1/30/2016

New Release, Jack of Spades, Compilation #mmromance #paranormal #pulpfriction






In a world where supernatural creatures openly exist, who can blame them for coalescing in one of the most fascinating and erotic places on earth?
Welcome to New Orleans.
Pulp Friction 2015: Altered States
Jack of Spades
Haunted. Seduced. Betrayed.

The world hasn't been the same since the preternaturals came out of the closet. Much to many people’s chagrin, strange beings of all kinds are making life tricky for the "normals."
Physics professor Dr. Sabine Brusilov has been obsessed with ghost hunting since he was eight years old.. He's gathered a wealth of knowledge, but can't produce a shred of scientific proof.
One hundred and seventy-five years of death haven't done riverboat gambler Barton Montoire a damn bit of good. He's still rash, impulsive, and prone to fits of temper and bouts of melancholy.
You'd think that when fate brought the two of them together, Bart's lonely spirit would be calmed, and Sabine would have the proof his heart desires.
In a world where mythical beings are real, love is still the most elusive… and treacherous myth of them all.

Includes all 5 Jack of Spades Stories:  Drawing Dead, Dead Blind, Dead Button, Dead Man's Hand, and Dead Money


Now Available at Smashwords     All Romance eBooks     Amazon 



1/22/2016

TheAccident, 2nd edition, new release, #mmromance #shortstory

NEW RELEASE (2nd edition)
Just 99 cents
The Accident


Pulling over to help at the scene of an emergency was the right thing for Dr. Madison Cahil to do.
But if emergency services didn't arrive quickly, he would miss celebrating his anniversary at a swanky restaurant with his lover, Shane. He'd already disappointed the man he loved; now the whole night would be ruined. Not that Shane would make a scene. He'd smile sweetly and declare that it was fine. Madison hated that word. Fine never meant fine when Shane said it. Fine meant fuck off, asshole.
BLURB
His string of bad luck since leaving the hospital just wasn't quitting. He couldn't believe he'd be the one to have to tell Shane his brother and niece had been involved in an accident, on their anniversary no less.
"I'm a doctor at New Hope. The officer up there sent me down to take a look, see if I could help." A tiny liberty with the truth. But... He stretched up on his toes to peer through the lightly tinted rear window. No child in the car, thank God.
The driver's window was shattered. Using his jacketed elbow he brushed aside broken glass and leaned into the vehicle. This time the cop didn't bother trying to block him, though he still grumbled a bit. Fuck again. The victim was medium height and build, longish blond hair...Caucasian. Just like Hugh. The interior of the car reeked of blood and hot engine oil.
"Emergency services are on the way. Not sure what you can do to help."
Carefully, Madison slid his hand to the neck of the victim. Pulse seemed fairly strong. The sirens of the approaching ambulance were a relief though. He could get out of here and on his way if they showed up, even if he and Shane ended up spending the evening at the emergency room with Hugh instead of at a romantic dinner.
The driver moaned and stirred.
"He's coming around!" Madison called to the policeman. "Hey, sir, can you hear me?" He spoke softly to the injured man, leaning closer to see if he could decipher any response.
The man shifted in his seat and leaned back, turning his head to meet Madison's gaze. Madison's heart stilled and panic rushed in.
The driver wasn't Hugh. It was Shane. No doubt about it. A huge gash on his forehead bled freely; pain fogged his blue eyes. "Oh, baby. Shane? Honey, what happened? Shane..." His training deserted him, and tears gathered in the corners of his eyes before trickling down his cheeks in warm trails. What to do? He wanted to hold Shane, to talk to him, to chastise him for not wearing the god damn seat belt.
"Madison." Shane breathed out in a confused drawl.
"I'm here, baby."
"Sonny." Good, that was a good sign. Shane recognized him. Madison reached out with a trembling hand to push Shane's golden blond hair, darkened with blood, off his forehead, revealing more of the wound.

