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text 2017-03-20 06:00
Blog Tour and Giveaway No Regrets by Nicky James
 
 
Title: No Regrets
Author: Nicky James
Publisher: Encompass Ink
Word Length: 91k
Genre: Contemporary MM Romance 18+
Release: March 15, 2017
 

“This. Book. Broke my heart. Healed my soul. Made me cry. Laugh. Made me Hug my daughter and kiss my husband. No regrets.” - Alpha Book Club
“My heart hurts, my eyes are red and puffy and I am in the biggest slump I have been in for awhile. This book destroyed me, it's a story that will forever have a place in my heart, I have No Regrets <3” - Saucy Reviews on Kinky Korner
“No Regrets is a heart wrenchingly, ugly cry worthy ( and oh boy I cried) wonderful love story.I loved the characters. I loved the words. I could feel the characters emotions in every single one.” - Goodreads Review
 
Life makes no promises, and sometimes, you draw the short straw. Landon Johnston’s life came to a grinding halt seven months ago, when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. With the encouragement of his grandmother, Landon works his way out of his slump and tries to live life while he still can. Deciding he doesn’t want to drag anyone else down his morbid path, Landon gives up all friendships and denies himself love. It’s better this way, because all he has to offer is eventual heartache and sadness. While traveling the world, Landon meets Abel Matheson, a free-spirited, unedited, and nerve-grating man who was supposed to only be a one-night-stand. Despite Landon’s insistence that he can’t form a relationship with his current diagnoses, Abel is persistent and will not be ignored. Fighting against all his ingrained urges to run, Landon finds himself drawn down the road he swore he’d never take. Intimacy grows and bonds form… Only… Abel doesn’t know Landon is sick. How can anyone love a man with no future? Telling him might cause him to run, but staying silent means living a lie. A lie which will only reveal itself in time.
 
 
 
 
The silence returned as we continued with our drinks. Abel was the one to break first when he slid his empty cup aside and leaned in, talking in a hushed voice. “So, Landon from Canada, computer nerd and Spiderman wannabe. I’m gonna cut the shit and be blunt.”
 
“You mean, more blunt?”
 
“Yeah, more blunt, so brace yourself. You’re incredibly hot and I wanna find a room somewhere and fuck you senseless.”
 
“Oh. Umm…”
 
Who the hell says shit like that?
 
“There is a pub a block down. Let me buy you a couple of drinks and help you relax, because you’re all stiff and uptight. Then, what do you say we find somewhere private after that?”
 
I had to search for my words because they’d fallen into a gaping chasm of disbelief. “You’re awfully presumptuous.”
 
“I can be. But, you haven’t told me to fuck off yet, so I’m guessing you’ve been considering it too.”
 
Yeah, I’d been considering it since he stood in line for drinks twenty minutes ago. Is that how these things worked? Hey, wanna fuck? Sure, let’s go.
 
Swallowing the dry lump from my throat, I pinned him with a glare, doing my best to show confidence even though I trembled on the inside. “Maybe I am. Only, I don’t drink.”
 
More like I couldn’t drink, at least not with the massive array of medications I took. It was something I had to give up long ago. What I wouldn’t have given for a beer to calm me down. He was right, I was wound tighter than a spring.
 
“A twenty-six-year-old, non-drinker. You just get more and more interesting. I’ll have to find other ways to get you to relax then. I can be creative. Are you here with anyone?”
 
“No. I umm… I came alone.”
 
“Do you have a room nearby?”
 
“What about your friends? Won’t they be looking for you?”
 
He chuckled. “Nah, they’ll be drinking themselves stupid half the night and won’t even know I’m not there.”
 
“Oh… umm…”
 
“A room?”
 
My gaze dropped to the table once again. My blood pressure rose with each slam of my heart against my ribcage. Why the hell was I so nervous? It wasn’t like I was some virgin or anything. I took a deep breath and tried to rein in the suffocating emotion before it got out of hand.
 
Shifting my gaze to my notebook, I saw my list in my head again and heard my grandmother’s words.
 
If I died tomorrow, I’d have no regrets. Can you say the same thing? 
 
I was sure this wasn’t what she meant. Sorry, grandma.
 
