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Bad Dogs and Drag Queens (Rose and Thorne #1) by Julie Lynn Hayes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (May 25, 2016)
Amazon Kindle: Bad Dogs and Drag Queens (Rose and Thorne #1)

Blurb: Vinnie Delarosa and Ethan Thorne are partners—on and off the clock. Federal undercover detectives, they’re part of a covert task force designed to promote goodwill between the feds and local authorities. They lend an unobtrusive helping hand wherever it’s needed. No credit required.
Vinnie and Ethan work primarily in the Southeast region of the United States and live together in Richmond, Virginia. A mugger problem brings them to Roanoke, where Vinnie is thrown out as bait to catch the man who’s been snatching purses in a city park, but they end up with more than they bargained for. Why is Vinnie always the one who has to wear the dress? Ethan says it’s because Vinnie looks much prettier in a skirt. How can he argue with that?
Expecting to return to Richmond afterward, Vinnie and Ethan find themselves assigned a new case instead. They are to go undercover at The Stroll, one of the biggest gay nightclubs in Roanoke. Someone is terrorizing both the customers and the performers. Could they be dealing with a hate crime? Someone has to protect the drag queens of Roanoke, so it’s Vinnie and Ethan to the rescue!
The author is donating 10% of the royalties from this book to No Kid Hungry. Visit nokidhungry.org for more information about this organization.

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Meet the author: Julie Lynn Hayes first began publishing short stories and poetry in the 1990’s, when it was a different ballgame altogether, and Ebooks hadn’t been dreamed of yet. That changed in 2010 with the acceptance of her first romance novel. She’s come a long way since that first book appeared, and is finding the journey a very educational one.
She lives in St. Louis with her daughter Sarah and her cat Ramesses. She often writes of two men finding true love and happiness in one another’s arms, and is a great believer in the happily ever after. She likes to write in different genres, to stretch herself in order to see what is possible. Her great challenge is to be told something can’t be done—she feels compelled to do it.
When she isn’t writing, she enjoys crafts, such as crocheting and cross stitch, needlepoint and knitting, and she loves to cook, spending time watching the Food Network. Her favorite chef is Geoffrey Zakarian. Her family thinks she’s a bit off, but she doesn’t mind. Marching to the beat of one’s own drummer is a good thing, after all. Her published works can be found at Dreamspinner Press, eXtasy Books, and Wayward Ink Press.

Have the characters share a list of things they’ll never do again

Ethan: Wear a dress
Vinnie: Hey, that goes on my list, not yours. When did you ever wear a dress?
Ethan: I was thinking of you when I said it.
Vinnie: I can speak for myself. *clears throat* Wear a dress.
Ethan: I don’t believe that.
Vinnie: You don’t believe what?
Ethan: That you’ll never wear a dress again. You’ve said that before. See how well that’s worked out for you.
Vinnie: Fuck you, I mean it this time. And whose fault is it I end up in a dress? Why don’t you wear one next time? Then I won’t have to.
Ethan: Because I can’t possibly look as sexy as you do in a dress, baby. You make my motor run, you know that?
Vinnie: We’re getting off the subject here, Ethan! *blushes* Go on to the next thing on the list.
Ethan: Isn’t it your turn?
Vinnie: I said the dress.
Ethan: I said it first.
Vinnie: Oh for Christ’s sake! I’ll tell you what’s next on my list. I’m never answering interview questions again. *He stalks off, Ethan, following close behind*

Where to find the author:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/julie.l.hayes.7
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorjulielhayes
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ShelleyRunyon
Blog: http://julielynnhayes.blogspot.com
Goodreads Link: : http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3442231.Julie_Lynn_Hayes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond



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Trainwreck (Trainwreck #1) by Michele Micheal Rakes
Publisher: Michele Micheal Rakes (January 25, 2016)
Amazon Kindle: Freeing His Mercenary (Mercenary In Love Book 3)

Blurb: Detective Sergeant Vincent Sweetwater hates dead bodies. That’s why he’s an undercover narc and not a homicide dick. So why is he standing on a sandy beach in California staring at a lifeless body—oh yeah, the suicide attempt. Lieutenant Hanson is making a statement. Something about life worth living. Shows what he knows.
As Vince examines the tortured body, he feels an empathy and déjà vu for the victim, her wounds are similar to scars he has only a vague memory receiving. An intense desire to find her killer fills his queasy belly as a dark game of cat and mouse begins.
The young woman’s death forces Vince back into a secret life dominated by sex, perversion, and sadomasochism. Estranged from his wife he still loves and longing for the man who possessed him once, Vince buries his torment deep inside meaningless sex.
*Warning: This book contains adult content and situations. NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH.

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Meet the author: Michele Micheal Rakes lives in a small town in the shadow of a big mountain and works as a surgical technologist assisting in the removal of tonsils and testicles. Three grown children, a one year old granddaughter named Thrasher, two psychotic Egyptian Mau’s, a husband with hair down to his knees, an Amazon for a wife, two Harley’s, and a ferret named Teeny Tiny Ferret Feet (husband insists her name Little Feet, we all know he’s wrong) life is gets pretty wild.
Note: Wife recently passed away from cancer and this book is dedicated in loving memory of Mary Louise Castleman. Love you babe!

"I’m a Pacific Northwest native who loves to ride a Harley. I’ve been writing since I was small. My first novel, Trainwreck and subsequently the sequel, Surviving Adam were written in 2010, but were not my first publications. Saving Kane was the first, followed by Fourth and Long. There are two more to that series in progress. Trainwreck was a large novel. Epic and dark, but I wanted people to really know the man inside Vincent Sweetwater, so I had to make this anti-hero somehow lovable. I think I achieved that goal, but I won’t know until I release the final book in late August, 2016. The first two are out and three is in post-production, as it were, and I’m going for a June release. I’ve been put a bit behind schedule. Actually, all books are written, but I don’t take editing lightly.
Trainwreck is a five part series about a man addicted to sex. A psychological thriller, Trainwreck takes you into the mind of a killer and his survivor, forever tied together in a twisted dance of sex, BDSM, and abuse. There’s a fine line between love and lust and crazy. Trainwreck explores Vince’s hidden desires and his sexuality. He’s a man on a tragic path who must find a killer before the bastard takes one more life, and he must do it while keeping his own suicidal ass in check. Funny, tragic, and poignant. He’s so broken, all there is left for him to do is put the pieces of himself back together, and just when he thinks he can’t get crushed any further, the killer strikes again.
*This is a menage/poly, but if you can imagine the combinations, then you’re in for a treat."

List the first five things you would do if you suddenly had millions of dollars.
The first thing I would do is create the Mary Louise Castleman Fund to raise money to help low income cancer patients and for research toward a cure for cancer. Then I would take care of my family. From there, I’ve always wanted to live a year in the highlands of Scotland. I’m a pretty simple person. I wish I could write full time and perhaps the money would help me do that, but I can honestly say…I’d spend it on everyone else. College funds for the grandchildren. College for my son. I’d love to be able to give my kids and grandkids nice things. Most of all, I’d trade every last penny to have Mary back, to have my wife back, and riding her Harley. Instead, I’ll just have to wait until the next life to see her again.

Where to find the author:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/michelerakes1
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/michelemichealrakes
Twitter: @MicheleRakes
Blog: www.michelerakes.wordpress.com
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28644673-trainwreck



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In The Present Tense by Carrie Pack
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Interlude Press (May 19, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1941530788
ISBN-13: 978-1941530788
Amazon: In The Present Tense
Amazon Kindle: In The Present Tense

Blurb: Miles Lawson goes to sleep dreaming of a future with his boyfriend Adam, but wakes to find he is married to Ana, an acquaintance from high school. When he learns he has been time traveling, Miles is consumed with finding a cure for his rare condition—and finding his first love. But will he be able to convince Adam he is telling the truth before it’s too late?

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Meet the author: Carrie Pack is the author of Designs On You and a part-time college professor who recently left her job in marketing to actively pursue her writing career. Carrie lives in Florida, which she fondly calls America’s Wang, with her husband and four cats.

"Thanks for having me. My current book is In the Present Tense. It’s a tale of mental illness, time travel and betrayal. And if that doesn’t get you hooked, there’s also a love story driving the narrative as well as a bit of mystery surrounding my main character Miles and the mysterious condition that causes him to time travel."

1) Do you have any strange writing habits?
I’m a pantser; I write by the seat of my pants with minimal outlining. I write at all hours of the day but especially after dark. I always use a computer to write, but sometimes it’s on my couch, other times in bed, but rarely at my desk. I often have one of my four cats covering one or more hands, so typos are a definite possibility.

2) Just as your books will inspire others, what books have inspired you?
I am such a voracious reader, this kind of question is always tough for me to answer. The easy answer is “all of them.” But the ones that have stuck with me are ones I read as a child, like the entire Oz series. L. Frank Baum created such a lush world full of imagination, and it’s a shame so many people have only seen the movies. But I was later inspired by Chaim Potok, early VC Andrews, Ray Bradbury, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Lewis Carroll, Margaret Atwood, Barbara Kingsolver. The list goes on. Maybe I should have just said “all of them.”

3) What do you consider to be your best accomplishment (writing or life)?
My biggest accomplishment is always the last book I’ve finished writing. The act of turning in a manuscript always feels so incredibly rewarding.

4) Where do you see yourself in ten years?
I hope to be still writing books that inspire, entertain and make people think. It wouldn’t hurt to have a best-seller under my belt either.

5) If you had a super power, what would it be?
Time travel. It’s 100% why I wrote In the Present Tense. I wanted to take the stigma placed on mental illness and turn it into a super power.

Where to find the author:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/mscarriepack
Twitter: https://twitter.com/carriepack
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mscarriepack/
Website: www.carriepack.com
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28490338-in-the-present-tense



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Dead Camp (Dead Camp #1) by Sean Kerr
Publisher: eXtasy Books (December 22, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: Dead Camp (Dead Camp #1)

Blurb: Eli is an ancient vampire with an ego the size of a planet and a sex drive to match, but his tumultuous past left him broken, so he hides from humanity and cowers from love, left to endure the crushing guilt that haunts his every waking moment. Even his best friend Malachi, a ghost who is hopelessly in love with Eli, remains unaware of all that transpired in London. Malachi can never know the truth.

When the Angel Daniyyel pays an unwelcome visit, Eli must face his secrets, secrets that he has tried so long to hide. To make matters worse, a chance encounter with the most beautiful man he has ever seen shatters his beloved isolation, pushing him into the world of the living once more. Something about this strange man seems so familiar, but Eli can’t even remember who he was before he became a vampire, never mind explain the unwanted emotions the enigmatic stranger ignites in his dead heart. So Eli has a choice—return to the world that ruined him, or continue his self-imposed exile with no hope of salvation.

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Meet the author: I think that as I approach that milestone that is fifty, I must be one of the oldest gamers on the face of this earth. Many a day you will find me lashed to my PS4 enjoying a good session of Skyrim. Who doesn’t love a good session of Skyrim?
I love writing—I have done it since I was a child when I would happily write about the latest episode of Doctor Who (Tom Baker in those days) in my schoolbooks. Growing up and becoming a business owner with my friend Jayne left little time to pursue my dream of publication, but of late the desire and the compulsion to put words onto paper have once again dominated my life so that now, my laptop has become surgically fused to my fingertips.
There is something desperately satisfying about telling a story. My fascination with History, Religion and Conspiracy theories have, in this instance, gone hand-in-hand with my love of all things vampire, fantasy, sci-fi and horror. I drove my parents nuts when I was young because that was all I would read about in books, all I would watch on television, but they have held me in good stead, and long may my obsession with the subjects continue, at least, that is, until the day they put me in my own wooden box. And imagination is such a wonderful thing. I once had a rather vivid dream about David Tennant and the Tardis console, but I could not possibly go into details about that here. Let’s just say that my polarity was well and truly reversed.
Dead Camp is just the beginning. I have to check my knickers every day at the thought that this book is now in the public domain. My first book, and I hope the first of many. And to those out there who love to write, who love to transport us to new worlds, or old worlds with a twisted perspective, I say to you keep going. I never thought I would ever see my work available to download, and thanks to eXtasy Books, the dream that I always thought unobtainable has finally come true. So thank you all at eXtasy, I am one happy homosexual thanks to you, and thank you the reader for taking the time to read this strange tale and allowing Eli and the incomparable Malachi into your lives.
And now I really need Skyrim.
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1) Was there a basis for you story? A previous experience or something else?
The sexual aspect of the story, the desire to be needed, to feel attractive, the never-ending appetite, that came from me to an extent. As a gay man in my late 40’s, I feel rather unattractive, and non-sexual, so a lot of my feelings on that subject fueled my writing. But the idea itself was born from my love of film, television, and documentaries, which continue to be a great source of inspiration. I love the Discovery channel. I once watched a documentary about Hitler and his obsession with the occult. That made something in my head explode, and before I knew it, I had the outline of Dead Camp plotted. Also, as I work through an idea, other ones present themselves. Sometimes they fit, sometimes they have to be put away for another book. When an idea hits me, I write it down, and then I start to write around it, play with it, and see where it leads me. Dead Camp presented a series of strong ideas, and once I realised that they could all be linked, that there was an entire series of possibilities, I was at my computer writing furiously.
I recently finished reading a book, The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, and I consider that book to be the true successor to Stoker’s Dracula. However, as I was reading it, another idea hit me, albeit one that does not involve Vampires. Her style of writing, and the way she tells her story, got me to thinking about how I could tell a story in a slightly different way, and then I realised that I had the outline for a completely new book. So I wrote it down, put it in my file, and that will be my project once Dead Camp is finished.

