Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Calling All MM Authors: Love for All Seasons Anthology


You may remember that there have been two of these anthologies before, one based at Christmas, and one for Valentines, and that I spoke about a new anthology for 2018...

Well, it is that time again. A new collection of stories will be collated and made available to support new authors in the genre. The collection will also feature a couple of established authors, including myself, to entice people to download and read. More news on that to follow...

Do you write MM, any branch from heroes and drama, to angst filled and tear jerking, paranormal to contemporary, and would you like to step your toe into the waters of publishing? Would you like to see the process from creation to editing to proofing to the final product? Learn something about marketing along the way? Get your name out there?

If this is a yes, then you will need to send me the following:

A short story - 5,000 -10,000 words only, with a HEA, or at least a strong happy for now. The story must be MM and can cover any sub genre you like to write in.

Submissions close 31 January 2018, and the collection will be published through Amazon early April. I am looking for eight or so strong stories that sell you to the readers, so please send me polished work that is all your own work.

The anthology will be free.

If you are interested in this, come and join the group on Facebook where you'll find help with beta reading, editing and other support - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1990028657935671/

Massive Anniversary Giveaway Week 3


Bayou Book Junkie is turning 3-years-old on November 10th and to help us celebrate with you all a lot of our favorite authors donated prizes for a huge giveaway! Since there are so many gifts we decided to divide them all in 4 weeks, so each Rafflecopter will last one week. So, good luck everyone and we hope you'll join us during the whole month! 

PS: Please note that the paperbacks are US Only, thanks for your understanding!


We've included our third week's featured authors' bio and links so you can check them all out:


Eva Lenoir: 

Eva LeNoir grew up travelling with her parents to various countries in the world. Reading was her constant companion during her travels and her ability to adapt to different cultures fed her mind with endless possibilities. The characters swimming in her head are always from various horizons with a multitude of dreams and aspirations.  However, all of these voices always have one thing in common: The women are strong and independent. A true believer in the female cause, Eva's wish is to portray the women in her books as the leaders. She sees them walking hand in hand with their partners and not be the sheepish followers of the male gender. But most of all, Eva LeNoir wants to offer her readers a moment of pleasure as they dive into the world of her mind's creation.


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Ann Lister: 


Ann Lister is a native New Englander currently living on the island of Martha's Vineyard with her husband. She has pulled details from her years living in the New England area and uses many local settings and landmarks in her novels.

After graduating art school, marrying, and raising two daughters, she established her own video production company. Her nearly two decades working in video production included work within the music industry and won her a coveted Telly Award. Her 'behind-the-scenes' exposure to the music world and her love of rock music is the inspiration for her erotic rock star romances.

The Rock Gods series gave her Bestselling Author status on Amazon. Beyond The Music, Book 7 in the series, reached #1 in Gay Erotica in the Pre-Order and held that spot for several weeks. The last book in the series launches the spin-off series, Guarding The Gods, which is releasing in early summer 2016.

Fall For Me, Book One in the series was a Finalist in the 2013 Rainbow Award. Each book in this series brings her two favorite elements together: musicians and the love between two men. These stories focus on what it truly means to love; love unconditionally, love without restrictions or labels, love without fear or judgment – to just simply love.

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Book Review: By the Currawong's Call by Welton B. Marsland

Book Review: By the Currawong's Call by Welton B. Marsland



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A small town, a new arrival, and a love that is as undeniable as it is unlawful...

Victoria, Australia, 1891

Anglican priest Matthew Ottenshaw receives his first posting in tiny Dinbratten, two days’ ride from his Melbourne home. Determined to honour his calling as best he can, he throws himself into the footy mad, two-pub town, navigating the dusty streets, learning the gossip, and striking up a friendship with Jonah Parks, the resident police sergeant and local bona fide hero.

A police officer and a priest often find themselves needed at the same place, and Jonah and Matthew’s friendship deepens quickly, as they set about their business of protecting the bodies and souls of Dinbratten’s residents. When a bushfire threatens the town, and Matthew’s inexperience with fire endangers the church buildings, Jonah comes to the rescue, and a reckless kiss in the midst of the chaos takes their friendship to forbidden.

Neither Matthew nor Jonah can go back to the way things were before, but continuing their relationship puts everything at risk: their jobs, their friends, even their lives. In the outback town of Dinbratten where everyone knows everything about everyone else, how can they ever expect to keep a secret this explosive?

