Saturday, March 28, 2015

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway for Night Shift Anthology by Sawyer Bennett, Toni Aleo, Chelle Bliss, Eden Butler, Kindle Alexander, and Brenda Rothert

Night Shift is now available 6 NEW novellas -- Never Before Released 100% of the proceeds will be donated to charity.  And the stories are good people!
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Authors: Toni Aleo, Kindle Alexander, Sawyer Bennett, Chelle Bliss, Eden Butler, and Brenda Rothert

Summer in the Big Easy is hot. Inside Tulane Medical Center the temperature is on the rise. A doctor nursing a broken heart. A wounded warrior with no interest in love. A single father finding the girl who got away. A combat nurse trying to adjust to civilian life. Two lost souls looking for love. A former detective looking for answers and an FBI agent who finds more than he bargains for.
Desire. Lust. Excess. New Orleans will never be the same. Six never before released stories that will leave you breathless. Dirty things happen in the dark.


★★★★ 1/2 stars

This is one impressive collection of stories.  Even better is the fact they're raising funds for charity and causes close to the author's hearts.  There's nothing like enjoying a great story, or six, and doing something to better your world and that of others around you, both near and far.  Before reading this anthology I'd read books by a hand full of authors in here, but I'd heard about all of them, and so I was excited to get a taste of those I hadn't.  

Perhaps the story that touched me the most emotionally was Sawyer Bennett's Off Duty. The message this book conveys is beautiful and cam very simply be stated in #LoveisLove. It's so true and so simple, yet we often forget this message.  Regardless of how we look on the outside, we're (literally) all the same on the inside.  This story really showcased the power of love and forgiveness and it was blisteringly hot!  Brava Ms. Bennett, Brava!

Closet Confessions was amazing! I can say I've read my first m/m story courtesy of none other than best selling author Kindle Alexander.  She has legions of fans and never having read anything by her or featuring two males as lead characters, I wasn't sure what to expect.  I got a story that was interesting, gripping, and hot.  Really hot.  I understood the dilemmas the characters were facing and I connected with them.  It really became about two people who were attracted to each other yet dealing with other issues.  I don't know why I was surprised by the twist, but I was.  I guess I was too caught up in the story to see it coming. 

I really enjoyed Brenda Rothert's Healing Touch. I loved how Carson and Joss connected in this book.  The story takes place in the duration of a night, but it really seemed like it was longer. I liked how the revealed their truths to one another.  The emotional connection between them was intense and I think that's what made the time they had together seem longer.  

My first taste of Chelle Bliss's writing was scorching!  I felt so bad for Sam.  He's realized something he'd wanted his whole isn't going to happen and he couldn't stay there any more and see what he was missing so he comes to New Orleans and finds a new adventure.  I must admit there was a lot of chemistry between him an Fiona and I loved the way the story started in the present and then took me back to how they met.  

Toni Aleo has a distinct writing style.  I've read and loved some of her Assassins books before, so I sort of knew what to expect.  It turns out this story is a prelude of sorts to another.  Now I have no problem with that, but I wasn't able to connect with the hero, well rather with his logic.  I didn't like Jordie very much. Will I read the continuation of his story when it's released?  Yes, because I'm expecting Toni to redeem in my eyes.  I won't be easy, but I have feeling it'll be sweet.

The final story in this collection is by Eden Butler.  I've read and LOVED her new adult novels and I was excited to see her try her hand at a new genre, romantic suspense.  Boy does she nail the suspense part.  Neil Ryan is looking for answers and isn't having any luck. Every door he opens either leads to a dead end or more questions, and he's not liking what he's finding.  I found myself really intrigued about his mother's murder and I loved how seeing someone important from his past helped him with his current dilemma.  I'm really eager to read the next part in this series and thankfully it's already out.

All in all, this anthology is a great collection of diverse stories set in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  New Orleans has it's own mystique and I loved reading about people living and loving there.  I'm really glad I was able to read and participate in this tour.  I'd strongly recommend you check out this anthology.

*Thank you to the authors for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*

Learn More About These Authors

Toni Aleo is the author of the Assassins Series, Bullies Series, Whiskey Prince, Let it be Me, and the Spring Grove novels. She lives in Clarksville, TN with her husband, and two beautiful children. She enjoys taking pictures, writing, shopping and going to as many hockey games that she can! Click here to visit her website.

Kindle Alexander, best selling and newly award winning author, is an innovative writer and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next! Happily married with too many children, and dogs, living in the suburbs of Dallas. Click here to visit her website.

Sawyer Bennett, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate. Click her to visit her website.

Chelle Bliss, USA Today bestselling author, writes stories about real-life scenarios with fantasy Alpha males. Her works include humor as well as steamy sex. Her work includes her best selling series Men of Inked. Click here to visit her website.

Eden Butler is an Amazon best-selling editor and writer of Romance, Mystery and SciFi and Fantasy novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum. Her debut novel, a New Adult, Contemporary Romance, "Chasing Serenity" launched October 2013. Since that time Eden has published six books and novellas including the Amazon best seller, "Thin Love". Click here to learn more about her.

Brenda Rothert is a proud indie author who loves writing stories that make readers laugh, cry and occasionally, yell at their e-readers. Her Contemporary Romances include Unspoken; The Now Series - Now and Then, Now and Again and Now and Forever, and The Fire on Ice Series - Bound, Captive, Edge, Drive and Release. Her latest release is Killian, the first book in her new hockey series, On the Line. For more information about Brenda’s books, visit her website at

100% of the proceeds will be donated to:


The Keith Milano Memorial Fund - The Keith Milano Memorial Fund was established to help raise awareness about the devastating deadly disease that is Mental Illness. Keith’s spirit and laughter is kept alive through our efforts to increase awareness about mental illness and to raise money for education and imperative research. Click here to learn more.


Pancreatic Action Network - The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is fully committed to providing the most comprehensive set of programs and services to fight this very difficult disease. Our commitment and passion are driven by our mission: to advance research, support patients and create hope for anyone facing pancreatic cancer. Click here to visit the Keep the Memory Alive page.


Nashville Predators Foundation - At the inception of the Nashville Predators' franchise in 1997, we not only made a commitment to develop a successful hockey team and organization, but also believed and committed to fulfilling a recognized responsibility to play an important role in our home community. Click here to learn more/  



  1. Thank you for hosting and supporting on the blog tour today! I love your review! Kindle Alexander is my favorite M/M author and it is nice to see that you enjoyed Closet Confession so much! I hope you will consider some of her backlist, everything is amazing! I love that these six authors are giving up 100% of the proceeds on this anthology to three worthy charities! So inspiring. I hope those of you reading today will #1click4charity and join me in supporting this cause!

    1. Thank you Diane for stopping by and your kind words. I too hope readers will pick up a copy. I'm looking forward to having the paperback in my hands and having the authors sign it one day. I will definitely be looking into Kindle Alexander's back list!



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