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Private by Matthew J. Metzger
Gay Young Adult
Paperback: 188 pages
Publisher: Queerteen Press (November 15, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1517731844
ISBN-13: 978-1517731847
Amazon: Private
Amazon Kindle: Private

Sixteen-year-old Shane has finally settled into life in the country, with university ambitions, a steady relationship, and a grudging tolerance for dance that is entirely the fault of his boyfriend, Luke.

Then Shane’s father gets his marching orders, and Shane’s time in this new life is put on a countdown. At sixteen, Shane could legally leave but has nowhere to go. And leaving the first real home he’s had in nearly twelve years doesn’t feel any better whether it’s for the wilds of Cornwall or the local housing association.

But in order to stay, Shane is going to have to tell his very conservative, very military family his biggest secrets ... all three of them.

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GRL Featured Blog: Jake C. Wallace

Hi, everyone! This is my first or two stops on the GRL Tour. I want to thank Elisa for having me. This blog stop is smack dab in the middle of my Soul Seekers Blog Tour, my fifth novel release so I’m going to mix this up a bit. Read why this is my first GRL, read 25 random questions about me, and then an excerpt from Souls Seekers. And since the release tour has a giveaway, you can sign up too.

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GRL – My second Con and Why I Haven’t Been to GRL Yet

Last July, I went to Rainbow Con in Tampa. Believe it or not my first trip on an airplane ever! I’ve always feared flying and vowed never to step foot on a plane. Why did I? First, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more logical and less driven to panic. Of course, my fear of flying is dying…well, that, and I’m claustrophobic, afraid of heights, afraid of crashing…you get my point. Also, my grandmother, at 85 yrs. old, got on a plane for the first time and went to Aruba. I didn’t want to be 85 before my first plane trip.

Bring on the miracle of drugs.

Not the illegal ones. Something my doctor gave me and some Benadryl and I wasn’t afraid of anything. Since there was a layover there and one on the way back, I actually had four different plane trips. Go me!

My first GRL was going to be in 2014. Ohio is close to New York, and sort of close to where I lived in NY so I could drive. Plane not an issue but money issues took care of that trip. Atlanta 2013 and San Diego 2015 were vetoed by the plane issue. No way I was driving that far!

Bring on 2016. Plane is not an issue. So far money is not an issue. And an added bonus, this year GRL is in Kansas City, Missouri and home to my bestie, Raine O’Tierny. Double score.

So yes you will see me at GRL barring anything other than the fear of flying getting in the way. Hope to see you there.


25 Random Questions with JC
Preference: Male or Female Male (grr!) and 1 certain female
Single or Taken: Taken
Favorite Color Green
Favorite Band Led Zeppelin
Tattoos? None…..yet
Exercise Bwahahaha
Food Spaghetti
Book Faith and Fidelity Tere Michaels
Movie Jaws
Cats or Dogs Cats
Author Too many to choose from
Season Fall
Car Mustang
Animal Tiger
Place At my computer
Historical/Famous Person Dali Lama
Piece of Clothing Sleep pants
Footwear Hiking Boots
Sport to Play Soccer
Coffee Brand Green Mountain Coffee
Regular Creamer or Flavored Hazelnut
TV Show Becoming Human (UK version)
Romantic - Helpless or Hopeful Hopeful
Boxers or Briefs Boxers
Cook or Take-out Take out

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Soul Seekers by Jake C Wallace
Paperback: 330 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 22, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1634772601
ISBN-13: 978-1634772600
Amazon: Soul Seekers
Amazon Kindle: Soul Seekers

Blurb
Nineteen-year-old college student Levi Reed has spent his life with hollow emotions and a darkness so deep that he's convinced he’s losing his mind. He'd give anything to feel something, anything, real.

When a mysterious stranger appears, Levi is convinced the man is trying to kill him. When he’s near, Levi experiences head-crushing pain and something surprising—real emotions for the first time. Jeb Monroe is arrogant, self-assured, closed-off, and handsome, but his isn’t the harbinger of doom Levi assumed. Jeb’s mission: help Levi find his missing soul.

Levi is pulled into the secret world of Seers and Keepers, those born with the innate abilities to manipulate souls and tasked with balancing the negative energy they can produce. Levi learns he possesses a rare gift, and he’s in danger. As Jeb and Levi grow closer, they discover a group of zealots who want to harness Levi’s power to cleanse the world of damaged souls. Everyone Levi cares for is threatened unless he agrees to become their tool of death. But agreeing could spell the destruction of humankind. With no one to trust and nothing as it appears, it’s up to Levi to save them all.

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About Jake C Wallace
Formerly, I wrote under JC Wallace, but recently decided to use my full name. I have been writing all of my life but didn’t start publishing until 2014. In my day job, I am a behavior analyst. At night and on the weekends, I write about all things men. I believe there is nothing hotter than two men finding and loving one another, whether for a night or forever. An avid reader of M/M romance, I love a good twist of a plot, HEA, HFN, or tragic ending.

I am owned by three kids and two grandchildren. I live in Northern Vermont.

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Spy Stuff by Matthew J. Metzger
Transgender Young Adult
Paperback: 228 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 29, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1530638771
ISBN-13: 978-1530638772
Amazon: Spy Stuff
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Anton never thought anyone would ever want to date him. Everyone knows nobody wants a transgender boyfriend, right? So he's as shocked as anyone when seemingly-straight Jude Kalinowski asks him out, and doesn't appear to be joking.

