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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Meet the stars of THE LAYOVER Uniform Fetish #Manlove Edition @EvernightPub #Giveaway















Welcome to the Uniform Fetish Blog Tour! 

Today you'll be meeting the stars of THE LAYOVER, one of nine hot stories in the Manlove Edition - a bestseller at All Romance, Bookstrand and Amazon. 

Enjoy the interview and don't forget to enter the rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Evernight Gift Card!


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On February 27th, THE LAYOVER was released as part of Evernight’s Uniform Anthology – Manlove Edition. Since then, the stars of the story have been dealing with their new notoriety. As you can imagine, both men have full schedules but they agreed to come by today for a short interview.

So let’s give a big welcome to Jamey Conley, owner of The Layover café. 




Jamey: Good morning! I came straight from the café, and I brought breakfast. Hope everyone likes apple turnovers. Paul’s bringing in the coffee.

Me: Oh my God! These smell heavenly. And here comes our airline pilot. Welcome Captain! Paul set the coffee down, and everyone just dig in.





Me: Paul, I know the readers are dying to hear about the life of an airline pilot. You get to see the world! That has to be a dream job.

Paul: Well, thanks for the opportunity to set the record straight. I get to see San Francisco and Philadelphia, and not a lot of them outside of the airports. Once I land the plane, I only have about 20 to 30 hours to eat and sleep. That doesn’t leave much time for sightseeing. Anyone who thinks pilots are overpaid playboys are way off the mark.

Me: I had no idea. Why don’t you tell us why you became a pilot?

Paul: I just have a passion for flying. The view from a thousand feet is magical. It sure beats a desk job. And I got to meet Jamey.

Me: Oh, how romantic! Jamey, why don't you tell everyone how you two met.

Jamey: One day, Paul walked into the café in his uniform and I went gaga. Well, look at him. Can you blame me? But when it comes to a relationship, it’s not the uniform. It’s the man under the uniform. And I have to say, Paul looks even better under it.

Paul:  Speaking of which, Jamey has this little barista apron that says—

Jamey: Paul! No!

Paul: doubles over laughing

It’s contagious and we all crack up.

Me:  Thanks so much, guys. For the goodies and the laugh. Come back and visit any time. 




Uniform Fetish Manlove Edition

Does the sight of a cop’s badge—or his handcuffs—make your pulse race?  Do you drive by your local firehouse just to catch a glimpse of your favorite fireman? Ever peek in the cockpit just to check out the captain?

If you agree the only thing sexier than a man in uniform is a man out of uniform, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve handpicked an assortment of sizzling hot, uniformed heroes to satisfy your uniform fetish.


THE LAYOVER by Gale Stanley

Inside the cockpit, Captain Paul Miller is in control. On the ground, he feels adrift. His marriage is crumbling, and life is complicated.

Jamey Conley owns a café in the Frisco airport. He goes gaga over guys in uniform. When he meets Paul, sparks fly. Too bad his ideal man is married, and straight.


Eight more super sexy stories by these fabulous authors: 

Rain and Promises by Elizabeth Monvey
Fine Dining by Nicola Cameron
Scars by James Cox
A Walk on the Wild Side by Pelaam
Real Life Role Play by Tamsin Baker
Mile High Rebound by L.D. Blakeley
The British Are Coming by Lilith Duvalier
Fired Up by Lucy Felthouse



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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Book Spotlight: The Wrong Man by Lane Hayes #AuthorInterview #GayFiction #Giveaway



The Wrong Man by Lane Hayes


Author Bio: 

Lane Hayes is grateful to finally be doing what she loves best. Writing full time! It’s no secret Lane loves a good romance novel. An avid reader from an early age, she has always been drawn to a well-told love story with beautifully written characters. These days she prefers the leading roles both be men! Lane discovered the M/M genre a fews ago and was instantly hooked. Her first novel was a finalist in the 2013 Rainbow Awards and her third received an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Rainbow Awards. She loves travel, chocolate, and wine (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband and the coolest yellow lab ever in an almost empty nest.

Where you can find Lane:
Facebook: LaneHayesauthor
Twitter: @LaneHayes3


An Interview with Lane

Welcome Lane! How did you come up with the title for this book?

I'd already named the series, Right & Wrong and I had an idea I wanted to go back and forth playing with the concept of making Òright and wrongÓ choices.  To me that is like saying something is black or white, when most of us will agree the truth is usually somewhere in between.

What made you want to write this particular book?

I really fell in love with Brandon's character in The Right Words and I wanted him to have a story of his own.  The dog part is the personal side.  We have a 13 year old yellow Lab with diabetes just like Mack.  He is a beloved member of our family and dealing with the idea of him not being around is a very difficult one for us.  Writing about it was very therapeutic for me.

