Thursday, May 29, 2014

Tease Me Thursday Week #12 - The Yellow Rope

Welcome to week 12 of Tease Me Thursday! When it's not quite Friday, and you're feeling like some fun from your favorite authors and authors you haven't met yet. Come on in, have a seat, and most of all... have fun! For this hop you post 7 paragraphs or 7 sentences or 7 words. It can be from a WIP or something published.
For this week, I thought I’d do something from The Yellow Rope.

Gage returned, both hands behind his back. “Here we go.”
“Hold on, you’ll love this.” Gage walked closer, a fiendish smile on his face.
“Oh, Jesus, now what?” If it would help he’d beg, but he knew it wouldn’t. At least his orgasm had backed off.
Gage held up a can of whipped cream and Luke’s toes curled. “What’s that…Oh, my God, Gage!” Luke shouted as Gage sprayed the whipped cream straight on one of his nipples. “Cold—that’s damn cold!”
Luke grunted as Gage’s warm mouth covered his creamed-covered nipple, sucking and nibbling. He was still babbling when Gage raised his head and tapped his mouth.
“Suck them, or I gag you.” Gage set the can of spray cream down.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Just Another Manic Monday - Crossfire by Jon Keys (Men in Uniform anthology from Torquere Press.)

 Hey M.A.! Thanks for letting me visit! I’m really excited to guest on your site today. I’m thrilled about the release of Crossfire as part of the Men in Uniform anthology from Torquere Press.

Rick Anthis, a forty-five year old veteran of the Colorado State Police, and his husband, Gabriel Thorkelson, a deputy sheriff in a nearby county, enjoy the peace of their suburban Boulder home. Until three gunshots rip through the tranquil neighborhood and Rick witnesses the kidnapping of his buddy, eight year old Jacob.
The clues are sparse until Gabe reminds Rick of something Jacob had said. Rick has a starting point. He and his CSI team locate the remote hideout, only to find the the kidnappers are gone, and Gabe is missing too.

Excerpt from Crossfire.
Rick dried the last dish and handed it to Gabriel to put away. Gabriel settled the last plate into the white cabinets. He loved their house and the quiet, older neighborhood it was in. He hoped Mark and Rachel could work out their issues, keeping Jacob in the forefront.
Rick put his hand around Gabriel's slender waist. He's as sexy as he was in college. Damn just being next to him makes me randy. Releasing Gabriel, Rick folded the dishtowel carefully and laid it beside the sink. "Supper was great. You're a damn fine cook."
Gabriel snickered and spun to pop Rick with a wet towel. "It should taste good. Your mother gave me herbs from her garden the last time we visited."
"Mom's just trying to fatten me up. I'm kind of skinny for a forty-three year old Greek man."
The towel snapped against Rick's butt again and he grabbed at it. Gabriel danced away, his face lit with delight. "Where does that leave me?"
Rick swept Gabriel up and kissed him. "It leaves you in my arms, just where you should be."
Rick paused as he remembered the note in his pocket. Leaving his hand on the small of Gabriel's back he reached in his shirt pocket and fished out a small piece of yellow paper. He gripped it between two fingers and dangled the sheet in front of Gabriel.
"Speaking of, I found another note in my lunch."
Gabriel studied the symbols on the page as if he'd never seen them. "Huh, what do you think that means?"
Rick smiled. "I know what it's meant the last dozen times I found one in my lunch."
"Really? And what was that?"
"It meant I was going to be exhausted the whole next day."
"You don't say. Let me see that." Gabriel took the paper from Rick's hand and appeared to study the content. "Looks like Native American symbols. Hmm, maybe 'bear' and 'hunt'." He smiled at Rick with a glimmer in his eyes. "Are we going on a bear hunt this fall?" Gabriel reached up and tugged on the short hair coming from the top of Rick's T-shirt. The slight touch shifted his libido into high gear.
He nuzzled his face against Gabriel's throat and sighed at the spicy fragrance that curled through his nostrils. Rick slid his hand under Gabriel's shirt; the rub of his chest hair on Rick's palm ignited his desire. "What's the sign for otter? Because I think I need to hunt one of those little furry things." I still can't believe Mom gave Gabe my Eagle Scout pictogram project.

eBook Link: 

Jon Keys’ earliest memories revolve around books; with the first ones he can recall reading himself being “The Warlord of Mars” and anything with Tarzan. (The local library wasn’t particularly up to date.) But as puberty set in he started sneaking his mother’s romance magazines and added the world of romance and erotica to his mix of science fiction, fantasy, and comic books.
A voracious reader for almost half a century, Jon has only recently begun creating his own flights of fiction for the entertainment of others. Born in the Southwest and now living in the Midwest, Jon has worked as a ranch hand, teacher, computer tech, roughneck, designer, retail clerk, welder, artist, and, yes, pool boy; with interests ranging from kayaking and hunting to painting and cooking, he draws from a wide range of life experiences to create written works that draw the reader in and wrap them in a good story.

