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Weekend Ebook Giveaway: D.C. Juris - Cupid Knows

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!

And the ebook giveaway goes to: Tizzzzez

This weekend author is D.C. Juris: I folks! ::waves:: I’m DC Juris. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a transgender bisexual fella who writes GLBTQ romance in contemporary and fantasy settings. Today I’m offering up a snippet of my m/m romance “Cupid Knows.” This is the story where Jack and Alan first met, and was first published as a part of the “Shot Through the Heart” Anthology. If you’re familiar with the Jack and Alan stories, you’ll be happy to see it’s a standalone book now! To enter to win a free pdf copy, just leave a comment below, with your e-mail. Easy, peasy! Good luck!!

Cupid Knows by DC Juris
Publisher: Torquere Press, Inc. (June 4, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: Cupid Knows

Jack has been dreaming about Alan ever since they randomly hugged at a game. They haven't seen each other since, but when Alan crosses Jack's path on Valentine's Day, it's an opportunity Jack can't pass up. Can he convince Alan to take a chance on a Valentine's Day meeting when Alan has something to hide?

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GayRomLit Ebook Giveaway: DC Juris - On Solid Ground

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 2 days 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!

And the ebook giveaway goes to: chickie4, please contact me.

Today author is DC Juris (http://www.dcjuris.com/)

On Solid Ground by DC Juris
Publisher: Torquere Press, Inc. (February 16, 2011)
Amazon Kindle: On Solid Ground

Jack and Alan are back! The couple's world is turned upside down by a break-in, and while Alan takes it all in stride, Jack finds himself faced with something he's never dealt with before. Fear. When panic attacks start to take hold, Jack decides Alan would be better off with someone "normal" and runs away to his parents' cabin in the woods. With the help of Solid Ground Security Systems, and a lesson in love from the most unlikely of sources, can Alan convince Jack there's nothing they can't overcome together?

Jack and Alan are from Nice: The Best Kind of Prize.
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Omarati by D.C. Juris

The first impression I had, upon finishing this novella, is that it could have been longer, not in the span of the story, but in the length of the single events. The plot is interesting and I wouldn’t have minded to spend more time with its characters.

In a fantasy world, most shifters are slaves to humans; they lost a war, centuries years ago, and the prize to the winner was for most of the warrior to become pets. Those pets are usually cherished, and so it has been for most of Calliph’s captivity; Calliph, a former general, is the pet of a noble family and for generations he has been treated with respect. But now he was given to Obyn, a spoiled brat of a prince, and Obyn uses Calliph as a sex toy. Calliph doesn’t care for Obyn, even less when he meets Mateo, his Omarati, his soul mate. But Mateo is a freeman (well he is a panther shifter AND a freeman), while instead Calliph is bounded to life to Obyn’s family, from father to son and so on, forever and ever.

I did like the character of Calliph, even if mistreated by Obyn, I didn’t find in him hate or rebellion; maybe this is a point the author should have developed a little more, what Calliph did during the war to make him like he is now? It’s clear something happened, probably something bloody, that makes Calliph regrets his own actions and searching atonement to them into captivity. Even if he needs Mateo like a thirsty man with water, he cannot pursue him since he has, he wants to maintain his bond to Obyn.

Mateo is a simpler character, he is forced in a half-shifted form by some enchantment he cannot undo, but aside for some shame, he has a good life; that will not be forever, but at least he has found his mate, and everything will be bearable after that. Mateo is the submissive partner in the relationship, and that is a nice contrast, being Calliph and slave and all. It’s like Mateo is the key to unleash Calliph’s real self, or actually, like a test Calliph has to take.

Even if Obyn was not intended as a positive character, I liked him. Oddily, I think I liked him probably even more than Mateo, so much that I was almost hoping for this to become a ménages a trois. I’m not sure this was the author’s purpose, but he managed to make Obyn sympatethic.


Amazon: Omarati
Amazon Kindle: Omarati
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Noble Romance Publishing LLC (September 15, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1605928291
ISBN-13: 978-1605928296

Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bottom.php?tag=reading list&view=elisa.rolle
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Finding Sanctuary by D.C. Juris

When I started reading this book I thought, “how strange, it’s a lot less erotica/naughty I was expecting”. Fanny Press is not releasing a lot of titles, but the titles it released are indeed more erotica than romance.

At the beginning Vincent and Eric’s story appeared to be a friends with benefits theme with a little touch of gay for you: best friends since high school, despite being Eric gay and Vincent straight, they managed to remain friends. Probably since Eric was there for Vincent when he was growing up with an abusive father, probably since Eric, even if in love with his friend, understood that he needed more a friend than a lover. As soon as Vincent was independent, and started to gain emotional stability, again it was not time for Eric to stake his claim, and then Vincent went and found a fiancé, Jenny, and he slowly but steadily led towards a 2.5 kids and suburb home life. It was simple, it was clean, it was what Eric thought Vincent needed after his youth. It was not what Eric needed, with his preferences for the BDSM world and co.

Really Eric was not demanding towards Vincent, there was no hints or regrets for what it could have been, but Vincent turns the table. Given the time to settle down and analyze his feelings, far from his abusive father, Vincent understands that he is in love with Eric. It’s a true and pure love, there is nothing of physical at the beginning, what I liked of this story is that Vincent was not having real problem with Jenny, not on a sexual than no-secual level, it was only that Vincent was not in love with Jenny, he was in love with Scott.

What I probably found a little too much convenient is that Vincent, out of the blue, discovered he had an not so veiled interest in BDSM; I found two explanation to that: or Eric, without realizing it, was transmitting by osmosis his interests to Vincent, or he, Eric, growing up with Vincent was the only one who really knew the guy and he taught himself beforehand how to be the man Vincent needed.

In any case my first impression that this was more a romance was confirmed, but the erotica side of the novel did indeed its appearance: the author lulled us with 3 days of blissful cohabitation during which Vincent and Eric knew each other as a lovers other than friends; after that the author plunged them, and the reader with them, into a full-time BDSM experience in an isolated country manor where everything you imagine, and something more, can happen. I’m true, without the lulling and the romance of the first part of the story, some of the experiences Vincent asks to make would have been a little too much for me; I’m not so into the BDSM world, and the author didn’t spare anything to the reader (watersports, blood-play, …), but I think that a true BDSM fan will find the novel well done and described. Me, I prefer the first part, that was a really nice romance, almost a high-school sweetheart story, only developed a little later after the end of their teenager years.


Amazon: Finding Sanctuary
Amazon Kindle: Finding Sanctuary
Paperback: 148 pages
Publisher: Fanny Press (October 13, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1603814876
ISBN-13: 978-1603814874

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Cover Art by Sabrina Sun