Monday, June 18, 2018

Book Review: Love Aggression by Cindy Sutherland




Cindy Sutherland has a new MM paranormal book out:

Tyler Calvano knew his ex-wife’s boyfriend was bad news from the way the little hairs on the back of his neck stood on end, from a smell of danger, from an animal instinct his ex had once appreciated. He wished she’d listened to him. Custody exchanges were hard enough on Jesse, now Ty had to wonder—did Jesse have enough wolf bursting inside him yet to have heard his mother’s pleas as she was gunned down? He couldn’t trust the police to protect them. He took Jesse and he fled across the continent, as far as he could go.

Ty and Jesse became Tanner and Jason—different names, different lives. The nightmares still woke Jesse. Ty kept looking over his shoulder. The only spot of light was a man at the daycare, Kelan, a shifter like Ty—a wolf in human guise, ready to change, ready to protect. The daycare was safe. But another shifter was something Ty hadn’t counted on. With it came the complications of pack rivalries, of shifter brothers who tormented Kelan, of the unreasoned animal want that grew every time Ty caught scent of him.

And every day, the killers kept looking for them, the only people who might identify them. Ty couldn’t take risks. Ty couldn’t open his heart. Ty had to keep Jesse safe. Nothing else mattered.

Blog Tour: Jacqui the Cat Mysteries Series by Alexis Duran (Reviews, Guest Post, Excerpts & Giveaway)


Jacqui the Cat Series


Alexis Duran has a new book out in her Jacqui the Cat cozy MM mystery series - "Roam" - and there's a Giveaway!

About the Series

Jacqui Corleone is a fashion designer, a yoga-instructor and a concerned citizen who selflessly helps the police solve crimes. Oh, and he occasionally turns into a small wild cat. Probably due to a wizard's curse or an evil government plot to create super warriors.
Or, he's a cat cursed to turn into a human and only the bite of a sexy alpha lion will allow him to remain in his superior form of Cat.

Jacqui does not have a split personality, but sometimes his cat personality can get rather loud.

Loud? You're loud.

Jacqui Corleone is a cat shifter who doesn't know why or how he turns into a cat. He lives a solitary life in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. He's not afraid of intimacy (yes, he is) but sensibly refrains from potentially awkward entanglements. Unfortunately, the sexy new deputy sheriff just moved in across the street and Jacqui's vow not to get mixed up with island dudes is sorely challenged.

When the mysterious disappearance of three blue pots draws Jacqui to investigate, he's drawn ever deeper into danger--and into the arms of Deputy Wyatt West (you wish).





Giveaway

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Book One: Prowl


Prowl

Jacqui Corleone is a fashion designer, a yoga-instructor and a concerned citizen who selflessly helps the police solve crimes. Oh, and he occasionally turns into a small wild cat. Probably due to a wizard's curse or an evil government plot to create super warriors.


Or, he's a cat cursed to turn into a human and only the bite of a sexy alpha lion will allow him to remain in his superior form of Cat.


Jacqui does not have a split personality, but sometimes his cat personality can get rather loud.

Loud? You're loud.


Jacqui Corleone is a cat shifter who doesn't know why or how he turns into a cat. He lives a solitary life in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. He's not afraid of intimacy (yes, he is) but sensibly refrains from potentially awkward entanglements. Unfortunately, the sexy new deputy sheriff just moved in across the street and Jacqui's vow not to get mixed up with island dudes is sorely challenged.

When the mysterious disappearance of three blue pots draws Jacqui to investigate, he prowls ever deeper into danger--and into the arms of Deputy Wyatt West (he wishes).



Prowl Excerpt:


Not that anything could make Jacqui a dull boy, but hours spent stooped over his sewing table had given him a kink in his neck along a strong urge to throw aside his needle and leap out the window.

Instead he sighed dramatically, pressed his palms against the edge of the heavy table and stretched his neck, tilting his head to one side and then the other. He arched his back, slouched, arched again. Not working.He stood, padded across the hardwood floor and slid open the glass door to his tiny balcony.

He'd been working for hours and still had two jackets to finish. Zee was arriving the next day to pick up the new outfits Jacqui had created. Everything had to be perfect. And complete. Complete and perfect and amazing. Because Zee was a rising star, and when the rabble got a look at the Cat's Eye creations adorning Zee's nearly famous bod, Jacqui would have it made. That was the assumption, anyway. Orders would flood his inbox, gobs of money would flow into his bank account, and he could hire an assistant and stop working these dog-awful hours.


