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Friday, July 29, 2016

NEW RELEASE in SERIES!

Relentless Obsession (Relentless Series #3) by AJ Llewellyn
gay contemporary family drama erotic romance
43025 words, 217 pages
$3.99

British soap star Marius Treadway's week has gone to hell. Still reeling from a failed romance, he quit his TV show only to learn that his sizable business investments are nothing but scams. Depressed and needing time to rethink his future, he travels to the island of Capri to visit his long-lost Uncle Toppy and twin cousins, Zeca and Alex.

At first, life seems relaxing and enjoyable on the sun-drenched, lemon-scented island, but it soon becomes clear that Alex's private hotel is being targeted for crime, possibly because it's gay-owned. Then, one of the oldest gay business owners in Capri Town finds his store trashed.

Determined to help his family, Marius soon meets dazzling Brazilian soccer player Crisanto Alvarez, who makes a play for him. Can it really be that, underneath it all, the isle of Capri is a healer of hearts?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a re-release title. It was originally released under the title ISLE OF CAPRI.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

ARe Bestseller! Don't miss it!


Hung by the Chimney by Shawn Bailey
gay contemporary erotic romance
27961 words, 151 pages
$2.99 in ebook

Photojournalist David Fox pours out his heart in his blog when his relationship with his longtime lover Phil ends. He decides to become celibate.

Novelist Ben Bucktell packs his bags and heads to Alaska after reading a blog post written by his childhood friend, David Fox. Since elementary school Ben has always been there for David. But he knows now that David has been shielding his depression in order for Ben not to worry. Ben feels that David shouldn't be alone at this holiest of times and fears David may do something stupid that might end his life. Ben has to get through to David and convince him life is worth living. He can't be too late to save him.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

And this week in the publishing industry...pen names...again

A certain young man wrote a blog post in which he makes a lot of decent points I agree with...to some extent. 

Unfortunately, as sometimes happens, this set off a fire storm of people complaining about ANY author who takes a cross-sex pen name, who doesn't tell readers the full and complete truth of themselves... You get the idea. The old "pen name bad"..."author bad"...deal. So, I decided to share my post on the subject.

Should an author have to use a legal name? No. Pen names can be traced back to at least Regency era...and probably earlier. Heck, it's even legal for people to copyright their work to the pen name, to file a DBA (Doing Business As) so you can get a bank account and PO Box in the pen name... It's common business practice to use one, if you want to.

It's no one's business why someone HAS a pen name. I've seen authors take them to avoid being fired from businesses that have Draconian rules about writing, to avoid being skewered for writing horror or romance or (God forbid!) erotic work in their Bible Belt areas, to avoid stalkers, to separate genres they write, because their original pen name or legal name is held up in some ridiculous old contract that says that name can't write for another publishing house, because their own names match a personality or well-known writer they don't want to be confused with, or even because their own names are hard to spell and pronounce and are not memorable. Pen names solve many issues.

Moreover, there are still some biases, especially in conglomerate press, when (for instance) a man writes romance or a woman writes hard science fiction. Or, in some circles, women who write MM. Rolling eyes. Even when you luck out and find reasonable publishers who don't care (and some still have the dinosaur editors who do), some authors have built up an audience over decades with a cross-genre name, from back when it mattered more, and do not want to change now. A good example was a gent I met who worked for Harlequin under a female pen name for well over a decade and was afraid he would lose his audience if he published under his own name and outed himself. It's a valid point, IMO.

Should the person have to tell you their real sex? No. See above for one good example why. We could get into James Tiptree, but let's stay in this century for a bit. Remember that Rowling was told to use her initials to hide that she was female, or she would have no audience for Harry Potter, since it was a YA with a male lead, and she was a female author. Beyond all the things I've said so far, I've seen trans authors who were skewered for presenting themselves as their own identity (IOW, the one they live and present as at all times). To me, this smacks of bigotry and nothing more. This person has M on IDs, has a male name, presents as a male...but we're going to call him a female to complain about the pen name? In a sentence to show my disgust... Some people need to grow up.

