A – Z | Xavier: Gay Vampire Romance

Xavier by J.S. Morbius and J.D. Morgan

I like reading challenges. One of the reasons I’ve done the shelfaton in the M/M Romance Group on Goodreads a few times is because it gets me reading books I never would’ve read otherwise. I, for example, never browse for BDSM books, but by doing challenges I’ve read some I really like. That’s not always the case, though. The downside of reading challenges… I needed an X, and if I hadn’t needed an X, I would’ve quit this book a couple of pages in.

Harsh, yes, and normally I never would’ve written a blog post about it. Trashing books isn’t my thing. I believe there are readers for every book. A book I dislike, you might love and the other way around – that’s the beauty of books, is it not?

So what about Xavier? Yeah, I have this thing that drives me insane, and that is when the characters speak and throw in the name of the person they’re talking to…in every damn sentence. Now, I know this a pet peeve of mine, and some might not even notice it, but five pages in and I was ready to throw my phone through the window. I took a breather for a couple of days, before diving into the books again.

But never mind that. The story, I missed the point. I don’t mind skirting the edge of consent as long as we’re clear that’s what we’re doing. Stealing someone’s will, keeping them captive, and turning them into a vampire against their will is not a budding romance in my mind. And then it’s followed by love declarations. I mean, like, really? I would’ve staked the bastard, had it been me.

So up until 70% of the books, I was waiting for the ‘real’ love interested to show up. Turns out the MC and I weren’t on the same page LOL.

That’s enough of me being bitch, sorry. I got an X for my A-Z Title Challenge, so that’s great. And I didn’t mean to put you off the book. If you like vampires and a dark edge to your romance, then this might be perfect for you!

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Xavier: Gay Vampire RomanceIsaac instantly becomes intrigued with a handsome man he notices across the room at the club. Turns out, this man has certainly noticed Isaac, and has been watching him the entire night. Too bad he’s disappeared before Isaac could make a move.

For the next few weeks the man seems show up everywhere Isaac is, constantly watching him. The more he sees the mysterious stranger, the deeper his interest becomes. Oddly, every time Isaac makes a move toward the mystifying stranger, he disappears from view, almost as if he were a ghost.

Xavier Kane has been searching for centuries for someone just like Isaac. Someone he could spend his life with, share his dreams with, and eventually, continue the bloodline. He sets off a little game of cat and mouse, designed to tempt Isaac into getting to know him. Xavier Kane isn’t an ordinary man, though, and he hides a big secret until the very end.

Will his deception be the end of Isaac and Xavier’s budding love, or will Isaac give in to the promises made for love eternal.

What does the future hold for Isaac and Xavier?


A-Z Title Challenge 2020

A – All I See

B – Bearly Dating

C – Champagne Kisses

D

E

F

G – A Gentle Shove of Human Kindness

H – Howl

I – I Will Meet You at Asphodel’s Pit

J

K

L – Landslide

M

N

O – Out For Delivery

P – Purrfect Harmony

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W – Words

X – Xavier

Y

Z

I started a Pinterest board for M/M books sorter by title, if you need help finding a title on a certain letter.

 

A – Z |Out for Delivery

Out for Delivery by J.M. Snyder. This is one of those stories that I’ve had in the library on my phone forever without reading, but since O still was open in my A-Z Title Challenge, I figured now is the time!

Do you remember a month or so ago when I read Pipe Dreams by J.M. Snyder and said it was a fantasy fit for porn…well, whaddya know? Here we have a pizza delivered to the wrong address. Classic! LOL

An awesome sexy short with likeable characters and an entertaining plot…or you know, that’s pretty much the plot, add some removal of clothes and a cramped car and you have it. But, if you have a few minutes over and are in the mood for a hot delivery guy with a lot of speeding tickets, then give it a go.

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Out For DeliveryJeremy spends the last night of the weekend finishing an article he needs to submit to his editor first thing Monday morning. When someone knocks on his door, he’s tempted to ignore it but answers anyway, only to find a sexy delivery guy outside with something hot and ready in his hands.

Too bad Jeremy didn’t order the pizza — it belongs to his neighbors.

Still, he’s pleasantly surprised when the delivery guy returns to give Jeremy his number. Paul gets off work in a half hour, and wants to hook up, if Jeremy’s interested.

Suddenly Jeremy’s evening just got a hell of a lot better.


 

A-Z Title Challenge 2020

A – All I See

B – Bearly Dating

C – Champagne Kisses

D

E

F

G – A Gentle Shove of Human Kindness

H – Howl

I – I Will Meet You at Asphodel’s Pit

J

K

L – Landslide

M

N

O – Out For Delivery

P – Purrfect Harmony

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W – Words

X

Y

Z

I started a Pinterest board for M/M books sorter by title, if you need help finding a title on a certain letter.

 

Stay Sane During the Social Isolation

Are you wondering how you will endure the isolation? Some of us are doing pretty well with it, some are going stir crazy. These last few days, I’ve seen a lot of posts on social media about how extroverts are suffering – I get that. Had the recommendations been the opposite and we were forced to stay in crowds at all times, I’d be a wreck by now.

But as long as you have access to the internet, the world isn’t that far away. So drag some people together and have an online party. It can be one where you open a bottle of wine and chat away with your closest friends or a more (sober) public one.

Join an Online Party

magazinesIf you feel that you need some social interaction, hop on over to M/M Book Rec on Facebook. They’re celebrating hitting 10.000 members and right now there’s a 10 Days of Giveaways Event running. 100 authors and other people in the business post a little something about themselves and do a giveaway where you are to comment with either an image, a recommendation, or something else. All giveaways run to the 30th of March so you can jump in on them all the way up till then.

I will run a giveaway on the 28th.

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Read

Every author I know is trying to do something to help take the mind off the virus and the financial worry many are dealing with right now. It’s not easy, but reading helps you escape reality for a while, so stock up on books.

This week over 60 titles are free over JMS-Books so you still have a couple of days to grab those you find interesting. My contribution is Nine Stones, and you can get it here. And while you’re over at JMS, scroll down to the bottom and sign up for their newsletter. There will be a time after the virus where books still will be released, and by signing up, you’ll get the latest news.

Form yesterday and all the way up to April 20th, Smashwords is having an Authors Give Back Sale. You can get books for 30% off, 60% off, and some will be free. Here are links to my books that are in the sale:

30% off

Turning Woods

Pine Tree Mary

Nine Stones

The Maddest of Men 

The Lords of Lettuce 

Jaeger’s Lost and Found

It Doesn’t Translate

60% off

Legendary Love Vol 1

Buried Desires 3

Buried Desires 2

Buried Desires 1

The Snowflake

Once Around Seven

Once in the Underworld

Once in May

Once in a Forest

Once in a Snowstorm

The Deadly Sugar Collection

Deadly Lies

Deadly Sugar

Free

Seasons of Love

Never Too Late

Love Unlocked

Do a Reading Challenge

A rainbow square of book coversI like reading challenges. If you do too, you can find loads of them in the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, or you can join me in an A – Z Title challenge or why not Read a Rainbow where you pick books by the colour of their covers.

I’m a Pinterest kind of girl, so I’ve made a board called Read a Rainbow where I’ve sorted books by the colour of their cover. I also have boards for Titles and Character Names (if you want to do an A – Z Character Name Challenge).

So those are my suggestions, and yes I do realise they’re all book-related, but what did you expect? LOL

Or, you can do what I do right now, and plan your garden (if you have one) because like Marcus Tullius Cicero said:

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.