Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Love Directions by A. F. Zoelle

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Love Directions by A.F. Zoelle

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Elias Forthwright

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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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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Book 2: Love Means More

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Ambrose O’Rourke

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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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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Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: Surviving the Break by C.P. Harris

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Surviving the Break by C.P. Harris

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Max doesn’t do repeats, and he definitely doesn’t do commitments. Months after a hot encounter with a smooth-talking stranger in a bar room bathroom, Max comes face to face with the same sexy doctor during the unveiling of the community center’s dance studio. And the man is just as pushy and perceptive as Max remembers. Because of their mutual friendships, Max now has to work overtime to keep Dr. Ashton Jackson at arm’s length. Will he succeed in resisting the undeniable attraction he feels toward the man, or will he risk putting his heart on the line for love… again?

Ash isn’t afraid of love. He’s just never met The One. But there was something about the brown-eyed stranger he hooked up with that he can’t get out of his head. When their paths cross again unexpectedly, Ashton hopes to convince the wounded man with the heart of gold to give love a second chance. But what happens when the truth behind Max’s heartache threatens to leave Ash questioning everything he’s ever believed about himself? Will he too be left broken? Or will he and Max survive the break?

**An M/M romance and book two in the Chadwick series. Can be read as a standalone. Heat level is high.

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The farm sat on twenty acres of land. We drove past it on our way to the cottage about a half a mile down the road. We unloaded the bags from the trunk and went inside, Pluto bringing up the rear.

In the hearth, a fire blazed, and the lemony scent confirmed the place had been freshly cleaned. The cottage was quaint. A simple living room, kitchen, a half-bath, and a bedroom with a master. Light wood and cream furnishings made up the decor.

I followed Ash down the hall to the bedroom. “Ash, you’ve been quiet since our encounter with Hayden. This isn’t like you. Talk to me.” I made a grab for his arm, but he pulled away.

“Have you ever fucked in a barn?” he asked.

Where did that come from? “No, I can’t say that I have.”

He swooped into my personal space and kissed me. The shift made me lightheaded, but I let him take what he needed. “I want you,” he said, before eating away at my lips again. I went with the flow, trying to remove his shirt. “Not here,” he said. “In the barn.”

I stepped back, adjusting myself in my jeans. “Why the barn?”

“It just has to be.”

“There might be people in there.”

“Or there may not be,” he countered.

“Ash.” I struggled for anything to say that would defuse his course. “The barn will be cold.”

His gaze strayed to the bed, and he snatched the king-sized comforter off it. “Problem solved.”

He was distant and internalized. It wasn’t like Ash to not express himself. I led the way.

The barn was empty, and I lit a kerosene lamp while Ash removed his clothes. I rested the lamp on a low wooden table.

“Am I yours, Max?” asked a now-naked Ash.

“Yes, of course.” I licked my lips at the sight of his hard nudity.

He spread the blanket over the hay and got down on all fours, ass facing me. He peered over his shoulder, undulating his hips as he seared me with a dark, heat filled gaze, his balls swinging like bells between his spread thighs. “Prove it.”

Ash liked to top me when he thought I needed to be reminded that I was his, but when he needed reassurance that he was mine, he all but begged for a good ass-fucking. “Ash—”

“In me, now,” he growled.

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Surviving the Merge by C.P. Harris

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My name is Justin, and when I was seventeen, I fell in love with a boy named Damon.
Damon was sick, only I didn’t know it at the time. And like any disease left untreated, it festered and burrowed into the unaffected areas of us, until we were both so far from healthy, we were killing one another. Then a tragedy sparked our implosion.

With nothing of us remaining to salvage, I was left to pick up the pieces, while Damon found his escape in the abyss. Leaving me alone with his alter, Blake.

Damon and Blake are two halves of a whole. But Damon is the coldest part of darkness, and Blake the warmest part of light. Which form of ecstasy would you choose?

I love Blake with a ferocious intensity akin to the peeling back of skin. Except Blake isn’t Damon, but Damon was gone—until now.

What once threatened to tear us apart has become our catharsis.

Outnumbered in a relationship with the man who is my life, I’ve begun to learn more about love than I ever thought possible.

But can our love survive the merge?

**An M/M romance and book one in the Chadwick trilogy.
Can be read as a standalone, no cheating, no cliffhanger, and ends with an HEA. **WARNINGS: Contains explicit sex, violence, graphic language, and an MC with dissociative identity disorder.

Author’s note: For a full set of trigger warnings, please use the Amazon “look inside” feature to find them within the first several pages.

