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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Because Beards - Blog Tour - Oct 8





Title: Because Beards


Release Date: Nov 1, 2016


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Be it a little scruff or a full length beard, there’s nothing more attractive than a man with a well-groomed face. Masculine. Powerful. Sexy. Devoted. Lose yourself in this tantalizing collection of original short stories by your favorite romance authors in support of a great cause. Hipster CEO, bartender, best friend, baseball player—just to name a few—these men all have one thing in common: they’re bearded for your pleasure and deliver one hell of a happy ever after.





All proceeds from this anthology will be donated to The Movember Foundation, an organization that supports charities in the research and treatment of prostate and testicular cancer as well as other men’s health initiatives.





Written by Alexis Alvarez, Faith Andrews, M. Andrews, Jeannine Colette, Hayley Faiman, Angelita Gill, Ace Gray, Ruthie Henrick, Scott Hildreth, Evie Lauren, Jerica MacMillan, R.C. Martin, Emmanuelle de Maupassant, Leslie McAdam, Maria Monroe, Adrienne Perry, J. Quist, Renee Rose, Kacey Shea, Martha Sweeney, and Tom Sweeney.





Cover design by Jessica Hildreth, cover model Jacob Rodney-Model and photography by Wander Aguiar.





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For only $0.99, and all proceeds going to The Movember Foundation to benefit men’s health, this charity anthology brings you twenty-one original short stories from your favorite romance authors; some hot, others sweet, and a few ultra-steamy… but all bearded for your pleasure.




            












I grabbed my purse, turned toward the bathroom, and began to walk away. Carefully placing each foot in front of the other, and at least attempting to look sophisticated, I intentionally walked past the bearded wonder positioned between me and the restroom.





As I walked by, I glanced over my shoulder.





I would have sworn our eyes met.





Maybe it was because I wanted them to.





Either way, he was the most handsome man I had ever seen.





His beard?





Perfection defined.





After relieving myself of the afternoon’s alcohol, I stood at the sink and stared blankly into the mirror. Mentally preparing to talk to the magnificent stranger, I was convinced I had what it took – short of a little courage – to impress him.





I turned toward the door, inhaled a breath of bravery, and pulled it open.





Oh shit!





Standing on the other side of the door stood the bearded wonder. Wearing a shitty little smirk, it appeared he knew I was coming. Although I had many things planned to say, and many more I wanted to say, I executed none of my plans.





Instead, I stepped to the side, gazed at him with wide eyes, and muttered a half-hearted apology as I passed. “Sorry,” I squeaked.





His hand gripped my shoulder lightly. “Wait.”





Oh God.





My legs began to shake. I turned around.





“Yeah?”





“You’re single, adventurous, and have no problem keeping a secret,” he said flatly. I couldn’t help but notice that his teeth seemed as white as the winter snow, but it was his beard that commanded my attention.





I stared back at it – and him – in disbelief.





His eyes narrowed slightly. “Am I right?”





My eyes were still fixed on his beard. I nodded. “Uh huh.”





He reached for my hand, turned toward the back door, and paused. “You’re going to come with me.”


REVIEW

I don't read many anthologies, one reason being they tend to be so long and have so many different writing styles that I find myself losing interest and focus quickly and putting it down, only to refuse reading any more in the future. Something drew me to this one, though, and once I started reading I couldn't stop. Full of hot, steamy, sometimes funny and other times swoony and all around a good damn time. When I started reading it I even wondered if some of the stories were true (Kacey Shea) and with others just enjoyed the ride it took me on. Always one to drool over a good bearded book boyfriend, this anthology offers them up on a buffet and you don't want to miss the meal. 5 stars, totally hot and enjoyable, cover to cover.  ~ Kellie for Eye Candy Bookstore