Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Release Blitz: The Black Key Journal, Guarding The Gods Book 4 by Author Ann Lister

Release Blitz: The Black Key Journal, Guarding The Gods Book 4 by Author Ann Lister
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An Erotic Novel for your reading pleasure.
Tessler's journal is for Adults ONLY!

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This is Tessler's private journal. The journal he used as a story outline when he penned his world famous Black Key Trilogy. The three-book set was semi-autobiographical by nature that closely followed the sexual awakening of a young Tessler as he grew into the man he'd become today. The journal entries were emotional and incredibly personal as Tessler chronicled his journey as an inexperienced innocent, to an intrigued intern, and out the other side as an able-bodied man with decidedly different tastes than those from before he first stepped through the doors of The Black Key Club.

Tessler guarded this journal and the secrets it held between the pages for years to protect himself from the possible judgment of others should the book ever be publicly exposed.

Now, he wants to share his journal with you – on his own terms – before someone tries to take that power away from him.

The Black Key Journal is a full-length erotic novel. It is a companion piece for “More Than My Words,” Book 3 in the Guarding The Gods Series. To better enjoy Tessler's journal, it is strongly suggested that you read Book 3 before you read this novel. There is a considerable amount of erotic content in this story with numerous adult MM sexual situations not meant for younger readers. Readers of 18+ is advised. This is a fictional journal written in first person from one point of view: Tessler's.
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Release Day Review: A Little Side of Geek (The Geek Life, Book #1) by Marguerite Labbe (Giveaway)



Title: A Little Side of Geek
Series: Geek Life
Author: Marguerite Labbe
Release Date: May 22, 2018
Category: Contemporary
Pages: 300


Dreamspinner Press


When opposite worlds collide, it’s anyone’s game.
Proud geek and comic book artist Morris Proctor wants nothing more than to live in semiseclusion with his devil cat and gamer friends. Despite what his well-meaning family thinks, he’s perfectly content with his status quo. The last thing he needs is to date another nongeek hell-bent on changing him.
Then he meets his adorkable new neighbor, Theo Boarman, who doesn’t know Star Trek from Star Wars, but who tempts him like no other.
Theo has spent the last year recovering from the loss of his parents and trying to play both roles for his teenage brother, while working to keep the family restaurant afloat. Dating is the last thing on the menu, especially with a man who thinks the height of dining is shoving a packaged meal into the microwave.
But if Morris gives him one more shy smile or flaunts that kilt he wears so well, Theo will be forced to convince him that a hot summer fling is just the recipe to let off a little steam.
When that fling gets serious fast, Morris has to decide if he’s willing to give his heart to Theo on the chance that they’re a perfect mix.

Virtual Book Tour: Fourteen Summers by Quinn Anderson (Reviews + Giveaway)



I’m Quinn Anderson, author of New Heights and the Murmur Inc. series. Welcome to my blog tour for Fourteen Summers! Stay tuned to get fun facts about this release, inside information about my writing process, and to learn how I chose my penname. Leave comments for a chance to win a $10 Riptide gift card. I look forward to chatting with you all!


About Fourteen Summers


Identical twins Aiden and Max Kingsman have been a matched set their whole lives. When they were children, Aiden was happy to follow his extroverted brother’s lead, but now that they’re in college, being “my brother, Aiden” is starting to get old. He’s itching to discover who he is outside of his “twin” identity.


Oliver’s goals for the summer are simple: survive his invasive family, keep his divorced parents from killing each other, and stay in shape for rowing season. He’s thrilled when he runs into his old friends, the Kingsman twins, especially Aiden, the object of a childhood crush. Aiden is all grown-up, but some things have stayed the same: his messy curls, his stability, and how breathless he makes Oliver. Oliver’s crush comes back full force, and the feeling is mutual. Summer just got a whole lot hotter.


Fun-loving Max takes one thing seriously: his role as “big brother.” When Aiden drifts away, Max can’t understand how his own twin could choose a boy over him. Summer won’t last forever, and with friendship, family, and happily ever after on the line, they’ll have to navigate their changing relationships before it’s too late.





