Throwback Thursday: Hat Trick Trilogy by Jeff Adams

Throwback Thursday: Hat Trick Trilogy by Jeff Adams

Hat Trick (Simon and Alex-Book 1)
Simon Roberts and Alex Miller start their senior year as friends and teammates. Simon actually has a girlfriend but has noticed Alex in more than just a friendly manner. They’re roommates at an away game and after a late night one thing leads to another……commence make out session.

Only things are never quite so easy. There are members in Simon’s family that are not  accepting of this “new” Simon. Vengeance and hate become a theme in the background of Simon and Alex’s new romance.


Hat Trick 2: Playing the Rebound
Simon and Alex are in their sophomore year of college. Things seem to be going perfectly for the two until an attacker on campus starts targeting LGBT students. The attacks bring back the past and haunt Simon. Plus there are a couple jocks on the hockey team that don’t take Simon and Alex being a couple seriously.


Hat Trick 3: Penalty Shot
Simon and Alex are in their senior year of college when they’re approached by a kid, Scotty. Scotty just wants to play hockey like Simon and Alex but the league won’t let him because he’s gay. He begs Simon and Alex to coach a team of LGBT youth. They call upon their friends and teammates to help them with this endeavor. Plus, something major happens to Alex.




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Owning It by Riley Hart and Devon McCormack

Owning It by Riley Hart and Devon McCormack

Jackson is recently out of an 18 year marriage to his wife. He’s always known he’s bisexual and now he’s ready to have a relationship with a man.

After attempting a night at a club Jackson is sitting in his car contemplating when a very drunk twink, Derek, gets in his back seat thinking Jackson’s his Uber driver.

Jackson being the good guy that he is can’t just let Derek, in his current state, just go to some random hook up so he takes him back to his place.

Well, eventually one thing leads down the slippery slope to another….


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20 Questions with Leigh Jarrett

20 Questions with Leigh Jarrett


20 Questions with Leigh Jarrett

First I’d just like to say how much I love Leigh Jarrett. I worked with her at Queercentric Books and she has the patience of a saint. I went into everything sort of blind and extremely technologically challenged and she helped me out along the way. There was probably some behind the scenes cussing, I don’t blame her one iota, but she never let me feel her frazziliness. I do what I do today in part because of her support. Thank you Leigh.


  • In your latest book, Shadows On My Soul, the main subject is sexual assault. I want to point out that this is an MM book. The attack isn’t a hate crime, gay bashing, but truly an act of rape from one male to another. Something that isn’t brought up very often. What motivated you to write about such strong subject matter?

          – Quite often when I’m looking for subject matter to write about, within the contemporary LGBTQ Romance genre, I’ll explore areas of the LGBTQ community that aren’t as well known. Sometimes I’ll proceed with a book, most times I won’t. This is only my second book where I tackle a difficult subject.

          – This subject matter struck me as a story that needed to be told. Many people don’t realize that 1 in 25 reported cases of sexual assaults are against men. Not always by other men, of course, but I still found the number surprising.

     -My next step was to speak with a friend of mine who worked in an organization, that amongst other support programs, provide education around blood-borne infections, sexually transmitted infections, and harm reduction, in particular, providing a variety of harm reduction materials for both safer sex and substance abuse.

         During our conversation, he went into detail about the misconceptions surrounding male rape. Some horror stories. Some stories of healing. That made my decision for me. I felt it was important to open a dialogue on some level about the existence of male rape and the journey that male survivors of sexual assault have to travel. And how that journey can affect their relationships, romantic or otherwise.



  • I know this book has been a while in the making. Was it the subject? Too dark? Essentially: How hard was it to write this book?


            – At times the writing of this book toll a serious toll on me. I would take lengthy breaks. Sometimes months. Then I would dive back into it, and do what I could to battle the depression, the anger …and the tears that came along with using the research I gathered to torment a gentle, fun loving, and carefree soul. There were many times I tried to bury the book, but it kept resurfacing.

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The character, Justin, wanted his story told, and with some serious trepidation, I decided to honor that.



  • How long did you plot Shadows On My Soul?


           – That was a one step forward, two steps back situation at times. Just when I thought I had a handle on the direction of the plot line, something would happen within the story, or one of the characters would say or do something unexpected. Even the final scene changed after I thought I’d finished writing the book, thanks to some direction from my dad who is a crazy avid reader.