Available at  All Romance   Smashwords

Book Blast: Of Gods and Monsters Hades by Wulf Francu Godgluck #pridepromotions #mmromance


Author Name: Wulf Francu Godgluck

Book Name: Of Gods and Monsters: Hades
Series: Of Gods and Monsters
Book: Two
Book may be read as as standalone, but it is suggested you read both for the full story

Release Date: January 22, 2016
Blurb:

******WARNING******* 
This is not a story about a hero, or some bad boy-badass-antihero. 
This is a love story between two monstrous villains and one valiant kid, held together by their entwined heartstrings. 
It won't be pretty. 
It won't be pleasant. 
There's no fluffy good feelings about it. 
It will rip out your heart and never give it back. 

Breno Hades el Oscuro took no bullshit from anyone. He ruled the crime world of the United States. When the King fell, what was left in the ashes was not the small boy that grew up without his father, not the same kid that chose a life of crime at seventeen, nor was it the King who had killed and clawed through a river of blood to stand at the top. 

The King was dragged from his throne of bones into a deep dark pit, leaving only the raw flesh of a savage monster to crawl out of Hell. 
One that knew love, but didn't want it again. 

Kemono Orochi was destined to inherit the legacy of his father, known as The Dragon's Tongue. It was an inheritance he never wanted it, never desiring the power that came with the title of Dragon. Kemono ended it all by tearing off the Dragon's head, watching the serpent's remains be consumed in hellfire. Now tormented by the scars of his past inflicted by his father, he is struggling to come to terms with the Akuma he has become. 

One that wants to devour everyone in his path to protect the only one that matters to him. 

The only person that had ever made his icy heart beat. 

His heart. His love. His beautiful pride. 

Rex Hunter dreams of becoming a principal ballerino...all fierce, like a Phoenix. But this Phoenix has lost his wings and fallen prey, straight into the clutched claws and callus hands of two vicious beasts. Each bore the blackest of hearts, each desiring to keep him safe, cherished and loved unconditionally. Or was Rex just destined to be the goo that would stick two shattered souls together and prevent them from forever falling to pieces? 

There will be blood, gore and nasty shit. 

There will be watersports, crude, angry, sometimes sensual and other times just downright dirty and dysfunctional sex. 

BUT... 

There will always be LOVE... 

Because even villains understand the tortured scars love leaves in her wake.

Pages or Words: 118,000 words

Categories: Contemporary, Crimed Fiction, Erotica, Gay Fiction, Romance, Thriller


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Meet the author:
They come to me in the night, creeping into my head. Their voices are all different, their stories all dissimilar, but they keep saying the same thing…
“Show us, tell us, bring us into your world, and make us known.”
Then I sit and they take over. They tell their tales of love, loss and sinister misfortune. Not all of them get a happy ending, but they are pleased when their part is written.
I sometimes find myself lost in my own mind; a world very similar to our own yet so different. Things don’t go bump in the night— they squeal and crawl under your skin, making you grind your teeth, and making your stomach turn over and putting your nerves on edge. Then there’s the drama. Oh, the drama!
Wulf FrancĂș Godgluck hails from South Africa. His work is not for the faint-hearted! In his books you'll find... all the beasties with their nasty claws and teeth, and some you didn't even know existed.
But the monsters aren't all real. Some live inside us. Who knows what he will make you discover about yourself, lurking in your heart, behind the closed walls in the deep, black recesses where no light penetrates? Wulf will steal your heart and never give it back. More than likely, he'll pin it to the wall with a bobbypin and sit there sipping his tea while you writhe and squeal on the floor...


Where to find the author:

Twitter: @turboverse

Publisher: Wulf Francu Godgluck
Cover Artist: Wulf Francu Godgluck

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1/20/2016

Snow, Free Reads, Thank You, Copy Editors #writestuff #caffeinateme


Good morning friends and readers! *sips coffee* It's been a very busy long weekend for us here in the countryside. First of all, it got cold as f***, and then it snowed. Winter is later arriving, but has arrived with a determination to make itself felt. I am huddled in my kitchen office, heater blasting by my feet, bundled in warmies awaiting more snow. Prediction is up to three inches today. Three inches doesn’t sound intimidating, but it's cause to stay home, believe me.


