New Releases: April 23rd, 2014

April 23, 2014

The Uncertain Customer by Pearl Love

 

Sir Wallace Church comes to Devon Wilcox’s rescue, and tempts him with high-class entertainment at a mysterious boy brothel.

Devon Wilcox, the privileged fifth son of a viscount, has everything a man could want … except being gay in a time when such deviant behavior could land him in prison. He tries to console himself with the denizens of society’s underbelly, but frequently ends up the victim of those who’d rather take advantage of his desperation. Fortunately, his best friend and secret object of infatuation, Sir Wallace Church, comes to his rescue. Wallace tempts him with the promise of high-class entertainment at a mysterious boy brothel called “The Garden.” Situated in the heart of mid-Victorian London, The Garden offers an array of choice morsels, beautiful young men named after flowers. There, Wilcox finds not only the perfect bed partner for the evening, but the chance to gain his most ardent heart’s desire.

 

Length: Novella (80p.) | Genre: Historical: European, MMM or more | Release Date: April 23, 2014

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-635-9)

 

 

 

The Winter Lord by Jaye Edgerton

 

Erik seeks an end to the cold in his world, but doesn’t expect a Winter-cursed fey lord who wants him as his champion and bedmate.

When Erik, a human scholar and amateur mage, sets out to find Alfheim, the legendary home of the light-elves, he has nothing to lose. His village suffers under a mysterious Unending Winter, and his lover died in a hunting accident while trying to find food. Erik wants to find a way to end the cold, but he doesn’t expect a beautiful but Winter-cursed fey lord who wants him for his champion—and his bedmate.

 

Lord Therial is an elemental creature, tied to the land, and the elves of his kingdom revere him like a spoiled but rightful ruler. A spell cast by a rival fey locks him and his little corner of Alfheim into a perpetual Winter that seems connected to the one afflicting Erik’s home. If Erik fails to defeat the enemy, both realms will remain trapped forever.

 

Length: Novella (78p.) | Genre: High Fantasy, Mythology | Release Date: April 23, 2014

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-665-6)

 

 

 

Wood, Screws, & Nails by Piper Vaughn & Kade Boehme

 

When Aaron’s son Julian flakes on helping his dad remodel a house, Aaron and Malachi discover a mutual attraction that’s hard to resist.

Aaron Costa’s summer was all planned. Despite having to remodel the family lake house, it would be a vacation of sorts, and he had every intention of enjoying it—until the friend who was supposed to help him got injured and left him in a lurch. He decides to take the opportunity to bond with his son and hires Julian and his roommate, Malachi, to assist.

 

As a broke college student, Malachi could use the money, and spending the summer with Aaron for eye candy sounds like a dream. “Look but don’t touch” becomes his motto. But when Julian starts flaking on his responsibilities and Malachi and Aaron are forced to spend long hours alone together, their mutual attraction is impossible to resist.

 

Aaron can’t fight the temptation sexy Malachi presents. But more than their age difference stands in their way, not the least of which is Aaron’s semi-closeted status and the fact that he’s never openly discussed his sexuality with his son. He has no idea how Julian will react when he learns his father is not only gay, he’s also dating his best friend.

 

Length: Novella (176p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance | Release Date: April 23, 2014

Buy as eBook ($5.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-801-8)

My Hockey Dream Team

April 22, 2014

Closing Time…One last call for alcohol so finish your whiskey or beer… Closing time…

What a day! Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by, whether you commented or not. I hope everyone had a good time and I really hope you find the time to read Picks & Pucks. I should mention I also wrote a short story called The Magic Broom. Lots of winter sports, including curling. Because curling is fun and all the cool kids curl. There’s another lovely novel I wrote called Echoes of Us, which is about making it in the music business. It’s a swell, angst story. Give it a shot. End Advertising segment.

For my final post of the evening, I’ve decided to create my dream hockey team. Current players only. It turned into a partial dream team because I got lost on several team websites looking at pictures of players…erm, maybe I shouldn’t have admitted that part.

