Showing posts with label paranormal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label paranormal. Show all posts

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Beyond Your Heart


Beyond Your Touch
Dark Heart Series, Book Two
by Pat Esden 
Genre: new adult paranormal
 Publisher: Kensington
 Date of Publication: August 30, 2016

Number of pages: 320
Word Count: 85k

 Book Description:

 She wants more than he can promise.

 His desires could lead to betrayal.

 But without each other, neither can survive the dangers ahead.

 Annie Freemont knows this isn’t the right time to get involved with a man like Chase. After years of distrust, she’s finally drawing close to her estranged family, and he’s an employee on their estate in Maine. Though she never intended to stay on the estate for long, her father’s illness and the mysteries surrounding her family made leaving impossible. And now with the newfound hope of rescuing her long-missing mother, Annie’s determined to be involved with the family’s plans one way or another.


If only she could keep her mind off Chase and focus on the impending rescue. But there’s something about the enigmatic Chase that she can’t resist. And she’s not the only woman. Annie fears a seductive stranger who is key to safely freeing her mother is also obsessed with him. As plans transform into action and time for a treacherous journey into a strange world draws near, every move Annie makes will test the one bond she’s trusted with her secrets, her desires—and her heart.



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About the Author:

 PAT ESDEN is an antique-dealing florist by trade. She’s also a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and the League of Vermont Writers. Her short stories have appeared in a number of publications, including Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, the Mythopoeic Society’s Mythic Circle literary magazine, and George H. Scither’s anthology Cat Tales.


Her new adult paranormal novel, A HOLD ON ME (book #1 in the Dark Heart series) is available from Kensington Books. BEYOND YOUR TOUCH (book #2 Dark Heart series) will be released August 30th.







Tuesday, August 23, 2016

My Wild Irish Dragon


My Wild Irish Dragon
a Paranormal Romance
by Ashlyn Chase



ONE JOB OPENING
TWO SHIFTERS APPLY…
SPARKS FLY

Dragon shifter Chloe Arish is hell-bent on becoming a Boston firefighter. She uses her Irish charm and fake documents to score an interview, knowing she has to work every bit as hard as a man—harder if she wants their respect.

Born into a legendary Boston firefighting family, phoenix shifter Ryan Fierro can’t possibly let someone best him on the training course or the job. He’d never hear the end of it. When a feisty new recruit comes along who’s determined to do just that, Ryan plots to kick her out—until their sizzling chemistry turns explosive…

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EXCERPT

“Are you sure you’re up for this?” Ryan asked.

Chloe had her gym bag over her shoulder and laughed. “Why? Did that little hotel fire yesterday tucker you out?”

He grinned. “What fire?”

“Exactly. I thought a big city like this would be a lot busier.”

“I know from listening to family members that it can be crazy busy. Sitting around and waiting for something to happen was the hardest thing about yesterday.”

“I’m looking forward to the physical exercise,” Chloe said.

“Me too.” He held open the door for her.

She had almost given up on trying to change his “ladies first” mentality. It seemed as if that was ingrained in his makeup. Obviously he’d had no sisters who were willing to run up and over his back to be first.

“So, what do you think of this twenty-four hours on and four days off schedule?” he asked as they waited for the elevator.

She laughed. “Yeah, the schedule is feckin’ crazy. But I guess we hit it right. It could just as easily have been three or four days round the clock, and then a day off.”

“That would have been fine by me. I get bored easily.”

The elevator arrived and they stepped inside. Chloe didn’t address his comment. It was hard to tell if it was his competitive nature again, or if he just meant it as an innocent comment.

She would see if his competitive streak showed itself again soon enough. They changed in their respective locker rooms and met at the weightlifting equipment.

As she spotted him, he lifted more weight than she thought the average man could manage. But Ryan was proving he was anything but average.

The weight he kept adding to the barbells was bordering on ridiculous. His skin glistened with a fine sheen of sweat, and she couldn’t help noticing his muscles. Damn it all, her mouth watered. Don’t drool, Chloe. He has enough of an ego without you feeding it.

At last it was her turn. He started removing the weights, and she said, “Leave ’em.”

He cocked a brow. “Seriously? You think you can lift this?”

“I can.”

He smirked. “All right, princess. I’ll let you try…but just so you know, I’m going to hover. You don’t need an injury before your next shift.”

She rolled her eyes. “Fine. Hover all you want. I’m tellin’ you, I can do this.”

As he stood behind her and she lay on the bench below the barbell, he chewed his lower lip. Ah, a tell. Now she knew when he was nervous.

Her toned arms looked even leaner as she reached for the barbell.

“Don’t,” he said and clamped his hand over the middle of the bar.

“Excuse me? It’s my turn.”

“I know, but I can’t let you do this. Even if you did manage to lift it, the strain isn’t worth it. You need your arm strength for the job.”

At that moment a woman appeared dressed as if she were auditioning for a remake of the ’80s movie Flashdance—complete with leg warmers and a poofy perm.

