Series Blog Tour: More Heat Than The Sun Series by John Wiltshire; Book 2, Out Now!

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Series Blog Tour & Excerpt:

More Heat Than The Sun Series
By John Wiltshire


Book 2: Conscious Decisions of the Heart
Out Now

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Released January 15th

Ben Rider and Nikolas Mikkelsen learn that danger comes in all shapes and sizes and often in places you least expect it.  Nikolas’s dark past calls to him, inexorably dragging him back into its seductive embrace.

While he goes on an errand of mercy to Russia, Ben travels to Denmark to learn Nikolas’s language.  Convinced Russia’s vastness will swallow Nikolas, Ben doesn’t see the enemy much closer to home.  Thinking he has lost Nikolas, Ben then makes a terrible decision that threatens to destroy everything they have together.

Focused on this very personal horror, bound by a new level of commitment, they have no idea that a greater threat is coming.  And when it arrives, it changes everything—even the definition of commitment.

Warning: This story contains the violent death of a minor character and some graphic violence and gay sex.

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Excerpt from Conscious Decisions of the Heart

“Where now?  Another hotel?”

Nikolas shook his head.  “We move maybe into another place I have.”  He shrugged nonchalantly. “It was an investment.”

The investment turned out to be back at the restaurant they’d eaten in the night before, but instead of getting the driver to stop at the hotel, Nikolas directed him to a block of glass apartments next door.  Ben stared up at the towering mass of reflected light.

“Ugly.  But I guess they’ve got good views.”  Nikolas gave him a strange look but nodded.

It took some time for them to get through the extensive security.  Mainly because as soon as they entered the lobby and Nikolas went over to speak to reception, Ben recognised one of the suited men loitering by the lift doors.  He grinned and went up to him, slapping him on the back.

“Hello, soldier.”  The man grinned too and began to pump Ben’s hand.

“My God, Diesel.  You working here, too?”

Ben frowned.  “You’re working here?”

“Private security.  Best gig in town.  We’re all ex-Regiment.  What’re you doing here, then?”

Ben had one of his rare flashes of insight that it might be better not to tell his old mate he was about to move into one of the apartments with his…He shook himself slightly.

“Yeah.  Bodyguard.  Guy over there.  How long you been out, Squeezy?”

“Year.  Stuck it longer than you. You been good since you left?”  Ben nodded, not sure how good would exactly be defined.  All that was good in his life was currently across the other side of the lobby, and Nikolas had been strangely remote since their meeting with the Russian.

“Cool dog.  He yours?”

Ben glanced down at Radulf.  Would the hired help have a dog?  “The boss’s.”  He glanced about. “So, what’s it like here? Good pay?”

The man laughed.  “One of the fucking places sold for a hundred and forty million last week—supermodel we’re not allowed to speak to, ’parently.  Course, we chat her up every time we fucking see her.  She loves it really.  So, yeah, pay’s good, perks’re good.  Life’s good.  What does your guy do?”

Ben was still processing, very slowly, what his friend had just boasted.  He was remembering a conversation with Nikolas…You have four point two million poundsI have a little more than that…He swallowed, wondering, yet again, if he’d committed his life to a complete stranger.  He looked at his friend and for the first time in a long time, Ben wished he too could be a simple, private security guard with an uncomplicated life.

“He’s into mergers.”

“Huh.  Anyway, I’d better get back to looking fuckingly cool and hard.”

Ben smiled.  “Yeah.  I’m…on duty, too.  See ya.”

“You up for a drink with the boys one night?”

Ben perked up and nodded with a sly look.  “Rat-arsed?”

“Rat-arsed.”  They briefly touched knuckles, and then Nikolas was there.  He appeared to pick up on some vibe from Ben.  Knowing Nikolas, he’d probably been aware of the whole exchange, so he didn’t look at Ben as they waited for the elevator and then only nodded to his bag for Ben to pick up and carry.  They entered the lift.

Ben glanced over.  Nikolas was acting cool and unconcerned.  “There’s a swimming pool here.  You’ll be able to improve your technique.”

“Great.”

“And food is delivered from that odd place we ate last night.”

“Good.”

“You’re, as you’d say, pissed at me.”

“Not exactly.  So…four point two?  Do you enjoy making me look stupid?”

“Ah, well.” Nikolas turned to Ben.  “I laid you down on the bare floor of our real house and fucked you for free, Ben.  That was the real me, remember?  This is all illusion.  Pleasant, but merely smoke and mirrors.”

Ben turned to him, dropped Radulf’s lead, pushed him up against the wall of the elevator and pressed the emergency stop.  It was very quiet.  Very deliberately, Ben undid the button on Nikolas’s suit trousers.  He lowered the zip.  Hard and fast, he turned Nikolas to face the wall, and then, scrabbling, urgent, he entered him.  Nikolas’s head came back and collided with Ben’s face.  Ben kept his nose pressed into the delicious-smelling hair and flexed his muscles, pumping himself into the welcoming hole.  With one hand, he thrust into the front of Nikolas’s clothes and released him, working him.

They came together, a tangle of clothes and flesh and muted exclamations of desire.

Ben tried to make them decent again, but Nikolas stilled his hands.  When he released the emergency stop, the elevator exited into their own exclusive lobby, so no rearrangements were necessary.  They fell to the beautifully carpeted floor, ripped off the rest of their clothes and did it all again; this time Nikolas topping and working Ben until Ben’s jaw ached for an hour afterward from the tight clench of pain and pleasure.  Only when they were totally spent did they bother to rise and explore the apartment.

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Book 3: The Bridge of Silver Wings

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Releasing January 22nd

Nikolas and Ben discover that bonds aren’t forged with blood or scars, but in the hearts of men strong enough to love.

Siberia in winter isn’t a place for good men.  There is nothing Nikolas won’t do to keep Ben alive.  Nikolas has exorcised his demons, but when they end up stranded in Russia, the monster inside needs to be let loose.  Ben discovers the truth of the adage, ‘be careful what you wish for’!

Home again, Nikolas then faces an enemy he can’t defeat: Ben Rider himself. Discovering a new family, Ben realizes he’s been living too long in the shadows cast by Nikolas’s all-consuming love.  For the first time, life apart from Nikolas is possible.

Is Nikolas strong enough to let Ben go?

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Book 4: The Other Country

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Releasing January 29th

Nikolas is the sanest, straightest, person Ben knows, so can anyone tell him, why is he on a gay therapy course?