2) What skills do you think a writer needs?
I don’t know if I have any skills, that is not for me to judge. I think that as a writer, you need to try to create believable characters, be they Vampires, Demons, or Ghosts. If you cannot empathize with your characters, then the work will not engage the reader and the work will lack any kind of emotional charge. As a reader, I like to feel emotionally attached to the characters I read about, and then I feel involved in the story, and I care about them and their journey. For a writer, that is a really hard thing to do, but also the most important.

3) What for you is the perfect book hero?
Someone who learns about themselves as they progress through the story, and that in turn helps the reader to engage. It’s all very well being gorgeous, strong, to have supernatural powers, or leap tall buildings in a stride, but I want to engage with my hero on an emotional level, I want to identify with them, feel the things they feel, see their vulnerabilities and follow their journey to beat those fears. I want to see a hero that has a little bit of me inside them, because if they can achieve their goals, then so can I.

4) Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
That initial finding of the voice, that initial characterization that will fuel the novel. I need to find a way into my characters, how do they speak, how do they react to a given situation, what do they feel, what do they need, what drives them. I have to answer these questions before I can write, and sometimes that is a challenge.
Book 1 and 2 were not so bad. I had Eli well and truly mapped out, and Malachi was just a joy to write. Book 3 is proving very difficult, because I thought I knew the character, and I thought I knew how he would be, but I was wrong. He is different to how I imagined and I have had to go back and re-examine him, and that is not a bad thing because I hope he will be all the more rounded for it. But it has taken a while to get into his head, even though I have written over half of the first draft. The second half of the book will go quicker now that I know him, and the second draft will be much better once I adjust a few things. Characters can really screw you over sometimes, I may just have to kill someone.

5) Tell us about your favorite childhood book.
When I was a very young child, my aunt took me to a jumble sale. I was about 8, and it was during the school summer break. In that jumble sale I found a very old, very worn copy of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. It was 50p, so my aunt bought it for me. I read that book in a couple of days. I read that book about three times over that 6-week summer break. I have read that book so very, very many times over the years. Bram Stoker gave us one of the very best literary monsters in history. That book is genius, on every level. His imagination, his research, his approach to telling a story, his characterization, wow. I have read that book so many times, and I will read it again, and again. He inspired me to write, he inspired Dead Camp, and there is a story I want to tell in the future, and even though it will not involve Vampires, the style of it is directly inspired by the style of Bram Stoker and Dracula.

Where to find the author:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sean.kerr.146
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/Dead-Camp-blog-402721546519007/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sgk69
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6207037.Sean_Kerr
Dead Camp site:: http://seankerr5.wix.com/deadcamp
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Come What May (All Saints #1) by A.M. Arthur
Series: All Saints (Book 1)
Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Carina Press; Not for Online edition (April 19, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 037300396X
ISBN-13: 978-0373003969
Amazon: Come What May (All Saints #1)
Amazon Kindle: Come What May (All Saints #1)

Blurb: Jonas needs Tate. He just doesn’t know it yet.
Or at least, he doesn't want to admit it. Because there is no way Jonas Ashcroft is gay. He’s a straight, carefree frat boy player, just like any good son of a conservative state senator. If only his struggle to convince everyone—especially himself—didn’t leave him so miserable. No matter how many girls or bottles he drowns himself in, Jonas can neither escape nor accept who he is.
Enter Tate. He’s smart, confident, and instantly sees right through Jonas’s surly exterior. Sure, he’s done things in life he’s not proud of, but he knows who he is and what he wants. And what he wants is Jonas. As their easy friendship intensifies into something more, Tate introduces Jonas to a life he’s never known. One filled with acceptance and sex and a love that terrifies and excites them both.
But some inner demons refuse to be shaken off so easily. When Jonas’s old life barges in, he faces a shattering choice, one that could destroy everything he and Tate have fought so hard for. Sometimes love just isn’t enough—and sometimes it’s exactly what you need.

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Meet the author: A.M. Arthur was born and raised in the same kind of small town that she likes to write about, a stone's throw from both beach resorts and generational farmland. She's been creating stories in her head since she was a child and scribbling them down nearly as long, in a losing battle to make the fictional voices stop. She credits an early fascination with male friendships (bromance hadn't been coined yet back then) with her later discovery of and subsequent love affair with m/m romance stories. A.M. Arthur's work is available from Samhain Publishing, Carina Press, Dreamspinner Press, and SMP Swerve.
When not exorcising the voices in her head, she toils away in a retail job that tests her patience and gives her lots of story fodder. She can also be found in her kitchen, pretending she's an amateur chef and trying to not poison herself or others with her cuisine experiments.

"Hello! I’m an m/m romance author, who mostly writes contemporary but occasionally delves into paranormal. I live in Hicksville, USA with two rambunctious cats and a large collection of horror film DVDs.
My newest release, Come What May, is the first in a new NA romance series with Carina Press. Jonas Ashcroft is suspended from college after a fraternity prank goes wrong, and he’s stuck working in his aunt’s thrift store—his very first job ever. Tate Dawson runs an LGBT homeless shelter nearby, and when their paths cross, sparks fly. So do insults, misunderstandings, and smexy times.

List story ideas you hope to tackle in the future.
How much time do you have?
I don’t want to regurgitate my list of WIP’s or planned sequels, because I’ve posted those on my website. So instead, I’ll list some of the less defined ideas I want to work on at some point. All m/m, although not all necessarily romance….
A shifter book. I started writing one in April, and I have no idea where it’s going or when I’ll finish, but I adore shifters.
A haunted house book. I’ve done spooky (Prodigal, Frozen), but I want to do some sort of legit haunted house/slasher-style novel.
I’ve always been fascinated by the food truck culture. While I step into a little bit in the second All Saints book, Say It Right, I have notes for a series that uses multiple food trucks as the setting/the thing that ties all of the heroes together.
The insane chemistry between Danny and Doody in the recent FOX live musical version of “Grease” has me wanting to do an m/m in the 1950’s greaser world.
Romantic suspense. Just because I’ve never tried writing one.
Phew, that’s a list.

Where to find the author:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/A.M.Arthur.M.A
Twitter: http://twitter.com/am_arthur
Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/am-arthur
Website: http://amarthur.blogspot.com/
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27731949-come-what-may



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No Place Like Home (Soulmates #2) by DC Juris
Publisher: Torquere Press
Purchase: Torquere Press

Synopsis: Calliph and Mateo are back! The peace of the shifter pair's calm, quiet life is shattered by a visit from one of Calliph's old pack members. Calliph must travel to the town of his birth, Naolassel, to speak on behalf of his twin brother, Rupos, who has been charged with murder. But Calliph's decision will endanger his beloved kitten...not to mention their relationship. Can Mateo reconcile with who Calliph was--and what he did--during the war, or is the truth of his wolf too much to bear? Previously published by Noble Romance.

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Meet the Author
Romance author, sci-fi fan club Captain, cosplayer, reigning Queen of Monkeyland, and random menace. Yep, we’re talking about DC Juris. She’s a cupcake-making, football-watching, rubber-duck-collecting, drag-show loving, full-of-fabulous-with-a-capital-F kinda gal. She’s also an ordained minister and an amateur photographer. She lives in Upstate New York with her husband, three dogs, and three cats. When she’s not writing, you can find her in her favorite chair watching Star Trek and Supernatural repeats on Netflix, or surfing the web for porn. Er…research. Surfing the web for research. She may speak softly but she lives and loves loudly. Just ask the neighbors. ::wink::
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An Act of Devotion by A.M. Leibowitz
Publisher: Supposed Crimes
Amazon Kindle: An Act of Devotion

Blurb: Adam Lansing has always relied on his charm to get by. Sure, he’s starting over—new school, new graduate assistant position—but he knows he won’t have any trouble working his magic on anyone he chooses.
Antonio "AJ" Mancuso is deep inside his own head. He's cool, calm, and confident. Despite all the friends around him, he often feels like he straddles two worlds. Is there anyone who could love him for everything that defines him—past and present?
From the first time they meet, Adam is determined to get gorgeous AJ to notice him. But just as the heat is cranking up between them, Adam spots AJ with another man. Adam strikes back through a fling with an ex. When he discovers the truth behind AJ's behavior, he realizes that his magic won't clean up for him this time.

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Meet the author: A. M. Leibowitz is a queer spouse, parent, feminist, and book-lover falling somewhere on the Geek-Nerd Spectrum. Ze keeps warm through the long, cold western New York winters by writing about life, relationships, hope, and happy-for-now endings. In between noveling and editing, ze blogs coffee-fueled, quirky commentary on faith, culture, writing, books, and hir family.

"I’m an author and editor by day, a spouse, parent, and activist by night. An Act of Devotion is my fourth novel. It was inspired by the work many of my fellow activists are doing. I usually write literary LGBTQ+ fiction with relational themes (love, friendship, family). This is my first genuine romance."

1) Where do you find your inspiration?
Usually from real-life situations I or people I know have been through. I dress them up a bit, and they aren’t exact matches, but they’re definitely inspired by reality.

2) When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Back when I was blogging, doing commentary on issues in the church. I’ve been writing for years, but until I did it all the time, I never really put myself in that category.

3) Do your characters become like real people to you?
Oh, yes. Characters in books I read do as well. I like to say I don’t read or write a book—I have a relationship with it.

4) If you weren’t a writer, what else would you like to have done?
I was going to be a lactation consultant, a professional who works with breastfeeding parents. I even wrote an educational program as my graduate thesis.

5) What do you want your tombstone to say?
Just my name and dates. I’d like to hope my legacy is more than what’s written on a stone in a cemetery.

Where to find the author:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amymitchell29
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/UnchainedFaith
Twitter: https://twitter.com/amyunchained @amyunchained
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/amyunchained/
Web site: http://amleibowitz.com
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00OIC158W (A. M. Leibowitz)
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/AMLeibowitz
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29508991-an-act-of-devotion



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Lime and Tangerine by Kevin Caucher
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing (April 29, 2016)
Amazon Kindle: Lime and Tangerine

Synopsis: The post-apocalyptic world has changed. Colors have changed.
The skies are now red, and the seas fandango pink.
There are those who’ve acquired skills as “squinters”. By narrowing their eyes, they can see people in different colors—colors by which they can define their mood.
Senlin was born a squinter. A child of the foster system, the lack of love has left him with casual views on sex.
When Sicong recruits him into SQX, a squinter organization, Senlin wants nothing more than to jump his bones, but Sicong’s detachment makes Senlin believe his feelings aren’t reciprocated.
Senlin and Sicong’s relationship begins to grow as they undertake missions together.
That is, until an enemy of SQX turns his attention upon them.

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About the author: Growing up in China, KEVIN CAUCHER never thought he’d grow up loving to write; never did he expect himself ending up in Australia either. He is now happily partnered in NSW Illawarra area and writing.
Kevin’s writing is mainly influenced by his growing up as a gay Chinese; he also sometimes pops out totally random stories that has nothing to do with his growing up.
Besides his passion for writing, Kevin has also opened a cafe in December 2015. “There, the cliché of authors writing in a cafe.”

