Aug. 27th, 2017

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Aqua Follies Liv Rancourt
Gay - Historical Romance
Paperback: 262 pages
Publisher: Liv Rancourt; 1 edition (May 12, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0998582239
ISBN-13: 978-0998582238
Amazon: Aqua Follies Liv Rancourt

The 1950s. Postwar exuberance. Conformity. Rock and roll.

Homophobia.

Russell tells himself he'll marry Susie because it's the right thing to do. His summer job coaching her water ballet team will give him plenty of opportunity to give her a ring. But on the team's trip to the annual Aqua Follies, the joyful glide of a trumpet player's solo hits Russell like a torpedo, blowing apart his carefully constructed plans.

From the orchestra pit, Skip watches Poseidon's younger brother stalk along the pool deck. It never hurts to smile at a man, because good things might happen. Once the last note has been played, Skip gives it a shot.

The tenuous connection forged by a simple smile leads to events that dismantle both their lives. Has the damage been done, or can they pick up the pieces together?
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Vespers (The Hours of the Night #1) Irene Preston & Liv Rancourt
Gay - Paranormal Romance
Series: Hours of the Night (Book 1)
Paperback: 322 pages
Publisher: Prescourt Books; 1st edition (April 25, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0996809953
ISBN-13: 978-0996809955Amazon: Vespers (The Hours of the Night #1) Irene Preston & Liv Rancourt

Thaddeus Dupont has had over eighty years to forget...

The vampire spends his nights chanting the Liturgy of the Hours and ruthlessly disciplines those unnatural urges he's vowed never again to indulge. He is at the command of the White Monks, who summon him at will to destroy demons. In return, the monks provide for his sustenance and promise the return of his immortal soul.

Sarasija Mishra's most compelling job qualification might be his type O blood...

The 22-year-old college grad just moved across the country to work for some recluse he can't even find on the internet. Sounds sketchy, but the salary is awesome and he can't afford to be picky. On arrival he discovers a few details his contract neglected to mention, like the alligator-infested swamp, the demon attacks, and the nature of his employer's "special diet" . A smart guy would leave, but after one look into Dupont's mesmerizing eyes, Sarasija can't seem to walk away. Too bad his boss expected "Sara" to be a girl.

Falling in love is hard at any age...

The vampire can't fight his hungers forever, especially since Sara's brought him light, laughter and a very masculine heat. After yielding to temptation, Thaddeus must make a choice. Killing demons may save his soul, but keeping the faith will cost him his heart.
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Poison Garden (An Elle Black Penny Dread #2) Elizabeth Watasin
Lesbian - Fantasy
Series: An Elle Black Penny Dread
Paperback: 226 pages
Publisher: A-Girl Studio (February 27, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1936622270
ISBN-13: 978-1936622276
Amazon: Poison Garden (An Elle Black Penny Dread #2) Elizabeth Watasin

Faced with a vampyre once-husband returned from the dead, Elle Black, the psychic detective, flees London with her wife Faedra to answer an heiress friend’s plea: what is causing the eerie change in Peasy’s mother and staff? In Peaseflower estate, strange dogs roam, servants come in twins and triplets, and Peasy’s scientific wonder, her immense conservatory, houses the rarest exotics and botanical treasures yet to be revealed to men–including one mysterious and highly guarded specimen.

Elle must discover what’s gone wrong at Peaseflower, but the world of plants has its defenses…and horrors. When she rushes to save Faedra from a killer and the secret, uncanny presence speaking inside her mind, Elle risks madness—and poison.
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Mistress of Mogador T.T. Thomas
Lesbian - Historical Romance
Paperback: 458 pages
Publisher: Bon View Publishing; First Edition edition (August 26, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0986260045
ISBN-13: 978-0986260049
Amazon: Mistress of Mogador T.T. Thomas

