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Cover Reveal __The One That I Want by R.J. Jones

Posted by jtcheyanne on October 2, 2015 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

 

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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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Pre-order Links

Amazon UShttp://www.amazon.com/One-That-I-Want-ebook/dp/B0160LK6CE/

 

Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/One-That-I-Want-ebook/dp/B0160LK6CE/

 

Amazon UKhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/One-That-I-Want-ebook/dp/B0160LK6CE/

 

Amazon DEhttp://www.amazon.de/One-That-I-Want-ebook/dp/B0160LK6CE/

 

WIP: http://www.waywardinkpublishing.com/product/the-one-that-i-want-by-rj-jones/

 

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-theonethatiwant-1897813-149.html

 

 

 

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: http://rjjonesauthor.com

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robyn.j.jones.1711

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rjjonesauthor

 

Tumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/rjjones-author

 

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/rjjonesauthor/

 

Release Day Blitz - Blind Redemption

Posted by jtcheyanne on September 25, 2015 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

 

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A woman is missing, paths are misleading. Can Psychic Detective Jackie Vaughn see through the veil of lies to find her?

 

 


Synopsis

 

 

Kidnapped and sold into the Chinese slave trade the survival of Annette Freder, the wife of University Chancellor, Charles Freder, depends on struggling psychic detective, Jackie Vaughn.

 

 

Crippled by grief over the unexpected death of her wife, Jackie deals with her anguish through pills and booze. While these coping mechanisms numb her pain, the growing addiction hampers her abilities, and places her health and livelihood in jeopardy.  The missing person’s case of Annette Freder shifts Jackie’s focus, challenging her psychic abilities.

 

 

Blind Redemption Cover

 

 

While on the job in China, Jackie finds herself with limited access to medication, resulting in bouts of withdrawal and depression. But that is just one of the many hurdles hindering Jackie in her quest to find Annette and return her to safety. Will corrupt police, maxed out credit cards, an ousted Greek intelligence officer assassin, and a revelation from an unexpected source prove too much for her?

 

 

Entangled deceit and unravelling lies Blind Redemption captures the essence of the human spirit and the power of redemption.

 

 

Video Trailer

 

 

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Buy Links

 

 

WIP: http://www.waywardinkpublishing.com/product/blind-redemption-by-denise-dearth-and-amy-gillen/

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014U2PX9G

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B014U2PX9G

Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B014U2PX9G

Amazon DE: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B014U2PX9G

ARe:  https://www.omnilit.com/product-blindredemption-1887377-243.html


 

 

Excerpt

 

 

An hour later, Jackie sat in her office and watched the thin blond woman pace the floor in front of her desk.

 

 

“My husband is cheating.”

 

 

“Mrs. Kelly, I’ve had your husband under surveillance for six weeks. He doesn’t have a girlfriend. This is good news.”

 

 

The woman turned on her, frowning. “Well, your investigation is wrong. What kind of accreditation is CDI?”

 

 

“I completed the Certified Detective Institute requirements fourteen years ago. I’m certified in Indiana and all other states to work with individuals and law enforcement on investigative procedures.”“

 

 

A certificate on the wall doesn’t mean anything.”

 

 

Jackie stifled a sigh. “Mrs. Kelly, we discussed all the possible outcomes when I took your case. I’m sorry you’re not pleased with the results, but I assure you—”

 

 

“You’ll get your damn flat fee, whether you deserve it or not. I should have known better.”

 

 

Mrs. Kelly spun on her heel and left the office, slamming the door behind her.

 

 

“Boss, you okay?”

 

 

“I’m fine,” Jackie assured her assistant. She choked down a persistent emptiness that kept her up at night and overwhelmed thoughts throughout the day. For relief she pulled out a prescription bottle from the desk, and when the lid relented, she popped a Xanax without benefit of water. “When will the life insurance rep reschedule?” she asked.

 

 

“I hadn’t gotten the chance to tell you. The rep left a message on the machine this morning. He said background checks are on hold because of company cutbacks. Sorry, boss.”

 

 

“Sorry doesn’t pay the bills,” Jackie said, rubbing her eyes. “Now I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to get bitchy.”

 

 

“You’ve still got the teaching job, right?”

 

 

“Yeah. Thanks to the dream analysis class, I won’t go hungry, and we can keep this place going, so long as you can hang in there.”

 

 

“I’m good for a while, thanks to my police pension. Can you do some psychic readings to help with the cash flow?”

 

 

“I’ve never done readings, and I never will.”

 

 

Giveaway

 

 

Prize: $10 WIP Gift Card

 


http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d3e3d66a49/


 

About the authors

 

 

DENISE DEARTH is a novelist and songwriter.  Blind Redemption is the first novel in the compelling Jackie Vaughn detective series. She is a member of Broadcast Music Incorporated, a music performing right organization, and the National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981. When’s she’s not writing she may be seen riding a two-toned, sky blue and white Victory Vegas Steel horse into the Midwestern sunset.

 

 

Denise Dearth can be found at:

 

 

Website: www.fictioncorner.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/JackieVaughnPI

 

 

AMY GILLEN is a co-creator of the Jackie Vaughn detective series.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Indiana University.  She is a poet, photographer, and entrepreneur with a passion for kayaking and travel.

 

 

Amy Gillen can be found at:

 

 

Website: www.fictioncorner.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/JackieVaughnPI

 

Release Day Blitz - Broken Hearts by Ioana Visan

Posted by jtcheyanne on September 21, 2015 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Broken Hearts Release Day Blitz

 

 

Title: Broken Hearts

Author: Ioana Visan

Series: Broken People, Book Two

Genre: Science Fiction, Cyberpunk

Length: Novel

 

 


Synopsis

 

 

When life breaks you, you pick up the pieces and move on.

 

 

As The Nightingale Circus begin a quest to deliver a power source that has the potential to change the outcome of the war in the Far East, their efforts are thwarted when Nicholas is apprehended by French authorities.

 

 

Meanwhile, Dale stays in Bratislava to protect Aurore and her power source. When the largest weapons manufacturer in Europe discovers her secret, the chase is on.

 

 

With a tracker hot on their heels, Dale and Aurore struggle to stay one step ahead. Their dangerous journey takes them across Europe and leads them to the only ones who can help them – The Nightingale Circus.

Broken Hearts by Ioana Visan

 

 

 

 

 

Buy Links

 

 

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014G39TB2/

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B014G39TB2/

Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B014G39TB2/

Amazon DE: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B014G39TB2/

 

 

About the Author

 

 

Award-winning writer Ioana Visan has always dreamed about reaching the stars, but since she can’t, she writes about it.

 

 

After fighting the apocalypse aftermath in “Human Instincts”, she played with shapeshifters in “Blue Moon Café Series: Where Shifters Meet for Drinks”, and then she dealt with vampires in “The Impaler Legacy” series, before tackling longer works like a fantasy trilogy and a science fiction series.

 

 

Aside from publishing short stories in various Romanian magazines and anthologies, she published a short story collection “Efectul de nautil” and the Romanian edition of “Human Instincts”.