KEVIN CAUCHER can be found at:

Website: kevincaucher.wordpress.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kevincaucher1

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Power Play (Scoring Chances #3) by Avon Gale
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 9, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1634772431
ISBN-13: 978-1634772433
Amazon: Power Play (Scoring Chances #3)
Amazon Kindle: Power Play (Scoring Chances #3)

Blurb: A freak accident during the Stanley Cup Playoffs put an end to Max Ashford’s hockey career. Despite everything, Max gets back into the game he loves—only this time, behind the bench as an assistant coach of the Spartanburg Spitfires, the worst team in the entire league. But nothing prepares him for the shock when he learns the new head coach is Misha Samarin, the man who caused Max’s accident.

After spending guilt-ridden years for his part in Max’s accident, Russian native Misha Samarin has no idea what to do when he’s confronted with Max’s presence. Max’s optimism plays havoc with Misha’s equilibrium—as does the fierce attraction that springs up between them.

Not only must they navigate Misha’s remorse and a past he’s spent a lifetime to forget, but also a sleazy GM determined to use their history as a marketing hook. But when an unwelcome visitor targets the team, Misha revisits his darkest days, which might cost him and Max the beginning they’ve worked so hard to build.

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Meet the author: Avon Gale was once the mayor on Foursquare of Jazzercise and Lollicup, which should tell you all you need to know about her as a person. She likes road trips, rock concerts, drinking Kentucky bourbon and yelling at hockey. She’s a displaced southerner living in a liberal midwestern college town, and when she’s not writing you can find her at the salon, making her clients look and feel fabulous. She never gets tired of people and their stories -- either real or the ones she makes up in her head.

1) Describe your book to us.
Power Play is about two former NHL players who were hired to coach the worst team in the ECHL, the Spartanburg Spitfires. Not only did Max and Misha play for rival teams, but during a heated playoff game, Misha inadvertently caused an accident that ended Max’s career. It’s now five years later, and the two are hired by a GM who thinks maybe the publicity will help sell tickets.

2) Have you ever read something that made you think differently about your genre? Can you tell us what it was?
I can remember the first romance novel I ever read, which was a gothic romance – one of those where the girl is in a dress and running away from a towering castle? It was called “The Lost Duchess of Greydon Castle.” I was hooked on romance from that point on, and read every one in this giant box my mom kept in our upstairs guest room. I’ve always loved gothic romance and would love to write one someday!

3) Tell us about your character’s family life?
Max has a very happy and supportive family. His mother was a lacrosse player in high school, and his father was the shy, geeky kid who was good at math and tutored his outgoing, popular mother. Max jokes that his parents relationship is a real-life meet-cute rom-com, and it is. They have a very strong friendship and that’s something that has made an impact on Max from an early age. He also has an older brother, who’s married with three kids. His older brother is an accountant and the reason Max passed math in high school and college.

4) Compare yourself to your main character.
Max and I share a lot of similarities, in that we’re both positive, optimistic people who are all about moving forward and new adventures. Max sees the best in everyone and I like to think I do, too. I’m a little better at geography and definitely better with history than Max, but I can’t ice skate to save my life – and I’m a die-hard Bruins fan.

5) Describe your past week as a type of landscape or a weather forecast.
It’s hockey playoffs and my second-favorite team is in the second round, so, basically every day is like a tornado around here when the game is on. When it’s not a game day for the Blues, I’d say it’s mostly sunny with a nice cool breeze ;)

Where to find the author:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/avongalewrites
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/authoravongale
Twitter: @avongalewrites
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The Case of the Thwarted Lovers (Mark Julian, Vampire P.I. #6) by L.G. Fabbo-Gonnella
Publisher: Ai Press
Amazon Kindle: The Case of the Thwarted Lovers (Mark Julian, Vampire P.I. #6)

Synopsis: It’s been a long shift for Detective Vincent Pasquale. Back at his desk at the station he finds a phone message from his vampire spouse, Mark, waiting for him.
"Hi. I figured calling your station phone number was more secure than using a cell. Listen our friend Dexter found something about who may have tried to frame Jean-Claude. Turns out that there is a lot more to this thing! It’s big. Jean-Claude and Jaime are meeting me here before we all head over to see Tortego at his offices. We should be there in a half hour and we figure this meeting will run most of the day. If you can join us fine but if not I’ll tell you about it later after your shift is over. Call me.”
A few moments later a report comes into the station about a possible terrorist bomb explosion at a Midtown office building. No survivors are reported. To his horror Vinnie realizes the bombsite’s address is the exact location of Tortego’s offices. In a panic Vinnie rushes to the scene where, out of nowhere, he is shot from behind by an unknown assailant. Its’ four funerals and a wedding, as the newest Julian book unfolds.

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More in the Mark Julian, Vampire P.I. Series
While each individual mystery can be read as a stand along, there are storylines that continue from one book to another, so we recommend you use the series in order:
Book One – The Case of the Choirboy Killer, Amazon Kindle: Book One – The Case of the Choirboy Killer
Book Two – The Case of the Strega’s Touch, Amazon Kindle: Book Two – The Case of the Strega’s Touch
Book Three – The Case of the Heavenly Host, Amazon Kindle: Book Three – The Case of the Heavenly Host
Book Four – The Case of the Vampire Hunter, Amazon Kindle: Book Four – The Case of the Vampire Hunter
Book Five – The Case No One Foretold, Amazon Kindle: Book Five – The Case No One Foretold

About the author: L.G.Fabbo-Gonnella is a resident of NYC. He has often said Manhattan is the underlying unspoken character in many of his books. “I guess it’s a love affair that I have with her,” he once said. “I could live here forever and yet still find magical things about her that I never knew existed.”
When not seeking out interesting new locales for his books he can be found dinning with friends and enjoying all the city he adores has to offer.
Though he has not yet met the supernatural denizens of NYC, he does hope too one day. And yes, there is a “letter Lounge” albeit under a different name.

He can be reached at L.G.Fabbo.Gonnella@gmail.co
Facebook: https://facebook.com/Mystery-writings-of-LG-Fabbo-Gonnella
Website: http://fabbo-gonnella.blogspot.com
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Mocha Kisses and Coffee by Rawiya
Publisher: Thirteen Below Press
Amazon: Mocha Kisses and Coffee
Amazon Kindle: Mocha Kisses and Coffee

Synopsis: Simple delicacies like donuts and coffee can bring two people together no matter what their differences; it can make for a very satisfying experience. But deceit can turn those experiences sour.
In these two stories, Cupid shoots his arrows at four men, drawing them to one another through chance encounters that instantly grow into something more.

Time To Make The Donuts

Christopher Wettlon has inherited his grandfather’s Donuts to Go shop. He’s young, educated, and pretty well off, but still something is missing from his life.
Enter Andre Bentley, who seems to have everything going for him. Little does Christopher know Andre is out for more than his fresh, strawberry creams.
The two men are getting along well until Chris confronts Andre about his job. Can Andre ‘work’ himself back into Chris’s good graces?

Smooth Like Latte
Brendan Walsh is committed to working for his irrational, homophobic dad who has threatened to disown him if he comes out gay to the world. Pretending to be someone he isn’t weighs him down. This puts Brendan on edge and alert at all times, leaving little to no time for him to build a steady relationship with anyone.
Davori “Latte” Jenkins is a happy go lucky barista working in the Walsh building. Born and raised in North Carolina, Latte possesses extremely good looks and charms the pants off anyone in his path using his Southern boy attitude.
When Brendan visits the shop Latte works in, they’re immediately drawn to one another. Latte makes him a caramel latte with something extra.
Because Brendan isn’t out of the closet, they keep their thoughts and flirtations private. Once they start dating, Brendan gets the courage to come out publicly and the relationship goes into overdrive. Still, Latte desires something more to define their relationship.

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Meet the Author
RAWIYA is the more sensual erotica writer in the BLRawiya duo. She loves multiracial characters who overcome obstacles other than race. Sweet, sassy, and spicy would be the best way to describe her work. Happily married mother of two, loves music, computers, and travel.
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Send Lawyers, Guns, and Roses (Heart and Haven #2) by Heloise West
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (April 18, 2016)
Amazon Kindle: Send Lawyers, Guns, and Roses (Heart and Haven #2)

Blurb: When Hunter and Alex are given the vacation of a lifetime, it’s a chance for them to pay attention to romance and get out of the path of danger. The tiny Caribbean island of Saba is gorgeous, the first to have marriage equality, and the Sabans are the nicest people on earth.
There’s lots of rum poolside for relaxing and a room with a mirror on the ceiling for passion. Hot karaoke nights, cold beer, and new friends.
But their new friends Orfeo and Max, and Max’s sister Talisha, share a troubling secret. Alex and Hunter want to help. As a hurricane bears down on them, a dead body surfaces, and a purple backpack loaded with stolen jewels leads a pair of dangerous men to the island.
Alex would rather poke his own eyes out with a pointy stick than call on his old enemy Nick Truman for help; he’d also do anything to keep Hunter out of danger. But even his nemesis can’t reach them now.
Once again, they only have each other to depend on as their paradise is about to become hell on earth.

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Meet the author: Heloise West, when not hunched over the keyboard plotting love and mayhem, dreams about moving to a villa in Tuscany. She loves history, mysteries, and romance of all flavors. She travels and gardens with her partner of 10 years, and their home overflows with books, cats, art, and red wine.

"This is the second installment in the Heart and Haven series, a universe that began with Hitting Black Ice (Loose Id). Send Lawyers, Guns, and Roses picks up after the events in HBI a few months after. Hunter and Alex’s troubles aren’t over yet, and to help the couple escape them, Alex’s parents given them a vacation on the Caribbean island of Saba.

I love to travel, and though recently we’ve been alternating American and European cities, in another century I did some traveling in the Caribbean, mostly in the Lesser Antilles, as far south as Barbados. I’ve never been to Saba, though. I’d love to, now. "

1) What is the most satisfying thing about being a writer?
If I don't write, I don't know who I am. I've always written, had dreams of publishing despite negativity from family. I worked hard to get my work to a place I'm happy with though I know I have a lot to learn.

2) Do your characters ever take over your writing and make the story go somewhere you hadn’t originally planned?
Well, yes, but that's the process, right? Getting out of your own way, erasing that border between the character and the creative process.

3) How did you celebrate the release of your book?
Prosecco is the celebratory beverage of choice.

4) How did you come up with the idea for this book?
I needed to continue the story of Hunter and Alex in the same vein, as a romantic suspense. At first thought I thought I'd send them to Europe, get involved with spies or something. But I always loved the movie "Key Largo" and the Caribbean, so we went south instead of east.

5) Have you ever written naked?
Only when it's really, really hot. Outside.

Where to find the author:
Blog: https://velvetpanic2.wordpress.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heloise.west.1
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/heloisewest/
Email: heloise_67@hotmail.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/velvetpanic
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A Wizard in Waikiki by A.J. Llewellyn
Amazon Kindle: A Wizard in Waikiki

BLURB: Summoned from the past, Konu rises naked from the sea to reclaim his power for the freedom to live—and love. If the forces of evil don’t get to him first!

On a hot day in Waikiki, beachgoers are stunned when a tall, handsome man rises from the ocean. Striding naked to a small, ringed enclosure containing four huge stones most tourists never even notice, he becomes visibly upset. These are Wizard Stones, positioned between the beach and the foot traffic on Kalakaua Avenue. Konu, the naked man, is agitated by a young Asian girl draping her beach towel over the stones. He's come a long way, from Tahiti, and is one of the ancient wizards whose power was infused into these sacred stones four hundred years ago.

With the invisible battle between good and evil raging, Konu has been dispatched to help balance the power. Landing in modern-day Waikiki, he's stunned by the changes – and to find he is alone. A cop tries to arrest him for indecent exposure but the young girl's grandfather – who thinks Konu's a homeless lunatic offers him refuge. Will the ancient forces of evil beat this wizard in Waikiki? Or can Konu find his power again, and perhaps…even love?

Publisher’s note: This book was previously published. It has been edited and re-released with Ai Press.

