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Urijah by Faith Gibson

Urijah by Faith Gibson

This is book #10 in the Stone Society Series.

We’re on the brink of war and Banyan, Urijah’s mate, makes the ultimate sacrifice so that Uri will finally be happy and free. Once the battle is over Banyan leaves Greece and heads back home, to the land where he grew up, the place he met Uri. He needs to ground himself before heading to his parent’s house so that he can take his rightful title.

Uri stays with the Stone Society to say farewell to their dead. Uri lost a lot in this battle. He decides to head back to his homeland, to his parents, and calm his beast.

Both men are headed in the same direction, but at different times. Uri believes he can never forgive Banyan for what he did in the past. Uri also wants to hate him for his loss of friend on the battle field. He believes being back home will help.

Both men being back to their rightful homes gives them perspective on the past, present, and possible future. With one taking the family title and the other seeking wisdom and solace from his family, they might actually be able to obtain their most wished desires; each other.

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The Hideaway by Rosalind Abel

The Hideaway by Rosalind Abel

Conner Clark was unofficially adopted by the Bryant family when he was 13 years old. He’s been their son and brother since his rescue from an abusive “religious” family.

Micah Bryant is the youngest Bryant and has been in love with Conner since the moment he walked in the door.

When the two are adults they begin a love affair. Just when they’re ready to come open with their relationship and tell the family, Moses, Conner’s nephew, shows up on his door step. He’s run away from the family. Connor now can’t do anything that would push his nephew away and breaks it off with Micah.

The Hideaway is a story of heart break, discovery, love, and overcoming life a little stronger than the day before.

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Iron Intricacies by Zana King

Iron Intricacies by Zana King

Mara Thomas is a tattoo artist by day, Iron Fist junkie by night. Or really all the time. She’s not a huge heavy metal fan, but she’s obsessed with Iron Fist.

Just when her best friend, best friend’s finance, and Mara are about to embark on their vacation to fiance’s cabin an SOS is in order and Mara is just the person for the job.

Iron Fist’s assistant has a family emergency and they need a temporary one STAT. Mara is not happy that her vacation is “ruined” until she figures out the band she might be working for.

After arriving at the cabin a natural disaster occurs making all five of them locked in place until it’s cleared. What could five hormonal people do?

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Wicked Education by Tanya Sands

Wicked Education by Tanya Sands

Nayla Vitale is an elementary school teacher who has an obsession with the heavy metal band Iron Fist. So much so that she begins stalking a tattoo parlor where it’s rumored that Iron Fist only gets their ink done there.

Mateo Alvarez is the owner of Wicked Ink. He’s sort of sworn off relationships until this luscious woman walks into his shop. There’s something about her.

As they build their relationship there are some pretty intense revelations, good and bad. It’s a matter of if they can weather the storms that will come.

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Taming Teddy by Lucy Lennox

Taming Teddy by Lucy Lennox

Teddy photographs and lives the wildlife.  Career wise he wants to capture something that hasn’t been done before.  He’s on a quest for the unique.  This is how he finds Dr. James (Jamie) Marian.

Jamie is a wildlife consultant aka wildlife whisperer.  He has a way about him that allows him to get close with the animals.  Currently he’s working in Alaska.  He’s turned Teddy down time and time again for a photoshoot.

Teddy refuses to take no for an absolute answer and shows up on Jamie’s door.  Things from there go from extreme ice, simmering, cold, and lonely.  Until a friendship blossoms and almost wilts.

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Tracker Hacker Codename: Winger by Jeff Adams

Tracker Hacker Codename: Winger by Jeff Adams

Theodore “Theo” is a 16 year old kid. He’s a little above average as he not only attends high school but also MIT. He plays hockey and has a boyfriend named Eddie.

The main thing that really makes Theo stand out amongst the other teens, yet nobody knows, is that he’s also an agent for a secret organization; like his parents. He works the tech aspect, safe in his room, nobody knows he exists.

Until his boyfriend is hurt, agents start to disappearing, implants become hijacked, and Theo’s father is missing. Now things get really personal.

How can a 16 year old kid help save the world while trying to be your average American boy?

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Faux (F-Word 3) by E. Davies

Faux (F-Word 3) by E. Davies

Sam is a 20 year old that gets to be everything but. His mother died two year prior and now he’s running her diner and trying to raise his little brother. He has no time for anything personal, like dating.