Or not. After all, what else would he do with his time if not toil?


Right now, he had a strong urge to prowl.


Now is not the time, Cat. Now is the time of toil.


He stepped out on his second-story balcony and took a deep breath of fresh, slightly salty air blowing in off the water. His studio apartment overlooked Friday Harbor, and at the cusp of sunset, both town and harbor were bathed in a pinkish glow, doing that twinkly and picturesque as all get-out thing that happened on lovely summer evenings like this.


Must prowl.


No. The stitching had to be perfect. The lines exquisitely formed to Zee's angular shape, the drape immaculate. The last version hadn't been up to Jacqui's exacting standards. He'd pulled out a day's work in a pissy rage at himself, and now he was paying for it.


You'll be more efficient after a prowl. And Zee's seaplane won't arrive until midday.


Jacqui made the mistake of looking down, letting his gaze wander across the street, to where a moving van had recently been parked.

Jacqui had a new neighbor.


Back. To. Work.


Jacqui's new neighbor was Wyatt West, the new deputy sheriff in town. Yes, Jacqui had played around with the name in an endlessly juvenile fashion. Wild Wild West, with the broad shoulders, lean waist, and an ass to die for. Dark brown hair, amber eyes, and a crooked smile that made Jacqui's heart do a little squeezy thing, leaving him breathless. How wild was West, Jacqui couldn't help but wonder?


So they'd never spoken. Minor detail. Didn't matter. Until this weekend Wyatt West of the exceptionally hot body was a live aboard, a local brand of lunatic who lived on a sailboat surrounded by fucking water. Jacqui wasn't about to go sniffing around a mental case like that.


But now Wild Wyatt Hot Bod was Jacqui's across-the-street-two-condos-down neighbor and required closer inspection. Because all neighbors required inspection. Because curiosity.


"Wait for it. Anticipation makes it all the more sweet."


To hell with that. Do the change and let's check Wild West out.

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Book Two: Pounce




Half-cat, half-human, all-awesome, Jacqui has spent his life avoiding getting too close to anyone. But despite his best intentions, he just can’t stay away from the sexy deputy sheriff, Wyatt West, especially after Jacqui is the victim of a local band of thieves and turns to the police for help.


When the call of curiosity grows too insistent, Jacqui does a little prying around on his own, an activity that quickly leads him into danger.


Is this the end for our Furry Fashionista, or will the heroic and altogether too handsome Wyatt save the day? And more importantly, will they finally have sex?? Read Pounce, Book 2 in the Jacqui the Mysteries, to find out.


Pounce Excerpt:


Jacqui stretched out long, ass in the air, paws out in front of him. As Cat, he was strong, fast, invincible. He could see in the dark, leap tall fences in a single bound, smell and hear every nuance of change in his neighborhood, and spy on Wyatt without getting arrested for being a creeper. Everything about being Cat was good, except for doorknobs and dogs. And the inability to sew or make anything. And the fact that ordinary cats took one look at him and freaked.


He sat on the sidewalk outside his apartment. The gin had released its hold on his brain. The crowd at Wyatt's had long ago dispersed, and Jacqui could not sleep. At two o'clock in the morning, the street was empty of people. A possum rooted around in someone's compost pile on the next block. Two cats were facing off in a yard behind the apartment building, still in the growling low stage. Bats zinged through the air, chasing bugs.


His ears twitched and his tail flicked back and forth across the pavement. From a long way off, he heard a bicycle. Because he had nothing else on his prowling agenda, he went toward the sound, vaguely curious to see who was peddling home in the wee hours.


He padded across the street and peeked into Wyatt's backyard. If the tree in the corner were positioned differently, he'd totally be peeking into that bedroom window.


No. That's just wrong.

Another reason why being a cat is better. Peeping is required. It's a survival skill.
It's creepy.


Jacqui peered into the dark rectangle of Wyatt's patio door for a while, thinking back on how dangerously close to flirting they'd come. They'd flirted with flirting. He knew if he changed back into Jacqui and rapped on that door, Wyatt wouldn't be surprised. Except for maybe the naked thing. And maybe Wyatt would think Jacqui was more than a little weird, but he wouldn't turn him away.

Jacqui turned away. It kind of felt inevitable, this imminent collision of body parts and exchange of fluids, but it had to be carefully controlled and limited.


Okay, Wyatt, we can fuck, because we're guys and that's what guys do, but here are the rules:


One: No getting all up in my business.


Two: No looking at me funny when I have out loud arguments with myself.


Three: No asking me where I've been all night.


