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Bishop's Move (Drifting #1)

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Originally intended for publication March 19th 2018, this edition was cancelled prior to its intended publication date.

In near-future Chicago, virtual reality is an escape from the grit and grime of everyday life.

Lucky Amonte will be paying off his VR gaming system forever, but it’s worth it to experience his dirtiest fantasies with anonymous strangers in the Drift. After
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Kindle Edition, 258 pages
Published by Queer Mafia Press
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Kat ☠
I’d rather eat my own hand than read this book.

Please see the comments for more elaboration.
DarienMoya
UPDATE 9/03/18

This book will no longer be for sale!!!

I still stand by what I said below, but that fucking Hassell I can’t get behind his shit even that written with other people. So I am removing my rating and putting the review under spoiler.



https://twitter.com/sweetsakuradoll/s...

I’ll be removing it from my blog!!
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PLEASE READ!

I thought about whether I should post this review or not with all that’s going down with Santino Hassell. Some believe all his coauth
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Jan
Dec 20, 2017 marked it as bad-shameful-behavior

What a shameful sham!
Alisa
Mar 03, 2018 added it
I need to start a new shelf for this entitled "Not enough money in the flipping world to make me read this"


**As of yesterday 3/9/18 Piper Vaughn has announced this book will be pulled and not released after all. If you don't know what's going on, there is a link at the bottom of this with an explanation**

https://thesaltminers.tumblr.com/post...
Mitya
Feb 01, 2018 rated it did not like it

Update 3/8/2018 - Even if I had been willing to give the book a chance, I wouldn't now: http://riptidepublishing.com/a-statem...

(no, this book isn't through Riptide, but it's obvious Santino is scum. IDK what role the co-author has in this, but I'm definitely not buying any book with Santino's name)

*****

How very typical of MM that the book works hard to earn brownie points by including a fat, fem character, but only puts the slender, cut, tattooed love interest on the cover. And miss me with 'bu
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Piper Vaughn
Dec 20, 2017 marked it as cowritten  ·  (Review from the author)
Please note the content warning. It's changed a little since we first posted the blurb, as the book was still in progress at the time. There's definitely still content worthy of a warning, but it's probably not as scary/hardcore as it might've sounded initially! ;) Any questions feel free to message me here or on my other SM. ♥

If you want to sign-up for the Drifting newsletter for news/announcements relating to the series, go here: https://www.subscribepage.com/driftin... :D
Gaby
Mar 06, 2018 added it
Shelves: nope
No. No to this one and no to the ones to come. Just. No.
Hollis
All I'm going to say is : yes, I know. Yes, I've followed the twitter threads, fbook, and the GR comment chains. I was halfway through this ARC when the author's contracts, and partnerships, were dissolved and this promo tour was cancelled, and so I put the book down and I clicked. I listened. I watched. Nonetheless, even though things are still coming to light and it's not over, I picked the book back up and finished it. Please don't come onto this review and leave comments about me supporting/ ...more
Angela
Mar 05, 2018 added it
Shelves: nope
Nope
Jenn
Mar 05, 2018 marked it as no-probably-no
Nope, never, *kicks away into infinity*
Leyna
Mar 06, 2018 marked it as not-worth-my-time-and-money
*~*~*Hyperion*~*~*
Mar 08, 2018 marked it as pure-fuckery-and-complete-bullshit

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It’s like I’ve been living under a rock o__O!!!! Though I’m not surprised in the slightest that I metaphorically feel that way, because as I’ve mentioned several times before, I am so FAR removed from anything that’s potentially going on - supremely so - that it takes forever for news and insider information to trickle to me within the M/M book community! This is something I am usually very glad for and proud about, but in THIS specific case, there's nothing to b
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Tamara (緑)
NO , NO and NO

Riptide's statement on Santino Hassell....

And this is where you can find out more about it.

At one point, it came to light just how far this ... person... was willing to go for a book plot. He was viciously exploiting vulnerable people just to get ideas.

It made me sick. It made me feel as if I have violated the people whose lives and experiences he has stolen and put into the books I enjoyed reading.

He is not and never will be a "good writer". He will forever be on my shitlist.
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monika
Mar 06, 2018 marked it as not-deserve-my-time-my-money
You don't deserve my time, my rating, my money, because

https://ingloriousbitches.wordpress.c...

https://www.goodreads.com/user_status...
Lasha
Not in a million years will I give my money to this author again.

I know a lot of other reviewers have already read and posted their reviews on this book months ago. But I hope in light of the current situation, I hope they will reconsider and remove their reviews.
Shana B
Mar 07, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: abb, do-not-buy-list, m-m
As others have said, nope, nope and never.
Tara♥
Mar 08, 2018 marked it as mean-author-is-mean
Cadiva
Never gonna happen
Aditu
Mar 07, 2018 marked it as never-ever
I have no idea if the book is good or bad but the author is definitely horrible
Karen Lectrice Compulsive
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Purée j'ai tellement aimé ce livre. Il est méga addictif et il m'a été impossible de le reposer. C'est chaud bouillant et incroyablement émouvant à la fois, le tout dans un univers novateur et original mais simple. Et les personnages sont tellement géniaux ! Aussi bien Bishop et Lucky que ceux qui gravitent autour d'eux et qui auront sans doute leur propre histoire.
J'ai tout adoré. Surtout le fait que par 2 fois les auteurs ont réussi à me surprendre en ne choisissant pas des scénarios convenus.
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Sami
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ommmggg! LOVED THIS. Review to come!
justanya


***Book will not be released. Review removed***
Michaelene
This book gave me so many heart clutches I may as well have glued my hand over my heart.

Bishop’s Move is book one in Santino Hassell and Piper Vaughn’s new Drifting series. It was everything I didn’t even know I wanted.

Heaven help me, was that an actual blush? Was this big, beefy guy, who looked like he could chew nails and crack skulls open with his bare palms, hiding his face from me and bashfully blushing right now?

Lucky Amonte has a longstanding appointment with a lover in his Virtual Realit
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Jaime
Dec 21, 2017 marked it as to-read
Bring it!
Annie
Review not posted because this book will no longer be released in light of recent events. (Rating and review removed 3/11/2018)
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Santino Hassell was raised by a conservative family but grew up to be a smart-mouthed, school cutting grunge kid, a transient twenty-something, and eventually transformed into a grumpy introvert and unlikely romance author with an affinity for baseball caps. His novels are heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, and his desire to write relationships fueled by intensity ...more

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