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Priest & Pariahs by Mann Ramblings

Posted by jtcheyanne on July 29, 2016 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

 

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Synopsis – Priest and Pariahs

 

 

 

Ship Logs of the Santa Claus, Book Three

 

 

 

Costa McQuillen is a Pariah, a para-human with tech empathic abilities who has escaped from Earth, where being para-human is illegal—and marks him for extermination. Arrogant and standoffish, Costa is unable to trust anyone, but is willing to risk everyone’s safety to reach the planet Omoikane. His best solution: gaining passage on board the Santa Claus.

 

 

 

Arbor Kittering, the crew’s newest coding tech, is a medical oddity. With the technologies available to prevent birth defects, Arbor’s status as a dwarf brings the kind of attention he could happily do without. Having spent a short time in prison for data hacking and falsifying government files doesn’t help. The Santa Claus is his last chance at a new start, if he can decipher the strange malfunctions plaguing the ship.

 

 

 

Priest, the Santa Claus’ Head Pilot, is a bit of a scoundrel. Perpetually single, Priest is attracted to Costa for his exotic looks, and to Arbor for his unique qualities. In truth, he’d like to have both, but it’s clear such a thing isn’t in the cards. Now Priest needs to make a choice, before it’s too late.

 

 

 

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Excerpt

 

 

 

THE DARKNESS REMINDED him somehow of an unborn child, floating weightless, enveloped by warmth. What would anyone give to fall back into such a simple existence, removed of all need beyond instinctual thought? What a fortunate nine months it would be. What a wonderful life, sleeping and cared for inside the womb, never requiring a voice. All before anyone could teach a soul to love or hate, or something or someone was unwanted.

 

 

 

Is that what was happening here? Had he somehow regressed back before his own infancy? The pangs of jealousy he was experiencing told him no. Sadly, no.

 

 

 

He felt like he’d been slumbering for such a long time, and very, very slowly he was starting to wake. Threads of logical coherence began to tickle his thoughts in the dark. It was not a welcome sensation and he fought to avoid it. Why couldn’t he go back into the lovely silence?

 

 

 

Envy for the ignorance of the unborn rolled through him. How unfair it was to have the innocence of being sequestered and never hearing the taunts of children or comprehending the cries of the intolerant taken away from him. If only he had never heard slurs of hatred or understood what defined a second-class citizen.

 

 

 

What was that sound? Could it be a faint heartbeat in the distant void? It sounded brash and unnatural, refusing to lull him back to sleep like the soothing cadence of a mother’s pulse.

 

 

 

Like a child, he wanted nothing more than to stay safe and warm, but like in every instance, someone always forced a person into the painful light and cold of reality. The darkness parted above him with a soft mechanical hiss. The warmth bled away, making him want to cry.

 

 

 

Daring to open his foggy eyes, he squinted in the artificial light. A woman in a white coat hovered over him.

 

 

 

“Welcome back to the real world,” she said. “Can you tell me your name?”

 

 

 

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Start with Books One and Two of Ship Logs of the Santa Claus!

 

 

 

The Luxorian Fugitive

 

 

 

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Sergeant Liam Jacks is the security chief of transport vessel, The Santa Claus. He travels the planetary cluster with Marc Danverse, his best friend and captain, seeking to escape his tortured past and find some peace of mind.

 

 

 

Having been through a civil war together, Danverse and Liam are close. Maybe too close….

 

 

 

All that changes when mysterious stranger, Hadrian Jamison, an escaped Adonirati, books passage to Alpha Centauri. Can he be trusted? Can the stories of his past be believed?

 

 

 

As Liam’s fascination with Hadrian grows, jealousy threatens to tear apart his friendship with Danverse.

 

 

 

When Hadrian’s owner shows up, Liam is forced to go against orders in order to launch a rescue mission to save him.

 

 

 

The ensuing conflict may be more than any of them expected.

 

 

 

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A Cook’s Tale

 

 

 

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The trials and tribulations of the crew and passengers of interplanetary transport vessel, The Santa Claus continues in A Cook’s Tale.

 

 

 

After a horrific breakup, Erron Murfin is bitter, homeless, and friendless. When the cook’s position on the Santa Claus presents itself, Erron decides to escape his current circumstances and

 

join the crew. On board he reconnects with family friend Gamin Wells, whose own secrets and issues begin to surface upon Erron’s arrival. The least of which is the reason the pair haven’t laid eyes on one another in over twelve years.

 

 

 

As Erron settles into his new duties, the men on board take an interest in their newest crew member. Among those intrigued by Erron are polyamorous couple, Barrus and James. Despite Erron’s cautious nature, he’s drawn into a triad relationship with the pair.

 

 

 

But there’s something about Gamin…

 

 

 

Is Erron too damaged to confront his own feelings?

 

 

 

Will his past prevent him from finding what he needs?

 

 

 

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About the Author

 

 

 

Like many gay men, when Mann Ramblings grew up, there weren’t any heroes he could relate to. The world held him back while he tried futilely to hide the real person inside. So much has changed since those hollow days. He finally found his voice, the voice that says it’s all right to revel in the so-called inappropriate joys, laughs, and loves that storm inside a man’s head. It took a long time to find that courage and now that it’s here, he plans to use it well.

