Author Week

Josh Lanyon Week Review: Dangerous Ground

Reviewed by JustJen

1Title: Dangerous Ground
Author: Josh Lanyon
Series: Dangerous Ground #1
Heroes: Taylor MacAllister/Will Brandt
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 90 Pages
Publisher: Josh Lanyon
Release Date: April 12, 2012
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Special Agents for the Department of Diplomatic Security, Taylor MacAllister and Will Brandt have been partners and best friends for three years, but everything changed the night Taylor admitted the truth about his feelings for Will. And when Taylor was shot a few hours later, Will felt his reluctance to get involved was vindicated. For Will, the team and the friendship have to come first–despite the fact that he hasn’t failed to notice just how…hot Taylor is.

Taylor has been in love with his partner and best friend since they were first partnered. There isn’t much he wouldn’t do for Will–but he doesn’t know how much longer they can stay teamed feeling the way he does. Still, he agreed to a camping trip in the High Sierras–despite the fact that he hates camping–because Will wanted a chance to save their partnership.

But the trip is a disaster from the first, and things rapidly go from bad to worse when they find a crashed plane and a couple of million dollars in stolen money. With a trio of murderous robbers trailing them, Will and Taylor are on dangerous ground, fighting for their partnership, their passion…and their lives.

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Jet Mykles Week Review: Heaven

Reviewed by Susan65

1Title: Heaven
Author: Jet Mykles
Series: Heaven Sent #1
Heroes: Johnnie Heaven/Tyler Purcell
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 123 Pages
Publisher: Loose ID
Release Date: May 30, 2006
Available at: Loose ID, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: The Weiss Strande Hotel is in trouble. Business just isn’t what it used to be when Tyler’s father ran the family-owned hotel. On top of business being down, dad’s sick with cancer and bills have skyrocketed.

Desperate to save his family interest, Tyler and his best friend sink their hopes and what’s left of their money into a new venture: a nightclub at the hotel. It’s imperative that the White Room is a success, or else the hotel will go under. Lady Luck seems to be with them, however, because they manage to sign the mega-popular rock group Heaven Sent to play the grand opening.

Already a huge fan of the group, Tyler couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to his hotel. He’s not at all prepared for the bomb of lust that hits him when he’s finally face-to-face with the painfully gorgeous lead singer, Johnnie Heaven. No, it couldn’t be lust. Yes, Johnnie’s probably the most beautiful person he’s ever seen, but Tyler is straight. It must be a misguided form of hero worship that he’s feeling.

Tyler finds out that he and Johnnie share an obsession: video games. When Johnnie invites Tyler to his room to play, Tyler jumps at the chance. Who wouldn’t snap up the opportunity to spend time with their idol? He and Johnnie have a great time with the games, but Tyler soon discovers that Johnnie’s got more in mind. The rock star aims to introduce Tyler to a whole new level of game play.

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Jet Mykles Week Review: Champion

Reviewed by Nikyta

1Title: Champion
Author: Jet Mykles
Series: Indigo Knights #2
Heroes: Danny Champion/Cash
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 167 Pages
Publisher: Loose Id
Release Date: September 4, 2012
Available at: Loose Id, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Danny Champion is ready to be a rockstar. He’s been preparing for this most of his life. He’ll finally make it with the Knights. He knows it.

It’s a horrible time to fall in love.

But then there’s Cash, Danny’s roommate. A quiet computer nerd without a clue about the music business, Cash can barely understand the world Danny’s so eager to live in. He certainly doesn’t want to share it.

Even though he knows he shouldn’t, Danny’s unable to resist introducing Cash to the wonders of sex. He didn’t expect to get addicted to Cash’s charms.
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Jet Mykles Week Review: Squire

Reviewed by Heather C

1Title:  Squire
Author: Jet Mykles
Series: Indigo Knights #1
Heroes: Rabin/Izzy
Genre: MM Contemporary Romance
Length: 145 Pages
Publisher: Loose ID
Release Date: September 7, 2010
Available at: Loose ID, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Rabin Squire is on top of the world. At long last, everything is going his way. He’s about to go into the studio with none other than Brent Rose to put together a new album for his band, the Indigo Knights. Okay, so there’re currently only two members of the band, but with Brent’s help, that’ll soon change. Things are looking up.

Then there’s Izzy, Brent’s cousin. Rabin’s never been interested in a guy before but he can sure tell when one is gorgeous, and Izzy is that. He’s also funny, and sweet and…sexy as hell.

