Sunday 22 February 2015

Blog Tour - The Home Series by Cardeno C.

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Lets celebrate the Re-Release of The Home Series by Cardeno C.

Cardeno C. is excited to re-release the Home collection. All novels are re-edited, have sexy new covers, and include the "bonus chapters" that were previously in the Marriage anthology.

FAQ about The Home Series

Q: Are the books full length novels?
A: Yes! Each story is novel length ranging from X to Y words. The boxed set is all seven novels for a total word count of Z!

Q: Do I need to read the books in order?
A: No, each book is a stand-alone romance featuring one couple, complete with their HEA. The setting of the fictional Emile City is the commonality between the seven books.

Q: What if I’ve read some but not others?
A: Readers can start reading the Home books in any order. If you’ve read some of the erotic romances but not others, just pick up the next one that interests you.

Q: Can I buy all of the Home books at a discount?
A: Yes, a boxed set of all seven novels is available for $24.95, the price of five, so you get two novels for free.

Q: Are the Home books available in a subscription service?
A: Each of the books are on Scribd and Oyster so you can read them “free” with your regular monthly subscription. If you don’t have a subscription you can sign up and receive a month’s subscription free and read the Home collection that way!

pop quiz giveaway

Win the Home collection ebook box set!

We are doing something a little different with this release. We are so excited and want you to know as much about the books as possible. So each stop on the tour will post a unique question about one of the books in the series. All you have to do is visit The Author's website to find the answer. Once you find the answer submit it via this form. Correct answers will be entered into a drawing via to win!

(all answers will be featured on the book covers or in the book synopsis)


Nate is a brilliant doctor who’s never been able to shake his crush on his best friend Jake in which Home story?

1. Walk With Me
2. Where He Ends and I Begin
3. Love At First Sight

Remember to follow the tour for more chances to win! You can view the schedule HERE

*all answers must be received by Feb 28th, 2015

Call For Fan Fiction and Fan Art !!


Do you enjoy writing stories or creating art based on your favorite books? Well here is your chance for your hard work to pay off!  Just submit an original fan fiction  story or fan art project based on the Home collection via email (michelle at wlkbookpromotions dot com) and at the conclusion of the tour we will upload the finalists to be voted on. The will be entered into a drawing to win the  Home collection ebook box set!

*all entries must be received by Feb 28th, 2015

Title: Home Again
Series: Home Collection #1
Author: Cardeno C.
Release Date: February 7, 2015

Imposing, temperamental Noah Forman wakes up in a hospital and can’t remember how he got there. He holds it together, taking comfort in the fact that the man he has loved since childhood is on the way. But when his one and only finally arrives, Noah is horrified to discover that he doesn’t remember anything from the past three years. 

Loyal, serious Clark Lehman built a life around the person who insisted from their first meeting that they were meant to be together. Now, years later, two men whose love has never faltered must relive their most treasured and most painful moments in order to recover lost memories and secure their future. 

Oh, wow, I just LOVED this book! Home Again by Cardeno C was perfect. The story was unique, sweet, sexy and full of love. This was pretty much everything I could want in a book, down to the dual points of view and scenes switching back from the past to the present. Sometimes the use of a dual timeline will get confusing and ruin a book, but that was not the case with Home Again. The story unfolds wonderfully, with just the right amount of intrigue and leaving you wanting more.  I actually could not put this book down!

While this is a shorter book, it felt fulfilled and complete. This is mostly because of Clarke and Noah, and their amazing relationship. Clarke is older, and has a penchant for taking care of Noah. Noah was very young when they met, but he knew what he wanted and was willing to wait for it to happen.

You can’t help but fall for the strong, supportive Clarke and the headstrong, overprotective Noah. Not only is the sizzling chemistry between the two insanely hot, so is Noah’s alpha side. We are talking steamy, sweaty, panty melting sex. In addition, Home Again is filled to the brim with swoons, so keep the smelling salts and a fan handy! The way they loved was intense… it covered time and space. They loved through loss, change, growth and life. Home Again covers all the bases, leaving you satisfied and looking for the next book!
~ Review by Alicia

Title: He Completes Me
Series: Home Collection #2
Author: Cardeno C.
Release Date: February 7, 2015

Not even his mother’s funeral can convince self-proclaimed party boy Zach Johnson to tone down his snark or think about settling down. He is who he is, and he refuses to change for anyone. When straight-laced, compassionate Aaron Paulson claims he’s falling for him, Zach is certain Aaron sees him as another project, one more lost soul for the idealistic Aaron to save. But Zach doesn’t need to be fixed and he refuses to be with someone who sees him as broken.

