5 Star Review + Blog Tour: Interborough by Santino Hassell @SantinoHassell #MM #Erotica

interborough_tourbannerInterborough (Five Boroughs #4)

by Santino Hassell

The Raymond Rodriguez from a few years ago wouldn’t recognize the guy he is today. He’s left his slacker ways far behind him and is now juggling two jobs and school. But the balancing act doesn’t allow much time for the man he loves.

David is doing his best to be supportive, but problems at work and his own insecurity leave him frustrated—in more ways than the obvious—whenever he goes to bed before Raymond gets home. The heat and affection between them is still there, but they barely have the time or energy to enjoy it. And it doesn’t help that Raymond is still hiding David from his colleagues.

The stress mounts so high that a vacation in paradise is filled with turmoil instead of harmony, and culminates on their return to the five boroughs with broken promises and heartache. They have to figure out how to stop allowing their differences to overshadow their love. It’s the only way they’ll make it to forever.

Interborough is available from Riptide Publishing. http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/interborough

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Review

This books was another awesome installment of the Five Boroughs series. I absolutely loved returning to this couple. The story starts out with Raymond and David being somewhat on the rocks in their relationship. David’s insecurities about the lack of attention from Raymond get the best of him. He falls deeper in the bottle but Raymond fails to see his perspective since he’s just trying to make it with everything he has on his plate. Though he’s in love with David, he still cannot bring himself to come out to everyone he knows, which David has trouble accepting. When one of Raymond’s colleges seems a bit to cozy with Raymond, David nearly goes out of his mind.

There’s quite a bit of heartache, as well as extremely erotic sex in this book. The chemistry between David and Raymond is just out of this world. Despite David’s neediness and insecurities he hast to be the most beautiful thing imaginable. I loved the way Raymond comes undone when things start to crumble between them. Though their situation seems impossible, somehow they find a way through it all. With one more book to go in this series, I really hope too see more of this couple. I recommend Interborough to anyone who loves MM Erotica and MM Romance.

My Rating: I loved it!

About Santino Hassell

Santino was raised by a conservative family, but he was anything but traditional. He grew up to be a smart-mouthed grunge kid, then a transient twentysomething, and eventually transformed into a guy who spends his days and nights writing romance with an edge.

Santino is a dedicated gamer, a former fanfic writer, an ASoIaF mega nerd, a Grindr enthusiast, but most of all he is a writer of LGBT fiction that is heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, his belief that human relationships are complex and flawed, and his own life experiences.

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Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Interborough, one lucky winner will receive $25 in Riptide Publishing credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on October 29, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!

 

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There are so many free dark reads out there; some that I have yet to find. However, here’s a small list of books that I’ve read, wrote, or have on my TBR list.  Some are new and some older. Please feel free to comment if you know of other free m/m dark erotica or fantasy, and I’ll make sure add them to my next update. I hope you  enjoy! ~ JJ

Gods and Monsters Menoetius by Wulf Francu Godluck

BDSM, Child Abuse, Child Abuse (off page), Dark Erotica, Dub-con, m/m erotica, Rough Sex, Sexual Exhibitionism

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Of Gods and Monsters: Menoetius

Ezekiah by Lisa Henry

Biting, Captive, Dark M/M Fantasy, Dub-con, Enemies to Lovers, M/M Dark Erotica, Non-con

FREE on Author’s Website

Drago Star by J. Johanis

Captive, Creature/ Monster Sex, Dark M/M Fantasy, Drugging, Dub-con, Enemies to Lovers, Forced Prostitution, Forced Seduction, Graphic Violence, Humiliation,Kidnapping, M/M Dark Erotica, Non-con, Non-consensual BDSM, POV of Victim, Taboo

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Drago Star (Toy Soldier #1)

Embraced by Nicholas Bella

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Embraced (Chained in Darkness, #1)

 Slave by Kate Aaron

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The Slave (Free Men, #1)

 

Special Forces Trilogy by Aleksander Vionov

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Special Forces (Special Forces, #1-3)

Evenfall Volume One by Santino Hassell & Ais

Abuse, Captive, Dark M/M Fantasy, Dark M/M Romance, Drugging, Graphic Violence,Hate Crime, Hurt/Comfort, Kidnapping, M/M Erotic Romance, M/M Fantasy,Psychological Trauma, Unpublished Book

