Posts Tagged With: Anthology

Early Review: Creature Feature 2 by Rhys Ford and Poppy Dennison

Reviewed by Nikyta

1Title: Creature Feature 2
Authors: Rhys Ford and Poppy Dennison
Series: Creature Feature 2 (but not related to Creature Feature)
Heroes: Taz/Darren & Ciarnan/Javi
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 66k words
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 29, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Two Men. One Apocalypse.

Rise of the Revenants by Poppy Dennison
Vampyres are on the loose in Detroit, and novice hunter Taz Cohen is on the job. The mission seems simple: stop the vamps. But Taz knows nothing about the mythical creatures, so he’s in for the fight of his life. Then he meets insanely attractive construction worker Darren Foster, who jumps into the battle with both feet. Sparks and bullets fly as they struggle against the vampyre horde and their attraction to each other. Avoiding gruesome death from the undead might be easier than shielding their hearts from each other.

Legacy of Blood and Death by Rhys Ford
For Javi Navarro, Detroit will become another blood-splattered city in his rearview mirror after he puts its dead back into the ground. Expecting an easy hunting job, Javi instead finds a kiss of ancient vampyres on the hunt for a descendent of their long-dead creator.

Reclusive Ciarnan Mac Gerailt abandoned his family legacy of blood and death magic after it nearly destroyed him. Unfortunately, the Motor City can only be saved if Ciarnan resumes his dark arts and joins forces with Javi Navarro, the hunter who brought the vampyre apocalypse—and hope for the future—straight to Ciarnan’s front door.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Bedtime Stories Anthology by Various Authors

Guest Reviewed by Morgan

1Title: Bedtime Stories
Authors: Anna Martin, B. Snow, Blaine D. Arden, Kit Mullender, Liam Livings, M.J. O’Shea, Tia Fielding
Series: Anthology
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romantic
Length: 261 Pages
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Release Date: August 20, 2014
Available at:  Wilde City Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: From supernatural tales of intrigue to a curious modern romance, a thoroughly British relationship and a classic fairytale all twisted up, Bedtime Stories is a collection of short stories designed to be read one at a time, at bedtime. Let us wish you goodnight with gay romances that are sure to leave you ready for a night of sweet, lingering dreams.

Whiskey Wishes by Anna Martin – Jamie O’Shaughnessy and Aiden Rooney find love in a tiny town in Ireland despite all the odds.

Flickers by Tia Fielding – A ghost leads a man to the house of an artist where the three of them find long-term happiness.

Click Your Heels Three Times by Blaine D. Arden – A story about a magical Prince in love with a leatherworker, who gets cursed when he rebuffs the General’s son for an arranged marriage.

Frangipani Kisses by Liam Livings – Not a romance, but a gay man on “welfare” finding his place in life and in society with his husband’s support.

Charmed by MJ O’Shea – A snarky bitch of a bartender meets his match one night and breaks all his dating rules.

Torch by Kit Mullender – A doctor in a sweaty apartment listens to Jazz each Thursday and dreams of its singer. One night he learns just who that singer is and boy is he happy!

Miles to Go by B. Snow – A 32 year old married man with a son faces divorce when his wife accuses him of being gay and forces him to go out on several dates to test the theory.

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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Threshold by Lynn Kelling

Reviewed by JustJen

3Title: Threshold
Author: Lynn Kelling
Series: A Lynn Kelling Anthology – The Society of Masters
Genre: MM BDSM
Length: 154 Pages
Publisher: Fantastic Fiction
Release Date: September 9, 2014
Available at: Fantastic Fiction and Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Seven stories from one of the master’s of M/M erotic romance, Lynn Kelling. These stories give prequels and other insights into two of her most popular series, Deliver Us and Whatever the Cost–both in the world of The Society of Masters. I have read a few books in that series, but this offering is comprised of basically prequels to those stories.

Expected Lies, Divine Surrender, Never Happened, Pleasures of Paradise, Escape, Trick and Truth, and Between Here and There

 

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Book Review: Shifting Shadows: Tales From the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs

Reviewed by Heather C

Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy ThompsonTitle: Shifting Shadows: Tales From the World of Mercy Thompson
Author: Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson and Alpha & Omega
Genre: M/F Urban Fantasy
Length: 464 Pages
Publisher: Ace
Release Date: September 2, 2014
Available at: Ace, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

About the Book: A compilation of 6 old and 4 new stories from the world of Mercy Thompson plus 2 outtakes.

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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, M/F, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: What Can Brown Do For You? by Hunter Frost

Reviewed by JustJen

miu-whatcanbrowndoforyou185Title: What Can Brown Do For You?
Author: Hunter Frost
Series: Men in Uniform Anthology
Heroes: Sean Barlow/Rob Goodwin
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 33 pages
Publisher: Torquere Press, Inc.
Release Date:  May 21, 2014
Available at: Torquere, Amazon & All Romance eBooks

Men in Uniform Anthology is also available at Torquere.

Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: IT geek Sean Barlow lusts after the dreamy UPS guy who charms the ladies in his office with his roguish smile and sinful brown shorts. The delivery guy couldn’t be more out of Sean’s league, even if by some miracle he was gay. But when a freak power outage finds Sean trapped in the elevator with his uniformed hunk, he learns first-hand that you can’t judge a UPS guy by the size of his package.

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Grand Adventures Blog Tour: Author Q&A + Giveaway

Welcome everyone!  Today, its TBG’s turn to host the Grand Adventures Blog Tour.  Mia Kerick, Garrett Leigh and Sue Brown are here to answer a few questions about the awesome anthology.  Plus, a great giveaway!

A Little About Grand Adventures

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Stories Within

Foreword by S.A. McAuley
An Unexpected Thing by John Amory
The Twinkie Ignition by J.E. Birk
When Friendship Becomes More by Sophie Bonaste
Isle of Waiting by Sue Brown
The Jogger by KC Burn
Holding Court by Cardeno C.
For Dear Life by Mary Calmes
Under the Full Moon by Ellis Carrington
Stripped by Shae Connor (2nd Edition)
That Place Across the Hall by C.C. Dado
Mistaken MD by Phoenix Emrys
Cops and Comix by Rhys Ford
Last First Kiss by LE Franks
Tomorrow by John Goode
From Fantasy to Friends by CR Guiliano
Witness Protected by Dawn Kimberly Johnson
Water Under the Bridge by Mia Kerick
A Gentle Shove of Human Kindness by Amy Lane
Air (Roads #1.75 million) by Garrett Leigh
An Atheist and a Yoga Instructor Walk into a Bar by Rowan McAllister
Stalking 101 by Moria McCain
Simple Desires by Tempeste O’Riley
Object of Care by Zahra Owens
Kid Confusion by Madison Parker
Fall Train by Jaime Samms
The Exhibition by Andrea Speed
What You Will by Tinnean
Prologue by Brandon Witt

You can support TJ and Eric by purchasing your own copy of Grand Adventures at Dreamspinner Press and Amazon.

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Mia Kerick

1. Tell us about your contribution to the anthology.

Not Broken, Just Bent was a popular YA Harmony Ink novel I wrote about the long and difficult road two teenage boys took to arrive at their happily ever after together. But, hey, it was a YA read—so the sexual content was limited. Readers never had an opportunity to see the full physical side of Timmy and Ben’s love. (And believe me, many readers let me know that they weren’t completely satisfied with this situation.) So…so, I fixed that little oversight by writing this short sequel to Timmy and Ben’s love story.

In Water Under the Bridge you will learn of the recent challenges in the couple’s relationship, and you will see the culmination of their love. It is beautiful and it is romantic and I think the readers will be satisfied…finally.

2. What is your favorite TJ and Eric memory?

Although I feel as if I have met TJ and Eric in person, as I’ve seen so much video footage of them and read so many words from and about them, the truth of the matter is, if I was to pass by them on the street they would not have an idea as to my identity. But still, I feel I know them, as many of us do, and I feel for them. And so I will admit, there is not one specific memory that holds reign over all of the others. It is much more a simple look that I see in their eyes when they gaze upon each other that moves me.

That gentle-knowing-flirting-laughing-wanting-hopeful-thankful expression in each man’s eyes when he looks upon his partner—the one for whom he has waited so long to find. That is my favorite memory of TJ and Eric.

3. Why did you choose to participate?

When I was growing up and I saw a person who was experiencing a more difficult challenge in life than I, my mother would always say to me, “But for the Grace of God, go I.” I took this wise statement—and the meaning behind it— into my heart. We will all have challenges in life. By chance or fate or luck or grace or—well, I really don’t know the reason for the events, both wonderful and challenging, that transpire in our lives—this challenging set of circumstances fell upon the shoulders of TJ and Eric. But it very well could have been my road to walk. Or my sister’s… or my child’s. We must all realize that difficulties occur in many of our lives—a seemingly unsurpassable challenge may pop up in my life tomorrow, or in your life, even—and we will need each other to get through it.

4. Do you have anything you want to say to TJ and Eric?

I think that I expressed my feelings in their fullness in the anthology where I had a chance to dedicate my story. However, I will reiterate, it is time for TJ and Eric to create a new normal. Their new normal—with their own unique brand of love and laughter, and their personal manner of responding to life’s challenges, which, in its entirety, is what we call building a life together.

