Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Monday 29th/Tuesday 30th June ~ Our look at what’s HOT in the M/M world. New Releases, Sales & Freebies.

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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 Sinfully will be bringing you updates Mondays, Wednesdays on the New Releases, Sales, Freebies and News which has caught our eye in the M/M world… and on Friday we will bring you up to date on the weeks New Releases with our regular weekly, Weekend New Releases and Giveaway post. You can also check out our Facebook page which we update daily.

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

*All prices correct at time of publishing*

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Monday 29th June

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The Grand Ballast by J.A. Rock

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1QXThUl
Review –> http://bit.ly/1BPcD7a

Synopsis

In a future where live sex shows abound to keep a jaded population entertained, dancer Bode Martin falls for the brilliant and unstable Kilroy Ballast, who molds Bode into the star attraction of his erotic circus, the Grand Ballast. Drugged beyond any real feeling, Bode trades freedom and his once considerable pride for an illusion of tenderness—until he inadvertently rescues a young man from a rival show, and together they flee to an eccentric town in the west where love still means something.
Valen’s not an easy man to know, and Bode shed his romantic notions under Kilroy’s brutal employ. Yet their growing bond becomes a strange and dangerous salvation as they attempt to overthrow the shadows of their pasts and wade together through a world of regret, uncertainty, beauty, and terror.
But Kilroy won't let Bode go so easily. Long ago, Bode was responsible for the loss of something Kilroy held dear, and he still owes Kilroy a debt. As the three men battle toward a tangled destiny, Bode must decide if his love for Valen is worth fighting for—or if he was and always will be a pawn in the story Kilroy Ballast will never stop telling.
WARNING: Contains violence and noncon. Not a genre romance

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Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1JhKN3e
Review –> http://bit.ly/1C0gXAV

Synopsis

Alex Stern has it all; good looks, charm, a job he loves and everyone calls him a friend. He lives life to the fullest at a breakneck pace, in the city that never sleeps. But Alex is also a master pretender; not even his best friend sees the pain that Alex hides so well. Alex himself isn’t sure who he is or what he’s searching for, he only knows that he hasn’t found it yet.
As a veterinarian, Rafe Hazelton loves each animal that crosses his path; they don’t care if he stutters a bit or that prefers men. Their love is unconditional, but his life is still empty; they can only give him so much. New friendships convince him it’s time to break the wall of loneliness he’s hidden behind since childhood and discover what he's been missing.
Alex and Rafe forge a friendship that turns physical, and they both swear that the relationship will last only as long as the fun does. But when old heartaches come to light and secrets hidden for years are revealed, Alex and Rafe discover if they accept what’s in their hearts and take it one step further, the greatest reward is waiting for them in the end.

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Forging the Future by Mary Calmes

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1KoO5on

Synopsis

A Change of Heart Novel
Jin Church is back where he started, alone, wandering, and uncertain of his path. It’s not by choice but by circumstance, as he remembers he’s a werepanther… but not much else. He knows one thing for sure—he needs to find the beautiful blond man who haunts his dreams.
Logan Church is trapped in a living hell. His mate is missing, his tribe is falling apart, and he’s estranged from the son he loves with all his heart. His world is unraveling without his mate by his side, and he has no one to blame but himself.
If Jin can regain his memory and Logan can overcome the threats to his leadership, then perhaps they can resume their lives. The question is: Is that what they want? Back to the same house, the same tribe, the same troubles? They can choose from various roads leading to their future… or they can forge their own path.

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Brick by Brick by Cate Ashwood & L.J. LaBarthe

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1GUHhuM

Synopsis

They say that time heals all wounds, but losing Parley, his one true love, left Zach with a hole in his heart that no one else can fill. After forty-eight blissful hours alone together as teens in an abandoned house, Parley disappeared. Parley is what he is, and the pray-away-the-gay camp his parents ship him to won’t change that. However, finding the balance between accepting his true nature and not losing his family means tough sacrifices.
Sixteen years later, Zach is thunderstruck when Parley stands on the front doorstep of his house—the house that had been their refuge, which Zach restored. But Parley isn’t alone, and Zach wonders if he’s found Parley only to lose him a second time. If they can overcome the terrors of the past and the situation of the present, maybe they can build a new relationship just as Zach rebuilt the house—brick by brick.

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Lessons for Idle Tongues by Charlie Cochrane

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1NuCrX2

Synopsis

Cambridge, 1910
Amateur detectives Jonty Stewart and Orlando Coppersmith seem to have nothing more taxing on their plate than locating a missing wooden cat and solving the dilemma of seating thirteen for dinner. But one of the guests brings a conundrum: a young woman has been found dead, and her boyfriend is convinced she was murdered. The trouble is, nobody else agrees.
Investigation reveals that several young people in the local area have died in strange circumstances, and rumours abound of poisonings at the hands of Lord Toothill, a local mysterious recluse. Toothill’s angry, gun-toting gamekeeper isn’t doing anything to quell suspicions, either.
But even with a gun to his head, Jonty can tell there’s more going on in this surprisingly treacherous village than meets the eye. And even Orlando’s vaunted logic is stymied by the baffling inconsistencies they uncover. Together, the Cambridge Fellows must pick their way through gossip and misdirection to discover the truth.

