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My October-December 2017 Book Haul!

So here’s my final book haul for the year 2017! Whoot hoot! I’ve actually read of all them already but as I’ve said – I loved having my own copies – it’s sort of easier when I’d like to reread them (I am actually rereading the Andrew Brawley now in between books haha)

If you are not familiar with the titles, five of these seven books are all young adult titles save for Texas Pride by Kindle Alexander and On Dublin Street by Samantha Young – both are spectacular reads and both were purchased from Book For Less (along with the Official Illustrated Movie Companion of Beautiful Creatures)

The other four came from Fully Booked which amounted to around 2600-2700 pesos. I discovered though, that Mackenzi Lee’s The Gentelman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is P185 cheaper at the National Bookstore – a shame really cuz I saw it first in Fullybooked! I’m still happy though because I enjoyed the book plus, Fullybooked offers more LGBTQ+ title than the National Bookstore.

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On Dublin Street – Samantha Young
Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare …

Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well – until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street, where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.

Braden Carmichael is used to getting what he wants, and he’s determined to get Jocelyn into his bed. Knowing how skittish she is about entering a relationship, Braden proposes an arrangement that will satisfy their intense attraction without any strings attached.

But after an intrigued Jocelyn accepts, she realizes that Braden won’t be satisfied with just mind-blowing passion. The stubborn Scotsman is intent on truly knowing her . . . down to the very soul.

Texas Pride – Kindle Alexander
When mega movie star and two time Academy Award winner, Austin Grainger voluntarily gave up his dazzling film career, his adoring fan base thought he’d lost his mind. For Austin, the seclusion of fifteen hundred acres in the middle of Texas sounds like paradise. No more cameras, paparazzi, or overzealous media to hound him every day and night. Little did the sexiest man alive know when one door closes, another usually opens. And Austin’s opened by way of a sexy, hot ranch owner right next door.

Kitt Kelly wasn’t your average rancher. He’s young, well educated and has hidden his sexuality for most of his life. When his long time wet dream materializes as his new neighbor it threatens everything he holds dear. No way the ranching community would ever accept him if he came out. With every part of his life riding on the edge, can Kitt risk it all for a chance at love or will responsibility to his family heritage cost him his one chance at happiness?

He Forgot to Say Goodbye – Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Ramiro Lopez and Jake Upthegrove don’t appear to have much in common. Ram lives in the Mexican-American working-class barrio of El Paso called “Dizzy Land.” His brother is sinking into a world of drugs, wreaking havoc in their household. Jake is a rich West Side white boy who has developed a problem managing his anger. An only child, he is a misfit in his mother’s shallow and materialistic world. But Ram and Jake do have one thing in common: They are lost boys who have never met their fathers. This sad fact has left both of them undeniably scarred and obsessed with the men who abandoned them. As Jake and Ram overcome their suspicions of each other, they begin to move away from their loner existences and realize that they are capable of reaching out beyond their wounds and the neighborhoods that they grew up in. Their friendship becomes a healing in a world of hurt.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee
Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life – Benjamin Alire Sáenz
The first day of senior year:

Everything is about to change. Until this moment, Sal has always been certain of his place with his adoptive gay father and their loving Mexican-American family. But now his own history unexpectedly haunts him, and life-altering events force him and his best friend, Samantha, to confront issues of faith, loss, and grief.

Suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and discovering that he no longer knows who he really is—but if Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he?

Beautiful Creatures : The Official Illustrated Movie Companion – Mark Cotta Vaz
xplore the making of the film Beautiful Creatures in this ultimate visual companion, lavishly illustrated with full-color photos of the cast, locations, and sets. This beautiful paperback edition celebrates the on-screen creation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s fascinating world, brought to life by screenwriter and director Richard LaGravenese.

With never-before-seen images, exclusive interviews and personal stories, Mark Cotta Vaz takes you behind the scenes with cast and crew, uncovering intimate details of the filmmaking process.

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I cannot wait to reread all of these books and I am excited for next year’s hunt!

Book Review: Reservations – Kindle Alexander

Published October 30, 2017
Format: Novel
Genre And Theme: LGBTQ, Romance, Contemporary
Length: 420 pages, ebook
Publisher: Kindle Alexander LLC
Ebook ISBN/ASIN:
Characters: Thane Walker, Levi Silva

This would be my third consecutive posts today from Kindle Alexander so you have to bear with me because I’m going to fangirl for a moment…

Ya’ll know how I loved, loved, loved their works. Just search Kindle Alexander on my search bar to the right and you’ll see. It’s crazy how they could write so easily with characters you’d immediately fall in love with. (or it just looked so easy because every single time… cmon’ girls!)

