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It’s Monday! Hope all our US friends had a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend! It’s time to catch up with some of the New Releases, Sales & Freebies which have caught our eye today, and those you may have missed over the weekend. Plus we have some EXCITING news from Riley Hart!!!
*We also have a special treat in our December: 5 for me! 5 for you! eBook Giveaway. Answer the questions on our posts during December for your chance to win 5 eBooks for you and 5 eBooks for your bestie!
*You can also catch up with some of our picks for December, in the upcoming releases available for pre-order post. What a month! I’m excited! Check them out here –> http://bit.ly/11HaRE0
*Lastly… Keep up to date with our pick of what’s HOT and if you missed any New Releases, Sales & Freebies you can have a recap –> HERE
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MONDAY 1st DECEMBER
In Too Deep by Kate Sherwood
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At first glance, Cade and Aiden hardly seem like a match made in heaven. Their worlds couldn’t be further apart. Cade is quiet, serious, and determined to succeed; Aiden's a party-loving frat boy. Cade comes from a rough home and worked hard to get the scholarships that make it possible for him to attend college; Aiden's had it all thrown in his lap by supportive, kind, and wealthy parents. Cade wants nothing to do with Aiden, but from the moment they meet, Aiden is determined to find a way to bring their different worlds together.
Aiden manages to persuade Cade he’s a decent guy, and a tentative friendship becomes much more. But a trip to Aiden's family cottage puts Cade in the path of a ghost from his past, and a dark secret he never expected to face again. Cade did what he had to do to escape his dead-end life, but now he sees he didn’t leave it as far behind him as he thought.
Corkskrewed by M.J. O’Shea
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Cary Talbot has found the perfect mark. Marigold Shelley is filthy rich, and her newly found grandson, Isaac Shelley, is poised to inherit her huge estate, complete with a priceless wine collection. Cary concocts a plan to con both of them into selling the crown jewel of that collection to him at a bargain price. Since Isaac is young, single, and gay, part of Cary’s scheme to get close to the Shelleys includes seduction.
But Isaac isn’t the sheep he appears to be. He isn't even the grandson he appears to be. Isaac is, in fact, running quite the con of his own.
These two masters of the confidence game are pitted against each other, and both are after the ultimate prize—a chunk of the huge Shelley fortune. It’s only when a third cunning player comes in and is ready to outwit them both that they must band together and beat their opponent or see all they’ve worked for slip from their grasp one ruby-red drop at a time.
Three the Hard Way (ACRO Book 6) by Sydney Croft
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Lovers Taggart Brody and Justice McKinney possess special abilities that make them valuable to agencies who employ—or enslave—people with extraordinary talents. When tragedy tears them apart, Justice finds purpose working for the good guys: ACRO, the super-secret Agency for Covert Rare Operatives. But he never forgets Taggart or the past they once shared. Heartbroken, Taggart runs from who he is . . . right into the arms of Ian Bridges. But Ian, battling his own demons, betrays Tag to the terrorist organization Itor. After months of torture, Tag manages to escape, but kills an ACRO agent in the process. With nowhere left to turn, Tag disappears into the Alaskan wilderness, but it’s only a matter of time before his enemies track him down. He reaches out to Justice, and somehow Ian finds him too, hoping to right his wrongs. With ACRO and Itor both bearing down, the three men must figure out how to forgive, how to work together, and how to love each other—or the coming battle will destroy them all. (Word count: 43,000; page count: 174) Twenty percent of all proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the It Gets Better Project. The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them. Visit their website at it gets better.org for more information and to find out how you can get involved.