The only problem is ... well, Jude doesn't actually know.

Anton can see how this will play out: Jude is a nice guy, and nice guys finish last. And Anton is transgender, and transgender people don't get happy endings. If he tells Jude, it might destroy everything.

And if Jude tells anyone else ... it will.

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The Journey of Jimini Renn by April Kelley
Bisexual Fantasy Romance
Paperback: 190 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (April 7, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1530946972
ISBN-13: 978-1530946976
Amazon: The Journey of Jimini Renn
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In a world without surface water, Jimini Renn wants nothing more than to live inside the protective walls of Adam City for the rest of his life, but his little brother has other ideas. As far as Jimini is concerned, Adam City has everything he needs. It has a well that provides much-needed water, food, and safety from the dangers of the outside world. When his bookworm of a brother leaves to chase waterfalls, Jimini must follow even though he knows it will probably mean his death. His chances of survival are grim when the first person he meets on the outside pulls a gun on him. No one who calls himself a slaver and has a gun has Jimini’s safety in mind, even if he is sexy. The journey Jimini expects isn’t the one he gets.

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Have a Bite (The Vampires of Brooklyn Chronicles #1) by R.G. Emanuelle
Lesbian Paranormal Romance
Series: The Vampires of Brooklyn Chronicles
Paperback: 242 pages
Publisher: Ylva Verlag e.Kfr. (May 2, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3955335933
ISBN-13: 978-3955335939
Amazon: Have a Bite (The Vampires of Brooklyn Chronicles #1)
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The world of vampires is, by nature, one of darkness, secrecy, and covertness. Vampires are invincible. No one can hurt them. Except vampire hunters. Delphine Bouchard is a celebrity chef and owner of a world-renowned restaurant in Brooklyn, NY, where the chic and elite crowd mingle with neighborhood denizens. She enjoys fame, money, and women, and lives life by her own rules. She also happens to be a vampire. Del’s life and the local vampire community are rocked when a vampire hunter begins picking them off, and Del has reason to believe that she might be next. Del is also being watched and criticized by the vampire hive council and persecuted by a coven of witches, who are the enforcers of behavior for the supernatural set. In the midst of all this turmoil, Del meets and unexpectedly falls hard for Jocelyn, who she soon discovers is holding back a disturbing secret. Del must decide whether or not to put aside her feelings of betrayal and pursue the relationship. Meanwhile, when a food critic with a grudge sets out to ruin her business and reputation, Del has to protect her staff and restaurant. But the situation spirals out of control when a human shows up dead, her restaurant is sabotaged, and Jocelyn is threatened. Del must save her business, protect her loved ones, and find out who the vampire killer is before she is the next victim. Set against a backdrop of elaborate meals and passionate cooking, Have a Bite is book one in the novella series The Vampires of Brooklyn Chronicles. The world of vampires and hunters meets the world of restaurants, foodies, and celebrity chefs—a recipe for paranormal mystery seasoned with suspense, peppered with romance, and flavored with a dash of humor.

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The Dance by Suzie Carr
Lesbian Contemporary General Fiction
Paperback: 258 pages
Publisher: Sunny Bee Books, LLC (February 6, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0986388149
ISBN-13: 978-0986388149
Amazon: The Dance
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The Dance is a book about love, family and friendship, and learning how to dance with life’s constant spin. Dog trainer Jacky Applebaum is focused on one thing – making up for a grave misunderstanding that damaged her relationship with her fifteen-year old stepdaughter Sophie. They are suffocating under the pressure of hurt and guilt. Old wounds begin to heal between them when a spirited beekeeper named Brooke Hastings contracts Jacky to train her overly-protective dog, Bee. A mutual affinity grows instantly between them, an affinity Jacky won’t allow herself to embrace. But, the heart knows what it needs. Meanwhile, Brooke hires Sophie as her assistant in the bee apiary. A trust forms, and soon Sophie begins to feel alive again as she comes face-to-face with the many parallels between her and the honeybees she nurtures. Just as they learn to open up and dance with life again, a hurtful truth reveals itself. Will this truth set them free or unravel all they’ve come to learn about life?

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Stumptown Spirits (Legend Tripping #1) by E.J. Russell
Gay Paranormal Romance
Series: The Aphrodite Project
Series: Legend Tripping
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (February 17, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626494096
ISBN-13: 978-1626494091
Amazon: Stumptown Spirits (Legend Tripping #1)
Amazon Kindle: Stumptown Spirits (Legend Tripping #1)

What price would you pay to rescue a friend from hell?

For Logan Conner, the answer is almost anything. Guilt-ridden over trapping his college roommate in a ghost war rooted in Portland’s pioneer past, Logan has spent years searching for a solution. Then his new boyfriend, folklorist Riley Morrel, inadvertently gives him the key. Determined to pay his debt—and keep Riley safe—Logan abandons Riley and returns to Portland, prepared to give up his freedom and his future to make things right.

Crushed by Logan’s betrayal, Riley drops out of school and takes a job on a lackluster paranormal investigation show. When the crew arrives in Portland to film an episode about a local legend of feuding ghosts, he stumbles across Logan working at a local bar, and learns the truth about Logan’s plan.