 

 

She was awarded the Encouragement Award by The European Science Fiction Society at Eurocon 2013.

 

 


Social Links

 

 

Website:    http://www.ioanavisan.tk

Blog:          http://weirdvision2001.blogspot.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/AuthorIoanaVisan

Twitter:       https://twitter.com/weirdvision

Amazon:     http://amazon.com/author/ioanavisan

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/ioanavisan

 

Three is Not a Crowd - Mini Tour

Posted by jtcheyanne on September 20, 2015 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

 

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Title: Three is Not a Crowd

Authors: Lily Velden, Asta Idonea, Eric Gober, Alina Popescu, Kay Ellis, L.V. Lloyd, Eddy LeFey, Aimee Brissay, Rian Durant

Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing

Genre: Gay Romance

 

 

Synopsis

 

 

Why would anyone think three was a crowd?

 

 

No. No. No. No. No.

 

 

Three is a triangle…

 

 

and did you know it’s the strongest geometrical shape?

 

 

All the best things come in threes…

 

 

Musketeers, primary colors, three-ringed circuses, stooges, blind mice, little pigs. The list goes on.

 

 

Of course they say trouble comes in three too…

 

 

but we won’t go there… or will we?

 

 

**giggle** There’s three sheets to the wind.

 

 

And **sigh… drool** there’s three piece suits.

 

 

And trust us, it’s no coincidence that there are three ingredients in a BLT.

 

 

Or only three elements to the game Rock, Paper, Scissors.

 

 

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Want to get physical???

 

 

Well, there’s… three-legged races… (what were you thinking?)

 

 

Political? Of the people, by the people, for the people.

 

 

Or creepy? Hear no evil. Speak no evil. See no evil.

 

 

Why, three has so much going for it we don’t even need to mention a…

 

 

1…………            2…………            3………… sandwich

 

 

(substitute your own dream guys)

 

 

And of course, there’s: On your Mark. Get Set. And Go!

 

 

So Go! Read the short stories in…

 

 

THREE IS NOT A CROWD

 

 

Buy Links

 

 

WIP: http://www.waywardinkpublishing.com/product/three-is-not-crowd-a-wayward-ink-publishing-anthology/

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01526M8EM/

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01526M8EM/

Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01526M8EM/

Amazon DE: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B01526M8EM/

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-threeisnotacrowdawaywardinkpublishinganthology-1885654-166.html

 

 

Watch the Trailer

http://youtu.be/0P3WgfyGOKw

 

 

 

 

Giveaway

 

 

Prize: $10 WIP Gift Card

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d3e3d66a48/

 


 

Three Is Not a Crowd Stories:

 

 

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Brad has a thing about elevators. He’s also had a tough week.

 

 

An accidental encounter with Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome Aiden, and sweet, shy, and innocent Danny, will turn his elevator ‘thing’ into something very B.A.D.

 

 

 asta

 

 

I’m every bit the Everyman.

 

 

Or at least I was until I started my current relationship.

 

 

You see, there are three of us in this couple: me, my boyfriend, and my boyfriend’s alter ego…

 

 

Eric

 

 

Three college cheerleaders are bound together by unrequited love, secrets, and lies.

 

 

That is until dangers on a road trip threaten their lives.

 

 

Who will survive?

 

 

 alina

 

 

Plagued by nightmares of a lost twin, David struggles to uncover the truth of his past.

 

 

 His family insists he never had a brother, enlisting therapist after therapist to cure him.

 

 

David’s only happiness is his boyfriend Terry.

 

 

Is the dream-visiting twin real?

 

 

Or is he a symptom of a mental disorder?

 

 

And real or not, will David and Terry’s relationship survive his presence?

 

 

 kay

 

 

Flynn Jacobs is small, eccentric, and neurotic. He’s spent his whole life being ridiculed and bullied.

 

 

On a rare night out with work colleagues, Flynn finally meets Riley, a man he has admired from afar.

 

 

Riley isn’t looking for anything special. His boyfriend Mitch is out of town and Riley is bored. Shy Flynn is a challenge. He’s meant to be a one night stand but Riley finds he likes Flynn more than he should…

 

 

What will happen when Mitch returns from his business trip?

 

 

 LV

 

 

Richard believed his friendship with Laura was based around their passion for writing.

 

 

He didn’t realise he was falling in love with her, until it was too late. 

 

 

After all, how could he possibly be falling in love with Laura, when he still loved Bill?

 

 

eddy 

 

 

Malcolm has a decision to make.

 

 

His two best friends, Jack and Thomas, have just given him a very interesting proposal to mull over.

 

 

His mind, his heart, and his Little Malcolm need to agree.

 

 

The decision could change his life forever…

 

 

 aimee

 

 

Daniel and Michael go shopping for sex toys.

 

 

Michael believes their relationship is complete.

 

 

That is, until he lays his eyes on the gorgeous shop owner.

 

 

Perhaps things are better in threes…

 

 

 rian

 

 

Chrissie is a very smart Rottweiler who has never shifted until now, enjoying his life as a dog.

 

 

What happens when he and his owner, Simon, fall for the same guy?


REVIEW:


Three is Not a Crowd....indeed it isn't and it made for some very interesting reads. I went into reading this book with a few pre-conceived expectations. Happily, the variety of stories in the book exceeded my expectations and surprised me. I very much enjoyed each story concept. Each author brought their own flavor to this anthology; therefore, there is a little bit of something for everyone. The threesomes range from M/M/M to M/F/M and not all of the couplings are what you would expect. There is also variety in the genres which include contemporary and paranormal/fantasy. 

The only problem with the book, I wish the stories were longer. It would be fantastic to read more about these characters and find out what happened after, and for some of them, what happened before. That's not to say you won't enjoy simply reading what's written. I'm just greedy and always want more. I enjoyed the shorts from some of my favorite authors and found new ones to add to my TBR list. Great job and I look forward to more anthologies from Wayward Ink Publishing and this excellent group of authors. 

 

 

Paint the Sky - Audiobook Release

Posted by jtcheyanne on September 16, 2015 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Paint the Sky

 

Audiobook

 

by

Lily G Blunt

Narrated by Joel Leslie


Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance

Listening Length: 6 hours and 4 minutes

Program Type: Audiobook

Version: Unabridged

Publisher: Lily G Blunt

Audible.co.uk Release Date: 3 Sept. 2015

Language: English


Audible.com:  http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Paint-the-Sky-Audiobook/B014U2AX5K?sr=1-1&qid=1441369709&ref_=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl

Audible UK:   http://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Fiction/Paint-the-Sky-Audiobook/B014U347OC/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1441345303&sr=1-1#publisher-summary

Amazon.com:  http://www.amazon.com/Paint-the-Sky/dp/B014VB7WR2/ref=sr_1_1_twi_audd_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442433669&sr=8-1&keywords=Paint+The+Sky+Audio

Amazon UK:   http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paint-the-Sky/dp/B014U31RHM/ref=tmm_aud_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1408336547&sr=1-1

iTunes:  http://itunes.apple.com/gb/audiobook/paint-the-sky-unabridged/id1037077431

Not an Audible member?

