We all lead busy lives… and trying to keep up with all the new releases each day is a time consuming task, so to make our obsession with books and reading a little easier, we here at SSBR will be bringing you updates Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, on the New Releases, Sales, Freebies and News that have caught our eye in the M/M world.
Time to catch up with the New releases from the last couple of days… have a nosy and see what’s caught our eye. And don’t forget to check out some of the great 99c/77p treats and a freebie.
Keep up to date with our picks of what’s HOT and if you missed any New Releases you can have a recap –> HERE
WEDNESDAY 12th NOVEMBER
Nothing Ventured by Jay Northcote
Buy from Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1qqA5fX
When Aiden agrees to run the Mad Mucker—a twelve-mile muddy slog over an obstacle course—he’s expecting it to be a bit of a laugh. The training will be tough, but Aiden could use the motivation to regain some fitness.
Matt is the sexy cousin of one of Aiden’s coworkers and a last-minute addition to the team. When he agrees to train with Aiden, Aiden suddenly finds the prospect of regular workouts a lot more appealing.
Soon attraction flares, and they embark on an intense physical relationship. Matt doesn’t want to fall in love with a man, and Aiden doesn’t want to fall in love at all, but despite their insistence on no strings, they grow closer. As the day of the race approaches, time is running out for them to work out how they feel about each other.
Sleigh Ride (Minnesota Christmas #2) by Heidi Cullinan
The way to a man’s heart is on a sleigh.
Minnesota Christmas, Book 2
Arthur Anderson doesn’t want anything to do with love and romance, and he certainly doesn’t want to play Santa in his mother’s library fundraising scheme. He knows full well what she really wants is to hook him up with the town’s lanky, prissy librarian.
It’s clear Gabriel Higgins doesn’t want him, either—as a Santa, as a boyfriend, as anyone at all. But when Arthur’s efforts to wiggle out of the fundraiser lead to getting to know the man behind the storytime idol, he can’t help but be charmed. The least he can do is be neighborly and help Gabriel find a few local friends.
As their fiery arguments strike hotter sparks, two men who insist they don’t date wind up doing an awful lot of dating. And it looks like the sleigh they both tried not to board could send them jingling all the way to happily ever after.
Warning: Contains a feisty librarian, a boorish bear, small town politics, deer sausage, and a boy who wants a doll.
Semper Fi by Keira Andrews
Buy from Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1wyCriO
The war is over. The battle for love has just begun.
As Marines, Cal and Jim depended on each other to survive bloodshed and despair in the Pacific. Relieved to put the horrors of war behind him, Jim went home to his apple orchard and a quiet life with his wife and children. Knowing Jim could never return his forbidden feelings, Cal hoped time and an ocean between them would dull the yearning for his best friend.
But when Jim’s wife dies, Cal returns to help. He doesn’t know a thing about apple farming—or children—but he’s determined to be there for Jim, even as the painful torch he carries blazes back to life. Jim is grateful for his friend’s support as he struggles with buried emotions and dark wartime memories. Then Jim begins to see Cal in a new light, and their relationship deepens in ways neither expected. Can they build a life together as a family and find happiness in a world that would condemn them?
Note: Contains scenes of violence and post-traumatic stress. 95,000 words.
Third Eye by Rick R. Reed
Buy from Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1AmMZVV
Who knew that a summer thunderstorm and his lost little boy would conspire to change single dad Cayce D’Amico’s life in an instant? With Luke missing, Cayce ventures into the woods near their house to find his son, only to have lightning strike a tree near him, sending a branch down on his head. When he awakens the next day in the hospital, he discovers he has been blessed or cursed—he isn't sure which—with psychic ability. Along with unfathomable glimpses into the lives of those around him, he’s getting visions of a missing teenage girl.
When a second girl disappears soon after the first, Cayce realizes his visions are leading him to their grisly fates. Cayce wants to help, but no one believes him. The police are suspicious. The press wants to exploit him. And the girls' parents have mixed feelings about the young man with the "third eye."
