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GUEST POST: An Interesting Find by Lucy Felthouse

Mixing the Familiar and the Unfamiliar by Lucy Felthouse

An Interesting Find is the first M/M/M (male/male/male) story I’ve written. Up until then, I’d written threesomes and M/M, but not threesomes which are all men. No particular reason for it, just that I’d not gotten around to it yet. But when the anthology call came up from Pride Publishing, it piqued my interest. I’m a sucker for a military story, but I wanted to do something a bit different to what I’d done before, which is why I decided that, rather than having two men in my story, I’d have three. I knew it’d be a challenge—writing sex scenes in ménage stories can be a real challenge when it comes to making sure you know whose body part is whose, and if there’s no ‘she’ in there to help differentiate, it’s extra tough. But I was determined to give it a go, so I let my brain wander down a path of how to get three hot guys together at once, and with a military slant.

Having all three of them be in the military seemed a little too obvious to me, so I decided to have an established couple somehow end up in a situation with a soldier. A situation that would somehow turn sexy. And that’s where I started to throw some familiar in with the unfamiliar. So I sent two of the men—an established couple—off on a summer holiday in the English countryside. From memory (it’s been a while since I wrote the story!) it’s not specified exactly where they are, but in my mind they’re in the Peak District, staying in a property which is close to a military training area. The property and the training area are real—I was out showing a friend the nearby pond (which also features in the story – more on that in a moment) one day and suddenly saw a bunch of uniformed soldiers appear from the area and start heading out towards the road! My friend and I immediately stopped admiring the scenery and had a good look at the marching men as they headed along the track above us and on their way.

The above event was a good few years ago now, but it obviously got stuck in my mind for me to end up using it in a story years later. The pond my friend and I were checking out has myths and legends associated with it, which is why we were there—my buddy, like me, is interested in stuff like that. But, because it’s in quite a big hollow in the ground and is fairly sheltered (especially compared to the surrounding area, which is largely exposed moorland), when it came to my story, I thought it’d be a good place for my soldier character to end up. He’s unwell and has wandered away from where he should be on exercise, and when he collapses, he’s hidden from the road, which is why he’s lucky that the other two characters find him.

So that’s how and why my story blends the familiar and the unfamiliar. And it’s part of the reason I enjoy my job so much! I can take real places and have exciting and sexy things happen there!

I hope you’ll check out the book and let me know what you think to my first foray into M/M/M!

Happy Reading,

Lucy x

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Blurb:

Nathan and Lee are on a relaxing summer holiday in the UK. They plan to do lots of walking and exploring in the beautiful English countryside. Naturally, typical British weather derails their plans on their first day, leaving them cooped up indoors with little to do but read.

When the weather clears, the men eagerly put on their hiking boots and head out for a walk. However, when they reach their destination—a pond a little distance from their holiday cottage—they make a shocking discovery. An odd-looking bundle of rags turns out to be an unconscious man. With no one else around, and no mobile phone signal to call for help, they manage to get the stranger back to their cottage to get him warm and dry, and figure out what to do next.

When their unexpected house guest regains consciousness, however, things just get more complicated. The stranger—a British soldier called Jonny—doesn’t want the authorities to be notified of his presence. As the three men try to come to some agreement, the sexual tension in the air becomes apparent, and suddenly the last thing on any of their minds is leaving the cottage…

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Author Bio:

Lucy Felthouse is the award-winning author of erotic romance novels Stately Pleasures (named in the top 5 of Cliterati.co.uk’s 100 Modern Erotic Classics That You’ve Never Heard Of, and an Amazon bestseller), Eyes Wide Open (winner of the Love Romances Café’s Best Ménage Book 2015 award, and an Amazon bestseller) and The Persecution of the Wolves. Including novels, short stories and novellas, she has over 150 publications to her name. She owns Erotica For All, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more about her writing at http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk, or on Twitter or Facebook. Sign up for automatic updates on Amazon or BookBub. You can also subscribe to her monthly newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9

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GUEST POST: Three Shots by Brigham Vaughn

Join us today as we welcome Brigham Vaughn to talk about polyamory.
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Guest Post:

When googled, the first definition that comes up for polyamory is: the philosophy or state of being in love or romantically involved with more than one person at the same time.

I can’t say I thought much about the concepts of polyamory in my late teens and early twenties. I had a vague notion that it was more than Mormon sister wives, but if pressed, I probably would have said it was a trio of people in a relationship with each other or something like that.

Pretty limited definitions, right?  So when I started dating and exploring my sexuality, poly didn’t seem to be a word that fit me. I was more familiar with the idea of ethical non-monogamy, and felt pretty comfortable with that.

When my now ex-husband and I started dating, I had zero interest in settling down or getting serious.  He was patient, we talked about it, and finally decided that a semi-open relationship was something we could both agree on. So for roughly a decade, I didn’t really think about it beyond the scope of how it impacted our relationship. I loved him and he was the only person I wanted to be romantically involved with. Anyone else was just the cherry on the sundae.

After eleven years together, we ended things. It had nothing to do with our marriage being semi-open. We were struggling to communicate about completely different issues and wanted very different things for our future.  It was a difficult decision, but ultimately the right one for both of us.

After the divorce, I took some time to myself and did a lot of soul-searching. Part of that included an in-depth look at what I wanted for my future, which raised a whole host of questions about polyamory.

In the year and a half since my marriage ended, I’ve thought a lot about it. And I realized I had some really inadequate and incomplete information about polyamory.  So, like always, I did research, I read, I talked to people who identify as poly.

And I’ve thought a lot about my own past relationships.

It’s almost laughable, because the vast majority of relationships I’ve been in have had some degree of polyamory to them. The last time I was in an entirely monogamous relationship was my freshman year of college. I was eighteen. I’m now thirty-five.

To be clear, I’ve never cheated on a partner. These are all relationships where non-monogamy was discussed beforehand and agreed upon.

I haven’t always taken advantage of the openness of that relationship, sometimes because I didn’t want to and sometimes because the opportunity wasn’t there. But mentally, I needed to know the possibility was there. Because a relationship that’s entirely monogamous feels suffocating.

Writing “Three Shots” and taking a look at polyamory from three different perspectives (Reeve’s, Grant’s, and Rachael’s) was really fascinating. Although I try not to insert too much of myself into any of my books, my recent experiences did help shape the end of the story.

Grant shook his head. “No. April taught me love doesn’t have to be limiting. It should only expand who you are and make you feel free.”

Like Grant, I believe love should never stifle who we are, but help us grow.

Reeve shrugged. “I’m not looking for anything. But if an amazing opportunity like this drops in my lap, I’m willing to give it a shot.”

Like Reeve, I’ve realized that I’m open to whatever life brings me.

“Okay, so scratch everything we’ve just talked about.” Jenna waved her hands. “Forget all of this speculation, and tell me one thing. If you could have anything you wanted, what would it be? Don’t think about whether they would be okay with it or how you’d make it work. You can worry about that later. Just close your eyes and picture the perfect scenario of you with Reeve and Grant. What would it look like to you?”