If you sign up to Audible for at least two months and Paint the Sky is your first purchase

my narrator and I will receive a bonus payment.

Currently you can receive one month’s membership with 1 FREE credit.



A love of art…

 

A mutual interest in art draws two shy university students together. Ben admires Vinnie’s painting of the university building, so Vinnie invites him to an exhibition of his artwork. From a wealthy family, Ben purchases some of Vinnie’s art and arranges for the artist to personally hang the paintings in his apartment.

 

Starry, starry night…

 

Ben commissions Vinnie to paint his portrait, in order to spend more time with the artist. On the night of the sitting, Vinnie fingerpaints the starry night on Ben’s chest… and they kiss. They begin a relationship beneath the night sky, God’s own canvas.

 

But every relationship has its ups and downs and so it is with theirs. When Ben thinks Vinnie spends too much time with a fellow artist, his jealousy drives a wedge between them and forces Vinnie into the very thing Ben dreads.

 

Hold tight to your dreams…

 

Ben and Vinnie will have to walk through fire before they can find one another again. But if they believe, and if they keep their faith in the night sky and each other, just maybe they can make their dreams of love come true.

 




LISTEN TO AN EXCERPT FROM THE AUDIOBOOK HERE

http://https://soundcloud.com/lily-g-blunt/paint-the-sky-excerpt-retail-sample

About the Audiobook Narrator

Joel Leslie was a pleasure to work with throughout.

I love his narration of my story and the way he brought the various characters to life.

Check out his others works here.


Audio Narration:   http://www.joelfroomkin.com/audiobook-narration

Facebook:   http://www.facebook.com/JoelLeslieNarrator/timeline

Audible:   http://www.audible.com/search/ref=a_pd_Kids_A_c2_1_narr?searchNarrator=Joel+Froomkin



Vinnie led me across the room, pulling me by the shirt. “Lie back on the sofa for me and I’ll paint you.”

 

As if in a dream, I settled my head against one arm of the sofa, my legs dangling over the other end, scarcely breathing now. Vinnie knelt on the floor beside me with an open pot of paint in his hand.

 

Teasingly, he dipped his index finger into the dark blue paint as if it were cream he would lick off. His finger connected with my skin and he made short strokes across my chest, the coldness of the paint making me shiver.

 

Mesmerised by the closeness of his beautiful face, the view of the night sky through the window, and the picture forming upon my chest, I watched as dab after dab and stroke after stroke he built up a mix of shades, until a dark night sky with the moon and stars were there to be seen—a masterpiece, drying on the warmth of my blazing skin, a transient thing of beauty. His fingers skimmed my skin causing gooseflesh to ripple in waves down my arms and thighs. My nipples pebbled in response to his touch.

 

And when he was done, his lips met mine in a languid kiss; how our first kiss should have been—sweet, innocent, and full of promise. He pulled away, smiling down at me.

 

This was the beginning of something special.

 


 

ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK AND IN PAPERBACK

 

Amazon.com:   http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MSYA1JQ 

Amazon UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paint-Sky-Bob-Loving-ebook/dp/B00MSYA1JQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1408336547&sr=1-1&keywords=Paint+the+Sky

ARe:   http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-paintthesky-1647346-145.html

PayHip:   http://payhip.com/b/2hSr




I’m offering a choice of either a signed paperback copy of Paint the Sky, an A5 or A6 notebook with a Paint the Sky cover to three lucky winners.

To enter the giveaway please comment on the post on Lily G Blunt’s blog saying which of the three gifts you would prefer.

Three winners will be randomly chosen on 3rd October when the

Paint the Sky Audiobook Blog Tour has finished.


ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HERE:   http://lilygblunt.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/paint-the-sky-audiobook-and-giveaway/



Lily G. Blunt writes contemporary gay romance and erotica. She loves to explore the relationship between two men and the intensity of their physical and emotional attraction. Angst often features in her stories as she feels this demonstrates the depth of the men’s feelings for each other. Lily is forever writing imaginary scenes and plots in her head, but only a few ever make it to the page—there never seems to be enough hours in the day despite having left the teaching profession to concentrate on her writing!

 

Lily discovered the wonderful world of m/m romance novels five years ago via fan fiction and went on to write stories in her spare time. With the encouragement of her friends and readers she decided to publish some of her work. Lily subsequently self-published several stories via Amazon. She later published short stories with Torquere Press and Wayward Ink Publishing. Lily is excited about joining Pride Publishing for her upcoming story, The Handyman Can.

Easily distracted from her writing, Lily makes videos using clips from gay-themed movies and posts gorgeous pictures of men kissing or making out on her tumblr and Facebook pages. Lily is also an avid supporter of GLBTQ rights and advocates equality for all. She was recently a steward for Pride in London.

Lily lives in central England with her rather bemused husband and a ‘mad as a bag of frogs’ Shetland Sheepdog called Barney.



WordPress:   http://https://lilygblunt.wordpress.com/

Facebook Author Page:   http://https://www.facebook.com/LilyGBlunt

Tumblr:   http://lilygblunt.tumblr.com/

YouTube:   http://https://www.youtube.com/user/BoyonBoyLoving?feature=mhee

Twitter:   http://https://twitter.com/BoyonBoyLoving

Goodreads:  http://https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6586037.Lily_G_Blunt

Pinterest:   http://https://uk.pinterest.com/lilygblunt/



Cover Reveal - Blind Redemption

Posted by jtcheyanne on September 14, 2015 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

 

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A woman is missing, paths are misleading. Can Psychic Detective Jackie Vaughn see through the veil of lies to find her?

 

 

Synopsis

 

 

Kidnapped and sold into the Chinese slave trade the survival of Annette Freder, the wife of University Chancellor, Charles Freder, depends on struggling psychic detective, Jackie Vaughn.

 

 

Crippled by grief over the unexpected death of her wife, Jackie deals with her anguish through pills and booze. While these coping mechanisms numb her pain, the growing addiction hampers her abilities, and places her health and livelihood in jeopardy.  The missing person’s case of Annette Freder shifts Jackie’s focus, challenging her psychic abilities.

 

 

Blind Redemption Cover

 

 

While on the job in China, Jackie finds herself with limited access to medication, resulting in bouts of withdrawal and depression. But that is just one of the many hurdles hindering Jackie in her quest to find Annette and return her to safety. Will corrupt police, maxed out credit cards, an ousted Greek intelligence officer assassin, and a revelation from an unexpected source prove too much for her?

