Check out our pick of the incredible list of New Releases from this week and see what’s got us excited… ‘Cause now it’s your turn to get one clicking and wish list adding… and don’t forget our usual giveaway which gives FIVE readers the chance to win!
What Remains by Garrett Leigh
Web designer Jodi Peters is a solitary creature. Lunch twice a week with his ex-girlfriend-turned-BFF and the occasional messy venture to a dodgy gay bar is all the company he needs, right?
Then one night he stumbles across newly divorced firefighter Rupert O’Neil. Rupert is lost and lonely, but just about the sweetest bloke Jodi has ever known. Add in the heady current between them, and Jodi can’t help falling hard in love. He offers Rupert a home within the walls of his cosy Tottenham flat—a sanctuary to nurture their own brand of family—and for four blissful years, life is never sweeter.
Until a cruel twist of fate snatches it all away. A moment of distraction leaves Jodi fighting for a life he can’t remember and shatters Rupert’s heart. Jodi doesn’t know him—or want to. With little left of the man he adores, Rupert must cling to what remains of his shaky faith and pray that Jodi can learn to love him again.
Smoke & Mirrors by Charlie Cochet
Sequel to Catch a Tiger by the Tail
THIRDS: Book Seven
Life for Dexter J. Daley has never been easy, but he’s always found a way to pick himself back up with a smile on his face. Taken from his home and the arms of Sloane Brodie, his boyfriend and THIRDS partner, Dex finds himself in a situation as mysterious and lethal as the Therian interrogating him. Dex learns what he’s secretly believed all along: his parents’ death wasn’t an accident.
Discovering the whole truth about John and Gina Daley’s homicide sets off a series of events that will change Dex and Sloane’s life forever. As buried secrets rise to the surface and new truths are revealed, Dex and Sloane’s love for each other is put to the test, with more than their relationship on the line. If traversing the waters of murder and secret government agencies wasn’t enough, something inexplicable has been happening to Dex—and nothing will ever be the same.
My Busboy by John Inman
Robert Johnny just turned thirty, and his life is pretty much in the toilet. His writing career is on the skids. His love life is nonexistent. A stalker is driving him crazy. And his cat is a pain in the ass.
Then Robert orders a chimichanga platter at a neighborhood restaurant, and his life changes—just like that.
Dario Martinez isn’t having such a great existence either. He needs money for college. His shoes are falling apart. His boyfriend’s a dick. And he has a crap job as a busboy.
Then a stranger orders a chimichanga platter, and suddenly life isn’t quite as depressing.
But it’s the book in the busboy’s back pocket that really gets the ball rolling. For both our heroes. That and the black eye and the forgotten bowl of guacamole. Who knew true love could be so easily ignited or that the flames would spread so quickly?
But when Robert’s stalker gets dangerous, our two heroes find a lot more to occupy their time than falling in love. Staying alive might become the new game plan.
Over the Rainbow by Dorothy and Friends
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29rSKGD
We all woke up to the terrible news on Sunday 12th June, 2016, of the horrific attack in Orlando, and not only did it affect the LGBT community, it also outraged the world.
Acceptance (Forbes Mates #3) by Grace R. Duncan
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29EtsXZ
Forbes Mates: Book Three
Dr. Miles Grant acknowledges that his destined mate could be either gender even though his bisexuality cost him his family and his pack. Luckily he found the Forbes Pack, who happily accepts him just as he is. What he never counted on was finding his mate in Pittsburgh or for his mate to be another species entirely—a cat!
Quincy Archer isn’t just any jaguar shifter. He is the heir to the leadership of his pride. Destined mates are nothing but legend to the nearly extinct and generally solitary jaguars, and Quincy certainly never expected to find one for himself, much less a male… or a wolf.
However, finding each other and coming to terms with their species is the least of their worries. Quincy is expected to select a proper female mate, father a cub, and take his place as heir to the pride. Except Quincy refuses, having no interest in women or leadership and knowing he isn’t right for it. But his father will stop at nothing—not even attempting to kill Miles—to get his way. Quincy and Miles must overcome many obstacles to stay together as the destined mates they’re meant to be.