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About the Author: A.J. Llewellyn lives in California, but dreams of living in Hawaii. Frequent trips to all the islands, bags of Kona coffee in the fridge and a healthy collection of Hawaiian records keep this writer refueled.
A.J’s passion for the islands led to writing a play about the last ruling monarch of Hawaii, Queen Lili’uokalani as well as a non-erotic novel about the overthrow of her kingdom written in diary form from her maid’s point of view.
A.J. never lacks inspiritation for male/male erotic romances and on the rare occasion this happens, pursues other passions such as collecting books on Hawaiiana, surfing and spending time with friends and animal companions.
A.J. Llewellyn believes that love is a song best sung out loud.
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Bryan & Jase (Something about Him) by A.D. Ellis
Amazon Kindle: Bryan & Jase (Something about Him)

BLURB: Jase Rafferty grew up hiding his sexual curiosities—until he meets Bryan Keating. Bryan’s sexual preference is no secret, and being deployed overseas together allows the two men to forge a solid friendship. The sexual attraction is undeniable, but after one lust-filled week, they must go their separate ways.

A year later, a chance meeting gives them one more weekend together, even though they know Jase can’t risk his military career or his family obligations to be with Bryan.

Several years pass before Jase finally accepts the desperate longing in his heart and body. But when fear and hatred threaten to tear them apart, Jase must make a tough decision, one that he isn’t sure he and Bryan can overcome. Together, they must choose to weather the storm or say goodbye forever.

**This is a male/male romance meant for ages 18+ due to adult language and adult situations.**

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Author Bio: A.D. Ellis spends the majority of her days loving and wrangling two school-aged children and a husband before heading to the inner city of Indiana to teach a challenging group of alternative education students in grades third through sixth. Most days she hits the gym after school in hopes of running and lifting away the stress and headaches of the day before picking up her children and squeezing a whole day’s worth of loving and living into the too-short hours before bed. It’s no wonder Ms. Ellis lives for the slower, easier days she gets to enjoy on breaks from school.
Growing up in a small farming town in southern Indiana, A.D. is grateful to her mother for passing along the love of reading. With her nose constantly stuck in a book, Ms. Ellis became accustomed to friends and acquaintances snickering and shaking their heads at her love of reading.
A.D. never dreamed of being anything but a teacher, although there are certain times of the year when she laments her career choice. Ms. Ellis had a story idea floating in her head for about a year. After persistent prodding from a friend, A.D. put pen to paper and began writing her first story in October 2013. From that moment on, she was hooked. Taking the people and stories from her head and sharing them with readers is a scary, exhausting, rewarding, and fulfilling experience which A.D. plans to continue until there are no more stories banging around in her mind.
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Victory Portrait (Pride of Uttor#4) by Tali Spencer
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing, LLC (April 8, 2016)
Amazon Kindle: Victory Portrait (Pride of Uttor#4)

Blurb: Imperial captive and former Sebboyan prince Peta Kordeun has one great wish: to meet Darius Arrento, conqueror of his country and a man he has idolized since childhood. That wish comes true the day the Uttoran emperor assigns Peta to assist the artist who will be painting the great general’s official portrait.

General Darius Arrento would rather take a crossbow bolt through his flesh than sit for a portrait, until his friend the emperor forces his hand. The notorious artist, Brazzi, uses semen and other sexual fluids to bind his colors—and Arrento is captivated by the artist’s pretty helper. Before long he is driven to possess the gorgeous young man who draws battle maps and whose naïve charm has won more hearts in Uttor than Arrento has won battles.

When Arrento learns that Peta, the slave he covets and wants for his own, is one of the despised Kordeun princes, he storms from Uttor toward a far corner of the empire—where he quickly finds himself embroiled in a plot to tear Uttor’s empire apart. His emotions and loyalties frayed, the great Arrento is in the battle of his life…and Peta may hold the key to his survival.

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Meet the author: Tali Spencer delights in erotic fantasy and adventure, creating worlds where she can explore the heights and shadows of sexual passion. A hopeful romantic and lover of all things exotic, she also writes high fantasy and science fiction. If you would like to see inspiration pictures for her characters, or glimpse how she envisions her worlds, check out her Pinterest boards.

Thanks to a restless father, she grew up as a bit of a nomad and still loves to travel whenever she can. Her longest stint in one place was Milwaukee where she went to college, enjoyed a series of interesting careers, and raised three surprisingly well-adjusted sons. She later married her true love and put down new roots in Philadelphia, where she lives in an ongoing Italian American family sitcom. At least she’s learned how make good pasta. When not writing, Tali reads everything from sweet goofy romances to medical research, manages her fantasy football team—go Gekkos!—and takes long walks with her loving, if slightly neurotic, poodle.

Tali’s other books include the three preceding Uttor books: Captive Heart, Dangerous Beauty, and Adored, all with Resplendence. Her gay male high fantasy stories, Thick as Thieves, Sorcerer’s Knot, and The Prince of Winds, are published by Dreamspinner Press. She often posts free stories and excerpts on her blog.

"Thanks so much, Elisa, for having me stop by to talk about Victory Portrait, my new release. I had a lot of fun writing this book, particularly because I really enjoyed working with my favorite tropes. Tropes get a bad rap in some quarters, but I rather respect them.

When I was in the ninth grade, a most amazing English teacher gave my young mind one of its first glimpses of adult thinking. To children everything tends to be painted either black or white. Good or bad. True or not true.

This teacher, in preparation for learning Shakespeare, wrote “stereotype” on the chalk board. (We had chalk boards, which were indisputably bad because they were dirty.)

Stereotype. Good? Or bad?

To a child, we were certain we had this one pegged: stereotypes were bad. It was a time of peace marches, TV news, nuclear threats, civil rights and feminism. Stereotypes, we knew, were used by that murky entity The Establishment to put good people down.

My teacher pointed out that The Establishment was, itself, a stereotype. Dang. I hadn’t thought of that. She went on to lead us in a fascinating (to this day) discussion of all the different stereotypes we knew about, which ones we believed, and which ones we wanted to change. We had a great deal of fun looking at all the stereotypes in Romeo and Juliet, and talking about which ones existed then and still existed in our time.

Turns out stereotypes exist not because of some evil stereotype-creating conspiracy, but because stereotypes are simplified, often over-simplified, perceptions that may or may not be true—and they have roots in something that either is true or that people want to believe.

A stereotype is a cultural shortcut. We use them to say we know or understand something or someone, rather than take the extra time and effort to create understanding for each individual or event. We use stereotypes to understand something just enough—and no more.

Tropes, like stereotypes, exist as shortcuts. As a writer I’m particularly fond of the captive trope in romance. You know the one: virgin (usually, though not always) captured by a powerful man, leading to mind-blowing sex and happy ever after. I like to combine this trope with other favorites, like royalty or the alpha hero. Enemies to lovers is another fun one. The trope keys in on what’s at the core of that story’s relationship.

In Victory Portrait, my latest release, the captive royal main character (not quite a virgin but might as well be) is of course thrown together with an alpha hero and a bit of enemies to lovers. That is, to be sure, a vast oversimplification of the plot and characters, but it would be laughable to deny that these tropes are present.

As a reader, I use tropes to help decide what to read. Give me an alien prince, a little captivity, perhaps a billionaire due his comeuppance, maybe a sweet new guy in town meets crusty native who just needs to get the stick out of his… well, you get my drift. We all have our favorites, and we look for books that will give us those things.

Or, as is my case, I write them. Like Shakespeare, just not as good."

Where to find the author:
Facebook: : http://www.facebook.com/tali.spencer
Twitter: @tali_spencer
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/talispencer/
Blog: http://talismania-brilliantdisguise.blogspot.com
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On The Outside by Louise Lyons
Publication Date: April 30, 2016
Amazon Kindle: On The Outside

Blurb: When Craig Ferguson is released from prison after a year’s sentence for fighting, he returns home to his father and brother, and the family business. Throwing himself back into the life he left, with family, work, and women, Craig tries to forget his time on the inside, but there’s one thing he just can’t get out of his mind.
Cell mate, Rocky Kirk, still has six months of his sentence to go, and after a year together in a tiny cell, Craig misses him more than he cares to admit. He does his best to forget, but when Rocky is released, and arrives on Craig’s doorstep, homeless and hurt, everything that happened between them comes flooding back.
Craig’s family takes in Rocky, now known as Kirk, and gives him a home and a job, but he’s reluctant to join in with their partying, and never seems entirely comfortable in their home. A few months later Kirk announces he has to leave, and when Craig presses him for an explanation, Kirk blurts out that his unwanted feelings for his friend are hurting him too much to stay. His admission changes everything, but Craig’s uncertainty, and fears of his father discovering their secret, threatens to ruin anything that could develop between them.

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Meet the author: Louise Lyons comes from a family of writers. Her mother has a number of poems published in poetry anthologies, her aunt wrote poems for the church, and her grandmother sparked her inspiration with tales of fantasy. Louise first ventured into writing short stories at the grand old age of eight, mostly about little girls and ponies. She branched into romance in her teens, and MM romance a few years later, but none of her work saw the light of day until she discovered FanFiction in her late twenties.

Posting stories based on some of her favorite movies, provoked a surprisingly positive response from readers. This gave Louise the confidence to submit some of her work to publishers, and made her take her writing “hobby” more seriously.

Louise lives in the UK, about an hour north of London, with a collection of tropical fish and tarantulas. She works in the insurance industry by day, and spends every spare minute writing. She is a keen horse-rider, and loves to run long-distance. Some of her best writing inspiration comes to her, when her feet are pounding the open road. She often races into the house afterward, and grabs pen and paper to make notes.

Louise has always been a bit of a tomboy, and one of her other great loves is cars and motorcycles. Her car and bike are her pride and joy, and she loves to exhibit the car at shows, and take off for long days out on the bike, with no one for company but herself.

Where to find the author:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/louiselyonsauthor
Twitter: www.twitter.com/louiselyons013
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Website: www.louiselyonsauthor.com
Email: louiselyons013@gmail.com
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Feather Fall (Spell Slave #2) by Evelyn Elliott
Paperback: 206 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 22, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1634772571
ISBN-13: 978-1634772570
Amazon: Feather Fall (Spell Slave #2)
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Blurb: Hero and criminal. Brute force and subtle charm. Jonathan White and Crow Belcane are polar opposites, but if they want to rescue the man they both love, they’ll have to work together.
After visiting his former lover, Crow knows only one thing: he loves Regis and he will do anything to reclaim him. But before his very eyes, Regis is abducted. Kidnapped by high-end slavers. Only Regis’s infuriating partner, Jonathan—a dangerous vigilante—is willing to help.
To infiltrate the slave ring, Jonathan and Crow disguise themselves as master and pet. As a slave, Crow is pushed to his limit. He’s chained, branded, whipped, and forced to obey Jonathan’s every order. But the longer he spends at Jonathan’s feet, the more natural his disguise begins to feel—and the more he likes it. As much as he hates Jonathan, they make a good team.
Both of them are devoted to Regis. Despite the overwhelming attraction between them, Jonathan is unwilling to betray his partner, and Crow is unwilling to come between them. But once the three of them are together again, all bets are off.

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Meet the author: If you encountered Evelyn Elliott, you’d see a small soft-spoken woman wearing a sundress. At first, she seems like a perfectly normal woman. Do not be deceived.
Her hobbies include watching grisly horror movies, torturing her characters, and tending to her flower garden. She enjoys long walks in the park and collecting the souls of small children.
Whenever she reads a book, she always roots for the villain.
Avoid her at all costs. Certainly do not locate her Goodreads. Do not dare friend her on Facebook, either. She will only corrupt you.

1) What genre is your book and what drew you to this genre?
It’s an m/m fantasy novel. I’ve always adored fantasy—the adventure, the danger, the wild plot. And to be honest, the idea of a magician so powerful he can hold you down without even touching you seems kind of hot to me. That’s untapped potential right there.

2) How many days a week do you write?
Whenever I can. I have a busy schedule; sometimes it’s every day for a week, sometimes it’s never.

3) On average, how long does it take to write a book?
My first novel took me three years. My second novel took me one year. My third novel took me three months. So: it varies!

4) Do you have a trailer for your book? If yes, give us the link. If not, do you think you’d like to have one done at some point?
Trailers are amazing. I wish I had the skill to do one!

5) If I could be a character in a book, I would be _______?
Chartreuse the man-eating dragon. Food, hunting, snarky remarks, and the occasional barrel of wine. She seems pretty happy with her life.

