Guest post, tour with contest: Posy Roberts – Tangled Mind

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Where do you find your inspiration ?

All over the place. Sometimes it’s after overhearing a snippet of a conversation that makes my mind spin a crazy tale. Other times it’s real life situations, which was how my North Star trilogy came to be as well as Feathers From the Sky. I’ve looked at photos and been inspired, floated on the lake and plotted out huge stories I have yet to write. WithTangled Mind, it was a combination of things: a friend’s experience with a perpetually crappy boyfriend, my worries watching my mother suffer, and my own depression.
What makes the perfect book hero?

The perfect hero is imperfect and open to growth. I want my hero to have weaknesses and vices he clings to, but I also want him to have strong personal convictions he’s willing to stick to. And if he can’t stick to them, I want him to suffer because of it and grow from his experience.
When you start a book, do you already have the whole story in your head or is it built progressively ?

I’ve done it both ways. I’ve never been able to write to an extremely detailed outline because it reminds me of graduate school and makes writing feel like an assignment rather than fun. Then I get stuck and feel as if I need to follow it to the letter. But with North Star, I had two and a half books outlined in my head before starting. On the other end of the spectrum is Tangled Mind. I was in cry-at-the-drop-of-a-hat land because of my mom getting ready for surgery, and I was scared of losing her. After a day at the hospital, I sat down and wrote the opening scene. I needed to get it out of my head, and then my weepiness stopped after my words were on the page. I left it sit, thinking that was going to be it—just a scene written as a release. Eventually I went back and started to play with the story that gradually becameTangled Mind.

Blurb

For years Beck Lund has taken care of his volatile boyfriend Brady, always putting Brady’s needs above his own and walking on eggshells to keep the peace. After Brady overdoses on heroin, his death devastates Beck. Thankfully his best friend, Timothy Kallis, finds him the help he needs. Beck slowly starts to recover and moves in with Timothy to get back on his feet, but he’s oblivious that Timothy is secretly nursing romantic affection for him.

 

Beck focuses on his own healing for the first time in his life. After months of challenging his codependent tendencies and learning how to stand up for himself, Beck finally starts to trust his gut and hopes to one day love again. Timothy is patient throughout, taking care of Beck in ways no one ever has. But if Beck can’t recognize Timothy’s affection for him, it might be too late for them to move beyond friendship.

 

 

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

 

Excerpt:
Before I had a chance to shut the front door, the sound of Brady choking on his own vomit pierced my eardrums. I was in our bedroom within seconds to witness him take what ended up being his last breath. Immediately I rolled him to his side to help him clear his airway. He flopped onto his back.

Abdominal thrusts. I slapped his face and shouted his name.

9-1-1.

I followed the directions the dispatcher gave me on speakerphone, putting my effort into every motion as tears ran down my face.

“The paramedics are on their way. Do you hear the sirens yet?”

“Yes,” I said as I used my full weight to come down on Brady’s torso, trying to dislodge whatever particle had stopped all air from moving in and out of his lungs.

Nothing helped. He just stared up at me with glazed-over eyes and refused to breathe.

“Goddammit. Don’t you dare leave me like this!”

I blankly watched as the paramedics swarmed into the bedroom, shooing me away so they could assess Brady’s condition, and I saw the grim looks on their faces when they realized what had really happened. The frenzied activity ceased, and their demeanor changed the second they found the syringe, spoon, and lighter.

 

Words: 24,000


Tour Dates/Tour Stops:

 17-Dec

My Fiction Nook

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18-Dec

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19-Dec

Multitasking Mommas
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22-Dec

The Blogger Girls

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23-Dec

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24-Dec

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25-Dec

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26-Dec

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29-Dec

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30-Dec

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31-Dec

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Bio:

Posy Roberts:

Posy Roberts writes about romantic male love. Whether her characters are family men, drag queens, or lonely men searching for connections, they all find a home in her stories.

Posy is married to a man who makes sure she doesn’t forget to eat or sleep; her daughter, a budding author and dedicated Whovian, helps her come up with character names. When Posy’s not writing, she enjoys crafting, hiking, and singing spontaneously about the mundane, just to make normal seem more interesting.

Author Contact:

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Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Maria Fanning

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Guest post with contest: Lane Hayes – The Right Words

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We ask: Do you think sports stars need to hide in the closet? Why/Why not?

 

The Right Words deals with this very question.  Unfortunately, I don’t think there really is a simple answer.  I’d love to see a time when a person’s sexuality is a non-event.  In a perfect world, everyone should be treated equally and given a fair shot based on talent and qualification.  And never on their sexual orientation.  So many things have to change to make this a reality, though it’s probably safe to say education is most important. Not to mention a serious dose of courage. 