Should you have to tell the full and complete truth in your bio? No. Bear with me here. I'm NOT saying to claim you won awards you didn't or have degrees or experiences you don't or something similar. And don't put yourself out of your depth; stick with things that are essentially true or close to the truth. For consideration, if you live in a small town in the Bible Belt and need to hide that? Don't say you live there. Say you live in a large town closeby. Somewhere you've visited often and can find your way around. Or say you live where you were born and raised. You don't want to give enough information for someone to figure out where you work? Say you hold a job (no details like company) that you actually HAVE held in the past. You live with your two kids, and you don't want some nutter coming after your kids or trying to use them to find you? There's nothing wrong with saying you take long walks with your dog, which you still do, and not mention the family. There's nothing wrong with any of this.

Is it okay to use a fake picture? This one is stickier. DO NOT use pictures of someone without their express permission to do so, and take NEW pictures of them, so people can't Google that precise picture. Why is this permissible at all? Seriously? Conglomerate press has been doing this for decades or more, hiring on models to "be" the author for photos, and no one complained before now. Some people are private. I don't begrudge them having a fake picture, but do something like getting your spouse or a friend to agree to be your model, for pities sake.

Now, mind you that this limits your ability to do personal appearances, but it doesn't KILL it. Remember the Harlequin author I mentioned? He had his wife be his public face in pictures. When he did signings, he would sit at the table with her, playing the role of her husband and biggest fan, to answer any questions she couldn't remember off the bat. She "officially" was the author for the signing. It worked well for them, and readers still got to meet the "author", in a manner of speaking. Personally, I wouldn't feel catfished at all, in such a situation. He wasn't given a lot of options when he started out.

CAVEAT... I'm thinking of the so-called "autobiography" by James Frey (A Million Little Pieces?) that caused a stink several years ago. If you are writing something that is supposed to be TRUE, don't outright lie. It should be common sense, but it seems it's not. Now, in the case in question, people tend to forget that the only way the publisher would sign the book was if they billed it as autobiography and not as fiction, so they forced the issue of the fake sex and history. That is completely unethical, of course.


Oh...and if you don't want to use a photo of yourself on social media, use one of your book covers...or switch your book covers off once in a while. Or use a picture of your cat or dog (especially if you write children's/YA books about animals). Or use a piece of artwork made by a friend...with proper permission and attribution, of course. There are ways to make it clear you are not the photo you are displaying. 

Friday, July 22, 2016

NEW RELEASES!



Hung by the Chimney by Shawn Bailey
gay contemporary erotic romance
27961 words, 151 pages
$2.99 in ebook

Photojournalist David Fox pours out his heart in his blog when his relationship with his longtime lover Phil ends. He decides to become celibate.

Novelist Ben Bucktell packs his bags and heads to Alaska after reading a blog post written by his childhood friend, David Fox. Since elementary school Ben has always been there for David. But he knows now that David has been shielding his depression in order for Ben not to worry. Ben feels that David shouldn't be alone at this holiest of times and fears David may do something stupid that might end his life. Ben has to get through to David and convince him life is worth living. He can't be too late to save him.

Love's Sweet Magic (Devon Falls #1) by Brenna Lyons
fantasy magic Christmas erotic romance
6961 words, 41 pages
$0.99 in ebook

A chance meeting at a sweet shop... Can it be love?

Jenna Stevens isn't looking for love nor does she believe it will walk into her life one holiday season.

Marc du Bree needs to find his destined mate so he can take over the family duties from his father. Meeting Jenna, Marc finds the connection he has been searching for. But first, Marc needs to convince Jenna that love is worth the risk.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a significantly re-edited and expanded re-release title. It was originally released as STICKY MAGIC by Raine Delight.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

My newest ARe Bestseller!



My newest ARe Bestseller!
 
Her Christmas Wolves (Werewolf U V) by Brenna Lyons
paranormal menage MFM erotic romance
12086 words, 63 pages
$0.99 in ebook

Talia has known her mates for the last three and a half years, but she's avoided finalizing their mating. By the grace of the Night Mother, Talia hasn't had to face her mates while she's been in heat...until now. It's Christmas Eve, and everyone is celebrating their new matings at the Alphas' holiday gathering. The time has come for Talia's mates to claim what is theirs. But, can they convince Talia her reservations about mating are unfounded?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This short story is intended for readers already familiar with the Werewolf U series. To those not familiar, it may seem confusing and/or abrupt.