Their destinies once more intertwined, the two men attempt to reforge their relationship while dodging a narcissistic TV personality, a craven ex-ghost, and a curmudgeonly bar owner with a hidden agenda. But Logan’s date with destiny is looming, and his life might not be the only one at stake.

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The Tenth Muse (The Aphrodite Project #1) by Belinda McBride
Gay Paranormal Romance
Series: The Aphrodite Project
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing (May 17, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1786513382
ISBN-13: 978-1786513380
Amazon: The Tenth Muse (The Aphrodite Project #1)
Amazon Kindle: The Tenth Muse (The Aphrodite Project #1)

In a wicked game, the God of Love falls to his own arrow, and a gentle scholar learns how dangerous knowledge can be.

Aphrodite has had it.

It was bad enough that her son Eros walked a fashion show in drag, but did he really have to show the entire world his wings? Desperate to rein in the impulsive young god, she recruits the scholarly muse Rees to lure him back to Olympus until the scandal dies down.

After hundreds of years, Eros has finally located the reincarnation of his former love, Psyche. The only way to her heart is through fame, so the God of Love plans a daring campaign to win her back. Yet the closer he gets to Psyche, the more he’s drawn to a geeky young professor who came crashing into his life.

Eros drags Rees into his wicked world of high fashion and risqué parties, only to expose him to danger from an unexpected source. When Rees’ secrets come out, they threaten to destroy Eros’ love for him. Yet when Rees is kidnapped, Eros is forced to turn to the woman who set this catastrophe in motion—his mother, Aphrodite.

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Kestrel's Talon (The Stonewatchers #1) by Bey Deckard
Gay Erotic Romance
Series: The Stonewatchers
Paperback: 414 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 20, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1533274886
ISBN-13: 978-1533274885
Amazon: Kestrel's Talon (The Stonewatchers #1)
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Following the Prentish/Nemarri war, Kes is rejected by his homeland under the guise of religious purity laws. Though he's spared execution, the proud Nemarri's fate is only marginally more merciful than death when he is sold into sexual slavery at a prosperous pleasure house. Despite his stoic endurance, Kes knows he’s reaching his breaking point, but there is nothing he can do—there is no path to freedom in the Holy Prentish Empire, only a lifetime of humiliating servitude. That is, until a beautiful young slave and his formidable master approach Kes in the marketplace and make an astonishing offer to take him home with them. The only problem: “home” is the accursed Horthmont Castle from the scare-stories of Kes’s childhood. Thrown into a world of living myth, powerful magic, and ancient gods, Kes learns the secrets kept hidden by Horthmont’s thick blackstone walls. There he discovers something he thought he’d never know again: hope for the future.

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Blog Tour: Lock And Key by Z. Allora

I want to thank Elisa Rolle for hosting part 3 of Zack Davis’s backstory. It is appreciated! Everyone’s foray into BDSM is unique. I wanted to share with readers how the main character of Lock and Key, Zack Davis became enthralled with BDSM. So for the Lock and Key blog tour I’ve written 11 parts of his story. I hope you enjoy it!

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Part 3

His mother’s scream pierced his sleep. Zack grabbed his baseball bat as he tripped out the door.

“Did you see this?” She waved the latest edition of her favorite trashy tabloid at him.

“Um?” His eyes adjusted to the light. His mother was alone in the room. Okay, no one to kill.

His mother shrieked, “Look at what your brother did.”

What had Jordon—

“They published a picture of Dusty with some boy in a dress!”

Dusty? Usually Jordan was the one in trouble.

Jordon stumbled into the living room rubbing his eyes and wearing a T-shirt with Rainbow Warrior scrolled across the chest and neon purple sweats. “Why is Dusty wearing a dress?”

“No! No! Look!” She threw the tabloid at them, and Jordon snatched it.

Their mother grabbed the gossip rag back. “No, not you! Don’t look at this! Get dressed, we’re going to your brother’s to put a stop to this.”

Scowling, Jordon left the living room to bang around his bedroom.

Her reaction to his oldest brother kissing a gender fluid person pushed Zack deeper into the shadows. She’d never tolerate his interest in guys let alone BDSM.

If his own mother couldn’t accept him, how could anyone?

Part 4 will be http://reneestevens.net on June 24th!

Lock And Key by Z. Allora
Release Date Jul 15, 2016
Pages 300
ISBN-13 978-1-63477-169-6
eBook: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/lock-and-key-by-z-allora-7213-b
Paperback: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/lock-and-key-by-z-allora-7214-b

Rejected. Heartbroken. Devastated.

Zack Davis wanted to serve only one man, Andrew Nikeman. He was denied because Andrew thought he was too young and because their brothers were together. So Zack crushed his submissive tendencies and focused on being the perfect Dom, giving every sub he played with something he couldn’t have.

After years of denying his submissive side, Entwined’s charity auction “Are you Dom Enough to be a sub?” gives Zack an excuse to get a little of what he’s always craved.

Andrew doesn’t know when his infatuation turned into more, but it kills him to see Zack with a constant parade of submissives. He’d refused to jeopardize his brother’s relationship or become Zack’s regret; however, Zack isn’t a kid anymore, and his brother’s relationship is unbreakable. Now Zack’s popularity and success as a Dom might ruin Andrew’s dreams of collaring him, but he can’t wait any longer to confess his feelings or he risks losing the man he loves forever.