This weekend we published a couple of short stories as free reads at All Romance and Smashwords. These were both previously published stories, and I really wanted to get them back out to readers as freebies in appreciation of all the support that you've given me over the years. The response has been overwhelming! Thank you so much to all of the readers who downloaded Nothing to Forgive and The Captain's Cabin this weekend. Both have earned Silver Best Seller Stars at All Romance ebooks.

Nothing to Forgive  is a best seller in three categories: Drama, Contemporary and Gay, and TheCaptain's Cabin also earned Silver Stars for Gay Erotica and Historical Erotica. 
Altogether, both stories were downloaded over 150 times at ARe and nearly 400 times at Smashwords this weekend.

Thank you again!


Update to my work schedule, I have delayed publication of Urbex to hopefully the end of February or mid March. The words just aren't there for the story right now, and I just can't seem to force it. Meanwhile, I'm working on installment #7 of the A Rake in London series. This one follows The Fencing Master, wherein our heroes learned of some disturbing rumors being spread amongst the ton. Those rumors come to the fore in the next episode, entitled The Cut Direct. That's due out on February 1st. Then, I'm working on the second Linwood Academy book, due at the end of March. Look for a re-release of It's Simple, Simon at the end of February, and a special Valentine edition of The Park and Sunrise and Because You're You on February 1st.


Whoa. That's a lot of work to get done! Guess I'd better get cracking then, hm? I'd post a song for you, but I'm in musical mourning. I've been missing David Bowie and now Glenn Frye has passed as well. 2016 is starting out as a tough year for music.

But then there's this. In which we all realize that copy editors are people too.

1/18/2016

Book Blast: Mate of the Tyger Prince #mmromance #pridepromotions

BOOK BLAST 

Author Name: Shannon West

Book Name: Mate of the Tyger Prince
Series: Mate of the Tyger Prince
Book: One

Release Date: January 19, 2016
Blurb:

Diplomatic marriages between two members of different planets certainly aren’t unheard of—but for Prince Mikos of Tygeria and Col. Ryan Donnelly of Earth, it might just be a fate worse than death. The union is meant to end a devastating war that has lasted for over a hundred and fifty years, but when the female bride intended for the fierce, sexy prince runs away, her handsome brother is substituted instead. Men are for mating as far as the Tygerian prince is concerned, but the colonel also happens to be Mikos’s sworn enemy, not to mention being completely irritating.
Ryan is horrified to learn that the Tygerians not only expect him to take the place of his sister, marry the Bloody Prince of Tygeria, and go to live with him on his mysterious planet, but they also expect him to undergo physical alteration to have the man’s baby! And nobody is taking hell no for an answer. Ryan’s being asked to turn his whole life upside down and the handsome Tygerian gets under his skin like nobody else. But with the fate of the universe at stake, how can he say no? Can the two enemies put aside their differences and focus on making love and not war—not to mention a baby? As a powerful love struggles to take root, can they learn to trust each other and stand together against the forces that are trying to tear them apart?

Pages or Words: 75,795 words

Categories:  Erotica, M/M Romance, Romance, Science Fiction, Tiger Shifters

Excerpt:
“Son, are you all right? Your highness…Consort Blake, please! Put a stop to this now—my son is injured!”
“I’m fine, Father,” Ryan said, embarrassed and trying to gently push him off.
Your son is injured?” the king’s consort said, his eyebrows lifting in outrage. “What about my son? Your son indeed!”
Then as the words sunk in, Blake suddenly straightened up and tilted his head, one eyebrow quirking upward. “Did you say your son?”
“Yes, of course he is! And your son just attacked him!” the consul said, casting a wounded, outraged look back over his shoulder.
Blake smiled then and rubbed his hands together, as eager as a cat who’d just spied a big bowl of tasty cream. “You mean to tell me this young man… Your unmarried son? Well, why didn’t you say so? Who needs the daughter? This one will do fine. In fact, he’ll do even better!” He stepped forward and laid a hand on Prince Mikos’s arm. “Stop playing with him, Miki. You’ll have plenty of time to do that after the wedding. This young man,” he said, gesturing grandly toward Ryan, “is your new mate and royal consort.” He got a speculative look in his eye. “Maybe even the bearer of your children.”




