December 28th, 2014

andrew potter

Blog Tour: Canning The Center By Tara Lain

Canning The Center By Tara Lain
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 17, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 163216261X
ISBN-13: 978-1632162618
Amazon: Canning the Center (The Long Pass Chronicles)
Amazon Kindle: Canning the Center (The Long Pass Chronicles)

Six foot seven inch, 300 pound Jamal Jones loves football, so when he finds out the ultra-conservative owner of his new pro football team fired their current center because he’s gay, bisexual Jamal decides to stay in the closet and hang with the females. Then, at a small drag show, he comes face-to-face with his sexual fantasy in the form of Trixie LaRue, a drag queen so exquisitely convincing she scrambles Jamal’s hormones -- and his resolve to nurse his straight side.

Trevor Landry, aka Trixie LaRue, hides more than his genitals. A mathematician so brilliant he can’t be measured, Trevor disguises his astronomical IQ and his quirk for women’s clothes behind his act as a gay activist undergrad at Southern California University.

To Trevor, Jamal is the answer to a dream -- a man who can love and accept both his personas. When he discovers Jamal’s future is threatened if he’s seen with a guy, Trevor becomes Trixie to let Jamal pass as straight. But Trevor risks his position every time he puts on a dress. Is there a closet big enough to hold a football pro and a drag queen?

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Author’s Bio & Picture:
Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 23. Her best­selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft. She lives with her soul­mate husband and her soul­mate dog in Laguna Beach, California, a pretty seaside town where she sets a lot of her books. Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”

Author Links:
Website: http://taralain.com/
Blog: http://www.taralain.com/blog
Twitter: https://twitter.com/taralain
FB Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/taralain
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4541791.Tara_Lain
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/taralain/

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Bad Boyfriend (Bad in Baltimore 2) by K.A. Mitchell

I wanted to read a May/December romance, and truth be told, the age gap between Eli and Quinn isn't so huge to make it a truly May/December (23 yo Eli, 35 yo Quinn), but it was enough to tinge the story with that flavor.

Quinn was in a relationship with Peter, and since Quinn was basically without family, while instead Peter had a tight knit one, Peter's family became Quinn's one. Only that Peter, a firefighter, and I think also being a Catholic was a component of it, was basically in the closet. Even with his family, it was like the pink Elephant in the glass shop: everyone knew but no one commented. Then Peter decides he is not gay and moves to get pregnant a woman and marries her. Peter's family nevertheless continues to include Quinn in their family meetings and Quinn decides he needs a cover, an hot boyfriend who will let them know he is over Peter. Eli fits the bill.

I really like the interaction between Eli and Quinn, and I loved both characters: Quinn so strong in body but a gentle and kind soul, Eli a little firecracker, all energy but suddenly like a kitten in need of warm and milk... only to be back to his full energy outburst the moment after.

If I have to find a fault, is that the story wasn't so long and I wouldn't mind to read more about Eli and Quinn as a real couple, facing the obstacles of living together, matching their different backgrounds and having that works out.

Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing (November 6, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609288122
ISBN-13: 978-1609288129
Amazon: Bad Boyfriend (Bad in Baltimore)
Amazon Kindle: Bad Boyfriend (Bad in Baltimore)

Series: Bad in Baltimore
1) Bad Company
2) Bad Boyfriend

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Then the Stars Fall by Brandon Witt

Small town romance about a very much out of the closet gay veterinarian, Wesley, who falls in love, or at least at the beginning, in lust for "apparently" straight widower, father of three, Travis. But this is not a gay for you story, Travis is bisexual, well aware of it: when he was in college, and engaged with his future wife, he was also having sexual relationships with men; he wasn't exactly cheating, his soon to be wife told him that, if it was with a man, she didn't care, but indeed, she did, and Travis, who was really in love with her, choose the path of being faithful. Then his wife died, and Travis, 4 years later, is still grieving.

I liked this approach, maybe I'm wrong, but this is what I consider bisexuality: being bisexual doesn't mean you have to be with both sexes at the same time, but that, you could fall in love with either; once you fall in love, you can be exclusive with your partner cause you love them, and not cause you choose one sex over the other.

I like basically all the characters, supporting and main, with the obvious exception of the villain. If I have to pick one favorite, it's little Mason: not sure, but I think Brandon Witt may have a nice story about Mason when he will grew up, or at least I hope so.

Nice, comfortable story, good feelings and overall warm environment, with just the touch of hardness to make it realistic.

Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 29, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 163216258X
ISBN-13: 978-1632162588
Amazon: Then the Stars Fall
Amazon Kindle: Then the Stars Fall

Series:
1) The Shattered Door
2) Then the Stars Fall

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tMf Magazine, ISSUE 14

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