Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Love Is A Many-Flavored Thing: Guest Post: "Fairest" by K.S. Trenten

Love Is A Many-Flavored Thing: Guest Post: "Fairest" by K.S. Trenten: Author : K.S. Trenten Title :  Fairest Publisher :   Prizm Books (A Torquere Imprint) Cover Artist: Kris Norris Release Date ...

Love Is A Many-Flavored Thing: Guest Post: "Fairest" by K.S. Trenton

Love Is A Many-Flavored Thing: Guest Post: "Fairest" by K.S. Trenton: Author : K.S. Trenten Title :  Fairest Publisher :   Prizm Books (A Torquere Imprint) Cover Artist: Kris Norris Release Date ...

Monday, May 23, 2016

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Blood Visions
L.J. Hamlin
Private detective Ronan Bayne is a former cop who now runs his own agency specializing in all things paranormal. After several women have gone missing, Ronan gets called in by the police chief.
Dustin McPherson is a psychic who’s worked with the police in the past. After having a vision of one of the missing women, he meets Ronan. Together, they must solve a case more complicated than either of them expected.
Releasing 5/25/16 - Available Pre-Order:
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No Place Like Home
DC Juris
Calliph and Mateo are back! The peace of the shifter pair's calm, quiet life, is shattered by a visit from one of Calliph's old pack members. Calliph must travel to the town of his birth, Naolassel, to speak on behalf of his twin brother, Rupos, who has been charged with murder. But Calliph's decision will endanger his beloved kitten...not to mention their relationship. Can Mateo reconcile with who Calliph was--and what he did--during the war, or is the truth of his wolf too much to bear?
Previously published by Noble Romance
Releasing 5/25/16 - Available Pre-Order:
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Cinnamon and Cigarettes
Samantha Kate
Sara Clarke, recent college grad, is sweet, demure, and cautious in all things, but especially romance—until she meets Moira Estrada, a bold amateur pilot and patron at the library where Sara works. Their intimacy blooms rapidly as they share everything from a sudden medical emergency to Christmas with the Estrada family. With her dashing new girlfriend by her side, Sara learns to overcome some of her greatest fears, whether they be acknowledging her own bisexuality, flying across the sky in a Cessna, or falling in love for the first time.
But Sara’s fear of confrontation is harder to conquer. When asked about her relationship, she finds herself lying to her family, pretending to date a man so she can avoid conflict with her straight-laced and image-conscious parents. But her attempts to please everyone cannot last forever and could result in far worse than her parents’ disapproval: she might lose the respect of her new friends at the library, or become estranged from her sister—or, worst of all, Sara might lose the only person she’s ever truly loved.
Releasing 6/1/16 - Available Pre-Order:
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Euphoria (Territories Bk 2)
Scott J. Kramer
The kingdom of Faldoa has thrived under its new queen. Euphoria has changed the land, yet evil lies in wait. During a mission to dispose of the last pieces of the magic mirror, she is attacked by a dark elf assassin using a mysterious box. Taylon, her captain of the Royal Guard is able to fight off the assailant, but not before damage is done to the queen.
Deep in the Territories, a strange prophecy comes forth from the elves, and Council Member Gantha is sent on a mission to find a wizard of races. Little does he know that this little foretelling speaks of resurrection of pure evil.
Taylon, with the help of a local medicine woman, seeks out a cure for the queen’s sickness in the far reaches of the kingdom, while the pieces of the magic mirror cause their own havoc.
Releasing 6/1/16 - Available Pre-Order:
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Becoming Rory
Ashavan Doyon
Rory Graeble returns to college determined to reinvent himself. Too many years have been wasted with masks, but becoming a student leader is a step Rory isn’t sure he’s ready for. A new identity takes more than just a new nickname, and Rory knows he has to take the chances that his old self would never risk. When that chance is a party that ends with an anonymous hot skater’s tongue down his throat and a phone number in his pocket, Rory knows what he has to do.
Danny Smits never expected to see stuffy lit geek Rory Graeble trying to be out, trying to be proud, trying to be… Rory. It’s damned sexy, and too much for the entrepreneurial skater to resist. When Rory calls him back the day after the party, Danny knows Rory has changed. But will Danny’s haunted past deter Rory? Or will Rory embrace the chance to experience everything the closet had stolen away? Danny believes in keeping things real, in a brutal honesty he knows means Rory will run screaming.
But this time Rory isn’t running.
Releasing 6/8/16 - Available Pre-Order:
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Love Off the Radar Collection
A.J. Llewellyn & D.J. Manly
Love off the Radar features fourteen tantalizing, otherworldly tales of love, romance, passion, and mystery, by the best-selling team of A.J. Llewellyn and D.J. Manly. In Chaos, a fallen god looks for love at a truck stop. A young man hovers between love and death in Hardsex. Before Morning is an erotic, romantic, volcanic vampire tale set in Feudal Japan – with a serious twist. Mojo Rising is a scandalous tale of same-sex love set in the South Seas.
D.J. Manly addresses BDSM in Disciplining Baron, and the two authors join forces for the paranormal title story Love off the Radar. Which will kill Mo Dingley first? Love, or a curse? Speaking of curses, Have you ever read the personal journals of a werewolf, or a vampire? Now's your chance! We've also got two very different love stories set in the time of Atlantis, and the sad but sweet Clean Monday, a coming-out story with a surprising hero. There are sexy, spicy tales involving zombies, where boys meet boys and almost…eat them. We have it all because love is love, and can't always be wrapped up in a neat little bow.
Releasing 6/8/16 - Available Pre-Order:
http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200&products_id=4664


