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“Black Balled” book 1 from Andrea Smith & Eva LeNoir awesome Black Balled Series. (review below)
Two dominant males, two worthy adversaries, in a business that takes no prisoners, will soon learn that fate refuses to be ignored . . .
My name is Troy Babilonia, but I’m best known as Babu, a renowned literary critic with my own online column. I’m followed by thousands! I’m a living god in the literary world. I have no filter, and for that, my flock of humble followers are forever grateful. If it weren’t for me, they wouldn’t know what to read. I have zero tolerance for the weak-minded attention seekers, nor do I have respect for the self-proclaimed geniuses of the Indie world. My advice to all Indie authors is to never break the cardinal rule in this cut-throat business. Ever.
My name is L. Blackburn and I’m an Indie author. My extraordinary genius was loved and worshiped throughout the literary world, until one egocentric critic tried to obliterate my career. It seems I broke some “cardinal rule,” and now I’m paying the price for it. But I don’t plan on going down without a fight.
Sexual Content. M/M – Graphic Sexual Situations
Holy cow! I must start by saying when I finished Black Balled, I looked to see what other’s thought of the book and was momentarily stunned. As a rule I look at reviews prior to buying books; not so often after I’ve read them. Yet for some reason, some of the reviews for Black Balled caught my eye and I Found myself reading a few of them (thus my being stunned). Apparently there was some controversy surrounding this book when it first came out! What I have no clue nor do I care to know what it is/was. What I care about is the right for people to express their personal opinions. Much like Babu’s right in this story – Babu is a literary Critic who tells it how he feels and not always in polite words! He had every right to tell his readers his opinions: Don’t like them, don’t read them! I feel the same.
Personally, I loved Black Balled. The characters were funny, a bit crazy (in a good way) and perfect for each other! They brought out the best and the worst in each other as they learned about one another, themselves and the true meaning of having a partner in life. While everyone isn’t into MM books or Bisexual stories, and truth be known I wouldn’t say they are my favorite genre either, but Romance books are. This story is so much more than just a MM Book. It’s two men learning to come to grips with events in their personal lives (both past and present) and finding that special someone that “gets them” and most of all accepts and loves who and what they are (even if they are both strong males and bump heads – a lot)!
The storyline had me laughing, sighing and at times wanting to borrow the neighbors frying pan and bopped some sense into both guys. I offer a hearty 2 Thumbs Up for a good book and this reader has just one-clicked part 2 in the Black Balled series (Hard Edit) and can’t wait to see what the author has in store for us next!
In June of 2012, I was fired from my job as an executive for whistle blowing. Yeah, that’s right. I tried to do the right thing, the thing that this Fortune 100 company required, and that was my fate. My settlement prevents me from naming said company, so I won’t. Just be picky about the light bulbs you choose to buy. That is all.
But guess what? Best. Thing. That. Ever. Happened. Because now I’m doing what has always been my passion! I’m writing fiction. Creating characters and plots, full of twists and turns that hopefully, keep my readers enthralled and entertained. Oh, and I’m also a USA Today and Amazon Bestselling author. I have a wicked sense of humor, that you will see glimpses of throughout the pages of my books. No matter the genre, I am determined to infuse laughter throughout, because life is too damn short to take everything so freakin’ seriously.
Eva grew up traveling with her parents to various countries in the world. Reading was her constant companion during her travels and her ability to adapt to different cultures fed her mind with endless possibilities. The characters swimming in her head are always from various horizons with a multitude of dreams and aspirations however they always have one thing in common: The women are strong and independent. A true believer in the female cause, Eva’s wish is to portray the women in her books as the leaders. She sees them walking hand in hand with their partners and not be the sheepish followers of the male gender. But most of all, Eva LeNoir wants to offer her readers a moment of pleasure as they dive into the world of her mind’s creation.