Saturday, October 21, 2017

Author Saturday Spotlight: Edmond Manning #Interview #Giveaway



Happy Saturday!!!! With many people enjoying their last day at GRL there are exciting things happening here on Diverse Reader! Today we have the truly outstanding and talented Edmond Manning. He was actually the first author on this blog to be my spotlight when it opened almost 4 years ago. So, it's exciting having him back.

This is a special post. Obviously because he's here again but also because the blurb to the final book in his Lost and Found Series will be revealed here. We will look at the ENTIRE series today. We will have a wonderful interview, see the last book, and it will end with a giveaway where one person will win the WHOLE SERIES! That's 6 books! Hope you have a great time!





The Lost And Found Series


King Perry


In a trendy San Francisco art gallery, out-of-towner Vin Vanbly witnesses an act of compassion that compels him to make investment banker Perry Mangin a mysterious offer: in exchange for a weekend of complete submission, Vin will restore Perry's "kingship" and transform him into the man he was always meant to be. Despite intense reservations, Perry agrees, setting in motion a chain of events that will test the limits of his body, seduce his senses, and fray his every nerve, (perhaps occasionally breaking the law) while Vin guides him toward his destiny as "the one true king." Even as Perry rediscovers old grief and new joys within himself, Vin and his shadowy motivations remain enigmas: who is this offbeat stranger guiding them from danger to hilarity to danger? To emerge triumphant, Perry must overcome the greatest challenge alone: embracing his devastating past. But can he succeed by Sunday's sunrise deadline? How can he possibly evolve from an ordinary man into King Perry? A Bittersweet Dreams title: It's an unfortunate truth: love doesn't always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.




King Mai


Adopted from Thailand and never one to fit in with the local bubbas, life has been rough around the edges for Mai Kearns, even before he came out of the closet. Now, almost ten years past the torture of high school, Mai still can't catch a break: he and his parents stand to lose their beloved farm.

How will a “King Weekend” help change Mai’s fate? What has narrator Vin Vanbly been up to for the four weeks he’s been sneaking around Mai’s hometown? At the urging of a ransom note from ‘The Lost Kings,’ Mai embarks on an impossible treasure hunt chasing mystic poetry, Fibonacci Hopscotch, ancient prophecy, the letter ‘x,’ and a confounding, penguin-marching army.

The stakes are high: if Mai fails, the Lost Kings will permanently claim him as their own. Finding the treasure may unlock the secret to saving his family farm. But can this angry farmer risk opening his broken heart before the weekend is over? Mai Kearns has 40 hours to get very, very curious in this second installment of The Lost and Founds.





The Butterfly King


Terrance Altham doesn’t know why he’s been arrested. He’s committed no crime and the cops aren’t talking. Sadly, the man sharing his holding cell talks too much. Known only as Ghost, he is a young grifter, apparently familiar enough with this police station to convince Terrance a break out is possible, and pushy enough to leave Terrance no choice but to follow Ghost into the underbelly of New York City. 

Terrified by the unjust imprisonment and the possibility of a life behind bars, Terrance searches for proof of his innocence while Ghost seeks the elusive Butterfly King. But neither man seems in control of the weekend’s direction and the consequences of mistakes are life-changing. As Ghost’s manipulations come to an explosive head, each man must decide amid danger and street violence what kind of man will triumph, lost or found? 

Narrator Vin Vanbly (a.k.a Ghost) returns in the most revealing King Weekend yet, where he faces the dark side of his dangerous manipulations, and learns missteps can be deadly. Vin must confront sinister dealings from his past—and a future promising disaster—as he waltzes Terrance across Manhattan in spring, searching for the elusive and charismatic, Butterfly King. 




King John


English attorney Alistair Robertson can’t quite believe an astonishing tale of kingship and transformation he hears at Burning Man, the annual counter-culture art festival in the Black Rock desert. Who are the Found Kings? Is “being kinged” as magical as it sounds?

Determined to find the mysterious garage mechanic named Vin who helps men “remember who they were always meant to be,” Alistair catches his quarry amid the extravagant sculptures, fire worshipers, mutant cars, and lavish costumes. After searching for three years, he’ll finally get to ask the question burning inside him: “Will you king me?”

