Saturday, October 29, 2016

☆ New Releases Weekend Giveaway ☆ 5 Winners ☆ 48 Hours to Enter ☆

saturdayCheck 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!

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Enemy of my Enemy by Tal Bauer

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2e1SzUO
Review –> http://bit.ly/2exnI6a

Synopsis

Fifteen years from now, an affair rocks the world.
Two men commit to their impossible love.
One general is determined to destroy them both.
President Jack Spiers and former Secret Service Agent Ethan Reichenbach throw caution to the wind, committing themselves publicly as the first out male lovers and partners to occupy the White House. Jack moves Ethan into the Residence, but as Ethan settles into his new role as first gentleman of the United States, not everyone is thrilled with their choices. When it seems like the world turns against them, Jack and Ethan must turn to each other, finding the strength together to press on.
In the chaos, Jack's relationship with the Russian president, Sergey Puchkov, grows closer, and the two nations find themselves working almost as allies. But President Puchkov has secrets of his own, secrets that could rip everything apart. And Ethan steps back into the action with Lieutenant Adam Cooper, taking charge of a covert kill team tasked with hunting down General Madigan once and for all.
But Madigan is elusive, and his dangerous reach is long. He strikes at Jack and Ethan from the shadowy corners of the globe, unraveling their entire world. As the mad general draws new allies together, he is single-minded in his quest to destroy the only two men who ever beat him.
He will stop at nothing until Jack and Ethan are shattered men, worlds apart, and struggling to get back to one another.
And after that, Madigan's true revenge begins…

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Murmuration by TJ Klune

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2fkFuKN
Review –> http://bit.ly/2eEsM8t

Synopsis

In the small mountain town of Amorea, it’s stretching toward autumn of 1954. The memories of a world at war are fading in the face of a prosperous future. Doors are left unlocked at night, and neighbors are always there to give each other a helping hand.
The people here know certain things as fact:
Amorea is the best little town there is.
The only good Commie is a dead Commie.
The Women’s Club of Amorea runs the town with an immaculately gloved fist.
And bookstore owner Mike Frazier loves that boy down at the diner, Sean Mellgard. Why they haven’t gotten their acts together is anybody’s guess. It may be the world’s longest courtship, but no one can deny the way they look at each other.
Slow and steady wins the race, or so they say.
But something’s wrong with Mike. He hears voices in his house late at night. There are shadows crawling along the walls and great clouds of birds overhead that only he can see.
Something’s happening in Amorea. And Mike will do whatever he can to keep the man he loves.

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Interborough (Five Boroughs #4) by Santino Hassell

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2eBeuDS
Review –> http://bit.ly/2e1K0td

Synopsis

The Raymond Rodriguez from a few years ago wouldn’t recognize the guy he is today. He’s left his slacker ways far behind him and is now juggling two jobs and school. But the balancing act doesn’t allow much time for the man he loves.
David is doing his best to be supportive, but problems at work and his own insecurity leave him frustrated — in more ways than the obvious — whenever he goes to bed before Raymond gets home. The heat and affection between them is still there, but they barely have the time or energy to enjoy it. And it doesn’t help that Raymond is still hiding David from his colleagues.
The stress mounts so high that a vacation in paradise is filled with turmoil instead of harmony, and culminates on their return to the five boroughs with broken promises and heartache. They have to figure out how to stop allowing their differences to overshadow their love. It’s the only way they’ll make it to forever.
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NOTE: This title is best enjoyed as a continuation of the Five Boroughs series.

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Arctic Fire by Keira Andrews

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2essGjZ
Review –> http://bit.ly/2dGjNUT

Available on Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

When two strangers are trapped in a blizzard, heat rises.
Haunted by what he lost in Afghanistan, Captain Jack Turner is at a crossroads. While the last place he wants to go is the Arctic, at least the routine mission gets him out from behind his new desk. But he starts off on the wrong foot with the Canadian Ranger guiding him across the forbidding and dangerous land, and Jack would rather be anywhere than sharing a tent with Sergeant Kin Carsen.
The Arctic is in Kin's blood, and he can't seem to leave the tundra behind. He wishes he could live openly as a gay man, but the North isn't as accepting as the rest of Canada. Although he's lonely, he loves his responsibility as a Ranger, patrolling the vast land he knows so well. But he's on unfamiliar ground with Jack, and when they're stranded alone by a blizzard, unexpected desire begins to burn. Soon they're in a struggle to survive, and all these strangers have is each other.
Note: This gay romance features emotional repression, hurt/comfort, adventure on the tundra, and love where you least expect it.
Arctic Fire first appeared in the M/M military bundle Unconditional Surrender in 2014.

