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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Book Tour: Foundation of Trust ** Stand by You @am_arthur #MMromance #giveaway



Books: Foundation of Trust 
            Stand by You

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Author Name: A.M. Arthur
Author Bio: 
A.M. Arthur was born and raised in the same kind of small town that she likes to write about, a stone's throw from both beach resorts and generational farmland.  She's been creating stories in her head since she was a child and scribbling them down nearly as long, in a losing battle to make the fictional voices stop.  She credits an early fascination with male friendships (bromance hadn't been coined yet back then) and "The Young Riders" with her later discovery of and subsequent love affair with m/m romance stories. 

                When not exorcising the voices in her head, she toils away in a retail job that tests her patience and gives her lots of story fodder.  She can also be found in her kitchen, pretending she's an amateur chef and trying to not poison herself or others with her cuisine experiments. 

Author Contact:
                Contact her at am_arthur@yahoo.com with your cooking tips (or book comments). You can also find her online (http://amarthur.blogspot.com/), as well as on Twitter (http://twitter.com/am_arthur), Tumblr (http://www.tumblr.com/blog/am-arthur), and Facebook (A.m. Arthur). A.M. Arthur's work is available from Samhain Publishing, Carina Press, Dreamspinner Press, and Musa Publishing.

Publisher:
Foundation of Trust: Samhain Publishing
Stand by You: Carina Press
Cover Artist: Foundation of Trust: Lyn Taylor

Sales Links:
Foundation of Trust:
Samhain: http://store.samhainpublishing.com/foundation-trust-p-73638.html

Stand by You:








Foundation of Trust:
Blurb: 

David Weller thought he had it all—a loving partner who gave him a ring, a steady job he didn't hate, and so much hope for the future. But in the wake of a devastating diagnosis, everything he thought was solid and real lay in pieces at his feet.

Four years later, he’s still sifting through the rubble of his life. His catering partnership occupies his days, while his nights are filled with dangerous sexual hookups and very bad decisions. Then the last person he ever expected to see again walks back into his life.

Owen Hart's single biggest regret is the way he was forced to leave David behind—no explanations, no chance to make it right. Until now. Finally free of eight years of lies, Owen's back for the only man he's ever loved.

An incendiary encounter in a club proves that time hasn't weakened their physical connection, but David's wounds run deeper than Owen's deception. And if David can’t first forgive, Owen doesn’t have a second chance in hell.

Warning: This book contains an Australian transplant with a head full of secrets, a party planner with enough baggage to sink a battleship, and a surly teenager who just wants them both to get over themselves.

Foundation of Trust:
Excerpt:

A shadow drifted across Owen's face—the same shadow that had been there almost constantly that first year.  An angry shadow that had diminished under the brilliance of their love for each other.  "We had to, me and my son both.  Michael was born Benjamin Hadley Swenson."

                "But why?"  David needed to know why he'd been lied to for so long.  Why he'd fallen in love with a man whose name he never really knew.

                "To protect us from the man who killed Michael's mother and grandfather."

                "You told me his mother was killed during a home invasion."

                "I used parts of the truth to fashion the lie.  Makes it easier to remember.  She was killed by a man who had no business in that house, but he wasn't there to rob anyone.  He was a dangerous man, and I did what I had to do to protect my son."

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



Stand by You
Blurb: 

Three months after his rescue from an abusive boyfriend, twenty-two-year-old Romy Myers has landed his first legitimate job—bussing tables at his friend’s new coffee shop. The job has brought him some stability after years of abuse have left him feeling damaged and broken. He's working hard on his panic and social anxiety, and those things are often tempered by the big, burly presence of Brendan Walker.

From the moment ex-football player Brendan helped rescue Romy from his ex’s abuse, he's wanted to protect him. And he does, from a distance, with joking text messages, a new gym routine to toughen him up and a genuine friendship. So far it's been easy—but Brendan's feelings aren't just friendly anymore...

When an argument spirals out of control, a hot and heavy make-out session causes Romy’s friendship with supposedly straight Brendan to reach a new level. The last thing Romy wants is to fall for another guy who could potentially shatter him, but Brendan also wakes up a part of him he thought had been destroyed by violence—his heart.

Stand by You
Excerpt: 

“So make a plan for yourself.” Romy was getting excited over the idea of Brendan going back to college—maybe because Romy had never gone and probably never would. He didn’t even have his GED. And here he was giving Brendan career advice when the longest job he’d ever held in his life was as a hooker. “Figure out what it will cost to go back and finish. Figure out how you’ll save the money. Nothing is impossible, Bren, not if you want it bad enough.”

Brendan looked at him, chocolate brown eyes catching his, and something in that moment changed. Like a snap or a zing, Romy couldn’t describe it. Only that his words had touched something in Brendan, and that something leapt across the space between them and right into Romy. His pulse raced.

