Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Blog Tour-Review and Giveaway: Night Shift Anthology...Dirty Things Happen in the Dark

Night Shift is now available
6 NEW novellas -- Never Before Released
100% of the proceeds will be donated to charity

Authors: Toni Aleo, Kindle Alexander, Sawyer Bennett,
Chelle Bliss, Eden Butler, and Brenda Rothert

Summer in the Big Easy is hot. Inside Tulane Medical Center the temperature is on the rise.

A doctor nursing a broken heart. A wounded warrior with no interest in love. A single father finding the girl who got away. A combat nurse trying to adjust to civilian life. Two lost souls looking for love. A former detective looking for answers and an FBI agent who finds more than he bargains for.

Desire. Lust. Excess. New Orleans will never be the same.

Six never before released stories that will leave you breathless.

Dirty things happen in the dark.

My Review

I love a good anthology, especially when I get to read some of my favorite authors all in one place...and all brand new stories!  This is a nice collection of tales and gives the reader a great peek at what these authors have to offer:

Off Duty-Sawyer Bennett
This is a wonderful second chance romance, with the added twist of an interracial relationship.  But for Tim and Holly, that never even plays into what they feel for each other-not when they first were together in high school, and not now when they get their second chance...though the first time around it did play into what ripped them apart.  We get a terrific look at their reunion where they show that still-love is love.  4.5 stars

Rebound-Chelle Bliss
I've been a huge fan of this author's Men of Inked series right from the start, so when I found out that one of the supporting characters from that series would be getting his own story in this anthology, I was happy to be able to read more from this world.  Hot and sexy definitely describes everything between Sam and Fiona, but things also moved extremely fast between them-and I'm not usually fond of insta-love situations outside of a paranormal context.  Still a good read, 3.5 stars

Wanting to Forget-Toni Aleo
Though I have a bunch of Toni's books, this is the first chance I've had to read any of them.  The writing was great, and at first I liked Jordie's character, but the overall tone of the story and the absolute manwhore that Jordie is in it just weren't for me.  BUT-it does intrigue me for his whole story that's coming soon to see if he redeems himself.  3 stars

Closet Confession-Kindle Alexander
Every single thing I've read by Kindle I've absolutely loved, and Closet Confession is no exception.  Kindle has a way of writing M/M that gets you thoroughly invested in the characters, and the relationships show a depth of emotion that's not often seen even in M/F books.  This glimpse at Justin and Derek was fantastic-if a bit of a tease (MORE PLEASE!)-and of course hot!  Far and away my favorite story of the anthology, 5 stars

Healing Touch-Brenda Rothert
LOVED Joss and Carson.  The way they meet, the quick spark between them, how perfectly they seem to fit together...it all makes for a great, sexy read and leaves you wanting more of their story.  4.5 stars

Swimming in Shadows-Eden Butler
This was an interesting, well-written introduction to Eden's Shadows series.  Filled with some great storytelling and some hot and steamy scenes, it definitely piqued my interest for the series, and I can't wait to read more about Neil Ryan and the secrets he's trying to untangle.  4 stars

This is an overall 4 star read for me, and I would definitely recommend it for adult readers (18+ only).  Plenty of drama, plenty of steam, plus I loved that they were all situated in New Orleans with a common tying factor of Tulane Medical Center, it helped tie together the entire anthology.  #loveislove #1click4charity

Learn More About These Authors

Toni Aleo is the author of the Assassins Series, Bullies Series, Whiskey Prince, Let it be Me, and the Spring Grove novels. She lives in Clarksville, TN with her husband, and two beautiful children. She enjoys taking pictures, writing, shopping and going to as many hockey games that she can! Click here to visit her website.

Kindle Alexander, best selling and newly award winning author, is an innovative writer and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next! Happily married with too many children, and dogs, living in the suburbs of Dallas. Click here to visit her website.

Sawyer Bennett, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate. Click her to visit her website.

Chelle Bliss, USA Today bestselling author, writes stories about real-life scenarios with fantasy Alpha males. Her works include humor as well as steamy sex. Her work includes her best selling series Men of Inked. Click here to visit her website.

Eden Butler is an Amazon best-selling editor and writer of Romance, Mystery and SciFi and Fantasy novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum. Her debut novel, a New Adult, Contemporary Romance, "Chasing Serenity" launched October 2013. Since that time Eden has published six books and novellas including the Amazon best seller, "Thin Love". Click here to learn more about her.

Brenda Rothert is a proud indie author who loves writing stories that make readers laugh, cry and occasionally, yell at their e-readers. Her Contemporary Romances include Unspoken; The Now Series - Now and Then, Now and Again and Now and Forever, and The Fire on Ice Series - Bound, Captive, Edge, Drive and Release. Her latest release is Killian, the first book in her new hockey series, On the Line. For more information about Brenda’s books, visit her website at www.brendarothert.com.

100% of the proceeds will be donated to:

The Keith Milano Memorial Fund - The Keith Milano Memorial Fund was established to help raise awareness about the devastating deadly disease that is Mental Illness. Keith’s spirit and laughter is kept alive through our efforts to increase awareness about mental illness and to raise money for education and imperative research. Click here to learn more

Pancreatic Action Network - The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is fully committed to providing the most comprehensive set of programs and services to fight this very difficult disease. Our commitment and passion are driven by our mission: to advance research, support patients and create hope for anyone facing pancreatic cancer. Click here to visit the Keep the Memory Alive page

Nashville Predators Foundation - At the inception of the Nashville Predators' franchise in 1997, we not only made a commitment to develop a successful hockey team and organization, but also believed and committed to fulfilling a recognized responsibility to play an important role in our home community. Click here to learn more


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting on the blog tour today! I am so proud to support this anthology and these three charities! I hope that your readers will join me and #1click4charity today! Also thank you for sharing your wonderful review! I am a huge Kindle Alexander fan and I loved Closet Confession and I agree I want more too! I can't wait to sink into the rest of these stories! Thank you!