Built Piece by Piece by Nicole Dennis
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29CFq7t
Fashion stylist, Montgomery 'Monty' Ravenscroft, contemplates his life and career as he approaches forty. Then a friend introduces him to a dazzling designer with an anxiety complex that prevents him from socializing and promoting his dreamy creations.
Dillen Ashbridge creates dreams and masterpieces in cloth, but no one knows him. Monty decides to invest his time in Dillen. He asks an actress to walk in one of Dillen's gowns on the red carpet and helps Dillen create a runway collection for New York Fashion Week. He never expects he'll also invest his heart.
A Cowboys Home (Montana #3)by RJ Scott
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29tUoc2
One burned and broken man finds his way home. Can he find peace in the arms of a man easy to love?
Justin made the ultimate sacrifice for his country, battling domestic terrorism, never the man he really was, using hate to avenge the death of his best friend. The friend he'd killed.
What he doesn’t count on is getting shot, and if he's going to die he wants it to be on Crooked Tree soil. Home.
Sam is as much a part of Crooked Tree as any of the families, and the offer to buy into the ranch is a dream come true. But falling for a hidden, secretive, injured man isn’t the way to keep his head in the game.
Danny & Jude: Barista Boys by AE Ryecart
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29AYSQj
Life gets complicated when the thing you want most in the world is for your best friend to be your lover.
For Danny Spears, sex is like fast food: cheap, convenient and ultimately unfulfilling. There’s only one man he really wants and that’s his best friend, Jude Greenwood. That’s never going to happen. As far as Jude’s concerned Danny’s not only his oldest and closest friend, he’s the big brother he never had. The trouble is, they’re no longer boys and Danny’s feelings for Jude are anything but brotherly.
Falling for one dead-end man after another in his search of his happy ever after, the only thing Jude ends up with is a broken heart and shattered dreams. Always there to pick him up and make things better, Danny could be Jude’s perfect man. There’s one big stumbling block: Danny doesn’t do boyfriends or relationships. Any fantasy Jude has about them ever getting together will have to remain just that – a fantasy.
A passionate kiss leads to a night together that was never meant to happen, and the shockwaves rock them both. Should they seize the chance to take their lives in a direction neither dreamed possible? But the stakes are high, and it takes courage to cross the line from friends to lovers. If they take that step, there’s no going back for either of them. Their lives will change forever, but will it be for better or worse?
Sexy, sweet and with a serious case of undeclared love laced with a healthy dose of angst, Danny & Jude is the first in the Barista Boys contemporary gay romance series.
Each story charts the loves and lives of the men who work in a quirky little café in the heart of London’s Soho: Barista Boys, where it’s not just the coffee that’s hot.
Love Me (Lightning Tales #4) by KC Wells
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29ogiwJ
Trent Sutton doesn’t ‘do’ monogamy. He spends his days on the road in his truck, and his nights hooking up with anyone who catches his eye. Casual sex, no strings – Trent likes his life just the way it is. He sees what his friend Connor has, but he’s just not interested. Until he meets Aaron, who gets under his skin, into his head, and finally to the spot no one has reached in a long time – Trent’s heart.
Aaron Calder doesn’t ‘do’ casual. After a few health scares and a couple of traumatic relationships, he’s decided that love – and sex – are not for him. He concentrates on his charity fundraising and ignores the offers that come his way. Until he meets Trent, a man whose dictionary does not contain the word ‘monogamous’. He shuts down Trent’s advances and tries to keep away from Costello’s, the gay bar where they first met.
Except Trent is proving hard to resist….
Mercenary Crush by Frey Ortega
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29p3B3x
Thad Langham's life has been a series of unfortunate events—from being blackmailed to being coerced into working with his father on his shady business deals. When the opportunity presents itself to turn his entire life around, he takes it.
