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New Release Tour! Part & Parcel (Sidewinder #3) by Abigail Roux *Review and Giveaway*


Part & Parcel (Sidewinder #3)
by Abigail Roux

A M/M Contemporary Romance
Released December 19th 2015



Nick O’Flaherty and Kelly Abbott had their happy ending in sight when a friend’s call for help almost ended with them losing it to the blade of a knife. Now, in the aftermath of near-disaster, both men are trying to heal and move on.

Moving on together, though, is harder than either of them realized it would be. Kelly struggles with simply being a lover instead of the Doc, while Nick is mired in his recovery. The distance between them inches along in stilted silence.

Desperately seeking solace, Nick finally gathers the courage to sort through the possessions his dear friend and fellow Sidewinder teammate Elias Sanchez left him when he died. Instead of comforting memories, Nick and Kelly find a stack of letters and strict instructions from Eli that prompt them to send out a call for assistance. With Eli’s letters in hand, Sidewinder sets out on one last mission together, seeking peace and absolution from beyond the grave—and from each other.


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4 stars

The story picks up after the Miami mess that left Nick fighting for his life. The Sidewinder men have retreated to their respective lives and moving on–somewhat. While still recovering from his injuries, Nick decides to go through a box of stuff Elias Sanchez left him when he died only to discover several letters with specific instructions on where Sidewinder must travel to and what they must do once there.

I enjoyed this story very much. I loved having Sidewinder back together and I especially loved seeing them working towards strengthening the bond their shared. Of course, it was fantastic to have Ty and Zane back on the page, but I also enjoyed getting to know Elias Sanchez a little bit more. The road trip and subsequent letters and instructions revealed how deeply connected the guys were and how much Elias was missed by the men.

Of course, I can’t forget to mention Nick and Kelly’s relationship. On the surface, everything looks to be running smoothly between the two, but it’s clear there are underlying issues each man is dealing with that in one way or another has affected their relationship. Trust issues, insecurities, resentment, and anger are just some of them. Although I found some issues to be over the top and drawn out (especially for two men who knew one another for 20+ years!), I enjoyed the range in emotions these issues brought and how they were ultimately resolved.

Which leads me to sex! Oh yes, there was some of that and of course it was hot. But I admit, what did it for me were some of their more intimate conversations where they both lowered their guards. It was during these moments where they allowed the other to speak their mind without judgement that their connection as a couple shined through. I loved it!

All in all, a great addition to the series where friendship and loyalty took center stage–both for Sidewinder and Nick and Kelly as a couple.

*I received a copy of this title in exchange of my honest opinion.


Sidewinder series

Shock & Awe (Sidewinder, #1)

Shock & Awe (Sidewinder, #1)
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About the Author

Abigail Roux was born and raised in North Carolina. A past volleyball star who specializes in sarcasm and painful historical accuracy, she currently spends her time coaching high school volleyball and investigating the mysteries of single motherhood. Any spare time is spent living and dying with every Atlanta Braves and Carolina Panthers game of the year.

Abigail has a daughter, Little Roux, who is the light of her life, a boxer, four rescued cats who play an ongoing live-action variation of Call of Duty throughout the house, a certifiable extended family down the road, and a cast of thousands in her head.

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To celebrate the release of Part & Parcel, we are selecting TWO giveaway winners! One will receive the last four Cut & Run books in audio, and the other will receive the full Sidewinder series in audio. Your first comment at each stop on this tour enters you in the drawing. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on December 26, 2015. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. Entries. Follow the tour for more opportunities to enter the giveaway, and don’t forget to leave your email or method of contact so Riptide can reach you if you win!



Tour: Crash & Burn (Cut & Run #9) by Abigail Roux *Review and Giveaway*


Hello and thank you for joining me as I bid a fond farewell to Ty and Zane on the Crash & Burn virtual tour! For the next five days, join me on my virtual stops to help me say goodbye to the Cut & Run series with cut scenes, playlists, behind the scenes looks at the process of writing this last book, and a peek at the original plan for the series and the twists and turns it took on its journey to the end.