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C.P. Harris resides in the city that never sleeps, although for her it’s lights-out by ten. She grudgingly dedicates her nine-to-five time slots to the finance world, but her most important role is mother to teenage twins. Her hobbies include, traveling, boxing, reading, writing–and more reading. And… more writing. She’s always had dreams of being a writer and after waking up from the most disturbing but romantic dream one April morning, she ran out and bought a laptop and hasn’t looked back. Romance is where her heart is, but she has plans to spread her wings across genres.

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Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: Shot in the Dark by Riley Long

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Shot in the Dark by Riley Long


If you win the bet, we’ll let you disappear. If you lose, you’ll be trapped on stage forever.

Charlie I’m definitely straight, but when rock god Eli Steele offers me the opportunity of a lifetime in exchange for being his fake husband for a year, I can’t say no. That’s how I find myself sharing a bed – and more than a few kisses – with the lead singer of Blood Money. All I have to do is stay focused on my work and pretend to be in love with him. Easy, right?

Eli I took a stupid fucking bet and now I have to convince Charlie to fall for me without using mind control. He’s straight, but the bigger problem is that he’s human and I’m not. Once he finds out I’m really a vampire, will he be able to look past my fangs and see what’s in my heart?

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Eli Charlie cleared his throat. “Speaking of sunshine, it’s getting pretty late. Or early. We should probably get back. Don’t you think Sam and the others will be looking for us soon?” I shrugged. “Probably not. But you’re right. It’s almost time to turn in for the night.” A moment passed. “But I’d be remiss if I didn’t take the opportunity to kiss my husband on such a lovely evening under the beautiful moon.” I leaned in and pressed a chaste kiss to his lips. When I pulled away, Drew huffed. “Is that all?” A tight laugh escaped me. “Just getting warmed up.” I leaned into Charlie again, and he tilted his head up, welcoming me. I touched our lips together, and after a second’s hesitation, I slid my tongue to meet his. He opened to me, our tongues easing together, tentatively at first. My stomach clenched and roiled as I deepened the kiss, pulling Charlie close to me. I tightened a fist in the back of his shirt and let my free hand slip along his jaw, brushing the slight stubble with the pad of my thumb. Charlie’s breath tightened as we kissed, and his hands gripped my hips firmly. We moved together with a few false starts, but as we kissed, something blossomed in my chest. I held him closer still, until our hips brushed one another and I became instantly aware of his erection, standing at attention between our bodies. My own cock ached and strained towards Charlie. I could hear his heartbeat as it sped up, thudding so loudly that I nearly lost control. Drew cleared his throat. “Yes, well, that’s really enough of that.” Our movement slowed, and I drew away reluctantly. We stared at each other, gazes locked for a moment, and I swiped at his lower lip with my thumb before taking his hand and turning to Drew. “I believe I’ve said this before, but you can seriously fuck off.”
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Riley Long is a wife and mother living a quiet life in Virginia, with her husband, son, and one goofy pit bull. She passes her evenings writing, reading, and watching bad television (or not so bad television). For fun, Riley participates in NaNoWriMo, GISH, and reads with her book club, the BAMFs. She likes things with silly acronyms. The craziest thing Riley has ever done involves whipped cream and hugs. Riley writes sweet and sexy romance, with a special place in her heart for hipsters and musicians.

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Release Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway: Wildfire by Sam Burns & W.M. Fawkes


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Wildfire by Sam Burns & W.M. Fawkes


Sons of Olympus, Book 1

Wilder Pratt has given up trying to get his life together. Passed up for a promotion, left by his long-term boyfriend, nothing in his life seems to work how he planned. Wilder is just treading water . . . right up until the moment he trips over a dead student outside his office with a golden would-be murderer standing over the body.

Hermes has been running his whole life—from duty and danger, from a father who mistrusts him and siblings who outshine him. But when the students at Banneker College of magic start dropping dead one after another, Hermes’s ass is on the line. He finds himself playing bodyguard to a man who suspects him of murder, but that doesn’t seem enough to keep Professor Pratt’s hot hands off him.

An ancient evil has risen from the depths of Tartarus, and he’s coming for Banneker. The only thing standing in the way of a titanic apocalypse is one disappointing part-time professor and a god who’d rather abandon the world to its fate. But if they work together, they may just save everyone.

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“Is . . . is he dead?” Wilder demanded, even though his breath was trying to freeze in his chest.

The man looked up at him. “What?” He glanced back down at the student and blinked like it was a surprise to find a corpse there. “Oh, you mean him. Wait, are you talking to me?” His eyes widened even more as he looked back up at Wilder, as if the body had been shock enough, but someone speaking to him was beyond comprehension.

Wilder glanced all around and back at the man, holding out his hands to indicate the empty hallway. “Who else would I be talking to?”

The guy gave a lazy shrug and grinned, far too casually to be keeping company with a dead body. “Dunno, you professorial types are always talking to yourselves, aren’t you? I think all those books make you funny in the head.”