Feeling silly, Rachael closed her eyes and let her mind wander. Various scenarios flitted through her head until she landed on one. It made her smile, and she opened her eyes. “The three of us dating,” she admitted. “Not separately, but all together. Like a trio, I guess. All of us involved equally at the same time.”

And like Rachael, I’ve had to expand my ideas of what a relationship could entail.

Now, unlike Rachael, I haven’t been swept off my feet by two beautiful men. In fact, I’m happily single at the moment. But when the time is right, I have a good idea of what I’d like my future to hold. And that’s a great feeling.

Why am I sharing something so personal?

Because it really helped me to know that there was a whole world of people out there like me. I want to help someone else who’s struggling to figure out how they feel about ethical non-monogamy and polyamory.

I won’t claim to be an expert in polyamory by any means. But I feel like I have a unique perspective I can offer. And I think writing books and talking about my personal experiences are a great way to reach out to others.

So like Jenna—Rachael’s best friend in the story—I am here as a sounding board. If reading this post or this book leaves you with questions. I am happy to lend an ear and do what I can to help.

And I hope you enjoy “Three Shots”. It started out a smutty little short story about three people having an amazing night in bed, but it gradually evolved into an exploration of polyamory and the various non-traditional relationship out there. And I am so pleased to share it with you.

Blurb:

Reeve Jenkins is an amateur musician playing in a dive bar. Grant McGuire is a man drowning his sorrows in beer after a painful breakup. When Reeve charms a reluctant Grant into coming home with him, they begin a three-year friendship with some very nice benefits.

But when the two gorgeous men walk into Hawk Point Tavern—the bar Rachael Bradford owns—one evening and greet each other with a kiss, it sets off a chain of events that leads to a steamy night and maybe something more for the trio.

Length: Novella – 35,949 words/94 pages

Excerpt:

Rachael sighed and took a seat at her desk, forcing Reeve and Grant from her mind. They made for a fun fantasy, but had no place in real life. She had hours of work to do, and not enough time to get it done in. Hawk Point Tavern didn’t run itself.

She tackled the paychecks first. Her employees would want checks to cash soon, and it couldn’t wait. Thankfully, she had few employees and it didn’t take overly long to tally hours and make out the checks. She had moved on to sorting order invoices for the month when she heard a soft knock on her partially open door. Thinking it was Jenna or Tyler—the other bartender on tonight—she absent-mindedly called out, “Come in.”

“Excuse me,” a low, sexy voice replied.

Rachael’s head shot up and she was startled to see Reeve peering in the door.

“I, uh, hey. Um, hi Reeve,” She stuttered. She cleared her throat. “Come in.”

He stepped into the room and pushed the door nearly closed. “Can I talk to you for a sec?”

“Uh, sure.” She frowned, puzzled by what he wanted, but not entirely displeased to have him in her office either. She stood and walked around the desk—leaning back against it and looking up to meet his gaze. “Is there a problem with your bill? Or something else I can help you with?”

He gave her a slow, sexy smirk. “I certainly hope so.”

Rachael stared at him, waiting for him to continue, but he was silent. His gaze raked over her body and she felt heat building between her legs at the slow, frank perusal of her body. By the glittering, heated gaze of his eyes, Rachael could see that he liked what he saw. Her jeans and t-shirt were hardly high fashion, but Reeve didn’t appear to have any complaints. Besides, Rachael knew she had a tight body and the jeans showed off her ass nicely.

“What can I help you with?” she asked, her voice breathless.

“Well you see, I came here looking to have a drink with a good friend, nothing more, but I found something else I am interested in.”

‘I’m … I’m sorry?”

Reeve stepped closer until he was just a foot from her, and she felt her heart speed up in her chest.

“What’s that?” Rachael repeated when he didn’t reply immediately.

“You.” The word was simple, but it did nothing to clear up her confusion.

“But … but what about Grant?” she asked. “I mean, it looked like you two were together, and I—I don’t want to cause any problems or get in the way of anything.”

Reeve moved so he was standing in front of her, booted feet on either side of her crossed ones. He leaned in, breathing softly against her cheek and she wet her lips reflexively.

“It’s pretty simple actually,” Reeve purred in her ear. “Grant and I hook up occasionally and we are both very attracted to you.” His lips brushed the sensitive outer shell and she shivered.

Bi then. Her experiences with Tom made her a little leery of bi guys, but it’s not like she was going to get involved with them beyond a quick—or maybe not so quick—roll in the sheets, she thought. This was a one-off. It wasn’t like she was going to see them after tonight so she might as well enjoy it while she had the opportunity.

“You aren’t in a relationship with him?” she said aloud. The last thing she wanted was to get involved with another cheater. Jonah had been more than enough, thankyouverymuch.

Reeve shrugged. “We’ve been friends for a long time, but it’s nothing exclusive. We keep things fluid.”

“So how would this work?” Rachael asked, her voice going a little breathless as she imagined what could play out if she said yes. “We’d have a threesome?”

“That is entirely up to you. If you’re only attracted to one of us, the other will step aside, although we’d both be very disappointed. And I somehow don’t think that’s the case, is it?”

“No, I’m definitely attracted to you both,” Rachael admitted. Reeve wrapped an arm around her lower back and pulled her flush against his body.

“Then how we fuck—” he skimmed a hand down her back to cup the lower curve of her ass “—is up for negotiation. Whatever you’re comfortable with.”

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Author Bio:

brigham-vaughn-picBrigham Vaughn is starting the adventure of a lifetime as a full-time writer. She devours books at an alarming rate and hasn’t let her short arms and long torso stop her from doing yoga.  She makes a killer key lime pie, hates green peppers, and loves wine tasting tours. A collector of vintage Nancy Drew books and green glassware, she enjoys poking around in antique shops and refinishing thrift store furniture. An avid photographer, she dreams of traveling the world and she can’t wait to discover everything else life has to offer her.

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Dare to Hope (All Cocks #4) by TM Smith

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Tristan is the second oldest of the Brennan brothers and the odd man out. Most of the Brennan men have careers in law enforcement, but as a psychiatrist, Tristan chooses to help people in a different way. Quiet and restrained, he is content to hover in the background of his more gregarious brothers. Then he meets two men, each broken and damaged from losses beyond their control.

Gabriel Simenson is mourning his lover’s death. The random act of violence that took Gio’s life has left everyone at All Cocks reeling. The only thing keeping Gabe from drowning in misery is the friendship he’s forged with Micah, the newest model at All Cocks. He continues to struggle, and at the urging of his All Cocks family Gabe agrees to counseling with Tristan under one condition: Micah must go with him.

Micah Solo can relate to unbearable loss, having lost his leg and so much more in Iraq. The past two years he has been alone, adrift and vulnerable — the memories of war haunting his dreams, spilling over into his daily life. At All Cocks, Micah has found the acceptance he craves and the family he lost, but still he yearns for happiness and peace within.

The friendship between the three is instant, the mutual attraction evident. They circle each other, wanting more, yet unsure if it is truly possible. Is life the mundane reality they’ve each come to accept for themselves or do they dare to hope?

