RELEASE BLITZ, EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT AND REVIEW: Heart2Heart: A Charity Anthology, Volume 3

Heart2Heart: A Charity Anthology, Volume 3

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Publisher: Self-published

Release Date (Print & Ebook): October 1 – December 30, 2019 only. This collection will be available for only 90 days before it’s gone forever.

Length (Print & Ebook): 200k words, 818 pages (each story is approximately 12k words)

Subgenre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Warnings: none

All buy links or pre-order links: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XP6D2M5

Synopsis

Once upon a time, a group of authors wondered… What if the Heart2Heart app — the dating app with a glitch that matched up the oddest, most perfect couples, and sponsored the charity date raffles that helped dozens of people find love — offered a classifieds section, too?

Need a handyman who knows how to wear a tool belt? Have a closet of drag costumes that needs a new home? How about finally tracking down that guy who made the perfect drink, or who’s just the right height to reach the top shelf?

Join some of your favorite authors of gay romance as they bring you sixteen brand-new stories inspired by reader suggestions!

Once again, all proceeds from this collection will go to the authors’ favorite LGBTQ charities, to ensure that love in all its forms will be celebrated and protected every single day of the year!

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Exclusive Excerpt

Nora Phoenix is thrilled to offer an exclusive look at her Heart2Heart charity anthology contribution, “The Helping Hand”.
About The Helping Hand by Nora Phoenix: When he needs someone to build his newly acquired IKEA furniture, Las meets his sexy neighbor AJ. He’s everything Las is not: flirty, easy going, and oh so handy. Can AJ offer him a helping hand in more than one way?
Excerpt:
They shared Chinese for lunch, AJ wolfing down an impressive amount of orange chicken before he finished off the rest of the General Tso’s chicken Las had left.
“I’m a growing boy,” AJ said with a quick grin.
Las held up his hands. “Go for it. I need to be careful. I’m sitting all day, so it starts adding, you know?” He patted his stomach which had been flat, once upon a time, but could now charitably be described as soft.
AJ’s eyes flashed with something wild. “I like a little padding on a guy.”
Las swallowed, something stirring inside him. “Yeah?”
AJ put down his fork, then slowly wiped his mouth off with a napkin. He gave Las a thorough once-over, and a tingle meandered down Las’s spine.
“Mmm,” AJ said, his voice dropping low. “Very much so.”
There was a way to segue into more, Las knew it, but his brain wouldn’t come up with anything. How was it possible that at thirty-four, his flirting game was still a disaster? Because AJ was flirting, he was sure of it. He stared at him. AJ’s brown eyes were dark and heavy, completely focused on him.“D-Do you want anything more to drink? Another Coke?” Las stammered.

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Review

Had a lot of fun reading this anthology. Lots of amazing stories from my favourite authors and a few authors I’ve never read before.

The Closet part 1&2 by Eden Finley 5 stars
Loved this! David and Kable are adorable!
This is just a beginning and I hope the author continues the story. It’s a story of self discovery. Also loved Adam!
Warning: homophobia

The book by Aimee Nichole Walker 4 stars
Gideon and Evan are very cute! It’s a common trope but very nicely executed! Insecure MC becoming confident with the help of other MC.

The date by Annabeth Albert 5 stars
Damien and Xavier are super hot together. Short,funny and sexy read! Loved the story!!

The yarn wrangler by Charlie Cochet 4 stars
I think this was somewhat different than her previous book but still very funny. Simon and Liam are good together and Bonner did get on my nerves in the beginning. Also is it really possible to have that much yarn?

Dork lord by Damon Suede 2 stars
It was very weird. Maybe it’s the writing style? I just couldn’t connect.

The top shelf by Hailey Turner 5 stars
Cute and very sexy story with an HEA on the horizon. Loved it!!🔥🔥

The Family Reunion by K M Neuhold 5 stars
Fake boyfriend?? It’s my weakness! I adored Law and Roman. Also opposites attract which is a bonus.