Nikolas Mikkelsen could make a very long list of unpleasant things he’s endured in his life.  Then order it from ‘nearly killed me’ to ‘extremely horrific and don’t want to do again’.  And what did it say about his forty-five years that being hit by a tsunami would be a considerable way down this list?  But nothing, not torture, imprisonment, nor starvation has prepared him for what he now has to endure for Ben Rider’s sake-attendance on a residential, gay therapy course.  At least he has a new contender for the top spot on his ‘my awful life’ list.

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Book 1: Love Is A Stranger

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Released January 8th

Loving a total stranger can be very hard work sometimes.
How do you love someone who exists entirely in the shadows?
How do you love a man who describes himself as dead?
How do you get that ghost to love you back?

Ex-SAS soldier Ben Rider falls in love with his enigmatic married boss Sir Nikolas Mikkelsen, but Nikolas is living a lie.  A lie so profound that when the shadows are lifted, Ben realises he’s in love with a very dangerous stranger.  Ben has to choose between Nikolas and safety, but sometimes danger comes in a very seductive package.

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About John:

John Wiltshire is the pen name.  The author was born in England, but she travelled widely whilst serving in the British Army, living in the States and Canada and Europe.  She retired at the rank of Major, and finally settled in New Zealand.

To date the author has written 14 novels.

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Release Blitz & Excerpt: Lookin’ For Mr. Right: A Charity Anthology

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Lookin’ For Mr. Right: A Charity Anthology

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Releasing: January 11th

Lookin’ for love?

Finding love is never easy, but when these men go on their journey to find Mr. Right, we find out just how right it is. From funny and sweet to steamy and unexpected, these are sixteen stories you won’t want to miss.

Look for love in all the right places.

Lookin’ For Mr. Right is a limited edition charity anthology and all proceeds from this set will be donated to The Trevor Project.

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Excerpt From Mr. Mystery by Lana Kole

Jason swallowed back his curse and waited as patiently as one could while color floated around him as everyone retrieved their shots and fresh drinks. It seemed like ages, and a ton of empty congratulations from faceless people, before he reached the bar.

He ended up beside a flashy guy in a maroon suit. It cupped his ass nicely, and Jason gave him a second glance. A martini glass sat in front of him, and the man tilted his head back with his shot. The bartender eyed Jason once, saw the direction of his gaze, and skedaddled to the end of the bar.

When Red sat the shot glass back down, his head turned left and right before he paused in the direction of the bartender. His shoulders slumped, and Jason sidled up to him.

“L, guess you’re right. You are the one getting lucky tonight. Hope he’s Mr. Right,” he growled just loud enough for Jason to hear him as the song changed.

“Who’s Mr. Right?” he asked, leaning down.

A sparkling black mask turned in his direction. Behind the dripping effect that curved over his cheeks and nose, a pair of bright blue eyes peered at him.

“No one. That’s the problem,” he answered without missing a beat.

Jason chuckled. “A pessimist. A man after my own heart.”

“Give me a few more drinks and I’ll be as optimistic as anyone,” Red muttered.

As he tilted the martini glass back with lithe fingers, Jason got a look at the front of his suit. Or more specifically, the collar that wrapped around his throat and dipped beneath his black shirt.

Jason swallowed.

Holy hell. He’d never seen someone wear a harness like that so openly. So naturally.

He wanted to slide his index finger beneath the leather and his skin and feel his Adam’s apple bob as he swallowed.

Maybe even around his cock.

Jason cleared his throat and motioned for the bartender. He needed a drink, quick. Jason wasn’t one to hook up, not usually. It was too risky and usually resulted in more trouble than it was worth.

But Red here? With that spicy little collar just begging to be played with?

He’d take a chance on it.

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Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

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J.J. Riley & Suki Gale
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Bee Murray & CJ Vincent
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Charlotte Brice
Aspen Black
Sariah Skye
Maya Nicole & Bitt Andrews
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Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: The Defiant Alpha by Susi Hawke

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The Defiant Alpha By Susi Hawke

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West Coast Wolves, Book Two

An unwanted alpha and omega long-presumed dead… fate has a way of righting old wrongs. Stolen from his mother’s arms and reported stillborn at birth, “Thirteen” has spent nearly twenty-one years in structured captivity with other stolen omegas. His brothers. A few have disappeared over the years, but twelve remain. An even dozen omegas, each with a secret superpower. Working together under the light of the full moon, their combined gifts help Thirteen escape—he’s their only hope of finding outside help to rescue them all. Except Thirteen is injured and nearly dies as he flees into the night. Collapsing on the side of a desert highway with the sound of a rumbling motorcycle in his ears, Thirteen is sure all hope is lost. Until it’s not… Found by his true mate, Thirteen is saved—and mated—before the full moon begins to wane. Buckle in for a heart-filled adventure. Omegas are rescued, babies are made, a pack finds its heart, and a birth family is reunited with the one miracle they never could’ve dared imagine possible. The West Coast Wolves is an mpreg series about five alphas. A small pack of bikers who spent years riding the highways and helping those in need until fate gave them each a pack to lead. The second in series, this 50k full-length novel is Lucian’s story. Prepare yourself for a few tissue moments, lots of laughter, and a birth scene you won’t soon forget. But then again, this is a Susi Hawke book so what else can you expect? Possible trigger for child abduction, betrayal from a medical provider, and off-page mention of stillbirth.