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Built to Last by Aurora Rey
Lesbian Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (April 12, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626395527
ISBN-13: 978-1626395527
Amazon: Built to Last
Amazon Kindle: Built to Last

Olivia Bennett is on the tenure track at Cornell University, the resident expert on Southern women writers. After moving to upstate New York from Atlanta, she falls in love with and purchases an old, run-down farmhouse. The only catch: she know s nothing about renovating a house, taking care of land, or snow . Joss Bauer is a New York native who grew up in her family’s construction business. She has a soft spot for old houses, but no patience for overpaid debutantes who want to play at country living. W hen Olivia hires Joss to do the renovations on her new home, the sparks fly, in more ways than one. It turns out both women have a lot to learn about life, love, and the meaning of home. But when a scandal threatens Olivia’s professional reputation, it puts her priorities and her new found love on the line.

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Winter's Harbor by Aurora Rey
Lesbian Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (November 10, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626394989
ISBN-13: 978-1626394988
Amazon: Winter's Harbor
Amazon Kindle: Winter's Harbor

Lia Brooks has a broken heart and a burning desire to escape New York City. She decides Provincetown is the perfect winter escape to find some peace and regroup. Alex McKinnon is the pastry chef and proprietor of The Flour Pot Café in the heart of Provincetown. She loves owning her own business and the easy, no-strings-attached relationships that come with living in a gay tourist mecca.

When Lia appears in the café, the attraction is immediate. The passion between them promises more than a casual affair, but it’s never that simple. Women from Alex’s past pop up at the most inopportune times. Then there’s Lia’s ex, who brokers deals for a living and is unaccustomed to losing. Will Alex and Lia be able to overcome the roadblocks and find a happily ever after?

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What Remains by Garrett Leigh
Bisexual Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 246 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (July 4, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626493987
ISBN-13: 978-1626493988
Amazon: What Remains

Web designer Jodi Peters is a solitary creature. Lunch twice a week with his ex-girlfriend-turned-BFF and the occasional messy venture to a dodgy gay bar is all the company he needs, right?

Then one night he stumbles across newly divorced firefighter Rupert O'Neil. Rupert is lost and lonely, but just about the sweetest bloke Jodi has ever known. Add in the heady current between them, and Jodi can't help falling hard in love. He offers Rupert a home within the walls of his cosy Tottenham flat-a sanctuary to nurture their own brand of family-and for four blissful years, life is never sweeter.

Until a cruel twist of fate snatches it all away. A moment of distraction leaves Jodi fighting for a life he can't remember and shatters Rupert's heart. Jodi doesn't know him-or want to. With little left of the man he adores, Rupert must cling to what remains of his shaky faith and pray that Jodi can learn to love him again.

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Between Ghosts by Garrett Leigh
Bisexual Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 214 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (November 19, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626493529
ISBN-13: 978-1626493520
Amazon: Between Ghosts by Garrett Leigh
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In 2003, journalist Connor Regan marched through London to add his voice to a million others, decrying the imminent invasion of Iraq. Eight months later, his brother, James, was killed in action in Mosul.

Three years on, Connor finds himself bound for Iraq to embed with an elite SAS team. He sets his boots on the ground looking for closure and solace—anything to ease the pain of his brother’s death. Instead he finds Sergeant Nathan Thompson.

Nat Thompson is a veteran commander, hardened by years of combat and haunted by the loss of his best friend. Being lumbered with a civilian is a hassle Nat doesn’t need, and he vows to do nothing more than keep the hapless hack from harm’s way.

But Connor proves far from hapless, and too compelling to ignore for long. He walks straight through the steel wall Nat’s built around his heart, and when their mission puts him in mortal danger, Nat must lay old ghosts to rest and fight to the death for the only man he’s ever truly loved.

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2016 Rainbow Awards: State of Art

2016 Rainbow Awards submissions started on February 15, 2016 (4 months ago) and will close on September 5, 2016 (still 2 months and half). At today we have a total of 149 submissions which raised a total of 4.500$ to charity. I decided to post the trend of submissions, so that if you are still thinking if and where to post, you have a feeling of the competition:

Transgender: 5 Submissions
Alternative Universe/Reality 1
- The Servant Duchess Of Whitcomb (Scandalous Whispers Of the Remmington Realm #2) Vicktor Alexander
Fantasy Romance 1
- The Complete Horse Mistress Collection R.A. Steffan
Sci-fi / Futuristic 2
- Perihelion Tami Veldura
- Artifact of Foex James L. Wolf
Young Adult 1
- Spy Stuff Matthew J. Metzger

Bisexual: 8 Submissions
Contemporary Romance 4
- The Best Laid Plans Lauren Gallagher
- Lucky Starflowers Kate Pavelle
- Between Ghosts Garrett Leigh
- What Remains Garrett Leigh
Fantasy 2
- King of the Storm B. A. Brock
- Counsel of the Wicked Elizabeth A. Schechter
Fantasy Romance 1
- The Journey of Jimini Renn April Kelley
Young Adult 1
- Seven Tears at High Tide CB Lee

