We hope you all enjoyed the holidays and wish you all the very best for 2016. Whilst we were all busy with the festivities, there have been some great new releases, some of which we have included in this weeks New Releases Weekend Giveaway… And don’t forget our usual giveaway which gives FIVE readers the chance to win!
The Millionaire Upstairs by M.J. O’Shea
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1YTMbEj
He might be hard to work for, but he's impossible to resist.
Sasha Sobieski has the perfect job working at legendary American fashion house Harrison Kingsley—or at least he used to. He just never thought he’d have to work for Harrison Kingsley himself. Harrison is exacting, difficult, cold, and hands-down the sexiest man Sasha has ever seen.
After years at the top, Harrison Kingsley knows what he wants, when he wants it, and exactly how he’d like it to be delivered to him. What he wants most right now? His new assistant. Sasha is mouthy, opinionated, and he drives Harrison mad. Problem is, Harrison can never tell if it’s with anger… or desire.
Sex on the Hoof (Law and Supernatural Order Book 1) by Silvia Violet
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1SqBF24
A stag and a vampire. Mortal peril. True love.
Deer shifter, Jason Fleetfoot, has turned his life around. After years of taking chances, he’s working as a crime lab technician, and he’s determined to forgo the risky behavior of his past. Then he meets Drew Danvers, the only undead detective in the city. Jason hates vampires, or does he? Drew defies all the stereotypes of his kind and something about him has taken hold of Jason and won’t let go. Jason might just dare to take a chance on a man others would label a risk to his health if not his very life.
This novella was previously published. It has been re-edited and expanded by over 35%.
Learning to Love Bundle by K.C. Wells
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1mugHCT
Don't miss this exclusive bundle of all four stories of the Learning to Love series by K.C. Wells!
Learning to Love: Michael & Sean: Sean and Michael are best friends from the minute they meet and become roommates. When they also discover they have feelings for each other, the reality of homophobia intrudes on their academic and personal lives and threatens their happiness. —Learning to Love: Evan & Daniel: Evan's new housemate, Daniel Collier, is everything Evan could want in a boyfriend. Evan just needs to work out why Daniel panics whenever Evan tries to get close…. —Learning to Love: Josh & Chris: Now that Chris finds himself sharing a house with Josh, he wonders where the strong, sexy guy who had been his rock and support has disappeared to. Chris wants him back—but he can’t wait forever. —Learning to Love: Final Exam: One house, three couples, and one year left…. As their school career comes to a close and the one person who holds them all together starts to fall apart, the final exam is a true test of friendship.
Lost and Found by Willa Okati
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1OBa92g
Years ago, the Wasp Lake pack forced Matthias out after he dared to fall in love with the Packmaster’s Omega son, Bree. Now Matthias has made his fortune on the sea and returned to claim his mate. But the world he left behind isn’t the one he finds.
Bree has become an outcast and been lied to from the start. He’s been told Matthias left because he’d fallen out of love with him. He hasn’t mated with any other wolves or borne them cubs, but the struggle against his Omega nature has taken its toll. He knows he can’t hold out much longer, even if he does have a secret den to hide in when he’s in heat.
Matthias takes shelter from a blizzard in Bree’s bolt-hole just as mating fever consumes the Omega, and the former lovers are reunited just in time for their world to change again -- for keeps.
Painful Lessons by S.C. Wynne
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/22Cw2m2
As a freshman both in love and in college, sometimes there are painful lessons to be learned.
Excited to begin his first year of college, Brett Bridgeworth has just one problem: he sucks at math. Luckily there’s the sensual and mysterious math tutor, Jeremy Price, to help him out. It isn't long before Jeremy is tutoring Brett in more than just pie charts, but it isn’t until they split up that Brett discovers Jeremy’s twisted, obsessive side.
Sam Hawthorne is two years ahead of Brett, and they share a strong mutual attraction. When Brett breaks it off with Jeremy and gets involved with Sam, disturbing things start happening. It soon becomes obvious that Jeremy isn't willing to let Brett go without a fight.