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Evenfall: Volume 1: Director's Cut (In the Company of Shadows, #1 part #1)

Evenfall Volume Two by Santino Hassell & Ais

Abuse, Dark M/M Fantasy, Graphic Violence, M/M Erotica, Psychological Trauma,  Rough Sex

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Evenfall: Volume 2: Director's Cut (In the Company of Shadows, #1 part #2)

Reifu Rising by Becca Abbot

Captive, Dark Erotica, Dark M/M Fantasy, Dub-con, Humiliation, Kidnapping, M/M Fantasy, Non-con, POV of Agressor, POV of Victim, Slave, Unpublished Book

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Bonds of Hate: The Invisible Chains Part I by Andrew Ashling

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Spotlight: Sunset Park (Five Boroughs #2) by Santino Hassell #MMRomance #Erotica

TITLE: Sunset ParkSunset Park (Five Boroughs, #2)

SERIES:  Five Boroughs #2

AUTHOR:  Santino Hassell

PUBLISHER:  Dreamspinner Press

LENGTH: 230 Pages

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Raymond Rodriguez’s days of shoving responsibility to the wayside are over. His older brother wants to live with his boyfriend, so Raymond has to get his act together and find a place of his own. But when out-and-proud David Butler offers to be his roommate, Raymond agrees for reasons other than needing a place to crash.

David is Raymond’s opposite in almost every way—he’s Connecticut prim and proper while Raymond is a sarcastic longshoreman from Queens—but their friendship is solid. Their closeness surprises everyone as does their not-so-playful flirtation, since Raymond has always kept his bicurious side a secret.

Once they’re under the same roof, flirting turns physical, and soon their easy camaraderie is in danger of being lost to frustrating sexual tension and the stark cultural differences that set them apart. Now Raymond not only has to commit to his new independence—he has to commit to his feelings for David or risk losing him for good.

Goodreads Link

RATING: Absolutely loved it!

DARK ARTS CATEGORIES: 

M/M Erotica

BUY LINKS: 

Amazon | ARe 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Santino Hassell was raised by a conservative family, but he was anything but traditional. He grew up to be a smart-mouthed, school cutting grunge kid, then a transient twenty-something, and eventually transformed into an unlikely romance author.

Santino writes queer romance that is heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, his belief that human relationships are complex and flawed, and his own life experiences.

To learn more about Santino you can follow him on:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/santino…
Twitter: @santinohassell
Facebook: theonlysonnyhassell | santinohassellbooks
Instagram: santinohassell
Newsletter:http://santinohassell.com/newsletter/

And at his official website: http://bit.ly/16sgcSu

 

 

 

Spotlight: Sutphin Boulevard (Five Boroughs #1) by Santino Hassell #Erotica #MMRomance

TITLE:   Sutphin Boulevard Sutphin Boulevard (Five Boroughs, #1)

SERIES:   Five Boroughs #1

AUTHOR:   Santino Hassell

PUBLISHER:   Self-Published

LENGTH:   264 Pages

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Michael Rodriguez and Nunzio Medici have been friends for two decades. From escaping their dysfunctional families in the working-class neighborhood of South Jamaica, Queens to teaching in one of the city’s most queer friendly schools in Brooklyn, the two men have shared everything. Or so they thought until a sweltering night of dancing leads to an unexpected encounter that forever changes their friendship.

Now, casual touches and lingering looks are packed with sexual tension, and Michael can’t forget the feel of his best friend’s hands on him. Once problems rear up at work and home, Michael finds himself seeking constant escape in the effortless intimacy and mind-blowing sex he has with Nunzio. But things don’t stay easy for long.

When Michael’s world begins to crumble in a sea of tragedy and complications, he knows he has to make a choice: find solace in a path of self-destruction or accept the love of the man who has been by his side for twenty years.

RATING:  Crazy about it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Drug Addiction, Kink, M/M Erotica, Ménage

BUY LINKS: 

Dreamspinner Press  | Amazon ARe

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Santino Hassell was raised by a conservative family, but he was anything but traditional. He grew up to be a smart-mouthed, school cutting grunge kid, then a transient twenty-something, and eventually transformed into an unlikely romance author.

Santino writes queer romance that is heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, his belief that human relationships are complex and flawed, and his own life experiences.