The All Cocks Stories is a series set within the world of online gay porn.

*Warning* Micah’s PTSD is told in detail, including flashbacks to his time in Iraq.

What did I think?

The All Cocks series consists of 4 books set in the world of gay porn. It’s blends the behind-the-scenes world of the men behind the porn stars, showing a glimpse of the mechanics of making porn, but more about the relationships of the people when the cameras aren’t rolling.

As I mentioned when I read the first few books, there is an ensemble cast of characters who appear throughout the books, including the three men who own All Cocks, their actors, and other friends. Each book focuses on a main couple, but also the characters who form the friend group. Therefore there are a lot of characters to remember. This perhaps was the biggest challenge for me – keeping the characters straight in my head, and determining the point of view for each scene in the story.

Book 4, Dare to Hope, has a slightly different feel to the earlier books. For a start the sex feels less (not that this is detrimental to the story). There is a strong focus on friendship, and that friendship forming the basis of love. Sex is almost like an after-thought. But I thought this was appropriate, given the specific situation of the three men involved – Micah who is dealing with PTSD, Gabe who is grieving, and Tristan who is grappling with balancing his feelings and his professionalism.

So although I understand the need for a slow progression, I would have liked to see the three men acknowledge their relationship a little earlier in the book. That way there would have been more on-page time of them together in their three-way relationship.

I enjoyed the banter and the dialogue. All in all, very enjoyable.

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An MMM erotic short: Three by RJ Scott

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Mark is finding his way in life after six years in the army. He’s always wanted to write scripts for TV, and for one show in particular, Tomorrow’s Game.

Half in lust already with the lead actor Zach, he is shocked when he ends up in Zach’s bed. Not just that, but Zach’s co-star Rob is part of the package.

Is this just hot sex or can two become three?

Coming 11 March

Excerpt

Several beers later and the conversation was flowing nicely. There was no shortage of things to talk about: Zach, an actor, Mark, a wannabe screenwriter, Rob, mostly just offering incoherent grunting as he dozed on Zach’s shoulder.

When the offer came to continue the smooth, comfortable conversation back at Zach’s house, where Rob had a room, it was a natural progression of their evening. Zach was such an easy person to talk to, and Mark’s gaydar was in confusion mode. As they talked about all kinds of things, from the show to Hollywood, to Mark’s time in the Army, there had been some flirting, Mark was sure of it, but he couldn’t understand why. Zach was the poster boy for heterosexual alpha male, but he was inserting suggestive remarks into everything they talked about and didn’t bat an eyelid when Mark talked about staying the closet in the Army.

Anyway, if this was Zach flirting, why would he be flirting with Mark?

Mark had never rated his looks; he kept himself fit, his hair was short, and he had a naturally muscled body from years of physical exercise, but he was surely not in the league of Zach Cassidy, be he gay or otherwise.

It wasn’t as if Mark had heard anything about the twenty-six-year-old actor being interested in anyone other than the guest star actresses he was seen out with. Rumor had it he was dating one of the girls who had appeared in a few episodes in season one, a short redhead with a thing for murder.

The thing was, it seemed like maybe, in Zach’s eyes, Mark was a little bit better than ordinary, as Zach pushed him up against the wall inside the front door.

Zach was close; his lips close from Mark’s. “Tell me I’m not wrong. Tell me I can kiss you?”

So much for not being gay.

Mark didn’t even answer. He reached up and twisted his fingers, as best he could, into Zach’s short hair, pulling him toward him, mumbling “Not wrong” as he opened his mouth under Zach’s.

It was overwhelmingly hot, tongues searching out the taste of beer, kisses so deep and hard they curled Mark’s toes and left him short of breath. Zach pulled back to grab Mark’s hands, pushing them above his head and holding them in place, just holding him there for a long while, leaning into him, hard and heavy and needy up against him. Before Zach began tracing a path of open-mouthed kisses from temple to ear, stopping to caress the shell of Mark’s ear with the tip of his tongue, it seemed to Mark that breathing was almost impossible.

Whining deep in his throat, he moved restlessly under the onslaught, impossibly hard and desperate for friction, grinding up against Zach to relieve the pressure. Finally, Zach moved his lips lower, focusing all his attention on the fluttering pulse point in Mark’s neck as Mark just gave in and leaned his head back against the wall, helpless against Zach’s exploring mouth. He wanted to say something, anything, but couldn’t.

It didn’t enter his head to think where Rob had gone until another mouth touched his lips even as Zach was marking the skin pulled taut at his neck. He opened his eyes to find liquid-chocolate-colored eyes inches from his. He must have looked startled; Rob blinked once, twisting his fingers into Mark’s hair and pulling his head further back to give Zach free rein on his neck, taking Mark’s lips in a heated kiss then trailing fiery touches over Mark’s high cheekbones to his ear. “Zach wants you… I want to watch,” Rob said in his sleep-deprived growly voice.

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RELEASE DAY GIVEAWAY: Along Comes a Man by G.A. Hauser

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Forty year old Freddie Oli and his longtime buddy, thirty-five year old, Barron Isaac, worked in the IT business together for years. When their company was bought out, Freddie and Barron decided to alter their career direction, and open their own landscaping business.

The two older men hire an ex-marine, Dirk Jameson, to help out.  At twenty-eight, Dirk was eager to work, strong, and not to mention, gorgeous.

Although Freddie and Barron were gay, they never felt any chemistry between them, but their bond of friendship was powerful.

As Dirk begins to flirt with both men, Freddie worries that Dirk will be the demise of a good friendship and a budding business.

A strong partnership is tested as the men are faced with a handsome stud who seems to want it all.

Will this trio have a happy ending? Or will jealousy and doubt creep into their lives?

For Barron and Freddie, things were smooth sailing, until, along comes a man…

Excerpt

Dirk drank his hot coffee, resting a leg on each man, since it was tight for the three of them on the bench seat. He liked the idea of working outdoors, and even though he had a degree in engineering, the thought of being cooped up in an office didn’t appeal.

The two men who interviewed him, however, did appeal to him.

Barron Isaac, a fit, handsome man, who Dirk figured was in his early thirties, had incredible blue eyes. He wasn’t very tall, but his arms were sculpted and he had designer stubble and conservatively cut brown hair. On his initial interview, Dirk had met both men. They’d told him they had been cut loose from an IT company that had been bought out, so immediately Dirk knew they were bright and eager to start their own business.

Since the IT world had become a clutter of winners and losers, landscaping in southern California was a good alternative. And in December, the rains had come, and plants needed tending, and lawns mowing. And in the summer drought, many residents were opting for drought-resistant plants or removing sod for rocks.

Sipping his coffee, Dirk glanced at Freddie Oli as he drove. Dirk imagined Freddie was slightly older than Barron, but was, in Dirk’s opinion, the perfect older man fantasy. He had slightly graying temples, some laugh lines near his eyes when he smiled, and was also fit, and well built. Dirk couldn’t help but see the friendship these two men shared, and even when they teased each other, it was good-natured and fun.