Where to find the author:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011035004723
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14427929.Evelyn_Elliott



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Bad Cops (Laid #2) by A.J. Llewellyn
Publisher: Torquere
Purchase: Torquere Press

Synopsis: Bad Cop Diaries Book 2 - Jack Cannon’s sexy ex Will Tallman is a cop on the take…there’s nothing worse than a bad cop…or are appearances deceiving?

In this explosive sequel to Laid, a series devised by gay porn director John Bruno and written by A.J. Llewellyn, hotshot Los Angeles police Lieutenant Jack Cannon is back in action. With his lover Lucky out of town on assignment, Jack has too much time on his hands and too much aggression to wait patiently at home for him. With a multi-department takedown of a drug and gambling ring exposed in an old LA warehouse, Jack slips inside the ruined, crumbling building for some solo fun…except that a few other cops…and a bad guy or two have the same idea…some guys are just born to be bad…

Author’s Note: Every sex scene in this book was filmed for Massive Studios in a series of webisodes.

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A.J. Llewellyn’s obsession with myth, magic, love, and romance might have led to serious stalking charges had it not been for the ability to write. Thanks to the existence of some very patient publishers, A.J.’s days are spent writing, reading and dreaming up new worlds. A.J. has definitely stopped Google-searching former boyfriends and given up all ambition to taste test every cupcake in the universe to produce over 200 published gay erotic romance novels.

A.J. wants you to read them all. A.J. can be found lurking on Facebook and Twitter—part-time class clown being another occupation. When not writing or reading, A.J.’s other passions include juggling, kite-boarding, and spending a fortune buying upgrade apps for Pearl’s Peril and Farm Heroes Saga.
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Mate Me, Hate Me, Date Me, Love Me (Unexpected #3) by Chris McHart
Publisher: Rawmance Publishing (April 27, 2016)
Amazon Kindle: Mate Me, Hate Me, Date Me, Love Me (Unexpected #3)

Blurb: When his father, King Harold, forces Prince Gerome to mate a complete stranger in order to save his unborn child, he complies with a heavy heart and says goodbye to all his dreams of finding love. Gerome’s hurt and treats his mate the way he’s been taught all his life: through power and submission. But with Luis, it doesn’t work.
When Luis is mated off to a stranger, his world ends. He was a carefree student one day and the next a vampire prince demands his submission. He can’t run, but he can hide and hate in silence. So he withdraws until only a shell remains.
Neither of the men has any chance of finding love together until a friend intervenes. Can Gerome forget what he’s been taught all his life, and is it possible for Luis to forget what’s happened to him? Will they ever find their own happy ending? Or can love blossom where only hate exists?

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Meet the author: Chris McHart lives in Germany, with her husband, slave, Dom, partner in crime, and muse (all in one person, not even she’s that kinky!). She loves her husband, men in kilts and Scotch Whisky. Her idea of a perfect evening is to curl up with her laptop and write (the other options are not suitable to post in public).

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008256641886
Facebook Author Page: www.facebook.com/chrismchart
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/882598865132498/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/chris_mchart
Blog: www.chrismchart.com
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Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9832555.Chris_McHart



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The Better To Kiss You With by Michelle Osgood
Paperback: 182 pages
Publisher: Interlude Press (April 21, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1941530745
ISBN-13: 978-1941530740
Amazon: The Better To Kiss You With
Amazon Kindle: The Better To Kiss You With

Blurb: Deanna, the moderator for Wolf’s Run, an online werewolf role-playing game, wanders the local forest with her dog Arthur and daydreams about Jaime, the attractive, enigmatic woman who lives upstairs. When threats from an antagonistic player escalate, Deanna wonders if her job could be riskier than she’d ever imagined—and if her new girlfriend knows more about this community than she had realized.

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Meet the author: Michelle Osgood lives in Vancouver, BC, with her partner Elizabeth and their two cats. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and has been reading, writing and blogging in online communities for five years. She likes to read romance novels, speculative fiction and feminist pop culture critique.

"Hi, thanks for having me! I’m a writer who lives in Vancouver, BC, with my partner Elizabeth and our two black cats. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and have been fascinated with storytelling for as long as I can remember. The Better to Kiss You With is a paranormal romance about Deanna, the moderator of an online werewolf role playing game, who falls for the mysterious woman living above her."

1) How do you develop your plots and characters?
I’m a very linear writer, so most often I start developing my story from the initial scene. I usually have a very clear idea what the first chapter of something is going to look like, and the rest of the story grows from there. My first scenes rarely ever change, because they’re the foundation that the rest of my story is built on.

2) Who doesn’t love a good hero? Tell us about your protagonist. Was there a real life inspiration behind them?
Deanna is a young queer woman who works as a content moderator for an werewolf-role playing game. She lives alone with her golden retriever, Arthur, and works from home. She loves scifi, has a great sense of humour, and a huge crush on her upstairs neighbor!
This book was interesting to write because the inspiration for it came from a location—I visited the apartment of a friend, whose place I’d never seen before, and I fell head-over-heels in love with it. She lived in this old brick building, and her apartment was so tiny that she had a wardrobe in her bathroom. But she had decorated the space so beautifully, and all I could think is “I want to set a story here”. From there I had to find out what kind of character would live in that apartment, and, because I wanted to much of the story to take place inside the one room, I realized the character would have to work from home. Deanna sort of took over from there!

3) What real-life inspirations do you use when world building?
When I started to write The Better to Kiss You With, GamerGate was in full-swing, and had been for some time. Hearing women speak out about the threats, harassment, and stalking they endured, and then to have that worsen because they dared to speak out, infuriated me. I was frustrated that there seemed to be no recourse for these women, and that the perpetrators of this violence, who were primarily men, suffered few consequences for their behavior. My bad guy, crywolf, was very much inspired by witnessing what was happening. These women were experiencing very real terror, and I wanted to acknowledge that. Though crywolf is a monster, he’s not a monster because of what he is, he’s a monster because of what he does.

4) Did you learn anything from this book and what was it?
I learned that I have a really amazing, supportive group of friends! They were always happy to help me out in whichever way they could while I was writing—whether that was being a sounding board for plot stuff, distracting me from my writerly angst with a night of pub trivia, or cheering me on to the end when the finish line finally came in sight.

5) It’s your last meal on earth. What do you choose?
I choose an obscenely expensive bottle of champagne, a plate of spaghetti like my mom makes (lots of parmesan!), and finish it off with a thick slice of garlic bread.

Where to find the author:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/osgoodmichelle
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OsgoodMichelle
Homepage: www.michelleosgood.com
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28490267-the-better-to-kiss-you-with



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Devoted Alpha (Alpha/omega Verse #2) by DC Juris
Publisher: Torquere Press
Length: 11,334 words
Purchase: Torquere Press

Synopsis: Sokel and Sebastian from "Broken Alpha" are back. Sole has long known his Human mate has harbored certain hidden fantasies and desires, but he's not the kind of Alpha to demand anything of his omega. One night, a whispered word slips past Sebastian's lips -- daddy. Ever the devoted Alpha, Sokel sets out to help his mate understand that these cravings don't make him a deviant. But when Sokel visits a fellow healer in an attempt to please his mate, has he gone too far? And will their best friends and housemates, Korden and Rennett, be able to accept this new twist to their lifestyle?

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Meet the Author: Romance author, sci-fi fan club Captain, cosplayer, reigning Queen of Monkeyland, and random menace. Yep, we’re talking about DC Juris. She’s a cupcake-making, football-watching, rubber-duck-collecting, drag-show loving, full-of-fabulous-with-a-capital-F kinda gal. She’s also an ordained minister and an amateur photographer. She lives in Upstate New York with her husband, three dogs, and three cats. When she’s not writing, you can find her in her favorite chair watching Star Trek and Supernatural repeats on Netflix, or surfing the web for porn. Er…research. Surfing the web for research. She may speak softly but she lives and loves loudly. Just ask the neighbors. ::wink::
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One Warlock's Love Story: Knight and Dae (One Warlock's Love Story #6) by Shad O. Walker
Publisher
: Torquere Press
Length: 68,955 words
Purchase: Torquere Press

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In a world where shape shifters are openly bisexual, vampires have insatiable sex drives, and warlocks emit pheromones that make everyone around them horny, Zander Knight is finally making sense of his new life and family.

Just when it seems like Zander’s life is about to settle down, two new threats emerge. The first is in the form of FBI Agent Jonas Hunt, and the second is a pact of shifter scientists called the Dae. If that weren’t enough, he and Tau are now the primary caregivers of Waverly and Quay’s orphaned baby boy, and some of his closest friends are dead in the middle of working out their own love lives. This is more than just one warlock’s love story – this is a supernatural adventure.

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Meet the Author: Shadrach Octavio Walker, a.k.a. Shad O. Walker, has always been an avid fan of all things science fiction and fantasy. It wasn’t until he realized that there were no significant fantasy or paranormal series featuring LGBT characters of color that he created his first groundbreaking series, One Warlock’s Love Story (OWLS).

Armed with multiple degrees, numerous life experiences, and several writing awards, Shad remains as elusive as the vampires in his series’ House of Aleph with writing as powerful as the shifters in its Alpha pack. Supported by a coven of loyal readers, Shad is sure to take the literary world by storm.

Inspired by the creativity of Octavia Butler, storytelling of James Baldwin, and passion of E. Lynn Harris, Shad is at the forefront of an entirely new expression of science fiction and fantasy. Excerpts from the series were originally posted on a social networking site that gained Shad a solid and loyal fan base. What started out as a desire to create and share a new kind of fantasy turned into a dream come true with the release of the first installment of One Warlock’s Love Story titled All Knight Long. Follow Shad and the One Warlock’s Love Story series at www.shadowalkermedia.com.
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Double Scoop (With a Kick #8) by Clare London
PUBLISHER: Jocular Press
Amazon Kindle: Double Scoop (With a Kick #8)

BLURB: A sudden disaster strikes everyone’s favourite ice cream shop, With A Kick. Not only does it threaten the livelihood of its owner, Patrick, but also his loyal assistant Lee. The last thing in the world Patrick would ever want to do is hurt Lee, either physically or emotionally. Why would he? He’s been falling in love with Lee since the day Lee invited himself into the shop’s business and Patrick’s life. But familiar and deeply-held insecurities hold Patrick back – he’s too gruff for Lee, too old, and his labour-of-love business is never going to make him rich.
Lee is weary of trying to make Patrick see how much he admires and cares for him. To Lee, it’s a very straightforward situation. Patrick is sexy, Patrick is smart, Patrick needs Lee’s help – and Lee needs Patrick in his life as more than a boss. All the characteristics Patrick finds inhibiting, Lee finds attractive. However, if Patrick’s apparently never going to make a move on Lee, how long should Lee wait to make his own move? Maybe Patrick thinks Lee is too clingy, too immature. Maybe Lee should give up his romantic hopes completely. If, that is, he can bear to do it.
The disaster at the shop brings them a whole new opportunity to work – and love – together to make a go of things. They’ve both got to look at each other in a whole new way. With the help of all their With A Kick friends, this could be make or break for the reluctant couple!

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About the Author: Clare took the pen name London from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home, she juggles her writing with the weekly wash, waiting for the far distant day when she can afford to give up her day job as an accountant. She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while friends say she’s just fickle, but as long as both theories spawn good fiction, she’s happy. Most of her work features male/male romance and drama with a healthy serving of physical passion, as she enjoys both reading and writing about strong, sympathetic and sexy characters.
Clare currently has several novels sulking at that tricky chapter 3 stage and plenty of other projects in mind . . . she just has to find out where she left them in that frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home.
All the details and free fiction are available at her website. Visit her today and say hello!
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The Heart As He Hears It (Perspectives #3) by A.M. Arthur
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Amazon: The Heart As He Hears It (Perspectives #3)

Blurb: While most of his friends have moved on to “real” careers, Jon Buchanan is content skating through life as a part-time waiter and gay porn star. Firmly single thanks to a previous relationship disaster, he focuses his spare time on Henry, a dear friend dying of cancer.

And with Henry’s happiness paramount, Jon is on a mission to help Henry meet his recently discovered grandson.

Isaac Gregory hasn’t set foot outside for the past year. He has everything he needs delivered, and his remaining family knows better than to visit. When a complete stranger shows up claiming to be his grandfather—with a distractingly handsome younger man in tow—his carefully structured routines are shaken.

Despite his instant attraction, Jon senses Isaac is too fragile for a relationship. Yet tentative friendship grows into genuine companionship. And when Henry’s health begins to fail, they realize Fate brought them together for a reason.