Wandering together through the desert, Vin Vanbly and Alistair explore Burning Man’s gifting culture and exotic traditions, where they meet the best and worst of their fellow burners. Alistair’s overconfidence in Vin’s manipulative power collides with Vin’s obsessive need to save a sixteen-year-old runaway from a nightmarish fate, and the two men spiral into uncontrollable, explosive directions.

In this fourth adventure of The Lost and Founds, beneath the sweltering summer sun and the six billion midnight stars, one truth emerges, searing itself on their hearts: in the desert, everything burns.
 



Come Back To Me


After years of lying, scheming, and dangerous manipulation, Vin Vanbly finally gets what's coming to him: love. 

How can he survive unstoppable, uncontrollable love when his very nature demands he control everything? Clues about his one true love—tantalizingly hinted at in each of the books in The Lost and Founds series—come together in four life-changing stories. 

In No Kings, a sex hookup with a parking lot stranger reveals more about Vin’s life as a Lost King and his destiny than he could have dreamed. In King Fitch, Vin meets the last king in his long legacy, one final weekend before he withdraws from the world to an anonymous Latin American jungle. The Lost Ones recounts a terrifying kidnapping by street thugs from Vin’s past. In King Malcolm the Restorer, Vin’s mysterious relationship with his older brother—and the soul-crushing secret which drew them together—is finally revealed.

Through it all, Vin Vanbly struggles to survive. But what if he is destined for more than mere survival? Is he finally ready to embrace the truth and remember who he was always meant to be? Once there were a tribe where every man was the one true king and every woman the one true queen…






Interview

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today, Edmond! I truly adore your books and you. I’m going to pick away at your brain a bit and see what I can’t pry out of you.

Thank you for inviting me! Good luck prying. I think all the good stuff leaked out onto my pillow last night.

GRL is going on right now but you, like me, are not in attendance. You have been in the past though so tell all of us who aren’t there what this week will be like for everyone, from your experience.

Energetic – that’s the key word.
Everywhere you turn around is someone you know online, met two years ago at GRL, or someone who is as excited as fuck to see you right in this moment! It’s like a non-stop class reunion with almost every damn person you wanted to show up, showing up. Even if you try to escape to your room, there are people you love in the elevator, walking down your hotel hallway, in the room next to yours who pop out because they heard you come home. Wanna be silly for two minutes? So, you hang, chat, and suddenly an author you love is doing a spotlight in twenty minutes… You promise yourself you’re not going to make yourself crazy trying to attend everything…but… when will you ever get another chance to see Anne Tenino read? Where else can you ask Kaje Harper questions about the next book?
For a whole weekend, you nourish yourself with kindred spirits. And as the experience winds down, you realize that every part of your physical body, your ability to make words with your mouth hole, your very personality itself feels like a power strip that has been charging hundreds of cell phones at the airport gate area. All you wanna do is completely unplug in a dark room.

This is a tricky question, I know. Of the five Lost and Found books you currently have published, do you have a favorite? And if so why?

King Mai.
When I wrote my first published book, King Perry, I loved the insane premise for the book. I laughed while I was writing, I wept, I experienced little “author orgasms” over and over, page after page. When I began writing the second book, King Mai, I wondered, can I have that experience again? Is the magic still there? Will I have more author orgasms?  
I did.
King Mai will always have a special place in my heart because while writing that book, I really came to believe in myself as a writer. Also, I loved writing about the town’s bubbas, the absurd treasure hunt, and the main character, Mai. He is always a favorite in my heart.

How often when you meet people do they ask you to King or Queen them?

Never! Never been asked, which, WHEW! I have had a few people ask me to reveal their king or queen names…but I don’t think that’s my power. I think a person’s king or queen name ought to come from someone who knows them well, very well. Ideally, from the person themselves. Therefore, I usually try to avoid inventing a name. However, I love discussing King and Queen names and it’s fun to speculate what someone’s name might be, but I would never tell someone, “This is yours.”

Can you tell us anything about the next book in the series?