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North Platte Ranch by Drew Hamilton

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1IoGy7p

Synopsis

JJ Hall had the worst time deciding what to do with his money when he won the lottery. He did what most winners do, he bought a house, but chose a modest one. He purchased a couple of cars and built a new house for his folks. He took a calm and measured approach with his decision on how to invest his winnings. JJ wasn’t really the type to invest in something boring and sit on his ass all day checking a website to see how his portfolio was performing.
Farming was in his blood, he grew up on a farm in western Kansas and buying a ranch seemed both sensible and kind of romantic. The romantic part was more than a feeling than anything. After fifteen years of living in the city, he was ready for wide-open spaces and fresh air. He investigated numerous ranches in the western United States and eventually settled on a nice spread in Wyoming.
The North Platte Ranch was perfect, with a panoramic backdrop of the Haystack Mountains, abundant wildlife, a river and best of all, a hot gay foreman. He wholeheartedly agreed with Jake Sudduth’s plan to transition the cattle herd to an all grass-fed operation.
JJ wanted to get to know Jake better, but his foreman had a better idea, even though it turned out to be unconventional…

Tuesday 30th June

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Played by J: Merrow

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1TZ9kA5

Synopsis

All the world’s a stage...but real-life lessons are hidden in the heart.

The Shamwell Tales, Book 2

Though Tristan must join his family’s New York firm at summer’s end—no more farting around on stage, as his father so bluntly puts it—he can’t resist when Shamwell’s local amateur dramatics society begs him to take a role in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The bonus: giving private acting lessons to a local handyman who’s been curiously resistant to Tristan’s advances. Not only is Con delicious, there’s fifty pounds riding on Tristan getting him in his bed.

A late-diagnosed dyslexic, Con’s never dared to act, convinced he’d never be able to learn his lines. But with Tristan’s help, he takes the chance. Trouble is, the last time Con fell for a guy, he ended up getting his heart broken. And with Tristan due to leave the country soon, Con is determined not to start anything that’s bound to finish badly.

Just as Tristan thinks he’s finally won Con’s heart—and given his own in return—disaster strikes. And the curtain may have fallen forever on their chance for happiness.

Warning: Contains a surfeit of Bottoms and asses, together with enough mangled quotations to have the Bard of Avon gyrating in his grave.

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Tools of Change: The Dreaming by Jaime Samms & Sarah Masters

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1eTIY2I

Synopsis

Book two in the Dreaming series

Just when they thought the nightmares couldn’t get worse, they realized they weren’t sleeping.

Barry and Tag hoped that even with Barry’s Dreams still keeping them on the hunt for murderous criminals, they might find some peace in their new home together. The rest of the Team has their backs and they all have their assigned roles—whether they like it or not—so it should be easy.

With Tag away on business and newest Team member, Jason, emotionally shattered after his break up with long-time lover Daniel, they soon find that if the wicked don’t rest, neither do those tasked with bringing them to justice. When the Dreams start to go on the fritz and Jason seeks out the company of a vicious and sinister Dom named Karrick, it seems all hell is about to break loose.

It will be up to the Team to sort out friend from foe on their own. The veterans of The Dreaming are forced to follow and their untried partners are thrust into the lead. They will have to learn how to get along, and how to use their talents without otherworldly help if they hope to stay alive long enough to figure out what’s going on.

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Blue Paramour by Ligon & Maine

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1SWq1e0

Synopsis

When Brayden, a devastatingly handsome heir to a prominent Southern family, is caught in a compromising position with his handsome male lover, Jackson, life as he knows it comes crashing down. Exiled from the only home he’s ever known and separated from his love, Brayden is ordered to live in Boston where he is expected to become a true man and a proper successor.
But life will show him that things don’t always go as planned…
When Brayden encounters the mysterious and powerful, Vincent Gallaud, he instead embarks on an unforgettable adventure with his newfound king in the tantalizing world of New York City, forsaking everything he has ever known. Taking him on an unexpected journey that teaches him lessons Daddy would never approve.
Back home, Jackson has no choice but to consent to marry Brayden’s greatest adversary and twin sister, Annabelle Steed. Consumed with greed and longing for revenge, Annabelle will stop at nothing to destroy Brayden’s life and rob him of his birthright, Blue Ridge.
But everything comes at a price.

