Tuesday, February 21, 2017

#BookTour - The Acrobat by Agnes Moon #Excerpt #MM #PNR



The Acrobat
ByAgnesMoon

TITLE: The Acrobat
AUTHOR: Agnes Moon
PUBLISHER: Self publisher
GENRE: Paranormal
SERIES: Blood Ties # 1
TRANSLATOR: Kevan Houser
E-BOOK: Yes
PRICE: $ 3.49
LENGTH: 190 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 21st
BUY LINK: Amazon





BLURB:

The Acrobat is a professional thief with dozens of burglaries to his credit, but when he finds himself trapped in the enormous abode of a mysterious man, as seductive as he is lethal, he realizes that the police might not be the worst of evils.Vincent de Saint-Bonnet is incredibly rich, with many hidden secrets, and little will to live. A foul-mouthed little thief with magnificent blue eyes is just what he needs to bring some light back to his gray, long-drawn-out existence.
A thief looking for a valuable dagger, an antique dealer with hundreds of years under his belt, for whom the weapon represents an object of . . . inestimable value. Each man has a precise goal and nothing will stop him from reaching it. Not even the incredible attraction that grips them, pulling them into a duel, one fought with lies and seduction.
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“So you’re a. . .” Damn, the word just wouldn’t come out. I was a very open-minded sort of guy, and easily adapted to new situations. . . but, fuck! It’s not every day you run into a. . .
“A vampire. . .” he finished the sentence for me.
“Yeah. . .” I sighed. “And you drink. . .”
He helped me out again: “Blood.”
“Exactly,” I confirmed, playing along with our surreal horror quiz show. “My blood, just for the record,” I felt the need to point out.
“Truly delicious. . .” That bloodsucking bastard was sneering. Then, apparently curious, he added: “I have to say you’re taking it quite well. I would’ve expected, at the very least, a bit of surprise, or, I don’t know. . .  a healthy dose of understandable terror.”
He wasn’t totally wrong, but in my defense, I could state that I felt he posed absolutely no danger. Maybe I was way off base and I’d end up as the main course at a nice little banquet for Vince and his stooges. Speaking of stooges. . . “So, Bastien and that other guy, the one who’s like: “I’ve got a stick up my ass and I’m always nervous” are also vampires like you?”
“Yes, kitten. We’re all vampires, and as you might’ve deduced by now, you really picked the wrong house to rob,” he answered, amused.
Well, I was getting up to speed pretty quickly. Who knows if that asshole Curt was aware of this tiny, but rather important, detail.
“Are you planning on killing me?” I asked, nervously biting my lower lip. It’s true I didn’t feel like I was in danger, but that little boy in It wasn’t afraid of clowns, either. . . until he was eaten by one!
Hearing my question, Vincent’s eyes opened wide, and he seemed offended. “I’d never hurt you, mon coeur! Let me explain. . .”
Keep in mind we were having this nice little chat about fangs and blood sucking sitting right next to each other, naked, caked in the vestiges of our passion. I couldn’t have been an easier target! Then I remembered the moments of sublime passion we’d just enjoyed. The perfect union of our bodies, and his tender eyes watching me, captivated. That wasn’t the look of someone planning to kill me. So what, then? What exactly did he want from me, apart from the obvious?
He moved toward me, hugging me, and I found myself resting my head on his chest. I knew full well I should’ve run away. And yet, tight in the cocoon of those strong arms, I felt strangely safe and. . . Shit! I know it’ll sound absurd to you, but an incredible feeling of peace, joy, and justice came over me. It felt like those arms were created just to hold me tight.
Shit! I really was a hot mess. I felt like a cheap knockoff of that annoying Bella Swan. Vincent probably didn’t even sparkle. Or did he? “Do you sparkle?” I asked, curious.
Excuse-moi?” His gorgeous face took on an astonished expression.
“In the sun. Do you sparkle or catch on fire?”
He snorted, amused. “Mon Dieu, that irritating film about vegetarian vampires again!”
“Tell me!” I insisted. “What happens if you’re exposed to the sun? And if you eat garlic? Can you enter a church? Do you only drink human blood? Do you sleep in a coffin? Do you. . .”
“Stop, stop. . .” he interrupted me, amused. “I swear I’ll tell you everything, or at least. . . as much as I can. But we had an agreement, remember? You have to tell me why you’re wanted by the police, and I’ll let you make that call you’re so eager for. Then we’ll get cleaned up, you can have a bite to eat, and if there’s time, I’ll tell you about me. And if not, we still have tomorrow. . . and the day after tomorrow. . .”
I grumbled, exasperated. That was his way of saying that letting me go was totally out of the question!

