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Iron Paradox by Zana King

Iron Paradox by Zana King

This is Iron Fist Series book #2 and the parallel twin to Wicked Inked Series book #2: Wicked Triplicity by Tanya Sands.

Iron Fist is a heavy metal band comprised of life long friends. All grew up with haunted pasts and this will be one of the catalysts that binds them together; not just emotionally, or mentally, but physically as well.

Due to unfortunate circumstances the band is in need of a new bus driver; cue Cyndra. She’s a short spit fire of a woman who grew up around these busses. She knows how to fix, maintain, and most importantly drive them.

When Zaire, the bassist for the band, sees Cyndra he’s head over heels in lust with her. He knows he wants to get to know her better and understands it’s going to be an uphill battle. Only it’s worse than he thought with the band keeping major secrets and making Cyndra feel less than, left out, not wanted.

Then something horrible happens and the fate of the band, Zaire and Cyndra’s relationship, and the future over all, are resting on the blade of a knife. Nobody knowing which way the winds will blow.

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Wicked Triplicity by Tanya Sands

Wicked Triplicity by Tanya Sands

This book intermingles with book #2 in the Iron Fist Series by Zana King: Iron Paradox.

The Wicked Inked crew are a tight knit crew. They work together and play together. Often times their play times involve the popular heavy metal band Iron Fist.

Xandra, Cooper, and Reed have known each other for years. First as friends, then co-workers, and then even more intimately as play mates during the infamous Iron Fist parties. They’ve all had a crush on the other, but a menage relationship is hardly going to be something that is accepted.

With each of them getting closer, more intimate with the other, they each decide that it’s time to remove skeletons from their closets. Be open. Be honest. Only it’s not as freeing as it’s supposed to be and leaves one or more of them traumatized from the overflow of information.

So the age old question remains….Does love really conquer all?

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New Release Blitz-Killian by TN Tarrant

New Release Blitz-Killian by TN Tarrant

Title: Killian

Series: : Whispers From a Hidden World, Book 1

Author: TN Tarrant

Publisher: MLR Press

Release Date: 26 Oct. 2018

Heat Level: 3 – Some Sex

Pairing: Male/Male

Length: 76,065

Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Science Fiction

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Synopsis

Regent Killian Larrestes survived a harrowing attack and the betrayal of his family by his mother, and has since worked to help them all recover, learning the complexities of protecting and commanding a large, sprawling Clan.

Shiloh Zahirris is seeking Sanctuary from a marriage he doesn’t want when he ends up under the protection of Killian Larrestes. Killian takes him in, and they find themselves falling in love. But will social objections, personal insecurities, and someone seeking revenge destroy their chance at happiness?

Excerpt

His mother, Janet Larrestes, stood up behind her desk, with a surprised look on her face, when he and his father came in. “Killian, what happened? Were you attacked?”

He nodded grimly. “Yes, Senki, I have been, but I fought back well enough to escape Anan.”
“Anan?” Janet’s expression was puzzled. She shook her head. “I don’t understand. Are you saying Anan attacked you?”

Killian nodded as his father put a comforting hand on his shoulder. “Yes, Senki, Anan attacked me. She attempted to rape me, Senki.”

“Surely there must be some mistake, Killian. Anan is your fiancée. This marriage has been arranged for a year now. I thought the two of you liked each other.” Janet sat down again, not even bothering to ask how bad his injuries were.

Killian nodded again. “I thought so, too, Senki. I mean, I liked her. She has always acted properly, even if I haven’t always liked the way she treats me. But this is different. This isn’t a misunderstanding of two people needing to learn how to deal with each other. She tried to rape me. I had to walk home from the park in the square because I wasn’t getting back into that car. Who knows what she would have done then? I had to slash her face with my dagger to get her off of me long enough to get away.” His knee really hurt, but his mother had not given him leave to sit. His father had taken the first aid kit out and had busily began to clean Killian’s face, and carefully removed Killian’s shirt to look at his shoulder.

“Janet, this wound on his shoulder needs stitching,” David Larrestes told his wife softly, as he gently checked the wound. Killian hissed and barely managed not to say every cuss word he knew.

“That can wait until we settle this.” She picked up the phone. “I’m calling Anan here. We’re going to sort this out.”

“Can I at least take the boy to get him cleaned up and dressed properly?” David asked, silently warning his son to be silent. Killian obeyed, giving his mother a respectful look. She was a good woman, but a bit of a martinet.

Janet held her hand up for silence. She spoke briefly on the phone, ordering Anan and her mother to come to the house to sort out this obvious misunderstanding. A cold chill went through Killian as he listened to those words. Surely, his mother believed him, didn’t she?

Janet hung the phone up and looked at her husband and son. “Anan is getting her face stitched up. Apparently, you’ve done some damage to your fiancée.” She spoke sourly.