Yes! King Daniel is the last book in the first story arc of The Lost and Founds. And rather than attempt a flirtatious description of what’s ahead, I’m going to share the book blurb, which I haven’t shared publicly yet. Here we go!


After discovering a blog revealing a mighty tribe where “every man was the one true king and every woman was the one true queen…,” thirty-five-year-old, unemployed Daniel realizes he’s tired of being a Lost King. He wants more. But more what?
His quest to uncover the secret will drag him beyond his comfortable seclusion, into the cornfields of DeKalb and thunderous, chaotic New York City. After a hotel hookup with a sensual Englishman, the murderous rage Daniel fought to repress is finally unleashed.
In the final story arc in The Lost and Founds series, Daniel faces the ultimate choice: what would you risk to become a Found King? His fate depends on a seedy escort named Fitch, benevolence from the mysterious king named DC, and love from the elusive Vin Vanbly, who may—or may not be—dead.
This is the end.
But is it the end for Daniel?



If someone came up to you and said to you they will take you anywhere for an entire month, all expenses paid, where would you choose to go?

Italy. A villa with commanding views over the rolling hillsides and a local chef from town who cooks every meal, sometimes showing us how.
I assume this person whisking me away for a month was a sugar son (kinda like a sugar daddy, but younger), so I would also need a month supply of camouflage thongs.

Now, to add on to the other question, would you still go if they said you’d have to go in that exact moment but couldn’t tell anyone?


I love this weird question. I had to get up and walk around for a half-hour, pondering my answer.
No, I could not.
My mom is 80. I couldn’t do that to her—disappear. Also, dealing with the month’s aftermath (stressed, worried, angry friends) would kill any enjoyment I had wearing camo thongs on a hilltop lunch gazebo overlooking the Tuscan vineyards.
It took me a half-hour to properly decide because I cherish the idea of disappearing for a stretch, not answering any phones, nobody knowing where I am. If there was some sort of quantum mechanics time and space pocket universe in Italy where a month passed but only a day happened in the normal world? I would stay in Italy two months.

Is there a plan after the Lost and Founds are done?

Audio book versions of everything!
Writing-wise, I’m already working on another story that is tangentially linked to The Lost and Founds, (but not really). I’m writing a “Bible thriller” (if such a thing is possible) based on the minor, minor character, Zacchaeus. I love writing challenges and I am intrigued by writing a Biblical tale so fascinating you can’t put it down.

If you could be a shifter, what animal would you love to turn into?

This question has forced an existential dilemma on me. I want to say “bird,” because then I could always escape the circumstances, just dart away like an inconspicuous wren. But escape what? What can a bird actually “do” in bird form, other than chirp? And heights make me nervous, so what if I pass out from terror while I’m hundreds of feet in the air? Do I turn back into me and plunge to my death, which then becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy about my fear of heights?
If I were an alligator, I could chomp my problems, but what if my problem was fire and I needed to fly away? Alligators are terrible at flying.
I’m gonna say “bird.”
Meredith, why are you making me work so hard?

What are three things about yourself that people would be surprised to know?

§  I had a 4.0 GPA in college (except for Italian class)
§  I get anxious visiting my dentist (who I adore)
§  I don’t eat apple pie. Ever.




How can people follow you through social media, website, etc.?
Email: pickwickinkpublishing@gmail.com
Facebook:Edmond Manning
Instagram: theedmondman
Twitter: @edmond_manning

When someone reads your books, what do you ultimately hope they take away from them?

Great question. I used to have hopes and expectations that people would get THIS message or walk away with THAT feeling. I realized that some part of me wanted to control the reader experience. With my first few one-star reviews, I remember thinking, “no, no…you don’t understand what’s going on…” It was a big day to admit that those readers understood JUST FINE what was going on. They didn’t have the reaction/experience I wanted them to have.
In reading reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, and blogs, I discovered many readers walked away with fantastic experiences, usually nothing I could have ever predicted. In a recent Goodreads review, the person mentioned that they’re now going to get a tattoo to celebrate something they realized about themselves during reading King Perry. Wow, how fantastic is that?
I found that letting go of my expectations has made reading reviews a lot more fun. I love to read about peoples’ journey with these stories.