 

 

 

While spending years more focused on visual arts, he never let go of his innate passion for storytelling—he wanted to write and draw comic books when he grew up. Once he discovered M/M fiction, a whole new world opened with new possibilities. Why couldn’t you have fantastic and dynamic tales with an M/M cast? He started reading the online tales of authors like, Night Tempest, Rob Colton, and Alicia Nordwell, which only fueled within him the need to create. Eventually he found GayAuthors.org, and with a little coercive nudge from Night Tempest, started sharing his tales with an unexpected level of positive response. That experience and support gave him the courage to cross his fingers and aim for the world of M/M publishing.

 

 

 

Born and raised in Michigan, Mann Ramblings continues to type away, wishing it was practical to use a noisy, old fashioned keyboard that clacks with each strike, if only to annoy his loving partner and spoiled miniature dachshund.

 

 

 

Email: [email protected]

 

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Dawn to Dusk by Alina Popescu

Posted by jtcheyanne on July 12, 2016 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (1)

 

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That first encounter with Robert in rural Romania at eleven. A summer spent together in the same setting a year later. Their first text exchange in high school. The first sexual experience. The first heartbreak—the second and third and fourth chance. The point of total breakdown and the despair of failing. More love than anyone could have warned him about.

 

 

 

No matter how much time passes, no matter how different their paths, every meeting brings Edi and Robert closer together. Those stolen moments shine brighter than any. Yet loving Robert is not easy, not when Edi wants to be true to himself and is met with dishonesty. Or when Robert keeps parading new conquests and ignores Edi more often than not.

 

 

 

Edi has always loved Robert, but he must decide if his journey leads to or away from his childhood friend. Is it true love or is Edi just unable to let go?

 

 

 

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Excerpt

 

 

 

What a big jerk. I frowned at the new boy and he must have noticed because he tilted his head and stared at me. His smirk still in place, he winked before returning his attention to the game.

 

 

 

“Who’s that other kid playing with Nicu?” I asked after bumping my shoulder into Tatiana’s to get her attention.

 

 

 

“That’s our cousin, Robert,” she said, smiling all adoringly at him. “He’s from Bucharest.”

 

 

 

I rolled my eyes at that tidbit. Just great, another brat from the capital! The other Bucharest kid was staying with the neighbors on the other side of my grandma’s house. He was full of himself, he had a funny walk, and I wanted to punch him right in the face every time I saw him. What was it with these kids from the Capital, anyway? They thought they were better than the rest just because of the city they’d been born into.

 

 

 

Robert and Nicu played until the younger one was thoroughly defeated. Nicu begged Robert for a rematch, but he refused. Holding the ball against his right hip, he turned to face me. “What about you, kid? Wanna be the next one I beat?”

 

 

 

I wanted to tell him where to shove that ball of his, but I stopped myself. I probably shouldn’t get into another fight. I might be shipped to the other grandparents for the rest of the summer. Or worse, get my ass kicked by this older kid.

 

 

 

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“Nah, too hot to play now anyways.”

 

 

 

“Are you a chicken?” Robert asked. His mocking tone angered me, but not as much as his stupid cousins parroting the “chicken” part and laughing at me. I glared at him and then at Tatiana. I didn’t care about Nicu, but her taking her cousin’s side stung. Well, he was family, but still. He’d refused to play with her. The snotty traitor!

 

 

 

“Fine, you ass. I’ll play.”

 

 

 

I pushed myself up and dragged my feet through the grass. I jumped over the ditch and walked to the middle of the court side Nicu had been in. The bastard Robert had the advantage, I had the sun in my eyes.

 

 

 

I’d watched them play, though. He’d beaten Nicu because he was stronger and a bit faster. But he had no finesse with the ball. I spent most of my time outside, running and playing. Somehow, this smug pretty boy seemed to be into different things. Probably kissing girls and going to the movies and other stupid shit.

 

 

 

He acted all nice and let me serve. I took full advantage of it and showed him what I was made of. I beat him easily after that. Robert was more concerned with talking to his cousins than paying attention to the game. I took it as an offense. He wanted to blame the loss on him being distracted. Ass!

 

 

 

Alina Popescu


About the Author


 

 

 

Writer, traveler, and coffee addict, Alina Popescu has been in love with books all her life. She started writing when she was ten and she has always been drawn to sci-fi, fantasy, and the supernatural realm. Born and raised in Romania, she finds her inspiration in books of all genres, in movies, and the occasional manga comic book. She is a proud geek who needs her fast Internet and gadgets more than she needs air.

 

 

 

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Pinkerton Man Series by C.J. Baty

Posted by jtcheyanne on June 16, 2016 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 

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Book One Synopsis

 

 

THE PINKERTON MAN

 

 

Stiles Langberry leaves England under the dark cloud of blackmail.

 

 

He resettles in America with a new name, becoming a Pinkerton Agent.

 

 

His new employer sends him undercover to a brothel that serves homosexual men, where prostitutes are being murdered. In the course of his investigation, he becomes involved with Paul, one of the prostitutes. Complicating matters, one of the suspects draws Stiles like no man before him. Stiles knows he must stop the killer before he strikes again.