Meet the author:

Shannon West lives in the South with her husband and family.  A lover and avid reader of M/M romances, she began writing them a few years ago and now has over forty short stories, novellas, and novels to her credit.   She is a two-time finalist in the Rainbow awards for 2013 and 2014, and an honorable mention for 2015 and named an All Romance ebooks top ten author for 2013 and 2014.  She writes shifters, primarily and some BDSM and contemporary.  She loves men and everything about them, and believes that love is love, no matter the gender. She mostly spends her days at the keyboard, trying to elude housework, which stalks her relentlessly.

Where to find the author:

Twitter: @shannonwest8

Publisher: Dark Hollows Press
Cover Artist: Eden Connors

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1/16/2016

New Release Update! Free Reads Now At Smashwords and All Romance #mmromance #freereads

NEW FREE READS 

Nothing To Forgive 

A short, sensual and sweet m/m story 



Vic returns from a business trip and is shocked to find a hot young thing hanging on to his lover. Sure, he and Marc had a fight, but Vic figured they'd work things out. And how could Marc's new someone special be so young, when they fought about their age difference...?

Free to all readers at:



&
A Super Short Hot Flash  

The Captain's Cabin 




Cabin “boy” Mick is tasked with cleaning up the Captain’s cabin while the Captain and first mate are ashore on business. The punishment if he fails in his task is dire; the reward for a job well done, sublime.

Free to all readers at:



1/14/2016

Crawl in Bed With Jude Sierra #mmromance #pridepromotions

Crawling Into Bed With Jude Sierra
And a Good Book

Important things first, are these sheets silk or cotton? Cotton. Not only are they comfy, but things get slippery enough in there from time to time without adding silk. Plus silk gets cold!

What are you wearing? Small shorts and a tank top. Stripes preferred at all times. Although with some persuasion I might be willing to sleep in less from time to time. Tip: if you want me wearing less, come to bed in some brightly colored or striped boxer-briefs. Yum.

What are we snacking on in bed while we read tonight? Snacks in bed are only for special, special occasions. We feast on love here.

If I open this nightstand drawer, what will I find? Boxers, socks, and a little bag with lots of fun goodies in it.

Do you roll up in the blankets like a burrito, or kick the covers off during the night? I like to burrito. If all else fails, I can always steal heat from my partner, who is a walking furnace.

Can I put my cold feet on your calves to warm them up? Sure, but I promise I’ll only make them colder because I’m an ice cube!

 Book Name: What It Takes

Release Date: January 14, 2016
Blurb: 
The connection was instantaneous. 
Mere moments after Milo Graham's family relocates to Cape Cod, he meets Andrew Witherell—launching a lifelong friendship built on a foundation of deep bonds, secret forts, and plans for the future. When Milo is called home from college to attend his domineering father's funeral, he and Andrew finally act on their mutual attraction. But doubtful of his worth, Milo severs all ties with his childhood friend. Years later, the men find themselves home again, and their long-held feelings will not be denied. But will they have what it takes to find lasting love?

