Sunday, August 16, 2015

Blog Tour: Lonely Hearts by Heidi Cullinan #Review #Giveaways

Until now, Baz's friends have kept his painful past at bay. But as college ends, loneliness drives him to hook up with emotionally-orphaned Elijah Prince, and the aftershocks crack his armor, and Elijah's.

RELEASE DATE: August 11, 2015 
Format: Novel • Genre: Contemporary/New Adult • Length: 115,000 words
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Cover Artist: Kanaxa
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-61922-669-2
Print ISBN: 978-1-61922-815-3
Series/Number: Love Lessons #3
Characters: Elijah Prince, Sebastian (Baz) Acker

Even hot messes need a happily ever after.

With the quiet help of his wealthy family, Sebastian “Baz” Acker has successfully kept his painful past at bay. But as the end of college draws near, his friends—his buffer zone—are preparing to move on, while his own life is at a crippling standstill.With loneliness bearing down on him, Baz hooks up—then opens up—with Elijah Prince, the guy Baz took a bullet for last year. The aftershocks of their one-night stand leave giant cracks in Baz’s carefully constructed armor. For the first time, the prospect isn’t terrifying.

Accustomed to escaping his demons by withdrawing into his imagination, Elijah isn’t used to having a happy herd of friends. He’s even less comfortable as the object of a notorious playboy’s affections. Yet all signs seem to indicate this time happiness might be within his grasp. When Baz’s mother runs for a highly sought-after public office, the media hounds drag Baz’s and Elijah’s pasts into the light. In the blinding glare, Baz and Elijah face the ultimate test: discovering if they’re stronger together…or apart.

Warning: Contains sex in a Tesla, sex in a cupboard, sex under a piano, kinky role play, and a cappella RuPaul songs. Just a couple of boys groping, battling, then finally loving their way to becoming men.

REVIEW of Lonely Hearts:

I have been waiting for this book! Baz and Elijah get their story told. We’re talking two guys with more baggage than most. Pasts that have the power to destroy their future, if they let it. But Baz and Elijah are a perfect fit. There’s a quote I read once, I’m going to hug you so tight all your broken pieces will be put back together. That is what these two do to each other. Baz’s mom is running for Senate. Elijah is trying not to get any more hurt than he has. Thing is, they need each other. Two stubborn men. Two very lonely men desperate to find acceptance, purpose, and love.

Heidi has a wonderful ability of intertwining beauty and chaos. There’s these super-hot scenes and these dark realities.  I am so thrilled Baz and Elijah’s story is out there. Through these books the support has grown. We start with Walter and Kelly and with each passing book we see the posse of hope getting bigger and bigger. We meet new people who are accepted because they deserve to be, they deserve to be loved, supported, and needed.
I adore how these books show how society is and how society can and should be.
It also helps that Baz and Elijah are FABULOUS together…. In ALL ways!!! I’ve said it so many times; no one writes sex like Heidi. But she builds a beautiful important picture with each book she publishes! Excellent read.

About Author

Heidi Cullinan has always enjoyed a good love story, provided it has a happy ending. Proud to be from the first Midwestern state with full marriage equality, Heidi is a vocal advocate for LGBT rights. She writes positive-outcome romances for LGBT characters struggling against insurmountable odds because she believes there’s no such thing as too much happy ever after. When Heidi isn't writing, she enjoys cooking, reading, playing with her cats, and watching television with her family. Find out more about Heidi at

Lonely Hearts Blog Tour

August 4 - Review at My Fiction Nook
August 5 - Guest Blog and Excerpt at Prism Book Alliance
August 5 - Guest Blog at Cup O Porn
August 6 - Excerpt and Giveaway at Book Reviews & More by Kathy
August 7 - Interview and Giveaway at Sinfully Addicted
August 7 - Review and Giveaway at Just Love
August 11 - Review at Queercentric
August 10 - Giveaway at Boys In Our Books (Review here)
August 11 - Review at Joyfully Jay
August 11 - Review at Bike Book Reviews
August 11 - Excerpt and Review at Bibliojunkies
August 11 - Review and Giveaway at Penny Reads Romance
August 11 - Review  and Giveaway at Kris & Vik Book Therapy Cafe
August 12 - Review and Giveaway at Molly Lolly
August 13 - Guest Post and Giveaway at Viviana, Enchantress of Books
August 13 - Interview & Giveaway at The Novel Approach
August 14 - Giveaway at Books For Fun
August 15 - Love Bytes
August 16 - Diverse Reader
August 17 - Bayou Book Junkie


There is a grand prize for this tour as well as an individual prize on this blog. The Grand Prize is 

Lonely Hearts paperback, Howl's Moving Castle Blu Ray and figure, Black Butler Playing cards.

My blog giveaway is: One person who comments on this post will receive, Lonely Hearts or choice of backlist in ebook (PDF, epub, or mobi) PLEASE LEAVE A WAY TO CONTACT YOU.


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  1. No favourite character yet since I still need to read ALL the books. I can't see that situation remaining unchanged for long though :)

  2. I haven't read them yet, but I'm adding them to my list.

  3. I have the first book on my reader as we speak so i really should start reading LOL And looking at all the reviews and comments i'm in for something good. Thanks for the post and the giveaway chance.


  4. I love Walter. Thanks for the post and giveaway chance! I love Heidi's books.

  5. I love this series and cannot wait to read more about Baz!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  6. I enjoy reading this authors books, even the less racy ones like this series, as they encompass so many emotions, situations and characters (mostly imperfect), which most of us can relate to in some way.

    Thank you for a chance to win one of Heidi's books