  • Is this a stand-a-lone? Or the beginning of a series?


            – Definitely, a stand-alone. I’m not putting myself through that again. Aside from what it did to me emotionally, my relationships with people, including my wife, took a beating. I’m so incredibly thankful she stood by and supported me through the process regardless.

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  • Tell us a little bit about the main characters. Please?


          – Both men, Derek and Justin, are in their early thirties and own a construction company together. They met when they were sixteen years old and quickly became best friends. Their relationship has never become romantic, despite their feelings for one another. When Justin is raped, it throws their entire relationship, and what it could’ve become, into chaos.


        – Individually, Derek comes from a violent, alcoholic home in contrast to Justin’s loving, supportive one. Derek’s emotional state is fraught with regret, frustration, and sadness, except when he’s in Justin’s company, even when Justin won’t stop singing. Justin is boisterous, humorous, and intensely loyal to Derek. He believes they have an unbreakable connection. They’ve built a life together in their own crazy, mixed up way.



  • On a scale of: You have a cold, cold heart for not crying-to- You’ll have to buy stock in Kleenex….. What level of bawling do we have to look forward to?


According to my beta readers, be prepared to stay up all night reading, and have an entire box, maybe two, of Kleenexes on hand.


So I guess this is what we have to look forward to…..

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      – No, I have no idea, but between the time I started working on this book and when I worked on finishing it, I had begun to wear reading glasses while on my computer. Add in, I always wear headphones to listen to music when I’m writing… I can attest headphones, glasses, and crying uncontrollably creates an incredibly ridiculous situation. Impossible to get a tissue to my eyes.

                I’m starting to feel like this will be my fate:

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  • While we’re reading what should we keep near by? What would be your survival kit for this story? IE….Kleenex, wine, beer, liquor, our BFFs, a Leigh Jarret voodoo doll, etc.


– Again, according to my beta readers, wine is essential. One of them has requested I send them wine next time I give them a book like this to read.


Me.  Preparing….

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  • You’ve written another wonderful series featuring the paranormal: Drakkar Coven. Mainly vampires. Unique vampires. The series is definitely not for people that prefer the glitter.

-Not that I’m complaining because I LOVE this series, but why are they so different?


     -No, my vampires definitely don’t sparkle or have glitter. They are blood-thirsty, born vampires, who treat the humans within the villages in their territory as livestock. They manage village growth, performing a cull if they determine there won’t be enough crops to support the numbers of villagers. They even keep accounting records.


         – The Drakkar Coven series, especially the first book, Callum of Drakkar Coven, has been called disturbing by some. But that the events unfolding are difficult to peel your eyes away from witnessing. Which as a writer of Paranormal Horror means I’ve done my job.


       – Why so different from Shadows On My Soul? I’m actually more comfortable writing in the Paranormal, Fantasy, Sci-Fi genres, because that’s what I grew up reading. And I can let my imagination run wild in those genres. Which it needs to do frequently. Caging it up for too long makes it testy.



  • What was the inspiration for Drakkar Coven?


        – My irritation with another very popular work of fiction where the vampires do sparkle. I challenged myself to write something in complete opposition. A depiction I felt would truly represent their nature if they existed. Plus, there’s Oleander, Callum’s half-brother. He is another type of creature altogether in addition to being a vampire. The first book in the series is just an opening chapter on the vampire wars that are coming. I’m going to have some serious fun with him in the upcoming third book, North of Grimmr. My next project.



  • Will you give us a brief “blurb” of the series? (PS….just talking about it now makes me want to re-read the series again.)


       – My irritation with another very popular work of fiction where the vampires do sparkle. I challenged myself to write something in complete opposition. A depiction I felt would truly represent their nature if they existed. Plus, there’s Oleander, Callum’s half-brother. He is another type of creature altogether in addition to being a vampire. The first book in the series is just an opening chapter on the vampire wars that are coming. I’m going to have some serious fun with him in the upcoming third book, North of Grimmr. My next project.


Callum of Drakkar Coven:

Come nightfall, the inhabitants of the ancient castle perched high on the mountain above their picturesque valley would awaken. No one left outside the village walls would be safe. The torches set into the thick stone walls of the castle would be lit, and the evening bells would toll, then Lord Callum would release his riders, led by his brother Oleander, an alabaster, screeching creature of nightmares, thundering through the night as he collected his victims.