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Spotlight and Grand Prize #Giveaway - Embers by Kate Sherwood @kate_sherwood $100 @Riptidebooks credit



About Embers 
Small town—big problems. Jericho Crewe is back in Mosely, Montana, trying to deal with police corruption, interfering feds, his newly discovered family members, and, of course, Wade Granger.
He doesn’t really need a biker war on top of it all, but as the bodies start to pile up, it becomes pretty clear that’s what he’s got. Not only that, but Wade’s involved somehow, and as soon as Wade is a part of something, things that seemed clear become cloudy.

With the feds breathing down his neck, Jericho has to find his way through Wade’s maze of half truths and manipulations. It would all be so much easier if Jericho could think straight in the other man’s presence. So much easier if their passionate past could be forgotten, and if he could be sure he’s strong enough to resist the temptation of a passionate present.

Now available from Riptide Publishing. Embers
About Kate Sherwood

Kate Sherwood started writing about the same time she got back on a horse after almost twenty years away from riding. She’d like to think she was too young for it to be a midlife crisis, but apparently she was ready for some changes!

Kate grew up near Toronto, Ontario (Canada) and went to school in Montreal, then Vancouver. But for the last decade or so she’s been a country girl. Sure, she misses some of the conveniences of the city, but living close to nature makes up for those lacks. She’s living in Ontario’s “cottage country”--other people save up their time and come to spend their vacations in her neighborhood, but she gets to live there all year round!

Since her first book was published in 2010, she’s kept herself busy with novels, novellas, and short stories in almost all the sub-genres of m/m romance. Contemporary, suspense, scifi or fantasy--the settings are just the backdrop for her characters to answer the important questions. How much can they share, and what do they need to keep? Can they bring themselves to trust someone, after being disappointed so many times? Are they brave enough to take a chance on love?

Kate’s books balance drama with humor, angst with optimism. They feature strong, damaged men who fight themselves harder than they fight anyone else. And, wherever possible, there are animals: horses, dogs, cats ferrets, squirrels… sometimes it’s easier to bond with a non-human, and most of Kate’s men need all the help they can get.

After five years of writing, Kate is still learning, still stretching herself, and still enjoying what she does. She’s looking forward to sharing a lot more stories in the future.

Twitter: @kate_sherwood 


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Monday, February 6, 2017

#Spotlight #Giveaway- Working It by Christine D'Abo @Christine_dAbo $25 credit @RiptideBooks

 
Thank you for having me here today. I’m so happy to be able to talk to you about my new book, WORKING IT, which is book one in my new Ringside Romance series. Don’t let the series title fool you, this is low on the boxing and high on sexual tension.

As an avid reader of all things romance, I personally love it when authors take chances and play around with what we consider typical romance tropes. Those situations that for whatever reason, really work for us as lovers of romance. One of my personal favorite tropes is the whole boss-assistant dynamic. There’s something wonderful about the tension that can be created when two people are working together, under pressure and in close quarters, that appeals to me.

I wanted to take this trope and do something a little fun with it. What would happen if both the characters were gay? What if they were so vastly different that under any other circumstance they probably never meet, let alone fall in love? What if they worked day in and day out in an office together?

In WORKING IT, Nolan Carmichael is working through the trauma of a serious car accident. He gets a job as Zack Anderson’s executive assistant, a position that no one at the company wants. Somehow the two of them work through their differences and fall in love.

I hope you’ll come along for the ride.

You can visit Christine at her website www.christinedabo.com, and chat with her on Facebook and Twitter. Want to keep up with Christine’s new releases? Sign up for her newsletter and receive a free book!


About Working It Nolan Carmichael is getting a fresh start—new career, new company, new life. The only problem is, he liked his old life just fine . . . until an accident robbed him of his health, his job, his self-confidence, and his ability to go out in public without having anxiety attacks.

