Brick By Brick by Cate Ashwood and L.J. LaBarthe

BrickByBrickORIG-final-01Author Name: Cate Ashwood & L.J. LaBarthe

Book Name: Brick by Brick

Release Date: June 29, 2015

Blurb:

They say that time heals all wounds, but losing Parley, his one true love, left Zach with a hole in his heart that no one else can fill. After forty-eight blissful hours alone together as teens in an abandoned house, Parley disappeared. Parley is what he is, and the pray-away-the-gay camp his parents ship him to won’t change that. However, finding the balance between accepting his true nature and not losing his family means tough sacrifices.

Sixteen years later, Zach is thunderstruck when Parley stands on the front doorstep of his house—the house that had been their refuge, which Zach restored. But Parley isn’t alone, and Zach wonders if he’s found Parley only to lose him a second time. If they can overcome the terrors of the past and the situation of the present, maybe they can build a new relationship just as Zach rebuilt the house—brick by brick.

 

Pages or Words: 62,000 words

Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay fiction, M/M Romance

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ZACH FELT as if he was floating. He’d been planning this escape for weeks, but now that it was actually happening, it didn’t seem real. He chanced a quick look at Parley as they merged onto the highway. What could possibly be better than running away with his best friend?

He’d had his doubts that Parley would actually come with him. After being turned down the first time, Zach had prepared himself for disappointment, but now they were leaving together and Zach couldn’t have been happier.

“Where should we go?” Zach asked. He had some vague ideas in mind, but he wanted his friend’s input more than anything.

“I don’t know. Somewhere we can’t be found?” Zach was right on board with that.

“That’s a good idea. We’ll go for a bit on this highway, then we’ll exit and take some back roads, maybe head toward the interior.”

Parley dropped his head back against the seat. “Perfect.” After a time, he said, “I still can’t believe we’re doing this.”

“I still can’t believe you came with me,” Zach countered.

“I can’t either. I must be insane.”

“Or brilliant. It’s usually a fine line,” Zach teased.

“My parents are going to have an absolute meltdown once they’ve found out what I’ve done. They’re going to be so upset.”

Parley’s voice was quiet, barely above a whisper. Zach had seen him like this once before when he’d thought he’d lost his weird CTR ring with the spinner chain in the band.

“It’ll all be okay.” Zach tried to soothe him, to bring him back to the present, and rested a gentle hand on Parley’s knee. “Everyone flies from the nest sooner or later. We just did it in an unconventional way. I really do think this is what’s best, though, for both of us.”

Zach’s reassurance seemed to work. Parley blinked slowly a few times and then a somewhat disheartened smile crept onto his face. “I know, but my family is just… different.”

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Ebook: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6592

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About L.J. LaBarthe:

L.J. LaBarthe is a French-Australian woman, who was born during the Witching Hour, just after midnight. From this auspicious beginning, she went on to write a prize-winning short story about Humpty Dumpty wearing an Aussie hat complete with corks dangling from it when she was six years old. From there, she wrote for her high school yearbook, her university newspaper, and, from her early teens to her twenties, produced a fanzine about the local punk rock music scene. She loves music of all kinds and was once a classical pianist; she loves languages and speaks French and English and a teeny-tiny smattering of Mandarin Chinese, which she hopes to relearn properly very soon. She enjoys TV, film, travel, cooking, eating out, abandoned places, urbex, history, and researching.

 

L.J. loves to read complicated plots and hopes to do complex plot lines justice in her own writing. She writes paranormal, historical, urban fantasy, and contemporary Australian stories, usually m/m romance and featuring m/m erotica. She has won a Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention and another award for Best Historical Gay Novel.

L.J. lives in the city of Adelaide, and is owned by her cat.

Where to find L.J LaBarthe:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lj.labarthe.9

Twitter: @brbsiberia

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/dreadpiratestar/

Other: http://misslj_author.livejournal.com/

Other: http://www.ljlabarthe.com/

Other: https://instagram.com/ljstar239/

Other: http://dreadpiratestarkiller.tumblr.com/

 

About Cate Ashwood: 

Cate Ashwood wrote her very first story in a hot-pink binder when she was in the second grade and found her passion for writing. Her first successful foray into romance writing came five years later when she wrote her best friend, who was experiencing a case of unrequited love, her own happily ever after.