1895 – From the teeming shipping docks of Liverpool, England to the caravans of sub-Saharan deserts to the mysterious port of Mogador, Morocco, intrigue, danger and passion surround three unusual women looking for an uncommon love in a country and a world least likely to help them find it. Morocco! A land of elegant and revered architecture, the arts and the umblemished beauty of harsh opposites. Morocco! Traditions and tribal loyalties govern all political power, and cultural and religious differences make enemies of neighbors and beloveds of strangers. Nora Mandrake, owner and captain of a small fleet of cargo sailing ships, must navigate more than rough seas and an unfamiliar culture between Liverpool and Morocco, as her emotions fluctuate and fumble from constancy to capricious and between an old love and a new one. When Nora agrees to take on a paying passenger to augment the struggling cargo business, she finds herself intrigued with the lovely Alice Tattersall who happens to find Mandrake similarly fascinating. Little does Nora know, Alice’s father, Bertie Tattersall has plans for both his daughter and his shipment of contraband, innocuously labeled as sewing machines. But there’s a woman in Mogador, Najwa, who awaits the return of Captain Mandrake with whom she has begun to pursue a special relationship. Najwa, a proud and progressive Amazighen (Berber) woman has a high standard for love and an inviolable sense of integrity. This could be disastrous. But thrilling. But disastrous! Mandrake realizes her most dangerous enemy is herself—her passions force her to confront the troubling realization that her attitudes toward women are no more enlightened than the prevailing male attitudes she has come to despise in the Morocco she has come to love. How could this happen to her? Mandrake wants it all, and all of it is what she stands to lose, as all three women pivot unsteadily on the eve of the enormous progress and breath-taking social turmoil of the 20th century.
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Rainey with a Chance of Hale (A Rainey Bell Thriller #6) R.E. Bradshaw
Lesbian - Mystery / Thriller
Series: A Rainey Bell Thriller
Paperback: 174 pages
Publisher: R. E. Bradshaw Books (July 11, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0998954926
ISBN-13: 978-0998954929
Amazon: Rainey with a Chance of Hale (A Rainey Bell Thriller #6) R.E. Bradshaw

Rainey Bell, a former FBI Behavioral Analyst, has had a couple of quiet years since her last brush with death. Her old teammate with the BAU and her children's Godfather, Danny McNally, pays a visit to North Carolina from Quantico to escort Rainey into the Butner Federal Correctional Complex. Rainey made a promise almost twenty years ago to a distraught mother of a missing child. The opportunity to fulfill that pledge, one she should never have made, presents itself in the form of Chance Obadiah Hale. The teenager Rainey believed responsible for Alyson Grayson's disappearance was now a man in prison who wanted to talk, but only to Rainey. Can Rainey and Danny finally get to the truth about Alyson and Chance? Or will Rainey's stubborn belief in his guilt put everyone she loves in mortal danger? Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Who will be the first to go?
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Flaunt (F-Word #1) E. Davies
Transgender - Contemporary Romance
Series: F-Word
Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 18, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1542589894
ISBN-13: 978-1542589895
Amazon: Flaunt (F-Word #1) E. Davies

“He's waiting for me to ask, and I'm afraid.” “I'm just one more gay guy here.” Moving to the suburbs of L.A. was supposed to give Nic Montero a fresh start. After escaping his family, coming out as a gay trans man, and excelling in computer programming out of desperation to get financially stable or die, everything should be easy. But joining gay culture now, post-transition, feels impossible... until he runs into the force of nature that is Kyle. Everything Nic isn't, Kyle embodies. Green hair, garters and cut-off shorts, sports jerseys, and all, brash Kyle is the most gorgeous man he's ever laid eyes on, and he pulls Nic headlong into the center of his world. If only Nic felt like enough for a man like Kyle. “One-night stands are my only option.” Loud, loving, and too much for most men to handle, Kyle Everett catches eyes and occasionally scorn... even at his job at the local HIV charity, Plus. His days and nights are spent at work, his precious spare moments spent with his son, Kevin, when it's his turn to co-parent, or his best friend, drag queen River. He only has money or time for cheap flings, but the lanky otter who walks into his life makes Kyle want to hold him for longer than a night. He knows what it's like for Nic to be without a family, but he isn't brave enough to let this man into his life... until his charity is targeted by bigots, and Nic's there for him. “I'll stay with you if you're brave enough to be you.” Nic spent his twenties avoiding family and even his own femininity, but his yearning is impossible to ignore. Kyle's used to flying solo, but Nic offers him safety and fills gaps in his life he never realized existed and now can't stand. Living in close proximity, they can't run from their attraction, but they're each used to being rejected, with the emotional scars to prove it. Can two men who feel like they're not enough and too much find something just right? Flaunt is a standalone gay romance novel with a happily ever after ending.
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Freak (F-Word #2) E. Davies
Transgender - Contemporary Romance
Series: F-Word
Paperback: 276 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 10, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1544295529
ISBN-13: 978-1544295527
Amazon: Freak (F-Word #2) E. Davies

“We dated for a hot second five years ago. Things have changed.”