Jonathan Toews #19 Captain of the Chicago Blackhawks Center

Zach Parise #11 Captain of the Minnesota Wild Left Wing

Matt Frattin  #23 Columbus Bluejackets Right Wing

Patrick Kane #88 Chicago Blackhawks Right Wing

Sidney Crosby #87 Pittsburgh Penguins Center

TJ Oshie #74 St. Louis Blues Right Wing

Zdeno Chara #33 Captain of the Boston Bruins Defense

Cam Fowler #4 Anaheim Ducks Defense

Niklas Kronwall #55 Detroit Red Wings Defense

Henrik Lundqvist #30 New York Rangers Goalie (The commercial with him and the Rhino is so freaking COOL)

This was a hard task, because I tend to gravitate to players I’ve seen play, and by that I mean, former University of North Dakota players. For example, Jonathan Toews, TJ Oshie, Matt Frattin, Zach Parise… I could easily have added Chris Porter, Travis Zajac, Brian Lee (he drove me crazy when he was at UND), Corban Knight (although he was sent back down…boo) Drew Stafford, Chris Vandevelde.

Fav players? Tell me… Also I’ve been informed that like Toews and Kane, Crosby and Malkin come as a set. Guess I need to add Geno to my dream team.

I’ll announce the winners in around midnight my time, if I don’t fall asleep first…Thanks for the fun

More about me:

Teegan Loy began writing a long time ago. Notebooks filled with ideas were stacked around the house. One day, she sat down with renewed ambition and something fantastic happened: she completed a story. Now most of her time is spent writing, but she takes occasional breaks to go to the movies, where she imagines her stories on the big screen. She also enjoys watching hockey, filling her iPod with music, and driving her daughter around town to various activities.

You can find Teegan at

Twitter: @teeganloy

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teegan.loy

Blog: http://teeganloy.wordpress.com

Xo, Teegan

 

Music from Picks & Pucks

April 21, 2014

 

It’s apparent I love skating. I grew up surrounded by ice. When you live where it’s winter for many months, you learn to deal with the cold. I don’t remember a time when I didn’t know how to skate. And entertainment during the winter months was attending hockey games, from high school to college.

After I stopped skating lessons, I took up coaching. I taught a ton of kids how to skate. Most of the time it was a blast. Sometimes, it stunk, but it usually wasn’t the kids who were at fault. Parents sometimes suck the joy out of sports. I’m not lumping all parents together, but I’ve encountered some doozies.

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We’ve talked a lot about hockey. And I could continue to talk about hockey, but Justin gave up hockey to figure skate. So, let’s switch to figure skating. I’ve seen a lot of the greats skate in shows, from Brian Boitano to Gordeeva and Grinkov to Ilia Kulik.

There are programs I remember vividly. When Brian Boitano skated to ‘Nessun Dorma’he mesmerized me. The program Gordeeva and Grinkov preformed at the 1994 Olympics to ‘Moonlight Sonata’ almost did me in. Less than one year later, Sergei Grinkov died, leaving his partner, both on the ice and off, alone with a baby daughter. Sigh.

Music played a large part when writing Picks & Pucks. But music always plays a huge part  in my writing life. It helps me create emotions from nothing and helps me understand my characters more.

A big part of the Picks & Pucks is the music. It’s the Olympic year and Justin decides to change both his short program and his long. It’s not commonly done, but if the skater isn’t comfortable with their programs, the change is needed. Personally, I get tired of hearing the same music over and over and over. How many Swan Lakes can one person take. I want something new, but I am in the minority and the tried and true will continue to be used until some brave soul steps out of the box and picks something awesome. Like Jason Brown, who skated to The Question of U by Prince for his short program. I can’t wait to see what he uses in the future.

Here are the songs I chose for Justin to use in competition.

His short program is a mix from the Harry Potter movies, primarily Hedwig’s Theme

His long program is a mix from the movie Braveheart.

When I was writing the book, I could see the programs in my head. I knew what sort of jumps I wanted Justin to do and where I would slot them in the program. It’s probably incredibly weird, but I always choreographed skating routines in my head.