“I need to speak with you, miss,” she said.

“I’m in the middle of—”

“Now!” The woman grabbed her hand and all but yanked her off the bench, then marched her to the ladies locker room. When they saw a couple of women chatting, the staff member barked, “Leave!” They immediately scurried out.

“Jaysus, there’s no need to be—”

Suddenly the woman transformed into none other than Mother Nature herself. Her hair turned white, long, and loose, and she wore her signature ivory robe, belted with a vine.

Chloe gasped. She had only met the deity once, but it was a meeting she’d never forget. One isn’t often lectured by the Goddess of all. And here she was, almost breaking the rule she’d been lectured about.

“What do you think you’re doing?”

When she recovered her decorum, Chloe answered, “Defending the right of women to be as strong as a man.”

Mother Nature paced, staring at her with narrowed eyes. “Are you an ‘idjit,’ as your people would say?”

Chloe folded her arms. “Not a’tall.”

“I beg to differ. What if I had been a real staff member? Without the muscle to back up your ability, you’d reveal that you’re supernatural. You know that’s not allowed.”

“I—I…”

“Yeah. I-yi-I! Not. Good. Downright stupid.”

“I get it! You don’t have to insult me intelligence.”

“Oh, I think I do. If I were sweet about it, would you listen?” She mockingly said in a meek voice, “If it’s not too much trouble…that is, if you wouldn’t mind…would you kindly refrain from trying to show your strength?”

Chloe had to agree. She’d steamroll a request like that and do whatever she wanted. And she wanted to show Ryan she was his equal.

“I understand your competitive nature. Hell, I gave it to you! I thought women might need it, being the smaller, gentler sex.”

“So you knew we’d have to prove we’re equal?”

Mother Nature rolled her eyes. “Again. Just who do you think you’re talking to?”

“Oh.”

“Now, go out there and take at least half the weight off that barbell. If you can’t do that, make up an excuse to leave.”

Chloe sighed. “Yes, ma’am. I’ll make up an excuse and go home.”

Mother Nature’s eyes widened and she rose about a foot off the floor. “I hate being called ma’am! It’s Goddess, or Gaia, or Mother Nature. Understand?”

“I do. My apologies, Goddess.”

She nodded and floated to the floor again. “That’s better.” She patted Chloe on the head. “Now be a good little dragon and pretend to be normal.”

Oh, that rankled. But when dealing with the Goddess of all, the least of her problems was a little patronizing behavior—or would it be matronizing? Whatever. The woman could reduce her to ash if she wanted to. Her fireproof gift could be removed in the blink of an eye, and then where would she be? Reduced to competing with the others on a human basis. Ugh.

Chloe changed into her street clothes and found Ryan. She waved her cell phone. “Sorry. I got a call from my brother. Apparently he needs me right away.”

“Oh. Sure,” Ryan said as he put the free weights back in the rack. “Just give me a minute to change and I’ll drive you home.”

“Not necessary. I can find my way.”

“Are you sure? I don’t mind leaving early. Maybe I can help.”

“Ah, no. It’s a family matter. I’ll see you at work in a few days.”

When she saw the disappointed look on his face, she impulsively invited him to their session at the Boston Uncommon Tea Room the following night. During training she had told him that her family formed a small Irish folk band and he’d said he liked that kind of music.

Now she had to think up a plausible family emergency and ask Rory and Shannon to play along.






About the Author
ASHLYN CHASE specializes in characters that reinvent themselves, having reinvented herself numerous times. She has a degree in behavioral sciences and has worked as a psychiatric and a Red Cross nurse for several years. She lives with her real-life hero husband in New Hampshire.


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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Spark: Clan of Dragons


Spark
Clan of Dragons, Book One
by Nancy Lee Badger
a Scottish Paranormal Romance
ISLAND FLOWERS and EARTHY SCENTS
a guest post by Nancy Lee Badger 
Research is a word that makes many writers cringe. Nothing seductive about that. You want to write your story, but readers expect accuracy. Since I set my latest series, Clan of Dragons, and the first book, Spark, on the island of Skye, off Scotland’s west coast, I needed to research the land. What kind of herbs would my characters use, and did they heat their hearth fires with tree logs or peat bricks? What flower would my female characters smell like? Does my hero smell earthy, or of the leather he wears or the horse he rides? Attraction requires all the senses.

All these questions needed answering before I could share my characters way of life. Skye has some forests and both evergreens and deciduous trees. The rowan tree, a cousin to the mountain ash, grows prolific along the base of the Black Cuillin Hills, where part of my story is set. Edible berries feed the birds and forest animals, and the broadleaf tree gives them shelter. The crystal-clear fairy pools keep the beasts and bugs well quenched.