Five years ago, Zeph met River. The timing couldn’t have been worse. An orphan with something to prove and the ghosts of his past breathing down his neck, Zeph took the offer from a pro MMA gym to live and train in the Midwest. River let him go easily. If it was a convenient excuse to escape emotional intimacy, neither of them had to admit it. Until now.

Drag queen and makeup artist River isn’t easily fazed, but meeting Zeph on his home turf throws him for a loop. Something about Zeph still gets under his skin. And River’s next job, a drag show in L.A. and Vegas, will require a security guy to look after the performers. Who better than a tattooed mixed martial artist who still gives him smoldering looks?

It doesn’t take long for them to fall together. They’re opposite as can be, but dating for ten days wasn’t long enough the first time around. Another ten days could get it out of their systems… but are they fighting for or with each other? It’s easy to get hard. It’s hard to be easy. Vulnerability is off the table, until the table turns. How long do you have to have known a guy to put your life into his hands?

Freak is a standalone gay romance novel with a happily ever after ending.
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Faux (F-Word #3) E. Davies
Asexual - Contemporary Romance
Series: F-Word
Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 22, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 154551738X
ISBN-13: 978-1545517383
Amazon: Faux (F-Word #3) E. Davies

“You're old enough to do it alone. That doesn't mean you have to.”

Growing up hanging out in his single mom's diner, Sam Grant never planned to inherit it. But a car accident two weeks after his eighteenth birthday left him no choice but to turn away from the freedom he'd tasted, take legal guardianship of his younger brother, and hang up his childhood. Now twenty, Sam's diner regulars have watched him grow up, but he can't convince himself he's worth dating. Not once a guy finds out about his scars: his fixation on routines, the responsibilities cracking him open, and his growing certainty that he can't be attracted to someone he doesn't already love. Who would stick around that long?

Dying his first gray hairs pink was the extent of Denver Weston's thirtieth birthday crisis. He's lived through it all already—forced to drop out of school a decade ago when his parents found out he was seeing a guy and cut him off, doing what he had to in order to survive, moving in with boyfriend after boyfriend. His HIV diagnosis seven years ago is the best thing that’s happened to him. Starting Plus, a HIV charity, has given him a purpose. But Denver can't bring himself to have his heart broken over and over, so dating has been off the table. Love and acceptance don't just fall into a guy's lap, do they?

Denver's just the guy who always sits in the corner booth and orders the classic breakfast, eggs over easy. Sam's just the kid who always seems to be working when Denver comes in. It's one small change: a different breakfast order. But, like dominos, the moment their preconceptions of each other collapse, so do their carefully set-up plans. Can they give in to the attraction that's been slowly burning them up, or will uncharted territory make them turn tail and run?

Faux is a standalone gay romance novel with a happily ever after ending.
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Afterglow E. Davies
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 19, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1539608182
ISBN-13: 978-1539608189
Amazon: Afterglow E. Davies

“I’m not used to people being nice to me for no reason.”

“You're lonely, too.”
Chris Black, a firefighter in Santa Barbara, is finally out and trying to make up for lost time. He has no trouble finding men, but their first dates end behind his bedroom door. Nobody sticks around except his ex, who leaves him feeling rotten after every booty call. Being passed over for a promotion thanks to his loud mouth is another blow. Most of all, it's coming home to an empty house that's wearing down his optimistic spirits. Answering a cry for help sends him straight to the side of a man who's his opposite, but everything he wants.

“No more me. Good.”
The last glimmer of hope for Ash's future vanished when he came home to find his now-ex, drugs, and four guys in their living room. With nobody by his side, in a hotel room in the small hours, the fog of depression lifts and pushes Ash into action at last. Standing on the balcony railing, he sees a glimpse of freedom and takes a step toward it. Seconds later, his body and spirit broken, Ash is pretty sure he's died after all when he sees a gorgeous stranger fighting to keep him alive.

“I'm safer on the ground.”
When Ash falls through his porch on the way home from the hospital, Chris can't resist offering his guest room. Ash will get the help he needs to adjust to his new limits, and Chris will get a friend, even if he wants more. The close quarters push them both to realize life is brighter and more fleeting than they knew. Each man faces danger from within and outside. Can they make it through the flames to fall in love?