Series Blast: Hunter Dane Investigation by Adira August (Excerpts + Giveaway)

 
BOOK 1
On His Knees (#1 Cam & Hunter 4Ever)
Author: Adira August
Publisher: RedDeer
Length: 13k words/76 Kindle pages
Genres: Contemporary gay, BDSM, erotica

Blurb:
Sometimes it's the cop who needs to hit the floor...
As a homicide cop, every blood-soaked crime scene settled in my bones and snaked around my spine. There was only one way to exorcise the images from my soul ...
Inside the club, I stopped to scan the room. He was here, Camden Snow. A Norse sex god in the guise of unpretentious youth. Only his ice-blue eyes gave evidence of the Dom who took whomever he wished, whatever way he wanted, with a look and a nod. Merciless.
Cam found me watching him and fixed me with his arctic gaze. This time, I didn't walk away. He cocked an eyebrow. Well?
The last thing I needed was mercy.
I dropped to my knees.

A frank exploration of the D/s dynamic between two powerful men. Consensual. Adult. Intense.

Virtual Book Tour: Came Upon a Midnight Clear by Katie Porter (Giveaway)


About Came Upon a Midnight Clear


Up-and-coming film producer Kyle Wakefield lives in the closet rather than risk the wrath of his influential, conservative parents. The only time he took a chance on love was a tempestuous teenage affair with Nathan Carnes. But when Nathan proved himself hell-bent on self-destruction and wound up in prison, Kyle closed off his heart.


Almost a decade later, Kyle’s production partner hires Nathan’s stunt company, Second Chances, to work on a big-budget action film in London. Nate is floored by his explosive reunion with Kyle. But he sure as hell isn’t surprised that Kyle still treats their mutual needs—and Nate—like dirty little secrets.


As the London holiday season casts its dazzling spell, the two men find themselves falling in love again. Kyle is one breathless kiss away from declaring himself to Nate—and to the world—but they cannot ignore secrets borne of youthful mistakes. To protect their bright new future, Kyle and Nathan will need all their passion and trust . . . and a little Christmas magic.


Publisher's note: This is a lightly edited reprint of a previously published novel.



Blog Tour: Once Upon a Rainbow Anthology (Except + Giveaway)

Title:  Once Upon a Rainbow
Author: Sydney Blackburn, K.S. Trenten, Riza Curtis, A. Fae, Dianne Hartsock, J.P. Jackson, Donna Jay, A.D. Song, Mickie B. Ashling
Publisher:  NineStar Press
Release Date: November 20, 2017
Heat Level: 3 - Some Sex
Pairing: Male/Male, Female/Female
Length: 147100
Genre: Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, gay, bi, fantasy, gods, magic, royalty, bonded, witches, coming of age, coming out, shifters, incubus, friends to lovers, mystery, intersex, trans, ace, prison, paranormal, dark, family drama, erotica, no HEA or HFN, vampires, lesbian, mpreg

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Synopsis

Your favorite stories from childhood have a new twist. Nine fairy tales of old with characters across the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. Morning Star by Sydney Blackburn – Five wishes; one desire. Fairest by K.S. Trenten – What will you change into? Gingerbread by Riza Curtis – A night out to die for. Sleeping Beauty by A. Fae – United by true love’s kiss. Little Match Girl by Dianne Hartsock – Falling in love with the Little Match Girl was easy, but now Christian is determined to help Dani find his family, even if doing so means he might lose him forever. Hood’s Ride is Red by J.P. Jackson – A red car, a werewolf, and a trip to grandpa’s house – this ain’t your usual Little Red Riding Hood. The Gingerbread Woman by Donna Jay – When Candace sets out for a weekend of solitude she gets far more than she bargained on. White Roses by A.D. Song – A kiss to break the curse…or continue it. Once Upon a Mattress by Mickie B. Ashling – Will Errol spend a miserable night and prove his worthiness or will Sebastian have to keep on looking?

