Logan knows his body and he knows how to use it, in every way possible.
I almost moan. The sound is in the back of my throat, but I keep it trapped. I never knew the ankle was an erogenous zone, but it sure as hell is now. A hot pulse of pleasure streaks from Logan’s fingers on my bare skin, up my thigh, between my legs.
And I throb there, growing swollen and heavy as he keeps his hands on me.
Can he tell? Does he know? He’s so aware of everything, always so attuned, I wonder if he can sense my arousal . . . feel it in the air that clings between us.

 LINKS TO THE BOOK AND AUTHOR 

    



BOOK #1
   


BOOK #2

    




BOOK #2.5








By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother of two who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true.