When Michael Sam came out in college before the NFL draft, it was headline news.  Not only was he African American, he clearly stated he was gay. In 2014, his willingness to be honest about who he is and celebrate his success by kissing his boyfriend on national television took some serious balls.  How crazy is that?  No one blinks when a man and woman kiss, but here was a young, buff athlete playing “America’s sport” and bravely letting the world know who he really was.  I still get chills when I think of it.  That kind of courage doesn’t come around often, but that is exactly what it will take to start any real change.  

In The Right Words, Michael finds himself at a point where he is challenged to do something he never thought he would.  Come out.  Not only is he a star athlete in a sport that is popular world wide, he is a Latino man, where culturally, being gay isn’t as readily accepted.  Finding the right words is about knowing what to say when faced with adversity.  It’s so easy to keep quiet and hope someone else stands up to do the right thing.  But I think most would agree equality comes when many people raise their educated voices and hopefully have the courage to say the right words. 

Thank you so much for having me on your blog today! 

Happy Reading!

Lane Hayes xo

 

Blurb

Escaping an abusive relationship left Luke Preston anxious and spouting panic-induced poetry. Desperate for a fresh start, Luke accepts a job remodeling a tired old beach house for a professional soccer player and his model girlfriend. While his passion is literature, not sports, focusing on the renovations eases his anxiety. Until the job he signed up for turns out to be more complicated than advertised. 

Sidelined with a serious injury, soccer star Michael Martinez decides his beach house is the perfect place to recuperate. Remodeling might be the diversion he needs to keep his mind off his busted knee. Falling for the pretty designer with some quirky habits wasn’t on the drawing board. Unfortunately, Luke didn’t build a big enough closet for Michael to hide in. Having a star-powered sports career used to be all Michael lived for, but he’ll have to reevaluate his plans and find the right words if he wants to build more than a beach house with Luke.  

Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, Humor, Romance

 

Excerpt from The Right Words by Lane Hayes 

“One day at a time,” he repeated thoughtfully, making an obvious effort to steer the topic toward something more pleasant. “Well, I don’t have anything better, so… I’ll go with that too.” Michael’s smile lit his entire face. It was a beautiful thing to witness. He was handsome always, but wow… what a smile. 

“Was the picture of us good at least?” 

This time he laughed out loud, a sweet, musical sound that made me chuckle along with him. 

“Yeah, very hot.” He reached over and pulled me into his side effortlessly. “Look, I wasn’t trying to send mixed signals this week. I know I haven’t been around like I said I would. I… Jamie isn’t going to go away easily. This has been a weird blow to add to an already fucked-up situation, but… I like you and I do trust you.” 

“You like me?” 

He gave a small half chuckled and shrugged. “Un poco.” He translated when I gave him a blank stare. “A little.” 

“I like you a little too.” 

I couldn’t help my response at being near him. I curled into his side like a cat begging for attention. Michael wrapped his arms around me and kissed my cheek and my chin. I didn’t want a “friend” kiss, though. I wanted what he gave me Friday night. I wanted “that kiss.” I intercepted him when he leaned in to peck my temple and stuck my tongue out to trace the corner of his mouth. He groaned and accepted the invitation, diving and thrusting his tongue inside my mouth to stake his claim. His right hand traveled down my throat and came to a stop over my left nipple. He rubbed at the sensitive flesh through my tight T-shirt and squeezed hard when he heard my moan of approval. 

I arched my back into his touch but kept my mouth fastened to his. I didn’t want to lose this connection. He bit at my chin and sent kisses down my neck as his hand dipped down to my belt and came to rest on my hardening cock. I whimpered and scooted on his lap to straddle his thighs. 

“Is this okay? Am I hurting your knee?” 

“It’s good, honey. Really good.” Both of his hands splayed flat on my back and circled to the front to pluck at the fabric of my T-shirt. “Take it off.” 

I didn’t have to be told twice. I was burning up. I yanked it over my head and tossed it aside before I began working on the seemingly endless row of buttons on his dress shirt. 

“Fuck. Help me get his off you. I need to feel your skin.” 

I barely recognized my voice. I sounded breathless. 

When Michael finally leaned forward to let the fabric slide from his shoulders, I met him halfway to feel his skin against mine. Heaven. He was simply beautiful, with finely toned washboard abs and gorgeous skin. It was smooth like mine but much darker. Olive against golden. I loved the contrast and I was anxious to explore. I let my hands roam, over his chest, down his stomach, and back again. My fingers itched to palm his cock through his worn jeans. Instead I fused my naked torso against his and ground my aching cock against his equally hard member. We both hissed, and the kiss became something more like sex.