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The closer I got to home, the more the hair on the back of my neck stood up, and my stomach clenched. Whatever was about to happen in my life, it was close. My eyes automatically started scanning the road, my shifter-enhanced vision helping me see more of the dark ground off to the sides than a human ever could. I eased off the throttle and slowed as I came around the first curve taking me higher into the mountain. If I hadn’t, I might have missed the brown dog lying half out of the ditch. At this speed, I was able to stop in plenty of time to check it out. The poor thing looked dead. Hopefully not, though, since I was feeling strangely drawn toward it. Had someone’s dog been hit by a car? Or even worse, had an animal been abandoned and left to die? While sickening, such cruelty wasn’t unheard of, especially on high traffic roads like this. No matter. I’d always wanted a dog. If this one could be saved, I’d give it a home with all the love its heart could handle, since I knew a thing or two about being tossed aside. Parking my bike as close to the side as possible with the attached sidecar, I hit my flashers and crossed my fingers no one would come hurtling around the corner and crash into my ride. My headlight lit up the area, letting me see the unprotected stomach and balls of a medium-sized, toffee-colored wolf. Huh. Seeing such sensitive areas on display told me the wolf was either dead or knocked out. Before I took a step away from the bike, my wolf howled and tried to jump forward. He slammed against my chest, pushing to take over. Fighting him back took more strength than it ever had in my life, and within three more steps, the wind shifted, and my human nose understood what my wolf had already discerned. This wasn’t a wild wolf, and he wasn’t dead. This was my mate. I took off at a run, rushing to his side and frantically checking for a pulse. Between the thick fur and my own nerves, finding the fluttering proof of his heartbeat took longer than it should have. Even as I breathed out in relief, I felt almost foolish. On some level, I’d known he was alive since he didn’t smell like death. No, he smelled like candied ginger and some soft herb I couldn’t quite name at the moment. And more importantly, he smelled like… home. Like my home. The one place where I would always belong. His weak heartbeat concerned me, as did the dried blood covering his paws and the ridiculous amount of burrs and nettles matted into his fur. He clearly needed a healer. Sliding a hand under his head, I gently lifted it and brushed my fingers over his muzzle while I considered my next steps. A human doctor was out of the question, but the one thing lacking in my new pack was anyone with medical skills. The sole epsilon I knew of was an hour away, give or take, in Lucerne Valley. Shit. Of course I should’ve thought of Matt’s pack immediately. Not only did they have an epsilon, they were better set up to help protect and defend my omega mate than my newly trained deltas. The men in my pack had fighting skills, but they weren’t soldiers. Matt sent a couple of his Delta captains over to help with my newly formed squadron, but it was a work in progress. Not until this week had we finally been able to start zeroing in on possible captain candidates to take over when Matt’s men left. Carefully lifting him, I cradled my mate against my chest, shielding his body from further injury. A semi rumbled by, throwing a blast of heated air our way. Seeing the truck reminded me of our vulnerable position, further hammered home as several cars roared past. Moving carefully, I hustled as much as I dared, carrying him to my bike, where I settled him on the sidecar’s floorboard. I snagged a blanket from one of the compartments, tucking it around him as best I could to help protect his smaller body from the wind. I wasn’t sure if it would hit him down there, but better safe than sorry. Once I had my helmet on, I fired up the beast and merged with traffic while I tapped the button for my Bluetooth. As soon as Raul came on the line, I explained the situation and asked him to oversee the pack run tonight. Raul had already proven himself to be efficient and the perfect beta for me, so I wasn’t surprised at his easy acceptance. “No problemo, Lucian. I’ve got things here. Your mate comes first. We’ll be here waiting to meet him when he’s well. I’ll let Mamá know—she’ll want to light a candle. Be safe. Don’t drive like a demon tonight. Remember, getting in an accident will only prolong getting him to a healer.” Considering the way he drove, I grinned at his warning, but appreciated the concern. “Thanks, Raul. I’ll be in touch.” After I ended the call, I pushed aside all worries about my pack. For the rest of the drive, I focused on two things—the road and keeping one eye on my mate for any sign of further distress.
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“As much as I felt bad for this Elisha person—God, my heart was breaking for the young man and all he’d been through—I was also angry. I’d left that pack in my rearview ten years ago for a good reason.”

Matthias Longclaw is happy living his life on the back of his beloved Harley with his five best friends and brothers-in-arms at his side. The West Coast Wolves are a rare pack of alphas, made up of unwanted orphans and second-born sons. The packs they were born to may not have wanted them, but they’ve built a solid family of their own. They help where they can, doing random acts of kindness and expecting nothing in return, just helping to build a world they want to live in.

Then Matt gets a call from an old childhood buddy. He’s being called back—begged to return—to reclaim his birthright and save a life in the process. The problem is… to do it, he will have to take a mate. And if he refuses? The omega will die.

Torn between his duty to help others and his resentment of his old pack, Matt never expects for Elisha Whitetail to tilt his world and change everything. Can Matt and Elisha rebuild a broken pack while tending to a new love and a growing family while dealing with outside threats from neighboring packs?

They’re wolves. Strong, proud, and willing to do what it takes when their community needs them… whatever it takes.

This is the first in a new mpreg series about finding joy in a hard world, building family, and discovering that life can surprise a person when they least expect it. Although this world has harsher themes than my previous books, it still has the same heart you’d expect. Plus a dose of my irreverent humor and all the naughty, knotty heat that comes with true mates. It wouldn’t be a Susi Hawke book without it. Be sure to read the author’s note at the beginning for possible trigger warnings.

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About the Author:

I’m a happily married mom of one snarky teenage boy, and three grown “kids of my heart.” As a reader and big romance fan myself, I love sharing the stories of the different people who live in my imagination. My stories are filled with humor, a few tears, and the underlying message to not give up hope, even in the darkest of times, because life can change on a dime when you least expect it. This theme comes from a lifetime of lessons learned on my own hard journey through the pains of poverty, the loss of more loved ones than I’d care to count, and the struggles of living through chronic illnesses. Life can be hard, but it can also be good! Through it all I’ve found that love, laughter, and family can make all the difference, and that’s what I try to bring to every tale I tell.

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Series Blog Tour & Excerpt: More Heat Than The Sun Series by John Wiltshire; Book 1, Out Now!

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Series Blog Tour & Excerpt:

More Heat Than The Sun Series
By John Wiltshire


Book 1: Love Is A Stranger
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Released January 8th

Loving a total stranger can be very hard work sometimes.
How do you love someone who exists entirely in the shadows?
How do you love a man who describes himself as dead?
How do you get that ghost to love you back?

Ex-SAS soldier Ben Rider falls in love with his enigmatic married boss Sir Nikolas Mikkelsen, but Nikolas is living a lie.  A lie so profound that when the shadows are lifted, Ben realises he’s in love with a very dangerous stranger.  Ben has to choose between Nikolas and safety, but sometimes danger comes in a very seductive package.

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“Hello, Benjamin.”

Ben suppressed a smile.  He had no idea what the relationship with his boss really was, but he sure as hell wasn’t going to let the man know he actually liked him.  Like was a safe word, and he was sticking with that.  He half turned away from the table, moved his plate further out of reach, and asked stonily, “What’s the job you’ve got for me, sir?”

“All in good time.”  After a few moments, watching his wife direct one of the gardeners cutting holly, Nikolas asked, deceptively casually, “So, Benjamin, will you indulge me?”

Ben did laugh at that.  Sir Nikolas would never be so inelegant as to mention their more unusual extracurricular activities.  Ben knew exactly what his boss wanted and nodded.  “Sure, why not?”

