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Bristol Romantic Suspense Writing Workshop

 


Attention Authors!

A brand new writing workshop is coming to Bristol this November! Writers of romance, crime, romantic suspense and mystery novels at any stage in their career are invited to join bestselling author Damon Suede and federal law enforcement special agent Geoff Symon, who recently began offering his experience and expertise to authors with his Forensics for Fiction series of books.

Over two days writers will have the chance to stretch their skills with practical workshops and engaging classes in the beautiful surroundings of Armada House. Spaces on the workshop are limited, allowing attendees more opportunities to ask their own questions and gain feedback on their current ‘work in progress’.

This is the first time Damon and Geoff have travelled to the UK to teach, so be sure to sign up and don’t miss this fantastic opportunity!

Click here to register!

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A great way to find the perfect next read… Queeromance Ink

An inclusive library of queer romance titles in all colors of the QUILTBAG / LGBTIQA rainbow.

You can find exactly what you want to read using the enhanced search functionality. You can search by genre, author, pairing, character identify, tag, trope, romantic content, heat rating, or ending type.

Personally, I love the ability to search by trope. I’m off now to find a new friends-to-lovers romance to read. 🙂

Visit Queeromance Ink

 

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News for authors: Introducing Lovebound Promotions

Special Promotion

I’m delighted to be stopping by today to introduce you all to LoveBound Promotions, an up and coming book marketing company for romance authors, and to tell you a little about the services we provide, not to mention a special introductory offer you won’t want to miss!

But first…who are we? My name is Jamie and I’m an author myself, writing LGBT themed romances for young and new adults. In partnership with Jon, a graphic designer and the love of my life, I set up LoveBound Promotions with the aim of providing a variety of book marketing packages to authors across the romance genre. Born from a shared love of literature and a heartfelt understanding of the struggles authors undergo in the effort to bring their work to the notice of potential readers, our company seeks to offer a friendly, professional service at a price to suit all budgets.

Our Services and Special Promotion

Book any of our other marketing packages before May 1st, 2017, and receive a complimentary Review Query worth £20!!!

Services We Offer

  • A Cover Reveal to show off your fabulous cover ahead of publication.
  • A Book Blitz to generate buzz about your new release
  • A Blog Tour which uses fun and original content to increase your exposure
  • A Forget Me Not Tour if you’re seeking longer term promotion
  • A Review Query to help obtain reviews for your book

To book any of our marketing packages and take advantage of the introductory offer, please see LoveBound Promotions’ services page for full details, before filling out our online order form.

Contact/Join Us

If you’re a blogger who is passionate about the romance genre and would like to become a tour host with LoveBound Promotions, all you have to do is complete our simple signup form.

Want to know more about our marketing packages? Questions about becoming a tour host with LoveBound? Whatever the reason, please don’t hesitate to contact us through our website and we’ll do our best to help.

We look forward to working with you!

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Launch of NineStar Press

 

Fans of quality LGBTQA fiction have been anticipating the launch of brand-new publisher NineStar Press. Following the company’s “soft launch” in July, they’re ready to launch fully on November 23rd, 2015.

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NineStar Press was created to meet the reading needs of people across the LGBTQA spectrum. The company was formed when founder Lisa Cox, who has years of experience both as an author and editor of LGBTQA fiction, noticed a gap in the market that wasn’t being filled. Though many publishing houses are focused on straight and male/male fiction and romance, Lisa saw that few were offering high-quality, professionally edited and formatted books outside of those markets.

Though NineStar Press will offer plenty gay fiction and romance, it is also committed to publishing books featuring lesbian, bisexual, trans*, queer, and asexual characters. It will release only the best, most engaging LGBTQA stories that you’ll want to read again and again.

What Can You Expect From NineStar Press?

Already, the publisher has a battery of books waiting to be pre-ordered by LGBTQA readers. The stories run the gamut of genres, lengths, and sexualities, from short male/male erotica to fantasy with a lesbian protagonist to contemporary romantic suspense.

defiantloyaltiesDefiant Loyalties by Elizabeth Wilde is one of the novels to be released. It follows the story of Jack Preston, whose life is thrown into a dangerous game of lies and espionage, when an assassination attempt is made on his oppressive father’s life. He finds solace in an unlikely place—in the man who was tasked with killing his father. The heat level is high on this erotic romance…and the tension higher. Check it out at NineStar Press now.