Wonderful Life by Missy Welsh
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Every Time a Bell Rings Brian dropped everything last year when his mother became ill so he could take care of her until the day she died. People he thought were his friends didn’t stick with him and he’s somehow become kind of a recluse without meaning to be. Only Mike, his best friend, has stuck by him and is now saving him from homelessness after a fire destroys Brian’s apartment building days before Christmas. Though Mike has to go down South for the holiday, Brian stays in Mike’s apartment with his slightly singed kitten Oreo. Brian’s only goal is to set his affairs back in order before everything shuts down for the holidays and then make it through those holidays in one piece. He’s lost so much—his only real possession is a photo album of his mom that he risked death to save from the fire—and he’s feeling lost and very alone…until Mike’s hot neighbor Trent, and even little Oreo, conspire to give Brian the best Christmas possible and a future that looks a lot brighter. An Angel Gets His Wings Mike Sharp is in Little Rock, Arkansas, visiting his family for Christmas while his best friend Brian Bailey’s up north walking right into Mike’s plans to hook him up with his neighbor Trent. Unfortunately, it seems like someone’s conspiring to get Mike panting after his third cousin, twice removed (or something like that) named George Whitlock. George who keeps sneaking up on him, being all shy and cute, and then having the audacity to give Mike great big calf eyes that are just begging Mike to drop to his knees. Mike will not give in because, if he does, he could lose his entire family when they discover he’s gay.
Hell on Wheels (Bluewater Bay Book 3) by Z.A. Maxfield
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Nash is the reliable one in the Holly family, the guy everyone counts on to keep things going. His genius twin brother is off at university, so Nash runs the family’s auto repair business and cares for his partially-paralyzed little sister while his crackpot father invents. His life seems mapped out for the foreseeable future, however much that might chafe. So when Wolf’s Landing actor Spencer Kepler-Constantine lands in his life, Nash is ready for a diversion. Spencer is in the middle of a very painful, very public divorce and isn’t ready for a relationship—not that Nash wants one. But they both need a friend, especially one with benefits. As they grow closer, Nash starts to see his family in a whole new light. Do they really need him so badly? Or does he simply need to be needed? Then Spencer’s ex reappears with a grand romantic gesture, and Nash has to figure out what he wants—and how to get it—before Spencer’s gone for good. Word count: 70,000; page count: 291)
Most Wanted by Barbara Sheridan
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Boston born and bred Tim Dwyer doesn't relish the thought of giving up Eastern comforts for life in the rough-and-tumble West. But when he finds himself with no job, little money, and no place else to go, he accepts a position at his cousin's weekly newspaper in the Indian Territory. When his cousin and new editor cook up a roving reporter assignment, Tim learns that spending a mere week in the life of U.S. Deputy Marshal Jon Sauvage won't ever be enough to satisfy his needs.
Choctaw lawman "Savage Jon" Sauvage has spent his entire adult life content with chasing wanted men and taking his pleasures wherever and however he can. But once he's roped into letting a big city reporter tag along with him on a manhunt, Jon soon suspects that Tim Dwyer might just capture his heart.
Written in Stone by Victoria Zagar
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The year is 2228. Bill Ashwood is set to become the most powerful man in Florida since the separation of America into individually governed states. Discovered by the League and primed to win the gubernatorial election, Bill is expected to give the voters what they want – a fiery speech condemning gays in America. Despite his reservations, Bill goes ahead and gives the speech, but the seeds of doubt are planted in his mind. Along with the secret desires he harbors in his dreams, Bill’s poised for a change of heart that will ensure nothing in his life will ever be the same again.
Daniel Wilson – a journalist for the Miami Reporter – receives a late night phone call asking him to watch the video of Ashwood’s speech. Incensed by what he sees as a personal attack on him and millions of others, he hatches a plan to seduce Ashwood and expose him in a special report.
Seduction is never easy, and soon Daniel finds himself falling for Ashwood, who claims to want out of the hateful riots planned by his campaign manager. If Ashwood wants to bring down the League’s campaign in Florida, he’ll have to take off his mask and tell the world the truth about his affair – but the League will go to any lengths to keep their dirty laundry under wraps.
Lost Boys 2.0 by Storm Grant
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LOST BOYS 2.0: If you can’t join ‘em, beat ‘em.
Book #2 of the B.O.O. Series
Trapped outside the world, unlikely hero Thaddeus Wright must partner with sexy Secret Agent Peter Pan to save a new generation of Lost Boys.
Thaddeus Wright would love to forget his childhood. A bi-racial bastard orphaned at four, he was the very definition of sin, according to the strict and disapproving grandparents who raised him. Twenty years later, Thad works with at-risk youth as both coach and counselor. Even after his grandparent’s spare-the-rod, spoil-the-child parenting, Thad just wants to help people. But when three young boys he coaches go missing, he’s the prime suspect.