Dirk liked them on sight.

And would love to fuck them. Both.

Neither man wore a wedding ring, no one spoke of wives or children, and up until this morning, Dirk assumed the men lived together. He wasn’t so sure about it now, now that Freddie had told Barron to let Dirk park his motorcycle in the garage. If Barron lived there, wouldn’t he have just done it?

Dirk had thought he had a read on these men when he first met them. Now he wasn’t so sure. It didn’t matter.

He could certainly work for two straight buddies.

Dirk took a look at each man’s crotch, seeing the bulge in their pants.

But it sure would be fun if they were gay.

Dirk relaxed in the bench seat, letting his knees touch each man’s leg, and smiled.

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Barron felt the heat of Dirk’s leg on his and didn’t move away. He sipped his coffee, thinking about having a hot hunk like Dirk working with them. Maybe it was silly but the minute Dirk Jameson showed up for an interview, Barron and Freddie exchanged looks as if already hiring the handsome man on sight. Sure, they asked him the standard questions, had him fill out forms, did a quick background and credit check, but the man wasn’t a liar. Everything he had told them was true.

Fresh out of the military, marine-tough, and fucking damn handsome. Sure, it was immature for him and Freddie to hire Dirk for his appearance and power, but hell, why shouldn’t they hire him? Barron was proud to have hired a vet. He just hoped Dirk wouldn’t grow bored. This was mostly grunt work. And just as he and Freddie made the change from office and computers to outdoor and physical labor, Barron hoped doing this kind of work was something Dirk would enjoy.

Freddie parked in front of their first home. At the moment, they had a client list of only residential property. But Barron would love to build their way up to condo complexes, or better yet, hospitals and office buildings.

Freddie adjusted his ball cap and said, “Ready, boys?”

As he did, Barron could see Freddie grab Dirk’s thigh playfully, giving it a squeeze.

Dirk tossed his empty coffee cup on the floor with the other trash and said, “Let’s go.”

Barron opened his door and wondered if Dirk thought it was uncomfortable to have Freddie do that. He tried not to over think it and opened the tailgate of the truck. He hopped on and began lifting up the mower and blower, handing them to the two men standing at the tailgate.

Freddie asked Dirk, “Do you want to mow or blow?”

Barron paused to see Dirk’s reaction to that question, which obviously had a sexual innuendo.

Dirk smiled. “I’ll blow.”

Oh, God. Chills rushed over Barron’s body at the sexy smile Dirk gave Freddie.

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About the Author

Amazon bestselling, award-winning author G.A. Hauser is from Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA. She attended university at The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, and has a BA in Fine Art from William Paterson College in Wayne NJ. As well as degrees in art, G.A. is a Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). In 1994 G.A. graduated from the Washington State Police academy as a Peace Officer for the Seattle Police Department in Washington where she worked on the patrol division. She was awarded Officer of the Month in February 2000 for her work with recovering stolen vehicles and fingerprint matches to auto-theft and bank robbery suspects. After working for the Seattle Police, G.A. moved to Hertfordshire, England where she began to write full length gay romance novels. Now a full-time writer, G.A. has penned over 120 novels and short stories. Breaking into independent film, G. A. was the executive producer for her first feature film, CAPITAL GAMES which had its Film Festival Premiere at Philly’s Qfest, and its television premiere on OutTV. G.A. is the director and executive producer for her second film NAKED DRAGON, which is an interracial gay police/FBI drama filmed in Los Angeles with the outstanding cinematographer, Pete Borosh. (also the Cinematographer for Capital Games)

The cover photographs of G.A.’s novels have been selected from talented and prolific photographers such as Dennis Dean, Dan Skinner, Michael Stokes, Tuta Veloso, Hans Withoos, and CJC Photography, as well as graphic comic artist, Arlen Schumer. Her cover designs have featured actors Chris Salvatore, Jeffery Patrick Olson, and model Brian James Bradley, among many others.

G.A. has won awards from All Romance eBooks for Best Author 2009, Best Novel 2008, Mile High, and Best Author 2008, Best Novel 2007, Secrets and Misdemeanors, Best Author 2007.

Where to find the author:
http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmovies/article/CAPITAL-GAMES-Based-on-Novel-by-GA-Hauser-Coming-to-DVD-211-20140106

http://www.authorgahauser.com/
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INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY & EXCERPT: Take Your Pick by Missy Welsh

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Release Date: October 9, 2015

Blurb

Peter Kim has been in love with his five best friends since junior high. Now attending college, they share a house, but none of them know how Pete really feels.

Until the five of them come home early to find Pete masturbating while watching a video of them all on vacation near a river last summer.

Devastated and embarrassed, Pete is sure they’ll kick him out come morning. Accepting him as the only gay one among them is one thing, but knowing he lusts after them? All of them? They couldn’t possibly accept that.

But when Pete wakes up the next morning, he’s shocked to discover his housemates have a proposition for him. He’ll choose one of them each day, and they promise to do whatever he wants—including sex—for a full twelve hours.

And, yeah, they’re serious.

Excerpt

I watched them pile into the behemoth Devon’s mom had loaned for tonight’s trip up to Cleveland. They all looked good in their club clothes. Nothing flashy or too tight, but I’d spread some fashion sense around and they’d believed me every time. Not a single girl would be able to resist my boys.

Of course, there would be plenty of boys who’d be unable to resist them either.

Just like me.

I waved as they drove off, equal parts relieved and lonely. I didn’t want to let them go without me, but I had been wound way too tight lately. I had on one other piece of clothing—the tightest pair of briefs I owned—just to help mask the boner I kept springing every time I’d been near them for the past three days.

Something had to give, and it was going to happen in a gush of orgasmic heat all over my fist.

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Interview

Today, I’m very lucky to be interviewing Missy Welsh author of Take Your Pick.

Hi, Missy. Thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

Hello! Thanks so much for hosting me today. I’m not too complicated, I am addicted to carbs, and I need an app on my phone to yell at me so I work through my to-do list. Sometimes I’m pink and frilly, but mostly I’m denim and bare feet. I’ve worked in membership management, IT, customer service, and marketing, but it’s writing fiction that I truly love.

Take Your Pick is about Peter Kim and his 5 housemates exploring their sexualities in the name of ultimate friendship. See, Pete’s in love with all of them and it’s become a secret he can’t contain any longer. After he’s found out, he’s both thrilled and wary about his housemates’ decision to spend a day with him doing whatever he wants, including sex. Pete’s going to learn a lot about each of them as well as himself by the end of this story.

Give us ten tips for becoming a better writer.