Pages: 204 pages 


Tour Dates: December 12th – January 6th

 

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12-Dec

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23-Dec

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6-Jan

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Bio:

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

Author Contact:

Website:  http://lanehayes.wordpress.com

Twitter:   @LaneHayes3

Facebook: LaneHayesauthor

Email:   lanehayes@ymail.com

 

Publisher:  Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson

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Guest post with contest – MA Church – Trouble Comes in Threes

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TroubleComesInThrees_finalWhich do you think would be more difficult – being part of a shifter clowder or being part of a threesome?  

In Trouble Comes in Threes, when Kirk finds out who and what Dolf and Tal are, he’s more worried about being the third in a relationship. One of the first things Kirk says is that he won’t be a ‘patch’ for any problems in their relationship:

Kirk threw his hands out, motioning at the both of them. “Then… how did I end up in the mix?”

“We….” Tal hesitated.

“We think…. We believe you will balance Tal and me. Tal likes to top on occasion, but I… don’t like bottoming. At all. Before you ask, yes, he takes time and prepares me. It hurts, no matter how much time he takes. I just don’t care for it. Tal has needs I can’t meet, and he certainly can’t go elsewhere.”

“So, what? I’m like a patch for your sexual problems? Fuck that.”

Dolf shook his head. “Not hardly. And that right there is a perfect example of why you aren’t just a ‘patch,’ as you called it. Kirk, have you noticed how you stand up to me? You’re not afraid to say what you think.”

Tal snorted but didn’t say anything.

Kirk huffed. “Maybe I just don’t know better.”

“That’s crap and you know it. I make you uncomfortable. I know I do. I can hear how your heartbeat increases, how your breath quickens around me. But you, you stand up to me. You might feel the need to submit, but it’s not in your nature. You fight—you don’t give in.”

“Like I do,” said Tal.

“Tal is an Omega. He’s sweet and kind. There isn’t a mean bone in his body. Tal smoothes out my rough edges. But at the same time, it’s nearly impossible for him to go against me. It’s not in his nature to tell me I’m wrong about something, or to argue with me, or tell me I’m being an ass. You won’t have that problem. I need you just as much as I need Tal.”

As the story unfolds, Kirk comes to see that he is indeed an equal member in their relationship. Each of them brings something to the table, and they complete each other. It’s certainly not smooth sailing for any of them. Combining two lives is hard, but three? Then there’s the little things each man does that send the others over the edge, lol. Weaving together the strands of three lives can be difficult.

But, as it turns out, fitting into a threesome is the easy part. Fitting into their clowder… well now, that ends up being the problem area. Paranormals aren’t fond of humans, but Dolf’s clowder seems to take that one step further. Ideals that have been around forever are hard to break, and letting go of false assumptions isn’t always easy, as Kirk finds out.

And there are some who are unwilling to except Kirk at all.

 

~art work done by August (Gus) Li

 

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Blurb: 

A snowstorm in the South—on New Year’s Eve—is a perfect recipe for a catastrophe. After two soul-crushing bad breaks, Kirk’s waiting for disaster number three to strike when naturally, two stray cats arrive on his doorstep during the storm and decide to make themselves at home. Tenderhearted Kirk lets them stay even though there’s something decidedly odd about his overly friendly felines.

 

Out of the punishing weather, and full of tuna, Dolf and Tal are happy to be snug in Kirk’s house. But then their human goes outside for firewood and suffers a nasty fall that leaves him unconscious. Now the two cats have no choice but to reveal themselves.

 

Kirk wakes up to find the two kitties are actually Dolf and Tal. They’re cat shifters—and his destined mates. Being part of a feline threesome is enough for Kirk to grapple with, but soon he learns they come from a clowder that doesn’t believe humans and shifters should mix. Kirk knew those two cats would be trouble. Little does he know the real trouble lies ahead.

 

Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, Menage/Poly, Paranormal, Romance

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Excerpt:

Dolf picked out the saw he wanted, then followed Tal to another aisle. His mate pointed out the different kinds, but Tal’s words had rapidly faded into a meaningless buzz. There, on the air currents in the store, was the sweetest scent. It was light and flowery, reminding him of honeysuckle. He breathed deeply, taking the scent into himself. His cock hardened immediately and his head spun. A yowl threatened to escape.

That scent… that scent was seductive and alluring. It spoke to him, whispering things that made him need. His cat paced frantically in his mind, tail slashing madly. The need to pounce, to sink his canines in and drink that sweet, life-giving blood of his…. His gums tingled and saliva flooded his mouth.

He swallowed, then swallowed again as his head pounded, his heart rate spiking as one thought screamed through his mind: Mate! Another mate! Where was that scent coming from? Or who? And by the goddess, why? He already had a mate. What was their goddess thinking, giving him another? But he couldn’t ignore the reaction. It had been the same when he met Tal.


