Posts Tagged With: Megan Derr

Book Review: The Prince of the Moon by Megan Derr

Reviewed by Nikyta

theprinceofthemoon400Title: The Prince of the Moon (Second Edition)
Author: Megan Derr
Heroes: Solae & Millio
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Length: 30k words
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: January 25, 2017
Available at: Less Than Three Press
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: All Solae wants is to be accepted and loved by the family that has always rejected him. But given it was his late mother who cursed the kingdom to eternal winter, the chances of that happening are minimal. If he can find a way to break the curse, however, surely that would be enough to change their minds regarding him.

But Solae is forbidden to practice magic because of his mother, which limits his ability to pursue solutions. Desperate for advice and new ideas, he contacts a famous curse breaker—and has no idea what to do when the man unexpectedly shows up, handsome and friendly and dangerously intriguing.
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Book Review: The Painted Crown by Megan Derr

Reviewed by Nikyta

thepaintedcrown400Title: The Painted Crown
Author: Megan Derr
Series: Unbreakable Soldiers #2
Heroes: Istari & Teverem
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Length: 89k words
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: November 16, 2016
Available at: Less Than Three PressAmazon
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Blurb: Prince Istari has spent his life reviled: his parents wish he had never been born, the royal court of Belemere avoids him for fear of angering the king, and everyone else is kept away by his notorious reputation as a deadly sharpshooter. Now a hostage of peace in Tallideth, he is subjected to their hatred as well—even that of Regent Vellem, who once considered him a comrade in arms.

Unexpected solace comes in the form of Lord Teverem, a sad, quiet lord who assumed the title when his brother was killed in the explosion for which Istari’s father is to blame. He is kind and sweet and a sorely needed bright spot in Istari’s life—until Istari meets his family and learns of a dangerous family secret with unexpected ties to Istari’s past, a secret that could drag Tallideth and Belemere right back into war…
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Book Review: Lukos Heat by Megan Derr

Reviewed by Nikyta

22877491Title: Lukos Heat
Author: Megan Derr
Series: Heart of Fire #1
Heroes: Najlah & Barkus
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Length: 19k words
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: October 22, 2014
Available at: Less Than Three Press & Amazon
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Blurb: Najlah is on the hunt for the traitorous coward who attempted to assassinate the king and nearly killed Najlah’s brother in the process. But the hunt has taken his team deep into the Shide, the treacherous, freezing mountains controlled by the mysterious Lukos, feral wolf shifters who do not tolerate trespassers.

When the Lukos come upon them, Najlah is reluctantly intrigued. The Lukos, especially the one called Barkus, are nothing like the soft humans he spends most of his time around. They thrive in the brutal cold the way he thrives in volcanic fire. For the first time, it feels like Najlah may have found someone who can equal the fierceness of dragons, and see them as more than demons.

But if he hopes to explore the bond forming with the Lukos, he must first survive the enemy—and the Shide.
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Giveaway Winners!

We’ve got TWO giveaways to announce winners for!

A Grand Prix Romance (International Men of Sports, #7)

So, the winner of an eBook of A Grand Prix Romance by T.A Chase is… Continue reading

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Book Review: In Despair by Megan Derr

Reviewed by Nikyta

19162088Title: In Despair
Author: Megan Derr
Series: Princes of Blood #3
Heroes: Telmé/Korin
Genre: M/M Historical Fantasy
Length: 221 Pages
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: July 9, 2014
Available at: Less Than Three Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance eBooks and Kobo
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Blurb: Prince Telmé Guldbrandsen has been groomed since childhood to become a Prince of the Blood and Commander of the Legion. He will be the youngest person to ever take the Blooding—if he can behave long enough to prove he can be trusted with the responsibility. But behaving is difficult when he is constantly forced to endure Korin: heir to the Reach of the House and the Temple of the Sacred Three, and the snotty brat Telmé is expected to someday marry.