  1. Show, don’t tell. A lot of authors think they know what that means, but not everyone does, and we all lapse into tell now and then. I’m especially guilty of over-using “felt” instead of showing the feeling in actions. I highly recommend The Emotion Thesaurus for fixing that.
  2. Ignore the lists of words to “never” use. Those lists freak me out. All words work when used appropriately and without overusing them. I think the key there is the last part, so be aware more than strictly avoiding certain words.
  3. Understand your genre. If you’re going to call your story a romance, there are certain expectations that come with romances. Namely, happy endings. Yes, it’s really a thing. And you can’t get mad at readers who get mad at you because your romance didn’t HEA/HFN. That’s what romances do and why there are genres that include “with romantic elements.” Push boundaries and whatever, but make sure you know you’re breaking the rules and do your damnedest to make your readers very aware of what you’re doing too.
  4. Never stop learning craft. Read the how-to books. Get them from the library if you don’t want to commit to them right away. They might talk about the same things, but this one explains it in a way that just blows your mind. Like you were always aware of that thing, but now, holy crap, you get it. You can do it! It’s like getting a gold star on your homework. Never stop learning.
  5. Join a critique group. This goes along with continuing to learn your craft as well as understand your genre. By reading the work of others and offering constructive criticism, you’ll hone your knowledge of writing while also becoming a better reader for others. There’s camaraderie in sharing the ups and downs of both the writing process and publishing, too.
  6. Expand your vocabulary. Did you have vocabulary tests in school? Lord, I did and I never paid as much attention as I now believe I should’ve. If you’ve ever had to look up a word while reading a book—which I often have to, especially in historicals—you’ll want to commit those words to memory. Most of the time for me, those words convey what I could only say in three or four words. Or a whole sentence! Sure, they’re not always appropriate for every character, but they could come in handy down the road. Words like these let you write more diverse characters.
  7. Don’t read reviews. There are two schools of thought on this, but this is mine: Reviews are for readers. For authors, that review is for the book that’s over and there’s nothing you can do to change it now. Too late! Whatever criticism exists—deserved or not—serves only to educate the readership on what they might get from your work. Yes, praise is lovely, but even the thickest skin is pierced by painful reviews.
  8. Read in more than your genre. Yes, you need to understand your genre, but don’t limit yourself to it. Some amazing stories are being told in science fiction, fantasy, suspense, and horror right now. Think of the things you could learn and apply to your own work. The inspiration is out there!
  9. Treat editing as advise. Editors are not infallible. While they should know what they’re doing, they don’t know everything. They also do not own your words and should never change your writing style. Plug plot holes, suggest clearer phrasing, punch up the action, adjust punctuation—that’s all good. It’s also all negotiable, just like anything else they say about your work. Find an editor who wants to work with you to make you better, not someone who wants to make you more like them. It’s your name on the cover.
  10. Write the next book. That’s all. Get to it.

Buy Links

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About the Author

Missy Welsh stares into space a lot, has conversations with cats, takes notes while people-watching, records conversations (not the ones with cats), named her laptop Norbert and her phone Pushkin, has backups of her backups’ backups, faints at the sight of a misused semi-colon, and will often ask socially unacceptable questions of strangers.

Basically, she’s a writer.

Where to find Missy Welsh:

Facebook: http://on.fb.me/175mi7V

Twitter: http://bit.ly/1EiCGVk

Missy Welsh Book News (email list), http://bit.ly/1coHgOY

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Amazon Author Page, http://amzn.to/P6ilxR

Goodreads Link: http://bit.ly/175mtjK

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BLOG TOUR, EXCERPT AND GIVEAWAY! Bonded 2 by Sara York

Title: Bonded 2
Series: Bound in Love #2
Author: Sara York
Genre: M/M Romance
Published: August 14, 2015 

Liam Muller’s passion for life, mixed with his abusive past created more problems than Greg Peterson could handle on his own. When the pair meet Chris Edwards, everything changes. Both Greg and Chris keep Liam even, but when Liam’s parents plot his kidnapping, Chris and Greg can do nothing to keep him safe without the help of Chris’s new friend, Agent Samuel Graves.
Samuel is all about the job, but he craves a connection like Liam, Chris, and Greg have. When Sam meets Hudson Radcliff, he’s thrown off balance with attraction. His normally cool demeanor is set aflame with lust and need. Hudson and Sam burn for each other, but their passion is tested when everyone is put in danger.
Chris, and Greg fight Liam’s demons after they are reunited, but Liam’s parents won’t give up without a fight. Three men together may challenge people, but Liam, Chris, and Greg will fight to the end for their love.
Liam shook his head as he stared open mouthed at Agent Sam Graves. The agent nodded his head, so Liam looked to Greg then finally Chris.
“But I can’t.” He held out one hand to Greg then the other to Chris. “They’re both my husbands, and I can’t choose one.”
“I can understand how you feel, but your parents are fighting with everything they have. If they can get a judge to rule in their favor, you’ll be forced to undergo some sort of examination to determine your mental state. And trust me when I say they’ll probably pick a doctor who will find something wrong with your life. Few people understand what you, Greg, and Chris have. To make it worse, they’re also threatening legal action for your attack on your mom.”
“I didn’t attack her. She shoved me and then I reached out to keep from falling. I didn’t even really touch her. I might have brushed my arm against hers as I tried to keep from hitting the floor, but I didn’t do anything.”
“Marry either Greg or Chris and they’ll be your closest relative. Your parents will have no say in your life and no judge will force you to undergo a mental evaluation based on their insistence. If you have a spouse, then your spouse has the say in your life, not them. We could probably get through this without you getting married, but there is a slim chance your dad will use your past drug use against you and have a judge declare you mentally incompetent. It’s a long shot, but it will be impossible for them to have control if you have a spouse.”
“But I can’t be married to just one of them.” Liam felt like the world was closing in on him. How could he choose? Greg was the man who had saved him from himself, and Chris was his perfect lover. All three of them were intertwined so intricately that marrying one would be impossible.
“Liam,” Greg dropped to his knees in front of him, his beautiful brown eyes revealing his soul. “I love you more than life itself.”
He reached out and cupped Greg’s cheek. This man had made such a huge difference in his life. How could he say no to his proposal? His heart ached and he felt like it was breaking. He loved Greg, but he loved Chris too. How could he choose? But how could he say no to Greg?
“I love you so much, Greg.” Tears burned the back of his eyes, and he was powerless against whatever Greg wanted. Not because Greg lorded over him, but he loved the man so very much.
Greg licked his lips, and a smile played over his face. His eyes were bright, and Liam thought Greg looked better than ever before.
“I want you to marry Chris,” Greg said.
Liam pulled back, shocked by Greg’s words. “What?” He couldn’t have heard Greg right. Didn’t Greg want him?
Liam nodded and drew in a deep breath, watching the people move around him. People who looked to be medics took out the younger of the guys who’d been held here. The minutes ticked by, and he wanted to remind Sam he needed to see Greg and Chris, but every time he glanced to Sam, he held up his hand and nodded.

 

He was about out of all of his patience when the door to the facility opened and a new group of people walked in. The second man through the door was big, and it didn’t take him more than a second to realize it was Greg. He stood on shaky legs, tears streaming down his face. Greg was crying too and so was Chris.
“Greg.” Liam fell into open arms, trusting Greg would catch him. He wasn’t disappointed as Greg wrapped his arms around him and held him tight. He felt lips pressed against his face and neck, and then he felt more arms around him. Chris was beside them. His heart swelled so much, he wondered if his chest could contain it. He couldn’t stop the flow of tears as he held Greg. His men had saved him. They hadn’t forgotten about him.

