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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Review Request & Author #Giveaway: Places in Time by Cardeno C.

We would like to thank author Cardeno C. for donating an ebook copy of one of the four featured works, to 1 lucky commentator who gets chosen. Make sure to leave a comment below to get a free ebook copy.

Perfect ImperfectionsAll of MePlaces in TimeA Shot of Forgiveness

Perfect Imperfections - Contemporary gay romance, Word count: 65,193


 Coupon Code: PM92R

Read Review Here

Hollywood royalty Jeremy Jameson has lived a sheltered life with music as his sole focus and only friend. Before embarking on yet another international
concert tour, he wanders into a bar in what he considers the middle of nowhere and meets a man who wins him over with his friendly smile and easy-going nature. Accountant slash bartender slash adventure-seeker Reg Moore has fun talking and drinking with The Jeremy Jameson and can’t say no when the supposedly straight rock star makes him a once in a lifetime offer: keep him company on his tour by playing the part of his boyfriend.

Listening to music, traveling the world, and jumping off cliffs is fun. Falling in love is even better. But to stay with Jeremy after the stage lights dim, Reg will need to help him realize there’s nothing pretend about their relationship.

A Shot at Forgiveness - Contemporary gay romance, Word count: Approx. 18,000

                                                 Coupon Code: VH57R

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Sometimes to find love, you must first learn forgiveness.

A dozen years, two thousand miles, and a law degree after high school, Rafi Steiner continues to harbor resentment toward Isaac Jones, his childhood bully turned NBA star. When Isaac appears at Rafi's favorite restaurant acting like a long-lost friend, Rafi bluntly dismisses him.
But Isaac is tenacious and he has his heart set on the grown-up version of the boy he always wanted and never forgot. The way Isaac sees it, he and Rafi are perfect for each other, if only he could sink the most important shot of his life: his one shot at forgiveness.

All of Me - Paranormal/shifter gay romance, Word count: Approx. 18,000


            Coupon Code: XB55D  

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To bond with his destined mate, an Alpha wolf must look past what he sees and trust what he feels.

Bonded by their parents before they were conceived, wolf shifters Abel and Kai adored each other since they were children. As teens, the two future Alphas took the next step in their bonding process and vowed to remain true to one another until Kai came of age. But when tragedy struck, Abel felt betrayed and ran from Kai instead of completing their mating.

Abel never stops yearning for the man who was supposed to lead by his side and after years without contact, Kai returns, broken and on death's door. If Abel wants to fulfill their destiny and merge their packs, he'll need to look past what he saw and trust his heart.

Places in Time - Contemporary gay romance, Word count: Approx. 16,000

                                                                                               Coupon Code: UM38Y

A relationship-challenged actor unexpectedly finds love in the arms of his childhood best friend.

"Sexiest Man Alive" and Golden Globe winning actor Ethan Baker lights up the screen but fizzles in his personal life. When his latest girlfriend breaks up with him, Ethan turns to his one "forever" person - Jude Harrison. But as Ethan makes the familiar drive to his best friend's house, an unexpected detour and a bewildering passenger take him through places in time he'd long forgotten. Suddenly Ethan sees Jude's actions over the years from a different perspective, but it's his own reaction that's the biggest surprise.

Review of Places in Time by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 4 of 4 Stars
(Based on Short&Light Read Category)

I hate to admit this, but one of the scariest books I ever read was A Christmas Carol. When the movie(s) came out, in live action and animated both, I had to go watch because of the kids. I had to take them because it is a classic they ought not miss. I had my eyes covered most times but I persevered. Why? It's the thought of a spirit or ghost of the past, present and the future showing me what I refuse to see. To look at. To accept. I had to relive those fears in Places in Time but thankfully, it was written so light heartedly that I only cringed now and again.

Ethan Baker is 'kidnapped' by a wacko individual he calls Ginger for her red hair. She takes him to different times of his life so he could have a last look of what he had missed out all his life. It involved his friendship with Jude Harrison who had been there since the first day he made it in Hollywood. Way back when they were still children. Ethan gets to relive and finally see with eyes wide open what he had missed out and when Ginger finally leaves him, he takes the bull by its horns and deals with it.