Cate’s life has taken a number of different and adventurous roads. She now lives a stone’s throw from the ocean, just outside of Vancouver, British Columbia with her husband, her little boy, and their two cats. Her life is filled with family and friends, travel, and, of course, books.

Where to find Cate Ashwood:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cate.ashwood

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cate-Ashwood-Author/288329491267435?fref=ts

Twitter: @cateashwood

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cateashwood/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/cateashwood/

 

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Bree Archer


Tour Dates & Stops:

Parker Williams, Dawn’s Reading Nook, BFD Book Blog, Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews, Divine Magazine, Andrew Q. Gordon, Bayou Book Junkie, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Bike Book Reviews, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, My Fiction Nook, Kimi-Chan, The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat, Rainbow Gold Reviews, Havan Fellows, Prism Book Alliance, MM Good Book Reviews, Chris McHart, Inked Rainbow Reads, Vampires, Werewolves, and Fairies, Oh My, Full Moon Dreaming, Mikky’s World of Books, Charley Descoteaux, Molly Lolly, Because Two Men Are Better Than One, Iyana Jenna, 3 Chicks After Dark, Happily Ever Chapter, Two Chicks Obsessed With Books and Eye Candy

 

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Guestpost, Giveaway: Silver Scars by Posy Roberts

silverscars-fAuthor Name: Posy Roberts

Book Name: Silver Scars

Release Date: June 22, 2015

 

 

 

 

Posy was kind enough to be interviewed by me:

Thanks for hosting me today. I’m excited to be here to talk about my new book, Silver Scars.

Do you know about Driveway Moments? In the US, our National Public Radio, a talk radio station, has coined this phrase for those times when you have already driven into your driveway and have essentially parked but you’re not done listening to a story on the radio. A Driveway Moment is where you sit, allowing the car to run while your heart and soul gets filled up or you laugh at a great story or inform yourself on recent news.

In my story, Silver Scars, my characters Gil and Keith joke about having Driveway Moments with each other, but rather than a news show, it’s their conversations with each other that keep their butts planted in their seats. That’s an option with having a hands-free phone system in the car. We didn’t get this technology until a few years ago, and what I didn’t realize I’d appreciate about it was how much I loved listening to my husband’s rich voice come through my car’s speaker system as I drove and we talked.

I used to teach a few night classes, and I always seemed to call my husband before I took off for home. We had many a driveway moment, sometimes with him peeking out the window at me. I only had a few steps to get to him, but the intimacy of the moment, his voice surrounding me in the car, always disappeared when I got inside.

Gil and Keith live 1,500 miles apart, and after a passionate start in person, part of their relationship occurs through technology: cell phones, computers, hands-free sound systems. For Gil, who suffers from PTSD and anxiety, this helps him slowly deal with his issues in a more controlled manner. I think it also allows for both Gil and Keith to experience intimacy in new ways.

Sometimes not being face-to-face gives us a chance to show our best side or perhaps show sides of ourselves we’re too afraid to reveal when we have to look someone in the eye. I’ve made some great friends through technology over the years. When my sister lived in Alaska then Germany then Idaho then Germany again, it was our way of staying in touch, and I’m grateful we had it.

Thankfully Gil and Keith don’t have to contend with all those miles between them forever. But getting together after essentially having an online relationship with intimate Driveway Moments is different than a relationship with snoring and messes that can’t be X’d out of. But I think all those technology-based conversations make their in-person relationship all the sweeter.

I’d love to hear about your experiences with online relationships. Tell me all.

Thank you for the thoughts about Driveway Moments. I’ve had enough of them myself, and I can absolutely relate.

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Blurb:

A bomb destroyed high-powered lawyer Gil Lemieux’s seemingly perfect life, and PTSD has ruled every decision since the explosion that left him scarred inside and outside. Moving home with his mom is meant to be a temporary measure, just like proofreading for a medical institution is only meant to be a stopgap. But two years after taking on the wrong court case, he’s still living in fear.

Keith Kramer might be based 1,500 miles away from Gil, but their shared work brings them together—a chance meeting that’s life-changing. Gil is drawn to Keith’s good looks and intelligence, but it’s his innate understanding that Gil is more than the scars on his skin that is truly attractive. He’s everything Gil used to be and more. It blows Gil’s mind that his attraction might be returned.