Pages: 234


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16-Dec

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17-Dec

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18-Dec

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19-Dec

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22-Dec

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23-Dec

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25-Dec

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Author Bio:

M.A. Church is a true Southern belle who spent many years in the elementary education sector. Now she spends her days lost in fantasy worlds, arguing with hardheaded aliens on far-off planets, herding her numerous shifters, or trying to tempt her country boys away from their fishing poles. It’s a full time job, but hey, someone’s gotta do it!

When not writing, she’s exploring the latest M/M novel to hit the market, watching her beloved Steelers, or sitting glued to HGTV. That’s if she’s not on the back porch tending to the demanding wildlife around the pond in the backyard. The ducks are very outspoken. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and they have two children.

She was a finalist in the Rainbow awards for 2013.

 

Author Contact:

Drop by her blog at http://machurch00.blogspot.com/

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Paul Richmond

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Tour with review and contest: Wild R Christmas by Silvia Violet

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Blurb

Every year Cole Wilder hosts a big Christmas dinner for all the employees of Wild R Farm, and every year he takes on too many responsibilities then ends up exhausted and even more cranky than usual. This year, Cole’s husband, Jonah, is determined things will be different. Not only is he having their bathroom renovated to add a little luxury to their lives, he’s got plans to whisk Cole away for a Christmas vacation. But getting Cole to agree to let their ebullient friend, Tristan, organize Christmas at the farm is easier said that done.

 

Tristan promises to take perfect care of the farm, but as soon as Cole and Jonah leave, chaos ensues—couples fighting, construction disasters, kitchen woes. The only thing keeping confessed Christmas-o-phile, Tristan, merry is his boyfriend, Wes. He knows exactly what Tristan needs so they can pull the whole Wild R Farm crew together for the happiest Christmas they’ve ever had.

 

 

Categories: Contemporary, Western/Cowboy, M/M Romance, Romance, Paranormal

 

Excerpt: 

“Wes! Come help me!” Tristan shouted.

Wes pushed himself up from the couch where he’d been doing research for his latest case. “Just a sec.”

When he stepped into the hall, he froze in disbelief. Tristan was stuck in the doorway with at least three shopping bags in each hand. “What did you do?”

Tristan looked at him like he was a simpleton. “I went shopping.”

Wes sighed as he held the door open so Tristan could push through. Then he followed his lover to the living room where Tristan dropped the bags in the middle of the floor and plopped down beside them.

“I thought you went for a run. What the hell were you doing shopping on the day after Thanksgiving?”

Tristan again stared at Wes like maybe he’d been replaced by an alien, one without much brainpower. “Buying Christmas decorations, of course.”

“Christmas decorations?” Wes did not want to consider the possibility that all those bags were full of Santas, reindeer, and glittery balls. Tristan’s balls were all Wes required this Christmas.

“Sure. I thought we could put them up this afternoon.” Wes’s horror grew as Tristan pulled out a red and green sweater. “Look what I got for Cole.” Tristan held up the offensive garment and Wes fought the urge to shrink backward. On the front was a wolf in a Santa suit surrounded by sheep wearing elf hats. It said “A Wolf in Santa’s Clothing.”

“That is… hideous.”

Tristan laughed. “I know. Isn’t it fantastic?”

“Tris, look… I don’t—”

“Check these out.” He held up lights shaped like reindeer. “They even blink.”

Wes knew arguing with Tristan was useless but he felt compelled to make a small effort anyway. “I usually just put a wreath on the door.”

Tristan gave him an innocent look, the little bastard. “Really?”

“Tristan.”

“Oh, it’s just a few little things,” Tristan said, clearly unconcerned about Wes’s frustration.

“Tell me you don’t have an album of cats meowing Christmas songs in there.”

Tristan put his hands on his hips, which looked ridiculous with him sitting on the floor surrounded by Christmas decor. “How insulting! Do you really not know I prefer the barking dogs? I find cats too… slinky.”

Wes groaned. “You’re going to be even more impossible than usual from now until Christmas, aren’t you?”

“I’m going to be festive.”

“A tree, stockings, maybe a few other small items. That’s festive enough. I can’t live in the middle of North Pole Central.”

Tristan rolled his eyes. “Stop being such a scrooge.”

“Tristan, I will not—”

Tristan’s sly, sexy grin derailed Wes’s train of thought. “I’m sure I can change your mind.”

“You’re always so damn sure you can get your way.” And all too often he was right.

Tristan crawled across the floor, and talk about slinky, he looked more jaguar than stallion. Wes’s cock took immediate notice. Wes dropped his legs open, knowing Tristan was playing him but not caring. No matter how annoyed he was, he wasn’t going to turn his man down. Tristan settled himself between Wes’s thighs and put his hand on the fastening of his jeans. He caught Wes’s gaze, green eyes twinkling. “Christmas is the season of giving, sweetheart. Just tell me what you’d like me to give.”

