WOW!!! There have been some amazing M/M Romance New Releases this last week, my TBR list just keeps growing! Here are some of our favourites with a bonus, because five lucky readers will each receive an eBook of your choice from this list… all you need to do is enter the Rafflecopter below.
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Strain by Amelia Gormley
Monique’s Review ~ http://bit.ly/1mfEfGE
AMAZON LINK ~ http://amzn.to/1mpRbNB
In a world with little hope and no rules, the only thing they have to lose is themselves.
Rhys Cooper is a dead man. Cut off from the world since childhood, he’s finally exposed to the lethal virus that wiped out most of the human race. Now his only hope for survival is infection by another strain that might provide immunity. But it’s sexually transmitted, and the degradation he feels at submitting to the entire squad of soldiers that rescued him eclipses any potential for pleasure—except with Darius, the squadron’s respected, capable leader.
Sergeant Darius Murrell has seen too much death and too little humanity. He’s spent a decade putting plague victims out of their misery and escorting survivors to a safe haven he can never enjoy. He’d rather help Rhys live than put him down, so when Rhys can’t reconcile himself to doing what’s necessary to survive, Darius is forced to save Rhys in spite of himself.
But with each passing day, it looks less and less likely that Rhys can be saved. And that means that Darius might soon have to put a bullet in the head of the one person in years who reminds him of what it means to be human.
Sunrise over Savannah by Scotty Cade ~ http://amzn.to/1jyZS2W
Thompson and Caroline Gray were living their dream until Caroline's untimely death just two years after they’d bought the Thundercloud Marina. When Caroline died, she left Thompson alone and emotionally disconnected—until Thompson’s longtime friend and towboat owner Hank Charming tows Garner Holt, a recently retired psychiatrist, and his boat into the marina for repair. Thompson and Hank are both drawn to the sailboat captain, but for very different reasons.
Since high school, Hank has secretly carried a torch for Thompson, even though Thompson remained committed to Caroline, even after her death. Hank is totally caught off guard when his initial attraction to Garner makes him realize this stranger might be the one to help him move on with his life. Thompson establishes a platonic friendship with Garner and starts to see the psychiatrist as his only lifeline to sanity. Life improves until Thompson sees Hank and Garner together, and old feelings Thompson thought were long buried begin to resurface. Garner quickly identifies the unresolved feelings between Hank and Thompson and decides to tap his professional skills and work behind the scenes to help Thompson and Hank see what has been right in front of them all along.
No Such Thing by A.M. Arthur ~ http://amzn.to/1mpU01k
Twenty-two-year-old Alessandro Silva knows that returning to tiny Perch Creek to help his foster mother was the right thing to do. With no degree and a delinquent's reputation, he's lucky to have landed a job waiting tables. But not everyone is happy he's back, and the only thing keeping his move home from being a total bust is his boss's hot brother.
Jaime Winters spent most of his life watching the world go by, first from a series of hospitals and then from behind big stacks of textbooks. Studying is easier than facing the fact that years of heart failure means he's still a virgin at twenty-three. Until the new waiter in his sister's diner awakens desires he'd long ago given up on.
The last thing Alessandro wants is to fall for someone as fragile as Jaime. And Jaime may have a new heart, but he's scared of what giving it to another person would mean. Their no-strings-attached, instructional approach to sex keeps emotion safely at bay, until a secret from Alessandro's past forces them to confront their feelings in the present…
Body Work (Zephyr Ranch) by Nessa Vincent
★ AMAZON LINK ~ http://amzn.to/1bS5TZA
Miles is too shy to ask his sexy personal trainer, Joel, out on a date. He thinks he’s never going to get any closer to Joel than a sweaty session at the gym, which means he’s unprepared for Joel to kiss him in the weight room. And kissing turns into so much more.
Joel’s been told he’s a big, dumb jock, so he’s pretty pleased to have landed somebody as smart and cute as Miles. But then they step outside, and it’s Joel who’s unprepared. There’s a fight between werewolves and a three-headed monster on the steps of the gym, and only Joel can see it.
There are other surprises in store—Miles turns into a glowing bird, Joel befriends a werewolf, and the two of them are soul mates. Joel doesn’t know which is harder to believe: that he’s worthy of Miles, or that he has a power beyond the ability to see the supernatural, a power he can’t control.
When the next wave of the supernatural battle separates the men, Joel has to learn to use what he’s been given or lose Miles forever.