Cayce turns to local reporter Dave Newton and, while searching for clues to the string of disappearances and possible murders, a spark ignites between the two. Little do they know that nearby, another couple—dark and murderous—are plotting more crimes and wondering how to silence the man who knows too much about them.
First Edition published as Deadly Vision by Quest by RCE, January 2008.
Famous Last Words by J.S. Cook
Buy from Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1Enn9On
When former Indiana farm boy William Henry Rider goes on a bank robbing spree in Benedict Fouts's corner of Depression Era Illinois, it's up to Ben to bring him in. But Rider is no ordinary criminal. Famed for robberies that happen in the blink of an eye, Rider becomes a folk hero who steals from the rich and burns the mortgage papers of poor farmers teetering on the edge of financial ruin.
Intrigued to learn that Fouts has been assigned to his case, Rider approaches him in a darkened movie house with a unique proposition: “We’ll have ourselves a game of Cops and Robbers. I’ll run, and you catch me. The clock starts right now, Ben.”
Ben knows he’s the only one who can stop the Bureau from murdering Rider, but he’s soon struggling with another reason to chase the enigmatic fugitive.
Braden’s Story by Mason Dodd
Buy from Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1pNjFna
Starting at 13, Braden realizes he’s having feelings that don’t fit inline within his or his parents’ perception of normal or their faith, and things only get more complicated when he finds himself romantically involved with someone he probably shouldn’t be.
Send me no Flowers by Susan E. Scott
Buy from Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1v0gnis
Josh and Ryan have been together for almost a year, but unresolved issues in their relationship threaten to tear them apart. Ryan, a police officer badly injured in the line of duty, is facing the end of his career. His anger and resentment cause problems between them. Josh, a successful attorney, is still upset that they can’t live together openly as a couple.
When young, good-looking stripper Dax is charged with murder, Josh takes on the case pro bono. Ryan hates Dax on sight and is jealous and angry as Josh spends more and more time with his new client. When the real killer comes calling, Ryan and Josh have to work together to save more than just their fragile relationship.
Ed & Marchant (Frankie’s Series book #2) by Sue Brown
Buy from Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1v1KZzZ
A Novella in Frankie's Series
Ed Winters despises his job and hates everyone he works with—especially out and proud, happily in love Frankie Mason. He spends his days wishing he could dance, rather than work.
Late to go shopping one day, Ed ends up soaked in Marchant Belarus’s spilled Coke. Ed’s humiliation increases when Marchant, the owner of a BDSM club, realizes Ed is a sub, albeit a very closeted one. Marchant’s attempts to draw Ed out of his shell release years of pent-up anger and hurt over the abuse Ed’s mother and grandmother heaped on him.
Marchant is patient, but nothing he does seems to help until he discovers Ed’s secret love of dancing—a forbidden passion that might be the key to unlocking the confident, secure man Ed could be.
Hold the Line: Inked 1 by SE Jakes
Buy from Amazon –> http://bit.ly/11ggqJS
Holding on loosely has never been such a challenge…
What happens when a tattoo artist and a Delta Force soldier keep a promise and take a cross-country trip together? Quinn and Con are about to finally meet and find out. Quinn thinks he’s the responsible one, but he quickly learns that he needs to loosen up if he’s got any shot of holding onto Con.
All proceeds from this novella will go to Hope For The Warrior.
This novella was previously published in the Danger Zone Anthology, again with all proceeds going to Hope For the Warrior.
Connections by K.C. Wells
Buy from Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1ukTcNu
With one week until Christmas, David Poulter is on his way to a reunion of his Chemistry degree group, fifteen years after they all graduated from Manchester University. He's looking forward to seeing his old friends. They've lost touch over the years, and it will be good to see them all again.
Especially Cameron Trent. Talk about the one that got away... Still, David wasn't out when he was a student, and as for Cameron, David didn't have a clue as to his friend's sexuality.
So when David finds himself unexpectedly sitting opposite Cameron on the train to Manchester, he can't believe it. And when he learns that not only is Cameron gay, but that his confident exterior hid a shy young man who was too nervous to come right out and ask him on a date all those years ago, the trip up north takes a new direction - one that David is not going to forget.