Pages or Words: 274 pages

Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, New Adult, Romance

Excerpt:
Andrew gladly lets Milo drive his car; he hates driving, especially when he can play radio DJ and watch the scenery go by. He looks at Milo: the way the fading light before dusk changes the tone of his skin; the way the muscles of his arms stand out and his lips curl as he sings along, awfully, to the radio. Milo smiles at him and Andrew flashes a brief one back, wonders how obvious he’s being, and looks back out the window at the slipping sand that spills onto the road and the ramshackle businesses along the road. 
“So what got this bee in your bonnet?” he asks suddenly. 
Milo shrugs. “You sound like my grandma.”
“Awesome; I like her. Let’s focus.” 
“So... okay.” Milo clears his throat and his fingers tighten on the wheel. “I um, think I have something to tell you. But I’m—” 
“Is everything okay?” Andrew interrupts, scanning his memory for any signs of additional distress Milo might have displayed in the last few months. 
“Yeah. Well. I mean, um… whatever. But I—” 
“What? You’re worrying me.” 
Milo sighs and pulls into the parking lot of a restaurant with a giant crab on the roof. “I can’t do this and drive.”
“Okay,” Andrew says slowly, then unbuckles his belt and turns to face him. Milo’s face is a little drawn.
“So, I think I might be gay,” Milo blurts. “I mean, I know. I know I am.”
There’s a full minute of silence in the car while Andrew tries to work the words out. Static screeches in his ears, fleetingly numbing his reaction. Focus. He has a few seconds to control his face, to tamp down that sprout of irrational hope seeding despite the chaos, and be ultimately supportive.
“Um.” Andrew licks his lips and tries to pull himself together. That seedling wants to grow into something bigger, and he can’t let it. He looks at Milo’s face, which has morphed into something more vulnerable and worried. Hope is a hollow bell in his chest, ringing loud and dissonant; he wants to vibrate out of his skin with the inappropriateness of his own reactions. This is about Milo, not him. “You aren’t worried that I’m mad or something, are you?” he manages to say. 
“I don’t know. Um, your face is doing... a thing,” Milo replies. 
Reflexively Andrew puts his hands to his cheeks. His fingers are cold. Okay, so he definitely doesn’t have his face under control. “No, I... wasn’t expecting it, that’s all.” Andrew’s brain, sometimes faster than his mouth, is careening backward. “Maybe I should have had a clue.” 
“Oh?” 
“Well, for starters, you kissed me back.” 



Meet the author:

Jude Sierra began her writing career at the age of eight when she immortalized her summer vacation with ten entries in a row that read "pool+tv." She first began writing poetry as a child in her home country of Brazil, and is still a student of the form.

As a sucker for happy endings and well-written emotional arcs and characters, Jude is an unapologetic bookaholic. She finds bookstores and libraries unbearably sexy and, to her husband's dismay, is attempting to create her own in their living room. She is a writer of many things that hope to find their way out of the sanctuary of her hard drive and many that have found a home in the fanfiction community. 

She is currently working on her Master of Arts in Writing and Rhetoric and managing a home filled with her husband, two young sons, and two cats. Her first novel, Hush, was published in 2015 by Interlude Press. 

Where to find the author:

What It Takes will be published by Interlude Press on January 14, 2016. Connect with author Jude Sierra at JudeSierra.com, on Twitter @JudeSierra, on Goodreads at goodreads.com/Jude_Sierra, and on Facebook at facebook.com/JudeMSierra.



Publisher: Interlude Press
Cover Art: Nelli I
Cover Design: C.B. Messer

Tour Dates & Stops:
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Rafflecopter Prize: $25 Interlude Press web store gift card + WIT ebook; plus__5 eBook editions of WIT


Crawl in Bed with Hans M. Hirschi #mmromance #gayfiction #authorinterview


Good morning all! *sips coffee* As promised, today I have an interview with the author of Spanish Bay, Hans M. Hirschi. Hans is a very clever and heartwarming writer whose books are available via Amazon. He's got a new release coming out today, and you can find a link to that at the end of the interview. Please enjoy! 






Crawling Into Bed With Hans M Hirschi
And a Good Book

Important things first, are these sheets silk or cotton?
Cotton, high thread count. I hope that’s okay with you? I’m not a big fan of silk. Besides, I seriously doubt IKEA, where we got our stuff from, even carries silk. To find bedding for our humongous cover isn’t easy…

What are you wearing?
Nothing, are you blind? ;) I stopped wearing clothes to bed fifteen years ago after a separation. I don't know what I thought back then, but I was hoping it would make me more appealing on the open market. Shows you just how my mind works, eh? What do you say? Am I still hot or am I? ;)