Time to tick off another one.
 
“Fuck it. Yes, I have a room a block down the road.” With another shaky breath, I pushed my half-empty mug aside and grabbed my notebook. “What happens in China stays in China, right?” Standing, I glanced back at him.
 
His grin was facetious as he sucked the corner of his bottom lip into his teeth. “It’s not Vegas, but I think it applies.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nicky James lives in the small town of Petrolia, Ontario, Canada. She is mother to a wonderful teenage boy and wife to a truly supportive and understanding husband who, thankfully, doesn’t think her crazy.
 
Nicky has always had two profound dreams in life; to fall back hundreds of years in time and live in a simpler world and to write novels. Since only one of those dreams was a possibility, she decided to make the other come alive on paper.
Nicky writes MM romance books in a variety of styles including contemporary, medieval, fantasy, and historical.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Book Release Tour and Giveaway for No Regrets by Nicky James
 
 
Title: No Regrets
Author: Nicky James
Publisher: Encompass Ink
Word Length: 91k
Genre: Contemporary MM Romance 18+
Release: March 15, 2017
 
 
Life makes no promises, and sometimes, you draw the short straw. Landon Johnston’s life came to a grinding halt seven months ago, when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. With the encouragement of his grandmother, Landon works his way out of his slump and tries to live life while he still can. Deciding he doesn’t want to drag anyone else down his morbid path, Landon gives up all friendships and denies himself love. It’s better this way, because all he has to offer is eventual heartache and sadness. While traveling the world, Landon meets Abel Matheson, a free-spirited, unedited, and nerve-grating man who was supposed to only be a one-night-stand. Despite Landon’s insistence that he can’t form a relationship with his current diagnoses, Abel is persistent and will not be ignored. Fighting against all his ingrained urges to run, Landon finds himself drawn down the road he swore he’d never take. Intimacy grows and bonds form… Only… Abel doesn’t know Landon is sick. How can anyone love a man with no future? Telling him might cause him to run, but staying silent means living a lie. A lie which will only reveal itself in time. 

 
 
 
 
 
“This. Book. Broke my heart. Healed my soul. Made me cry. Laugh. Made me Hug my daughter and kiss my husband. No regrets.” - Alpha Book Club
“My heart hurts, my eyes are red and puffy and I am in the biggest slump I have been in for awhile. This book destroyed me, it's a story that will forever have a place in my heart, I have No Regrets <3” - Saucy Reviews on Kinky Korner
“No Regrets is a heart wrenchingly, ugly cry worthy ( and oh boy I cried) wonderful love story.I loved the characters. I loved the words. I could feel the characters emotions in every single one.” - Goodreads Review
 
The silence returned as we continued with our drinks. Abel was the one to break first when he slid his empty cup aside and leaned in, talking in a hushed voice. “So, Landon from Canada, computer nerd and Spiderman wannabe. I’m gonna cut the shit and be blunt.”
 
“You mean, more blunt?”
 
“Yeah, more blunt, so brace yourself. You’re incredibly hot and I wanna find a room somewhere and fuck you senseless.”
 
“Oh. Umm…”
 
Who the hell says shit like that?
 
“There is a pub a block down. Let me buy you a couple of drinks and help you relax, because you’re all stiff and uptight. Then, what do you say we find somewhere private after that?”
 
I had to search for my words because they’d fallen into a gaping chasm of disbelief. “You’re awfully presumptuous.”
 
“I can be. But, you haven’t told me to fuck off yet, so I’m guessing you’ve been considering it too.”
 
Yeah, I’d been considering it since he stood in line for drinks twenty minutes ago. Is that how these things worked? Hey, wanna fuck? Sure, let’s go.
 
Swallowing the dry lump from my throat, I pinned him with a glare, doing my best to show confidence even though I trembled on the inside. “Maybe I am. Only, I don’t drink.”
 
More like I couldn’t drink, at least not with the massive array of medications I took. It was something I had to give up long ago. What I wouldn’t have given for a beer to calm me down. He was right, I was wound tighter than a spring.
 
“A twenty-six-year-old, non-drinker. You just get more and more interesting. I’ll have to find other ways to get you to relax then. I can be creative. Are you here with anyone?”
 