“Maybe if you read a book or two, you would realize that ‘dunno’ isn’t a word,” Wilder pointed out. He didn’t have a problem with the slang, really, but he was surprised and bothered and feeling wrong-footed, and when he felt uncomfortable, he tended to ignore his therapist’s advice.

He hopped to his feet, grinning at Wilder like a man who belonged in a madhouse. “S’pose so, huh? Dunno what I’d do with all them fancy words, though. My head might explode if I filled it too full.”

Wilder opened his mouth and closed it once, and then twice. “Matthew,” he said, unintelligently.


“His name is Matthew. I just remembered. One of his term papers is in my bag.”

The man looked once again down at the body between them, then gave Matthew a little nudge with his toe. Matthew didn’t rouse. “I guess you don’t gotta worry about grading that one.”

Even for Wilder, that was a little flippant. He looked at the man, expecting to find the same inappropriate grin in place, even as he joked about the death of a student. He was frowning, though, looking at the body like a puzzle, and one he wasn’t enjoying.

“Disappointed?” Wilder asked.

He looked up at Wilder and shook his head. “No. Just can’t figure it out. He’s the second one like this. Can’t see what killed him—he’s just gone.” He looked around the hallway. He seemed to think he’d find the young man standing somewhere else and no longer lying on the floor. Then he shook his head. “Gone.”

He was right. There was no sign of what had killed Matthew. He was just pale and cold, eyes staring sightlessly at the ceiling.

“Uncle H is gonna be pissed,” the guy muttered. “Nothing to be done now, though. I gotta get back to work. Later, Prof!”

“Hey! You can’t just leave. We need to call—” Wilder’s head snapped up to stare at the man, but he found himself alone in the hallway with his student’s corpse.

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Sam is an author of LGBTQIA+ fiction, mostly light-hearted fantasy romances. Most of her books include a little violence, a fair amount of swearing, and maybe a sex scene or two. Or four.

She is a full-time writer who lives in the Midwest with her husband and cat. Someday, she plans to be a full-time writer who lives near the ocean with her husband, cat.

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Release Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway: Virgin Shifters: Shifting for the First Time ~ A Limited Edition Collection


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Virgin Shifters: Shifting for the First Time ~ A Limited Edition Collection


With Stories By JS Bright, Melissa E Costa, Nicole Dennis, Kelly Fox, Jessie G, Miski Harris, Katey Hawthorne, Kris Jacen, Jacki James, Kim Katil, K-Lee Klein, Lynn Michaels, Megs Pritchard, Victoria Sue, TL Travis, Sara York

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First time shifting

There’s a first time for everything. When these shifters come of age, shifting for their first time into their true form, you never know what will happen. Is that love in the air, or just mating rituals handed down from one generation to another?

Pick up this exciting boxset with new to you authors and some old favorites. It’s sure to please and give you hours of reading pleasure.

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Stories in this Limited Edition Collection: Count Down by JS Bright The Last Kitsune by Melissa E Costa By The Moonlight by Megs Pritchard Prey To The Fox by Jessie G BlessEd Be The Dead by TL Travis Finding His Groove by Sara York First Fire by Lynn Michaels The Omega Thief by Victoria Sue Bee Cave Magic by Kelly Fox Paws In The Snow by Nicole Dennis Shift to Gray by Kim Katil Mountain Ail by Kris Jacen Open Season by Katey Hawthorne Sunbeams and SunTea by K-lee Klein Prince of Indigo Island by Jacki James Leopards Lair by Miski Harris

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Nicole Dennis Paws in the Snow Exhausted from the waves of pain, Derick slowly packed up his backpack and tucked the bottle in the outer pocket. Zipping it up, he slung one strap over his shoulder and grabbed his coat. Carefully, he walked down the steps. Though other students called out to him, he ignored them. Just not feeling strong enough to answer. He leaned against the front row desks. Dropping his coat on one desk, he rubbed his fingers over his head and rubbed his neck. Dark speckles filled his vision. Then the strange burning sensation returned to his eyes. “Do you know what is happening to you, mon chaton?” Chevalier asked in his soft French-Canadian accent. Lifting his head, Derick tried to blink through the speckle spots and burning. “Happening? Flu. Got flu.” Chevalier shook his head. “Not the flu. Something special. Something that I don’t think you ever learned about, but now I can see it inside you. I can help you, but you must trust me. You will need to listen to me, follow me, and I’ll get you through what is happening.” He touched his fingers against Derick’s cheek. “Can you do that for me, mon chaton?” “Will I feel better?” “Oh, oui, better and stronger. That I can promise.” His knees buckled when another wave of pain and cramps roared through his body. He groaned and collapsed. “Oh, mon chaton, we’re running out of time,” Chevalier said when he caught him. He held Derick tight against his frame. “Feel horrible… Help me, Professor—” “Ben. Call me Ben.” “Scared. Feel horrible.” Derick rested his head on Chevalier—Ben’s shoulder. He breathed in the soft fragrance of Ben’s cologne. Just the touch and smell of him comforted whatever happened deep inside him. “Don’t leave me.” “Never, mon chaton.
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Release Blitz & Excerpt: Take Us There by Louisa Masters


