Monday, February 15, 2016

Release Day Blitz: Strong Signal by Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell #Review #Giveaway

Strong Signal
Authors: Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell
Published: February 15, 2016
Length: 235 pages


I was counting down the months until the end of my deployment. My days were spent working on military vehicles, and I spent my nights playing video games that would distract me until I could leave Staff Sergeant Garrett Reid behind.

That was when I met him: Kai Bannon, a fellow gamer with a famous stream channel.

I never expected to become fixated on someone who'd initially been a rival. And I'd never expected someone who oozed charm to notice me—a guy known for his brutal honesty and scowl. I hadn't planned for our online friendship to turn into something that kept me up at night—hours of chatting evolving into filthy webcam sessions.

But it did. And now I can't stop thinking about him. In my mind, our real life meeting is perfect. We kiss, we fall into bed, and it's love at first sight.

Except, like most things in my life, it doesn't go as planned.

*Strong Signal is a standalone, full-length novel with no cliffhanger*



Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell alone are excellent writers. Put these two together and you get Outstanding! Strong Signal is a touching, beautiful, emotional story. We have rough, tough, protective army man Garrett and twinkish, beautiful, video game celebrity Kai who come together because one destroyed the other in a game. YUP! Quite creative. Fate is an interesting thing. I LOVED the dialog with these 2. Complete opposites coming together and fitting perfectly. Kai was precious. Funny, smart, and full of hidden little secrets. Garrett is harsh, gritty, manly man, and dirrrrrrrrrrrrrrty! When these 2 got it on woooo! You need a cigarette afterwards.
Megan and Santino perfectly complement each other in writing styles. They are the perfect mixture and their creativity works flawlessly together.
Strong Signal is witty, smart, and wildly entertaining. It’s absolutely a must read!


Author bio:

Megan Erickson is a former journalist who switched to fiction when she decided she liked writing her own endings better. She likes to pretend she has control now, but usually her characters are the ones who hold the reins. Her romance novels have a touch of humor, a dash of nerdy, and always a happily ever after.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids, and two cats named after John Hughes characters. She's still waiting for the party she was promised when she grew to five feet... maybe because she never got there.

In Focus series
Trust the Focus
Focus on Me
Out of Frame (Coming soon)

Bowler University series
Make it Count
Make it Right
Make it Last

Mechanics of Love series
Dirty Thoughts
Dirty Talk
Dirty Deeds

Gamers series
Changing His Game
Playing for Her Heart
Tied to Trouble
Leveling the Field (coming soon)

Author Bio:

Santino Hassell was raised by a conservative family, but he was anything but traditional. He grew up to be a smart-mouthed, school cutting grunge kid, then a transient twenty-something, and eventually transformed into an unlikely romance author.

Santino writes queer romance that is heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, his belief that human relationships are complex and flawed, and his own life experiences.

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Five Boroughs series:

Book 3: FIRST AND FIRST coming in April 2016

Standalone books by Santino Hassell:

STRONG SIGNAL (with Megan Erickson)


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  1. Back in the day I used to play a FB game called mafia wars that became so involved I had a second game only profile with 5,000 friends! Through that I've met and kept for years 3 women I became friends with and talk to weekly. One of these friends even met her husband through me because of mafia wars! She lived in IN and he lived in the UK.

  2. I have never started a relationship online.

  3. I've made friends online, but haven't started a romantic relationship that way! Thanks for the great review, adding this title to my TBR mountain!

  4. No, I have never had a relationship start online.

  5. I have never had a relationship stated online either.
    Congrats on the new release!