 

 

Entangled deceit and unravelling lies Blind Redemption captures the essence of the human spirit and the power of redemption

 

 

Pre-order Links

 

 

WIP: http://www.waywardinkpublishing.com/product/blind-redemption-by-denise-dearth-and-amy-gillen/

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014U2PX9G

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B014U2PX9G

Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B014U2PX9G

Amazon DE: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B014U2PX9G

ARe:  https://www.omnilit.com/product-blindredemption-1887377-243.html

 

 

Giveaway

 

 

Prize: $10 WIP Gift Card

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d3e3d66a47/  

 


About the authors

 

 

DENISE DEARTH is a novelist and songwriter.  Blind Redemption is the first novel in the compelling Jackie Vaughn detective series. She is a member of Broadcast Music Incorporated, a music performing right organization, and the National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981. When’s she’s not writing she may be seen riding a two-toned, sky blue and white Victory Vegas Steel horse into the Midwestern sunset.

 

 

Denise Dearth can be found at:

 

 

Website: www.fictioncorner.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/JackieVaughnPI

 

 

AMY GILLEN is a co-creator of the Jackie Vaughn detective series.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Indiana University.  She is a poet, photographer, and entrepreneur with a passion for kayaking and travel.

 

 

Amy Gillen can be found at:

 

 

Website: www.fictioncorner.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/JackieVaughnPI

 

Cover Reveal - Three is Not a Crowd

Posted by jtcheyanne on September 11, 2015 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

 

threeisnotacrowd-bannr

 

 

 

Synopsis


 

 

 

Why would anyone think three was a crowd?

 

 

 


No. No. No. No. No.

 

 

 


Three is a triangle…

 

 

 


and did you know it’s the strongest geometrical shape?

 

 

 


All the best things come in threes…

 

 

 


Musketeers, primary colors, three-ringed circuses, stooges, blind mice, little pigs. The list goes on.

 

 

 


Of course they say trouble comes in three too…

 

 

 


but we won’t go there… or will we?

 

 

 


**giggle** There’s three sheets to the wind.

 

 

 


And **sigh… drool** there’s three piece suits.

 

 

 


And trust us, it’s no coincidence that there are three ingredients in a BLT.

 

 

 


Or only three elements to the game Rock, Paper, Scissors.


 

 

 

threeisnotacrowd-smallpreview

 

 

 


Want to get physical???

 

 

 


Well, there’s… three-legged races… (what were you thinking?)

 

 

 


Political? Of the people, by the people, for the people.

 

 

 


Or creepy? Hear no evil. Speak no evil. See no evil.

 

 

 


Why, three has so much going for it we don’t even need to mention a…

 

 

 


1…………            2…………            3………… sandwich

 

 

 


(substitute your own dream guys)

 

 

 


And of course, there’s: On your Mark. Get Set. And Go!

 

 

 


So Go! Read the short stories in…

 

 

 


THREE IS NOT A CROWD

 

 

 


Pre-order Links

 

 

 


WIP: http://www.waywardinkpublishing.com/product/three-is-not-crowd-a-wayward-ink-publishing-anthology/

 


Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01526M8EM/

 


Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01526M8EM/

 


Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01526M8EM/

 


Amazon DE: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B01526M8EM/

 


ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-threeisnotacrowdawaywardinkpublishinganthology-1885654-166.html

 

 

 


Watch the Trailer

 

 

 http://youtu.be/0P3WgfyGOKw

 

 


Giveaway

 

 

 


Prize: $10 WIP Gift Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Stories Included

 

 

 

LilyV

 

 

 


Brad has a thing about elevators. He’s also had a tough week.

 

 

 


An accidental encounter with Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome Aiden, and sweet, shy, and innocent Danny, will turn his elevator ‘thing’ into

something very B.A.D.

 

 

 


 asta

 

 

 


I’m every bit the Everyman.

 

 

 


Or at least I was until I started my current relationship.

 

 

 


You see, there are three of us in this couple: me, my boyfriend, and my boyfriend’s alter ego…

 

 

 


Eric

 

 

 


Three college cheerleaders are bound together by unrequited love, secrets, and lies.

 

 

 


That is until dangers on a road trip threaten their lives.

 

 

 


Who will survive?

 

 

 


 alina

 

 

 


Plagued by nightmares of a lost twin, David struggles to uncover the truth of his past.

 

 

 


 His family insists he never had a brother, enlisting therapist after therapist to cure him.

 

 

 


David’s only happiness is his boyfriend Terry.

 

 

 


Is the dream-visiting twin real?

 

 

 


Or is he a symptom of a mental disorder?

 

 

 


And real or not, will David and Terry’s relationship survive his presence?

 

 

 


 kay

 

 

 


Flynn Jacobs is small, eccentric, and neurotic. He’s spent his whole life being ridiculed and bullied.

 

 

 


On a rare night out with work colleagues, Flynn finally meets Riley, a man he has admired from afar.

 

 

 


Riley isn’t looking for anything special. His boyfriend Mitch is out of town and Riley is bored. Shy Flynn is a challenge. He’s meant to be a one

night stand but Riley finds he likes Flynn more than he should…

 

 

 


What will happen when Mitch returns from his business trip?

 

 

 


 LV

 

 

 


Richard believed his friendship with Laura was based around their passion for writing.

 

 

 


He didn’t realise he was falling in love with her, until it was too late. 

 

 

 


After all, how could he possibly be falling in love with Laura, when he still loved Bill?

 

 

 


eddy 

 

 

 


Malcolm has a decision to make.

 

 

 


His two best friends, Jack and Thomas, have just given him a very interesting proposal to mull over.

 

 

 


His mind, his heart, and his Little Malcolm need to agree.

 

 

 


The decision could change his life forever…

 

 

 


 aimee

 

 

 


Daniel and Michael go shopping for sex toys.

 

 

 


Michael believes their relationship is complete.

 

 

 


That is, until he lays his eyes on the gorgeous shop owner.

 

 

 


Perhaps things are better in threes…

 

 

 


 rian

 

 

 


Chrissie is a very smart Rottweiler who has never shifted until now, enjoying his life as a dog.

 

 

 


What happens when he and his owner, Simon, fall for the same guy?


 

Danny's Dragon by Sedonia Guillone

Posted by jtcheyanne on August 30, 2015 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Danny's Dragon Tour Banner

 

 


Title: Danny’s Dragon


Author: Sedonia Guillone


Genre: Gay romance, contemporary


Length: Novel


Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing

 

 


Synopsis

 

 


A rugged, muscular cop.

 

 


A sexy computer genius.

 

 


Secret desires.

 

 


Brought together by a crime committed on a cold dark night.

 

 


From the moment they meet, their lives can never be the same again…

 

 


Wild and rugged Dave Pearce is haunted by the demons of his past. He’s done his best to make a life for himself after the devastation of his

lover’s suicide years earlier, but the trauma has left its mark on his soul.

 

 


Danny Wong is what Dave considers a “nerdy Bruce Lee.” Handsome, refined, out of his league.

 

 


But that doesn’t matter.


 

 

Dannys Dragon Book Cover

 

 


Dave believes himself to be dangerous for any man who would love him. So he stays back in the shadows, letting the desire he harbors for the

hot grad student remain unrequited.

 

 


Danny has demons of his own. Duty-bound to his family’s goals for him, he remains shy and closeted, contenting himself with his secret

fantasies about the sexy Irish cop who patrols the campus building where Danny does his graduate work.