Reservations is no different. I was really excited when they made a cover reveal because it is an absolutely beautiful cover. I’m like, what could this be about?

Turns out, Reservations is as good as its cover. As expected, Kindle Alexander delivers once again.

Levi Silva whose dream of becoming a doctor has to be put on hold after his father died of cancer and was left with two teenage boys to raised.  They could hardly make ends meet so he found himself working in some sort of a gentlemen’s club called the Reservations.

Enter Thane Walker, the commitment-phobic owner of Reservations who got ensnared by Levi’s  beauty and demeanor. They are both stubborn and knows what they want out of a relationship.

The story examined just about that very thing. Thane is utterly frustrating and an A-grade A-hole in the beginning but things started to make sense as the story progresses and we learned more about his past. Levi on the other hand is on-point in every way. I was totally high-fiving him with his decisions regarding Thane. The boy got balls! Haha!

It’s obvious that I am on Team Levi so it’s fun to watch Thane groping! Speaking of “groping,” there’s too many of that, I don’t know if I’m just unaffected at times but I just enjoy the pre- and post- sex scenes when they talk about things. That was more intimate for me.

We also see here some of the guys from the other books and I’m specially happy to see Reed Kensington! I loved Up in Arms and I wished there was Trevor as well!

Overall, this is another solid  effort from the duo of Kindle Alexander. I totally loved the MC’s. I also enjoyed reading about Luke, Logan and the lovely, lovely Julian (hurry up with his story please!!!) and I can’t recommend this highly enough!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

About The Author
Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in the male/male genre. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next!

Find out more by visiting http://www.kindlealexander.com or email me at kindle@kindlealexander.com

An Advance Review Copy was provided by the author  for an honest  impartial review.

Book Review: Painted On My Heart – Kindle Alexander

Published January 1st, 2017
Format: Novel
Genre And Theme: LGBTQ, Romance, Contemporary
Length: 392 pages, ebook
Publisher: Kindle Alexander LLC
Ebook ISBN/ASIN: B B01N2YB8Y5
Characters: Kellus Hardin, Arik Layne

Blurb: Artist Kellus Hardin let love and loyalty cloud his past decisions, a mistake he definitely won’t make again. Now, lost and alone, he’s left to pick up the shattered pieces of his broken heart while facing the truth of his reality.

Arik Layne exudes power, confidence, and determination. But when an encounter with the guarded artist shakes him to the core and alters all his future goals, he finds more than just his heart on the line.

For Kellus, opening himself to love isn’t an option.
All Arik wants is to make the artist his.
Can love create a masterpiece when it’s painted on your heart?

This may contain spoilers.

Now, this isn’t so much in the category of a backlog reviews, because I just happened to read this book this month. I know! I know! I haven’t been that active and that updated with all the books coming out because I apparently need to attend to the world of adulting. Okay, now I know that this isn’t a post about myself so I’d go straight to the point. I absolutely fucking loved this book. LOVED IT.

There aren’t many authors who create main characters with HIV most likely because of the stigma attached to it. See, that stigma in real life is being translated into what we read as well. I think I’ve read not so many books whose main characters are inflicted by it – books that are real good, I mean. I loved what the author did it. I was touched.

The story is extremely emotional and probably the angst-iest book of the authors. The sadness pouring out of Kellus is almost palpable in each page. The lost love, lost respect, lost lover…it’s heartbreaking.

The arrival of Arik into his life like a lifeline by itself. He is what Kellus’s needed in order to move on. The intensity of their chemistry is there and the love is believable. It wasn’t quick but it wasn’t slow either. They took their time.

Arik helping Kellus to heal is beautiful. I’m just so touched by these two.

There are infuriating moments in it but it was eclipsed by Arik’s personality. It was diminished by Kellus’ acceptance of love and loss.

I just want to thank the authors for this beautiful book.
Highly recommended.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

About The Author
Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in the male/male genre. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next!