 

 

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Book One Synopsis

 

 

HOME ON THE RANGE

 

 

Pinkerton Agent Stiles Long is sent to the Circle W Ranch to uncover who is killing the ranch’s cattle. In order to discover the truth about the goings on at the ranch, Stiles has to prove to the ranchers he’s more than a good-looking city slicker.

 

 

Savage Beare, the head ranch foreman, is far from happy that Stiles is there to check things out. He has secrets of his own.

 

 

Stiles finds Savage incredibly good-looking, but cold and aloof.

 

 

He’s also a suspect. One of many.

 

 

When Stiles’ best friend and partner, Lizzie Ferguson, is kidnapped things begin to shake apart.

 

 

Stiles doesn’t trust anyone and he needs to find Lizzie before it’s too late.

 

 

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Excerpt

 

 

STILES LANGBERRY HAD thought his world was perfect. He was considered handsome by most women and men. His father had graciously left him a very tidy sum upon his death, to do with as he pleased. His position of constable at Scotland Yard was one he enjoyed, mostly because he didn’t have to work for a living. And most importantly of all, he had the perfect discreet lover in the winsome Viscount Harold Crosby. Life was good, until…

 

 

Several months ago, the first letter had come. A blackmailer’s letter. It was descriptive, citing times and places he and Harry had enjoyed each other’s company. He ignored it. He told Harry to ignore the one he received as well. But Viscount Crosby turned out to be a coward wrapped up in a beautiful package.

 

 

Harry paid the requested amount and, by doing so, admitted his relationship with Stiles and opened the door to more letters. They came more frequently, demanding larger and larger sums of money.

 

 

Stiles refused to pay the demands and, since Harry was filling the filthy blackmailer’s pockets, the fiend had left him somewhat alone. That is, until poor Harry offed himself and the vile beast’s money stream dried up.

 

 

He still refused to pay, and shortly the letters stopped as suddenly as they had begun. Stiles hoped that whoever the blackmailer was, he’d given up or, more than likely, switched to some other poor sod for his pennies. He soon found out that wasn’t the case.

 

 

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About the author

 

 

CJ BATY lives in southwest Ohio with her very patient husband and two encouraging children. Her heart however, lives in the mountains of Tennessee where she hopes to retire some day. The mountains have always provided her with inspiration and a soothing balm to the stresses of everyday life.

 

 

The dream of writing her own stories started in high school but was left on the back burner of life until her son introduced her to Fan Fiction and encouraged her to give it a try. She found that her passion for telling a story was still there and writing them down to share with others was much more thrilling than she had ever expected.

 

 

One thing she has learned from life and she is often heard to say is, “You are never too old to follow your dream!”

 

 

C.J. BATY can be found at:

 

 

Website: cjbaty.blogspot.com.au/

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Collars N Cuffs

Posted by jtcheyanne on June 15, 2016 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

 

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How about a little bondage?

 

 

Does D/s get your motor running?

 

 

Do you enjoy a serving of pain to go with your pleasure?

 

 

Does your mouth water at the thought of clamps and cuffs and other naughty stuffs?

 

 

Then look no further!

 

 

The authors of Collars ‘N’ Cuffs have dripped wax on their keyboards, flogged their erotic bones, and whipped up their creative juices to bring you a collection of stories certain to enflame your imagination.

 

 

Release Date: June 23, 2016

 

 

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Stories included

 

 

FORGED IN STEEL

 

 

Layla Dorine

 

 

The last thing Flint expected upon discovering a homeless young man rummaging through the dumpster behind his shop was a kindred spirit.

 

 

The last thing Trace expected to find in that dumpster was a home.

 

 

 

 

 

PLAYING IT SAFE

 

 

Aimee Brissay

 

 

To safe or not to safe?

 

 

That is the question.

 

 

 

 

 

ROOM TO PLAY

 

 

Lily Velden

 

 

Jack wanted to dabble in some light BDSM, looking for a little role play. A little role-reversal.

 

 

Rhys took to their games like a duck to water.

 

 

 

 

 

A TOUCH OF KINK

 

 

Alina Popescu

 

 

A moody and angry Tudor follows his friend, Radu, to the airport to pick up a client.

 

 

Despite Radu’s efforts, he’s still sulking over his boyfriend, Kahoni, not being able to fly over for his birthday.

 

 

But the airport only opens up the door to a stream of steamy surprises for Tudor. Will his mood improve?

 

 

 

 

 

LET’S DANCE IN SIN

 

 

Kassandra Lea

 

 

Samuel wants to play with his favorite toy and Flynn is only too willing to oblige.

 

 

But first, he has a little treat for his delectable angel.

 

 

 

 

 

NEW LOVE, NEW SIGHT

 

 

Carol Pedroso

 

 

Exiled and lonely, Sorl longs for home.

 

 

Kidnapped, blind, and scared, Unjarf seeks help of any kind.

 

 

When they meet can love bring rescue, hope, and most importantly new sight?

 

 

 

 

 

SWITCH

 

 

Eddy LeFey

 

 

Robert is floundering, trying to get his life back together.

 

 

Daniel offers to help, to teach Robert what it means to truly let go of control, in order to be able to seize it again.

 

 

Life truly is a…. switch.