Afterglow is a steamy, stand-alone gay romance novel with a HEA ending and no cliffhanger.
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Grasp (Significant Brothers #2) E. Davies
Gay - Contemporary Romance
File Size: 3688 KB
Print Length: 243 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: August 23, 2017
Amazon: Grasp (Significant Brothers #2) E. Davies

Zoo vet Blane Winters' grumpy attitude and muscles hide a romantic heart. He only relaxes when he's around animals, since he likes them more than people. He has some friends, a good job, and a place of his own, and he's sure that's all he needs. Until he meets a certain incessantly cheerful artist.

Studying meerkats as he paints a wedding present for his sister gives Falcon Harper the perfect excuse to creep on the hot vet. It takes his mind off the dreaded event: he’s happy for his sister, but his secret ex will be at the wedding... Spencer, who broke his heart years ago.

The solution is obvious: Blane can be Falcon's plus-one and show Spencer that Falcon’s moved on to bigger, better things all these years later. But feelings grow as Falcon coaxes Blane out of his shell. Just as happiness seems within their grasp, jealousy threatens to tear it away for good.

Grasp is a standalone gay romance novel with a HEA ending and no cliffhanger.
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Splinter (Significant Brothers #1) E. Davies
Bisexual - Contemporary Romance
Series: Significant Brothers
Paperback: 258 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 27, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1973959909
ISBN-13: 978-1973959908
Amazon: Splinter (Significant Brothers #1) E. Davies

After zero-gravity heroics left astronaut Nicolas Rogers injured, his new job as a park ranger seems perfect. Being a caretaker of his corner of the Smoky Mountains makes him almost okay with having to be on Earth. More importantly, this deep in the woods, Nico's practically a hermit at a remote ranger station. Sure, he has good friends in nearby Knoxville, but he's otherwise free from petty drama and broken hearts... until Deen enters his world.

Caught in a compromising position by relentless paparazzi, rock star and international playboy Deen Jayse barely escaped with his career intact. He needs image rehab and a break from fame. His manager strongly suggests a stint in the Smokies, promoting national parks and being wholesome. Which would be a lot easier if Nico weren't there in his sexy park ranger uniform.

Nico already has his hands full with arsonists at the park without Deen adding to his workload. He thinks he has to babysit a spoiled celebrity, but when he catches a glimpse of the man behind the persona he sees something he can't resist. They've both experienced the isolation of fame, and while their loneliness brings them together, their worlds threaten to tear them apart. Deen can't just drop everything to go live in the mountains, and Nico can't abandon them... After a taste of being together, how can they possibly face a future apart?

Splinter is a standalone gay romance novel with a HEA ending and no cliffhanger.
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Planning for Love Erin Dutton
Lesbian - Contemporary General Fiction
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (August 15, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626399549
ISBN-13: 978-1626399549
Amazon: Planning for Love Erin Dutton

Wedding coordinator Faith McKenna doesn’t believe in the happily-ever-after that she promises her clients. So she has no qualms about giving a few brides one last fling on the side before they commit for life.

When maid of honor Rachel Union catches her best friend fooling around with the wedding coordinator before her wedding day, she swears she’ll out Faith to everyone if the bride doesn’t make it down the aisle. Against her better judgment, Rachel agrees not to tell the groom, but she vows to keep a close eye on Faith until after the big day. But spending time with Faith challenges Rachel’s opinion of her as shallow and opportunistic.
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Venus and Lysander Yoshiyuki Ly
Lesbian - Historical Romance
Paperback: 252 pages
Publisher: Solstice Publishing (January 31, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1625265247
ISBN-13: 978-1625265241
Amazon: Venus and Lysander Yoshiyuki Ly

Living as a nobleman and as a woman, Valerie of Lysander is sick of waiting for the world to change. The discrimination she suffers as an outcast builds into resentment. Once Val takes matters into her own hands, the whole Empire of Tynan feels her brand of justice. The Emperor’s adviser, Lucrezia of Azrith, wants more of Val’s ruthlessness—for revenge against the unjust, and for her own desires. Venus and Lysander is an intricate romance set in the fictional Victorian city of Eden, 250 years after the events in The Scorpion’s Empress. Lucrezia is Lady Chancellor for the Emperor and a sorceress-in-hiding. She is forced to conceal her identity from the religious public for fear of death. As she learns to trust in Val’s chivalry and affections for her, they both fall for the softer sides behind their similar bulletproof personas. Lucrezia receives a mysterious warning about a sadistic enemy threatening the Azrith and Lysander families. Once they discover their nemesis’ true motive, Val and Lucrezia’s tyrannous devotion for one another is all they can count on to survive.

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