Since he’s not gay, Rabin never expected to have a fling with Izzy. But Izzy says their having sex doesn’t make him gay. Rabin’s not so sure about that but if Izzy’s good with it, what harm can come of it? Izzy agrees; no one else needs to know.

Then an even bigger opportunity means that Rabin has to move away. So if the thing with Izzy was no big deal, why does it hurt when it comes to an end?

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Jet Mykles Week Review: Key to Me

Reviewed by JustJen

1Title: Key to Me
Author: Jet Mykles
Heroes: Noah/Mystery Man
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 69 Pages
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: August 2009
Available at: MLR Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  What ties you to your lover? Love, need, desire, scarves, rope or ribbons. Enjoy Key To Me by multi-talented author and artist Jet Mykles.

This short story is also included in the TIES THAT BIND anthology.
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Honorary Blogger Jet Mykles: Rock Stars. Who Knew? + Giveaway!

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Rock Stars. Who Knew?

by Jet Mykles

When I started this writing gig back in 2005, I wouldn’t have thought I’d be writing rock stars. No, I was — still am — a fantasy/paranormal girl. That’s what I like to read and my first series at Loose Id is high fantasy (Dark Elves). That’s what’s always intrigued me.

So, why rock stars? Well, have you seen Johnnie and Luc? Yeah, I was a goner. Many of my younger years were dedicated to a serious Duran Duran obsession and I think the love of a fan comes through in that series, although my band bears only a little resemblance to the fantasies of my youth. I mean, really. I’ve heard of bands that get along but my guys are just too good to each other. And to have them all turn gay when they didn’t start off that way? So actually I was still writing fantasy.

Seriously though, I had just started writing m/m and only had one that was published at the time (the original Snagged). I’d had enough discussions with one of my mentors and she convinced me that I could do this gay thing. So I had two ideas for my next story, one was about a technical support guy and another was about a hotel manager and a rock star. Loose Id chose the rock star. Johnnie Heaven was born. And isn’t he larger than life? The hair was the first thing that solidified, then the eyes. There was no doubt he was the lead singer. He kind of had to be. But Tyler cinched it for me. Coming up with my clueless hotel manager was a pleasure. He jumped off the page, seemingly unassuming, but he stole my heart as quickly as he stole Johnnie’s.

The story, as I remember it, was a pleasure to write. Perhaps I’m forgetting some pain, but it was years ago so I can be forgiven. I know there are at least two scenes in the book that were originally written for other stories. I will admit to being hugely into yaoi at the time so that was a heavy influence. It was a hit with my critique partners and with my beta readers.

Then came Luc. He started taking over while I was still writing Heaven, to be honest. Which is probably why he serves as Johnnie’s competition for a while. Luc is everything that made my younger heart race, down to the instrument he plays. Johnnie was the lure but Luc was it for me. I so wanted to be Reese!

That’s not to say that I don’t love Brent, Hell and Darien. I do (although, Brent and Hell gave me fits writing that book so I wasn’t so happy with them at the time). I also love the guys in the Indigo Knights. But I have to admit that Heaven Sent is all about Johnnie and Luc for me, even now.

So, to all you Heaven Sent fans out there, thanks so much for following me and the boys through their journey. And, by the way, the technical support guy story? I did write it. It’s called Tech Support.

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About Indigo Knights 4: Noble

Donny “Foxy” Foxley is hot. Noble knows it. All those screaming teen girls know it. And so does the production company with their millions staked on the teen idol’s dreamy good looks.

So when the supposedly straight movie star comes onto him, Noble is floored. Never one to ignore the allure of a pretty young man, Noble can’t resist and doesn’t even try. Why should he? Even if it has to be a secret, he’d be crazy to pass up a night of sexytimes with the one man everyone wants.

But one night turns into two, then blossoms into a friendship with the potential for so much more. If that’s what Noble was after, which he’s not. But Foxy gets under Noble’s skin until he cares way too much. Because there can never be anything but sex between them. To the world, Foxy is straight and Noble is anything but.

Available at: Loose Id and Amazon

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About Jet Mykles

As far back as junior high, Jet used to write sex stories for friends involving their favorite pop icons of the time. To this day, she hasn’t stopped writing sex, although her knowledge on the subject has vastly improved.

An ardent fan of fantasy and science fiction sagas, Jet prefers to live in a world of imagination where dragons are real, elves are commonplace, vampires are just people with special diets and lycanthropes live next door.

You can find out more about Jet on her Website or Twitter.

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As part of this author week, Jet has graciously offered up $10 Loose Id gift certificate to one lucky winner!! The giveaway starts now and ends November 1st, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. To enter, just click the link below!