They led Nikolas’s horses out of the magnificently appointed stables.  In most everything else he did, Nikolas retained his enigmatic, impeccable elegance, the facade no one was allowed to penetrate—but not in this.  On a horse, he became something else, something dangerous.  He became primitive.  He was at one with the animal in a way an English aristocrat could never be.  Ben felt menace, something truly fierce in the Norseman when they rode together.  They negotiated the grounds down to where the gardens met tidal river estuary.  It was low tide and the mud flats were exposed.  The track was slippery, with a deep, primal smell of mud, salt, and seaweed.  They rode carefully, the horses’ hooves picking between the rocks.  Then they came to the beach, just wet sand now at the low tide.  Nikolas turned around in his saddle, his face animated.  “Race?”

Ben wondered how this beautiful man could bear to live his life hidden behind the facades he showed to the world.  This was the Sir Nikolas Mikkelsen he was allowed rare glimpses of.  After all, it wasn’t easy for a man to keep all his pretences in place when covered in another man’s sweat and come.  When Nikolas was deep inside Ben’s body, he was a very different man.  Here, on a freezing beach in December, that man of passion and fire emerged once more.  Ben laughed, the wind catching the rare sound and whipping it away out to sea.

“What do you win when I inevitably lose?”

Nikolas laughed too and nudged his horse closer, their thighs touching.

“I am a generous host, Benjamin.  You can choose your own forfeit.”  His thick Danish accent tangled the words.  Ben felt the same frisson of excitement at the base of his spine that he’d felt during their very first meeting, a handshake across a desk and a simple greeting,

Mr. Rider. Thank you for coming.”  Nikolas had thanked him for coming in more imaginative ways since then.

Ben made as if to answer Nikolas’s question now, slyly turning towards their proposed route.  Then with a kick, he was off.  He needed every advantage.  The wind made his eyes water, froze his ears.  He could ride, but he rode like a man on a horse.  Nikolas Mikkelsen didn’t.  He was the horse and the pounding surf; he was the wind whipped around their heads, the smell of salt and earthly pleasures.  He caught Ben easily, stayed with him and toyed with him as they approached the cliffs that rose to the headland.  As they negotiated the tidal pools, he pulled ahead and around the newly exposed section of beach into the cove that was only accessible at low tide.  Their finish marker was always an imaginary line between the millstone and the camel, two distinctly shaped rocks Ben had renamed “the arsehole” and “the stiffy.”  Nikolas beat him by several lengths, as he always did.  He pulled up in the surf, wheeling, his horse dancing to the beat of the waves.  Ben reigned in beside him.  “Bastard.”

Nikolas turned his horse so they were side by side facing each other.  “So, my winnings?”


Book 2: Conscious Decisions of the Heart

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Releasing January 15th

Ben Rider and Nikolas Mikkelsen learn that danger comes in all shapes and sizes and often in places you least expect it.  Nikolas’s dark past calls to him, inexorably dragging him back into its seductive embrace.

While he goes on an errand of mercy to Russia, Ben travels to Denmark to learn Nikolas’s language.  Convinced Russia’s vastness will swallow Nikolas, Ben doesn’t see the enemy much closer to home.  Thinking he has lost Nikolas, Ben then makes a terrible decision that threatens to destroy everything they have together.

Focused on this very personal horror, bound by a new level of commitment, they have no idea that a greater threat is coming.  And when it arrives, it changes everything—even the definition of commitment.

Warning: This story contains the violent death of a minor character and some graphic violence and gay sex.

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Book 3: The Bridge of Silver Wings

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Releasing January 22nd

Nikolas and Ben discover that bonds aren’t forged with blood or scars, but in the hearts of men strong enough to love.

Siberia in winter isn’t a place for good men.  There is nothing Nikolas won’t do to keep Ben alive.  Nikolas has exorcised his demons, but when they end up stranded in Russia, the monster inside needs to be let loose.  Ben discovers the truth of the adage, ‘be careful what you wish for’!

Home again, Nikolas then faces an enemy he can’t defeat: Ben Rider himself. Discovering a new family, Ben realizes he’s been living too long in the shadows cast by Nikolas’s all-consuming love.  For the first time, life apart from Nikolas is possible.

Is Nikolas strong enough to let Ben go?

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Book 4: The Other Country

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Releasing January 29th

Nikolas is the sanest, straightest, person Ben knows, so can anyone tell him, why is he on a gay therapy course?

Nikolas Mikkelsen could make a very long list of unpleasant things he’s endured in his life.  Then order it from ‘nearly killed me’ to ‘extremely horrific and don’t want to do again’.  And what did it say about his forty-five years that being hit by a tsunami would be a considerable way down this list?  But nothing, not torture, imprisonment, nor starvation has prepared him for what he now has to endure for Ben Rider’s sake-attendance on a residential, gay therapy course.  At least he has a new contender for the top spot on his ‘my awful life’ list.

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About John:

John Wiltshire is the pen name.  The author was born in England, but she travelled widely whilst serving in the British Army, living in the States and Canada and Europe.  She retired at the rank of Major, and finally settled in New Zealand.

To date the author has written 14 novels.

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Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: Fake Friends by Saxon James

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Five years ago, I did something horrible and ran.
I ruined the best thing I had in my life, and now, I’m finally back to make things right.
I need Circus’s forgiveness, and then maybe I can finally move on.
I’ll leave Sunbury for good this time and never look back. I can escape disapproving family members and hiding who I am.
I’ll be able to live my truth.
But earning his forgiveness isn’t as simple as I hoped it was going to be.
He’s going to make me fight for it, and I don’t blame him at all.

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Rowan Harvey coming back into my life is something I never thought would happen.
But now he’s here, begging for forgiveness, and I’m tempted to give it to him just so he’ll disappear again.
We make a deal.
I’ll forgive him if he helps me with a social media campaign I’ve landed.
I need an extra model for a swimwear shoot, and none of my friends are available or fit the brief. In exchange, he promises to leave again as soon as it’s over.
I don’t need or want him back in Sunbury.
His request of anonymity during the shoot proves he’s still living in his dark closet, and I’m not going to make the same mistakes I did when I was a teenager.
I won’t let myself fall for him again.
I won’t.

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Only once I dump the drinks on the table and head back for the bar, I’m suddenly rethinking that choice. Because Rowan Harvey is standing there, clearly waiting for me.

He’s leaning his elbows back on the counter, tattooed fingers linked over his stomach, and blue eyes watching me steadily.