Did I mention the prizes? I have incredible prizes for two winners; a go-bag put together by one B. Tyler Grady. Each bag has over $370 worth of goodies in it. For more detail on the contents, you can click the link at the end of this post! Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing to win one of these bags. Entries close at midnight, Eastern Time, on April 1, and winners will be announced on April 3rd. Contest is valid worldwide.



Crash & Burn (Cut & Run #9)
by Abigail Roux

An M/M Romantic Suspense
From Riptide Publishing
Released March 31st 2015



It’s been five years since Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett first worked together to solve the Tri-State murders, and time has been both harsh and kind. Engaged now, they face the challenge of planning a deeply uncertain future together. Zane is at the pinnacle of his career with one last mystery to solve, while Ty is at sea in a world where he’s no longer the tip of a spear.
There’s just one more hurdle in the way of their happy ever after: a traitor from their inner circle who threatens to burn their world to the ground.

Squeezed between the Vega cartel, an unknown mole, and too many alphabet agencies to count, Ty and Zane must gather all their strength and resources to beat the longest odds they’ve ever faced. To make it out alive, they’ll need help from every friend they’ve got. Even the friends who might betray their trust.


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From the very first books where I wanted to throttle Ty and Zane both for being so stubborn to the latest ones where I swooned right along with them, the Cut & Run series has been an adventure filled ride. So here we are at the end of the series–a fantastic series at that. Of course, it’s bittersweet to get to this point but ohhh what an amazing journey it has been!

In this installment we get to see our boys trying to fight for a future together. Secrets are revealed, enemies come to light, some bonds are broken while others are strengthened further. We also get to hang out with the Sidewinders and Liam Bell (ohhh that man!). But most of all we get to see how far Ty and Zane have come the last few years. Their devotion to each other ran deeper than ever before, their love was as fierce as ever and their loyalty to those they love shined throughout.

Kudos to Abigail Roux for making my boys go out with a roar! (no pun intended!) Every single element added to the story only served to further my enjoyment of it. Be it the tender, loving scenes or the action-packed ones, everything worked to bring forth not only how deeply Ty and Zane were bonded but what a fantastic pair of agents they truly were.

And let’s not forget about the twist and turns added at every single turn of the page. These kept me reading well through the night, which my nails (or lack of them!) can attest to that fact. I was riveted, astonished, frustrated and completely engrossed.

Like I said before, it’s sad to see Ty and Zane’s story come to a close but Abi did a wonderful job of bringing it to the page. I love my boys and it was such a thrill to them coming out on top and stronger than ever. Hell, even Liam Bell got to me!

All in all, a fabulous conclusion to a wonderful series. Hopefully there’ll be more from the Sidewinders and the elusive Liam Bell in the near future. Well done Abi Roux. Well done indeed!


About the Author

Abigail Roux was born and raised in North Carolina. A past volleyball star who specializes in sarcasm and painful historical accuracy, she currently spends her time coaching high school volleyball and investigating the mysteries of single motherhood. Any spare time is spent living and dying with every Atlanta Braves and Carolina Panthers game of the year. Abigail has a daughter, Little Roux, who is the light of her life, a boxer, four rescued cats who play an ongoing live-action variation of ‘Call of Duty’ throughout the house, a certifiable extended family down the road, and a cast of thousands in her head.

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Cross & Crown (Sidewinder #2) by Abigail Roux *Review and Deleted Scene*


Cross & Crown (Sidewinder #2)
by Abigail Roux

A M/M Contemporary Romance
Released June 9th 2014



When Nick O’Flaherty arrives at the scene of a double homicide to find he has a witness to the crime, he thinks it’s his lucky day. But when he realizes his witness is suffering from amnesia and can’t even remember his own name, Nick wishes he’d gone with his gut and put in for vacation time.

Then Nick’s boyfriend and former Recon teammate, Kelly Abbott, joins him in Boston, and Nick finds his hands a little too full as the case and his personal life collide. The witness he’s dubbed “JD” is being tailed by Julian Cross, a retired CIA hitman. To complicate matters further, JD forms an attachment to Nick that Nick struggles not to respond to as they search for the key to JD’s identity.