Especially when he goes missing himself!
That’s when paranormal policing agency Borderless Observers Org. (B.O.O.) sends in recent recruit Peter Batique on his first solo mission. Peter had another name once, but he’s all grown up now and looking to prove himself an adult and a capable agent. However, after a hundred years as an unruly boy in Neverland, growing up holds some pretty unique challenges for Peter.
Despite their differences, Thad and Peter must learn to work together to rescue a whole new generation of Lost Boys and take down the black market shadow dealer responsible.
Can Thad learn he’s worthy of love? Can Peter finally grow up? Can the Lost Boys be found?
LOST BOYS 2.0: A new adult, gay, contemporary paranormal adventure romance
Full-length novel, approx. 250 pages. Available in both digital and print formats.
Dreamspinner Advent Calender
Here is just a selection of the fabulous Christmas Novellas available.
Full list here –> http://bit.ly/1tvPOLX
Hummingbird House by Kenzie Cade
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To honor his grandmother's final request, Trenton Appleton drops everything to visit the family’s ancestral home: Hummingbird House, where he experienced his first kiss and first heartbreak with Callum Eason. Eight years ago, confused by his attraction to Trent, Callum reacted badly. But with help he never expected, Callum found himself and learned to accept who he was. Now Trent is back at Hummingbird House, and Callum has his opportunity to salvage their friendship, at least. But Trent is less receptive than he was all those years ago. Still, Callum is determined to show Trent he has changed and keep his promise to Trent’s grandmother. When past mistakes repeat themselves, Callum must break the cycle before his last chance with Trent passes him by. A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package "Celebrate!".
A Night Never Forgotten by SJD Peterson
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After a one night whirlwind romance, Braylon returns to Toronto on the first of December every year in the hopes of seeing the man of his dreams again. Instead Braylon meets a strange man who tells him Christmas is a magical time, and one never knows what unexpected gifts he’ll receive. Braylon takes a chance and makes a Christmas wish, but instead of getting what he wants, he contracts an infection, leaving him dependent on dialysis and unable to make the journey the following year. But the stranger just might be right; an unexpected gift may be the miracle Braylon needs most of all. A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package "Celebrate!".
Quite a Spectacle by Meg Harding
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Max moved away from his family to be with Michael, and his family never got over it. Now, for the first time in almost a decade, he’s going to return to London for the Christmas celebrations. He’s confident his family will welcome Michael with open, loving arms. At least that's what he tells himself.Michael doesn't have his head buried in the sand. He knows he has a lot to prove this Christmas, and he’s not sure if he’s up to the task. All these years and he’d never considered having to spend a holiday with Max’s family. Now that it’s happening he’s not scared to admit it—he’s terrified. A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package "Celebrate!".
Saint Martin’s Day by Kim Fielding
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Five years ago, Neno Kovač fled California, graduate school, and his lover, Toby Cowan, to return to his native Croatia. Since then, he’s led a quiet life as a librarian—until one November afternoon when Toby, who has never stopped loving Neno, shows up in Zagreb. When he left the United States, Neno wasn’t ready to give up his home and family to take a chance on a long-distance relationship. But Saint Martin’s Day has arrived, the day pressed grapes turn to wine and autumn turns to winter. Perhaps it will be a day when other changes are possible as well. A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package "Celebrate!".
Under a New Star by Leo D’Entremont
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In the 26th Century, mankind has breached the light speed barrier and begun to colonize other planets. They've also learned to Design human beings, known as Morphs, for specialized colony missions. Adrian is an Aerial Morph, on his way to colonize the low-gravity planet Eridani VI with his scientist Partner, Michael. In violation of the rules of the Morph Projects, they've been lovers for months. Michael cares more about his work than anything, while Adrian doesn’t take anything seriously except Michael. Before they arrive at their new home, they need to curtail their relationship before it destroys their professional Partnership. The colony ship is scheduled to arrive at their destination on Christmas Eve. Some old holiday traditions persist, but when Adrian and Michael have differing ideas about what's best for their relationship and their careers, holiday gifts and ideas for new beginnings lead to crossed signals. A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package "Celebrate!".
