Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Blog Tour, eARC Review, Excerpt & #Giveaway: Secrets of Nothing (Secrets of Nothing SeriesBook #3) by Liz Borino

Author Name: Liz Borino
Book Name:  Secrets of Nothing
Series: Secrets
Book number: 3
Should be read as a series
Release Date: April 22, 2015
Publisher: Liz Borino
Cover Artist: Sean Hayden
Pages or Words: 192 pages

Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance, Family Saga, Romantic Suspense

After several months overseas, Rhett and Kaden O’Neil fantasize about a return to their version of normalcy. However, the FBI mission shows no signs of completion and the men are forced to wait. Just when Rhett reaches the end of his patience, a single phone call shatters his world. His beloved grandfather’s plane disappeared. No tracking. No landing. No crash site. 
Rhett now must unravel the lies in place to protect him so he can help his family. And not even the risk to his own life will stop him.

Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 4 of  5 Stars

Liz Borino has managed to make a simple story go on and on and unfortunately, or fortunately, I am hooked. 

After the second book, where we found Kaden injured and Rhett nearly tearing his hair off from frustration and fear, we find them together once more, in bed (where else?). Unfortunately, Kaden is suffering, physically and mentally. His dreams are destructive and Rhett is learning not to baby his husband. When all things seem normal, other than their intense boredom from lack of activity, things begin not to add up.

Here we meet a new member of their family, Daisy, a beautiful shepherd who seems to know how to read human minds. We get to see Lassie, too sassy a cat to ignore. And then we get to look for Pop who seems to have disappeared. When Rhett begins to fret, the answers he gets is: nothing.

Not good.

Another mystery, another thriller, we seem to catch Rhett and Kaden at the most importunate times. We hunt with them, worry with them, and then wonder, where will it all head to? Then the ending comes and I got to think: oh no, when is the next one going to be released?

That was the worst cliff hanger of all times! I mean, really, it left me in the middle and I had to make sure nothing was left in the book to face the truth: book #4 is coming. ugh!

As we say: to be continued folks!!!


Rhett shook his head. With a deep breath, he logged onto the employee portal and typed Pop’s flight number into the tracking system. Rhett blinked at the screen.
“What the fuck?” Kaden whispered, peering over his shoulder.
Without answering his husband – because he couldn’t – Rhett dialed Jasper. One ring. Two rings. Please answer.
“Hey, Rhett,” he answered after the third ring. “Isn’t it early there?”
“About six a.m. Annabelle called, though, and I told her I’d try to get some information to help her relax,” Rhett said.
Silence. “About your grandfather.” Statement, not a question.
“She call you, too?”
“No, I’m not the person she goes to for comfort,” he answered with an unfamiliar edge to his voice that Rhett didn’t have time to explore. “But I’m waiting for him, too.”
Right… “Would you run a track on Trixie for me, please?”
“Can’t you?”
“Yeah, but I’d appreciate you confirming what I found. I think there might be a glitch on my end.” I hope.
Jasper typed on the other end. “Um, can you confirm the plane number?”
Rhett swallowed hard and his heart raced. “Why?”
He blew out a breath and recited the plane’s registered number.
More typing. “And he left on Friday morning at four-thirty?”
“Yes, why? What are you seeing?”
An unmeasurable moment of silence preceded Jasper’s sharp inhale. “Nothing.”
“What the hell do you mean, ‘nothing’?”
“After Lou cleared him for takeoff we have nothing. No tracking. No communication.”
Nothing. The word cleared every other thought from Rhett’s head and sucked the moisture from his mouth. If he could count on one thing with his grandfather, it was his adherence to safety. To get nothing meant his navigation system was disabled, which meant…
“I’m sorry, man.” Jasper’s voice yanked him from his thoughts. “Want me to call the FAA or Annabelle?”
“Definitely not Annabelle. Yes, I’m going to be an asshole and wait until we have some answers before talking to her.”
“No arguments there,” Jasper said. “FAA?”
Rhett leaned on Kaden, who had appeared at his side somewhere around the time he lost all the air from his lungs. “Let me ask the FBI. If they don’t know anything, we’ll start a full investigation. Can you send me a screen shot of the flight?”
“Um,” Jasper started, “sure, but why would the FBI track flights? I know he used to run missions for them, but he can’t anymore.”
“He and Stuart are friends, and I have to exhaust all possibilities before involving the FAA.”
More silence. “You know best.”
No, I don’t, but we’ll pretend.
“Keep me updated.”
      “Will do. Thanks, Jasper.”