Find out more by visiting http://www.kindlealexander.com or email me at kindle@kindlealexander.com

Book Review: Full Domain (Nice Guys, #3) – Kindle Alexander

Published January 12, 2016
Format: Novel
Genre And Theme: LGBTQ, Romance, Contemporary
Length: 399 pages, ebook
Publisher: Kindle Alexander LLC
Ebook ISBN/ASIN: B01AAXMBNU
Characters: Aaron Stuart, Kreed Sinacola

I thought I should put his review out there before I post my upcoming other two reviews for the authors’ works. This is another backlogged reviews, rather an un-posted review here since I posted a mini-one in Goodreads back in January of last year.

In all fair and honesty, I am a fan of the authors – yes, in case you are still not aware – Kind Alexander is a duo of lovely ladies who love the gays like meself and are giving us life with their magnificent writings!

First let’s get to that cover. I mean, cmon’ that is a sin by itself. I want to print that cover and post in on my wall.

Now, the not so easy part is me copy-pasting my review from Goodreads. This is obviously my least favorite from the girls and I’ve to say, I loved all of their books prior to this one. Let’s read the blurb first. In Italics, obviously.

Honor, integrity, and loyalty are how Deputy US Marshal Kreed Sinacola lives his life. A former SEAL now employed by the Special Operations Group of the US Marshal Service, Kreed spent most of his life working covert operations and avoiding relationships. Never one to mix business with pleasure, his boundaries blur and his convictions are put to the test when he finally comes face-to-face with the hot computer geek he’s been partnered with. Hell-bent on closing the ongoing case for his longtime friend, he pushes past his own limits and uncovers more than he expects. 

Aaron Stuart strives for one thing: justice. Young and full of idealism, his highly sought after computer skills land him a position with the National Security Agency. Aaron’s biggest hazard at his job is cramped fingers, but all that changes when he is drawn into the middle of a dangerous federal investigation. Aaron gets more than he bargained for when the FBI partners him with a handsome and tempting deputy US marshal. His attraction to the inked up, dark-haired man provides another kind of threat altogether. Aaron tries desperately to place a firewall around his heart and fight his developing feelings, knowing one misstep on his part could ultimately destroy him. 

The solution isn’t as easy as solving the case, which is treacherous enough as it is. But the growing sexual attraction between them threatens to derail more than just Kreed’s personal convictions as he quickly learns temptation and matters of the heart rarely fit easily into the rules he’s lived by. Will Kreed be able to convince Aaron to open his heart and face the fact that sometimes the answers aren’t always hidden in code?

 

I’m not even sure how to start with this one because normally after reading a book from Kindle Alexander, I’ll be blabbing about it from all sides of the internet but this last installment of the series just left me highly unsatisfied and I dunno, maybe I was expecting so much more from it. I feel that there was nothing new in this book – just different names and basically a mixed-up of characters from the previous books.

The whole thing was just way too difficult to read (aside from it being too long). I find it repetitive at times with too much sex in it, Kreed being all creepy and annoying and Aaron just contradicting his thoughts all the time about his “sexy BAMF” partner. Don’t let me discourage you from reading this one though, it’s probably not just my thing but I’m certain that I’ll be reading a lot more from the author. After all, some of her books are my favorites from this genre.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

About The Author
Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in the male/male genre. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next!

Find out more by visiting http://www.kindlealexander.com or email me at kindle@kindlealexander.com

Book Review: Secret – Kindle Alexander

SecretSecret is a social media application that allows its users to communicate without getting traced and Tristan Wilder, owner of Wilder-Nation wants to buy it so bad.

Dylan Reeves, the creator of said apps didn’t count on the explosive chemistry between himself and Tristan. But he’s got his own secret to keep – a devoted husband with three kids, Dylan’s world was suddenly in turmoil when he gave in with the intense attraction he felt for the first time for someone. How long will he be able to keep his secret and is there a chance for him to explore what he felt so deeply in his heart?

Now people, here’s a reliable author who could give you a story that will leave you smiling from ear to ear hours or even days after reading it. Readers will enjoy the realistic but unique approach of the author towards the character of Dylan Reeves. You’d feel for the guy especially on how he sacrificed so much – even his personal happiness – to make his family intact and happy through the years. At times, I thought that there’s no way for him to come out from his very deep closet without causing a major scene but what do you know – he’s a good guy who deserves good things in his life.

Then there’s Tristan. Between the two MCs – I’d say I’m more sympathetic towards his character. I mean, these guys are both saints but Tristan was like Mr.So Fuckin’ Perfect – so patient and so understanding all throughout the book that I sometimes felt bad for him because of how uptight Dylan could be about his secret.

