Thursday, May 25, 2017

Equality (Dublin Virtues #2) by Helena Stone Review & Blog Tour

Buy Links: Pride | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Publisher: Pride Publishing

Length: 58,300 words

Dublin Virtues Series
Patience (Book #1) Pride | Amazon US | Amazon UK
Renewal (Book #3) Pride | Amazon US | Amazon UK
Blurb
Love is love. But what if the fight for equality gets in the way of building a relationship?
Lorcan Barratt has never considered himself relationship material. After his parents made it perfectly clear they’d never welcome a partner of his into their home, he learned to love his own company and can’t imagine sharing his life with another. After a single passionate kiss with Eric Kavanagh—the night before he travels to Canada for three months—Lorcan’s no longer sure he wants to be on his own. The problem is, he has no idea what sharing his life with someone else might entail.
Eric Kavanagh grew up in a loving and supportive family and always assumed he’d end up in a committed relationship. Sure that he’s found the one, Eric doesn’t worry about the fact that Lorcan has no experience when it comes to love and relationships. They are good together, so what could possibly go wrong?
When both men get involved in the marriage equality referendum in Ireland, it appears to bring them even closer together until Lorcan’s insecurities get the upper hand and he shuts Eric out. Will the fight for a yes-vote cost them their relationship or will they be able to find a balance between the love they share and the need for equality?


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Author Bio
Helena Stone can’t remember a life before words and reading. After growing up in a household where no holiday or festivity was complete without at least one new book, it’s hardly surprising she now owns more books than shelf space while her Kindle is about to explode.
The urge to write came as a surprise. The realisation that people might enjoy her words was a shock to say the least. Now that the writing bug has well and truly taken hold, Helena can no longer imagine not sharing the characters in her head and heart with the rest of the world.
Having left the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam for the peace and quiet of the Irish Country side she divides her time between reading, writing, long and often wet walks with the dog, her part-time job in a library, a grown-up daughter and her ever loving and patient husband.
Helena can be found in the following places: 
Email: helenastoneauthor@gmail.com
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The Devil's Pride MC Series by Jessie G, Series Tour

Series: The Devil's Pride MC Series
Author: Jessie G
Genre: M/M Romance
Novels: Tricking Chase, Talk Dirty to Me, and  
Tys That Bind

As Sergeant At Arms for Devils Pride MC, Tyler “Trick” Malone’s take no prisoners reputation make him one of the most feared and respected members of the club. Unbeknownst to the MC, Trick indulges his most dangerous secret, traveling out of state twice a year to trade his cut for the whip he expertly wields at a gay dungeon.
Trick’s well organized life takes a turn when he saves bar back, and terrified submissive, Chase Ward in a Georgia dungeon. With his protector and dungeon owner dead, Chase is no longer safe in the place he once called home. With the new dungeon owners circling like sharks, he desperately begs for sanctuary in the arms of his savior.
A year later the MC is still none the wiser that Trick’s houseboy is anything more than a grateful servant. Chase knows if the club finds out they will kill Trick, the man he’s come to rely on for everything from the food he eats to the pleasure he feels to the security he craves. Even when gratitude turns to love, Chase never expects reciprocation from his ruthless Master. After all, the only way for them both to survive is if Trick remains the heartless bastard the MC knows.
Trick is positive he has it under control and having Chase around has definitely made his life easier. There doesn’t seem to be any harm in letting Chase take a part-time job at Velvet Ropes, especially after meeting privately with the owners. That is until a bomb explodes at the club, leaving Chase fighting for his life and forcing Trick to face his long hidden feelings.
Even if Chase survives, that bomb has done more than rock the foundation of the popular leather club. It’s blown Trick and Chase’s well-guarded secret out of hiding, putting their lifestyle and their lives at risk. Now there is only one thing Trick needs to do before the club gets them and that’s to get revenge on the person who dared to hurt his precious boy.
As a secret agent for the DEA, Snake’s gone deep into Devils Pride MC with the hope of bringing down the head of Miami’s lucrative drug trade and finds himself saddled with the club’s volatile and secretive SA instead. Unfortunately, after years as partners doing shit neither of them wanted to do for reasons neither of them felt comfortable sharing, Snake considers Trick his best friend. Now he’ll do anything to repair the damage his own necessary lies.
did to their friendship because, while Trick may have walked away from the MC, Snake needs someone he trusts to have his back.
Meanwhile, Snake’s contact at the DEA has him tied up in knots. The sexy voice and inappropriate comments have him walking around with a permanent set of blue balls. Life undercover is lonely and he lives for every phone call, but his own personal Deep Throat is skittish about committing to a date once Snake returns to headquarters. As far as Snake’s concerned, they only have one shot to build something together and he’s not willing to waste it.
Greg knows he’s not Snake’s type, or anyone’s for that matter. Former love interests called him plain, chubby, and boring. More comfortable in his tech cave than with people, he’s a grade A nerd who isn’t exactly GQ material. Normally he would never be brave enough to flirt with anyone—much less the very hot and very dangerous ginger who’d been starring in his nightly fantasies—but Snake needed something to keep him from getting lost undercover. What started out as a helping hand quickly became an integral part of their relationship—if one could call a five year phone conversation a relationship—and Greg is terrified that once Snake’s sees the wizard behind the curtain, he’ll lose the only man he’s ever loved.
Now the DEA has called Snake home to plan the next stage of the mission, leaving Greg no more places to hide. When fantasy and reality collide, will it be everything Snake hopes for or everything Greg fears? The trick will be staying alive long enough to figure out the answer.