Orion's Way
DC Juris
Orion is a vampire with a tragic past. After running away from abusive parents at the tender age of sixteen, he was turned by a ruthless elder vampire and forced to torture and sexually abuse human feeders and submissive vampires. Though that's all behind him now, he still lives in the shadow of what he was, and it's cost him the loyalty of Xavier, the human feeder he loves. Malagan is Orion's closest friend--the vampire who saved him from brutality all those years ago. Malagan knows the dominant side of Orion--the side Xavier needs--is still there, lurking below the surface. But if Orion's going to find his way back to who he ought to be, he'll need help. And Malagan is just the man for the job.
Previously published by Breathless Press
Releasing 6/15/16 - Available Pre-Order:
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Lace Lovers
L.J. Hamlin
Brenton is a famous rock start. He’s also bisexual and closeted, despite the band’s very open nature. When Zeke comes to work for them, Brenton can’t help but be tempted by him. However, he has far bigger problems when he finds a picture that’s been shoved under his door. The band has dealt with stalkers before, but this time Brenton seems to be the focus.
Zeke has a hidden life that’s also captured the stalker’s interest. Can Brenton put his baggage aside to win over Zeke and survive the stalker who wants to do them harm?
Releasing 6/15/16 - Available Pre-Order:
http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200&products_id=4693


Time of Your Life Anthology
with stories from: Erzabet Bishop, Emjay Haze, Chad Brian Henry, DC Juris, Samantha Luce, Megan McFerren and Val Prozorova, Charles Payseur, Jessica Payseur, Janelle Reston, Rob Rosen, Lynn Townsend
The Time of Your Life might slip away if you don’t watch out! Tales from deep space, the open road, reality television, fantasy-academia, and contemporary life are brought together in this collection.
In Jessica Payseur’s “Orbits”, longtime friends-with-benefits meet unexpectedly on a space station and finally sync their technology.
“Warren’s Peace” by Emjay Haze, “Duet” by Megan McFerren and Val Prozorova, and “A Change is Gonna Come” by Rob Rosen take the reader on the road—via a Caribbean cruise ship, the railway system of France, and the California Interstate.
A happy home is the goal, but when Chad Brian Henry gives two happily married men constant drooling and barking in the form of “A Problem Called Travis”, they unhappily realize their aim may not be as true as they thought.
Two authors invite us to weddings! Erzabet Bishop and Lynn Townsend each use humor and surprise, found in the commonplace, to lead the newlywed wives in “First Night” and thetwo grooms-to-be in “Wedding March” todiscover and remember why they went to all this trouble in the first place.
“The Color of Magic”, by Charles Payseur, lets us watch and learn with three university students, who challenge authority to secure the future. In a more typical college setting, a shy roommate and an outgoing roommate delight each other with “A Taste of What’s to Come”, written by Samantha Luce.
Straight off the small screen, “Food Play Extreme”, by Janelle Reston, serves a platter of competition and confidence to three top chefs. And in D.C. Juris’ “A Good Bargain”, age and experience is indeed a good match for youth and beauty.
Don’t ignore the ticking of that clock—it’s time of your life!
All individual stories are also available for pre-order!
Releasing 6/22/16 - Available Pre-Order:
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Snare
Racheline Maltese & Erin McRae
When Elliot Iverson, a municipal employee responsible for paperwork pertaining to New York City's vampire population, knocks on the door of the Gramercy warren, he wants only to resolve a clerical error. But a sudden snowstorm, a new friendship, and an ill-advised threesome force Elliot to make some big choices about his own life and death
Releasing 6/22/16 - Available Pre-Order:
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Taking the Plunge
Scott J. Kramer
Jane “CK” Monterrey is an inexperienced Cincinnati private eye whose world is flipped when local millionaire George Halberran plunges to his death outside her office window. Hired by George’s eccentric mother, Vucktoria, to investigate her son’s death, Jane has no idea how messy things can get. With the help of sexy Officer Brad Hyatt, her nosy mother and all sorts of quirky new friends—from little numismatics to a monkey that dances to Michael Jackson’s Thriller—Jane stumbles along trying to find out if George really was murdered without getting hurt herself.
Releasing 6/29/16 - Available Pre-Order:
http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200&products_id=4692