Blind? No. But... Anyway. What are we snacking on in bed while we read tonight?
No eating in bed. My mother would throw a fit… I don’t think I’ve ever eaten in my own bed. Hotels, yeah, but not at home. A bit of a foreign concept. My bed serves two purposes, sleep and temporary storage for things before going into closet or luggage. So okay, three, I almost forgot sex… But as a dining table? No, I was properly raised. Besides, didn’t your mom tell you not to eat too late in the evening? 
You’ll just have to snack on what’s at hand! ;)

Your mother is here? *looks around frantically* Oops. No, my mother didn't allow food in the bedrooms of our house. Eating in bed is a habit I developed... uh later in life. If I open this nightstand drawer, what will I find?
If you find a nightstand drawer in our bedroom, I’ll have to call the cleaning lady. I haven’t had one in ten years… Instead, whatever needs storing next to the bed is in neat little shelves to the side of the head board, with easy access to all nightly necessities, from lube to condoms and massage oils. LOL My bling-bling is on the lower shelves. Any more questions. I trust you’re not a burglar?

Burglar? Me? No. I can't vouch for all the readers out there, but I think your valuables are pretty safe. Do you roll up in the blankets like a burrito, or kick the covers off during the night?
Why these two option questions? I feel like I’m such an outcast. I do neither. My husband and I share a big cover, bringing us closer if needed or wanted, so there’s no “borritoing" or you’d suffer immediate consequences in the form of kicking from the other side of the bed. No, I lie quiet like a mouse, just simply covered in my cover, one arm under the pillow and the other covering my ear (I wake up easily to noises)

Can I put my cold feet on your calves to warm them up?
You can try… I do this to my hubby every now and then. Want to see the bruises? The most likely outcome of your attempt is frozen feet. I am usually the one freezing in bed so I’m a very poor choice in bed warming companion…

Good think I brought wool socks. What are we reading?
We are reading my latest novel called Spanish Bay, probably me reading to you, as I know the story a bit. It’s a heartwarming (and body heating) story of two young men, Neil and Chris who fall in love and then master life together. One, Neil, is confined to a wheel chair and when they have to take on a disabled child (Chris’s brother), it gets complicated. But through love, perseverance and the help of friends and family they manage… It’s a story suitable for Young Adults and hopefully provides them with a positive outlook on what life can be like.
Here’s a short excerpt:
The second they were off the driveway, his dad started. You gave us quite a scare last night, son. But at least you picked a good one. Im proud of you, Neil. Just be sure to be safe when you two, you know…”
Seeing his dad blush was a new experience for Neil, and if he hadnt been so astonished by his dads reaction, hed have found it quite funny.
I’ve got something for you in the glove compartment. Go on, have a look.
Cautiously, Neil dropped the door and peered through the gap. A box of condoms and a tube of lube slid into view. Dad!he exclaimed, a little too loudly, his face quickly turning even more crimson than his dads had been a minute ago.
“Don’t ‘dadme, son. We want you to be safe, and if Chris and you ever decide to getyou know…intimate… Well, anyway, youll need those. Just know that we love you, and were proud of you.
Neil looked out the window and said nothing.
Excerpt From: Hans M Hirschi. “Spanish Bay.
www.hirschi.se if you wish to find me…

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00E0DP0EE or buy any of my books.


New Release: Ross Deere- Handy Man 

Ross Deere – Handy Man is the story of a young man who stumbled into the escorting business by
accident. Ten years later, about to date someone for real for the first time, he looks back at some of the clients he’s met over the years, decisions he’s made, and parallels to his current life.
Meet lawyers, professors, students, aspiring Hollywood actors, and many others who, at one point or another, have found themselves in need of Ross’s services.
Ross Deere – Handy Man is an erotic novel, funny and free of drama – a steamy read with plenty of fast-paced action that will leave you sweaty and satisfied! Join Ross on his many adventures in and out of bed, literally.
Ross Deere – Handy Man will be available from Beaten Track Publishing January 28, 2016.
Keywords: Erotica, Gay, Romance, Life, Relationship, Ross Deere, Handy Man, Dating,
For more information visit: http://www.hirschi.se/the-books/ross-deere/


Be Yourself

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. ~e.e. cummings, 1955