Friday, July 15, 2016

NEW series releases!



Want to read all the Werewolf U stories in a shot? You have two choices...
 
The bulk set of ebooks for $8.55

OR
The print book for $14.99 ($11.99, if you use the purchase code on the sale page and purchase from CreateSpace!)
 
Also, remember that all Brenna's Fireborn print books are 20-25% off every day on CreateSpace with sale codes found on the Fireborn site!

Happy reading!
Brenna

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

NEW RELEASE from Brenna Lyons!



Her Christmas Wolves (Werewolf U V) by Brenna Lyons
paranormal menage MFM erotic romance
12086 words, 63 pages
$0.99 in ebook


Evan and Eric have been patient, wolves waiting for the moment to act. Now that Talia is in heat...and in the same place they are, it's time to pounce.

Talia has known her mates for the last three and a half years, but she's avoided finalizing their mating. By the grace of the Night Mother, Talia hasn't had to face her mates while she's been in heat...until now. It's Christmas Eve, and everyone is celebrating their new matings at the Alphas' holiday gathering. The time has come for Talia's mates to claim what is theirs. But, can they convince Talia her reservations about mating are unfounded?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This short story is intended for readers already familiar with the Werewolf U series. To those not familiar, it may seem confusing and/or abrupt.

EXCERPT-

Talia stopped to take a calming breath, cursing her state silently. It was the day before Christmas and her traitor body chose now to go into heat.

It's not bad enough that I'm halfway through my final year of uni and am dreading the duties of my job to come instead of looking forward to them like everyone else. It's not bad enough that it seems everyone is settled with their mates, while I'm still unsettled. It's not bad enough that I don't know what I am. Now this?

A questioning yelp brought her head up, and she scowled at Lawrence, one of her two Husky companions. As if she agreed with Talia's annoyance, Gracie nipped at her mate, then huffed. Lawrence licked at Gracie's face, and she begrudgingly returned the gesture.

Mate. Gracie had it lucky. One female. One male. Not multiple mates to deal with. No animal-human instinct confusion. No loathsome duties to perform for the majority of her life.

Talia, on the other hand, had all three. In abundance. She was a cross-bred human-wolf, but she further had been born to a life of duty and had two horny males waiting for her inside the house. Two horny males, who won't hesitate once they scent I'm in heat.

If only I was so sure. About anything.

She silenced the errant voice that proclaimed she didn't want them to hesitate. She wanted Evan and Eric to pounce, lick, suck, and fuck her into a pup or two.

If only it were that easy. If only there were no feelings involved.

Stop it! Wishing doesn't change things.

So far, she'd been lucky. Talia had known from the first time she laid eyes on the brothers that she wanted to sink her teeth deep. She'd managed to avoid being in the same place with them when she was in heat for three and a half years.

Time has run out.

That fact didn't speed her toward the house. Talia ambled along, considering how best to approach her mates. She wasted time, taking out the long, dangling diamond earrings that matched the pins in her hair.

She considered throwing them toward the woods, then tucked them into her coat pocket instead. I hate these things, but there's no cause to waste them that way.

If I hate them, why do I wear them?

It was a nonsensical question. Josephine sets my jewelry out with my clothing, and I wear them. Like everything else in her life, it was expected. She dressed the part, accessorized to her role, and played the 'pampered princess' to the hilt. Her teeth sprouted at her irritation with that fact, and Talia forced them back.

You're a princess. Always keep your composure.

Her thoughts returned to her mates. They don't have to be a duty. I want them.

But I'm a duty to them.

Am I?

As if in answer, they exited the house together and made a beeline for her, intent as she hadn't seen them since the first night they spent together, loving in her suite at school. The sight left her weak in the knees.

Talia stiffened her spine and planted her feet. I am the primary Alpha daughter. I run from no man and no wolf.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

SPECIAL CALLS FOR SUBMISSION!

 
Fireborn Publishing is now seeking Veteran's Day and Winter Holiday (Christmas, Hanukah, New Years', Solstice, Kwanzaa, or any other winter holiday) stories.

Pairings: Any. We take MM, MF, FF, menage...

Heat level: Any. You'll find that most of our books rate from 2-4 flames, but we have the occasional 1 or 5.