Trying to determine whether JD is friend or foe as they investigate the crime puts them on the trail of a much older mystery. When multiple attempts are made on their lives, Nick is forced to turn to old enemies and new allies to solve a centuries-old crime before he and Kelly get added to the history books.


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4 stars

3.5 stars

After recovering from his surgery, Nick finds himself in the middle of a case with a witness suffering amnesia and a mystery as to what lays behind it all–right before Kelly arrives to spend two weeks with him.

Wanting to keep Kelly by his side, Nick manages to get Kelly in the case as a consultant. With Kelly’s help he hopes to solve the case quickly so they can enjoy what’s left of their vacation. However, what Nick is not expecting is to be leading a treasure hunt that will take him all over Boston, requesting help from people from his past or cooperating with Julian, the man who shot at his boat.

I do believe that Abigail Roux delivered a fun adventure-type story packed full of history facts, myths and legends. (I don’t know much about Boston’s history but I’ll take Abi at her word in that regard.)

The action/adventure was paired up with enough historical details to keep me interested throughout. It helped that Nick and Kelly worked together well in solving each of the clues that came their way. It also helped that the writing was infused with Abi’s trademark humor. There were the witty comebacks, the sarcastic remarks and the one-liners.

But I will be lying to you if I don’t admit that I’m still conflicted about this story.

First, I love Nick and Kelly. Maybe it’s because the author is revealing more about them in this story, maybe is because of the circumstances they found themselves in–I don’t know–they just didn’t seem to be the Nick and Kelly I’ve gotten to know. In this book, both Nick and Kelly behaved contrary to what I’ve know them to be. Not that it’s a bad thing exactly, just that I wasn’t expecting it.

For example:

  • Who is this Kelly? I get that he admires and supports his partner, but not at the cost of losing himself. His reverence of Nick was over the top and so out of character that I found it hard to take him seriously.
  • As far as I know Nick is a cop not a historian. He may be a history buff and that’s a great trait to have but it wasn’t easy for me to see him in that light. He’s a member of Sidewinder–a Marine–where’s that part of him? Temper tantrums does not a warrior make.

Second, I love history facts, treasure hunts and a good mystery as much as the next gal. I even count National Treasure as one of my favorite movies. However, I don’t like to be bombarded by facts every which way, especially when it takes away from the romance of the story. Maybe if the book was categorized as an adventure book with romance elements then I wouldn’t have minded the hindrance. But when they story is billed as a Romance, especially a romance between two previously known characters then it becomes an issue because it interferes with what I’ve come to know of them and their relationship.

Now don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t a total flop. The story was riveting and well written. I enjoyed taking part in the hunt for the clues and getting to know Nick and Kelly in another way. Also, it was great to see them built on their connection and discover that they were still as committed as they ever were to each other.

Needless to say that their chemistry was amazing. I count those encounters as my favorites simply because they weren’t there just for the sake of bringing in the sex. In my opinion, they brought about the side of Nick and Kelly that they didn’t let the world see–the tenderness, the raw emotion and the vulnerability of being open to getting hurt.

All in all, an intriguing if different read from what I was expecting but a good one nonetheless.

*I received a copy of this title in exchange of my honest opinion.


Deleted Scene

Nick was silent as he looked out on the moonlit fields. They were peaceful now, but it seemed there were echoes of gunfire and cannon blasting, bayonets clashing, men and horses screaming in fear and pain.

“It doesn’t really matter why, or how history writes it down,” Nick said. “The only thing that matters is that every man out there believed in what he was doing. He was standing on this ground, willing to take a bullet fired by his brother, to protect something he thought was worth dying for. That country. That king. That ideal. That land back home. That flag. That man leading him. That man standing beside him.” Nick’s voice filled with emotion and he lowered his head. “The burden of death and bravery in places like this is heavy. I’ve always been able to feel it. Someone should feel it.”