 

 


Until one freezing winter night…

 

 


Leaving the building, fate steps in and their paths cross in a new…deeper way. Neither man can turn back. Danny and Dave must face the

demons rearing their heads with full force, or lose their chance at an epic love…

 

 


Book trailer

 

 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AIpKvpSuto&feature=youtu.be

 

 


Buy Links

 

 


WIP: www.waywardinkpublishing.com/product/dannys-dragon-by-sedonia-guillone/


Amazon US: www.amazon.com/dp/B011S2O2ES/


Amazon UK: www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B011S2O2ES/


Amazon AU: www.amazon.com.au/dp/B011S2O2ES/


Amazon DE: www.amazon.de/dp/B011S2O2ES/


ARe: www.allromanceebooks.com/product-danny039sdragon-1851792-149.html


B&N: www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dannys-dragon-sedonia-guillone/1017487993

 

 


Excerpt:


!!!Heat Level High!!!


Dave leaned into him and captured his mouth for a kiss. He slipped his tongue between Danny’s lips, not seeming to care that it was first thing

in the morning. He slid his tongue hotly against Danny’s, receding then deepening the kiss more each time. Dave’s large jade stem, fully erect

and pulsing, jutted demandingly into Danny’s hip. A moan slipped from Dave’s throat, vibrating between their joined mouths.


Danny reached over and smoothed the palm of his hand over Dave’s cock. He loved the velvety feel of the skin hugging veins and hard muscle.


Dave moaned again into his mouth, and shifted, covering more of Danny’s body with his. The weight forced Danny’s hand out from between

them, and he smoothed his palm across Dave’s hip and over one butt cheek. The tight orb was deliciously hard against his hand. He squeezed

it gently and continued his exploration, moving his fingertips toward the crevice between the two hard globes.


Dave’s breath caught in his throat. He lifted his mouth from their kiss, his eyelids heavy. “Yes,” he breathed, “touch me there.” Suddenly, a tiny

grin played on his lips. “Don’t worry, I keep it clean and shiny.”


Danny smiled. “Okay.” He wanted more than anything in that moment to bring Dave pleasure. He slipped the fingers of one hand between

Dave’s buttocks, stroking the softer skin hidden there, exploring the tiny folds and nuances of that intimate crevice.


Dave exhaled an obvious sigh of pleasure, his breath coming in short gasps. He slanted his lips across Danny’s again, taking his mouth in a

more heated kiss than before. He parted his legs slightly, draping one hard sloping thigh over Danny’s, giving Danny’s hand greater access to

his bottom. Again he lifted his mouth away, panting heavily now, his face flushed. “Put your finger in,” he rasped. “Please.”


The plea in Dave’s voice made Danny’s heart surge. He loved hearing Dave’s pleasured breathing, watching his broad, strong chest heave and

hearing his moans of enjoyment. Carefully, he probed the outer rim until he felt the tiny puckered opening. He pushed, gently at first.


Dave moaned, and his eyelids fluttered.


Encouraged, he pushed a bit harder, and his finger slid in. He moved it around, guided by Dave’s sighs and groans of satisfaction. “Is that

okay?”


Dave nodded. “Incredible.” He closed his eyes, his head tilted back slightly, obviously lost in the pleasure of what Danny was doing to him.


“Danny,” he whispered after several moments, “put in two fingers.”


Danny frowned. “I don’t want to hurt you.”


Dave opened his eyes, a sideways grin curving his lips. “Don’t worry about hurting me. It’s a long time since I was a virgin.”


Danny smiled. He liked Dave’s earthy sense of humor. The man was sensuous and kind and made Danny want to do anything for him.


“All right then.” Carefully, he pushed a second finger in and pulsed both fingers in and out together, enjoying the sounds of Dave’s pleasured

moans.


Dave lowered his face back down to Danny’s and took his lips in a searing kiss, plundering the soft crevices of his mouth with his tongue.

Several moments passed before he pulled away again, his blue eyes dark and smoldering.


“Danny, I gotta have you inside me,” he panted. “Is that all right with you?”


Dave’s fevered request sent darts of excitement skittering through Danny’s body, and his erection surged. Yet, at the same time, he paused.

This wasn’t what he’d expected. Or what he’d imagined himself doing. His fantasies had always included Dave taking him and being on top.


Dave brushed a fingertip across Danny’s cheek. “Something the matter? You don’t want it?” Then he grinned. His lids lowered. “I know, you

thought I’d be the wild stallion and mount you.” He leaned forward and kissed Danny’s lips. The kiss was brief but hot. “I want to make sure

you’re good and ready for that, Danny. Besides, even a stallion wants to get ridden once in a while.”


Dave fell silent. The pad of his thumb moved back and forth across Danny’s cheekbone. There was something in the tone of Dave’s voice, a

hesitance. Danny suspected it had something to do with that the bit about his life he’d shared earlier.


“Hey, Danny, do you want to? I sure do.” He reached down, closed his large hand around Danny’s wrist, and guided his fingers back to his hole.

Dave groaned at the contact.


“Yes, I want to,” Danny breathed as he pressed his fingertips against the puckered hole. I... um....” His fingers slipped from Dave’s behind, and

he rested his hand on Dave’s hip, overcome suddenly by the shy insecurity he so often felt. “I don’t want to be bad at it.”


Dave stroked his cheek and kissed him again. “You won’t be.” He lifted his face away and disengaged his body from Danny’s, rising up on

hands and knees. “Have you ever done it with a woman?”


He nodded. “I had a girlfriend a long time ago.”


“What do you call the woman’s business, you know, in those Chinese terms?”


“There are a few names, but one of them is the cinnabar cave.”


Dave chuckled. “Very nice. Well, just pretend you’re sinking your dragon into the cinnabar cave, and do the same thing, okay?”


He nodded again, his pulse throbbing madly.


Dave gestured with a nod of his head. “Come up here first, and I’ll give you some lubrication.”


Guest Post



Anyone who has spent even a few seconds on my Facebook timeline has seen pictures of my cat, Molly. Many, many pictures! Lol. So for me, a

blog tour wouldn’t be complete without me being a show off cat-mom and talking about her.


Molly (full name Molly Kaufman) was born to feral cats in my neighborhood. She was one of a litter of five little girls. The neighbor whose house

she was born near, faithfully feeds the feral population and so they hang out under her bushes. One day, the neighbor, Karen, heard some little

cries. She found a littler of four kittens and brought them to another neighbor of ours, a former FBI agent named Sandy, whom she knew had

raised a previous litter, vetted them and got them adopted.


Karen brought the four kittens to Sandy and came back to her house a couple of hours later. There she found another kitten, its head sticking out

from the bushes and crying hysterically.


The fifth kitten who’d gotten accidentally left behind. Karen immediately brought the kitten to be with her sisters where they were put in a large

kennel cage setup complete with rugs, hammocks and toys in the garage. Sandy left her garage door open so anyone walking by could see

these five fluffballs playing. We couldn’t pass without getting a closer look.