 

“Okay, it’s time to head out.” Sam was standing right beside them, his gaze serious. “The locals have been alerted to what’s going on. We need the three of you to head to the airport. Greg and Chris, your bags are already in a car and on the way there. There is some grumbling from local law enforcement that they want to arrest Liam. We can’t let them get Liam back into their custody. Let’s move out, now.”
Liam held Greg’s hand and then reached out for Chris’s. All three of them settled in the backseat of the car Sam led them to, Liam in the middle, sandwiched between his lovers. Sam slid behind the wheel and another man sat in the passenger seat. Liam looked from Greg to Chris and back to Greg, his emotions rising to the surface again.

 

Chris placed his hand on Liam’s knee and squeezed. It felt amazing to be back with his men. There was so much to tell them, and yet he couldn’t say anything. He thought he’d be able to speak before they made it to the airport, but tension and fear held him in check. If the cops caught up to them, they might arrest him.

 

It took them more than thirty minutes to arrive. Once there, Sam led them into a small terminal.

 

“This isn’t the right place, is it?” Liam asked. “It was bigger when I flew in.”

 

“We’re flying private. You’ll be in Virginia in a couple of hours. Greg, Chris, your luggage is already stowed below. Liam, if we find anything that belongs to you, we’ll return it. I’ll be in contact with you in the next few days, and I’ll probably be sending a few photos of things we don’t have to hold and see if they’re yours. Some items may be used as evidence and you won’t get it back for a while.”

 

“Okay,” Liam whispered.
“Hey,” Sam held out his hand. “I swear you’ll be protected. I’ve discussed some options with Greg and Chris. When I fly home, I’ll meet with you and discuss those with you.”

 

He nodded as he shook Sam’s hand before moving next to Greg, seeking comfort. During takeoff, he had to be strapped into his own seat, but once they were flying, he unstrapped and crawled onto Greg’s lap. Chris moved to the seat he’d been occupying. He leaned forward and kissed Chris, tears forming in his eyes as he realized it all could have gone much worse. He was only at that shitty place for a little over a day. If he’d been there for weeks or longer, he knew he wouldn’t be the same person.
The kiss ended and he sat back, resting his head against Greg’s shoulder. Both Chris and Greg held him, giving him comfort. He fell asleep quickly and woke as they were starting their descent for landing.
“You have to strap in,” Greg said as he helped Liam move to the seat he’d been in earlier.
Liam found Chris in the row opposite them and reached over as Greg fastened his seatbelt. He held hands with Chris and Greg, not wanting to lose his connection with either one of them. The plane touched down and he let out a sigh. Now life could get back to normal, at least he hoped it could.
Writing is Sara’s life. The stories fight to get out, often leaving her working on four or five books at once. She can’t help but write. Along with her writing addiction she has a coffee addiction. Some nights, the only reason she stops writing and goes to sleep is for the fresh brewed coffee in the morning.

Sara enjoys writing twisted tales of passion, anger, and love with a good healthy dose of lust thrown in for fun. Almost a quarter of a century ago Sara met her lover, falling for him after knowing him for ten minutes. Sara’s passion for him comes out in her stories, mixing with her passion for life, love, and good times, flowing onto the page and becoming tales from the heart.



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Pride Publishing: Featured Authors

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. 

This week we feature best selling M/M authors NR Walker, Talia Carmichael, and Jenna Byrnes.

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Who we are:

Pride Publishing delivers empowering, enchanting and endearing storylines that are sure to capture readers’ imaginations from start to finish. We are proud to be flying the flag for the GLBTQI community and providing a platform for readers and authors who are passionate about characters who identify as GLBTQI.

The Pride Team believe that quality is of utmost importance. We discover, cultivate and refine charismatic stories with fascinating plots and compelling characters from inspiring authors. The result is a truly enjoyable and captivating reading experience – the very best stimulation for the imagination.

 

NR Walker

Bio: I am many things; a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer.

I have pretty, pretty boys who live in my head, who don’t let me sleep at night unless I give them life with words.

I like it when they do dirty, dirty things…but I like it even more when they fall in love.

I used to think having people in my head talking to me was weird, until one day I happened across other writers who told me it was normal.

I’ve been writing ever since…

Social Media Links: http://nrwalker.wordpress.com/

https://twitter.com/NR_Walker?lang=en-gb

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Check out this book from NR Walker

Three’s Company:

threescompany_800When looking for someone to help heal his broken heart, Wilson Curtis never dreamed he’d find two someones. Love isn’t always conventional.

After being publicly outed and his restaurant business in tatters, instead of vacationing with his lover, Wilson Curtis goes to Key West alone where he meets Simon and Adam. Fascinated by this couple, he strikes up conversation and is soon invited into their bed for some holiday fun.

But once isn’t enough, and the offer is extended for the remainder of his stay. As they get to know each other, in and out of the bedroom, sparks fly and ten days is all it takes to change their lives.

When it comes time for Wil to leave, with outside tensions closing in and time running out, tempers flare and emotions fray. Beneath the misunderstandings and lack of communication is the realisation these three men aren’t ready to say goodbye.

Reader Advisory: This book was previously released by another publisher. It has been revised and re-edited for release with Totally Bound.

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Talia Carmichael

Bio: Talia Carmichael is a romantic who believes that family, no matter if it is by blood or those you choose as family, is integral to who you are. She is an author who writes sexy stories in a variety of genres. She believes in creating stories that encompass all that falling in love or lust entails, from the highs of that first blush of attraction to the lows of not knowing if you can make your coming together as a couple work, and then finally to the acceptance of the reality of making a life together. It’s all about the journey.

Among her books you’ll find contemporary, futuristic, fantasy, and paranormal settings with M/M and ménage themes that will have a happily-ever-after. Her books are passionate, intense, and real…to fill the craving.

Social Media Links: Check out more about Talia at

http://taliacarmichael.com

http://taliacarmichael.com/blog

http://taliacarmichael.com/blog/contact

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Talia-Carmichael/247134751977720

Twitter:  @taliacarmichael

Check out this great book from Talia Carmichael

Wicked Defense:

wickeddefense_US_800This is book four in the Bonds of Justice series.

When life brings you something unexpected, it creates the most interesting adventure…

Spencer West never would have come to an art show if not for one of his best friends. The pieces he sees are powerful and when a man strikes up a conversation asking his opinion, he gives it. Craig Scott—the artist—has been watching him all night. Spencer’s curiosity is piqued by this laid-back man who evokes such strong emotions in his art and just by being in his presence. Their conversation makes Spencer even more intrigued and he promises to get to know Craig better. Yet the circumstance of their next meeting makes Spencer realise he already cares too much. Someone wants Craig dead. Now invested in Craig emotionally and professionally, Spencer sees there is so much more beneath the surface of who Craig is. If only he can convince Craig to lie low… From what he has seen of the man, he isn’t one to listen.

