Thursday, June 15, 2017

Win 1 free copy of Switching Wesley


What a wonderful 5* review received for Switching Wesley!!!

"I absolutely loved this story! Wesley and Connor are amazing characters and the connection between them is just beautiful. The premise of two Doms falling for each other was what drew me to this book and the story was not at all disappointing! The attraction between Wes and Connor was so intense, yet character development went well beyond the purely romantic plot. I loved the backstories of these characters, how they handled the definitely challenging situation they found themselves in, and felt like all other characters mentioned in this relatively short read where there for a good reason. It's so refreshing to read a BDSM story where you can be immersed into the world and find the characters relatable. Highly recommended!" - Alina Popescu


In celebration, I have decided to give away 1 free copy of Switching Wesley. To enter the contest, please leave a comment below. The deadline is June, 23rd at midnight GMT. The winner will be randomly selected, and will be announced on Saturday, June, 24th.

Release Day Blitz: Surviving Elite High: The Next Generation Senior Year by John H. Ames

Surviving Elite High: The Next Generation Senior Year

Book Blurb

Hit YA LGBT author, John H. Ames continues the series that has garnered adoring fans from every corner of the world!
The Fifth Book in the Surviving Elite High Saga! In Book 4, Surviving Elite High: The Next Generation years into the future after the first Surviving Elite High saga, Robbie Carroll, a teen with a mysterious past he still hasn’t remembered, was adopted by John and Nick, the now wildly successful loving couple from Books One, Two and Three, are the perfect parents, giving Robbie an amazing life: a cool and handsome brother, a beautiful sister, incredible friends and the perfect boyfriend. What more could he want? His life was perfect. Until Senior Year…
…When ghosts of the past come out to haunt Robbie and Tim, the man he loves, endangering them. Life plummets from its sunny highs to a shadowy realm where danger lurks around every corner, ready to spring at any moment. Four years at Elite High are about to culminate amidst shockwaves.
Senior Year promises to answer the questions that left readers hanging at the end of Surviving Elite High Who is this dangerous stalker and what does he want with Robbie? Was this man a shadow of his past? Will this man take away from him the happiness that took him years to find? Or will someone else rise to threaten Robbie’s life and the life of the man he loves? Find out now!

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Surviving Eleite High The Next Generation Senior Year

Excerpt

Robbie sat at the edge of his bed, staring at his bedroom door. His curtains were closed and his windows were locked, even though a shiny sun hung in the sky outside, illuminating everything in sight. It was another beautiful day, yet he couldn’t bring himself to go out and enjoy it. As much as he tried, he couldn’t face the fact that Vince was out there and wanted him dead.
Taking a deep breath, he closed his eyes, going through the last few days in his mind. Everyone had been there for him, comforting him and making him feel special and most importantly, loved. They all had been so nice by putting up with his neurotic behavior. But for how much longer? He wanted to be the guy he was before learning the truth about his past. He wanted to feel safe again. He wanted to feel free. The only two places that he felt safe and free were at home and at school. Everywhere else, he felt unprotected and extremely vulnerable. He needed to be strong though. If John was able to fight Matthew Ward twice, he definitely had what it takes to fight Vince at least once.
The knob on his door turned slightly. His blood froze. Who was that and what did he want? Clearly, it wasn’t Nick or John since they were out shopping for Thanksgiving, and Nicky decided to spend some quality time with Abby at her house. The door then crept open, making Robbie’s breathing come to a sudden stop. His head spun while his heart violently pounded. Who was it? Was that Vince? Was this it? Was he about to die?

Surviving Elite High Series

Book One: Surviving Elite High
Book Two: Surviving Elite High: Senior Year
Book Three: Surviving Elite High: Loving James
Book Four: Surviving Elite High: The Next Generation

About the author

John H. Ames real name is Juan H. Alvarado and he was born in El Salvador C.A. He currently lives in Belize and began writing in 2009. He posted some of his work on an internet website, and after receiving positive feedback, he completed several full-length novels under his pen name, John Henry Ames. His first completed series is the Surviving Elite High Series which chronicles the life of a gay sixteen-year-old boy as he makes his way through life as an outcast in the shadows of an elite high school where he is tormented by two psychopathic bullies. John H. Ames´ passions include reading, writing and spending time with the ones he loves.