 

 

HELL BOUND

 

 

Asta Idonea

 

 

When Taharial, angel of purity, descends to Hell to reprimand him, lust demon Asmodeus cannot resist having a little fun with his unwanted guest.

 

 

However, when he chains Taharial to his bed, events take a turn he didn’t expect.

 

 

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Release Day Blitz - Broth3rly by Alina Popescu

Posted by jtcheyanne on January 15, 2016 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

 

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Br0th3rly is the first novella a new techie/geeky gay romance series by Alina Popescu—Famous on the Internet—featuring bloggers, YouTubers, and other Internet celebrities.

 

 

 

Synopsis

 

 

 

Fighting his relentless love for Trevor, the guy he was raised to consider his brother, has been Tristan’s mission in life.

 

 

 

To distance himself from Trevor, even after discovering they weren’t really related, he left for college at sixteen. Moving into the city, building a new life, and running an anonymous blog about what he considers sick, twisted feelings might make Tristan famous on the Internet, but it isn’t enough to get over his obsession. Every time he goes home, a quick glance at Trevor brings it all flooding back.

 

 

 

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When commitment-phobe Trevor announces he’s got a serious boyfriend during one of Tristan’s rare visits home, the adoring kid brother will be forced to run once again. This time, however, Trevor doesn’t stand back and watch him leave.

 

 

 

Instead, he follows him, making it nigh on impossible for Tristan to keep his love a secret for much longer.

 

 

 

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Excerpt

 

 

 

All of a sudden, I was yanked to the side, and before I realized what was going on, my hands were locked around his waist and my face buried in the crook of his neck while he hugged me fiercely.

 

 

 

Oh, shit! I held my breath for as long as I could, but then my lungs won the fight. His scent hit me, causing me to whimper and shudder, and making my cock painfully hard.

 

 

 

“I know you always wanted to get out of here and you’re trying so hard to stay away. Showing you still love us won’t trap you in this town, little brother.”

 

 

 

Trevor had it all so wrong. He thought it was the town and life here that I was running away from. It wasn’t though; I was running from my twisted, perverted self. The more I stuck around him, the more I justified my urges. We weren’t related, not really. There was no blood connection. I was not a monster for loving him. It was all bullshit though. Not only had we been raised as siblings, Trevor had never shown any such interest in me. So the farther away I was, the less inclined I became to break down and tell him what I wanted. What I’d always wanted. What would be the point of that? I knew he’d reject me. I’d be selfish and force him to completely lose his little brother.

 

 

 

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Despite the steady coaching, my body refused to comply, and I clung to him, breathing hard and almost bursting into tears. He pushed me back and searched my face. The deep frown that twisted his took nothing away from his beauty.

 

 

 

“Tristan, what’s wrong with you? You’re a mess, bro.”

 

 

 

The raw concern in his voice stabbed me like a burning knife, twisting my gut and making my heart bleed. “Sorry, Trev. Forget it, please. I’ve been under a truckload of pressure at work.”

 

 

 

He nodded and pulled me back into the hug, and shame exploded inside of me, promptly followed by a lust so savage I thought my starved cock would burst through my underwear and jeans.

 

 

 

A loud honk finally broke the spell, making me jump so hard I hit my head on the car roof. Trevor laughed and shook his head, probably thinking I was as clumsy and goofy as ever. What he didn’t know was that those traits were part of me only when I was around him. My sick obsession with him took too much energy and brain power, not to mention blood flow. There wasn’t much left to take in my surroundings and coordinate my movements.

 

 

 

About the author

 

 

 

Writer, traveler, and coffee addict, Alina Popescu has been in love with books all her life. She started writing when she was ten and she has always been drawn to sci-fi, fantasy, and the supernatural realm. Born and raised in Romania, she finds her inspiration in books of all genres, in movies, and the occasional manga comic book. She is a proud geek who needs her fast Internet and gadgets more than she needs air.

 

 

 

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Cover Reveal - Br0th3rly by Alina Popescu

Posted by jtcheyanne on January 7, 2016 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

 


 

 

 The gay romance novella Br0th3rly is the first in a new techie/geeky series by Alina Popescu – Famous on the Internet. The series features bloggers, YouTubers, and other Internet celebrities.

Synopsis

 

 Fighting his relentless love for Trevor, the guy he was raised to consider his brother, has been Tristan’s mission in life.

 To distance himself from Trevor, even after discovering they weren’t really related, he left for college at sixteen. Moving into the city, building a new life, and running an anonymous blog about what he considers sick, twisted feelings might make Tristan famous on the Internet, but it isn’t enough to get over his obsession. Every time he goes home, a quick glance at Trevor brings it all flooding back.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

When commitment-phobe Trevor announces he’s got a serious boyfriend during one of Tristan’s rare visits home, the adoring kid brother will be forced to run once again. This time, however, Trevor doesn’t stand back and watch him leave.

 

 

Instead, he follows him, making it nigh on impossible for Tristan to keep his love a secret for much longer.