Will you write more about these characters?

Yes!  You'll see them again in Book #3, The Right Time (coming this summer!) and I have a feeling there will be a Book #4, soÉ yep, definitely more Bran and Jake!

Best line you ever wrote?

LOL!  Hmm.  Well, I should probably say I'll tell you when I write it, but this one is one of my favorites from The Wrong ManÉ

The best things come from the most improbable of sources and show up when least expected to challenge your balance and your vision of right and wrong.


Do your characters ever take over your writing and make the story go somewhere you didn't originally have in mind?

Yes!  Absolutely!  It's the craziest thing.  I honestly have an outline I attempt to follow and itÕs a kick to go back sometimes and realize the MCs have taken the story in a completely different direction.

Thank you so much for hosting me on your blog today!  I truly appreciate your support!

Happy Reading!
Lane Hayes xo





Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson

Blurb:

Successful owner of an upscale boutique in fabulous West Hollywood, Brandon Good swears by his personal edict to “live in the present.” After a bad break-up, he agrees to dog sit to keep his mind off his ex. Never did he expect the dog to belong a man from his past, the only man to ever truly break his heart.

When Jake Westley relocates to join the WeHo fire department, the last thing he anticipates is reuniting with his secret high school love. Thrilled with the prospect of reconnecting with Bran, Jake feels no guilt in using his charming old dog as an unwitting matchmaker. As they rekindle their friendship, it becomes clear the intense attraction they once felt is stronger than ever. But as hard as they try to leave the past behind, painful memories resurface. Bran will have to confront his fears and consider the possibility that the man he swore was absolutely the wrong one might be perfect after all.

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Paperback: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6001


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



Excerpt:
Again, I questioned my sanity. Something was odd in my world for sure. My heart was beating double time when he finally turned onto my street. A quick escape was my best bet. I had my fingers wrapped around the car door handle and was ready to rip my
other hand from his grasp when he slowed down. He must have sensed my intent to bolt, because he held on to me until I was forced to give him a “what the fuck?” look.

“Let me walk you to your door.”

“Jake, let’s not do this. Please. I really don’t want this evening to get any weirder than it already has been. Thank you for tonight. For dinner and pretending to—”

“Hey, nothing is weird here. It’s dark, and I’m walking you to your door—”

“I’m a big boy. I’ve got this.” I detached my hand from his grip and opened the door.

“Thanks again.”

When I reached the sidewalk, he was waiting for me. The man obviously was hard of hearing.

“You are stubborn.” I gave him my best evil eye before I trudged up the path ahead of him.

“Me? You’re the difficult one. I’m trying to be nice—”

“You don’t have to prove you’re nice to me. I get it. That doesn’t mean—suit yourself.”

“Humor me.”

I fished my key from my pocket as I approached the well-lit front porch.

“Here I am, safe and sound. No need for worry,” I said flippantly as I turned to Jake.

“You ca—”

I swallowed my words. He was closer than I expected. Much closer. I felt the warmth from his body but wasn’t prepared for the hunger I saw in his eyes. I licked my bottom lip nervously. I knew what was going to happen, and though I wasn’t sure it was a good idea, I wasn’t going to stop him. He bent slightly and brushed his nose against mine. I felt his breath on my lips as I waited for him to close the distance between us. Neither of us moved. He smelled delicious, that intoxicating combination of soap and a hint of musky cologne I’d noticed the morning he hugged me in my kitchen. I could have happily buried my nose in his shirt or in the curve where his neck met his shoulders. I closed my eyes and leaned in the tiniest bit closer, expecting him to take over. He still didn’t move.

“Aren’t you going to ki—”
And then he pounced. He crashed his mouth over mine and snaked his arms around my waist, fusing our bodies together. His hands traveled up and down my back while he licked a sensual line across the seam of my lips, requesting entry. I heard myself moan as his tongue danced and collided with mine in a lustful assault. I arched into him instinctively. Jake lowered his hands to my ass, drawing me in tightly as he thrust his hips forward. The friction was hot, and his demanding kisses had my head reeling. This was nothing like our frantic make-out sessions years ago.

Just as that errant thought surfaced to remind me whom I was grinding against like a teenager on my front porch, Jake turned his full attention to my mouth. I was painfully hard, but he was right. We shouldn’t be doing any of this. But I couldn’t seem to stop myself. I bit at his jaw and then licked my way to his ear, flicking the lobe gently with my tongue until I felt his teeth at my neck. I made a strangled sound and went limp in his arms. He was overpowering in a subtle, almost unexpected way. I was two seconds away from ripping his shirt when a car went down my street blaring hip-hop music at an obscene volume. I pulled away and rested my forehead against his shoulder. We stood quietly catching our breath for a moment.