Oh crap.

Romy broke eye contact first, using the untwisting of his bottle cap as an excuse to kill the odd charge between them. Not happening. Not again, and not with Brendan. Brendan wasn’t even gay!

Was he?



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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Red Dirt Heart 3 Blog Tour & Interview @NR_Walker #GayRomance #Giveaway



Book Name: Red Dirt Heart 3


Author Name: N.R. Walker
Author Bio: Who am I?
Good question…
I am many things: a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer.
I have pretty, pretty boys who live in my head, who don't let me sleep at night unless I give them life with words.
I like it when they do dirty, dirty things… but I like it even more when they fall in love.
I used to think having people in my head talking to me was weird, until one day I happened across other writers who told me it was normal.
I've been writing ever since…

Author Contacts:
Facebook:  N.r. Walker
Facebook Fan Page: N.R. Walker Author
Twitter:  @NR_Walker
Email:  nrwalker2103@gmail.com





An Interview with N.R. Walker

Welcome! Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m a 38 year old Australian woman, married with two kids. I’ve just started writing full time, being fortunate enough to quit my evil day job and do what I love for a living.

Why did you choose to write M/M stories?

I found M/M in fanfiction first. I used to write hetero stories, but as soon as I found slash fiction (m/m) I have not read or written anything hetero since.

But I don’t actually “choose” to write it. I write about the characters in my head, who talk to me, and they just happen to be gay.

Where do you find your inspiration?

Inspiration for a story can come from anywhere – a dream, a TV show, a comment, a song, or just out of the blue.

Character inspiration is difficult. I usually have the character in my head, and then spend time scrolling internet pictures looking for him (such an arduous task lol). Though sometimes I will find a picture and it hits me that that person is my character and so I will add traits to the character to match the picture.

When you start a book, do you already have the whole story in your head or is it built progressively?

I normally have the ending first. I know how the book will end, and even the final lines. Then I get the beginning, and I then just fill in the story in between. I will sometimes, but not always, have plot points or milestones the characters need to go through, but I leave it up to them to tell the story, not me.

How do you come up with the titles?

All of my titles are taken from a line in the book.

How much of the book is realistic?

I believe that realism, even in fiction, is very important. It allows the reader to connect to the character because the reactions/thoughts of that character is something they can relate to.

That being said, you can have a character do the most unbelievable of things, but simply justify the reasons or motive behind the action – usually with some emotional connection – and you make it real. That’s the beauty of fiction.


If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your first book? 

No. I like that readers can see the growth of my writing from my first book to my latest release. Well, I hope they can, because if I’ve not become a better writer after 17 books then maybe I should look at my craft. LOL

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Write from the heart. Don’t write for anyone else, it won’t work. Always keep learning. And always, always, ask around before submitting to a publisher.

Can you share something about your works in progress?

I have one well under way, hoping to release in November-ish, one I’m aiming to release around Christmas time and some very patient characters waiting for their turn but they need to sort their plot out a little more before I can start writing them.

Thanks so much for having me!





Red Dirt Heart 3
Publisher: N.R. Walker
Cover Artist: Sara York

Blurb:

Life for Charlie Sutton has never been better, or busier. With Travis now a permanent fixture of Sutton Station, a permanent fixture at Charlie’s side, Charlie’s convinced he couldn’t do anything on his ever-growing to-do list without him.

He can run a multimillion dollar cattle business, finish his degree, try and further the local beef industry, deal with staff issues, Ma’s failing health, and an attention-demanding wombat. He can even deal with an unexpected visitor and some shattering news.

He can deal with it all, as long as he has Travis.

But what happens when he doesn’t?

Red Dirt Heart 3 is the story of Charlie Sutton finally realising he can be the man Travis Craig deserves, even if he doesn’t have Travis. It’s a story of love, family, holding on, letting go and coming home.


Excerpt:
We climbed into the ute and Travis drove, only mumbling under his breath once or twice about what side of the road he was on. I thought we were headed to find something to eat, but he pulled up at a pet store.
“What are we doing?”
“You’ll see,” was all he said as he was getting out.
I followed him into the pet shop, past the puppies, fish and birds down to the kennels and produce. When he stopped at cat beds, I shook my head. “Oh, no no no. We’re not getting a cat. We used to have one, it lived in the shed and the bloody thing was feral.”
He didn’t even look at me. “It’s not for a cat, Charlie.” He picked up a cushion-box looking thing with a hole in the front. The label called it a cat igloo. “It’s for your damn wombat.”
“Oh,” I said brightly. “Well, that’s okay then.”
He pushed Nugget’s new bed into my chest. “So he sleeps in his bed, not ours.”
A sales guy, about eighteen years old, walked up and was looking at us funny. He probably just heard what Travis said, and I didn’t care. I just shrugged, guessin’ that I’d come a long way in the last six months. “How did I know he’d think it was playtime?”
Travis sighed and turned to the sales assistant. “Do you have any feed pellets for wombats?”
He raised his eyebrows. “Wombats?”
I nodded. “Yep, you know, ‘bout this big,” I held up my hands to show him, “shape of a brick, cute little thing.”
Travis took a god-fucking-help-me breath. “About a year old, pain in the arse, stubborn as hell, boot-chewin’, gets into everything type of wombat.”