My heart does the familiar squeeze it’s so well practiced at, and any other night, I might have been able to ignore his presence but tonight, I’m already too raw.

So I turn on my heel and flee.

I’m out the doors and into the cool spring air before I’m pretty sure anyone has noticed I’ve left. My bike is propped up against the brick wall of the building, exactly where I left it, because in a town like Sunbury, no one is going to steal your shit.

I stagger as I throw a leg over, and then it takes two attempts before my foot finds the pedal. Huh. So apparently I’m a tad bit drunk.

I start to laugh as I push the bike forward and struggle to hold the handlebars straight.

“You didn’t have to run out on my account.”

My head jerks up.

If hearing his name is enough to make my back tense, hearing his voice is enough to put every muscle in my body on guard.

“I haven’t seen you around,” he continues.

“No shit? Well, I’m sure that was really painful for you.” Not as painful as, say, seeing the man who betrayed you five years ago and ran off before you could get the taste of his come out of your mouth.

“Circus, come on, I just want to talk.”

“Sorry, I don’t do that anymore.”

Talk?”

“Give you my time.” I push off and finally get my bike moving in the forward direction, but when Rowan falls into step beside me, I realize I’m possibly going slower on this thing than if I were walking.

“Can you just hear me out?”

“Hard no.” My bike gives a solid wobble but I correct it in time.

“Is it safe for you to be riding that thing right now?”

“Is it safe for me to be alone with you right now?”

“Circus, I—”

I ring my bell, obnoxiously loud in the quiet street, and cut off his words.

“Circus—”

I ring it again.

Then before I even see him move, Rowan steps into the street, and his hand closes over mine.

I jolt back like I’ve been shocked, and in all fairness, I think that’s what happened. I am in shock. Shock over his closeness, his warmth, his presence.

And oh hell fucking no, motherfucker. My dick has apparently gone batshit crazy because it starts to perk up.

Doesn’t it remember the last time it got all excited over him?

I stumble as I climb off my bike and Rowan’s left standing there holding it.

“All I want is for you to accept my apology,” he begs. “Then I’ll be gone again. I swear it.”

“Aww.” I cock my head in fake sympathy. “I guess you’ll be here a while then.”

I make the mistake of meeting his eyes and all those years we spent together hurl back through my memories. He steps forward. There’s barely room for my bike between us. This close, it’s easy to see all the ways he’s grown up.

And the torn look on his face tells me all the ways he hasn’t.

I’d put money down that his closet door is still locked tight.

“Please, Kelly …”

My real name snaps me out of whatever that was, and sets my anger to red hot. “Don’t you fucking dare.”

“But—”

I yank my bike from his grip and this time I get on it first go. The rage is burning through my drunkenness and all I need is to put as much distance as possible between us. “You have no right to that name. You have no right to my forgiveness. Now get the fuck out of my life.” I push off and have enough coordination to get the bike moving a bit faster. “And this time, stay there.”

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Saxon James is an author from Australia who’s obsessed with writing queer characters. She has a range of books from YA to adult and they all have one thing in common: swoony, sweet love.

When not writing, Saxon exists on a diet of coffee and chocolate while putting her KU subscription to the test.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Demon Lord of California by Jeanne Marcella

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The Demon Lord of California
By Jeanne Marcella

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How long will it take to fan the flames and enrage a phoenix? Start counting.

LGBT fantasy/paranormal fiction. Reverse portal fantasy. Stripped of his psychic powers, Calico Winghorse barely made it to 19th century Earth via his interdimensional portal. As a mixed-blood phoenix concealing himself in human form, he opens a bakery in the San Francisco Bay Area and quietly licks his wounds. But the unique method of his escape has drawn the unwanted attention of Infinity Corporation.

Representing this angelic-run company is Agustín Chávez de la Cruz, the Demon Lord of California. Even though Agustín is the corporation’s heir, he finds himself demoted from his daily duties for a new assignment: take absolute control of the portal.

As Agustín formulates a more gracious avenue of acquiring Calico’s gateway, the demanding head of IC interferes, further complicating matters. From this unexpected interlude, Calico and Agustín realize they both wish to establish more than a mere business arrangement. So negotiations stumble along, all the while Calico ensures that the good people of the city are getting their fill of baked goods.

Yet due to Calico’s injuries, the portal remains vulnerable to the darker forces that want it at any cost. Agustín will have to push both his angelic heritage, and his own psychic powers to the very limits to mend someone who not only bears celestial blood, but who is also the god of space and time.

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Calico (& Gigglemug)

Art by ck0tBaker. Wizard. God of Space and Time.

Enter Calico Acanthus Winghorse. He’s quirky. Eccentric. Often given to social and verbal misunderstandings due to his off Earth origins. He’s a kitchen sink mixed-breed with his phoenix, lycanthrope, and demonic bloodlines at the forefront.

Calico is one half of the urban fantasy series called Infinity 8. I8 is split into two separate series for reasons that will be explained below. The first series is set in the 1900s, while the continuation will be set in modern day.

Writing Calico has been a surprise and a great joy. Huge surprises mostly, and I’m often afraid to leave him on his own. Which is why his kangaroo rat familiar, Gigglemug, also serves as a babysitter 24/7. Of course she has help from Calico’s identical triplet brothers Frazil and Maars. Between the three of them–Frazil, Maars, and Gigglemug, they have the situation somewhat under control.

The Infinity 8 series appeared to me backwards. That is, I began working the modern day storyline first. Making a long story short, Calico begins to lament over a spouse who was not in this modern day book, or even an existing character. The very plot of I8 shifts and fractures at this point but I deny it. Inside my head, Calico won’t shut up about problems he went through with this man. (I can’t mention them here because of spoilers.)

Back then, trying to salvage this book set in current times, I sat down to have a little chat with my current precious favorite to set him back on the path. It went something like this:

“Calico, dearling, what are you doing to me?” I ask this with the greatest of exasperated affection. “Remember Razi and Wraith? This is their story. Stop stealing their limelight.”

“But thoughts of Agustin have brought on collywobbles!” Calico cries with indignity.

“Okay, okay, calm down.” I sigh. “So who is this Agustin?”

Without missing a beat, Calico says, “He is the Demon Lord of California.”

At this point I know I’m screwed. Control of the book, and this series slipped out of my hands but I insist on bailing the sinking ship with one of those little bathroom drink cups. Because I’m still not truly listening to my precious darling.

“Okay,” I tell him. “I’ll plan a prequel series with you and–what’s his name again?”

