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Book Blast with Giveaway! Say Yes by Silvia Violet

 

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Say Yes

by Silvia Violet

Cover Artist: Freddy MacKay

Publisher: Silvia Violet Books

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The Blurb…

Rex Aiken recently started his own business, Grass Fed Texas, supplying organic beef to restaurants and catering companies. When he hosts an event for potential clients at a prestigious hotel in Asheville, the event coordinator, J, impresses him with more than his professional expertise. They indulge in a delicious one night stand, but Rex’s taste of J leaves him wanting more. Rex intends to savor J, and he refuses to see the distance between them as an obstacle. He’ll do whatever is necessary to convince J to say yes.

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Excerpt

“So…um…you’re going to do some sightseeing tomorrow?” Jordan asked.

“I am. I haven’t been to this area since I was a kid, and it’s so beautiful this time of year.”

Jordan nodded. He’d picked up a pen and was rubbing the end of it over his full bottom lip. Rex wanted to replace it with his tongue. Jordan put the pen down and flipped through papers in a folder. When he licked the tip of his finger to help him unstick a few pages, Rex had to cover a groan by turning it into a cough.

Jordan glanced at him quickly before closing the file and slipping it into a drawer. “If there’s anything in particular you’d like to do, I could help you find the best—”

“I’d like to kiss you.” Rex hadn’t meant to be so bold, but he’d never been particularly good at restraining himself. His bluntness had served him well in business and almost as well in his attempts to pick up men.

Jordan made a strangled noise and looked up. “Mr. Aiken, I’m not sure that would…um…”

He looked terrified. Rex realized he was doing the same thing to Jordan that Lucy had done to him—putting him in a position where he could easily believe saying no would affect his job.

“I’m sorry. That was out of line. You did me a favor, and you deserve more respect from me.”

Jordan’s cheeks were now bright red. “I’m not offended, sir. I’m just surprised.”

 About the Author

Silvia Violet writes erotic romance in a variety of genres including paranormal, contemporary, sci fi, and historical. She can be found haunting coffee shops looking for the darkest, strongest cup of coffee she can find. Once equipped with the needed fuel, she can happily sit for hours pounding away at her laptop. Silvia typically leaves home disguised as a suburban stay-at-home-mom, and other coffee shop patrons tend to ask her hilarious questions like “Do you write children’s books?” She loves watching the looks on their faces when they learn what she’s actually up to. When not writing, Silvia enjoys baking sinfully delicious treats, exploring new styles of cooking, and reading to her incorrigible offspring.

Author Links: http://facebook.com/silvia.violet, http://silviaviolet.tumblr.com

Twitter: @Silvia_Violet


Tour Dates: 8/18/14

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Tour Stops: Parker Williams, Angel Martinez, Wake Up Your Wild Side, Reviews and Ramblings, MM Good Book Reviews, Amanda C. Stone, Prism Book Alliance, Hearts on Fire, Redz World, Cate Ashwood, Love Bytes, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Kimi-Chan, Iyana Jenna, Smoocher’s Voice, Because Two Men Are Better Than One, Dawn’s Reading Nook, Fallen Angel Reviews, Inked Rainbow Reads, Romance the Night, Rainbow Gold Reviews, 3 Chicks After Dark, It’s Raining Men, Michael MandrakeJade Crystal

 

 

 

 

 

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A Taste of Honey – Guest authors

Today we welcome two Dreamspinner authors, Jack Byrne and Renae Kaye.

Jack is the author of the Bushrangers Series, which starts with Billabong and continues with Walkabout which is due to be released in a week’s time.  Renae is the author of The Blinding Light and Loving Jay.  Both authors have contributed a short story in the newly release anthology, A Taste Of Honey.

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The Bear Next Door by Jack Byrne
It took a lot of effort for Bryce Philipson to get the attention of his neighbor, Rob Johnson, and even more persistence to prove to the middle-aged bear that he’s more than a spoiled rich kid. But both men are plagued by insecurities that threaten their relationship, and a tragic misunderstanding might prove the last straw unless they can learn to trust and forgive each other.