I depict my characters as ancient people, living in villages or on farms in the early fifteenth century. There is a peat bog where they can cut and dry the heavy earth for fuel. There are numerous creeks and waterfalls for fresh water. The island is surrounded by the sea so seafood, and pirates, can affect them. The weather can change in an instant, and snow will fall in the winter, so farming the land and harvesting enough food to help them survive until spring.

There are many ways to keep warm on the island of Skye, where my dragons make their home. Spark takes place during the change of leaves and encroaching winter. Smoke, book #2, is now available for pre-order.


Spark Book Description:

Nancy Lee Badger brings you another story filled with Scottish dragons and shape-shifters. Set on the Scottish Island of Skye, she again fills her paranormal fantasy with romance and danger, and with characters you will remember. Some will tug at your heart. Others will make you wish for their demise. SPARK is the first book in a brand new series, Clan of Dragons.

What can a young dragon do to prove to his older brothers that he is their clan’s best chance to save their species? In the Black Cuillin Hills, Evan heads to the village of Morhban to find a way to interact with humans. To learn their language and customs, and to get close enough to a red-haired beauty to mate with her, the brown-winged purple dragon shifts into a copper-colored horse. When his new hooves protect her from Lord Toal MacMorgan’s inappropriate demands with a well-placed kick, she thanks Evan by brushing his silky coat. Things are looking up.

When an unfamiliar horse kicks Toal into the creek, releasing Vika from his roaming hands, her appreciation turns to horror. A sputtering Toal demands that the animal die. Anger makes Vika agree to a wager. A three day hunt will determine the fate of the horse she names Spark. Failure will mean his death, and the loss of her freedom. Pirates, wolves, a wild boar, and a handsome stranger lead her on a wild ride. She discovers her heart is in as much danger as her life.

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 Excerpt   



Without the fire burning in the hearth, the air in the cottage stole Vika’s breath, and she rubbed her cold hands up and down her arms. After her brief sojourn outside, her feet were cold and dusty. Bending over, she wiped the dust away with the hem of her nightdress. When she felt someone’s eyes upon her, she searched the cottage only to spy Spark’s head at the small window.

The horse’s amber eyes reminded her of Evan’s, but she shouldn’t feel shy dressing in front of a horse. What if Evan was at the window? Would she scream, cover herself, or ask him in?

“I shall never know. ‘Tis only the horse. Evan be not here.”

A knock at the door heralded a visitor. She had neglected to bolt the door after Orin had left, and she watched in shock as Evan walked in, as if conjured out of thin air.

“By the expression on your face, I be less than welcome.”

She shook her head, grabbed her dress from the chair, and held it to her chest. “Nay, only surprised. After Toal and his men, I should know better than to leave a door unlocked. You, however, be always welcome.”

He smiled, and her breath lodged in her throat. Shivers ran down her back, and she couldn’t blame the cottage’s cool environment. She was barely dressed, yet she warmed from the top of her head to her toes.

“I could not wait to see you again. So much has happened, these past few days, and I have come to care for you.”

“And I you,” she answered. Did he see the desire in her eyes? Were her cheeks as red as they felt? What would he do next? She hoped it began with another kiss.

“Vika, when you struggled with Toal, you were injured. How do you fare?”

His concern was admirable, but he acted as if she was simply a friend. “Me ribs feel bruised. I had a restless night, but have not had a moment to check them, so…”

He smiled. “May I?”

Before Vika could think up a witty answer, he was beside her, and she smelled the sunshine on his skin. She dropped the dress she’d held in front of her like a shield. Disarmed, yet fearless, she reached up and touched his shoulders. Nervousness had flown away like a dragon, yet she wished to end the sudden silence between them. She wished to know his hopes and dreams. She could start a conversation with something neutral.

Although she had walked outside to bid Orin good travels, if he had traveled during last night’s storm, how could his skin and plaide be dry? A simple question popped into her head.

“The weather. ‘Tis better?” What a silly question! I was just outside with Orin!

“Aye, blue skies, and the sun be rising fast.” His face lowered.

Her body trembled with anticipation. When she could sleep last night, her dreams had filled with images of his mouth on hers, and his hands roaming over her hips, breasts, and heart. Her dreams were about to come to life, but when he leaned closer, he didn’t kiss her mouth or slip his tongue between her lips. Instead, he sniffed her.

“What…?”

“You remind me of the sea. Must be the salt on your skin from your recent dip in the ocean.” He licked her bare shoulder.

Vika couldn’t move. How could he know about her latest adventure? “Have you been following me? There was no one but Orin, pirates, and a dragon on the beach.”

About the Author:

Nancy Lee Badger loves chocolate-chip shortbread, wool plaids wrapped around the trim waist of a Scottish Highlander, the clang of broadswords, and the sound of bagpipes in the air. After growing up in Huntington, New York, and raising two handsome sons in New Hampshire, Nancy moved to North Carolina where she writes full-time.