Subgenre: Any. We have everything from contemporary and historical to mystery, thrillers, SFFH, and more.

Length: We will take special call items from 5000 words and up. We prefer 15K and up, when possible.

End date: 
 
1 August for Veteran's Day
 
1 October for Winter Holidays.

NOTE: If you have an idea but don't think you can make the deadline for this year, we also do military and first responders on Memorial Day, and we do a second Winter Holiday sweep for Christmas in July!

You can get more information at...

What's new this week?



NEW RELEASE!
Relentless Love (Relentless Series #2) by AJ Llewellyn
gay contemporary family drama erotic romance
30662 words, 157 pages
$2.99


Alex has already lost one lover to his brother Zeca. Now his fickle shenanigans have driven Hugh, his other lover, away as well. Alex desperately wants what his brother has, an intensely passionate relationship, so Zeca shares their father's advice--you have to love before you can be relentless. Good advice, if Alex weren't so afraid to follow it.

When Toppy's own love life gets a little, um...strange, he escapes to St. Tropez. He takes Alex with him, who finds himself face-to-face with Hugh. Too bad Hugh is already lip-to-lip with someone else. But Alex has come too far to turn back now.

The game is on, and while Toppy gets up to his own sexual shenanigans under the St. Tropez sun, Alex will do anything to get back into Hugh's life...his bed...his body. He'll first have to learn to face his fears. Only then can he find relentless love.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a re-release title.



NOW ON PRESALE on FBP and other channels!
Relentless Obsession (Relentless Series #3) by AJ Llewellyn
gay contemporary family drama erotic romance
43025 words, 217 pages
$3.99


British soap star Marius Treadway's week has gone to hell. Still reeling from a failed romance, he quit his TV show only to learn that his sizable business investments are nothing but scams. Depressed and needing time to rethink his future, he travels to the island of Capri to visit his long-lost Uncle Toppy and twin cousins, Zeca and Alex.

At first, life seems relaxing and enjoyable on the sun-drenched, lemon-scented island, but it soon becomes clear that Alex's private hotel is being targeted for crime, possibly because it's gay-owned. Then, one of the oldest gay business owners in Capri Town finds his store trashed.

Determined to help his family, Marius soon meets dazzling Brazilian soccer player Crisanto Alvarez, who makes a play for him. Can it really be that, underneath it all, the isle of Capri is a healer of hearts?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a re-release title. It was originally released under the title ISLE OF CAPRI.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Christmas in July!



Christmas in July was a staple in the mountains of Pennsylvania (and I'm sure some other places in the US), so Fireborn has adopted this tradition. In celebration, I want to share the Fireborn winter holiday books with our readers. Unfortunately, I can't promise all of them will cool your blood, but who would want me to?


Christmas with Mesa by Cheyenne Meadows
contemporary sensual romance
20814 words, 109 pages in ebook
$2.99

Fed up with being the pawn in her parents' continual bickering match, Kendall decides to avoid all the fuss and take a well-deserved vacation over Christmas with her rescued German shepherd dog, Mesa. Finding a pet friendly resort, she heads off for some much needed rest and relaxation only to bump into an old college boyfriend.

Jason and Kendall parted ways four years earlier when he graduated a semester early and left for graduate school, eventually losing touch with one another. Long ago buried feelings re-emerge as they get to know one another once more.
Can they re-kindle lost love and find a way to stay together or will history repeat itself?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a re-release title.



Christmas Magic by Pelaam
gay fantasy sensual romance
11650 words, 61 pages
$0.99 

Mitchell is unhappy with his relationship with John and his life in general. Then he meets his store's latest Christmas elf, who is not exactly what he seems. Linwood fights to protect Mitchell but their differences may make forever impossible.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a re-release title.


Heart-mate, Mine! (Moon Runners #1) by NJ Nielsen
gay paranormal sensual romance
40961 words, 186 pages
$3.99

Liam Kantry wants to be with the man he has loved his whole life, yet incessant gossip and innuendos have labelled him the pack whore--a point he has never disputed. Now the rumours have come back to bite him in the arse.

Carlo Bruenelli is waiting for his heart-mate; he's one of the pack who truly believes they really do exist. In his heart he wants it to be his best friend, only problem is he knows Liam doesn't believe in heart-mates. What will it take to change Liam's mind? And should he even try?

