NOX by Adrienne Wilder: Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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by Adrienne Wilder

The neighbor’s dog wouldn’t stop barking.

Outside the kitchen window, Mr. Oak’s Border Collie was nothing more than a flash of black and white as he circled the barn at the edge of the pasture.

Luca rinsed the glass under the flow of water and set it in the drying rack beside the sink with the rest of the dinner dishes.

A line of dark clouds stained the horizon, washing out the sunset. Wind tossed up a cloud of dirt to dance around the dog.

He continued to bark.

Luca pressed his fingers to his temple. With every burst of sound, a dull throb beat behind his eyes.

How many times had Luca hauled the animal back to his owner’s house a half-mile down the road this week? At least five, and it was only Wednesday.

“Damn it, Buster, I’m not in the mood for this.” Luca took the length of rope off the peg near the door. His muscles protested the climb down the small flight of steps from the back porch, and the constant fatigue plaguing him gnawed deeper.

He headed down the hill, thick blades of fescue grabbing at his legs left green streaks across his jeans. Despite the warm temperatures, the air kissed his skin with a chill.

The dog crouched, moving right to left a few yards outside the barn.

Luca whistled.

The Border Collie looked up, tongue flopping out the side of his mouth.

Luca unrolled the rope. “Here, let’s get you home.” He reached for the dog’s collar. Buster snapped his jaws, and Luca jerked his hand back. “Whoa, what the hell’s gotten into you?” Normally the dog was more than willing to go for a car ride. Half the time, Luca didn’t need the leash.

Buster lowered to his belly, exhaling in rapid breaths. He whined while he stared into shadows cast by the wooden slat walls. Luca stepped closer to the barn.

A deep growl rumbled in Buster’s chest.

Whatever he heard was either out of Luca’s range of hearing or drowned out by the thump of his heart. He paused at the threshold until his eyes adjusted to the lack of light.

His parents had gotten rid of the horses after his brother Koda was killed. Luca had resented them for a while. When recovering from his second battle with leukemia, watching the horses from his bedroom window had been his escape. Faced with final go-round, he was thankful he wouldn’t have to worry about them when he went into hospice.

Buster stepped inside. Hackles raised over the dog’s shoulders, running in a line down his back.

Luca picked up a shovel hanging from a nail just at the entrance. If whatever spooked the dog was bigger than a raccoon, Luca doubted it would do much good. At least there weren’t bears in this part of the country. At least he’d never seen one. He hoped this was not the day he did.

Luca inched his way into the barn.

He bumped open the first stall door with his elbow. Mounds of rotting hay edged the walls where it hadn’t caught in the craters dug by hooves pawing at the ground.

The door on the second stall was reluctant to open thanks to the rust binding the hinges. Sticky strands of spider webs caught Luca’s fingers. He grimaced and scrubbed them off on his shirt. Again, nothing but shadows.

He inched past two more stalls where night filled the space between the dividers. More straw and dirt, and the heady scent of animals long gone.

The last door belonged to the storage area where they’d kept tack and feed.

With each hesitant shuffle forward, Luca’s tennis shoes left ruts in the dirt. He reached the last enclosure. Sweat burned his eyes. He licked his dry lips. Buster’s quick breaths were the only sound in the barn aside from Luca’s pulse racing in his ears.

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Book Review: The Aftermath by Maggie Walsh

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: The Aftermath
Author: Maggie Walsh
Series: Angel Pack #16
Heroes: Sasha/Samuel/Mike
Genre: MMM Paranormal
Length: 212 Pages
Publisher: Siren
Release Date: April 2, 2019
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: It has been nine months since fae warrior Sasha met and rescued his mate, Samuel, but because of the life he has lead, his skittish mate is still nervous about being claimed.
Sammy feels lost and confused by why he has never felt the mating heat that all feline’s experience when they meet their mate, but he figures it has something to do with all the experiments done on him in the past.