Unprepared, ill-equipped, and with no example to look back on, Ty and Chase embarked on a journey to build a family for Ava and Luc that would far exceed anything they dreamed of for themselves. Two years later, they’ve succeeded beyond their wildest expectations, but there’s still a couple of things missing…and they’re ready to make them happen.
Bad boy biker Trick wouldn’t hesitate to fight for those he loves, but Ty knows it will take more than violence to win this war. Willfully submissive Chase has the utmost faith in his Master, but when he sees Ty struggling with demons from his past, it will be his quiet, unbending support that will see them through. Jumping through the loopholes of family court, they are only one event shy of making it all official and neither are willing to wait another second to check it off the list.
Clearing the path for adoption should reassure them, but it will take their cast of well-meaning friends and the occasional slap upside the head before they realize that the ties that bind them together are forged in a love that can never be taken away.
Like many readers, the dream of being a writer has been with me a long time. After three decades of trying, I'd begun to doubt. Thanks to social media, I followed my favorite authors hoping to glean some words of wisdom as I pounded out half-formed ideas with alarming regularity. Two repetitive themes emerged: to be a great writer you must read a lot and your butt must be in the chair every day like it's a job. The more you write, the easier it will be to write and the better you will be at writing. I took that advice to heart and write every day. With three series in the works and a full schedule of releases planned for the next two years, it's been amazing to have made this dream my reality. I am a firm believer in marriage equality, love at first sight, power dynamics, and happily ever after. I'm a lover of strong secondary characters, and series filled with families—biological or chosen. All are themes you'll find throughout my books.


4.5 Stars (side note- I adore Saul and was so happy he was in this book)
Loved this book! When reading a MC (motorcycle club) book you probably automatically think drugs, sex, and outlaws, well you are not far off thinking that. Jessie has a way of writing all three listed above but with a wicked twist of absolute undeniable love and humor mixed into the story line. To me the love between Ty and Chase is what this book was about. Never was the love questionable between those two men. Danger and death is nothing new to either but fighting through all of that, they have each other and a family in the end. 
What I truly loved about this book- two things- Ty's complete love and faith in his love for Chase. He will do anything to keep Chase safe. Chase's OCD (yes I loved it) because when you have these issues and read about them you realize there are people out there that actually think the way you do about certain things. My insecurities and obsession about my things and people touching my things is so close to Chase, it was kinda scary. The one and only thing that made me go "Wait, what??" was the one sex scene with a certain cream but I'm not giving away any spoilers.

5 Stars...Ahhhh,... hear that? That is me sighing with happiness over this book. A story, a real honest to goodness detailed story in a book.. finally. I've been reading so many books lately that have been, well to say it nicely nothing but "sexfest" books that the actual story gets lost between all the sex going on. NOT saying that's a bad thing but sometimes you need a good story along with the great sex and this book, Talk Dirty to Me, gives you that. It pulls you in and keeps your attention on every single page. 
Danger, compassion, humor, body issues, mystery and real true love are all the things wrapped up in this book and damn don't they all work so well together telling such a fantastic story. 
How Jessie doesn't gloss over Greg's issues with his weight and what he thinks his body looks like to others is very refreshing. What is even more refreshing is Gene (Snake) loves Greg for himself, mind and body issues included. Gene has loved him for years and knows that telling Greg his body doesn't bother him is not going to work with Greg, he needs to prove the point in loving actions making Greg know and realize that Gene does love all of him. 
Oh man the humor, I laugh over everything Ty (Tricking Chase)says and his nicknames are always so perfect for the person he is now gracing with a nickname. I love it when he calls Ric (Past Hurts), Fancy Pants.
Another thing I love about Jessie's books is how she brings in the characters for the next book in the series and sets up little teasers for their upcoming books, like Carlos and Mateo. Holy crap I can't wait to read about what's really going on between these two and what's with the past between Carlos and Cesar (Mateo's dad). Seriously Jessie is the Queen of Teasers!!
I'm not going to be disloyal to MY two men Chris (Safety in Numbers) and Saul (The Protector) but I have to admit that sexy ginger Eugene "Snake" Perfetto officially moved up the favorites list from these two series. He did not bump either out of the way but his sweet, loyal loving ways certainly moved him up really close. 

5 Stars.....Awwww, I could gush over this book for days, I loved it. I adore Ty and Chase being dads. I can admit I was not too sure if I would like them from the beginning because of their sex & bondage (I've had talks with Jessie about this LOL, seriously her books are the only books I will read that have a rope of any kind involved in the bedroom) but these two just work for me.

Jessie writes such amazingly loving men who are not only tough but are so emotional vulnerable that you can't help but fall in love with each one of them. 
Both men wanted to be married but knew waiting was what was best for their family so when the time finally was right and Ty asked Chase I think their quick, personal ceremony was perfect for them. I cried because it was just written so perfectly sweet for these two, even though they are not so private with their sex life I loved that they made this so very personal between just them. 
Can we talk about Chapter 6 now? Jessie knows I love Chris, jeez who doesn't right? I cried again reading this chapter, Chris has come so far, not only with Owen's help but Ty and Chase had a lot to do with that too. By including him in such a huge part of their life only helps him more and we all know how much he loves those kids. 
From beginning to end this was such a fantastic read, I loved every single thing about this book.

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