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Snow Falling – by @DavidsonKing11 #MMROMANCE #CRIMESYNDICATE #HOMELESS #WHODUNIT

Snow Falling by Davidson King

Rating: 4.0 stars

BLURB

After running from a past destined to kill him, Snow has been hiding on the streets.

Tell nobody your name.
Tell nobody your secrets.
Trust nobody!
These are the rules of the streets.

His entire life changes when he saves an eight-year-old boy from a violent end. Christopher Manos is one of the most powerful crime bosses in the country.

Don’t ask anyone to do something you aren’t willing to do yourself.
Secrets can get you killed.
Trust nobody!
These are the rules he lives by.

When his eight-year-old nephew disappears, he never expects the boy’s savior to end up being his own. A man with a dangerous past and a man with a dangerous future find love amidst murder and mayhem. But with Snow’s life being threatened at every turn, will Christopher’s best be enough to prevent Snow Falling.

SNOW FALLING

When I saw that Davidson King was going her debut novel I was really, really hoping that it would all work out for the best, after all not everyone can go from reviewer to author, and vice versa, but if anyone could I knew King could.

I wasn’t wrong. I was, however, wrong about the impression I got from the cover until I read the story and went ‘yup, I get it now’. The model is gorgeous, breathtakingly so, and I see now how it works with the story. Read on, you won’t be disappointed.

THE CHARACTERS

Snow:

I never loved that nickname, but that was the thing about a nickname—you rarely get to pick your own. The second I hit the streets five years ago with my white blond hair, ice blue eyes, and fair skin, people said I blended in with the snow. And no way would I give anyone my real name. That was never a safe thing to do on the streets. Especially, not for me.

Christopher:

When we came to the stone steps and I looked up, I came face to face with not only the most dangerous man in this city, but the most gorgeous. He was broad, and I could see the muscles in his arms and legs even through his expensive suit. He had midnight black hair and obsidian eyes.

THE STORY

And here’s where I was surprised. To say surprised is mild. This is a really good story! I mean, I haven’t really seen this particular mafioso trope before, although you can definitely say it is ‘the bad guy as hero’ trope and man, does it ever work for Ms. King.

Christopher Manos is the heir, and don, of House Manos, a leading crime family/syndicate in town. Christopher Manos is also the guardian of his deceased sister’s son, Simon, and while out with his bodyguard driver Simon decides he’s going to leave the SUV and go out for a stroll whilst the ill-fated bodyguard gets him ice cream. During his wandering, he’s corralled by some nefarious characters who are out to no good.

Snow has been living in the mean streets since running away from home, and his no good father who has been using him for less than honest pursuits, when he comes upon Simon as he’s being cornered by some sinister characters obviously up to no good. He manages to get Simon out of the clutches of these characters, promising to come back and stand in Simon’s stead with the leader of the gang that is trying to take advantage of Simon.

Since I don’t do spoilers, here is where the real action begins, and action it is. This is a thoroughly good story and an excellent start for a debuting author. I am thinking of at least one spin off possibility off of this story, should the author wish to go that route. Regardless, I think she’s definitely found a good style.

Enjoy!

THE WRITING

The writing was solidly good and enjoyable. There was a good flow to the story, no hiccups and WTFs; crisp and clean throughout. This author pays a good amount of attention to detail in her story lines, without inconsistencies, and I must say excellent editing. Some of the best I’ve seen.

There is definitely a good style to this debut author’s writing, an enjoyable cadence that made the story a pleasure to read.

THE AUTHOR

Davidson King, always had a hope that someday her daydreams would become real-life stories. As a child, you would often find her in her own world, thinking up the most insane situations. It may have taken her awhile, but she made her dream come true with her first published work, Snow Falling.

When she’s not writing you can find her blogging away on Diverse Reader, her review and promotional site. She managed to wrangle herself a husband who matched her crazy and they hatched three wonderful children.

If you were to ask her what gave her the courage to finally publish, she’d tell you it was her amazing family and friends. Support is vital in all things and when you’re afraid of your dreams, it will be your cheering section that will lift you up.

THE DISCLAIMER

I would like to thank Davidson King for providing OJ He Say! with a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

Copyright © 2017 Davidson King
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Cover Design by Morningstar Ashley of Five Star Designs
Editing by Heidi Ryan of Amour the Line Editing Interior Design
Formatting provided by Stacey Blake of Champagne Book Design

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#BookReview – Exposed by Bey Deckard @BeyDeckard #MMROMANCE

Rating: 5.0 stars

BLURB

With middle-age looming, Greg offsets his boring day job with what truly feeds his soul: photography. The camera is an extension of himself where he exposes his passion for the intersect of pleasure and pain. However, the lens also acts as a barrier, protecting his subjects from the shameful mistakes of his past, and Greg is left isolated and lonely.