 

 

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Excerpt

As I slouched in my seat, barely visible over the steering wheel, I saw a strange bike pass by, make an illegal U-turn, and pull in behind me. Oh fuck, no! This couldn’t be. I slid further down into my seat, but my head turned without my saying so, my eyes glued to the image in the mirror. Strong thighs carried an impressive, jean-clad package closer to me. I could tell my brother’s package from thousands. I’d been lusting after that particular cock since I was ten. I knew every vein, every ridge, every shade that had ever adorned it. I groaned and pinched the bridge of my nose. Sweet gods of brotherly love, keep me in one piece. I wasn’t supposed to see him till tonight. He was working or something; I didn’t know what. I never paid attention to Mom’s chatter.

 

 “Hey, Trist. What do you think? Are they going to revive her this time?” His warm yet teasing voice washed over me, sending shivers up and down my body. Eight fucking months since I’d seen him last and this was how much I’d evolved. Less than a minute and I was already losing my shit.

 

 “Trevor, what the fuck are you doing here? I thought Dad was going to pick me up.” I cringed at the harshness of my tone and felt more than heard his gasp. I was so attuned to how my brother reacted, I could have guessed every little gesture he’d make to respond to absolutely everything.

  


 

 

 

“Wow, Trist, aren’t you happy to see me,” he said in a barely audible whisper.

I pushed myself to look at him and gave him an apologetic smile. Taking in those dark eyes, the high, angular cheekbones, the olive, flawless skin, and the full, dark red lips with their natural pout, I sighed and wondered how exactly I was going to be here for the next three nights and not go completely off my rocker.

“Sorry, Trev. I’m tired, this car’s shit, and Dad said—”

 “Don’t sweat it.”

 He cut me off harshly, waving a hand. I’d hurt his feelings, I knew. Ever since I’d fled to college, I’d been giving my brother the cold shoulder. It was hard at first as we’d always been close, but the more time passed, the better I became at it.

 “Come on, get in. It’s hot as hell out there.”

 To my relief, he nodded and walked around to the passenger seat. He got in with that annoying grace of his which was unfathomable coming from someone who’d never been involved in any activity that would explain such a trait. Quite the contrary, he’d always played on the bad boy side, loud and threatening, getting himself into trouble more often than not.

 

 About the author

 Writer, traveler, and coffee addict, Alina Popescu has been in love with books all her life. She started writing when she was ten and she has always been drawn to sci-fi, fantasy, and the supernatural realm. Born and raised in Romania, she finds her inspiration in books of all genres, in movies, and the occasional manga comic book. She is a proud geek who needs her fast Internet and gadgets more than she needs air.


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Cover Reveal - Rooftops by John Wiley

Posted by jtcheyanne on November 21, 2015 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

 

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Synopsis

 

 

 

Its summer and three friends from Ohio graduate college, ready to start making their way in the real world.

 

 

 

Rhys; the eternal optimist who wants to be an actor and moves to Los Angeles.

 

 

 

Erick; the career man, seeking money and position who moves with him.

 

 

 

And Joey; the aspiring artist, who for the love of his girlfriend, Cheryl, stays behind in Ohio.

 

 

 

While attempting to follow their dreams each must face their share of personal and professional obstacles. Each is tested. Will they lose sight of themselves?

 

 

 

Will old friendships fall apart and new friendships form?

 

 

 

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Excerpt

 

 

 

“I’m really proud of you,” Rhys’ dad says, shaking his son’s hand and pulling him in for a hug. When he lets go, Rhys doesn’t speak, distracted by something two cars down. Rhys’ dad follows his son’s gaze to the unnaturally tan boy taking his cap off and shaking his head to try to fluff out his hair.

 

 

 

“Who’s that?” his dad asks, smirking at Rhys.

 

 

 

The guy checks his reflection in the side mirror and runs his fingers through his hair.

 

 

 

“Huh? Oh, just some guy.”

 

 

 

“Go talk to him,” his dad says, pushing him toward the guy.

 

 

 

“Dad, no,” Rhys says, blushing.

 

 

 

“Maybe I should tell your mother about him, she’ll talk to him for you,” his dad offers, a mischievous grin on his face.

 

 

 

“What’s that?” his mother asks, distracted by taking pictures of the buildings surrounding the quadrangle.

 

 

 

“Nothing.” Rhys sighs. “I hate you,” he whispers to his dad, a smile on his face as he walks down to the guy, who’s wearing a blue T-shirt and khaki shorts.

 

 

 

“Hey, Liam. Congratulations on graduating.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Yeah, thanks… you too.” Liam looks at Rhys like he’s trying to place him.

 

 

 

“Thanks. It’s Rhys, by the way. We had a couple of classes together.”

 

 

 

“Yeah, I know who you are.” Liam smiles. “You made that B*Witched documentary for our film editing class.”

 

 

 

“Yeah, I did. And you made a film about how Japanese Americans were treated during World War II. It was really good,” Rhys adds after a few seconds of silence.

 

 

 

“So, I gotta get going and meet my parents at their hotel.” Liam tosses his cap and gown in the trunk before getting in his car.

 

 

 

“Oh, right. Yeah, my family is waiting too.” Rhys turns toward them and sees his mom taking a picture of the guys talking. “Dammit.” He looks back at Liam and sees him smiling.

 

 

 

“Later,” Liam says, shutting the door and starting his car.

