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Double Takes Review Round-Up

Wow, I’ve been spreading my love on a bunch of other blogs lately, but ignoring my own little baby over here. ūüė•

Well, as my Double Takes blog tour rolls along, I figured I’d accumulate links to DT’s reviews. Since they don’t all necessarily end up in one spot, I figured I’d make it easy for anyone wondering.

Here are the highlights from Amazon reviewers:

“While Gio finds himself falling for Lance behind the scenes, he has to pretend to be falling for Kyrie, a cute twenty something college student, in front of the scenes. Kyrie is studying acting, so he puts his skills to good use in front of the camera. The rest is a great story, well played out. The editing is spot on, no typos anywhere. Oh and did I mention there is a dog? If you are a fan of MM stories, please do yourself a favor and get this one. You won’t be disappointed.” 5 Stars from Tamela Gibson

“With near-flawless prose that sparkles with wit and heat, the author leads us hand in hand with Gio as he tries to keep his world from completely crashing down around his ears. The author never makes it easy for Gio, and his soul searching to find the real person under all the rock and roll glitter makes him all too human. As Gio sheds his old self for the new, he finds a new love, Lance, but Gio is not the only one who has past mistakes to account for. The author pulls out all the stops as their hearts and worlds collide.” 5 Stars from J.A. Matthews

“It was well written and actually edited so typo’s were non-existent. Not your typical cookie cutter rocker romance. I liked it as a sequel. Read the first book too!” 4 Stars from Mary

And on Amazon.co.uk:

“Since reading Forever is now I feel like I had been waiting forever for the second book in Ms Vale’s series to come out and this does not disappoint. It was a book that was filled with laughter, tears, misunderstandings (Kyrie and Greg), hot scenes between both MCs and a lovely twist that I did not expect.

As described Gio is in the middle of a divorce when the producers of the show wants him to get a boyfriend for the camera – enter Kyrie (gorgeous, funny and sexy to boot that he did grabs some of the scenes from Gio). Gio them meets Lance who knew who and what he wanted, the scene where he first kisses Gio made him open his eye really wide as to what he wanted – Lance.

The two MCs bounced off of each other really well with how they communicated together until the end when I had tears in my eyes (no spoiler included but you need to read) when Lance told Gio who he really was and what he had done (keeping you intrigued now).

Now it is a waiting game for number three to see just how Ms Vale brings together Kyrie and Greg and how funny I can see it will be with hopefully some of the Drama that is Kyrie.” 5 Stars from Bobbie Walker

Meanwhile, on On Top Down Under:

“Double Takes is a really enjoyable book. I really did liked Gio and Lance, individually and as a couple. The sex was¬†hot without¬†saturating every¬†Double Takes Quote 2second page¬†and the¬†plot was¬†very good.¬†I also¬†REALLY liked the occasional dirty talking from both guys –¬† the sex in the gym shower was mmm, mmm, mmm. I also thought Kyrie was a hoot. I would have loved more of him to be honest. If Kimber Vale writes another in the series, and I hope she does, I would love to see the flamboyant¬†Kyrie and¬†the uptight Greg get a book. Oh yes, there is a very¬†interesting relationship right there.” 4.5 Stars from Kazza K.

From Susan of The Blogger Girls:

“So all in all, if you love rocker stories with a twist than I would highly recommend K Vales ‚ÄúDouble Takes‚ÄĚ. It‚Äôs sexy, funny, a little sad, a little surprising, a lot sexy, and a unique story. Loved the fake boyfriend, he was divine and fabulous; loved the twist at the end with Lance; and loved that the ex-wife and Gio were able to settle without destroying their son.”¬†4 Stars

From Jackie of The Novel Approach:

“The last fifteen percent of this book is totally shocking and fast moving. Very rarely does an author completely blindside me with a plot twist, but Kimber Vale totally got me this time. This book had me laughing out loud in parts, gasping in shock and crying my eyes out.

I loved¬†Forever is Now, but I believe that Gio‚Äôs story eclipsed that book completely. I cannot wait to see what is next for these rockers. I would highly recommend y‚Äôall joining me on the ride.” 4.5 Stars


Double Takes is on sale over on Amazon (for whatever reason) so pick it up while the gettin’ is good (a savings of $1.17 good, that is).