 Zack Anderson has scared away his last four executive assistants. So when he hires Nolan on a whim, he’s not too worried, since Nolan will be gone within the week anyway. Two weeks later, Nolan has made himself indispensable, completely reforming Zack’s schedule, life . . . and libido.

 But in a company already torn by internal politics, one wrong step could ruin both their careers. And not only are they working to reopen Ringside Gym, Zack’s retreat when he was a troubled teen, but they also can’t help themselves falling for each other. If only the rest of their lives could go as smoothly as things do when they’re alone together.

Now available from Riptide Publishing. Working It


About Christine d’Abo

A romance novelist and short story writer, Christine has over thirty publications to her name. She loves to exercise and stops writing just long enough to keep her body in motion too. When she’s not pretending to be a ninja in her basement, she’s most likely spending time with her family and two dogs.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

#CoverReveal and #Blurb from Taste the Dark by @TibbyArmstrong

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Monday, January 23, 2017

#BlogTour #Giveaway Bundle - Max Brad and Maisie Mystery Series by L.G.Fabbo-Gonnella



Blog Tour - Max, Brad, and Maisie Mystery Series by L.G. Fabbo-Gonnella

Max, Brad, and Maisie is a gay mystery series by author L.G. Fabbo-Gonnela. Read on to discover the three books in the series and find out more about the author! There’s also a giveaway and you are all encouraged to enter!

Murder In The String of G



Max, Brad, and Maisie Mystery Series, Book One

Maisie was an irrepressible burlesque queen of the fifties who was a star in the Cassandra Theater. She was killed in what was initially ruled to be an accidental trip and fall down a spiral staircase. In fact, she knows it was a murder but, why was she killed and why the later cover-up? Unfortunately, however, what can a ghost to do about it? Andso, her shade haunts the theater hoping to find someone to help her.

It turns out to be a long wait. In two thousand and six two young wanta-be actors arrive at the newly restored Cassandra Theater to audition for a play. One is Max, who is gay, and the other is his roommate Brad, who is straight. For reasons unknown at first, Maisie finds she can connect with them both and seeks their help in proving she was murdered and who did it. After initial hesitations, the boys agree to help her solve her killing. The book follows the pair as they stumble towards finding answers while dodging a hired gun, a serial killer of young men and, for Brad, Maisie’s tendency to “fondle his rump” at inopportune times.

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Murder in the Squared Circle

Max, Brad, and Maisie Mystery Series, Book Two

Maisie’s favorite young pro-wrestler, Stan DaMann, is arrested for allegedly murdering his hated rival. Maisie is convinced of Stan’s innocence. Determined to find the real killer she convinces the hapless Max and Brad into posing as a new wrestling tag team. 

Out of their depth, they find themselves involved a murky world of underground sex bouts while facing off against two brothers who think vice may be nice but incest is best. As Max and Brad’s wrestling début approaches our trio is eager to find the killer before the killer finds them. 

Max has another problem in the form of a good-looking Australian wrestler named Liam. Could Max be falling for a guy who might turn out to be that killer?




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Murder in Noir

Max, Brad, and Maisie Mystery Series, Book Three

It seems as if Max and Brad’s dreams of a career in acting have finally arrived. The duo have been cast in the Broadway revival of that forties noir classic “Blood Fell onto my Window Pane”. Even more exciting, the production has movie stars Barrett Conover and his Italian wife Europa making their Broadway début. Max has had a huge crush on the husband ever since he saw the actor in the classic gay film “Going Tops for a Bottom”. As for Brad, he has been a fan of Europa ever since he saw her in the French classic comedy “Buxom Babes for Balzac.”

The play also has a rather lurid past. During its first run in 1948, two members of the company were victims in an unsolved murder. Maisie soon convinces the boys it would be fun to try and solve the decades old crime. What starts as a lark however, suddenly takes a unexpected turn as evidence of a blackmail scheme is revealed. Events soon turn deadly when the trio seeks to uncover who is being blackmailed and, critically, who is behind it. Hidden scandals, an attempted rape and murders both old and new are now part of the script for a, “Murder in Noir”

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Prizes: 1 bundle of Murder in the String of G + Murder in the Squared Circle, and 1 copy of Murder in the String of G

About the author
L.G.Fabbo-Gonnella is a resident of NYC. He has often said Manhattan is the underlying unspoken character in many of his books. "I guess its a love affair that I have with her," he once said. "I could live here forever and yet still find magical things about her that I never knew existed.
When not seeking out interesting new locales for his books he can be found dinning with friends and enjoying all the city he adores has to offer.
Though he has not yet met the supernatural denizens of NYC, he does hope too one day. And yes, there is a "letter Lounge" albeit under a different name.