Independence Daze
A.J. Llewellyn & D.J. Manly
Paul and Hamish may be married but that doesn’t mean their sex life has to be a snore fest. These guys always give each other exactly what they need when they can find time in their busy lives. In between feeding Hamish’s ravenous, pregnant sister, and negotiating relationships with deadbeat, rock star fathers, the lovers are always looking for ways to spice things up.
This time, overworked Paul is in for it when Hamish decides to take him on a special retreat that involves a yurt, a Peruvian shaman, and some noxious liquid that wipes out all limits to the imagination. Independence Day never saw anything like this coming!
Releasing 6/29/16 - Available Pre-Order:
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My Zombie Fiance
T. Strange
Edward Grey is no stranger to the undead; since raising his cat as a zombie when he was a child, he and his mentor Mariel have explored and developed his power as a necromancer. Despite everything he's learned, as a necromancer and a medical student, he's never encountered a ghost.
While Mariel is unreachable in Haiti on mysterious business, a ghost wakes Edward in the middle of the night, claiming to be his grandfather. When the ghost offers to teach him about this different form of undeath, Edward has little choice but to trust the spirit.
After receiving a phone call from a young girl claiming her father is possessed, Edward and his Undead Canadian fiancĂ©, Kit, must travel to an acreage in Kingston…Ontario.
The haunting proves far more complicated than Edward could ever have guessed, and he finds himself pitted against an ancient evil determined to engulf everyone on the farm.
Edward's love and connection to Kit will be tested, and his necromancy stretched to his limits as he has to find—and destroy—a twisted spirit more powerful than anything he's ever encountered.
**When purchased on torquerebooks.com you will receive a free bonus book that will be available for sale on other sites!
Releasing 7/13/16 - Available Pre-Order:
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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Author Extra: All 'Ships May Sail by Maia Strong


All ’Ships May Sail was birthed out of a real incident. Years ago, while the show Xena: Warrior Princess was still in production, I attended a convention with my friends and fellow Xena fans. I was dressed as Gabrielle, complete with green contact lenses to complete the image. On the bulletin board in the con’s registration area was the message that Lori finds at the beginning of the story. I replied to it just as she does, but I never met that Xena so that was as far as things went. I still sometimes wonder who wrote that note and if they ever found the Gabrielle they were looking for.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Author Extra: Far From Home by Dale Cameron Lowry


This story was inspired in part by the Kissenger, a device that actually exists today and is used to send virtual kisses over long distances. When I first heard about the Kissenger, I thought, “What a great idea!” And of course I figured someone must be at work on transmitting other intimate sensations over long distances. Future developments in technology will make today’s sexting seem tame in comparison.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Author Extra: Shattered Space by Alain Bell

