What's life without a little risk?
Or a lot of risk, if you're Sebastian Carlisle. He'll never live up to the legacy of his dead brother, so why try? Being the wild child in a family of stuck-up rich snobs suits him just fine.
Until he meets Micah Burke, and everything changes.
Micah's got too much going on for a relationship. Even if he could trust Sebastian, a distraction—a sexy, reckless distraction with a death wish—would only derail his carefully scheduled life. If it were just Micah, maybe that would be fine, but his mother and sister depend on him, and he can't let them down. Or at least that's what he tells himself.
A hot moment leads to a hot night leads to a connection neither of them are ready for. And when a crisis hits Micah's family hard, Sebastian will have to shed his bad-boy image and decide whether he can be the man Micah needs—and Micah needs to decide whether he'll let him.
Book two of Letting Go
Pages or Words: 67,000
Categories: M/M Romance, New Adult, Romance
“I thought I knew what kind of person you were.”
“Yeah, you made that pretty clear.”
Micah cringed, but kept going. “You take for granted everything I work my ass off to achieve. It’s easy for you. And now I know there’s more to you than that. I don’t understand your choices, or the need for an adrenaline rush you seem to have.” He held up a hand to keep Sebastian from saying anything. He scooted up, resting his back against the handlebars. “I don’t have to understand. It’s part of who you are.”
“Somehow I don’t think this discussion is heading in a direction I’m going to like.” Sebastian drew his knees to his chest and wrapped his arms around them.
“The thing is, you’re a bad influence on me.”
“You don’t even have to do anything. Take tonight, for instance.”
“I have a midterm tomorrow. I should be studying. Or even sleeping. Instead I’m here. I never have trouble doing what I’m supposed to do. Setting aside my ‘want tos’ to do my ‘have tos.’ Except around you.”
“I’m not trying to make your life harder. I’m just trying to be part of it.”
“That’s what I don’t get. You could have almost anyone. You could find someone a hell of a lot less complicated than me.”
“You may not believe it, but I don’t mind complications.”
About the author:
j. leigh bailey is an office drone by day and the author of New Adult and Young Adult LGBT Romance by night. She can usually be found with her nose in a book or pressed up against her computer monitor. A book-a-day reading habit sometimes gets in the way of... well, everything...but some habits aren't worth breaking. She's been reading romance novels since she was ten years old. The last twenty years or so have not changed her voracious appetite for stories of romance, relationships and achieving that vitally important Happy Ever After. She's a firm believer that everyone, no matter their gender, age, sexual orientation or paranormal affiliation deserves a happy ending.
She wrote her first story at seven, which was, unbeknownst to her at the time, a charming piece of fan-fiction in which Superman battled (and defeated, of course) the nefarious X Luther. She was quite put out to be told, years later, that the character's name was actually Lex. Her second masterpiece should have been a best-seller, but the action-packed tale of rescuing her little brother from an alligator attack in the marshes of Florida collected dust for years under the bed instead of gaining critical acclaim.
Now she writes New Adult and Young Adult LGBT Romance novels about boys traversing the crazy world of love, relationships and acceptance.
Where to find the author:
Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/JLeighBailey
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4384864.J_Leigh_Bailey
Publisher: Carina Press
Tour Dates & Stops:
Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Velvet Panic, Vampires, Werewolves, and Fairies, Oh My
Hearts on Fire, Havan Fellows
Amanda C. Stone, Divine Magazine
V's Reads, Boys on the Brink Reviews, BFD Book Blog
EE Montgomery, Bayou Book Junkie
Happily Ever Chapter, The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat
MM Good Book Reviews, Cathy Brockman Romances, Jessie G. Books
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Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews, Inked Rainbow Reads
Just Love Romance, Molly Lolly
Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Amelia Bishop, author of Uncharted Hearts. Hi Amelia, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
Hi! Thanks for having me here today.
I am a longtime m/m romance reader and have been writing in this genre for just over three years. I have a background in art and teaching, but I’m enjoying my “midlife crisis career” quite a lot!
My current book is an m/m/m Romance, set in the late 18th century. There is a lot of seafaring and a little bit of adventure, but overall it is a gentle love story about three men becoming a family together. I hope someone out there likes it!