He can be reached at L.G.Fabbo.Gonnella@gmail.co


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Friday, January 20, 2017

#BookTour - Finding Your Feet by Cass Lennox @CassLenox #Giveaway $15 @RiptideBooks


About Finding Your Feet

While on holiday in Toronto, Evie Whitmore planned to sightsee and meet other asexuals, not audition for a dance competition. Now she’s representing Toronto’s newest queer dance studio, despite never having danced before. Not only does she have to spend hours learning her routine, she has to do it with one of the grumpiest men she’s ever met. Tyler turns out to be more than a dedicated dancer, though—he might be the kind of man who can sweep her off her feet, literally and figuratively.

Tyler Davis has spent the last year recovering from an emotionally abusive relationship. So he doesn’t need to be pushed into a rushed routine for a dumb competition. Ticking major representation boxes for being trans and biracial isn’t why he went into dance. But Evie turns out to be a dream student. In fact, she helps him remember just how good partnering can be, in all senses of the word. Teaching her the routine, however, raises ghosts for him, ones he’s not sure he can handle.

Plans change, and people change with them. Learning a few steps is one thing; learning to trust again is another entirely.

Available from Riptide Publishing. http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/finding-your-feet


About Cass Lennox

Cass Lennox is a permanent expat who has lived in more countries than she cares to admit to and suffers from a chronic case of wanderlust as a result. She started writing stories at the tender age of eleven, but would be the first to say that the early years are best left forgotten and unread. A great believer in happy endings, she arrived at queer romance via fantasy, science fiction, literary fiction, and manga, and she can’t believe it took her that long. Her specialties are diverse characters, gooey happy ever afters, and brownies. She’s currently sequestered in a valley in southeast England.

Connect with Cass:
Blog: casslennox.wordpress.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Cass-Lennox-1704635609768647/
Twitter: twitter.com/CassLennox


Giveaway

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Monday, January 16, 2017

#BookTour #GiveAway - Afraid to Fly by L.A. Witt @GallagherWitt @RiptideBooks










About Afraid to Fly


Once a fearless fighter pilot, Commander Travis Wilson is now confined to a desk. It’s been eight years since the near-fatal crash that grounded him, and it still rules his life thanks to relentless back pain.


Lieutenant Commander Clint Fraser almost drowned in a bottle after a highly classified catastrophe while piloting a drone. His downward spiral cost him his marriage and kids, but he’s sober now and getting his life back on track. He’s traded drones for a desk, and he’s determined to reconcile with his kids and navigate the choppy waters of PTSD.


Clint has been on Travis’s radar ever since he transferred to Anchor Point. When Clint comes out to his colleagues, it’s a disaster, but there’s a silver lining: now that Travis knows Clint is into men, the chemistry between them explodes.


It’s all fun and games until emotions get involved. Clint’s never been in love with a man before. Travis has, and a decade later, that tragic ending still haunts him. Clint needs to coax him past his fear of crashing and burning again, or their love will be grounded before takeoff.


Afraid to Fly is available January 16th from Riptide Publishing.



About L.A. Witt

L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn’t lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies. She also has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance author Lauren Gallagher, but don’t tell Lauren. And definitely don’t tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher. Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut…



Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Afraid to Fly, one lucky winner will receive $10 in Riptide Publishing credit and two books of choice from L.A. Witt’s backlist! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on January 21, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!



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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

#BlogTour Amazon #Giveaway - In Enemy Hands by MA Church @nomoretears00

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TITLE: In Enemy Hands 


AUTHOR: M.A. Church 


PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press 


COVER ARTIST: Anne Cain 


LENGTH: 73006 words / 214 Pages 


RELEASE DATE: December 30, 2016 


BLURB: Two very different
civilizations—one bathed in bright sunlight and the other veiled in shadow.


Bad decisions,
declining resources, and a king on the brink of madness force Prince Varo
Kutchif, third son of the royal family and a starship captain, to attempt the
impossible: barter for Black Phospolrock, an energy source the mysterious
Helkan Kingdom has in abundance. Varo opens a line of communication with Adlar,
an intriguing Helkan who seems to reciprocate Varo’s interest. He hopes so,
because if negotiations collapse, Varo has orders to attack.