Note from author – somewhat spoilerish for the story    

Running her fingers over a teardrop-shaped pink scar on Destry’s flank, Valentine sighs in contentment. The rippled tissue contrasts with Destry’s dark brown skin. The scar was the result of blaster shot that penetrated her armor and splashed liquid steel and melted micro-circuitry onto her flesh.
Valentine slides her fingertips to another scar, leaving a trail of goosebumps along the flesh of her sleeping lover. This blemish is a ruler-straight line about 23 centimeters long over the hard muscles of Destry’s abdomen. A molecular vibro-sword sliced through the armor like it was made of smoke.
Valentine was near to panic when Destry arrived at the med bay. She's not religious but she thanks Destry's ancestors every day that her fear was unwarranted. The cut was a fraction of a millimeter from penetrating the peritoneum.
A shiver of trepidation scampers down Valentine’s spine, but she crams the fear away. Destry is hers. Finally hers.
49,305 minutes passed since the destruction of the Claymore. Valentine savors every minute of the time with her love. Neither of their lives is safe, and either of them could die in the blink of an eye. She refuses to dwell on that fact and instead celebrates the truth that they are together.
It only took six days for her eyesight to return. She fills her gaze with Destry every moment she can.
She strokes her fingers up to the slight, exquisitely sensitive curves of Destry’s breast. They are almost all muscle, only a thin layer of fat giving them a feminine shape. Valentine relishes brining Destry to orgasm with long minutes of dedicated attention to her breasts.
Her attention falls to a circular scar with a ring of puckered flesh below her right nipple. Destry was pinned and couldn’t move as the enemy combatant used a mining laser in an attempt to burn out her heart. Luckily, the alien didn’t understand human anatomy and the fact that human hearts are on the other side. Valentine regenerated the lung damage, but an actual heart shot would have killed her love.
Valentine's pulse races. Her everything is with her. Despite her polyamorous past, Destry never strayed since making a commitment to Valentine and has dedicated every second of her own free time to Valentine.
Her fingers trail over the massive, tangled scar on Destry’s ribs and Valentine’s heart skips two beats. This the time that she nearly lost the woman that is her joy in this universe. The bulkhead slammed into her at supersonic speed. It overloaded the armor and shot shrapnel into Destry’s torso, smashing ribs and lungs alike. She never told Destry, but a shard of rib bone ran out of velocity at the outer wall of her heart. If the force of the explosion was one more micro newton, Destry would not be here.
With her.
In her bed.
Vital and alive.
Valentine is overtaken by an urge to celebrate that life. She moves down her sleeping lover’s form and eases her legs apart. She doesn’t mind the musky scent leftover from last night's marathon lovemaking. It's another proof of life.
She runs her tongue over the folds of her love’s core, savoring the delicious earthy taste. Once satiated, she wastes no more time and takes Destry’s clit between her lips. She sucks with a light pressure and flicks her tongue over the sensitive nerves.
Destry writhes but doesn’t wake. She mumbles Valentine’s name, spurring Valentine to exert greater effort. Her love for the sleeping woman fills her with warmth.
After eleven minutes, Destry wakes screaming Valentine's name, jerks to a sitting position, grabs Valentine’s head, and shudders. Valentine savors her reward, cleaning Destry of moisture.
Destry falls back to the bed, one hand over her heart, the other twined in Valentine’s hair. “Good morning, love. You can wake me that way anytime you want.”

Contentment flows through Valentine as she gazes into the sated brown eyes of her heart. “Good morning, Des. And believe me. I will.”

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Title: Blood Visions
Author: L.J. Hamlin
Publisher: Torquere Press
Cover Artist: Kris Norris
Release Date: 5/25/16
Heat Level: 4
Pairing: M/M
Length: 68K
Genre/Tags: Contemporary, M/M, Paranormal, Erotic Romance

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Private detective Ronan Bayne is a former cop who now runs his own agency specializing in all things paranormal. After several women have gone missing, Ronan gets called in by the police chief. Dustin McPherson is a psychic who’s worked with the police in the past. After having a vision of one of the missing women, he meets Ronan. Together, they must solve a case more complicated than either of them expected.

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It was too real to just be one of his nightmares. Dustin had learned to tell the difference between his dreams and a vision while he was asleep by the age of twelve, and he is twenty-one now. Dustin sits up in bed carefully, his head swimming a little, his ears still ringing with the girl’s heart-wrenching sobs. He gets out of bed and goes to the bathroom. He takes some Tylenol out of the cabinet and washes it down with a glass of water. He hopes that will help with his headache, and he won’t have to take the tramadol his doctor has given him. Dustin looks at himself in the mirror above his sink. He looks pale even for him, and sweaty. His dyed purple hair is matted, some of it slicked down, stuck to his head, and other bits are sticking up wildly. The whites of his bright blue eyes are a little bloodshot, but there is no blood below his nose this time, so that’s something. Splashing some water on his face to try to wake himself up a little, Dustin dries off his face with a towel, and then heads back to his bedroom. Dustin sits on the edge of his bed and pulls out the sketchbook he keeps there, and the charcoal. He starts sketching the girl from memory. He can remember what she looked like, but Dustin can’t remember anything about the room she had been in, only that it was dark and cold. She’d been chained up; her wrists were bleeding. Dustin had been able to feel her fear; she’d been terrified.

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L.J. Hamlin is a twenty-something (getting older every day) author, who has been writing all her life, mainly in notebooks no one else ever saw. Then she discovered M/M groups online and was encouraged by friends to share her stories. After a while (and with a lot of pushing) she grew brave enough to attempt getting published. Now she shares her stories with others and hopes never to stop. L.J. loves cats and pretty much all animals, is a collector of many things, often weird, but most of all books.

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