Posts Tagged With: Torquere Press

Book Review: New Beginnings by Kyle Adams

Guest Reviewed by Trish

eTitle: New Beginnings
Author: Kyle Adams
Heroes: Urban/Tyson
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 92 Pages
Publisher: Torquere Press
Release Date: October 15, 2014
Available at:  Torquere Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Urban Sinclair thinks he has it all. An amazing life, a nice house he shares with Tyson, his boyfriend of eight years. Urban learns the hard way that life is full of unexpected surprises and people aren’t always as happy as he thinks. Unexpectedly single and heartbroken, Urban knows he can only take it one day at a time. A daunting endeavor while he still shares a house with the man responsible for shattering his heart.

Before Urban can even begin grieving, let alone moving on, Tyson makes a shocking revelation that spins his world around for an extra loop. Can this new surprise show Urban that life isn’t about endings but about making memories and sharing limitless new beginnings?
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Book Review: Heat by Tory Temple

Reviewed by Susan65

1Title: Heat
Author: Tory Temple
Series: Firefighters #1
Heroes: Chance/Tucker
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 114 Pages
Publisher: Torquere Press
Release Date: December 1, 2005
Available at: Torquere Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Chance thinks he’s got a pretty good life. He loves his job as a fireman, he’s got an ocean view, and he has a great bunch of friends. He figured there’s not much reason to change until he meets Tucker, a paramedic who works his shift. Tucker might even be worth breaking the don’t ask, don’t tell policy at work, might just be worth coming out for. Trouble threatens to tear the two apart, though, when Chance is injured, which takes a toll on all of his relationships, most importantly the one he had developed with Tucker. In fact, it shatters everything they’ve worked so hard for. Can Chance and Tucker rebuild their lives, coming back together to be better than ever?
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Book Review: A Gentleman of Substance by Julia Talbot

Reviewed by Heather C

1Title:  A Gentleman of Substance
Author: Julia Talbot
Heroes: Michael St. James/Daniel Calhoun
Genre: MM Historical Romance
Length: 156 Pages
Publisher: Torquere Press
Release Date: April 3, 2011
Available at: Torquere Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Michael St. James is something of a cad, and now he’s paying for it, banished to a backwater, post-colonial Virginia town for his sins. Happily, he finds something to occupy his time in the form of Daniel Calhoun, a stiff-necked local squire who simply begs to be taken down a notch for his arrogance. The two begin a torrid affair, and Michael pushes them to the very edge of social extinction with his wild ways, drawing Daniel into mischief at every turn. Eventually Michael realizes that he teeters on the very brink of ruining Daniel’s life as thoroughly as he has his own, and decides to do the honorable thing. Will it be too late for him to convince Daniel he can do the right thing? Or will Daniel Calhoun decide perhaps he doesn’t want a gentleman after all?
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Cover Reveal: New Beginnings by Kyle Adams + Giveaway!

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Thank you to The Blogger Girls for hosting my cover reveal for my upcoming release, New Beginnings from Torquere Press scheduled for release around October 15th. This is my first novella, approximately 30,000 words, and I’m super excited for it to release. I think this story is a fun romantic comedy that I hope readers will enjoy. I’d love to hear what you think of the cover in the comments and one lucky commenter will be picked at random to win a free ebook (mobi, ePub or PDF) copy when New Beginnings releases.

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New Beginnings

by Kyle Adams

Blurb: Urban Sinclair thinks he has it all. An amazing life, a nice house he shares with Tyson, his boyfriend of eight years. Urban learns the hard way that life is full of unexpected surprises and people aren’t always as happy as he thinks. Unexpectedly single and heartbroken, Urban knows he can only take it one day at a time. A daunting endeavor while he still shares a house with the man responsible for shattering his heart.

Before Urban can even begin grieving, let alone moving on, Tyson makes a shocking revelation that spins his world around for an extra loop. Can this new surprise show Urban that life isn’t about endings but about making memories and sharing limitless new beginnings?

New Beginnings is scheduled to release in early October 15, 2014!

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Book Review: Steven’s Heart by Ashavan Doyon + Giveaway!