Not a Pirate by P.J. Nevada
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1ZFbPJZ
James Polk, down on his luck, involuntary becomes part of the crew of a band of modern day pirates. He soon finds lust and desire cruising along with the crew, until his eyes focus on his captain, a good-looking, stoic loner of a man. But Captain Samuel Baskin makes it clear that love and romance are the last thing on his mind. As James joins the men robbing and stealing along the coast, he does indeed find sex and lust along the way. The crew faces dangers from the authorities and the ocean itself. The big question though is whether James can find his own great romantic adventure on the high seas, or will he just become pirate booty? Arrrgh! (sexually explicit m/m/ material)
Something Shattered by Bailey Bradford
When something inside him is shattered by an act of violence, Caleb Tomas doesn’t think he can ever be whole again.
Police Officer Jesse Martin has lived in the small town of El Jardin, New Mexico, for a decade, but he’s never seen anything like the mysterious man who moves in in the middle of the night. The house across the street from Jesse’s trailer is no longer empty. There’s a puzzle waiting to be solved there in the form of one sexy, but decidedly different, man.
Bruised and battered inside and out, Caleb Tomas flees to the town of El Jardin in the hopes of escaping the terror that haunts him. Instead, he becomes more of a recluse, scared of everything, unable to get more than a dozen feet past his porch before he panics. His head’s a mess, and he knows he needs help, but that’s a step he doesn’t want to take. It’s easier, safer to stay hidden away with only his adorable puppy, Loopy, and the bird-murdering cat, Mix, for companionship.
But Caleb can’t help but notice the sexy man across the street, and when Loopy escapes from the back yard, it’s Jesse Martin who comes to the rescue.
And he might save more than one bouncy little poodle, if Caleb and Jesse are willing to take the risk.
The Innocent Auction by Victoria Sue
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1OARALJ
The Innocent Auction
Their love was a death sentence.
Deacon, Viscount Carlisle, was aware of the slums and gin-lanes of London. Just as he was aware of the underground traffic that furnished the brothels and bath houses with human innocents. He was also aware that the so-called justice system would hang the accused without much of an attempt at a defense, unless the unfortunate had deep pockets to pay for it.
He just hadn’t expected to be directly involved in any of it.
It started with a plea for help and ended with forbidden love, the love between a Viscount and a stable-boy. An impossible love and a guarantee of the hangman's noose.
Will Deacon fight for Tom? Will he risk the death sentence and take that fight from the stately halls of his English mansion to the horrors of Newgate Prison and the slums of London?
Or will he realize that if he doesn't, death will be a welcome end to the loneliness of the sentence he is already living?
Blood Slave by Caitlin Ricci
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1OoODf8
Prince Jai, a merciless vampire warlord, has taken up a crusade to stop the enslavement of the humans and werewolves by his own kind. He’s heard tales of the time before a comet came and changed the world, and though they may just be stories told by an old human woman, he finds hope in them. After months of killing the other vampires, he’s nearing his goal of taking the king’s throne for himself. It’s the only way to bring peace to everyone, and he won't stop until he sees that happen.
However, his men are tired, and when one clan proves to be too much for him, he agrees to a temporary peace treaty. To sweeten the deal, Jai is given the use of a blood slave, Ash. Jai detests the use of blood slaves and wants nothing to do with them. But when he realizes Ash could be another weapon in his arsenal, he spends the months training him to be everything his master has ever feare
Stronger, Better, Faster, More by Carlin Grant, Katey Hawthorne
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1YVDX9k
When he gets super-endurance powers out of nowhere, being a culinary student and kids’ soccer coach isn’t enough for Beau Warren--he has to be a superhero too. A sweet, hardworking trans man from a close-knit family, it’s important to Beau to use his new abilities to stand up for people who can’t protect themselves. When he runs into a speedster at a fire rescue, he doesn’t expect it to be his high school crush, Vel Chandrasekhar. Turns out Vel got superspeed when Beau go his endurance, so they decide to make their single supe act into a duo.
With their immediate attraction and superpowered libidos, it’s not long before Beau and Vel are roommates-with-benefits. That’s the idea, anyhow, if only Beau can keep from falling back into his old crush hard, since Vel’s self-esteem issues have left him skittish about relationships. Just when things are at boiling point between them, though, their search for their own superhero origin story leads them and their families into mortal danger. The only way to survive the truth is to depend on each other--and admit they’re a lot more than friends.
Winter Ball by Amy Lane
Through a miserable adolescence and a lonely adulthood, Skipper Keith has dreamed of nothing but family. The closest he gets is the rec league soccer team he coaches after work—and his star player and best friend, Richie Scoggins.