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Meet the author: A.M. Arthur was born and raised in the same kind of small town that she likes to write about, a stone's throw from both beach resorts and generational farmland. She's been creating stories in her head since she was a child and scribbling them down nearly as long, in a losing battle to make the fictional voices stop. She credits an early fascination with male friendships (bromance hadn't been coined yet back then) with her later discovery of and subsequent love affair with m/m romance stories. A.M. Arthur's work is available from Samhain Publishing, Carina Press, Dreamspinner Press, and SMP Swerve.
When not exorcising the voices in her head, she toils away in a retail job that tests her patience and gives her lots of story fodder. She can also be found in her kitchen, pretending she's an amateur chef and trying to not poison herself or others with her cuisine experiments.

Where to find the author:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/A.M.Arthur.M.A
Twitter: http://twitter.com/am_arthur
Website: http://amarthur.blogspot.com/
Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/am-arthur
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27880548-the-heart-as-he-hears-it



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Knit Tight (Portland Heat #4) by Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Kensington
Amazon Kindle: Knit Tight (#PortlandHeat #4)

Blurb: It’s no secret that Portland, Oregon, has some of best restaurants, shops, and cafés in the country. But it’s the hard-working men who serve it all up that keep us coming back for more...

One of Portland’s hottest young baristas, Brady is famous for his java-topping flair, turning a regular cup of joe into a work of art. Every Wednesday—aka “Knit Night”—hordes of women and their needles descend on the coffeehouse, and Brady’s feeling the heat. Into the fray walks a tall, dark, and distractingly handsome stranger from New York. His name is Evren, and he’s the sexy nephew of Brady’s sweetest customer, the owner of the yarn shop down the street. He’s also got a killer smile, confident air, and masculine charm that’s tying Brady’s stomach in knots. The smitten barista can’t wait to see him at the next week’s gathering. But when he tries to ask Evren out, his plans unravel faster than an unfinished edge. If Brady hopes to warm up more than Evren’s coffee, he’ll have to find a way to untangle their feelings, get out of the friend zone, and form a close-knit bond that’s bound to last a lifetime…

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Meet the author: Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.
Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter. In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two children.
Represented by Saritza Hernandez of the Corvisiero Literary Agency

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https://www.facebook.com/annabethalbert
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/annabethalbertauthor
Twitter: www.twitter.com/AnnabethAlbert
Tumblr: www.annabethalbert.tumblr.com
Fan group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/annabethsangels/
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The Dilemma (Sirius’s Wolves #5) by Victoria Sue
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press, LLC (April 7, 2016)
Amazon Kindle: The Dilemma (Sirius’s Wolves #5)

Blurb: Marcus has just become the only human ever to be Alpha of a werewolf pack and thwarted the plans of Anubis to destroy the goddess Sirius' creation – the werewolves.
Now, Anubis has decided to focus his efforts instead on Marcus and his new pack, to try and destroy the pack from within. In order to do this, Anubis seeks the one thing Marcus wants above all else and when he finds it, will use that to get him to walk away from his lovers and the pack.
Unaware of the evil god's plans, Marcus works together with Kellan and Ricoh, not only trying to help Nate recover from the vicious torture he has undergone at the hands of the terrorist group, The Winter Circle, but to also come to terms with leading a pack of over two thousand wolves.
Marcus soon will be faced with a dilemma, but will he give everything up for his mates and the pack or will the temptation Anubis offers him be too much for one human to refuse? Will Marcus put his wolves before himself or will he be tricked into leaving them behind forever?

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Meet the author: Victoria Sue has loved books for as long as she can remember. Books were always what pocket money went on and what usually Father Christmas brought. When she ran out of her kids' adventure stories, she would go raid her mom's. By the age of eight she was devouring classics like Little Women, and fell in love with love stories.
She especially loves writing gay romance because as far as she’s concerned the only thing better than one hot guy, is two of them.

1) Tell us something no one else knows about your characters.
Nate – one of the current group of four MC’s has never had his story told from his own point of view in this book or the last one. The next book and the final one for this group is his story. How he came to be where he is and what the gods have planned for him

2) What inspires you in life or in writing?
My family. I think while writers work in a bubble, their lives are far from it, and we put a little bit of our own experiences in every book.

3) What is the most important thing about your subject/genre that people need to know?
This is the dedication for The Dilemma. I think it speaks for itself:
Forty percent of all homeless kids in the US identify as LGBT. Over two thirds cited family rejection as the reason they are homeless. Studies have repeatedly shown that LGBT kids are more at risk from being attacked, robbed, and raped than their heterosexual counterparts, and are more likely to turn to drugs or commit suicide.
If you enjoy reading this book, and many others in the mm romance community, please spare a thought for the kids that actually wish their lives were a work of fiction. Lost n’ Found is a charity in the US that is dedicated to giving these kids their own happy ending. Anything you can give is one step closer to a child not spending another night in danger.
Find out more at lnfy (dot) org
Or
Lost n’Found, 2585 Chantilly Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324

4) How did you become involved in the subject/theme of your book?
I write what I want to read, always have done.

Where to find the author:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/victoriasueauthor/
Twitter: @vickysuewrites



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Big Love by Rick R. Reed
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
Amazon Kindle: Big Love

BLURB: Teacher Dane Bernard is a gentle giant, loved by all at Summitville High School. He has a beautiful wife, two kids, and an easy rapport with staff and students alike. But Dane has a secret, one he expects to keep hidden for the rest of his life—he’s gay.
But when he loses his wife, Dane finally confronts his attraction to men. And a new teacher, Seth Wolcott, immediately catches his eye. Seth himself is starting over, licking his wounds from a breakup. The last thing Seth wants is another relationship—but when he spies Dane on his first day at Summitville High, his attraction is immediate and electric.
As the two men enter into a dance of discovery and new love, they’re called upon to come to the aid of bullied gay student Truman Reid. Truman is out and proud, which not everyone at his small town high school approves of. As the two men work to help Truman ignore the bullies and love himself without reservation, they all learn life-changing lessons about coming out, coming to terms, acceptance, heartbreak, and falling in love.

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About the Auhtor: Rick R. Reed is all about exploring the romantic entanglements of gay men in contemporary, realistic settings. While his stories often contain elements of suspense, mystery and the paranormal, his focus ultimately returns to the power of love.
He is the author of dozens of published novels, novellas, and short stories. He is a three-time EPIC eBook Award winner (for Caregiver, Orientation and The Blue Moon Cafe). He is also a Rainbow Award Winner for both Caregiver and Raining Men. Lambda Literary Review has called him, "a writer that doesn't disappoint."
Rick lives in Seattle with his husband and a very spoiled Boston terrier. He is forever "at work on another novel."
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Determined Mate (Holland Brothers #2) by Toni Griffin
Narrator: Dominic M. McCartney
Audiobook Time: Approximately 5 hours
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books
Amazon Audible Audio Edition: Determined Mate (Holland Brothers #2)

Blurb: Jason Matthew's is a broken man. He's lived through hell and barely come out the other side. All he can think about is getting to his best friend, Brian, after that he has no idea. Jason's scared out of his mind when he's met by not only Brian but two large men as well, he does the only thing he can think to do. He tries to run. One of the men, though, turns out to be his mate. A mate he is in no condition to have or want, a mate that won't allow him to flee.

Alex Holland is forced to stand by and watch as Jason is taken to the safest place they know, too scared to be around him. He knows something bad has happened to Jason and he's going to need every ounce of his Alpha control to give his mate the time he needs to heal and start living again.



Meet the author: Toni Griffin lives in Darwin, the smallest of Australia's capital cities. Born and raised in the state she's a Territorian through and through. Growing up Toni hated english with a passion (as her editors can probably attest to) and found her strength lies with numbers.

Now, though, she loves escaping to the worlds she creates and hopes to continue to do so for many years to come. She's a single mother of one and works full time. When she's not writing you can just about guarantee that she will be reading one of the many MM authors she loves.

Feel free to drop her a line at info@tonigriffin.net anytime.

"I live in Darwin, the smallest of Australia's capital cities. I hated english with a passion at school and found my strength lay with numbers.

Now, I love escaping to the worlds I create and hope to continue to do so for many years to come. I'm a single mother of one and I work full time at a Casino. When I'm not writing or spending time with my daughter you can just about guarantee that I'll be reading one of the many MM authors I love.

Determined Mate is the second book in my Holland Brothers series, and stars Jason Matthews and Alex Holland. I'm here to celebrate its recent release in Audio.

1) Tell us something about your character’s friends.
Alex has a number of very close friend, the closest of which is his Beta, Jake Hammond. Who Alex had no idea was actually his youngest brother's mate. Let's just say there was a fair amount of tension between the two friends when that was revealed.

2) What is your character’s favorite meal? Favorite dessert? Favorite snack food?
Anything with meat in it. Really. Alex isn't picky, he can't really cook so he's just grateful that Marcus's mate, Brian and Jason do most of the cooking. He does love Brian's lasagna with garlic bread.

3) What activity does your character absolutely hate?
Cleaning – Without a doubt. Alex is not one to pick up a toilet brush and give the lou a scrub.

4) What other author’s book do you think your character would be good in?
I don't really know that they'd fit in well in any other author's works, but if I had to choose one, I would probably have to go with either Amber Kell or Stormy Glenn. They both write amazing paranormal.

5) What’s your favorite decade and why?
Now. What's not to love? Technology is forever evolving, and people are slowly, becoming more tolerant of each other's differences. I hope one day we will get to live in a world without discrimination because of race, sexual preference or religious beliefs.

Where to find the author:
Website: www.tonigriffin.net
E-mail: info@tonigriffin.net



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Fistful of Love by Renee Cronin
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Renee Cronin (April 4, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1530464188
ISBN-13: 978-1530464180
Amazon: Fistful of Love
Amazon Kindle: Fistful of Love

Blurb: At the age of 23, social worker, Jeya Wellington was pretty much on her own. The devastating loss of her parents left her bereft and alone. Her best friend, Roman and his family have been like surrogates, but they could never replace what she lost. She needed a different connection. Shortly after losing her parents, she finds love and comfort in the arms of Rayne Watson, a correctional officer.
Rayne was exactly what she needed at the time, but now, two years later, Jeya wants out. She never expected love to come with bruises. She didn't anticipate losing friends and living in fear. This was not her idea of true love. With the support of Roman, Jeya finds a way to leave. But Rayne isn’t letting go that easily. They made a commitment to each, and she has the tattoo to prove it - ‘Til Death Do Us Part.
Torn between the love she has for Rayne and the instinct to protect herself, is Jeya’s will stronger than her vow?

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Meet the author: Renee Cronin is a self-professed devour of knowledge, and a voracious reader. She began writing in earnest in 2005, when the characters in her head became so loud she was forced to tell their stories, or risk getting swept away into the abyss of her imagination. Renee has since used writing as a personal outlet to express her feelings, ideas, views, thoughts, and opinions about the world and the issues that impact her on a deep personal and societal level. (And of course writing also quiets the voices in her head of the many characters that are yearning to have their stories told.) Renee’s inspiration to publish is in large part due to the overwhelming display of encouragement, and support from family and friends, who believe she has a gift with words that need to be shared with world. Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, she works in the social work field avidly advocating and supporting the varied needs of the people in her community. Renee is a bibliophile with a transcendent love for words. Her soul yearns for the acoustic stylings from a plethora of musical genres. As she continues on this journey of published author she hopes to keep her readers captivated and pining for more.

What hobbies do you have for when you’re not writing?
When I not writing, I am usually reading. When I allow myself to step out of the literary world, I love to dance. As an adult, I’ve danced with a dance company. I would not categorize myself as a professional, but I absolutely loved it when we performed. And today, while I am not dancing with a group of people, I still dance when I can. My dance shoes hang in my closet more often than not these days, but every once in a while, I take them down and go out and have fun.