After one of Oleander’s raids unexpectedly breaches the walls of the village, Laramie finds himself face to face with Lord Callum, a dark, majestic beast like none he has ever seen before. His first glimpse of Lord Callum sets his heart racing, partially out of fear, but mostly out of fascination. And something else, and Callum takes note of that, pleased to have found his next plaything.


Oleander, Son of Drakkar:

The unrelenting seduction of Oleander’s cool, flawless skin …his deep, captivating eyes. The concern in his voice …the touch of his hand. The exhilaration and pride elicited by the sight of Oleander waiting for him after the visit with his family had left him feeling disappointed and unfulfilled.

Unfulfilled …pointless, insignificant …until Oleander.

Amidst the chaos of his sexual reckoning, Timothy is compelled to uphold an intimate pact struck between himself and Oleander, and chooses to follow him north to Drakkar Castle, the threat of war upon them. Grimmr Coven is advancing deep into Drakkar Coven territory, and only Oleander may know the reason why. He had lived amongst the Coven Grimmr for many decades with his human lover, Torkel, and fears that a far greater threat is coming, forcing Grimmr Coven south into Drakkar Coven territory.

Left behind while Oleander goes in search of answers, Timothy’s inner turmoil becomes unbearable. His only company enroute to Drakkar Castle, Alexis, a vivacious, blue-eyed seductress with a secret, intent on stealing him away for reasons that would launch the already fractured family of Drakkar at each other’s throats.



  • Do you have plans for more? If I remember correctly we’re left on the brink of war. Oleander and Timothy…..well I’m not giving anymore away. *bites nails*


The third book in the series, North of Grimmr, is my next project.


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  • If you could live in any of the worlds you’ve created which one would you choose and why?


           – Absolutely. A world I haven’t introduced to my readers yet. It’s an epic Sci-Fi trilogy (Circle Trilogy) that I suspect will require another 3-5 years to finish. I’m sitting at 400,000 words and I’m only halfway through writing the second book. There are three main planets and races of people, the second of which I would love to live on, mainly because of the relationship between the rulers. Seriously hot! I could hang with those boys 24/7. And I would have no objection if they wanted me to join them.

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  • Role Play Time: If you were a small town girl, living in a lonely world, where would you take the midnight train? *Whispers* Rumor is the train goes anywhere.


I’m a writer. I’m never lonely. I can create any world I’d like to visit without even leaving the comfort of my home. =)

Well played…..

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  • Favorite Superhero?


Not my thing… My wife however is super-hero crazy. I brought home a Wonder Woman mug for her last time I was away. She was ecstatic.



  • If you could be any paranormal creature what would you chose?


Without question, one of my vampires. Not that I have a penchant for eating people …but I’m assuming I would’ve been born that way, so my diet wouldn’t be an issue.



  • When at the movie theater: Popcorn or candy?


A movie theater? I haven’t been to one of those since my kids were little. I don’t know, I think I’d head for the Twizzlers.

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  • Speaking of movies. If you could turn any of your books into a movie or mini series which one would you chose?


         – I’ve had quite a few readers tell me they think Simply Marvelous would make an amazing movie. It’s the only book of mine anyone has said that about. It’s also one of two books where I’ve tackled a touchy subject. Maybe someday I’ll try my hand at turning it into a screenplay.



  • Who is Leigh Jarrett?


       – I’m fifty years old and I still have no idea who I am. Perhaps because my and other’s perception of who I am is constantly changing. I like to keep people guessing. Most of my friends and family know that about me. “There she goes again, Now what?”



  • How do we properly stalk her?


Author Page – Amazon:

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Shadows on my Soul by Leigh Jarrett Blog Tour Stop

Shadows on my Soul by Leigh Jarrett Blog Tour Stop

Shadows on My Soul by Leigh Jarrett Blurb:


Derek Lawrence is a player. There is no other way to phrase it. He’s been unstoppable since coming out in high school. Guy after guy, conquest after conquest. He isn’t looking for any kind of commitment from anyone. His life is perfect the way it is.

Except for one aspect. Derek has been in love with his best friend and business partner, Justin Leary, since the first day he set eyes on him over twenty years ago.