Fans of fantasy fiction will also find much to love about Brooke Radley’s Nightshade. It centers on a young mage named Eleanor, who has to infiltrate a thieves’ guild to find the source of a drug that’s ravaging her city. But once she’s reached the inner circle of the Nightshade Brotherhood, she’s drawn to a beautiful and elusive thief called Cassandra. Can she risk betraying Cassandra to do what needs to be done for the good of her city?

happychristmassirnspNoted erotica and erotic romance writer Elizabeth Coldwell brings two initial short erotic pieces to the line-up with the seasonal Happy Christmas, Sir, about a sub who wants to please his Dom, and Trickster, about a bounty hunter who’s drawn to his handsome target.

Fans of seasonal romances and erotic stories will find a lot to choose from, too.  Check out the site to see offerings from male romance writer Olley White, erotic romance writer Gillian St. Kevern, and lesbian novella writer Lucy Carey.

There are too many to list here, so check out www.ninestarpress.com to see what else is on offer.

No matter what your taste or interest is, NineStar Press has all the top-quality, well-written, hard-to-put-down LGBTQA fiction you could desire.

NineStar Press launches on November 23rd, 2015. If you’re a fan of LGBTQA fiction, go to http://www.ninestarpress.com to see the full catalogue today.

A message from Erica Mills, Executive Director of NineStar Press

Finding the People and Stories That Matter Online

 

Seven years ago, I took a chance on making a new friend. That split-second decision opened up a whole new world to me.

Back then, I was a college student finding my feet in my writing career. I wanted to write LGBTQA fiction. The problem was, I didn’t know anyone who wrote what I wrote. I was living in a small town in Ireland. While I have a great bunch of friends from that town, none of them identified anywhere on the LGBTQA spectrum, much less had the desire to write about it.

So I joined an online writing group. A couple of months after joining, I spotted a post from someone looking for a writing partner. Her name was Lisa Cox, I discovered, and she was living in Ireland, too. Importantly, she was writing the kind of fiction I wanted to write.

It’s crazy to think of it now, but I almost didn’t respond to the post. I wrote out a message, deleted it, and then wrote another. My finger hovered over the mouse for what felt like eons before I hit send. But I thought, “What’s the worst that can happen?” Turns out, a lot of good happened.

That friend turned out to be one of the most important people in my life. She’s a truly impressive person—an editing and LGBTQA fiction powerhouse. I watched in awe as she conquered the LGBTQA fiction market, both as an author and as an editor with some of the biggest e-publishing presses around.

So when she sent me a message saying she was thinking of starting her own publishing press for LGBTQA fiction, I didn’t hesitate. I told her she had to go for it—and I knew I had to get involved as an investor and a member of staff.

Lisa and I had had some long conversations in the past about trying to find good-quality LGBTQA fiction. We’re both voracious readers as well as authors and editors and though we’ve been able to find a lot of male/male romances, we had long lamented how few publishers were actively catering to the rest of the spectrum. With NineStar Press, we want to change that. We want to produce the best lesbian, bisexual, trans*, queer, and asexual fiction on the market.

For all of the debate about the pitfalls of the internet, my experience since meeting Lisa online has highlighted one of the greatest benefits of the ’net. Used properly, the internet is a place to come together, to find the kind of community and friends that can last a lifetime. It’s where you can go to disappear into a world of books and stories to suit your tastes and interests—not just what traditional publishers dictate you should be reading.

We want to open up that world and community even further for people like us. We’re doing that by sourcing and publishing stories from the best LGBTQA writers around the globe.

When you buy a book from NineStar Press, you can be guaranteed that it was put together by people like you: people who know the value of finding a place to be yourself, a place where you can explore your interests, and seeing yourself reflected back in what you read.

Finding that kind of resource online is invaluable. I speak from happy experience.

NineStar Press launches on the 23rd of November. See what’s in store for you from NineStar Press: go to www.ninestarpress.com now.

 

 

 

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A message from Sid at Creative Minds Promotions

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Hello readers,

I am Sid Love and I am here to share information on my growing venture called Creative Minds Promotions.