“Gus.”

“For you and Gus for later. Let’s get back to Razi and Wraith.”

“Hmm,” he says. “Unlikely.” Unconcerned, he strolls off in search of cupcakes.

As I muddle through, I ignore him. Then fight him. And lose.

art by K. KojiYears back, I got into a beta reading group. After receiving their great feedback on Razi and Wraith’s I8 team book, I realized I had to shift my focus, and the overall plot.

But even then Calico kept pining over Gus. I still wasn’t really getting it. The damned Demon Lord of California. The Demon Lord of California. DeMoN lOrD oF cAlIfOrNiA…! (Cue my silent frustrated screaming. And if you’re still wondering, the demon lord is the well-adjusted sane one of the pairing. Gus has his emotional baggage and closet skeletons neatly handled. For now.)

Immediately, I sought the help of my good friends. Also writers. They helped me talk it out. I finally realized I needed to listen to what Calico was trying to tell me all this time. That I had to start from the beginning, with the demon lord and their relationship. With how Calico got involved with Infinity 8 and Infinity Corporation.

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Jeanne Marcella writes dark fantasy as well as fun, whimsical urban fantasy with paranormal elements. Quests, adventure, danger, and the grit of living are foremost, but relationships and romance also share the pages.

Granted unlimited access to books at a very early age via the library, she quickly acquired a fondness for creating her own stories through word and drawing. She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Series Blog Tour & Excerpt: More Heat Than The Sun (Books 1-4) by John Wiltshire

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More Heat Than The Sun Series
By John Wiltshire


Book 1: Love Is A Stranger

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Releasing January 8th

Loving a total stranger can be very hard work sometimes.
How do you love someone who exists entirely in the shadows?
How do you love a man who describes himself as dead?
How do you get that ghost to love you back?

Ex-SAS soldier Ben Rider falls in love with his enigmatic married boss Sir Nikolas Mikkelsen, but Nikolas is living a lie.  A lie so profound that when the shadows are lifted, Ben realises he’s in love with a very dangerous stranger.  Ben has to choose between Nikolas and safety, but sometimes danger comes in a very seductive package.

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“Hello, Benjamin.”

Ben suppressed a smile.  He had no idea what the relationship with his boss really was, but he sure as hell wasn’t going to let the man know he actually liked him.  Like was a safe word, and he was sticking with that.  He half turned away from the table, moved his plate further out of reach, and asked stonily, “What’s the job you’ve got for me, sir?”

“All in good time.”  After a few moments, watching his wife direct one of the gardeners cutting holly, Nikolas asked, deceptively casually, “So, Benjamin, will you indulge me?”

Ben did laugh at that.  Sir Nikolas would never be so inelegant as to mention their more unusual extracurricular activities.  Ben knew exactly what his boss wanted and nodded.  “Sure, why not?”

They led Nikolas’s horses out of the magnificently appointed stables.  In most everything else he did, Nikolas retained his enigmatic, impeccable elegance, the facade no one was allowed to penetrate—but not in this.  On a horse, he became something else, something dangerous.  He became primitive.  He was at one with the animal in a way an English aristocrat could never be.  Ben felt menace, something truly fierce in the Norseman when they rode together.  They negotiated the grounds down to where the gardens met tidal river estuary.  It was low tide and the mud flats were exposed.  The track was slippery, with a deep, primal smell of mud, salt, and seaweed.  They rode carefully, the horses’ hooves picking between the rocks.  Then they came to the beach, just wet sand now at the low tide.  Nikolas turned around in his saddle, his face animated.  “Race?”

Ben wondered how this beautiful man could bear to live his life hidden behind the facades he showed to the world.  This was the Sir Nikolas Mikkelsen he was allowed rare glimpses of.  After all, it wasn’t easy for a man to keep all his pretences in place when covered in another man’s sweat and come.  When Nikolas was deep inside Ben’s body, he was a very different man.  Here, on a freezing beach in December, that man of passion and fire emerged once more.  Ben laughed, the wind catching the rare sound and whipping it away out to sea.

“What do you win when I inevitably lose?”

Nikolas laughed too and nudged his horse closer, their thighs touching.

“I am a generous host, Benjamin.  You can choose your own forfeit.”  His thick Danish accent tangled the words.  Ben felt the same frisson of excitement at the base of his spine that he’d felt during their very first meeting, a handshake across a desk and a simple greeting,

Mr. Rider. Thank you for coming.”  Nikolas had thanked him for coming in more imaginative ways since then.

Ben made as if to answer Nikolas’s question now, slyly turning towards their proposed route.  Then with a kick, he was off.  He needed every advantage.  The wind made his eyes water, froze his ears.  He could ride, but he rode like a man on a horse.  Nikolas Mikkelsen didn’t.  He was the horse and the pounding surf; he was the wind whipped around their heads, the smell of salt and earthly pleasures.  He caught Ben easily, stayed with him and toyed with him as they approached the cliffs that rose to the headland.  As they negotiated the tidal pools, he pulled ahead and around the newly exposed section of beach into the cove that was only accessible at low tide.  Their finish marker was always an imaginary line between the millstone and the camel, two distinctly shaped rocks Ben had renamed “the arsehole” and “the stiffy.”  Nikolas beat him by several lengths, as he always did.  He pulled up in the surf, wheeling, his horse dancing to the beat of the waves.  Ben reigned in beside him.  “Bastard.”

Nikolas turned his horse so they were side by side facing each other.  “So, my winnings?”


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Releasing January 15th

Ben Rider and Nikolas Mikkelsen learn that danger comes in all shapes and sizes and often in places you least expect it.  Nikolas’s dark past calls to him, inexorably dragging him back into its seductive embrace.

While he goes on an errand of mercy to Russia, Ben travels to Denmark to learn Nikolas’s language.  Convinced Russia’s vastness will swallow Nikolas, Ben doesn’t see the enemy much closer to home.  Thinking he has lost Nikolas, Ben then makes a terrible decision that threatens to destroy everything they have together.

Focused on this very personal horror, bound by a new level of commitment, they have no idea that a greater threat is coming.  And when it arrives, it changes everything—even the definition of commitment.

Warning: This story contains the violent death of a minor character and some graphic violence and gay sex.

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Book 3: The Bridge of Silver Wings

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Releasing January 22nd

Nikolas and Ben discover that bonds aren’t forged with blood or scars, but in the hearts of men strong enough to love.