I have an entire Playlist for the book

  1.  Undisclosed Desires by Muse
  2.  Shattered by Trading Places
  3.  Secrets by One Republic
  4. One Last Dance by R5
  5. Exogenisis III by Muse
  6. Remember When It Rained by Josh Groban
  7. Always on Your Side by Cheryl Crow and Sting
  8. Be My Downfall by Del Amitri
  9. Sad by Maroon 5
  10.  Mi Mancherai (Il Postino) by Josh Groban
  11.  Remember When (Push Rewind) by Chris Wallace
  12.  Don’t Let Me Go featuring Harry Style by Sam McCarthy
  13.  Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Ray Dalton)
  14.  A World Like This by The Backstreet Boys

If you have any other questions for me, ask away and I’ll try to answer before we wrap up this party. I’m a little distracted at the moment, because the Blackhawks are currently playing hockey. Anyone else watching the games?

Xo, Teegan

Sports Bucket List

April 21, 2014

Tons of people have bucket lists. I have specific bucket lists. Like a travel bucket list, a People I’d like to meet bucket list, a Sports bucket list…

Ah, a sports bucket list. Yes, indeed, I have a sports bucket list. Some wishes are absolutely insane and will probably never happen but some are realistic and have happened.

Attend a World or US National figure skating championship … I’ve seen a ton of figure skating shows, but never a world-class competition.

Attend the Masters. Ever since Tiger Woods burst onto the scene, that tournament has intrigued me. At the beginning of his career, Master’s badges were selling for $10,000 per badge. Yes, people were paying ten grand for four days of golf. Crazy. I mean, you don’t even get an assigned seat, unless you pay someone to race for a hole with your chair in hand, when they open the gates. Or I suppose you could do it yourself…

Attend all four grand slam events for tennis. Australian Open, The French Open, Wimbledon, and The US Open. I’ve attended several tennis matches and seen some of the world’s best play.

The Olympics. I don’t care if it’s summer or winter and I would be one of those people who would attend every event possible. From the obscure to the feature sports.

Attend a Frozen Four… college hockey equivalent of the Stanley cup. To make it more special, please have my alma mater winning the event.

A world class gymnastics competition.

See a leg of the Tour de France, preferably a mountain time trial or a mountain stage going up Mont Ventoux (And guys in bike shorts)

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I’ve had the opportunity to see some awesome competitions. I’ve seen a game 7 during the Stanley cup playoffs. Granted it was in round one, but the game was magnificent, even though my team lost. I’ve been to a Superbowl, a ton of professional basketball and hockey games. I was even on the kiss cam at Joe Louis arena in Detroit. Unfortunately, I was with my brother so the fans booed us when we didn’t kiss. Fun times. I was at a World Curling championship. And yes, I wanted to be there. I love playing the game and watching it.

I watched an all-star basketball practice where Shaq stood close to me. He’s very tall and large. During that same event, I knocked on Jason Kidd’s hotel room door to give him tickets. When he opened the door, he was in his boxers. I shoved the tickets in his hand and asked him to autograph a basketball. I’m not sure how I found my way out of the hotel after seeing a pro basketball player almost naked. During a Superbowl pregame event, I thought Lynn Swan was a FedEX guy. We were in an elevator with the guy. Give me a break. He had on blue pants and a polo shirt and carried several FedEx envelopes. My friend laughed his head off at me. I also met Joe Theisman that same day. He’s a very nice guy, and I refrained from asking about his broken leg.

A few times when I was sitting in the front row at an ice show, I found it quite difficult not reach out and grab a handful of ass. My God, those figure skaters have rock hard ass muscles and they wear skintight pants that highlight everything!

Maybe your sports bucket list involves watching your child chase after their goals. For me, this past year was filled with watching my daughter win her first “big” tennis tournament, and win her first state title in fastpitch softball. It was glorious watching her joy.

Or maybe, your bucket lists involve you competing in something? I’d love to skate with some pro hockey players… Just skate… Note: I will be wearing figure skates though. Or curl with some world-class curlers.

Or are there specific stars you’d love to meet?