The Last drop by Layla Reyne 5 stars
This is Greg’s and Tony’s story from Dine with me. I have been waiting for this one and I absolutely loved it! We also have a cameo from Miller!

The dog walker by Lily Morton 5 stars
This was so lovely! It was funny and also made my heart ache at the same time. I love the author’s writing and this one was no different.

The tree house by Lucy Lennox 4 stars
I’ve never read this author’s work before but i really enjoyed it. They are very cute. And best friend’s brother? Awesome.

The restoration by Mary Calmes 5 stars
Awww! This one deserves all the stars! This is very different from the other stories as in an established couple. I really loved it!

The Vase by May Archer 4 stars
Really liked this one! Sort of like fate or destiny.

The helping hand by Nora Phoenix 4 stars
AJ and Las are very cute! Opposites attract and a little bit of insecurity.

The Dream Machine by Emma Alcott 2 stars
Couldn’t really get into this story. Might be the supernatural.

The Wedding Date by Susan Hawke 3 stars
The writing was a bit off to me but it’s probably just me. Hunter and Quinn start out as a fake date that turns real.

The Wrong Guy by Sloane Kennedy 4 stars
This is different than the other stories. It’s a GFY with a lot of angst. I really liked it even though I thought that Travis was a bit of a jerk.

*ARC provided in exchange for an honest and unbiased review

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Charity information:
With this third volume we are proud to be donating a portion of our proceeds to each of the following charities:

🏳️‍🌈 LGBT Youth Line: a Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit* youth-led organization that affirms and supports the experiences of youth (29 and under) across Ontario. We do this by:
-Providing anonymous peer support and referrals;
-Training youth to provide support to other youth; and
-Providing resources so youth can make informed decisions.

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🏳️‍🌈 Kind Space: committed to providing accessible resources, events, social, and educational programming to celebrate and support people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

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🏳️‍🌈 The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity: aspiring to support and transform Canadian and indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast in a shared vision of a discrimination-free gender and sexually diverse world.

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More info: The first 2 volumes of Heart2Heart made a combined total of more than $50k USD. The net proceeds were donated to six incredible charities, including One-n-Ten, Ali Forney Center, Trevor Project, Rainbow Railroad, Trans LifeLine, and the Bisexual Resource Center. These volumes are no longer available, but thankfully the passion for the project hasn’t faded. Every step of the process has been donated:
● Cover design, logo, and promotional graphics by AngstyG
● Beta reading, editing, proofreading by the team at LesCourt Author Services, as well as Allison Roy
● Promotional posting by LesCourt Author Services and A Novel Take PR
● And of course, the authors’ time and efforts

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Learn more about participating authors:

Annabeth Albert
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100003042667147 | IG: instagram.com/annabeth_albert

May Archer
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100011482840814 | IG: instagram.com/mayarcherauthor

Mary Calmes
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100000204760628 | IG: instagram.com/marysninja

Charlie Cochet
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100003164052695 | IG: instagram.com/charliecochet

Eden Finley
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100010700178264 | IG: instagram.com/finley.eden

Susan Hawke
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100013117063921 | IG: instagram.com/authorsusanhawke

Sloane Kennedy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100009132831061 | IG: instagram.com/sloanekennedyauthor

Lucy Lennox
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100014231406514 | IG: instagram.com/LucyLennoxMM

Lily Morton
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100008647656545 | IG: instagram.com/lilymortonauthor

K.M. Neuhold
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100000729553908 | IG: instagram.com/kmneuhold

Nora Phoenix
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100021169758909 | IG: instagram.com/nora.phoenix

Layla Reyne
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100009180017215 | IG: instagram.com/laylareyne

Piper Scott (writing as Emma Alcott)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100015071117600 | IG: instagram.com/piperscott.mm

Damon Suede
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100003098081193

Hailey Turner
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100014824811406 | IG: instagram.com/haileyturnerwrites

Aimee Nicole Walker
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100007690451642 | IG: instagram.com/aimeenicolewalker

 

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