Siberia in winter isn’t a place for good men.  There is nothing Nikolas won’t do to keep Ben alive.  Nikolas has exorcised his demons, but when they end up stranded in Russia, the monster inside needs to be let loose.  Ben discovers the truth of the adage, ‘be careful what you wish for’!

Home again, Nikolas then faces an enemy he can’t defeat: Ben Rider himself. Discovering a new family, Ben realizes he’s been living too long in the shadows cast by Nikolas’s all-consuming love.  For the first time, life apart from Nikolas is possible.

Is Nikolas strong enough to let Ben go?

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Book 4: The Other Country

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Releasing January 29th

Nikolas is the sanest, straightest, person Ben knows, so can anyone tell him, why is he on a gay therapy course?

Nikolas Mikkelsen could make a very long list of unpleasant things he’s endured in his life.  Then order it from ‘nearly killed me’ to ‘extremely horrific and don’t want to do again’.  And what did it say about his forty-five years that being hit by a tsunami would be a considerable way down this list?  But nothing, not torture, imprisonment, nor starvation has prepared him for what he now has to endure for Ben Rider’s sake-attendance on a residential, gay therapy course.  At least he has a new contender for the top spot on his ‘my awful life’ list.

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About John:

John Wiltshire is the pen name.  The author was born in England, but she travelled widely whilst serving in the British Army, living in the States and Canada and Europe.  She retired at the rank of Major, and finally settled in New Zealand.

To date the author has written 14 novels.

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Check out this stunning Cover Reveal & Giveaway for upcoming Charity Anthology Lookin’ For Mr. Right!!

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Check out this stunning Cover Reveal & Giveaway for upcoming Charity Anthology Lookin’ For Mr. Right!!

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Releasing: January 11th

Lookin’ for love?

Finding love is never easy, but when these men go on their journey to find Mr. Right, we find out just how right it is. From funny and sweet to steamy and unexpected, these are sixteen stories you won’t want to miss.

Look for love in all the right places.

Lookin’ For Mr. Right is a limited edition charity anthology and all proceeds from this set will be donated to The Trevor Project.

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Excerpt From Hemlock & Thorns by J.J. Riley and Suki Gale

“Welcome to Hemlock & Thorns,” I greeted the gorgeous, tattooed, and annoyed man standing near the door. “What can I help you with today?”

The man in question looked up at me and while I could tell by the firm set of his shoulders that he was frustrated, it didn’t seem to be with me. Which I counted myself fortunate because he might be the hottest person I’ve seen in quite a long time. A black wide brimmed hat that hipsters were inclined to wear, a long, but well-maintained beard, a white t-shirt was visible under his black and red plaid button up, cuffed blue jeans, and black boots completed the look. As he stalked over to me I took in his warm brown eyes that took me in, with one quick look up and down.

“Hey man,” he gave me a brief smile. “I need your help and your shop seems like the perfect place for what I need.”

Taken aback by his deep, rumbling voice and his words it took me a minute to respond. “What might that be?”

“I know there is this whole language of flowers thing,” he waved his hands a bit, like he was too angry to find the words. “I need a bouquet that says ‘fuck you’ for my ex-girlfriend who isn’t taking the hint, something for her to leave me the hell alone. You have anything that can help me with that?”

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Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

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J.J. Riley & Suki Gale
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Sariah Skye
Maya Nicole & Bitt Andrews
Adora Crooks

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Cover & Blurb Reveal with an Excerpt & Giveaway: Right As Raine by Lucy Lennox

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Right As Raine by Lucy Lennox

Releasing February 2nd

Cover Designer: Natasha Snow

Tiller:

As the first openly gay professional football player, I can’t afford to make any mistakes, on or off the field. And the absolute biggest mistake I could make right now would be to fall for Mikey Vining, my best friend, employee and, more importantly, Coach’s baby boy. I might fantasize about Mikey at night-—every night—but actually touching him would be a serious personal foul. 

And falling for him? That’s completely out of bounds.

Mikey:

I’ve learned my lesson about falling for one of my dad’s players. They’re a bunch of spoiled jocks with more muscles than brains. I’ve spent years learning to keep my eyes, and my hands, to myself. But resisting the temptation becomes nearly impossible when Tiller Raine and I end up together in a small cabin in a remote Colorado town. 

Suddenly, there’s not much to do but look at each other. And talk. And hopefully, hopefully touch.

But what happens when our stay in Aster Valley is over and it’s time to return to the real world? Will Coach blow the whistle on our relationship? Or will Tiller admit there might actually be something he loves more than football after all?

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I turned and ran right into a delicious-cologne-smelling beast.

“Oh, fuck,” I blurted, windmilling my arms in an effort not to keel over.

Strong hands grabbed my sides and held me upright. I glanced up into Tiller Raine’s stormy-gray eyes and tried not to get a stupid crush on a cocky rookie football player which meant I jumped back with a choking grunt sound and almost fell over again.

The edge of Tiller’s mouth turned up the barest amount. I glared at him. “I’m fine, thanks,” I snapped before reminding myself this person was now my boss.

Tiller’s nostrils flared. “Listen, Mikey. You don’t need to like this,” he said in a low voice. “And I don’t need to like this. But we both have a job to do, so let’s just focus on the job. Got it?”

For some reason, that hurt. I wanted to be allowed to dislike him for no reason, but the same didn’t apply to him disliking me.

“It’s Michael, actually,” I corrected, even though absolutely zero people used my full name outside of doctors and government offices. “And yeah, focus on the job. Fine.”

How many times could I possibly use that word in one day?”

“Fine,” he repeated with a nod.

“Yeah. Fine.”

We stared at each other for a few beats before Tiller seemed to snap out of it and reached into his pocket for his keys.

“Key to the apartment,” he said gruffly, handing it over. “I’ll get a copy of the house key made and bring it over to you after practice.”

“Thanks,” I managed before remembering what I’d been hired for. “Any allergies, picky eating, or health issues I need to know for your diet?”

He shook his head. “Whatever is fine.”

Great. Fine. I’m sure I could narrow down the choices from about ten thousand options. No problem. “So… I’ll just… throw together anything?”

The great Tiller Raine gave me a sum total of one word in response. “Sure.” Which suited me just fine. This time I’d made myself a promise. No sleeping with jackass ballplayers. No sleeping with players of any kind, in fact. And absolutely no sleeping with my boss.