“You’re offering sex in exchange for turning the house into Tacky Christmas Wonderland?”

Tristan popped Wes’s snap. “I am. Tell me what you want.”

“Tristan.” Wes tried to sound ominous but probably just sounded horny as hell.

Tristan slid his zipper down, not easy in that position considering how hard Wes was. He licked his lips and looked into Wes’s eyes. “You want to tie me up? Paddle me? Tell me what it’s gonna cost.”

Wes’s breath caught as Tristan ran a finger over his cock, which was still trapped behind his boxer briefs. “This is insane.”

“I give something, you give something. What’s insane about that?” With a mischievous smile, Tristan opened Wes’s jeans wider and pulled his cock free.

 

Review:

This book is a lovely visit to the couples of the Wild R.  We get to spend the holiday primarily with Wes and Tristan and Cole and Jonah, but also get some Christmas cheer from the rest of the workers.

Cole is the owner of the ranch, grumpy, crabby, pushy and unwilling to delegate anything.  This year, though, his husband Jonah wants to make sure he gets time away, to relax, rest and love while the others take care of a big surprise. Tristan is in charge of the festivities, Will, Ryan, Billy, Brandon and Zach are all helping with the project and the ranch.   Should be simple, right?

 

Well, of course not. Between Cole having a FIT about going and then having another about having to delegate work, Jonah being afraid Cole is going to go ballistic (he does) and then a Keystone Kop type of project happening, as well as Tristan’s Christmas plans going up in broken ovens and ruined dinners. It’s crazy, it’s aggravating, it’s Christmas.

There’s a lot of Jonah/Cole sex going on here, and some awesomeness in the form of their predator and prey games (that was so creative!).  Mostly there is a lot of love between all these guys, a big, messy, family.  Just as the holidays should be.

 


Tour Dates: December 15, 2014

 

Tour Stops: Parker Williams, Rainbow Gold Reviews, Molly Lolly, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Rebecca Cohen Writes, Cate Ashwood, Guilty Indulgence Book Club, Havan Fellows

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Author Bio:

Silvia Violet writes erotic romance in a variety of genres including paranormal, contemporary, sci fi, and historical. She can be found haunting coffee shops looking for the darkest, strongest cup of coffee she can find. Once equipped with the needed fuel, she can happily sit for hours pounding away at her laptop. Silvia typically leaves home disguised as a suburban stay-at-home-mom, and other coffee shop patrons tend to ask her hilarious questions like “Do you write children’s books?” She loves watching the looks on their faces when they learn what she’s actually up to. When not writing, Silvia enjoys baking sinfully delicious treats, exploring new styles of cooking, and reading to her incorrigible offspring.

 

Author Contact:

Email: silviaviolet@gmail.com

Website: http://silviaviolet.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/silvia.violet

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Silvia_Violet

For a list of Silvia’s available titles: http://silviaviolet.com/books

 

Publisher: Self-published

Cover Artist: Meredith Russell

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Review: C Margery Kempe – Spinning Gold

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Spinning GoldAuthor: C Margery Kempe
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Noble Romance
Genre: MM Paranormal
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Rating: ★★★★¼ 

Summary: How long would it be before the prince discovered Freawine couldn’t really spin straw into gold-or that this “peasant girl” was really a boy?
Special Content Alert: M/M

Review: A M/M take on the classic Rumplestiltskin with a twist, this retold fairy tale had everything it needed to be convincing. Freawine is a peasant boy who had a mother so fearful of losing her only son to the wars that she dressed him and raised him as a female. Mother has passed but Freawine must still “be” a girl, since that is how the villagers know him. Unfortunately, because he can’t bath with the others or do anything that might show his true body, the village girls consider him above himself and he’s pretty lonely. He has talent with the thread but he certainly can’t spin straw into gold, which is what his drunken father boasts one night at the tavern. Since the dour, grim Prince hears it and wants that gold, what is a Freawine to do?
For his part, the Prince has reasons and secrets of his own, but with threats and lock down, he commands Freawine to produce the gold. I absolutely loved when Freawine willingly laughs and commits to the promise extracted by the ugly little man. Excellent!

 

It’s a nice take on a classic tale.

Review: Review: Silvia Violet – Wild R Christmas

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Wild R Farm Christmas 600x900Author: Silvia Violet
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Silvia Violet Books
Genre: MM Cowboy
ISBN:

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Summary: Every year Cole Wilder hosts a big Christmas dinner for all the employees of Wild R Farm, and every year he takes on too many responsibilities then ends up exhausted and even more cranky than usual. This year, Cole’s husband, Jonah, is determined things will be different. Not only is he having their bathroom renovated to add a little luxury to their lives, he’s got plans to whisk Cole away for a Christmas vacation. But getting Cole to agree to let their ebullient friend, Tristan, organize Christmas at the farm is easier said that done.

