Blog Tour and Review: Because Beards

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.

 #newrelease #becausebeards #beardgasm

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.


What a great premise for an anthology!   The authors give us some steam while still able to throw in the whole lumber s3xual, man beard jokes and make it all interesting.  I read a number of the selections and there isn't a one I didn't enjoy.  

I read: No Joke by Kacey Shea, Wild Proposal by Angelita Gill, How to Kill a Lady Boner by Ace Gray, The Beard Made Me Do It by Scott Hildreth, Thou Shalt Not Beard by Leslie McAdam and Theirs to Protect by Renee Rose.  Honestly, I will probably pick this back up again and read through the rest of the stories.  

Highlights were from How to Kill a Lady Boner:  I was laughing so hard with this one.  It also ended on a bit of a cliff hanger and I was wanting more, more, more of "The Beard."  Hopefully that means there is a full book in the works.  Sports soccer star, sassy heroine????  Yep. 

And from Theirs to Protect:  Definitely the steamiest of the bunch.  MFM with two men in uniform.  Very nice!! 

Wonderful collection and a great way to get to know some new to you authors.  Proceeds go to charity so snap this one up! 

*Complimentary copy provided for an honest review. 

He leans forward, resting his elbows and forearms on the counter so our faces are inches apart. I’m trying to be pissed here, but with him this close I get distracted studying the way the blue in his eyes catches the dim light.

 “People watching,” he murmurs, his tone a seductive allure.

 “Huh?” I’m still lost in those eyes and don’t remember exactly what we’re discussing.

 “The way you watch people. It’s something a writer does. Finds entertainment and joy in the mundane of life. It’s beautiful, really.”

 “I never thought of it that way.”

 “So, what is it that you write?” His voice is back to a casual pitch and I relax.


 “Ah . . . I knew with that mouth you’d have to have a naughty side. What kind of romance? Fifty Shades or the Fabio-grandma type stuff?”

 I roll my eyes. “You do realize there’s so much more to it than that?” A little laugh escapes my lips and his gaze drops to my mouth. I feel the need to lick the parched skin. Fuck. I’m so screwed.

 “Only if you want to be,” he says and his eyes blaze with the same heat I feel all over my skin.


 “You said, ‘Fuck, I’m so screwed,’ and not gonna lie. I’d like to help you with that.”


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