Blog Tour and Give-Away: Investigating Love Tour by LM Somerton. Promotor: Pride Promotions.

Book Name: Investigating Love (series)
Individual titles are: Rasputin’s Kiss, Evil’s Embrace, Tarot’s Touch
Author Name: L M Somerton
Author Bio: L M lives in a small village in the English countryside, surrounded by rolling hills, cows and sheep. She started writing to fill time between jobs and is now firmly and unashamedly addicted.
She loves the English weather, especially the rain, and adores a thunderstorm. She loves good food, warm company and a crackling fire. She's fascinated by the psychology of relationships, especially between men, and her stories contain some subtle (and not so subtle) leanings towards BDSM.

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Publisher: Totally Bound
Cover Artist: Emmy Ellis

Being thrown together in extreme circumstances is not the best foundation for a relationship. Alex and Conor must juggle the demands of their jobs as police detectives with their personal lives. With Alex as demanding in the bedroom as he is at work, will Conor be able to accept that submission is not weakness. Finding out will be the most important investigation of their lives.

Rasputin’s Kiss:
What if the last thing you felt was the kiss of a knife?
Rasputin’s kiss is lethal. He’s a ghost—killing and disappearing into the night. With few leads and four bodies on his conscience, Detective Inspector Alex Courtney and his team are running on empty and it’s only a matter of time before Rasputin strikes again.
When Alex recruits a young detective to play the part of his boyfriend and provide a tempting target for a killer, he knows he is taking a huge risk. He doesn’t expect Conor Trethuan to be a perfect potential submissive. When their mutual attraction becomes more, Alex has to face the conflict between his possessive instincts and the need to push his young lover into danger.
Investigating their feelings has to come second to investigating the case. There’s no time to decide if what they feel for each other is real. With Rasputin closing in, they may not live to find out.

Evil’s Embrace:
Never underestimate the power of obsession.
After the trauma of the Rasputin case, Detective Inspector Alex Courtney and his boyfriend, Detective Constable Conor Trethuan, are in desperate need of a holiday.
The peace and tranquillity of Cornwall can’t eradicate Conor’s nightmares, though, and the unbearable prospect of losing Alex drives him to confess feelings that he isn’t sure are reciprocated. Alex responds in the best way he knows how—by issuing orders and claiming Conor’s body as well as his heart.
Prematurely recalled to work, they are thrown into a dangerous trafficking case focused on a leather bar with a hardcore reputation, Spikes. Conor is sent in undercover, not knowing that he is only a decoy. When Alex learns that the motivation behind his team’s involvement in the case might not be as straightforward as it seems, he realises that his actions might jeopardise not just their relationship, but Conor’s life, too. A shadowy figure from Conor’s past is about to step into the light.

Tarot’s Touch:
Can truth be found in the cards?
DI Alex Courtney and his lover, DC Conor Trethuan are under enormous pressure as their team investigates an arson case and a murder.
It soon becomes apparent that the two cases are linked and the race is on to find a vicious killer. A tarot card is left with the first victim and the detectives are left to interpret the clues it provides. When Conor receives a note from the killer making reference to another card, the whole team is shaken. Their worst fears are realised when a second body is discovered, along with another tarot card.
Conor suspects he has been followed, then a hit and run leaves him injured. Alex wants nothing more than to wrap his lover up in cotton wool and protect him from the world. But is Conor the killer’s target or just a pawn in a much more sinister game? As the clues come together it seems that the motive for murder might be revenge.