Fast Fire Questions:

Favorite color? Deep blue. Like the color of this font right now.
Where do you hope GRL will be next year? Italy.
Favorite comfort food? Beefy Mac
Coffee or tea? Tea, I guess. Bleah. I’d rather have a Diet Cherry Pepsi
Favorite holiday? Thanksgiving
Best time of day? Right now. I’m staring at the autumn trees in absolute delight
Cake or pie? Cake, cake, cake, cake



Okay, thank you, Edmond, so much for entertaining my questions!





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Friday, October 20, 2017

Cover Reveal Tour: Rescued From Paradise by HJ Perry #Giveaway






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Book Title: Rescued From Paradise Author: H J Perry Publisher: LoveLight Press Cover Artist: Resplendent Media
Genre/s: M/M Gay Contemporary Romance Length: 58,000 words
RELEASE DATE: October 24



Blurb
Two hot men. One deserted tropical island. Carefree Adam Bennet comes from a long line of earthy people— gardeners, herbalists, hippies, and farmers. His grandmother taught him and his brothers to live off the land, to heal themselves, and above all, to trust their intuition about a person or situation. Mr. Don’t-Touch-Me Wade O’Rourke wouldn’t dream of something so pedestrian as living off the land. His family is monied, and formal. Taking his place in his uncle’s company is the thing to do— never mind that he hates his life, and he has reasons to hate his uncle, too. When Wade and Adam meet on an airplane they don’t quite hit it off. But they’re the only two survivors of a crash landing on an island paradise, they have to join forces to survive. Will Adam take a chance on love with the seemingly straight man? Underneath Wade's business suit, which he once wore like armor against intimacy, is a hard body and a tender heart. When love blossoms, can it survive the rescue and return to their American small town? This full-length, standalone novel contains: Tropical fruit too juicy to just eat. A man damaged by his homophobic upbringing. Steamy man on man love action and a happy ending.


  About the Author

HJ Perry is a 49 years old mother of three school aged children. They live by the English seaside and from her home town she can see France. Helen loves reading. If it were possible, she'd do nothing else. She reads science fiction, fantasy, young adult, all types of LGBT fiction, and, of course, gay romance. Aside from reading she likes walking and watching films, most often science fiction or thrillers. HJP has written many books about men falling in love in England where, for the most part, LGBT people are treated with the same respect as anyone else. Having worked in the construction industry for years in real life, she has written many fictional characters working in similar macho, male dominated environments. Despite reading American books and watching American shows, writing American characters has been a huge challenge for her. With a lot of help, Rescued from Paradise is her first novel featuring Americans and set in the US.

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Flashback Friday: Overtime by T.S. McKinney #Review #Giveaway






Author: T.S. McKinney
Book: Overtime
Publisher: Dark Hollow Press LLC
Publication date: February 10, 2016
Length: 283 pages

Reviewed by Jenn


Synopsis

Jagger Jameson could be the poster child for a nasty childhood campaign but he refused to allow it to dictate his future. At an early age, he learned to shut down all of his emotions and focus solely on survival. As it turned out, survival came in the form of a basketball scholarship with the University of Kentucky Wildcats. As the rest of the team around him focuses on having a good time and building friendships, Jagger worries only about using his talent to help him escape the life that was dealt to him. Everything is going smoothly until somebody from his past makes a reappearance, and with just the mention of a name, Jagger finds himself struggling to maintain his cool facade.

Colton Montgomery’s wealth allowed him the opportunity to have just about anything in the world he could desire…except the only thing he’d ever really wanted – Jagger Jameson. When the opportunity to try and tame a Wildcat comes his way, Colton welcomes the challenge.



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When I read this book for the first time, I knew it was special to me. As I’ve finished reading it again, it just gets more special! 

Jagger Jameson has had a sad, violent, lonely life. The only thing he ever had of his own was basketball and he sees it as his way out of his painful life. Jagger does everything he can to not be noticed by anyone, being noticed has only brought him misery. As hard as he tries though, someone sees him, someone who will change his world one day.

