SLAVE is now a full time reviewer for Guys Like Romance, Too!

Please note that SLAVE's Erotic Review is on hiatus to catch up on reviews.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Blog tour with Merry Farmer!

Hello everyone!
Carson here. I hope you enjoyed reading about all the different types of vampires stories we shared from our fantastic authors. I know I did! We will end vampire month with a blog tour. Merry Farmer has dropped by to show us one of her books. Take it away Merry!

For Phineas Bell, love has not only been out of reach, it has been impossible. In a world where men who love other men are anathema, he has poured his love into his work, his town, and the friends who accept him as family. But when a handsome new lodger takes over his home and his heart, breaking all his careful rules, Phin must choose between playing it safe and letting love in.

War hero Elliott Tucker is the answer to Cold Springs’s prayers for a sheriff worth his salt. But with every single woman in town throwing themselves at him, Elliott has eyes for only one person: Phin. The sparks are hot between then, but in spite of Elliott’s best efforts, Phin’s heart proves the toughest nut to crack. A love that starts with fire threatens to burn them both…

… until a shocking abduction throws Phin and Elliott together on the trail of ruthless kidnappers. Will their efforts to save a child wrench them apart or will it prove that at last they’ve found somebody to love?

Get Somebody to Love on Amazon, Amazon UK, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks.

Also, here's the code for the rafflecopter giveaway:" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway

In case you prefer to have the URL to the giveaway, here's the link:

Merry Farmer lives in suburban Philadelphia with her two cats, Butterfly and Torpedo. She has been writing since she was ten years old and realized one day that she didn't have to wait for the teacher to assign a creative writing project to write something. It was the best day of her life. She then went on to earn not one but two degrees in History so that she would always have something to write about. Today she walks along the cutting edge of Indie Publishing, writing Historical Romance and Sci-Fi. She is also passionate about blogging, knitting, and cricket and is working towards becoming an internationally certified cricket scorer.
Find Merry Farmer on her websiteFacebookTwitter, and Amazon Author Page.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hump day with Dreamspnners Press: Skylar Cates

The Appeal of Vampires
First of all, thanks so much for hosting me! I was told this is vampire month. I hope to write a juicy vampire book someday. I love them---from Dracula to Angel  to True Blood—I welcome the vampire story. Here are some reasons why:
1.   Our ancestors were bloodthirsty and so are we. In real life, I’m a total pacifist and rather wimpy about going to horror movies. However, I can see the primal call of blood.
2.   The vampire has no rules about sexuality. I think one of the appeals is how free vampires are with their intended victims. They will suck male or females equally. It is rather liberating to not have gender be a factor when it comes to their “thirst.”
3.   Immortality allows you time to right all your fuck-ups.  Life is messy. We make mistakes. I’d like an eternity to get it right.
4.   Youth and beauty are always wanted. Vampires don’t age. We are obsessed with aging in most cultures.
5.   Fear is cathartic. I once read an essay by Stephen King where he spoke of “feeding the monster.” The monster is inside of us all, and by writing or reading vampire books, we can feed that dark part of us. We can feed that unconscious fear and in doing so, we feel better about our real life fears.

My Upcoming Release:
Okay, I have to admit it has nothing to do with vampires (although I now would like to write a vampire story using my above reasons).  Even though The Only Guy is not a vampire story, I hope you will enjoy it. It involves pen pals, unrequited love, and hurt/comfort.
And who knows? Maybe one of them will be bitten in a sequel!
Thanks for hosting me today!

 Aaron Weiss knows how to escape. Years ago, he ran from a romantic disappointment and impulsively joined the Army. Now, he’s forced to take a medical discharge and readjusting to life at home proves a challenge.
 Jesse Ross knows how to hide. He realizes he’s an oddball, and that he’s an outsider within his own family. He also knows his secret love since childhood, Aaron, only wants his good-looking, favored older brother. Yet Jesse could never completely abandon his intense feelings for Aaron. Over the years, Jesse was a faithful pen pal to him. Still, he's shocked to his core to find Aaron on his doorstep.
 As long-buried secrets and past hurts take center stage, the two are overwhelmingly drawn to each other. But it’s their future that may force them to risk everything.

Buy links:

BIO: Skylar M. Cates loves a good romance. She is quite happy to drink some coffee, curl up with a good book, and not move all day. Most days, however, Skylar is chasing after her husband, her kids, and her giant dog, Wasabi. Skylar dreams about spending her days writing her novels, walking along the beach, and making more time for her good friends. On a shoestring budget, Skylar has traveled all over in her early years. Although, lately, the laundry room is the farthest place she has visited, Skylar still loves to chat with people from all around the globe.

Contact links:  skylar cates
Twitter: @skylarmcates