Tristan promises to take perfect care of the farm, but as soon as Cole and Jonah leave, chaos ensues—couples fighting, construction disasters, kitchen woes. The only thing keeping confessed Christmas-o-phile, Tristan, merry is his boyfriend, Wes. He knows exactly what Tristan needs so they can pull the whole Wild R Farm crew together for the happiest Christmas they’ve ever had.

Review: This book is a lovely visit to the couples of the Wild R. We get to spend the holiday primarily with Wes and Tristan and Cole and Jonah, but also get some Christmas cheer from the rest of the workers.
Cole is the owner of the ranch, grumpy, crabby, pushy and unwilling to delegate anything. This year, though, his husband Jonah wants to make sure he gets time away, to relax, rest and love while the others take care of a big surprise. Tristan is in charge of the festivities, Will, Ryan, Billy, Brandon and Zach are all helping with the project and the ranch. Should be simple, right?

Well, of course not. Between Cole having a FIT about going and then having another about having to delegate work, Jonah being afraid Cole is going to go ballistic (he does) and then a Keystone Kop type of project happening, as well as Tristan’s Christmas plans going up in broken ovens and ruined dinners. It’s crazy, it’s aggravating, it’s Christmas.
There’s a lot of Jonah/Cole sex going on here, and some awesomeness in the form of their predator and prey games (that was so creative!). Mostly there is a lot of love between all these guys, a big, messy, family. Just as the holidays should be.

Giveaway: WIN! Unwrapped Hearts by K-lee Klein

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unwrappedBlurb :( Part of the Unbreak My Heart series)… Brett Taylor and JT Campbell have been together for over a year, and Brett is like a little kid when it comes to Christmas morning. He has plans for the two of them to have some quiet time, open gifts, and maybe even share some sweet loving before relatives descend on them for dinner. Brett has on his Santa hat and his sexy surfer-boy lover right where he wants him, until a certain whirlwind of a pup takes matters into his own hands. Whiz isn’t about to be left out of the Christmas celebration, and he’ll do whatever it takes to demand his daddies’ attention..
Excerpt:

…“A kid at Christmas, hmm? I’ll show you how big a kid I really am,” Brett growled into the nape of JT’s neck. He dipped his head, skimming butterfly kisses over JT’s shoulders, then down his back, basking attention on each notch of his spine.

JT shifted and moaned, one hand reaching back to grab at Brett’s hair. “Why didn’t you wake me up before? You must have been up early?”

Brett dragged his bottom lip around the side of JT’s neck, burying his fingers in soft curls. He urged JT to lift his head before latching onto that sensitive spot just under his jaw. “Nope, you’re up late. It’s already nine.”

JT gaped and whimpered, his words more than a little breathy when he spoke. “You should have woke me. Oh fuck, I love it when you do that.” He cocked his head farther to the side as Brett grazed teeth, then tongue, over the mark he’d sucked into JT’s skin. “I could have helped with the chores.”

“Did all my chores, thank you very much, and I even started the coffee,” Brett said with a nip to JT’s ear.

Truth be told, Brett had been happy to let JT sleep. The morning was crisp and clear when he and Whiz had trotted outside. The kind of morning that didn’t freeze the end of your nose but cold enough to see your breath, and just right for making rare Texas snow hang around long enough to make the trees real pretty-like for Christmas Day.

“Besides,” he said between kisses. “You were a little feisty last night. Thought you might need a little extra shut-eye.”

JT’s chuckle was almost swallowed up into his pillow. He turned his head then, reaching back to pet Brett’s hair again. “Feisty sounds like something Millie would say.”

“You prefer horny?”

“Only if you’re going to do me with that hat on.”

Brett nodded with a laugh. He rubbed slow circles with his tongue and lips down JT’s backbone again, trailing fingers and mouth lower with each rotation. “I’d be much obliged.”

JT writhed against him, head tipping back suddenly. “Did you hear that?”

“What?” Brett asked. He stayed true to his task but listened carefully. “No.”

“Sounded like something fell—where’s Whiz?”

“Oh shit!…”

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: K-lee Klein

K-lee Klein has lived in one part of Western Canada or another for her entire life. She’s a doting mother of three now-grown kids, and has had characters and plots running around her head for as long as she can remember.

She lives with a patient husband who totally does not get her thing for gay men, two spoiled but wonderful sons (who don’t get it either), and two also spoiled but beautiful cats. Her days are filled with texts and phone calls with her daughter who has already left the nest, and an abundance of fabulous gay men, large and small, bouncing off the walls of her skull, competing for their turns to tell their stories.