Hmmm…. My list? Rafael Nadal, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews (cuz they’re a set), Brian Boitano, Lance Armstrong (I have my reasons – okay, my journalist instincts might kick in. He fascinates me), Charles Barkley (I’ve stood next to him and got his autograph, but didn’t have a conversation with the man. I love his sarcastic sense of humor),  I could go on forever.

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So, give me some of your sports bucket lists? Maybe you want to see some obscure sport like the cricket world championships. Okay, I made that up. I don’t know how the world of cricket works. Badminton? Ping Pong? Beach Volleyball? I could get behind some beach volleyball. On the beach, with scantily clad guys smashing a ball.

I want your sports lists…

Remember comment, comment, comment, and at the end of my time on this blog, I’ll be giving away a couple ebooks of Picks & Pucks

Xo, Teegan

 

Demons

April 21, 2014

Demons. I’m pretty sure we all have some sort of demons. I obviously had a whole gaggle of demons this morning when I couldn’t get on this blog. I swear they were having a stupid party in my kitchen as I freaked out and yelled at my computer screen.

I also have demons who taunt me when I write. They come out in full force when I’m close to a story ending or when I submit or when I have a new release. Several are here right now. They are bellied up to the bar, occasionally tossing out insults, then giggling like maniacs. Usually, I ignore them, but sometimes, I agree with them and think my writing stinks, or my choices are dumb. They are a PIA and I should learn how to make them totally disappear.

My main character in Picks & Pucks deals with demons as well. Some are horrible, others are ridiculous. Justin has a love/hate relationship with hockey boys. They drive him crazy, but he can’t seem to stay away from them. One of the things Justin learns throughout the story, is he is not the only one who has demons. I believe most people are haunted by some sort of demon. Most are silly, created by us when we are feeling vulnerable and unsure of decisions we make. Some are created when we make wrong decisions. I think some of the worst demons are ones associated with guilt. Even if we have no control over the situation, guilt can eat you alive and ruin your life.

Sometimes the best we can do is learn to live with our demons. I know I’ve defeated some of mine. I swear I saw a demon explode in a shower of snow the other night on the way home from Canada. At the border, one of the questions I the border guard asked me was what do you do? I answered, with no pause, I am a writer. I couldn’t believe I said it.  I waited for the border person to say prove it and pull me out of my car, demanding I tell the truth or worse, laugh in my face. I silently reassured myself that it’s true; I am a writer. The border person didn’t even skip a beat. Her next question was who owns this car? That would be me, I said, and she waved me back into the United States with the mist of a demon covering my windshield. I am a writer. I wrote the story Picks & Pucks. Ha, stupid demon. I got you.

Take a chance and follow Justin on his journey as he learns to live with, and defeat his demons. Let me hear about some of your interesting demons. Have you defeated them, or do you let them ride on your shoulders day after day. Or maybe you think I’m slightly crazy, because you don’t have demons. TELL ME…

Short excerpt with Justin and his demons:

I kept my eyes focused on the floor. Maybe, if I didn’t look at any of them, the demons would take the night off and leave me the hell alone. I didn’t want to remember anything else tonight. I’d had enough of the past smacking me over the head.

“Justin, are you okay?” Eli asked.

“Yeah, I’m good. I’m exhausted. It’s been a long week, and sometimes I don’t deal with change well,” I admitted.

“Go to bed,” Janae said. “I’ll wake you in the morning.”

I nodded and slipped out of the room before anyone could say anything else. When I got upstairs, I closed my door and shut the shades, blocking out the world and, hopefully, the demons.

I busied myself by unpacking. The dresser in my room was empty, so I started filling the drawers with my clothing. In the bottom drawer, I found a red T-shirt balled in the corner. I dragged it out and gasped at the Detroit Red Wings logo. I immediately dropped it, watching it flutter to the ground.

Several demons crawled out from under my bed, so I kicked the shirt at them. The demons scurried after it. No way I was going to face that memory. I’d stared down enough memories today. One would think they would dull after so much time had passed. They didn’t.