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The Secrets in my Scowl by A.E. Via

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2dQBix8
Review –> http://bit.ly/2ffeDR3

Synopsis

Sparks ignite and tempers flare when a sexy, optimistic wedding planner moves his business in across the hall from a jilted, divorce lawyer’s practice.
“Look smart ass. This is the last time I’m going to remind you about breaking sections of the lease. If there’s a next time, I won’t stop until you and your frilly, white wedding shit is thrown out of here. Do you got it?!”
Wylde looked in Jacob’s pained eyes and answered in his deep voice. “Yeah, counselor. I got it.”
From high school, up until he became a successful attorney Jacob Snowden was convinced that love had it out for him. “Everyone left,” were the words he lived by. His mother, his high school sweetheart, his father, and his fiancé, all left Jacob just when he felt it was safe to let down his guard. Not any longer. Jacob was a determined man, set at keeping people at a distance. If his six foot one, military-made body didn’t scare people off, his permanent scowl surely did. At almost forty, Jacob’s social life was non-existent, but he told himself his work fulfilled him. He helped people get out of their loveless marriages. Jacob Snowden was one of the best divorce lawyers on the east coast and was damn proud of it. So, imagine his disdain when a wedding planner moves into the suite directly adjacent to his… an insanely masculine, male wedding planner.
Wylde Sterling had made quite a name for himself in his hometown of Roanoke, Virginia, working for a wedding planner that catered to the elite. He was known for his charm and impeccable taste. Yep, he was incredible at giving couples the wedding of their dreams. But he wanted nothing more than to plan his own. After striking out in love more times than he cared to admit, Wylde decided to start his own business in a new city, hoping Richmond would give him a fresh start. Things started out wonderfully – until he started to piss off the angry divorce attorney next door.
Wylde could see past Jacob’s mean scowl, knowing there was a reason for it. It was the man’s defense mechanism, his means of keeping people away. Everything in Wylde told him to stay away, but he believed Jacob just needed to meet a man who had been hurt as badly as he had.
This title is a standalone that ends in an HEA

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Stroke of Luck by Posy Roberts

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2e2ox5N

Available on Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

After everything Marc owned burned to a crisp, he’s living off the kindness of others. A model condo is his temporary home, and his last dime went to essentials. He doesn’t need another distraction, but the fates conspire against him, setting up a chain of encounters that bring him face to face with Cas.
Cas’s love life has been in limbo for years, lovers moving on as soon as they discover how close he is to his best friend, Maisie. Then he meets Marc. The attraction between the two men can’t be denied, but Cas isn’t sure he can risk his friendship for a guy who will only end up leaving when he sees how close he and Maisie are.
When Marc and Cas discover they live in the same building, it’s kismet. But Marc has to invite chaos into his life if he and Cas stand a chance, and Cas faces a choice between friendship and love. Luck may be on their side... if they're willing to risk it all.

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Heir (Wolfbound #1) by Rebecca Brochu

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2eQ4OY8

Synopsis

Uninterested in politics or the pressures associated with the House of Arlen, Cyril is content to leave it all behind to live a quiet and peaceful life on his own. Unfortunately not everyone agrees with that choice. After a decade of peace, Cyril is unexpectedly shoved back into the spotlight against his will.
Now he's forced to deal with a power hungry half-brother and the pressures of one day ruling his House. Cyril’s only comfort is Alpha Sinclair Ferus. Sinclair is a wolf shifter duty bound to protect him, and he's also the man who has fascinated him for years. Despite his reluctance to accept his new position Cyril finds that having Sinclair around might just make it all worthwhile.

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Where we left Off by Mark Summers

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2eQ5Sey

Available on Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

“Regardless of what happened in the past, I'm here to get you back. And whatever happens, whatever you may think now, you'll be mine again.”
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When Ryder left, he did it without a word, just a ghost disappearing into thin air. Now, he’s back with a purpose, and nothing and no one can keep him from winning back the guy who won his heart, turned his world upside down, and made him question everything he thought he knew about himself, including his sexuality.
Kevin is living in the same little town he was born it, devoid of dreams or motivation. After the breakup from Ryder shattered him, he’s had four years to put the pieces back together, but now there’s a new challenge ahead: figuring out a life with a new, unrecognizable Ryder in the picture, while dealing with family ties, hurtful secrets, and his own coming out.
This is a stand-alone, Gay for You + Second Chance Romance novel of about 60,000 words, with a happy ending.

