Secrets Revealed by A.G. Carothers: Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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by A.G. Carothers

Xander nearly lost control of his pending climax when Matt’s emotions hit him full force. His heart swelled with the love he felt from Matt. Elation coursed through Matt as his body spasmed against Xander and throbbed inside of him.

Instincts took over Xander as soon as Matt released his bite on his neck. He stood up, Matt’s cock just barely softened enough to not tear Xander. He turned around and pulled Matt up with a cupped hand on the back of his neck. Xander kissed him, licking his own blood off Matt’s lips and then flipped him around. Matt bent over, grabbed the lower bar, and spread his legs, looking over his shoulder with a giddy smile. Barely conscious of grabbing the lube bottle and dripping some down over Matt, Xander ran a hand between his ass cheeks. Fisting his cock with his lubed hand, he wrapped his other arm around Matt’s waist and guided himself in. As soon as the head of Xander’s cock was all the way in, he slammed in the rest. Matt roared, his cock back to full mast despite the burning pain Xander knew he was inflicting.

“Fuck,” Xander moaned out as Matt’s squeezed around him. Taking a deep breath to pull himself away from the edge of orgasming right there, Xander slowly pulled out before thrusting hard and fast back in. He repeated pulling out slowly and thrusting forward hard several times torturing himself with its inconsistency, but he did it anyway loving every second of it. He tried to hold back, the need to claim Matt and complete their bond pushed him to make Matt feel every thrust thoroughly.

Xander leaned over and pulled Matt up flush to his chest, licking the back of his neck and head as he did so. The lines between where he ended and Matt begun blurred. He increased his pace, pumping hard and fast. A deep roar came out of Xander’s throat as he sunk his fangs into the curve of Matt’s neck and shoulder. Blood hit his tongue, and he could feel their magic joining together again, solidifying the bond that was started.

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The Awakening by A. Drew: Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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by A. Drew

When he stepped out of the freezer-like hospital, he had a sudden urge to kiss the warm ground outside. He was finally out of that place, hopefully not able to see the figures anymore because he was convinced that the reason he saw them there was merely because they died in that place.  

His initial euphoria quickly diminished when he noticed some shadows outside the hospital grounds. Some of the ghostly figures even seemed to approach him when they saw his gaze on them.

“Phil? What’s wrong? You stopped walking. Are you in pain, son?

“It’s okay Dad. I’m fine,” he replied in a cagey manner.

“Should we take you back to the hospital?” His father’s worried tone of voice gave him some semblance of comfort that he was not alone.

“Do you think the doctor was wrong when he told me I’ll hallucinate for a while and that it is a normal part of the healing process?”

His dad patted him on the shoulder, and then gently steered him towards the rusty pickup, “I can understand why you doubt the man. He assured me that it was because of the accident and you would still continue to see things around you. Like he said, you need to remind yourself they are not real, son.”

His mother extended her arms tightly around his body, soothed him even more and as if to agree, he said, “Okay but they look pretty real to me.”

His mother gave him another reassuring hug, “As soon as we arrive home, I’ll give you some of your medication. Wait and see. By tomorrow you’ll experience even less of those unpleasant visions.”

“Yeah, I hope so… I’m really sorry about everything.” He tried very hard to swallow the lump in his throat, hoping not to cry.

His father chimed in as if he was uncomfortable at seeing Phil becoming emotional, “Shhh. We’re glad you’re okay. Let’s all put it behind us for now and go home.”

The day went by without incident, but the night at home was something else. Phil woke up shivering, the room temperature had dropped so low, almost like it was about to snow. What’s going on? It’s summer right now. He even remembered feeling sweaty from the humid heat before retiring to bed. His heart started beating furiously, dreading what he might see in the dark.

