Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great week. It has been ridiculously warm here in the mid-Atlantic.  Beautiful days of 75 degrees.  We NEVER get that kind of weather here. It goes from cold to absurdly hot and humid in the span of the week. So this gorgeous weather is making me quite happy.  Of course, I just want to spend every minute outside and not get anything done!

This week I am super excited to be part of the Carina Press M/M Week blog tour.  They are releasing six m/m books this week and their authors are visiting a handful of blogs to spread the word.  They are also giving away an amazing prize at every stop.  Seriously you guys, this is the biggest prize I have ever given out to a single winner – one lucky commenter will win ALL SIX BOOKS they are releasing this week!!! So awesome!  I will also be reviewing three of the books releasing this week as well.  So that should be a lot of fun and I am really excited to be hosting.

We have a lot of other fun stuff happening here at Joyfully Jay this week as well.  This week we’re reviewing 10 stories, having 3 author visits, hosting 2 blog tours, and giving away 7 books!  Not bad!  Here are the details…

On Monday I will be reviewing the fifth and final book in Aleksandr Voinov’s Dark Soul series. I was so sad for this one to end, but Aleks does an amazing job tying it all together and I just loved it.  Also on Monday, Aleks will be here to talk to us more about the book, the series, and what else he has coming our way soon.  He is also bringing a great Dark Soul swag pack to give away to one lucky comment along the tour.

On Tuesday will be the Carina Press blog tour and Larry Benjamin will be visiting. He is the author of the new book What Binds Us and will be chatting about the role of music in his story.  He is also bringing that super amazing giveaway of ALL SIX BOOKS that Carina is releasing this week.  Be sure to stop by to enter (and if you are smart, stop by the other blogs hosting stops this week and enter there as well.  Details are on their tour page).

Also on Tuesday, I will be reviewing Thief by Ava March.  It is the first book in her new Brook Street series and is about a thief who ends up falling for his mark and the way the two of them work to build a relationship despite their different backgrounds and classes.  I really liked this one and am looking forward to the rest of the series.

Tuesday is also the last day to enter to win Nobody’s Hero by Katey Hawthorne. Be sure to leave a comment on her interview post to enter.

On Wednesday, I will reviewing Moving in Rhythm by Dev Bentham. It is the story of a sweet guy who suffers from a crippling social anxiety disorder, and the hunky dancer who helps him come out of his shell.

Later on Wednesday, I’ll have a review of First Time, Forever by K.C. Burn.  This one is about two guys who send their son off to college and have to adjust to life on their own together, seeking to regain their spark from early in their relationship.

Then on Thursday, I’ll be reviewing The Fifth Son by Blaine Arden.  It is a story about a world filled with magic but the main character is the one man who has no powers. Luckily he has a hunky military man to help him along!  Also on Thursday, Blaine will be here to talk to us more about the story and share her thoughts.

On Friday, Melanie will have a review of All the Kings Men by R.J. Scott.  It’s the story of two lovers reuniting during the trauma of an earthquake.

Also on Friday, we will be reviewing four of the stories from Less Than Three Press’ Kiss Me Quick bundles.  This includes short stories by Piper Vaughn, M.J. O’Shea, K-lee Klein, and Isabella Carter.

And I think that should do it for this week, my dears.  Don’t forget to enter to win all the goodies and I hope you will stop back by to check out all the reviews, guest posts, and other fun stuff.  Have a great week! Jay