You can find me at:
Twitter: @Jon4Keys

Now for the interview with Jon!
How do you come up with the titles to your books?
Lists, lots of word association lists. I don’t think I’ve ever had a title at the beginning of planning a manuscript, and only a few times have I had a title before I started writing. But here’s my method. I put down any word that might be descriptive of the story. Anything. No editing at this point. Then start putting them together. At that point it doesn’t matter how ridiculous they sound together, I put them down. Once I have the a few listed, I’ll delete some before I add more. Some are just dumb, and that’s okay. I think you have to get the bad ideas out before you can get to the good stuff. Sometimes it takes a few weeks with adding new ones and deleting old ones that I don’t like any more until I get to a title I like. “Crossfire” is a good example. It took me a couple of weeks to come up with the title.

What is the hardest part about writing for you?
Editing. Hands down that’s the hardest part. I’m sure the poor people who beta read for me think I’m lazy, but I just don’t see the little details. My brain fills them in nicely for me. Head hopping? What’s head hopping? But I’m slowly getting better. I do specific passes for each thing. A POV pass, a plot pass, a character voice pass, an animated body part pass. Really, it's a little sad. But I love, love, love telling the story.

Are you working on anything at the present you would like to tell us about?
Oh, far too many projects probably! I have another short story coming out in July, “Showstring”, about two very different guys who meet and fall for each other at the state fair. Then in September my first novella should be released. “Home Grown” is a foodie romance with a perfect storm of things going wrong for the poor guys. In February my first novel is coming out. “Drawing the Devil” is about a budding romance between a champion bull rider and one of the rodeo clowns.
Things still in the works include my NaNoWriMo project for last year. It’s my first fantasy story, and is a rescue drama set in the Iron Age. I’m hoping to start it looking for a home by the end of summer. I also have another couple of short stories that I’m developing. Apparently I need tons of things happening!

What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Read and watch TV, I guess those are givens. I also love to garden, so I have a large vegetable garden and love to plant perennials around the house. I do some biking and kayaking during the warm months and usually cross-country ski during the winter.

How do you do research for your books?
Google and Wikipedia are my buddy’s when I start. A lot of my stories are based on subjects I know quite a bit about. Law enforcement isn’t one of those. For Crossfire I questioned people who knew a lot more about it than I did. It took some creative juggling and perhaps a little suspension of belief, but hopefully everyone will enjoy it.

What are your favorite TV shows?
Big Bang Theory! No question about it. I’ve known all those people in real life and I’ve known more than one Sheldon. One of the funniest ones for me is actually Sheldon’s mother. Oh my gosh! Most of my friend’s mothers were exactly like her.
A close second is Faceoff on the SciFi channel. I’m addicted. I love to see what designs they come up with, and if I agree with the judges or not.

What group did you hang out with in high school?
I went to a tiny high school, we had to do double duty. LOL I was part of the Vo-Ag group (ie. farm kids) and I guess one of the smart kids (don’t be too impressed, like I said…small school.) If there’s been something like an AV group, I would probably have been part of that too, but they didn’t. Oh, I was also one of the art students. Never one of the cool kids or the jocks though. Cool I’ve never mastered, and the sports I would have done, our school didn’t offer.
~ Jon ~

Sunday, May 25, 2014

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Goddess Fish Presents The Surgeon's Apprentice by Richard Longfellow and a Contest

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Richard will be awarding a $25 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour. Remember, the more stops you visit and comment, the better your chances to win.

Alex is a ditzy but adorable final-year medical student, whose sex life seems doomed to fantasies about Hollywood hunks and abuse and misuse of the mirror in his bedroom. Then along comes blond and blue-eyed Will, all sinewy muscles, a gorgeous face and a top orthopaedic surgeon to boot, but equally hopeless when it comes to love. Their first encounter in his clinic is almost ruined by an embarrassing incident with a pair of disposable briefs, but mutual attraction prevails and brings them together.