He pulled his blanket tightly around him, in a fruitless effort to warm up and feel safer. There was something about cocooning himself that usually soothed some of his anxiety, that was at least until he sniffed an obnoxious odor gently wafting around. He cautiously lifted his head to look around, and in the darkness, he noticed a grey form floating still beside his bed. Initially, he thought one of his parents came to check on him, but the unearthly asthmatic breathing sound along with the foul smell wafting from it, made him withdraw further into his cocoon.

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Book Review: Fair Isn’t Life by Kaje Harper

Reviewed by Ami 

Title: Fair Isn’t Life
Author: Kaje Harper
Series: States of Love #45
Heroes: Luke/Mason
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 148 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 16, 2018
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Luke Lafontaine survived the past year by not thinking about the father he lost, the dairy farm he couldn’t save from bankruptcy, or his way of life that vanished with the rap of an auctioneer’s hammer. Cleaning up city folks’ trash at the Minnesota State Fair is just another dead-end job. But at the Fair, surrounded by a celebration of farm life, ambitions he’d given up on and buried deep start to revive. And seeing Mason Bell in the parade—gorgeous, gay, out-of-his-league Mason—stirs other buried dreams.

Mason left his hometown for college in Minneapolis without looking back. Student life is fun, classes are great, gay guys are easy to find, but it’s all a bit superficial. He’s at the State Fair parade route with his band when he realizes a scruffy maintenance worker is Luke, his secret high school crush. Luke should be safely home working on his dad’s farm, not picking up litter. Mason wishes he hadn’t fallen out of touch. He’s an optimist, though, and it’s never too late for second chances. Now he just has to convince Luke.
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Irresistible Indigo by Jessamyn Kingley: Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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by Jessamyn Kingley

“Aleksander told me you saved Dra’Kaedan’s life,” Mac told his mate.

“No, I didn’t do that,” Idris insisted. “I helped Chand and Dre’Kariston. They saved his life.”

Chander lifted his head from the book he was reading. “That’s a bunch of bullshit. We had seconds to get the dust from the Cwylld rocks out of his chest. You’d already figured out how to use your magic to do so, despite not knowing even the most basic of spells. If it weren’t for you, we might’ve lost him.”

“You saved me too,” Renny said. “You got the dust out of my arm. I would’ve died without you.”

“Sounds to me like you’re a hero, Idris,” Mac remarked.

“That’s exactly what he is,” Dra’Kaedan responded.

“He’s terrible at taking credit for the good stuff he does,” Delaney told Mac.

“Don’t tell my mate I’m terrible at stuff,” Idris said crossly. “I’m trying to get him to like me.”

“All they’ve told me is that at your core, you’re a modest person. There’s nothing wrong with that,” Mac told him.

“Don’t worry Idris, it’s impossible not to like you,” Delaney assured him. “Though I’m your best friend, so I’d probably lie and say you were cool even if you were a shithead since he’s your mate.”

Idris patted Delaney’s back. “You’re a good friend.”

“I think I should take you and your best friends out for burgers and beer,” Mac announced.

Duff’s brows drew together in confusion. “I can’t drink.”

“You get root beer,” Mac responded.

“But I hate root beer. It tastes like ass.”

“So does juice,” Chander threw in.

“What kind of juice?” Idris asked. “I like orange. It’s pretty good.”

All juice,” Chander retorted.

“Bunch of picky-ass people,” Mac said. “Duff gets a sippy cup of milk since he doesn’t like root beer.”

“If I’m drinking out of a sippy cup, you better make sure I get crayons and shit like they give to little kids.”

“I’ll buy you a damn coloring book,” Mac replied.

“I don’t want a lame one.”

“Get one with unicorns,” Dra’Kaedan suggested. “And dragons.”

“Dragons are a given,” Mac said.

“Should Duff and I really be going on a date with you and Idris?” Delaney asked.

“No worries, Del. Idris and I will go out alone as well, but it’s important we all get to know one another since I’m the one in charge of protecting your ass,” Mac replied.

“I think your mate likes me. He called me Del, and he’s talking about my ass,” Delaney teased Idris.

