Monday, April 3, 2017

Blog Tour: Home Fires by Kate Sherwood #Review #Giveaway

Author: Kate Sherwood
Book Home Fires
Series: Common Law #4
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow
Publication date: April 3, 2017
Length: 162 pages

Reviewed by Morningstar


Trouble comes to Mosely, Montana, from the outside world. When the residents of Mosely are left on their own, they can make things work. Sure, there’s always been a militia operating up in the hills, but they were small-scale—just survivalists doing their thing—until organizers came in from out of state. Now Jericho Crewe and the rest of the sheriff’s department are facing down a heavily armed band of fanatics, and the feds are busy elsewhere.

The odds are hopeless, but Jericho swore an oath to serve and protect the citizens of Mosely. He won’t walk away from that, even if Wade Granger’s begging him to run away somewhere and finally be together the way they always should have been.

But this time, it’s Jericho who refuses to leave Mosely, even if staying kills him.

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Yet again Kate has hit this story out of the park.

Wade, how do I love thee? I already know so much about this character that it was easy to fall for him, but in this book, his emotions come out, and in front of people, it endeared him to me even more. The fact that Jericho and Wade are now openly seeing each other adds another dynamic to the story especially when it comes to the feds. Although, it was sort of a sudden change from the last book it was the perfect evolution for Jericho in his mind to finally accept his feelings and desires when it comes to Wade.

The action was fantastically done, yet again, in the final book with a final battle to match. Seriously, I love Wade even more after watching him and knowing how much he loves Jericho but also wants to still kick his cowboying ways ass! The humor with the cast of characters hold true here as it has throughout the series. The author's writing is amazing and probably one of the reasons why I’ve continued reading the series.

The heat level is still low, with a little bit of action, but truly this book wasn’t about that part of the story arc and as much as my dirty mind would’ve loved seeing these two get it on, it wasn’t going to happen. I don’t want to say too much of what happens in the story because there is too much that would be considered spoilers, but suffice it to say I love, love these two guys and the author’s storytelling was what kept me picking up each book.

About the Common Law series

Jericho Crewe escaped from Mosely, Montana, when he was seventeen and built a new life for himself, first as a Marine, then as an LA police officer. Fifteen years later, he’s back, and everything is just as confusing as it was before he left.

Especially Wade Granger. Wade’s still a rebel, still a criminal, and still dangerously fascinating. As Jericho digs deeper into the town’s underbelly, he has to decide whether Wade’s the worst the town has to offer, or the only part of Mosely worth saving.

Get all four books from Riptide Publishing! Common Law series

About Kate Sherwood

Kate Sherwood started writing about the same time she got back on a horse after almost twenty years away from riding. She’d like to think she was too young for it to be a midlife crisis, but apparently she was ready for some changes!

Kate grew up near Toronto, Ontario (Canada) and went to school in Montreal, then Vancouver. But for the last decade or so she’s been a country girl. Sure, she misses some of the conveniences of the city, but living close to nature makes up for those lacks. She’s living in Ontario’s “cottage country”--other people save up their time and come to spend their vacations in her neighborhood, but she gets to live there all year round!

Since her first book was published in 2010, she’s kept herself busy with novels, novellas, and short stories in almost all the sub-genres of m/m romance. Contemporary, suspense, scifi or fantasy--the settings are just the backdrop for her characters to answer the important questions. How much can they share, and what do they need to keep? Can they bring themselves to trust someone, after being disappointed so many times? Are they brave enough to take a chance on love?

Kate’s books balance drama with humor, angst with optimism. They feature strong, damaged men who fight themselves harder than they fight anyone else. And, wherever possible, there are animals: horses, dogs, cats ferrets, squirrels… sometimes it’s easier to bond with a non-human, and most of Kate’s men need all the help they can get.

After five years of writing, Kate is still learning, still stretching herself, and still enjoying what she does. She’s looking forward to sharing a lot more stories in the future.

Twitter: @kate_sherwood 


To celebrate the release of all four books in the Common Law series, we’re giving away one four-tour-wide GRAND PRIZE of $100 in Riptide credit! Enter at each stop on each tour (once they go live) to maximize your chances to win! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on April 8, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the Home Fires tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. Congrats and thanks for the post. This book and the whole series sound great. I love gay mysteries and thrillers, and I've got to get started on this one. -
    TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com

  2. Great review, thanks for sharing! I haven't started this series yet, but it's at the top of my list.


  3. Thanks for this yet another honest review, Morningstar. And again, congrats on your new releasw, Kate! <3


  4. Thank you for the review. I love Kate's books, so this series is a must read for me

  5. Congrats on the final release of the series, Kate.
    tankie44 at gmail dot com

  6. Thanks for the review!


  7. So I've found out this is day one. Great detecting Sherlock!
    gsc191055 (at) gmail (dot) com
    Somewhere else I've already admitted to buying the bundle from Riptide.

  8. Congrats on the release, the series sounds great!