Colton Montgomery sees the boy on the basketball court, he sees the bruises....he sees everything Jagger works so hard to hide. They are young teenagers, but Colton knows he had found the one. Colton comes from a life of privilege and Jagger resents everything about him. Mostly Jagger hates that Colton sees his secrets. Colton and his family move away, but Colton never forgets Jagger. 

Years later, the two men will face each other as opponents on the basketball court. Both are playing the biggest game of their lives. With a secret bet between the teams, Jagger can’t afford to lose. As always though, Colton is a major distraction. What happens when the bet has to be paid will shock Jagger. Colton has to convince the man who still doesn’t want to be noticed, doesn’t want to be touched...that he still only sees him!

Jagger’s story broke my heart, I aches for him so much. Colton appears to be this cocky rich boy, but he is so much more. When I saw the lengths Colton goes to to win his “Wildcat” I was done. Fair warning, Colton is arrogant and sometimes a pain in the a$$, but he’s so worth the aggravation! I love these boys and the cast of secondary characters won me over as well. This book helped me fall deeper in love with this genre and I am thankful for that. 





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Foster An Author 3: Day 5~ Jenna Galicki: Jealousy #Excerpt #Giveaway #FAA3







Looking for something different to read?

Is it possible to love someone of the opposite sex without being in love? Did you ever wonder what it was like to have a soulmate who wasn’t your lover?  Find out in Jealousy.  Two best friends, a straight woman and a gay man, struggle to find someone to love as much as they love each other, and someone who can handle that intense bond.






Jealousy

He's the shoulder she leans on.
He worships her.
She shields and protects him.
He watches over her.
They're soul mates for life.
They're not lovers; they're best friends.
Their struggle to find someone who can handle their intense bond is met with a roller coaster of raw emotion, loyalty and heartache.
Follow their journey to find love.
In this unique read, the reader gets two separate romances Heather’s (m/f) and Justin’s (m/m) and their friendship, which is the real romance.
When Heather Cooper married Peter, she thought that she had finally found someone who could handle the inseparable bond she shares with her gay best friend, Justin Perrotta.  It's only a matter of time, however, before jealousy rears its ugly head and Peter's true feelings emerge.  He starts drinking and his erratic behavior threatens their marriage.

Burned by an ex-boyfriend, Justin refuses to open his heart to love again.  Wild relationships and one night stands leave him lonely and unfulfilled, even though he will not admit it.  He finds love when he least expects it, but his fear of commitment threatens to ruin the best thing that has ever happened to him.

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“Feel the soft petals against your skin.”  Tyler’s voice was soft and seductive.  “Clear your head and don’t think of anything except the flower.  Visualize it in your mind.  See the deep blood red pigment of the rose.  See it touching your body.”

It was surprisingly erotic and made Justin yearn for deeper physical contact.  It was hard to lay still.  His hand searched the bed and slid across the silk sheets until it found Tyler’s thigh.

“Keep your hands flat on the bed.”  Tyler removed Justin’s hand from his leg.  “Let me touch you.”

Tyler gently ran the flower across Justin’s chest, down his right arm, then down his left.  The flower traced each finger from the knuckle to its tip.  Next, Tyler slowly glided it down the length of Justin’s legs, one at a time.

Neither one spoke.  The only sound in the room was Justin’s breath, deepening with each caress of the silky rose against his bare skin.  The flower found its way back to the center of his chest.  It made small circles around his nipples, first clockwise, then counter clockwise.  His nerve endings were standing at attention.  They were over-sensitized and over-stimulated.  His entire body was tingling.  A sweet aroma filled his nostrils and caused him to wrinkle his nose.  It was the flower.

“That’s it,” Tyler whispered.  “Let your senses experience the pleasures.”

The rose traveled across Justin’s throat and traced the outline of his collarbone.  It ran down his sternum and slowly outlined each one of his ribs.  Normally it would have tickled, but this flower was magical.  It was a wand filled with delight, bestowing joy and bliss, mingled with rapture.