Mike is not only an old friend of Jesse and Taylor but the man who rescued them years ago when they worked for him in Atlanta. He has come to Sanctuary to see his friends and is shocked when his mates just strolled into the room. He’s excited that he has found his mates but knows he cannot claim them or allow them to claim him because Mike’s past could get them all killed.

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Book Review: Benoit by R.J. Scott and V.L. Locey

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Benoit
Authors: R.J. Scott and V.L. Locey
Series: Owatonna U Hockey #3
Heroes: Ethan/Ben
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 192 Pages
Publisher: Love Lane Books Unlimited
Release Date: May 17, 2019
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: When the lines between career and love blur, will Ethan and Ben find a way to create a future that will work for both of them?

Senior year is here, and everything is on the line. Benoit’s time to shine in the crease is now, and he’s going to do everything he can to make sure those professional scouts take notice. He’s earned a great reputation for his skills in the net, and his laid-back demeanor is his key to maintaining his cool when things get heated in the goal crease.

As the Eagles roar into a new season, Ben’s laser-sharp focus is shattered by his attraction to Ethan Girard, the team’s new defensive consultant. Trying his best to ignore the budding friendship that’s taking a hard, fast turn into something far more passionate, Ben is determined to keep his mind on the sport he loves and not let his feelings for the handsome older man creep into his performance. But love, like hockey, is wildly unpredictable, and soon Ben finds that he’s unable to distance himself from Ethan who is slowly and surely working himself into his heart.

Famed Boston defenseman, Ethan Girard, isn’t stupid. Celebrating his thirty-second birthday in the emergency room after breaking his leg, and with a warning that healing will be a long process, he knows he has to think about his future. He was drafted at eighteen, and he’s never known anything but hockey, but with no contract in place yet for the new season he considers that maybe it’s time for him to hang up his skates for good.

Volunteering to help out with the Owatonna Eagles fills his time, but from the moment he lays eyes on goalie Ben, he knows his world will never be the same again. Falling in lust is as easy as stealing his first kiss, but Ben refuses to engage. Has Ethan finally met his match?
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Release Blitz: Afflicted to the Core by Nat Kennedy + Excerpt & Giveaway!

Afflicted to the Core by Nat Kennedy

Reggie Wolfe religiously visits Kyle Landon—his student in Nerve detangling—at the Harpford Disentanglement Center, where the younger man has been incarcerated on trumped up charges.  During one of Reggie’s visits, Kyle’s able to warn his teacher of an imminent unauthorized transfer by an unknown shadow agency. Reggie demands help from his sister at the Bureau of Wielder Services but is pressed to take the matter into his own hands when bureaucratic red-tape stymies her actions.  Breaking into a secret medical installation, Reggie and August Whalen find Kyle and six other men hooked to IVs, unknown chemicals pumping into their systems.

The three are caught up in a quest to find an antidote for the drugs and discover who is behind the powerful anti-male Wielder organization.  On this dangerous road, will they forever remain friends or give in to their growing attraction?

Afflicted to the Core is the steamy third novel of the Wielder World series—gay urban fantasy full of desire, desperation, and dedication born of trial and blood.

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Finding Trix by L.M. Brown: Exclusive Excerpt!

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by L.M. Brown

Trix wasn’t the least bit surprised to find that the rest of the felines on the Pleasure Station were as furious as he was to find themselves homeless.

Brak, who had never been shy about holding back his opinions, stood in the middle of the dock, shouting abuse at the humans as they urged everyone onto the waiting ships. “Fucking arrogant humans, coming in here and telling us how to live our lives. If they had to survive on cream and milk they wouldn’t be so quick to judge us. They’re turning us out of our homes to starve.”

Even though he had never liked Brak, he couldn’t help agreeing with his assessment of their situation. Too many space stations had no feeding felines policies and many species were in the process of outlawing prostitution as well.