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Soul Storm by Maris Black

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2eVfGS5

Synopsis

DAVE BALLARD is a tool. A high-level music exec with only one thing on his mind: getting ahead by leveraging the talents of others. When a coworker talks him into going to the middle of nowhere to scout a troubled singer, Dave thinks it will be an exercise in futility. But once he sees the mysterious silver-tongued Luca Wayne on stage, he changes his tune.
With his soulful voice, bad boy vibe, and sad green eyes that can pull you under, Luca is the kind of talent that comes along once in a lifetime. Even before the first song is over, Dave knows he has to sign him. Trouble is, Luca doesn’t want to be discovered.
LUCA WAYNE is perfectly content playing to a crowd of twenty in his father’s dive bar on Tybee Island. Never mind that he looks like a homeless street performer and eats just enough to survive. Luca doesn’t want more. He doesn’t want to be a star. Hell, he barely wants to live. And after what happened to him, who can blame him?
The heartbreaking discovery Dave makes about Luca’s past awakens something inside him, softening his heart and filling him with a need to wrap Luca in his strong arms and make everything okay. But can Dave reconcile the business shark in him with these new tender feelings? And even if he can, Luca’s problems may be more than even he can handle.
When Dave finds himself lost in the eye of the hurricane, he’ll find out once and for all if he has the strength to save Luca from his SOUL STORM.

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Tame by AJ Llewellyn

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2eVp2gL

Synopsis

Ludo might be the most magnificent man Cavan's ever met...but why does he say he's...tame?
It's Halloween and LAPD cop Cavan Carmichael is expecting spooky things...this is LA, after all. But who could have predicted a late night animal abuse call would reveal a beaten, chained-up man in a garden shed?
Cavan rescues the bruised and bloodied man who rasps the mysterious words, "Don't worry I'm tame."
But is he? Nothing about him adds up. For every medical test the doctors perform, come only more questions. When Ludo is admitted to the hospital he has grievous injuries inflicted by a despicable assailant via antique instruments of torture.
Unbelievably, these injuries heal fast and Cavan, who visits the recuperating man finds he is attracted and intrigued. But can he overlook such oddities as bristles under the man's tongue or strange wolf hairs in his wounds?
Is the most beautiful man Cavan has ever seen, really...tame?
This story has been previously published.

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Defiant Revival by L. Rockwood

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2fkI6rY

Synopsis

To free the kingdom from the depravity of Cardinal Aldrious, Prince Micah Helvendeere must take his rightful place as ruler.
Unfortunately, the prince has been dead for a year.
Billiam Grimhart, former page to the prince, knows Micah’s assumption of the throne is the last chance to purge Casperland of the cardinal’s corruption. And for that to happen, the prince must be revived. Only one person stands a chance of achieving the nearly impossible: exiled enchantress Shemmy DuBois, a raunchy bog witch with an affinity for corpses and a heart of gold. Billiam sets out to coax Shemmy to their cause, despite what wading through piles of bodies will do to his favorite shoes.
If he can accomplish it, Billiam might finally get to consummate his love for the prince—something Shemmy is keen to witness. But first, they’ll need to steal Micah’s body, brave a land inhabited by vicious faeries, and accept the help of accomplices as vile and perverse as their enemies. They might be far from typical heroes, but sometimes those are the only people who can get the job done.
If you like dark and edgy high-concept fantasy that’s not for those with delicate sensibilities, join Billiam, Shemmy, and their Faelock allies as they stage their revolution.

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Superstar by Rick R. Reed

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2eFhjnu

Available on Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

When Leon first saw him singing in a dive bar, he was mesmerized. But he didn't know he'd be going home with the dangerously sexy lead singer that night. He couldn't have predicted he'd fall in love. But then, Leon never expected his love to be reciprocated …
So, why, three years after that fateful night, is Leon perched at the edge of a bridge, ready to make a fatal leap?
Superstar is the story of a groupie and the rock star he loves. It's the tale of a man on the edge, both literally and figuratively...and it's a timeless story of love found and lost, set to a driving beat. It’s a story about promises made, promises broken, and dreams unfulfilled. And, ultimately, it's about realizing that love can come along when one least expects it—and in the unlikeliest of places …

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Change of Address by Jordan S. Brock