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Take Us There by Louisa Masters


Joy Universe, Book 4

Dominic Hurst is a man who’s always up for a challenge. Step in as director of the world’s second-largest theme park complex? No problem. Clean up the mess the previous director left behind? Sure. Have his seventeen-year-old daughter move in with him in a last-minute custody change? Bring it on. Face off with a town full of matchmakers? Uh… what?

Oliver Jeffries is a man more than comfortable with his life. Teach teenagers to fall in love with literature? Absolutely. Tackle mindboggling tasks as head of the English department? Pass him the whip. Placate parents convinced their perfect children can do no wrong? Pfft. Child’s play. Agree to a friends-with-benefits arrangement with the most talked-about man in Joyville? Uhm… maybe in secret?

When Dom and Oliver meet, there’s no question that friendship won’t be enough. But the citizens of Joyville don’t know the meaning of “private,” and dating the director puts Oliver firmly in the spotlight. With the whole town watching and laying bets, is their fledgling relationship doomed to fail?

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“What are you doing?” He sounds amused. “Trying to choose. Which do you prefer?” He makes a scoffing sound. “Choose? We don’t choose in this house. We take it all.” I’m still processing that when he sweeps both containers from my hands, opens them, and proceeds to scoop some of each into both bowls. “There. The perfect solution.” I stare at the bowls while he puts the ice cream away. “It does seem like it,” I agree. “Although I’ll admit that your house motto of ‘we take it all’ does concern me a little. What happens when you and Cara both want ice cream and there’s only a tiny bit left?” His grin lights his whole face as he turns back to me. “Pitched battles. She used to win because she’d play the little girl card and start to cry crocodile tears, but now that she’s older, that doesn’t work. Now it’s my turn to win, because I’m the parent and I have the power to ground her.” I can’t help the laugh that bubbles up. I grab my bowl and head back toward the living room, shaking my head. “That would definitely be interesting to watch. Ridiculous, but interesting.” He follows me, and as we settle back onto the couch, a little closer to each other this time, he says, “Taste the ice cream first, and then tell me it’s ridiculous for me to fight my daughter for it.” Rolling my eyes at the challenge in his stare, I scoop up a little bit of each flavor and put the spoon in my mouth. Sweet, creamy deliciousness explodes over my tongue, and I moan. Yes. I actually moan over ice cream. Dom smirks. “See?” He digs into his, and for a moment, there’s silence as we concentrate on scarfing down this incredible treat. I have to find out where he gets it from—the cartons didn’t look like mass-produced store stuff. “You’ve got a little…” I look up to see him gesture to my face. Oh, crap… am I wearing my food in my beard? How embarrassing. I wipe my chin, but he shakes his head and scoots closer. “Almost, but… let me.” His thumb swipes slowly at the corner of my mouth, and my breath hitches. He presses his thumb against my lips. “Fudge,” he whispers. “Don’t waste it.” I’m not thinking when my tongue strokes along his flesh, tasting the tiny hint of chocolate fudge and the warm, salty-sweet flavor of Dom’s skin. I swallow hard. His eyes are intent on my face. So I suck his thumb into my mouth. “Mmm.” A tiny smile quirks his lips. “Want something else to suck on?” I grin, releasing his thumb, and by unplanned mutual agreement, we lean in for a kiss. His mouth tastes even better than his thumb—probably because of the ice cream, but I like to think part of it is just him.
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Louisa Masters started reading romance much earlier than her mother thought she should. While other teenagers were sneaking out of the house, Louisa was sneaking romance novels in and working out how to read them without being discovered. As an adult, she feeds her addiction in every spare second, only occasionally tearing herself away to do things like answer the phone and pay bills. She spent years trying to build a “sensible” career, working in bookstores, recruitment, resource management, administration, and as a travel agent, before finally conceding defeat and devoting herself to the world of romance novels.

Louisa has a long list of places first discovered in books that she wants to visit, and every so often she overcomes her loathing of jet lag and takes a trip that charges her imagination. She lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she whines about the weather for most of the year while secretly admitting she’ll probably never move.

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Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway: It’s Not You by Becca Seymour

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True Blue, Book 5

When a protective ex-cop helps his gorgeous tenant through his recovery, their complicated history is asking for trouble. Will the fear of the past repeating itself destroy any possibility of happiness?