 

 

 

“Bye,” Rhys mumbles, turning and sulking back to his family. “That was so embarrassing!” he says when he reaches the car.

 

 

 

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About the author

 

 

 

JOHN WILEY is currently a barista that hates coffee, but is really good at making it. When not writing, he likes to expose his cat to as many Christmas movies as possible. Just like his life, his biography is a work in progress.

 

 

 

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Blog Tour - Long Haul Michael P. Thomas

Posted by jtcheyanne on November 2, 2015 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 

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Title: Long Haul

 

Author: Michael P. Thomas

 

Series: The Mile High Club, book two

 

Genre: Gay Romance, Contemporary

 

Length: Novella (62 pages)

 

Publisher: JMS Books

 

 

 

Synopsis

 

 

 

Flight attendant Tanner Bradac and his occasional make-out buddy Clark Arnold find themselves on a layover in San Francisco on the day the U.S. Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage. Tanner is as happy about the ruling as any of his Facebook friends rainbowing up their profile pictures, it just doesn’t affect him personally—he doesn’t even have a boyfriend. Color him surprised, then, when he and Clark get caught up in the celebratory spirit of the day and return home as lawfully wedded husbands.

 

 

 

The wedding may have been a last-minute light-hearted lark, but Tanner and Clark are willing to give marriage a go. Tanner loves Clark—at least, he really wants to love Clark—and he figures the rest should just fall into place. How hard can being married to a guy you barely know really be?

 

 

 

Long Haul by Michael P Thomas

 

 

 

Short Blurb: On the day the Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage, Tanner Bradac doesn’t even have a boyfriend, so you can imagine his surprise when he and his buddy Clark get carried away by the celebratory spirit of the day and wind up lawfully wedded husbands. The wedding may have been a light-hearted lark, but Tanner and Clark are willing to give marriage a go. After all, how hard can it be?

 

 

 

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EXCERPT

“Where do y’all live?” Cecilia asked once they were settled in the shade of a huge tree and had toasted Endless Love.

 

“Denver.”

 

“Serious? So what, you’re in town for Pride?”

 

“No,” Clark said. “We’re flight attendants. We’re on a layover. We were actually supposed to be working today, but San Fran-Denver canceled.”

 

“So you got married instead?”

 

“You think you’re surprised,” Tanner said with a grin.

 

“I think that’s adorable,” Tess said. “How long have you guys been together?”

 

Tanner smiled at Clark, then pulled his phone out of his pocket to check the time. “What’s it been, babe? An hour and a half?”

 

“Already?” Clark said. “Time does fly.”

 

Cecilia made a show of setting her glass down with a thunk. “Wait. You guys aren’t a couple?”

 

“Well, we are now.”

 

“We’re friends,” Clark hastened to add. “And you know, we’ve fooled around.” He reached for Tanner’s hand. “I’ve been wanting to be a couple.”

 

Tanner smiled. “A little bit I have, too.”

 

“Really?” Clark asked, visibly pleased by this revelation, as if Tanner hadn’t just legally hitched his wagon to Clark’s star like an hour ago.

 

“Really.”

 

Both girls were gobsmacked, but Tess soon said, “Well, you got that wish.”

 

Cecilia pursued the theme. “But you weren’t, like, boyfriends or anything?”

 

The hand-holding husbands shook their heads. Nope.

 

“Hadn’t even talked about it?”

 

Nope.

 

“And you married each other because…?”

 

“Well, you guys seemed to think it was a good idea,” Tanner said with a smile.



 

 

 

Start with book one!

 

 

 

First Flight Out

 

 

 

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Jesse Cisneros and his best buddy Tanner fly for Mile High Airlines, which is every bit as classy as it sounds. When Dr. Willis rings his call light on a flight from New York to Denver, Jesse is so taken with the good doctor’s looks and charm, he forgets all about the inflight medical crisis that prompted him to call for a flight attendant in the first place. Willis is handsome. Willis is helpful. And wouldn’t you know it? Willis is someone else’s husband.

 

 

 

Jesse can hardly believe his luck when their paths cross again on the patio of a popular gay bar. It’s been nine months, and Willis has been busy: now he’s single, he’s out, and he’s very interested in getting to know Jesse better. It all seems too good to be true! And you know what they say about that …

 

 

 

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About the author

 

 

 

Michael P. Thomas is a flight attendant whose writing is continually inspired by his work with the flying public, who flatly refuse to be boring. The author of three novel-length gay romances and a number of romantic and erotic shorts, he writes gay fiction because when he was coming out he sure was glad to have it to read. After misspending his youth in San Francisco, he now lives in his native Colorado with his husband.

 

 

 

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Blog Tour - The One that I Want & Hopelessly Devoted by RJ Jones

Posted by jtcheyanne on November 1, 2015 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

 

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Title: The One That I Want; Hopelessly Devoted

 

Author: RJ Jones

 

Genre: Gay Romance, Musical

 

Length: Short Stories

 

Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing

 

 

 


Synopsis

 

 

 

Jason escapes into the magic of a Broadway play every weekend. Musicals always have a happy ending and for a few hours he can believe there’s a happy ending waiting for him, too. When the tall drink of water who works on the top floor of Jason’s building, wants to take him on a date, Jason is surprised. After all, Jason is awkward and skinny, and sees himself as a boring accountant, while Paul is tall, dark, and incredibly hot.