Nancy is a member of Romance Writers of America, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers, Fantasy-Futuristic & Paranormal Romance Writers, Triangle Association of Freelancers, and the Celtic Heart Romance Writers. Nancy and her family volunteer each fall at the New Hampshire Highland Games surrounded by…kilts!



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Tour giveaway
1 Winner will receive a Scottish Flag Blanket

(brand new, cat not included) as well as Shortbread Scotties,

Purple Jelly beans, a Pirate Pencil, and a Visit Scotland brochure 

*international winner will instead receive ebooks from Nancy's backlist
Giveaway Ends August 21st

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Summer Lovin' LGBTQ Showcase: Day 4


Welcome to day 4 of our Summer Lovin' Showcase. 

We hope you have added some great new titles to your TBR list.  And don't forget to complete the Rafflecopter for a chance to win the great prizes donated by these awesome authors, too.  There will be 1 Grand prize winner and 2 second place winners. 


Love Under Two Adventurers
Lusty, Texas
by Cara Covington
an Erotic Cowboy Menage Romance, M/M/F

Rebecca Jessop had just decided to damn her pride and go after Greg Benedict, when he arrives with his lover Cody Harper! But loving two adventurers brings complications she never saw coming. Greg, who already lost one lover to tragedy, knows he’s got to face his own demons if he wants to build a future with Cody and Rebecca. Nothing could please him more than to realize there’s a strong bit of lust at first sight between Cody and Rebecca. Now if only they can surmount one more hurdle. Cody is in need of recuperation time after a harrowing ordeal in Europe, but he’s suffering a little more than he wants to admit. Will the love of two people, and the support of an entire community, be enough to help Cody slay his own dragon? Rebecca’s not without her demons. It only remains to be seen if the threat to her is identified before it is too late.

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Adventurers-Collection-Publishing-Menage-Everlasting-ebook/dp/B00CP8WHTM/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1471156923&sr=1-1&keywords=Love+Under+two+adventurers#nav-subnav

Cara Covington is giving away a $15 Strandbucks gift certificate (to be used at Bookstrand/Siren).



Love Me Tomorrow
by Ethan Day
a Contemporary Romance MM

Event planner Levi Goode is positioned to inherit the newly vacated throne, becoming the in-demand party planner for Wilde City’s elite. Years of hard work and perseverance are finally paying off as Levi lands his next big fish, working with socialite Julia Freeman-Kingsley. Distracted by work and dealing with his head strong mother, an ex-Vegas-showgirl suffering from debilitating health issues, Levi has his hands full. Time for love or even the occasional one-night stand, is one aspect of life Levi hasn’t been able to master.

Sparks of interest fly during a chance meeting with a paramedic called to the aid of his mother, and thanks to Ruby’s meddling, Levi finds himself on a movie-date with the handsome Paramedic Jake. Personal and professional worlds collide when Levi realizes his new love interest is actually Jake Freeman, estranged brother to his brand new client. Discovering the man of his dreams already has a boyfriend, leaves Levi stunned realizing any hopes he had for something more with Jake were never going to be anything more than wishful thinking.

Struggling to downshift his expectations and remain friends with Jake while continuing to work closely with Julia quickly consumes all of his time and attention. Wondering if there will ever be a special someone to love him, is where Levi’s love story begins.



Ethan Day is giving away 3 ebook copies of Love Me Tomorrow




Infected: PARIS
by Andrea Speed
a Paranormal Romance MM

In a world where a werecat virus has changed society, Roan McKichan, a born infected and ex-cop, works as a private detective trying to solve crimes involving other infecteds.

Roan is working a frustrating stalker case, with no shortage of suspects and little solid evidence, when he comes across a startling eyewitness living in his car across the street from the scene. A tiger-strain infected, the only one Roan’s ever met, Paris Lehane is a former Canadian golden boy who suffered a breakdown after becoming infected in college.

While Roan's ex, Diego “Dee” Cole, warns against falling for the infected Paris, a man doomed to die, Roan struggles with his attraction and the knowledge that no happily ever after is possible for them.

But is the knowledge enough to discourage him from following his heart? Roan helps Paris out of homelessness, and maybe a special hospital can help Paris with the infection, but Roan’s got his hands full with this case, and there’s no end in sight.


AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Infected-Paris-Andrea-Speed-ebook/dp/B00TMMEA0S/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1471157653&sr=1-1&keywords=Infected+Paris#nav-subnav

Andrea Speed is giving away an ebook of Infected: Paris


Always and Forever
a Warriors of the Light novel
by AJ Jarrett
an Erotic Paranormal Romance, M/M,
vampires, shape-shifters, witches


Death was supposed to be the end but when a powerful witch is your fated mate, it's only the beginning. Aaron Watkins doesn't know what to think when he learns that he's been dead for the past four years and brought back to life by a witch. Not just any witch but the first in all creation and his mate. Aaron thought things couldn't get much worse until he discovers he's also human.