Christmas is drawing near, and between snowball fights and the inter-pack gathering, Liam and Carlo find themselves caught up in the excitement and obsessing over what their future holds. Especially when a small child forms a bond with them. They learn there is more out there than they ever dreamt was possible.

Can Liam and Carlo work around the newness of their own mating to protect someone who needs it most? 

CONTENT ADVISORY: This work is a significantly expanded (almost tripled in length), re-edited re-release title.

Nikki's Dragon (A Dragon Dance Short Story Collection) by Jaymie Michaels
fantasy erotic romance anthology
31467 words, 165 pages
$2.99


At the end of Apocalypse Dance, Nikki has become Queen and taken Bells as her husband and Prince Consort in the as yet unnamed area of the former United States that Nikki's supporters have claimed for her. These three stories continue the saga of Nikki, Bells, and their friends as the world, which ended with the Collapse, begins to slowly rebuild.

CONTAINS the works Merry Christmas Mister Dragon and Gift Wrapped Dragon--Xmas and Valentines stories

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a significantly re-edited and expanded re-release.



A Puppy for Christmas by Karly Maddison
gay paranormal romance
7364 words, 37 pages
$0.99 


Samoyed shifter Matt feels down when his neighbor Chase witnesses his feline boyfriend of two years break up with him. However, Chase is genuinely concerned and wants to cheer Matt up. He invites Matt over to his house. Once there, Matt can hardly wait to find out what kind of shifter Chase really is. After an intriguing kiss, Matt is invited for a romp through the nearby forest reserve in his dog skin, and it's here that he finally gets to see Chase's shifter form.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a re-release title.



Keeping Faith (Unshakable #2) by Lexi Ander
gay menage contemporary thriller erotic romance
55543 words, 261 pages
ALSO AVAILABLE IN PRINT!
$4.99
 
Several months after Trent Harte was drafted into the NFL, he, AJ Barnes, and Brock Everette are settling into their new home in Miami. Christmas is approaching and they are excited to share another holiday season with each other. Unbeknownst to them, William Harte, Trent's estranged father double-crossed a deadly adversary and then disappeared. To draw William out of hiding, Trent becomes a target. In a horrible twist of fate, the kidnappers grab Brock instead leaving AJ and Trent scrambling to find a way get Brock back. Detectives believe Trent is responsible, and with each passing hour the likelihood of Brock returning home alive dwindles.


Brock traded his safety to ensure his lovers were out of harm's way. He would do it again even knowing he'd end up captured and restrained in a part of town that no one in their right mind would willingly go. The kidnappers are terrifying, but Brock is a fighter, holding onto hope with both hands. He must decide to either wait to be rescued or find a way to escape. Stuck between the wills of a ruthless assassin and an insane mob thug, something needs to happen soon or he'll never see Trent and AJ again.



gay contemporary sensual romance
13612 words, 69 pages
$0.99 


Morgan Ventry and Sam Ackland have known each other for three years. Morgan works at Sam's lodge as bartender, closing manager, and general all-around help, and has never once suspected Sam might be gay.

Sam has worked side by side with Morgan and had never suspected he was gay either. Both men have simply shoved aside any attraction, reminding themselves that it's stupid to fall for a straight man. Then they get snowed in by a Christmas blizzard, and have more time on their hands than they know what to do with--at least until they realize they are both gay, and attracted to each other. Then they have plenty of things they can think of to do...

CONTENT ADVISORY: This story is a re-release title.



gay fantasy sensual romance
10813 words, 62 pages
$0.99


Alex loves making Christmas special for his customers despite his own sadness and loneliness. He employs Michael as store Santa, and when a would-be shoplifter, Jackson, is caught, he's persuaded to give him a chance. To Alex's surprise, he's attracted to Jackson, but he had no idea how to deal with it.

Will Alex get a touch of the heart from an angel to help him find the love he deserves?

NOTE: This is a re-release title.



Heads: Vampire (The Coin Toss #1) by Cheyenne Meadows
paranormal action sensual romance
44276 words, 228 pages
ALSO AVAILABLE IN PRINT!
$3.99
 
Charlotte believes love only exists in fairy tales, but agrees to attend a New Year's Eve party as a favor to a friend. A coin toss saddles her with a snobbish, immaculate vampire with a big ego, one who makes her grind her teeth. Yet, she can't pass up the golden opportunity to pester him with silly questions.