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Love Has No Boundaries

And neither do close-talkers.

Focus, Kimber!

Okay! So, I’m taking part in a thread hop over on Goodreads for their LHNB event. The good folks at the Goodreads M/M Romance Group have a yearly event in which readers post a photo prompt and their idea of what story the picture is telling. Authors sign up to write said story to the specifications of the poster.

Am I making sense?

Anyway, I signed up for a gorgeous pic of a gymnast in his skivvies on the pommel horse. Oh, and he has a pompadour—can’t forget the pompadour. His friends don’t call him Skinny Elvis for nothing.

Elvis Presley 1956

Elvis Presley 1956 (Photo credit: amphalon)

For our thread hop, a group of eight of us are posting snippets from our stories (each on a designated day this week). Next week, we reveal some lesser-known facts about our MCs, so keep checking back.

Pop over to Goodreads to see my picture and read my excerpt here: CLICK THIS RIGHT NOW.

It’s a lead-in to my McDonald’s parking lot jerk-off scene. ūüôā


Top 10 Reasons Why Women Should Objectify Men

1.¬†¬† They’ve been doing it to us since the dawn of media, if not the dawn of time.¬† Fair is fair, fuckers.

2.¬†¬†¬† It’s so much fun!¬† Try it the next time the high school track team is running down the road shirtless.¬†¬†Objectifying underage men is even better than ogling the 18+ variety.¬† It feels twice as wrong and therefore twice as nice.¬† If you get caught, just say you were checking out the coach.¬† Incidentally, you were doing both.

3.¬†¬†¬† Makes you feel like a teenager again.¬† You know, when you used to daydream about the cute basketball-playing senior changing in the locker room, back before you even knew what to do with a naked guy and it made you all sick to your stomach and excited at the same time?¬† You can still kinda get a tiny taste¬†of that sensation when you stare at some stranger’s package and try to figure out how¬†his basketballs are¬†hanging.

4.¬†¬†¬† I love the fact that I slow down for cop cars, not because I am afraid of being pulled over, but to see if there are any hotties in uniform patrolling my area.¬† Suddenly I’m the one patrolling and it’s quite empowering.¬† And makes cops less scary.¬† And men in uniform–yum.

5.¬†¬† You know when they make you stop at the light that is hardly ever red in front of the fire station?¬† Most people probably pound on their steering wheel in frustration as the slow-moving fire truck is painfully parked while you wait.¬† Not me.¬† It’s a free pass to check out the guys with the big hoses.¬† Think of how less-stressed I am because I embrace that time.¬† If I play my cards right, I may even need a hose-down after all of¬†my fine imagining.

6.     Bellmen are watching you.  Give it right back.  Yes, that is for you, Hook.

7.¬†¬†¬†¬† According to some Catholic blog post I read, objectifying¬†your husband can be a marriage-wrecker.¬† I was stunned.¬† If I gazed longingly at my old man’s junk, I’m thinking it can only help the relationship.¬† Went on to read that if you are objectifying your spouse by picturing him as a human check book then all is not fine in Marriage¬†Land.

My advise?  You need to balance your Daddy Warbucks drooling with a little cock drooling and there is your happily ever after.  You owe me twenty bucks for the counseling.

8.¬†¬†¬†¬† Makes family reunions more fun.¬† Just kidding.¬† That was for the guy at one of our family reunions a couple of years back who said, in all seriousness, “I came here for the chicks.”¬† Don’t ask how many teeth he had.¬† I didn’t stick around long enough to count the holes.¬† Unfortunately, he guarded the keg the whole time.

9. ¬† ¬† Those playing cards from the seventies—the ones with naked guys on the back—are the funniest shit you¬†will ever see.¬† No lie.¬† It’s¬†entertaining to imagine how they pulled all of their business out of the bottom of their short-shorts and then got themselves hard for the picture.¬† And what¬†were they doing playing tennis in denim short-shorts sans tighty-whities¬†in the first¬†place?¬† What’s with that cowboy hat?¬†¬†Are these for straight women or gay men. Both?¬† Holy afro, Batman!¬† I just peed my pants laughing!

10.¬† ¬†¬† And the tenth reason to objectify men….¬†¬† Good eye candy makes for good jerking off later.

So get out there and ogle, ladies!¬† Tell ’em Kimber sent ya.

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