Thursday, December 04, 2014

Wednesday 3rd December ~ Our look at what’s HOT in the M/M world New Releases, Sales & Freebies & News.

Dec 3rdWe 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. 

Check out the New Releases, Sales, Freebies and News that have caught our eye over the last couple of days. And don’t forget to enter our December: 5 for ME! ~ 5 for YOU! eBook Giveaway.


Wednesday 3rd December

81ASJcfgbaL._SL1500_My Cowboy Homecoming by Z.A. Maxfield

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Love can heal the deepest wounds…
A sense of duty brings a soldier home…but a passionate cowboy makes him want to stay.
After his brother’s tragic death, Tripp has to leave the army and return to New Mexico to take care of his mother while his father is in prison for arson. Seeking work at the J-Bar Ranch, Tripp is immediately drawn to injured cowboy Lucho Reyes, whose foot was accidentally crushed by a rescue horse. But will the sins of the father interfere with the desires of the son? Tripp’s father may be responsible for the death of Lucho’s grandfather. Now Tripp must balance caring for his mother, repairing his father’s damages, and trying to win the heart of a man who has every reason to hate him and his family…

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The Dream Alchemist (Somnus #1)

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When the sun goes down, their passion awakens…and so do their nightmares.

Somnus, Book 1

Centuries ago, a man with Bryn Llewelyn’s dreamwalking ability would have been a shaman or a priest. In this time, he’s merely exhausted, strung out on too much caffeine and too little sleep.

Sleep means descent into Somnus—an alternate reality constructed of the combined dreaming consciousness of ordinary humans. A place he’d rather avoid. Trouble is, his powers don’t include the ability to go without sleep indefinitely. At some point his eyes close…and his nightmare begins.

As a teen, the treatment that cured Laszlo Grimm’s sleep disorder stole his dreams—and his ability to feel emotion. Petrified of needing more “treatment”, he clings to familiar rituals and habits. But lately his nightly terror has returned, and when he meets Bryn in the real world, the man seems hauntingly familiar. Not only that, Bryn awakens feelings in Laszlo for the first time in years…

Slowly Bryn and Laszlo realize they are both unknowing pawns in a plan of unspeakable evil. And that their powerful attraction could release the destinies locked within them—or be the instrument of their doom.

Warning: Contains the stuff of your lustiest dreams—and most frightening nightmares. You may want to read with a candle at the ready…just in case the lights go out.


Vixen’s Valour (North Pole City Tales Book 3) by Charlie Cochet

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North Pole City Tales: Book Three
Rein Dear is a prestigious title, accompanied by admiration, devotion, and celebrity status, all of which one saucy Vixen thrives on. Alas, Vixen’s only concerned with having fun, unlike his stuffy and sensible best friend, Rudy Rein Dear, who Vixen has always been jealous of. Aside from being chosen by Mayor Kringle to be captain of the Rein Dear Squadron, Rudy’s managed to snag himself a prince, even if that prince is the dangerous and imposing Jack Frost.
All’s not lost for Vixen though. He discovers Jack’s cousin Vale has a soft spot for him. Vale Frost might not be a dashing prince, but he’s the next best thing: a decorated lieutenant for the Toy Soldier Army, and a member of the Frost monarchy.
Determined to get what Vixen feels he deserves, he sets off on a mission to ensnare the kind-hearted lieutenant. But Vixen’s selfish ways are sure to lead to disaster, and it’ll take more than a little courage to set things right.


The Glass Prince by Sandra Bard

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Kidnapping was not Daniel's plan, but when he met a man who seemed unaffected by his magic, Daniel couldn't just let him go.
Eren has every reason to hate Daniel, and no reason at all to like him. He's not some fairytale to be kept in a glass room at the top of a tower. And he's definitely going to have to rescue himself. He has a mother and girlfriend to get back to, after all, and a life waiting for him.
But the hardest part of escaping proves to be his reluctance to leave a man who is much more than he at first seemed...


The Candy Man by Amy Lane

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Adam Macias has been thrown a few curve balls in his life, but losing his VA grant because his car broke down and he missed a class was the one that struck him out. One relative away from homelessness, he's taking the bus to Sacramento, where his cousin has offered a house-sitting job and a new start. He has one goal, and that's to get his life back on track. Friends, pets, lovers? Need not apply.
Finn Stewart takes one look at Adam as he's applying to Candy Heaven and decides he's much too fascinating to leave alone. Finn is bright and shiny—and has never been hurt. Adam is wary of his attention from the very beginning—Finn is dangerous to every sort of peace Adam is forging, and Adam may just be too damaged to let him in at all.
But Finn is tenacious, and Adam's new boss, Darrin, doesn't take bullshit for an answer. Adam is going to have to ask himself which is harder—letting Finn in or living without him? With the holidays approaching it seems like an easy question, but Adam knows from experience that life is seldom simple, and the world seldom cooperates with hope, faith, or the plans of cats and men.