Clockwork Tangerine by Rhys Ford
★ Macky’s Review ~ http://bit.ly/1mymyWv
★ AMAZON LINK ~ http://amzn.to/1bS6EBF
The British Empire reigns supreme, and its young Queen Victoria has expanded her realm to St. Francisco, a bustling city of English lords and Chinese ghettos. St. Francisco is a jewel in the Empire’s crown and as deeply embroiled in the conflict between the Arcane and Science as its sister city, London—a very dark and dangerous battle.
Marcus Stenhill, Viscount of Westwood, stumbles upon that darkness when he encounters a pack of young bloods beating a man senseless. Westwood’s duty and honor demand he save the man, but he’s taken aback to discover the man is Robin Harris, a handsome young inventor indirectly responsible for the death of Marcus’s father.
Living in the shadows following a failed coup, Robin devotes his life to easing others’ pain, even though his creations are considered mechanical abominations of magicks and science. Branded a deviant and a murderer, Robin expects the viscount to run as far as he can—and is amazed when Marcus reaches for him instead.
Mnevermind 2: Forget Me Not by Jordan Castillo Price
★ AMAZON LINK ~ http://amzn.to/1heCV3x
Book 1 ~ Mnevermind 1: The Persistence of Memory
No two people are exactly alike, but Elijah Crowe is very, very different.
Elijah is on the autism spectrum, so the tasks of day-to-day life most people breeze through are a challenge for him. His career suffered because he never got the hang of schmoozing, and now he wastes his talents teaching classes at the mall. His social circle is limited to his ex, his therapist, and a structured inclusion group at the Rec Center. The one bright spot in his life is the memory science of Mnemography.
Although he loves nothing better than devouring the latest research and tinkering with all the specialized equipment, he never clicked with any other experts in the field until he met Daniel Schroeder. Daniel runs a memory palace—he even writes his own mnems—and that shared interest alone would make him fascinating. But Daniel and Elijah met under unusual circumstances, where the statement, “I like you, and I think you like me,” held some surprising nuances.
Now Elijah suspects he’s gay, but the few prominent people in his life are less than supportive. Some are downright hostile. Elijah might not be neurotypical, but he’s plenty smart. Surely there’s some way to get people to accept him for who he is. If only he could figure out how.
Of Last Resort (Princes of the Blood) by Megan Derr
★ AMAZON LINK ~ http://amzn.to/1l5QUO8
In a kingdom ravaged by the beasts and terrors of an ancient war, the only hope against them is the army of mixed-blood beings known as the King's Legion: dragoons, shadowmarch, sorcerers, titans... and the Princes of the Blood, nigh-invincible warriors of fearsome magic and strength, their only weakness a need for pure human blood.
When his brother runs away, Raffé agrees to undergo the Blooding, but he is a pale imitation of his strong, capable brother. No one expects him to survive and become a Prince, merely to die to save the rest of his family and preserve honor.
But runaways and weaklings are the least of the kingdom's concerns when an ancient evil returns with new tricks, and their only hope lies with knowledge long lost and a fierce bond forged in darkness...
Shiny by Amy Lane
★ AMAZON LINK ~ http://amzn.to/1btvsiT
Will Lafferty and Kenny Scalia are both having sort of a day. Will gets fired for letting fifth graders read Harry Potter, and Kenny finds his boyfriend and his sex toys in bed with a complete stranger. When Will knocks over Kenny's trash can—and strews Kenny's personal business all over the street—it feels like the perfect craptastic climax to the sewage of suckage that has rained down on them both.
But ever-friendly, ever-kind Will asks snarky Kenny out for a beer—God knows they both need one—and two amazing things occur: Kenny discovers talking to Will might be the best form of intercourse ever, and Will discovers he's gay.
Their unlikely friendship seems like the perfect platonic match until Will reveals how very much more he’s been feeling for Kenny almost since the beginning. But Kenny’s worried. Will’s newfound sexuality is bright and glittery and shiny, but what happens when that wears off? Is Will's infatuation with Kenny strong enough to stay real?
Pick up the Pieces by Tinnean
★ AMAZON LINK ~ http://amzn.to/1db57kX
The Light in Your Eyes: Book One
A Spy vs Spook Novel
Fifteen-year-old Theo Bascopolis longs for the man of his dreams. But his dreams are dashed when his conservative Greek father discovers Theo is gay and throws him out. Hopeless, he falls in with Fast Franky, a pimp who seduces Theo with the nickname “Sweetcheeks,” but abuses him and wants Theo to hustle. A bloody fight with Franky forces Sweetcheeks to run. Winding up in Washington, DC, he meets a group of rent boys who take care of each other. While he may not have the man of his dreams, Theo finally has a home and family of his own making.