“Good, maybe she’ll learn that no means no,” Killian said. “There’s no misunderstanding, Senki. On my honor, I promise you. She attempted to rape me. I ran as soon as I was able to get away, and the only way I could make her let me go was to use my dagger.”

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Meet the Author

TN Tarrant is a hard-working single mom living in the wilds of Wyoming, who enjoys embarrassing her child with bright red lipstick prints to the forehead. When she isn’t embarrassing her child, or hunting, killing and dragging groceries home through the snow, she loves to write romantic stories with hot lovers. She suffers from a love of extremely bad jokes and has a tendency to inflict them on innocent bystanders. She has recently been accused of developing an unhealthy yarn addiction, merely because she has bought enough of the stuff to start her own store. She notes that this does not keep her child and others from enjoying the products of that yarn addiction in the form of scarves and blankets. Other issues facing this poor soul are the continuing threats of books and nail polish overtaking the entire household and burying her amongst themselves. We won’t get into her child’s rocks…

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Magic or Die by J.P. Jackson

Magic or Die by J.P. Jackson

James Martin is brought out of his drunken stupor and forced into rehab. His employer reminds him that regardless of what happened in the past, he still has time on his contract, and they are going to collect.

The Centers for Magical Research and Development, CMRD, helps people control their powers. Ensure that they can become and maintain their status of productive members of society. James was once a promising teacher before, and Miriam is going to make sure he is again.

The CMRD has five humans who show extraordinary talent. Something beyond the normal. James must help these five harness their talent. He’s been given six months. Then three…..time is ticking, death is a breath away, and eventually James feels he has everything to lose.

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Songs of the Sea by Dean Frech

Songs of the Sea by Dean Frech

**My headache must have been worse than I thought as I didn’t realize my glasses were fogged until editing. Sorry.**

Sartin is one of the only single merman in his pod. He’s been of age for a few years now but has yet to hear the song of his mate. He’s hoping that this year’s Winter Meeting will be different.

Sommar has watched Sartin for years now waiting for his turn to be shown as available. This is his year. He’s ready to finally claim who he knows in his heart is his mate. Only the fates never make things that simple.

The Winter Meeting suffered the biggest storm they’ve ever encountered and Sartin is lost at sea. He’s saved by Maru, a land person. Sartin cannot hear the songs of his people, nor the song of Sommar in his head. He believes he’s the only merperson to have survived the storm.

Sartin grieves and then allows himself to open up to Maru and form a relationship. Soon Maru’s village too, until they feel he’s betrayed them. Then a song is heard and Sartin rejoices, but will it be enough or in time?

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Tamian by Faith Gibson

Tamian by Faith Gibson

This is book #11 in the Stone Society. Can be read as a stand alone.

Tamian has spent a good portion of his life following his sister around the world. Ensuring her safety. Now that she has a mate he doesn’t know what to do, what’s his purpose, who actually is Tamian St. Claire?

While helping the Stone Society Tamian runs across a potential spy. Her picture stirs feelings within Tamian and he decides to go and personally investigate this elusive female. Only she evades Tamian and they begin a wonderful game of “catch me if you can”.

Lucy Ball is a government agent and not by her own design. She was coerced into her current position and things are about to get much worse. Just as her and Tamian start to make a connection she’s whisked off to a place unknown to perform unspeakable experiments.

She needs to escape but the compound is under intense security. Can her gargoyle save her? Will her own shifter species help? Or will there be destruction and ruin beyond compare?

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Sadistic Sherlock by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliot

Sadistic Sherlock by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliot

Dominic Walsh destroyed his past, walked away, and never looked back. For a while he roamed until he found Ward Security. There he found a job, friends, family, and home. Now if he could just get the man he’s crushing on to return the feelings.

Abraham Stevens is bisexual. Has known this for years but had a hot and heavy relationship with a girl in high school who got pregnant and they married young. Abe was dedicated to family, his wife was not. Now he’s ready to start dating again and he knows who he wants but he’s never been with a man before and he’s a bit nervous.

Just as the two start to kindle a relationship weird symbols start arriving on Dom’s house, then Abe’s, and other places. Showing both Dom and Abe that someone has a stalker.

Dom always looks panic stricken when the symbols arrive but refuses to talk leaving Abe without another option than to find the answer another way. Though it might be too late by the time Abe gets his answer.

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Closer by F.E. Feeley Jr

Closer by F.E. Feeley Jr

Hayden has just moved to the quaint town of Maplewood, Vermont after the loss of his husband. He’s left his job as an assistant DA, Boston, the city life, behind. He’s bought a house that just needs a little TLC on Lake Veronica.

Tommy is a handy man, retired from the Army, and still finding his way. Until he meets Hayden and then so many things start to click into place.

Just as the two are starting to kindle a new romance the town of Maplewood experiences its first homicide(s) in a long while. The first of many to come. Action is is happening within the lack that was only thought of as folklore. Dismissed as an urban legend, a vengeful woman seeking revenge on those that did her and her love wrong.