 

 

 

Despite Jason’s reservations, Paul and Jason start dating and attending the shows Jason adores. But if Paul likes musicals as much as Jason, why does he always doze off? Is Paul leading a double life? Does he have a wife tucked away somewhere?

 

 

 

Jason knows Paul is hiding something and when the secrets come out, Jason finds his fantasy comes to life, right there on the stage.

 

 

 

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The One That I Want RJ Jones

 

 

 

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EXCERPT

The One That I Want

 


THE NEXT morning he was there again, and his lips quirked in a small smile when he saw me. I looked at all the people milling around the elevator, then headed for the stairs. I couldn’t stop myself from looking over my shoulder. Mr. Gorgeous was staring at me, his brow furrowed and his smile gone. At least I could breathe in the stairwell. I took the stairs for the rest of the week, successfully eluding another encounter with Mr. Way-out-of-my-league.

 

Friday morning came, and I looked toward the elevator, expecting to see him waiting with the hordes, but he wasn’t there. I didn’t always see him, and I presumed he traveled for work or maybe had breakfast meetings on the days I didn’t see him. Heading for the stairs, I pushed the door open as I tried to fit my Encore magazine into my messenger bag.

 

“Why are you ignoring me?”

 

My heart felt like it had flown out of my chest. I grabbed the railing to steady myself with one hand; the other clutching at my chest like it was possible to stop my heart from flying away.

 

“Jesus, holy... Are you trying to kill me? I’m sure it’d be less painful to throw me down the stairs.”

 

“Sorry, but you’ve been avoiding me all week. Short of stalking you on your way home I thought this was a better, non-psychotic way of getting you to talk to me.”

 

“And scaring someone to death in an empty stairwell is less psychotic?”


Hopelessly Devoted

 

 

One year on from Paul’s proposal, Jason is living a life he never dreamed of. As he fusses with his tie and readies to walk down the aisle, he reminisces about the previous twelve months. It hasn’t all been smooth sailing for the happy couple in the lead up to their wedding, with obstacles big and small thrown in their way.

  

 

Marrying one of New York’s most eligible bachelors has Jason’s stomach in knots. Expectations of their society wedding are high, but out of love for Paul, Jason goes along with the grand plans because he understands Paul’s family has a reputation to maintain. But Paul has a surprise up his sleeve that just may see Jason getting the wedding of his dreams.

 

 

 Follow Jason on his journey as he prepares to marry one of the most eligible bachelors in New York and find out just how Dave got his name.

 

  

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Hopelessly Devoted

 

 

 

 

 

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Guest Post - R.J. Jones

 

The Proposal

 

You would have figured out by the cover of Hopelessly Devoted that there’s a wedding. It got me thinking of my own special day and my husband’s proposal.

 

Everyone remembers how their partner proposed. Some get down on one knee, some hide the ring in a fake flower or glass of champagne. Some simply come out with it one night while lying in bed. Whichever route the person chooses it’s always remembered and the story is shared for years to come.

 

So I thought I’d share my story.

 

My husband and I had been living together for about a year and we had spoken about it previously. It wasn’t really a surprise, we knew we would get married but he hadn’t officially asked me. He used to do this joke where he’d tell me to close my eyes and pretend to ask me, then slip something on my finger. Usually a bottle cap or the plastic ring from a milk bottle. Yeah. Hilarious. “You know, when you ask me for real I’m not going to believe you,” I said once. He replied that when the time came it would be a surprise because I wouldn’t expect it.

 

Except I did.

 

I felt the air change around us and I knew he was going to ask me for real. We were holidaying on the sunshine coast of Queensland one year. We were staying with family in Noosa and were spending Christmas with them. My husband’s mother and step-father made the trek north and we were constantly busy. I confided in my future mother-in-law one night and told her I thought her son was going to propose sometime that week, maybe Christmas day in front of everyone. Needless to say she got very excited. I’m one of the lucky few that get along with their MIL.

 

Christmas Eve and my then boyfriend took me out for a nice dinner, just the two of us, then a walk out to the headland that overlooked Noosa Beach. He wasn’t really the romantic walk type so my heart was fluttering madly in anticipation. He stopped walking at a part along the boardwalk and we went through the motions. I closed my eyes and held out my hand like I’d done on numerous occasions beforehand. I knew this was different because I heard him blowing on something, then I felt the cool metal being placed on my finger. Turns out, the ring was in his pocket and he was blowing the lint free. I can’t remember the exact words he used but

 

I remember saying something like, “Holy shit. You’re actually asking me for real this time!”

 

I know I expected it, but it didn’t make it any less exciting. To see a gold ring on my finger, instead of a piece of plastic, was amazing. There was no bended knee, or grand gesture, but it was perfect.

 

Sixteen years on and it’s still perfect.



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About the author

 

 

 

R.J. Jones started as a reader and eventually made the progression to reviewing. It wasn’t until two men popped into her thoughts, insisting on telling her their story that she started to write.