When the boys take in mysterious tenant Mark Vincent, he seems a solid protector, until one of Sweetcheeks’s boys suffers a savage beating in his name. Vincent visits the boy in the hospital and introduces his equally enigmatic trainee, William Matheson. The instant attraction blindsides Sweetcheeks. In spite of knowing love isn’t for rent boys, Sweetcheeks hopes Matheson sees beyond the body he’s offered to so many. But Matheson has secrets of his own, and both will have to tear down their walls to find enduring love.
Broken by Raine Norman
★ AMAZON LINK ~ http://amzn.to/1f4JuSY
More than Oliver’s leg is broken after a skiing accident. The months spent in the hospital and enduring physical therapy leaves him bitter and insecure. His lover of four years, Joel, represents all he fears his weak and disfigured leg has stolen – the ability to live an active and carefree life.
Joel endlessly tries to lift Oliver from his despair, but after being rebuffed one too many times, he suggests they take a break and moves out.
After a long lonely week, Oliver is both delighted and terrified when Joel suggests they meet to talk things through. He discovers that Joel plans to make amends by helping Oliver realize he can still enjoy the snow. From Joel’s old apartment to the snowy peaks of a Canadian ski resort, Oliver and Joel will face their greatest fears together and with a little luck and a lot of trust, rekindle their love.
For the Long Haul by Azalea Moone
★ AMAZON LINK ~ http://amzn.to/1f4f6Z6
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There's nothing greater than freedom on the road, but recently divorced truck driver Gunner is growing tired of the same routine. He drives the same route for hours on end, visits the same truck stops, and when he goes home for the weekend, he faced with the same ole', same ole' boring life.
But one lonely night Cody, a male lot lizard, comes knocking on the side of his truck, and he’s able to live out one of his biggest and most feared of fantasies.
Unable to pay the rent on his new apartment, Ethan’s turned on to the idea of “lot lizards” by a local pimp. With his job search leading nowhere but low-wage positions, Ethan takes on the challenge. He changes his name to Cody and steps up to the first truck he sees in that dark parking lot. But when Gunner asks him to stay the night, he can’t say no, and finds a strange solace in the truck driver’s arms.
Cue a year later, will a chance meeting be a relief, or only disappoint them both?
Red Dirt Heart by N.R. Walker
★ AMAZON LINK ~ http://amzn.to/1heSbxB
~~ Welcome to Sutton Station: One of the world’s largest working farms in the middle of Australia – where if the animals and heat don’t kill you first, your heart just might. ~~
Charlie Sutton runs Sutton Station the only way he knows how; the way his father did before him. Determined to keep his head down and his heart in check, Charlie swears the red dirt that surrounds him – isolates him – runs through his veins.
American agronomy student Travis Craig arrives at Sutton Station to see how farmers make a living from one of the harshest environments on earth. But it’s not the barren, brutal and totally beautiful landscapes that capture him so completely.
It’s the man with the red dirt heart.
Cops, Cakes, and Coffee: First Response Series (Love's First Response Series) by Sara York
★ AMAZON LINK ~ http://amzn.to/1f4wddn
After Drake Knowles embarrasses himself in front of Adam Hughes he doesn't see a way for them to ever be together, but sometimes laughter creates a bigger attraction than seduction.
Drake Knowles hides his sexual identity from his macho cop buddies. He doesn't plan on stepping one foot outside of the closet but then he meets Adam Hughes and everything he thought about himself is challenged. Adam makes him feel amazing and it's not just the sex. Adam has been out for ages and doesn't want to hide who he is, but dating a police officer is different than any other relationship he has ever had. Danger threatens their peace, exposing them to the community and to all of Drake's friends.
Beached Hearts by Scarlet Blackwell
★ AMAZON LINK ~ http://amzn.to/1btJWQ2
Lightning can’t strike twice for unlucky-in-love Conor, can it?
Local chief of police Conor Kelly has a major headache when a U.S. film crew arrive to record the autopsy of a beached whale in the picturesque seaside town of Kinroe, West Ireland.
It’s seven years since Conor was dumped by marine biologist Liam and he’s been alone ever since.
Now lightning might strike twice when head of the project Eli Sanders makes his admiration for Conor plain. Conor tries to ignore his attentions. He nearly lost his family to his first homosexual experience and isn't willing to risk it all a second time, no matter how much Eli has captured his imagination, but Eli’s not playing games. He wants Conor and he’ll do whatever it takes to show him he’s serious.