Xo, Teegan

 

Picks & Pucks Release Day (Afternoon) Party

April 21, 2014

Hello, fine people. My name is Teegan Loy, and today, April 21, 2014, is release day for Picks & Pucks. The morning is still all brown grass and last years’ dead leaves where I’m at, but the sun is shining, and it’s NOT snowing. I’d twirl around but I’d probably spill my coffee and that would be bad.

Yes, I realize it is no longer morning in my world. I had issues getting on the blog, but I’m here now, so let’s get the party started before something else happens, and I end up tossing my brand new laptop across the room or something equally horrible.

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Blurb:

Rising men’s figure skating star, Justin Corrin, is coming home to train for the upcoming season and face his demons. The last thing Justin needs is to fall in love with a hockey player. Instead of getting rid of his demons, Justin is collecting more. He tries desperately to control his growing feelings for CJ Daly, but finds being with CJ keeps his nightmares away.

Justin isn’t the only one with problems, and hidden fears and secrets threaten to separate the two. With the pressure mounting, CJ starts to pull away, and Justin doesn’t know why. His skating suffers, and he decides to stop wasting his time on love and focus on winning the nationals.

If Justin can destroy his demons, he might have a chance for happiness on and off the ice. But if the demons win, Justin’s life could be ruined.

 

I’m a little frazzled with all the craziness this morning, and this first post is totally disjointed. I’ll be making several more posts throughout the remainder of the day and will be giving away an ebook of Picks and Pucks. Maybe more than one, if things go well. They really can’t get any worse… Uh, right?    Don’t answer that!

I’m a total sports junkie and love watching, participating, and reading about various sports. Hockey is probably at the top of my sports I adore list. Even if you don’t particularly like sports or don’t understand them….look at the guys…I think you’ll find them fit and lovely to look at. Well, sometimes hockey players aren’t the prettiest, especially if they’re spitting teeth on the ice or getting hit in the face with a puck. Uh, didn’t mean to scare you off. I won’t talk about gruesome sports injuries anymore, I promise. I’ve seen some gross things happen on the ice. Ask me if you’re curious and have a strong stomach.

If you want to know more about me, or know what I look like trying to rock a hockey helmet (yeah, that didn’t work out so well) rush on over to Rayne O’Tierneys Hat Party blog and check out my post. She asks some fabulous questions.

So, to get entered into the contest to win a copy of the book, you must comment. I promise I’ll ask specific questions. Stop back again

Xo, Teegan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Releases: April 21st, 2014

April 21, 2014

Stitch by Sue Brown, Jamie Fessenden, Kim Fielding, & Eli Easton

 

When a certain kind of man is needed, why not make him to order? Much can go wrong—but much can go wonderfully right.

Gothika: Volume One

 

When a certain kind of man is needed, why not make him to order? Such things can be done, but take care: Much can go wrong—but then, sometimes it can go wonderfully right.  Imagine…

 

In The Golem of Mala Lubovnya, a seventeenth century rabbi creates a man of clay to protect the Jews, and the golem lives a life his maker never imagined, gaining a name—Emet—and the love of a good man, Jakob Abramov. But their love may not survive when Emet must fulfill his violent purpose.

 

In Watchworks, Luke Prescott lives as a gentleman in a London that never was. His unique needs bring him to famed watchmaker Harland Wallace. Romance might blossom for them if Harland can come to terms with loving a man and keeping him safe.

 

In Made for Aaron, a young man in an asylum for being gay met the love of his life, Damon Fox. Twenty years later, Aaron thinks his life is over when Damon dies and then disappears from the hospital. Aaron is determined to find the truth, but secrets hide the unthinkable.

 

Reparation unfolds on the harsh planet of Kalan, where weakness cannot be tolerated. When Edward needs help, his life becomes entwined with exceptional cyborg slave, Knox. But when Knox remembers things he shouldn’t know, the two may pay a blood price for their taboo alliance.

