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Under a Blue Moon by Bru Baker

Under a Blue Moon by Bru Baker

Camp H.O.W.L. #2

Nick Perry has decided to leave his practice. He’s tired of counseling married couples and seeing what lies and deceit do to people and do something more meaningful with his life. He takes an opening at Camp HOWL to help transitioning were acclimate back into society. He’s at a point in his life where he’s ready to settle down, and might have found the with whom part, there’s only one major problem.

Dr. Drew Welch is the new camp doctor. He knows a lot of the staff at the camp already from previous visits with his brothers. He’s ready to get started there and the private practice he’s taking over in the small town. The thing is, Drew’s a human. His mother married a werewolf when Drew was little so he’s grown up around/in a pack. He knows the intricacies of the pack life.

Getting Nick to understand this is a whole other story. He believes no human would or could possibly fully understand what it’s like to be a were and therefore he could never mate with one.

Under A Blue Moon is really the telling of Nick Perry floundering through his first year as camp counselor while trying to stick to his guns of not having a human mate.

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Ghost of a Chance by Kris T. Bethke

Ghost of a Chance by Kris T. Bethke

Blake is a ghost walker for the company Requiem. To perform his job he must die and let his spirit leave his physical form to assist a lost soul. When Blake is brought back to life he’s always an emotional mess. Thus requesting his anchor to be a woman.

Derek Scott quickly learns that Blake needs some pushing when he becomes his new anchor. The job of the anchor is to care for the physical body while the ghost walker is deceased and to nurse them back to health when they’re back to life.

Blake can’t help but notice how beautiful Derek is, inside and out. There is a bond quickly forming between the two. A bond that is quite unusual for a ghost walker and their anchor. They must be sure of everything before they solidify the bond and ensure Blake’s safety while he’s on the other side.

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Speed Dating the Boss by Sue Brown

Speed Dating the Boss by Sue Brown

Dan is a long time employee of Cowboys and Angels, a blue collar establishment. He loves his life, his job, he’s content. Then he finds out he needs a date for his friend’s wedding…..again.

Gideon’s daughter Ariel causes many problems at the bar but when she finds out Dan needs a date she arranges a speed dating night. To Dan’s surprise his boss Gideon is one of his dates. Dan hadn’t realized Gideon was bisexual nor the fact that Gideon was into Dan.

From here there are trials and tribulations to test the strength of their forming bond. Dan is a bit hesitant. Gideon will do nothing but show Dan he’s with him 100 percent of the way.

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All That Glitters by Kate Sherwood

All That Glitters by Kate Sherwood

To me this was an astounding second chance romance with maybe a wee bit of mid life crisis thrown into the mix.

Liam and Ben were high school sweethearts. Liam ultimately cheated on Ben in college and they broke up. Fifteen years later the winds are changing.

Liam will often drive from NYC to his home town. He only makes it to the welcome sign before turning back, but on this fateful day he goes into town. He stops at the cemetery to ponder life. When his car won’t start the fates bring his old friend Seth to the rescue. Only Seth isn’t happy to see Liam. Nor is the jogger who passes by: Ben.

Ben stayed in their hometown and became an elementary school teacher. He loves his life though his best friend Seth says it’s boring. That Ben needs to get out more, be adventurous. Cue Liam, the past, mix in the present, and possibly the future.

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Bad Company by KA Mitchell

Bad Company by KA Mitchell

*This the second edition*

Nate and Kellan used to be best friends until Kellan outs Nate and doesn’t stand by his side. With that and an incident between their fathers, Nate has had no use for Kellan. Kellan though has great use….NEED of Nate.

Years later after many relationships and a few failed engagements Kellan’s father decides to put the stop to Kellan’s shenanigans. Kellan then informs his father that he’s gay. Now to find a boyfriend. This is where Nate comes in.

Together the two very badly attempt a “fake boyfriends” relationship that brews into something more. All the while trying to foil Kellan’s father’s plans for the city and expose him for what he is.

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Set Ablaze by KC Burn

Set Ablaze by KC Burn

Hayden left Small Town, CA after his parents threatened him with conversation therapy when he came out. He moved in with his grandmother and has never looked back. He’s now a firefighter, living alone, and starting to feel lonely.

Miguel is Hayden’s best friend and calls him frantic needing a favor. Miguel’s little brother is moving back from NYC where he had a Broadway career and needs a place to crash. Hayden remembers a lanky teenager with hero worship and is hesitant to commit, but relents.

When Jez, Miguel’s brother, shows up he’s no longer the little kid and immediately both men feel the chemistry. Only Jez has left NYC for a reason and has a major secret he’s keeping and Hayden doesn’t know if he’s ready to date his best friend’s brother.

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Out of the Ashes by Ari McKay

Out of the Ashes by Ari McKay

Alpha Eli Hammond comes home from his annual fishing trip to find his entire pack gone. Some are dead. Most are missing. He smells the scents of a neighboring pack within his territory and goes into town to seek help.

Arden, half elven, sits on the council. He listens to Eli plead his case for help and watches the council rebuff his request. The council has been too long in peace. Arden finds Eli after the meeting and offers his assistance.

Immediately they both know there’s more to the story than a missing pack when their hands touch; they’re mates.

As the plot thickens, evil is unveiled, and mysteries are unsolved the mate bond between the two gets stronger, but Eli is hesitant to commit. Is he still an alpha without a pack? He should put all his effort into finding his pack before solidifying a mate bond. How can his mate not be a werewolf?

Should Eli find his pack and save the world first? Or ensure Arden is his mate?

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Rome and Jules by Tara Lain

Rome and Jules by Tara Lain

This is a retelling of Romeo and Juliet.

Rome Siracusa is part of a very wealthy and powerful clan although they are slightly newish to the territory. They’re also very anti gay which puts Rome is a difficult situation as he must keep himself being gay a secret from his clan. This includes his father and brothers. Not even his best friend knows.

One night Rome and his best friend crash a party at the Havillands; the oldest pack in the territory. They used to be wealthy and well protected but their fortune has been squandered. To right this wrong the alpha has arranged for his son Jules to be wed to a wealthy entrepreneur. The pack knows Jules is gay and most accept this.

When Rome sees Jules he’s not expecting the pull he feels, the need to rescue Jules from his situation, make Jules his, to love Jules.

From here Rome starts a game to save Jules that could quickly turn deadly if either pack finds out.

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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?

 


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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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