Then Jake pressed a soft kiss on my cheek and stepped away. “Good night, Bran. Thank you for… well, just thank you. I’ll see you soon.”

I stared after him like an idiot, watching him open his door and start the SUV. I heard the familiar hum of distant traffic and smelled the fragrant sweet star jasmine from my neighbor’s garden. Everything looked and seemed to be in place, but something was different.

Pages or Words: 220 Pages

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Book Tour: Served Hot by Annabeth Albert #GayFiction #Giveaway




Served Hot by Annabeth Albert

Release Date: March 3, 2015

Author Bio:

Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.

Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter.  In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two toddlers.
Represented by Saritza Hernandez of the Corvisiero Literary Agency




35 – Most amazing place you’ve ever been?
Whistler, British Columbia. Most gorgeous views ever.

36 – Have you ever had a character take off and go their own direction? If so, who was the worst?
Sometimes plot developments will surprise me. Book 3 of Portland Heat, Delivered Fast, the hero insisted on making a choice that I was totally blown away by.



Where to find the author:

Publisher: Kensington Publishing/Lyrical Press
Cover Artist: Kensington Art Department


Blurb:

In Portland, Oregon, the only thing hotter than the coffee shops, restaurants, and bakeries are the hard-working men who serve it up—hot, fresh, and ready to go—with no reservations…

Robby is a self-employed barista with a busy coffee cart, a warm smile, and a major crush on one of his customers. David is a handsome finance director who works nearby, eats lunch by himself, and expects nothing but "the usual"—small vanilla latte—from the cute guy in the cart. But when David shows up for his first Portland Pride festival, Robby works up the nerve to take their slow-brewing relationship to the next level. David, however, is newly out and single, still grieving the loss of his longtime lover, and unsure if he’s ready to date again. Yet with every fresh latte, sweet exchange—and near hook-up—David and Robby go from simmering to steaming to piping hot. The question is: Will someone get burned?


First in the new Portland Heat series!


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

Excerpt:

A little idea niggled at my brain—like an evil elf had tapped me on the shoulder. “You know, if you give me your card, I could call you if you leave your wallet behind again.”
There. His cheeks went dusky pink. I finally got a blush out of him, but hell if I could decipher what it meant. I could predict people’s taste in coffee, down to preferred syrup flavor, but I still sucked at decoding anything as complex as human emotions.
“Ah. Um.” He did the nervous cough thing again.
“Never mind.” I wiped my hands on my apron. “I’d better get back.”
“Wait.” He opened the wallet, plucked out a white card with a blue logo, and offered it to me. His broad fingers brushed mine again as he handed it over. Another barely there touch, but I felt the charge all the way down my spine, like I’d chugged a triple shot.
My breath tripped with wishing he’d add a “call me anytime.” Brian would have. But David just stood there silently. Straighter than the Fremont Bridge and denser than a concrete pylon.

Pages or Words: 30,000 words



Tour Dates: March 3, 2015

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Monday, March 2, 2015

An Interview with A.M. Arthur * The Truth As He Knows It * MMromance #Giveaway



The Truth As He Knows It by A.M. Arthur


An Interview with A.M. Arthur

Welcome to the Wild Side! What made you want to write this particular book? 

The Truth As He Knows It was born from a photograph. I stumbled over it online, probably Tumblr or Facebook, and the image grabbed me. It was of two young men embracing in such a way that I knew one of them was having a terrible day. And I wanted to know why? I wanted to meet these two guys and find out what their story was. I also really like writing characters in this New Adult age range (early twenties) who are still figuring out themselves and their goals. Plus I like angsty, hurt-comfort stories, so this was a no-brainer of a project.

Do your characters ever take over your writing and make the story go somewhere you didn't originally have in mind? 

Definitely. I start every novel with character biographies, so that I have an idea of who my heroes are, what they’ve done in the past, and what their relationships are in terms of friends and family. But those notes don’t always define the characters as they meet their romantic partner and begin to grown and change.

One of the biggest surprises for me in The Truth As He Knows It was how stinking stubborn Shane is. I mean, I knew he was stubborn, but when he is challenged, he digs his heels in and holds his ground, no matter what. A few times I wanted to smack him for his actions and words.

Will you write more about these characters?