“No. I umm… I came alone.”
 
“Do you have a room nearby?”
 
“What about your friends? Won’t they be looking for you?”
 
He chuckled. “Nah, they’ll be drinking themselves stupid half the night and won’t even know I’m not there.”
 
“Oh… umm…”
 
“A room?”
 
My gaze dropped to the table once again. My blood pressure rose with each slam of my heart against my ribcage. Why the hell was I so nervous? It wasn’t like I was some virgin or anything. I took a deep breath and tried to rein in the suffocating emotion before it got out of hand.
 
Shifting my gaze to my notebook, I saw my list in my head again and heard my grandmother’s words.
 
If I died tomorrow, I’d have no regrets. Can you say the same thing? 
 
I was sure this wasn’t what she meant. Sorry, grandma.
 
Time to tick off another one.
 
“Fuck it. Yes, I have a room a block down the road.” With another shaky breath, I pushed my half-empty mug aside and grabbed my notebook. “What happens in China stays in China, right?” Standing, I glanced back at him.
 
His grin was facetious as he sucked the corner of his bottom lip into his teeth. “It’s not Vegas, but I think it applies.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nicky James lives in the small town of Petrolia, Ontario, Canada. She is mother to a wonderful teenage boy and wife to a truly supportive and understanding husband who, thankfully, doesn’t think her crazy.
 
Nicky has always had two profound dreams in life; to fall back hundreds of years in time and live in a simpler world and to write novels. Since only one of those dreams was a possibility, she decided to make the other come alive on paper.
Nicky writes MM romance books in a variety of styles including contemporary, medieval, fantasy, and historical.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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No Regrets by Nicky James Cover Reveal & Giveaway
 
 
Title: No Regrets
Author: Nicky James
Publisher: Encompass Ink
Word Length: 91k
Genre: Contemporary MM Romance 18+
Release: March 15, 2017
 
 
 
Life makes no promises, and sometimes, you draw the short straw. Landon Johnston’s life came to a grinding halt seven months ago, when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. With the encouragement of his grandmother, Landon works his way out of his slump and tries to live life while he still can. Deciding he doesn’t want to drag anyone else down his morbid path, Landon gives up all friendships and denies himself love. It’s better this way, because all he has to offer is eventual heartache and sadness. While traveling the world, Landon meets Abel Matheson, a free-spirited, unedited, and nerve-grating man who was supposed to only be a one-night-stand. Despite Landon’s insistence that he can’t form a relationship with his current diagnoses, Abel is persistent and will not be ignored. Fighting against all his ingrained urges to run, Landon finds himself drawn down the road he swore he’d never take. Intimacy grows and bonds form… Only… Abel doesn’t know Landon is sick. How can anyone love a man with no future? Telling him might cause him to run, but staying silent means living a lie. A lie which will only reveal itself in time.
 
 
 
 
The silence returned as we continued with our drinks. Abel was the one to break first when he slid his empty cup aside and leaned in, talking in a hushed voice. “So, Landon from Canada, computer nerd and Spiderman wannabe. I’m gonna cut the shit and be blunt.”
 
“You mean, more blunt?”
 
“Yeah, more blunt, so brace yourself. You’re incredibly hot and I wanna find a room somewhere and fuck you senseless.”
 
“Oh. Umm…”
 
Who the hell says shit like that?
 
“There is a pub a block down. Let me buy you a couple of drinks and help you relax, because you’re all stiff and uptight. Then, what do you say we find somewhere private after that?”
 
I had to search for my words because they’d fallen into a gaping chasm of disbelief. “You’re awfully presumptuous.”
 
“I can be. But, you haven’t told me to fuck off yet, so I’m guessing you’ve been considering it too.”
 
Yeah, I’d been considering it since he stood in line for drinks twenty minutes ago. Is that how these things worked? Hey, wanna fuck? Sure, let’s go.
 
Swallowing the dry lump from my throat, I pinned him with a glare, doing my best to show confidence even though I trembled on the inside. “Maybe I am. Only, I don’t drink.”
 