Finding his mate should have been the happiest day of Ares's life but being mated to a hard headed warrior isn't easy. Ares knows that using his magic has back fired and now his once wolf shifting mate is now a human and Aaron isn't happy with the outcome. In their world nothing ever comes easy. The rise of evil is getting stronger and now Aaron must decide whether to become the one thing he despises or give up and allow death to take him once again.

AMAZON:  https://www.amazon.com/Forever-Warriors-Publishing-Everlasting-Classic-ebook/dp/B01GGMWIB4/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1471158504&sr=1-1&keywords=Warriors+of+the+light+Jarrett#nav-subnav

AJ Jarrett is giving away $10 AMAZON Gift Card.


Lucy's Men
by Lynn Ray Lewis
an Erotic Menage Romance MMMF

One stripping entrepreneur, a high power business man, and a lawyer all have Lucy in their sights. Now all they have to do is prove to her that she fits perfectly into their lives and that she’s meant to be theirs forever.

But what the hell is one woman supposed to do with three men? Three sexy, successful, dominant, sweet, sexy men… Color her skeptical, but Lucy would never have thought that a one-night stand with a stripper and a bartender would ever amount to more than a really great birthday memory. She certainly never expected another man to be added into the mix, or that she would be so tempted to fall for all of them.



Lynn Ray Lewis is giving away 2 $5 AMAZON Gift Certificates.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Summer Lovin' LGBTQ Showcase: Day 3


Welcome to Day 3 of the Summer Lovin' LGBTQ Showcase

I would like to thank the 20 authors who signed up for the showcase.  Check out each of their features to see what they have donated to the Gift Basket!


FRET
by Sandrine Gasq-Dion
a Rocker meets Military Romance MM

This book has been re-edited. This book contains homosexual relations and crude language. A sneak peek at book 2 follows the ending!

Former Navy SEAL Axel Blaze lives a solitary life. He doesn't do emotions, and he doesn't do babysitting. Used to being on his own, his job consists of Wetwork (a charming term coined by the KGB) for his former Master Chief, Mac. When an out-of-the-ordinary job lands on his doorstep, Axel heads down a path that includes a famous heavy metal rock band and one quiet, vulnerable, guitar-shredding virtuoso named Gareth Wolf.

Gareth Wolf's life changed in an instant when a car he was a passenger in crashed, hurting his brother's best friend and the band's lead guitarist. They created the band, Skull Blasters, as kids. Gareth had always been happy in the background, playing roadie. With the lead guitarist's injury, Gareth is suddenly thrust into the limelight and into a frenzied life he never imagined for himself. Finally fed up with living a lie, Gareth comes out as gay in a newspaper interview and finds himself in the bulls-eye of a crazed stalker. Somebody wants Gareth hurt - or worse - and Mac has been hired to be sure that doesn't happen. Babysitting duty is NOT Axel's strong suit, but Mac won't be budged.

Enter Axel Blaze.

Against his better judgment, the big man takes the job to protect the shy musician. The more time he spends with Gareth Wolf, the more he admires the man. Where's a simple assassination when you need one? The situation becomes more volatile for each man as the attempts on Gareth escalate just as Axel finds himself falling for the quiet lead guitarist.

Strong, funny, smart-ass -- and kinda sweet Axel is everything Gareth has ever wanted in a man. Too bad he's off limits. As the stalker grows bolder, Gareth and Axel move closer emotionally - but is it too late? All Axel knows is that they don't stand a chance if he can't find the maniac trying to kill the man he's come to care about. A lot.
Everyone knows that relationships that begin in pressured or volatile situations eventually fizzle out.
Or do they?




Sandrine Gasq-Dion is giving away a 3 signed books of the series along with key chains, pens and T shirt! (1 set to 3 different winners)



Beloved Unmasked
Cherished One #1
by Brita Adams
a Historical Romance MM


Born to a spiteful prostitute in Storyville, the red-light district in New Orleans, David comes into the world as Picayune, meaning “of little value,” or, as his mother reminds him, “nothing.” In the early 20th century brothels and clubs, his love of music sustains young Pic until a life-changing meeting places him on the road to respectability, and Pic reinvents himself as David Reid.

As David realizes happiness for the first time, conscription forces his friend and first love, Spencer Webb, into the Great War. While he pursues a law degree, letters from Spence connect David to his hopes for the future. After staggering news at war’s end, David must find a way to move forward. Under the tutelage of his benefactor, David’s career prospers, but specters from Storyville threaten all he’s worked so hard to achieve.

The past holds both pain and love. Will facing it head-on destroy David or give him everything he’s ever dared dream?

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Beloved-Unmasked-Cherished-One-Book-ebook/dp/B015VNYQE6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1471067866&sr=1-1&keywords=Beloved+Unmasked#nav-subnav

Brita Addams is giving away an ebook of Tarnished Gold

Between the Lies
a Club Syn novel #1
by Draven St. James
an Erotic BDSM Romance MM

Professor Graham Darrius leads a double life, everyday he enriches the lives of students, but at night he struts the stage as Ebony Powers at Club Syn. The two personas cannot mix, which is an easy rule to follow until a sexy man from Iowa stumbles through the door.

