August 16th, 2012

andrew potter

GayRomLit Ebook Giveaway: Abigail Roux - Armed and Dangerous

I asked to all the authors joining the GayRomLit convention in Albuquerque in October (http://gayromlit.com/authors.php) a personal favor, a special Ebook Giveaway: every day I will post 1 book from each author, and among those who will leave a comment, I will draw a winner. Very easy and very fast ;-) I will send a PM to the winner, so remember to not leave anonymous comments! (comments close on August 18)

And the ebook giveaway goes to: qbeeqt, please contact me.

Today author is Abigail Roux (http://www.abigailroux.com/)

Armed & Dangerous by Abigail Roux
Paperback: 330 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 18, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613725124
ISBN-13: 978-1613725122
Amazon: Armed & Dangerous
Amazon Kindle: Armed & Dangerous

Cut & Run Series Book Five - Sequel to Divide & Conquer Left alone in Baltimore after his unpredictable lover bails, Special Agent Zane Garrett takes his frustration out on everything in his path until he is ordered to Chicago to back up an undercover operative. When he gets there, though, he finds himself face to face with his wayward partner, Special Agent Ty Grady. They have to deal with the uncertainty lingering between them while they work to retrieve their intended mark, a retired hit man and CIA wet-works operative named Julian Cross. Ty, once a Marine and now an FBI hotshot, has a penchant for being unpredictable, a trait Zane can vouch for. Zane is a man who once lived for his job but has come to realize his heartbreaking past doesn’t have to overshadow his future. They're partners, friends, lovers, and the go-to team for unusual cases. With Cross and his innocuous boyfriend, Cameron Jacobs, in tow, Ty and Zane must navigate the obstacles of a cross-country trek, including TSA pat-downs, blizzards, their uncooperative prisoners, CIA kill teams, a desperate lack of sleep and caffeine, and each other. Ty and Zane are determined to get Julian Cross to DC in one piece, but it’s starting to look like it might be the last thing they do.
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WHY STRAIGHT WOMEN LOVE GAY ROMANCE

Coming this September from MLR Press... WHY STRAIGHT WOMEN LOVE GAY ROMANCE.

Guess who one of those women is? ;-)

It’s one of the world’s biggest secrets, and it’s about to come out…Why do straight women love gay romance?

What is it that attracts straight women to the idea of two men falling in love? Is it the muscles? The mystery of the male mind? The idea of true love overcoming all odds? How has it changed who these women are and how they see the world? And how powerful is this once-silent army of readers in the fight for equality?

32 women across 9 countries and 4 continents—from the world’s bestselling romance authors, including Suzanne Brockmann, Carol Lynne and Laura Baumbach, to the biggest female fans of Gay Male Romance—are about to reveal Why Straight Women Love Gay Romance.
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Breach by Katica Locke

A retelling of the Beauty and the Beast with the original catch that here both heroes, Roan and Ishaan, are at the same time Beauty and Beast. Plus there is the universe, as complex as a melting pot of genres.

Roan is a incubus that is stranded in a small town without a whorehouse, the usual place where Roan can satisfy his thirst in the guise of being a male prostitute; at the local inn he finds an unexpected answer to his problem, they are searching for a “babysitter” for the local villain, Ishaan. Ishaan is the son of a very wealthy man, but all the money of his father cannot cure him from his illness: by night Ishaan turns into a raper; it’s like sleepwalking, only that Ishaan rapes people to satisfy is sexual animalistic instinct. He is not aware of what he is doing, and as soon as he awakes, even if he doesn’t remember anything, he hates himself for his doings. So Ishaan wants someone living with him to lock him into his room every night, not letting him out for any reason.

To Roan that is the answer: he will have sex with Ishann by night, while the man is not “conscious”, and then will play the role of the humble servant by day. The plan is perfect if not for the little detail that Roan falls in love for Ishaan and the feeling is mutual. How can he now admit to Ishaan that he was using him for months?

Both Roan than Ishaan are really young, and in a way, naïve. Sex for them is almost a trouble more than a pleasure, and so their relationship is built more on the mutual interest, that, being they so young, are really “innocent”: cooking, gardening, hunting and fishing… their love is more similar to that of teenage boys than that of young men. Maybe since not Roan or Ishaan had the chance to live their teenage years, they are not make up for the lost time.

As I said the setting is another important element; this is a futuristic world, a planet in another galaxy, after what you can probably call an “energetic” apocalypse. Common energy is not more available to the average people, only the very rich can afford it; computers, televisions, cars are still existing, but they are luxury items. Most people reverted back to the use of horses and coal, and they are now living in small town, sharing the space with paranormal creatures: the sheriffs and other police officers are shapeshifter dragons, mages living among humans are ordinary events, and so on. There was a little bit of steampunk feeling, maybe for the train arriving and living the city being the only connection with the outside world. In any case, the mix was good and nothing was “clashing”.

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