A group of avians who had clearly been visiting the station stood near their ship, listening to Brak rant. One of them drew away from the rest and approached them. “We’ve got room on board for three of you.”

“Payment?” Brak asked.

“As much cream as you want.”

“And credits?”

The avian laughed. “What do you need those for?”

“Clothes, travel expenses.”

“You’ll be travelling with us, and as for clothes, you’re hardly going to need those. We prefer our felines to be naked.”

Trix stepped forward. “I’ll come with you.” The words were out of his mouth before he could stop them.

Brak gave him a nasty sneer. “These avians clearly prefer cocks, not pussy.”

The avian shot Trix a sharp look. “You’re dual-gendered?”

Trix hung his head. “Yes.”

A second avian approached. “I’ve never fucked one of those before. Let him come.”

Trix considered that at least there was no longer any danger of pregnancy for him. It was already too late for that. He grabbed his trunk and dragged it over to the ramp.

“Is this all your stuff?” the second avian asked.

Trix glanced at the ship. “Do you have room for more?”

“Sure.”

“I’ll go fetch the rest.” He hurried back to his rooms and gathered together all of his pillows in a sheet with the corners tied together. Fearful that they would leave without him, he raced back with his load, and boarded the ship.

He found Brak on board along with a third feline, a female named Cheri.

“Got everything?” the avian asked.

“Yes,” Trix confirmed.

“Your room is on the lower level at the far end of the corridor. The three of you are sharing.”

Trix wasn’t surprised, but Cheri appeared disappointed. Brak was apparently too busy flirting with the pilot to notice.

With his pillows in his arms, Trix clambered down to the lower level in search of some peace and quiet. He realised, as he put together a cosy nest in the corner that he hadn’t even asked the names of his hosts.

Cheri came into the room behind him. “You avoiding Furyne because you’re dual-gendered too?”

“Yes, you?”

“Yes.”

Trix smiled at Cheri. “The avians seem to find us something of a novelty.”

Cheri flopped onto one of the beds—at least there were three of them crammed into the room—and rested her head on her hands. “I hope they aren’t expecting much action from my cock. I took the supplements once or twice to see how they worked, but quite frankly I’ve no interest in taking them again. I don’t know how you male dominants put up with the damn things, always getting hard at entirely the wrong moment.”

Trix chuckled. “Do you have any supplements on you?”

“No.”

“Then you probably don’t need to worry about it. I doubt our hosts know enough about us to realise that female dominants need to take them to get an erection.”

Trix curled up on his pillows and closed his eyes. A rumble came from behind him and the ship lifted for take-off. “Any idea where we’re going?”

“No. Does it matter?”

“I guess not.”

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Release Blitz: Single by RJ Scott + Giveaway!

Single by RJ Scott

Reeling from the painful rejection of a man he thought he loved, Asher is left holding the baby.

Ash wants a family, and is determined to continue with a surrogacy he’d begun with his ex. Bringing baby Mia home, he vows that he will be the best father he can be. Nothing in this world matters more to him than caring for his daughter, not even accidentally falling in lust with the doctor next door. Challenged by his growing attraction to Sean, and confronted by painful memories of his family, Ash has to learn that love is all that matters.

When ER doctor Sean moves in with his friends next door to sexy single father Ash, he falls so quickly it takes his breath away. The sex they have is hot, but Ash is adamant his heart is too full with love for his daughter to let anyone else in. Why is Sean the only one who sees how scared Ash is, and how can he prove to his new lover that he desperately wants the three of them to become a family?

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Rise of a Nobleman by Valentina C. Brin: Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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by Valentina C. Brin

“Norwich Orphanage, June 23, 1680 

Dorian looked up at the sky. He closed his eyes and dropped his arms along his sides, fingers grazing his lily-white tunic.

Raindrops spattered on his forehead and ran down his temples, but he didn’t move. He let the water wash over his skin. When he felt it trickle onto his lips, he tasted it—it was fresh, pleasant like the peaceful atmosphere surrounding that labyrinth of hedges.