Spencer Neil, has never stepped foot into a gay bar and holy shit did he get more than he’s ever imagined. What did he know about drag queens, go-go boys and heated exchanges in dark corners? The world he lives in is academic and predictable. At least until he meets Graham, and sees that sometimes all is not what it seems.


Beneath the shock of discovery, misunderstandings, and wicked instruction Graham finds himself falling for Spencer and Spencer finds he’s getting a whole different kind of education.



Draven St. James is giving away a $10 AMAZON GIFT CARD.

Heart of a Mountain
Cade Creek 12
by Stormy Glenn
a Cowboy Romance MM


John Aldrin Flores came to Cade Creek hoping to build a new life outside of the city. After landing a job at the Cade Creek Diner, Aldrin has a chance to meet many of the townspeople, but the one that interests him the most is the one that doesn't say anything. Determined to bring the gorgeous man out of his shell, Aldrin sets about showing Jonah Cade that there is life off his mountain top.


Jonah Cade's family founded Cade Creek. There is a legacy there he's not sure he can fulfill. After losing every member of his family in a horrific accident the same week he suffers the horrors of war at its worst, Jonah cracks. Moving to the top of his mountain and becoming a recluse is an act of pure self-preservation.

At the behest of his therapist, he goes into town once a week for church, supplies, and to have the Sunday special at the Cade Creek Diner. When his dinner comes with a kind word and a smile, Jonah starts to look outside his self imposed exile, but will the danger stalking them tear them apart before Aldrin's smile wins Jonah over? And can Jonah learn to trust in people again before he loses Aldrin forever?

Bookstrand:   http://www.bookstrand.com/book/heart-of-a-mountain

Stormy Glenn is giving away an ebook of Heart of the Mountain (just released August. 11)



White Blood
The Triumvirate Book 1
by J. Hali Steele
an Interracial Paranomal Romance, Vampires, MM

When bitten, blood runs in one color.

In a society full of deadly vampires, discrimination of any sort should have no place. Yet intolerance continues to haunt Cayson Covett who returns to his hometown a changed man. He is a powerful creature who yearns to rekindle his romance with the black man he can’t forget.

Curtain, a small racially divided suburb of Charleston, is where Jackson Reynolds almost took Cayson’s virginity. Now Cay intends to give Jack what he wanted. First, he must see to the vampire Triumvirate’s request to punish not only vampires who seek to destroy humans, but he must disband or eradicate Curtain’s hunter cell—a bigoted group headed by Jackson.


J. Hali Steele is giving away PDF's of White Blood, The Triumvirate #1 and Fix Me, Club Evolve #1.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Summer Lovin' LGBTQ Showcase: Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of
Summer Lovin' LGBTQ Showcase

When Inner Goddess first came online, we attended a book convention hosted by Siren/Bookstrand.  I was circulating, getting to know many of the authors.  Half of the authors present wrote LGBTQ, and that was 4 years ago!  In fact a few of those authors are in this year's showcase!!! So the genre is going strong.  I still remember an author answering my question: If you are not gay, why write gay romance?  She talked about how there were more options for conflict, more complex scenarios.  Backstories had more variety, and in the end, the romance became more committed.  Basically, all the elements that we love about the romance genre are heightened in a gay romance storyline. 

And she's right.  We all love the idea of love at first sight, but throw in the hidden obstacles of society's, and often the very individual's own psyche's, approval, and you have a bubbling cauldron of angst that must be overcome. In a way, the individuals are stripped to an even greater level of intimacy with the reader. 

Check out these awesome titles, and come back each day for more in our showcase and to see what each author is giving away. 




Illicit Relations
by Lucy Felthouse
a Contemporary Romance MM

Terry’s had a crush on his second cousin Justin for what seems like forever. He’s hidden it as well as possible, knowing that the other man is out of bounds, forbidden fruit. Second cousins getting together isn’t actually illegal, but for Justin the relationship is too close—he just can’t contemplate them being together.

But when some new information comes to light about Terry’s birth and his place in the family, the whole game changes. Suddenly the relationship isn’t so impossible, and things soon begin to get hot and heavy.



Lucy Felthouse is giving away a Kindle ebook from her solo backlist.

About the Author
Lucy Felthouse is the award-winning author of erotic romance novels Stately Pleasures (named in the top 5 of Cliterati.co.uk's 100 Modern Erotic Classics That You've Never Heard Of, and an Amazon bestseller) and Eyes Wide Open (winner of the Love Romances Café’s Best Ménage Book 2015 award, and an Amazon bestseller). Including novels, short stories and novellas, she has over 140 publications to her name. She owns Erotica For All, and is book editor for Cliterati.

