Mini-Blog Tour #Review and #Giveaway – Three is Not a Crowd, A Wayward Ink Publishing Anthology

Title: Three is Not a Crowd
Authors: Lily Velden, Asta Idonea, Eric Gober, Alina Popescu, Kay Ellis, L.V. Lloyd, Eddy LeFey, Aimee Brissay, Rian Durant
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
Genre: Gay Romance

Synopsis

Why would anyone think three was a crowd?

No. No. No. No. No.

Three is a triangle…

and did you know it’s the strongest geometrical shape?

All the best things come in threes…

Musketeers, primary colors, three-ringed circuses, stooges, blind mice, little pigs. The list goes on.

Of course they say trouble comes in three too…

but we won’t go there… or will we?

**giggle** There’s three sheets to the wind.

And **sigh… drool** there’s three piece suits.

And trust us, it’s no coincidence that there are three ingredients in a BLT.

Or only three elements to the game Rock, Paper, Scissors.

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Want to get physical???

Well, there’s… three-legged races… (what were you thinking?)

Political? Of the people, by the people, for the people.

Or creepy? Hear no evil. Speak no evil. See no evil.

Why, three has so much going for it we don’t even need to mention a…

1…………            2…………            3………… sandwich

(substitute your own dream guys)

And of course, there’s: On your Mark. Get Set. And Go!

So Go! Read the short stories in…

THREE IS NOT A CROWD

Buy Links

WIP: http://www.waywardinkpublishing.com/product/three-is-not-crowd-a-wayward-ink-publishing-anthology/
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01526M8EM/
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01526M8EM/
Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01526M8EM/
Amazon DE: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B01526M8EM/
ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-threeisnotacrowdawaywardinkpublishinganthology-1885654-166.html

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Three Is Not a Crowd Stories:

LilyV

Brad has a thing about elevators. He’s also had a tough week.

An accidental encounter with Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome Aiden, and sweet, shy, and innocent Danny, will turn his elevator ‘thing’ into something very B.A.D.

This is one of my favorite stories in terms of humor mixed with steamy hot threeway action. It’s not secret that I absolutely adore Lily’s style, but this particular story will have you laughing and longing to see more of the three B.A.D. Boys! In a short story that will leave you begging for more, Lily Velden introduces three very different young men, all trapped in the same predicament. What starts as an attempt to calm a panic attack, turns hot enough the burn down the building within minutes. The connection between the three is evident and the promise of a following relationship will touch your romantic side. 
asta

I’m every bit the Everyman.

Or at least I was until I started my current relationship.

You see, there are three of us in this couple: me, my boyfriend, and my boyfriend’s alter ego…

Told in an interview format, this supernatural tale of dating a superhero is better than the on again, off again, let-me-protect-you-by-breaking-your-heart superhero relationships you are used to. Sweet, funny, and showing the many challenges of dating someone with a secret identity, this story will have you smiling and hoping the three personas making up this throuple live happily ever after.

Eric

Three college cheerleaders are bound together by unrequited love, secrets, and lies.

That is until dangers on a road trip threaten their lives.

Who will survive?

What’s more angsty than a trio of gorgeous young men caring for each other in unexpected ways? Having them all be friends and travel together for games. I love cheerleader stories and this one does not disappoint. Being caught between your best friends, of which one always takes care of you, and the other one you last after, is not an easy feat. Take all that on the road while you are rooting for the visiting team, add a little accident while doing complicated acrobatics, and an invitation you shouldn’t be able to resist, and you’ve got this latest story by Eric Gober. I enjoyed every bit of it, from the beginning to the open ending.

 alina

Plagued by nightmares of a lost twin, David struggles to uncover the truth of his past.

 His family insists he never had a brother, enlisting therapist after therapist to cure him.

David’s only happiness is his boyfriend Terry.

Is the dream-visiting twin real?

Or is he a symptom of a mental disorder?

And real or not, will David and Terry’s relationship survive his presence?

No review here, obviously! For many reasons. The author and I have a disagreement. Kidding, it’s my story, so I’ll let you share your opinions on it instead!

 kay

Flynn Jacobs is small, eccentric, and neurotic. He’s spent his whole life being ridiculed and bullied.

On a rare night out with work colleagues, Flynn finally meets Riley, a man he has admired from afar.

Riley isn’t looking for anything special. His boyfriend Mitch is out of town and Riley is bored. Shy Flynn is a challenge. He’s meant to be a one night stand but Riley finds he likes Flynn more than he should…

What will happen when Mitch returns from his business trip?

I absolutely loved Kay Ellis’ story. Flynn is a compelling character, his eccentricity and fears drawing you in, just like they pull in Riley, an later on Mitch. This story about acceptance, protecting the ones you love, and taking chances outside a very limited comfort zone will indeed inspire you. Seeing how Flynn comes into an existing relationship, the way he’s integrated into Riley and Mitch’s life is brilliantly done, from Mitch’s initial jealousy to all the other trials the three men go through.

 LV

Richard believed his friendship with Laura was based around their passion for writing.

He didn’t realise he was falling in love with her, until it was too late. 

After all, how could he possibly be falling in love with Laura, when he still loved Bill?

This is the one MMF story of the anthology. Set in the 70s, this story kept me interested despite this situation not being one that I connect to that much. Sharing your time between two lovers is not a new concept, and you can see a different take in Stieg Larsson’s trilogy. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the way LV Lloyd chose to navigate this situation. Her solution to the tricky reality her three characters are thrust into was surprising and heart warming at the same time.

eddy 

Malcolm has a decision to make.

His two best friends, Jack and Thomas, have just given him a very interesting proposal to mull over.

His mind, his heart, and his Little Malcolm need to agree.

The decision could change his life forever…

This was a sweet story of friends contemplating taking their relationship into a different direction. Told from the perspective of Malcolm who’s been presented with a proposal by his friends (an established couple) and house mates, this short explores the way the three met and the ups and downs they’ve been through together. While Malcolm worries about the risks of accepting he relives the highlights of his experiences since meeting the two men who’s fallen in love with, trying to decide whether he should just jump in or hold back.

 aimee

Daniel and Michael go shopping for sex toys.

Michael believes their relationship is complete.

That is, until he lays his eyes on the gorgeous shop owner.

Perhaps things are better in threes…

It doesn’t get hotter than a sex shop as a setting for two men encountering a third and experimenting with hot sex! Yet despite the lustful setting, Aimee Brissay managed to highlight the depth and love of Daniel and Michael’s relationship, their progress since the beginning of their relationship, and the way they navigate a new challenge – a third man they both find very desirable. Compared to panic attacks and past abuse, a chance encounter with a store manager should not be that big of a deal, but what happens when the lusty haze is over and they have to worry about the aftermath?

 rian

Chrissie is a very smart Rottweiler who has never shifted until now, enjoying his life as a dog.

What happens when he and his owner, Simon, fall for the same guy?

This was my first dog shifter story and I have to say Chris’ voice is funny and enticing at the same time. Trapped between his secret non-human existence and the worries of his new lover, Shelly, Chris ends up making mistake after mistake and pushing his newly found mate away. What happens though when his owner, Simon, falls for the same guy and brings him home?

 

All in all, I loved this anthology. It’s a great mix of all kinds of stories, from genre to setting and to endings. You’ll certainly be entertained, amused, and touched. Do share what you think of them in the comments!

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