Lesbian: 27 Submissions
Anthology / Collection / Contemporary Romance 1
- It's Only Love: A Short Story Collection Diane Marina
Contemporary General Fiction 3
- Backcast Ann McMan
- The Dance Suzie Carr
- It Pours C.D. Cain
Contemporary Romance 10
- Stuck Landing Lauren Gallagher
- Love on The Red Rocks Lisa Moreau
- Small Town Angel K’Anne Meinel
- Fast Lane Jennis Slaughter & A. D. Campbell
- Doctored K’Anne Meinel
- Deal-Breaker Siri Caldwell
- Getting Back Cindy Rizzo
- Winter's Harbor Aurora Rey
- Built to Last Aurora Rey
- A Kiss Before Dawn Laurie Salzler
Fantasy 2
- The Dowry Blade Cherry Potts
- Hekolatis' Promise T.J. Mindancer
Fantasy Romance 2
- SkyWhisperers Natasja Hellenthal
- Thrall: Beyond Gold and Glory Barbara Ann Wright
Historical Romance 1
- Pirated Love K’Anne Meinel
Mystery / Thriller 4
- Four Point Max Ellendale
- Minacious Malice (Malice #19) K’Anne Meinel
- The XYZ Mysteries Iza Moreau
- Cold to the Touch Cari Hunter
Paranormal Romance 2
- The Awakening Dawn Carter
- Have a Bite R.G. Emanuelle
Romantic Comedy 1
- Love Bites Lila Bruce
Romantic Suspence 1
- Love's Redemption Donna K. Ford

Gay: 109 Submissions
Alternative Universe/Reality 1
- Whither Thou Goest Tinnean
Anthology / Collection / Contemporary Romance 1
- Leather Wishes – The Adventures of the Fancy Man Julian Keys
Anthology / Collection / Erotica 1
- The Biggest Lover R. Jackson
Contemporary General Fiction 3
- The Imperfection of Swans Brandon Witt
- Jonathan’s Promise (Jonathan Trilogy #2) Hans M. Hirschi
- The House on Fremont Drive Jere' M. Fishback
Contemporary Romance 26
- Indigo Road R.J. Jones
- Rain Shadow L.A. Witt
- Hawaiian Orchid Meg Amor
- Behr Facts and When Adam Fell (2 novellas as 1 submission) Pat Henshaw
- Under a Sky of Ash Brandon Witt
- Cross to Bare Susan Mac Nicol
- Flying Solo Susan Mac Nicol
- Best Laid Plans Tinnean
- In My Heart (An Infatuation & A Shooting Star, 2 novellas as 1 submission) Joe Cosentino
- Bouncing Back (Cozzi Cove #1) Joe Cosentino
- The Boys of Summer Sarah Madison
- Loving the Master Lynn Kelling
- Until September Chris Scully
- The ‘True Love’ Solution Julie Bozza
- ’Til Death Do Us Part Addison Albright
- Prince of the Playhouse Tara Lain
- A Fortunate Blizzard L.C. Chase
- Wyatt’s Recipes for Wooing Rock Stars Clancy Nacht & Thursday Euclid
- Surfacing Daniel Stephens
- Signs of Desire Tempeste O’Riley
- Dreamers’ Destiny Tempeste O’Riley
- More Than Love Amelia Bishop
- Tumbled E.E. Grey
- Signs of Life Melanie Hansen
- Unquiet Melanie Hansen
- Red Envelope & Herc and Pyotr (two novellas as 1 submission) Atom Yang
Erotic Romance 7
- Not Safe For Work L.A. Witt
- Loving Jordan: The Complete Trilogy Andrea Dalling
- Dom of Ages K.C. Wells and Parker Williams
- To Live Again L.A. Witt
- Hiatus L.A. Witt
- Every Breath I Take (All I'll Ever Need #2) J.P. Bowie
- Kestrel's Talon (The Stonewatchers #1) Bey Deckard
Fantasy 2
- Mantled in Mist Rory Ni Coileain
- Shadows and Light Cari Z.
Fantasy Romance 6
- Adoni Rider Jacobs
- Sleight of Heart Aisling Mancy
- Driven Snow Tara Lain
- Song of Souls (Terra #3) S.J. Frost
- Rag and Bone K.J. Charles
- Tempest Cari Z.
Historical 4
- Games of Rome (Dominus #2) J. P. Kenwood
- Across Your Dreams Jay Lewis Taylor
- Re-Inventing Love Storm Grant
- Through the Baltic Looking-Glass Lara Biyuts
Historical Romance 9
- Broken Blades Aleksandr Voinov & L.A. Witt
- Darling James Tinnean
- The Innocent Auction Victoria Sue
- Beloved Unmasked Brita Addams
- Yesterday Mickie B. Ashling
- A Tested Love Kayla Jameth
- Need Your Love Dean Pace-Frech
- A Gentleman's Position K.J. Charles
- A Seditious Affair K.J. Charles
Humor 2
- Drama Muscle (Nicky and Noah Mystery #2) Joe Cosentino
- Forty Wild Crushes: stories Jim Provenzano
Mystery / Thriller 7
- Love and Pain W.S. Long
- Murder in the Desert (A Nick Fallon Investigation #5) J.P. Bowie
- A Solitary Man Aisling Mancy & Shira Anthony
- Haven’s Creed Parker Williams
- Backlash Jack L. Pyke
- Caged Jaye Lynn Kelling
- In Deep Adam Fitzroy
Paranormal Romance 15
- A Royal Craving Elaine White
- Shifting Chaos Elizabeth Noble
- Truth and Consequences Sarah Madison
- Driven Nicholas Kinsley
- Love is for the Living Nicholas Kinsley
- Elemental Love L.M. Somerton
- Omega Born C.R. Guiliano
- Whiskers of a Chance Tempeste O’Riley
- Stealing Dragon's Heart Susan Laine
- Hexbreaker Jordan L. Hawk
- Behind the Eight Ball (Fur, Fangs, and Felines #2) M.A. Church
- Demon Duke (Paranormal Noble #2) S.J. Frost
- The Tenth Muse Belinda McBride
- Stumptown Spirits E.J. Russell
- The Promise Victoria Sue
Romantic Comedy 3
- Love on the Jersey Shore Richard Natale
- Moving Forward (Cozzi Cove #2) Joe Cosentino
- Groomzilla & Groomzilla Does Vegas Tere Michaels
Romantic Suspence 6
- If The Seas Catch Fire L.A. Witt
- Vegas Sin Jambrea Jo Jones
- Tackling the Tight End Tara Lain
- The Art of Hero Worship Mia Kerick
- Broken Soldier Jamie Lynn Miller
- Just the Thought of You (Mann of My Dreams #3) Tinnean
Sci-fi / Futuristic 6
- Darkness Eternal (Refuge Inc. #5) Leslie Lee Sanders
- Song of Song L. J. LaBarthe
- Succession Alicia Cameron
- Waking Jamal Amberly Smith
- Strange Times Clancy Nacht
- Where There's A Will Cari Z.
Young Adult 10
- Sire Kate Pavelle
- Banished Sons of Poseidon Andrew J. Peters
- Fjord Blue Nina Rossing
- Spanish Bay Hans M. Hirschi
- Clean Mia Kerick
- Throwing Stones Robin Reardon
- Thárros C. Kennedy
- Fake It (The Keswick Chronicles #1) Victoria Kinnaird
- Private Matthew J. Metzger
- The Italian Word for Kisses Matthew J. Metzger