Ethan can't believe he's set up with a human female, one with horrendous taste in interior decorating and a quirky inquisitiveness that pricks at his final nerve. Unfortunately, the cards are stacked against him from the moment they meet. Danger and disaster bring them together, forcing them to lean on one another for survival.

Can they move past their vast species differences and find true love?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is an extensively expanded and/or re-edited re-release title.


Tails: Werewolf (The Coin Toss #2) by Cheyenne Meadows
paranormal action sensual romance
50336 words, 253 pages
ALSO AVAILABLE IN PRINT!
$3.99

Timber believes true love only belongs in fairy tales, but reluctantly agrees to attend the annual social event of the season and meet her blind date for the evening: a werewolf.

Rock doesn't need the complication of a human mate, not with the present pack alpha stepping down, a violent struggle to claim the position a few short days away, and a deadly rival set upon taking the throne for himself.

Will they pull together as fate deemed in order to save the pack and themselves or will the difference between them prove too large a hurdle to overcome? Can Timber open her heart to a part time fur bearer and recognize love can exist if only given a chance?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a significantly expanded and re-edited re-release story.



Punishing Santa by Elyzabeth M. VaLey
fantasy multiple partner BDSM erotic romance
5788 words, 33 pages
$0.99


Christmas is all about that jolly old man from the North Pole, Santa Claus. He has a list of who's been naughty and who's been nice and every year he flies on his reindeer to deliver his goods. However, who decides whether Santa has been naughty or nice? That job falls to Helena Claus, his wife. After months of neglect, she's not happy with Mr. Claus at all and decides to place him on her naughty list. Not only will Santa not be getting gifts on Christmas day, furthermore, he'll be receiving a well-deserved punishment that will teach him never to overlook his wife again.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a re-release title.



Rocky Mountain Christmas by Michael Barnette
gay paranormal BDSM erotic romance
41781 words, 198 pages
$3.99
 
Ranger Cooper Heywood is on duty at the Rocky Mountain National Park during Christmas. It's not a busy time of year, but there are some people he has to watch over, including a photographer. In his experience photographers are a problem, but Cooper finds himself attracted to the handsome Latino who sets his blood on fire.

Alejandro Velez is an accomplished photographer with several coffee table books to his credit. He's there to photograph the wintry landscape for his newest book. What he didn't plan on is the instant desire he feels for Cooper...who he always sees surrounded by an odd, golden shimmer. Alejandro doesn't know what it means, but something tells him he's going to find out.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a re-release title.

Rufus and the Angel by Karly Maddison
gay fantasy time-travel romance
7374 words, 38 pages
$0.99

Rufus the Christmas elf is grumpy over the festive season, because none of the Christmas angels will help him top Santa's tree this Christmas Eve. Their belligerent teasing sets his nerves on edge until one of them asks him to ice-dance on the frozen pond. Shortly after this magical dance routine a random kiss in the snow leaves Rufus hankering for the tangible affections of an angel he has secretly admired for some time--one who appears almost as impossible to capture and hold as the thistledown riding the twilight breeze. While Rufus considers his options, Santa asks him to deliver a remarkable old toy to a dying hospital patient. This toy has a special significance, clouded in mystery, and only his favorite angel Thadeus can reveal its hidden secrets. With a little bit of time travel, Rufus is taken back to a day long past and shown by Thadeus why the Christmas gift is so important, and why too, Rufus has special relevance to his favored Christmas angel.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This work is a re-release story.



Sharing Tomorrow by Michael Barnette 
gay fantasy sensual romance
5776 words, 31 pages
$0.99


Fae-born Kyle has been alone for decades, everyone he once knew is gone. The need to be around others, even humans, has grown so great he can no longer remain alone. Then he enters a bar and he finds someone who seems to know what he is, a man named Anluan.

But Anluan is more than a man and on the cusp of New Years they discover they don't have to be alone anymore as the magic of faerie weaves a spell around them to bring them a very Happy New Year indeed.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a re-release title.