The Magic of Weihnachten by Bru Baker
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American Walsh Brandt is happy when a promotion lands him his dream job and a quiet new life in Germany. Until December rolls around, when he realizes it’s almost impossible to hide from the holiday season in Germany. Dierck Reiniger is fascinated by Walsh’s hatred of Christmas and makes it his personal mission to help Walsh enjoy Weihnachten and the German traditions he grew up with. Walsh has a great time getting to know Dierck—but he still isn’t sold on Christmas, despite Dierck's efforts. Dierck's on the rebound, and he's determined to develop their physical relationship slowly, much to Walsh's frustration. It isn’t until they’re alone in a secluded cabin—hiding from the traditional trappings—that Walsh finally recognizes what the magic of the season can bring when spent with someone special. A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package "Celebrate!".
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Bad Boyfriends Box Set
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Length: 508 pages
Curling Iron (Book 1):
Thomas Kane runs a fitness center by day, helping clients pump iron, but by night he dons Armani and oversees a small empire catering to clients with very special interests and tastes. High on his list is recruiting suitable companions. David Black, a pole dancer at a friend's club, hits all the bullet points.
When Kane decides to make an offer, he finds it difficult to set aside his own attraction to the ripped dancer. To his surprise, David makes an intriguing counter offer. Faced with unanticipated choices, Kane knows one thing for sure ... neither of them is taking no for an answer.
Pumping Iron (Book 2):
What does it take to bring a slow simmer to a rolling boil?
Mike Douglas is the silent partner, the man who prefers his solitude, out of the public eye. Sean Rourke is the very high profile, in-demand star of Bad Boyfriends escort service. A joint project brings them together and ignites a long simmering attraction.
It takes threats to both the business and Sean to convince the reclusive Douglas
to put aside his past and stake his claim to what he wants most.
Jerking Iron (Book 3):
With his business empire under fire and ready to collapse, Kane and his partners turn to unlikely sources for help.
Nick Lopez is a wounded warrior, an undercover major crimes cop caught in the crossfire when he brokers a deal between competing rival Miami crime families. When his best friend, David Black, calls him for advice, Nick sees it as an omen. Sometimes it's better to get out of Dodge and live, so he quits the force and heads north.
Jace McClune has seen and done too much as a vice cop. His last undercover assignment was his undoing, leaving him with an intervention but no resolution. Thomas Kane has friends in high places and when he hints the mob's fingerprints are all over the attempts to take over his business, the precinct brass see this as a good way for Jace to get his head on straight with a babysitting job.
Jace and Nick pair up for a simple sting operation, but they soon discover that under the layers of betrayal and lies runs the threat of a new operation--one that takes the skin trade to new levels of perversion. Neither man is prepared for the mutual attraction that simmers to a rolling boil as it becomes clear that the only way they can cut to the truth is to allow Jace to sink once more into the dangerous underbelly of the city.
They're about to find out why a man you can't break is a man worth breaking...
Changing Plans by L.A. Witt
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Length: 242 pages
From EPIC Award winning author and two-time Lambda Finalist L.A. Witt comes the re-release of three hot contemporary novellas -- Getting off the Ground, Infinity Pools, and On The List.
After being stood up at the altar, compulsive over-planner Elliott Chandler decides to turn his honeymoon on Oahu into a vacation for one. Fate puts a hitch in his plans, however, when the airport is snowed in and his flight is delayed.
In the terminal, the jilted groom catches the eye of another stranded traveler: the laidback and very sexy Derek Windsor. Derek breaks the ice and strikes up a conversation, and as the temperature drops outside, the heat between them rises. Pity they’re both going to different islands, but if their flight doesn’t get off the ground fast, Mr. Calm-and-Cool may just tempt Mr. Play-It-Safe into doing something reckless.
And that plane isn’t going anywhere any time soon…
Christian (The Beck Brothers series #4) by Andria Large
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Length: 164 pages
Nothing scared Christian Beck more than his brothers finding out that he was gay. How could he ever tell his three big, buff, women-loving brothers that he was into dudes? What if they thought it was disgusting? What if they disowned him? He loved his brothers so much and couldn’t bear to lose them.