Daredevil drifter Lawrence Crawford is hunting for a place to call home. After ten years of looking, he believes he’s found what he’s been searching for. With a job that pays the bills and a small group of friends he’s opening up to, he lets down his guard. Perhaps too much so. Finding himself in need of support, Lawrence is forced to accept help from the one man who’s been driving him to distraction for the past year. His landlord.

Former cop Billy Hilton made a mistake—admittedly there’ve been many over the years. The latest is when he lets Lawrence believe he isn’t interested in pursuing anything with him. It’s not even the age difference or the fact the guy lives in Billy’s studio apartment that’s the problem. Instead, it’s all him. When Billy offers to play nursemaid to Lawrence, his intentions may not be pure, but they’re honest. And that honesty blows their lives wide open when Lawrence’s past comes knocking on the door, demanding changes and threatening an upheaval neither man may ever recover from.

Book five in Becca Seymour’s stand-alone low-angst, feel-good LGBTQ series, True-blue. In this small town, there are busybodies, dogs who cause chaos, families who have the “best” of timing, and opportunities for good men to find their perfect match.

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Straightening up, I tensed, knowing this look, and even without his words, I latched on to the steel needed to protect myself, arm myself for whatever he would say. “Lawrence.” The hardness of my name sounded strange compared to the soft gasps and groans I’d heard him say it with but a few short hours ago. “I….” Billy worked his jaw, before it fixed in a determined grimace. “I have things to do today. I was just coming to get changed.” “Okay…,” I said slowly, trailing off and hoping he’d see that as an invite for an explanation or an invite. Even though the latter would have knocked me off my feet in surprise. His eyes connected with mine. The warmth of last night was long gone. “I shouldn’t have let last night happen. I’d had too much to drink, and it was wrong of me to take advantage of you like that.” As he spoke, my brows dipped. Take advantage? Since I’d been cold sober, wasn’t I the one who would have technically taken advantage since he’d been the one drinking? I opened my mouth to speak, but didn’t have the chance as he continued, “It was a mistake. I’m sorry. It won’t happen again. The last thing I want is to make this awkward or difficult for you, so I’ll be sure to stay out of your way.” There was no opportunity to respond, to question or challenge or even call bullshit. He strode past me, this time his gaze resolutely not on me, and left me alone in his kitchen. The ball previously growing in my gut maxed out, forming uncomfortably and weighing heavy. I swallowed my hurt and confusion, willing the steel to form quicker, desperate for it to be fully erected so I could walk away and not look back. Putting one foot in front of the other, I kept my eyes on the exit, focused on slowing my breathing. This would not break me. I clasped the door handle, ignoring the memory of his sweet words and gentle caresses. This would not define me. I quietly pulled the door closed behind me, belatedly realizing I was barefoot but no way was I heading back inside. As I stepped into the morning sunshine, I tried to erase the hours of time we’d spent together over the past few months getting to know one another. And this most definitely would not be the reason I was run out of town again. Resolved, I didn’t look back as I headed toward the one-bedroom apartment I rented from Billy, situated above his garage. Last night had been a mistake all right. And there wasn’t a chance I’d allow that to happen again.
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Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: The Prince and The Pencil Pusher by Kenzie Blades

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The Prince and The Pencil Pusher by Kenzie Blades


A M/M Superhero Romance
(Royal Powers, Book 7)

Bad things happen when supos go unchecked. That’s why Abarra needs The Ministry: to keep tabs on royals with powers run amok. Queen Maialen has entrusted the safety of her subjects to her nephew, Prince Xabier, placing the agency in his capable hands.

Only, the Prince would rather spend his days putting his own power to good use in the vineyards than to wither away on the bureaucratic vine. Tired of policing perpetrators and babysitting bean-counters, he schemes to groom his first lieutenant (and second cousin) the Duke of Shrubs. After months spent moving chess pieces, he is poised to convince the Queen to assign his cousin to his post.

But an unlikely pawn still stands in his way: the sexy Zain Otxoa is the pushiest pencil-pusher in all of The Ministry and head of internal affairs. Prince Xabier has plotted to have him fired at least thrice. Zain’s influence over the Queen—his only saving grace—is baffling.

When a master maneuver to have Zain reassigned exposes a shocking imbroglio, Prince Xabier learns The Ministry isn’t what it seems. And Zain isn’t a pawn at all.

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“No good will come from prolonging the lie, Xabier. You said it yourself last season. This year will be the year that you tell the Queen.”

My eyes darted around my office, as if I were the one speaking and the walls were the ears of royal spies. They swept over my leftmost monitor, which displayed the security feed. I was relieved to see Eusebio, my assistant, engrossed in a book. The monitor showed two frames—the other was the approach from the grand hallway—empty, via the frame on the right.

