Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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

The Acrobat

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


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.
“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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