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Neil has a crush on the big guy across the road.  But someone so masculine wouldn’t be gay, would they?  And even if they were, they wouldn’t be interested in someone like Neil.  The guy across the road could only be described as a bear, and Neil?  Well, he’s skinny, awkward and shy.
But what on earth was this “Woof!” business?

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RENAE:  Hi Jack!

JACK:  Hi Renae!

BOTH: (Waving) Thanks for having us on your blog, Nic!

RENAE:  I’m excited about this anthology.  Tell me, why did you decide to write for the Taste of Honey anthology?

JACK: I saw it and couldn’t resist! The comment about not all gay men spending hours in the gym and having ‘real’ bodies struck a chord with me. I’m a very active person, but I put gyms in about the same category as office work: I’ll only do it if I absolutely have to! I’d rather be riding horses or motorbikes or partying with friends.   How about you?

RENAE:  A similar story to you.  I don’t think that a person needs a perfect body to be sexy.  I enjoy reading and writing stories with everyday people.  I saw the submission call and was excited, because I wanted to read it once it was done.  I knew a bit about the “bear culture,” and wanted to learn more.  Did you know about the bear culture before writing this story?

JACK:  Not so much the culture, but a close friend of mine is a bear, and I have chatted to him a few times about how he feels about the way people react to him.  He is the kindest, gentlest person you’d ever meet, but he rides a motorbike and is a big guy, so people think he’s mean.  It couldn’t be further from the truth.  So if you didn’t know about the bear culture, then how did you end up writing a story?

RENAE:  <sly grin>  Google and hanging out in a lot of gay chat rooms!

JACK:  Hahaha!

RENAE:  What do you love most about bears?

JACK: Their combination of strength and shyness. It makes me go ‘aww!’

RENAE:  So I’m guessing your characters are both strong and shy?

JACK:  Well, Rob is the bear of the two and he pretty much fits the ‘strong and shy’ description exactly, but he hides his shyness behind a gruff exterior.  Bryce, the guy that falls for him is more self-assured, just not around Rob where he gets all tongue-tied! So, how do your characters break through that initial barrier and realize that the interest is mutual?

RENAE:  “Woof.”  J  Neil is a geeky guy who has been kept up <smirk> at night imagining his three new neighbours in leather and not much else.  Brett tells him “Woof!” one day, and he has to go and google the term to work it out. 

JACK:  So what does woof mean?

RENAE:  You’ll have to read the story to find out.  Now back to you—in your story Rob is the bear. Does he like being a bear? Or does he wish he was something else?

JACK:  He’s happy with his appearance, but sometimes he feels he is misjudged because of it. Do you think your non-bear main character was a strong person in ways that mattered?

RENAE:  Ooh, tough question.  Neil is definitely not self-assured or very good in social settings, but he’s extremely honourable.  He’s stepped in to help out his sister, and he keeps his promises, even though it cramps his love life.  I think that makes him strong.  He may be physically weaker, but he’s not caving to demand even when the choices are hard.  Will you write another story about bears for your readers?

JACK:  I hadn’t planned on it, but when I think about it I tend to write strong characters, so it wouldn’t be a stretch to do another story involving bears.  The other stories in the anthology really opened my eyes to this culture, and I’m falling a little bit in love with bear stories in general.  What about you?

RENAE:  Definitely.  I can definitely have a lot of fun with bears.  Does your story have a happily-ever-after ending?

JACK:  Of course it does!  Does yours?

RENAE:  Of course!

Thanks so much for joining us, Renae and Jack. We’ve enjoyed your visit!

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You can find Jack Byrne at the following:

Website:  fugitive1701.yolasite.com
Email:  jackaroo_byrne@hotmail.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007062756906

Renae Kaye can be found at:

Website:  http://renaekaye.weebly.com
Email:  renae.kaye@iinet.net.au
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/renae.kaye.9
Twitter:  @renaekkaye

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Cover Reveal – Wet Paint by Will Parkinson (with Giveaway)


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Wet Paint

by Will Parkinson

Cover Artist: Reese Dante

Publisher: Harmony Ink Press

And here it is! What a beautiful cover! 🙂

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The Blurb…

Although Addy’s heart and body bear the scars from his life before he was adopted by the Deans, he’s ached for something he thought he would never find. Until he met Benny. He isn’t sure how anyone can care for someone as broken as he is, even though he wants it desperately.