People were curious about the whole set-up of Dylan’s relationship with his wife. Don’t worry much people; there was no major drama in this book. Just a little pinch of angst from Dylan’s part which is totally understandable but overall, it’s still decidedly a comfort read – and man’ have I already mentioned the steamy scenes between Dylan and Tristan. Oh.My.Fucking.Gawd! I need some cool drinks right here!

With that being said, I would suggest that you guys get your copy of this book. It’s totally worth your moolah and cmon’ you cannot go wrong with Kindle Alexander. With each new book released by her, you know that you’ve got a good one – no questions asked but I guess that’s not a secret anymore…

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Published June 9th 2015 by Kindle Alexander LLC

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Amazing Amazon Sale – Always by Kindle Alexander!!!

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$1.99!!! Yes folks! You can now get this amazing read on sale at Amazon! I didn’t get this rate when I purchased it months ago but it was worth it. This story is just beyond beautiful and I feel that everyone should get the opportunity to read this amazing book!

LINK: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IX21D4E/

Born to a prestigious political family, Avery Adams plays as hard as he works. The gorgeous, charismatic attorney is used to getting what he wants, even the frequent one-night stands that earn him his well-deserved playboy reputation. When some of the most prominent men in politics suggest he run for senate, Avery decides the time has come to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. With a strategy in place and the campaign wheels rolling, Avery is ready to jump on the legislative fast track, full steam ahead. But no amount of planning prepares him for the handsome, uptight restaurateur who might derail his political future.

Easy isn’t even in the top thousand words to describe Kane Dalton’s life after his father, a devout Southern Baptist minister, kicks him out of the family home for questioning his sexual orientation. Despite all the rotten tomatoes life throws his way, Kane makes something of himself. Between owning a thriving upscale Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Minneapolis and managing his long-term boyfriend, his plate is full. He struggles to get past the teachings of his childhood to fully accept his sexuality and rid himself of the doubts brought on by his religious upbringing. The last thing he needs is the yummy, sophisticated, blond-haired distraction sitting at table thirty-four.

Always

You can also read my gushing towards this amazing piece of  literature here!!! Gosh! People, what are you waiting for go grab it nowwwww!!!!!!!!!!

Book Review: Full Disclosure – Kindle Alexander

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I’ve been eagerly anticipating this one since reading Double Full and I’m sure glad that it didn’t disappoint. Not at all. No Sir.

Deputy US Marshal Mitch Knox is still on the hunt to catch the culprit of the hate crimes he’s been working on for months now. While in a Dallas bar taking some time off from the case, he spotted the shy and sexy state trooper Cody Turner. An involvement with Mitch is the last thing that Cody needed on his way to reaching his dreams of becoming a Texas Ranger. But Mitch is the persistent sort and he’d do everything to get close with the sexy cowboy, though both are unaware of the looming danger that may threaten more than their careers.

I find it somehow different from the rest of Kindle’s books but it was rather a welcome change. Usually, it’s the main couple that really gets your attention but this time, there are extra characters that somehow stole the spotlight from them every now and then. Not that it’s a bad thing since I think it works well with the story. Now it feels like 2015  takes like forever to arrive waiting for Aaron and Kreed’s story(?)

Anyhoo, this maybe a different approach from what we’re used to from the previous books but  this being part of a super sexy series, I don’t think there’s any need to fret 🙂 Once again, SUPER AUTHOR Kindle Alexander delivered and provided us avid readers our romantic fix this year (twice now after Always) and we’re treated to old and [new characters] that we’ve come to love.

Yes! This is me saying that I’m a bonafide KINDLEholic.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

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OMG: Full Disclosure By Kindle Alexander – Get It! Now!

Hi folks! I’m still somewhere deep and south and – oh hell!

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So here’s what I’ve been looking forward this month and I’m also pretty excited about it – the release of Kindle Alexander’s new novel under the “Nice Guys series” entitled “Full Disclosure.” For those of you who have not read the first book [Double Full] – it features Mitch Knox (who’s the MC in Full Disclosure), a secondary character shown at the latter part of said novel but don’t fret bb’s because this second book can be read as a stand-alone story. I thought it’d be great for you to grab a copy of the first book as well. Its expected publication is on September 16 as per Miss Alexander and don’t you just love that wickedly sexy cover? I almost cannot contain my excitement; I guess I’m still nursing my hangover from her previously released books and this one could really help my yearning for another “Always, Up In Arms, The Current Between Us, Texas Pride and Double Full” – whew! I mentioned them all I think. Hey’ since you’re reading this, why not read my reviews on these books and grab yourself a copy yeah?

