Friday, March 29, 2013

SUNNY: BOOK REVIEW - "Big Boy" by Ruthie Knox

SUMMARY from Goodreads

Meet me at the train museum after dark. Dress for 1957.

When Mandy joins an online dating service, she keeps her expectations low. All she wants is a distraction from the drudgery of single parenthood and full-time work. But the invitation she receives from a handsome man who won’t share his real name promises an adventure—and a chance to pretend she’s someone else for a few hours.

She doesn’t want romance to complicate her life, but Mandy’s monthly role-playing dates with her stranger on a train—each to a different time period—become the erotic escape she desperately needs. And a soul connection she never expected.

Yet when she tries to draw her lover out of the shadows, Mandy has a fight on her hands…to convince him there’s a place for their fantasy love in the light of day.

Big Boy is Ruthie Knox's novella found in Strangers on a Train.  

I simply love this novella.  There are some stories that just hit you at a visceral level; the writing here is so authentic, it speaks to my soul.  It is about a woman who world is turned on a dime and who is learning to adjust to/work with/manage motherhood and career.  In that transition, Mandy is trying to find out where she fits in this new reality. Motherhood can be so overwhelming - where the needs of the child have to take priority and the mother's needs keeps getting subsumed by all the task that are necessary.  And then there is the Ruthie Knox found the words, I do not know.  But I saw myself in this text:

I'm not a bad mother. Not usually.  But there's no room in my life for sick babysitters... Sometimes Josh gets the short end of the stick, but I console myself with the thought that I get it a lot more often...But when I'm at home with him, I'm a distracted mother, always trying to get away with as much work or as much cleaning as I can.  He wants nothing but me -- my attention, my love -- and I want to give it to him, only I want so many other things too.

Mandy manages to carve out a little of her own identity in a monthly rendezvous with Tyler.  Ironically, they met online and started their relationship with a roleplay and they never left it. A year later, Mandy is in love with Tyler but has no idea who he really is. She discovers that she wants more, something real from this relationship, but how can she tell him she wants out of their imaginary world? 

I found the premise of this story fascinating.  The idea that a relationship can begin in an pretend world, where neither of them have to reveal themselves and they can lose themselves is creative.  But as Ms. Knox points out that without truth based on reality, there is no foundation for trust - hot, heavy sex, yes; trust, no.  Misunderstandings abound and when Mandy wants something more, something substantial, something real, she has no idea if Tyler is on board. It is gut-wrenching. How they manage to work it out is moving and satisfying. 

This is not my first Ruthie Knox novella and I'm impressed at how she has masters the genre. How she manages to cover much emotional ground in a short space is beyond me.  Excellent and highly recommended.

Thank you to Ruthie Knox for providing the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

SUNNY: BLOG TOUR , REVIEW & GIVEAWAY- "Bound" by Elisabeth Naughton

Welcome and thank you for coming by my stop on the Bound Blog Book Tour.  Bound is Book 6 in Elisabeth Naughton's Eternal Guardian series.  Today you'll have the opportunity to read my review of Bound and participate in a wonderful giveaway of Eternal Guardian goodies including an e-copy of Bound.  Please be sure to scroll down to the end of the page to enter the drawing.  Hope you enjoy your time on Love Affair With An E-Reader.  

TITUS—To most his gift seems like a blessing, but for him it’s a curse the other Eternal Guardians—those who protect the mortal realm from threats of the Underworld—seek to exploit. One he would gladly trade for the chance to be free…

Obsessed. Her touch is like a drug. From the moment he met her, Titus knew she was different. Even dangerous. Yet though his guardian brethren are convinced Natasa is working for Hades, Titus can’t stop thinking about her. Can’t stop fantasizing about her. Can’t stop craving the one thing he knows could lead to the downfall of his world.

Possessed. Faced with stopping Natasa or joining in her quest, Titus falls to temptation and is thrust into a world of lust, deception, and deadly treachery designed by the gods. Her touch—only hers—frees him from his bonds, but desire may just condemn him. Because before the end he’ll have to decide which is more important: duty and honor to those he took an oath to defend, or a woman who could very well be the biggest curse to them all.