First of all, I would like to thank the blog for having me today and also for being one of our official hosts for the tours CM organizes. Seriously! I can’t say more than how grateful I am to have the assistance of all the bloggers I work with because they make working really easy and as much as I appreciate their support, I have had them appreciating my hard work as well. So, it serves well, you know J

When I started out with Creative Minds, I had no idea whether I would survive or not. But thanks to all the support my friends gave me through this tough journey, Creative Minds has made it from being an unknown promo company to a decently well-known one. My lovely clientele has increased day by day and I have loved and will always love working for them! So far I have worked with Sue Brown, Lou Sylvre, Skylar Cates, A.E. Via, Andrew Q. Gordon, Brita Addams, Jess Buffet, Tricia Owens, V.L. Locey, Whitley Gray, Hayley B. James, S.E. Culpepper, M.J. O’Shea, Michaela Grey, Keelan Ellis, Charlie Cochet, Nic Starr, Alex A. Akira, Lisa Worrall and many other great authors.

My official host list includes bloggers like The Novel Approach, Joyfully Jay, Love Bytes Review, Bike Book Reviews, Diverse Reader, MM Good Book Reviews, 3 Chicks After Dark, Drops of Ink, Man2Mantastic Blog, Gay.Guy.Reading And Friends, The Blogger Girls, Divine Magazine, Prism Book Alliance, RJ Scott’s Blog, The Purple Rose Tea House, The Land of Make Believe and many other popular blogs in the M/M industry that will surely attract readers’ attention.

If you are an author – new or old – worried about doing a promo within your budget, your search ends here and now! Because effective 25th July, 2015, Creative Minds has revised its pricing chart to give promo opportunities to those authors who are worried about crossing their budget and yet want to get themselves and their work out there!

REVISED PRICING

BLOG TOUR: 5 – 9 Blogs   – $25; 10 -14 Blogs – $45; 15 – 19 Blogs – $60; 20 – 24 Blogs – $70;

25 – 29 Blogs – $80; 30 – 34 Blogs – $90; 35 Blogs and above – $100

RELEASE DAY TOUR: $40 (10-12 blogs)

COVER REVEAL: $20 (5 Blogs); $30 (10 – 15 blogs); $35 (15 blogs or more)

AUTHOR ASSISTANT SERVICES: $10 per hour

FB GROUP PROMO SERVICES: $4.99 per 20 groups

 

If you are planning on organizing a tour for your upcoming release or a new release and would like to try any of the CM services, send out an email to me –

creativemindspromo@gmail.com

OR

For further information, visit – http://creativemindspromo.com/

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The Launch of Pride Publishing

We are excited about the launch of Pride Publishing and to help celebrate their launch, will be introducing you to some of their fabulous authors each week. Keep an eye out this month to see whose work will be published by Pride.

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Message From Pride Publishing:

PRIDE PUBLISHING – THE NEW HOME FOR THE FINEST GLBTQI FICTION LAUNCHES TODAY

Pride Publishing, a new house from the Totally Entwined Group, best known for its flagship erotic romance publishing house, Totally Bound Publishing has launched today – 7th July 2015.

This expansion and launch of Pride Publishing has been designed and implemented to give our GLBTQI authors and readers the platform and community they deserve to express themselves.

Pride Publishing will deliver publishing excellence with a passionate and personal approach, offering the best stimulation for the imagination.

The launch of Pride marks the division of all GLBTQI titles from Totally Bound’s backlist, allowing Totally Bound Publishing to focus more on and develop MF and MFM stories. Pride Publishing will kick off with a considerable backlist from authors you know and love including, Amber Kell, Carol Lynne, Bailey Bradford and NR Walker.

Celebrate with Pride!