However, as you know, once you look at a kitten, you’re in danger of getting hooked. We were no exception. We immediately reserved one of

the kittens for adoption as soon as they were old enough. Sandy picked out the kitten she thought would be perfect for us. The kitten who’d been

left behind in the bushes. We named her Molly, brought her home at 8 weeks and have been in love ever since.


Having been handled by humans from the earliest age, Molly is very human-oriented. She came to see me as her mother since she never really

knew her real cat mother. She nurses on me every night and sleeps on my chest. I have never had such a sweet relationship with an animal in

my life.


Along those lines, let me just say, I am very in favor of adoption when it comes to animals. There are so many in shelters who need a loving

home and I hope that one day all the animals all over the world (most urgently the Soi dogs in east Asia who are victims of the horrifying illegal

dog meat trade) who need homes will have one. If you are familiar with any of my books, you will have met a couple of adopted animals too.

Genius criminal profiler, Michael Di Santo, hero in Acts of Passion found a stray cat who took to him and he gave her a good home and they are

best friends. Jake Fallon in Fallon’s Jewel, too, crossed paths with a stray dog (one of the last in existence in this futuristic, post-apocalyptic

world) who became his faithful companion on his space patrol buggy.


Anyway, thank you for reading about Molly and my love of animals. Who are your special fur friends? I’d love to hear about them. Thanks and

hugs! Sedonia




Giveaway

 

 


Prizes: $20 WIP Gift Card; ebook copy of Danny’s Dragon


www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d3e3d66a44/

 

 

 

 


About the Author


 

 

Sedonia


Award-winning, multi-published author of erotic romance, SEDONIA GUILLONE spends her days writing deliciously naughty romances—when

she’s not cuddling with the man she loves or watching kung fu and samurai films and eating chocolate.

 

 


Sedonia welcomes comments from readers.

 

 


Sedonia Guillone can be found at:

 

 


Website: www.sedoniaguillone.com


Facebook: ww.facebook.com/sedonia.guillone?fref=ts


Twitter: twitter.com/SedoniaGuillone


Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/sedoniag/


 

 

Broken Oath's Blog Tour

Posted by V L Moon on August 27, 2015 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Below is the amazing list of fabulous bloggers hosting us and our latest book release Broken Oath's. Thank you to Eyes on Books and our beautiful friend Alina Popescu for making all this possible. 


 

27-Aug Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents Book Promo


http://paularadell.com/new-release-broken-oaths-a-contemporary-mm-romance-by-v-l-moon-j-t-cheyanne/

Passionate Reads Book Promo, Excerpt

http://fangirlmomentsandmytwocents.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/broken-oaths-by-vl-moon-and-jt-cheyanne.html?spref=tw#.Vd9KbvlViko



28-Aug World of Diversity Fiction Book Promo, Guest Post

http://wodfreview.com/?p=9901


MM Good Book Reviews Book Promo, Review, Excerpt, Guest post

https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com/2015/08/28/broken-oaths-by-v-l-moon-and-j-t-cheyanne%e2%80%8f-blog-tour-guest-post-excerpt-review-giveaway/#comment-11758" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com/2015/08/28/broken-oaths-by-v-l-moon-and-j-t-cheyanne%e2%80%8f-blog-tour-guest-post-excerpt-review-giveaway/#comment-11758



29-Aug Alina Popescu, Writer Book Promo, Guest Post

http://alina-popescu.com/blog-tour-broken-oaths-by-v-l-moon-and-j-t-cheyanne-guest-post-giveaway/



30-Aug Sinfully Addicted Guest Post


http://sinfullysexybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/blog-tour-broken-oaths-by-vl-moon-and.html?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork

Zipper Rippers Book Promo, Excerpt

http://zipperrippers.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/book-spotlight-giveaway-broken-oaths-by.html?spref=fb




31-Aug Author Tracey Michael Excerpt

http://traceysteinbachtraceymichael.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/blog-tour-broken-oaths-by-vl-moon-and.html?showComment=1441052361713#c2374723053066113660

The Naughty Librarians Playground Book Promo

http://thenaughtlibrarianplayground.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/broken-oath.html?spref=fb


01-Sep Mich's Book Reviews Book Promo, Excerpt

https://michbookreviews.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/blog-tour-broaken-oaths-j-t-cheyanne-and-v-l-moon/#comment-955" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://https://michbookreviews.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/blog-tour-broaken-oaths-j-t-cheyanne-and-v-l-moon/#comment-955


The Bitches of Eastwick Book Promo, Review, Excerpt

http://sisterbitches.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/review-and-giveaway-for-broken-oaths-by.html?showComment=1441129138820#c3782773786470902809


Prism Book Alliance Guest Post

http://www.prismbookalliance.com/2015/09/v-l-moon-and-j-t-cheyanne-on-broken-oaths-blog-tour-rafflecopter-giveaway/#comment-64714



02-Sep Jackies's Book Reviews Book Promo, Excerpt

https://www.facebook.com/jackiereviewsbooksforyou/posts/442861309247122" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://https://www.facebook.com/jackiereviewsbooksforyou/posts/442861309247122



multitaskingmommas Book Reviews Book Promo, Review, Excerpt

http://www.multitaskingmommas.com/2015/09/blog-tour-earc-review-excerpt-giveaway_2.html?showComment=1441211794275#c9195902218905150003



03-Sep TTC Books and More Book Promo, Excerpt

http://www.ttcbooksandmore.com/2015/09/broken-oaths-by-vl-moon-and-jt-cheyanne.html

Drops of Ink Book Promo, Excerpt, Author Interview, Guest post

http://anne-barwell.livejournal.com/124224.html?view=323648#t323648



04-Sep Nephy's World Book Promo, Review, Excerpt, Author Interview


http://nephylim-author.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/broken-oaths-by-vl-moon-and-j-t-cheyanne.html?showComment=1441444918395#c5122433641790763958

Vampy and Racey Review, Excerpt

http://vampyandracey.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/broken-oaths-by-v-l-moon-and-j-t.html?spref=fb

Divine Magazine Book Promo, Excerpt, Author Interview

http://divinemagazine.net/book-stuff/.VemDjFw1dGx.facebook


Smut Book Junkie Reviews Review, Excerpt

http://smutbookjunkie.com/2015/09/04/blog-tour-review-giveaway-broken-oaths-by-v-l-moon-and-j-t-cheyanne/




05-Sep Iyana Jenna Book Promo, Excerpt


https://iyanajennaauthor.wordpress.com/2015/09/05/in-the-spotlight-vl-moon-jt-cheyanne/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://https://iyanajennaauthor.wordpress.com/2015/09/05/in-the-spotlight-vl-moon-jt-cheyanne/

EyesOnBooks' Next Favorite Reads Book Promo, Review




06-Sep Lily G Blunt Book Promo, Review, Excerpt

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07-Sep Crazy Chix Book Reviews Review

Nikka Michaels Book Promo

http://nikkamichaels.com/2015/09/07/new-from-v-l-moon-j-t-cheyanne-broken-oaths/comment-page-1/#comment-610

Its Raining Men Book Promo, Excerpt, Guest post

http://rainingmenamen.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/eyes-on-books-broken-oaths-vl-moon-and.html?spref=fb

 


Strength to Let Go Review and Interview with Shiki

Posted by jtcheyanne on August 1, 2015 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Strength to Let Go Blog Tour

 

 


Title: Strength to Let Go


Series: Tales of the Werewolf Tribes, Book One


Author: Alina Popescu


Genre: gay romance, paranormal, werewolves, paranormal romance, supernatural


Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing

 

 


Synopsis


 

 

After being abandoned by his mates, Shiki Kirishima, beta of the Dragons of the Fang werewolf tribe, returns to his home in Tokyo.