It's kinda like putting on your favorite pair of slippers - the happy feeling you get after you put them on.  This is how I felt about reading Bound by Elisabeth Naughton.  I was thrilled to be back in familiar territory, in the world of the Eternal Guardians.  I got to see my old friends - Theron, Casey, Zander, Callia, Isadora, Demetrius, and Nick, as well as share in the story of Titus and Natasa.  

After the fall of Atalanta, we are left to wonder, who will be the next villain?  Elisabeth Naugthon reminds us that we should never underestimate the machinations of the gods.  For mythology lovers, you get an extra dose in this book. The story is rich, colorful, and agonizing at times. Titus is an Argonaut, a descendant of Odysseus, gifted with the "superpower" to hear people's thoughts. But for every blessing, there can be curse and this one comes with double edges. What if you don't want to hear what others are sayingIs it always right to know? Is it possible that you are being exploited for your gift? As readers, it is sometimes difficult to watch Titus deal with the burden and responsibility.  Natasa is a mystery, but she has a pivotal role in the powerplays between Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades and in the greater struggle between the Olympians and the Titans.  Oh, it is just getting good!

The question that keeps coming to mind while reading this book is, how do you fight destiny?  What would happen if you knew your destiny?  Would you try to change it? If so, to what ends?  What follows is a story about love, sacrifice, courage, and finally peace.  

A must for all Eternal Guardian fans, this book raises the stakes and ups the dramatic ante.


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Elisabeth Naughton

I was never one of those people who knew they wanted to be an author at the age of six. I didn’t have imaginary friends. I didn’t write stories in my journal or entertain my relatives by firelight after Thanksgiving dinner. For the most part, I was just a normal, everyday kid. I liked to read, but I wasn’t exceptional at it. And when my teachers complimented me on my writing abilities, I brushed them off. I did, however, always have a penchant for the unique and absurd. And as my mother told me all throughout my childhood, I should have been an actress—I was a drama queen before my time.

Years ago, my husband bought me Scarlett: The Sequel to Gone With The Wind. If you ever saw the book, you know it’s a long one. I sat and read that thing from cover to cover, and dreamed of one day being a writer. But I didn’t actually try my hand at writing until years later when I quit my teaching job to stay home with my kids. And my husband? After that week of reading where I neglected him and everything else until I finished Scarlett, he vowed never to buy me another book again. Little did he know I’d one day end up sitting at a keyboard all day drafting my own stories.

My writing journey has not been easy. I didn’t just sit down one day, decide I was going to write a book and voila! sell my very first attempt. As most authors will probably agree, the path to publication is filled with hours of work, pulling all-nighters I thought I’d given up in college, sacrifices, rejections, but a love I discovered along the way I just can’t live without. Instead of a big, thick book to read by lamplight (I do read much smaller ones when I get the chance), I’ve traded in my reading obsession for a laptop. And I’ve never been happier.

I’m one of the lucky ones. I have a wonderful family and fabulous husband who put up with my writing—and obsessive personality—even when life is chaotic. More than once my kids have been late to swimming or baseball because I needed just five more minutes to finish a scene. Their support and encouragement mean the world to me. I also have amazing friends and a support network I couldn’t survive without. So to all of you out there who have encouraged me along the way, sent me emails and fan letters, phone calls and congratulations, I just want to say, thank you. You make this whole writing gig that much more enjoyable. I truly wouldn’t be here without you.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

SUNNY: BOOK REVIEW "Serpent's Kiss" by Thea Harrison

SUMMARY from Goodreads:

In order to save his friend's life, Wyr sentinel Rune Ainissesthai made a bargain with Vampyre Queen Carling—without knowing what she would ask from him in return. But when Rune attempts to make good on his debt, he finds a woman on the edge.

Recently, Carling's Power has become erratic, forcing her followers to flee in fear. Despite the danger, Rune is drawn to the ailing Queen and decides to help her find a cure for the serpent's kiss—the vampyric disease that's killing her.