“I want him to like you guys,” Idris assured his friend.

“Del does have a nice ass,” Dra’Kaedan remarked.

“If I said that, I’d be set on fire,” Brogan grumbled as he took an empty box from Dra’Kaedan.

“All right, sweetheart. Give me some books, so Victor will stop glaring at me like I’m not doing anything,” Mac told Idris.

Idris handed him a stack from the box he’d opened. “These are more necro ones.” He grew a little warm at the term of endearment and Mac’s handsome smile.

“Hey, Chand. This scroll mentions demons,” Dre’Kariston called out. Chander dropped the book in his hand and raced over to the warlock’s side. There was little information in their world to be found on the demonic blood in Chander’s veins, so he had to be excited about the prospect of learning something new.

“I can only read portions of this,” Chander said.

“A language you don’t know? It must be something very obscure,” Vadimas observed as he joined the men reading the scroll.

“Do you think it could be a demonic language?” Chander asked.

“I suppose it’s a possibility, but I don’t know for sure,” Vadimas remarked.

“I don’t suppose you can read demonic,” Mac teased Idris.

“No, Del’s the world’s only dark wizard,” Idris responded and hoped his friend didn’t mind the nickname Mac coined for him.

One black brow rose in amazement. “The only dark wizard. Are you serious?”

“Yes,” Vadimas answered from across the room. “We’re quite proud to have the first wizard interested in a new vein of magic. He’s had to blaze his own path and invent an entirely unique way of using his power. Between him and the extraordinary speed Idris has reached Arcanist, the Spectra Wizardry has a great deal to be proud of.”

“It’s because the leader of the wizards is amazing,” Delaney said to Mac.

“That’s an opinion, not a fact,” Vadimas retorted. “Most importantly, I will soon have two remarkably accomplished wizards helping me lead our people.”

“Honestly, I’m still astonished one of those incredible men is my mate,” Mac replied. Idris grinned at him. He wanted a reason to be close to him, so he walked over and petted Roger, who didn’t budge from Mac’s shoulder. He wished he could be as close to Mac as his familiar.

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Book Review: Beauty, Inc. by Tara Lain

Reviewed by Susan65 

Title: Beauty, Inc.
Author: Tara Lain
Series: The Pennymaker Tales #3
Heroes: Belle/Magnus
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 121 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 8, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Is beauty only skin deep?

Chemist Dr. Robert “Belle” Belleterre loves flowers, green trees, his best friend Judy, and “his baby”: the new face cream he developed to help put his father’s small cosmetics company on the map. Sadly he gets no help from his alcoholic, gambling-addicted father who loses Belle in a poker game to Magnus Strong, the CEO of Beauty, Inc. the largest American cosmetics company—a man infamous for his scarred ugliness.

Belle finds himself uprooted from his home, living in a wildly crazy apartment in New York owned by Mr. Pennymaker, and completely unprepared for his mad attraction to the charismatic Strong. Feeling like a traitor, Belle fights his passion only to see more and more of the goodness and humility hidden by Strong’s ugly face. But when Belle’s family starts manipulating his life again, the odds turn against happiness for beautiful Belle and his beloved beast.
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Book Review: Cops and Comix by Rhys Ford

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Cops and Comix
Author: Rhys Ford
Series: Murder and Mayhem 0.5
Heroes: Alex & James
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 38 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 16, 2018
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: It’s all fun and games until someone leaves a dead body on the floor.

Life for comic book store owner Alex Martin usually runs to the mundane. Sure, he has a regular influx of geeks and freaks, but for the most part, it’s a familiar weird. That all changes when he opens up Planet X Comics one morning and finds a corpse in the middle of his shop.

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Release Blitz: The Husband Gambit by L.A. Witt + Giveaway!

The Husband Gambit by L.A. Witt

The meaningful photo of chess king staying before the set of another colour pieces.

Marry me for 1 year. Payment: $1.2 million.

