4 Stars for Black Balled by Andrea Smith and Eva Lenoir @GManAuthor #MM #Romance

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Title: Black Balled
Author Name: Andrea Smith & Eva Lenoir
Publication Date & Length: May 4, 2015 – 323 pgs

Synopsis

Two dominant males, two worthy adversaries, in a business that takes no prisoners, will soon learn that fate refuses to be ignored . . .

My name is Troy Babilonia, but I’m best known as Babu, a renowned literary critic with my own online column. I’m followed by thousands! I’m a living god in the literary world. I have no filter, and for that, my flock of humble followers are forever grateful. If it weren’t for me, they wouldn’t know what to read. I have zero tolerance for the weak-minded attention seekers, nor do I have respect for the self-proclaimed geniuses of the Indie world. My advice to all Indie authors is to never break the cardinal rule in this cut-throat business. Ever.

My name is L. Blackburn and I’m an Indie author. My extraordinary genius was loved and worshiped throughout the literary world, until one egocentric critic tried to obliterate my career. It seems I broke some “cardinal rule,” and now I’m paying the price for it. But I don’t plan on going down without a fight.

Sexual Content. M/M – Graphic Sexual Situations

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Review

FourStars

I almost feel like I need to write two reviews for this book. One for the first part and one for the second.
The first part I absolutely didn’t like. I hated both the main characters. They are stubborn, egotistical jerks. I absolutely loathe when bloggers/reviewers think it’s okay to slam books the way Babu did. There is so many other ways to give criticism that’s helpful. I despised the readers who only encouraged Babu’s tactics. While I also hated that Larson thought he was above getting bad reviews and that his book was too good for anything like that.  Both characters gave me a sore taste. The only thing that kept me reading was their banter back and forth in emails and the hopes that it would get better.
And it did.
The farther into the book we got the more we got to see the characters growing out of their head-up-the-butt attitudes and realizing there was so much more. I ended up really liking both characters quite a bit. They grew but didn’t necessarily change the way they were. They were both stubborn still. Both still alpha males, but yet they learned to work together in a way that worked for them.
I have to applaud the author for taking on such a touchy subject as I’m sure many people will slam it without reading it or without giving it the chance they really should. Once you start to see the men behind the facades they hide behind, there really is a reason for the way they act.
Renee

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AuthorBio

Andrea Smith: 

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Eva Lenoir: 

Eva LeNoir grew up travelling with her parents to various countries in the world. Reading was her constant companion during her travels and her ability to adapt to different cultures fed her mind with endless possibilities. The characters swimming in her head are always from various horizons with a multitude of dreams and aspirations. However, all of these voices always have one thing in common: The women are strong and independent. A true believer in the female cause, Eva’s wish is to portray the women in her books as the leaders. She sees them walking hand in hand with their partners and not be the sheepish followers of the male gender. But most of all, Eva LeNoir wants to offer her readers a moment of pleasure as they dive into the world of her mind’s creation.

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