Patience is one of Aaron’s many virtues. He has waited years for a man who can share his heart and complete his life and he insists Zach is the one. Pride, fear, and old hurts wither in the wake of Aaron’s adoring loyalty, and as Zach reevaluates his perceptions of love and family, he finds himself tempted to believe in the impossible: a happily-ever-after.

He Completes Me, the second book in Cardeno C’s Home series, is a wonderful addition to a great series. While I did not think it was as strong as Home Again, I still loved Zach and Aaron. It can be read as a standalone, though we do get to see another side of Clarke, which was a pleasure. In a way He Completes Me is more straightforward – it does not have the dual point of view or jumps in time from the first book – but that works for these characters.
If possible, the sex is even hotter and the relationship is still gorgeously gooey. The love is palpable, and absolutely incredible. Zach is a confirmed bachelor, likes to be single and sample the many goods on offer. Aaron is the complete opposite, and has been waiting to fall in love and find the right person with which to settle down. He Completes Me is told through Zach’s eyes, and his evolution throughout the book is beautiful to witness. I did feel a bit disconnected from Aaron as you don’t get to see inside his head, but I fell in love with him along with Zach.
Personally, I thought the heavier issues introduced were glossed over in favor for the fluff of the relationship, and there could have been more plot and character development in certain areas. Also, the first half of the book was excellent, but the second half felt too mundane and fell a bit short. Overall, He Completes Me is a fun, sexy, and overall very enjoyable read.
~ Review by Alicia

 Title: Where He Ends & I Begin
Series: Home Collection #3
Author: Cardeno C.
Release Date: February 7, 2015

Aggressive, physical, and brave, Jake Owens is a small town football hero turned big city cop who passes his time with meaningless encounters believing he can’t have who he really wants: Nate Richardson, his best friend since before forever. Thoughtful, quiet, and kind, Nate is a brilliant doctor who has always known who he is and has never been able to shake his crush on loyal, courageous, straight Jake.

After a passionate night together, Nate realizes Jake isn’t as straight as he assumed, but he worries that what they shared was a fluke, a result of too much closeness for too long. For Jake, the question isn’t how they ended up in bed together because he has always known that Nate holds his heart, it’s how he’ll convince Nate that he wants and needs to stay there.

Cardeno C adds another fabulous book to the Home series with Where He Ends and I Begin. I honestly have not read a book with a relationship like the one between Nate and Jake. Their mothers were best friends who lived next door to each other and planned to have children at the same time. Nate and Jake were destined to be best friends, the love and co-dependency that came with the relationship was simply amazing.

“All these years of being two halves of a whole. It’s nice to finally be able to put the two pieces together.”

Not only are Nate and Jake head-over-heels in love with each other, they completely rely on one another. In real life this might seem absurd, two people that simply are not fully themselves without the other person, but somehow it makes this book and this relationship that much more intense. And on the topic of intense – the sex is incredible, hot and totally perfect! Did I mention that this also happens to be a jock & nerd romance?! Seriously… two hot guys, one incredibly smart, the other incredibly built, are you starting to get how fantastic this book is?

One thing to note is that the book is in dual POVs, and that sometimes they overlap. I found this confusing at first as it seemed the book was backtracking, but it makes complete sense for a couple who are both equals and incredibly reliant on each other to give the same scene from both perspectives.

“I understand, Nate. I get the concept of infinity. It's like the two of us, like our friendship. No end, no limit. We're forever. That's infinity, right?”

Where He Ends and I Begin was a wonderful, heartwarming, completely refreshing read! 

~ Review by Alicia

Title: Love at First Sight
Series: Home Collection #4
Author: Cardeno C.
Release Date: February 7, 2015

The moment naïve, optimistic Jonathan Doyle glimpses a gorgeous blue-eyed stranger from afar, he believes in love at first sight. Unfortunately, he loses sight of the man before they meet and then spends years desperately trying to find him. Just as he is about to give up, Jonathan gets a break and finally encounters David Miller face to face. 

Successful, confident David turns Jonathan’s previously lonely life into a fairy tale, giving him more than he ever imagined. But the years spent searching were hard on Jonathan, and he’s terrified his young son and scandalous past will destroy his blossoming relationship. For David and Jonathan to build a future together, they’ll both have to dig deep: David for the courage to share himself in a way he’s never considered and Jonathan for the strength to tell the truth. 

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Cardeno C. - CC to friends - is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few "awwws" into a reader's day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno's stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset. Cardeno's Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, "You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day." 

1 comment:

  1. Ah, I've re-read Home Again a few times because I love that story. I love the new covers.