Caleb Lockhart, the resident sniper of Unit Alpha, can't quite get Thad out of his mind. Moody, serious, and practiced at hiding his emotions, Thad is a complete work in progress. He isn't quite ready to date just yet, but that doesn't stop impulsive, brash Caleb from acting on his baser urges. One kiss is all it takes, and now they can't get each other out of their minds.
Six months later, a chance encounter leads Thad and Caleb down the road to an actual relationship. But when Thad’s past comes back to rear its ugly head, how can a brash and headstrong sniper and a damaged, slightly neurotic businessman make things work? Will their mutual attraction survive the test of time or will their relationship just remain a mercenary’s crush?
The Shop Downstairs by K Sterling
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29HPyeC
Fate works in mysterious ways. It can bring together two people who are so perfectly matched, they're made for each other. Or, it can have a twisted sense of humor and put the last person you want to meet in your path and trick you into falling in love.
Cooper Greer has had it with fate and men. He's content to spend his days running people out of his store and secretly writing books as Brent Shore. The only thing more irritating than the occasional customer is his rival, Thorn Majors.
Liam Kendall lives a charmed life. He's handsome, smart, funny and wealthy. He's also Thorn Majors and enjoys touring the country to promote his books. He especially enjoys popping into quaint bookstores and his Twitter feud with his favorite competitor.
A fateful encounter in what just barely qualifies as a bookstore turns Cooper's world upside down, much to Liam's surprise and delight. Can love blossom in a dark, dingy bookshop between rival authors? If so, will it be strong enough to overcome a lifetime of fears and secrets?
Illicit Relations by Lucy Felthouse
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29x7Nlc
Terry’s had a crush on his second cousin Justin for what seems like forever. He’s hidden it as well as possible, knowing that the other man is out of bounds, forbidden fruit. Second cousins getting together isn’t actually illegal, but for Justin the relationship is too close—he just can’t contemplate them being together.
But when some new information comes to light about Terry’s birth and his place in the family, the whole game changes. Suddenly the relationship isn’t so impossible, and things soon begin to get hot and heavy.
Unguarded by Lou Kelly
Amazon –> http://amzn.to/29p9YDS
If Bodyguard, Derick Britt, can make it through Afghanistan, he should be able to handle guarding rock star Heath MacFayden. But when obstinate and out of control Heath makes headlines for being outed in a gay sex scandal, the situation spirals. Fans clash with protesters; a stalker threatens Heath’s life; and the media drags Derick into Heath’s sex scandal. Through the chaos, Derick finds his professionalism compromised as he discovers the vulnerable man Heath is underneath his rock star persona. Derick can handle being front page news, but can he handle his growing feelings for Heath?
Rock stars aren’t supposed to wake up every morning wanting to crawl under a rock, but Heath MacFayden’s world is unraveling. After having his private sex life exposed for the entire world to see, his upcoming U.S. tour is in jeopardy, and he can’t leave his house without being mobbed by reporters. After breaking free from a damaging relationship, Heath finds himself with no one he can trust. Derick Britt is exactly Heath’s type – but the last thing Heath needs is another alpha male telling him what to do, not matter how tempting it may be to lean on someone strong. Heath is determined to guard his heart, but with Derick around that might not be possible.
Unguarded is a full-length, stand-alone novel with NO cliff hanger, but lots of steamy sex, salacious scandals, and sizzling suspense.
Just a Week by Jena Wade
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29nUX9T
Just a week is not enough time to fall in love, but Fate doesn’t care. Seth’s carefully crafted plan for how his life will go doesn’t include falling in love with a guy in his horrible hometown. He wants to start a new life anywhere but at home. Until Maddox storms in with his multi-colored hair and carefree attitude.
Long distance relationships don’t work and Seth isn’t into gambling with his future. But the more time he spends with Maddox, the more he’s willing to throw caution to the wind. Now his plan for the rest of his life has been turned upside down and seems to include things Seth never thought possible...including a lifetime of happiness in his hometown.
