1/22/2016

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

NEW RELEASE (2nd edition)
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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.

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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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