Even if Kelly hadn’t already felt the power of this place, it came through clearly in Nick’s voice. It was holy ground, in its own way, bearing the gravity of the past up in what were now wild green pastures dotted with stone and tourists. The agony of it. The struggle. And Nick believed the same as those men, felt it down to his bones. Call it patriotism. Heroism. Integrity. Honor. That indefinable something that had driven so many men to die for something they felt more important than life also lived inside Nick. It had lived inside their team. And if what he believed in was threatened, he’d do the same as they had done; die defending it.

Kelly’s chest constricted as he looked at Nick’s profile in the moonlight. He had never believed that men like this still existed, not until he’d met Sidewinder.

Nick’s breath billowed in front of him in the cold. His eyes were taking in the battlefield, seeing things Kelly couldn’t see, remembering things Kelly had lived with him. Kelly swallowed hard and set one hand lightly on Nick’s shoulder. He couldn’t think of anything to say, so he didn’t speak at all.


Sidewinder series

Shock & Awe (Sidewinder, #1)

Shock & Awe (Sidewinder, #1)

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About the Author

Abigail Roux was born and raised in North Carolina. A past volleyball star who specializes in sarcasm and painful historical accuracy, she currently spends her time coaching high school volleyball and investigating the mysteries of single motherhood. Any spare time is spent living and dying with every Atlanta Braves and Carolina Panthers game of the year. Abigail has a daughter, Little Roux, who is the light of her life, a boxer, four rescued cats who play an ongoing live-action variation of ‘Call of Duty’ throughout the house, a certifiable extended family down the road, and a cast of thousands in her head.

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Ball & Chain (Cut & Run #8) by Abigail Roux *Review*



Title: Ball & Chain (Cut & Run #8)

Author: Abigail Roux

Release Date: March 9th 2014

Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance

Source: eARC



Home from their unexpected deployment, the former members of Marine Force Recon team Sidewinder rejoin their loved ones and try to pick up the pieces of the lives they were forced to leave behind. Ty Grady comes home to Zane Garrett, only to find that everything around him has changed—even the men he went to war with. He barely has time to adjust before his brother, Deuce, asks Ty to be his best man. But that isn’t all Deuce asks Ty to do, and Ty must call for backup to deal with the business issues of Deuce’s future father-in-law.

Nick O’Flaherty and Kelly Abbott join Ty and Zane at the wedding on an island in Scotland, thinking they’re there to assuage Deuce’s paranoia. But when bodies start dropping and boats start sinking, the four men get more involved with the festivities than they’d ever planned to.

With the clock ticking and the killer just as stuck on the isolated island as they are, Ty and Zane must navigate a veritable minefield of family, friends, and foes to stop the whole island from being destroyed.

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4 stars

Well…what do I think? Let me recap…

You see, Cut & Run was the third book I read when I started reading M/M Romance. I fell in love with Ty and Zane from the start. I loved everything about them. Their sarcastic remarks, humor and reactions. Their hot-out-of-control chemistry and their vulnerable sides. Zane with his personal struggles and Ty with his tough exterior and soft heart. Mostly, I enjoyed how they related to each other and accepted their connection.

As the series has developed, I have learned to love how they have changed. I loved seeing Ty recognize his love for Zane in Sticks & Stones. I even enjoyed Ty’s ‘softer side’ in Fish & Chips. It came to the point that I wanted to smack some sense into Zane from time to time–I couldn’t believe he could be so oblivious. Of course, that changed with Divide & Conquer, which showed a whole different side of Zane. One I came to love too.

Now here’s where it got so damn confusing and frustrating for me, but when I came to love the other aspects of these two complex men.

In Armed & Dangerous, everything felt screwed up for me. I just couldn’t SEE them anymore. Yes, they had evolved as a couple, came together and accepted their mutual love for each other. But did their personalities have to disappear in order for them to do that? That’s how I ended up feeling then.