 

 

Crippled by grief, Shiki decides to end it all by going into the territory of the Siberian Killers tribe and challenging them to a battle to the death.

 

 

His death.

 

 

StrengthtoLetGo-smallpreview

 

 

Ganzorig, beta of the Siberian Killers, however, sees the potentially disastrous consequences of having Shiki die in battle.

 

 

Instead, he saves him.

 

 

Having suffered loss himself, Ganz takes it upon himself to help Shiki deal with his pain.

 

 

Blake, Shiki’s best friend since childhood, is as determined to show him there is life after a wolf’s ultimate loss.

 

 

Could there also be something ‘more’ for them after friendship?

 

 


Book Trailer


www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgSznO3TbWU&feature=youtu.be


 

 

 

 


Excerpt

 


I followed Ganz through a right maze of hallways that took us through the run-down building where Blake was being held. They’d refused to let

him step foot anywhere else, they’d bent their rules for me enough as it was. When we reached the large and dirty room they were in, I stopped

and looked through the glass on the door. Blake had his back to me as he sat at a large table in the far right corner of the room.


His shoulders were so tense you’d think he’d explode, and I could see how the Killers guarding him flinched every time Blake turned to stare at

them. If my heart hadn’t been squeezed so tight, it would have been funny. I pushed the door open just in time to hear him threaten the nice

Mongolians guarding him with some old Native American curses that would affect them and three future generations. I shook my head, thinking

he’d never change. He did not believe in the Powhatan curses his tribe thought of as infallible, but he’d always play them against wolves who

were naturally afraid of everything spiritual. It came with having a long collective memory and us being part of what was considered the

impossible.


“Chibi-tan, stop threatening the good men,” I said, stopping in the middle of the room and dropping my bag on the floor, sending a puff of dust up

into the stale air. He stood up so fast the chair flew from under him. When he turned, his eyes glassy and his breath heavy, my smile faded,

making room for what was really in my heart. Fear, reluctance, and the joy of seeing my childhood friend.


“God damn, winggapo, you have to stop calling me that! You’re older only by a few months.”


I had used that term with him since the day I’d met him. He was scrawny as a four-year-old and a little shorter than me. He’d been brought to

train with me and I’d been ahead of him in training and strength. I’d insisted he called me senpai. What started as a tease soon became an

endearment, and he knew it, yet still insisted I’d stop. It was when he’d figured that out that he’d started to call me winggapo. Weirdly enough,

although he was half Brazilian, he’d never used any Portuguese with me, only Powhatan words. I believed deep down he identified more with

the Native American tribe of Virginia that his father belonged to than with his mother’s Brazilian roots.


Chibi tried to smile as well, but his grin seemed as unnatural as mine did. He pushed his hands deep into his pockets and looked past me. As

there were only a couple of inches between us, I noticed his avoidance technique. His hazel eyes glowed bright green, showing his turmoil,

before he finally decided to look me in the eye.


“I’m sorry, Shi. I’m so sorry I did not pick up.” He frowned and looked at his feet, his shoulders slumping. “I was on a vision quest, I didn’t know.”


I gasped loudly, taking one step to close the distance between us and wrap him into a tight hug. Of all the things I’d expected Blake would say to

me, how his guilt took me by surprise I’ll never know. It was such an obvious reaction considering who he was, I mentally slapped myself for not

figuring out sooner just how much he’d kept beating himself up over it. I’d thought our talk on the phone had been enough, but I should have

known better. It would take Blake quite a bit to forgive himself.


“You said that, chibi. And I told you not to blame yourself. When the hell will you listen to your nii-san?”


“You’re not my fucking big brother, you’re my best friend,” he growled, his voice muffled by how hard he was hugging me back, his face pressed

into my shoulder. He pushed me back and looked at me carefully. It felt as if he could see through me, right through the thin walls I’d used to

build my appearance of a normal person. It all crumbled under his scrutiny, and by the time he pulled me back into his arms, I was already

coming undone.


“Get me out of here, Blakey,” I whispered. “No one needs to see me having a freaking meltdown. Please!”


He nodded against the side of my neck, grabbed my hand and my duffle, and pulled me toward the door. I had to forcefully stop him to be able

to say goodbye to Ganz. We hugged without a word for a few minutes; then he made me promise I’ll keep in touch. I noticed a few curt nods

between him and Blake and somehow knew chibi-tan would keep him in the loop if I didn’t.


Blake then rushed me through the maze of hallways. Wolfs usually have a great sense of direction, but all I could tell was we hadn’t come this

way when we’d entered the building. When Blake pushed a large door open and I saw his jet waiting for us, I realized I had good reason not to

know where we were going. We raced to the stairs and promptly got in. When the door closed behind us, my legs finally gave out, but chibi

caught me.


“I’m here, Shi, let it out.” His encouragement was all I needed. I let the pain and renewed rage out, messy and erratic. I could, now that my best

friend was there to steady me through it. His pilot came in and asked us to sit down, but Blake merely growled. As we were still hugging in the

middle of the jet, it started moving.


I didn’t know when or how I’d gotten onto the onboard couch, but Blake was holding me and my sobs had calmed down.


“Gods, I’ve never cried so much in my entire life as I have in the past few months. What the hell is wrong with me, chibi?”


“You had your heart ripped out of your chest and handed back to you in pieces, I assume,” he said, as if he was presenting facts to his Board.


“So word got out,” I growled.


“Well, chibi, the kids got dropped at your brother’s and never picked up for weeks, you disappeared, and then we found out you were in Siberian

Killers territory. I think everyone figured out you’d had a breakdown and that you did not want your marriage to end.”


“Do they….” My voice trailed off before I could form the question. In all honestly, I was afraid of the answer.


“No, no one but me knows. They believe what Ganz told them, that you were randomly flashing and ended up out there.”


“Good.” I nodded, wiping dried tears off and blowing my nose into the tissues Blake had handed to me.


“Winggapo, I get why you did it and how your mind works. I swear though, you try that again, I’ll fucking kick your ass.” He pushed his index

finger toward me, a menacing frown reinforcing his words.


“I promised I won’t, chibi. Ganz gave me an out, provided I really tried for two months.”


“He did what?” His voice was so loud, the flight attendant jumped out of her chair. Blake smiled apologetically before turning to face me, arching

a brow and pushing his upper body closer.