Well, I may not be the best writer, but I can give advice as well as the next person I guess! Here are my ten tips for becoming a better writer:
Release Date: August 14, 2015
Clayton Taylor is smart and skilled, and born into privilege. His expertise with navigation lands him a job on The Irish Lady, a ship which promises a world of new experiences. Half in love with Peter, The Lady’s roguish captain, Clayton signs on for adventure and a chance to test his skill against the sea. Once aboard he meets Jorge, a pillar of quiet strength.
Clayton’s life among the sailors and thieves is happy, wild, and free. He learns to sail, to fit in with the crew, and to cheat at cards. There isn’t a course he can’t chart, or a job he can’t design.
But Clayton can’t navigate love, nor can he plan for the whims of his heart. Bold and direct and often stubborn, Clayton’s uncharted heart will plot its own course, bound for a union with two men who need him as much as he does them.
Together Clayton, Peter, and Jorge will discover the heart has no need of map and compass.
Pages or Words: 240 pages
Categories: Fiction, Historical, M/M Romance, Menage/Poly, Romance
The Irish Lady’s gangway was up, and I had a flash of panic. Was I too late? I caught a glimpse of Peter on deck, and called out to him. “Sir! Peter Simpson!”
He turned and strode back to the rail, a light in his eyes and a smile on his face. My trunk seemed suddenly much easier to haul.
A large black man lowered the gangway, and looked me over as I struggled up it, raising an eyebrow at my large case. He wore his hair in long twisted locks, and his shirt, open at the chest, revealed heavy glistening muscles. I swallowed hard. Was this a ship full of temptation? Would I spend my entire time here aroused and useless?
“You came!” Peter rushed to me, not hiding his excitement.
I nodded, smiling.
“I’m so glad.” He brushed his fingers over my cheek in a move much too affectionate for public display. I glanced at the large man, but he’d turned away.
“Come, I’ll get you settled in and explain your position.” Peter hoisted one end of my trunk, and led us toward the hatch.
I felt as if I had to ask him, before I went below, exactly what kind of situation I was signing on to here. “Just what sort of a ship is this, precisely? I’m sure you aren’t an entirely reputable merchant?”
He dropped his side of the trunk, and I feared I’d erred. Perhaps that was too forward a thing to ask. But his crooked grin told me he was not offended. “Is that a problem?”
Good lord, he was sexy. His chin was shadowed with a fine dark stubble, and his hair was gathered at the top of his head in some sort of ridiculous knot, which only accentuated his chocolate brown eyes and thick brows. “No…” I smiled. “But you’ll have to teach me.”
His mouth opened on a gasp. Finally, I’d unbalanced him.
“Gladly,” he rasped, and picked up the trunk again.
Sales Links: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013RHYHDS
About the author:
I am a reader and writer of romantic erotic fiction of all varieties. Sometimes, the little stories in my head just need to be shared (and sometimes they are just for me). I enjoy red wine, black rum, shell-hunting walks along the seashore, and solo late-night drunken dance parties.
Where to find the author:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/ameliabishopauthor
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25953502-uncharted-hearts?ac=1
Publisher: Amelia Bishop
Cover Artist: Amelia Bishop with photo by Dan Skinner
Tour Dates & Stops:
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MM Good Book Reviews, Love Bytes
Bayou Book Junkie, EE Montgomery
I've just returned to work after seven weeks' leave. You know how it is when you make plans for things? I had planned to spend a lot of time with my new grandson, and write another book. Completely finish the book, edits and all, and have it submitted to a publisher by the end of July.
That was the plan.
Yeah. That didn't happen. At all.
I didn't change the plan. Life just happened over the top of it. (See my Life Cycle posts from June).
When I thought all the major dramas had unfolded and settled, I made a new plan. I was going to spend my last week totally immersed in my writing. I was close enough to the end of the book (not the one I originally intended to write) that I could finish it in a week if I worked hard.
This so isn't the year for any of my plans to come to fruition. I spent a good chunk of last week driving and visiting the hospital. Then I was home again on supervision duty to make sure my partner's recovery goes according to plan, and only three days left of my leave. It's not as if watching the patient was an onerous task--everything's fine now--but my head was still in 'heart surgery space' and not at all on my book.
I had a plan for the final weekend:
*Critique six short stories for a writers' group I'm in. The meeting was Sunday so they had to be done Saturday.
*Finish the damned book before Sunday night.