 

 

 

It started with one scene. A hot and dirty one in the shower…

 

 

 

R.J.’s initial thought was if she could write their scene then they’d shut up and allow her to concentrate on other aspects of her day. Not so. That shower scene ended up being 3000 words long and three hours of work.  And still, they didn’t shut up.  They told her their entire story and

 

she didn’t sleep for days. Sometimes she couldn’t keep up with what they were telling her and she had to keep a notebook by her bed.

 

 

 

Whilst she was writing their story a side character decided he needed his story told too. Then other characters followed suit.

 

 

 

You see the problem? If she ever wants to sleep again then she needs to write.

 

 

 

R.J. is a wife and a mother to two boys. She is surrounded by males. Even her dog is a boy.

 

 

 

R.J. Jones can be found at:

 

 

 

Website: rjjonesauthor.com

 

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Cover Reveal - Secret of the Manor

Posted by jtcheyanne on October 30, 2015 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

 

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Synopsis

 

 

 

Warren Blake is an accountant at the pinnacle of his career. After accepting a new position he decides to settle in the scenic Cotswold village of Walmsley Hackett. A village with a colourful history of myth, old wives tales and mystery.

 

 

 

One morning during his train ride into work, Warren notices a small quaint church which he becomes enchanted with. Curiousity compels him to find the church and when he finally does, he discovers an unmarked grave in the corner. Feeling sorry for its occupant, Warren becomes a frequent visitor.

 

 

 

Little does he know that the young man inside the coffin needs a champion and Warren is chosen.

 

 

 

What follows involves a ghostly medieval joust, witchcraft, love, and Warren risking his life.

 

 

 

Release date: November 6th, 2015

 

 

 

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Pre-order Links

 

 

 

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Excerpt

 

 

 

The men were relaxed, almost dozing off as they ambled through a small walled field, when Warren noticed something strange. Despite there being plenty of flowers, a few bushes, and a dozen trees, not a single bird flew within the field’s borders. They occupied the flora outside its walls, but not one feathered animal ventured inside. The sensations invading Warren’s subconscious were not of eerie evil emanating from the dark side. They were ones of respectful space. It was as if someone had kicked the kids out of the house, turned the volume down, placed a glass of wine in one’s hand, and said, “Enjoy the quiet.”

 

 

 

When Warren looked over to Carl, the man had his eyes shut, serenely enjoying the surroundings. Even the horses seemed to tiptoe through the grass. Only bees pollinated the dandelions, daisies, and other meadow flowers. Warren himself could feel his heartbeat laze as if he’d had enough wine to relax but not enough to be tipsy.

 

 

 

“Why is it so quiet in here?” Warren whispered while looking for other signs of life.

 

 

 

Carl took a deep breath, opened his laughter-lined eyes, and pointed to the raised areas of the field. “Those mounds are believed to be Saxon burials.” He chuckled. “We can’t bring that gelding, Dusty, through here. He tries to lie down before we get to the gate at the other end.” Carl spoke like the scene was as natural as walking around the supermarket. Briefly, Warren imagined Carl around Tesco’s. The man wasn’t fat, but he was by no means thin. He enjoyed the comfort of a belly filled with his favourite foods. He’d hang onto the trolley, grumbling and limping his way around on a leg that had been kicked a few times over the years. Then he’d run his hands through the grey hair of his receding hairline that he covered with his flat cap. Warren smiled to himself before he stopped his musings and continued with his enquiries.

 

 

 

“Why don’t you get the Time Team in to find out for sure?”

 

 

 

Carl turned serious. “No. It’s not good to disturb the bones of the dead. It upsets ’em.”

 

 

 

About the author

 

 

 

Taylin Clavelli lives in the United Kingdom, about 15 miles south of Birmingham, and a short journey from the world famous Cadbury’s Chocolate factory. She’s married with children and loves her family with all her heart.

 

 

 

Her love of books has been a long standing affair, with Taylin liking nothing better than to lose herself in an imaginary world.

 

 

 

Until she met Lily Velden, she never considered trying her hand at writing. However, after talking ideas, Lily encouraged her to put pen to paper—or rather, fingers to keyboard. Since, with a few virtual kicks in the right place, she hasn’t stopped. Her confidence eventually led to her writing an original work for submission.

 

 

 

Her first published work was Boys, Toys, and Carpet Fitters, developed for the Dreamspinner Press Anthology – Don’t Try This At Home.

 

 

 

Now she absolutely adores immersing herself into the characters she creates, and transferring the pictures in her brain to paper, finding it liberating, therapeutic, and wonderful.

 

 

 

Outside of writing, her interests include; martial arts (she’s a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwon-do), horse-riding, all of which facilitates her love of a wide variety of movies. Her action heroes include Jet Li and Tony Jaa—finding the dedication these men have for their art combined with their skill both amazing and a privilege to watch. If pressed, she’ll admit to thinking that the screen entrance of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean – Curse of the Black Pearl, and Shadowfax in LOTR, to be the greatest screen entrances ever. Her all-time favorite movies are Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.

 

 

 

The simple things in life that make her day, putting a smile on her face are:

 

 

 

Laughter – especially that of her children.

 

 

 

The smell of lasagna cooking – it makes her mouth salivate.

 

 

 

The dawn chorus – no symphony ever written can beat the waking greetings of the birds.

 

 

 

Social links:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.taylinclavelli.com

 

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