To celebrate the launch of Pride there is 25% off a selection of eBooks for this week only and lots of other promotions over at the website. Visit the website here www.pride-publishing.com

Moving forward Pride Publishing will also accept submissions that are not only romance focused. We are actively seeking submissions, so as long as your stories involve characters who identify as GLBTQI, we’d like to see them. Please send your submissions to submissions@totallyentwined.com

www.pride-publishing.com

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For more information please contact Holly Gunner or Heidi Blakey at Totally Entwined holly.gunner@totallyentwinedgroup.com / heidi.blakey@totallyentwinedgroup.com

About Totally Entwined Group

The Totally Entwined Group is a leading eBook publisher in the UK and US and was founded in 2007 by Claire and Marek Siemaszkiewicz. It comprises of four publishing houses – Totally Bound Publishing (Erotic Romance), Finch Books (Young Adult), Pride Publishing (GLBTQI Fiction) and Evidence Press (Crime / Thriller). It employs 12 members of staff and publishes over 350 authors across UK and Europe, USA, Canada and Australia. Its flagship erotic romance publishing house Totally Bound Publishing, was winner of the “Best New Publisher Award” at the All Romance eBooks’ Best of 2007 Awards and was shortlisted for online retailer of the year at The Bookseller Industry Awards 2014. The Totally Entwined Group was recently acquired by Bonnier Publishing.

www.totallyentwinedgroup.com

About Bonnier Publishing Fiction

Bonnier Publishing Fiction is a division of Bonnier Publishing which encompasses the children’s imprints Hot Key Books and Piccadilly Press and adult fiction imprints Zaffre and Twenty7. Bonnier Publishing Fiction combines brand new voices with established storytellers to bring a broad spectrum of high quality and innovative fiction to all ages.

www.bonnierpublishing.co.uk

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We will be featuring the following authors here on the Two Men blog.

10th July – Bailey Bradford, Carol Lynne, and Amber Kell

17th July – Sean Michael, Morticia Knight, and LM Somerton

24th July – NR Walker, Talia Carmichael, and Jenna Byrnes

31st July – TA Chase, Samantha Cayto, and SA Welsh

 

 

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Things are changing…

You might have noticed things changing around here. Then again, you might not. 🙂

Anyway, over the last couple of months, life has started to get in the way and priorities are changing. Both Robyn and I have day jobs (very much evil a lot of the time) plus families and our writing. Sadly this means that the time available to review is diminishing – something had to give, right?

There is time and effort involved in coordinating review requests from publishers and authors, coordinating a review team,  liaising with reviewers and drafting posts. Therefore over recent months, our reviews have been declining. Which is sad. There are so many books being released that deserve to be reviewed and I receive lots of requests that I have to decline.

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At Two Men, we still love our m/m romance, and the site won’t be going away. In fact we are hoping it will evolve in a new way. We are planning for you to be able to read lots of interesting posts by some of your favourite authors, some of whom we hope will be joining regularly to share their views on writing, their books and life in general. I hope you enjoy the new direction we are taking.

So while we are sad to see our reviews decline, they’ll still be lots happening. Importantly, I’d like to thank all the reviewers who have been on our journey so far. Your efforts have been very much appreciated.

One a final note, if you are sad to see the lessening of reviews, and passionate enough to want to take over this side of the blog, feel free to get in contact. Who knows. maybe there’s someone out there who would like to keep it going. 🙂

Nic and Robyn xx

 

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Robyn Reads joins the blog!

Originally reviewing for Mrs Condit, Nic asked me to join ‘Because two men are better than one.’

As you probably know Becky Condit is retiring her blog and I needed a home. So here I am. I read entirely mm romance and last year read over 300 books. I’m probably not going to make that target this year as I’ve started writing, and this combined with ‘real life’ means reading has taken a back seat. Maybe not a back seat as such, just sharing the front seat with the others.

I’m dropping the ‘Reads’ from my name here and anything posted by me will just be ‘Robyn’.  I’m still Robyn Reads on Facebook and Goodreads, if you’re interested in being my friend and seeing what else I’m up to in the mm romance world, just click on the buttons below!
Big thank you to Nic Starr for having me – I look forward to a long friendship, within our ‘real lives’ as well as the blog. xxx

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Author interviews & Summer Promotion at Wilde City Press

Our friends are Wilde City Press are having a Summer promotion. Yes, I know it’s winter here in Oz where I am but who cares, it’s still 25% off!

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Help Wilde City Press celebrate the start of summer and July 4th. Enjoy 25% of your entire cart from Wednesday July 3rd through Sunday July 7th with the coupon code: WildeFreedom.