Once K-lee finally threw caution to the wind, her first story was accepted and published in December of 2011, and since then she’s been lucky enough to be picked up by several amazing publishers. She’s thrilled to be substituting her previous jobs as a hockey manager/coach, school band volunteer and overall chauffeur with her passion for writing beautiful, emotional men.

Among her favorite sub-genres to read and write are rock stars, cowboys, shifters, and opposites-attract relationships. But to be honest, she’s open to almost anything if it involves messing around in the heads of her characters. She’s also big on series—because she has a hard time letting her characters go—and is usually working on a handful of stories in various stages of completion all at the same time.

You can find all of K-lee’s books and updates on her website: http://www.kleeklein.com.

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Giveaway: WIN! Stirrings by D. J. Manly

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stirringsBlurb :( Book 2 of the Spectrum Skies series)… Return to the world of Spectrum, where nothing is sure, and humans and preternaturals live in harmony…or do they? Pascal and London are in love, but has London lost all his preconceived notions about vampires? A string of murders that look like a vampire on a rampage will test London and Pascal’s new relationship to the limit. And when London discovers more about Pascal’s lengthy and sometimes-dark history, will the information confirm all his suspicions about the real nature of vampires, or will his love for the sexy bloodsucker help him to get past his prejudice and distrust?…..
Excerpt:

..When London drove into his parking spot at the station, he caught sight of Pascal, leaning against his fancy new car, a red electric model with a black stripe down the center. He was wearing indigo leather pants, and they hugged those muscular thighs and bubble ass to perfection. Off his broad shoulders hung a pale blue silk shirt open at the throat with a drawstring. The black boots he wore had a three-inch heel, accentuating his six-foot frame. His long, dark hair fell around his shoulders as he lowered the dark sunglasses he really didn’t need.

Delicious. The sight of Pascal made London horny as hell, even at this time of day. The vamp had a body to die for but London told himself to stay professional. They’d both agreed that they’d leave their personal life in bed, and at work it was business. Not always easy when London could make out the outline of the vampire captain’s big, hard cock. It was curled up a little and lying there perfectly against his thigh, smothered in all that leather, just waiting for his tongue.

His gaze shifted to Pascal’s face as he approached. Beauty could have been his middle name with his full lips, gorgeous blue eyes, and the nice shadow on his square jaw. London loved to nibble on that jaw. Lord, deliver me.

“Shame, shame, Captain Weaver,” Pascal clicked his tongue, his eyes sparkling like bubbly wine. London sighed when Pascal hid them again behind the glasses.

“Stop reading my mind, St-Maurice,” he muttered. “It’s annoying.”

Pascal laughed a husky laugh.

This vamp had turned him into a sex fiend.

“I think you were a sex fiend before you met me,” he murmured.

“You’ve done it again.”

“I have.” He smiled. “Please forgive me.”

London would have forgiven him anything, but in the back of his mind, he’d never lost sight of what Pascal was and his potential to resort to his baser instincts. It was exciting and dangerous.

The wind had picked up today and it blew Pascal’s silky black hair around his exquisite face. London curled his fingers up into his palms so he wouldn’t be tempted to reach out and touch the glossy strands.

Spectrum never was a comfortable place when it came to the weather. Too hot, too cold, and sometimes dusky for days. They had just come out of a dark period, but it had been stifling hot, now the cold was taking over again. Pascal was fortunate in that he didn’t feel the extremes.

They walked into the building together. “Nice car. Get a raise?” London commented, tongue in cheek.

“Nope, just feeling optimistic.”

“Oh?” London met his gaze. “And why’s that?” He smiled.

Pascal started to whistle and London burst out laughing as he climbed the stairs. “Is someone planning to get lucky tonight, St-Maurice?” He glanced over the banister as Pascal walked down the steps.

Pascal removed his sunglasses and looked up at him. “Maybe. Should I be optimistic?”

“There’s always reason to hope.” London winked, then cleared his throat. “Anymore on the…” He paused. He almost said “vampire killings” but stopped himself. Damn, he hated this awkwardness.

Pascal didn’t blink. “Fancy a tour of Nourish later?”

“Place open twenty-four hours now?” London made a face.

“Opens at supper time. Vamps gotta eat,” he cajoled and disappeared into the squad room…

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: D. J. Manly

D. J. Manly says, “I write not only for my own pleasure, but for the pleasure of my readers. I can’t remember a time in my life when I haven’t written and told stories. When I’m not writing, I’m dreaming about writing, doing something wild and adventurous, or trying to make the world a better and more open-minded place to live in. I adore beautiful men, and I know I’m not alone in this! Eroticism between consenting adults, in all its many forms, is the icing on the cake of life!”

To find out more about D. J., visit the author’s website at www.djmanlyfiction.com.