Four: No questioning why a guy who loves cats and volunteers at the local shelter doesn't own a cat.


Five: No falling in love.


Six: No suggesting I see a therapist to address my fear of intimacy issues.


Seven: No prying into my life prior to two years ago.


Eight: No whining when I drop you like a hot potato for no reason whatsoever.


Nine: Who the fuck is that?


Jacqui stopped on the corner of Harrison and Oak to watch the Midnight Biker push his bike up the hill. He was a young dude Jacqui hadn't seen before, with stringy blond hair poking out of a stocking cap. He wore a lived-in, slept-in, rolled-in-the-dirt-in dingy canvas coat and shredded jeans. He had a big pack on his back and his eyes darted this way and that, peering into people's yards.

Suspicious? Oh, yeah.


Jacqui slipped into a convenient pool of shadows and watched the interloper trudge by.

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Book Three: Roam


Roam\

Being half-cat isn’t easy in a human world, and Jacqui’s life has just gotten a lot more complicated now that he’s dating the hot deputy sheriff who lives across the street. Wyatt’s brain might explode if he finds out his lover turns into a cat sometimes.


And even more unthinkable, Wyatt might REJECT Jacqui if he discovers that his boyfriend and Satan the feral wild cat are one and the same! As if Jacqui doesn’t have enough to worry about, he becomes the unwilling foster parent of a drooling dog, and soon discovers a nefarious plot involving marauding Rottweilers with a taste for Cat.


Follow Jacqui into trouble in his most exciting misadventure yet!


Roam Excerpt:


Several desperate phone calls did not procure any dog-sitter leads. Mei Lin was off island. Rose laughed derisively at the suggestion. Mary Lou, who ran the shelter, was ferrying visiting relatives around the island and just couldn’t possibly take in an extra dog, no matter how much she really wanted to.


When Sam pulled to a stop in front of Jacqui's apartment, Jacqui's spirits were low. All Cat could do was emit a low moan every now and then.


"I've got to give the beast a bath before I let it anywhere near my stuff."

"Can I watch?" Sam asked, grinning.


"Help? Surely you meant to ask if you could help?" Jacqui said, turning a withering glare upon him.

"Yeah, that's what I meant."


Jacqui slid out of the truck and ran up the stairs to his loft apartment. He was half-tempted to lock the door, pull the drapes, and hope that Sam would give up and drive away with the dog.


Not likely.


He grabbed a bottle of expensive shampoo that he'd decided left his hair too dry, and a thick beach towel. Clutching these items, he looked around at his pristine upholstered furniture and shining wood floors with increasing trepidation. He set down the supplies, rummaged around for an old sheet, and threw it over the couch.


Jacqui didn't have much in the way of old stuff. He quickly got rid of items that didn't please him. In other words, he had little he was willing to sacrifice to the ravages of Stinky. Worst-case scenarios began to fill his mind: images of dog toenails shredding cushions, dog slobber staining silk, and so he forced himself to pick up the bath supplies and go back down the stairs.


Sam had found the hose the groundskeeper used and was playing a game of spray-Stinky-from-behind every time the poor dog turned around, which was constantly. The sight of the lumbering man-child and the soaking wet, hairy dog sent a shiver up Jacqui's spine. He didn't like hoses, and didn't like the merriment with which men like Sam turned them on others.


"Put the hose down and step away," Jacqui said in a low, hopefully menacing tone.


"What? Don't want to get wet?" Sam asked with a grin, but when he saw the glower on Jacqui's face, some glimmer of self-preservation stopped him in his overly playful tracks. He took his thumb off the trigger of the nozzle. "I promise I won't spray you on purpose."


"Not good enough. Put the hose down, Sam." Jacqui reached for his best Clint Eastwood, steely-eyed glare.


Sam carefully lowered the hose to the ground and lifted both hands as he backed away a few steps.

"There's the look that puts the fear into a Rottweiler."


Stinky ran circles around Sam, barking gleefully, a sound that grated on Jacqui's already taut nerves.

"This is not a game. This is not fun. We are going to clean that damn dog with no shenanigans. Understand?"


"No shenanigans." Sam nodded and hung his head in fake shame.


Jacqui strode forward with confidence. Never let them see your fear.


He dropped the towel and the shampoo on the strip of grass between the sidewalk and the road, and picked up the hose. He took a deep breath and said, "You hold the beast. I'll douse him."