 

Length: Novel (294p.) | Genre:  Science Fiction, Steampunk, Paranormal, Fantasy, Historical, European | Release Date: April 21, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-834-6) | Buy as Paperback ($16.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-833-9)

 

Letting Lier and Finding Pax by Harper Moon

 

Commander Raze is on a mission to capture the exiled Prince Lier. Tension between Raze and Lier blur the line between past and present.

For refusing the crown and renouncing his title, Prince Lier was eternally banished from the planet of Arden. After finding asylum in a Deep Space colony, he took a position in a bordello as the Master of Ceremonies. During Lier’s exile, Emperor Sardius I conquered Arden and slaughtered Lier’s people. From the destruction arose a new species dependent on blood. Seizing the opportunity, Sardius praises vampirism and blueprints mass blood manufacturing with Lier’s blood as the key. Lier is not only the last of his kind, but his blood is strangely addictive.

 

On a mission to capture Lier, Commander Raze, son of Sardius, can’t help but try it for himself. When he does, he experiences strange flashbacks of himself with Lier. Tense relations between captor and captive blur the line between past and present.

 

During the perilous journey to Arden, forces opposed to Sardius attempt to rescue their lost prince. Raze’s mission changes from retrieval to survival. Soon it becomes clear that, although neither man recognizes what the other has become, this meeting is not their first. And by no means will it be their last.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Vampire, Science Fiction | Release Date: April 21, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-571-0) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-570-3)

 

 

Out of the Gate by EM Lynley

 

Wes is an actor on the verge of success, but keeps his orientation secret. When he meets Evan, he must choose between career and love.

British actor Wesley Tremayne thinks he’s close to hitting the big time—a film career—with his role as a hunky explorer on a popular American TV show. Success should be just around the corner, as long as he keeps his sexual orientation a secret. Wes’s best friend and beard, Julia Compton, forms the other half of a glamorous Hollywood couple that’s merely a façade.

 

Evan Taylor left his acting career behind five years ago without looking back. He’s always been more comfortable around horses than people—especially Hollywood types. His new life training racehorses is a dream come true, but increasing financial problems and an abusive boyfriend have him doubting himself and his choices.

 

Then Wes and his friends buy a third-rate racehorse—partially for publicity—and send him to Evan’s stable. Wes’s friendship with Evan soon develops into an overpowering attraction he can’t act on. He’s never met a man like Evan, but if there’s any chance for a future together, Wes must choose between a career he loves and the man he adores.

 

Length: Novel (270p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: April 21, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-683-0) | Buy as Paperback ($16.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-682-3)

 

 

 

Picks & Pucks by Teegan Loy

 

The last thing rising figure skating star Justin needs is to fall in love with a hockey player. But being with CJ keeps his nightmares away.

Rising men’s figure skating star Justin Corrin is coming home to train for the upcoming season and face his demons. The last thing Justin needs is to fall in love with a hockey player. Instead of getting rid of his demons, Justin is collecting more. He tries desperately to control his growing feelings for CJ Daly, but finds being with CJ keeps his nightmares away.

 

Justin isn’t the only one with problems, and hidden fears and secrets threaten to separate the two. With the pressure mounting, CJ starts to pull away, and Justin doesn’t know why. His skating suffers, and he decides to stop wasting his time on love and focus on winning the nationals.

 

If Justin can destroy his demons, he might have a chance for happiness on and off the ice. But if the demons win, Justin’s life could be ruined.

 

Length: Novel (254p.) | Genre:  Contemporary  | Release Date: April 21, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-632-8) | Buy as Paperback ($16.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-631-1)

New Releases: April 18th, 2014

April 18, 2014

Control by Cardeno C. & Mary Calmes

 

Openly gay since he was a teen, Vy—a hawk shifter—worries he’ll be alone, because two males can’t be mates. That is until he meets Robert.

Vy Aleknos is the leader of a hawk shifter flock. Openly gay since he was a teen, Vy is proud and self-assured on the outside, while secretly worrying he’ll be forced to spend his life alone because two males can’t be mates. When bear shifter Robert Cimino appears in Vy’s small town, Vy realizes his concerns were unfounded — he has a male mate, and a sexy, dominant one to boot.