It’s Christmas Everywhere But Here by Liam Grey

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Christmas brings dreams of peace, love, and family time for most. Sadly, Russell Moore isn’t so blessed. Since his coming out and marriage prompted a less-than-joyful reaction from his religious parents, Russ has kept his distance to avoid their conservative disapproval. With his husband David deployed overseas for the second Christmas in a row, Russ gives in to the loneliness and takes his stepchildren to meet his parents for the first time, hoping the “goodwill toward men” spirit will overcome his mother’s zealotry.
But Russ’s Christmas joy is too quickly deflated by his mother’s unmet expectations, leaving Russ to ponder if peace, love, and perhaps matricide go hand in hand.

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Erasing Shame by Yeyu

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2nd Edition
The son of a Han traitor who had let the Xianbei Mongols invade the borders, Jiang Shicai swears to restore his family’s honor, hoping to better the Hans’ lives through peaceful means. He believes violence is never the answer, but to gain respect, he finds himself fighting for the Xianbei.
Ten years later, an annoying but handsome playboy, Dugu Xuechi, arrives as the incompetent new military inspector of Shicai’s region. Shameless, irresponsible, and obnoxious, Xuechi tests Shicai's patience almost every second. Despite their mutual dislike, Shicai finds himself drawn to the capricious man, especially when he sees the resemblance between Xuechi and his deceased best friend. Yet Xuechi's self-destructive behavior and refusal to accept help require attention that distracts Shicai from his goal for peace--and it doesn't help that Xuechi is Shicai's strongest political opposition. Haunted by a childhood promise he never had the chance to fulfill, Shicai must choose between his feelings and his values.
First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, February 2013.


Chef’s Table by Lynn Chares

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Chef Evan Stanford steadily climbed New York City's culinary ladder, earning himself the Rising Star James Beard award and an executive chef position at an acclaimed restaurant. But in his quest to build his reputation, he forgot what got him there: the lessons on food and life from a loving hometown neighbor. Patrick Sullivan is contented keeping the memory of his grandmother s Irish cooking alive through the food he prepares in a Brooklyn diner. But when Chef Stanford walks in for a meal, Patrick is swept up by his drive, forcing him to reconsider if a contented life is a ful­filled one. The two men begin a journey through their culinary histories, falling into an easy friendship. But even with the joys of their burgeoning love, can they tap into that secret recipe of great love, great food and transcendent joy?


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Noble Hearts: Salvation: Book 1 of the Noble Hearts Series by Christa Kelley

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Noble Hearts is a Gay Romance serial. Each part ends on a cliffhanger. This is not a standalone novella.
Lord Bryce Callaway is desperate. Abandoned and betrayed by those who vowed to support him, he's forced to search outside the law to bring justice to his late wife and peace to his heart.
Ferren Bardin will do just about anything if the price is right. He's reckless, but charming. Infuriating, but devastatingly handsome. He's exactly the sort of distraction Bryce doesn't need, but exactly the sort of mercenary he does.
Brought together by circumstance, two broken souls must save one another from a political plot that threatens to rip the country apart, and from the darkness in their own hearts.
Salvation, Book 1 of 6
Pushed to his breaking point, Bryce seeks out a mercenary in a seedy tavern. Drawn to Ferren above all others, he hires the man to track down his wife's killer.
Ferren needs the lord's gold to get as far away from the country as possible, but he's sure Bryce's crusade is a lost cause. That is, until he learns what's at stake.
Noble Hearts: Salvation - 12/3
Noble Hearts: Vengeance - January
TBA – February




Murder at Pride Lodge: A Kyle Callahan Mystery  by Mark McNease

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Pride and Prejudice –>
Death in the Headlights –>

Length: 206 pages


Who killed Teddy the handyman – if anyone killed him at all? Was it Sid, one of the new owners of Pride Lodge whose past gets darker the closer you look? Was it the woman whose name was once Emily, when she witnessed the murder of her parents in a burglary gone bad, and who has waited thirty years for vengeance? Was it young Happy Corcoran, promoted to bartender only to vanish three days before Teddy was found dead at the bottom of the empty pool? Find out soon . . . as Kyle Callahan refuses to believe it was an accident, doggedly pursues the truth in his friend’s death and does his best not to join him.
'Murder at Pride Lodge' is the first in the Kyle Callahan Mystery series. Kyle and his life partner Danny Durban live in New York City, where murder never seems to be more than a subway stop away. In this first story, they head to Pride Lodge, a beloved gay resort in the Pennsylvania countryside and their favorite getaway from the City, over what they expect to be a festive Halloween weekend. What they find instead is a web of murder, deceit, and revenge served cold as a knife blade. At the Lodge we meet a rich cast of characters, many of whom return in Book II, 'Pride and Perilous,' that finds them back in the familiarity of New York City. Murder has never been this much fun.