It wasn’t until after I read Stars & Stripes that I came to accept that THEY had changed and maybe, just maybe, my hardcore, bad-ass, sarcastic couple became a better, more emotionally-invested version of themselves. MY Ty and Zane were NOT gone–they were just new and improved and in touch with their emotions.

And that was what Touch & Geaux was all about for me–emotions running rampant, uncertain futures, doubts and hesitations.

You may be asking yourself why the recap. Well,it was something I needed to do to figure out my feelings about this installment in the series. Through it I came to understand that although this might not have been the story I was anticipating, it did showcase how Ty and Zane are evolving as lovers and partners. Sadly, even the greatest stories have to come to an end and I think Abigail did a great job of laying the grounds for that ‘ending’ with Ball & Chain.

I loved the setting, the cast of characters and the plot. The murder-mystery was intriguing and certainly different–it reminded of all those whodunnit stories my grandma used to read. I especially enjoyed having Nick at the forefront of the investigation. I’ve already seen how Ty and Zane worked and appreciated seeing more of their ‘normal’ side than their ‘super agent’ one.  Plus, it also paved the way for the next Sidewinders books, which I’m looking forward to reading.

I am a romantic at heart and it thrilled me that they were so affectionate with each other in public. It just put a great, big, goofy smile on my face. I don’t even need to mention Ty and Zane’s chemistry. This story may be a light one on the number of sex scenes but theses were NOT light in the heat department. I loved it! It never seizes to amaze me seeing them together. I tell you, it’s worth all the tapping and highlighting I put my tablet through.

So, to bring it all around.

This story might not have been what I was expecting this late in the game in Ty and Zane’s story, but it was interesting and enjoyable. It brought another aspect of their relationship to the surface (which I loved) and I’m looking forward to where that leads next.

Ty and Zane are still one of my favorite couples. Maybe they have changed and maybe they are bit mellow, but I will love them as long as they keep that hot chemistry between them, their sarcasm and humor and keep on kicking ass–in a cameo or three. 😉 *hint, hint*.

About the Author

Abigail Roux was born and raised in North Carolina. A past volleyball star who specializes in sarcasm and painful historical accuracy, she currently spends her time coaching high school volleyball and investigating the mysteries of single motherhood. Any spare time is spent living and dying with every Atlanta Braves and Carolina Panthers game of the year. Abigail has a daughter, Little Roux, who is the light of her life, a boxer, four rescued cats who play an ongoing live-action variation of ‘Call of Duty’ throughout the house, a certifiable extended family down the road, and a cast of thousands in her head.

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Touch & Geaux Release Celebration – Web Hunt and Review

I have been eagerly anticipating the release of Touch & Geaux and now it’s finally here!

In celebration of its official release, Riptide Publishing has planned a Cut & Run series-themed web hunt for today Monday, April 8th and a live chat with author Abigail Roux on Wednesday, April 10th.

Collect all of the favorite Cut & Run series quotes today to be eligible for great prizes from Riptide Publishing and Abi Roux! More details about the web hunt can be found at Riptide’s official Touch & Geaux Release Week Celebration page.

Your quote from LeAnn’s Book Reviews is:

“I love you.”  Ty said out of the blue, his voice almost sing-song.
Zane laughed. “You’re drunk.”
“I loved you before I was drunk.”

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for April 10, 12 p.m. EST,  when Riptide will be hosting its first ever live chat featuring Abi Roux! Click here to RSVP to this event via Google+.



Touch & Geaux (Cut & Run #7) by Abigail Roux

Rating: 5 stars

Available at: Riptide Publishing

Synopsis: After having their faces plastered across the news during a high-profile case, FBI Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett have become more useful to the Bureau posing for photo ops than working undercover. Just as Zane is beginning to consider retirement a viable option, Ty receives a distress call from a friend, leading them to a city rife with echoes from the past.

New Orleans wears its history on its streets, and it’s the one place Ty’s face could get him killed. Surrounded by trouble as soon as they land, Ty and Zane are swiftly confronted with a past from which Ty can’t hide—one with a surprising connection to Zane’s.

