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The Guy with the Suitcase by Chris Ethan

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Pierce is homeless. 

Young and strong-willed Pierce has been living in the streets of New York City for six months, since his parents kicked him out of their perfect, Christian, suburban house. Pierce is gay. And he is suffering the consequences for being true to himself. 

Rafe is homeless. 

He is also sick. Impressionable, but far from innocent, Rafe ran away from home almost a year ago. His sickness is slowly killing him. But Rafe is not a hopeless case. He has learned to get by. Nights of paid passion turn to sheltering warmth from the imminent New York winter. 

And then there's a suitcase. Pierce's suitcase, which holds secrets from everyone including its owner. 

When their worlds collide, their lives intertwine and when the world seems bent on bringing the two souls to their knees, fate has other plans for them. 

Caution: Contains adult language, New York City streets, tough life choices, sexual tension, stubborn brutes and swoon-worthy romance.


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About The Author

Chris Ethan is a book whore. He enjoys selling his feelings for money and other pleasures and is blatantly unashamed to do so for as long as he breathes. Chris Ethan is also a persona for Rhys Christopher Ethan, author of fantasy and sci-fi. He uses Chris Ethan to share stories of adult queer romance with those who need it. Before you delve into his books however, be warned. He likes putting his characters through shitstorms and hates anything conventional. But then there's that darned happy-ever-after. Also, he likes swearing. Deal with it!

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








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


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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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.




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Broken Hearts Blog Tour - Ioana Visan

Posted by jtcheyanne on October 10, 2015 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)





Title: Broken Hearts

Author: Ioana Visan

Series: Broken People, Book Two

Genre: Science Fiction, Cyberpunk

Length: Novel






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




It took Dale a second to assess the situation. From the way the man held himself and angled his arm, he had to be armed. How the weapon had slipped past her guards, Dale didn’t have time to figure out. Aurore was too close and her guards were too far. He jumped at the same time she raised an arm to defend herself. Not a gun. A knife then? She could use some good defense lessons.

Dale landed with a thud right behind the attacker. Something tore in his side at the impact with the ground, but he went with the momentum and grabbed the man by the back of his neck, pulling him off Aurore. He shoved him away so hard, the sound of breaking bones echoed in the night as the man hit the building, collapsing in a heap, and remained motionless. Metal clattered on the pavement. Definitely a knife.

In an instant, a dozen guns were pointed at Dale. Too late, boys. He slowly breathed in and turned towards Aurore, his fists clenched by his side. There hadn’t been time to pull out a gun. “Are you hurt?” The words came out in a rush.

She shook her head, eyes wide, lips parted, and not a drop of color in her face.

They stared at each other, startled, frightened, and angry.

Dale frowned, ready to unleash his fury on her. “What—”

Aurore raised a hand. “We’ll talk when we get home.” She walked up to the fallen man and nudged him with the tip of her boot. No reaction. “Well, he’s no use to me now.” She let out an unhappy sigh. “All right. Torch the place and take him to the police station. Let Chief Horak know I’ll call him in the morning and I’m not happy I have to do his job.”

Dale didn’t move because those orders weren’t for him. The air left his lips in small pants, but he displayed no other signs of exertion.

With a wave of her hand, Aurore returned to her car. Dale nodded to the driver to get out, his hard stare silencing any protests, then he slid into the front seat and started the engine before anyone else could get in. Let them find their own means of transportation if they didn’t all fit in the other car. He didn’t want them there. Right now, he could barely stand Aurore’s presence, frozen in the front seat, without snapping.

The car sped away faster than it was safe to drive at that late hour. Dale’s hands clenched the steering wheel, his eyes fixated on the road. A heavy silence fell between them.

When he checked, flames reflected in the rearview mirror.

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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.



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Cover Reveal - Blind Redemption

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





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






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.



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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



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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.



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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.



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