What Child is This? by Shawn Bailey
gay contemporary sensual romance
19755 words, 103 pages
$1.99

Paris Cullier arrives at the Ames Peach Farm to begin a job as housekeeper. His new boss, Wyatt Ames, is tall, handsome, and just the sweetest guy Paris has ever met. Wyatt's parents recently died in an accident and left the farm for Wyatt to manage. But it isn't until he meets Wyatt's two-year-old, motherless son, Jeff, that Paris realizes he has been sent to the farm for a reasonĂ¢€¦ to help Wyatt make a proper home for his son. Paris has always wanted a family, and for once in his life, he prayed his Christmas wish would come true.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a re-release title.

Out of the Ordinary by Elyzabeth M. VaLey
gay/menage/male-female/multiple partner paranormal BDSM erotic romance
20969 words, 108 pages
$1.99
 
When twenty-two year old Dolph arrives in Christmas town, he only intends to stay for a few days, especially with his secret in tow. However, when Bill and his herd turn up for the contest that will choose Santa's next sled pullers, he can't bring himself to leave. With his heart hanging on a line and his feelings for Bill evolving swiftly, Dolph will have to decide if he wants to join the herd or continue his life as a solitary shifter.

At first sight, Bill's herd meets societal convention, but on closer inspection, the team of eight doesn't exactly follow the rules. When Bill meets Dolph and his body and soul react to him in ways that are out of the ordinary, Bill knows that he must have the young reindeer in his life. With the help of his herd, a plan develops. Yet, with only three days before Christmas Eve, will they be able to convince the younger shifter to stay with them forever?

Mother of the Keif (Keif's Den & Pack #1.5) by Brenna Lyons
paranormal sensual romance
3928 words, 24 pages
$0.99

More than seven years have passed. Keif is an adolescent wolf, and the twin boys are a handful of trouble. It's Christmas in Jen and Adrien's cabin, and though wolves don't usually celebrate the human holiday, the entire den has embraced the alpha female's traditions. But all is not calm in the den. Can Keif ease tensions with a special surprise?
 

Light Me Up by Rebecca Royce
paranormal sensual romance
19656 words, 86 pages
$1.99

Ruth has been a vampire for sixty-five years after being assaulted by a vampire during World War II while her family hid from the Nazis. One night, she is drawn to a house where they are celebrating Hanukkah and the candles are burning in the window. There, she meets a man, Benjamin Fox, who is immune to her vampire charms. Ben is thirty-five years old and dying of a heart problem he's had since he was a child.

Together, they will form a friendship that could be so much more if either could allow it. But when Ben is about to succumb to his illness, Ruth must decide whether to give in to his wishes and make him a vampire too. She is, he's decided, his ultimate Hanukkah gift.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This work is a re-release title.
 

Never Alone (Werewolf U #4) by Brenna Lyons
paranormal erotic romance
22177 words, 128 pages
$2.99

Veronique and Vanessa have never been apart. Wolf twins are often close, but none closer than these two sisters. When outgoing Veronique finds her mate and shy Vanessa's is nowhere in sight, the pair concoct a wild plan to stay together.

Berne and Barden have never seen eye-to-eye. Being in the same room for more than a few hours usually leads to a fight. But no fight they've had before can compare to the one that's coming when Barden finds his mate.


Never Let Me Go by Tris Merlin
gay contemporary sensual romance
9908 words, 55 pages
$0.99

Paul flies to Hollywood for a major film role. Andrew lets him go because no author should keep his muse in a cage. Paul thinks Andrew is tired of him. Andrew thinks Paul will soon forget him.

But the heart is stronger than art and love is not limited by location.

AND NOW...A SNEAK PEEK OF THE RELEASES FOR THIS CHRISTMAS IN JULY!
 

Hung by the Chimney by Shawn Bailey
gay contemporary sensual romance
$2.99

Photojournalist David Fox pours out his heart in his blog when his relationship with his long time lover Phil ends. Depressed from the loss of his twin brother Daniel on Christmas Eve many years ago, David has lost the holiday spirit. He takes this breakup as an omen and decides to become celibate and give up on love.

Novelist Ben Bucktell packs his bags and heads to Alaska after reading a blog post written by his childhood friend David Fox. Since elementary school Ben has always been there for David. But he knows now that David has been shielding his depression in order for Ben not to worry. Ben feels that David shouldn't be alone at this holiest of times and fears David may do something stupid that might end his life. Will he be able to get to David and convince him that life is worth living? Or will Ben be too late to save him?
 