All of Justin’s senses were heightened.  They were alive.  It was as if he was using them for the first time.  He not only felt the flower, but he heard it as it glided across his skin.  The sweet scent of the rose grew stronger, or lighter, depending upon its proximity to his nose.  The flower jumped to his ankle, floated over his calf, and lingered on his thigh.  The soft, velvety petals settled in the area where his thigh met his hip.  It felt like a thousand tiny fingers were igniting his flesh with sensations of grandeur.  Then it was gone.  It was no longer touching him.  He yearned for it, and silently begged for its return.  He lusted for the touch of a flower. 






Praise for Jealousy:


“I fell head over heels in love with the story and the characters. This is a book that I will read again. The friendship between Heather and Justin is stunningly breathtaking.” – Book Happiness

“There were highs and lows, laughter and tears, it was an emotional experience I'm glad I chose to follow through with. There was virtually NO predictability.” – Happily Ever Chapter

“The story just jumps right off the page at you. Author has out done herself with this book.” - Amazon Reader

“What a wonderful read! I loved it and loved how it ended! Brilliantly done!” – The Book Obsessed Momma

“I love a book that sends me on an emotional roller-coaster ride! Anger, frustration, joy, sadness, shock! This book had it all!”  – Amazon Reader 

“Jenna Galicki perfectly captures what it is to be someone's soul mate without being their lover. There is such beauty and brutal truth in the relationship depicted between Heather and Justin.” – Amazon Reader 

“Not only are the characters compelling and vivid, the plot twists, unexpected turns and the sheer velocity of the lives these characters live is breath taking.” – Amazon Reader

“Jealousy is a deep story that is fun, sexy, and has just enough twists that when you think you have something figured out, it changes.”  – Illustrious Illusions






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SHATTERED PIECES
HEATHENS INK SERIES, BOOK 4
K.M. NEUHOLD
M/M ROMANCE

RELEASE DATE: 10.31.17




COVER DESIGN:  K.M. Neuhold

COVER PHOTO: StockPhoto



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“I was sure my heart had withered away years ago, but then you smiled at me and I felt it beat again.” ~Gage

Years ago, I fell in love with my best friend's little brother. Then, he took his own life, leaving me shattered and unable to piece my heart back together. I've been a zombie for nine long years. Until a crazy, gorgeous man walked into Heathens Ink and injected color back into my world of gray. No matter how hard I try to resist Beck he just won’t give up on me. I would need steel willpower to withstand his gorgeous long legs in his high heels, and his drawer full of lacy lingerie. But is this just a kinky hook up or does it have the possibility for more?

“We're both broken, but our jagged edges fit together well” ~ Beck

When you’re half of a whole you never contemplate what life would be like without your matching piece. Since my twin sister, Brianna, died last year, nothing I do seems to quiet my soul. I know there has to be some way for me to feel happy and whole again. And, when I look into the pained eyes of the tattoo artist at Heathens Ink I feel like I have a purpose. I can’t explain it, but I feel like I have to find a way to put him back together.

Shattered Pieces is book 4 in The Heathens Ink Series and can be read as a standalone.










EXCERPT

“Dance with me.” Beck holds his hand out to me. His eyes spark with amusement at what I’m sure is the obvious horror in my expression.
“I don’t dance.”
“Come on, you’re supposed to be trying fun, new things. I’m not expecting Fred Astaire, just stand in my general vicinity and nod your head to the beat.”
I sigh in resignation and take Beck’s hand, refusing to notice how soft his skin is or how good it feels to touch someone, however casually.
Still clutching my hand, Beck starts to dance. He starts out tame, simply swaying to the music. But, before long he’s spinning and shimmying like a ballerina on crack. Even being goofy and over the top he’s utterly graceful. And the joy in his expression is heartbreaking in its beauty.
When he spins out and then into my arms like a tango dancer, a laugh escapes from my chest, too full of a warmth to contain it.
“You have a really nice laugh,” Beck says, smiling up at me.
My heart thuds violently against my ribcage. Some long-forgotten place in my brain wakes up from its long slumber and starts to make irrational demands like kiss him and make Beck mine.
I pull my arms back, forcing a smile as blood rushes in my ears. Beck isn’t mine. He can never be mine. I had someone who was mine and I broke him beyond repair.
“I’m afraid I’m a bit rusty,” I admit with chagrin.
“Never too late to pick it back up again,” Beck reasons, stepping close again but not so close to warrant another retreat on my part.
 His lips are rosy pink and so soft, slightly parted and unbelievably tempting. I can’t remember if we were discussing laughing or kissing and I don’t really care.
“For the first time in a long time I’m starting to wonder if that’s true.” The hope my statement sparks in Beck’s eyes forces me to backpedal as guilt washes over me. “It feels wrong to imagine happiness is possible, even in some vague, future way.”