High school senior Benny Peters has his whole life planned out for him, until a chaste kiss at summer camp opens a new world of possibilities. Determined to erase Addy’s insecurities, Benny works to take away his boyfriend’s pain and replace it with love.

When Addy’s past intrudes on their future, it’s going to take everything Benny can muster to show that no matter what – or who – they face, they belong together.

 

Excerpt…

Benny cast a glance at Addy, noticing how his eyes kept darting to him and then to the floor. He seemed troubled, unsure.

“Addy? Is there something wrong?”

Addy heaved a deep sigh, then was quiet for a moment. “Do I embarrass you?” he finally asked.

“What? No, of course not. Why would you even think that?” Benny was genuinely perplexed.

“Jackson and Taylor don’t seem to have any problem touching each other, but you act like I’ve got germs or something and won’t come anywhere near me when there’s other people around. I have to wonder if you’re ashamed to be seen with someone like… me.”

“Oh God, no,” Benny replied sharply. “Please don’t ever think that. You know what? C’mere.”

He grabbed Addy’s arm and dragged him into the lounge.

“Listen to me, little man. I am not now, nor have I ever been, nor will I ever be ashamed of you. If anything, you should be ashamed of me.”

Addy looked puzzled. “Why?”

Benny slid his fingers through his stubbly hair, then rubbed the back of his neck before he spoke. “I’m not really comfortable with being… like this. I really do care for you, but I’ve never felt this way about a guy— well, about anyone—before, and I don’t know how to handle it. So no, I’m not ashamed or embarrassed of you at all. I’m just not sure how to deal with everything.”

Addy took Benny by the hand and peered into his eyes. “That’s all I needed to know. I don’t want to rush you. If you need time, you’ve got to know I’ll give it to you. I just wanted to be sure that you wanted me.”

Benny regarded his boyfriend. Yeah, his boyfriend. Benny had never been afraid to stand up for anyone in his life. Why should he be ashamed to stand up for himself now?

“C’mere, little man,” he growled, putting his hand on Addy’s neck, pulling him in close.

Addy’s eyes went wide, excitement dancing in them. Benny licked his lips and then pressed them to Addy’s in a deep, thrilling kiss. Someone whimpered. Benny wasn’t really sure which one of them it had been. He felt his synapses fry. It was the most incredible thing he’d ever experienced. A voice called out, startling them both.

“Benny? Is there something you’d like to tell me?”

Benny looked up and stared for a moment at Taylor, who had a wide smile across his face. Benny could feel his cheeks heat up. This wasn’t the way he wanted this to go, but damn, right now he needed Addy in the worst way.

“No, Taylor, not right now,” he replied quietly.
Then he went back in for another one of those amazing kisses.

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About the Author

WILL PARKINSON believes that no matter what obstacles are thrown in the path of young love, it will always find a way to win in the end. He wants his characters to have their happily ever after, but that doesn’t mean that it’s going to come easily.

None of this would have happened if he had followed the advice he was given many years ago. “What are you wasting your time on that for? It’s never going to amount to anything.” He believed it for the longest time, abandoning characters he’d created in his childhood.

He picked up his very first m/m story by a writer named Eden Winters, who was an absolute joy when they corresponded. She asked him if he wrote and he told her the story. Eden explained to Will that the voices in his head would never go away and how he needed to let them out. With that thought in mind, Will put e-pen to e-paper once more. It was truly a liberating experience and one he has no intention of giving up again.

Author Contact:

Website: http://www.willparkinson.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WillParkinsonau

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/will.parkinson.520

E-mail: will@willparkinson.com


Tour Dates: 8/18/14

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Tour Stops: Parker Williams, Angel Martinez, Hearts on Fire, Rainbow Gold Reviews, Cate Ashwood, Amanda C. Stone, SA McAuley, Elisa – My Reviews and Ramblings, Love Bytes, LeAnn’s Book Reviews, Prism Book Alliance, Havan Fellows, Emotion in Motion, My Fiction Nook, Because Two Men Are Better Than One, Charli Green, Jade Crystal, Lee Brazil, Trisha Harrington’s Blog, Will Parkinson, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Wake Up Your Wild Side  EE Montgomery

 

 

 

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