Friday, November 14, 2014

Book Blast, eARC Review, Excerpt & #Giveaway: The Sparkler:Gin Rickey 2 -Alex and Ricky (CockTails, #7) by Reneé George

Multi-published, best-selling author Renee George has been a factory worker, an army medic, a nurse, a website designer, a small press editor, an artist, and a teacher, but writing stories about sexy alpha men is the BEST job she's ever had. When she turned thirty, she went back to college and earned her BA in creative writing. She has been married to the love of her life, a wonderful man who supports in every way, for over half her life (and that is a VERY long time!). She happily lives in a small, Midwest town with her husband, two needy dogs and a very independent cat. Anything else you want to know, just ask. She’ll give you all the nitty gritty dirt.

Author Name: Renee George
Publisher: Self-published
Cover Artist: Renee George
Pages: 55 pages
Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance

Ricky McNeil doesn't do relationships, especially with hot, rich dudes like Alex Michaels. No, he and Alex find mutual and intense satisfaction together--and if Ricky thinks about Alex too often and wants him too much ... that doesn't mean anything. Right?Alex wants Ricky day and night, but figures asking for an exclusive relationship with the sexy, tattooed man is the best way to scare him off.  Even so, Alex can't resist inviting Ricky to his parents' home for a holiday barbecue. No one's more surprised than Alex when Ricky says yes. Will attending a family event as a couple bring them closer together ... or be the end of everything between them?

My Rating: 4 of 4 Stars
(Based on the Short&Light Read Category)

Oooh, I think I have discovered another gem of a writer! I know this is the second book to that story of Rick and Alex but I never for once was lost. The way their relationship, or supposed lack thereof, worked, it was erotic and yet romantic. 

For a man who supposedly does not do relationships, Ricky is surely someone who wants to be in one. Maybe it is Alex, the rich, nerdy guy who is so out of his league, who makes the difference? 

For Alex, Ricky is a man considered as someone from the other side of the tracks by his snobbish family. He has a 'bad boy' image but as another had said, they do deserve love too and Alex definitely loves.

When they 'meet the parents' let's just say that it went not so well but it also made things clearer between them and made them finally accept their need for each other.

This was such a fast read for me as the story just sort of flowed and I read and read. It's 55 pages so that means, under thirty minutes and I really want more. Guess I take the hint and get the rest of the books listed. 


A delicious tension rose in Alex when Ricky stroked his face and curled a hand behind his neck. Suddenly, he felt dizzy and light headed, the tightening in his chest threatening to burst him wide open. His pulse hammered with anticipation. When Ricky pulled him down and their lips brushed, he nearly collapsed to the ground.

“What about these,” Ricky said, his voice low and seductive. “Are these pretty lips mine?”

“Yes,” Alex whispered. “Yes.”

Ricky’s hand trailed down Alex’s neck to his chest, his hand resting over Alex’s heart. “And this? Can I have this too?”

“Fu-uck,” he stuttered, reaching back to brace himself.

“Is that a no?”

“No,” Alex said. His skin dampened as his whole body trembled. “I mean, not a no. Jesus, I’m sweating.” His breath quickened, and he felt the edge of a panic attack. God, Ricky was going to be the death of him.

“Slow down, Alex,” Ricky said, his voice calm. “Just breathe.”

Alex took a deep breath, held it for a second, and then blew it out slowly.

Ricky wrapped his arms around Alex’s waist and kissed his neck. “Again.”

He took another deep breath and after a slow exhalation, Ricky’s lips drifted across his again. Alex leaned down, slanting his mouth into the kiss, melting against Ricky’s body as he opened for the delicious invasion. The heated stroke of his lover’s tongue inside his mouth felt electric. They didn’t usually kiss. Not like this. They didn’t do this kind of intimacy. They didn’t...

Tour Dates: November 14th, 2014

CockTails #5 Wallbanger 2: The Old Fashioned
"The Wallbanger” will be FREE for readers from Nov 14-16!

(And they’re all free through Kindle Unlimited.)

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  1. Hey Renee! Love the excerpt and review! This is a great series. Thank you for the chance at the giveaway!