Denver works for a charity and is surrounded by happy couples. He’d like to join them in his bliss but his status as an HIV positive male makes it hard. Then he finds himself spending more and more time at the diner conversing and ogling his server Sam.

Both are busy men. How can they carve time out of their schedules for each other? Or will that be their downfall?

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Oracle (The Guardians of Truth) by Andi Copeland

Oracle (The Guardians of Truth) by Andi Copeland

Oracle is a YA fantasy story where the world of demons, angels, guardians join that of the humans. Especially one human woman that is selected to be the Oracle; keeper to the secrets of heaven.

Rhennan is your typical 18 year old teenager. She’s in her last year of high school, goes out with her best friend every day after school, has future plans. Then things begin to change almost immediately after turning 18. Dreams she never remembered before are now fierce and unrelenting. She sees and senses things within the shadows. Is she crazy?

Her grandmother and mother have been arguing more lately and Rhennan knows it’s because of her but she doesn’t understand why. Things around the house are starting to become more questionable everyday. Who can Rhennan trust with everyone withholding secrets?

Thanks to nobody informing Rhennan of what she truly is and destined to become she makes a fatal error in judgement and only sees one way out.

Will she be forgiven by those she loves for her decision? Will she be able to forgive those that deceived her?

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Somewhere to Belong by Caitlin Ricci

Somewhere to Belong by Caitlin Ricci

Eli is a man that has never been loved. So the first thing he does when he’s on his own is lose his virginity through a hook-up app. He thinks he’s finally found love, only to realize, men only want his body, nothing more.

Grayson is one of Eli’s many hook-ups. Grayson wants more but Eli has not a wall, but a fortress built around himself. Getting in will be hard, but Grayson is up for the challenge.

Eli has a hard time relenting any of his independence and in the end might cost him what could be the love of his life.

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Tender with a Twist by Annabeth Albert Blog Blitz

Tender with a Twist by Annabeth Albert Blog Blitz


Title:  Tender with a Twist
Series: Rainbow Cove #2, but stands alone well
Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher:  Annabeth Albert
Release Date: October 2, 2017
Heat Level: 4 – Lots of Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 79,000 words
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, May-December, BDSM (light), Small Town

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Synopsis


One kinky wood carver. One younger chef looking to try new things. A series of lessons that bring both men more than they bargained for…
Curtis Hunt has made a name for himself as a chainsaw wood carver, winning national competitions and operating a small business in Rainbow Cove, Oregon. As winter whittles away his tourist traffic, his goal is just to survive the season and try to not get lost in grief for his dead lover. It’s been two years, but he’s sure he’ll never be over the love of a lifetime. However, his body has a certain restlessness that he doesn’t quite know how to calm.
Logan Rosner knows a thing or two about restlessness. It’s what drove him to Rainbow Cove to be a chef at a bar and grill run by his friends. And it’s what drives him to a single sizzling encounter with the local legendary lumberjack. Both men get far more than they expected and learn that first impressions aren’t always accurate…
But when Logan proposes a series of sexy lessons, Curtis must decide how much he’s willing to risk. He knows he can’t afford to get attached to Logan’s good cooking, his easy smiles, or his caretaking, but he keeps going back for more, even as deeper emotions become involved. Soon, Curtis must decide whether to risk his heart again or risk losing Logan for good.
Tender with a Twist is a 75,000 word stand-alone gay romance with a May/December theme, featuring a second chance at love, opposites attract, loads of sexy times with mild BDSM elements, and one emotionally-charged, guaranteed happy ending with no cliffhangers.

 