Monday, November 20, 2017

Release Day Blitz: NineStar Press Holiday Stories Collection (Giveaway)


Title:  Holiday Collection, Week One
Author: Multiple
Publisher:  NineStar Press
Release Date: November 20, 2017
Heat Level: 3 - Some Sex
Pairing: Male/Male, Female/Female
Length: Multiple
Genre: Contemporary, romance, gay, holiday, seasonal, businessman, office workers, gift exchange, geeks-nerds, sweet, lesbian, bisexual, timeline, friends to lovers, slow burn/UST

Synopsis

Room at the Inn


Working on Christmas Eve—no fun. Working a double shift on Christmas Eve? Even less fun. But working a double shift on Christmas Eve in a hotel with two guests? For Jason Martin, it was a recipe for a long, dull holiday. But then a power outage at the local airport sends a bus filled with people to Jason’s hotel. Alone, Jason not only has to attend to his guests, he has to save Christmas for a group of weary and grouchy travelers. Happily, one of the guests, a Mr. Marino, steps in to lend Jason a hand. Mr. Marino is helpful, handsome, and running right to the top of Jason’s Christmas wish list. But Jason has sworn off hotel hook-ups. And Mr. Marino will be heading out of town the next day, Christmas day. Is it worth getting involved with someone who is only staying for one night?


Of Printers and Presents


Colleagues Ford and Vaughan have long admired each other from afar, but Vaughan’s shyness and Ford’s emotional hang-ups have meant that neither has made a move. That all changes when they draw each other’s name in the office Secret Santa.

Release Boost: Two-Man Advantage by Toni Aleo

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Wells Lemiere knew the moment he saw Matty Haverbrooke, he had to have him. Matty was quiet, he was talented, he was beautiful, and Wells couldn’t stay away. As the youngest and most talented son of the NHL Commissioner, Matty had found the burden of family expectations almost too heavy to carry on even his broad shoulders. He had no intention of getting involved in a relationship with Wells. But the heart he’d given up for dead had other ideas. 

Release Blitz: For the Love of Samuel by RP Andrews (Excerpt)


Title:  For the Love of Samuel
Author: RP Andrews
Publisher:  Self-Published
Release Date: 11/20/2017
Heat Level: 5 - Erotica
Pairing: Male/Male, Male/Male Menage
Length: 50,500
Genre: Romance, Erotica, Fantasy, eroic gay romance, erotic gay fiction

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Synopsis


New Yorker and aging gay man Billy Veleber who abhors growing old has lost Jim, his former meth head lover, to his habit, and Gus, the older man in his life and mentor, to despair, when he is confronted with the chance to become 21 all over again, through the magical prowess of the dog tag of a long dead Civil War soldier, Samuel Evans. Young again, Billy abandons Manhattan for Fort Lauderdale where he meets Dare, the love of his life, whose clever quick rich venture first bonds them, then threatens to end their idyllic lives together forever. Billy also faces the reality of having to tell Dare the truth about himself.

Release Day Blitz: Everything I Have by Keelan Ellis (Review + Giveaway)


Title:  Everything I Have
Series: B-Sides, Book Two
Author: Keelan Ellis
Publisher:  NineStar Press
Release Date: November 20, 2017
Heat Level: 4 - Lots of Sex
Pairing: Male/Male, Male/Male/Female (Male/Male interaction)
Length: 57500
Genre: Contemporary, historical-1970’s, California, bisexual, coming out, over 40, family drama, HFN

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Synopsis


Richard Gold has always lived his life exactly the way he wanted. And the sexual revolution of the sixties and seventies has been a perfect fit for a man open to the full spectrum of experiences. People are drawn to his good looks and magnetic charm, and he’s taken advantage of all opportunities.

Now in his early forties, a small sliver of dissatisfaction takes hold of Richard for the first time. The death of his father and the reappearance of an estranged family member only magnify it, and Richard begins to take stock of his life. When he meets the handsome, meticulous, tightly wound Cliff Merriweather, he is thrown further into confusion as the intensity of his attraction brings into question long-held beliefs about himself. Through it all, his best friend Henry and his rock star boyfriend are on hand to lend support.

Cliff, unexpectedly drawn to Richard’s seductive overtures, finds a whole new world opening to him. His tightly regimented life has been upended by a divorce, leaving him restless and questioning. The sexual freedom a relationship with Richard promises is exhilarating, but Cliff is wary. He’s not at all sure he wants to be a part of the world Richard inhabits, but he no longer feels at home in the one he’s always known.

With an undeniable physical connection, and a friendship that continues to grow, Richard and Cliff must decide if they can let go of their previously held beliefs about themselves, about life, and about what it means to be in love.

This second book in the B-Sides series can be read as a stand-alone, though reading book one is recommended for full enjoyment.

