Monday, December 28, 2015

Random Five #Giveaway

It’s time for Random Five! I came up with this idea a couple months ago when I saw an author, Ben Monopoli, getting nostalgic about one of his books. I thought, “How great it would be to get the word out on some books I’ve read in my time with everyone else.” And then of course offering a giveaway to share the book love with all of you! And so Random five was born. These books are published in all different years, but all are fabulous, and I highly recommend. So here are this month’s RANDOM five…

The broken road café (book1) by T.A. Webb

What happens when you get everything you've worked for, only to discover it's not what you really want?

Dan O'Leary worked night and day to finish law school, join a top firm and make partner, all before the age of 35. He's found a man who swept him off his feet. And his best friend of twenty years has his back.

Then, one awful day it all comes crashing down around his ears.

Making a fresh start, Dan meets the people of Blue Ridge, Georgia, including Chief of Police Nick Oliver, and, perhaps, finds a new home. But danger from his old life follows him and puts not only his life, but that of his new friends, at risk.

Hobbled by John Inman

Thanks to fate and his own lack of good sense, eighteen-year-old Danny Shay is headed into what looks to be the worst summer of his life. It starts with a minor meltdown at work that leaves Danny under house arrest with a cast on one leg and an ankle monitor on the other, courtesy of the San Diego Police Department. On top of that, he’s battling a chronic case of virginity, with no relief in sight.

Oh, and there’s one more little glitch. A serial killer is stalking the city, murdering young men. And when strange sounds are heard in the house behind Danny’s, the neighborhood kids think they’ve found the killer. But not until Danny learns he's next on the madman's list do things really begin to get desperate.

Damn! And Danny had plans to come out this summer—maybe even get laid! He doesn't have time for ankle monitors and serial killers!

Then ginger-haired Luke Jamison moves in next door. Not only does Luke solve a few of Danny's more urgent problems, he also manages to create a couple more that Danny never saw coming. Gee. If he can survive it, this summer might not be so bad after all.

Shattered Glass by Dani Alexander

A male prostitute, a mangy cat, a murder and a maniacal mix-up that threatens his career, his impending marriage and his life. Nothing is going as planned for Austin Glass.

Austin — seems to have it all. At least on the surface. A loving fiancee. A future with the FBI and a healthy sized trust fund. He also has a grin and a wisecrack for every situation. But the smile he presents to everyone hides a painful past he’s buried too deeply to remember. And his quips mask bitterness and insecurity. Austin has himself and most of the whole world fooled. Until he meets someone who immediately sees him better than he sees himself.

As events unfold and Austin’s world unravels, he finds himself pushed into making quick life-changing decisions. But can he trust Peter or what’s happening between them when each meeting seems to be just a series of volatile reactions?

Yakuza Pride by H.J. Brues

When yakuza underboss Shigure Matsunaga meets Kenneth Harris at a boring social event, he’s surprised to find himself attracted to the blond gaijin with the mismatched eyes. Shigure is even more pleased when he discovers Ken not only speaks Japanese fluently, but is fluent in Japan's ways, even the more violent of the martial arts. Ken’s expertise at kendo is not his most striking quality—it’s the passion beneath his quiet, almost fragile exterior that ignites Shigure's lust, and the two come together as explosively as they spar.

Shigure is a dangerous man in a dangerous position. He’s been trying to keep the peace with the Daito-kai—Shigure's hated rivals—but the danger on the streets is escalating, threatening those Shigure most wants to protect. He may claim to love his gaijin, but before he can keep Ken safe, Shigure will have to overcome hostility from his people, a hidden enemy, and, the most insidious opponent of all, his own hard-won pride.

The River Leith by Leta Blake

Memory is everything.

After an injury in the ring, amateur boxer Leith Wenz wakes to discover his most recent memories are three years out of date. Unmoored and struggling to face his new reality, Leith must cope anew with painful revelations about his family. His brother is there to support him, but it’s the unfamiliar face of Zach, a man introduced as his best friend, that provides the calm he craves. Until Zach’s presence begins to stir up feelings Leith can’t explain.

For Zach, being forgotten by his lover is excruciating. He carefully hides the truth from Leith to protect them both from additional pain. His bottled-up turmoil finds release through vlogging, where he confesses his fears and grief to the faceless Internet. But after Leith begins to open up to him, Zach's choices may come back to haunt him.

Ultimately, Leith must ask his heart the questions memory can no longer answer.


One person will get a chance to win one of these Random Five Books. The winning book will be sent directly to your kindle.

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  1. The first book that came to mind was Beneath the Stain by Amy Lane.

  2. Just one-clicked the first book. Have read and loved Hobbled and Shattered Glass. I highly recommend the Conquest series by SJ Frost and the Sinner's series by Rhys Ford. I also loved Frog by Mary Calmes and Behind Iron Lace by Mercy Celeste. I love so many different books, it's hard to choose. Back later with others. :)

  3. I'm a huge Sean Michael fan but I just read Beautiful boy by Duncan Grace, it has to be one of my all time favorite books.

  4. I *LOVE* The River Leith. That's actually one of my many, many favorites. A couple other favs -- Beyond Duty (SJD Peterson) & The Shearing Gun (Renae Kaye)

  5. I love Beyond Duty by SJD Peterson, it just sticks with me. Heidi Cullinan's Nowhere Ranch and Minnesota Christmas series are great too.

  6. There are only a handful of books that I have re-read. Beyond Duty by SJD Peterson and The Christmas Throwaway by RJ Scott.

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