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Blog tour and Guest post - Unexpected Powers by Chris McHart

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Synopsis

Unexpected, Book Four
Ash’s life hasn’t been the best so far. Mated to a man he hates, he resigns himself to his fate of being abused. When his mate kidnaps the highly pregnant Alex, they become friends, and to Ash’s surprise, Alex’s rescuer saves him as well. Now he can start a new life, but it’s going to be a lonely one, due to his visible and invisible scars.
D didn’t seek out a man, but one look at Ash and he’s head over heels in love. But Ash needs to work through his issues before he can see D’s love for him. Slowly, Ash learns to trust D, but with their growing feelings, other strange phenomena appear. What’s up with lights turning on without Ash touching the switch and doors opening on their own? Is something dangerous happening and threatening their blossoming love? Or is it something else altogether?

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Unexpected Powers by Chris McHart

Unexpected Series

Alex’s Surprise
Alex wanted a night of hot passion with Gerome, but he gets more than he ever bargained for. His life will be changed forever in a world where he’ll be thrown in jail— or worse— for being pregnant.
Alex’s best friend, Sam, has been acting strange ever since he met Alex’s one-night stand, but now Alex needs help in order to hide, and Sam is his only hope.
Saving Alex
Not only is Alex pregnant, something punishable by jail time, but Gerome, the father of the baby, is a vampire prince. When strangers invade Alex’s home and kidnap him, he doesn’t know who is responsible, if he’ll ever see the man he loves again, or even get to see the child growing inside him.
Considering himself the father of his lover’s child, Sam has a hard time standing around and letting others plan Alex’s rescue. But when the Prince and his trackers find an important clue, the race to save his beloved is on. Now all he can do is cross his fingers that the scheme they’ve devised will work.
When Prince Gerome receives ransom demands, the instructions are clear: mate a complete stranger or he’ll never see Alex or the child he carries again. Will he be able to convince his newly intended to help, or will those seeking to dethrone his family win this evil game of blackmail?
Mate Me, Hate Me, Date Me, Love Me
When his father, King Harold, forces Prince Gerome to mate a complete stranger in order to save his unborn child, he complies with a heavy heart and says goodbye to all his dreams of finding love. Gerome’s hurt and treats his mate the way he’s been taught all his life: through power and submission. But with Luis, it doesn’t work.
When Luis is mated off to a stranger, his world ends. He was a carefree student one day and the next a vampire prince demands his submission. He can’t run, but he can hide and hate in silence. So he withdraws until only a shell remains.
Neither of the men has any chance of finding love together until a friend intervenes. Can Gerome forget what he’s been taught all his life, and is it possible for Luis to forget what’s happened to him? Will they ever find their own happy ending? And can love blossom where only hate exists?
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DY0104M/


Guest Post: The King and the Queen 

King Harold is a hard king with quite a soft heart. He’s one of the most misunderstood characters in the series. He’d do everything to protect his coven, but he sometimes is too set in his beliefs. Born into a world where no love exists, he never learned to value his mate or his children. He even threatens to kill Alex and his own grandchild, even though that’s just an empty line. He couldn’t do that.
But he doesn’t love anyone. While he likes the Queen enough, he owned her. He never showed her love. Neither of them knew it could be different, until the day Gerome and the Queen challenge him.

The Queen herself never had a chance to stand up against her husband, until the moment Gerome brings her children back to the palace to face the King. Then she actually shows her backbone. No one except Gerome believes she has it in herself to stand up against the King, but it’s her support that changes the law.