Find out more at http://www.lucyfelthouse.co.uk.
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Grand Opening
Kiss of Leather 4
by Morticia Knight
a BDSM Romance MM


The men of Kiss of Leather celebrate a beginning, but will the price be another ending?

The grand opening of Kiss of Leather draws near and the pressure is on to make sure everything is completed for the big night. Master Josh is a perfectionist, so no detail is too small in order to enhance the quality of the prestigious club they’ve all worked so tirelessly on. Unfortunately, the endless demands on Josh’s time have caused him to forget the more important things in life.

David’s love for Master Josh is strong, but lately, that love has been constantly tested. How can a sub in a full-time D/s relationship serve a Master who’s never there? As things continue to deteriorate between him and Josh, David wonders if maybe his Master has tired of having to care for a sub 24/7.

By the time the grand opening arrives, Josh and David seem to have worked out their differences and David is hopeful for their future. The emotional collaring ceremony between Gavin and Kyle is a beautiful testament to the power of love. But when an unexpected party crasher intrudes on the evening’s festivities, the men are reminded that there are still too many unanswered questions related to Corey’s kidnapping.

More than ever, the men of Kiss of Leather need to stand united. Will Josh and David be able to do the same?

Pride Publishing early download link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/grand-opening

Morticia Knight is giving away winner's choice from the first 3 titles in The Kiss of Leather series

The Kiss of Leather Series blurb:

Kiss of Leather is the pet project of close friends and Doms, Gavin, Derek and Josh. As business partners, they envision the gay BDSM club to be the premiere destination for both demonstrations and play in not only Los Angeles, but the entire country. Designed to attract the most elite of players, Kiss of Leather is built from the ground up to their exact specifications.

Take a peek behind the gates which guard Kiss of Leather. It's the club that promises a completely decadent experience to stimulate your senses-and that leads unsuspecting Masters and subs to their Happily Ever Afters.

Links to Building Bonds (Kiss of Leather 1), Safe Limits (Kiss of Leather 2), and Bondage Rescue (Kiss of Leather 3)


About the Author
Author Morticia Knight spends most of her nights writing about men loving men forever after. Even though she’s been crafting her naughty tales of romance for more years than she’d like to share – her adventures as a published author began in 2011. Since then, she’s been fortunate enough to have several books on bestseller lists, along with two titles receiving recognition from the Rainbow Book Awards. Once upon a time, she was the lead singer and songwriter in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. Morticia currently resides on the beautiful northern Oregon coast, and when she’s not fantasizing about hot men, she takes walks along the ocean and occasionally annoys the local karaoke bar patrons.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MorticiaKnight
Facebook Author page: https://www.facebook.com/authormorticiaknight?fref=nf
Website/blog: http://www.morticiaknight.com/
Email: morticiaknight@gmail.com
Amazon Author Page:
http://www.amazon.com/Morticia-Knight/e/B005IQ2B6W/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/morticiaknight/


Andrew Jericho: Special Collection
a 4-title box set
Contemporary Romance MM and Ménage MMM

In Ripped, five years after the death of his wife and child in an automobile accident, Roman Carter, owner of Ripped specialty gym, begins a new chapter in his life. Roman admits becoming romantically involved with Kyle, gym physical therapist and trainer, was one of the best things he could have done, but when tragedy threatens to rip their marriage apart, can the couple evolve their wounded souls to find peace?

In Inferno, Lucas Wentworth has accepted loneliness as a way of life until he meets Dylan Raines. When Lucas's twin Mark realizes his sibling has a taste for male affection, he kidnaps Dylan. Once Lucas locates Dylan, he discovers his partner has now developed a relationship with Whisman Cash. As Lucas fights his own attraction to Whisman, he formulates a plan to rescue both men. While he never expected two relationships, Lucas ultimately wants the trio to become one.

In Ice Cream and Kisses, Lance Carrington is arrogant and full of pride on the exterior. After a betrayal, Lance seeks solace in friend and fellow businessman DeMarco Alexander. What Lance really desires appears to be everything  DeMarco offers. When Lance finds his personality softening under DeMarco’s attention, can he trust the secret emotions long buried in his heart?

In Something Beautiful, transgender man Reed Collins and his partner, Levon Kruger, an openly gay drummer for the heavy metal band Hardcore, are on their honeymoon. Then Avery Gaines walks into their lives in what he calls, “a chance meeting.” The couple is immediately attracted to the tall, dark-haired stranger. Reed is the first to admit his love for Avery, but Levon holds his emotions in check. The romantic triangle goes through a period of conflict and turmoil, until Levon finally reveals a promise  he made to Reed, and how loving Avery would call into question the very foundation of the marriage he shares with his partner.

Bookstrand: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/andrew-jericho-special-collectionhttp://www.bookstrand.com/book/andrew-jericho-special-collection

Andrew Jericho is giving away an ebook copy of the Special Collection box set.