Now the town finds it’s self plagued with nightmares, dead loved ones, geological forces that can’t be explained, and somehow romances are being kindled that amp up the spirit’s malevolence.

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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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New Release Blitz-Out in the End Zone by Lane Hayes

New Release Blitz-Out in the End Zone by Lane Hayes

Title: Out in the End Zone

Series: Out in College #2

Author: Lane Hayes

Publisher: Lane Hayes

Release Date: October 10

Heat Level: 4 – Lots of Sex

Pairing: Male/Male

Length: 44000

Genre: Romance, New Adult, Bisexual, College romance, Football, Coming out

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Synopsis

Evan di Angelo is an upbeat, good-natured goofball who loves his friends and family… and football. A traumatic accident may have ended his hopes of playing professionally, but he’s made the most of his four years on the field at a small Southern California college. He’s learned the hard way to embrace change, take chances and try things outside of his comfort zone…like agreeing to play fake boyfriends for someone else’s senior project.

Mitch Peterson knows that being his authentic self is the path to true happiness. He’s grown from a shy, quiet kid from a broken home to an out and proud budding internet sensation bound for grad school. An awesome senior project is the key. It’s unlikely anyone will believe the hunky, straight athlete is Mitch’s new lover, but it’s worth a shot. However, as their tentative friendship blossoms into unexpected attraction, the lines between reality and fiction blur for both men. Evan is forced to face old demons and decide if he has the courage to take the next step and come out in the end zone.

Excerpt

Mitch scoffed. “Cooperate, please. This is your intro. Maybe you should put your arm around me and kiss my cheek.”

“Now?”

“Yes. This is a rehearsal, so…go for it.”

I moved to his side, slipped my arm around his waist, and kissed his cheek. His scruff threw me off stride. It wasn’t noticeable because his facial hair was blond, but I could feel it. He smelled and felt different from anyone I’d ever kissed before. Sure, I’d kissed male relatives. I was part Italian. No one in my family shied from physical contact. But a hug and kiss on each cheek from my Uncle Gianni was different from kissing an attractive man. I caressed his cheek impulsively and then leaned in to sniff him the way I’d wanted to since the party. “Mmm.”

“What are you doing?” he asked.

“You smell good. I’ve never kissed a guy I wasn’t related to who had a five o’clock shadow.”

Mitch gave me a funny look. “You kissed me yesterday at lunch.”

“Yeah, but you haven’t shaved since this morning, right? The texture is like sandpaper but in a good way. I like it,” I assured him.

He looked flustered for a second but recovered quickly. “Well, that’ll make the real kiss easier then.”

“Right. When do we kiss, and what’s the intensity level supposed to be? G, PG, PG-13? Or are we going straight to the nasty?” I teased.

“Ha. G is peck on the cheek, which we just covered. PG is peck on the lips. So somewhere in between that and PG-13 works.”

“Got it. Maybe we should practice first,” I said.

“Um…sure.” Mitch turned around and gestured toward the bar stools at the island. “We can sit there, and I’ll set up the tripod a foot or so from where you’re standing now.”

“We don’t have to be in exact position. I just need to get used to touching you. It would be the same with anyone. Guy or girl.”

Okay, fine. I wanted to do it again. I’d thought about him nonstop since the party last weekend. And that throwaway kiss yesterday at the restaurant had opened a Pandora’s box. I was consumed now. I didn’t want to practice kissing him. I had to or I’d go crazy.

“Maybe you’re right. Um…okay. You can kiss me,” he said in a low voice.

“Well, you have to participate,” I chided as I stepped into his space.

“I’m…yes. Do you want to go first? Like…” Mitch set his hand on my hip and inched closer still. “This?”

I lifted my right hand and hovered it above his ear for a moment before threading my fingers through his hair. He suddenly looked nervous, which somehow worked in my favor. I held his gaze, then moved forward and gently pressed my lips to his. And fuck, it felt amazing to be here again. I tilted my head slightly, loving the intoxicating contrast of his soft lips and scratchy chin. Mitch closed his eyes and hooked his arms around my neck so we stood toe to toe and chest to chest. All the ways this felt different no longer applied. I knew what to do here. I was practically a fucking expert.

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Meet the Author

Lane Hayes is grateful to finally be doing what she loves best. Writing full-time! It’s no secret Lane loves a good romance novel. An avid reader from an early age, she has always been drawn to well-told love story with beautifully written characters. These days she prefers the leading roles to both be men. Lane discovered the M/M genre a few years ago and was instantly hooked. Her debut novel was a 2013 Rainbow Award finalist and subsequent books have received Honorable Mentions, and won First Prize in the 2016 and 2017 Rainbow Awards. She loves red wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband in a newly empty nest.

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