Reviewed by Nikyta

1Title: Steven’s Heart
Author: Ashavan Doyon
Heroes: Steven Everett/Michael Rossier
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 334 Pages
Publisher: Torquere Press
Release Date: August 27, 2014
Available at: Torquere Press, Amazon and Smashwords
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: When a love triangle breaks, Steven Everett is left alone to grieve over a boyfriend lost to someone else. Surrounded by friends too tied to Aidan’s new lover to give advice, Steven turns instead to a broken and beaten man, Aidan’s other ex, Michael Rossier, who also knows the pain of having loved and lost Aidan. Steven’s and Michael’s confessions grow deeper, each confiding in the other until neither can deny an attraction. But being with Michael feels like cheating, and Steven isn’t sure what to do. The connection get stronger every day, and Steven realizes he’s facing an impossible choice.

To make a relationship with Michael work, Steven needs to make peace with Michael’s troubled past. Even more terrifying, he’ll have to tell Michael the secret he’s never told anyone, not even Aidan. With Michael recovering from yet another surgery, Steven leaves to face the ghosts of the past. He has to be certain. This time, Steven knows, the decision means revealing the secrets of his heart and hoping their fragile feelings can survive.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Giveaways, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Honorary Blogger Hunter Frost: What Can A Writing Group Do For You?

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What Can A Writing Group Do For You?

by Hunter Frost

It’s been nearly a week since the release of my first short story, “What Can Brown Do For You?” featured in the Men In Uniform anthology from Torquere Press, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with its reception. This story was the product of my participation in a writing workshop, and while that played a huge part in helping me create, polish, and complete my manuscript, it was the group of writers I worked with that gave me the final push to publication.

In order to make it through those tough times all writers must face, and usually face alone, I had the benefit of relying upon other writers who had gone or were going through the same struggles. We commiserated with each other, ranted to each other, and motivated each other to move past the road blocks that have the potential to paralyze even the most seasoned writers. 

What can a writing group do for you?

Empathize – they listen to your woes and understand completely, because they have been there before or are going through the same thing!

Brainstorm – they help you figure out that plot hole or character backstory 

Motivate – they help encourage you past your most crippling self-doubt

Teach – they give you tips and tricks to improve all aspects of your writing life 

Critique – they beta, proofread, and offer important feedback

Network – they find calls, introduce you to publishers and agents, and promote your work

Become your friends – now you’ll have friends to find at conferences, meet at retreats, and talk you down off that ledge on bad writing days!

I never realized how important a writing group would be in my journey toward becoming a published author, but now I can’t imagine not having their support as I continue to create and publish. 

Writing is a lonely pursuit. But you’re not alone. Give a writing group, workshop, or class a try. It may be the best thing to happen to your writing.

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About the Book

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What Can Brown Do For You?

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. He 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. 

Purchase Links: Torquere Press & Amazon

Check out JustJen’s review of The Gig to see what she thought!

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About the Author

Hunter lost a bet at a blackjack table and begrudgingly traded temperate Southern California for the sweltering heat of Las Vegas. There she resides with an extremely tolerant boyfriend and a fat little cat named after her favorite espresso, Latte. When she’s not dreaming of returning to coastal living, Hunter works on her MA thesis in British history and at her government day job. In order to appease her muse, she writes the kind of fiction that keeps her sane. She adores romance in all forms, but prefers her stories with two heroes that find their happily-ever-after with each other.

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Book Review: The Caldwell Ghost by KJ Charles

Reviewed by Heather C

18656381Title: The Caldwell Ghost
Author: KJ Charles
Series: The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal #1
Heroes: Robert Caldwell & Simon Feximal
Genre: M/M Historical Romance, Horror
Length: 4,500 words
Publisher: Torquere Press
Release Date: October 19, 2013
Available at: Torquere Press, Amazon & All Romance eBooks
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: When Robert Caldwell inherits a haunted house, he calls on ghost-hunter Simon Feximal to rid him of the supernatural menace. But the ghost is stronger than either man realizes — strong, angry, and desperate for release. Trapped in a haunted house with a dangerously attractive ghost-hunter and a sexually frustrated spirit, can Robert survive the night intact…and will he want to? Continue reading

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