Craig Scott spots the most intriguing man who seems out of place, and after their conversation, Craig knows he wants to see more of the sexy, brawny man. Nothing will get in his way—not some pesky attempt on his life or everyone wanting to protect him. He wants to make Spencer his—body, heart and soul. Spencer wants seduction and Craig is more than willing to tempt all the senses. As for the danger he is in, Craig will not hide from it but will meet it head on and kick the shit out of it.

Spencer has his hands full trying to protect Craig—who makes him feel all sorts of things—and he will use a wicked defense to keep him safe.

Reader Advisory: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.

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Jenna Byrnes

Bio: Jenna Byrnes could use more cabinet space and more hours in a day. She’d fill the kitchen with gadgets her husband purchases off TV and let him cook for her to his heart’s content. She’d breeze through the days adding hours of sleep, and more time for writing the hot, erotic romance she loves to read.

Jenna thinks everyone deserves a happy ending, and loves to provide as many of those as possible to her gay, lesbian and hetero characters. Her favourite quote, from a pro-gay billboard, is “Be careful who you hate. It may be someone you love.”

Social Media Links:

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https://www.facebook.com/authorjennabyrnes

Check out this book from Jenna Byrnes

Rainey’s Release:

raineysrelease_800This is book six in the Kansas City Heat series

A madman targets gay drug addicts. Can the KCPD track down the latest serial killer before more blood is shed?

Detective William Rainey is the newest man assigned to the KCPD’s Homicide Division, having just relocated from St. Louis with his life partner, Joshua Wolf. When a murder with the same MO as several St. Louis crimes takes place, the similarities are hard to ignore. The investigation turns personal and soon hits close to home. A suspect comes to light and Will finds himself in a battle to solve the most important case of his life. Enlisting the help of Detectives James Dixon and Nick Peyton is tricky when the men don’t feel like they know him yet. Can he earn their trust before it’s too late?

https://www.totallybound.com/raineys-release

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AUTHOR & CHARACTER INTERVIEW: Claiming His Bears by Lei Carol

 

Today we are lucky to feature a couple of interviews. Firstly, author Lei Carol shares a bit about herself. We also have a very special interview with the three leading men – Shawn, Zander and Zerek – from Claiming His Bears.

This is book 4 in the Cascade Pack series.

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This one is easy. Tell us about you. Think of it as a mini bio.

Lei: Well, I am a very avid reader. To the point of reading between 20-30 books a month, if not more. Which is a very expensive habit, as I am sure you can imagine. However, there are worse things to be addicted too.

Do you have any spare time? Is writing your only job, or do you juggle? Is sleep optional?

Lei: Sleep is very optional, except for the fact I get extremely grumpy when I don’t get enough sleep. At this point writing is my only job but who knows what can happen. As for spare time… what is spare time between, a cat, 2 dogs and 16 chickens? Of course only the cat is mine but I help take care of all the others soooo, I can claim them. LOL

When you start a new book, does it flow or is that initial chapter painful?

Lei: Usually the first chapter is the easiest. The story is fresh and the characters are all but yelling with excitement.

Have your nearest and dearest read your work? If so, were you terrified or excited to let them?

Lei: Actually no.  I was more terrified of telling them the genre that I was writing. LOL.

How often do you check your amazon ranking?

Lei: When a book first comes out I check it constantly, but that’s usually only for the first couple of days.

Are you working on anything new at the moment? If so what is it? Can we have a peek? Tease us please!

Lei: YES! I am actually working on, and almost finished with, a new story called Unlocking the Past. It is a murder mystery menage.

Here is a sneak peek at it.  Now please remember it is not edited.

Jumping into the ankle deep water causing it to splash all around him and even up into his face, giggling softly as he ignored the temperature of the water. He let himself spin in place with wide eyes only to freeze, waiting to hear the sound again.  It was becoming harder and harder to hear that sound.

With every passing day and every splash the sound was slowly fading away and all he wanted was to hear it once more. Every day he would close his eyes and try to listen for it. Sometimes he thought he could hear that sweet, musical laugh in the wind and so he would race after the sound.

Rushing to the creek to jump and splash, he was trying to keep the sound there with him but slowly with each passing day it was becoming less of a sound.  Slowly climbing up the wet muddy embankment to the little cliff, he stood looking out over the moving water. Squeezing his eyes tight as he wished with everything his young eight year old body could, just hoping and praying to hear that sweet sound one more time; promising to anyone who would listen that he would be a good boy and never ask for anything again as long as he lived.

Taking a deep breath as he took two giant steps back, he sprinted forward to jump off the little edge.  Feeling the cold water splash into his face and hair, he snapped his eyes open and started flailing his arms around as he crashing into the rocky creek with pain radiating up and down his right leg.

The cold water quickly chilling him to the bone, with tears running down his face, crying as the words started tumbling out of his mouth, begging and pleading for help, “Mommy! Oh mommy please help me…Mommy I’m hurt and I need you…Please mommy help me…”

Closing his eyes, trying to listen with his whole body to hear just the whisper of the sound before taking a deep breath to let out a scream, “MOOOOOMMMMY!”

Character interview with Shawn, Zerek and Zander.

Tell me about yourself? You know the basics… Name, age, sex, Location… phone number.. hehe

Zerek: Well I’m Zerek, the cutie here in the middle here is our mate, Shawn, and the big lug next to him is my twin Zander.

Zander: Hey! I take offense at that.

Zerek: What?

Zander: He’s not cute.

Shawn: HEY!

Zander: He’s gorgeous..

Shawn: Awe…

Zerek: Oh great… now we have to wait for them to stop kissing.

Where do you like to go when you are angry?

Shawn: When I am angry I’ve always headed into the woods. I try to find some baby animals that I can play with.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Zerek: Mine is when Zander leaves his dirty clothes all over the place.

Zander: I only do that when I’m chasing a frisky wolf through the house.

Zerek: Uh huh. Sure.

What is your biggest fear? Who have you told this to? Who would you never tell this to? Why?

Shawn: My biggest fear is my family finding out my secret.  I’ve always had the fear of them not understanding and kicking me out of not only our pack, but our family.

Zerek: Awe babe.

Have you ever been in love or had your heart broken?

Shawn: I’m an editor, so I’d like to say I have been in love with a lot of my, as I call them, book boyfriends. As for being heart broken… well I’d rather not answer.

Is there anyone that you would kill for or have you done so? Off the record of course.

Zerek: Ummm… Can we plead the fifth?

Zander: Dude, if they remember what happened at the waterfall they already know the answer for that.

Think back to when you were a child, what is  your strongest memory? Is it a good one?

Shawn: One time, when I was a kid, I had taken off and had found this momma bear with two cubs.  It was the best six hours I had ever spent.

What sort of underwear do you wear? Or are you commando?

Zander: Shawn has this pair of itty bitty, polka dotted, yellow bikini briefs. Those are my favorites.

Zerek: Really? I love his g-strings. My favorite is the rainbow colored ones that have a strand of pearls instead of just string. Those are hot.

Shawn: Oh God, guys. I am so going to start going commando like you.  I’m so embarrassed.

Zander: Hey that’s fine too…

Zerek: Easy access baby.

