Monday, January 16, 2017

Excerpt & Giveaway - Finding Your Feet by Cass Lennox


Finding Your Feet
By Cass Lennox



About Finding Your Feet: 

While on holiday in Toronto, Evie Whitmore planned to sightsee and meet other asexuals, not audition for a dance competition. Now she’s representing Toronto’s newest queer dance studio, despite never having danced before. Not only does she have to spend hours learning her routine, she has to do it with one of the grumpiest men she’s ever met. Tyler turns out to be more than a dedicated dancer, though—he might be the kind of man who can sweep her off her feet, literally and figuratively. 

Tyler Davis has spent the last year recovering from an emotionally abusive relationship. So he doesn’t need to be pushed into a rushed routine for a dumb competition. Ticking major representation boxes for being trans and biracial isn’t why he went into dance. But Evie turns out to be a dream student. In fact, she helps him remember just how good partnering can be, in all senses of the word. Teaching her the routine, however, raises ghosts for him, ones he’s not sure he can handle. 

Plans change, and people change with them. Learning a few steps is one thing; learning to trust again is another entirely.


Available from Riptide Publishing and Amazon.

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway - Undeniable Temptation (Reckless Beat Book 5) by Eden Summers

Release Day Blitz

Undeniable Temptation
Reckless Beat Book #5
Author: Eden Summers
Release Date: January 16, 2017


Haunted by a kiss.

With his destructive marriage behind him, Ryan Bennett can no longer deny his insatiable attraction to the one woman in control of his future. He needs her. Craves her. She’s the only glimpse of happiness through the building drama in his life and yet one drunken kiss has pushed her further away.

Tormented by what’s at stake.

Leah Gorman’s management contract states she can never act on her feelings for any members of the Reckless Beat band but Ryan has always owned her heart. No matter how long he’s held her captive with his deep soul and easy friendship, he’s off limits. End of story. If only her heart would get the memo. She can’t resist him. Even when their attraction gets in the way of her job.

The price of love is high. Is it worth the cost?

With Leah’s career on the line and Ryan’s reputation in tatters, ignoring their attraction may prove safer than risking everything they hold dear. They have to decide what matters most—their years of friendship, or a chance at love that will destroy them both if they can’t make it work.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Release Boost - Dying Wish by Margaret McHeyzer


Dying Wish
Author: Margaret McHeyzer
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: January 8, 2017

Blurb

I have three major loves in my life: my family, my best friend Becky, and ballet. Elijah Turner is quickly becoming the fourth.

He's been around as long as I can remember. But now he's much more than just the annoying guy at school.

My life was working out perfectly...until it got turned upside down.


Purchase Links

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Audio Book Spotlight & Giveaway - Not A Game by Cardeno C.

Not a Game

A Contemporary Gay Romance Novel


A new job, a new city, and hopefully a new life. When chubby gamer Oliver Barnaby receives a job offer from the best boutique game developer in the country, he leaves his family and his less than spectacular existence in Oklahoma without a second's hesitation. Determined to change more than his career and his geography, Oliver implements a plan to finally land a boyfriend. Step one is improving his skills in the bedroom.
Attractive, successful, charismatic Jaime Snow has a life other people envy. His already booming business is growing. He isn't lacking friends. And he has no trouble finding a date. But there's an emptiness in Jaime's heart and a hole in his life that only the right man can fill.
When Oliver and Jaime end up at the same bar at the same time, they each see something they want in the other. Going to bed together that first night is easy. Building the lifetime relationship they both desperately crave will require trust, time, and a little understanding.
©2016 Cardeno C. (P)2016 Cardeno C.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Cardeno C. - CC to friends - is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few "awwws" into a reader's day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno's stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever- after sunset.
Cardeno's Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, "You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day."

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Author Interview & Blog Only Giveaway - Summer Indiscretions (Summer Love #2) by Tamara Mataya

Summer Indiscretions
Summer Love, #2

Author: Tamara Mataya
Pub Date: January 3, 2017
ISBN: 9781492635345

Free-spirited beach-dweller looking to Switch lives with outgoing urbanite.

Sense of adventure mandatory.

Clothing optional.

One email away from a total meltdown, I'm desperate to escape New York. Using Switch—a website designed to help strangers swap homes for the summer—I slip out of my stilettos and into a string bikini. But of all the beaches in all the world, Blake Wilde just had to show up on mine. He's hot. Scorching hot. And he's been strictly off-limits for as long as I can remember.