When ghosts from Will's past threaten their future together and all looks lost, Alex devises a plan to save Will’s reputation.

But will love be enough to save the day and win Alex the man of his dreams? Or will he be doomed to eating his favorite apple crumble all alone-–with lashings of crème anglaise, of course.

Now enjoy an excerpt:

William Jackson realised a long time ago that the strength required in orthopaedic surgery didn’t necessarily have to come from brute force, which was probably why he preferred treating mechanical problems in athletes rather than overbuilt rugby players or the arthritic elderly. That rather set him apart from most of his colleagues who were built like brick shithouses and enjoyed nothing better than donning a space suit and plunging into a creaking hip joint. So today’s theatre list was the sort he enjoyed: a straightforward knee replacement in a younger than average patient and some arthroscopies on otherwise fit and healthy athletes.

In fact, he’d recently completed a study comparing minimally invasive procedures for elite athletes with joint injuries against normal patients and was surprised to learn he was on the short-list for an award from the Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He didn’t have a chance of winning, of course, but he was still dead chuffed to be considered.

Along with going for awards, there was another game to be played if you wanted to make it in surgery, which involved ‘playing it straight’, or at least that was the advice given by someone who’d sussed out that his Kinsey score was something above zero. His conveniently manufactured ‘girlfriends’ had sufficed in interviews, and he’d even exaggerated their status to ‘fiancée’ on a few occasions, but he dreaded having to demonstrate their existence and found ways of opting out of gatherings where a partner was included in the invitation. He tried to see himself as a Kinsey ‘X’ but his mirror regarded him otherwise, particularly when he lapped up his own cum.

“And I’d concur with that view, you pompous prat.”

Encountering that naïve but handsome medical student in the outpatient clinic had certainly bowled him a googly, to coin an expression that was much used by his colleagues, regardless of their interest in cricket. That he’d subsequently indulged in sexual fantasies at home featuring said medical student was something he found only too easy to enjoy but difficult to accept. Guilt did its best to haunt him in dreams. These invariably involved him being dramatically outed and then made to pay for his sins in front of colleagues, the General Medical Council and the rest of the prejudiced world. Last night, he’d woken in the early hours of the morning covered in sweat. He knew why but this time he couldn’t recall the details of the dream, which concerned him and made him think there was rather more to come.

So, as on other occasions when he’d found a student attractive, the only solution was to put young Alex out of his mind and get on with his job. He then remembered that the student in question was meant to be coming to his list today. It was fortunate that consultants had a separate locker room but he seriously wondered whether it would be sufficient to keep them apart for long. He had more than a sneaking suspicion that the attraction was mutual; the student’s open-mouthed expression on walking into the clinic wasn’t the usual reaction he expected of a student meeting a consultant for the first time.

“So do something about it, then!”

Buy link:!surgeonsapprentice/cfg9

Richard Longfellow resides in London, Great Britain and works as a doctor. He’s tall, dark and handsome, and currently unattached. When he’s not tending to his patients, he enjoys stroking his two cats, movies with happy endings and opening the very best champagne, although not necessarily in that order. His favourite male movie stars include Brad Pitt and Hugh Jackman. ‘The Surgeon’s Apprentice’ is his first novella of quintessentially British, gay erotica.

Tease Me Thursday

Welcome to week 11 of Tease Me Thursday! When it's not quite Friday, and you're feeling like some fun from your favorite authors and authors you haven't met yet. Come on in, have a seat, and most of all... have fun! For this hop you post 7 paragraphs or 7 sentences or 7 words. It can be from a WIP or something published.
For this week, I thought I’d do something frommy WIP, Trouble Comes in Threes

