Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Sin & Saint by J.M. Dabney - Blog Tour with Review, Excerpt and Giveaway


RELEASE DATE: 12.26.17

COVER DESIGN: Winterheart Design


Eric and Ellison Gant better known as Sin and Saint were opposite sides of the same coin. They epitomized the nicknames given to them by their friends in the band Executioners. One thing Sin and Saint did well was fight and being inseparable means they had a lot of disagreements, but one thing they agreed on was Sheriff Camden Pelter was theirs. The older, stoic man didn’t agree, yet they were determined to change his mind.

Camden Pelter had the daunting job of turning the Powers Sheriff Department around. The residents of the Georgia town didn’t have much faith or respect in the Deputies serving them. That’s where he came in and he was determined to do his job. That was easier said than done with two annoying brothers Sin and Saint who dogged his every step. No way in hell was he getting mixed up in the chaos that were the Gant Twins. Now if only if he could get them to listen and realize they didn’t have a chance of changing his mind.


Saint didn’t want to get off the bike. Camden smelled like leather, sweat, and spicy cologne, but it could be the man’s leather jacket that was wrapped tightly around him. He’d dreamed of being that close to Camden for almost three years since he’d seen him the first time. Camden was dressed in tactical gear. Looking badass and sexy, commanding. He’d wanted to crawl into the man’s lap and never get up.
When he’d mounted behind Camden, he’d tried to keep as much distance as possible between them, but Camden moved him closer. His brother saw something he wanted, and he went for it, except when it came to Camden. Sin was as terrified as him but played a good game. They’d never wanted the same person before. They always talked about it, and when it happened, they would be the one for them.
They hadn’t anticipated, well, Sin hadn’t anticipated their one putting up such a fight. He wasn’t like Sin. He wasn’t confident or outgoing, he wanted someone who would love and take care of him—someone to make decisions. Sin joked about his Daddy issues. He knew Sin didn’t mean anything by it, but it hurt.
Camden had told him what to do—that he would eat. That he would sit beside him. He’d gotten hard at the commanding, gruff voice.
His chest hurt as Camden slowed to a stop. The man helped him off, and he stood beside the bike as Camden removed the helmet. He started to remove the jacket.
“No, keep it, I’ll get it next time.”
“Next time?”
“You stop by.”
“Okay.” He started to back away, but Camden’s huge hand wrapped around the back of his neck.
He found himself plastered to Camden’s side. He twisted his hands in Camden’s uniform shirt. Tilting his chin, he waited for the kiss. He wanted those firm, full mouth on his. Calloused fingertips pinched his chin, and the hand on his neck kneaded the muscles.
Another kiss landed on his forehead like before they’d left. Camden pulled back, and he looked into the man’s gorgeous green eyes. He was so close he could see the yellow flecks around the pupils.
“You’re so beautiful.”
Lips brushed his left cheek, then the right, and Camden moved lower until the man’s mouth hovered over his.
A hard tug at his hair stopped him.
“I said you’re beautiful, Ellison.”
“Thank you.”
He lowered his gaze then jerked it back up when Camden retreated.
“I’ll wait here until you’re inside.”

4.5 out of 5 stars 

Sin & Saint is the fourth book in the Executioners series, which is a spin-off series to both the Twirled World Ink and Brawlers series. While you could possibly read them as stand alones, I personally don't recommend it because the characters from the other books make multiple appearances through all the books. 

So this is a little bit of a different type of romance since it involves twin brothers who are attracted to the same man. There is NO twincest in this story, so don't get squicked out when you read's a poly romance with no taboo anything to this story. I'll admit I was really curious how this author was going to handle Sin & Saint and whoever their potential mate or mates might have been. There's no hiding that they're extremely close siblings, and depend on each other for support and strength. They are also a major handful of wickedly sexy, snarktastic young men who need someone who can handle their quirks and vulnerabilities.  Of course that means they need someone, in this case, the same someone to be their rock but still allow them to spread their wings. 

They want that with the sexy new sheriff, Camden Pelter, who happens to be Scary's cousin. Camden at first wants nothing to do with the twins, or so he thinks, mostly because of his own issues but also the age difference. The boys try their damnedest to break down Cam's walls and they finally do...and when they do well let's just say sparks fly off the page. Cam is a great foil for these two because he treats them as individuals, wants to develop individual relationships with each, but also knows their bond means everything to Eric and Ellison. He really does see each of the twins as they are meant to be seen.. and that's honestly one of the best parts of this story for this reader. 

Is this a perfectly written book? No.. as with most self published books there are errors here and there.. did they yank me out of the flow of the story.. NOPE.. not at all. The story was just want was needed for these characters, and for this reader, while not perfect still a really good, really enjoyable story. Any why I say not a perfect story.. I felt like Sin stole a little more of the page time over Saint, so I felt like there was more to know about Saint that we may not have necessarily gotten to seen on page. Again it's not a major issue and most likely won't bother other readers. 

Of course if you've read this author before you know her characters are a little rough around the edges and that's what makes their stories enjoyable. They're flawed, pissy, inked, and bearded men who find the perfect for them matches.  I happen to enjoy this author's books enough that she's on my autobuy list. I highly recommend this book for fans of the author  and encourage others who haven't read the series to start with the Twirled World Ink books and work your way through to this one. 


J.M. Dabney is a multi-genre author who writes mainly LGBT romance and fiction. She lives with a constant diverse cast of characters in her head. No matter their size, shape, race, etc. she lives for one purpose alone, and that’s to make sure she does them justice and give them the happily ever after they deserve. J.M. is dysfunction at its finest and she makes sure her characters are a beautiful kaleidoscope of crazy. There is nothing more she wants from telling her stories than to show that no matter the package the characters come in or the damage their pasts have done, that love is love. That normal is never normal and sometimes the so-called broken can still be amazing.


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