What is your current state of mind?

Shawn: Exhausted, is it bed time yet?

When and where were you the happiest?

Shawn: When I am the cream filling, stuffed between a Zerek and Zander sandwich.

What is it that you most dislike?

Zerek: T.V. commercials, they drive me batty. What is your greatest fear?

Shawn: Ummm… didn’t you already ask this?

What is your greatest extravagance?

Zander: Umm…. Shawn’s underwear drawer…

Zerek: For sure… some people collect and spend lots of money on shoe’s… But for Shawn, it cute underwear. The smaller the better.

Which living person do you most despise?

Zander: Who has time for hate?

Zerek: I personally think the world needs more love…

Shawn: And more sexy time…. And more sex too.

What is your greatest regret?

Shawn: When I took off and not talking to my mates.

Which talent would you most like to have?

Zerek: We’re bear shifters and guys who can knock up our male mate… I don’t think we need any other special talents.

Where would you like to live?

Shawn: With my two, big, cuddly teddy bears.

Who is your favourite hero of fiction?

Shawn: Harry Potter… What??? I’m a nerd… Shut up, Zerek.

Zerek: I didn’t say anything.

Shawn: No, but you were thinking it.  And laughing.

Whose are your heroes in real life?

Shawn: My parents.

What is your motto?

Zander: Sometimes, you just have to roll the dice.

Zerek: It’s all about the pleasure thang.

About the book

Warning: For Mature Adult Audiences.  Contains language and actions some may deem offensive.  Sexually explicit content.  Ménage – MMM.

In book four of the Cascade Pack: Shawn has always known he wanted something different than his brothers and sisters.  He has spent his entire life trying to hide just how different he needs were, afraid they wouldn’t understand.  So desperate to protect his secret, Shawn even runs away from his family and his mates.

Zerek and Zander were amazed the day they walked into the café to meet one of their employees for the first time only to find out he was their mate.  Now they are forced to wait to claim him as well as figure out just what secret he is desperately trying to keep.

Can the bears give their mate what he needs?  Or will he run for the hills, leaving three lives shattered?

Excerpt

He couldn’t stop his chuckles from escaping at the sound of a body slamming into the hall wall with a muttered, “ouch,” before the running started again.  He tried to wipe his smile from his face as he watched the swinging kitchen door slam open only to smack into the wall and swing back toward their flustered mate.

Before Zerek could even jump to catch the door from hitting Shawn in the face, Zander raced across the room to grip the door, which caused Shawn to blush and duck his head in embarrassment.  Never had his mate looked more enticing than he did in that moment; chest rapidly rising and falling, cheeks and neck bright red.  Just the sight of Shawn was enough to cause his cock to start to fill as images flashed through his mind of Shawn tied up in the playroom, ass and thighs bright red from a spanking while his cock was plugged and bound to keep him from coming.

Opening his eyes, unsure when he had closed them, he noticed everyone was now staring at him, including the sweet wolf he was fantasizing about.  Knowing it was his turn to blush, Zerek crossed the room to gently cup Shawn’s warm cheeks.  Slowly leaning down to place a soft kiss against the minty fresh lips before whispering, “I hope you’re hungry.”

Hearing the soft whimpers escaping his mate was enough to have his bear slamming against its cage in his mind, demanding to be let out to claim his little wolf, not giving a damn they had an order from the alpha that there was to be no mating until October, he wanted his mate where the boy belonged.

“Back off, Zerek,” Zander growled.  Every word sounded as if it was a million miles away as he fought one of the hardest battles ever fought with his bear.  It felt as if his bear was breathing down the back of his neck, demanding to be allowed to mark his mate, signaling he was taken and no one could touch him.

Unable to look away from Shawn’s eyes, seeing the boy’s wolf peek out as if it was trying to answer the call of his bear, was almost enough to take him to his knees.  Trying to come up with anything that would convince his bear to behave and back off, he even tried to bribe the animal with lots and lots of honey, which seemed to do the trick.

“Honey,” Zerek heard the rough growl in his voice but didn’t care.  Taking a deep breath only to hear his bear snarl and growl in between chanting, “Mate.  Mmm, honey…mate…mmm sweet honey…no I want my mate…mmm yummy, sticky honey…I wonder what my mate’s sweet honey will taste like?

No matter what he tried his bear wouldn’t release its hold on his psyche and he was losing the battle.  It wouldn’t take much more for Zerek to lose control and shift there in the kitchen.  Not that he was afraid of his bear hurting anyone or anything like that, but if his bear fully released then he might not stop until Shawn was properly tied to him no matter who tried to stop him.

Jerking his eyes away from his mate for the first time since the boy walked into the room, he snarled at his brother.  Zander smacked him upside the back of the head, hard enough to cause his bear to shift his focus away from his mate.

“Hey, dumbass, knock it off before you scare our mate and cause his brothers to banish us.  Because trust me if that happens, you will see what my whip feels like.”

“You know how to use a whip?”

Zerek was so surprised at Shawn’s barely whispered words he stared with his mouth open.  Zerek’s bear even quit trying to get free as it was shocked as well.  Could their sweet mate be just as kinky as they were?  Zerek couldn’t wait to find out.  Shaking his head to clear the rushing sound from his ears, he noticed the whispered conversation for the first time.

“Is anyone else getting horny from watching them?” Cale whispered to everyone at the kitchen table.

“I don’t know what I want more, a hard cock or chocolate.  There’s something about Zerek and Zander growling at each other that makes me hard as nails.  Elliot?  Can we go upstairs please?  I have an itch I need you to scratch and then let’s have chocolate ice cream.”

 

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REVIEW: The V Unit by Max Vos

V Unit

The Blurb

Only a select few in the human world knew of the existence of the V-Unit, a small group of highly trained Marines – who happened to be vampires.
And it would have stayed that way.
But when events in the vampire world, threatened the stability of the human world, the powers that be called for the unit’s specialized services.
An intrepid war correspondent, Bronson Rudan, who’d seen more than his fair share of fighting, stumbles across the unit by accident, and is drawn into their world.
Bronson has no problem with that, given that he gets to spend time with a hunky Marine Lieutenant, Sarge. Although he won’t remember any of this when they’re through.
At least, that was the plan…

Contains M/M, M/M/M and M/M/M/M

Review

Wow….what a story…If you love vampires and sexy hairy guys who love to have their wicked-wicked ways, then you would like this story A LOT.

The story line is very different and refreshing with a very masculine tone, so I really got caught up in the V Unit and its characters. The sex scenes are written generously and very explicitly so be prepared to swoon.

I can’t help but believe that Max’s vampires feel more real than some of the other vampire stories that I read. I mean, his vampires are very confident, masculine and lack inhibition in a very burley way. This story is not fluffy with brooding sparkling vampires looking permanently hurt. Nope.. Max Vos’ vampires are badass guys who are also emotional, but in a very alpha way.

I am still debating whether I like David or Woody more…but then there is Burrows too…hmm. decisions…decisions…

I hope there will be a second and a third in the series. 4.5 stars

Lily x

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