Where to find the author:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/reneecronin78
Twitter: @reneecronin78
Website: www.renee-cronin.com
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29505751-fistful-of-love



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Not Human Enough (Amsel Clan #2) by Kazy Reed
Publisher: eXtasy Books (April 8, 2016)
Amazon Kindle: Not Human Enough (Amsel Clan #2)

Blurb: Jake Reinbach is the son of vampires. He is also a high-school senior, hoping to live as normal a life as possible within the human world, but his bright purple eyes and vampire parents make him an outcast. When falsely accused of threatening a classmate, Jake is forced to withdraw from school, and back into the clan in which he was raised. He is devastated, but a young human comes to his door one evening with a startling confession.
Will Hayden is secretly attracted to Jake, and is bereft when the young vampire leaves public school. Fascinated with immortals, Will unfortunately lives in a household where hatred of vampires is part of the daily diet. He realizes his father is entangled in a conspiracy against the vampires, and he goes to Jake's family and tells them of his suspicions. When he then confesses his feelings toward Jake, he sets in motion a series of events that will change his life—and Jake's—forever.

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Meet the author: Kazy Reed grew up on a small island off the Maine coast. At the age of sixteen, she announced to her parents that she was going to move to Denmark for six months as an exchange student. That trip changed her life, and sparked her love of travel, languages, and art history.
After graduating from college with a degree in Art History, she moved back to the island where she began to write short stories. When she was introduced to gay erotic fiction, the seed was planted and she never looked back.
Kazy now lives near the coast of Maine, with her very understanding husband and two ridiculously precocious children. In addition to her published work, she is the author of a weekly flash-fiction series on her blog.

Where to find the author:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aVampWriter
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorkazyreed/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/avampwriter
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Website: http://www.kazyreed.com
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A Normal Girl by Angora Shade
Publisher: Torquere Press
Purchase: Torquere Press

Synopsis: Ryan, a geeky technology apprentice student, is determined to lose his virginity. Shy by nature, his lack of experience with women has left him unfamiliar with ideas other than vanilla sex. In his search for his ideal girl, he seeks out those he deems normal, only to be faced with their various sexual kinks. After failed love affairas with two classic beauties, Ryan takes a chance on the oddball, discovering that normal is relative, and that he and his ideal girl are anything but vanilla.

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Meet the Author: Angora Shade is an American author living in what she lovingly refers to as "Sheep Shit Nowhere" Europe. In an attempt to add some spice to her small town life, Ms. Shade began writing explicit erotica and romance as a form of self-entertainment. Exploring the boundaries of acceptable sexual literature, she often seeks to create stories that not only entertain others, but also expose and push against the negative stigma surrounding sex in modern day society. She believes that sex in literature, art, personal thought, and physical nature, should be celebrated and expressed openly and as easily as any God-given freedom. Her favorite themes in writing include revenge, self-discovery, alternative materials for love play/bdsm, as well as anything that produces a good tingle, sizzle, or laugh. When not writing, Ms Shade enjoys red wine, travel, dancing, classic cartoons, baking, and creating fine art.
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An Erie Garden Party (Lake Erie Shifters #3) by V.L. Locey
Series: Lake Erie Shifters, Book 3
Publisher: Torquere Press
Purchase: Torquere Press

Synopsis: Spring has finally arrived along the shores of Lake Erie and no one is happier than skunk shifter, Templeton Reed. Now that the snows have melted, he can frolic and play on the grounds of Lupei Manor, the formidable home that he shares with his life partner, Mikel Lupei, the alpha of the Lake Erie pack. What a pity that his joy is short lived.

Not only does a stranger appear to shake things up in the manor, bodies begin showing up on the grounds as well! Could the newcomer to the pack be the one viciously killing innocent humans and shifters? Or is there a more nefarious force at work lurking just outside the boundaries of the ancient manse Templeton, Mikel, and their LGBT friends call home?

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Meet the Author: V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a flock of assorted domestic fowl, and three Jersey steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand.
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Black Dust by Lynn Charles
Publisher: Interlude Press
Amazon: Black Dust

Blurb: Fifteen years after a tragic car crash claimed a friend’s life and permanently injures his then-boyfriend, Broadway musician Tobias Spence reconnects with his former love. As Emmett and Tobias explore their renewed relationship, the two men face old hurts and the new challenges of a long-distance romance. Will Tobias lose his second chance at love to the ghosts he can’t seem to put to rest?

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Meet the author: Lynn Charles earned her degree in music education and for many years performed and directed choral music. When she’s not writing, she can be found strolling through local farmers markets near her home in Central Ohio in search of ingredients for new recipes. Her novel Chef’s Table was published in 2014 by Interlude Press.

"I'm happy to be here! I’m an author, wife and mother living in Central Ohio. I’ve been writing—from lavish journal entries to fictional stories—most of my life. My first novel, Chef's Table, was published in December 2014 with Interlude Press. Black Dust is about a couple who, fifteen years after a tragic car accident tore them apart, are given a second chance to heal and to love."

1) Is there a character in your books that you can’t stand? (Antagonist for example) And what makes them someone you don’t like?
a. I can't say I can't stand Gino, because I created the little twit, but he is most definitely someone I wouldn't want to spend time with if her were real. As written, he's vapid, vain and unconcerned with much outside of his libido and the nightlife at the local club. Something tells me if I were to poke at him a bit harder, I'd find something broken in him, but honestly, he was fun to write as a general jerk. Emmett's mother Miriam is another unlikable character. You'll have to read the book to see if she's redeemable however.

2) Are there misconceptions people have about your genre?
a. Sure. Some are there because it's how things have always been, the biggest of which is that LGBT stories never get the HEA. The tides are changing and that is beginning to happen more and more, and I'm thrilled to be a part of that. Everyone deserves the happily ever after.

3) Is there message in your novel that you hope readers grasp?
a. There are a few: Second chances are possible, even after many many years; not achieving the dreams of your youth does not mean you have failed—resiliency can make for new dreams and new happiness; sometimes to move forward you must look back and deal with the flotsam of your past.

4) How has your writing evolved since your first book? (If this is your first book, how do you hope it evolves?)
a. I feel like I have a better concept of general storytelling, rather than just throwing scenes out and hoping they'll land. I wasn't quite that haphazard with my first, but I was definitely more intentional this time around. I think it paid off in a smoother arc and a more meaningful story. I'm also less afraid to let my protagonists hurt. They'll get fixed, I'm in charge of that, but they won't break if I give them new challenges.

5) One food you don’t care if you never eat it again.
a. Kale. All you lovelies who insist that mess is tasty are crazy. ;) I've tried it as a chip, sautéed, fresh, candied and air puffed—okay, not those last two—but it is vile and should be banished from restaurant menus post haste. I see this great looking dish and right there, taunting me and sticking its tongue out is kale. Ruins everything.

Where to find the author:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lynncharles.net
Twitter: http://https//twitter.com/LynnCharlesNet
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lynncharlesnet/
Website: www.lynncharles.net
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27830185-black-dust



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Love, Joy, Heartache & Pain by John H. Ames

BLURB: A collection of new entwined stories by best-selling Young Adult author, John H. Ames. Love that reaches beyond the boundaries of the physical realm…

Swapatize!

The not so unrealistic detailed account of how my best friend and I swapped bodies for a short period of time. -High school is one of the most excruciating and painful periods of any teenager’s life. To Kyle, it’s hell on earth. Being the target of the jocks made him hate high school more than anything in the world. All he has is his best friend and the center of the jock’s interest, the beautiful Kylie Bursnell. But Kylie is not your typical beauty. She hates the jocks even more than Kyle, especially Lucas Edward Johnson, a jock who is madly in love with her and Kyle’s forbidden dream. After a bizarre and freaky night, they swap bodies and are force to live each other’s live. Can this actually be true? Has Kyle’s dream come true? Will he be able to love Lucas Edward Johnson unconditionally until the end of time? Or is their love nothing but a beautiful dream enveloped in heartache and pain?

The Spirit Indestructible

Brandon Angelo William has it all. He’s hot, popular, shy, humble, and one of the typical and regular guys in high school. But, unbeknownst to everyone, he’s a closeted gay teen who came out to his parents the previous year. They loved and accepted him with open arms so what more could Brandon want? Love. The one thing that his soul and body need. After a late night out with his best friend, Kevin, Brad sees one of the most beautiful guys he has ever laid eyes on. But could the teen in front of him be real? Or is he the legendary hitching ghost that everyone talks about? Brad needs to find out and what he discovers shocks him and changes his young life forever…

The Lake View Psychopath

Jocks beware, he’s here and he’s not scared. Ashton Hall hates his existence at Lake View High. The jocks have made his life a living hell and his friends have completely turned their backs on him. Why? For being gay and dating the love of his life, Austin Young. Almost overnight, they became the center of every joke and every bully’s paradise. To make matters worse, even the school’s coach allows his ‘jock superstars’ to make fun of them.

But everything the night Austin Young is brutally murdered by the jocks and they walk free. Something snaps inside Ashton’s head and the only think he can think of is revenge. Will Ashton come to his sense and let Austin go? Or will he become one of the greatest serial killers of all time?

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About the Author: Juan H. Alvarado was born in El Salvador C.A. He currently lives in Belize and began writing in 2008. He posted some of his work on an internet website, and after receiving positive feedback, he completed several full-length novels under his pen name, John Henry Ames. His first completed novel is Surviving Elite High. The story chronicles the life of a gay sixteen-year-old boy as he makes his way through life as an outcast in the shadows of an elite high school where he is tormented by two psychopathic bullies. His passions are writing, reading and spending time with the ones he loves.
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Jonathan’s Promise (Jonathan Trilogy #2) by Hans M. Hirschi
Beaten Track Publishing
Amazon: onathan’s Promise (Jonathan Trilogy #2)
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BLURB: Jonathan made Dan a promise - a promise that will affect the remainder of his life. But what does he have left to live for?
When their grandson Parker and his fiancé Cody move in with him, the three of them embark on a journey to shed light on Dan's roots.
A heart-warming sequel to Jonathan's Hope, Jonathan's Promise deals with aging and the ultimate consequences of wedding vows. Are we entitled to a second shot at happiness? When is 'for worse' too much to handle?

In this trilogy:

Jonathan's Hope (Book 1)
Jonathan's Promise (Book 2)
Jonathan's Legacy (Book 3)

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About the author: I’m an author. I write books. I write about things that are important to me: family, parenting, children, our environment, our world. Contemporary, fresh fiction with happy endings. It’s what I like to read myself. I write because I don’t have a choice. There are so many stories in my head, constantly forming, constantly trying to get out. Feel free to have a look on the other pages to learn more, listen to me narrate from those stories, and – if you like what you see or hear – follow the links to buy the books. I’d greatly appreciate that, as this is how I try to make my living.
I’m an author. But I’m also a forty something male who clings to the illusion of still being twenty-seven, despite my body’s daily reminders to the contrary. I’m married to the most amazing man, and together we have a beautiful son, Sascha. I consider myself a citizen of the world, having lived on two continents and traveled extensively through another three. I have friends all over the world. When I’m not writing, I like to do public speaking or training (where I have my professional background) to actually earn some real bill-paying money. Not sure this author thing is ever going to get me there…
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Talk Dirty to Me (Devils Pride MC #2) by Jessie G. Books
Series: Devils Pride MC
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Jessie G Books (March 7, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1530582598
ISBN-13: 978-1530582594
Amazon: Talk Dirty to Me (Devils Pride MC #2)
Amazon Kindle: Talk Dirty to Me (Devils Pride MC #2)

Blurb: As a secret agent for the DEA, Snake’s gone deep into Devils Pride MC with the hope of bringing down the head of Miami’s lucrative drug trade and finds himself saddled with the club’s volatile and secretive SA instead. Unfortunately, after years as partners doing shit neither of them wanted to do for reasons neither of them felt comfortable sharing, Snake considers Trick his best friend. Now he’ll do anything to repair the damage his own necessary lies did to their friendship because, while Trick may have walked away from the MC, Snake needs someone he trusts to have his back.
Meanwhile, Snake’s contact at the DEA has him tied up in knots. The sexy voice and inappropriate comments have him walking around with a permanent set of blue balls. Life undercover is lonely and he lives for every phone call, but his own personal Deep Throat is skittish about committing to a date once Snake returns to headquarters. As far as Snake’s concerned, they only have one shot to build something together and he’s not willing to waste it.
Greg knows he’s not Snake’s type, or anyone’s for that matter. Former love interests called him plain, chubby, and boring. More comfortable in his tech cave than with people, he’s a grade A nerd who isn’t exactly GQ material. Normally he would never be brave enough to flirt with anyone—much less the very hot and very dangerous ginger who’d been starring in his nightly fantasies—but Snake needed something to keep him from getting lost undercover. What started out as a helping hand quickly became an integral part of their relationship—if one could call a five year phone conversation a relationship—and Greg is terrified that once Snake’s sees the wizard behind the curtain, he’ll lose the only man he’s ever loved.
Now the DEA has called Snake home to plan the next stage of the mission, leaving Greg no more places to hide. When fantasy and reality collide, will it be everything Snake hopes for or everything Greg fears? The trick will be staying alive long enough to figure out the answer.

