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BWT (Belen)

I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I’m happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand.
I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I’m in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA!

My biggest no-no’s are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my “Favorite M/M” stories:

Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future
BLOG TOUR – Shake The Stars by V.L. Locey

BLOG TOUR – Shake The Stars by V.L. Locey

Title: Shake the Stars Author: V.L. Locey Publisher: Gone Writing Publishing Release Date: July 10th 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 100,000 words approx. Cover Design: Sloan J Designs Reviewed by: ParisDude, Kirstin, Bob-O-Link Blurb: Spending time in the Poconos with his family was the last thing Dane Forrester wanted to do over the summer. He had dreams of spending his last break touring Europe and gathering story ideas for his…
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Release Blitz & Review Tour – Purple Method by Victoria Milne

Release Blitz & Review Tour – Purple Method by Victoria Milne

Title: Purple Method Author: Victoria Milne Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: July 9th 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 84,500 words Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design Reviewed by: Tosha, Kirstin Blurb: An up-and-coming heavy metal singer and a martial artist desperate to join a top MMA gym must decide how hard they’re willing to fight—for their dreams and each other. Max Diaz is firmly in the closet, and…
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Harlequin’s Romance Includes You Mentorship Initiative

Harlequin’s Romance Includes You Mentorship Initiative Supports Increased Diversity and Inclusion in Romance Publishing Mentorship opportunity aims to find new talent and bring more stories representing diverse and own voices to romance readers Toronto and New York, [July 10, 2019] — Today, Harlequin launched a mentorship initiative that offers aspiring romance writers from underrepresented communities the chance to work one-on-one with a Harlequin editor for a year on writing a romance novel and…
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Blog Tour – Salmon and the Hazel by Sam Burns

Blog Tour – Salmon and the Hazel by Sam Burns

Title: Salmon and the Hazel (The Rowan Harbor Cycle #8) Author: Sam Burns Publisher: Self Published Release Date: July 4th 2019 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Fantasy, Paranormal Page Count: 146 pages Cover Design: Melanie Farlow @ Clause & Effect Reviewed by: Belen Blurb: Jesse’s only priority in life is protecting the people he loves, so he’s determined to see Rowan Harbor’s wards rebuilt. There’s just one problem: they’re missing an ingredient that can’t…
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Salmon and the Hazel (The Rowan Harbor Cycle #8)

Salmon and the Hazel (The Rowan Harbor Cycle #8)

Title: Salmon and the Hazel (The Rowan Harbor Cycle #8) Author: Sam Burns Publisher: Self Published Release Date: July 4th 2019 Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Fantasy, Paranormal Page Count: 146 pages Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5 Blurb: Jesse’s only priority in life is protecting the people he loves, so he’s determined to see Rowan Harbor’s wards rebuilt. There’s just one…
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Audiobook Tour – Embracing His Syn by A.E. Via

Audiobook Tour – Embracing His Syn by A.E. Via

Title: Embracing His Syn (Nothing Special #2) Author: A.E. Via and Aiden Snow (Narrator) Publisher: Tantor Audio Release Date: June 4th 2019 Genre(s): Romance Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins Reviewed by: Belen, Kirstin Blurb: Sergeant Corbin “Syn” Sydney had dedicated his life to becoming the best detective. So when he heard there was an opening on the notorious Atlanta Narcotics Task Force, he jumped at the chance. But, what…
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Ramen Assassin (Belen’s Review)

Ramen Assassin (Belen’s Review)

Title: Ramen Assassin (Ramen Assassin #1) Author: Rhys Ford Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 25th 2019 Genre(s): Mystery/Suspense Page Count: 216 pages Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Ramen Assassin: Book One When life gives Kuro Jenkins lemons, he wants to make ponzu to serve at his Los Angeles ramen shop. Instead he’s dodging bullets and wondering how…
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Embracing His Syn (Audio review)

Embracing His Syn (Audio review)

Title: Embracing His Syn (Nothing Special #2) Author: A.E. Via and Aiden Snow (Narrator) Publisher: Tantor Audio Release Date: June 4th 2019 Genre(s): Romance Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Sergeant Corbin “Syn” Sydney had dedicated his life to becoming the best detective. So when he heard there was an opening on the…
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BLOG TOUR – Nine Small Sips by V.L. Locey

BLOG TOUR – Nine Small Sips by V.L. Locey

Title: Nine Small Sips (Tales of Bryant Novella) Author: V.L. Locey Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: June 12, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 108 pages Cover Design: Sloan J Designs Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty, Kirstin Blurb: Life for Isamu Taylor is now a Cinderella story that includes a Manhattan loft, a new position in the hottest LGBT film production company in New York City, and an upcoming wedding in Bryant Park to…
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Arctic Wild Release Day Spotlight + Excerpt

Arctic Wild Release Day Spotlight + Excerpt

Title: Arctic Wild (Frozen Hearts #2) Author: Annabeth Albert Publisher: Carina Press (Harlequin) Release Date: eBook June 3, 2019 / Print MMP June 25, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: approx. 105,000 words / 400 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty, Kirstin Blurb: When a plane crashes in the Alaskan wilderness, the best place to land is in the arms of a younger man… Hotshot attorney Reuben Graham has finally agreed to…
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Give Up the Ghost Release Day Spotlight + Excerpt

Give Up the Ghost Release Day Spotlight + Excerpt

Title: Give Up the Ghost (Not Dead Yet #2) Author: Jenn Burke Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: June 3rd 2019 Genre(s): Paranormal Mystery, Romance Page Count: 280 pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Blurb: The bigger they are, the harder they maul. Immortal not-ghost Wes Cooper and his vampire partner, Hudson Rojas, have it all—rewarding private investigation work, great friends and, most important, a love that’s endured. But ever since Wes sent…
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Five Vampire M/M Reads to Sink Your Teeth Into by Jenn Burke

Five Vampire M/M Reads to Sink Your Teeth Into by Jenn Burke

Please join me in welcoming Jenn Burke to Gay Book Reviews talking about some of her favorite M/M vampire reads! Make sure to tell of some of your own favorite Vampire M/M stories in the comments section, and don’t forget to click on the Giveaway for your chance to win a spooky ghost-themed prize pack, including paperback copies of Not Dead Yet and Give Up the Ghost (not available in…
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Human Omega: Discovered on the Slave Planet (Pykh #1)

Human Omega: Discovered on the Slave Planet (Pykh #1)

Title: Human Omega: Discovered on the Slave Planet (Pykh #1) Author: Eileen Glass and Joel Leslie (Narrator) Publisher: Tantor Audio Release Date: February 19th 2019 Genre(s): Science Fiction/Fantasy Length: 6 hrs Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5 Blurb: How does a bad day get worse, you ask? Well… How about being squished between two huge, naked dudes with their meaty…
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The Doctor’s Secret (Audio Review)

The Doctor’s Secret (Audio Review)

Title: The Doctor’s Secret (Copper Point Medical #1) Author: Heidi Cullinan and Iggy Toma (Narrator) Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: April 23rd 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins Reviewed by: Belen Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5 Blurb: Copper Point Medical: Book One The brilliant but brooding new doctor encounters Copper Point’s sunny nurse-next-door… and nothing can stand in…
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