Thursday, March 8, 2018

Blog Tour: The Time of My Life by Nora Phoenix #Review #Excerpt #Giveaway


RELEASE DATE: 02.08.18


Denver is determined to realize his lifelong dream of becoming a singer. That’s why entering in The Right Note TV contest is the biggest opportunity he’ll ever get. After everything he’s been through with the boyfriend (now ex) from hell, he will not risk losing himself ever again, especially over a guy.

Judah has almost hit rock bottom. His dream to make it as a singer and musician is all but dead. Added to that, he’s broke and he’s about to outwear his welcome with his friends. Taking part in The Right Note is his last chance, but he cannot afford to show who he really is at the risk of permanently alienating his conservative family.

Denver doesn’t want to be drawn to Judah, ‘cause the guy spells trouble in every way. But the heart wants what it wants, and Denver seems unable to say no, even when Judah keeps switching from hot to cold on him. 

When Judah meets Denver, he knows he’s in deep, deep trouble. He fights the attraction with everything he’s got, but Denver draws him in like the sun. Being with him comes at a price, however, and it’s not just jeopardizing winning the contest. When Denver’s ex stirs up trouble, Judah has to make a decision. Is Denver worth putting everything on the line for?

The Time of My Life is a steamy stand-alone MM romance with a sweet HEA. Please note trigger warnings for domestic abuse and rape. 97k words.


The stage is set, the audience is quiet, all four chairs are turned around, the only sound is the beating of the heart, the inhaling, and exhaling of breaths being taken and the sound of the shoes as the blind auditions start. Sound familiar? Well, I am sure whether you have watched the popular show The Voice or not you probably have heard others talk about it. Nora Phoenix took me on a similar journey on her latest release of "The Time Of My Life," although the music show is not the same, the concept of it is similar. In this remarkable story, I was introduced to two amazingly different yet inspirational characters. Both of which made me laugh, cry, and cheer them on their journeys. 

Denver's voice is that of an angel, openly gay, befriends a very standoffish Judah that is closed lip and who is always running hot and cold, but has the ability to have you standing up when he opens his mouth to sing. To make it through this competition they find themselves thrown together more than either one had expected. In order to make it through both have to face not only their attraction but their hidden past.

It's a remarkable story that will have you captured from the first page. I had the time of my life with this book and with these characters along with a few supporting characters I wouldn't mind seeing having a book of their own. 


“Are you about done pretending to ignore me?” Judah asked.
Busted. Denver looked up, caught Judah smirking at him. “I was trying to be polite,” he said in a weak attempt to defend himself.
“The polite thing would be to offer me some underwear, since I didn’t have time to bring any.”
“Underwear,” Denver repeated. His brain seemed to have stopped working at the mere thought of Judah being naked under that towel. Of Judah wearing Denver’s tight boxers, which would be even tighter on him since he was bigger.
“Yes, underwear,” Judah said, that smirk broadening into an irresistible grin. “You know, those boxer or brief type of fabric men tend to wear under their pants. Unless you want me to go commando?”
Naked. Naked under that towel. Naked wearing only sweat pants. It was hard to think when images were assaulting his mind. Very visual images. Denver swallowed.
“Think you could get to it anytime soon?”
Denver finally managed to get up from the bed and walked to the closet as if in a daze. He took the first pair he could find, the same dark blue he was wearing.
He didn’t trust himself to get too close to Judah, wasn’t sure if he could keep himself from reaching out and touching. Touching that chest dusted with dark hairs, or the happy trail leading to… Yeah, he needed to stay away. He threw the boxers to Judah, who caught them with his left hand.

“I’m gonna… I’m gonna step out for a second,” Denver mumbled. He didn’t look at Judah as he quickly stepped into the hallway, softly closing the door behind him. Judah’s soft laughter followed him, tickling his belly.

About the Author

When she was a little tot, Nora’s mom got a library subscription for her. That, as they say, was that, and a lifelong love for books was born. Nora never stopped reading and doesn’t exaggerate when she says she devours books, rather than plain reads them. She started writing stories as soon as she could hold a pen, and wrote her first full book as a teen (on a typewriter!). It took her waaaay too long to follow her dream to become a romance author.
Nora writes M/M romance, because hello, sexy boys, and likes her men flawed, strong, and a tad broken. She appreciates a little kink, but insists on a happy ever after.
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