Trouble Comes in Threes

Meow!” On the table sat one of the biggest black cats I’d ever seen, giving me the eye.
“Oh fuck me, you have got to be kidding. I don’t think so, pal.” I didn’t have anything against cats. It was just… I was barely taking care of myself, so how was I supposed to take care of a cat?xt my house started falling apart, and every appliance I owned stopped working.  Of course they were out of warranty. That superstitious old saying about trouble comes in threes? Well, I was waiting for ‘number three’ to show up and kick me in the ball at any time.
“Okay, cat, let’s go.” I pointed at the open door, finger not quivering, voice strong and steady. Cool, check me out. I sounded commanding. Authoritative. I even impressed myself.
The cat looked at me and flicked his tail. Then the damn thing shot out his back leg and started licking it.
The cat didn’t seemed half as impressed as I was with myself. Figures. I couldn’t even intimidate a stupid cat. Color me wuss. I shivered in the cold draft from the open door… Shit, the door was still open. Heat gushed out while I tried talking a cat out the damn door. And he wasn’t having any of it, seemed like.
“Here, kitty, kitty.” Again I called to the cat, and again the cat ignored me. Okay, it appeared we were at a standoff. I nodded my head at the open door. The cat licked its balls. Alrighty then. Guess that answered that. Ball licking won over stupid head nod any day of the week. I shut the door.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Celebrate Seven Years with DsP! My books are 25% off

From May 18-24, celebrate with a 25% discount on all books (including in-stock paperbacks) by the authors who first published with us in year six!

That's me!!!

Brita Addams, Antonio, A.M. Arthur, Cate Ashwood, RJ Astruc, Ken Bachtold, J. Leigh Bailey, Bru Baker, Julian Balfour, K.L. Belanger, Brad Boney, Michael J. Bowler, Drake Braxton, Matt Brooks,H.C. Brown, Sam Burke, J.J. Cassidy, Skylar M. Cates, Lex Chase, M.A. Church, Eva Clancy,Henrietta Clarke, Taylin Clavelli, Charlie Cochet, Karenna Colcroft, J.S. Cook, Jackson Cordd, Jax Cordoba, Patricia Correll, Diana DeRicci, Mari Donne, Grace R. Duncan, Jude Dunn, Amy Rae Durreson, Lilith Duvalier, Eli Easton, D. E. Elledge, Tray Ellis, James Erich F.E. Feeley Jr, Hank Fielder, Jacob Z. Flores, Sara Gaines, Gene Gant, Cassandra Gold, Andrew Q. Gordon, Emily Gould, Lily Grace, Sarah Granger, Max Griffin, J.A. Harmon, Greg Hogben, H.J. Holt, Stella Huerto, Laylah Hunter, Linda James, Skylar Jaye, Rhidian Brenig Jones, Alice Keats, Mia Kerick,Venona Keyes, J.W. Kilhey, W.M. Kirkland, Jay Kirkpatrick, Geoffrey Knight, J.H. Knight, Faolan Kurayami, Matthew Lang, Geoff Laughton, Lola Lebellier, J. R. Lenk, H. Lewis-Foster, Teegan Loy, K. Lynn, Zoe Lynne, Liz Makar, E.T. Malinowski, Harry K. Malone, Alex Mar, A.J. Marcus, T.J. Masters, Xavier Mayne, Ari McKay, Aldous Mercer, Christopher Hawthorne Moss, Ken Murphy,Michael Murphy, Thea Nishimori, Dean Ocean, Liv Olteano, Erik Orrantia, Lisa M. Owens,Madison Parker, Pinkie Rae Parker, Kate Pavelle, K. J. Pedersen, Charlie Piersol, Kelly Rand,Mark Reed, Con Riley, Posy Roberts, J. Roman, Maja Rose, Michael Rupured, JD Ruskin, JJ Ryan, Cecilia Ryan, Ben Ryder, Chris Scully, Hollis Shiloh, Tali Spencer, Dottie Stratton, Y.L. Stray, Anyta Sunday, Julia Talbot, Gene Taylor, Saura Underscore, AC Valentine, Avery Vanderlyle, Emily Veinglory, Lily Velden, Silvia Violet, V.M Waitt, Robyn Walker, T.A. Webb, K.C. Wells, Layla M. Wier, Jerome Wilde, Minerva Wisting, Brandon Witt, Jean Wolfe, Kristen Wyatt,Yeyu

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2014

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Gay couples in Arkansas will not be able to get wedding licenses, even though the state Supreme Court upheld a ruling that struck down the ban on same-sex marriage, because a separate law that prevents clerks issuing the licenses to same-sex couples is still on the books.

The justices, in their decision, offered no direction to the county clerks, who knew before the ruling came out that guidance for clerks was still on the books. They had wanted to know what to do with the conflicting findings: the gay-marriage ban is unconstitutional, but clerks aren't authorized to do anything about it.