Spark & Blaze (Guns & Hoses) Brenda Cothern
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29xZGqn
Brett Malone has been working for Tampa Fire Department for over three years and the last thing he needs or wants is a rookie who can’t follow orders on a scene. He doesn’t need to be attracted to the rookie either, especially since his closet door at work is firmly welded shut.
All Evan Carmichael ever wanted to be was a fireman. He graduated top of his class at the Fire Academy, but nothing he learned there prepared him for the harsh reality of the job. Back to back shifts of one trauma call after another send him quickly to his breaking point.
Thankfully, support from his co-workers and the attention from the one fireman he thought hated him, helps him survive his first few brutal shifts. However, it’s attention of another sort that he may not survive at all.
This book contains M/M sexual situations and is intended for readers of legal age in the country in which they reside.
Most Likely to Succeed by Shawn Lane
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29urs5C
Thomas Harrigan can't help but admire his sexy, single, and openly gay boss, Clark Sterling. He never expects the gorgeous lawyer to be interested in him. But when Clark makes his interest shockingly clear, Thomas find himself involved in a passionate affair with the man he never dreamed he’d have a chance with.
Burned before by an office romance gone wrong, Clark knows he should keep his relationship with Thomas on a strictly business level. But there’s something disarmingly genuine about Thomas, and Clark can’t seem to resist.
The more time Thomas spends in Clark’s company and bed, the more he knows he is falling in love with his handsome boss. But when Thomas’s resume finds its way to a rival firm, owned by the very man who hurt Clark before, Clark is livid and cuts Thomas out of his life, and his firm.
Left unemployed and reeling, Thomas struggles to put the pieces of his life back together without the man who has captured his heart.
Resistance by Lillian Francis
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29uqRkx
Available on Kindle Unlimited
How long can you wait on a promise?
After his first night with Mal, Rick broke the habit of a lifetime and invited the sexy radiographer to spend the weekend in the sleepy English village he called home. Rick isn’t in denial but he’s afraid to reveal his sexuality in the close-knit community that has known him since he was a babe in arms.
The sex is amazing but equally Mal loves lazy days spent in the garden at Slopy Bottom, and every precious moment he spends with Rick. For Mal the village quickly becomes an oasis of peace, far from the noise and grime of life in London, a slice of tranquillity with Rick at the heart. But Mal has defied his family and his religion to be true to himself, and there is no way can he join Rick in his self-built closet, no matter how comfortable it is...
Rick is afraid revealing the true nature of his relationship with Mal will change the way his neighbours see him. He adores these people, this village, and he can’t face the thought of losing everything over who he chooses to sleep with. When the alternative is giving up a man who has slotted perfectly into his life—a man who he might just love—it’s no choice at all. But, knowing what has to be done isn’t always as easy as putting it into practice.
Junk Mage by Elliot Cooper
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29ruKW0
When technomancer Quillian Defote crash-lands on remote planet Marutuk, he has limited time to repair his ship and get off world. If he fails, he’ll forfeit his position as professor of mechanical transmutation at the prestigious Ivy Arcanarium and ruin his employment prospects in yet another sector.
Hunter, a cyborg guarding a junkyard that holds what Quill needs, is charmed by the wayward mage and wants to help him. But Hunter is bound by honor to dutifully guard his mistress and her possessions, no matter how cruelly she treats him.
Together Quill and Hunter stand a chance of starting a new life together if carnivorous wildlife, a violent necromancer, and stubborn pride don't keep them apart.
Bat’s Children by Sylvia A. Winters
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29hOLvF
Arwel and his family are bad stock, everyone knows it and they're happy to say it—but left with a towering debt and no means to pay it, survival means living on the wrong side of the law. Arwel has little doubt his life will end via the hangman's noose, but the risk of execution is better than the alternative.
Tomi makes a living buying and selling pretty things, including those that Arwel passes along from his roadway victims. Tomi has few morals when it comes to business, and if buying stolen goods brings him closer to Arwel, so much the better.