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2eXvfwA

Synopsis

Air Force sergeant Michael Baldwin wanted nothing more than to escape his family’s political ambitions, but his dream of freedom was shattered by an enemy bullet to the head. Two years later, he and his service dog, Kaylee, resist his father’s demand to join him on the campaign trail — where a photogenic “wounded warrior” is always an asset — and instead return to the family’s summer home on Hartsbridge Island.
There Michael and his beautiful German shepherd capture the attention of Josh Goldberg, co-owner of the local bagel shop. Josh has a knack for business and a killer repertoire of his bubbe’s recipes. But lack of education undermines his confidence, and Josh’s father doesn’t share his ambition for the restaurant’s future.
Chicken soup and bacon might be the way to Michael’s heart, but he and Josh need time to learn about everything that comes after — lessons that Governor Baldwin and his relentless ambition will do anything to thwart. Letting someone in is a tall order for two men who can’t trust themselves, but if they have any hope of a future together, that’s exactly what they’ll need to do.

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Changing Worlds by Cari Z

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2e1LeEX

Synopsis

2nd Edition
Their love will either inspire change in the world or tear it apart.
Former starship captain Jason Kim and his lover, Ferran, are starting a life together on Ferran’s native planet. The Perel matriarchs reluctantly allowed their marriage in the hopes of securing better diplomatic relations with humanity, even though the decision ignites anger from traditionalists. Ferran’s family accepts Jason and the love the two men have found, but other influential families are less accommodating and much less willing to welcome an outsider to their isolated, subterranean world. Some of their enemies are willing to go as far as eliminating Jason permanently. Tensions are quickly building toward a breaking point that might push Perelan into a bloody civil war.
If Jason and Ferran have any hope of surviving the coming conflict, they’ll have to rely on their devotion to each other more than ever before. But that won’t be easy when a figure from Jason’s past reappears to make them question everything.
First Edition of Opening Worlds published by Storm Moon Press, 2011.
First Edition of Changing Worlds published by Storm Moon Press, 2012.

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Contact (Gothica #5) by F.E. Feeley Jr, Jaime Fessenden, Kim Fielding & B.G. Thomas.

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2eXDJnb

Synopsis

Gothika: Volume Five
Since ancient times, humankind has looked into the night sky and wondered: Are we alone? Are there other civilizations beyond the stars? Will we ever encounter these beings? Who are they, what are they like, and what might they want with us?
These questions are about to be answered, but those who discover the truth might wish they had never asked. On the other hand, some might find salvation in visitors from other planets. For while some aliens are hostile, others are benevolent. Some have little in common with humans, but for others, the need for love and acceptance is universal. Lives will intersect and otherworldly passions will ignite as four acclaimed authors of gay romance explore first contact—and where it can lead.

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Slip (A Low Blow Novel) by Charity Parkerson

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2ew3OKk

Available on Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Kaz knows Boston isn’t a good person. He just doesn’t care.

Boston’s looks alone could only be the work of the devil. His wicked smile, sexual expertise, and black heart are further proof the man had to have been created by Lucifer himself. He’s tried ruining Kaz’s best friend’s life and has never been faithful to a soul. None of it matters. Kaz still can’t stay away. He tells himself Boston means nothing. Kaz can quit him any time he likes. As long as Boston remains a secret, no one gets hurt… Right?

As the former cruiserweight champion, Boston is used to having the world at his feet. There’s been few things in his life that have made him feel an ounce of guilt. Kaz is no different. Boston saw him, wanted him, and then set out to have him. He knows Kaz thinks to keep him a secret. But Boston hasn’t gotten this far in life by hiding in the shadows.

When their relationship takes an unexpected turn and is shoved into the light, Kaz finds himself at a crossroad. He can accept the life he’s always known, saving his heart and oldest friendship, or risk everything on the bad boy who could give him the world.

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Open House by Mickie B. Ashling

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2exGDuz

Synopsis

Sequel to Open Seating
The Open Series: Book Two
By the time Seth Wilder and Bryce McFarland return to Chicago after their UK cruise, they’re halfway in love. They decide to move in together to see if their feelings can survive in the real world.
Seth receives word that a mandatory autopsy was performed on his late partner because his death was a suicide. The medical examiner’s findings are disturbing and leave some doubt as to the underlying cause of death.
Because of the suicide clause, life insurance benefits had been denied, but in light of these new findings, Seth’s lawyer advises him to appeal. The insurance investigator turns out to be the man who broke Bryce’s heart twenty-five years ago. The guy has fallen on hard times, and when he sees how successful Bryce has become—and how large Seth’s potential payout might be—he decides he wants a piece of the pie. Bryce and Seth’s new relationship is severely tested in this second novel in the Open Series.