After Piazza's decision last Friday, clerks in five counties responded by issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. Through Wednesday evening, 456 gay couples in Arkansas had since received permission to marry, according to an Associated Press canvass of county clerks. Pulaski and Washington counties issued licenses Wednesday, but said after the ruling they would stop.

Couples that already have licenses can still get married.

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I was so proud of my birth state for pushing this through. And in a Bible-belt state no less! Allowing same-marriage is an on-going fight that is slowly but surely making it's way across this great land.

Then, of course the state backpedaled and put everything on hold. Surprised? No. Disappointed? You bet. But it was a small step in the right direction...

Small, steady steps. :)

Marriage is being redefined as society's attitudes evolve, and the majority of Americans now support gay marriage. As of Jan. 6, 2014, gay marriage has been legalized in 17 US states (CA, CT, DE, HI, IA, IL, MA, MD, ME, MN, NH, NJ, NM, NY, RI, VT, and WA) and the District of Columbia. 33 states have gay marriage bans through either laws or constitutional amendments or both.

Three people will win one of my ebooks! 

They will get to pick one of the following: Shadows in the Night, Wrapped in Leather, or The Harvest:Taken.

Just leave a comment to enter and an email address. The hop ends late on the 24th.  I'll announce the winners on the 25th.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tease Me Thursday Week 10 - Wrapped in Leather

Welcome to week 10 of Tease Me Thursday! When it's not quite Friday, and you're feeling like some fun from your favorite authors and authors you haven't met yet. Come on in, have a seat, and most of all... have fun! For this hop you post 7 paragraphs or 7 sentences or 7 words. It can be from a WIP or something published.
For this week, I thought I’d do something from Wrapped in Leather.

Jase caught the waiter’s eye and motioned him over. “Okay, we’re both driving, so no more drinking. But—”
“Is there something else, sir?” the waiter asked. “Dessert, maybe?”
“Yeah, bring us that big, gooey chocolate cake thing with the ice cream and the white stuff on the top,” Jase said. “Bring coffee with it. Add it, and his meal, to my bill.”
Toshi’s eyes followed the waiter as he walked away, a shy smile teasing his lips. “Jase, you didn’t have to do that, really. But thank you.”
Jase shifted in the booth, trying to find a comfortable position to accommodate the swelling in his jeans. He couldn’t remember the last time he’d been this affected by a simple smile. But damn, Toshi had a nice smile. Jase noticed the button-up shirt Toshi wore was open at the throat, and what little of his chest he could see looked to be smooth.
Jase’s dick swelled more as he imagined that smooth chest lying bare before him, and that blush of his, dear God. When he blushed, it was all Jase could do not to pull Toshi up on the table, pull his jeans off, tie those slim legs open and have him for dessert. He’d look good covered in chocolate, some cream of Jase’s making, and Toshi could supply the… ah, nuts.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Shadows in the Night review

Sensual Reads gave Shadows in the Night a fantastic 4.5 star review. I am just tickled pink over it, lol. If you have time, check out the review! 

Elsie, the reviewer said: 
M.A. Church brings some refreshing ideas into shifter lore with Shadows in the Night. It made for some intriguing reading and great food for though. The plot unfolded gradually and masterfully, drawing in the reader page by page. The action and tension increased as the story progressed, leaving the read unsure how the plot will be fully revealed. Suspense, action and great heroes make Shadows in the Night an excellent book for those of us who love MM romance with shifter background.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Manic Monday Review - Konnor and His Omega Mate (Love Slaves of the Alphas #3) by Shannon West

Konnor and His Omega Mate (Love Slaves of the Alphas #3)
by Shannon West

4 Stars

Hey everyone, and welcome to Manic Mondays on my blog! I don’t know the author, but I really enjoy her work. I’ve read all the books in this series and loved them. I’ll be talking about them over time on here. 
This is going to be a day dedicated to authors. I may post book reviews on some Mondays, it might be author interviews on others. It could be new releases, or just my thoughts in general. I'm hoping it'll be lots of fun, whatever or whoever shows up for Monday lol.

Now, a quick note on the book reviews. If I post it on here, then just know I liked the book. I will not be posting a review that's not at least a 3 rating. I'm not going to bash what are basically others who are in my peer group. No nasty reviews happening here. :) And the reviews I'm posting are already on my GR shelf too.