Release Blitz: Face The Music by K.M. Neuhold (Review+Excerpt+Giveaway)

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FACE THE MUSIC
K.M. NEUHOLD
M/M ROMANCE
RELEASE DATE: 05.20.18
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COVER DESIGN: K.M. NEUHOLD
Blurb:
Lincoln
I thought there was only one thing I needed to make me happy. I was so sure becoming a rock star would heal the dark corners inside me. But every time I walk onto the stage, with a roaring crowd screaming my name, all I can think about is the boy I left behind. All I want to do is rewind and make a different choice.
Jace
I thought I hated Lincoln when he ghosted me ten years ago and destroyed my heart. I thought I hated him when he wrote a chart-topping hit about our idyllic young love. But I’ve never hated him as much as I do right now, standing in front of me like he has every right to be in my world again. He’s not the rock god I thought he was...he’s still that same lost boy I used to love. Can I ever trust him with my heart again?

***Face the Music is the first book in the Replay series. Each book in the series will focus on a different band member getting a second chance at love. Each book can be read as a stand-alone. This book contains descriptions of self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and sexy times.

Blog Tour: Alpha Heat by Leta Blake (Author Guest Post + Giveaway)


Thank you so much to Bayou Book Junkie for hosting me here, today! I wanted to take a few moments to discuss a specific aspect of an important side character in my latest release, Alpha Heat.

While the romance in Alpha Heat centers around two alphas, Urho and Xan, there is a side character, Caleb, who plays an important role in the book. He’s an asexual/aromantic omega and I wanted to take a moment to discuss some of the steps I took to try to ensure that he came across in a way that would not offend or upset those on the ace/aro spectrum.

The main thing I did was try to write him with as much insight into how he would feel about himself/his sexuality in the context of the universe the Heat of Love series is set in—a universe where reproduction is prized and the special, spiritual, mating bond known as Erosgape is treasured above all else. I figured that he would have some realistically negative feelings associated with his predicament, but I also wanted him to be strong and certain in himself and his boundaries.

The most important thing I wanted to get across about Caleb was the depth of his love. While Caleb doesn’t feel romantic love or sexual attraction, he is, without a doubt, one of the most loving characters I’ve ever written. He is giving, accepting, warm, and protective. He loves deeply. I wanted to make sure he used the word ‘love’ often because I didn’t want to feed into any stereotype or misconception that aromantic/asexual people aren’t capable of deep and abiding love—just of a different sort.

Lastly, I was lucky enough to have an ace/aro beta reader offer to look over the manuscript for me. She was able to tip me off to a few places that needed to be re-evaluated, but otherwise she reported being happy to see an asexual/aromantic character be granted a happy ending (along with the mains, of course) without having to change.

Frankly, Caleb was easy to write in almost every way. He was honest, loving, open, and willing to share. He wanted the best for the main characters and worked hard to ensure it. He made my job easy! I’d love to write more of him and plan to do some shorts featuring him for my Patreon subscribers this summer. (As soon as I finish editing a couple of books and get a few other things marked off my to-do list!)

One of the main themes in the Heat of Love universe is the exploration of different kinds of love: soul mate love, friendship love, love that grows slowly over time. And I have enjoyed exploring those kinds of love, and the inevitability of them, within a universe that has strict rules about the acceptable kinds of love. It allows for a tension that exposes the truth about love.

Thank you for reading about the side character of Caleb in my latest release, Alpha Heat. Book one in the series, Slow Heat, is also now available in audiobook, narrated by the amazing Michael Ferraiuolo. Be sure to check that out if you enjoy listening to books! Thank you for your readership!



Cover Reveal and Series Recap Tour: Taking Shield Series by Anna Butler (Excerpt+Giveaway)


The award-winning Taking Shield series comes to an explosive conclusion in the fifth book, Day of Wrath, to be published on 28 June 2018.

First that cover. Designed by Adrian Nicholas, who’s been responsible for creating the Taking Shield brand, this cover features a faceless drone, one of the cyborg soldiers sent against humanity by the Maess:


 

About Day of Wrath

In less than a week, Bennet will finally return to the Shield Regiment, leaving behind the Gyrfalcon, his father, his friends… and Flynn. Promotion to Shield Major and being given command of a battle group despite the political fallout from Makepeace the year before is everything he thought he wanted. Everything he’s worked towards for the last three years. Except for leaving Flynn. He really doesn’t want to leave Flynn.