And Christmas might be very different this year.
Amazon Pre-Order Sale 99c/77p Limited Time Only
Fall by Hollis Shiloh
Pre-Order from Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1ukQQhH
Release date: 30th November
Length: 22,000 words
99 cent pre-order sale - three days only
Ettore and Liam are trying to make their way in a city where life is sometimes magical, sometimes unbelievably hardscrabble. As rising boxers, they're scheduled to fight one another. Liam doesn't think anything can interfere with their feelings for each other. That is, if they do both feel the same. But in their world, many things can keep two young men apart. Do they have any chance at a life together?
Length: 22,000 words
Some angst. Happy ending.
Heat level: fairly low
Amazon 99c/77p Sale
Take (Temptation Series #2) by Ella Frank
Buy from Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1pXiXDh
Book #1 ~ Try –> http://bit.ly/1qCtJM6
Logan Mitchell is a man who’s always been more than happy to take what he wants. It’s a philosophy that’s proven lucrative in both his business and personal life, and never was it more apparent than the night he laid eyes on Tate Morrison. After pulling out all the stops and convincing the sexy bartender to give him a try—he’s hooked.
Now, Logan finds himself in a predicament that demands more from him than a smart-ass answer and his innate ability to walk away when things get too deep.
He has a choice to make, and it’ll force him to do something he’s never done before—take a chance.
Tate Morrison knows all about taking a chance. He took the biggest one of his life the night he showed up at Logan’s apartment to explore his unexpected reaction to the man.
Ever since then, he’s thought about little else.
At first he was convinced his attraction was based solely on his body’s curiosity. But the more time he spends with the silver-tongued lawyer, the more Tate realizes that their physical chemistry is only the beginning.
He’s starting to catch a glimpse of what life with Logan would be like, and it’s one full of excitement and satisfaction—a far cry from what he had in the past with his soon to be ex-wife.
Each man will face their fears as they begin to understand the true meaning of give and take. Their feelings for one another will be tested, as will their very beliefs. But now that they’ve found love where they least expected it, will they be brave enough to reach out and take it?
Shane & Trey (Enemies to Lovers #1) by Anyta Sunday
Buy from Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1Eq9ea3
Length: 233 Pages
Shane is a little bit screwed, he's just started college and stuck rooming with that bastard Trey. His sister's boyfriend. His sister's damn fine boyfriend. Uh-oh. This so wasn't going to happen. But try as he might, there's just a little too much to ignore between the two of them...
Always MJ by SJD Peterson
Buy from Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1v0DBoo
Matthew Jonathon Parker planned every aspect of his day. From the time he woke up until the exact minute he crawled back into bed, his day was set. He wasn't the kind of man to seek out other men in chat rooms. He certainly wasn't the type to fall in love with someone he only knew from typed words. After a six-month online affair, Matty agrees to meet Jay in Florida for a weekend getaway. Only Jay isn't what Matty expected; although, perhaps he should have known it was too good to be true. After all, Jay's screen name AlwaysMJ stands for 'Always making jokes'--or does it?
Me & Mine by Sarah Goodwin
Buy from Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1yvAWQW
Length: 321 pages
When seventeen-year-old Jude Walker confesses to his priest that he’s gay, and in fact has an unhealthy attraction to the priest himself, the last thing he expects is compassion. Father Gray surprises him with his understanding and Jude accepts his offer of help in overcoming his condition.
When Sebastian Gray extends an offer of help to a troubled teenager, the last thing he expects is that it is Jude that will save him. Yet Jude steadily breaks through the priest’s barriers, bringing him out of his self-imposed exile and into the world.
As the two find surprising parallels between their lives and obsession gives way to affection, both men begin to understand that their love may cost them their souls. Jude stands to lose his family to the truth of his affections, and Sebastian could fail in his original task; saving Jude, no matter what the cost.
Every Shattered Dream: Part One by T.A. Chase
Buy from Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1uZJEct
Length: 44 pages
Logan Shelton had no idea that buying a classic car would turn his world upside down. Soon he’s travelling cross-country with his new boyfriend to deliver a message from a long-dead soldier to the man he left behind. While doing so, Logan learns that while some dreams do shatter, there are others that come true—with a little help.
