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5-Lime Review and Giveaway: “Always” by Kindle Alexander

Mar 28
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Looking for a novel that packs an emotional punch but which leaves you smiling at the enduring love of two men who were brave enough to seek their own happiness?

Then read my 5-Lime Review of ALWAYS by Kindle Alexander 🙂

There are also two giveaways to be won!

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Review: ALWAYS packs an emotional punch from the very first chapter but it leaves you smiling at the end because of the enduring love of two people who were brave enough to seek their own happiness.

Yes, this is a gay or m/m romance, but the bravery I’m referring to goes beyond Kane Dalton overcoming the issues associated with coming from a family that is staunchly ‘anti-gay’, or about Avery Adams risking his (and his family’s) political aspirations in order to be with the man he loves.

ALWAYS begins in the ‘twilight’ years of Kane and Avery’s relationship, when one of them ends up in the hospital with a potentially life-threatening medical condition. The deep sense of love they have for each other, the support from their children, it made me tear-up. I’m not the only one 🙂 There are many posts online about needing to have tissues handy. Trust me, you will need them.

It’s not all sadness though. Far from it. I love the restaurant scene when these two first meet. The instant attraction was undeniable…and when they do have sex…yeah 🙂

I don’t want to reveal everything about the book in my review because I believe ALWAYS is a novel that you would appreciate more by going along the journey down memory lane to 1975 Minneapolis, Minnesota , when Kane and Avery first meet, rather than knowing in advance every good and bad thing that happens to them between then and now.

Enjoy and feel free to let me know what you think of the novel after reading it 🙂

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Title: Always

Author: Kindle Alexander

Publisher: Kindle Alexander LLC

Publication date: March 11, 2014

Pages: 287

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Synopsis:

Born to a prestigious political family, Avery Adams plays as hard as he works. The gorgeous, charismatic attorney is used to getting what he wants, even the frequent one-night stands that earn him his well-deserved playboy reputation.

When some of the most prominent men in politics suggest he run for senate, Avery decides the time has come to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. With a strategy in place and the campaign wheels rolling, Avery is ready to jump on the legislative fast track, full steam ahead.

But no amount of planning prepares him for the handsome, uptight restaurateur who might derail his political future.

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Easy isn’t even in the top thousand words to describe Kane Dalton‘s life after his father, a devout Southern Baptist minister, kicks him out of the family home for questioning his sexual orientation.

Despite all the rotten tomatoes life throws his way, Kane makes something of himself. Between owning a thriving upscale Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Minneapolis and managing his long-term boyfriend, his plate is full.

He struggles to get past the teachings of his childhood to fully accept his sexuality and rid himself of the doubts brought on by his religious upbringing. The last thing he needs is the yummy, sophisticated, blond-haired distraction sitting at table thirty-four.

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BUY Links:

Amazon | Amazon CA | Amazon UKB&N | Kobo |

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Giveaway

 Win  a Coach Purse, 3 monogrammed ALWAYS bath towels, a Coach umbrella and monogrammed tote

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This scavenger hunt is a US ONLY giveaway!

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Rules:

Each day during the tour, one blog per day will post a picture somehow related to ALWAYS by Kindle Alexander somewhere in their post.

Your job is to visit each blog everyday and collect those pictures.

There will be TWO prizes for the persons who successfully tell Kindle each day the blog and picture that they found.

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One winner will win an Gift Basket filled with everything Italian Goodies.  The other prize is a (shhhhhhhh) Naughty Gift Basket.

There is a BONUS question and the prize is a custom-made Kindle Alexander Rubik’s Cube.

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Question:  What is the reason behind picking the Rubik’s Cube as a graphic and bonus prize in the Scavenger Hunt?

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Scavenger Hunt Entry Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13uuVEzifvJA2-BGyXEeXQ3tnhMxAkR8-10OOCweN4Fw/viewform

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Best-Selling author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next!

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CONTACT THE AUTHOR:

Website | Facebook | Twitter @KindleAlexander |

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From Kindle:

I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it’s true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women’s hair!

Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life – I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations – regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal… I don’t want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I’m going to tell you about Kindle.

I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I’ll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died – weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn’t have to be alone.

That time in my life was terrible. It’s everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.

Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness – it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.

Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn’t a time she wasn’t there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It’s its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn’t be here today without her.

Find out more by visiting www.kindlealexander.com or email me at kindle@kindlealexander.com

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