Through her, they bring the world as they’d known it to fall, and to become something better and greater. A world where love is possible. A world where you can mate the person you love.

The King, though he grumbles about it, has to admit it’s not all bad once he sees the world doesn’t come to an end. And the Queen? She moves out and forces her husband to work for her. She has no intention to leave him, but she wants love and respect, not power.

Giveaway

Prize: Signed paperback copy of Unexpected Powers
Author Chris McHart

About the Author

Chris McHart lives in Germany, with her husband, slave, Dom, partner in crime, and muse (all in one person, not even she’s that kinky!). She loves her husband, men in kilts and Scotch Whisky. Her idea of a perfect evening is to curl up with her laptop and write (the other options are not suitable to post in public).
Visit her blog or friend her on Facebook, where you can join her author group.



Blog Tour and Guest post -Guitars and Choices by Layla Dorine

Guitars and Choices Blurb
Asher Logan has been a lot of things: runaway, guitarist, cage fighter, cowboy, but the one thing he’s always avoided was being a father to his young son. Now faced with returning to his families ranch, he’s forced to deal with the knowledge that the move would put him right down the road from Shawn. Still, it’s better than staying in the city, with drunken, bitter older brother Cole, whose anger and prejudices have made him difficult to be around.
Add in the fact that Asher’s new boyfriend, Conner, is eager to make the move with him, and there’s little argument that he can make against it. But returning home means facing demons, and the barn he’s avoided since the day his father caught him and his first love together in the hay. Speaking of his father, when the old man finds out Asher is back, he knows it will only be a matter of time before he demands Asher come to the prison to see him.
Moving means facing a buried past and truths long hidden, but staying in the city isn’t good for anyone, least of all Asher’s young nephew, Rory. It’s a hard road to face, filled with tough choices, and an old secret that just might provide more questions than answers.


Excerpt: It was a surreal feeling, to be driving into town in Chase’s old pickup, his brother’s old cowboy hat on the dash. He hadn’t had the heart to remove it, despite the pang of loss that shot through him each time he glanced to the right and saw it sitting there. Conner had asked him if he could move it, but Asher had shaken his head and said “Not yet,” grateful that his boyfriend had left it at that. The radio was still set to country, something Conner was getting used to and Asher was discovering how much he’d missed. The volume was on low so they could talk and Conner wouldn’t have to yell at him each time he wanted Asher to pull over.