There’s time for one last flight together. A routine mission. Nothing too taxing, just savouring every moment with the best wingman, the best friend, he’s ever had. That’s the plan.

Bennet should know better than to trust to routine because what waits for them out there will change their lives forever.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Catch Me by Beth Bolden (Giveaway)

We've got a treat for you today, Junkies! The exclusive Cover Reveal of Catch Me (Kitchen Gods #2) by Beth Bolden, so scroll down and catch it in all its stunning glory!





Catch Me by Beth Bolden

Release Date: June 11



Blurb:

Chef Wyatt Blake is finally ready to move on from his thankless job. He gets no wiggle room, zero praise, plenty of abuse, and on a good day, he might only spend twelve hours in the Terroir kitchens. A friend of his recommends a private chef position, but despite the boost in pay, Wyatt doesn’t want to babysit some spoiled, rich LA family.

Imagine his shock when the family isn't a Kardashian clone, but Ryan Flores, the only professional baseball player to ever come out of the closet.

Ryan is also at a career crossroads. His team’s management wants to see his more responsible side, which means no more late night hookups and no more adrenaline-charged stunts. When his agent suggests he find a fake boyfriend to give him an air of domesticity, he’s only reluctantly interested.

Until Ryan goes to a local bar and spies the cute private chef he’s supposed to be interviewing the next day. Maybe a quieter life wouldn’t be so bad, as long as Wyatt is part of it?

Wyatt believes Ryan could be more than just a crappy boss, but he isn't sure about leaving the kitchen for the life of a professional boyfriend. Especially when he wants the reality so much more than the fantasy.

Catch Me is a 85,000 contemporary m/m romance, and while second in the Kitchen Gods series, can be read as a standalone.


Release Day Review: Roped In (Clean Slate Ranch #2) by A.M. Arthur


Release Day Review: Roped In (Clean Slate Ranch #2) by A.M. Arthur





At Clean Slate Ranch, the men are rugged, the trails are rocky and lassos aren’t only used for roping horses. 


For Colt Woods, Clean Slate Ranch is home. The dude ranch in Northern California helped him heal from a devastating breakup. So when his ex-Dom, the man who broke his heart, waltzes onto the ranch, Colt doesn’t know how to deal.

A research job at a nearby ghost town brings history PhD Avery Hendrix to Clean Slate. He’s not in town forever, but it doesn’t take long for him to feel the familiar draw to Colt. When they find out they’ll be sharing a cabin on the ranch, it’s all Avery can do to stop himself from bending Colt over a saddle right then and there.

In such close proximity, Colt’s and Avery’s old feelings come galloping back. Soon Colt is doing his master’s bidding again and loving every moment of it. And the pair may be in for the ride of their lives—if the dedicated professor and his rugged cowboy can learn to trust again.

This book is approximately 88,000 words


One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise : all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

Carina Press acknowledges the editorial services of Alissa Davis


Release Blitz: What It Seems by Sydney Blackburn (Excerpt + Giveaway)



Title:  What It Seems
Author: Sydney Blackburn
Publisher:  NineStar Press
Release Date: May 21, 2018
Heat Level: 1 - No Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 19,700
Genre: Contemporary, ace, bisexual, romance, self-discovery

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Synopsis


Michael’s straight and infatuated with a woman he worked with one day, over a year ago. But when he finally sees her again, he’s astounded that the woman of his dreams is a man in drag.

Darcy is ace and not interested in dating anyone, so he and Michael just hang out. A lot. When he needs to do an on-screen kissing scene, Michael is the best person to ask for help.

Michael soon discovers he isn’t as straight as he thought he was, and Darcy likes kissing him a little too much for someone certain he never would. Those are a lot of changes to accept, but they just might be worth it.

Release Blitz: The Omega’s Physician (Bundle of Joy Series #1) by Kenna Grace (Excerpt)


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Book Title: The Omega’s Physician (Bundle of Joy Series #1)

Author: Kenna Grace

Publisher: Self-Published

Cover Artist: Ana J. Phoenix 

Genre/s: MM mpreg romance

Length: 60, 000 words/260 pages


It is a standalone story.