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Demon Duke (Paranormal Noble #2) by S.J. Frost
Gay Paranormal Romance
Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: MLR Press (May 27, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1944770232
ISBN-13: 978-1944770235
Amazon: Demon Duke (Paranormal Noble #2)
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Demon Duke Paranormal Nobles #2 As a witch, Calvin Blackwood knows the dangers of demons, but to save his brother, he's willing to enter into a deal with demon duke, Sal, and give him anything the demon wants in return, including himself.

A month ago, Calvin Blackwood found himself in the company of vampires, having been hired to use his talent as a witch to summon a demon. That demon ended up saving his life. In the time since, he hasn't been able to forget about Sal. He knows entering a deal with a demon is dangerous, but to save his brother, binding himself to the beautiful demon might be worth the risk.

Sal is a duke among demons. An immortal being, more powerful than a vampire, but who has one admitted weakness, a fondness for humans. When Calvin comes to him to make a deal, he's hesitant, but can't deny his need to be closer to him. He also knows if he doesn't help him, Calvin will summon another demon, and he knows all too well the treachery of his own kind.

Desire and trust builds between Calvin and Sal. Their relationship grows, but so does a hidden threat, and it might take power greater than a demon duke to save them. It might take that of a witch.

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Every Breath I Take (All I'll Ever Need #2) by J.P. Bowie
Gay Erotic Romance
Publisher: Pride Publishing (April 5, 2016)
Amazon Kindle: Every Breath I Take (All I'll Ever Need #2)

Troy Kendall was a bad boy, an addict with attitude, but, since Detective Mark McLennan entered his life, all he wants to do is help others—even if they really don’t want him to.

Life for a recovering drug addict isn’t easy. Fortunately for Troy Kendall, he has handsome Detective Mark McLennan to lean on for love and support. When Mark asks Troy to move in with him, Troy is over the moon, sure that now his future will be everything he has dreamed of.

Now that he’s able to think about the bigger picture without himself as the main feature, he starts taking an interest in others. Like his ex-roommate Kevin. Troy feels a bit guilty about finding happiness when it’s obvious Kevin is lonely and miserable. Or Teresa, the food server working at the corner diner. Troy is sure she’s a victim of domestic abuse.

Ignoring Mark’s opinion that he’s being annoyingly nosy, Troy goes on a mission to try to help those he feels are lacking in the happiness department. He’s given excuses from Teresa when he asks her how she came by all the cuts and bruises he sees her suffering from on a daily basis. Is it the boyfriend or her domineering father who’s making Teresa’s life a misery?

After a conversation over a drink with Kevin, he’s worried that his ex-roomie is on the verge of signing up for gay conversion therapy. When Kevin goes missing, Troy and Mark along with Kevin’s new roommate, Roger, go on a search that leads them to a basement in the suburbs where a homophobic couple are holding Kevin captive.

Is Troy’s plan to find happiness for others doomed to failure? Or can he and his friends change the course of disaster both Kevin and Teresa are on?