It was amusing how often that was, but Asher discovered he didn’t mind. The things he could drive past without noticing drew Conner’s photographic eye and Asher found himself learning to appreciate them in a whole other way as Conner patiently explained lighting and shadows and f-stops to him. Conner had even offered to let him take a few photos to see how he liked it, but Asher had been too afraid of damaging the camera to accept. Such a small thing in his rough, fighter’s hands; he’d scoffed and told Conner he’d leave the picture taking to him.
Besides, the vision in his right eye wasn’t the greatest; too much damage over the years from fists trying to cave in the side of his face, or the cage gouging at the skin around it. He doubted he’d be able to capture anything like the amazing images Conner delighted in showing him night after night. He was happy to see Conner happy and settling in so well, though he was pretty sure today was going to be a bit of a challenge for him. They were on their way to a swap meet and livestock auction; a horse trailer was attached to the back of the truck and cages were in the truck bed, and a carefully drawn up list he and Morgan had spent hours compiling was tucked safely in his pocket.
Oh, wow…” Conner breathed, voice low, but filled with the excited edge Asher had gotten used to. Without even looking to see what Conner had spotted, he began to pull over, bringing the truck to rest on the crest of road beside the ditch. Conner leaned out the window, the shutter rapidly going off while Asher sat wondering why he hadn’t gotten out. It took a moment before Asher saw what had captured Conner’s attention: a flock of turkeys grazing in a recently harvested field. Asher watched as one of the birds shook itself and then opened its large tail feathers, giving Conner a gorgeous shot of its plumage.
When he was done, Conner turned back toward Asher, a smile of wonder on his face, and it was enough to make Asher’s stomach flutter, ’cause damn, his boyfriend was gorgeous and he was feeling pretty lucky as Conner reached out and guided a lock of hair back from his face.
Thank you,” Conner murmured, then leaned forward, brushing his lips across Asher’s. Asher slid his hand into Conner’s hair and deepened the kiss, not pulling back until both of them were breathless and gazing at one another with desire.
I like watching you work,” Asher blurted out. “The way the tip of your tongue peeks through your lips when you’re focused on capturing something, the way you move when you start looking for different angles, I just… I enjoy it.”
Conner’s face lit up and he captured Asher’s mouth in a kiss. “I was afraid you were going to get frustrated with all the stopping.”
I gotta be honest, I thought at first I would, but the more I watch how excited you are, and the more you share with me what you’re doing, the more interested I get. I’m not ever gonna understand all the art stuff you and Alexia do, but I’m learning to enjoy it just the same.”
Conner beamed, and Asher wished they could just cuddle up on the front seat of the van the way they cuddled in bed at night, taking turns being the big and little spoons, talking each other’s ears off until one of them fell asleep. He’d found a contentment he’d never thought possible in the short time they’d been together, and he felt as if he owed it all to Conner for accepting him, flaws and all.
We’d better get going,” he said at last, reluctant, but knowing that he and Conner had a lot of things they needed to accomplish that day. For a while they drove in silence, Asher humming along with the radio, the fall wind ruffling his hair through the open windows.
So, how does this whole swap-meet thing work, anyway?” Conner asked. “It can’t all be trading, unless that’s what the cages in the back are for.”
Asher chuckled. “No, though they could be, if we didn’t need them. Some people will trade outright—my old man used to, when we had an overabundance of something—but since we’re just starting out, we’ve got to buy whatever we can get a deal on.”
Why didn’t Morgan come?”
Asher’s grip on the steering wheel tightened. “He was gonna come, but I asked him to let me do it. Figured I needed to show my face in town sooner rather than later; was afraid if I didn’t, I’d keep making up excuses to hide at the ranch.”

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Guitars and Choices is the sequel to Guitars and Cages, newly re-released on Amazon and Amazon KU for .99.
Guitars and Cages Blurb
Asher Logan is a bartender and a pretty wicked guitar player, when he isn’t wrecking his hands fighting in a cage. With a past he keeps hoping to outrun, Asher’s been on a downward spiral for longer than he can remember. When his sister-in-law leaves Rory, his eight-year-old nephew, in his care, Asher is forced into two things he’s never been good at: sobriety and responsibility. As he struggles to care for Rory, his own life begins to unravel. 

When Asher’s brother, Alex, turns up, presenting as a girl and announcing her new name is Alexia, it further complicates matters, as does the arrival of his new neighbor, Conner. Both, in their own way, compel Asher to look at his own closely-guarded views on sexuality. 

When the siblings’ older brother, Cole, reacts violently to Alexia, Asher is placed squarely in the middle of a family conflict which compels him to confront who he pretends to be versus who he really is.

Asher must choose who to trust and who to finally walk away from.
Guest post: Hi Aimee, thank you so much for having me on your blog today. I’m so excited to see Guitars and Cages back in print alongside the newly released sequel Guitars and Choices. Obviously, from the titles of the books, music plays an important part in the story and in the character’s lives. For Asher, it was always something he loved, a talent he was good at, though the damage he’s done to his hands over the years has now made it very difficult for him to play at the level he once did. Because of that, he’s at a point where he rarely plays anymore, and yet the guitars is always there, a link to happier moments.
There is a light about him when he plays, like he’s opening up and revealing a part of himself that he normally wouldn’t and that is one of the many reasons why Alexia and Morgan wish he’d do it more, because Conner has never seen it, and wants to understand that part of himself that Asher’s sort of put away.