Then the unthinkable happens, leaving Castle Guldbrandsen—and the Legion—in pieces. Overwhelmed by fear and grief, Telmé convinces Korin to help him attempt the impossible. But rather than relief, Telmé’s triumph is met with anger and rejection …
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Honorary Blogger Megan Derr: Close to Home + Giveaway!

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Close to Home

by Megan Derr

I don’t write contemporary very often. It is usually more fun for me to make things up entirely than stick to an established world where I’m forced to abide by certain rules and limits (although I often ignore them anyway, for better or worse).

When I do write contemporary, without any sort of paranormal or fantasy frill to it, 99% of the time it’s by request or for a specific person. Looking for More was written primarily with Samantha in mind. She is my sister, EIC for Less Than Three, and has been editing my stories for nearly as long as I’ve been writing them. And she wanted a story about a gamer geek.

That particular element did not play as big a role as I had initially wanted, but this was good practice for the hardcore gamer story I do intend to write for her. Amusingly, Samantha was also my consultant for those elements of the story. I am not a gamer anymore, have not been for years, and the gaming world now is not even close to how it was when I left. If I got anything right in LFM, it’s thanks to Samantha, and anything wrong is on me.

I pulled a lot of elements from my own life, and my family, though I didn’t set out to do that. Milo’s job as a foot runner was my job for a few years when I lived in Cincinnati. The way he got smacked in the face with a door came from similar such encounter I had. People fling doors open all the time, and you kind of learn to watch out for that. Knowing the receptionists and other couriers and delivery people—that is very much true. Asshole bosses that make you run all the way across town ten minutes before everything closes is also very true -_- I never got to include all the crazy people you run into on the streets in a job like that.

The broken nose is perhaps the funniest story. That was stolen from my father, who I called to ask about having a nose broken because I have not yet managed to do it myself, but he’d had his broken seven times. That turned into a two hour conversation where I mostly laughed at his pain like the jerk daughter I am (I really really am. I don’t remember how old I was when it happened, but the short version is that my dad’s left middle finger got torn off. When he came home from the hospital, I held up my hand and asked him how many fingers it was. He said five. I said no, he couldn’t do five anymore. In my defense I am a product of my smartass environment). So my father told me all about his broken noses, and I pieced together Milo’s fate from those.

My parents are my consultants for many things, since they have pretty kickass histories themselves that I am happy to borrow/steal :3 Although I’m pretty sure all the questions about murder and death and bodies have put my father and I on the watchlists. Whatever, stories have to get written.

Milo’s love of sour candy came from me. His love of stouts I stole from Sasha. I added some Doctor Who mentions because my sisters have dragged me into the fandom with them (I’m going to cosplay as Rose at Yaoicon this year :D).

I think the point of all this rambling is that while write what you know is often the dumbest advice to give someone, there are times where it can be a lot of fun to write what you know, or shamelessly steal what your family knows.

So it might not be the most involved or complex story I’ve written, but I am fond of it and I hope the peeps that have read it have enjoyed it, too.

Much love to everyone who has stopped by. Hearts and thanks to the Blogger Girls for having me, and I hope everyone is having a lovely week.

~Meg

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About Looking for More

22233854Milo has a pretty good life: nice house, decent job, plenty of time to devote to the movies and games he loves. He also has a hot neighbor, Lewis, who frequently comes by to drag Milo out of his house. If Milo wishes they were more than neighbors, well, he’s working on it.

Then Lewis asks Milo for advice on how to catch the notice of a geek—a man that is everything Milo is not, a man who turns his life into a living hell and makes it painfully clear that Lewis will never see him as anything but the nerd across the street.

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About the Megan Derr

Megan is a long time resident of m/m fiction, and keeps herself busy reading, writing, and publishing it. She is often accused of fluff and nonsense. When she’s not involved in writing, she likes to cook, harass her cats, or watch movies (especially all things James Bond). She loves to hear from readers, and can be found all around the internet.