Tour Dates/Stops:
October 29: Smoocher’s Voice
October 30: BFD Book Blog, Queer Town Abbey


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Cover Reveal: Hook, Line, and Sinker by Piper Vaughn #MMromance #Giveaway



Book Name: Hook, Line, & Sinker


Author Name: Piper Vaughn

Author Bio:
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.

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Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Blurb:

When they were teens, Castor McCormick was the bane of Blake Kowalski’s existence. Their mutual animosity led to summers filled with rivalry. Now, nearly two decades later, Cas is moving back into the neighborhood to live in his grandmother’s old house. Blake tells himself he isn’t interested in seeing how snarky little Cas grew up, but when his mother dupes him into visiting his former nemesis, he finds out “pretty” can evolve into “sexy as hell” on the right man.

Cas didn’t think he wanted to see Blake again. No one has ever pushed his buttons like the arrogant boy he remembers from their youth. Turns out, the adult version of Blake still gets him hot under the collar—and everywhere else. With Blake on leave from work to nurse an injured leg and Cas taking time to move and unpack, they form a tentative friendship that turns into a sexual affair neither man can deny. But when Cas’s job sends him out of state to deal with a difficult client, their new relationship will be tested, and if they fail, Blake’s broken leg might not be the only thing to end up scarred.

Excerpt

Blake's mother didn’t live on a busy street, but being summer, the kids were out in full force. The occasional shout or burst of laughter broke the monotonous silence. And then there were the comings and goings of a certain new neighbor whom Blake had absolutely no interest in watching, even if he found his gaze frequently straying in that direction. He’d caught glimpses of the moving truck over the weekend, along with a dark blue Prius, which made him snort. No doubt the driver of a hybrid would hate his gas-guzzling Ford F-150. For some reason, it seemed fitting. He could picture the old Cas growing up into the tree-hugging, granola type.

Idly, he let himself wonder what the adult Cas might be like. When they’d first met as teenagers, the kid had reminded Blake of a scrappy little Irish chimney sweep, minus the accent. The pale skin, the freckles, that mop of messy dark hair. Put him in a newsboy cap and some wool trousers, and he could’ve been an extra in Oliver Twist. Blake had constantly ragged on him about it too. That is, until the following year, when postpuberty Cas showed up. Gone was the scrawny, gangly limbed half-pint from the previous summer. In his place stood a boy with the lithe, wiry body of a distance runner and a face like something out of a goddamn Botticelli painting. Only his smartass mouth had stopped Blake from falling to his knees in worship—though it certainly hadn’t prevented a wet dream or three.

Blake couldn’t lie. His mother’s mentions of Castor had made him curious despite himself. But he didn’t intend on giving in to her badgering about going over there. What the hell would he even say? Welcome to the neighborhood? Here’s a fruit basket. Let’s be friends? He could only imagine Cas slamming the door in his face in response. Blake chuckled and shook his head. Not going to happen. Not in a million years. No matter how much his mother pestered him.


Categories: Contemporary, M/M Romance, Romance


Tour Dates: October 22nd, 2014


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Get Your Scare On with TA Chase & Jackie Nacht #MMromance #Giveaway



Book Name: A Bittersweet Haunting/ A Holiday Job Zombie Run
Author Name: TA Chase Jackie Nacht/ Jackie Nacht

Author Bios:
Jackie Nacht
Short, sexy and sweet— where a little love goes a long way.
That’s the best way to describe Jackie Nacht’s stories. She was introduced to M/M Romance through her sister, Stephani, and read it for years. Then, she thought it was time to put her own stories on paper. Jackie began writing short and sweet stories that ended with a happily ever after.
Thinking back to her own book addiction, where there were many nights Jackie stayed up way too late so she could read just one more chapter— yeah, right— Jackie decided to write short romances for young adults as well as adults. Hopefully, they will give high school and college students, or working men and women something they can read during their lunch hour, in between classes or just when they want to briefly get away from the daily stresses of everyday life.

T.A. Chase
I’m T.A. Chase, and I write stories about men loving men, but my stories are more than that. It’s about one person finding the other half of themselves. It doesn’t matter whether that person is male or female. I’m a happily married woman living in the Midwest with my husband of fifteen years. I’ve been writing for six years now, and because of my awesome readers, I’ve been able to do it full time for over a year.