Asher’s love of music has always been a direct reflection of my own and over the course of writing the novels, I’ve ended up with several playlists that sort of show the evolution of the characters. From the more angsty Nine Inch Nails and Zakk Wylde songs, to some of the more mellow, blusy John Moreland, the wide range of music shows the peaks and valleys of Asher’s life. He’s very much a complex character, with complex emotions, who more often than not, just wants to be accepted even if the things he’s got to do to earn praise and attention hurt him in the end. His journey is like a well-balanced rock and roll album, with its anthems and swan songs, it’s ballads and its brutally paced melodies. I hope readers will enjoy the ride as much as I continue to have in writing it. Guitars and Choices is by no means the end, we’re just going to be mixing things up a bit in book 3, Guitars and Canvases, and adding a bit more of Alexia’s tastes to the playlist.


About the Author
LAYLA DORINE lives among the sprawling prairies of Midwestern America, in a house with more cats than people. She loves hiking, fishing, swimming, martial arts, camping out, photography, cooking, and dabbling with several artistic mediums. In addition, she loves to travel and visit museums, historic, and haunted places.
Layla got hooked on writing as a child, starting with poetry and then branching out, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. Hard times, troubled times, the lives of her characters are never easy, but then what life is? The story is in the struggle, the journey, the triumphs and the falls. She writes about artists, musicians, loners, drifters, dreamers, hippies, bikers, truckers, hunters and all the other folks that she’s met and fallen in love with over the years. Sometimes she writes urban romance and sometimes its aliens crash landing near a roadside bar. When she isn’t writing, or wandering somewhere outdoors, she can often be found curled up with a good book and a kitty on her lap.
Layla Dorine can be found at:

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Blog Tour-Guitars and Choices by Layla Dorine

Sequel to Guitars and Cages…Now on Sale for .99 or Free on KU














Guitars and Choices Blurb
Asher Logan has been a lot of things: runaway, guitarist, cage fighter, cowboy, but the one thing he’s always avoided was being a father to his young son. Now faced with returning to his families ranch, he’s forced to deal with the knowledge that the move would put him right down the road from Shawn. Still, it’s better than staying in the city, with drunken, bitter older brother Cole, whose anger and prejudices have made him difficult to be around.
Add in the fact that Asher’s new boyfriend, Conner, is eager to make the move with him, and there’s little argument that he can make against it. But returning home means facing demons, and the barn he’s avoided since the d
ay his father caught him and his first love together in the hay. Speaking of his father, when the old man finds out Asher is back, he knows it will only be a matter of time before he demands Asher come to the prison to see him.
Moving means facing a buried past and truths long hidden, but staying in the city isn’t good for anyone, least of all Asher’s young nephew, Rory. It’s a hard road to face, filled with tough choices, and an old secret that just mig
ht provide more questions than answers.
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About the Author
LAYLA DORINE lives among the sprawling prairies of Midwestern America, in a house with more cats than people. She loves hiking, fishing, swimming, martial arts, camping out, photography, cooking, and dabbling with several artistic mediums. In addition, she loves to travel and visit museums, historic, and haunted places.
Layla got hooked on writing as a child, starting with poetry and then branching out, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. Hard times, troubled times, the lives of her characters are never easy, but then what life is? The story is in the struggle, the journey, the triumphs and the falls. She writes about artists, musicians, loners, drifters, dreamers, hippies, bikers, truckers, hunters and all the other folks that she’s met and fallen in love with over the years. Sometimes she writes urban romance and sometimes its aliens crash landing near a roadside bar. When she isn’t writing, or wandering somewhere outdoors, she can often be found curled up with a good book and a kitty on her lap.
Layla Dorine can be found at:
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Release Day Blitz – Unexpected Powers by Chris McHart

Banner Unexpected Powers by Chris McHart

Synopsis

Unexpected, Book Four
Ash’s life hasn’t been the best so far. Mated to a man he hates, he resigns himself to his fate of being abused. When his mate kidnaps the highly pregnant Alex, they become friends, and to Ash’s surprise, Alex’s rescuer saves him as well. Now he can start a new life, but it’s going to be a lonely one, due to his visible and invisible scars.
D didn’t seek out a man, but one look at Ash and he’s head over heels in love. But Ash needs to work through his issues before he can see D’s love for him. Slowly, Ash learns to trust D, but with their growing feelings, other strange phenomena appear. What’s up with lights turning on without Ash touching the switch and doors opening on their own? Is something dangerous happening and threatening their blossoming love? Or is it something else altogether?