To learn more about Santino you can follow him on:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/santino…
Twitter: @santinohassell
Facebook: theonlysonnyhassell | santinohassellbooks
Instagram: santinohassell
Newsletter:http://santinohassell.com/newsletter/

And at his official website: http://bit.ly/16sgcSu

Spotlight: Stygian by Santino Hassell #Paranormal #MMRomance

TITLE:     StygianStygian

AUTHOR:     Santino Hassell

PUBLISHER:     Dreamspinner Press

LENGTH:     217 Pages

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Jeremy has been isolated and adrift since the death of his brother. Most people just see him as the skinny emo kid who wears eyeliner and plays drums. No one gets him. Nobody tries. He thought the indie rock band Stygian would become his anchor, but—lost in their own problems—they’re far from the family he sought.

Still, hoping to get close to Kennedy, the band’s enigmatic guitarist, he follows Stygian to northern Louisiana for a summer retreat. They had planned to spend six weeks focusing on new music, but things go awry as soon as they arrive at the long-deserted Caroway mansion. Tempers flare, sexual tension boils over into frustration, and Jeremy turns away from the band to find a friend in his eerily beautiful landlord Hunter Caroway.

Kennedy suspects there’s something off about the creepy mansion and its mysterious owners, but Jeremy thinks he’s finally found somewhere he fits. It isn’t until Kennedy forces the Caroways’ secrets into the light that Jeremy realizes belonging sometimes comes with a price.

RATING: I loved it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Abuse, Bewitching, Biting, Brain Washing, Captive, Child Abuse (off page), Cutting, Dark M/M Fantasy, Dark M/M Romance, Drug Addiction, Dub-con, Forced Seduction, M/M Dark Erotica, M/M Horror, Ménage, Murder, POV of Victim, Psychological Trauma, Rough Sex, Sex Ritual

BUY LINKS:

Dreamspinner Press | Amazon

 

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Santino Hassell was raised by a conservative family, but he was anything but traditional. He grew up to be a smart-mouthed, school cutting grunge kid, then a transient twenty-something, and eventually transformed into an unlikely romance author.

Santino writes queer romance that is heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, his belief that human relationships are complex and flawed, and his own life experiences.

To learn more about Santino you can follow him on:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/santino…
Twitter: @santinohassell
Facebook: theonlysonnyhassell | santinohassellbooks
Instagram: santinohassell
Newsletter:http://santinohassell.com/newsletter/

And at his official website: http://bit.ly/16sgcSu

Review: Evenfall: Volume 1: Director’s Cut Part II (In the Company of Shadows #1) by Santino Hassell & Ais

TITLE: Evenfall: Volume 1: Director’s Cut Part IIEvenfall: Volume 2: Director's Cut (In the Company of Shadows, #1 part #2)

SERIES: In the Company of Shadows #1

AUTHOR: Santino Hassell & Ais

PUBLISHER: Unpublished

LENGTH:     344 Pages

BLURB:

Available at: www.inthecompanyofshadows.com
In a post-apocalyptic future, the Agency works behind the scenes to take down opposition groups that threaten the current government. Their goals justify all means, even when it comes to their own agents.

In the newly revised Director’s Cut of Evenfall, the second volume follows Sin and Boyd through a long-term undercover mission in Mexico. They think the hardest part will be maintaining their covers and handling their attraction while living in close quarters, but that’s only the beginning of their newest trials.

When hard and fast decisions lead to catastrophic consequences, the two agents realize getting out of Mexico alive may be their biggest challenge yet.

Warnings: Explicit violence, sex, physical and psychological abuse.

REVIEW:

First of all, this was the hot! This book revolved around their first mission, which took place far from the agency. They were in a small studio sized apartment together and thought they had different jobs leading up to the actual mission, they had no real way of being separate from each other. Since there was so much sexual tension built up between the two, the sex scenes were amazing. In fact, it had to be the hottest sex between two secret agents I’ve ever read.

Though this book ends in a hopeful way, I feel like ominous things are in the air for Sin and Boyd. However, I’m hoping the future books will bring some kind of break with the agency. I don’t know if I’ll be able to hold out on reading the updated versions of books 2-4. I’m going to try though.

RATING: Crazy about it!

DARK ARTS ELEMENTS:

Abuse, Dark M/M Fantasy, Graphic Violence, M/M Erotica, Psychological Trauma, Rough Sex

BUYING LINKS: 

ICOS – Authors’ Website