“I did say that, didn’t I?” My reply was absent in its paranoia.

For the moment, praise for our wine was showered solely upon Fesik. It bothered him to take all the glory. My only mark was Ichor, the name I had bestowed upon our prizewinning blend. In Greek mythology, it meant an ethereal fluid thought to be the blood of the gods. In the irony of all ironies, the labor of love which took my attentions away from my very-important-slash-boring day job was adored by my aunt, the Queen, Maialen.

“Before midnight,” I repeated then hung up the phone, figuring I’d better go from talking to doing. Fesik’s call had come in on my personal phone. In the Ministry of Powers, one had to be discreet about matters that one wanted to keep to oneself. So also did one have to do when one was a royal.

For the most part, I had whittled away servants and guards—become self-sufficient and kept supervision at a minimum. Yet there was one who stood a chance at thwarting my plans to travel to Palamos. And he wouldn’t be so easy to shake off.

“Abide your duties,” he would say, coated in his own brand of sugar that abode the rules of subordination. Zain Otxoa possessed the rare ability to deliver bizarrely respectful scoldings. He was quite tricky in that respect. He was quite tricky in other respects, as well. He was why I was loath to leave my post without covering my tracks.

I switched to my old-style intercom and watched on the monitor as Eusebio startled at my buzz. The man was grossly underutilized—fit to assist someone with a full schedule and dozens of difficult tasks. The once or twice a day that I ever actually summoned him, he nearly jumped out of his skin, too eager to oblige.

“Eusebio. I need a car for the evening, please.”

“Immediately, Your Grace?” He straightened in his seat, tossing the thick tome he had been reading onto the desk. I might have liked him better had he read something serious like Dostoyevsky, or something trashy, like gossip rags. But he only ever read the most boring book on earth: the Policies and Procedures Manual of the Ministry of Powers.

“I’ll take a pickup in fifteen minutes. Around the back, please.”

“Yes, Your Grace.” I watched Eusebio write down the simple instruction. “Shall I specify a destination?”

“I’ll give it to the driver when he arrives.” My voice was calm. If I gave a nothing out-of-the-ordinary vibe, there would be nothing for Eusebio to suspect.

“And your proxy, Your Grace?”

I was not permitted to go off duty without one, though the Day and Night Deputy Ministers were my second and third in command. Among the three of us, we worked a twenty-four-hour shift. As the Minister, I had the “honor” of taking the shifts when the most critical incidents occurred. Though I resented it, it was a great honor—a high office befitting a high royal, assuming responsibility for the most extraordinary aspect of our world: in Abarra, royals had superpowers.

“Super” may have been too strong a word for some of the abilities the gods had bestowed upon the ruling class. Nonetheless, those who possessed such powers were called “supos”. There was nothing to joke about when it came to superpowers run amok. Royals were required to register their powers. The Ministry was intended to provide guidance, education and—frankly—intimidation to discourage their misuse.

“Please ask Duke Oleander to be on call.”

“Certainly, my lord.”

It was my duty to know about incidents and to help bring said incidents to resolution. Since only royals could possess these powers, it was thought (quite erroneously) that abuses were rare. That the royal family, as custodians of the public trust, acted responsibly. Little did Abarra know how far the Ministry had to go to diffuse dangerous situations. Seeing what came in on most Friday and Saturday nights was like watching an episode of Royals Gone Wild.

“And Eusebio? I see no need to trouble Mr. Otxoa with information about my whereabouts. Should he drop by, simply let him know that I placed matters in Duke Oleander’s capable hands.”

Apart from my Deputy Ministers, he was my highest lieutenant—the man hellbent on insisting that I have absolutely no fun.

“You can let him know yourself, Your Grace. Mr. Otxoa just entered the hall.”

My eyes flew to the right half of the monitor display. As surely as Eusebio had indicated, Zain Otxoa was beating a path to my door. His timing was so uncanny, it was as if he knew.


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Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: Garden of Eden by Hellie Heat

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Garden of Eden By Hellie Heat


The Elysian Chronicles, Book 1

Micah Vehyl considers himself an “opportunist.” Living in the underground city of Tartarus, he’s not misguided by the ideals of the esteemed and noble government, nor by the promise of rehoming and freedom on the surface. In a world where homosexuality is considered punishable by death, and only the rich and healthy are able to see the light of day, Micah has made a living for himself – among his older brother’s band of criminals and assassins. Armed with a complex power he barely understands, Micah lives only for himself, removed from the fight of the so-called Resistance movement and the impending war against President Axel Tovar and the esteemed and noble government.