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Wolves of Black Pine (The Wolfkin Saga Book 1) by SJ Himes

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1GUHMVP

Synopsis

An ancient civilization long hidden from humanity is on the brink of chaos and war. Peaceful for thousands of years, the wolfkin clans are mysteriously losing packmates, kidnapped and killed by unknown foes.
The nightmare begins with an ambush by humans at a gathering of their kind, and lives are lost. Among them is Luca, youngest grandson of the two most powerful wolves in the Northern Clans. Thought long dead and gone, he is forced into a half-life, hidden in the far northern wilds of Canada and cut off from his kind. Those who raised him have no idea the creature they harbor in their midst, and name him Ghost. He begins to lose himself over the long years, and though he barely recalls his true name, the one wolf he never forgets is Kane.
Kane, Heir to the wolfkin clan Black Pine, is charged with hunting down the traitors who betrayed their kind to the humans. Years fly by, and more wolves are dying. He refuses to give up, and he vows to never again fail another of their kind, as he failed young Luca years before. His heart tells him Luca lives, but his mind tells him that it’s foolish hope, his guilt eating him alive.
Fate and magic change the course of their lives, and the two wolves long separated by the years find their paths intertwining. Though the gift of their reunion doesn’t come without price. Faced by the consequences of their growing love, and the goddess-forged bond between them, Kane and Ghost are besieged on all sides. Enemies are coming for their blood, and without the steadfast loyalty and love of family and friends, they may not be safe from the very people they fight to protect.

New Release Only 99c/99p

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Unfading; Book #1 by Devyn Morgan

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1LEr4OF

Length: 69 pages

Synopsis

He thought a tattoo would make him complete. Instead, he found his missing piece.
Logan Walters is used to attention. He waltzes through life in his tight jeans slung low on his hips, everyone's appreciative eyes upon him. He can practically hear hearts break when walks out on his conquests. Once he decides to get a tattoo, he knows it'll make him feel complete - all grown up. Except in a heartbeat, Logan - beautiful, arrogant Logan - is nervous, and he can't understand why.
Connor Dixon gave up on finding true love. An award-winning tattoo artist, he's traveled across the country, guesting at many parlors but never staying too long. His last relationship ended like they always have: his boyfriend was cheating on him. But his reservations fly out the window when he sees Logan for the first time. Is he really falling for this guy, so cute but so vulnerable at the same time?
Logan and Connor can't stop the intense mutual attraction and what inevitably follows, but it's not all smooth sailing. Bad habits die hard, and Logan's insecurities rise up to deal a devastating blow to their budding relationship...
Unfading is a three-part novella, published in a serial format. Book Two will be released on July 3, and Book Three - on July 10.

Limited Time Only 99c/99p

Watch Me Series by Avril Ashton

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Book #1: (Watch Me) Break You –> http://bit.ly/1uq4U8X

Book #2: (Watch Me) Body You –> http://bit.ly/11jGTGn

Book #3: (Watch Me) Unmask You –> http://bit.ly/1w7aIIr

Susan Mac Nicol Backlist Only 99c/99p

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Link –> http://bit.ly/1KlvKab

Freebie

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Unboxed by Amy Crook

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1eVPSEu

Length: 281 pages

Synopsis

It's a world of small, personal magics. Noah is a Finder of lost items, a very minor talent that he mostly uses to make a bit of cash during the slow months in his jewellery shop. Brandon is a Fixer, making broken or worn-out objects whole again. Eaton, as a Lie Detector, has the perfect talent for his career with the police.
Every person is born with either a key or a locked box. Each box has one key, and every key can unlock one box. How can these three friends hope to stay close and still find their soulmates? Especially with someone stealing keys and replacing them with well-crafted, soulless counterfeits.

Love is an Open Road 2015 Event

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These stories are written as a part of the Goodreads M/M Romance Group's"Love is an Open Road" event. Group members are asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that speak to them and write a story.

This is a fabulous event that gives M/M readers a chance to catch up with some of their favourite authors, experience new authors, and also gives those readers that have yet to dip their toes into the genre a chance to find out why so many of us are huge fans of Gay Romance… all for free! AMAZING! …And we are immensely grateful for the time given by these authors to contribute to this event that brings us all so much joy.

This event runs between June and September so there will be a huge selection of books to choose from. Updated with the new additions on our Monday and Wednesday posts.

For the full listing click here –> M/M Romance Group ~ Don’t Read in the Closet

Recent additions

June 21st, 2015
The East Wind and the Rootless Cypress by Elyse Night
Out in the Deep End by Lane Hayes
Reubaltach Cridhe by K. Mason

June 22nd, 2015
A Road Worth Travelling by Bronwyn Heeley
Soulbound by A.L. Wilson

June 23rd, 2015
Above All Else by Dayton Idoni
Falling for Him by Sara York

June 24th, 2015
Snowmancer by Olivia Helling

June 27th, 2015
Leap of Faith by Jay D. Clark

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