Only doubt could widen the distance between them. Keith’s hopefulness, borne out of surviving some tough challenges of his own, isn’t enough to bridge the distance alone. Gil will need to believe he has as much to offer as Keith if they’re to build a life together.

Pages or Words: 86,700 words 

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

 

Sales Links:

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About the author:

Posy Roberts writes about romantic male love. Whether these characters are family men, drag queens, or lonely men searching for connections, they all find a home in her stories.

Posy is married to a man who makes sure she doesn’t forget to eat or sleep; her daughter, a budding author and dedicated Whovian, helps her come up with character names. When Posy’s not writing, she enjoys crafting, hiking, and singing spontaneously about the mundane, just to make normal seem more interesting.

 

Where to find the author:

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/posyroberts11

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PosyRoberts

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/posyroberts/

Facebook Author Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/757618490928296/

Website: http://posyroberts.com/

 

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6550149.Posy_Roberts

Publisher: Labyrinth Bound Press

Cover Artist: Natasha Snow


Tour Dates & Stops: June 22 – 26, 2015

 

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24-Jun

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Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews

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25-Jun

MM Good Book Reviews

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Rainbow Gold Reviews

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Chris McHart

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BookBlast: Helping Hand by Jay Northcote

Helping Hand_FINALAuthor Name: Jay Northcote

Book Name: Helping Hand

Release Date: June 26, 2015

Blurb:

Wanking with a mate isn’t gay—as long as you keep your hands to yourself.

Jez Fielding and James MacKenzie—Big Mac to his mates—are in their second year at uni. After partying too hard last year, they make a pact to rein themselves in. While their housemates are out drinking every weekend, Jez and Mac stay in to save cash and focus on their studies.

When Jez suggests watching some porn together, he isn’t expecting Mac to agree to it. One thing leads to another, and soon their arrangement becomes hands-on rather than hands-off. But falling for your straight friend can only end badly, unless there’s a chance he might feel the same. 

Pages or Words: Approximately 33,000 words

 

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Categories: Contemporary, Romance

Sales Links:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

About the author:

Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England, with her husband, two children, and two cats.

She comes from a family of writers, but she always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed her by. She spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content. One day, she decided to try and write a short story–just to see if she could–and found it rather addictive. She hasn’t stopped writing since.

 

Where to find the author:

 

www.jaynorthcote.com

Twitter

Facebook profile

Facebook Author Page

Jay’s books

 

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7302303.Jay_Northcote

Publisher: Jaybird Press

Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh

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Tour Dates & Stops: June 26, 2015

Parker Williams, BFD Book Blog, Bayou Book Junkie, Elisa – My Reviews and Ramblings, My Fiction Nook, Prism Book Alliance, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Inked Rainbow Reads, Havan Fellows, Cate Ashwood, Two Chicks Obsessed With Books and Eye Candy, Charley Descoteaux, Chris McHart, Happily Ever Chapter, Boys on the Brink Reviews, Molly Lolly, Rainbow Gold Reviews, Nic Starr, Elin Gregory, Dawn’s Reading Nook, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, MM Good Book Reviews, Wake Up Your Wild Side, Hearts on Fire, 3 Chicks After Dark, Carly’s Book Reviews, Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews, Iyana Jenna, Divine Magazine, Mikky’s World of Books, Foxylutely Book Reviews, Velvet Panic, The Hat Party, Andrew Q. Gordon

 

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Cover Reveal: Prickly Business by Piper Vaughn and Kenzie Cade

Banner300x250-23Author Names: Piper Vaughn & Kenzie Cade

Book Name: Prickly Business

Series: Portland Pack Chronicles

Number: One

 Release Date: July 27, 2015

 

Blurb:

Some people might call Avery Babineaux a prick. He’s a hedgehog shifter from an old-money Louisiana family with a penchant for expensive shoes and a reputation for being a judgmental snob. His attitude is why he and his fated mate are estranged. Not that Avery cares. He doesn’t want to be mated to some blue-collar werewolf anyway. Or so he keeps telling himself.

No werewolf likes to be looked down upon, least of all Dylan Green. He doesn’t need a mate, especially not some snotty hedgehog who sneers at his custom motorcycle shop and calls him a grease monkey. But when Avery gets into trouble with a shady loan shark, Dylan can’t stand by and let him be hurt—whether he wants the brat or not.

