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Blog Tour, Excerpt and Giveaway! Cranberry Pi by Lee Brazil

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Cranberry Pi

by

Lee Brazil

Publisher: Lime Time Press

Cover Artist: Laura Harner

Blurb:

As if starting a new job, picking up the reins of a disorganized former colleague, and moving back in with his parents while he saves for a down payment on a house of his own isn’t enough, Cecil Trace has just discovered that part of the Art Director’s job at the exclusive Linwood Academy is putting on a series of holiday pageants…with the first one celebrating Thanksgiving just three short weeks away.

He’s got enough on his hands getting reluctant students ready to wow their parents and the community with their brilliance, and preparing a holiday showing of his own artwork at a local gallery, he doesn’t need recalcitrant but brilliant math instructor Reese Cavelli arguing about every little detail.

While Reese understands the new Art Director’s urgency, he can’t allow Cecil to undermine his authority with the students. Reese can’t help being an ass to the new art director, and he knows in part his behavior is due to his own insecurities, but it’s also got a lot to do with the fact that the vibrant young artist is so damned sexy in his jeans and bohemian shirts. Every time he comes into contact with Cecil Trace, he finds himself

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Excerpt:

The store doors whooshed open and a wave of cold air enticed him inside. The silver gum wrapper nagged at the back of his mind, but he was determined. No more picking up after other people. Not after coming in early and staying late and spending all his planning periods cleaning up Torey Crowe’s disaster of a classroom over the last week.

Pulling out his smartphone, he called up a list of items he needed and swung a cart out of the corral. He knew the store like the back of his hand, but it seemed unusually crowded this Sunday. Ducking into an aisle to detour around a woman who appeared to have at least six two-year-olds in her charge, he nearly collided with another cart. Cursing, he veered to the left quickly. Too quickly as he wound up hitting a hanging display of sandwich containers in gaudy plastic colors.

“Fuck!” Instantly, he backed up a little and bent to retrieve the objects that had fallen from the display. Something rammed into his backside and sent him sprawling forward onto the dirty linoleum. “Fuck!” he snarled, catching himself with his hands and pushing upright.

“Oh, excuse me.”

The pleasant baritone irritated him even more, because it seemed familiar. Spinning about, he found himself face-to-face with the devil himself. Or temptation. The man who’d hit him with the shopping cart was stooping to pick up the sandwich containers, and Reese didn’t have a very clear view of him, but what he saw was enough to make his cheeks burn even brighter and his heart falter just a bit before racing.

Golden hair, in a long, straight sheet fell forward over his face, long…too long for a man, really. Reese tried to sneer, but his fingers twitched again, and he wanted to reach out and push that hair back behind the man’s ear to see what sort of face it hid. He had an impression of slenderness, caught a glimpse of faded denim, and a shirt that looked a hell of a lot like his sister’s baby doll pajamas before his cock swelled. Embarrassed, he jerked his own cart and trotted down the aisle. “Watch where you’re going!” he choked out, racing for the produce department.

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Author Bio:

Somewhere in a small town in up-state New York are a librarian and a second grade teacher to whom I owe my life. That might be a touch dramatic, but it’s nevertheless one hundred percent true.

Because they taught me the joy of reading, of escaping into worlds crafted of words.

Have you ever been nine years old and sure of nothing so much as that you don’t belong? Looked at the world from behind glasses, and wondered why you don’t fit?

Someone hands you a book, and then you turn the page and see… There you are, running from Injun Joe in a dark graveyard; there you are fencing with Athos; there you are…beneath the deep blue sea- marveling at exotic creatures with Captain Nemo.

I found myself between the pages of books, and that is why I write now. It’s why I taught English and literature for so many years, and it’s why my house contains more pounds of books than furniture.

If I’d had my way, I’d have been a fencer…or a starship captain, or a lawyer, or a detective solving crimes. But instead, I am a writer, and I’ve come to realize that’s the best thing in the world to be, because as a writer, I can be all those things and more.

If I hadn’t learned to value the stories between the pages, who knows what would have happened? Certainly not college…teaching…or writing.

Author Contact:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lee.brazil

Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/leebrazilauthor

Twitter: @leebrazil

 

 

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Less Than All by Lee Brazil

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 Less Than All

Less Than All

by Lee Brazil

The Blurb…

A youthful indiscretion leads to a humiliating encounter between Nicholas Danville and Lord Victor Ware. Nicholas returns home in disgrace, and Victor continues life in the Ton. Years later, Nicholas’s reproving parents send him to town to attain a degree of polish before he prepares for life as a member of the clergy. A chance encounter with an old friend leads to a new confrontation between Nicholas and Victor. This time, the attraction between them burns brighter, Nicholas is old enough to know his own mind, and Victor is done with self-denial. From ballrooms to gardens and opera houses, Victor sets about proving that a passionate liaison between two men is possible even under the narrow gaze of the Ton.