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Blog Tour: That's My Ethan by Tarian ps (Exclusive Excerpt + Giveaway)


That's My Ethan Exclusive Excerpt

Damir: Coffee and a Blow Job

I am pretty sure the groan I let out when Ethan’s mouth closed around my morning wood was equally loud as the one for my coffee. Maybe even more so or just more of it, because Ethan’s tongue was an enigma of pleasure. It seemed the more we played, the better it got, all of it. And you know it’s good when I have to put my Chef Ethan coffee down.

I hooked my heels over the backs of his thighs and lifted him up then dropped him. OH FUCK yeah. The feel of my cock as it slipped past his tongue and down his throat when I did it again was enough to get me past groaning and into full blown growling. Only, what I really wanted was to see the red ribbons across his backside. The markings that are created when a Dom and his sub become one. There’s just this post high about them.

I switched one leg from being hooked over his ass to wriggling it under him, finding his hard-on and having some footsy fun with it, “Hump my foot, beba dečko,” I hissed with some naughty pleasure, which doubled up in me as he did what he was told and was grinding his cock against my foot with considerable enthusiasm. I could feel the moisture leaking from the tip as it slid against my arch. And while it was fun, it seemed like such a waste. So, without further consideration, I twisted in the bed, reaching over to snatch his legs, and drug him across the bed, pulling him into an accessible sixty-nine position, adding all the leaky goodness to my morning wakeup call.

Release Blitz: Nights Without Night (Fox Lake Series #2) by Marina Vivancos (Excerpt + Giveaway)



Title:  Nights Without Night
Series: Fox Lake Series #2
Author: Marina Vivancos
Publisher:  Self-published
Release Date: 18th June 2018
Heat Level: 3 - Some Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 60,000 words
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Childhood Friends, Mental Health

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Synopsis


Isadoro and Iván have known each other since before memories were memories, when they were just the imprint of shape and sound pressed inside your head. They were raised together in La Portera, between the orange trees and water reservoirs, under an endless blue sky. Where they grew up is where Iván’s love for Isadoro grew, too. There, from the earth and the water, organic and helpless.
Iván had grown used to this love. He’d grown used to absence, too.

Isadoro left for the military when they were both eighteen and took a piece of Iván with him. It was as inevitable as the baking sun and sandy winds of those lands. Iván didn't know how to fight it.

A thread between them remained. Phone calls, Skype sessions, rests between tours. But it was never quite enough.

After eight years, Isadoro comes back. At his core, he is the same man Iván has always known. But life has transformed them both from the malleable shapes of childhood and into the stiffer skin of adults. The situation is complicated further when they rekindle the ‘benefits’ portion of their friendship. The heat between them has always been undeniable, and now it scorches through them.

In the beginning, all seems well. But there are creatures under calm water. When they breach the surface, both Isadoro and Iván must learn how to help each other, but also to save themselves.

Please note: This story contains themes of affected mental health following the return from military combat. However, the ultimate focus of the story is on hope and recovery.
This story also contains very explicit scenes of a sexual nature.

Blog Tour: Up In The Air (#2 West Coast) by George Loveland (Interview + Giveaway)





Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 55,220 words approx.

Cover Design: Ethereal Ealain

Up In The Air Series

Book #1 - Johannesburg - Amazon US | Amazon UK

Blurb

Max Cooper has never known love and uses drink to numb the feelings of rejection he’s faced with. It doesn’t help him in his career as an air steward when after a very drunken night his best friend swaps their flights over so Max can keep his job.

When Max flies out to Los Angeles, his patience is tested when he offers to help fellow air steward and rising drag queen, Dai Zee, with her costume changes at the best drag club in LA, Flamingos. While he watches Dai Zee perform, he catches the eye of a guy in the corner, but fails to find him when the performance ends. An ill-timed text message sends Max back to the bottle, and into the bed of a man he doesn’t know, and doesn’t want to be with.


The next night at Flamingos he finds the man he was searching for, but it’s not as easy as he’d hoped. Antonio Baldini isn’t interested in a drunken Max and rejects his advances until another drag queen, Miss Crystal, plays a hand in getting the two of them together. As Max and Antonio step past the initial confusion, they tread carefully with each other, neither one wanting to get hurt.


Even when Max is back in London, the late-night video calls don’t stop, but it’s when they are reunited in Las Vegas that things turn serious.


Max can’t shake his past, and someone is out for him and his job – trying to stop him from flying altogether. He’s worried about what it will mean for his new relationship if he can’t fly; and whether he can stay away from the drink long enough to be with a man who seems to care for him.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Release Blitz: Rainbow Place by Jay Northcote (Review)



Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 54,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design

Blurb

Can Jason find the courage he needs to be the man Seb deserves?