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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*

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Blog: http://julielynnhayes.blogspot.com
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Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond



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Fake It (The Keswick Chronicles #1) by Victoria Kinnaird
Gay Young Adult
Series: The Keswick Chronicles
Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 29, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1523652225
ISBN-13: 978-1523652228
Amazon: Fake It (The Keswick Chronicles #1)
Amazon Kindle: Fake It (The Keswick Chronicles #1)

Jack Daveyson grew up with a guitar in his hands and his head full of melodies. Ten years after writing his first riff, he knows exactly what he wants to do with his life - graduate high school, escape Wayville and hit the road with his band, Forever Fading Echoes. But it's a bit hard to launch a band without a singer. Enter JJ Keswick. JJ is everything Jack isn't: rich, confident and popular. He also happens to be one of the best singers Jack has ever heard. Jack reluctantly lets JJ into his band and into his life. The spark between them in the practice studio grows into something neither of them were expecting - a love that threatens to tear their lives apart. International bestselling author Victoria Kinnaird is proud to introduce you to The Keswick Chronicles, a YA rock'n'roll romance. Pack your guitar, pull on your band tee shirt and turn up the volume - it's time to meet your new favourite band.

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GRL Featured Blog: J.K. Hogan

Hi folks! I’m happy to be here on Elisa’s blog today talking about GRL, and my new release, Strong Medicine. This year will be my fourth trip to GRL, my third as an author, and my very first as a featured author. Despite my anxiety, I’ve always felt very comfortable at GRL, but I’m a nervous wreck over the whole public speaking aspect of a featured spot. I’m doing a Q&A on Thursday afternoon, so y’all think of some questions so I’m not hearing crickets the whole time! ;-)

But seriously, come see me any time at GRL. I love getting to know my fellow authors and especially my readers. I’m a reader too, so there’re plenty of people I’ll be fangirling over.

Also, I’ve just had a new book released from Wilde City Press called Strong Medicine. Here’s what it’s about:

Strong Medicine by J.K. Hogan
Publisher: Wilde City Press (May 18, 2016)
Amazon Kindle: Strong Medicine

Blurb: Two men who meet in a psychiatric institution couldn’t possibly find happiness together—could they?

The world seemed to be telling disgraced former child star and singer Cameron Fox that he would never be happy again. A drunken car accident gets him sentenced to a work-release at Riverbend Behavioral Health Facility.

Reclusive, traumatized writer Jonah Radley has an entire graveyard of skeletons in his closet. Jonah regularly hospitalizes himself for psychotic episodes caused by a horrific childhood trauma, his biggest secret—one he refuses to speak about in therapy.

Jonah and Cameron form a bond inside the hospital, forged in mutual pain and hope for a better life. Once they leave the hospital, they must decide if they are brave enough to explore the intricacies of living with mental illness—and find a new normal together.

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Unquiet (Resilient Love) by Melanie Hansen
Gay Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 22, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1634767411
ISBN-13: 978-1634767415
Amazon: Unquiet (Resilient Love)
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A Resilient Love Story

Loren Smith has been in love with Eliot Devlin almost his entire life. During their turbulent childhood and teen years, Loren didn’t always understand Eliot, and sometimes he could be a challenge, but Eliot was the only one to ever truly ease Loren’s deep loneliness and accept him. When Eliot’s increasingly erratic and self-destructive behavior culminates in a suicide attempt at seventeen, Loren is devastated.

Upon meeting again by chance nine years later, Loren is enjoying a successful career as a police officer while Eliot’s life has been a constant struggle for stability. In and out of mental hospitals, with a rap sheet a mile long, he continues to be buffeted by the twin storms of mania and depression. Loren’s love and protectiveness for Eliot are deeply ingrained in him, however, and their feelings for each other are quickly rekindled.

Loren has issues of his own he’s dealing with, and trying to understand and cope with Eliot’s bipolar disorder isn’t easy. They believe they’re meant to be, and Eliot brings a fulfillment to Loren’s life that no one else will ever match. But as they both come to realize, love by itself can’t cure all.

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Signs of Life (Resilient Love) by Melanie Hansen
Gay Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 234 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 28, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1634761774
ISBN-13: 978-1634761772
Amazon: Signs of Life (Resilient Love)
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A Resilient Love Story

Successful lawyer Jeremy Speer has it all―a loving husband, a beautiful home, and a cherished dream that’s about to become reality. He’s learned not to take happiness for granted, meeting the challenges of life and love head-on with unwavering commitment and fierce devotion. A series of tragic events leave Jeremy shattered, adrift on a sea of unimaginable pain. He’s able to piece his life back together, but instead of embracing it, he merely exists, using isolation and punishing physical exertion to keep the world at bay.

High school teacher Kai Daniels has a heart for at-risk kids―he was one himself, and a teenage brush with the law and some troubled years behind bars left him scarred inside and out. With courage, hard work, and the support of friends, he’s built a fulfilling life that leaves no time for a relationship.

An intense encounter with Kai at a gay club ignites a spark in Jeremy that he thought was extinguished forever, but he’s unwilling to destroy the fragile peace he’s managed to create, and he leaves Kai humiliated and disappointed. Things should have ended there, but a bizarre occurrence brings the two together in a way neither of them expected.

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Getting Back by Cindy Rizzo
Lesbian Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 260 pages
Publisher: Ylva Verlag e.Kfr. (October 1, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3955333957
ISBN-13: 978-3955333959
Amazon: Getting Back
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Elizabeth Morrison has ascended the ranks of her industry and now runs one of the most successful publishing companies in the US. But even after three decades, she has never been able to get past the devastating end of her relationship with the beautiful and brilliant Ruth Abramson. As Elizabeth approaches her 30th college reunion, she must face the woman who long ago acceded to the demands of her father, a famous Russian dissident, and married the young man who'd been chosen for her. It doesn't make it any easier that Ruth, now divorced and living openly as a lesbian, is the class luncheon speaker. As the two women face one another and attempt to reconcile their past, Elizabeth finds she must wrestle with a number of issues she has avoided confronting. And she must carefully decide whether she is more distrustful of Ruth or of herself. Is she headed for another fall with this woman? Or does she want to get close again, so she can be the one to walk away? When it comes to reuniting with the love of your life, it's not always easy to know the difference between getting back together and just getting back.

