Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Blog Tour, eARC Review, Excerpt & #Giveaway: Discovering Dalton (Manchester Ménage Collection #2) by Nicole Colville

Author Name: Nicole Colville

Book Name: Discovering Dalton
Series: Manchester Ménage Collection
Book: Two – Can be read as a standalone

Release Date: August 28, 2015
Pages or Words: 382 pages

Categories: Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Menage/Poly, Romance
Publisher: Nicole Colville
Cover Artist: Kellie Dennis, Book Cover by Design

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At fifteen, Troy and Liam were fostered by the same family, and although they hated each other at first, they gradually became solid friends. As adults, the two foster brothers live together. Both experience tough times, each being a rock for the other, but their love had never been anything other than brotherly. 
Until they both fall for the same guy, and things get... complicated. 
Dalton is fresh out of a ten year marriage. Feeling lost, he concentrates on the only thing he can control—his body. Developing from a chubby, unfit police officer into a lean, mean inked one, Dalton has never looked better, but inside, he's never felt worse. A relationship is far from his thoughts, and one with another man makes Dalton even more confused. He takes time to get to know Troy and Liam separately, but Manchester isn’t that big, and sparks fly when fate throws the three together. 
Together, these three fight it out between them. Both Troy and Liam demand Dalton choose between them, but what if he didn't have to choose? What if it could work between three? 
The things in life we fight for are never the easiest, but they’re the ones worth holding onto forever.


Liam chatted with Milo, but Dalton was too busy trying to stop hyperventilating and not staring at Liam’s body, seeing it as he last saw it—wet and tense, excited and looking sinful in that shower cubicle. Those types of thoughts weren’t going to help him calm down. Why oh why did that have to happen?
Blue leaned in, calming strokes running up and down Dalton’s back, sweetly spoken words whispered against his neck, and Dalton’s tension eased a little. “Is he an ex or something?”
“No,” Dalton choked out.
“Oh, I just thought there was some history there.” Blue’s glossy red lips curled into a smile. 
“There’s no history of that kind.”
“But there is some to speak about?” Blue opened his green eyes wider and nodded. “It’s obvious. Maybe it’s time you resolved this tension between the two of you somehow.”
“What?” Dalton stiffened.
“Well, there's obviously something happening between you two.”
“Yeah, but not what you think.”
Blue bit his lip while he thought. “Hmm, there’s a few different things going on from where I'm sitting.” He nudged his thigh against Dalton’s dick, and for the first time, he realised he was excited. “Or is this for me?”
Dalton truly had no idea. He was confused by his own body, not understanding why he was reacting at all. But it had happened in the showers while he watched Liam. Maybe it was those moments replaying in his mind which caused his cock to stiffen in his jeans. 
Maybe it was the fact he had someone sitting on him, caring about him, someone with long legs and big heels, who was wearing make-up and who was confusing Dalton’s body by being more feminine than he was used to in a man. But then, Dalton was close to Samuel. He was beautiful and more feminine than Blue and this had never happened, and hadn't Samuel been sitting on his knee earlier? Maybe he was losing his mind. Maybe he’d already lost it.
“I don’t… I really don’t know,” he whispered into Blue’s hair. “I just… I have to go.”
“Wait, sexy.” Blue pressed his body more into his, meeting his eyes, those black lashes coated thickly in mascara. “Don’t run off just yet. There’s no need.”
“I'm not gay,” Dalton rushed out as low as he could make his voice, darting his gaze to Liam, his tight V-necked vest showing off those big muscles, jeans encasing his firm arse, that bottle hanging in between his lips. 
This time, when Blue rubbed his thigh over his cock, Dalton grabbed Blue’s slender calf running up his leg and just held it, not moving him away but not pulling him closer—just frozen, not knowing what to do. 
“You don’t have to label yourself with anything, Dalton.” Blue took hold of his chin, fingertips gently caressing his skin and making Dalton shift his gaze from Liam back to him. “I think…” He eased closer still, his thigh now pressed against the rigid length encased in Dalton’s jeans. “If your body needs something, it lets you know. If your eyes find something pleasing, they look more. If your heart beats faster for someone, then you follow it. I'm not gay. I'm a person. A human being. That’s the label I want to be tagged with. Hashtag Human.” He clicked his fingers with a bright smile.
Dalton smiled through his fear and understood what Blue was saying. He just wasn’t ready to think the same way. “That’s nice.”
“It’s the truth. The truth is always a good thing. I always think our brains confuse us. They have all this bullshit ‘learned’ behaviour which they pick up over the years and it tells you to think one way, your body saying another. It takes time for those two to work together and come to some sort of an agreement, but we all get there eventually. Just don’t pressure yourself, hon.” Blue leaned in, kissing the corner of his mouth, Dalton’s cock now crushed against his thigh. “Of course, I would like to think this is for me, but I know better.” Blue pulled back with a heavy sigh. “If you change your mind though…” He winked with a chuckle.
“Blue.” Samuel was beside them, looking between them both. “Dalton’s a bit…” He drifted off, worrying his bottom lip with his teeth, obviously not wanting to spill too much personal info about Dalton’s bad day and emotional state.
“Confused, sweetie?” Blue offered brightly.
“Yeah.” Samuel looked to the sky, then took hold of Blue’s hand. “You go get some air, Dalton.”

Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

I never read the first book, Saving Samuel but I read this one and I have to say, this can be a firm standalone. The author successfully managed to integrate the back story, quite angsty the way I understood it, and so I did not get lost with the characters who dropped by in this one.

Dalton is literally floundering through his existence, questioning it every step of the way. He recognizes who he is, what he looks like, etcetera, but if one should ask him WHO IS DALTON? he would not know where to start. He is that lost. It does not help his feelings of insecurities can be too painful to bear. One way to get over this dilema is working out and he does it with a focus. On what? You ask me, I ask Dalton, we don't know. Dalton is lost so even his focus suffers, it is a dot on the wall for all we know. In the meantime, his body is getting into uber-delicious shape. Does he notice? Again, don't think so. 

Troy is one set of foster brothers. He is a very talented tattoo artist, at times he even uses his own body as a blank canvas. That is him on the cover. He is beautifully covered. He seeks to find a lover and partner for the one he truly wants and needs never seemed ready. Though, Liam seems to be a little bit preoccupied lately.

Liam is a trainer. He made sure the aging, overweight, insecure cop gets on his workout and after months of dedicated training, he sees the vast improvement. In the process he begins to wonder what it would be like if he and the cop had a relationship that actually lasted more than a few hours.

Dalton has no idea Liam and Troy are brothers. He sees them separately and with a clear conscience. He is falling for Liam fast, he has known him as trainor and friend so does know him longer and better. There is just something about Troy, though, that is easy to fall for and their connection is almost instantaneous. He is torn. How to tell, how to break, how to come clean.

This is a menage and can be complicated. In this story, the relationship that develops is very, very complicated. And yet, there is nothing angsty about this one. Surprisingly, the story flowed so smooth, without too much of a specific element to drag anything long or down. Very easy read, and yet the characters developed to their fullest potentials. Nicole Colville made this throuple work.

Note: eARC copy provided by Pride Promotions for an honest review.

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Nicole Colville, author of Discovering Dalton.Hi Nicole, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

Have you ever gone to a convention? If so, how was it? If not, do you think it’s something you’d like to do in the future?

I haven’t been to one, not as a reader or a writer, but in 2016 I’ve got a few planned. I’ve never been organized enough to get my act together in time for the tickets. I did want to go as a reader in 2014 but unfortunately due to health reasons I couldn’t attend. I’m seriously looking forward to meeting some of my favorite authors and friends who I’ve gotten to know over the years, and a lot of readers.

Would you like to be a full-time writer?

Oh well… *giggles* I just became one. Woo Hoo. I’ve been cutting down my hours on the day job and spending more time on the writing, but after looking at my figures recently for the last year, and working out my ‘wage’ with the hubby, we decided now was the right time to do this full time. So as I’m writing this on the 9th of Sept, it has been two days since I handed my notice into work, and as of the 28th September I will working full time as a writer. It’s taken time, and to be honest, I didn’t think it would ever happen, but financially I’m able to say I make a living out of my books and I'm proud to be able to say I will contribute my earnings to the household. 

Design the ultimate pizza.

Thin base – super thin, and crispy, BBQ sauce – no tomatoes, chicken, smoked crispy bacon, red caramelized onions, jalapeno chilies and some black olives. Oh, and cheese of course – just enough, not too much. OMG Now I’m hungry!! I’m ordering this for dinner tonight. :D

Meet Nicole Colville

Nicole Colville was born and currently lives in Leeds, England. She is a wife and mother of two young girls who somehow manages to fit in being a full time author of m/m romance and erotica. She loves writing complex characters in bittersweet romances which will leave you addicted and craving more from her men.

Although best known for her popular series, Hidden and Knights to Remember, she also enjoys writing with friend, and fellow author, E.M Leya. Together they have published two books in their Sinful Temptation Collection with more planned.

Her new menage collection based in the popular city of Manchester, England is her first solo full length novel outside of The Hidden Series and has three books planned for release in 2015 & 2016.    

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  1. Great review and absolutely loved the interview

    1. It's so easy to review. It is a great read and totally enjoyable. Not at all drama-full. Thanks for dropping by, Val! :D