Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Book Blast: The Librarian @PridePromo @leebrazil #mustread #mmromance #bookcontest

So…anyone who knows me knows that I’m Lee Brazil’s most efficient stalker…I’ve even infiltrated his personal circle of friends and situated myself as his bestie and dare I say *gasps* writing companion…*bobble-head nods* I do dare say I do dare say!!!


Anyway…The Librarian is a re-release from Lee and I think it might be one of my faves of his…such a terrific love story that also happens to be freaking scorching in the hot naughty department *sighs* and the new cover…did I mention the hot naughty department?

So read all about this new re-release (is that an oxymorons lol) and enter the Rafflecopter at the end for a chance to get your hands on some of Lee’s goodies…and oh baby, they’re not just good…they are GOOD! *shivers*

My personal quickie with Lee:
3 – Favorite beverage (alcoholic or non)
4 – Did you have an embarrassing nickname as a kid?
No. End of story.

The Librarian
Cover Artist: Laura Harner
Publisher: Lime Time Press

We've got blurbage: A rash vow of celibacy puts Valentine Michaels in the path of seduction.

Val is at a crossroads in his life. A college dropout, he's gone as far as he can in his career as a cosmetologist, owning his own style salon. He no longer finds satisfaction in it, though he's put years into proving to his bigoted parents that a college degree and the veneer of straightness aren't the only roads to success. They'd turned their backs on him, and he proved he didn't need them to make it.

His love life is no better than his working life. His relationships always start with a bang and fizzle into boredom, or worse, anger.

Adrian Grey has his own agenda for helping Val: he's been in love with Val since they were freshmen. The intervening years of listening to Val's gossip about his lovers and relationships have taught Adrian just what it was he did wrong all those years ago, and he thinks this time around he now knows exactly how to get—and keep—his man.

Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

And a sneak peek: Impatiently, Val flipped his powder-blue locks over his shoulder, tapping the little whisk broom against the counter where his supplies were arranged neatly. "Derek, you left me standing around at Paul's for an hour, a place I totally hate by the way, without even a phone call to say you weren't coming, and then I walk past you playing ball in the park with your friends on the way back here. I'm not overreacting!"

He ran a swift eye over his supplies. Scissors, combs, spray bottle with water, gel, mousse. Everything in order. While he prepared his workstation, he listened with half an ear to the deep voice on the other end of the phone, trying to explain or rationalize or whatever, but he wasn't into hearing what Derek had to say. The guy was an immature jerk who put his own wants ahead of everything, even if it meant leaving Val standing in a group of young college kids he barely knew, in a bar he usually avoided like the plague. He'd gone to the party in the first place for Derek. Being stood up while doing something so selfless pissed him off. Just once in a relationship, Val wanted to find a guy who put him first, who loved him more than sports, friends, and all the other temptations the wicked world offered. "Just forget it, Derek. You don't get it. It's not just last night; it's the whole last few months."

More rumbling and babbling in his ear. He ran a dust cloth over the client's chair and then adjusted its height. Prepping his station at the salon was second nature and required little of his attention. Kind of like listening to Derek. Why the fuck do I listen to this shit? Derek had all the emotional understanding of a two-ton truck. Cute as hell, but clueless about what would melt Val's heart. In fact, Derek might accurately be called dense altogether. A little consideration, a romantic gesture or two, would go a long way. Hell, an apology instead of an excuse would probably have gotten him a second chance even this morning. Eh. Who are you kidding? Derek is a symptom, not the illness itself. "Fuck off, Derek. It's over. Do me a favor and lose my number, okay?"

Flipping the phone shut, he shoved it into the pocket of his smock and busied himself cleaning up his workspace. A quick spray of glass cleaner to the mirror, a swipe or two with a rag, and he was done. Done with Derek, done with men, done with romance and love and sex, and fuck it all. He could be celibate. Masturbation didn't count as sex, did it? He'd need something if he wasn't getting any.

Pages or Words: 22,000 Words

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About Lee Brazil: Somewhere in a small town in up-state New York are a librarian and a second grade teacher to whom I owe my life. That might be a touch dramatic, but it's nevertheless one hundred percent true.