Author Contact:
You can find Jackie at:

TA Chase:



Publisher: MLR Press/ eXtasy Books
Cover Artists: Kris Jacen/ Carmen Waters
Sales Links:
A Bittersweet




Zombie




Blurb(s):

A Bittersweet Haunting
In a moment of youthful curiousity, these six men were marked forevermore.

Jersey Paranormal Investigation was created when Braden and his five friends were marked by the Jersey Devil during their childhood. Now, they all have special gifts when it comes to the supernatural. Years later, Braden finds himself on his next job only to come face to face with the beautiful victim, Mack. Not all is it seems and Braden and his team will have to figure out why Mack is being targeted and to keep from falling for the man in the process. 



A Holiday Job Zombie Run
This Halloween, Drake is about to meet one guy he can’t say goodbye to.
And Drake is about to meet his match.
After a casual encounter, Drake can’t seem to stop thinking about Wilson. Even though Wilson pretty much thanked him for a nice time and walked out of his dorm and his life.
Now Halloween is approaching, and Drake is being roped into volunteering for the charity fun run. Having to dress as a zombie is horrible enough, but seeing Wilson at the starting line has Drake ducking for the trees. Will Wilson look past the gory makeup to see Drake actually cares about him? Will Drake finally be able to capture Wilson’s heart?


Excerpt:

Categories: Contemporary, Horror, M/M Romance, New Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Tour Dates: October 22nd



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Monday, October 20, 2014

Book Review Tour: Black Hole Bounty by Sienna Bronwyn #ScienceFiction #Giveaway


Today I’m happy to be hosting the Goddess Fish Promotions book tour for Black Hole Bounty. the author will be awarding a $10 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, so be sure to enter. Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: 


I was lucky enough to receive a copy of the book in exchange for my objective review. Science fiction is one of my favorite genres, and this unique story of alien abduction caught my interest right off the bat. The characters, both major and minor, are sharply drawn, and the complex plot was convincing. The author has created a wonderfully imaginative world. I'm looking forward to the next in the series. Than being said, be forewarned, there is a cliffhanger.  


Black Hole Bounty
by Sienna Bronwyn

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BLURB:

Destiny is written in the stars? Maybe, but when you’re in a black hole you make your own damn destiny.

It’s not every day you get abducted by an alien general, but then, Jerusa Whichab isn’t having an average day. Earth is fading from view and she’s got a decision to make – cooperate with her despotic, yet unnervingly attractive captor or receive an injection of goo. General Toyeb can’t be trusted, and his body-healing, mind-blowing Theta waves leave her panting for more. But what choice does she have if she’s to stay alive?

None, if enemy bounty hunter Berwyck dal Korth has his way. Intent on capturing Jerusa, he performs a binding ritual to ensure she cannot escape him – a ritual with unforeseen side effects for both of them. Forced into hostile proximity, Berwyck and Jerusa battle to subdue their rising attraction, but will they conquer their desire – or succumb?


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EXCERPT


My skin tingled with awareness. Someone, something was observing me from the shadows. I had to risk a peek, one tiny glance in the direction of that menacing energy.

“Welcome.”

The voice was male, clipped, but it had a hollow quality, as though it were filtered through a long tunnel. It sounded as if it came from the bottom right corner. I blinked rapidly, but my effort revealed only a fuzzy, humanoid shape. I ached to ask questions, demand answers, but couldn’t see who or what to demand them from. Where the hell were my glasses? Oh. Right. They’d fallen off during the Cessna crash. One minute I was hurtling to my death over my Caribbean island, and the next—the next my body felt as though it were being deconstructed, catapulting through the air and onto a spaceship. An experience my stomach had punctuated by hurling the beans and rice I’d had for lunch.

“Who’s there?” I croaked out. “Show yourself.”

“Are you rational?”

Good question. “Am I on a spaceship?”

“A military war vessel, to be exact.”

“Then I think I’m crazy.”

“Your behavior suggests as much.” This with a hint of irritation.

“Well, you’d act crazy, too, if you’d been through what I have,” I said, none too cautiously. “You abducted me.”

“No, I saved you.”

Was his emphasis on “saved” meant to make me feel grateful? “Thanks, much appreciated, but you have to take me back now.”


A heavy, put-upon sigh. “That is what you always say.”

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Sienna spent her adolescence staring at the dark skies over the Caribbean coast of Panama, dreaming up romantic adventures she now delights in writing down. She reads, writes and revels in romance, and she’s attracted to off-beat, sexy characters—in fiction and in real life! These days she lives a long way from the Caribbean, but when she drags her husband and children to Hermitage Castle to gaze at the stars, the vast beauty of space makes her feel at home.  Who knows, maybe an alien will pop down and invite them on a ride?

You can find out more about Sienna and her books on her website: www.siennabronwyn.com.

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