“I’m not going to give you any trite bullshit like saying Johnny would’ve wanted you to be happy. I didn’t know Johnny and even if I had there’s no way to know what he would’ve wanted because he’s gone. But you’re still here. You still have a life, a heart, and the right to be happy whether now or in a vague future.” The way Beck holds my gaze is like a cobra ensnaring a mouse. “You don’t need Johnny’s permission to move on and be happy. You only need to give yourself permission.”



I'm an author of m/m and new adult romance. I have a strong passion for writing characters with a lot of heart and soul, and a bit of humor as well.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Indie Book Spotlight: The Way to His Heart by Felice Stevens #Giveaway





Author: Felice Stevens
Book: The Way to His Heart
Series: The Together Series #2
Self Published
Publication date: February 14, 2017
Length: 44 pages


Synopsis

Love is going pretty well for Gideon Marks. He’s living with his boyfriend, Jonah, and his business is thriving beyond his wildest dreams. So why is he still worried he’s not enough, and all he holds dear will slip through his fingers?

Jonah Fine has everything he wants; he’s head over heels in love with Gideon and has finally stepped out from under the shadow of his father. Aware of Gideon's continuing struggle with dyslexia, Jonah tries to reassure him that they are equal partners in their relationship by making their first Valentine's Day one to remember.

Ghosts from the past reappear, sending Gideon into a tailspin. He must make the decision to either hold on to the anger he grew up with or forgive the pain he’s carried with him all his life. It will take all of Gideon's courage, Jonah's love, and a special surprise for Gideon to finally realize the one person he must learn to love is himself.
This is a brand-new, 12,000 word short story featuring a sexy chef, and a hot rabbi who needs to learn to stay out of the kitchen.



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Foster An Author 3: Day 4~ Jenna Galicki ~ Punk Rock- A- Bye Baby, Radical Rock Stars Book 5 #Excerpt #Giveaway #FAA3

Punk Rock-A-Bye Baby, Radical Rock Stars Book 5


She rocks my world.
He sets my soul on fire.
We’ve traveled down a bumpy road, but we’ve finally found the balance.
It’s time to bring a new little rock star into our lives.
I’m Tommy Blade, the Prince of Punk Rock, and this is the next chapter in our story.

Loving two people is never easy, and Tommy Blade fights every day to ensure that his wife and his lover know that he loves them both equally.  A commitment ceremony solidifies their pledge to one another and brings them closer together.

Jessi Blade is a lucky girl.  With animosity behind them, she and Angel share a more intimate relationship and their lives flourish.  She has everything she ever wanted—except a baby.

Angel Garcia never thought he’d share his life with a woman, no less marry one in a commitment ceremony.  When a baby joins their family, it makes him realize how much Jessi really means to him.

The road Tommy, Jessi and Angel travel is never an easy one.  Just when they’re at their happiest, an accident may very well change the course of their lives.

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Excerpt

A soft moan caught Jessi's attention, and she turned to Tommy and Angel.  They were embraced in each other’s arms, kissing passionately—which was the only way they knew how to kiss.  It was rarely a quick peck between the two, always a rush of lips on lips, mouth covering mouth, filed with steam hot enough to keep a girl’s hormones on edge.  She watched from the shore.  Angel had a chunk of Tommy’s hair in his fist and Tommy’s head pulled to the side.  Angel’s other hand was on Tommy’s hip and held their bodies together.  She was tempted to step between them, but decided she’d much rather watch.  









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