Hayden Somerset is convinced the ad is a joke, but he responds anyway because, hello, $1.2 million. He’s broke, living in a tiny apartment with two roommates, and exhausted from praying his ancient car survives just one more week. His skyrocketing rent and crushing student loans aren’t helping either. At this point, there isn’t much Hayden wouldn’t do for that kind of cash.

The ad isn’t a joke. Jesse Ambrose is absolutely serious. His father, the charismatic patriarch of a powerful Hollywood dynasty, has his eye on politics, and he’s counting on California’s liberals and progressives to elect him. But Jesse knows what his father believes when cameras and voters aren’t around. As the election looms, he’ll do anything to force the man’s hand and show the public who Isaac Ambrose really is.

Anything, including marrying a stranger so his father will make good on his promise to disown Jesse if he ever takes a husband.

Now he just has to wait for his father to take the bait… and try not to accidentally fall in love with his fake husband.

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Book Review: Lights and Sirens by Lisa Henry

Reviewed by Susan65

41459129Title: Lights and Sirens
Author: Lisa Henry
Series: Emergency Services #2
Heroes: Hayden Kinsella/Matt Deakin
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 231 Pages
Publisher: Lisa Henry
Release Date: September 13, 2018
Available at:  Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Paramedic Hayden Kinsella is single and the life of the party. He likes driving fast and saving lives, and he doesn’t do relationships—he does hookups. Except he wouldn’t hook up with copper Matt Deakin if he were the last guy on the planet. Hayden thinks the feeling is mutual . . . until clearing the air leads to a drunken one-night stand, which leads to something neither of them was expecting: a genuine connection.

Police officer Matt Deakin moved to Townsville to take care of his elderly grandfather. In between keeping an eye on Grandad, renovating his house, and the demands of his job, he somehow finds himself in a tentative relationship with Hayden and very slowly gets to know the damaged guy beneath the happy-go-lucky persona.

But the stressors of shift work, fatigue, and constant exposure to trauma threaten to tear Hayden and Matt apart before they’ve even found their footing together. In the high-pressure lives of emergency services workers, it turns out it’s not the getting together part that’s hard, it’s the staying together.
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Book Review: Ruin by Daya Daniels

Reviewed by JustJen

Title: Ruin
Author: Daya Daniels
Series: N/A
Heroes: Ryker/Griffon
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 271 Pages
Publisher: Sayad Books
Release Date: September 21, 2018
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb:  Ryker

They all think they know me…

I’m just a kid who has no direction and a bunch of problems. I decided long ago that the world can piss off. I’m the only one I need. I keep myself safe. If you don’t rely on anyone, no one can disappoint you. Right?

Griffon

I’m not easily liked.

No, let me be honest. Most people hate me. I’m the a-hole. The boy-man who lives and breathes sarcasm. I have no friends. I barely have any family. And the new people I meet are always charmed, at first, but eventually they steer clear of me too.

Except for the guy sitting across from me.

The one who has bigger problems than you could ever imagine.

Who knew eventually he’d be a problem, for me, and…

One that I want.
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Release Blitz: The Wayward Prince by Hanna Dare + Giveaway!

The Wayward Prince by Hanna Dare

Spaceships, daring heists, and interstellar intrigue! 

Since murderous AIs drove humanity from Earth more than a century before, people have been rebuilding civilization. That doesn’t mean the galaxy is anywhere close to being civilized.

A liar and a scoundrel – and he’s the good guy.

The thing that Captain Sebastian Garcia values most of all is his ship, The Wayward Prince, and like most of his possessions, it’s something that he stole. Now the ship’s original owner has found Sebastian and he’s looking to collect what he’s owed.

When you want something stolen, call a professional.

Ren is someone Sebastian never expected to see again, and the one he never could forget. But Ren’s not offering forgiveness. Unless Sebastian can pull off an impossible heist on a distant planet he’ll lose everything – including a second chance with the man he once betrayed and still cares for.

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