Summer is all about fun, adventure and making great holiday memories. What do the Wilde City authors get up to? Find out when they were asked about some of their favorite summer traditions … past, present, and future.

So what did Shae Connor, Hank Edwards, Geoffrey Knight, Lloyd Meeker, Clare London, Eric Arvin, Patrick Darcy, Anne Brooke, J.P. Barnaby and Ethan Stone have to say?

What is your favorite July 4th / Independence Day memory or tradition?

Shae Connor

My favorite July 4th tradition is putting the watermelon in the pool.

See, my extensive extended family mostly lives in and around a small Georgia town, and the main gathering place for as long as I can remember has been the house of one of my grandmother’s sisters. (Both my grandmother and her sister are gone now, but some things just don’t change.)

Every year on the 4th of July, everyone who’s in town gathers at that house for a cookout. There’s a big grill out back, where the manly men types cook the meat. There’s also a pool, and every year, there’s a watermelon that goes in the pool. The kids play with it in the water most of the day, and then after everyone eats, the watermelon gets fished out, washed off, and sliced for everyone to dig in. The water in the pool chills it perfectly, not too cold like it would be from the fridge.

Now I want some pool-cooled watermelon!

I’ve been making up stories for as long as I can remember, but it took me a long time to figure out that maybe I should start writing them down. I started out writing fanfic well over a decade ago, and in 2010, I moved into original fiction. (Though I do still get waylaid by a fanfiction plotbunny now and then.)

Shae is new to Wilde City. Look for Fringes, her Charlie Harding Presents erotic sci-fi short due out later this summer. Visit her at: shaeconnorwrites.com

Hank Edwards

Meet Josh Stanton, orphaned at a young age in the mid-1800s, he has always been considered an outcast in Belkin’s Pass. Now he’s grown into a quiet, well-educated young man full of secrets, the least of which is his love for his best friend, town deputy Dex Wells. But when the ancient vampire Balthazar begins feeding on the residents of Belkin’s Pass, Josh’s secrets prove to be the turning point in a battle for the souls of the townspeople—but at what personal cost? —- Cowboys & Vampires, available now at Wilde City Press.

Visit Hank at hankedwardsbooks.com

What is your favorite Summer memory or tradition?

Geoffrey Knight

My favourite Independence Day moment has to be when Will Smith socks that mean old alien in the chops after they have the dogfight in the canyon and he says something bad-ass like, “You aliens just wrecked my July 4 barbecue and now I’m gonna have me some E.T. burgers because you guys suck!” Oh … you mean a real Independence Day memory, not a scene from the movie! I guess I’ll answer the Best Summer Memory or Tradition question instead.

I don’t think I have one particular memory or tradition that stands out because I love everything about Summer. Being Australian, Summer means lots of public holidays: Christmas, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Australia all happen in the space of a month or so, so January pretty much means lots of delicious seafood and days at the beach and your skin feels dusty with sea-salt the whole time, which is a feeling I love. Now that I’ve moved to an island it’s even better; Sydney beaches can get really crowded but up here I can walk from one end of the beach to the other with my dogs and not see a soul. And yes, of course I go in for a skinny dip! 😉

“I want to see.” … “Nash, we’re in Egypt, in the ruins of an ancient city, standing in front of a secret door! Aren’t you curious?”
“Curiosity killed the – ” … “No, I’m not curious.”
The lie was unconvincing enough to give Ryan the confidence to sway him.
Sway him with a kiss. …
“Curious yet?”

You can read Nash’s answer in Cairo Curse, book two in the Vampire Lair series. Visit Geoff at www.geoffreyknightbooks.com

Lloyd Meeker

My favorite summer tradition is honoring the solstice. In one old tradition, Midsummer Night was the time to leave a small dish of brandy in the garden as a gift to the fairies, which I’ve always thought was charming. Inviting the goodwill of nature is always a sensible idea!

I mark the solstice by honoring extremes – the dark of winter in the southern hemisphere and the light of summer in the northern – and the inevitable swing of the one toward the other. It is the wisdom of the Tao, the dance of light and dark, each with the spark of the other in its core.

This idea may seem pretty dry, but try this little experiment: sit on a playground swing and build momentum. Make the point furthest back winter solstice, when movement forward begins, and make the point farthest forward summer solstice, when graceful retreat begins. Feel the delicious centrifugal force as you move, your weightlessness at both far points – and remember the earth, held in her arc by the sun.

