Month: June 2018

Once Upon a Wolf by Rhys Ford

Once Upon a Wolf by Rhys Ford

Elis came home from war a changed man, literally. He changed to his wolf form and has never changed back. His brother Gibson is the only member of his family, his pack, to come to his aid.

Gibson now spends his days and nights alone in an isolated cabin with his brother, in wolf form, to keep him company.

Zach has left the city life behind after a tragic accident, bought a bed and breakfast in a small town, and is giving life a second chance. While out on a hike he’s confronted by a large wolf. Instead of standing still he runs and the wolf begins the hunt.

When Zach awakens from his close experience with death he’s in an unfamiliar place, swaddled in blankets, and a storm is raging outside. Zach believes he’s hallucinating when he witnesses the wolf from before turning into a man and back again.

Now Gibson must decide if Zach is trustworthy of their family secret and once he does it’s harder than Gibson thought to let go and learn to love.

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Under a Blue Moon by Bru Baker Blog Tour

Under a Blue Moon by Bru Baker Blog Tour

 

 

Thanks for joining me here today on Christina’s Bookshelf to talk about Under a Blue Moon, book 2 in the Camp H.O.W.L. series.

 

I’m having a blast promoting it, because the Camp H.O.W.L. series is so much fun to write. I’ve always had an interest in reading paranormal romance and urban fantasy, but I never thought I’d write a werewolf series. To be honest, the world building always seemed so daunting.

 

When I got the idea to set a werewolf camp deep in the Hoosier National Forest, I had the chance to create my own werewolf mythology. Pretty much everyone we met in the first book was a werewolf. But even though they’re hidden, werewolves aren’t insular. They live among humans and have to find a way to fit in–that’s pretty much the entire purpose of Camp H.O.W.L. Without that training, new wolflings would probably be all over social media flashing fang!

 

Dealing with a human who’s in the know was a whole different challenge, which is why I loved writing Drew so much. He grew up in a Pack, since his mother married into one when he was young. He’s always known his human limitations, but he’s never viewed himself as less capable. There are, of course, times he’s not going to be able to keep up. I’ve got an excerpt up on Love Bytes today that’s the perfect example of that. Turns out a human isn’t great a werewolf parkour–go figure.

 

In Under a Blue Moon, Nick and Drew have obstacles to their happy ending because of Drew’s humanity. Nick worries that part of himself would always be inaccessible to Drew since Drew doesn’t know what it’s like to have an inner wolf. It was a fun twist on the usual trope of the human being afraid of the Were–here, Nick’s afraid of a relationship with the human because he feels like they’re too different to be able to really communicate.

 

Even though Drew might not be able to hold his own in a werewolf parkour class, he’s more than up to the challenge of convincing a stubborn werewolf that he’s being short-sighted. Drew may be one of the most badass people at Camp H.O.W.L., and he’s entirely human. It just goes to show that even if you lack an inner wolf, it doesn’t mean you don’t have an inner fire.

 

Blurb:

Once in a blue moon, opposites find they’re a perfect match.

Nick Perry is tired of helping people with their marriages, so when a spot opens up to work with teens at Camp H.O.W.L., he jumps at it. He doesn’t expect to fall in lust with the dreamy new camp doctor, Drew Welch. But Drew is human, and Nick has seen secrets ruin too many relationships to think that a human/werewolf romance can go anywhere.

Happy-go-lucky Drew may not sprout claws, but he’s been part of the Were community all his life. He has no trouble fitting in at the camp—except for Nick’s stubborn refusal to acknowledge the growing attraction between them, and his ridiculous stance on dating humans. Fate intervenes when one of Drew’s private practice patients threatens his life. Will the close call help Nick to see a connection like theirs isn’t something to let go of?

 


Buy links:

Amazon

Dreamspinner Press

Barnes and Noble

Kobo

iBooks

Google Play

 

 

Bio and social media:

 

Bru Baker writes sophisticated gay romantic fiction with strong characters, real-world problems, and plenty of humor.

 

Bru spent fifteen years writing for newspapers before making the jump to fiction. She now balances her time between writing and working at a Midwestern library in the reference department. Whether it’s creating her own characters or getting caught up in someone else’s, there’s no denying that Bru is happiest when she’s engrossed in a story. She and her husband have two children, which means a lot of her books get written from the sidelines of various sports practices.

 

Visit Bru online at www.bru-baker.comor follow her on Facebookor Twitter.

 

Bru Baker writes sophisticated gay romantic fiction with strong characters, real-world problems, and plenty of humor. She’s a former journalist who now balances her time between writing and working as a librarian. Whether it’s creating her own characters or getting caught up in someone else’s, there’s no denying that Bru is happiest when she’s engrossed in a story. She and her husband have two children, which means a lot of her books get written from the sidelines of various sports practices.

 

 

Bru spent fifteen years writing for newspapers before making the jump to fiction. She now balances her time between writing and working at a Midwestern library in the reference department. Whether it’s creating her own characters or getting caught up in someone else’s, there’s no denying that Bru is happiest when she’s engrossed in a story. She and her husband have two children, which means a lot of her books get written from the sidelines of various sports practices.

 

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Campus Life (CYOA #2) by TC Orton

Campus Life (CYOA #2) by TC Orton

This is a Choose Your Own Adventure story.

This is told in first person where you’re in the driver’s seat as Joe Smith. Joe is a below average college senior looking for some action since he just transferred schools.

Everyone experiences the same beginning and from there you, the reader, get to choose your own adventure. Slut it up, sow your wild oats, or look for something more meaningful. It’s all up to you. 😉

Just remember to have fun!