Yet once Dylan steps into Avery’s world, he realizes there’s more to Avery than his prickly exterior, and that unexpected vulnerability calls to Dylan’s protective instincts. The sassy little hedgehog needs a keeper, and despite their horrible first impressions, Dylan starts to believe he might be the wolf for the job.

Pages or Words: 97,000 words (approximately)

Categories: Contemporary, M/M Romance, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance

Sales Links:

eBook: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6530

Paperback: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6531

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About the authors:

Piper Vaughn 

Piper Vaughn wrote her first love story at eleven and never looked back. Since then, she’s known that writing in some form was exactly what she wanted to do. A reader at the core, Piper loves nothing more than getting lost in a great book—fantasy, young adult, romance, she loves them all (and has a two thousand book library to prove it!). She grew up in Chicago, in an ethnically diverse neighborhood, and loves to put faces and characters of every ethnicity in her stories, so her fictional worlds are as colorful as the real one. Above all, she believes that everyone needs a little true love in their life…even if it’s only in a book.

 

Kenzie Cade 

Kenzie Cade was born and raised in the South where she spends her days in the sometimes stressful field of private medicine observing interesting people and committing them to memory for later use. When she isn’t reading, experimenting with recipes, or being distracted by social media, Kenzie spends time with her family, friends, and the Pomeranian/Long-haired Chihuahua mix who likes to keep her company while she writes. As a young girl, Kenzie dreamed of princesses and their white knights. As an adult (or sort of adult), she dreams of princes and their proverbial white knights, which she attributes the fellow Arkansan S.E. Hinton and her novel The Outsiders. Writing to keep the fictional voices at bay, Kenzie enjoys the journeys her characters travel to find their happy endings, and she loves the challenge of writing a great love story. Contact Kenzie at kenziecade.author@gmail.com. You can also find her online at her blog: kenziecade.wordpress.com; on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/kenziecade.author; and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/thekenziecade.

Where to find the authors:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pipervaughn & https://www.facebook.com/kenziecade.author

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pipervaughnauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/pipervaughn & https://twitter.com/thekenziecade

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pipervaughn7 & https://www.pinterest.com/thekenziecade

Other: Website: http://pipervaughn.com, Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/104698982870458063898/posts

Other: Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/1/+KenzieCade, Tumblr: http://thekenziecade.tumblr.com, Blog: https://kenziecade.wordpress.com/

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Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25462873-prickly-business

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Reese Dante


Tour Dates & Stops: June 25, 2015

Parker Williams, Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews, Divine Magazine, Rainbow Gold Reviews, Prism Book Alliance, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, BFD Book Blog, Inked Rainbow Reads, Full Moon DreamingHearts on Fire, Molly Lolly, Bayou Book Junkie, Carly’s Book Reviews, The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat, Wake Up Your Wild Side, MM Good Book Reviews, Cate Ashwood, Amanda C. Stone, It’s Raining Men, Michael Mandrake, The Hat Party, Vampires, Werewolves, and Fairies, Oh My, Multitasking Mommas, Velvet Panic, Three Chicks After Dark, Mikky’s World of Books, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Chris McHart, Nephylim, Kristy’s Brain Food, The Novel Approach, Happily Ever Chapter, Up All Night, Read All Day, Love Bytes, Lexi Ander

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BookBlast: Waiting For The Moon And You

Waiting for the Moon and You 400x600Author Name: L.J. LaBarthe

Book Name: Waiting for the Moon and You 

Release Date: April 27, 2015

Blurb:

All his life, Leith has loved Aaron, and all his life, Leith has wondered if Aaron returns his feelings. Through high school, college, and beyond, Leith and Aaron are drawn together and pulled apart. Leith is finally convinced he and Aaron are not meant to be when a cowardly act of violence against Leith changes everything.

Aaron returns to Leith’s side, but Leith struggles to accept that Aaron can love him now.

If Leith doesn’t overcome his doubts and fears, he will forever be waiting for the moon and Aaron… and true love.

Pages or Words: 240 pages 

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

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“I miss those high school days, where the most pressing thing we had to worry about was whether we’d get a passing grade on a paper. I’m so pissed at myself that I missed the births of my niece and nephew. God, those kids are so adorable. And I missed the births of Aisha and Shahid’s twins! I’ve seen the photos on Facebook: they are such beautiful little girls. I’m real glad I’m home for her second pregnancy. I don’t want to be separate from my friends again. Or my family. God.” He shook his head. “I really am getting old.”