So, let's get this Manic Monday started lol!
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Shannon West is a bestselling author of M/M romance. She currently lives in the South with her husband and large family. A lover of M/M romances, she began writing them with a male partner to add authenticity to the love scenes, but graduated to watching videos online and reading everything she could get her hands on. She loves men and everything about them, and believes that love is love, no matter the gender. A huge proponent of gay rights, she is a member of PFLAG and supports equal rights for everyone. Though there are never enough hours in the day, she tries to work every day, giving in to the demanding men in her head and writing their stories. She’s easy like that. She loves traveling, reading, watching scary movies and is totally hooked on that zombie show on TV.
Her website is

Ethan is having a really bad day. First he’s required by Lycan law to appear before a judging panel consisting of big, important alphas who intimidate him and make him so nervous he’s afraid he won’t be able to perform at all. He’s desperate to prove himself a worthy gamma, so he can get an apprenticeship, and start his new life. When he walks into the room he finds Konnor Balenscu, a handsome, important Lycan alpha, who also happens to be his mate. Ethan is incredibly drawn to him and is amazed to learn that Konnor returns his interest. There’s only one hitch—Konnor finds him to be a lowly omega, deemed mentally defective by the proud Lycans, and doomed to live his life as a love slave, sold to the highest bidder. He only has one option left. He has to run.

The Manic Monday REVIEW:
Welcome back to the Balenescu family! In this story, things are a little different. Both the main characters are Lycan and know exactly how a Lycan relationship works.
Konner is the alpha. As I’ve mentioned, the alphas are all very dominant, almost to the point they tend to be a little arrogant.  But, to me, that’s what makes it so special when the alpha finds his mate. They fall, and they fall hard, lol. Konner and his brother Larssen have been selected to preside over the Selection, the annual judging of a young pup’s status in the pack. Their duty is to select the new leaders and to provide a smooth transition from childhood to adulthood.
They also decide each pup’s rank in the Lycan hierarchy. Konner isn’t thrilled to have this duty thrust on him. He’s even less thrilled when he sees Ethan, and the Balenescu family curse hits, lol. Konner had been hoping the curse wouldn’t find him quite yet. So much for that, lol. But that isn’t the only problem Konner has with his new mate.
Ethan is also Lycan, but thank to a rough childhood spent growing up in an orphanage, he’s… shall we say, he’s really out of touch with the real world. He comes across as naïve. For this race, that seems a little unbelievable. Ahhh, but there’s a reason Ethan acts all shy, unsure, and… submissive.
Turns out he’s an omega, and being an omega is not a good thing in this world. Omegas are trained to be submissive, then sold to other Lycans as love slaves. Omegas are considered mentally defective dependents. Ethan, of course, isn’t happy to learn this. Understatement, lol. Nor does he know he’s Konner’s mate. Ethan is so unhappy with being an omega, he runs from Konner. And lands up sold to a brothel! Now Konner is in a desperate race to find Ethan before something really bad happens.
There are D/s scenes, which is expected in this series, but not too extreme. The thing to keep in mind is the Lycan alphas tend to be overbearing know-it-alls who make mistakes. They aren’t perfect. Then their mate comes along, and boy, are these alphas brought down a peg or two lol. I like the series, what can I say, lol. It’s an easy read. I don’t need a character reference sheet to keep up with who’s who. And who’s doing what to whom, lol.
I rated the book 4 stars back on May 27, 2013 on GR. There were some niggles, but I rated the book for how it was written, not how I wanted it to be written, based on what I read. (You’re going to see that in every review I do.) Again, I do wish it were longer. That would’ve allowed for some expansion on certain things. There were some editing issues too. I’m not a Grammar Nazi, so I didn’t have a problem with it, but I’m noticing it. The main problem was the fact that Ethan was this sweet and shy omega who not only ran from his master, but managed to get away in the first place. But don’t misunderstand, I really liked the book. Enough that I’ve read it a couple of times lol.