Tour Dates & Stops: May 5, 2015

Rafflecopter Prize: One Secrets of Nothing ebook; and a set of the first three books in the series Secrets in the Air, No Time for Secrets, and Secrets of Nothing

About the Author

Liz Borino transcribes the world inside her head onto the page, and shares it with the people who are stuck in the "real world" to makes their lives a little more interesting. Because in her world, heroes fall and stand up again with the help of their partners and friends. Liz's world is littered with formidable obstacles, which her heroes overcome with a fire of courage and passion. The beauty of love between two men is celebrated. Who wouldn't want to live there?When not with her heroes, Liz enjoys exploring cities, working toward social justice, and editing for other authors. Liz published fifteen books since 2012. Visit lizborino.net to learn more!

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Blog Tour, Excerpt, eARC Review & #Giveaway: Secrets in the Air by Liz Borino
Blog Tour, eARC Review: No Time for Secrets (Secrets Series Book #2)

Book Blast/Cover Reveal Questions

2 – Favorite way to unwind at the end of the day? Playing with my gerbils and watching YouTube videos.

3 – Favorite beverage (alcoholic or non) Diet Peach Snapple

5 – Favorite type of dessert? Peanut butter and marshmallow stuffed in a cannoli with chocolate dipping sauce

6 – What’s the most embarrassing gift you ever received? My stepmother thought it would be hilarious to give a fourteen year old the Kama Sutra


8 – What’s your favorite meal? I’ve always enjoyed simple meals, like roast beef and mashed potatoes

9 – What’s the worst thing you’ve ever put in your mouth? Well, there was this guy…

10 – What’s the name of your favorite Crayola crayon color? Red.

11 – Do you prefer soup or salad? Salad.

12 – Favorite type of salad dressing? Raspberry vinaigrette


13 – Favorite soup? Chicken noodle

15 – Two weeks with a private yacht or jet – which would you use and who would you take with you? Jet and my friend Michelle


16 – How old were you when you wrote your first story and do you remember what it was about? I wrote Hanson fanfiction when I was eleven, and that’s all the information I can share. ;)

17 – Favorite childhood book? The Outsiders by SE Hinton


19 – Ability you wished you possessed? I would love to be able to immediately and completely focus.

20 – Skill you wish you had? HTML


22 – Do you have any particular music you listen to while you write? It varies, but it has to be something I know so I’m not concentrating on the music.

23 – Do you prefer tea or coffee? Tea.


24 – Underwear: Sexy or comfortable? Comfortable – always.

25 – Favorite place to write? My bedroom


26 – What was your first job? Denny’s hostess

30 - What has been the biggest surprise to your life after being published? That it hasn’t really changed much, unfortunately.


31 - Do you have any writing quirks that have to be done, or anything that you have to have to write? I have to have headphones with music or white noise on. I cannot write in silence

32 - What it is like being in their head with all those characters? Loud.


33 – Do you have characters who argue over whose turn it is next? Yes. Rhett tends to win.

34 - What do you do to restore or refill when you need to recharge? I’ve been getting into meditation lately and find it’s a great help.


35 – Most amazing place you’ve ever been? Oh, that’s a tough one. I would have to say London, since it’s at the top of my return list.

36 – Have you ever had a character take off and go their own direction? If so, who was the worst? I… never had a character follow script. Rhett would probably be the worst, in terms of rebellion, but he’d say it made him the best. Brat.


38 - How do you deal with interruptions from family and friends – how do you find the balance and mark the space you need? I write in forty-five minute sprints with ten minute breaks in between. During the writing time my phone is silent and I don’t acknowledge emails or Facebook.

39 - What inspired you to write in the first place? I write because I have stories to tell, and keeping them bottled up is exhausting.


40 – What’s the hardest step for you as a writer? Planning? Writing? Editing? Something else? Promoting.

41 – Coke or Pepsi? (Or something else.) Snapple.


42 – Sweet or Salty? Sweet.

43 – Guilty indulgence? I find guilt to be counter productive


44 – Best moment of your school career? The end.

46 – Twinks or Bears? Bears.


47 – Coffee, tea, or something else? Tea.

48 – What’s your favorite color? Royal blue


49 – Favorite of your books? Changes too much

50 – Favorite of your characters? Nope, still can’t pick


51 – Harry Potter or Twilight? Harry Potter.

52 – Three things on your bucket list?
1.      See Les Miserables in London
2.      Spend a year abroad
3.      Open an animal rescue


53 – You meet a time traveler who will take you ‘anywhen’. Do you go to the past or the future? Future.

54 – Cake or pie? Cupcakes.

55 – Dog or cat? Neither. Gerbils.


56 – You’ve been bitten by something radioactive. What power do you get from it? Teleportation

57 – Eat out or dine in? Eat out

58 – What is the best gift you’ve ever received? Friendship.

59 – Best gift you ever gave? Friendship.

60 – What’s your favorite cookie? Chocolate chip.


  1. Congrats on your newest release!! Read book 1 and looking forward to continuing with the series!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  2. Congrats on the new release. I haven't gotten to start this series yet, but it is high on my TBR list. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.