Love's Sweet Magic (Devon Falls #1) by DM Roberto
fantasy erotic romance
$0.99

A chance meeting at a sweet shop... Can it be love?

Jenna Stevens wasn't looking for love, nor did she believe it would walk into her life one holiday season. Marc du Bree needs to find his destined mate so he can take over the family duties from his father. Meeting Jenna, Marc finds the connection he has been searching for. Can he convince this gun shy woman that his love is indeed true?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a significantly re-edited and expanded re-release title. It was originally released as STICKY MAGIC by Raine Delight.



Her Christmas Wolves (Werewolf U #5) by Brenna Lyons
MFM menage paranormal erotic romance
$0.99

Talia has known her mates for the last three and a half years, but she's avoided finalizing their mating. By the grace of the Night Mother, Talia hasn't had to face her mates while she's been in heat...until now. It's Christmas eve, and everyone is celebrating their new matings at the Alphas' holiday gathering. The time has come for Talia's mates to claim what is theirs. But, can they convince Talia her reservations about mating are unfounded?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This short story is intended for readers already familiar with the Werewolf U series. To those not familiar, it may seem confusing and/or abrupt.

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Artificial Moonlight (Rough Riders #1) by AJ Llewellyn and DJ Manly
gay contemporary action erotic romance
43247 words, 212 pages
$3.99 in ebook


Diego and Colby think they're having a quick fling, but life--like moonlight--brings surprises. Can they ever be together, for real?

Diego Champagne, Sergeant in Arms for the Louisiana Banni motorcycle gang, has grown up tough--half French, half Creole, and all male. Diego loves men, but keeps his sex life on the down-low...until he meets Colby Young, that is.

Colby carries his own baggage. He has his own reasons for not believing in love--reasons he doesn't share--and he sure as the devil doesn't like it when he's forced to accept help from anyone.

When Diego intervenes in a bar brawl during a motorbike rally and saves Colby and his best friend, Spider McGraw, leader of the rival gang Death Proof, it begins to look as if Colby and Diego are going to be joined at the hip. Somebody puts a hit out on Colby, and Spider's up to his neck in mayhem. When the Banni offer their protection to advance their own game, Colby begins to wonder: is love like artificial moonlight, seductive yet false? Or is it powerful and true, something for which he might risk everything...maybe even his life?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a re-edited, re-release title.



It Takes an Archeologist... (Quint & Clay Art Crimes Stories #4) by Edward Kendrick
gay mystery romance
36140 words, 181 pages
$3.99 in ebook


Gideon Monahan is a man dedicated to what he does--recovering stolen art--to the exclusion of anything else, including a personal life. There's a reason for that, something that happened in his past that he can't forget.

Cole Newell is an archaeologist with a problem. He needs to find out who looted a dig he worked the previous summer. When an artifact from that dig shows up at his gallery, Cole calls on Gideon to lend his expertise.

One of the looters is murdered, so they set out to find answers with the help of Detective Quint Hawk. In the process, Cole realizes he's attracted to Gideon, even though he's certain the man is straight--but is he?
 
Cole helps Gideon open up about--and accept--his past. But once they overcome the myriad of problems facing them, can the two men become more than friends?

Friday, July 1, 2016

NEW REVIEWS IN!



"Daddy by Default by Shawn Bailey is an easy, sweet read. I’ve read a couple of books by this author and she writes fast-paced romances with sexy heroes. [snip] [It] would be a good choice for those readers who crave an easy, lovely read. It’s a good rainy day / feel good story that will surely leave a smile on your face."
Gabby for Top 2 Bottom Reviews
3 Stars




"Always Forgotten by LM Brown has a very creative story-line in which I’ve come to expect when I’m privileged to read anything by this author. She has a knack of telling interesting, unique stories that are very enjoyable. [snip] To my knowledge, I’ve never read a story such as this one. The two men have intense physical chemistry that really resonated with me as a reader. Ms. Brown knows how to write sex scenes and I have to say I enjoyed reading them. Always Forgotten is an easy book to recommend."
Gabby for Top 2 Bottom Review
4 Stars