 

Robert is a bear shifter who refuses to shift. Immediately attracted to Vy, he deviates from his normal pattern and seeks more than a one off with the powerful, bristly hawk. But Robert’s affections are rooted in his human form, and when Vy discovers Robert doesn’t recognize him as his mate, he pulls away. If Robert wants to stay with Vy, he must convince a man deeply ruled by his animal instincts to give their relationship as humans a chance.

 

Length: Novel (220p.) | Genre:  Paranormal, Werewolves/Shapeshifters, Erotic Romance

Release Date: April 18, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-742-4) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-741-7)

 

 

 

 

Loving Jay by Renae Kaye

 

Liam can’t be gay. His dad won’t allow it. End of. He can’t be gay—so why does colorful, flamboyant Jay make him weak in the knees?

One thing Liam Turner knows for sure is that he’s not gay—after all, his father makes it very clear he’ll allow no son of his to be gay. And Liam believes it, until a chance meeting with James “Jay” Bell turns Liam’s world upside-down. Jay is vivacious and unabashedly gay—from the tips of his bleached hair to the ends of his polished nails. With a flair for fashion, overreaction, and an inability to cork his verbal diarrhea, drama queen Jay must have a screw loose.

 

An accident as a teenager left Liam with a limp and a fear of driving. He can’t play football anymore either, and that makes him feel like less of a man. But that’s no reason to question his sexuality… unless the accident broke something else inside him. When being with Jay causes Liam’s protective instincts to emerge, Liam starts to believe all he’s known in life has been a convenient lie. From intolerance to confrontations, Liam must learn to overcome his fears—and his father—before he can accept his sexuality and truly love Jay.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre:  Contemporary, Humor | Release Date: April 18, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-630-4) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-629-8)

New Releases: April 16th, 2014

April 16, 2014

Escape from CONICA by Robert Cummings

 

After learning the truth about a deadly virus, Phil is kidnapped. He strikes to break free and save his husband Ted from being infected.

In an America that achieved equality long before our own, Phillip Barcardi works as a security contractor. He’s hired as a site commander at a major pharmaceutical company, only to be kidnapped from his post after learning the truth about an aggressive virus spreading across the East Coast, one that targets homosexuals. A small group of wealthy and powerful dissenters are hell-bent on forming a “New World Order” that will remold society into their twisted vision. As US citizens are choosing sides for or against homosexuals, Phil’s husband, Theodore Rosenberg, a high school teacher, is sent to a “containment” zone where accused homosexuals are infected rather than saved—all by executive order of the President. As Ted struggles to understand what’s happening around him, Phil strives to break free before the people in power infect Ted with the deadly virus. No matter what it takes, Phil will fight his way to Ted, even if it means exposing himself to the virus. He only hopes he won’t be too late to save them both.

 

Length: Novel (210p.) | Genre:  Science Fiction | Release Date: April 16, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-578-9) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-577-2)

 

 

 

The Pack or the Panther & Wolf in Gucci Loafers by Tara Lain (Print Only)

Tales of the Harker Pack: Books One & Two

 

The Pack or the Panther

 

Cole Harker, son of an alpha werewolf, is bigger and more powerful than most wolves, tongue-tied in groups, and gay. For twenty-four years, he’s lived to please his family and pack—even letting them promise him in marriage to female werewolf Analiese to secure a pack alliance and help save them from a powerful gangster who wants their land. Then Cole meets Analiese’s half-brother, panther shifter Paris Marketo, and for the first time, Cole wants something for himself.

 

When Analiese runs off to marry a human, Cole finally has a chance with Paris, but the solitary cat rejects him, the pack, and everything it represents. Then Cole discovers the gangster wants Paris too and won’t rest until he has him. What started as a land dispute turns into World War Wolf! But the bigger fight is the battle between cats and dogs.

 

Wolf in Gucci Loafers

 

Socialite Lindsey Vanessen wants someone to love who will love him back—an impossibility for a gay, half-human, half-werewolf. Too aggressive for humans, too gay for wolves, and needing to protect the pack from human discovery, Lindsey tries to content himself with life as a successful businessman. But when someone starts kidnapping members of wealthy families, Lindsey meets tough cop Seth Zakowsy—the hunky embodiment of everything Lindsey wants but can’t have.