“Nostalgic isn’t old,” I said.

“Guess not. Anyway, what I most regret is something I’ve thought about off and on for years. Back in high school, since the prom, I kept thinking about one thing. I have to tell you this. I’ve had a crush on you forever. Since that night. I thought, why did I go to the prom with what’s-her-name, when I really wanted to go with you? And I know why, and it’s dumb, but I was scared that everyone would give me shit for being gay. Which I know I am now, not bi. I thought I was bi, but life and experience have taught me to be honest with myself, and I am completely gay. And I’m rambling. Shit. But. That was it. I’ve had a crush on you since high school, and I’m kicking myself for never doing anything about it.”

I had no idea what to say to him. His words filled me in ways I’d never imagined, and I had none of my own to respond with.

“Leith?”

“Wow,” I said.

“That a good wow or a bad wow?”

“It’s a wow wow. Just give me a minute.”

“Okay. But I want you to know that even though there’s this… thing I feel, I want us to be friends. We were friends first, and that’s the most important thing to me. Can we be friends still?” The question was asked in a plaintive tone.

I stopped walking, and turned to look at him. My knee gave a twinge, and I ignored it. Then was certainly not the time for a flare, I sternly told myself. No pain tonight!

“Aaron, I am completely floored. I have no idea what to tell you. Just one thing, of course we’re friends. Like you said, we were friends first, and that’s too damn important to me to throw away. The rest… god.” I ran a hand through my hair.

“Yeah, I didn’t think you’d like me back,” Aaron said.

“What?”

“It’s been too long, I know. Too much water under the bridge. So—”

“Shut up.” I reached for him before I knew what I was doing. I cupped his face between my hands, leaned in, and kissed him.

For a moment, a single heartbeat that felt as if it lasted forever, there was no reaction. And then Aaron leaned into me, his mouth opening to mine, his arms sliding around my waist, and he kissed me back. We stood together on the street, kissing each other as if our lives depended on it, as if the only way to survive was to draw oxygen from each other’s lungs. It felt so good, so natural, and so perfect that the only thing that went through my mind was Finally!

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Sales Links:

 

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About the author:

L.J. LaBarthe is a French-Australian woman, who was born during the Witching Hour, just after midnight. From this auspicious beginning, she went on to write a prize-winning short story about Humpty Dumpty wearing an Aussie hat complete with corks dangling from it when she was six years old. From there, she wrote for her high school yearbook, her university newspaper, and, from her early teens to her twenties, produced a fanzine about the local punk rock music scene. She loves music of all kinds and was once a classical pianist; she loves languages and speaks French and English and a teeny-tiny smattering of Mandarin Chinese, which she hopes to relearn properly very soon. She enjoys TV, film, travel, cooking, eating out, abandoned places, urbex, history, and researching.

L.J. loves to read complicated plots and hopes to do complex plot lines justice in her own writing. She writes paranormal, historical, urban fantasy, and contemporary Australian stories, usually m/m romance and featuring m/m erotica. She has won a Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention and another award for Best Historical Gay Novel.

L.J. lives in the city of Adelaide, and is owned by her cat.

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Where to find the author:

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lj.labarthe.9

Twitter: @brbsiberia

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/dreadpiratestar/

Other: http://misslj_author.livejournal.com/

Other: http://www.ljlabarthe.com/

Other: https://instagram.com/ljstar239/

Other: http://dreadpiratestarkiller.tumblr.com/

 

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25244581-waiting-for-the-moon-and-you?ac=1#other_reviews

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Reese Dante

 

Tour Dates & Stops: June 24, 2015

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BookBlast, Excerpt, Giveaway: Branded by Ana J. Phoenix

brandedcoverAuthor Name: Ana J. Phoenix

Book Name: Branded

Series: Ash and Flames

Book: One

 

Release Date: June 23, 2015

 

Blurb:

Asher doesn’t like people, and people don’t like him. He’s cool with that—all he needs from them is sex, anyway. But when he’s suddenly thrust into a strange and dangerous world filled with magical creatures, joining forces with other people may just be the only way to survive.