When Seb Radcliffe relocates to a seaside town in Cornwall, he feels like a fish out of water. He misses queer spaces and the sense of community he enjoyed when he was living in the city, and decides to open an LGBT-friendly cafe–bar.


Jason Dunn is the builder Seb hires to help renovate the rundown space where the cafe will be housed. Jason is also gay, but unlike Seb, he’s deep in the closet. He’s never had a relationship with another man—only allowing himself the occasional hook up with guys who are prepared to be discreet.


The attraction between the two men is instant and impossible to ignore. But while Seb is out and proud, Jason is terrified of being exposed. With the grand opening of Rainbow Place approaching, tension is growing among some locals who object to Seb’s plans. When things escalate, Jason is forced to choose whether to hide in the shadows and let Seb down, or to openly support the man he’s fallen so hard for.


Although this book is part of a series, it has a satisfying happy ending and can be read as a standalone.


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Book Review: The Swap by Annabella Michaels



Blurb: 

When their daughter goes off to college, Samuel and his wife Gayle begin to take stock of their lives. Realizing they’re best friends and not in love with one another, the two agree to an amicable split. Nervous about jumping back into the dating world, they accept a friend’s invitation to attend a swap party.

Tossing their keys into a bowl and leaving it up to fate to decide who they’re paired with is too tempting to resist. But when Samuel is faced with an audacious young man who strikes up a conversation, the attraction to men he’s kept buried for so long comes rushing back.

At twenty-two years old, Oliver Hughes is one of the most sought after male models in the world. Sassy and bold, with a penchant for wearing high heels and a touch of makeup, Oliver’s life is what he always dreamed it could be. Except for one thing…

Yearning to fall in love and settle down, Oliver’s grown bored of meaningless hookups with shallow, fame seeking guys. While attending a swap party, his last-ditch effort to find someone who doesn’t know who he is when they meet, Oliver finds himself drawn to a handsome, older man. One who’s endearingly unaware of his own appeal.

As their relationship grows, something sinister and dark threatens what they’ve managed to build. What will it take for Oliver and Samuel to survive, and is their happily ever after doomed from the start?





Release Blitz: My Anti-Marriage by DJ Jamison (Reviews + Giveaway)



Buy Links: Amazon USAmazon UK

Length: 40,000 words approx.

My Anti Series

My Anti Valentine (Book #1) - Amazon US | Amazon UK
My Anti Boyfriend (Book #2) - Amazon US | Amazon UK

Blurb

Can one drunken night in Vegas and a pair of wedding rings lead to a happily ever after?

Love has never been a good bet for Chris, so going on a Vegas wedding trip for his friends is bittersweet. Especially when Ant, the last man to break his trust, is suddenly along for the ride. Which explains why Chris wakes up in his hotel room with the mother of all hangovers. Not so much why Ant is in his bed ... or worse, wearing a matching wedding band.


Ant invited himself on a Vegas trip, gambling on a second chance with the man who got away. He never dreamt he'd be the one with a wedding ring on his finger, but if their predicament gets Chris talking to him again, he'll make the most of it.


Between keeping their secret from friends and trying to figure out what really happened that first crazy night in Vegas, passions ignite. If they can hold on to their fresh start, maybe the Vegas motto doesn't have to hold true: What happens in Vegas doesn't have to stay there.

   

Release Day Review: Edge Jump by Elizabeth Noble (Review + Excerpt)

Release Day Review: Edge Jump by Elizabeth Noble (Review + Excerpt)


Title: Edge Jump
Author: Elizabeth Noble
Release date: June 16, 2018
Publisher: JMS Books
Cover Artist: Written Ink Designs
Genre: Contemporary MM BDSM romance; 72, 683 words


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Blurb:

Brett Rocha retired from pro-hockey while still at the top of his game. Co-owner of a chain of restaurants and an inherited ice skating academy, he seems to have it all. Despite his fame, wealth, and good fortune, though, Brett suddenly finds himself painfully alone.

Ex-Olympic figure skating star Rylan Hennessy transitioned to professional ice dancing with Celia, Brett’s sister and Rylan’s lifelong partner on the ice. Then tragedy strikes, and Rylan’s world is turned upside down, too.

With the unexpected death of Celia, Brett and Rylan are drawn together through their mutual grief. Their bond strengthens when Brett introduces Rylan to BDSM, a lifestyle Rylan has never experienced before. While the mystery of Celia’s murder still needs to be solved, a second tragedy threatens to tear them apart.