Friday, May 9, 2014

Celebrate Seven Years with DsP - Years Two and Threes

On May 4-10, DsP will offer a 35% discount off all books (including in-stock paperbacks) by authors who first published in Year Two:

M. Jules Aedin, Maria Albert, Mickie B. Ashling, S. Blaise, Bethany Brown, Janey Chapel, J.M. Colail, Jaymz Connelly, Lisa Marie Davis, Remmy Duchene, Andrew Grey, Ashlyn Kane, Sean Kennedy, J.M. McLaughlin, Michael Powers, Isabelle Rowan, Steve Sampson, Ian Sentelik, Jane Seville, Jenna Hilary Sinclair, Dan Skinner, and G.S. Wiley

and Year Three:

Jae Ashley, Rayne Auster, Lenore Black, Scarlet Blackwell, H.J. Brues, Mary Calmes, Tessa Cárdenas, Heidi Champa, Rachelle Cochran, Diana Copland, Heidi Cullinan, Jana Denardo, Sophia Deri-Bowen, Sonia Devereaux, Anne Dudley, Chelle Dugan, Andy Eisenberg, Jamie Freeman, Lacey-Anne Frye, Lyn Gala, L.A. Gilbert, Roland Graeme, Cornelia Grey, Julie Lynn Hayes, Jan Irving, Felicitas Ivey, Dawn Kimberly Johnson, Joanne Kells, V.B. Kildaire, L.J. LaBarthe, Amy Lane, Trina Lane, Sam C. Leonhard, Anna J. Linden, Taylor Lochland, EM Lynley, D.W. Marchwell, Rowan McAllister, Brooke McKinley, Kate McMurray, JL Merrow, Patric Michael, Emily Moreton, Josephine Myles, J.R. Patrick, Jeff Pearce, Devon Rhodes, G.R. Richards, Persephone Roth, Linda Reilly, RJ Scott, Rosina Scott, Marie Sexton, Aundrea Singer,K.Z. Snow, Jillian Snyder, Rowan Speedwell, Jay Starre, Rowena Sudbury, Lori Toland, Carolyn Levine Topol, Jonathan Treadway, Bryl R. Tyne, Matthew Vandrew, Nessa L. Warin, Sarah Ann Watts, Rachel West, A. Willingham, L.A. Witt, Serena Yates, Cari Z.

Since Julie Lynn Hayes is a 3rd year author, Be My Alien is on sale for $2.59.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Tease Me Thursday Week #9 - Shadows in the Night

Welcome to week 9 of Tease Me Thursday! When it's not quite Friday, and you're feeling like some fun from your favorite authors and authors you haven't met yet. Come on in, have a seat, and most of all... have fun! For this hop you post 7 paragraphs or 7 sentences or 7 words. It can be from a WIP or something published.
For this week, I thought I’d do something from Shadows in the Night.

THE black cougar pulled the blanket to mid-hip. Chip’s chest was still bare, but hey, he had to get his kicks somehow.
Ugh, raw steak. Stereotypical response. See what looks like a wild animal and offer it raw, bloody meat. I prefer mine medium-well, Chip.
He made another loop around the living area. As far as he could tell, things had calmed down outside and the other shifter was gone. The appearance of a new cougar worried him. He knew who all the shifters were in town, and this one, he didn’t recognize. There was something about its scent too—he smelled off. Wrong. He had made eye contact when they fought and there was nothing, no humanity in the other cougar’s eyes. All of his kind retained their morals while in spirit form. Whoever this was had targeted Chip, and that was a mistake. Messing with a shifter’s mate not only could result in death, but usually did. His kind tended to be… possessive.
He glanced back at Chip. His human was snoring. All the excitement must have worn him out.
And what the hell is up with the “boy” nickname all of a sudden? Do I look like a boy? We’ll see who the “boy” is when I get your ass in bed and you’re under me screaming my name. Frankly, I don’t think I can afford to wait much longer, with the appearance of that other shifter. Of course, you need to know whose name to yell. First thing tomorrow, I plan to remedy that, thanks to the Other. Just wish it didn’t have to be done like this.
He’d taken to calling the new shifter Other simply because he didn’t know who he was. Hours passed, and the night sky lightened as daybreak approached. He decided it was safe for him to leave. There had been no sign of the new shifter for hours.
Should I wake him? Ah well, where’s the fun in that? Time to make a point, I think. One that he can’t ignore. Might as well, because come tomorrow, he’s going to have to deal with the fact things aren’t what they seem around here.


Monday, May 5, 2014

Goddess Fish Presents Fag by Krissy Bells and a contest

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Aaron Garrett is many things in life: he is a son, a friend, a student, and caring boyfriend to his lovely girlfriend Leigh Ann. In these roles, he is kind, hardworking, smart, loving, dedicated, and considerate. At Jefferson High School, he is a leader, a football star, and well-respected by his peers. Aaron’s life is perfectly on track, he is pursuing a college scholarship and hopeful for the future, except for just one thing: Aaron Garrett is gay. When a former child star from Aaron’s small Southern town saturates the national media after making homophobic comments, Aaron’s life is turned upside down as supporters rally around the sentiments. Social media attention begins to swell nationally and locally until it begins to eat away at every part of Aaron’s existence.