With their desire for each other escalating just as quickly as Carling's instability spirals out of control, the sentinel and the Queen will have to rely on each other if they have any hope of surviving the serpent's kiss


It was not what I was expecting, so much so that I put it down for a few days. However, after I adjusted, I really liked it. This is very different than the first two books, quite cerebral with discussions of blood pathogens and time traveling, etc and A LOT LESS action. Still when you settle into it, there is a quiet beauty and strength in Carling and Rune's love story. That part makes the whole book. Ms. Harrison writes lines that leave an indelible mark on your heart: 

I will never leave you.  I will never let you go.  I will not let you fall, or fail.  I will always comes for you if you leave, always find you if you're lost. Always. 

My one critique is here is that there are too many loose ends. This book feels unfinished.  Where do we go from here? Do we find a cure? What happens to Rune and Carling? Do Rune and Dragos reconcile? That rift was a bit of a surprise!  I've got to have some answers!  It trust that Ms. Harrison will roll out the story in future books as she sees fit.   

IN A NUTSHELL: This is an unconventional read, but worth it.  I feel prepared to embrace Oracle's Moon.  Based on the introduction in this book,  I've decided that I like this reluctant heroine, Grace and can't wait to read her and Kahlil's story.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

SUSAN: BOOK REVIEW - "Second Chances" by T.A. Webb

Mark Jennings is at a crossroads. His finance job in the Atlanta nonprofit scene stresses him out, his mother is dying, and his relationship with Brian Jacobs has crashed and burned. He needs a distraction, some way to relax, and a massage seems like just the thing. He never expected his massage therapist, Antonio Roberto, to become his best friend.

Despite their differences—Antonio is a divorced single father—the two men forge a firm friendship that weathers Mark’s reconciliation with Brian and Antonio’s questionable taste in women. Over the years, Antonio remains constant in his support, though others in Mark’s life come and go through a revolving door.

When a young boy runs away from the group home where he works, Mark finds another door opening. Through it all he holds on to the things his loved ones taught him—about family, about friends and lovers, about life and death. Most importantly, he realizes that sometimes the greatest gift of all is a second chance.

* I was sobbing for 1/3 of this book...uncontrollably. 
* I was drinking wine for 2/3 of this book...uncontrollably.
* I was getting my ass kicked for 3/3 of this book...uncontrollably. 

It‘s impossible for me to review “Second Chances” because honestly, it hits SO CLOSE to home that I have zero ability to see from any perspective except smack-dab in the middle of it. No story has ever felt so much like looking into a mirror (well, if that mirror reflected back a version of myself as a gay man! Ha!) And though I feel 100% connected to the character of Mark, I also see bits of myself (as well as bits of who I want to be) in Antonio, Brian, Mark’s Dad, even the boys sometimes. 

So many thoughts, emotions, and revelations came to me while reading that I felt overwhelmed...and more, life-affirming...

I can't say, nor do I care, whether the writing or the plot or the characterizations or the flow or even the mutherf’ing grammar were perfect or not. (I can't even question naked massages and sudden moves cross-country.)

For me, to me, within me...this is me (the me that I am, and the me I want to be). 

Thank you, T.A. Webb...Tom...for this.

This one cut deep...

Dear Mr. Webb…Tom…

Thursday, March 21, 2013

SUNNY: BOOK REVIEW - "Kiss An Angel" by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

SUMMARY from Goodreads:
Wedding Day

Pretty, flighty Daisy Devreaux can either go to jail or marry the mystery man her father has chosen for her. Arranged marriages don't happen in the modern world, so how did the irrepressible Daisy find herself in this fix?

Alex Markov, as humorless as he is deadly handsome, has no intention of playing the loving bridegroom to a spoiled little feather-head with champagne tastes. He drags Daisy from her uptown life to a broken down traveling circus and sets out to tame her to his ways.

But this man without a soul has met his match in a woman who's nothing but heart. Before long, passion will send them flying sky high without a safety net... risking it all in search of a love that will last forever

Who knew that a story involving a scowling Russian, a circus, a tiger, an elephant, and a well-intentioned, if a little hapless heroine would equal one of the best contemporary romances I've ever read? 

Why is it so good? 
1. The characters.  Daisy is guileless, genuine, sweet and full of heart.  It is a great pleasure to watch her grow and evolve, to discover her meddle, her watch her self-esteem grow with each obstacle she overcomes.  Sometimes it is just about getting the chance to prove yourself.  Lovely. closed, like a steel trap.  After growing up with abuse, Alex is a very closed fellow.  In his mind, emotions equal pain.  He is convinced that he does not have the capacity to love.  Slowly but surely, his hardened shell starts crack in the face of Daisy's gentle onslaught of love. I love that he learns to laugh - that despite what his brain keeps telling him, his heart surfaces.  