About the Author
Andrew Jericho is a ManLove erotic romance author for Siren-BookStrand Publishing, LGBTQIA rights activist, humanitarian, and freelance journalist / photographer. His books explore gay men in real situations of life and love. Andrew blends romance, passion, and eroticism into all of his characters.

Andrew is a gay transgender man, who lives with his partner and family. They have two children. To learn more about him visit: http://andrewjericho.com/. Andrew can also be reached through e-mail at: authorandrewjericho@gmail.com.

Andrew enjoys hearing from readers, and looks forward to their e-mails. Remember Love is Love...Period.



My Zombie Fiancé
The Undead Canadian #2
by T. Strange
a Paranormal Romance MM

Edward Grey is no stranger to the undead; since raising his cat as a zombie when he was a child, he and his mentor Mariel have explored and developed his power as a necromancer. Despite everything he's learned, as a necromancer and a medical student, he's never encountered a ghost.

While Mariel is unreachable in Haiti on mysterious business, a ghost wakes Edward in the middle of the night, claiming to be his grandfather. When the ghost offers to teach him about this different form of undeath, Edward has little choice but to trust the spirit.

After receiving a phone call from a young girl claiming her father is possessed, Edward and his Undead Canadian fiancé, Kit, must travel to an acreage in Kingston…Ontario.

The haunting proves far more complicated than Edward could ever have guessed, and he finds himself pitted against an ancient evil determined to engulf everyone on the farm.

Edward's love and connection to Kit will be tested, and his necromancy stretched to his limits as he has to find—and destroy—a twisted spirit more powerful than anything he's ever encountered.


AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Zombie-Fianc%C3%A9-Undead-Canadian-Book-ebook/dp/B01ICTP1EA/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1470986757&sr=1-1&keywords=My+zombie+fiance#navbar

T. Strange is giving away an ebook copy of My Zombie Boyfriend and of My Zombie Fiancé 

About the Author
T. Strange didn't want to learn how to read, but literacy prevailed and she hasn't stopped reading—or writing—since. She's been published with Torquere Press since 2013, and she writes M/M romance in multiple genres, including paranormal and BDSM. T.'s other interests include cross stitching, gardening, watching terrible horror movies, playing video games, and finding injured pigeons to rescue. Originally from White Rock, BC, she lives on the Canadian prairies, where she shares her home with her wife, cats, guinea pigs and other creatures of all shapes and sizes. She's very easy to bribe with free food and drinks—especially wine.



Point Shot Trilogy
by VL Locey
a Hockey Sports Romance MM


Two Man Advantage
Victor Kalinski, all-star forward for the Boston Barracudas, is one of the biggest jerks in professional hockey. Before long his aggressive attitude gets him shipped off to play in the minor leagues.
Furious, he takes to the ice with equal amounts of skill and scathing sarcasm, which doesn’t win him any friends—except for good-natured team captain Daniel Arou. He won’t take any of Vic’s crap, and he won’t take no for an answer.
But Vic’s troublemaking is pulling his career one way while Dan’s talent is pushing his in the other. However much they scorch the sheets, they might soon be separated by more than Vic’s fear of being hurt.
https://www.amazon.com/V.L.-Locey/e/B00DUINCM2/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

game-misconduct-182x300Game Misconduct
This book is a sequel to Two Man Advantage
Life has been treating Victor Kalinski well, which is a surprise for the ginger-haired forward with the venomous tongue. His career is somewhat stable, at least for another season. His relationship with Cougars alternate captain Dan Arou is deepening, despite the fact that Daniel has yet to come out of the closet.
It’s typical Kalinski luck when a puck bunny he shared a drunken night with several months ago slaps him with a paternity suit. Despite the sizzling passion and painfully heartfelt connection between them, Dan doesn’t take the news well, and heads back to Canada alone.
If he wants to make things right and win back the man he loves, Vic has no choice but to swallow his pride—and nobody’s prouder than hotheaded, ego-driven Victor Kalinski.
Reader Advisory: This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here!

Full Strength
What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, Victor Kalinski was one of the best and most controversial ice hockey players in the pros. This year he’s playing in the minors, has a paternity case pending, and has just been vindictively outed to the world by one of his own teammates.
But he seems to find life in the tiny town of Cayuga to his liking. A large part of that is Dan Arou, the Cougars’ alternate captain and the man who now holds Victor’s heart. Surely venomous, viper-tongued Victor hasn’t been mellowed by love!
Well, perhaps a little. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t intend to get sweet revenge on those who’ve hurt the man he loves and the friends he’s somehow made along the way.

AMAZON:  https://www.amazon.com/V.L.-Locey/e/B00DUINCM2/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

VL Locey is giving away a digital copy of Two Man Advantage, book 1 in the trilogy.

About the Author
V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, 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, two Jersey steers and a flock of assorted domestic fowl.

When not writing lusty tales, she can be found enjoying her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand. She can also be found online on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and GoodReads.

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