“Yup, two months of trying, and if I still wanted to end it in battle, he’d have arranged it for me. I think he knew I would not want that anymore.”


“Smart wolf,” Blake said with a chuckle. “Then again, if this had turned out differently, he’d be a dead wolf.”


I laughed and shook my head. Ganz had been right, my friends would have gone after them had I been killed by their tribe. Maybe Shishou

would have tried to stop them, but between Blake and Vicks, he would have failed. Thinking more about it, I figured Shishou would have joined

just to keep his wife happy.


“He is an incredibly smart wolf, actually. I was surprised by him, in a good way.”


“Mhm, yeah, I caught the squeeze of his ass before we left,” he said, wiggling his eyebrows.


I tilted my head and smirked. “Yeah, I noticed how worried your pilot was I’d steal his fun. That was before he figured I was in full-blown sob-fest

mode,” I added and winked. Blake shrugged casually. We’d never hidden our conquests from each other, it was pointless, especially since we

used to share them more often than not.



Interview with Hotness....err...Shiki:

 


Omgawds! V.L. and I are thrilled to be sitting down with Shiki Kirishima, beta of the Dragons of the Fang werewolf tribe. Welcome smexy wolf!

Before we hyperventilate from your hotness *watches him grin* let's get to the questions!


Who is your favorite anime or manga character and what makes you love them?


Well, hello there, vampy and angel! *grins and gives them a hug* A pleasure chatting with you, as always. *Taps his chin and tilts his head*

Well, it has to be Luka Crosszeria from Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru (Betrayal Knows My Name). He is a high ranking demon fighting

for the other side because of love. His love for Yuki has followed her/him through every reincarnation, staying true and pure regardless of

circumstances or his lover’s gender. Besides, he wields a kick ass sword and uses magic. And he’s hot. *Shrugs* What’s not to love?



How long does it take for you to apply your make up and do you have any favorite brands we should know about?


*Laughs and rolls his eyes* Really, you want to talk make up? Well, it depends on what I do. If it’s cosplay or something really crazy—you

should watch some Visual Kei bands on concert to figure what that looks like—it might take me half an hour or even an hour. But that includes

the outfit! For a day to day thing… Five-ten minutes, maybe.


I don’t have a favorite brand, I have favorite products from different brands. And for the crazier looks I sometimes use face paint made for the

theatre.



Will you and Blake be visiting Ganz anytime soon?


Oh, you can bet we will! That guy needs some true lovin’ and I am hell-bent on making it happen. The only problem is Ganz has to do the hard

part first—get his tribe to open up. I think, before a visit, he might need me as a weapon. *sighs and shakes his head* Tribes and their weird

politics, either bores me to death or makes me want to punch somebody.



How are Ryuu and Kimmie and has Blake adjusted to having them in his life?


*Grins wickedly* Oh, Blake is a pleasure to watch around the kids! He’s gotten used to it for the most part, but he still has some cute moments

where he’s completely terrified by them. It’s funny, cause I’ve known him all my life and he’s never been afraid of anything.


The kids… thank the Gods, they are resilient and have adapted to the new status quo. They spend a month with me, and then one in the Fae

Realm. They are happy and healthy, and that’s all I want from them. Kimmie occasionally visits her blood family, and they are always so thankful

for it. As if there was any way I would have prevented that!



It seems you have perfected the art of the eyeroll. Does Blake have a habit you love to tease him about?


*Chuckles and does an eye roll for show* Well, I’ve spent my whole freaking life working on it! I should have it down to an art by now. I try to tone

down my teasing of Blake. He’s been chibi all his life, and I tease him about calling me senpai, even if I’m only a few months older than him.

Plus he got a couple inches taller at some point.

What I love is that he looks the same way when he’s working and when he’s training. Same fierce look, same determination. I can understand

why people tremble when they have to deal with him.



Blake is the cook. Do you have a favorite meal he prepares for you?


Blake usually cooks international cuisine stuff. But he’s excellent at making nabe of any kind. That’s what you’d call Japanese hot pot dishes.

We usually have them in winter, but I make Blake prepare them a lot more often. I love Blake with all my heart, but nothing he makes will ever be

as good as mochi. And he refuses to make that! Says if I want to kill myself with sweets, he won’t be a part of it. *Grins* He orders them for me,

which to me is the same thing, he’s still involved.



Given the custody arrangement, will we be seeing more of your ex-husbands?


*Shrugs* I really don’t think so. There’s no point. I think everything we’ve had to clear up, has been settled. They are part of my past, and I’m no

longer hung up on that. I’d rather focus on those who want to be in my life—Blake, my kids, my extended family, my friends… They are all a

handful, trust me, and they require a lot of time and energy! Especially Blake *grins* I need a lot of energy to keep up with our bedroom adjacent

activities.



A few fun facts about you:


favorite color: Black, wear a lot of it… Also, bright green cause that’s how Blake’s eyes are when he wolfs out.


favorite movie: Don’t have one, too many to choose from.


favorite song: it’s an anime theme song, surprise, surprise! Kimi Hana from a gay anime (and manga) called Junjou Romantica


favorite book: Not even going there! Too many to list


vanilla or chocolate: *Snorts* Mochi. With whatever filling it comes.


favorite ice cream flavor: *Stares blankly* Who would want ice cream when you can have mochi?



When can we expect MORE SHIKI and BLAKE?


Well, from what I know, book two will be the story of my twin, Shishou, and his mates, Vicks and Stuart. That means you’ll get a lot of me, but

from back when I was the crazy brother who challenged Shishou. You’ll still experience a lot of my awesomeness though *winks*. And I will also

make sure I show up in the next two books. You can’t have any werewolf story without me! And why would you want to, anyway?


Thank you for breaking away from Blake long enough to stop by *laughs*. We so enjoyed this and look forward to the next book!



Review:

I met Shiki in the roleplay world and loved his cheekiness and his playfulness. I was overjoyed when I found out his story was being put into

book form. I was not disappointed at all! Alina has given one of my favorite characters a beautiful start to his story. The playfulness and fun I love

about Shiki are definitely included in the story. However, the book does not begin on a particularly hearts and flowers note.


The first part of the story devastated me. My heart broke for Shiki. While I understood the devastation and the reasoning for his decision (I’m not

doing spoilers LOL) I wanted to wrap him up and just hold him. His pain was written so vividly, I fought tears to continue reading.


And then, Blake entered the picture. Cue the hearts and flowers and the desperate mad rush of falling in love. It dried the tears and brought a

huge smile. Shiki’s fears of ruining a relationship with his best friend were realistic and on point and written with just a touch of brilliant humor.


Throughout the book, Shiki visits several different places. I loved the descriptions of Tokyo. They put me right there in the middle of the maid

cafes and on the bustling streets. Excellent!


Although part of a series, the book is stand alone in that there was closure on several important issues, but THANKFULLY, there is room left for

more, more, more Shiki and I cannot wait!


Great job, Alina. I will definitely be recommending this book.

 


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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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