Book One in the Every Shattered Dream serial
In fulfilling a promise made forty-five years ago, Logan discovers love in the most unusual way.
After retiring from the army, Logan Shelton finds himself at loose ends. Then he goes to buy a car from a man, and his life takes a strange turn. After the man’s death, Logan discovers the man left him all of his personal belongings.
In the glove compartment of the car, Logan finds two letters and a package, and discovers the first owner of the Camaro is haunting him. The more he learns about the man, the more Logan is determined to deliver the letter and package.
Blinded: Part One y Sarah Masters
Buy from Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1yvD8I7
Length: 45 pages
Lee still lives at home with his domineering mother, who makes it quite clear she’s anti-gay…
Since Lee’s father left the marital home, Lee’s mother has punished him physically and mentally, ensuring he keeps his love for Ryan secret. One night, when Lee’s mother goes out, the two young men explore one another in Lee’s room.
After an explosive revelation, Lee leaves home, the need to sift through his past and come to terms with who he is paramount. Someone makes it clear Lee must never come back to town, frightening Lee into agreement. The only problem is, he’ll be leaving Ryan behind…
Kindle Countdown 99c/77p Sale
A Good Place by Hollis Shiloh
Buy from Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1sA5gWP
Length: 50 pages
Jesse is looking to get back to the land. He jumps at the chance when an old friend offers him a job on his ranch…even before he meets the quiet, handsome, and scarred ex-Marine who works there as a cook.
A short, sweet gay romance - 12,700 words
Heat level: very low
Just One Sip by Edward Raines
Free from Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1oHhLDO
Length: 20 Pages
The famous Laurent Wine Estate sits atop the highest peak in Northern California, secluded by fog and mystery of it's owner...
James Laurent has built a reputation for himself as one of the premiere winecrafters in the entire nation after he re-opened an abandoned castle winery 7 years ago.
He'd come to the West Coast to start a new life and hide the secret that ruined his Texas past, and he was quite successful at it until hired help Ryan Olsen showed up and threatened everything James had worked to build.
Can James keep his past (and lust) concealed, or will blazing hot country boy Ryan Olsen harvest more than the grapes?
Ryan pursed his lips, sticking his tongue out and licking the wine from them as he eyed James.
James had spent seven years in a near-isolation away from everyone because of the judgment of his family and hometown back in Texas.
Maybe Ryan was right? He didn’t want to think so as he had enjoyed his isolation from the hostile world beyond his vineyard.
But as Ryan looked deeper into his silent, sad eyes, it was hopeless to think that he could hide his misery.
He took another swig, turning around in his mind that last thing Ryan had said.
He tried to figure out what Ryan had meant by it; and finally he wondered if Ryan hadn’t been trying to confess to being gay?
Ough! He struggled with what he was only projecting in Ryan, and what was truly there.
But as James looked into Ryan’s eyes, they seemed so inviting and as though they were trying to confess to him what Ryan had been unable to actually speak.
The depth that they always seemed to possess was still presen, but now they seemed to be tinged with a sort of hunger or want.
James moved in just slightly closer to Ryan,
“Are you wearing an image right now?” James asked him, intently waiting on Ryan's pursed lips to spill an answer.
Ryan looked into his eyes, exhaling deeper as he nodded in affirmation.
James was putting his entire life on the line as he moved in to kiss Ryan’s lips. Seven years of labor, and tilling and cutting and mashing and horrible fermentation smells were out the window if he was wrong here, but he desperately wanted to be right.
He wanted Ryan badly and moved in for the kill, holding his breath and hoping to meet his lips with Ryan's...
Warning: This steamy 7000 word (20 page) erotic gay story features graphic/explicit sexual content concerning a 19 year old ranch hand and a 27 year old millionaire.
CATCH UP ON THE WEEK SO FAR
DON’T WANT TO MISS OUR NEW RELEASES, SALES & FREEBIES POST