Then I received a message from my daughter. Her son is smiling now and finding all sorts of things funny. Tell me: if you had the opportunity to share in that, wouldn't you drop everything and go and do just that?
*Sigh* The book will be finished. Eventually.
And, just because... here's another excerpt for you.
Heath’s stride faltered when Ardelle lifted her head.
“Zar, we’re were going fast,” she said, her voice whipped away in the wind. The landscape slid by in a rusty blur. She laughed out loud.
Heath flicked a look back at her, grinning. It was the best way to travel. “Enjoying yourself, Princess?”
Ardelle sat up straighter, using her thighs to keep balanced. “This is brilliant!” she called.
Heath chuckled, his broad shoulders rolling as he galloped across the burning earth, the black lumps of sleeping birds flitting past in a kaleidoscope of shadows. “Glad you like it but you’d better lie down again and be quiet.”
Instead of listening to him, Ardelle raised her arms above her head, swinging them out in a wide V. The scorching wind rushed past them, even as her position slowed them. Heath pushed harder, trying to keep their speed. Red gravel and round black rocks flew past beneath them, blurring in the heat and the speed.
“Yah!” she yelled.
Heath’s stride slowed further with her movements. Fuck. She was going to get them killed. “Lay down now,” he growled. “You’ll wake the Norrgel.”
Ardelle’s flopped back to her prone position. “What?”
Heath growled again, his heart stuttering as her movement caused him to knock against a sleeping bird. “Those black rocks around us aren’t rocks.” His speed picked up now their silhouette was once again streamlined.
Ardelle moved so she could see to the front, then moved again to look to the side. If she kept moving, all the corrections he had to make to his stride to keep them balanced would slow them down again. As it was, Heath wasn’t sure they’d make the next caves in time.
Ahead and all around them matt black mounds dotted the landscape, staining the red and ochre earth like pox. Chills skittered down his spine as one of the birds moved, raising its head before settling again.
Ardelle pulled herself tighter to Heath’s silhouette. “Go faster, cat,” she whispered in his ear.
Too late. They were stirring now. All Heath could do was continue. He forced a ripple ran down his spine to ruffle his fur so it lay over her exposed limbs. Ardelle kept her hold steady now but they’d lost too much time. Heath’s gaze rested on each sleeping bird as they ran. Only one had moved. The rest were as still as rocks, but Heath watched them. Once one was awake, they’d all be awake. He still had nightmares of listening to one of the Descendents after they’d been wing-struck. He never wanted to hear that sound again.
The sun crept across the sky, sliding from the zenith. Heath’s breathing was audible now but he hoped he didn’t show any other sign of strain as he galloped across the open ground. The other Mafdeti in his team drew ahead. Even Checa, larger and slower than Heath, was in front of them.
Gravel crunched as Heath’s feet missed the careful placement from earlier in their mad run. The birds began to stir. It might have been a stray breeze rifling the feathers of the birds around them except there was no breeze. The air was hot and heavy and utterly still, but the threads fluttered along the red earth.
“Heath,” Ardelle hissed. She stretched flatter along Heath’s back, her heart pounding against his spine, in time with the rhythm of his gait.
A low growl rumbled through his chest as his muscles stretched and bunched as he ran.
A few steps.
Feathers raised and fluttered.
A few more steps.
A head lifted, glossy onyx eyes blinking slowly in the harsh light. The Norrgel were rising. They were going to die.
Thianna Durston visits us today with Discovery, the first book in the Drakyl Ranch series. We're going to be amongst the first to see the cover!
Warning: This book is a paranormal m/m romance with some horror elements. It also crosses cowboy and vampire genres. If you don’t think cowboys look hot with fangs, you’re missing out.
Living in Montana and working the ranch is all Aaron wants to do for the rest of his life. Diagnosed as allergic to the sun thirteen years previous, every day is a struggle to get out of bed. Having to wear long-sleeved shirts, gloves, and even material to cover his face from the effects of the sun, just makes it all worse. Now, in his thirty-second year, he is sure this will be his last summer. While he hates it, he knows he needs to come to terms with the truth and put things in order for his younger cousins. Before he does so, he heads out for one night of pleasure before facing what’s coming.