It’s not all bad though—in this new world, he can turn into a fire-breathing dragon! Which would be awesome if it weren’t for José, the pesky fire elf sharing his fate whose goal in life seems to be to stop Asher from ever having fun. José is hot, though and Asher wants to get into his pants just as much as he wants to get home. But José is also blind, and Asher has no clue how to charm a man without relying on his looks.

Somehow, Asher has to show José that he’s more than a sex-obsessed pyromaniac with no filter between his brain and mouth. Preferably before either of them ends up dead. Civil war rages around them, and finding the way home isn’t going to be easy. And for Asher, getting there in one piece, and with his heart intact, might just prove impossible.

 

Pages or Words: 70,000 words

 

Categories: Fantasy, M/M Romance

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Excerpt:

The ruins of a small town stretched out before Asher. Flames were nibbling at huts here and there, but most of the buildings had already burned out, leaving nothing but black, charred and empty shells of what they might have been. Smoke still rose in the air and made Asher’s eyes water as he walked deeper into the ghost town.

“Asher!”

He turned around to see Blind Guy catch up with him. Judging by the dirt on his clothes, he’d either run into a tree on his way or kissed the ground. A leaf stuck to his hair. Door number one, then.

“You know you wouldn’t crash into so many trees if you’d just let me burn them.”

“Never!”

Asher stepped closer to him. “Let me take the decoration out.” He stroked the leaf out of Blind Guy’s hair. It was a little ridiculous, but when he drew his arm back, and he was face to face with Blind Guy, close enough to kiss, his only thought was Damn, I want you to fuck me.

“What?” Blind Guy furrowed his brow.

Shit, had he said that out loud? Knowing himself, he probably had.

Sales Links: http://www.amazon.com/Branded-Ash-Flames-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00Y7HL9XE/

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About the author:

Ana is a writer of m/m romance and erotica. Her interest in hot guy-on-guy action was first sparked by reading scandalous Japanese mangas. A dirty secret she couldn’t resist. In a long bout of insanity – also known as her life — she decided to learn the language and escape to the land of sushi, sumo, and yaoi.

She’s since moved back to Europe to be with the love of her life – delicious European chocolate.

Now she resides in the sunny part of Germany where she fills her days chasing her dreams and writing about men in complicated relationships. Her family believes she’s writing “erotic manga stories.” She’s pleased they got the erotic part right, at least.

 

Where to find the author:

Facebook

Twitter

Website

Goodreads

 

Publisher: Ana J. Phoenix

Cover Artist: Ana J. Phoenix


Tour Dates & Stops: June 23, 2015

Parker Williams, Dawn’s Reading Nook, Divine Magazine, Bayou Book Junkie, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, BFD Book Blog, Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, Inked Rainbow Reads, Bike Book Reviews, Kimi-Chan, Rainbow Gold Reviews, Chris McHart, Carly’s Book Reviews, MM Good Book Reviews, Elisa – My Reviews and Ramblings, Mikky’s World of Books, Vampires, Werewolves, and Fairies, Oh My, Happily Ever Chapter, Velvet Panic

 

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BIG SummerSale on ARe! Only Today

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AllRomanceebooks has a big sale today, to celebrate the begin of the summer. This is an awesome opportunity to fill up your e-reader for the summer holiday. All my titles are discounted as well, Never Wrong and Grenzen are nearly 50% off, while Saving Alex is 25% off.

Don’t miss it. And now excuse me, I have some shopping to do (if you hear some quiet sobbing, it’s my credit card)

And if you want to chat about your new books, or look for a place to hang out, I created an author group. Please check it out. I’d love to meet you there!

My Review: Top Me Maybe? by Jay Northcote

TMM _CoverI received an ARC and read it immediately, but I just didn’t get around writing my review.
Jay managed to do one thing a lot of writers struggle with: she puts enough feeling into a short story to connect and feel with the MCs, even if there’s not much space to do this. In short, a hot story for a lunch reak (although I don’t recommend reading it when you have to get back to work afterwards ;))

I loved the MCs, I loved the setting and I loved, of course, the hot sex. Absolutely recommended read.

A few words of warning, though: If you’re looking for a novel with a lot of character development, this is not the book for you. Also, if you have a problem with short stories, since they are short: don’t buy it.
But if you want a hot afternoon interlude, then you’ll want to get yourself a copy. Enjoy

*****5 of 5 stars

 

Blurb:

Duncan has a secret fantasy, but is Tyler the right man for the job?