Release Blitz: Tournament of Champions by Tamryn Eradani (Giveaway)


Title:  Tournament of Champions
Series: Daniel and Ryan, Book 10
Author: Tamryn Eradani
Publisher:  NineStar Press
Release Date: November 20, 2017
Heat Level: 5 - Erotica
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 11700
Genre: Contemporary, established relationship, contemporary, family, businessmen, BDSM

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Synopsis

After figuring out where their relationship is and where it’s going, Daniel and Ryan begin to tell the people closest to them.

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Release Day Review: Unlikely Hero by Sean Michael


Title: Unlikely Hero
Author: Sean Michael
Release Date: November 20, 2017
Category: Contemporary
Pages: 210
When his three-year-old daughter is kidnapped, Eric Wilson doesn’t have many options, and time is running out. With nowhere else to turn, he reaches out to his ex, influential businessman Brock Vencenza, whose money and contacts might be able to save Josie.
Brock never got over Eric’s loss, and he’s more than willing to help when Eric needs him most. Together with law enforcement and private security, they embark on a twisting investigation to find the little girl—and who wants to hurt her and destroy both men in the process. Under the circumstances, confessing he still has feelings for Eric would be inappropriate, but Brock can’t deny what’s in his heart. He doesn’t know if their love can be rekindled or if he can even protect Eric and Josie. But one thing is certain: Brock’s determined to be the hero in reality that he is in Eric’s eyes.

Cover Reveal: Short Order (Foothills Pride #8) by Pat Henshaw (Giveaway)

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Title: Short Order
Series: Foothills Pride #8
Author: Pat Henshaw
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: December 13, 2017
Price: $3.99
Format: eBook
Genre: Contemporary Gay Romance
Cover design: AngstyG
Pages: 89
Words: 28,400

Blurb:
When recent horticulture graduate Dr. Fenton Miller arrives in Stone Acres, California, he thinks his only concern is which job offer to accept after spending the holidays working at his cousin’s plant nursery. But after he rents a room from another shorter-than-average man, sous-chef John Barton, Fen falls in lust.
While he’s attracted to Fen, John’s got bigger concerns when two men from his past arrive in town and pressure him to return to San Francisco. Although John tries to stop Fen from getting involved, Fen realizes his lover is in trouble and is determined to protect him.
As the holidays get closer and Fen makes his own enemy, the joy of the season gets lost in the ill will around them. To ensure love triumphs, Fen and John must stand tall to show that short, dark, and handsome is a recipe for love.



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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Blog Tour: Vampire Claus by Robert Winter (Guest Post, Review + Giveaway)


Title:  Vampire Claus
Author: Robert Winter
Publisher:  Robert Winter Books
Release Date: November 15, 2017
Heat Level: 3 - Some Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 30,000 words
Genre: Romance, Christmas vampire novella

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Synopsis

’Twas the night before Christmas, but what’s stirring is a little more dangerous than a mouse.

Taviano is nearly two hundred years old and never wakes in the same place twice. Weary and jaded, the vampire still indulges in memories of childhood Christmases in Naples. He lingers in shadow, spying on mortals as they enjoy the holiday.

When Taviano spots a handsome young man in Boston loaded down with presents and about to be mugged, he can’t help but intervene. Soon he’s talking to joyous, naïve, strong-willed and funny Paul, a short-order cook who raised funds to buy Christmas presents for LGBTQ children. Before he knows what’s happened, Taviano is wrapped up in Paul’s arms and then in his schemes to get the presents delivered by Christmas morning.

A vampire turned into a Christmas elf… What could go wrong?  

Vampire Claus is a 30,000-word standalone gay romance about a lonely vampire and a fearless mortal with no instinct for self-preservation. A heartwarming ending, no cliffhanger, and a young man who discovers he has a thing for fangs. Isn’t that what Christmas is all about?

Re-Release Blitz: Gay for Pay (All Cocks stories book 1) by TM Smith (Giveaway)


Gay for Pay was originally published in 2015. Flash forward nearly 3 years later and I have learned so much, become more comfortable as a writer and I'm writing better stories for my readers. So, my editor and I decided to go back to the book that started it all. It was the first book we worked on together and it was the first book in the now wildly popular All Cocks stories. I guess you could say we've come full circle. 

The book is cleaner now, the overall flow of the story crisper and there is some additional content. So you definitely want to grab a copy! The book will continue to be sold for 99 cents on Amazon (also available in the All Cocks volume 1 box set - both files have been updated) and free from all other eBook online retailers. Buy links are below as well as an excerpt for your viewing pleasure. 