I doubt they’ll get another solo novel, but both Shane and Noel will appear in Perspectives #2, The World As He Sees It, which features Noel’s best friend Tristan. And there’s a very good chance they’ll make appearances in Perspectives #3. Beyond that, no idea.

If your book were made into a movie what actors would star in it?  

With the right shade of brown hair and facial scruff, I think Alex Pettyfer could make a good Shane. He’s got the cheekbones. And for Noel, possibly Scott Eastwood. Yum.

Best line you ever wrote? 

What I think is my best line was actually edited out of the book because of trademark issues, so I can share it here! Yay! It’s actually taken out of an upcoming Carina Press release, but here you go:

"Let's finish this shower. You can play with my cock later."
            "Play, huh?" He squeezed gently. "Does that mean I get to Bedazzle it?"
            James made a face of mock horror. "Hell no. The only two inanimate objects that are allowed that up close and personal with my dick are condoms and cock rings."

Love it! How do you celebrate a new book?

It might sound weird, but I don’t anymore. I try my best to stay away from the computer on release day, so I’m not constantly refreshing my Amazon rank. Sometimes I’ll go shopping and buy myself something nice. Mostly I am thankful, each time a new book releases, for all of my amazing readers.

Do you have advice for other writers or would-be writers? Your book is not your baby. Full stop. Would you put your baby up for sale on Amazon? No. Then don’t treat your book like some precious little jewel that everyone must love and adore. A book, once placed up for sale, is a product. Not every single person who tries a product is going to love it. You’ll get back reviews. You’ll get great reviews. Don’t read them. Put your book out there, then work on the next one. 

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) 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.

Where to find A.M. Arthur:

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: Samhain Publishing
Cover Artist: Lyn Taylor

Blurb:

Perspectives, Book 1

Officer Noel Carlson isn’t out to anyone in small-town Stratton, Pennsylvania, only to distant friends and family, so a relationship is out of the question. That doesn’t stop him from wanting one, though.

When a night-shift call brings him face to thonged butt with a hired stripper whose girl-party gig went terribly wrong, Noel takes pity on the guy and lets him go. But he can’t get the encounter out of his mind.

Shane has big-time debts to repay, especially to the brother who sacrificed nearly everything for him. His two jobs, in a deli and as a stripper, leave him no time for a social life. But a non-date of hot sex and takeout food with Noel? He can squeeze that in.

The bond they form is stronger than either expected or wanted. Especially since the step Shane’s about to take to put his brother—and his soul—back in the black isn’t quite legal. And he never calculated just how much his determination to make things right will cost him in the end.

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Categories: Contemporary, M/M Romance

Excerpt:
“I want to see you again,” Shane said.

Noel grinned, flashing those dimples. “I’d like that too. My work schedule is pretty weird, though. I’m first shift, which is eleven at night to seven in the morning, five days, starting tomorrow.”

Shane worked that one around. It gave them daytime hours, and evenings on Wednesday and Thursday. He worked at the deli tomorrow, and Saturday was off the table. Probably Sunday too, for good measure. “When do you sleep?”
“Usually when I first get home, from about eight to two or three. Sometimes longer, depending on the night.”

“So you’re usually free dinnertime until like ten?”

“Pretty much.” Noel cracked an unexpected yawn. “Sorry, my schedule is a little off after spending the day with Tristan. I try to keep similar sleep times on my days off so I don’t get too screwed up.”

Shane stood, surprised. “How long have you been awake?”

“About thirty hours.”

“Shit, why didn’t you tell me that?”

“Because I wanted to do this tonight. I’ve been thinking about you all week, and I’m glad I saw you at Mineo’s today. Really glad.”

“Me too.” Shane draped his arms around Noel’s waist. “And since this has been a fantastic night, I’m going to go before you pass out from exhaustion.”
“Do you want to get together tomorrow?”

He considered it for about two seconds. “My weekend’s pretty booked with work and stuff. Monday? We could maybe go out for real this time?”

“Sounds good. I’ll call you when I get up Monday and we can hammer out the details.”

“Okay.”

Shane collected his clothes and dressed, taking his time because Noel was watching. The opposite of a striptease, and Shane kind of loved the novelty of it. He meant his good-night kiss to be soft, quick, but Noel held him tight and devoured his mouth until Shane was breathless and half-hard. God, he could kiss Noel for hours and not get tired of it. But he saw the fatigue in Noel’s eyes, and it was time to leave.

“See you soon,” Shane said. “And thanks for dinner.”

“You’re welcome, cowboy.”

Shane strolled back to his car with a bounce in his step, positive he’d never be able to hear the word “cowboy” again without thinking of Noel Carlson.

Pages or Words: 83,000 words, 255 pages


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