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Waking Jamal by Amberly Smith
Gay Sci-fi / Futuristic
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (March 25, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1634771338
ISBN-13: 978-1634771337
Amazon: Waking Jamal
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Their physical and mental survival depends on them bonding.

Jamal Zumati joins the military, determined to repay the country that fed and housed him. But during his Hamask activation, his senses go offline and he enters a berserker rage. The United States Hamrammr Program, or USHP, has only one option: put him into hibernation.

Despite his extraordinary ability to read and manipulate situations, Vargr Lt. Rum Walker has stepped on one too many brass toes, and the USHP demoted him back to teaching new candidates. Rum is one paranoid thought away from self-destruction when he is recruited for a covert mission: pull Jamal from hibernation.

The problem is, no one has ever survived a berserker fury at least not officially. If Rum is to challenge the military stereotypes, he ll not only need to wake Jamal he ll need to get him to agree to be bonded as a Hamra Pair, the ultimate supersoldier team.

When Jamal and Rum team up with an FBI Hamra Pair to stop the terrorist group Dios Provee, Rum thinks he ll show Jamal their true potential lies in an equal partnership, but Jamal is convinced Rum should take the lead. Will Rum stop Jamal from going berserk again and destroying both of their futures?"

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The Complete Horse Mistress Collection by R.A. Steffan
Transgender Fantasy Romance
Publication Date: May 8, 2016
Amazon Kindle: The Complete Horse Mistress Collection

Carivel was born female, but she has been secretly living as a boy for years in her adoptive village of Draebard. The last thing she needs is to fall for not one, but two unattainable men—a dominating warrior and a reluctant wolf-shifter with a horrific past. Now, the Alyrion Empire is poised to invade, and Carivel must choose whether to keep her secret or reveal it—not only to the men she loves, but also to the powerful female ruler whose army could help protect Draebard during the coming war.

Steamy and spellbinding, The Complete Horse Mistress Collection combines detailed world-building and a heartfelt romance between three noble, damaged people who have no one to turn to but each other.

For a limited time, save 50% when you buy this bundle, compared to the cost of buying Books 1, 2, 3, and 4 individually! The Horse Mistress boxset also contains an exclusive series epilogue not available anywhere else—Return of the Wolf.

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Just the Thought of You (Mann of My Dreams #3) by Tinnean
Gay Romantic Suspence
Series: Mann of My Dreams
Paperback: 414 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (May 18, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1533349053
ISBN-13: 978-1533349057
Amazon: Just the Thought of You (Mann of My Dreams #3)
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Quinton Mann and Mark Vincent - still as dangerous, intelligent, and perceptive as they were when they started playing mind games with each other, and still in love. With Quinn having inherited the Mann family estate in a state of serious disrepair, he and Mark with the help of their family and friends decided to fix it up and then live there, together. But when a mystery from the Mann family past intersected with the death that led to Quinn inheriting the estate, Mark and Quinn were determined to solve it, and see Quinn's cousin DB and his ladies safely married. But there are always eyes watching two such dangerous men. Would they be able to continue their relationship without nosy, judgmental people trying to put an end to it?

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Beyond Gold and Glory by Barbara Ann Wright
Lesbian Fantasy Romance
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (September 15, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626394377
ISBN-13: 978-1626394377
Amazon: Beyond Gold and Glory
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Like heroes from an ancient tale, Aesa and Maeve plan to raid foreign shores, claiming gold and glory for their homeland. Young and in love, neither considers what will happen if one is chosen to be a warrior and the other is left behind.

On a mist-shrouded island, Aesa meets Ell, a woman enslaved by an insidious curse. Maeve walks the path of dark magic and finds Laret, a woman well acquainted with pain. Together, they must break the magic surrounding Ell, an act that will force them to choose between their dreams, their homes, and the women they love.

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Behind the Eight Ball (Fur, Fangs, and Felines #2) by M.A. Church
Gay Paranormal Romance
Paperback: 214 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 30, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1634766962
ISBN-13: 978-1634766968
Amazon: Behind the Eight Ball (Fur, Fangs, and Felines #2)
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Fur, Fangs, and Felines: Book Two

A cool morning, a yard full of birds, and a kitty on a mission. What more could a werecat want? Beta Heller Wirth has it all, except a mate―a shifter mate, that is. The last thing he wants is one of those dangerous humans who kill without remorse. Heller knows about that firsthand. So what does the goddess Bast do? She gives Heller exactly what he does not want―a human: business owner Lawson Dupre.

Lawson hasn’t a clue what just happened in his car detail shop. One minute a cute client is about to pass out, and then he perks up and starts flirting. Next thing, he runs out the door like the hounds of hell are after him. Learning that Heller is a werecat doesn’t freak out Lawson. He happens to be one of those rare humans who knows paranormals exists. He even lives with one. Watch the fur fly as Heller and Lawson battle hurt feelings, misguided beliefs, and a power shift in Heller’s clowder.

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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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