Always

Up In Arms

The Current Between Us

Texas Pride

Double Full

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Here’s the synopsis of Full Disclosure:

Deputy United States Marshal Mitch Knox apprehends fugitives for a living. His calm, cool, collected attitude and devastatingly handsome good looks earn him a well-deserved bad boy reputation, both in the field and out. While away on an assignment, he blows off some steam at a notorious Dallas nightclub. Solving the case that has plagued him for months takes a sudden backseat to finding out all there is to know about the gorgeous, shy blond sitting alone at the bar.

Texas State Trooper Cody Turner is moving up the ranks, well on his way to his dream of being a Texas Ranger. While on a two-week mandatory vacation, he plans to relax and help out on his family’s farm. Mitch is the last distraction Cody needs, but the tatted up temptation that walks into the bar and steals his baseball cap is too hard to ignore.

As Mitch’s case gains nationwide attention, how will he convince the sexy state trooper that giving him a chance won’t jeopardize his life’s plan…especially when the evil he’s tracking brings the hate directly to his doorstep, threatening more than just their careers. via goodreads

Book Review: Up In Arms – Kindle Alexander

Up In ArmsI’ve read this one non-stop and I can’t seem to let go of it until I turn its last page. This is easily my second favorite amongst the five titles I’ve read from Kindle Alexander. It’s much shorter than the rest but for some reason, I feel more connected with both characters.

Seriously, this story’s just way too adorable and just way too sweet! We are introduced this time to Reed Kensington, a power-attorney cum international playboy who’s looking to settle for good and the very shy and very sexy marine sergeant Trevor West. I just love these two! They’re like peanut butter and jelly! Reed is a self-assured, self made man who always gets what he wants and he wanted Trevor from the moment he met him at his brother’s wedding rehearsal. Trevor on the other hand was shy and a little insecure closeted marine officer. Trevor thinks that he’s nowhere near Reed’s standard so he’s always doubting himself. Awee. I think I’m totally inlove with this guy.LOL I can’t… at how the story went smoothly and just gets interesting every turn of the page. I also loved the way the author insert characters out of nowhere and at the latter part of the story but still make it work! Just amazing!!! I ought to say more about this book and about the author but I’m almost out of adjectives to describe how good Kindle Alexander is! Surely, she’d be an addition to my favorite authors list!

Rating: 5 out of 5

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Book Review: The Current Between Us – Kindle Alexander

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I’m seriously gonna stalk Kindle Alexander now to press her to write like a hundred novels more! The Current Between Us is another lovely book from – oh, did I forget to say SUPER AUTHOR before the author’s name? Sorry. Lol

This wonderful novel invites us to the world of two very distinct and lovely characters. Gage Synclair to put it simply is a retiring photo-journalist in an Anderson Cooper kind of level but way younger and much hotter. Gage is now focusing on his art gallery featuring his stunning photos as he retired from the field. Come enter the sexy master electrician Trent Cooper contracted by the gallery – oh, and daddy of two adorable kids! From the onset – there was already sexual tension between them lusting over each other and finally realizing this could turn into something good. But as per usual, complications arises when you least expect it. Dang it! This magnitude of a complication threatens to destroy what they have and hurt the people they cared about. See, this was a really fascinating story of an ultra-rich journalist falling for the too-hot-for-his-own-good electrician father of two. I love that Trent’s responsible and has very sensitive side. He’s perfection and just drool-worthy! LOL. Gage on the other hand was equally dreamy but he’s almost too unfuckingbelievable with this billion-dollar worth of a family. Like Christian Grey-rich or something.

‘tis my fourth book from the author and I’m just so mesmerized by this story. It was so hard to put down so I actually skip my movie night with my girls just to finish this real quick and boy, was it worth it! The twist at the end was rather abrupt and kinda out of nowhere (well, that’s just for me – I figured that it has something to do with the report like someone will die or something but I didn’t really expect that) but I still loved that it’s fast paced! Tying lose ends is one of Kindle Alexander excellent traits as an author. She does know her thing! I almost wished, though, that the story went longer because seriously, Kindle knows how to bring characters into life. My standing ovation from Manila to wherever Kindle Alexander is!!! Bravo!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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