Then one night a robbery goes wrong, and Arwel finds himself on the brink of losing everything he holds dear, including his life, and Tomi doesn't know if he'll ever see him again.
Last Mechanic Standing by L.A. Witt
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29uwsr9
A Wrench Wars Story
Everyone at Jim Irving’s garage is gung ho about Wrench Wars, a new reality show featuring mechanics. Everyone, that is, except talented mechanic Chandler Scott, the sole employee who has refused to sign the contract. The rest of the mechanics are pressuring him too, because without Chandler—and his volatile interactions with his boss—no one’s getting on the show.
Chandler’s one ally is Jim’s son, Mark, who’s being forced to work for his dad until he pays down his student loans or finds a better job—and who’s been Chandler’s secret lover for a while.
Then a playful tryst in the garage blows up in their faces, giving the network ammo to blackmail Chandler by threatening to out Mark to his father. Now Chandler is backed into a corner, and Mark needs to decide how far he’s willing to go to protect the man who’s been sharing his bed… and may have stolen his heart.
Bound Gods: Reborn Book 4 by Adrienne Wilder
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29md7dv
Leo promised to keep Aaron and Kaleb forever. Yet he’s left them with nothing more than a note with instructions to obey the commands of another god? A god who has the key to Kaleb’s collar. A god who will tell them nothing about what’s happened to Leo or where he’s gone.
Kaleb and Aaron both fear the worst. That Leo has not abandoned them, but left them because he won’t be coming back. Not because he doesn’t want to, but because he can’t.
Too many have died and the god-son is growing stronger. With no way for any god to track it, Leo has only one choice left. Fight fire with fire.
Or in this case Chimera against Chimera.
The problem is Leo has always maintained control of the beast within him. Using its natural senses to do what no other can. In order to stand a chance at tracking and killing the god-son Leo must give the Chimera within complete control.
And the Chimera might not let him return if he does.
Tempted to Touch by Remmy Duchene
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29hTFZB
Luck, happenstance, whatever you call it… Love finds a way.
Clark James works hard. And though he’s not wealthy and he sometimes struggles to pay the bills, he’s happy. Though many see being gay as a burden, Clark knows it’s who he is and moves on. He has dreams to set in motion. When he helps an elderly woman who faints in the street, Tae Won Kim walks into Clark’s life.
When Tae Won Kim finds out about the man who saved his mother, he knows he must reward him. But the infuriating Clark James refuses to take anything from him. The more he pushes, the more he sees Clark as a man he could really bring into his life. Clark is kind, sexy and loving, but hell-bent on keeping Tae at arm’s length.
Back to Back by BA Tortuga
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29yotdX
Book 5 in the Roughstock series
Landon knows who he wants, he’s been dreaming about Adam Taggart his whole life. Tag, though? He thinks Landon’s too poor, too young, too wrong to be his.
Landon Gaudet may not be the best bull rider on earth, but he knows that’s where the money is in rodeo. His Cajun heart is more involved with horses, though, and with finding the cowboy he’s been dreaming of all of his relatively short life. Adam Taggart has been around the block more than once, and while he thinks Landon is special, he also thinks the kid deserves better than a safety man with more than his share of notches on the bedpost.
Adam does everything he can to resist Landon, but there’s not a man alive who doesn’t love being loved, so eventually he gives in. Landon can’t believe that Adam is finally with him, that his cowboy has finally come around to his way of thinking. The only problem is that Adam isn’t sure he deserves love, or that he really has any to give. He questions everything from his need for Landon to his family’s assertion that he can do better than a boy from the bayou. Can Landon show Adam that sometimes magic is real, and that all you really need is to have a little faith?
Good as Gold by Susan Laine
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29im7iA
Sequel to Code Yellow
Heroes at Heart: Book Four
It’s been two and a half years since aspiring writer Yancy Bell met troubled jock Curt Donovan. Yancy works at the NY Public Library, and Curt is studying dance at Juilliard. It’s summer in New York City, and the devoted couple couldn’t be happier together.