One brisk night in late October, a postpractice convo in Richie’s car turns into a sexual encounter neither of them expected—nor want to forget. Soon Skip and Richie are living for the weekends and their winter league soccer games—and the games they enjoy off the field. Through broken noses, holiday decorating, and the killer flu, they learn more about each other than they ever dreamed possible. Every new discovery takes them further beyond the boundaries of the soccer field and into the infinite possibilities of the best relationship of Skipper’s life.
Skipper can’t dream of a better family than Richie—but Richie’s got real family entanglements he can’t shake off. Skipper needs to convince Richie to stay with him beyond winter ball so the relationship they started on the field might become their happy future in real life!
Good Enough by Kade Boehme
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1NZjPxY
The day Payton Grady returns home to Seattle after a few years away, he sees a gorgeous club kid who accidentally leaves an interesting scarf behind at the bus stop. In a silly attempt to locate the owner, Payton’s best friend places an ad on Craigslist. Two years later, Payton and his friend are shocked to receive a response from the erstwhile club kid. After balking, Payton’s stunned to find his missed opportunity was with someone from his past — his ex-boyfriend from college.
Noah Di Cicco has been wracked with guilt since college when he crushed Payton. His insecurities and betrayal destroyed their relationship, and eventually Noah's whole life. Six years and the experience of a rock bottom have changed Noah.
Now that Noah knows he’s good enough for love, both men remember what they had, while moving past the hurt they caused each other so long ago. Maybe they can be good enough together.
2nd Edition. Revised, heavily re-edited, and expanded.
New Lease of Life by Lillian Francis
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1OxohTM
Phillip used to laugh a lot, back when his friends called him Pip. However the good deed that left him hospitalized not only marred his body, it stripped him of his good humor too. Ever since, he has pushed his friends away and shut out the world. Donating his vintage clothing to a charity shop should have been the final act in a year-long campaign to sever the links with the man Pip used to be, but the stranger on his doorstep awakens feelings in Pip that he hasn’t experienced since the incident that left him angry at the world and reliant on the cold metal of the hideous hospital-issue crutch.
Colby forces his way into Pip’s life, picking at the scab of his past. Colby isn’t interested in Pip’s money or his expensive address. He has only one goal: to make Pip smile again. With every moment in Pip’s presence, Colby chips away at the walls Pip has built around himself. Pip knows it’s impossible to fight his attraction with Colby’s sunny disposition casting light into the darkness in his soul.
The Road to Silver Plume by Tammara Allen
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1R4nSPI
Secret Service operative Emlyn Strickland may be new to field work, but his talent for identifying counterfeit bank notes, honed over ten years at the Treasury, has given Sing Sing’s population a respectable boost. When counterfeiter August McKee takes illegal advantage of a sinking silver market, his former confederate Darrow Gardiner shares that information with Agent Strickland so they can track down the once-friend who left Darrow to rot in prison.
Promised his freedom in return, Darrow’s after something more. He wants possession of his best work, the flawless fifty dollar plates still in McKee’s hands. And with a little maneuvering, he’ll have the one thing a vengeful McKee may consider fair barter: the Secret Service operative whose testimony sent them both up the river.
It seems an objective within Darrow’s reach after he rescues Emlyn from an assassin, earning a measure of his trust in the process. But on the cross-country journey in search of McKee, another attempt on their lives leaves operative and outlaw stranded miles from Denver, with no one to rely upon but each other. Beset by turncoat agents, angry miners, and the burgeoning threat of a wealthy and powerful McKee, Darrow and Emlyn discover that standing on opposite sides of the law doesn’t safeguard them from the dangers of friendship—or a deeper attraction that may force Darrow to choose between the real and the counterfeit as he’s never done before.
All These Hidden Scars by Avril Ashton
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1TtV7JD
When I leave, I never return the same.
Pretending came far too easily for Sullivan Black. One of the reasons he rejected his privileged family and joined the FBI. But those dangerous assignments take something from him every time, leaving him a mess, unfamiliar even to himself. As he struggles to shed the skin of his latest op, he finds solace in the most random of places.
Bar manager, Carter Renault’s only intention was to escort the lonely stranger out of his place before he locked up. Yet somehow they end up in an alley, Carter’s pants around his ankles. Their encounter is intense. A onetime thing. Except months later Sullivan is sneaking through Carter’s window, appearing and disappearing at random. The blistering-hot sex doesn’t hide the obvious torment Sullivan is going through, but Carter doesn’t want to be caught in the middle.