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After school, Aaron entered the locker room and dressed for football practice amongst his teammates. Jason was already there, ready for practice. He was the quarterback and a remarkable one at that. Aaron sat on the locker-room bench lacing up his cleats.

“I tried to find you at lunch,” Jason said.

“I was going to come down, but Leigh Ann had to work on some stuff for art class, so I just ate with her while she was finishing up.”

“That’s cool. I’m hanging out with Amy Lawrence tonight. You and Leigh Ann wanna come double date?”

“Can’t tonight. I told Leigh I’d go to church with her for a Bible study.”

Jason laughed. “You’re right—it’s probably better if you don’t come.” Jason began thrusting his groin back and forth. “You know Amy loves big Jay!”

“You’re probably right . . . I think we’ll sit this one out.” Aaron couldn’t help but find Jason’s behavior laughable. “Hey, I thought I saw you on the commercial for the upcoming season of 16 and Pregnant. Congrats, buddy.” Aaron and Jason laughed.

“Don’t worry, brother, I always wrap it before I tap it. You’re just jealous. Too bad Leigh Ann’s so uptight. You must be dying!” Jason said jokingly.

“Man . . . don’t talk about her like that, Jason,” Aaron’s face grew stern.

Krissy Bells was born and raised in the Detroit metro area. A former school secretary, she now spends her days as a stay-at-home mom. She is passionate about her family and friends, her Dachshund named Harry, and anything topped with cheese or chocolate. Krissy can be contacted at Thank you for reading!

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

DsP celebrates 7 years with all kinds of goodies!

It's May, and guess what that means??? 

It's celebration time! Dreamspinner Press is celebrating seven years in the industry! How cool is that? This month is my two year anniversary with them. :) Priceless was the first book of mine they published. Make sure to check out their website, Twitter and Facebook regularly. ;)

For now, all my Dreamspinner titles are 15% off at ARe

My TBR list just exploded lol. ;)


Tease Me Thursday Week 8 - Haunting the Night

Welcome to week 8 of Tease Me Thursday! When it's not quite Friday, and you're feeling like some fun from your favorite authors and authors you haven't met yet. Come on in, have a seat, and most of all... have fun! For this hop you post 7 paragraphs or 7 sentences or 7 words. It can be from a WIP or something published.
For this week, I thought I’d do something from Haunting the Night. It’s the 3rd in the Bad Boys Club series. Be warned. This is a Dark Desires story. There is a happy ending… of a sort.

Haunting the Night
Tobis ignored him. “You prey on those weaker than yourself, without thought or care to what you’re doing to them. And you don’t think about it because they’re nothing, right? Just dirt beneath your feet -- no one of importance. Oh yes, you’re so coldly unconcerned about your fellow human. I like that about you, Hugh.”

Fellow human? Did he just say human? This screwball has more than one bolt loose and, dear God, I’m trapped in here with him. Trying not to panic, Hugh resorted to the only thing he knew might save him… his family’s name and power.

“You should know my father is a very powerful man, with connections reaching as high up as Washington, DC, and he’s a well-known lawyer too. He owns one of the most prestigious law firms in the country. You don’t want to mess with him, trust me. Just take my wallet and get the hell out of here. I won’t call the police.”

“I’m not afraid of your father, Hugh. There’s nothing he can do to me.” Tobis allowed his eyes to turn that bright yellow, ringed-in-black, that signified what he was, as his nails grew into long points. “And it’s not your wallet I want, either.”

The horrified scream from across the room made him smile, exposing his canines even more. Gods, he just loved that sound. The sickly-sweet scent of fear filled the room, tickling his nose, and he breathed deeply, his dick hardening more. Just lovely. Hugh cowered against the leather chair across from him, his face pale as milk, his body rigid with horror.

He was willing to bet Hugh had never felt the emotions currently crashing through him. Oh no, he was too used to being the one in control, to having all the power in any given situation. He was going to enjoy stripping that power away, exposing that need. This was going to be so much fun. His wolf agreed.

What are you?”