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Excerpt

D returned to Ash’s bed every day, sitting there as long as the nurses allowed him to. By now, Ash should’ve woken up, although no one knew how long it would take. They initially put him in a coma so he wouldn’t feel the pain, but by now he should’ve regained consciousness. Should have, but so far, there weren’t any signs.
D signed deeply and ran a hand through his hair and over his face. He needed to shave soon, although he preferred to not get a clean cut these days but just to crop his beard short. As long as he didn’t look like a bum, he liked to maintain the facial hair.
He stopped his mind from wandering. Tonight, he was going to leave again on a mission. Everything in him screamed to stay, not move from Ash’s bed, but he couldn’t. Firstly, it was his job. Secondly, he’d never actually spoken to Ash, except a couple of whispered words. Sitting by his bed every day, waiting for him to wake up bordered on stalking him. To stay home from an assignment to do so would cross that line. Definitely.
Damn. He’d been here for three days in a row, without any changes in Ash’s condition. He needed to get his life back under control, so he could move on.
Now, if only that’d be so easy.
Unexpected Powers by Chris McHart

Unexpected Series

Alex’s Surprise
Alex wanted a night of hot passion with Gerome, but he gets more than he ever bargained for. His life will be changed forever in a world where he’ll be thrown in jail— or worse— for being pregnant.
Alex’s best friend, Sam, has been acting strange ever since he met Alex’s one-night stand, but now Alex needs help in order to hide, and Sam is his only hope.
Saving Alex
Not only is Alex pregnant, something punishable by jail time, but Gerome, the father of the baby, is a vampire prince. When strangers invade Alex’s home and kidnap him, he doesn’t know who is responsible, if he’ll ever see the man he loves again, or even get to see the child growing inside him.
Considering himself the father of his lover’s child, Sam has a hard time standing around and letting others plan Alex’s rescue. But when the Prince and his trackers find an important clue, the race to save his beloved is on. Now all he can do is cross his fingers that the scheme they’ve devised will work.
When Prince Gerome receives ransom demands, the instructions are clear: mate a complete stranger or he’ll never see Alex or the child he carries again. Will he be able to convince his newly intended to help, or will those seeking to dethrone his family win this evil game of blackmail?
Mate Me, Hate Me, Date Me, Love Me
When his father, King Harold, forces Prince Gerome to mate a complete stranger in order to save his unborn child, he complies with a heavy heart and says goodbye to all his dreams of finding love. Gerome’s hurt and treats his mate the way he’s been taught all his life: through power and submission. But with Luis, it doesn’t work.
When Luis is mated off to a stranger, his world ends. He was a carefree student one day and the next a vampire prince demands his submission. He can’t run, but he can hide and hate in silence. So he withdraws until only a shell remains.
Neither of the men has any chance of finding love together until a friend intervenes. Can Gerome forget what he’s been taught all his life, and is it possible for Luis to forget what’s happened to him? Will they ever find their own happy ending? And can love blossom where only hate exists?

AAuthor Chris McHartbout the Author

Chris McHart lives in Germany, with her husband, slave, Dom, partner in crime, and muse (all in one person, not even she’s that kinky!). She loves her husband, men in kilts and Scotch Whisky. Her idea of a perfect evening is to curl up with her laptop and write (the other options are not suitable to post in public).
Visit her blog or friend her on Facebook, where you can join her author group.