Gay PI Russ Morgan doesn’t mind being fifty but hates being single. He’s made peace with being a psychic empath, and he’s managed to build a decent life since getting sober. As he uncovers obscene secrets shrouded in seeming righteousness, he might have to make peace with a sword of justice that cuts the innocent as deeply as the guilty. —- Enigma, coming soon to Wilde City Press.

Visit Lloyd at lloydmeeker.com

Clare London

I wish the UK had July 4 celebrations as well! This summer so far, we’ve had sleet, flood rains, gale force winds and then occasionally a sunny, hot day. I think this is the reason most of our sentimental celebrations take place in the latter half of the year. Or why the British talk constantly about the weather.

It seemed sunnier in The Old Days, when I was young(er). One happy memory is of an annual trip with friends to Henley-on-Thames, for a barbeque/picnic beside the river. This was the irresponsible time before kids and mortgages! We always arranged a game of rounders (like baseball, but not), competing with way more enthusiasm than skill, and helped along (or hindered?) by huge amounts of alcohol.

We still have photographic evidence of the fun. A gal sitting in her bikini, draining the last cupful of fruit punch from a litre-sized jug. A chap with his younger brother hauled over his shoulder, running towards the river to throw him in. Various self-inflicted rounders-bat injuries on sunburned shins. Clare, clutching river weeds to her chest because she lost her tube top when she dived in…

Oh those lazy, hazy afternoons of summer!

Meet Freeman, a quiet man who’s not used to sharing his plans, his history, or his emotions. He’s returned to the city on business, a case that has nothing to do with the people he once left behind: his ex-wife, his male ex-lover, and his ex-business partner. He has no plans to engage with any of them again – until he meets Kit, the provocative young man who’s going to pull Freeman from the safety of his shell, whether he wants to or not. —- Freeman, coming soon to Wilde City Press.

Visit Clare at www.clarelondon.co.uk

Eric Arvin

I’m a big music slut any time of the year, but I especially love summer music or music that makes me think of summer. Every spring I make an awesome playlist for the warmer months. There be lots of frivolity and even some slower tunes in the mix. Here are a few from this year’s playlist:

Eric Arvin resides in the same sleepy Indiana river town where he grew up. He graduated from Hanover College with a Bachelors in History. He has lived, for brief periods, in Italy and Australia. He has survived brain surgery and his own loud-mouthed personal demons. Eric is the author of The Mingled destinies of Crocodiles and Men, and various other sundry and not-so-sundry writings. He intends to live the rest of his days with tongue in cheek and eyes set to roam.

Visit Eric at ericarvin.blogspot.com

Patrick Darcy

Without a doubt, on a cold summer night in Dublin, I dream of being naked on an Ibizan beach. Preferably Playa Es Cavallet, the gay nudist beach. It’s a bit of a trek; you have to get past the German and Dutch naturalist before getting to the promised land of sexy, naked homos. I see it now, hot muscled hunks, with tattoos and great big…….

The beach is all white sand lined with cool beach bars, and the sound of funky music fills the air. Such a great relaxed vibe and beautiful people cruising each other. To say it’s sexual would be an understatement.

Summer is all about being naked, however, there are occasional problems. As a weak and feeble man, I am constantly being shown up by my hardon. I want to be dignified and European. But I’m Irish, I see a hot naked guy and, well, my cock just has to show its appreciation. Total nude beach faux pas. Oh the shame of it! The only saving grace is that my buns are rather pert. So I spend most of the day laying on my front, peaking through my Roy Orbison shades at all the beach talent.

OK. now I’m horny!

Hi! I’m Patrick Darcy. Rugby player, Irishman and writer of full strength gay erotica. Follow me at patrickdarcybooks.com, as I comment on life in Dublin, hot men and all the things that make me tick. There are two big passions in my life: great sex and rugby. Quite often, these are combined! I love the thrill of competition, the power, the intensity, the brotherhood of rugby.

Oh, and I love being naked!