So what did I think?

Nicky (the brat) and Victor (the Lord) make a fabulous combination in this historical romance. It’s set in the Regency period (don’t tell anyone but I have no idea what this really means so I can’t comment at all on the accuracy of the book) but I liked the sense of time and place as captured by the author and how it reflected in the characters and dialogue.

Lord Ware lusts after his younger step-brother’s best friend, Nicholas. Nicholas has been walking a fine line, frolicking with his friends (it appears some frotting/wrestling among boys is acceptable) and lusting after the Lord – feelings Victor reciprocates. Nicky’s a younger son, destined for the clergy,and believes he and Victor don’t have a future. Victor has a responsibility to marry and provide heirs. And so begins their relationship as Victor chases and Nicky comes and runs, over and over.

I liked these two together and they sizzled in the bed (and the ballroom, and the gardens, and all the other places they grabbed a moment). I was interested by Nicky’s response to giving himself to the Lord “Be dammed to you, Ware! I’ll not yield to you on this! I have told you repeatedly that I will not allow this act. You choose to delude yourself into believing that I will.” Turns out that Nicky was the one who was deluded. 🙂

My only minor disappointment with this story was the ending. It wrapped up in a nice happy for now but I didn’t quite understand the actions of Victor’s cousin and wanted to find out more of what happens between Victor and Nicky. Maybe a sequel is in order?

3.5 stars

This book was provided by the publisher for the purpose of providing an honest review.

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BLOG TOUR, EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY: Less Than All by Lee Brazil

 

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Less Than All

by Lee Brazil

Publisher:  Lime Time Press

The Blurb…

Nicholas Danville doesn’t trust his lover to share the depth of his attraction.

He knows full well Victor must marry to fulfill his duty to his aristocratic family.

Assuredly marriage will mean the end of their liaison.

A youthful indiscretion leads to a humiliating encounter between Nicholas Danville and Lord Victor Ware. Nicholas is sent home in disgrace, and Victor continues life in the Ton. Years later, Nicholas’s reproving parents send him to town to attain a degree of polish before he prepares for life as a member of the clergy.

A chance encounter with an old friend leads to a new confrontation between Nicholas and Victor. This time, the attraction between them burns brighter, Nicholas is old enough to know his own mind, and Victor is done with self-denial.

From ballrooms to gardens and opera houses, Victor sets about proving that a passionate liaison between two men is possible even under the narrow gaze of the Ton.

Author Bio…

Somewhere in a small town in up-state New York are a librarian and a second grade teacher to whom I owe my life. That might be a touch dramatic, but it’s nevertheless one hundred percent true.

Because they taught me the joy of reading, of escaping into worlds crafted of words.

Have you ever been nine years old and sure of nothing so much as that you don’t belong? Looked at the world from behind glasses, and wondered why you don’t fit?

Then turn the page and see… there you are, running from Injun Joe in a dark graveyard; there you are fencing with Athos; there you are…beneath the deep blue sea- marveling at exotic creatures with Captain Nemo.

I found myself between the pages of books, and that is why I write now, it’s why I taught English and literature for so many years, and it’s why my house contains more pounds of books than furniture.

If I’d had my way, I’d have been a fencer…or a starship captain, or a lawyer, or a detective solving crimes. But instead, I am a writer, and that’s the best thing in the world to be if you ask me, because as a writer, I can be all those things and more.

If I hadn’t learned to value the stories between the pages, who knows what would have happened? Certainly not college…teaching…or writing.

Author Links:

Twitter: @leebrazil

Cover Artist: Laura Harner

Photograph: Dan Skinner

 

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Excerpt…

Peter had evidently taken the time to pull his glossy Hessians back on because Victor had swallowed half the glass before he heard the door click behind him. Lifting the glass to study the amber liquid in the firelight, he spoke without turning around. “I pay you an adequate allowance to cover your own establishment Peter, exactly because I do not wish to find hordes of drunken revelers have invaded my home.”

“I’m glad for Peter’s sake that you’re a generous man, My Lord Ware. But I’d hardly call our little gathering a horde.”

Victor whirled about to find Danville lounging in altogether too close a proximity. A single lingering glance impressed upon Victor the slender lithe frame, lovingly outlined by tight buff colored breeches, fine white linen shirt open at the neck. Both his discreetly embroidered waistcoat and his black tailcoat hung open. Danville’s inappropriate dishabille enticed him as the devil tempted sinners. He held up a hand as though to ward off the smaller man, but Danville stepped impossibly closer, and Victor groaned as his blood thrummed and his head swam.