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Megan has graciously offered up a chance to win an eBook copy of her book Looking for More to one lucky winner! The giveaway starts now and ends July 22, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. To enter, just click the link below!

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Please be aware that the only way to enter the giveaway is to click the Rafflecopter link above. Any comments on this post will not count towards entering the giveaway, except to verify your Rafflecopter entry.

Don’t forget to check out Nikyta’s review of Looking for More to see what she thought of it!

Good luck!

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Book Review: Looking for More by Megan Derr

Reviewed by Nikyta

22233854Title: Looking for More
Author: Megan Derr
Heroes: Milo/Lewis
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 64 Pages
Publisher: Megan Derr
Release Date: June 9, 2014
Available at: Megan Derr, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance eBooks and Kobo
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Milo has a pretty good life: nice house, decent job, plenty of time to devote to the movies and games he loves. He also has a hot neighbor, Lewis, who frequently comes by to drag Milo out of his house. If Milo wishes they were more than neighbors, well, he’s working on it.

Then Lewis asks Milo for advice on how to catch the notice of a geek—a man that is everything Milo is not, a man who turns his life into a living hell and makes it painfully clear that Lewis will never see him as anything but the nerd across the street.

Note: This story was initially published in Less Than Three’s That Famous Happy End anthology. It has been re-edited and given a new ending.
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Early Review: With Pride by Megan Derr

Reviewed by Nikyta

With Pride (Princes of the Blood #2)Title: With Pride
Author: Megan Derr
Series: Princes of the Blood #2
Heroes: Kristof & Håkon
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Length: 65,000 words
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: April 16, 2014
Available at: Less Than Three Press
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Blurb: When his sister falls ill, Kristof is ordered to assume a duty never meant for him: become the Duke of Stehlmore and marry a notorious Prince of the Blood. It is one of the oldest honors and duties undertaken by his family, but Kristof feels only resentment that he must leave behind all he knows to serve an arrogant half-demon.

His resentment must be set aside, however, when evil is found lurking far too close to the castle—an evil that has many pieces, controlled by someone they cannot find and who always seems one step ahead of them. Someone who seems to think that demons are little more than toys …

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Book Review: Black Magic by Megan Derr

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Black Magic
Author: Megan Derr
Series: Black Magic #1
Heroes: Sorin & Koray (and a few others)
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Length: 90,000 words
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: October 31, 2012
Available at: Less Than Three Press, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: When High Paladin Sorin discovers the brutally dismembered body of his cousin Alfrey, a much loved priest in the royal palace, he is left baffled as to who would do so terrible a thing to so good a man. But to find the answer to that question, he must cooperate with one of the highly despised necromancers, men who practice black magic, sleep in graveyards and feed upon souls…

The necromancer Koray, however, is far from what he expected. He is beautiful, stubborn, and possessed of a tongue sharp enough to cut down even the High Paladin himself. Koray is also possessed of a strength like nothing Sorin has ever encountered, and the power of the Goddess herself.

It does not take them long to realize that solving a murder is the easiest challenge they must face, and in order to save a kingdom they must first unravel centuries of lies and misunderstandings. Continue reading

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Book Review: The Engineered Throne by Megan Derr

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: The Engineered Throne
Author: Megan Derr
Heroes: Vellem and Perdith
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Length: 100,000 words
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: November 13, 2013
Available at: Less Than Three Press, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: Lord Vellem is a man desperate for escape. His father hides from his problems in alcohol, his mother hides from her misery in drugs, and his brother fled to the relative safety of the royal palace. Vellem eventually found solace in the Royal Army Corp of Engineers, but still could not entirely escape. Then his brother provides him with an unexpected chance, and now Vellem’s marriage to the young prince of a neighboring kingdom is only months away.

The marriage promises not just a fresh start in a new land, but a challenge to his famed skills in building roads and bridges. But before he can settle into his new life, tragedy strikes, and Vellem isn’t certain he’s up to rebuilding the ruin left in its wake. Continue reading

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