Anne Brooke

My favourite summer memory is my mother’s homemade lemonade. She only ever made it in summer as she said it was an outdoor drink and needed a big dose of sunshine to make the bubbles pop. Apparently winter would make the whole drink go grey and flat, and as I was young I believed her – and in a way I still do. Homemade lemonade only ever appeared about three or four times a year and only when we were very good and she was pleased with us. It wasn’t ever something she prepared for either but, in our family group, she would slip away quietly and after a while one or another of us would realise she was missing. From then on the excitement would mount and then – at last! – half an hour or so later she would reappear with a huge jug of lovely lemony-yellow bubbly drink and a selection of glasses. Drinking it meant you had enough sugar in your system to last you well into the next month, but it was like a blast of sunshine and citrus in the mouth, I can tell you. Sheer bliss!

The night I met Luke Milton, the last thing I was looking for was any kind of relationship …

“What the hell are you doing?” …
“Waiting for you …”
“You’ve not covered up your mark.” … “You must have taken some stick for it from the office.”
“Why should I cover it up? You gave it to me. That’s worth all the stick in the world.”

Read the rest of Luke and Alan’s interactions in The Beginning of Knowledge, available now at Wilde City Press. Visit Anne at www.annebrooke.com

If you could escape to anywhere in the world this summer, where would it be?

J.P. Barnaby

J. P. Barnaby, an award-winning gay romance novelist, is the author of over a dozen books including the Little Boy Lost series, the Forbidden Room series, and Aaron. As a bisexual woman, J.P. is a proud member of the GLBT community both online and in her small town on the outskirts of Chicago. A member of Mensa, she is described as brilliant but troubled, sweet but introverted, and talented but deviant. She spends her days writing software and her nights writing erotica, which is, of course, far more interesting. The spare time that she carves out between her career and her novels is spent reading about the concept of love, which, like some of her characters, she has never quite figured out for herself.

J.P.’s new Rentboy series is coming to Wilde City press later this year. Visit J.P. at www.JPBarnaby.com

Ethan Stone

I would love to go on a cruise to somewhere warm but not too hot. I want a place with a beach, cool clear water and some hot cabana boys. The hot cabana boys are not just for eye candy, they’d be there for inspiration. The whole trip would be for inspiration since I’ve been having a hard time with writing lately. Being in a relaxing environment with pretty eye candy all around me could really help with my writing block. Additionally, it would benefit my health as well. If I were to lay shirtless in the sun, soaking up all that vitamin D, I’d have all the energy I need for anything that happened to come up. 🙂

Anyone wanting to contribute to the “Save Ethan’s Mental and Physical Health” Cruise feel free to use Paypal.

“Did you like what you saw out there?” …
“You’re a very … talented dancer.” …
“Anything else you liked?”
“You fishing for a compliment, Holt? You don’t seem the type to need your ego stroked.”
“Maybe it’s not my ego I want s…”

See if Jason Holt ever gets around to telling Quinn what he wants stroked, Past Tense available now at Wilde City Press. Visit Ethan at www.ethanjstone.com.

Check out some of my reviews of books published by Wilde City Press and also my review of J.P. Barnaby’s Little Boy Lost series.

Click HERE to see the full post at Wilde City Press and see some responses by other authors including Owen Keehnen, Pelaam, Charlie Harding and Ewan Creed.

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Holiday time!

I’m off on holidays tomorrow! I will be staying at the Cable Beach Report in Broome, Western Australia. I’m looking forward to riding a camel on Cable Beach, seeing the Staircase To The Moon and checking out the pearls!

Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia.

Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I won’t be spending much time online or writing reviews but my holiday reading list is quite long! Expect a whole pile of reviews when I get back in a week! 🙂

I plan to finish the following series that I am part the way through:

  • Men of Smithfield by L.B. Gregg
  • Morning Report by Sue Brown

The following books are also on the list for the week:

  • Cold by Brandon Shire
  • Racing For The Sun by Amy Lane
  • Paid Leave by Hayley B James
  • Moments by R.J. Scott
  • Woke Up In A Strange Place by Eric Arvin
  • I Can See For Miles by Lisa Worrall
  • One Night by R.J. Scott
  • A Beautiful Lie by Tyler Robbins
  • Pup by S.J.D. Peterson
  • Good Boy and Naughty Boy by Lisa Henry

Have a great week!