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Pinot & Pineapple Lumps by Jay Hogan 💕 Book Blitz & Gift Card Giveaway 💕 (M/M Contemporary Romance)



Penn from Adelaide. That’s all I knew.

We shared a single kiss over a year ago, and I can still remember every toe-curling second of it. He thought I was too young for him. I thought he was running scared. But that kiss was the first time I’d felt alive in a long time, and I’ve been chasing the feeling ever since—doing my research, a lot of research, a lot of men. Something my protective older brother isn’t too happy about.

I’ve been through more than most guys my age, and I still bear the scars. My head’s not always my best friend, but I’m building a life, PTSD be damned. I can’t turn back the clock, and I’m not sure I want to.

Except maybe to that moment when Penn kissed me. I mean, the odds of us ever meeting again were slim to none, right?

Yeah, about that.

But this time I’m ready. I’m a year older, an ocean of therapy wiser, and I know exactly what I want.


“Okay, then for your first tip, only take a small mouthful.”


Kurt sniggered. “I’m more of a take the whole lot to the back of your throat and swallow kind of guy, but I’m sure I can adapt, just for you.”


Sweet Jesus. “I have every faith that you can make the necessary modifications,” Penn deadpanned.


“Excellent redirect.” Kurt chuckled. “Must be those eleventy-billion years longer you’ve spent on earth than me.”


“For fuck’s sake, just take a damn taste and tell me what you think.”


Kurt laughed. “There are so many, many ways to respond to that question—”


“Just do it.”


“Yes sir. Okay, I’m going in for a sniff, but you have to promise not to get mad if I pick up a lot more than you. It’s to be expected. Nasal hairs flatten as you age, it’s not your fault.”


Penn wondered how difficult it would be to arrange a long slow death for the young man.

Kurt took his time. “Mmmm, aha, interesting—”


Tipsy Kurt was too damn cute.


“Okay, okay, I think I’ve got it,” Kurt pronounced, sounding exceedingly pleased with himself. “It’s kind of . . . earthy, and oh, oh, oh, I know . . . it’s got a spicy thing in there. Damn, I recognise it, I just can’t—it smells like Ethan when he’s been bak—cinnamon! That’s it.”


“Huh.” Penn had to hand it to him. “Pretty good. Anything else.”


Kurt sniffed again and Penn’s mind went straight where it shouldn’t.


“Nope, that’s all.”


“Okay. Not bad for a rookie. Now take a sip and roll it over your tongue and around your mouth to pick up all the flavours.”


“Then I can swallow, right? I like to swallow.”


“Yes, Kurt. Then you can swallow.” Death by killer bees.


“My favourite part.”


Penn banged the back of his head on the tree trunk a couple of times as a variety of suggestive noises spilled through the phone, most of which he’d never heard in any wine tasting he’d ever attended, and all of which went straight to his traitorous cock. Death by a million needle pricks.


“Damn that was a big mouthful but I got it down safely—just thought you should know.”


Good lord.


“And I’m pleased to say I have more answers for you.”


“I can’t wait.”


“Okay, here goes.” Kurt cleared his throat. “Berries.”


“I believe we’ve covered that.”


“Hush. And chocolate—”


“Chocolate?”


“Not chocolate, chocolate. But you know those chewy Roses’ ones? Hard something—”

For fuck’s sake. “Caramel, yes, very good. A lot of people miss that one.” Kurt’s palate actually had potential, who’d have guessed?


“See? I told you I’d ace this.”


“I wouldn’t go that far.”


“But there was also something nasty.”


“Nasty?” Penn snorted. “Oh I cannot wait to hear this.”


“No, I’m serious,” Kurt protested. “Like sharp and just . . . blech. Like paint stripper. You don’t notice it when you drink it like normal people, but when you drink it slowly, it’s right fucking there.” He shivered dramatically for effect.


Penn could barely keep his shit together and had to clear his throat. “I believe you’re talking about tannin. And actually, Pinot Noir tends to be lighter in it than a lot of other reds. But trust me when I say it’s not usually described as a gaggable commodity. Most people love it.”


“A gaggable commodity, huh? You seem familiar with the phrase. You want to expand on that?”


“No, I do not.” Penn’s cheeks heated out of sheer ridiculousness.


“Surprise, surprise. Anyway that’s all I’ve got.”




  
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ETHAN SHARPE is living every young Kiwi’s dream—seeing the world for a couple of years while deciding what to do with his life. Then he gets a call. Two days later he’s back in New Zealand. Six months later his mother is dead, his fifteen-year-old brother is going off the rails and the café he’s inherited is failing. His life is a hot mess and the last thing he needs is another complication—like the man who just walked into his café,

a much older…

sinfully hot…

EPIC complication.

TANNER CARPENTER’s time in Queenstown has an expiration date. He has a new branch of his business to get up and running, exorcise a few personal demons while he’s at it, and then head back to Auckland to get on with his life. He isn’t looking for a relationship especially with someone fifteen years his junior, but Ethan is gorgeous, troubled and in need of a friend. Tanner could be that for Ethan, right? He could brighten Ethan’s day for a while, help him out, maybe even offer some… stress relief, no strings attached. It was a good plan, until it wasn’t.



  




CASSIDY MARTIN is a country boy through and through. He loves his horses, his Lord of

the Rings tourist business, and his isolated paradise at the foot of New Zealand’s Southern

Alps. Not that everyone appreciates the seclusion he craves. Take his ex-wife for example.

The sexy-as-hell guy on his latest tour might be whip-smart and push all of Cass’s buttons,

but he’s about as country as a pair of Louboutins, and Cass has been there and done that.

Broken heart with the T-shirt.

STEFAN HAMILTON doesn’t do ‘outdoorsy’, he’s a city boy, born and bred. The closest

Stef gets to the country is ‘Cowboy Night’ at his favourite Auckland gay bar even if the music

makes Stef want to rip his hair out by the roots.

But Stef is also a hardcore Lord of the Rings fanboy. So, when he gets the chance to go on a

horse trek to the iconic film locations in the Southern Alps, he sucks up his fear of the

gigantic animals and his allergy to camping for the chance to let his nerd flag fly. But when

his mate pulls out at the last minute, Stef is left to negotiate the horses, the wrath of mother

nature, and an inconvenient crush on the cowboy leading the tour.

City meets country and the sparks fly.


  






ADRIAN POWELL has a secret, a secret he’s guarded for 17 years. But it’s come at a cost—few friends, fewer lovers and a lifetime of loneliness. If he’s a bit grumpy and a tad pessimistic, who can blame him? So, exactly how he’s ended up with a bunch of nosy friends, a beautiful lakeside cottage and a successful business, is beyond him.

It’s a life he never imagined, and one that includes a problematic new neighbour, NIALL CARMICHAEL–an irritating, equally grumpy, sexy as hell silver fox, who kisses like a dream, shakes every one of Adrian’s walls, and who might just prove Adrian’s undoing.

But secrets have a way of catching up with you. And when Adrian’s past comes knocking, it might just threaten everything he’s built.


  


Jay Hogan Heart, Humour, & Keepin' It Real

2020 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST IN GAY ROMANCE for her novel 'DIGGING DEEP'

Jay is a New Zealand author writing in MM romance and romantic suspense primarily set in New Zealand. She loves writing character driven romances with lots of humour, a good dose of reality and a splash of angst. She's travelled extensively, lived in many countries, and in a past life she was a critical care nurse, nurse educator and counsellor.

Jay is owned by a huge Maine Coon cat and a gorgeous Cocker Spaniel.


   


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