Because they taught me the joy of reading, of escaping into worlds crafted of words.

Have you ever been nine years old and sure of nothing so much as that you don't belong? Looked at the world from behind glasses, and wondered why you don't fit?

Someone hands you a book, and then you turn the page and see… There you are, running from Injun Joe in a dark graveyard; there you are fencing with Athos; there you are…beneath the deep blue sea- marveling at exotic creatures with Captain Nemo.

I found myself between the pages of books, and that is why I write now. It's why I taught English and literature for so many years, and it's why my house contains more pounds of books than furniture.

If I'd had my way, I'd have been a fencer…or a starship captain, or a lawyer, or a detective solving crimes. But instead, I am a writer, and I've come to realize that's the best thing in the world to be, because as a writer, I can be all those things and more.

If I hadn't learned to value the stories between the pages, who knows what would have happened? Certainly not college…teaching…or writing.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Book Blast: Storming Love: Blizzard @PridePromo @JackieNacht @Rjscott_author @VVeeB @sarayork @NeilPlakcy @NDennis_Author

Storming Love: Blizzard


Storming Love: Blizzard – Jens & Elliot by Sara York (release date: 1/23/15)
Jens Arnesen is only looking for a taste of the city, a place to experience Boston. What he finds is a sexy naked man who ends up being more than he bargained for. Elliot Matthews needs a place to stay until the storm blows over and the airports open. Being walked in on by Jens starts out as an annoyance but grows into the best thing in his life. When the skies clear and the airports open, they have no choice but to part. If only they lived closer to each other then life would be perfect.

When the storm throws them together, can Jens and Elliot make the most of the situation?

Storming Love: Blizzard – Kimo & Mike by Neil Plakcy (release date: 1/30/15)
Former competitive surfer and Honolulu homicide detective Kimo Kanapa’aka is in his element in his home state of Hawaii. But a ski trip with his partner, fire investigator Mike Riccardi, knocks him off balance. As a bitter storm rages outside the condo where they’re staying, one of Mike’s college buddies is feuding with his wife and the other is making sexy overtures to Kimo. Will these tensions ruin the vacation and perhaps even drive a wedge between Kimo and Mike?

Storming Love: Blizzard – Seth & Casey by RJ Scott (release date: 2/6/15)
The blizzard of the century has stranded teacher Casey McGuire and pupils at a country retreat. As a last resort and fearing for their lives he calls his ex, fireman Seth Wild. The same man who promised that he would always be there for Casey.

Seth is on sick leave after a terrible accident leaves him near dead. He's wallowing in self pity and he's already driven away the only man who cared about him. Casey. When he receives the call, he is the only person left to help and nothing will stop him.

Because if Seth can't help, then very possibly Casey and the kids won't make it out of this alive.

Storming Love: Blizzard – Layne, River & Damion by Vicktor Alexander (release date: 2/13/15)
It has taken Damion Martin six months to finally start to get over the startling break-up from his partner Layne Haylse. They’d been high school sweethearts and blissfully in love. Then the man suddenly wanted nothing to do with him. Having to work with him at Yale University almost every day made the separation that much harder. Meeting the young marketing major, River Cunningham, may just be the ticket to helping Damion heal.

But they say that to every story there’s two sides, and the truth lies somewhere in the middle. When a harrowing blizzard crashes through Connecticut, trapping all three men inside the campus library, they will soon find that sometimes things aren’t as black and white as they seem. When the truth is revealed, it may change their lives forever.

Storming Love: Blizzard – Gavin & Morgan by Nicole Dennis (release date: 2/20/15)
Drained from forecasting both hurricanes and twisters, Gavin Larson, a meteorologist, accepts a request to become the head forecaster for a Philadelphia television station. He goes for a trial time during winter. A calm, quiet winter where he can recharge. Until he discovers a series of potential events ready to clash.

Taking over his family's position, Morgan Rylee Whittaker III feels the pressure to follow their lofty attitude, he can't stay hidden in the executive suites. He jumps into the chaos. Bumping into the meteorologist, Morgan feels a thump of arousal, but listens when Gavin locates a dangerous blizzard heading up the coast.