His only problem? He was in love with his best friend, who was now his boyfriend. He wanted to spend the rest of his life with this man. He hated having to hide their relationship, but what choice did he have? It was either hide his relationship or risk lose his family.
Shea Dempsey’s life has been turned upside down and inside out. First, his parents and sister were killed a couple years back, leaving him without any blood relatives. Now, the one person who he considered his only family told him that he was in love with him. The only issue? It was his best friend Christian, who’s gay. So when Christian told him that they could no longer be friends, Shea made a decision that would forever change him. He decided to become Christian’s boyfriend, because honestly, he would do anything to keep his best friend, even if that meant switching teams.
As their relationship became more involved, Shea realized that he really enjoyed being with men…okay, maybe not all men, but definitely Christian. But he didn’t want to hide what they had together. The only problem was that Christian would not budge on the subject and refused to tell his family about them. Shea didn’t know how long he could live in secret. Will their years of friendship and love for each other be enough? Or will the ultimatum that Shea gives Christian end everything for good?
Spanish Boy (A Circle of Friends Novel) by E.G. Lynton
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Length: 109 pages
Harmon Worthing went to Spain to escape blackmail, to escape ruin and to escape himself. But ruin seems to follow Harmon wherever he goes, until he meets Jake de Fuentes Novas, and stops running from himself. But with the armed might of two countries in pursuit, do they even have a chance?
Naked Hero – The Journey Away by J.K. Brighton
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Length: 368 pages
‘Naked Hero’ is the story of Lewis Macleod’s search for the elusive perfect man as he battles with the adversities of life. Told in two parts, the first ‘The Journey Away’ is set in Melbourne and Sydney during the Australian Open tennis tournament where Lewis is competing as the only openly gay man in the sport.
Eighteen months after claiming the Wimbledon title at the tender age of 21, Lewis’s life has spiralled out of control: his career in decline and his love life a mess. With the tennis establishment against him and the tabloids scenting blood, Lewis’s motivation is at an all time low. But two men are in Australia who will turn things around.
Scott Taylor is an ex-champion who hides his bi-sexuality firmly in the closet, and was Lewis’s sporting hero as a lad. Now retired from the game, the American Idol is enlisted to help with the young Scotsman’s game, but his interest in Lewis goes way beyond tennis.
Lee Porter is an entirely different prospect: a male model who is out loud and proud. The Body Perfect Englishman is a figure of internet fantasy for our naive young hero. Lee is also a top class schemer, whose agenda regarding Lewis is complex to say the least.
Both will compete for Lewis’s affection as each in their way help him to deal with the adversities he faces. But can either live up to the ghost of his father – the perfect man in Lewis’s eyes, and the benchmark for everyone else?
Note: ‘Naked Hero – The Journey Away’ was originally released as an experimental piece of work under the title ‘Man in the Box’ and is now offered as a rewritten polished novel.
Pretend (Blackcreek #3) by Riley Hart
Expected Release Date 29th December 2014
Mason Alexander thought all he wanted in life was something to call his own—something without the family name attached. He got that when he bought his bar in Blackcreek...but then a hard truth opens his eyes that he’s been lied to his whole life, and he’s tangled amid the family that loves him, a truth that haunts him, and torn between the life he wants for himself and the obligation he feels for his family.
Gavin Davis knows a thing or two about living a double life. Being a gay man with strict Christian parents who believe he’s going to Hell, has never been easy. Instead of dealing, Gavin lost himself in his career. Teaching music gives him solace. So when he loses his job at a private school for helping out a gay kid, he feels like he lost more than a job. He lost his identity.
Blackcreek is a new start for both of them, two men, loyal to a fault, who both feel obligated to people in their lives. What Mason and Gavin don’t expect to find in each other is the place where they can be real. They know they want each other, it’s the rest of it they can’t figure out. Caught between loyalty, obligation, fear, tragedy and family, Mason and Gavin’s lives threaten to pull them away from each other if they don’t get real, and stop playing pretend, for good.
Book #1: Collide ~ http://bit.ly/1zYQpdx
Book #2: Stay ~ http://bit.ly/1v6FPMF
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