Will their relationship survive, or will love be enough to see them through this life altering, harrowing change?



Release Blitz: The Recruit by Addison Albright (Excerpt + Giveaway)


Title:  The Recruit
Author: Addison Albright
Publisher: JMS Books, LLC
Release Date: June 16, 2018
Heat Level: 2 - Fade to Black Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: Novella / 69 pages in PDF / 22,181 words
Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Vampires, HEA, Gay, Bisexual, Contemporary, Bargain, Hope, Blood Mates

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Synopsis


Albert Manlii has walked this earth for more than two thousand years, but survival on his own was never easy. Now he leads a faction of highly organized vampires who carefully guard the secret of their existence. Unlike the old days, potential recruits are carefully selected and presented with an offer.

Phillip Brewer has weeks to live—if he lets his disease run its course. He doesn’t want to die, but given a choice, will his desire to live outweigh his concerns about the vampires’ ethics?

When the new recruit’s missteps are cause for concern, can Albert control the fallout, or will Phillip’s life once again be torn apart?


Friday, June 15, 2018

Series Sale Blitz: Guarding The Gods by Author Ann Lister

Series Sale Blitz, Guarding The Gods by Author Ann Lister  

HOSTING GTG JUNE SALE

You’ve been rocked by The Rock Gods and now it’s time to meet the men who have their backs in the spin-off series: Guarding The Gods. The stories in this series will give you a glimpse at what goes into protecting two world class rock bands while they perform  around the globe. I hope you’ll continue this journey with me, as I give you a backstage pass to another side of the music world in which the players work hard and they love even harder.

Ann Lister celebrates Pride Month with a Guarding The Gods Series SALE! 1-Click your limited time reduced price ebooks.

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Release Blitz: Catch Me by Beth Bolden (Reviews + Excerpt)

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CATCH ME
KITCHEN GODS, BOOK 2
BETH BOLDEN
M/M ROMANCE
RELEASE DATE: 06.10.18

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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.

Audiobook Review: Slow Heat by Leta Blake


Author: Leta Blake
Title: Slow Heat
Series: Heat of Love (Book 1)
Release Date: May 7, 2018
Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo
Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
Book Info: non-shifter omegaverse m/m novel

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Blurb:

A lustful young alpha meets his match in an older omega with a past. 
Professor Vale Aman has crafted a good life for himself. An unbonded omega in his mid-thirties, he's long since given up hope that he'll meet a compatible alpha, let alone his destined mate. He's fulfilled by his career, his poetry, his cat, and his friends. 

When Jason Sabel, a much younger alpha, imprints on Vale in a shocking and public way, longings are ignited that can't be ignored. Fighting their strong sexual urges, Jason and Vale must agree to contract with each other before they can consummate their passion. 

But for Vale, being with Jason means giving up his independence and placing his future in the hands of an untested alpha--as well as facing the scars of his own tumultuous past. He isn't sure it's worth it. But Jason isn't giving up his destined mate without a fight. 

This is a stand alone gay romance novel, 118,000 words, with astrong happy ending, as well as a well-crafted, non-shifter omegaverse, with alphas, betas, omegas, male pregnancy, heat, and knotting. Content warning for pregnancy loss and aftermath.



Review & Blog Tour: Made In Portugal by Ana Newfolk (Review, Guest Post + Giveaway)




What’s next for Ana Newfolk

I’ve been asked a few times what is next for me, and what’s going on with Max and Isaac.

Last year in August I was in the middle of writing Made In Portugal and getting a bit stuck and unsure of what I was doing (doesn’t that happen to all of us?).

A British author was putting together an Advent Calendar event where authors, new and published shared a free short story each day in December.

At the time I didn’t have any idea when Made In Portugal was going to release so I decided to pause it to write a short story for the Advent Calendar. It was meant to be anything from 500 to 5000 words. 


By then I already knew Max, since he appeared right at the beginning of Made In Portugal so I decided to give him a love interest for the short story. Very quickly it span out of control, and 17000 words later I had Max and Isaac spending a very lovely, very Christmassy and very hot two days together.

I didn’t want their story to end there because I felt there was more to them so their time together was a kind of happy for now, with a promise of more.

You can read Made In New York - A Christmas Short Story on Amazon. It is now on Kindle Unlimited too.

Both stories are standalones and only the characters crossover but for those who like to read things in a timeline then the Christmas story happens first (last Christmas), and Made In Portugal happens this summer.

I am planning on publishing Made In New York at some point at the beginning of 2019.