Vintage Toys for Lucky Boys by G.R. Richards

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Length: 31 pages


Max the firm and fit muscle-god doesn't fit Randy's mental picture of an antiques dealer. In fact, he's so smoking-hot, Randy can hardly breathe as Max appraises his shoebox full of vintage toys. The huge amount of money Max offers takes his breath away yet again. All Randy wants is to buy his supportive mom a really great Christmas gift, and this windfall will surely do it.
There's only one catch, and it's a huge one: Max needs to see some photo ID and Randy's legal name is still Jennifer Ann. Despite how friendly Max is, Randy's afraid that when his secret comes out, it'll be a deal-breaker.
This gay transgender romance by G.R. Richards is a fan favourite!
Word Count: 9,000


The Law of the Jungle by H.L. Holston & Eleanor Bruce

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Henry Kadison is a shy farm boy from Nebraska who meets worldly millionaire playboy Blake Martin in a New York City nightclub. Coming from an extremely conservative background, Henry wants to experience all that New York City has to offer, and Blake would love to be his teacher.
A short erotic m/m story that comes in at 7,000 words.


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Road of no Return by K.A. Merikan

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Length: 277 pages


Zak. Tattoo artist. Independent. Doesn’t do relationships.
Stitch. Outlaw biker. Deep in the closet. Doesn’t share his property.
On the day of Stitch’s divorce, lust personified enters the biker bar he’s celebrating at. Tattooed all over, pierced, confident, and hot as hellfire, Zak is the bone Stitch has waited for life to throw him. All Stitch wants is a sniff, a taste, a lick. What follows instead is gluttony of the most carnal sort, and nothing will ever be the same. Forced to hide his new love affair from the whole world, Stitch juggles family, club life, and crime, but it’s only a matter of time until it becomes too hard.
Zak moves to Lake Valley in search of peace and quiet, but when he puts his hand into the jaws of a Hound of Valhalla, life gets all but simple. In order to be with Stitch, Zak’s biker wet dream, he has to crawl right back into the closet. As heated as the relationship is, the secrets, the hiding, the violence, jealousy, and conservative attitudes in the town rub Zak in all the wrong ways. When pretending he doesn't know what his man does becomes impossible, Zak needs to decide if life with an outlaw biker is really what he wants.
As club life and the love affair collide, all that’s left in Zak and Stitch’s life is mayhem.
WARNING Contains adult content: a gritty storyline, sex, explicit language, violence and torture


Initiation by Maris Black

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(This 70 Page Novella includes a bonus preview of the first 3 chapters of Pinned: SSU Boys Book #1)
Latino linebacker Emilio Madero has a huge crush on the new backup quarterback. He’s perfection in motion with his lean, muscled body and rich boy good looks. But there’s no way in hell Emilio is going to do anything about it. He’ll just have to be content with fantasizing about the guy of his dreams and watching him from afar, because hitting on another player is out of the question.
That is, until Andrew turns the tables and makes the first move. Then all bets are off as the two of them drift into uncharted territory.


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Cold Feet by Jay Northcote

Due for release: 8th December 2014

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Best friends snowed in together. When the heat rises, will they get cold feet?
Getting snowed in at a remote cottage in Wales with someone he’d fancied for ages isn’t exactly how Sam expected to spend Christmas. His feelings for Ryan are pointless. Ryan’s straight—or so he thought.
Until now, Ryan’s kept his feelings for Sam buried. Why ruin a friendship over what might only be gay experimentation? Playing it cool seems safer, until a cold snap makes sharing body heat vital. In their Welsh safe haven, anything seems possible.
As Ryan’s reserve melts away, Sam wants more than stolen kisses under the mistletoe. But a sudden thaw means making decisions. They could face the New Year together—unless one of them gets cold feet.





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December Giveaway



  1. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.

  2. The Nightmare Before Christmas! A different point of view.

  3. I'll have to say Willow, not your typical Christmas story, but it's always on tv this time of the year so... ;-)

  4. "While You Were Sleeping"

    Thanks so much for the updates! Pre-ordered "Cold Feet" by Jay Northcote *_* Finished reading "My Cowboy Homecoming" by Z.A. Maxfield - liked it! And there'll be book 4 in the series, yay!

  5. Not sure if it can be consider a Christmas movie but Trading Places (1983) is awesome, I watched it for the first time in Christmas years ago. =)

  6. A Christmas Story is my favorite. I never get tired of watching it. :)

  7. the year without a santa clause is my all time favorite

  8. A Christmas Carol - the version with George C. Scott.

  9. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation!! :-)

  10. It's A Wonderful Life.

  11. Meet Me in St. Louis. I love the part where she waltzes behind the tree with her grandfather, then waltzes back with her beau. And, of course, Judy Garland singing Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is just the best!

  12. Scrooged or White Christmas I watch both every year.

  13. Scrooged with Bill funny!

  14. The Gift of Love!

  15. My favorite Christmas movie is probably The Muppet Christmas Carol!

  16. So many, maybe The Holiday.

  17. The Bishop's Wife

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