When an implication surfaces that Justin’s feelings for Derek might run far deeper than friendship, he considers approaching Justin about it. But before he can, one targeted act of violence followed by the aftermath of violation, challenges the depth of Derek’s love for Justin.



Leigh Jarrett is unabashedly queer, quirky, and passionate. Lover of antique stores, the smell of lye and oil as it turns to soap, and the sound of ocean breezes passing through the ancient Douglas firs of Vancouver Island’s Cathedral Grove. In her hometown of Kelowna, BC, Leigh is an advocate for the LGBTQ community, celebrating their diversity, and affirming their most basic of human rights—to love and be loved.

To connect with Leigh Jarrett:



You can also find Leigh on Facebook, Twitter and Google+


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Link to interview:  20 Questions with Leigh Jarrett:


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LGBT Book Challenge

LGBT Book Challenge

I answer 30 questions, all book related, with LGBT themed books.


Happy Pride Month Everyone!!!!

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Lace by KC Wells

Lace by KC Wells

Shawn and Dave have been best mates for years. Shawn who is openly gay has had a hidden crush on Dave just about as long. When Dave announces that he’s bisexual it gives Shawn hope while making Dave nervous.

Dave accidentally stumbles across Shawn’s secret stash of panties and from there things get hot and heavy quickly. Maybe too quickly before thoughts become to form and both of them might end up walking away.



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Saved by Karrie Roman

Saved by Karrie Roman

Homicide detectives Jack and his partner Kate seemed to have stubbled across a copy cat serial killer. In their quest to find the killer they need to try to locate and protect the only person that survived the original.

Will has lived his life in seclusion ever since the incident. He hides away from the world and his pain. Until two detectives come requesting permission to speak to him.

Upon seeing Jack in person both men can feel the tension pulling at them. Jack being a very rigid and sometimes cold, straight to the point,  finds himself tongue tied and immediately offering protection services to Will.

As the killer gets closer to trying to their goal of Will, things heat up between protector and protect.

NineStar Press:


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The Jewel of Colorado-Complete Series-by Jason Collins

The Jewel of Colorado-Complete Series-by Jason Collins

Evan Carlson works at the First National Bank. He has two dreams; become banks manager and catch the attention of one Jacob Sanders.

The Sanders are “that” family. The one a small town thinks they know all about because of rumors and gossip. Jacob is in town helping his grandfather and goes to the bank to get the family stone re-appraised.

Jacob notices Evan immediately and requests Evan accompany him to the ranch where he’s taking the stone.

Skip to…….Stone is stolen during Evan and Jacob’s first date. They become detectives in trying to retrieve it. What could go wrong?



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Why I Love Waiters (2nd Edition) by TA Chase

Why I Love Waiters (2nd Edition) by TA Chase

This is book #2 in the Why I Love…..Series.

John Davidson is Chuck’s youngest brother. He’s in the army and has a crush on the waiter at his local diner. Only he doesn’t act on is affections for fear of someone finding out that he’s gay.

Heath Kane once ran away from the small town only to come back after a family tragedy. He’s openly gay and all too well understands the repercussions of not hiding.

After visiting his brother John decides to make his move. Heath is not exactly what John expected but it’s a pleasant surprise. A glorious rainbow on a stormy day that is John’s current position in life.

Dreamspinner Press:


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Throwback Thursday-A Time to Rise by Tal Bauer

Throwback Thursday-A Time to Rise by Tal Bauer

Everyone keeps hyping up, and deservedly so, the Executive Office Series while A Time To Rise is a forgotten relic.  So I want to bring it back to everyone’s attention since it is my favorite book of Tal’s.

Alain is a member of the Swiss Guard, protector of the pope, and hand picked by the pope to be a hunter.  His Prey? The paranormal.  Only two other people besides Alain know exactly what he does.  This makes him an outcast.  Nobody understand him not wants to get to know him.  Same holds true for his partner Father Lotario.  He’s seen as a plague amongst priests.  Even when desperate times make Fr. Lotario call out for help, the cries fall upon deaf ears.

What starts off looking like a rogue ghoul is terrorizing the church Alain and Lotario go after it; guns, holy water, and vodka at the ready.  Just when they’re realizing there’s more to the story Luca, leader of the Swiss Guard, throws a wrench in Alain’s daily life by making a mentor to an ill mannered and tempered recruit.


How is Alain supposed to keep what he does a secret and be a mentor?



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