More like I couldn’t drink, at least not with the massive array of medications I took. It was something I had to give up long ago. What I wouldn’t have given for a beer to calm me down. He was right, I was wound tighter than a spring.
 
“A twenty-six-year-old, non-drinker. You just get more and more interesting. I’ll have to find other ways to get you to relax then. I can be creative. Are you here with anyone?”
 
“No. I umm… I came alone.”
 
“Do you have a room nearby?”
 
“What about your friends? Won’t they be looking for you?”
 
He chuckled. “Nah, they’ll be drinking themselves stupid half the night and won’t even know I’m not there.”
 
“Oh… umm…”
 
“A room?”
 
My gaze dropped to the table once again. My blood pressure rose with each slam of my heart against my ribcage. Why the hell was I so nervous? It wasn’t like I was some virgin or anything. I took a deep breath and tried to rein in the suffocating emotion before it got out of hand.
 
Shifting my gaze to my notebook, I saw my list in my head again and heard my grandmother’s words.
 
If I died tomorrow, I’d have no regrets. Can you say the same thing? 
 
I was sure this wasn’t what she meant. Sorry, grandma.
 
Time to tick off another one.
 
“Fuck it. Yes, I have a room a block down the road.” With another shaky breath, I pushed my half-empty mug aside and grabbed my notebook. “What happens in China stays in China, right?” Standing, I glanced back at him.
 
His grin was facetious as he sucked the corner of his bottom lip into his teeth. “It’s not Vegas, but I think it applies.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nicky James lives in the small town of Petrolia, Ontario, Canada. She is mother to a wonderful teenage boy and wife to a truly supportive and understanding husband who, thankfully, doesn’t think her crazy.
 
Nicky has always had two profound dreams in life; to fall back hundreds of years in time and live in a simpler world and to write novels. Since only one of those dreams was a possibility, she decided to make the other come alive on paper.
Nicky writes MM romance books in a variety of styles including contemporary, medieval, fantasy, and historical.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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review 2016-05-17 14:45
No Regrets
No Regrets - Claire Kent

This was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

 

I enjoyed this.  It's very heavy on the sex in the first half of the book.  But, that's how the relationship is defined.  Leslie is a paralegal and she's just had to euthanize her dog, Polly (14 years old and has late stage cancer).  Josh is the new vet at the practice Leslie uses and is on duty when Leslie takes Polly in for an unscheduled visit.  He ends up having to perform the euthanization.

 

Later, Josh meets Leslie at the park when Leslie usually took Polly.  Leslie is sitting on a bench, not wanting to go home or be at work, and is remembering Polly.  Josh is running for exercise after work.  He sits and talks with her for a while.  Then he asks her to have a drink with him.  They're very attracted to each other and eventually agree to a one night stand.  This is not something Leslie would normally do, but she'd made a promise to herself when she turned 38 to "have no regrets".  To step outside her normal routine and try to live life with no regrets.  She hadn't been doing a good job of that.  But decided to give it a try with Josh.

 

They end up having a long term hook up.  The agreement is for sex only.  Josh is a very sensitive person and has been deeply affected by things he witnessed as an aid worker in Africa.  He's distanced himself from everyone and refuses to get close to anyone.  Not even the pets he now treats.  Leslie would love to have a serious relationship and seeked them out previously, but has decided to go with this until it doesn't feel right any longer.

 

The last half of the book is less sex and more emotion.  Josh has a tragedy in his life.  Things get messy.

 

There wasn't anything surprising about the story, but the characters were likable and it had a sweet ending.

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review 2016-05-15 22:42
With No Regrets - Julie N. Ford

#WITHNOREGRETS  AVAILABLE 6/1/16  SLOW AT FIRST, BUT GETS BETTER!  4 STARS!  @JulieNFord @WhiteStarPress  This was a pretty good book. I almost gave it up about 20% into it because Finnie was driving me crazy about which guy or if any guy she should pick. It was becoming rather redundant. The whole book was pretty much which guy should she pick, but thankfully it went off on other tangents and there were other plot lines than just just those three guys. Towards the end I was glad that I hadn't put it down for those reasons

So if you can get through the first quarter of the book, I think it's worth reading.

Thanks White Star Press and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review. It was entertaining with a few chuckles.

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