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Don’t forget to check out this week’s reviews from Jet Mykles!

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Jet Mykles Week Review: Just for You

Guest Reviewed by Morgan

1Title: Just for You
Author: Jet Mykles
Heroes: Justin/Kevin
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 152 Pages
Publisher: Loose ID
Release Date: October 13, 2009
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Justin falls for Kevin the instant they pass each other on a sidewalk. Only, Kevin’s not gay. The higher ups at Kevin’s company are gay, however, and Kevin’s accidental meeting with Justin gives him an idea how to get around his controlling female supervisor. If he can gain access to the top men at an exclusive gay club, he might be able to finally share his ideas.

Justin instantly agrees to be his date, despite the obvious heartbreak that’s headed his way for going out with a straight man. At the club, Kevin gets a chance to meet the company owner, Victor Chen, and the man seems interested… both in his ideas and his date.

Kevin can’t deny his attraction to Justin, but he’s not gay. Right? He should step aside and let Justin have a chance to date Victor, who’s gorgeous, rich, and shares Justin’s interest in fashion. Despite his internal struggles, he really wants to explore their growing bond. Justin is certainly game, but a part of him knows they can’t have a future together. Is there more to their instant attraction than either suspect?
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J.L. Merrow Week Review: Trick of Time

Reviewed by Susan65

dTitle: Trick of Time
Author: J.L. Merrow
Heroes: Ted/Jem
Genre: MM Historical
Length: 80 Pages
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: January 28, 2013
Available at: Carina Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: A lover from another time

When Ted Ennis steps out the doors of the Criterion Theatre for a cigarette and finds himself in Victorian London, he begins to doubt his sanity. At first he thinks it’s all a film set, and is sure that the strikingly handsome young man leaning against a lamppost must be the leading man…

What starts as a sordid transaction with a beautiful rent boy quickly turns into something much deeper, drawing him back again and again as he gets to know Jem and craves meaningful encounters with him.

But Ted doesn’t understand the exact conditions necessary for his trips through time—and for Jem, time may actually be running out. Now Ted has one last shot to get back to Jem and save their relationship, before it’s too late…
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J.L. Merrow Week Review: Keeper’s Pledge

Reviewed by Heather C

1Title:  Keeper’s Pledge
Author: J.L. Merrow
Series: Midwinter Manor #2
Heroes: Philip/Danny
Genre: MM Historical Romance
Length: 116 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 30, 2013
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: A sequel to Poacher’s Fall, set four years later, in 1926.

Landowner Philip Luccombe has been enjoying a passionate relationship with young poacher turned gamekeeper Danny Costessey for four years now. Danny’s love has brought him out of the shell he retreated into when his first lover died after the Great War. But this Christmas, visitors to the manor threaten their happiness. Philip’s young cousin Matthew is artistic, vivacious, and flirtatious: just the sort to remind him of his long-dead first love—and to emphasise the social gulf between Philip and Danny.

But the worst danger comes from much nearer home. An old flame of Danny’s is discovered in incriminating circumstances, forcing the lovers to keep their distance for fear of being tarred with the same brush. Meanwhile, Danny’s younger brother, Toby, has grown to resent the connection between his brother and the lord of the manor. Danny wants to do the right thing—but that could divide the lovers forever
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J.L. Merrow Week Review: Raising the Rent

Guest Reviewed by Morgan

1Title: Raising the Rent
Author: J.L. Merrow
Heroes: Dr. Edward “Stephen” Pearson and Nathan
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 98 Pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: October 14, 2014
Available at: Samhain Publishing
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: “Rent boy rule number one: Never fall in love with a customer.”

Life as a rent boy is not a long-term career goal for Nathan, who’s determined to get an education. But when he turns up for his first day at college he’s horrified to find his English teacher is one of his regular customers: Stephen, the one Nathan dubbed The Voice for his educated, honeyed tones.

Stephen’s just as shocked to see Nathan sitting in his class, not to mention terrified he’s about to be exposed as having paid for sex with a student which would mean public humiliation and maybe the loss of his job. Yet it’s clear Nathan is only interested in getting his A Levels, not in blackmail. And Stephen realizes there’s more to the nineteen-year-old than meets the eye.

Nathan still has to earn a living, though, and when a customer turns ugly, he finds himself homeless and unable to work. Stephen steps in to help, and Nathan starts to think they could have a future together if Stephen’s guilt and lack of trust don’t end their back-to-front romance before it starts.

This book has been previously published.

Warning: Contains unfashionable haircuts, unreasonably long words, and a May-December romance between a not-so-streetwise rent boy and an erudite English teacher.”
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