But a chance and erotic encounter with a deeply enigmatic Eden Voss awakens a passion within Micah…one that he thought to have vanished for good. A dangerous passion: one that could just get him killed.

Meanwhile, Eden Voss has secrets of his own: An officer in the Elysian Police Force, Eden risks more than just his career to maintain contact with Micah. But the connection between them cannot be denied and Eden is willing to throw it all away for the chance to spend more time in Micah’s presence.

Caught between passionate desire and the forces that strive to keep them apart, Eden and Micah must navigate treachery, politics, but worst of all – themselves, to find each other. And when injustice threatens all they hold dear, they must make decide if what they’ve started is worth fighting for. And if they’re willing to risk it all to be together in a world where their love is forbidden.

!!Reader Warnings:!! this book contains content that may be upsetting to some readers. Dark themes in this series include graphic depictions of violence, torture, human trafficking, police brutality, sexual assault and depictions of rape/non-consensual sexual situations.

Garden of Eden is a mm LBGT romance and contains very sexy scenes between two men. It is the first in a three book series and though it does not end on a cliffhanger, the story will continue in books 2 and 3. The series as a whole will have a HEA.

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“Well, how lucky am I to be allowed some of your attention for the night?” Micah leaned back, assessing Eden’s hard body, all wrapped in leather. He looked undeniably handsome.
Eden glanced up at him, almost shyly, before his eyes widened. Slowly, he reached out, allowing his hand to trace the scab that had formed on Micah’s lip, the bruises that lined his jaw. “What happened?” Micah felt himself flush, pulling quickly from Eden’s grasp.
“It’s nothing. One of the hazards of home.”
Eden’s sharp blue eyes narrowed. “It doesn’t look like nothing.”
“I said it’s nothing,” Micah said flatly. “Drop it, will you?”
Eden’s hands balled into fists. “If someone hurt you —”
“I can take care of myself,” Micah snapped. “I told you that the last time we met.”
“You did,” Eden conceded.
“Does it ruin your image of me?” Micah asked, quirking a brow. “Am I less appealing to you now that the goods have been damaged?”
Eden’s cheeks flared pink. “Nothing could do that. You’re all I’ve been thinking about since the last time.”

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Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: Matchstick Men by Adira August

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Matchstick Men by Adira August


Hunt&Cam4Ever, Book 1

Sometimes it’s the cop who needs to hit the floor.

SEX, GAMES & MURDER ~ Want to play? It was munch night at the most elite underground BDSM club in the Rockies. Relaxed and informal, highlighted by the weekly Matchstick Challenge game.

Detective Sergeant Hunter Dane, reigning champion, looked forward to a relaxing evening to start his 3 days off. A few beers on the deck. An interlude with a sweet sub. Stumping a challenger with a new puzzle. Home early for a decent night’s sleep.

Some people are SO deadly serious about their games. Now Hunt has a fresh body and a new puzzle to solve in twenty-four hours if he wants to find a killer.

A police procedural with a liberal dose of M/M hotness. Which means our fave full-metal Dom shows up to collect on Hunter’s offer of his … coffer. So to speak. There are puzzles for the reader and mysteries to be solved. Based on characters introduced in the short story On His Knees. For adults.

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Once inside the club, I couldn’t deny what I was looking for. Who. The realization shallowed my breathing.
    1. It was a summer evening, the sun half set. I was making my way to the door with a drink to find a deck chair and keep an eye on whoever came up the stairs. Decide what I wanted after sunset.
    1. The door opened before I could touch it. A young man backlit by the setting sun. Golden. Idealized male beauty wrapped in an invisible cloak of incredible power. Careless of it. He scanned me and smiled. It was the kind of moment that called for locked gazes. Instead, he happily looked me over like I was a pastry display and he was deciding which succulent treat to select.
    1. Camden Snow was fresh from deep powder and Olympic triumph. Exuding health and vitality and bonhomie and danger. And I wanted to give him everything simply because he existed. And looked at me.
    1. He reached out and put a hand on the side of my neck, his thumb skating lightly along my jawline and down, across my larynx. My insides turned to water.
Don’t pick me. Please.
    1. His eyes narrowed a little as if he’d heard. His hand tightened — scarcely, definitely — and withdrew.
    1. “Kneel for me when you’re ready,” he said.
    And was gone.
FOR TWO YEARS Cam’s sporadic appearances caused club-wide speculation. Cam demanded all. No negotiations. No safewords. He didn’t want compliance or submission. He accepted only complete surrender. So I’d never knelt for Camden Snow, though often hungry for the release only another man could bring me—the safety of control that excited and humiliated me—the pain I feared and longed for. But I knew what I wanted and what I didn’t. I had limits. Hard limits. Cam was limitless.When he was in the club, I’d find his weighted gaze on me when I entered. Passing him was like wading through a forcefield. TONIGHT, AS ALWAYS, he was already aware of me, waiting for me to find him. Surrounded by admirers, men and a few women. He smiled at me. This time I didn’t look away. Cam stopped smiling. His gaze slid down my pecs and abs like a strong, warm palm. I felt myself opening to him right there, half-blocking the way of people coming in behind me. My body turning more fully toward him, my arms falling loosely, palms up. Cam’s chin came up, his head back, his gaze direct. You know my terms. A frisson of fear spiked adrenaline through my system. Part of me tightened in preparation to flee—other parts in preparation for something else. I could still walk past him. We opened the door with a pry bar. Another bedroom. A single closet. A messy bed. Huge pictures on the wall, like rock band posters … Cam remained relaxed in the curve of the banquette. His arms stretched along the back with his legs extended and crossed at the ankle spoke a relentless patience I was helpless to contend with. … but these were pictures of screaming faces and ripped-open bodies. He’d slept here; his victims’ torment brought him peace. Those nearby quieted, aware of the by-play between Cam and myself. Anticipating. Knowing he did what he wanted in private or public. Merciless. He tilted his head. Well? The closet door squeaked as I pulled it open … The last thing I needed was mercy. I dropped to my knees.