Jaret loves excitement and new adventures. For over five hundred years, he has sought them out. In Montana on a whim, he comes across someone he doesn’t expect, someone who makes him feel things he does not understand and does not want to give up. In no time at all, he feels like he cannot live without Aaron. The only problem is Aaron doesn’t know who he is, what he is, nor that he isn’t going to die. Not on Jaret’s watch. With a plan to help the other man discover who he is in place, he only has one thing to worry about: whether an ancient enemy will come and destroy everything he now holds dear.
Categories: Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Paranormal, Western/Cowboy
What do you think the cover will be like? Excerpt:
“You’re not going to die, Aaron.”
“You don’t know that. This sickness, ailment, curse…whatever the fuck it is. It’s gettin’ worse. And it’s changin’. Morphin’ into somethin’ scary. My nightmares lately have been horrible.”
“What kind of nightmares?” Of course, Jaret knew. They were the same kind all of them had during the change. Fire and ice as the body went through horrendous chills and soaring high fevers. They would only stop once the change was complete. For after that, there was no real sleep anymore.
“Bein’ caught on high mountains, pelted with snow. Of the forests here bright with orange fire. Of you—” His voice broke. “Callin’ out my name only I’m no longer here to respond.”
“Babe,” Jaret said in a soft voice, not understanding why but knowing he was closer to this drakyl than he had ever been to anyone. “We’re going to get you cured. Then you can come out with me at night. We’ll keep the place predator free while your cousins slave in the sun. How does that sound?”
A sad attempt at a laugh left the other man’s throat. “Promise me you won’t leave until I’m gone?”
Fury swept along Jaret’s veins. Anger at the sun, the fact the man next to him was terrified, and at Davis for not explaining to the poor man earlier what he was. But mostly, he was furious at himself for not telling Aaron the truth. Leaning in, he placed his nose against Aaron’s. “I promise you,” he said in a deep growl, “that you are not going to die, Aaron Drakyl. I won’t let it happen.”
Sales Links: Amazon: http://amzn.to/1SLvuCz
Its on pre-order sale for $2.99 until release day!
About the author:
Thianna loves to write strong stories with even stronger heroes. While all of her books have an erotic overtone, it is the story that is the most important to her. “The story should be able to stand on its own. The erotic elements are an add-on.”
She enjoys writing about couples with kink, paranormal couples, and straight out strangeness. But more on that later… You can find her at mm.thiannad.com.
She also writes m/f under the name Thianna D.
Where to find the author:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/ThiannaDurstonAuthor?fref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_weremouse Website: http://www.mm.thiannad.com
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25953367-discovery
Publisher: Thianna Durston
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer – Simply Defined Art
Tour Dates & Stops: August 10, 2015
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Claimed by Desire
Series: Wild Hunters
Release Date: July 27,2015
Dylan Roberts returns to the Wales of his birth a changed man after the violent death of his mate. Having turned his back on being a bounty hunter and sworn off love for life, all he wants now is revenge.
When he meets Aeron Lombardo, his new farmhand, Dylan resents the intense attraction that blossoms between them. But Aeron won’t stop pushing and soon things take a hot and sexy turn.
As passions rise, danger rears its ugly head. Now Dylan and Aeron must choose whether to separate or commit to one another totally. Will Dylan take the final step and claim his new mate?
Pages or Words: 148 pages
Categories: Erotica, Fiction, M/M Romance, Paranormal, Romance
“Turn around.” Dylan’s low voice echoed in the bathroom.
He did as instructed, skin goose bumping in the chill air. Thick fingers touched either side of his torso and gently pressed down into his lower back. “Does it hurt?”
He shook his head.
“Turn back around.”
He faced the front and watched as Dylan moved large hands over his torso, gentle but firm. He pressed a little more on the right hand side. “What about here? Hurt at all?”
“No.” He exhaled a shaky breath. No matter how much he told his dick not to take interest in the proceedings, he became more and more aroused at every touch.
Then Dylan did something so strange it snapped him out of his fog of desire. The man leaned in towards Aeron and sniffed him.
“Jesus.” Aeron took a step back, butting up against the sink behind him. “Did you just smell me?”
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About the author: Skye Jones is an erotic romance author who likes to write about that moment when lust and love meet and head on.
Where to find the author:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Skye-Jones/297399473794965 Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Skye-Jones/297399473794965
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Cover Artist: Liquid Silver Books
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