Tyler’s new policeman boyfriend, Duncan, is gorgeous. Tall, broad, and über-masculine, he’s the epitome of the dominant top—in appearance at least.

When they discuss their sexual fantasies, Duncan confesses to a secret desire that surprises Tyler. Luckily for Duncan, Tyler’s happy to oblige and is determined to give Duncan a night to remember.

Length: 9666 words

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YVE2T0U

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00YVE2T0U

Blog Tour, Giveaway: Silver Linings by Patricia Logan

Silver-Linings--for-AmazonAuthor Name: Patricia Logan

Book Name: Silver Linings 

Release Date: June 11, 20115

Blurb:

LAPD detective Cassidy Ryan has been living with his Dom, Zachary Teak, for more than two years. Having met when a serial killer targeted gay members of the online BDSM club owned by Zack, the men think they’ve put the past behind them… until another victim turns up.

When Zack receives a threatening note from the killer, the man convicted of the crimes becomes the focus of the investigation. Cassidy and Zack are thrown back into a nightmare and find the wonderful life they’ve built together unravelling.

Letting Cassidy take charge of their lives in order to protect Zack, is a hard thing for the Dom to take but his cop knows the score and protecting Zack is his priority even if that means ruffling the Dom’s feathers.

As the body count rises, the strength of their love will be tested as never before… because every story deserves… a silver lining.

Pages or Words: 66,890 words

Categories: BDSM, Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Thriller, Erotica

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Excerpt:

EXCERPT…

“How do you want me to take you, Cassidy?” Zack asked between bites.

Cassidy looked over at his Dom, just a little surprised. “You’re asking me?”

Zack smiled at him and he could see the lust glittering in the dark orbs. “Yes. Sometimes… but don’t make a big deal out of it, Cass. It won’t be happening every time.”

Cassidy had somehow expected that answer and the growl in Zack’s voice was such a turn-on, he felt his cock begin to swell as he stared at him. Jesus, I’m the luckiest bastard on the planet. Cassidy knew how damned lucky he was to have found a man whom he could call soul mate. So few people ever did but he knew he had… every single goddamned time he looked at him.

“If that’s the case, Zack. I want my Dom in our bed tonight. I want you hot, hard, demanding… I want you to hold me down. I… I… may fight you, Sir…”

“You want me to work out your aggression?” Zack’s face was very serious.

Cassidy could see the Dominant rise to the surface in two point two seconds. He knew Zack loved seeing him capitulate to his demands and even more importantly, he loved doing just that.

“Yeah. The way I feel right now, Zack…”

“You want to hurt someone, don’t you?” Zack asked, though it wasn’t really a question. He’d nailed it.

“Yeah.”

Zack pushed his empty plate back and stood up, holding out his hand. “Come, boy. Let your Dom take care of that.”

Sales Links: http://www.amazon.com/Silver-Linings-Silvers-Book-4-ebook/dp/B00XYUOD7O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433007288&sr=8-1

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Since I’m noisy, I asked Patricia a question as well:

What inspires you or drives you crazy?

I get inspired by gorgeous men with a great sense of humor. A man with a great sense of humor is a man I want to write about and get to know better. I’m also inspired by men who are heroic. I absolutely love them. If they are military or a man in uniform, they absolutely make me drool.

About the author:

Red-headed maven of malevolence Patricia Logan resides in Los Angeles, California, but can be found at any given late hour in a playroom in Texas watching her boys playing in the nude… always with each other. Patricia channels gay erotic novels through her computer via black magic (and a dictionary) with a touch of BDSM while eating a BLT. She longs to tie you up and make you suffer through her writing. Haha

Where to find the author:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ploganauthor

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorpatricialogan?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PatriciaLogan1

Author website: http://authorpatricialogan.com/

Publisher: Westburg Publishing

Cover Artist: AJ Corza


Tour Dates & Stops:

11-Jun

Bayou Book Junkie

3 Chicks After Dark

MM Good Book Reviews

12-Jun

Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words

Nic Starr

Mikky’s World of Books

BFD Book Blog

15-Jun

Two Chicks Obsessed With Books and Eye Candy

Chris McHart

Jessie G. Books

16-Jun

Up All Night, Read All Day

Divine Magazine

17-Jun

Molly Lolly

Happily Ever Chapter

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