To hell with that. New life? New rules.

I know something this good can't be made to last. But for three sizzling weeks, I can pretend there won't be consequences, recriminations, or regret... And that somehow our growing connection can be more than just a summer fling.

Book Blast ($50 Amazon/Paypal) - Friends ForNever by Melissa Baldwin

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Friends ForNever
by Melissa Baldwin

Erin Taylor is a hard-working journalist with a serious TV addiction and lack of a social life. She's focused on her career and determined to leave her tiny cubicle behind for a fabulous corner office! But when a new co-worker, a friendship drama, and a hot workplace crush collide, Erin finds it harder and harder to focus. Especially when that crush on the oh-so-yummy Aiden Thomas starts to materialize into what feels like a magical relationship. Erin's life seems to finally be heading in the right direction...until suddenly friends aren't such great friends after all, her magical relationship hits a bumpy road, and her career could be derailed by it all. Erin learns a lesson the hard way: Sometimes people aren't who they seem to be. With her happiness on the line, can Erin rise above her disappointments and create the life she's always dreamed of or will she be stuck being Friends ForNever?

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Guest Post & Giveaway - Assassins: Nemesis by Erica Cameron


Assassins: Nemesis
By Erica Cameron  

How the beginning leads to the end 

I completed my first original novel in 2008. It was a contemporary fantasy that played with a twist on the concept of guardian angels, but it was a mess. Over the period of a year or more, I edited and polished and adjusted and fixed. Although I queried versions of this book a few times, and several times it garnered interest from agents, I eventually had to acknowledge truth—I had written myself into a corner with the series’ plot, and the problems were big enough that I didn’t know how to fix them. 

It was unfixable, but it didn’t matter. The book was a lesson. More than one, really. It taught me I was capable of finishing a novel. It proved to me that people wouldn’t hate what I wrote. It demonstrated how many problems would arise in a plot if I didn’t at least have an idea of where I was going. I learned as much as I could, and I kept writing. 

My next attempt was a dark contemporary, but again, I ran into more problems than I knew how to handle. Unsure of how to fix it, I moved on quicker this time, because that was something else my first novel taught me—don’t linger too long without a plan of attack. I promised myself I’d come back later if I knew how to fix the concept, and I still might one day. 

Sing Sweet Nightingale, which became my debut novel, was the third book I wrote. Finally, with this story, I felt as though things were beginning to come together. I better understood how to weave all the elements of the book together. The story thrilled me the same way my first original concept had, and when the time came to fix things, I knew how to break the story down, rearrange the pieces, and construct something better. My editors and I made it as shiny as possible, and it released in 2014.

With Sing, everything was new, fresh, and full of excitement. It was the beginning of a series that my publisher wanted to release pretty quickly. Life and industry complications changed the plans, and now only two of the four planned novels in the Dream War Saga are out in the world. Despite the delay, I wanted author to become my full-time career, so I kept writing. 

In September of 2016, I released my fifth novel. Nemesis makes six, but it’s also a first for me—the first time I have ever said goodbye to a series and a cast of characters. 

Writing is a continuous learning process, one that rarely travels a straight or simple line. Looking back at the past several years, it’s easy now to see how the beginning of this path has led to the end, but along the way it sometimes felt like I wasn’t ever going to get here. I am here, though, and I’m still learning. My first attempt may have proven that I could finish a novel, but Nemesis taught me how to close out a series arc. All I can hope now is that readers will find the conclusion of the arc as satisfying as I have.

~Erica Cameron 

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About Assassins: Nemesis 

Being orphaned and almost kidnapped in the space of a week sent Blake Marks into hiding. For months, Blake tries to help the Calvers—a family of vigilante bodyguards—investigate the people behind the hit on Blake’s father, Isaac, but then the safe house is compromised. Just as hired thugs storm the house to grab Blake, Daelan Calver dives into the fight, getting them both out alive. 

Hiding isn’t an option anymore, but hit squads, under-the-table deals, and international espionage? Blake has no idea how to handle any of it, not even with Daelan’s family there to play teachers. The one thing Blake knows for sure is that there are only two options: keep up with the Calvers or get out of their way. 

But even with the Calvers’ help and the glimmer of a possible future with Daelan giving Blake hope, chances of survival keep shrinking. The man who ordered the hit on Isaac may be dead, but his partner is viciously cold-blooded, and her plans could change the course of history. Blake wants to finish what Isaac started, but it’s looking like someone is going to die before this is over. And that someone might be Blake. 

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