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Torch (Unbreakable Bonds #3) by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2eleFVb

Synopsis

Nine months ago, Rowan Ward thought he had it all. Now he's fighting to pull his shredded life together, buried in work and battling the kind of grief that destroys a man's soul. When fires spring up around Cincinnati threatening Rowe's friends and clients, he's thrilled to find his old Army buddy, Noah Keegan in town. They were a hell of a team when they served together, so in-sync, it was rumored they could read each other's minds.
Noah thought devoting his life to the Army would be enough. Then he realized he had no family and only one friend he cared about. When his enlistment was up, he found himself standing on Rowe's doorstep, looking only for friendship but secretly hoping for more. He needs to know if their one unbelievable night together years ago wasn't a mistake.
Caught in a dangerous game of fire and bullets, neither expects the inferno of emotion that ignites between them. One Rowe isn't prepared to accept. One that could break Noah.

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Fractured Hymns by A.M. Arthur

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2elfkpW

Synopsis

Still firmly in the closet at the age of thirty, Ethaniel Shockley is content leading a solitary—if lonely—life working on a construction crew with fellow military vets. After a tragic worksite accident leaves two of his friends dead, Ethaniel returns to his family home to recuperate from a spiral leg fracture and severe Post Concussive Syndrome. He may be lucky to be alive, but he hates the independence he’s lost.
Matthew “Angel” Garrett has worked at Shockley Stables for three years, content to muck stalls and polish saddles, and to be as unnoticeable as possible. Except for weekly church outings, he avoids going into town so he doesn’t see The Look. The Look that says “I know you went to prison for killing a man.”
A chance conversation with Ethaniel gives Angel hope that maybe he can have a friendship with the gorgeous Shockley sibling he’s crushed on for years. But the more time they spend indulging in their shared love of music, the clearer it becomes that they both want more. Ethaniel sees a kindred spirit in Angel, whose soul just as fractured from his time in prison as Ethaniel’s is from war. But Angel has another, deeper secret that haunts him—one he’s positive will destroy this new song with Ethaniel before it’s even written.

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Threadbare Gypsy Souls by T.A. Chase

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2dNlaj6

Synopsis

Nash Rhodes roars into Fallen Creek one day, and nothing is ever the same again.

Nash Rhodes is trying to find his path in life, after leaving Nashville and his motorcycle gang in the dust. Fallen Creek, Wyoming, isn’t where he plans on spending the rest of his life, but it’s a nice place to rest for a while and take stock of things so far. Yet Nash has secrets he doesn’t want to share with anyone, especially not a taciturn, scarred cowboy.

Cullen O’Murphy is a lone wolf, and he’s been fighting a losing battle against the local shifter pack. He doesn’t want to become part of their pack, knowing what they do for a living. Oh, he’s not afraid. Cullen knows he can defeat the Alpha, but Cullen doesn’t want to lead. He simply wishes to be left alone.

One night, he goes for a drink at The Watering Hole, a local bar, and he meets Nash. The lust is combustible, yet both men are leery about trusting the other with all their secrets.

Unfortunately, neither one might have a choice as circumstances spiral out of their control.

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Closely Guarded (Protext #2) by Michael Mandrake

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2eIBLDj

Synopsis

Book 2 in the PROTEKT series

Promises are meant to be broken sometimes. Can Kimball complete the mission and keep his feelings for fellow agent Darien in check in the process?

Darien Mosely, aka BA Pointe, is a former NYPD officer with a chip on his shoulder. He came to PROTEKT in search of a new identity and career after being accused of killing a man in cold blood. Darien’s keen perception is what has made him an asset, but his cockiness has often landed him in hot water.

Kimball Emerson, aka Justice Masters, is an important figure in PROTEKT. Being a former army sergeant, he’s used to keeping secrets and being in danger on a regular basis. As one of the prime figures in the organization, he is counted on to be the finisher and, for the group’s latest task, he’s been called upon to find the leaders of a Russian mob. It should be easy enough with all his knowledge and special skills but not with his close friend Darien Mosely along for the ride.

Kimball made a promise to his fiancé that he’d come back in one piece and not watch his partner’s ass, but he isn’t sure he’ll be able to keep the latter. Darien and Kimball have been best friends for five years and, at a Christmas party several months ago, they shared a kiss that left an indelible mark on their relationship.

This latest mission calls for focus and calmer heads if they are to find the offenders who are bringing illegal drugs into Russia. The question is, how can they do it with mutual feelings and the threat of extreme danger looming over their heads?