Just when he thinks he’s seen the end of that undercover life, Sullivan gets pulled back in. But this time, his identity is no longer a secret, and the aggressive need he has for Carter could get the other man killed. To set everything right, Sullivan has to face the one man he loves and hates in equal measure…his twin.
Roped and Ridden by Angelique Voisen
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1P5Nqps
Submissive Barrett Graham does everything by the book. Work hard by day. Play hard at night, collared, and on his knees. After catching his Dom cheating, Barrett quits his office job in the city and moves into cowboy central.
His new boss, ranch owner Leo McLeod, is a sin to look at, but he hits all of Barrett’s wrong buttons. Hot one moment, cold the next, Leo’s as confusing as hell. Leo tells Barrett he won’t last long, but Barrett intends to show Leo even a born and bred city boy can learn new tricks.
Time for a Change by H.L. Day
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1ky98d2
The last thing Michael needs while trying to work in the coffee shop is a half-naked idiot employee performing circus acrobatics to get his attention. However, the more he tries to ignore him and the ruder he gets, the more the gorgeous guy just won’t leave him alone.
Michael just wants to get his ex-boyfriend back: Christian, the suave and sophisticated art gallery manager. That’s his type, not Sam, the sexy but irritating coffee shop employee with the devastating smile and the tight clothes showing off his muscles. Michael and Christian are far more suited to each other.
When Michael sees an opportunity to use Sam to make his ex-boyfriend jealous, of course he’s going to take it. But what if Christian’s not the right guy for him, and what if Sam could actually be more than just the best sex of his life? Will uptight Michael be able to take the plunge and change, or will he let possible happiness slip through his fingers because he can’t see what’s straight in front of him?
Touchdown by Jerry Cole
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1VuCWop
"Touchdown" (Extended Edition) is a revised & further expanded version of the popular original short story I had previously published. It is more than four times the length of the original.
Derrick has never been strictly a “ladies’ man”. His tastes have always included members of the same gender, a fact he has never tried to hide from his teammate, Kevin. He has also never entertained the possibility of taking Kevin to bed, until now. Erotic fantasies and wet dreams featuring the six foot three linebacker have been plaguing Derrick for months. Despite being closer than brothers, this is the one thing Derrick can’t share with his teammate. But how long can you hide your desire for a man you shower with regularly?
What begins as a quiet evening at home, quickly turns into a steamy sexual escapade that will test their boundaries and redefine their relationship. If Derrick reveals his hidden desire, he may lose the best friend he has ever had. If he doesn’t, he may miss his only chance ever to be with Kevin. Derrick and Kevin have made scoring on and off the field the center of their lives. Their dedication to each other and their pursuit of pleasure have given them a lifestyle most people can only imagine. Is it possible that everything Kevin has been looking for has been right beside him?
Money, fame, a lifestyle most men would kill for, and a closet full of dirty secrets that could destroy them. They have come this far in life relying only on each other. But, as the excesses of their high profile lives begin to take their toll on them both men go in search of something more. What they find changes everything they ever thought they knew about themselves and each other. With happiness within their grasp, the men must decide to protect the love they could have or live with the emptiness that plagues them. When the thing you want most could cost you everything you spent a lifetime building, do you stand and fight or run and hide? The stakes are high & the game of love is a winner takes all tournament. Kevin and Derrick prove that the one thing you can never escape is your own heart.
Please Note: This book contains Adult Language & Steamy Adult Activities, it is intended for 18+ Adults Only. Contains M/M & M/F scenes. Approx. 40,000 words in length. HEA (Happy Ever After Ending).
Crossroads by Gale Stanley
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1NWvQqb
Long time lovers, Louis Abellard and Jesse Trudeau work in a Voodoo shop in the French Quarter. Jesse is a believer, but Louis turned his back on the spirits when they allowed his mother to die of cancer.
When Jesse is hospitalized with leukemia, Louis is desperate to save him. He’ll do anything—except ask the spirits for help. Then one night an unlikely ally makes contact, and Louis finds himself at a crossroads. Maybe it’s time to revisit his past and confront his inner demons.
The Professor and the Smuggler by Bonniw Dee and Summer Devon
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1Oy2uLH
A grumpy smuggler meets a bumbling professor and treasure is found.