Eli enchants him, seduces him and soon Conor can't keep his mind on the job…
Malting (Beer and Clay #1) by Sean Michael
AMAZON LINK ONLY 99c (78% disc 1wk only) ~ http://amzn.to/1l6ddDt
This is book one in the Beer and Clay series
Sometimes unpredictable is exactly what’s needed, but can Corner Pub owner Damon convince shy Thursday night regular Toby of that?
Damon loves his life—his bar, his employees and his beer. He especially loves Thursdays. That's when the mysterious little red-head dances into his bar, drinks two honey wheat brews, and flits right back out.
Toby's comfortable. He has a good job, great friends, and he gets paid to do what he loves—sculpt. His life is great, if a little predictable. And if he secretly wears a plug to Corner Pub every Thursday, well...that's nobody's business but his.
But when Toby meets Damon, his predictable little life flies right out the window. Damon shows him the big, wide world of the Dom/sub lifestyle, plugs and piercings, and teaches him that maybe, unpredictable is exactly what Toby needed all along.
Stand to Attention Anthology by Sean Michael, Jambrea Jo Jones , Lily Harlem, Elizabeth Coldwell, Noelle Keaton, Lucy Felthouse
AMAZON LINK ~ http://amzn.to/1eebXFU
‘Almost' by Sean Michael
Lane lost his legs while saving his unit overseas. It’s been two years and he’s doing his best to come to terms with things, including the fact that he dumped his lover to free the man up from being stuck with a gimp for the rest of his life. Luckily, Lane inherited his Gramps’ cottage — it just needs some renovations to make it wheelchair friendly. He’s determined to make the best of what he’s got.
Hammer was one of the men Lane saved… and his lover while they were in the army together. He let Lane drive him away back when the man first got hurt, but now he’s hunting Lane, determined to make Lane the one who almost got away. Will Lane be able to see past his legs far enough to realise Hammer’s in it for the long haul?
‘On the Home Front' by Jambrea Jo Jones
Peter "Bulldog" Jakes killed his mother. People tell him it isn't his fault, but he is just as guilty as if he pulled the trigger. Bulldog knew being in the Army Special Forces would eventually hurt his family.
Moby Edwards' heart aches for his First Sergeant and he wants to help, but Bulldog blows him off — every time.
When Bulldog is forced to take leave, Moby follows, but will things out of their control ruin what could be the healing power of friends turned into lovers?
‘Who Dares Wins' by Lily Harlem
Waiting for my SAS husband Jack to come home safe and sound is always a gut-wrenching, heart-twisting time. I have no idea where he is, what jungle swamp he may be lying out in or desert he might be marching across.
So naturally when he returns to me, our emotions can't fail to run hot and our lust for each other cranks up to sky-high levels. But the one thing about Jack is he lives for the extreme and seizes the moment. I really should have known what would come of me telling him my wildest fantasies.
‘An Act of Duty' by Elizabeth Coldwell
For Corporal Mark Stockdale, a trip to Amsterdam won’t just provide some much-needed R and R away from the horrors of the Afghanistan battlefield — it’s also a way of keeping a promise to a fallen comrade. But violence has a way of seeking Mark out, even in the most peaceful of locations, and when he stops for a drink in a quiet bar, he finds himself stepping in to help its owner, Robin Sneijder, fight off a group of opportunist thieves. Robin shows his gratitude, and Mark is stunned by the depth of the passion between them, and when Mark wakes in the night from a vivid nightmare of the attack that killed his best friend, Ozzy, Robin is there to comfort him.
‘Trusting the Army Captain' by Noelle Keaton
Ambitious army captain, Patrick Bosworth, is eager to advance in his career so that he can live up to his family’s distinguished legacy. But having been passed over for promotion to major twice already, Patrick fears his career has stalled.
When a superior office suggests a way to get the promotion that involves gathering information on a fellow army captain in the Medical Corps, Patrick reluctantly agrees to participate. He regrets the assignment almost immediately, especially when he falls for Craig, the guy he’s supposed to be investigating.
‘Letters to a War Zone' by Lucy Felthouse
Bailey Hodgkiss is lonely and dissatisfied with his boring life as an insurance broker. In an attempt to shake things up a little, he signs up to a website to write to serving soldiers. He’s put in touch with Corporal Nick Rock, and over the course of a couple of letters, the two of them strike up a friendship. They begin to divulge things that they perhaps wouldn’t have said in person, including their preference for men.