 

Seth has never been attracted to flamboyant men. What would the guys in the department think of Lindsey? But intrigue turns to lust when he discovers Lindsey’s biting, snarling passion more than matches his dominant side. It might mean a chance at love for a cop in black leather and a wolf in Gucci loafers.

 

Length: Novel (320p.) | Genre:  Paranormal, Werewolves/Shapeshifters

Release Date: April 16, 2014

Buy as Paperback ($17.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-752-3)

 

 

 

Wolf in Gucci Loafers by Tara Lain

 

Intrigue turns to lust when tough cop Seth discovers the biting, snarling passion of Lindesy, who is half-human, half-werewolf.

Sequel to The Pack or the Panther

Tales of the Harker Pack: Book Two

 

Socialite Lindsey Vanessen wants someone to love who will love him back—an impossibility for a gay, half-human, half-werewolf. Too aggressive for humans, too gay for wolves, and needing to protect the pack from  human discovery, Lindsey tries to content himself with life as a successful businessman. But when someone starts kidnapping members of wealthy families, Lindsey meets tough cop Seth Zakowsy—the hunky embodiment of everything Lindsey wants but can’t have.

 

Seth has never been attracted to flamboyant men. What would the guys in the department think of Lindsey? But intrigue turns to lust when he discovers Lindsey’s biting, snarling passion more than matches his dominant side. It might mean a chance at love for a cop in black leather and a wolf in Gucci loafers.

 

Length: Novella (234p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Werewolves/Shapeshifters

Release Date: April 16, 2014

Buy as eBook ($5.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-451-5)

 

 

 

Haunted Heart by Susan Laine

 

Duncan wants to hire Ruben, an artist, but Ruben is agoraphobic. Duncan sees past Ruben’s anxiety and tries to coax him out of his shell.

Duncan Kerr is the art director of Enamored Press, an erotic romance publisher based in Seattle. An open submissions call for new artists yields an imaginative book cover with rich details and bold colors that catches his interest. After a few more samples of work and some e-mails, Duncan is determined to hire the talented young artist on a permanent basis.

 

But Ruben Winterbottom isn’t an average freelance artist. His agoraphobia leaves him terrified to set foot outside his secluded house in the woods by the Olympic National Park. Living alone, fear is Ruben’s sole companion.

 

When the two men meet, Ruben has a panic attack and hides away. Although confused, Duncan sees past Ruben’s anxiety to his artistic gifts and beautiful soul. So he sets out to coax the young man out of his shy shell.

 

Falling in love with a broken boy, however, might be the first draft of heartbreak.

 

Length: Novella (162p.) | Genre: Contemporary  | Release Date: April 16, 2014

Buy as eBook ($4.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-686-1)

Eagle’s Blood Release Party final post

April 14, 2014

Well faithful readers, we’ve arrived at the final post for the “Eagle’s Blood” release party. It’s always fun for me sharing some of my raptor knowledge with new people. I hope all of you have enjoyed it too. So, now for the part that everyone’s been waiting on…THE GIVEAWAY…so for a chance to win an e-copy of “Eagle’s Blood” and to prove that you’ve read some of the previous post. In the comments below, answer both of these questions. What is the name of P&W officer who helped Brock rescue the eaglet? And, what color is the vet wrap the Landon uses to patch Brock up? In a couple of hours I’ll check the replies and randomly pick a winner.

So on the good news front, for folks who enjoy “Eagle’s Blood” the second book “Grizzly Discovery” is already in the editing queue. Landon and Brock are back and in the fight of their lives as they try to find the poachers who are killing bears. All this, while they’re trying to work out their own relationship.

I hope everyone has a great week and a happy Easter.

If you want to keep up with the things going on in my writing, stop by my website www.ajmarcus.com, or my facebook page . I love hearing for readers.

Thanks for your kind attention this afternoon.

Fly free!

A.J.