The Helkans preside
over a planet shrouded in perpetual darkness. Several species have tried to
exploit its natural resources through trade with them, but all have failed.
Adlar Mondur is the older brother to the Helkan ruler. An assassin of the
highest order, he’ll do anything to protect his king and his people—including
tracking down the Yesri prince who crash-lands on their planet, leaving an ugly
scar across its untouched beauty.

Thus begins a journey where
two men from disparate civilizations grow from enemies to lovers.
 




Excerpt 


A low moan came from
Varo.

“Come on, then, open
your eyes.” Adlar lowered Varo to the ground.

Varo’s eyes twitched,
then he slowly blinked them open. “Who… who…?”

Adlar saw the
confusion. His grin was as sharp as a knife’s blade as he stared into brown
eyes—big, beautifully rich brown eyes. There was no doubt now this was the same
Yesri he’d spoken with earlier during negotiations. By some odd twist in
genetics, the males of the ruling Yesri family had brown eyes. They were the only ones. All other Yesris either had
green or blue eyes.

Adlar waited until Varo
focused on him. “Greetings, Prince Varo Kutchif of Yesri.”

“Wh-what? Why am I
lying down? You’re using the Universal Language Standard to speak to me, right?
You sound funny. Or is it me? And how… how do you know my…. You look like…. Who
are you?”

“I’m Adlar Mondur,
leader of the D’noir and older brother to King Omori, ruler of Helkan.”

“Helkan? But… how’d I
get here?” Varo sat up.

Adlar grasped Varo’s
chin. “My dear princeling, you crash-landed on my planet, remember?”

“I… I… yes?” Varo
clenched his eyes shut and then opened them again. “Yes, that’s right. I had to
make…. Oh goddess! You! I remember
you.”

“Excellent. I claim you
as my prisoner.”

“P-p-prisoner?” Varo
stuttered.

He watched as the
confusion cleared and… was that fear in those eyes? How delightful. “I’m sure
you know my people do not release our prisoners.”

Adlar smiled at Varo,
letting his fangs show. He’d prepared himself for many reactions; he wasn’t
ready for Varo to headbutt him. The force of the blow rocked him backward,
breaking his grip on Varo.

“Oh frack!” Adlar
yelled as he sprawled on the ground. Pain exploded in his face, spreading
quickly.

Varo was on his feet
and running.

From off to the side,
he heard a rolling chuff. He lifted his hand and gently touched the tender,
swollen area. 
He bet a bruise was already forming. He glared at Dar. “Too busy
laughing at me to help, I take it?”

Dar yawned, showing off
huge canines. He licked his lips, his whiskers twitching as he stared in the
direction Varo fled. Then he laid his head between his paws.

Well, he had his
answer. “Fine!” Snarling, Adlar launched to his feet and stumbled slightly as
he followed Varo. Maybe his head wasn’t as hard as he thought.

Even with the pounding
in his ears, he could still hear the harsh breathing of Varo as he crashed
through the jungle. And crash he did since Varo couldn’t see as well as Adlar
could. Adlar needed to end this before Varo broke a leg or something.

“Stop!” Adlar yelled.
Then a new thought hit him. “All this noise will draw predators straight to
you!”

Receiving no answer, he
dug deep, pushing his body to move faster. That was his prey, and when he caught Varo, he was going to…. A sudden flash
of purple streaked past him. Oh, so now the temperamental batar decided to
help?

Adlar growled as Dar’s long
strides ate up the ground as he closed in on Varo… then flew past him. He
didn’t bother to question why Dar bypassed Varo—the irritating feline must have
a reason.



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AuthorBio

M.A. Church is a true Southern belle who spent many years in the elementary education sector. Now she spends her days lost in fantasy worlds, arguing with hardheaded aliens on far-off planets, herding her numerous shifters, or trying to tempt her country boys away from their fishing poles. It’s a full time job, but hey, someone’s gotta do it!

When not writing, she’s on the back porch tending to the demanding wildlife around the pond in the backyard. The ducks are very outspoken. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and they have two grown children.

She is a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.


You can also email the author at - nomoretears00@hotmail.com

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