Together, they protect and prepare Philadelphia from the incoming nor'easter. They dance around the steady beat of attraction brewing between them as the storm rages.

Storming Love: Blizzard – Stokes & Ford by Jackie Nacht (release date: 2/27/15)
Ford and Stokes are about to weather two storms; the blizzard coming their way and their growing feelings for one another.

Stokes has been rooming with Ford ever since the first day of college. Although his feelings had started out as friendly, over time, they have grown deeper. He's fallen for Ford, hard, but how the hell is Stokes going to tell Ford? When college winter break approaches, Stokes decides to take Ford up to his parent's rental to have a fun weekend  with Ford and finally let his best friend know what he feels. However, with a blizzard coming in, they will have to weather the storm outside and in their hearts. 

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

um...a little late Story Orgy Monday!

Happy Belated Story Orgy Monday!

Come on…say it with me…week 4 of 2015 and my post #4 is here and up and (hopefully) fabulous! We won’t discuss how it might be a little late posting…*clears throat*

So on to my prompt, another scene from Chance at Trust

To give you a little background on this scene—

Em is prepared to walk out on the date that Joss and Penn deceived him on…

This week's prompt:  He knew they didn’t forgive him, but he was okay with that. (slightly altered for purpose of working with this scene)

And now for your reading pleasure…

Chance at Trust
copyright © 2015 Havan Fellows

Why would Penn bring him here?
Em was pretty sure he knew why. "I honestly believe you have the best of intentions here, Penn..." He folded the menu and placed it on the table in front of him, breathing deeply in through his nose, trying to gain his courage to make a dignified exit. "But you know what they say about good intentions. Thank you for"—Em thought about that scorching kiss at Joss's condo and mourned the loss of never having another—"thank you for a very sweet memory that I'll draw upon often."
Nodding, more to himself than Penn, Em pushed his seat back and stood to leave.
A steel like grip wrapped around Em's wrist, holding him in place.
"Whoa, am I being dumped?" Penn's brows furrowed together, his face expressing his bewilderment in the turn of events.
Em looked at the hand holding him before quickly glancing around the restaurant to make sure they didn't garner anyone's attention. He lowered his voice when replying, "No, not dumped per se. In order to be dumped we'd have to be an item to begin with."
Penn mimicked Em's movements and leaned in also, whispering right back, "Well, in order to become an item you would have to sit and enjoy dinner with me. Don't you ever get tired of running?"
"I don't run," Em gritted out between clenched teeth.
"That's obvious." Penn exaggeratingly tilted his head and glared at the now empty chair behind Em.
Noticing a patron at a nearby table glance over at them, Em fell back into his chair, but he didn't raise his voice any. "Why would you take a stranger to a restaurant where you are practically like family to the owners? This isn't a first date scenario."
Penn snorted, "Nothing about what we've done is following the standard operating procedures of dating. Your best friend had to choke you on a very tasty and flaky croissant just so I could get a date with you under a very loose interpretation of agreement. And did he really babysit you until I showed up so you wouldn't bolt?"
"Yes..." Em muttered softly.
Another chuckle washed over Em's senses, he could really get used to hearing that sound.
"Good thing I have a strong sense of self, or else I might think you didn't like me and didn't want to be on this date."
No, that's my problem, not yours...I don't have a strong sense of self, I don't believe you like me and want to be here...
No matter how pathetic Em was, he wouldn't vocalize his inner thoughts. Not to Penn, probably not even to Joss when he inevitably had a conversation with him later about how he chickened out in the middle of his date. If this really was a date, Penn did admit that nothing they'd done so far could be classified as real dating behavior. What if Em wasn't the one that Penn wanted to spend time with? What if this was some elaborate way to earn bonus points with Joss...that Em could understand.
"Whether I wanted this date or not wasn’t part of the equation. I suspect my good for nothing best friend whom I may never speak to again suspected that."
Penn nodded his head as if he understood. "He said he knew you wouldn’t forgive him, but he was oddly okay with that."
"You know Joss isn't here." Em hated how he couldn't raise his voice above a whisper, how his gaze refused to move from the miniscule black dot on the white table cloth that he studied. He hated how small and unsure he felt...he was tired of it. Tired of never being good enough for anyone.
No...he was tired of never being good enough for himself.
"God I hope not. No offense to you, but your best friend can be a bit to take. Small doses I might be able to handle, like saying hello to him when I swing by to pick you up on our second date...but anything more and I might have to find a real good psychiatrist. Please tell me refusing to invite him along isn't a deal breaker."
Did Em hear him correctly? He chanced a glance up and sure enough, Penn was still sitting across from him with a goofy smile that extended from his uptilted lips to his shining eyes. God, Em did like those gentle eyes.
"You don't want Joss here?"
"Why..." Penn shook his head as if confused by the turn of conversation. "Um, I want you here...him not so much."
"Oh." Em took a sip of water, purposely drawing out his action as long as he could to bide him time to think. He wanted to believe Penn, every aspect of his being wanted to believe those kind green eyes. None of his mannerisms seemed malicious, and why would they be? They'd only met this morning, why would Penn suddenly want to hurt Em? He didn't appear to be the type of man to take someone out with the sole purpose of crushing his self esteem.
Penn was nice.
Em could use some nice in his life.