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The Alpha’s Weave by C.M. Torrens

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2elXLs1

Synopsis

Pack Born: Book One
After years of abuse in his old shifter pack, Dante found a new life with Alpha Victor. He would do anything for Victor. Anything but stay away from Jesse, the half-blood stray. But when Victor names Dante his heir, he has no choice but to accept the duties given to him even if it means relinquishing the possibility of love. He owes his life and sanity to Victor, and that’s a debt Dante can never fully repay.
But Dante should have known the good life couldn’t last. His former alpha, Caster, is not a male who lets anything of value slip through his grasp. When rumors fly of Caster’s return, Dante knows the man will stop at nothing to possess him and his talent once again. When Jesse is kidnapped and Victor falls victim to an untimely death, his worst fears are realized. His old alpha has finally returned to reclaim him. Dante must use his fears and nightmares to save Jesse and his pack, even if it means sacrificing himself.

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Ricky by Ashley John

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2dGhYaF

Available on Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

“I don’t know what I want, I just know that I want to be happy, and you make me happy!"

On the surface, Ricky Thompson’s life is one long party. His razor sharp wit and unwavering sexual confidence masks his true pain and suffering, and that’s how he wants to keep things. Ten years after the death of his fiancé, Ricky has completely given up on the illusion of love. Wild nights in the bar and even wilder casual sex have become his coping mechanism, and he wants to keep the party going at whatever cost. When he is attacked in a dark alley and left for dead, Ricky’s life takes an unexpected turn and the party suddenly comes to an end.
Chase Brody doesn’t know where life is taking him. Between running his gym and raising his son, Dylan, the only time he puts himself first is his once a week trip to the gay bars. His family has convinced him he needs to find a mother for Dylan, so he keeps his sexual desires secret. He always believed women were for love and men were for sex, but he is forced to reevaluate everything he thought he knew when he stumbles across a helpless man in need of his help.
After Chase takes Ricky to the hospital, he offers him free self-defence classes, but it soon grows into something more complicated and both men are forced to listen to their hearts once again. Chase doesn’t know how Ricky will fit into his difficult life, and Ricky can’t seem to let go of his past heartache. With so much at stake, will these men admit they were wrong about love and surrender their hearts to each other, or is the risk too great?
TIMING is a standalone gay romance novel with some steamy scenes, no cliffhanger and a happy ending. It is set in the same story universe as Tom and Cole's Timing, but can be read as complete standalone.

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Retribution (Operation Wasteland #3) by Azalea Moone

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2dGKJza

Synopsis

Left to fend for himself, Leyton is dismissed from the military with Preston at his side. Their only retreat is the horrid and shattered city the military once tried to create as a safe haven from the wasteland. Just as Leyton resigns himself to life there, Preston has other plans: to organize a raid of the military base and retrieve Randy, the man they left behind.
Yet, survival in the city isn’t so easy. Not only must they contend with the corrupt military and their new laws, but Leyton also deals with his returning affection for Preston—the young man he once saved from the wasteland years ago. Love is possible in such tragic times, but can they rescue Randy and attain their freedom once and for all?

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Russian Blau by Emily Carrington

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2eswoKz

Synopsis

Ice dragon Blau Lepa seeks nothing more or less than to be a professor at SearchLight Academy. He’s wanted to teach his whole life, and considers it a sacred calling. When he meets Professor Rob Boyle, he’s instantly attracted. But both he and Rob are convinced that teachers and students shouldn't be involved, not to mention that Blau's afraid to bond with a human who will pass away so quickly.
On top of his scruples, Rob's suffering from a broken heart. Eventually he gives in to his attraction and finds being dominated by Blau fills him with soaring desires and heals his wounded heart. But is that enough to make him decide to throw away his humanity and accept magical powers so that he can spend all eternity with his lover?

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The Cyborg he Brought Home by A.M. Hawke

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2eCE0dQ

Synopsis

Jake is bored of life in Greentree, a settlement of wizards who eschew technology and channel their magic through tattoos. Then a visitor arrives: Cory, a cyborg with coppery hair and metallic hands. Jake is fascinated by Cory's metal parts, curious what it would feel like to touch them. But the others in Greentree aren't so sure about a visitor they consider unnatural...

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Fade to Blue by D.P. Denman

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2dH262F

Synopsis

Fraud? Lies? Deceit? Everybody needs a hobby.
Brady Halverson is a self-made man with his life under control. He has the money. He has the man. He has it all until an international scandal pits brother against brother, and he realizes how quickly he could lose it.
While Brady is learning the truth behind his brother’s lies, his boyfriend Blue is learning another lesson. A careless moment divides Blue’s circle of friends, threatening to tear it apart. Putting things back together forces both of them to test the bonds of friendship and family.
For one man, things will never be the same.
Fade to Blue continues the best-selling Blue Series and includes a cameo appearance by the star of DP Denman’s previous saga, Saving Liam.