Strong arms wrapped around his neck, tugging his head down, and soft wet lips pressed lightly against his mouth. “I’ve waited years for this moment, Ware.”

Then Victor gave up listening, gave up fighting the response of his body as an agile tongue probed the seam of his lips, seeking entrance. He accepted Nicky’s kiss, opened his mouth to suck at the questing tongue. He chased Nicky’s tongue for what seemed like ages, his body hardening and heating with lust.

His arms closed around Nicky’s slender waist, hauling the man close so he could seek solace for the ache of his prick in grinding against the silk of Nicky’s evening breeches. The shattering of his whiskey glass on the hearth broke the mood, and Nicky pulled away, retreating to the door.

“I’m going now.” He paused, hand on the doorknob. A strangely earnest expression crossed his face as he tilted his head to glance back at the stunned Victor. “Shall I return? Or do you forbid Peter’s friends the run of your home?”

He slipped from the room while Victor struggled to frame a coherent response.

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Trapping Drake (#1) and Setting The Trap (#2) by Lee Brazil

 

First off, a warning. This is menage (m/m/m)  but it is also twincest. I don’t mind reading about this kind of brotherly love but I realise some people are opposed.

Reading Order

  • Trapping Drake (book 1)
  • Setting the Trap (book 2)

 

Trapping Drake (Trapping Drake, #1)Trapping Drake by Lee Brazil

My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

The blurb…

Drake Fallon’s impulsive decision to stop and help a stranger change a tire leads to intriguing possibilities. What he doesn’t know is that there are two J. Cahills. After miserable years looking for love in other places, Jesse and Jay Cahill have accepted that for them, illicit passion is the only one. They’ve built a life, a home together. A chance encounter on a rainy night brings something Jesse never expected- an attraction for another man. Still, he’s committed to the love he has for his twin, Jay, and he pushes Drake Fallon away. Drake is intrigued by the vulnerable man he met in the downpour. Though Jesse claims to be involved, Drake is certain the relationship can’t be fulfilling or Jesse wouldn’t have returned his kiss with such passion. Jay Cahill is devastated when his lover whispers another man’s name in his dreams. When Drake calls, how can Jay resist meeting the man who’s crept into his twin’s dreams?

So what did I think?

“I don’t think anything as beautiful as what you two just showed me can be evil or perverted. It’s not common, I grant you that. It’s not the easy route to choose in life. But it’s not my place to judge.” from Drake to Jay & Jesse

The story was ok but I didn’t find it really special as it  followed a slightly predictable formula. However, it wasn’t a bad way to spend a little bit of time. The story ends pretty abruptly and provides the first chapter of the next book “Setting the Trap” as a preview. I liked this short story enough to read the next one to find out the conclusion to Jesse, Jay and Drake’s story.

 
Setting the Trap (Trapping Drake, #2)Setting the Trap by Lee Brazil

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Blurb…

“I’m not the kind of guy who lets someone else control my life, Jesse.”

As much as Jay has come to care for Drake Fallon, he can’t let go of the bitter emotions aroused by seeing his twin with someone else. He knows his jealousy isn’t rational, but can’t dismiss it either.

Jesse isn’t in any hurry. He feels what they have is worth taking the time to figure out. Learning to be together, getting used to a relationship between the three of them can only lead to a stronger, more solid relationship.

Drake’s tired of feeling like an outsider, like an interloper though. He wants in. He wants to be trusted, to be loved for who he is, just as he loves the twins for who they are.

It all hinges on Jay’s ability accept someone else in Jesse’s heart, something he doesn’t seem to handle very well.

Until a work related injury leads Drake to issue an ultimatum that forces Jesse to choose a side. Then, it’s an all-out struggle for power that could make or break this fragile relationship.

So what did I think?

This sequel continues the story of Jay and Jesse, twins who start a relationship with Drake.

Jay, Jesse and Drake are working out the ground rules of their relationship but tip-toeing around each other, each afraid of either being hurt or protective of the other.

At times I found the characters actions a bit confusing and struggled to understand the true nature of their concerns about the relationship. Drake was worried that Jay and Jesse would eventually shut him out, Jay was extraordinarily jealous of Jesse and Drake, and Jesse was protective of Jay. I found it easier not to try to work it out too much!

The story isn’t bad but I felt the relationship seemed unbalanced so the ending felt unsatisfactory, not adequately resolving things.

3 Stars

To find out more about Lee Brazil’s books, visit the website.

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