Sunday, February 26, 2017

New Release-Review & Giveaway: SNAPSHOTS by Addison Albright


Author: Addison Albright
Release Date: February 25th 2017
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance



Whatever your romance reading preference — gay virgin, opposites attract, friends to lovers, or simply fun how-they-met stories — this collection contains a variety of sweet, contemporary, short gay romances, sure to make you smile.

Rewritten and re-edited, these stories were previously published singly and are available now in one collection!

Contains the stories:

* Cow Pie Bingo

* King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate

* Born to Be Wild

* The Straggler

* Now and Forever

* Moving On

* Moving Along

* Dropping Quarters

* Nevermore

* Photo Shoot

* Okay, Then

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I love short stories. Sometimes a brief “snapshot” taken from a couple’s larger story is all that’s wanted. The narrative of “how they met” is the focus of six of the shorts in this set—quirky tales ranging from meeting at a charity fundraiser, to college kids pranking each other, to a mishap at a XXX adult video arcade.

Also included is a story featuring a well-established couple’s wedding dilemma, a friends-to-lovers tale, a coming-out-of-the-closet drama, and a continuation short that follows one of those how-we-mets. Rounding out this collection is an account revisiting the main characters from my full-length novel, ’Til Death Do Us Part.

All of these stories are contemporary, although one has a bit of paranormal flavor to it. Heat ratings range from “fairly sweet” to “rather steamy.” Excepting the final story, all were originally written in 2008 and early 2009. One (“Photo Shoot”) started out as a prompt word ficlet that I later fleshed out to a more complete story. Each has received a thorough overhaul, some more extensive than others. I hope you’ll enjoy reading them as much as I did writing them.

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Carra's Review

Cow Pie Bingo

This was adorable and sweet while at the same time hot and sexy.  I loved that Evan was so accepting of his newfound sexuality, and how he went for it with Gary.  As quick and steamy as this story was, it really has my interest piqued to know more about the two of them and whether anything more happened with them after this short story ends!

King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate

Ya gotta love the unexpected matchup.  The pleasant surprise of both Blaine and George at how everything went was great and made me smile for this odd coupling.  

Born to Be Wild

While the starting premise of this story with Trey’s little prank idea was a bit shaky for me, I love how things ended up because of it.  I’m not sure I agree with Roland’s decision at the end, but Fisher’s gesture with the rings was kind of cute ;-)

The Straggler

This is a sweet one punctuated with a nice splash of heat near the end.  Blake and Frank working for the same company adds an interesting layer to things…and Clive and Sammy are so cute with how they push Blake and Frank together.  This short is a great example of what can happen when you take a chance.

Now and Forever

*sigh*  The love, the feels and just…awww…all my review of this one needs is a bunch of hearts all in a row.

Moving On

Dammit, she made me cry AND did it while adding in a voyeuristic flair.  I LOVED this one.

Moving Along

Well that one just made Brandt and Mark my favorite couple from this set.

Dropping Quarters

Other than the slightly…icky reason behind why Luke and Cato met, the remainder of this story makes for a fun time.


Okay, these guys are my second favorite couple from this set.  On the one hand when letting loose they are so very hot and I’m over here fanning myself, and on the other they’re really down to earth and you just WANT to see them end up together.

Photo Shoot

Friends to more is always a favorite of mine.  I loved how funny and corny Trent was, and I thought it was sweet how Eddie was harboring such want for his best friend.  This is definitely a pair that I would love to have a full length story!

Okay, Then

It was so wonderful to go back and see Sam and Henry when they’re first starting out.  I absolutely loved their story in the author’s novel ’Til Death Do Us Part, and seeing them before those events was sweet with a touch of heat.  It also makes me want to go back and read their full story again ;-)

One thing every single one of these stories had in common?  They all made me want to know more about the couples and hear a full-length story for all of them…which means the author achieved her goal with this boxed set as far as I’m concerned—having me wanting more!  4 strong stars for Snapshots, I’d definitely recommend this to any M/M romance fan.  This set is meant for readers 18+ for adult language and M/M sexual content.


**Please note King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate is FREE as a separate ebook


“Okay, then.” That’s what Sam had said. His leg had bounced like it always did when he was nervous. It was endearing, and one of the things that drew me to him. His grin was another. I melted a little each time he leveled it in my direction, which had made it incredibly hard to hide my attraction. That ship had now sailed. For better or for worse, Sam now knew of my interest, and had agreed to a date.

His words had come at the end of a conversation we’d had at breakfast yesterday morning after we’d cleared up a misunderstanding regarding my intentions when I’d previously asked him out. Well, I suppose technically I’d asked him back to my room for a drink, so I couldn’t actually fault him for not understanding that I truly wanted to date him, not just have a fling while we were here in Honiara collecting research data.

“I’m sorry, Henry,” Sam said now as we approached Mambo Juice’s entry. “I wasn’t thinking straight, obviously.”

Perspiration dripped down my face. My pits felt more than a little damp, and sweat matted my chest hairs. The shower I’d taken right before we’d left the Solomon Kitano Mendana Hotel, where we were staying a few days before heading to the smaller islands in the chain, had been a complete waste of time. But even if I’d known Sam would suggest we walk a mile to the Mambo Juice, I probably would have bathed anyway. I wanted to impress the man, after all.


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About the Author

addison-profile-picAddison Albright lives in the middle of the USA with three peculiar cats. Her stories are gay (sometimes erotic) romance, and tend to be sweet man-love in contemporary settings. Her education includes a BS in Education with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Chemistry. Addison loves spending time with her family, reading, popcorn, boating, french fries, "open window weather," cats, math, and anything chocolate. She loves to read pretty much anything and everything, anytime and anywhere.


1 comment:

  1. Great review Carra! I can't wait to read these stories! Thanks for participating xx