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Make Someone Happy by Hank Fielder

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2f5vEwW

Synopsis

Massage therapist Joe Wells is in a little over his head with his first job at the posh Magic Touch Sports Spa. He’s also secretly falling for his friendly, sexy coworker, the top-notch masseur Andre Swift. All the clients clamor for Andre, and so far none have taken to Joe.
On the verge of being fired, Joe saves the life of a mysterious kitten belonging to a white witch, who grants him a wish: a magic touch that could save his job and maybe even win him Andre’s love and respect. As Joe’s stock at the spa rises to crazy and barely manageable levels of success, demand for Andre’s services drops off. Will Joe lose Andre to an out-of-control spell? Or worse—Andre’s love might prove to be only a result of the magic, just like Joe’s sudden talent.

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The Swap by Devon Rhodes

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2eJk7Qy

Synopsis

2nd Edition
When layoffs hit Jim LaRue’s company, his first concern isn’t for his own job, it’s for his friend and coworker, Tommy Graves. Tommy’s going through a bitter divorce, and he’s closing on a new home. Losing his job would mean losing the house—and the fresh start he desperately needs. Jim can’t let that happen to the man he’s secretly in love with, so he proposes a swap: his job for Tommy’s.
Now out of work, Jim reluctantly agrees to help Tommy remodel. He needs the income, but he can’t stand being a charity case—especially not when things between them start heading in a direction he hardly dared hope for. The strain drives a wedge between them, and a confrontation might spell the end of their relationship.
First Edition published by Amber Quill Press/Amber Allure, 2010.

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On Fire by Alicia Nordwell

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2eCQa6J

Synopsis

Nothing beats getting out of the concrete jungle and into the quiet of the forest. Website designer Scottie Ness is taking a well-deserved vacation from the grindstone, and he plans to spend it in the solitude of Washington’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest around Mt. Adams. He’s prepared for everything—except the lightning storm that traps him in a wildfire.
The firefighter who rescues him sustains serious injuries and ends up in the hospital. Jax Quintero might be abrasive, but the guy saved his life, and Scottie wants to thank him. As they spend time together during Jax’s recovery and exploring the state’s landmarks when he’s released from the hospital, Scottie discovers there’s more to Jax than a smart-ass adrenaline junkie. Jax reassesses his opinion of Scottie as an arrogant city boy who has no business in the mountains. Though Jax’s wounds prevent them from taking things as far as they’d like for a while, they can’t deny the heat building between them—and this is one fire they don’t want to put out.
States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.

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Stallion: (States of Love 4: Texas) by James Ryder

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2dJyWVF

Synopsis

All Shane O’Neill wants to do is play polo. He’s talented, driven, and hungry. And now he’s been given the chance of a lifetime — a spot on a team owned by the brash Texas millionaire, Red Walker. It’s the chance of a lifetime, but even more than that, it’s an opportunity for Shane to earn enough money to pay off his brother’s medical bills.
But life in the glamorous world of professional polo brings up unexpected challenges for Shane.
For a start there’s Priscilla Walker, a former beauty queen, who is desperate for Shane’s help. She wants to escape her unhappy marriage to Red and be with her Argentine love, Alejandro Falcon. And she wants Shane’s help to achieve her goal. Unfortunately that means sacrificing his principles.
And things start getting even more complicated when Shane finds himself irresistibly attracted to the brooding, sensual Argentine, who is also one of the best polo players in the world. Alejandro doesn’t shy away from pursuing Shane either, on and off the polo field. Resisting him isn’t easy. But Shane knows that if he gives into his desires, he runs the risk of hurting his family, his career, and his heart.
STALLION is book four in the STATES OF LOVE series.

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Scars by Stephen Hoppa

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2dLFQEP

Available on Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

“I don’t really like talking about my scar.”
Quinton Warren is haunted by a secret that's kept him distant from others—until the night he discovers a man who suffered the same traumatic incident that left them both scarred for life. Quinton has never been attracted to men before, but with their shared pain, he can’t help becoming intertwined with Matt. That proves to be both complicated and dangerous as Matt is the boyfriend of Quinton’s controlling boss.
“My relationship with him was growing twisted and unhealthy, like skin healed all wrong.”
Matt’s been burned by men in the past, and his emotional elusiveness only amplifies the tension in this twisted triangle. But Quinton's kindness and intense passion seem the only things able to soothe Matt's skittish heart.Through all the jealousy and mind-games, Quinton can’t shake the feeling that someone’s following him, but that can’t be true. It’s just his paranoia getting the better of him—right?
"When you’ve never seen your attacker's face, anyone could be him.”
Scars is a 75,000 word romance with intense intimacy between two men, a happily ever after and no cliffhangers.