2. I love that this whole story takes part in a circus - so unexpected.  My first thought was how could this not be goofy?  Instead, it is quirky. The secondary characters are strong and complete the story and not just the humans - Tater, the baby elephant and Sinjun, the tiger - play an important part in elevating the emotional impact of the story.  
3.  This book is not overly complicated.  The story is simple and it keeps the emotional develop pure.  It is all about the relationship. 

I simply did not want this book to end.  Ms. Phillips, can I have some more,  please?    

SUNNY: BOOK REVIEW - "Death, Doom, and Detention" by Darynda Jones

SUMMARY from Goodreads:
The normal part of Lorelei MacAlister’s life didn’t just slip away quietly the day Jared Kovach came to town. Nope. The normal part of her life shattered. It exploded. It burst into a gazillion shards of fleeting light.

It went out with a bang.
Goodbye normal.
Hello dark and eerie.

While her best friend, Brooklyn, is focusing all of her energy on helping Lorelei hone her abilities, Lorelei is dealing with the reality that Satan’s second in command has taken up residence inside her body. Oh, and the fact that she has a crush on the Angel of Death. But what a beautiful death it is. If those weren’t bad enough, something sinister has come to town and it wants nothing more than to hear Lorelei’s dying breath as it strangles it out of her. Thank goodness the gang has a supernatural champion. But what happens when the only being who can save them switches sides midstream? How can a group of misfits capture one of the most powerful beings ever created? And will they find out how to bring Jared back to them before it’s too late?

This is not the kind of book you want to pick up if you haven't read Death and the Girl Next Door. But if you have, you are in for a treat! This book starts where the first book left off...Lorelei learning about her fate, the upcoming war with demons, in the company of her besties, protected by her Static Cling, and in love with the hot Angel of Death. What I like most about this series is Lorelei's relationship with her friends. They are not perfect but they are pure and true. Also applause to Darynda Jones for adding diversity to this group of friends without hitting us over the head with it. There are less antics from the crew, but just as much drama as Lor is being targeted by a group of "descendants." If the first book sets up the framework, this book deepens the mystery.

Reading the little preview at the end of this book reminds me that it's going to be a long summer waiting for the next installment!

Friday, March 15, 2013

SUNNY: BOOK REVIEW "Renegade" by Nancy Northcott

SUMMARY from Goodreads:

As the Collegium council's top sheriff of the southeastern United States, Valeria Banning doesn't just take her job seriously, she takes it personally. So when a notorious traitor wanted by the authorities suddenly risks his life to save hers, she has to wonder why.

As a mage, Griffin is sworn to protect innocents from dark magic, which is how he finds himself fighting side by side with the beautiful Valeria Banning. But when the council finds out the two have been working together, they're both left running for their lives-from the law, the threat of a ghoul takeover, and a possible Collegium mole.


This is the start to "The Protector" series by Nancy Northcott.  I enjoyed the world Ms. Northcott is creating for us. I especially love the characters.  Griffin is heroic, noble, strong, and giving.  Valleria is kickass and passionate with integrity and loyalty. For PNR, there is a lot of romance, so I loved it, of course! There is plenty of tension and hot vibrations between this couple and it is wonderful to see it develop.  My only critique is Griffin's reasons for his separation with Valleria gets very repetitive. It is not enough to be distracting, but enough to notice.

The story of the ghouls/demon conspiracy is revealing itself very slowly.  I trust that in future books we will get the whole story. The danger is allowing the paranormal/fantasy context to be a mere afterthought rather than an integral part of narative.  Ms. Northcott hints at the danger and destruction, I'd like to see more of it! 

