Giveaway ~ 10,000 eCopies of The Last Grand Master by Andrew Q. Gordon

Andrew Q. Gordon is having a giveaway of his ebook The Last Grand Master.  He wants to give away 10,000 ebooks.  Plus there are prizes. How awesome is that?

From his website

Help me give away as many eCopies of The Last Grand Master as I can and you could win a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card, or one of two $25.00 DSP Publications Gift Cards. In addition to entering the contest, you’ll also receive a 35% off coupon from DSP Publications that can be used on anything in their store.

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Corpies (Super Powereds Spinoff #1) By Drew Hayes, Narration by Kyle McCarley

Title:  Corpies

Series: Super Powereds Spinoff #1

Author: Drew Hayes

Narrator:  Kyle McCarley

Publication date:  May 24th 2016     (Original publication date: April 13, 2016)

Publisher:  Tantor Audio

Genre: Super Heroes, Sci-Fi, paranormal, Adult, Young adult, LGBTQIA

Blurb:  Titan was one of the nation’s most loved and respected Heroes, until an infidelity scandal tore his image and family apart. After decades spent out of the limelight, Owen Daniels has decided to take up the mantle of Titan once again to try and make amends for his years away. Unfortunately, the Titan Scandal is still common knowledge, and no Hero team wants such a polarizing figure. With no other options, Owen is forced to take a job overseeing a group of corpies, corporate-sponsored Supers who do rescue work… as long as there are cameras around.

Between a team that doesn’t want him, fellow Heroes who don’t trust him, and a nation that might not be ready to forgive the sins of the past, the return of Titan could prove even harder than the scandal that drove him away. But Owen will have to push on, because his new city is far from a peaceful one. A mysterious enemy is attacking Heroes and growing steadily stronger. An enemy that only the once-legendary Titan might be able to stop.

If he can manage to stick around this time.

Thoughts:  After reading Super Powereds Year 2 and finding out about Hershel and Roy’s father, Titan, I was curious how this book would go. I read a lot of MM romance and other LGBTQIA fiction. Having a gay character in a book not targeted at a particular audience was pretty cool . This book is part of a super hero series. This particular story is about a hero who happens to be gay.
The characters, both heroes and supers, are battling villains, giant robots and dealing with prejudices from people without super hero abilities as well as other supers, heroes and powereds. You would think all people with “super” abilities would support one another, but this is not the case, as it often is in real life. The prejudice also touches on how people react to a gay hero.  It touches on how people sometimes behave towards others that are different from themselves.  
I enjoyed finding out more about Titan’s character, what drove him to the choices he made, how others reacted and what has changed now that he has re-entered the hero world again. The story is fun, fast paced, has an awesome cast of characters and I have to say Hexcellent is one of my all time favorite characters.
I listened to the audiobook and I love the narration. Kyle McCarley does a wonderful job
A wonderful spinoff to the Super Powereds series. 

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Super Powereds: Year 2 ~~ Written by Drew Hayes, Narration by Kyle McCarley

Title:  Super Powereds: Year 2

Author: Drew Hayes

Narrator:  Kyle McCarley

Publication date:  July 11th 2016 (Original publication date: November 7th 2013)

Publisher:  Tantor Audio

Genre: Super Heroes, Sci-Fi, paranormal, college age

Blurb:  Despite having their secret revealed, the residents of Melbrook Hall return to Lander University for another year in the Hero Certification Program. Good thing the focus of this year is teamwork, because with their origins known they’ll have to lean on each other more than ever.

Now finally sophomores, their curriculum expands, allowing them to train in the majors that Heroes specialize in. The new classes will test their minds, bodies, and determination in ways never anticipated. In a year filled with the unveiling of secrets, unexpected entanglements, and, of course, super-powered battles, who will be left standing is anyone’s guess. Because if all that weren’t enough, more light is being shed on last year’s kidnapping attempt, and the results point at something far bigger than mere rogue educators.

Something that isn’t even close to being over with.

Thoughts: This series just keeps getting better. I love it. Even the part(s) that about broke my heart.
For a more in depth review check out by Henry Lazarus’s Review on Goodreads

To find out more about the series click here:  Super Powereds

You can also find my more in depth review of Super Powereds: Year 1

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A Boy Worth Knowing by Jennifer Cosgrove

Title: A Boy Worth Knowing

Author: Jennifer Cosgrove

Publication date:  March 20th 2017

Publisher:  NineStar Press

Genre:  Young Adult, paranormal, MM

Blurb:  Ghosts can’t seem to keep their opinions to themselves.

Seventeen-year-old Nate Shaw should know; he’s been talking to them since he was twelve. But they aren’t the only ones making his high school years a living hell. All Nate wants is to keep his secret and keep his head down until he can graduate. That is, until the new boy, James Powell, takes a seat next to him in homeroom. James not only notices him, he manages to work his way into Nate’s life. But James has issues of his own.

Between dead grandmothers and living aunts, Nate has to navigate the fact that he’s falling in love with his only friend, all while getting advice from the most unusual places.

Ghosts, bullies, first love: it’s a lot to deal with when you’re just trying to survive senior year.

Thoughts:  This is a wonderful book that also happens to be young adult. Nate is a senior in high school and in addition to struggling with the usual teen drama, he also has to deal with ghosts. He can see them, hear them and talk to them, even when he doesn’t really want to.
Then a new guys comes to his high school and his life begins to change in ways he never let himself think was possible. He makes a friend. This may not seem like a big deal, but Nate is kind of an outcast, bullied because he is different (that ghost thing)
This story is sweet, endearing and humorous. It has a great cast of characters> I especially love his Nana and his Aunt. The story rings true of the high school experience (minus the ghosts). Dealing with the pettiness, drama, friendships, love and family.
I found this book through a review by Jules at the Novel Approach reviews. I do not always buy a book based on reviews, but this one stuck with me. Thanks, Jules.

You can purchase the book here:

NineStar Press

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