Yancy’s book is the story of Curt’s survival of depression and attempted suicide. When his former English professor, Hume, encourages him, Yancy is surprised and pleased—only to be devastated when Hume commits an unethical act. This adversity leads Yancy to a new understanding of depression as he spirals down to his lowest point ever.
It’s Curt’s turn to step up to the plate and become Yancy’s hero.
Crash by Jerry Cole
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29mhfuk
Available on Kindle Unlimited
When Liam Hasker’s car careens down the side of a mountain, the last thing he expects is to wake up facing the man who made his last days in high school the worst days of his life. As if that wasn’t traumatic enough, the hospital staff seem to be under the impression that the ex-athlete is his husband! It quickly becomes clear that the former bad-boy heartthrob has no idea who he is and has forgotten the painful past that binds them. When circumstances and a little white lie force the two to join forces, Liam decides there is no time like the present to settle old scores. All grown up and a successful novelist, Liam intends to make his days with Reid as painful for the good Samaritan as possible. The only problem is, real life never goes according to plan.
Reid Cummings wasn’t always a nice guy, but he worked hard to put the past behind him. When a badly injured stranger falls into his life, he finds himself drawn to the prickly writer in a way he hasn’t felt in a long time. Before he can get a hold on his feelings, he finds himself sharing his home and his life with a man whose motives are unclear and whose face he can’t get out of his mind. When their relationship goes from uncomfortable to steamy, Reid must battle Liam’s distrust and the ghost of his past self to hold on to what could be the love of his life.
Can frenemies become lovers? Not if Liam has anything to say about it, but he may have to admit defeat as his reality becomes stranger than any fiction he could have written.
Please Note: This book contains Adult Language & Steamy Adult Activities, it is intended for 18+ Adults Only. Novella, approx. 50,000 words in length. HFN (happy for now ending). Does not end with a "cliffhanger".
Into the Blue by Pene Henson
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29jdz7L
Tai Talagi and Ollie Birkstrom have been inseparable since they met as kids surfing the North Shore of Oahu. Now they live with their best friends and Ollie’s kid brother in a pulled-together family, all of them piled into a run-down beach house. They share cooking, bills, and the saltwater running in their veins.
Tai’s spent years shutting down any feelings for Ollie. They’re friends. Their family depends on them. But with Ollie off on his first world tour and his dreams of a pro surfing career finally within reach, their steady world shifts. Is the relationship worth risking their friendship, their family, their dreams, for a chance at something terrifying and beautiful and altogether new?
Innocent (Frozen #1) by Scarlet Blackwell
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29OQTN5
Gabriel Black is at his remote Alaskan cabin finishing his new novel when a man breaks in and holds him prisoner. Ethan is frozen to the bone and carrying a gun, his origin a mystery. Heat ignites instantly between Gabriel and Ethan and the lines between captive and captor soon start to blur. Ethan is an enigma, a man surely on the run, maybe a dangerous criminal, but Gabriel is drawn to Ethan’s broken spirit and damaged soul. What secrets is Ethan keeping and is he, as he claims, innocent?
The Loft by Elizabeth Lister
Amazon –> http://bit.ly/29ir8mG
Tate attempts to save the day when an acquaintance of James' becomes involved with a shady character.
committed relationship with Tate and Sebastian, he has adjusted his lifestyle accordingly. Even so, when Tate encounters Oliver, one of James' attractive former acquaintances, he finds himself battling feelings of jealousy and insecurity. But it soon becomes clear that Oliver is caught up in his own battles with a shady member of the local kink community. Tate finds himself sympathizing with the confused young man and is pleased when James takes it upon himself to intervene by discrediting Oliver's tormentor. When James' actions backfire, making them all targets and alienating Oliver, Tate decides that it is up to him to try to fix things even if it means putting himself in danger.
#99c / #99p Weekend Reads