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After enjoying creative writing as a child, Lucy didn’t write her first novel until she was over 40 years old. Her debut novel, Borrowing Blue, was published in the autumn of 2016. Lucy has an English Literature degree from Vanderbilt University, but that doesn’t hold a candle to the years and years of staying up all night reading tantalizing novels on her own. She has three children, plays tennis, and hates folding laundry. While her husband is no shmoopy romance hero, he is very good at math, cooks a mean lasagne, has gorgeous eyes, looks hot in his business clothes, and makes her laugh every single day.

Lucy hopes you enjoy sexy heroes as much as she does. Happy reading!

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Cover & Blurb Reveal with a Giveaway: Picture Love by A. F. Zoelle

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Picture Love by A.F. Zoelle

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Felix Murphy

My friend’s hot older brother agrees to play tour guide for me in Paris, so I know I’m in for the trip of a lifetime. The best part is that Arsène is a shameless flirt who gives my vivid imagination all kinds of naughty ideas. My lack of a filter always gets me into trouble, but at least this time it’s the fun kind.

Going home alone with a broken heart as a souvenir would suck. I’d rather return to America with a gorgeous French boyfriend instead.

Arsène Devereaux

When I agreed to babysit my younger brother’s American friend, he warned me not to break Felix’s heart. I never expected to be the one in danger of falling in love. But Felix is a cute and charming smart-ass, which is an irresistible combination to me.

If he offers to play tour guide next, I just might follow him across the ocean in search of a happily ever after.

Picture Love is the sixth book in the Good Bad Idea series. This novel features a brother’s best friend, age gap, instalove romance. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.

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Book 1: Bet On Love

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Rhys Huntington

After my bachelor party, I expected to wake up with a hangover. I never imagined I’d wake up in bed with a husband two days before my actual wedding. Realizing I’m straight and married to my best man sobers me up real fast. But nothing could have prepared me for discovering I desperately want to consummate my marriage with my best friend and spend the rest of my life with him.

What are the odds that my bad idea ends up being the best thing to ever happen to us?

Lucien “Luci” St. Amour

Rhys may legally be my husband now, but that doesn’t mean he’s mine to love and cherish for the rest of our lives. We’ll get an annulment, then go back to being just best friends. But all those feelings I’ve suppressed since we shared our first kiss as teenagers have been stirred up, forcing me to confront the fact that I wish our marriage was more than a mistake.

How do I tell my best friend I want a second chance to be his husband for real?

Bet on Love is the first book in the Good Bad Idea series. This novella features a friends to lovers, second chance, bisexual awakening romance. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.

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I’ve dropped at least 1,846,957 hints that I want to be more than Augie’s best friend. Despite my best efforts, my reputation as a straight playboy means he’s not picking up what I’m putting down. If I’m going to win his heart, I’ve got to get creative.

Maybe if I show him what an awesome fake boyfriend I am, he’ll want me to be his real one?

August “Augie” Murphy

Secretly being in love with your straight friend sucks. Secretly being in love with your straight friend who won’t quit flirting with you really sucks. When Ambrose suggests we go on a fake double date as boyfriends, the temptation is too much to resist. Even if we’re only pretending for one night, I want to know what it’s like to be loved by him.

Is it possible to turn my fake boyfriend for a night into my real one forever?

Love Means More is the second book in the Good Bad Idea series. This novel features a friends to lovers, fake boyfriends, bisexual awakening romance. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.

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Book 3: Love Means More

Callum O’Rourke

A twenty-year-old like me doesn’t stand a chance with an older playboy like Rune. Yet despite being total opposites, I’m lucky enough to call him my friend. Anything more than that would be greedy, but that doesn’t stop me from wishing he would teach me how to satisfy the passionate desire I feel for him. All of my fantasies are about experiencing my first time with him.

Could I be lucky enough that it happens for real?

Rune Tourneau

The only relationships I used to be interested in were meaningless hookups with no strings attached. But Callum’s kindness touched a part of my heart I didn’t know existed, changing me forever. I desperately want him, but he deserves to be cherished by someone who thinks true love is real and isn’t a jaded thirty-year-old like me.

Can he really turn a sceptic like me into someone who believes we could have a romantic happy ever after together?

Fancy Love is the third book in the Good Bad Idea series. This novel features a grumpy/sunshine, age gap, first time, opposites attract romance. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.

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Book 4: Love Fool

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Xander Dandridge

Everybody thinks my best friend is in love with me, including my cheating ex-boyfriend. When I have to see that jerk at my boss’s wedding, bringing Jules as my fake date is the perfect revenge. But why stop there? After all, if everyone is going to accuse Jules and I of being together, why shouldn’t we enjoy ourselves as friends-with-benefits?

Ohhhh, it’s because our arrangement makes me fall in love with him for real. Oops?

Jules Tourneau

I’ve ignored my feelings for Xander so many years that I’m convinced I only love him as a friend. It’s totally a coincidence that thinking of him with his awful ex-boyfriend makes me burn with raging hellfire, right? When we’re fake dating, I’m obviously going to have fun teasing him with obnoxiously cutesy nicknames, like calling him my pookie—crap, I’m actually in love with Xander, aren’t I?

How do you tell your best friend, “Surprise! I just figured out I’ve been stupid in love with you forever,” without sounding like the world’s biggest idiot?

Love Fool is the fourth book in the Good Bad Idea series. This novel features a friends to lovers, fake boyfriends, banter-filled romance. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.

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Book 5: Love Directions

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Horoscopes always seemed a bit woo-woo to me, but I don’t know how else to explain why it feels like supernatural influences brought the mysterious North Easton into my life at just the right time. We’re nothing alike, but for the first time since my mom passed away, life is finally fun again thanks to him.

Even though we just met, it would be stupid to run away from love when all signs point to him being the one, right?

North Easton

I’ve always been a lust at first sight kind of a guy, but Elias makes me rethink everything I know about love. It seems like our romance was written in the stars, especially since his horoscope predicted I would become the greatest love of his life.

There’s just one tiny problem: he doesn’t know that I actually write the horoscopes he believes brought us together. Do I tell him the truth or let him keep being a believer?

Love Directions is the fifth book in the Good Bad Idea series. This novel features a love at first sight, mistaken identity, opposites attract romance with some amusing cosmic coincidences from the great beyond. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.

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About A. F.:

Under constant siege from persistent plot bunnies, A.F. Zoelle enjoys humoring them by writing about gorgeous men being in love. Her contemporary romances are full of witty banter, sexy fun, and lovable smart-asses. She’s left academia behind for a new adventure, which will hopefully include adopting Ragdoll cats of her own someday soon.

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