This is one of Cardeno C.'s earlier works and there were times during that period when I had questioned my following her books. There were sure hits and sure misses and this one, I find myself in between. I question how Ethan could have gone on to act the way he did after the Ginger adventure that night and also question how he could not have flipped out. Another question comes to mind, is the way this ended and what happens. Then again, this is a short story so there should be some details left unwritten which would normally be read if this were a full length novella.

Having said that, this is really romantic in the sense that Ethan finally gets himself to task and makes Jude finally get his dream to realization. That Jude so patiently waited all those years spells of a man deeply in love and accepting. I do so love Jude and wish to have read more about him.  

About the Author

Cardeno C - Logo

Cardeno C. - CC to friends - is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few "awwws" into a reader's day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno's stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset.
Cardeno's Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, "You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day."

To get a chance to win an ebook copy of one of the four featured works, leave a comment below and don't forget to leave your contact email address.

We will randomly pick 1 lucky commentator and Cardeno C.will email them their ebook version of choice.

To claim prize, we will be sending an email to the address provided by the lucky commentators. Don't forget to tell us what format you prefer.

Game ends June 19th.


  1. I have just finished re-reading A Shot at Forgiveness and am looking forward to reading more! I would love to read All of me or Perfect Imperfections. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  2. perfect imperfections is still one of my favorite books from c

  3. Perfect imperfections and Places in time are my favorites by CC. I'd love to read both again for the umpteenth time! Lol But I'll pick Perfect imperfections with the bonus scenes!

  4. I haven't gotten to read any of these, but have have been wanting to. Please count me in.
    flutterfli01 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  6. I haven't read any of these yet, but I would love to. Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. I have read several by CC, looking forward to reading more.
    annmarief115 at gmail dot com

  8. Would love to get my hands on Perfect Imperfections! Thank you for the lovely reviews.


  9. several of her books are on my permanent favorites list

  10. these sound interesting

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  11. I've loved all CC's books I've read so far. These looks awesome.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  12. Love shifters! However, all the reviews sound hot.

  13. I want to read Perfect Imperfections! Thanks!

  14. Thanks for the chance to win, I would love a chance to win Perfect Imperfections or Places in Time.

  15. Lovely books. Thank your for this giveaway.

  16. Aw, there are actually two I haven't read from the re-releases.. lol.. I guess It's a good thing I waited? AHAH..
    THanks for the chance to win!

  17. I love PNR so I'd choose All of Me


  18. Such great books from an incredible author!

  19. These books sound terrific. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.


  20. I'm a huge Cardeno C fan, the books are always fantastic! Great giveaway! jenndonald00@gmail.com

  21. I have read some of her books and loved them and I'm looking forward to reading more of them.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  22. I really like her paranormal books. silverblazing2@gmail.com

  23. I love Cardeno C. writing! All her books are fabulous! Awesome giveaway - Carol clworkman4 at gmail dot com

  24. Oh i would love ANY of CC's books! they're awesome, to say the least!

  25. Cardeno C. is an autobuy for me...love love love her. paula.a.ridge@gmail.com

  26. C.C. is by far one of the greatest m/m writers. Every book leaves me with something to hold on to. I often find myself wondering what the characters are doing now, due to the wonderful way the stories are written. Would love to win the new re-release Perfect Imperfections.

  27. This is a lovely chance to win a great book. Count me in please. Thank you.

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  28. This is a lovely chance to win a great book. Count me in please. Thank you.

  29. This is a lovely chance to win a great book. Count me in please. Thank you.

  30. I love all CC's books. She is such a great writer but perfect imperfections is my absolute favorite! Thank you for the giveaway elsikoho at yahoo dot com

  31. Ohmygosh! I love these books x

  32. Cardeno C is an auto buy for me and Perfect Imperfections is my favorite. Thanks for a chance to win. denitra.breuer@gmail.com

  33. Love Cardeno's books. Thanks for a shot at winning one.

  34. Game Over!

    Congratulations: Loveless3173

    I will be sending you an email soon. Please reply to confirm win and please give us choice of format and the title of the featured book of choice as posted. You have 24 hours to confirm before another winner is chosen.

    Thank you all for participating in this incredible giveaway from author Cardeno C. especially those who commented on FB.