An epic love story. A murder came a few days later sparking an unlikely romance and investigative partnership. The Hunt&Cam4Ever series now spans 7 books and counting.

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Hunter Dane went to his knees for me. Camden Snow stopped breathing for a moment. Everything else receded: the club, the music, the people. Only Hunter remained, bright in a nimbus of light, a single player on the stage of the world, waiting for his cue. The sight of him, straight and tall even with his head bowed, made Cam so hard so fast he thought his cockhead would breach his zipper. Hunter was the one he watched for. Dark. Damaged. Sculpted. Haunting and haunted. He moved with the confident grace of a man not just fit, but field-tested. Cam longed to shatter him, so all his fiery molten interior exploded outward. He’d wanted it from his first sight Hunter Dane, stunned by the depth of the dark man’s raw need for his own obliteration. Cam knew instinctively how to get him there. Now, Hunter Dane waited on his knees and it was up to Cam to break him. At twenty-one, Cam had known how. But two intervening years honing his skill and confirming his instincts on the cries and bodies of other men, gave him the experience to break the powerful Dane without crushing him. Hunter Dane was a control freak among subs; his limits exact and inviolable. His obedience calculated to the millimeter. Hunter hid himself inside himself and used a Dom far more thoroughly than any Dom used him. And so, until tonight, he’d walked past Cam, knowing the “Full Metal Dom” brooked no boundaries. He became aware of a bit of low laughter and a rising murmur around him. The crowd was restive, expectant. But Cam never hurried. Every man he took trusted him completely. And every one deserved the very best he could give them. For Hunter, complex and caged inside himself, Cam remained poised at the gate. Until he saw his line all the way to the finish, he would not begin. The members looked back and forth from the dark figure on the floor to the blond sex god who seemed to be ignoring him for a more interesting text. A second low laugh reached him. Chez Cannon appeared from the back of the club. Cam gave a slight lift of his chin, and Chez hurried to his table. He leaned over to hear Cam’s whispered instructions. Chez nodded he understood and moved off toward the play rooms. Camden Snow stood up.
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Adira August knows she is supposed to be interesting and entertaining in her bios on book sites. But rarely manages to keep up with her laundry and doesn’t feel very interesting.

They tell you to do this, write about yourself in 3rd person. Too weird for me.

Hi, I’m Addi. I write MM BDSM erotic/murder mysteries. (Sherlock and John the way they were meant to be.) Police procedurals, really. The Hunt&Cam4Ever series has been very well received. That was way too formal. Readers get addicted to the sex and my boys (cop sub, athlete Dom) and like the investigations. A lot. I’m addicted to them, too.

The sex is explicit. Some people think it’s “dark.” I just think it’s a bit intense. But between these men, it’s always a love story. Although not necessarily a romance. (It’s complicated, but people like it.)

There’s an m/f trilogy, too, all the same universe and the characters cross-over. The Hunt and Cam series starts with Matchstick Men and the m/f Desire for… series with Desire for Touch.

I was a cop and I always liked murder mysteries and I’m a BDSM switch, so all my books are based in reality. There’s an author on Twitter who, in his little “who am I?” thingy says, “I’m a fucking delight.” Which makes me laugh and I’d like to steal it, but, I’m not really not that delightful. Thing is, my characters are. Especially Twee.

I swear it’s worth reading the first 2 Hunt&Cam books just to meet her. There are free stories on my blog so you can see if I’m a hack or not. Read Little Favor.

And I suck at brevity. Nice to meetcha. -Addi

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