As threats close in from all directions, both men must come to terms with the lives they’ve led and the lies they’ve told. They soon discover that not all their secrets are out yet, and nothing lasts forever

Review: I’m just going to start writing and see where it leads me ’cause really I just can’t find the words to express how AWESOME this book was.

Dear Abi,

You have done it again!

From start to finish you drew me into the story and never let me go until the final word at the end of the book and even then I was still hangin’ on. You managed to bring new light into these so familiar characters and added magnificent secondary characters that not only complimented Ty and Zane but stood their own ground throughout the story. You did this while still keeping me intrigued in both the romance and the overall conflict of the story.

Oh Abi, Abi, Abi…the emotions you brought to the page! I was hyperventilating, swallowing through a knot in my throat, crying and cursing – one right after the other within a span of minutes. I disliked you a little bit while reading then admired the hell out of you for how you brought it all together – the action, the betrayal, the sex scenes and the humor. I bow to you because this story was everything I was hoping it would be and then some.

With funny one liners, meaningful dialog and hot-as-sin sex scenes that had me drooling on my tablet, your writing was as entertaining and captivating as I have come expect from you. Never mind that ever present sense of doom for my precious Ty and Zane – I didn’t know what the hell would happen next! You kept me at the edge of my seat, tap, tap, tapping my tablet to the point that I had to put it down and wipe it down since my hands were so sweaty.

I’ll be honest, although I was expecting the awesomeness that was the book, I was not expecting the content AT ALL. It was fast paced, dramatic and completely out of control, but ohhhh how I enjoyed it.

You had me hooked from the first chapter with its light, easy dialogue and then moving on to New Orleans where I was all happy-go-lucky and ecstatic that I was hanging out with the Sidewinders and so proud of Zane that he was able to think about Becky without feeling guilty and then finally enjoying a rather, er, hot shower after a long day. I was so looking forward to the morning and all it would bring to my guys, hey maybe some morning frottage or something along those lines, only to wake up and have the trip go all topsy turvy within a few hours.

WHAM! Secrets.

BAM! Fights.


Excuse me, not sex…nope. Nuclear-hot sex. Rough, angry and angsty sex. Tender, tears-inducing sex. I admire that you are an equal opportunity sex scene writer. Yes, yes I do.

So you see, I loved it! Ty, Zane, Nick and the guys. Hell, I even liked Liam Bell. But what I loved the most was that you kept my Ty and Zane’s true personality through it all. Zane’s rage, Ty’s loyalty – their love for each other- and brought it all together to deliver an amazing follow-up book to this series.

I’m already looking forward to the next book, thank goodness for the PRE-ORDER option!

Your loyal minion,

ME 🙂

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Unrequited by Abigail Roux

UnrequitedRating: 5 stars

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 10th 2009)

Synopsis: Vic Bronsen has a problem. He’s stuck in a rut, uninspired by his job, and in love with a man who has no clue. Thinking a change of scenery and company will do his aching heart some good, he goes off on a road trip with his best friend, only to find that the answers to his problems may have been right there in front of him all along.

Review: Wow! this one really surprised me. I know it shouldn’t since I have come to love most of Abigail’s books but this one had it all. Amazing characters, emotions galore and the chemistry between Spencer and Vic? Well that was just the cherry on top!

I loved Vic! He very  much wanted to find love and that meaningful connection to someone. It broke my heart when he longed for Owen to love him, but man oh man, how I loved it when he got that first inkling about Spencer. I was grinning like the fool I am and I didn’t care that I was waiting my turn at at government office.

And Spencer? Pffft, adored him from the moment he was introduced. His humor, his loyalty and later his vulnerability just did me in. He loved Vic so much, but was such a good man that he wouldn’t stand in the way of his happiness. My heart broke for him.

I loved it all from start to finish. From the uncertainty of the feeling’s that surfaced to the tenderness of the first kiss all through the passion that was unleashed between these two, I loved everything about this story. Funny, sweet and sexy as hell, Unrequited was everything I have come to expect from this author and more. Another winner for Abigail Roux!