Gay for Pay
An All Cocks story, book 1 
Buy links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon DE


Excerpt from Gay for Pay
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Release Blitz: Lane (Grim Sinners MC: Book One) by LeAnn Ashers (Review + Teasers)

Title: Lane
Series: Grim Sinners MC #1
Author: LeAnn Ashers
Genre: MC Romance/Suspense
Release Date: November 16, 2017 
Amelia 

 I'm fucked. 

 I'm fucked, plain and simple. 

How am I fucked, you ask? This tattooed, bearded alpha popped into my life and took it over, driving me insane. 

 Am I complaining? Hell no. 

 Do I love him? Yes, more than anything—and his daughter too. 

 Lane is everything to me. He came into my life when I needed him the most. I just didn’t know it at the time. He completes me. He is someone I have waited for my whole life. 

 Lane 

 I am so fucking fucked. This five-foot-two, feistier-than-shit woman came into my life and knocked me on my ass. 

 She brings out every protective instinct I have, and I’m ready to go nuclear if someone even looks at her. 

 I love two people in this world more than life itself: Amelia and my daughter, Tiffany. 

 Someone made the biggest fucking mistake of their life by trying to take them both away. Game on.

Book Review: Out by Cara Dee



Out by Cara Dee 

“I guess I always figured coming out was something you did for friends and family, and maybe it is, but it’s personal too, you know? The person I was last night is new. I wanna get to know him.” 

Title: Out 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Pairing: Gay Romance 

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Synopsis: 

I had two things on my list when I arrived in Los Angeles. One, track down Henry Bennington, the uncle and guardian of my little brother’s best friend, and tell him to get his ass back to Washington. He needed to do something about his nephew, who was turning into a douchebag. And two, figure out just how non-straight I was. For the past two years, I’d had all these fantasies, and now was the time to explore them, far away from my sleepy little town.

Nowhere on this list did it say, “Get Ty’s uncle into bed and fall for him.” I wasn’t supposed to fall in love with another city either. But between brunch, making new friends, and discovering the man I was meant to be, I lost sight of the future that had once seemed pretty damn vivid. How the hell was I supposed to merge my old life and who I used to be with the new dreams Los Angeles and Henry had awakened in me?

Friday, November 17, 2017

Re-Release Blitz: Exquisite Series by Ella Frank

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Exquisite, a sexy, contemporary standalone from Ella Frank has a hot new look and is FREE for a limited time only!

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Exquisite

Her heart was guarded…
Tormented by self-imposed guilt, Dr. Lena O’Donnell has spent the last nine years in survival mode. Struggling through days that seem to blend together and battling her way through each horrifying night, she’s determined that this is what she deserves…
Until he tore down the walls…
Mason Langley’s life is going exactly the way he planned it, until her. A confirmed bachelor and the successful owner of the hottest restaurant to hit Chicago, he never expects to be blindsided by an angry woman in a pair of scrubs. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t seem to shake the doctor, and he finds himself liking the way she makes him feel.
Almost overnight Lena finds her world turned upside down by Mason and the sexual desire they discover together. Slowly, she lowers her guard and invites him inside but when tragedy strikes she begins to believe that sometimes it’s better to be alone and safe than to love and lose.

Release Day Blitz: Wrapped With Love by Beth Holden (Review + Excerpt)

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WRAPPED WITH LOVE
A FIVE POINTS NOVEL
BETH BOLDEN
M/M ROMANCE
RELEASE DATE: 11.14.17

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NFL player Jordan Christensen walks into Reed Ryan’s restaurant without a reservation. It isn’t the most serendipitous of meet-cute’s and they certainly aren’t the likeliest of romances, but over venison steaks and crème brûlée, they fall in love anyway.

Flash forward two years . . .

Jordan isn’t a football player anymore.

Reed sold his restaurant.

But even more drastically, they’ve lost each other.

When Reed moves to Los Angeles take a new job, he doesn’t realize Jordan now works at the same company. But Jordan definitely realizes how precious the second chance fate has bestowed on them is. He’s determined to make up for everything that fell apart the first time around, and it turns out he’s not the only one scheming to right old wrongs.

Starting a new career is always difficult but sharing office space—and big projects—with an old lover is particularly rough. Between impromptu Secret Santa exchanges, Christmas light viewings, and more tacos than even Reed can eat, the two former lovers have an eventful holiday season to navigate.


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