But then something changed. The clean taste of rain turned pungent and metallic, an unmistakable coppery taste that made him nauseous. His mouth was full of blood.

Alarmed, he touched his face but found no cuts. Nothing hurt, not the slightest hint of pain.

Another drop fell on his fingers. He saw it from the corner of his eye—a vermilion blotch standing out against the uniform paleness of his skin, a stain that removed all doubt. It wasn’t water any more.

Heart gripped with anxiety, he touched his cheeks, forehead, nose—everywhere the rain had fallen—but again found no sign of wounds. Checking his palms, he discovered them covered with blood that was still warm.

“Help!”

He really tried to scream, but his voice didn’t come out. It wouldn’t.

There wasn’t enough of it.

His hands were trembling, his knees shaking powerlessly. A coarse sound erupted in the sky.

Dorian looked up. A large crow flew in a circle overhead, its tiny black eyes pointed right at him as its wings flapped, spattering blood—the same blood that had just smeared his face. When it glided to a landing on a hedge, the blood strewn on the ground began to spread. The splotches grew larger until they formed puddles, but didn’t stop there—they kept growing and growing and growing. They spread out, touching one another, filling in the entire length of the pathway. In an instant, the blood had soaked Dorian’s feet, submerging his toes. But it didn’t stop there. The blood continued to rise, engulfing his ankles and reaching his shins.

Dark, magnetic eyes were trained on him. Waiting for him.

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Release Blitz: Nine Small Sips by V.L. Locey

Nine Small Sips by V.L. Locey

Life for Isamu Taylor is now a Cinderella story that includes a Manhattan loft, a new position in the hottest LGBT film production company in New York City, and an upcoming wedding in Bryant Park to his very own handsome prince.

He’s come a long way from that struggling film student with ratty sneakers and shaggy hair. Isamu is now living an urbanite’s fairy tale with that happily ever after just around a bustling city street corner.

But as all wedding planners know, even the best laid plans seem to go awry, and Isamu and Brian’s wedding is no exception. But love – both old and new – is in the air, so nothing can go too badly, right?

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Book Review: Take the Edge Off by T.A. Moore

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Take the Edge Off
Author: T.A. Moore
Heroes: Cal & Joe
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 194 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 11, 2019
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: You don’t end up an ex-car thief and ex-con because you’re good at resisting temptation… and Cal Tate’s rich new boss is very tempting.

Cal has always been the bad boy lovers don’t bring home to Mom, but now he’d like someone other than a debt collector waiting for him at home. He has a legit job as a driver with his brother’s company, he’s got a doctor on the hook, and he still can’t help crawling into bed with Joseph Bailey.

Joe has never met anyone as easy in their own skin as his new driver. Or as ridiculously beautiful. He’s in London to downsize the family business… and to investigate the abusive emails that imply a dark secret around his mother’s death. But unpicking the lies he’s been told makes Joe realize he isn’t sure who is without them.

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Release Blitz: Come Play – An MM Erotica Charity Anthology + Giveaway!

Come Play – An MM Erotica Charity Anthology

Watch and Learn if the Coach’s Little Kitten can be Tamed.

Follow the Doctor’s Orders and read all about Brotherly Love.

Understand Abstract Love and then take a peek at A Kink Chronicles Short.

It’s all about Pretty Boys, The Kiss, and Particular Tastes bundled up in this must-have erotic anthology. 

Come, play with us.

Abstract Love by Sara Dobie Bauer

A Kink Chronicles Short by Luna David

Brotherly Love by Lynn Van Dorn

Coach’s Little Kitten by Quin Perin

Doctor’s Orders by Emma Jaye

Particular Taste sby T.S. McKinney

Pretty Boy by E.M. Denning

Tamed by T.M. Chris

The Kiss by A.G. Carothers

Watch and Learn by K.C. Wells

All proceeds from this anthology will be donated to

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