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Jumpstart (Crossroads #4) by Riley Hart

Amazon –> http://bit.ly/2eCWwTp

Synopsis

Motocross star, Beckett Monroe, is in need of some serious R&R. Not only to adjust to his new out-of-the-closet status, but in hopes of reigniting his passion for motocross. To his surprise, support shows up in the way of Christian Foster, his childhood best friend and first love. Spending time with Christian is the jumpstart Beck’s heart needs. But even if Christian can forgive Beckett for hurting him years ago, do they stand a chance against all the obstacles in their path?
A Crossroads Novella.
29,500 words.

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40 comments:

  1. Interborough (Five Boroughs #4) by Santino Hassell

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  2. i have already read quite a few if these books so i would pick Enemy of my Enemy by Tal Bauer

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  3. So many books I want to read. Defiant Revival probably since it's a new author.

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  4. Loved Jumpstart by Riley Hart. But this week I'd like to read Interborough (Five Boroughs #4) by Santino Hassell.

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  5. I loved Torch and Interborough so my top choice would be Enemy of My Enemy. Thanks!

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  6. Change of Address or The Secrets in my Scowl like both of those this week.

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  7. Murmuration by TJ Klune

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  8. Arctic Fire by Keira Andrews.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  9. So difficult to choose... Enemy of my Enemy, Interborough or Contact.... Any of those would do.

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  10. So many choices! Probably Change of Address.

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  11. If I won I would have to choose on the fly, just too many amazing ones!

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  12. Defiant Revival by L. Rockwood.

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  13. Changing Worlds by Cari Z is one that I haven't read yet and it sounds interesting.

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  14. Arctic Fire by Keira andrews because I loved her Amish books!

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  15. I am going to run out of room on my bookshelves at this rate.

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  16. Lots of choices this week. Interborough, Murmuration or Arctic Fire.

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  17. Murmuration, Interborough or Change of Address. I read Arctic Fire in the original anthology and it was wonderful.

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  18. Interborough by Santino Hassell for sure, love this series to pieces! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  19. Thanks for all the great choices. I'd have to go with Interborough. I loved Hassell's CoS series, and have wanted to get into this series, with its urban feel.
    Purple Reader - TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com

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  20. Murmuration would be my choice. Love TJ Klune.

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  21. Enemy of my Enemy, please! Thanks for the chance!

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  22. INTERBOROUGH, MURMURATION, or SUPERSTAR would be delightful!

    --Trix

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  23. Heir (Wolfbound #1) by Rebecca Brochu

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  24. So many good ones this week...I'd probably go with Tame or Ricky.

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  25. Great choices. I think Heir would be my choice. Thanks

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  26. Murmuration by TJ Klune or Fractured Hymns by A.M. Arthur

    I love both of these authors! They're fantastic at weaving beautiful stories.

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  27. The Secrets in my Scowl by A.E. Via

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  28. Murmuration by TJ Klune sounds fascinating. Love the cover, love the title.

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  29. Such a hard decision. I want, no need, to read so many from this week's new releases. I think I might stat with Change of Address by Jordan S. Brock

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  30. Ricky sounds interesting. Though, some of the other titles also caught my attention.

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  31. Where we Left off, Interborough, Enemy of my Enemy or Jumpstart are my picks of the week

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  32. I've already read Fractured Hymns and it was wonderful! I really REALLY would love either Murmuration by TJ Klune, Interborough by Santino Hassell or Arctic Fire by Keira Andrews - 3 authors I've also loved everything I've read... or Change Of Address by Jordan S Brock - a new author for me with a great sounding book!
    so many great releases again! :)
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    Elizabeth Marshall (e.marshall@)

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  33. I would definitely choose Jumpstart by Riley Hart! Love this series! Thanks for the chance!

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  34. I would definitely choose Jumpstart by Riley Hart! Love this series! Thanks for the chance!

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  35. AAAAAH! Murmuration! I want to read it so badly!

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  36. Murmuration and Fractured Hymns most definitely caught my eye ;)

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  37. I would love to read The Secrets in my Scowl by A.E. Via, The Alpha’s Weave by C.M. Torrens or Changing Worlds by Cari Z! Thank you!

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