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There’s No Tomorrow by Tanya Sands

There’s No Tomorrow by Tanya Sands

Dallas is the prodigal son. He left TX after a horrific event and now has returned. He’s ready to make a life a new there, join the motorcycle club his father once belonged to, and finally have family again.

Deidre is a single mother. Her life has been consumed by her daughter. She’s taken no time for herself and then she meets Dallas. First in the most unconventional way where he fills her dreams and then in real life. Where he quickly becomes a part of Deirdre and her daughter’s lives.

Together they make a mighty fine duo but Dallas can’t seem to keep his past out of his present and Deidre won’t let her daughter get hurt.

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Marital Advice to my Grandson Joel by Peter Davidson

Marital Advice to my Grandson Joel by Peter Davidson

The moment Peter Davidson knew his grandson was getting married he wanted to be able to pass down years of hard earned wisdom. Ensure that Joel has a successful marriage and the upper hand when it comes to all the tricks on how to make that happen.

What was meant to be some simple notes of advice quickly turned into a book.

Peter has divided the book into many meaningful sections for not only Joel but future students looking to hone their marriage skills, understand better their partners for life, and maybe sidestep unnecessary failures.

In these pages are personal stories from Peter, friends, family, and plain observations that will have you laughing, shaking your head, and acknowledging the truth to the words.

My advice? Pick up a couple paperback copies to have around for those times when you’re invited to a wedding, bachelorette/bachelor party, etc.

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Finding Mr. Wright by BA Tortuga

Finding Mr. Wright by BA Tortuga

This is the Leanin’ N Ranch #2.

Mason is a wedding/event planner in Aspen, CO. He specializes in queer events and loves holding festivities at the Leanin’ N Ranch. He’s currently planning a wedding being held at the ranch with the theme of redneck chic. Everything is going to plans until Noah shows up.

Noah is an oil tycoon and is footing the bill for his sibling’s wedding. When he shows up the wedding seems to be going as planned until he realizes that everyone has assumed Sammy is a he, when in fact Sammy is a she.

Thanks to last minute changes, errands, and weather; Noah and Mason find themselves alone.

Through turmoil and apologies the two find themselves in a long distance relationship. They must fight the distance, intrusive family members, and time.

Purchase:
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Fangs and Catnip by Julia Talbot

Fangs and Catnip by Julia Talbot

Fallon, a vampire, is a silent partner at the Dead and Breakfast. A little resort tucked away for the paranormal. It’s run by his best friend Tanner, a bear shifter. Tanner though needs some sleep, he’s ready to hibernate, so they need more help.

Conner is a joyous kitty, or feline shifter. Being the day manager at the Dead and Breakfast is a dream job for him. The moment he walk into the building and smells Fallon he knows he’s found his mate.

Fallon is not so easily won over.

It takes over hearing a couple of conversations for Fallon to go the path his heart is leading him. Together him and Conner tumble quickly into a relationship and stumble brashly with the mating ritual.

Discoveries are made, words are said, actions are made that cannot be undone and might resolve into the dissolution of a partially mated couple.

Purchase-
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Dom by Jason Collins

Dom by Jason Collins

Dom is a marketing executive on a business trip, just sitting at the hotel bar in this little town when he notices a young man across from him. Dom wants him, and Dom always gets what he wants.

Sean is a recent college grad celebrating his freedom from school and this conservative town where he’s hidden his sexuality. Soon he’ll be in NYC working for his dad’s business.

They share a night of passion and then go their own ways.

Then Dom meets his boss’s son and is asked to show him the ropes. The son? Sean. Neither has been able to forget the other and now they find themselves in a terrible predicament.

Is the Sean worth keeping? Dom’s job worth risking?

Or will love prevail?

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Magic or Die by J.P. Jackson Cover Reveal

Magic or Die by J.P. Jackson Cover Reveal

 

Magic or Die
Inner Demons, Book One
J.P. Jackson
Release Date: July 2, 2018
Genre: Paranormal, Gay, Magic, Demons, Psychics, Teacher, Covens, Incarceration

 

 

 

James Martin is a teacher, a powerful Psychic, and an alcoholic. He used to work for the Center for Magical Research and Development, a facility that houses people who can’t control their supernatural abilities. He left after one of his students was killed, turning to vodka to soothe his emotional pain. Problem is, he still has one year left on his contract.

It’s not common knowledge, but the CMRD holds final exams for each of its residents and if they don’t pass, they’re euthanized. So when James returns to the CMRD to fulfill the rest of his contract, he finds himself assisting five young adults, confronting the demons of his past, and attempting to protect his new class from a possible death sentence.

James discovers that his class isn’t bringing in enough sponsors; the agencies and world governments who supply grants and ultimately purchase graduates of the CMRD, and that means no profit for the facility. Now, James and his students face impossible odds. Measure up to the facility’s unreachable standards or escape.

At the CMRD, you have to be able to control your Magic or Die.

Meet the Author

J.P. Jackson works as an IT analyst in health care during the day, where if cornered he’d confess to casting spells to ensure clinicians actually use the electronic medical charting system he configures and implements.

At night however, the writing happens, where demons, witches and shape shifters congregate around the kitchen table and general chaos ensues. The insurance company refuses to accept any more claims of ‘acts of the un-god’, and his husband of almost 20 years has very firmly put his foot down on any further wraith summoning’s in the basement. And apparently imps aren’t house-trainable. Occasionally the odd ghost or member of the Fae community stops in for a glass of wine and stories are exchanged. Although the husband doesn’t know it, the two Chihuahuas are in cahoots with the spell casting.

J.P.’s other hobbies include hybridizing African Violets (thanks to grandma), extensive travelling and believe it or not, knitting.

Available to Preorder from NineStar Press on June 25th

 

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