Excerpt


Logan
The crazy woodcarver was shirtless. Again. It was a sleepy Thursday in January on the Oregon Coast which meant most sane people were in flannel and jackets and bundled for the sharp bite of the wind. I was wearing fleece-lined bike pants and a long-sleeved cycling jacket myself as I celebrated the first good ride of the year, and I was still chilly when I stopped my ride near the jewelry store on 101—the main highway running through Rainbow Cove. I told myself that I’d stopped for some water from my bottle, but I knew it was a weak excuse. Really, I’d been transfixed by the sight of Curtis Hunt carving up a giant tree trunk with his chainsaw.
For all that rumors flew about his eccentricity, the man was an unparalleled artist, and watching him do his thing was a true pleasure. Sweat dripped from his head and back despite the cool temperature, and he worked like a man possessed, moving this way and that around the piece, dancing almost as his chainsaw flitted about with the sort of grace I’d expect from the jeweler, not this buff lumberjack with heavy machinery.
He wore sawdust splattered jeans, heavy boots, safety goggles and ear protectors, but his red flannel shirt lay discarded on a nearby sculpture of a falcon, showing off his shimmering muscles and tats that even from a distance were impressive. For all that the guy had probably fifteen years on me, he was in amazing shape. Hell, if I had ink and muscles like that, I wouldn’t keep my shirt on, either. All the muscles made something warm unfurl in my gut, but I dismissed the low thrum of arousal as a never-happening-in-this-lifetime thing. Chances were very high that he’d laugh at any of my fantasies, especially the ones involving him, some rope, and his usual intense stare replaced with something closer to supplication.
But, a guy could still look. And want. So I took my time drinking my water, watching as the outline of a bird slowly emerged from the raw tree trunk.
In a town as tiny as Rainbow Cove, the rumor mill worked overtime, and I knew all the rumors about Curtis. Knew he’d lost his longtime lover a year or two ago and that the two of them had been mythic fixtures in the area. Curtis had apparently gotten more eccentric since the other guy had passed, moving into the old gas station he used as a gallery for his carvings, growing his own food, and going notoriously cranky about change.
And change was what had driven me to Rainbow Cove. Change was what my restaurant represented—hope that the area economy could find a new foothold in tourism. So it wasn’t surprising that Curtis didn’t seem to like my friends and me any. Probably wouldn’t appreciate me looking at him like he was a lumbersexual Tumblr all queued up for my viewing pleasure.  But damn, those muscles…
I gave myself last look before I pedaled away, heading away from the center of town, taking the turnoff that would lead me to the narrow residential road that skirted the beach to the south. I was alone on the road, glorious, vast gray skies and sprawling blue ocean my only companions. This was what I’d come to Rainbow Cove for, the space to be alone, the quietness that I’d only ever found before in a dojo. Portland was crowded, and not just with people. My parents’ expectations always loomed large, as did past mistakes and hurts, and the general hustle of the area made it hard to catch my breath, hard to think and breathe and simply be. The traffic. The noise. The demands. All of it had gotten to be too much for me, and when my friend Mason had proposed the idea of the bar and grille here on the coast, I’d leapt at the chance to start fresh, especially since I’d loved the coast from some of my earliest memories of family weekends away.
Eventually, my ride returned me to the tavern where Mason was signing off on a meat delivery from a local farm.
“Chef!” The driver greeted me with a wave as I locked up the bike. “We’ve got some new fillets in. Think you might want some for a special this week?”
My mind immediately flitted away the shirtless woodcarver and back to my real passion—cooking. I loved being the chef here, the guy who made the decisions and the specials. I’d had years of sous chef positions in Portland, growing ever more eager for my own menu, one where I could play with sauces and presentation and choose my own local ingredients.
“I’m picturing a peppercorn crusted fillet with red wine reduction.” I inspected packages Mason was loading into the freezer and fridge. We’d do most of our business with the endless stacks of burger patties, but I loved changing things up with my daily specials, too.
“Don’t know if anyone will pay fillet prices.” Mason shook his head. The slow winter season was starting to wear on my friend, who also served as our business manager. “You can try it as a special, but let’s not over-order.”
I reluctantly took a small order of fillets, ceding to Mason’s wishes, and rounded out my weekly specials plan with cheaper options like shepherd’s pie.
“How was your ride?” Mason asked after the delivery guy was on his way.
“Fine.” I didn’t feel the need to report on my perving of the woodcarver. It had been a little personal indulgence. Not to mention the fact that Mason’s police chief boyfriend, Nash Flint, was close friends with Curtis, which meant I’d be in for double the teasing if I let on that I’d let my eyes wander in that direction.
“You’re not too lonely, are you?” Mason pressed. “It’s your first winter on the coast, and I know that can be hard.”
“Not lonely,” I said, truthfully. I was so happy to be free of all the voices of Portland—my well-meaning parents, my ex, my aikido master, my many opinionated friends, the executive chefs and restaurant managers who hadn’t seen fit to promote me. The silence of the off season meant that for the first time in my life I was finally free to figure out my own direction, and I intended to seize that. I wasn’t telling Mason, but that was my New Year’s resolution—be the person I’d been reluctant to embrace in Portland. It was high time I took a chance on myself.

 

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 Meet the Author

Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.

Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter. In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two children.

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