Emyr stands on the cusp of fame, but adulation and abuse are both eroding his confidence, and one night, at the river’s edge, he seeks solace in the rain, hoping to hide his tears.

The photographer and the virgin rock star share an accidental connection on that dark, drizzly night. When Greg invites Emyr back to his hotel room, no strings attached, the young man should have bolted. Instead, an odd sense of trust allows him to follow Greg’s lead.

When the camera comes out, Emyr learns the stage isn’t the only place he loves to perform as Greg touches something inside him that rarely awakens. Faced with a beautiful, talented boy whose soul is as lonely as his own, will Greg be able to face his past and come to terms with it, or will he run from the connection he so desperately desires?

EXPOSED

Bey Deckard is undoubtedly one of my all-time favorite, no questions asked, go to authors. Perhaps what called me to this book, besides my bromance with his writing, is that this one work was quite different from his other works, didn’t quite seem to fit the mold I’d come to expect from Mr. Deckard, and that’s what grabbed my attention.

Leave it to Mr. Deckard to write an exquisite Daddy Kink story. This isn’t incest, or S&M, or BDSM, or D/s. This is adult, consensual, hot as hell Daddy kink, of which I happen to be an aficionado of, amongst other adult pastimes. While Daddy kink does tend to have elements of BDSM in it, if that’s what the participants want, it doesn’t necessarily and Mr. Deckard explores all the elements involved with this particular kink in this excellent story.

THE CHARACTERS

Greg:

Forty-two-year-old Greg has been living his life coping along after his disastrous D/s relationship with his previous partner, Travis, who used Greg for his own, twisted ends leaving Greg emotionally shattered. After a long five years of just surviving, living a celibate life due to the damage inflicted on him by Travis, Greg meets twenty-three-year-old Emyr, lead singer of an up and coming grunge rock group, whose hit Fuckhouse Blues is propelling them into the big leagues.

Emyr:

He turned to me, dark brows low over those big sky-blue eyes. Not as impressive as his magazine photoshoots, of course— hell, I can make anyone look good with a little Photoshop— but still handsome. No, handsome is the wrong word for Emyr Hughes. Ethereal. Innocent. I’d even used the word pretty to describe him in the past, but as he held my gaze steady, I struck that from the list. Not pretty. Too fierce— too raw.

Twenty-three-year-old, gorgeous Emyr, is having a bad evening when Greg stumbles upon him in damp, dank, rainy London. Greg feels a kindred spirit towards Emyr, besides the obvious physical attraction, and asks Emyr back to his hotel room to have a beer and talk. What follows is the beginning of a beautiful love story and cathartic relationship for both men

THE STORY

What a phenomenal Daddy kink story this is.

Greg, with his baggage from his previous relationship with Travis, a user and passive/aggressive abuser and Emyr, the twenty-three-year-old virgin who is the real deal: waiting for the right person to fully let himself go, are the two ideal characters to carry this work through.

The way Mr. Deckard develops the relationship between Greg and Emyr with the backdrop of the various, richly developed characters is nothing short of pure enjoyment. Barry Ward, Emyr’s “uncle” and unbeknownst connection to his long-gone father, Emyr’s mother, Owain and hunky Ladislav, and the threesome of Connor and Eammon and Maisie all make for a wonderful canvas on which to hang this fulfilling and rarely told story.

Please be fully aware that this is most absolutely adult material, and while it is not incest in any way, shape, or form there is a potential for some trigger situations for some. I personally found it rocks!

THE WRITING

Mr. Deckard has an inimitable style that carries through all his works. There is an unwavering attention to detail and execution to the story that makes for such enjoyable reading. There are no hiccups, no editing issues, no WTFs that make you backtrack while you scratch your head and go ‘huh?’. This is quality writing at its best, the story just flows so you can immerse yourself in this universe that’s been created. Yeah, good stuff boys and girls.

THE AUTHOR

Bey Deckard currently lives in the wilds of Montreal with his best buddy, a spotty pit bull named Murphy.

THE DISCLAIMER

I would like to thank Bey Deckard for providing OJ He Say! with a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

Copyright © 2017 Bey Deckard
Published by Bey Deckard
Edited by Starr Waddell – QuiethouseEditing.com
Cover design by Bey Deckard
Cover photo by Strangeland Photography
ISBN: 978-1-63533-260-5
Digital ISBN: 978-1-63533-261-2

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