Categories: Contemporary, M/M Romance, BDSM, Mystery, Crime Drama

Excerpt: From Evil’s Embrace:
Alex emerged from his reverie, realising that the air was cooling and the sun was about to disappear. He opened his eyes and found himself nose to beak with an enormous seagull.
“Oh God! I haven’t got any sandwiches for you today, Alfred. Go away.”
The friendly bird showed up with remarkable regularity, though Alex realised it was probably just waiting for the fishermen to arrive so that it could take advantage of pieces of discarded bait. Conor had insisted on naming it after Alfred Hitchcock in dedication to the filmThe Birds. Alfred looked completely unperturbed by the lack of food, waddled a couple of steps to the side then turned so that his feathered butt was right in Alex’s face. “Jesus. All right, all right. I can take a hint. I suppose we’re right in your favourite spot or something?”
“Alex. You know Alfred’s a bird, right? Why are you having a conversation with him? It’s awfully one-sided.”
“I… Oh for pity’s sake. You and he are in cahoots. It’s all a plot to get me up, isn’t it?” Alex stood up and stretched languorously, prodding Conor with a toe. “Hey, dreamer—Alfred has a point, you know, we should get back to the cottage or we’ll be tackling the cliff path in pitch blackness.”
“But it’s so warm! I don’t want to move.” Conor made no attempt to get up. Alex squatted next to him. “Well, let’s see. Either you can do as you’re told or later I’ll tie you down and fuck you with your cock in a cage. You won’t get to come all night.” He trailed a finger across Conor’s bare chest and tweaked a nipple.
Conor opened one eye. “I don’t believe you filled your bag with chastity devices. That’s a hollow threat.”
“Well, it’s up to you if you want to call my bluff, my love.” Alex smiled sweetly, knowing full well that he had packed a device that was rather dramatically named The Steel Heart. He really hoped Conor kept pushing because he couldn’t wait to try it out.
“Five more minutes.” Conor closed his eyes again.
Alex looked around. Other than Alfred, who was definitely laughing at him, there was nobody else anywhere close to them—certainly not close enough to be able to work out what he was doing. He slipped his hand into Conor’s wetsuit and grasped Conor’s cock firmly. “Five more minutes should be long enough.” He slid Conor’s wetsuit zip down, further exposing him to the sea breeze.
Conor jerked in his hand and yelped, “Alex! What the hell are you doing?”
“I think that’s pretty obvious, don’t you?” He jacked Conor roughly. “You decided to test me and this is the result. Your evening is now decided, but in the meantime I thought I’d give you one last opportunity to come. Don’t worry, nobody’s watching.”
Conor moaned, fully alert and looking highly indignant. “Well, that’s not quite true. Alfred is getting an eye full. The RSPB will probably have us arrested for causing psychological damage to a bird. Alex, you realise you have grains of sand on your hand, don’t you?”
“Mm. I guess that’s turning you on, ’cause you’re hard as a rock.”
Conor writhed in Alex’s grip, making Alex grin. He loved being able to control Conor with a touch. “That’s it, baby, come for me. Come for your master.”
“Master?” Conor’s questioning exclamation was accompanied by a barely restrained shout as he came with a gush into Alex’s hand.
“Well, that’s what you’ll be calling me tonight when you’re in bondage and begging for release.”
Conor’s eyes widened as he panted, “You really did pack something, didn’t you?”
Alex just nodded and smiled.

Tour Dates/Stops:
January 2
The Hat Party
BFD Book Blog

January 5
Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
Carly's Book Reviews
Boy Meets Boy Review

January 6
Cathy Brockman Romances
Full Moon Dreaming

January 7
MM Good Book Reviews
Fallen Angel Reviews

January 8
Three Chicks After Dark
Molly Lolly

January 9
Cate Ashwood
Love Bytes

January 12
Parker Williams
Prism Book Alliance

January 13
Velvet Panic
Rebecca Cohen Writes

January 14
Amanda C. Stone
Queer Town Abbey

January 15
Crystal's Many Reviewers

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  1. LM Somerton is a new to me author that I will definitely be checking out thanks to the blurb that was posted!

    1. Hope you enjoy the books Jennifer - check out the Totally Bound website for some free short stories too :)

  2. Although I do have her book Reaching the Edge, I have not had the chance to read it yet so I guess it's safe to say she's a new to me author. Much success to Ms Somerton!
    taina1959 @

    1. Thanks SM :) Good luck with the draw!

  3. Thanks so much for hosting the tour :) LM xx