About Mia Kerick

Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—all named after saints—and five nonpedigree cats—all named after the next best thing to saints, Boston Red Sox players. Her husband of twenty years has been told by many that he has the patience of Job, but don’t ask Mia about that, as it is a sensitive subject.

Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled men and their relationships, and she believes that sex has a place in a love story, but not until it is firmly established as a love story. As a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with romantic tales of tortured heroes (most of whom happened to strongly resemble lead vocalists of 1980s big-hair bands) and stuffed them under her mattress for safekeeping. She is thankful to Dreamspinner Press for providing her with an alternate place to stash her stories.

Mia is proud of her involvement with the Human Rights Campaign and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of marital equality. Her only major regret: never having taken typing or computer class in school, destining her to a life consumed with two-fingered pecking and constant prayer to the Gods of Technology.

Contact Mia via email. Come visit her website for updates on what is going on in Mia’s world, rants, music, parties, and pictures, and maybe even a little bit of inspiration!

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Garrett Leigh

1. Tell Us about your contribution to the anthology.

My contribution to the anthology is a spur of the moment piece taken from my Roads series (Slide and Rare).

Joe is a secondary character, but one most readers seemed to love and crave more from. When John Goode and Dreamspinner sent up their call to arms it felt like fate.

Joe spends a whole summer caring for one of my MC’s, Ash, and this glimpse into his mind was fascinating to write. I’d always known his motivations for helping Ash, but this felt like I really got to show his heart.

2. What is your favorite TJ & Eric Memory (either in person or not)?

I don’t actually know TJ at all, but I’d been friends with Eric on FB a while before he got sick. I remember the videos of TJ proposing to him, and the photos of him with his beloved crack crew. And more than that, I remember his smile. You can’t fake a smile like that.

3. Why did you choose to participate in the anthology?

It was a compulsion. Like everyone else, I felt helpless for weeks and then John Goode threw us a bone.

You don’t have to know someone to help them. You just gotta help them.

4. Do you have anything you want to say to TJ & Eric?

Nope. I imagine they’ve heard it all. They know the score: Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go 🙂

About Garrett Leigh

Garrett Leigh is a British writer and indie cover artist with a special interest in using the arts as catharsis in mental illness. Currently writing and designing for Dreamspinner PressLoose ID and Extasy Books, she has a passion for darkly troubled heroes, tattoos and tales of true love that triumphs against the odds…not necessarily in that order. Expect angst, passion and red hot attraction that won’t be denied.

Garrett lives in a small commuter town just north of London with her husband, two kids, a dog with half a brain, and a cat with a chip on her shoulder. She’s twenty-nine, and now she’s reached that milestone, she intends to stay there for the foreseeable future. Garrett has been writing just about her whole life, but it’s been about three years since she decided to take it seriously. According to Mr. Garrett, it was either give the men in her head a voice or have herself committed.

Angst. She can’t write a word without it. She’s tried, she really has, but her protagonists will always always be tortured, crippled, broken, and deeply flawed. Throw in a tale of enduring true love, some stubbly facial hair, and a bunch of tattoos, and you’ve got yourself a Garrett special.

When not writing, Garrett can generally be found procrastinating on Twitter, cooking up a storm, or sitting on her behind doing as little as possible. That, and dreaming up new ways to torture her characters. Garrett believes in happy endings; she just likes to make her boys work for it.

Garrett also works as a freelance cover artist for various publishing houses and independent authors under the pseudonym G.D. Leigh.

Social media: WebsiteTwitterFacebook or Cover art enquiries

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Sue Brown

1. Tell Us about your contribution to the anthology.

My story is a snapshot in the Isle series, during the Isle of Waves period which will be out later in the year, Isle of Waiting doesn’t give too much away, but it’s a moment with the Owens’ brothers and between Paul and Olaf.

2. What is your favorite TJ & Eric Memory (either in person or not)?

I’ve only met TJ once, at GRL in 2012, and Eric at the same event, so I don’t really have much in the way of memories except TJ gives good hugs.

3. Why did you choose to participate in the anthology?

I took part in the anthology because John Goode is my friend and he asked me to, and because TJ and Eric are one of our own.

4. Do you have anything you want to say to TJ & Eric?

You are never far from my thoughts, guys. Sending you huge hugs from over the pond.

About Sue Brown

Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot, and has gotten expert at ignoring the orders.

Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. The series was boring; the kissing was not. She may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.

Sue can be found at her website, her blogTwitter, and her Facebook.

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Large Cover Art Print Signed by the Artist

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Paperback copy of Grand Adventures

2nd Prize: (sponsored by Dreamspinner Press)

$30 Dreamspinner Press Gift Card

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Be sure to stop by all the blogs on the tour for more inside information about the Grand Adventures anthology!

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