In a Nutshell:
It is worth your effort to start this series.  I am sure Nancy Northcott is not finished building the world of mages, ghouls and demons.  I am looking forward to book 2, Guardian.  Because of the way this book ended, I am sure we have not seen the end of Griffin and Valeria (yeah!)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SUSAN: AUTHOR INTERVIEW - Connect Four w/ N.R. Walker

**Connect Four is a new series of author interviews. Four quick questions to dig deeper with some of our favorite writers.** 

N.R. Walker is the author of M/M favorites "Point of No Return", "Taxis and TARDIS", "Sixty Five Hours", "Blind Faith", and the newly released follow up "Through These Eyes". 

First off, welcome to “Love Affair With An e-Reader”!  I’ve read all your books and I’m a HUGE fan!

NR: Aw, thank you!  And thanks for having me.  I'm excited to be here!

(Oh...and also a BIG, BIG fan of your tumblr. The hottest, sweetest M/M pics out there!)

Ok...on to our 4 questions: 

1.  For me personally, the Blind Faith series happens to be my favorite!  Any favorite books/stories/characters that hold a special place in your heart?

NR:  I don't read as much as I should. I find other people's characters mess with mine in my head, so I tend to only read between writing, which for me is kind of rare because I'm, well, always writing. ;) Personally, I prefer characters written in first person, because I feel more of an emotional connection with them.  I find I'm absorbed by characters as I read them, and travel their journey along with them so I can honestly say I love whatever characters I'm reading.   It's the same with my writing. I get so absorbed by the characters I'm writing at that time, that I think "these are my favourite characters EVER" but then I probably think that with every book I write. LOL

2.  You are (thank goodness!) what I call the “Princess of the HEA”.  :)  In books you read (rather than write!), do you lean towards feel-good romances or do you run in the opposite direction?

NR: OMG yes! I'm all about the fluff and unicorns and a cavity-inducing HEA. LOL  I can't read heartfail, and I avoid angst for angst's sake. I know I've written some angst in my time, but I like to resolve it quickly, and there will always be a HEA in all romance I write. 

...and THIS is why I heart your books! :)

3.  You’ve recently had some problems with a previous publisher (thank goodness it all worked itself out!!!!). How do you stay focused on writing when real-life drama surrounds you?

NR:  My RL is hectic.  Even on a good day, it's still busy. I have two primary school aged kids, who have some form of sport or activity five or six days a week, plus I work full time. I find my writing time is usually from about 10pm to midnight. Oh, and we're building a new house at the moment as well...  so yes, added publishing stress almost did my head in.

Writing is the only me-time thing I do.  I love it, even when I'm swearing at characters who won't do what they're told, or banging my head on my desk, I still love it. There have been times when I've questioned my sanity for getting into writing for publication, and even times when I wished I never did, but taking some control back in self-publishing two books has really helped.  My other books have been picked up by Total e-Bound, so hopefully they'll be re-released this year some time which is also a huge relief.

We were all rooting for you through the drama! Glad it all worked out and you got picked up. Smart move, Total e-Bound!

4.  So...what’s next up for you?

NR: My current WIP is the third installment of a three-part series, titled The Thomas Elkin Series.  Each story is 30,000 words, and I absolutely adore these characters. Thomas Elkin is an established architect in NYC and came out as gay before his 40th birthday. Four years later, he meets Cooper Jones, an old school friend of his son.  Tom is 44 years old, Cooper is 22.  And I think I can say, Cooper is one of my favourite characters I've ever written.

In saying that, the book that will more than likely be released next will be the third installment of Blind Faith. Mark, Carter's best friend, will be getting his own story!   I haven't written it yet, but I'll be self-publishing it, so there won't be any extended waiting times. :)    As it's not written yet, there's not much I can say about it, but Mark is about to slam head first into love.  Poor guy, won't have a clue what hit him.  LOL

Mark is a hoot! Can't wait! And Cooper...bring him on!

N.R...thanks so much for stopping by and CONNECTING!

NR: Thank you for having me!

And there you have it!  Make sure to pick up N.R. Walker's books at Total e-Bound Publishing

SUSAN: BOOK REVIEW - "Through These Eyes" by N.R. Walker

Follow up to book 1 "Blind Faith" 

Six months after we last met Carter Reece and Isaac Brannigan, they're still very much in love. Moving in together, moving forward, life for these two is great until some life changing events occur. 

Isaac has a frightening setback and Carter's world starts to unravel. Things become even more complicated and start to change for both men when Isaac’s new colleague enters the picture. 