 

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Review: Jude Dunn – One Thing Leads

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one thing leadsAuthor: Jude Dunn
Reviewer: Victoria
Publisher :D reamSpinner Press LLC
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN: 9781627986229

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Summary:
What makes a young man go further than he ever thought he would?
Dion Bellamy is twenty-seven and studying social work at the University of Chicago. He has lived with Kenji Okamura, a construction worker, for a year and a half. Dion loves Kenji and passionately hopes Kenji feels the same, but he has never said the three big words. Then Grayson Sinclair, Dion’s schoolmate and a vivacious, oversexed playboy, comes between them.
One step at a time, barely aware where his steps are leading, Dion descends the slippery slope into a life of depravity. First, Grayson ensures Kenji is out of the way. Then he entices Dion to go clubbing with him, gets Dion drunk and high, and then takes him to a sex club, where he films Dion giving blow jobs to multiple men. He threatens to put the video online unless Dion signs a contract to work as a prostitute. Though he hardly understands how he reached this point, Dion must now figure out how to escape his fate and save himself.

Review:
Dion Bellamy is a twenty seven year old man working on his social work degree at the local University of Chicago. Dion comes across as a man who loves his partner but also feels lonely with few friends. Also, Dion seems very naïve and trusting with a big heart.

Kenji Okamura is Dion’s partner. He is very reserved and shy. He seems to have trouble expressing his feeling unless he is mad and even then, he still censors his thoughts and feelings. Kenji does his best to show Dion his feelings without having to say it.

Grayson Sinclair is a dark and mysterious character. Its apparent that Grayson tries to manipulate everyone around him. Right at the beginning of meeting Grayson, he has a plan and influences people to get what he wants even if he does not express.

The connection between Kenji and Dion is intense. This connection is what helps Kenji and Dion get through the tough times. I loved that Kenji eventually opened up to Dion. It showed that Kenji learned from Dion’s experience.

I found this book well written with an interesting plot. The main characters and the secondary characters were fascinating. The book takes the reader on a thought-provoking journey filled with twists and turns that had me guessing what the ending would revile. My only grip with the book was that the beginning was very slow. Overall, this was a very enchanting book.

Review: Amy Lane – Beneath the Stain

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beneathAuthor: Amy Lane
Reviewer: Victoria
Publisher: DreamSpinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN: 9781632165107

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Summary:
In a town as small as Tyson, CA, everybody knew the four brothers with the four different fathers– and their penchant for making good music when they weren’t getting into trouble. For Mackey Sanders, playing in Outbreak Monkey with his brothers and their friends—especially Grant Adams–made Tyson bearable. But Grant has plans for getting Mackey and the Sanders boys out of Tyson, even if that means staying behind.
Between the heartbreak of leaving Grant and the terrifying, glamorous life of rock stardom, Mackey is adrift and sinking fast. When he’s hit rock bottom, Trav Ford shows up, courtesy of their record company and a producer who wants to see what Mackey can do if he doesn’t flame out first. But cleaning up his act means coming clean about Grant, and that’s not easy to do or say. Mackey might make it with Trav’s help–but Trav’s not sure he’s going to survive falling in love with Mackey.
Mackey James Sanders comes with a whole lot of messy, painful baggage, and law-and-order Trav doesn’t do messy or painful. And just when Trav thinks they may have mastered every demon in Mackey’s past, the biggest, baddest demon of all comes knocking.

Review:
Mackey Sanders is a man very talented at music. He is borderline obsessed with music as it seems to help the rough parts of his life. Mackey grew up and at young age realized he was gay but unable due to his brothers attitude to come out to anyone other than a select few which whom he did not even really discuss it. As Mackey gets success in the music industry, he falls into drugs to help him cope with life. It take a new manager to help him clean up his act and cope with his life.

Trav Ford is the new manager of Outbreak Monkey the group that Mackey is the lead singer and driving force of the band. Trav does his best to shape everyone up including Mackey. He keeps taking Mackey to rehab to help him clean up and during the process he sees the man under the drugs and the baggage he brings with him. While Trav does not normally deal with personal baggage, Mackey makes him want to try.

The connection between Mackey and Trav is intense. I loved that Trav tries to help Mackey face his past and deal with his addition without giving into his attraction. Trav does his best to do the right thing for the group and what’s best for Mackey even if Mackey does not want to face it. The sex scenes were scorching.

I found this book well written with a unique plot. I enjoyed how the author incorporated imperfect people in the music industry in a believable way. The main characters and the secondary characters were mesmerizing. While the ending was a little predictable, the journey the book takes the reader is gripped with several unanticipated twists and turns. I had a hard time putting this book down. Overall, this was a very enchanting book and I hope to see these characters again in the future.

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