The fun is never over with just one turn – we are the Story Orgytm remember *big grin* – so head on over to the next pleasure blog and enjoy multiples with us . . .

Lee Brazil's story: click here
Hank Edwards' story: click here

Friday, January 23, 2015

When Amanda C. Stone was a virgin @amandastonebks @PridePromo #bookcontest

The Adventures of Cole and Perry
Amanda C. Stone

A little while ago while promoting my holiday book with writing partner Lee Brazil, I had the privilege of playing with Amanda on her blog. She interviewed us and let me tell you...she had us going some. So when I heard she had—not only a new release—but her first release I screamed

"Oh my god you popped your cherry! You've got to come on my blog and talk about how you lost your virginity..."

Okay sure...I'm not that forward and I was referring to her writing virginity...but a girl can dream, right? So let me welcome Amanda C. Stone. I only hope I showed her a good time like she did me...*winks*

How did Cole & Perry's story come to you? Was it a long slow seduction in your mind or did they pile drive it to you all at once?
*cough* Um…
*innocent expression* What…some people get the beginning, middle and end all in one thrust and some tend to need it fed to them in bits and pieces…*winks*
Havan, you win at the interview game. Just so you know. The idea for The Anniversary slowly crept in. It was definitely a long, slow, love making for that idea to fully form. However, once I finally had that idea down on paper, The Threesome came in hard and fast, followed by The Wedding. I had to force The Fight into submission a little bit. The Baby had some trouble in its delivery, but came out healthy and happy in the end. The story that was a surprise addition to the adventure was The House. It popped up out of nowhere.

If you had to turn the experience of publishing your first book into an erotic novel…what would you title it?
The Nervous Virgin
*whispers* not any more...haha

Pick five words to describe The Adventures of Cole and Perry to us.
Not precisely what you expect.

So come on...you can tell us...who's your favorite...Cole or Perry?
But that’s like picking which kind of cake I like best! How can you only choose one?!
Honest, we won't tell them...
Perry is still a bit of an enigma to me. When authors say their characters “talk” to them, it’s true. However Perry has been mostly silent through the whole process of the book. There’s only been a handful of times when he’s put his contribution in. Now Cole. I love that man dearly but sometimes he just won’t stop. He may be tall with huge muscles, but he is a teddy bear on the inside.

What one scene in this book gave you the hardest time to write and why?
All of the stories had their challenges. But I think the one that was the hardest and I had to force the most was The Fight. I had a hard time feeling the emotions Cole was feeling. Plus writing it in a way that made the ending possible was extremely hard to do.

Now…just because I like to hit 'em hard and fast…here are a few quickies for us to get to know Cole and Perry better... :)
*snort* Hard and fast. Got it.

Most likely to get down and dirty in public…
Perry. Hands down he would show Cole off and let everyone know that Cole is his and prove it in the most carnal of ways.

Most likely to wear a fedora and rock it…
Perry. He’s got that sexy accountant look going on and could wear a fedora to work and not think twice about it. Plus he knows Cole would think it’s sexy and do it for that reason as well.