 


Blurb

Lachlan

I’m ready for a baby, but haven’t found the right alpha. Most of them are alpha-holes, and I’m tired of waiting. I don’t expect to meet a great guy when I go in to discuss my options to get pregnant without a partner, but one of the doctors in the practice is hot and seems different from the alphas I’ve met in the past. I risk letting Donovan in and start thinking about a future, but then he ghosts me. He doesn’t return calls or messages, so I give up, figuring it’s over—until I find out I’m carrying his baby. He seems to want to be involved with our child, but how can I trust him again?

Donovan

Lachlan is the perfect omega. I get close way too fast, at first ignoring my personal rule of doing no harm to my own heart. Watching my fathers’ marriage splinter has left me wary of involvement, and I don’t do long-term. When I realize I’m falling for Lachlan, I run until I find out I’m going to be a father. I only have a few months to convince Lachlan I can change, and figure out how to do that, while watching out for my omega and our unborn child.

Release Blitz: The Little Things by Jay Northcote



Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK - Currently on Sale for 2.99

Length: 75,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design

Blurb

Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make you appreciate what you have.
There are lots of things that brighten Joel’s life. His three-year-old daughter Evie is one. His close relationship with her mother, his best friend from university, is another. Joel’s boyfriend, Dan, adds spice to his child-free nights, and Joel is pretty happy with how things are.

One cold and rainy night, everything changes. Joel’s life is turned upside-down when he becomes a full-time dad to Evie, and his previously carefree relationship with Dan cracks under the strain.

Meeting Liam, who acts as if getting hurt isn’t a foregone conclusion, shakes Joel to the core. Their attraction is mutual, and Liam makes no secret of how serious he is about Joel. But Joel is wary. He tells himself he’s keeping Liam at a distance for Evie’s sake, when really he’s protecting his own heart. Taking a chance on this new relationship with Liam may seem a small step—a little thing—but is it one Joel can take after losing so much already?


Book Blast: Rip Cord: The Complete Trilogy by Jeanne St. James (Excerpt)



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Book Title: Rip Cord: The Complete Trilogy

Author: Jeanne St. James

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: EmCat Designs

Genre/s: Contemporary Romance, MM Sports Romance

Length: 198 paperback pages 



Buy Links 

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Amazon US

Amazon UK

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Blurb

The Reunion

Gil Davis hated high school. Ever the geek, he has no intentions of attending his 10th year class reunion. The last thing he wants is to relive the taunting and teasing he received during his teenage years. However, there is one thing he misses from high school: the star Varsity football player. The one he had a crush on from the first day he laid eyes on him. But the last thing he expects is the now pro football player to come back to their hometown to attend a lame high school reunion. Known as the Bad Boy of the NFL, Ripley “Rip” Cord, not only shows up, but shows up without a date and an eye for Gil.

The Weekend

Geek Gil Davis hasn’t heard a word from NFL player, Rip Cord, since hooking up at their class reunion. Then Rip calls him unexpectedly, he’s taking Gil to his cabin for a weekend of erotic exploration.

The Ever After

When Rip Cordis kicked out of the NFL, he shows up unexpectedly at Gil Davis’ front door. With his career over, Rip’s finally ready for a future with Gil, if Gil’s willing to give him another chance.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Release Blitz: Lawyer's Secret Omega by Bella Bennet (Excerpt)


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Book Title: Lawyer's Secret Omega:

M/M Non-Shifter Mpreg (Dewey Cheetum & Howe Law Book 1)

Author: Bella Bennet

Publisher: Self-Published

Cover Artist: Cosmic Letterz

Genre/s: contemporary gay romance, non-shifter mpreg

Length: 64,000 words

Release Date: May 14, 2018




Blurb

When paralegal Omega Ryan is moved onto his crush's team, it was only a matter of time before the law firm workplace rule of no employee dating was broken.

Now, as Ryan's boss, wealthy Alpha law firm partner Marcus has a secret pregnancy and relationship with Ryan to hide or they'll lose their jobs.

But the secret pregnancy is the least of their problems when Ryan's parents find out...

Workplace unresolved tension. A forbidden romance. An unplanned pregnancy. Can a partner-phobic Alpha and a reluctant Omega seize their chance at happiness?

Lawyer's Secret Omega is a 64,000 word mpreg romance with a surprise wedding, an Alpha to the rescue, steamy times in the boss's office and HEA.