As Isaac struggles for what he really wants, it might just cost him what he needs the most.

DAH!!!!! I loved THIS BOOK! 

I was a fan of “Blind Faith”, book 1 in the series. NR Walker has fast become a must-read for me. 

Book 2, “Through These Eyes” is even better!!! Carter, our patient and adoring vet, is even more amazing. Isaac, our blind and stubborn teacher, is even more temperamental, but even more lovable in his vulnerability. And the reader is treated to their LOVE for each other growing even stronger and richer. 

And then shit hits the fan! And right as I’m settling into my dream mansion in BLISSVILLE, all hell breaks loose and I’m finding myself BAWLING and my heart BREAKING and I’m FREAKING OUT!!! IT HURT!!!!

I won’t spoiler any of the details, but it’s no secret that NR Walker knows how to write a sweet HEA. This one was hard-earned, it was painful getting there, but THANK GOD she kept true to her strengths. 

This series has sucked me in and left me wanting MORE of this couple!!!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

SUNNY: BOOK REVIEW - "Protector" by Nancy Northcott

SUMMARY from Goodreads:
When firefighter and paramedic Edie Lang arrives to battle a wildfire in southeast Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp, she's dismayed to encounter the man who ruined her life in just one night. Their reunion doesn't make helicopter pilot Josh Campbell any happier than Edie is. Despite their efforts to ignore each other, the sparks between them have not diminished, but neither intends to let them flare again.

When one of them is gravely injured, the two discover their passion runs deeper than either of them could have imagined and they have Dr. Stefan Harper to thank for that chance.

Dr. Harper is happy to have given the couple a second chance, but realizes through Josh and Edie, as well as his good friends Val and Griff, that what's missing from his life is love.

Well, this little novella certainly did its job. Although, it is considered book 1.5 in the Protector series, it almost reads like a precursor. This book really whet my appetite and I promptly went out and purchased the book 1 and pre-ordered book 2.

I liked the main characters. It is easy to feel their regret and loss. I should have been insulted by Josh's sexist thinking, but his explanation of his experience shaped his views, not misogyny. I don't necessarily agree with him, but Edie's argument is more forceful. I enjoyed that part of the story.

Additionally, this book makes me very curious about the secondary characters (the primaries in the other books). I'm dying to know more about Valeria and Griffin (book 1). How did they meet? How did Grif lose his powers? Clearly, Dr. Stefan Harper also has a story to tell. And who are these ghouls? Where did they come from? What is the origins of the mage/ghoul conflict? What kind of powers does each group have? Who are the demons in relationship to each group? Why are there traitor mages?

Clearly I have some questions and I'm looking forwarded to diving in... 

Worth the time to start this new series....

SUSAN: BOOK REVIEW - "Butterfly Hunter" by Julie Bozza

It started as a simple assignment for Aussie bush guide Dave Taylor – escort a lone Englishman in quest of an unknown species of butterfly. 

However Nicholas Goring is no ordinary tourist, his search is far from straightforward, and it’s starting to look as if the butterflies don’t want to be found. 

As Dave teaches Nicholas everything he needs to survive in the Outback he discovers that he too has quite a bit to learn – and that very often the best way to locate something really important is just not to want to find it…

Excuse me as I try to type while hugging myself holding this book...

Guess what book just quietly snuck its way on to my FAVORITES shelf – yup...BUTTERFLY HUNTER! 

I loved this book. Sweet and kind and gentle and endearing…with 2 of the most charming MC’s ever – Davey, an Australian tour guide and Nicholas, a son of an English earl, out to find a rumored, yet undiscovered breed of butterfly. Admittedly, it doesn’t sound like the most interesting, captivating story. But think 2 gorgeous MC’s, with Aussie/Brit accents, in a friends-to-lovers (gay-for-you...but don’t let that stop you) romance set against the amazing Outback.

I found the book, from start to finish, utterly delightful. The sex scenes are mostly fade-to-black, but it didn’t bother me (there are some very hot kissing scenes though...:) ). This book is romantic and beautiful and put a smile on my face and a warmth in my heart. 

Might be too sweet for some…but for me, I was enchanted. Now, off to look into Australian vacations…!!!