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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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Trust With a Chaser by Annabeth Albert (Rainbow Cove #1)

Trust With a Chaser by Annabeth Albert (Rainbow Cove #1)

Mason Hicks is from Rainbow Cove. Now he’s back and starting a restaurant business with his two best friends Adam and Logan. Rainbow Tavern is going to show everyone that just because his last name is Hicks doesn’t mean he’s a worthless person.

Nash Flint is the local sheriff and seems to have misplaced his memo on Mason being an adult, mature, and not at all like his family.

While Mason is out and proud, Nash is living in the closet. Nash not only puts the sins on Mason’s father on Mason, but he also bears his father’s words and beliefs on his own. Nash Flint is a very complicated man.

Through a series of town vandalism, Rainbow Tavern not excluded, Nash and Mason start to become close. Although the secrecy weighs them down. It isn’t until Mason is handed a far larger responsibility that decisions must be made and Nash is going to have to either step out of the closet or lose Mason forever.

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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?

 


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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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.

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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.

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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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Camp H.O.W.L. by Bru Baker

Camp H.O.W.L. by Bru Baker

Werewolves are supposed to make the change during puberty. It seems that the gods didn’t get Adrian’s coming of age memo and forgot about his change.

Now he’s in his twenties, still a member of the pack, but human. He’s across the country for business, a pack run business, when he falls ill. He doesn’t believe it to be anything serious although the signs are pointing otherwise. Until he finds himself in the hospital.

Dr. Tate Lewis works at Camp H.O.W.L. A prestigious camp that caters to weres coming of age. They help with the physical aspect of the transition but also social, mental, emotional, and spiritual as well. Tate didn’t have such a luxury when he changed. The ways of his pack were barbaric. He finds solace in his work.

When Tate sees that the new camper is much older, more wise, and put together than what he’s used to he sort of scampers away. He’ll do what he must from a professional stand point, but no more.

Only fate doesn’t listen to Tate’s pleas. Destiny has already been decided for him and Adrian. Now they must follow the path.

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