An explorer at heart, former university professor Phillip Singleton’s adventures have only taken place in his imagination—until recently. Exploring the Cornish coast to research a travel book, he encounters a living example of a pirate archetype. Dark-haired, black-bearded Carne Treleaven might have been hewn from the very rock his name describes, and Phillip is eager to discover more.
Carne has little patience for the awkward, dreamy professor, an outsider who must be steered away from local secrets. He agrees to serve as a guide to seaside caves where smugglers once operated only to keep Phillip away from more recent activity.
As personalities clash, secrets unfold, and riches are revealed, the two polar opposites find the point where their similarities lay. Carne’s old beliefs are shattered by his attraction to a man and he must decide if he’s willing to take a huge step outside his familiar life and into a brand new world.
Red Card by Lexi Stone
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1NWBoAS
Ilya is a hot, bad-boy soccer star with a career-destroying reputation. He has been blacklisted for his aggressive behavior. Quinn is the trainer hired to get him back into the game he loves, but Ilya is disillusioned and mistrustful of everyone.
The first time Quinn sees Ilya, he is gut-punched by lust. The graceful, athletic Ilya attracts him as no other ever has, but to reach him, Quinn must break through the arrogant, cold persona Ilya wears. When they finally give in to their desire, the walls come down and Ilya bares his soul to the man he has come to trust and love. Quinn has found his heart’s desire, but he might lose everything if Ilya chooses to sign with a team on the other side of the country.
Reader Advisory: This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here!
Eyes on Sparrow by Evan Gilbert
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1TudMoC
High school grad Morgan Breck is riding out his last summer at home before he goes off to pursue the course of study his parents want him to take—at a college they want him to attend. His days are boring and lonely until a construction crew arrives to build a house across the street.
One of the workers is the sexy Sparrow Smith, and he quickly catches Morgan’s eye. Morgan is surprised to discover he and Sparrow share a mutual attraction; one that leads to smoking hot sex, the kind that leaves the room sweltering.
The guys’ friends-with-benefits relationship soon grows into something more, and Morgan realizes he can’t live without Sparrow. But summer’s end is rapidly approaching, and his parents are determined he leave for college, which will take him hundreds of miles away from the man he’s falling in love with.
Standing up to his parents has never been easy. In fact, Morgan’s never done it before. Ever. Morgan must work up the courage to voice his needs, or he’ll have no choice but to let Sparrow go.
Dragon’s Treasure by Qaida Harte
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/1TuexxY
College student Ahndrai has the ill fortune of falling into the grasp of an attractive, sadistic vampire. He encounters Eita, a vampire who lusts for Ahndrai’s sweet blood and tears apart his world. Eita proves that every myth and legend ever written is only too real, and they are far darker than portrayed in any story.
Ahndrai must face a host of monsters that Eita allows to attack and kill him. Each time Ahndrai dies, Eita revives him so he can continue to feed off him. Ahndrai believes that every creature is as cruel and unforgiving as Eita. Then Nakiirn, a dragon prince, rescues Ahndrai. But even after Ahndrai overcomes his fears and falls in love with Nakiirn, they must both contend with Eita’s cruelty again before the vampire succeeds in claiming Ahndrai once more.
If the Seas Catch Fire by L.A. Witt
Amazon (Release Date 3rd Jan) –> http://bit.ly/1mV11sV
Sergei Andronikov was a child when the Mafia wiped out his family, leaving him with nothing but a hunger for revenge. Years later, through ruthless strategy and tireless patience, he’s a contract killer working for the three families ruling Cape Swan… and he’s nearly in position to bring them all down from the inside.
Domenico “Dom” Maisano is Mafia royalty, a made man… and a hitman. He’s caught up in a violent life he can’t escape, struggling to maintain an image he doesn’t want, and suppressing desires he can’t have.
A chance encounter throws the killers into each other’s paths. Though Dom knows he’s playing a dangerous game, he’s intrigued and keeps coming back. Sergei can’t resist him either—Dom is everything he set out to destroy, but he’s also everything he’s ever ached for in a man.
Then Sergei gets the contract he’s been waiting for—the hit that promises to bring the town’s Mafia to its knees.
But when a boss makes an unexpected move, Sergei must choose between dropping the hammer on the families he vowed to annihilate, and protecting the man he swore he wouldn’t love.
And the wrong choice—or even the right one—will destroy them both.