Most likely to be found barefoot…
Cole. He has a major shoe fetish and owns more pairs than all of their friends combined. But when he’s at home, he’s barefoot. Home is the place to relax.

Most likely to have a rope fetish…
*dying laughing* Oh God. Perry so does but he’s afraid Cole won’t like it. Secretly Cole wants to try that with Perry but hasn’t gotten the courage to say anything yet.

Most likely to get body art (tattoo)…
Neither. They’re not the tattoo kind of guys. Now piercings is a whole other story. Perry has considered suggesting Cole get pierced in a few places.

Most likely to eat food in bed…
Cole would try it. However Perry would pitch a fit. Crumbs are not fun.

Most likely to be silly and break out into a song and dance number…
Cole. He’s goofy like that and doesn’t care what others think too much.

Most likely to find a stray animal and bring it home…
Most would assume Cole since he’s the one with the soft heart. But truly it would be Perry. He doesn’t like seeing anyone lost and hurt.

Most likely to go commando...
Cole does on a regular basis.

Most likely to blow off plans and talk the other into staying in bed all day…
Perry’s the one that wants to do it the most. But he also feels like he needs to be the responsible one. Cole understands that Perry needs those kinds of days so he’ll suggest it and make Perry feel good about not having to be the one that suggested they slack off.

Most likely to have a sweet tooth…
Cole. Anything that is remotely sweet and it’s his new favorite food.

In a silly battle of wills…most likely to refrain from…um…pleasuring themselves the longest…
No, no, no. You’ve got that backwards. Perry will be the one to keep Cole from self pleasure. However Cole will make a comment about how it’s easy for Perry to suggest it when he can do it whenever he wants. Which of course goads Perry into abstaining at the same time. Then it becomes a battle on who holds out the longest; Cole from begging, or Perry from throwing the whole idea away and getting down to the fun stuff.

Cole's favorite color?
The color of Perry’s eyes.

Perry's favorite flavor of ice cream?
Orange crème.

Cole's favorite alcoholic beverage?
He’s a beer kind of guy.

Perry's favorite movie?
Under penalty of death you will not tell anyone that it’s When Harry Met Sally

Cole's favorite guilty pleasure song?
Cole is a huge Miley fan. Party in the USA? Heck yeah!

Perry's favorite place to be kissed?
Adam’s apple. When Cole pays extra special attention there, fun times are had.

And now that we know more about your boys...I think we are ready to dig into The Adventures of Cole and Perry...

It all started when Cole met Perry in a bar. Over three years they had some exciting adventures, and misadventures. The six stories included in this book are all about their journey from bar to wedding.
The Anniversary
Another cancellation of plans by his boyfriend forces Cole out to the neighborhood bar. Not long after arriving he meets Perry. Even as exciting as Perry is, he's unsure how the night will end.
The Fight
Cole and Perry are struggling to make time for each other and constantly at each other’s throats. A fight to the death will decide who is right or wrong in their arguments. But Cole really doesn't want to shoot Perry.
The Threesome
Deciding they want to spice up things in the bedroom, Perry wants to have a one-time threesome. Cole's nervous and doesn't want to ask any of their friends to join them. Perry finds the perfect solution.
The House
After two and a half years together, Cole and Perry want to buy a house. Once they find the perfect house, they get to spend their first morning together in their new space. Perry will have to help Cole decide which room is his favorite.
The Baby
Both Cole and Perry are exhausted. Taking care of a three month old is hard when she's up all night and is always hungry. If only they could find where they put the bottle warmer.
The Wedding
Cole is ready to make his commitment to Perry life-long. After careful planning, they created the perfect event. What could possibly go wrong? If only Cole didn't ask the same question.

Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, Humor, M/M Romance, Romance

Buy The Adventures of Cole and Perry here:
ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-theadventuresofcoleandperry-1727626-145.html
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SC6RNLS
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24515208-the-adventures-of-cole-and-perry

Where to find Amanda:
Website   http://www.amandastonebooks.com/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/amandastonebooks
Twitter https://twitter.com/amandastonebks
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Email: amandastonebooks@gmail.com

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