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Meet the author: Like many readers, the dream of being a writer has been with me a long time. After three decades of trying, I'd begun to doubt. Thanks to social media, I followed my favorite authors hoping to glean some words of wisdom as I pounded out half-formed ideas with alarming regularity. Two repetitive themes emerged: to be a great writer you must read a lot and your butt must be in the chair every day like it's a job. The more you write, the easier it will be to write and the better you will be at writing. I took that advice to heart and write every day. With three series in the works and a full schedule of releases planned for the next two years, it's been amazing to have made this dream my reality.
I am a firm believer in marriage equality, love at first sight, power dynamics, and happily ever after. I'm a lover of strong secondary characters, and series filled with families—biological or chosen. All are themes you'll find throughout my books.

1) Was there a basis for you story? A previous experience or something else? Nope, I’ve never been a DEA agent or involved with drug dealers, gun runners, or human traffickers. I know, my life is boring. Mostly it’s me delving into the mystique of the biker culture and exploiting the perception of them.

2) What skills do you think a writer needs? A certain level of crazy, expert level procrastination, and a very thick skin.

3) What for you is the perfect book hero? He should be strong and sensitive, confident and insecure, goal oriented and willing to get his hands dirty.

4) Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? Keeping the details straight. My books are all interconnected and story arcs tend to cross over from one book to another, so I keep detailed spreadsheets so I can keep the continuity.

5) Tell us about your favorite childhood book. Where the While Things Are is probably my favorite as it’s the story of little boy who brings his imagination to life. When I’m deep in a story, I feel a lot like Max as I’m bringing my characters and their world to life.

Where to find the author:
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Home by Donna McIntosh
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing (March 25, 2016)
Amazon Kindle: Home

Synopsis: LAPD Detective Sean Hennessey has one person he's repeatedly tried to arrest and bring to justice: his nemesis, Mitchell Yates.
Yates has been in and out of trouble for years, always skating around the edges of LA’s underbelly; however, Sean can never pin anything on him.
But one night all of that changes.
Caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, instead of arresting Yates, Sean is rescued by him and taken to Yates’ home—a satellite high above Earth. There, Sean discovers a world he thought possible only in Science Fiction.
Everything he believed he knew about Yates is turned upside down, and Sean must make a decision: to remain with the LAPD or join Yates and work toward intergalactic peace.

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About the Author: DONNA McINTOSH was born in Elmira, New York, grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, married a Texan and has lived all over Texas for the last thirty-plus years. Donna has four children, ran a Day Care Center for many years and has written fan fiction since she was thirteen.
Donna loves long walks so her mind can ramble. She loves reading and her tastes run from Historical novels, to Sci-Fi, Westerns, Classics, all the way to WWII and biographies. In short, anything that catches her eye.
Donna loves total quiet, very little TV, occasional movies, wildlife, beaches, birds, cats, newborn babies, flowers, and great big smiles. Oh, and hugs!
She hates flying, total darkness, people who talk endlessly about themselves, intolerance, and bigotry.
Donna’s biggest asset? Her wild and endless imagination.
Her biggest flaw? She’s a Libran and simply cannot make a decision!
DONNA McINTOSH can be found at her website: http://donnamcintosh.weebly.com/

"Hi everyone. Thanks for inviting me to your blog. I thought I'd start out by telling you a little bit about myself. I was born in Elmira, NY, grew up in Phoenix, AZ, married a Texan and have lived for the past 40+ years all over Texas. Though I'm not a native Texan; but, like the saying goes, I got here as fast as I could. I have four children, six grand children, and two great-grand children. I'm a widow and retired now from running a day care center for twenty years.
I'd be hard pressed to say which I enjoy more – reading or writing. Both bring me incredible joy. And I enjoy reading just about everything – from westerns, to biographies, SciFi to books about WW2. (I'm currently half way through my set of six books written about WW2 by Winston Churchill.)
It was back in the 70s when I became interested in M/M stories and was sad to realize how few were really out there. That's when I started writing and passing my stories around. (At that time, I had in the neighborhood of two hundred pen pals. Yes, we actually put pen to paper and wrote letters! *Gasp!*)
I started writing fan fiction and it was Star Trek, Starsky and Hutch, and Hawaii 5-0. Life stepped in then and I didn't write anything for years as I was too busy. Then X-Files came along and I had to start writing again. That was about the time I discovered the internet and started posting my stories. I got a lot of favorable feedback, so I decided to try my luck at getting published. HOME is my first book with WIP, but I do have a second SciFi book called THE TEST that has been accepted by them and will be out in due time.
I have several other writing projects in the works and often flip back and forth among them when the mood strikes me. Yes, I know that's now how it's supposed to be done, but that's the way it works for me. If I try and force myself to write – it just won't come. I go from one story to another, original fiction to fan fiction. (Yes, I still write fan fiction. What can I say, I'm still a 'fan girl' at heart. ) So it's not uncommon at all for me to be working on several stories at one time. That's just the way my mind works.
Other than reading and writing, my favorite things to do are jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and word search. I absolutely love DIY projects, and have wall papered, paneled, laid tile, refinished furniture, painted, and hung ceiling fans, among other things. I sew, quilt, embroidery, and did my own lawn work most of my life. I love to cook and bake, but nothing fancy.
That's about it. I'm just an old lady keeping busy at keeping busy."

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Laid (Massive Studio #1) by A.J. Llewellyn
Publisher: Torquere
Purchase: Torquere Press

Synopsis: From the mind of gay porn director John Bruno comes the first book in the Laid series, penned by author A.J. Llewellyn…

Jack Cannon is an elite member of LAPD's new Violent Crimes Unit. He's tough, he's smart...he's also gay. Jack's a guy who deals with pressure and stress by cruising. When he has a fling with a hot guy one even hotter night in Los Angeles, it's no casual coupling. This guy is great. Jack wouldn’t mind seeing him again except he's discovered he'll be seeing a lot of him. This is Lucio Natale, the most violent mob boss ever to land in the city of angels.

He’s the guy Jack's supposed to tail—and preferably kill.

Previously Published by Stiff Rain Press.

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Meet The Author: A.J. Llewellyn’s obsession with myth, magic, love, and romance might have led to serious stalking charges had it not been for the ability to write. Thanks to the existence of some very patient publishers, A.J.’s days are spent writing, reading and dreaming up new worlds. A.J. has definitely stopped Google-searching former boyfriends and given up all ambition to taste test every cupcake in the universe to produce over 200 published gay erotic romance novels.

A.J. wants you to read them all. A.J. can be found lurking on Facebook and Twitter—part-time class clown being another occupation. When not writing or reading, A.J.’s other passions include juggling, kite-boarding, and spending a fortune buying upgrade apps for Pearl’s Peril and Farm Heroes Saga.

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Beastly Businessmen and Guitar Gods by Asta Idonea
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
Amazon Kindle: Beastly Businessmen and Guitar Gods

Synopsis: Fairytales and Myths for the Modern Gay
The modern age is devoid of magic.
Or is it?
How else could a stolen guitar or a lost shoe lead to love?
What but magic could spark romance at a workplace assessment?
Or turn a mean-spirited monster into a man?
Six fairytales and myths are given a contemporary MM twist in this collection of stories, proving that sometimes the mundane can be magical too.
DRAGGED INTO LOVE (Þrymskviða)
When Theo’s landlord steals a prized guitar in lieu of rent owed, he informs Theo he will return the instrument on one condition: he wants a date with Theo’s twin sister.
LOVE’S CODE (Ariadne and Theseus)
Andre must pass the examination if he wants to keep his job.
However, he is distracted by his unspoken love for fellow programmer, Eren.
GUESSING GAMES (Rumplestiltskin)
Sasha told a little white lie in his job interview and it won him the role.
Only now he is faced with a pile of work he doesn’t know how to complete.
ASSIGNATIONS AND ULTIMATUMS (The Strange Elopement of Tinirau)
Hunter and Ross are in love, but Ross’ father keeps trying to set him up with undesirable, yet powerful, older men, the latest of whom happens to be Ross’ boss.
LOST AND FOUND (Cinderella)
Cillian is dreading the work masquerade ball, but once there he finds himself romanced by a dashing stranger, only to flee when he discovers the man's identity.
A DEBT IS A DEBT (Beauty and the Beast)
Dunstan Griffin is not a man to let a debt slide, so when debtor Alfred Siskin offers the EA services of his son, Wynn, in lieu of payment, Dunstan accepts.

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About the author: NICKI J. MARKUS was born in England in 1982, but now lives in Adelaide, South Australia with her husband. She has loved both reading and writing from a young age and is also a keen linguist, having studied several foreign languages.
Nicki launched her writing career in 2011. She published works through Wicked Nights Publishing and Silver Publishing before both companies closed their doors. She is now self-publishing some of her works, including the novella Time Keepers and the fantasy novel The Ragnarök Chronicles.
Nicki also writes M/M fiction under the alternate pen name of ASTA IDONEA and has had several short stories published by Wayward Ink Publishing. She is currently working on her first M/M novella.
Nicki works as a freelance editor and proofreader, and in her spare time she enjoys: music, theatre, cinema, photography, sketching, and cross stitch. She also loves history, folklore and mythology, pen-palling, and travel.

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Territory of Angels (A:R Heaven #1) by Tricia Owens
Series: A:R Heaven
Paperback: 358 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 5, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1530320038
ISBN-13: 978-1530320035
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BLURB: Can Angels fall in love with a former shoe salesman?

Ryan thought becoming an Angel would be easy. Well, besides the whole dying part. But it's difficult when he's hounded by bouts of insecurity and a secret, unrequited love. The only good thing to happen to him is his friendship with the lovable Angel Finnian. But Finnian is lover to the Commander of Heaven's Army: Anifiel, the most magnificent Angel in Heaven. Anifiel doesn't approve of his lover befriending a measly human, unfortunately, and when Finnian's curiosity about Earth compels him to leave Heaven and investigate, Anifiel blames Ryan's bad influence. Ryan doesn't know how to appease the fearsome if hunky Angel. Everything that Ryan does is wrong in the great Angel's eyes. It doesn't help that every time Anifiel draws near, Ryan is overcome with a lust too powerful to resist, a lust that Anifiel resents. Can Ryan manage to behave long enough to find a way to bring Finnian back? Or is Ryan doomed to remain a human in Heaven, never quite good enough for anyone?

Spoils of War (A:R Heaven #2) by Tricia Owens
Series: A:R Heaven
Paperback: 246 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 5, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1530352371
ISBN-13: 978-1530352371Amazon: Spoils of War (A:R Heaven #2)
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BLURB: Angels make eager lovers. Maybe too eager...

While the human Ryan has made an enemy of the greatest Angel in Heaven--Anifiel, the Commander of Heaven's Army--Ryan has somehow managed to befriend Anifiel's kind and gentle battle companion, Vithius. Ryan adores the handsome Angel and is all too happy to teach Vithius the ways that humans make love. But how much knowledge is too much? Is he corrupting Vithius as Anifiel has accused? Meanwhile, Demons are beating at the gates of Heaven with renewed aggression. Vithius believes he knows why the Demons are so determined, but Anifiel and Ryan refuse to listen to his theory, afraid to believe what it signifies about their relationship to each other. Can Vithius bring the three of them together? Or will the desire that they continue to resist bring down the entirety of Heaven?

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Author Bio: Tricia has been writing m/m fiction since 2002 when she opened her fiction website JuxtaposeFantasy to great success. She later partnered to create Joyboy Island. After a decade of writing for the sites, Tricia decided business demands were distracting her from producing novels, so she closed the sites and now writes at her leisure. Tricia has been a casino games dealer in Las Vegas and the onboard editor for a cruise ship. An avid traveler, Tricia has visited over 70 countries and tries to include aspects of her global experience in her books. Tricia's m/m book series include Sin City, about bodyguards for the rich and famous in Las Vegas, and Juxtapose City, set in a futuristic world which includes telepaths and empaths.
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