Monday, December 29, 2014

New Challenges and pages for 2015

Like many other book enthusiasts I am setting up my challenges for the coming year. Yes there are many, but that's half the fun of it. I am joining a lot of new challenges this year and some old favorites. I am doing Monthly, Quarterly, Bi-annual and Annual challenges so the updates will be frequent. Rather than bombard you with posts I am working on pages that will track my progress. I will be doing a monthly post to let you know my progress and what I thought of some of the books I read. As of right now the challenges I am aiming to do are from the M/M Romance Group on Goodreads and there is pleanty of time to join so stop on in and sign up! 

So far these are the challenges I am doing (Links will take you to Goodreads M/M Romance Group which you need to be a member to view.):


Comfort Zone Challenge - The purpose of this Challenge is to have a book selected for you that allows you to remain in your comfort zone. On the last day of the month participants are paired up and then choose a book for their partner to read during the next month. Since you want to have a book chosen for you that you will enjoy you are allowed to post up to 3 comforts or restrictions. I kept my request simple this month and opted for No YA. I tend to change my request up from month to month depending on my mood. Sign ups are open until the 31st at 3pm EST. (You must be a member of the M/M Romance Group to join or view any of these challenges.) This one is only 1 book for the month. Hosted by Eepa *mm loving bookworm*

Pick It For Me Challenge -  The Pick it for Me (PifM) challenge can be a little more risky. You don't get to list any preferences for this one so there is a chance your partner will take you completely outside your comfort zone. Your partner has to choose a new sub-genre or a new and unfamiliar author, not found on your "read" shelf. I enjoy this one because I get to experience a new author or genre that I may not have chosen for myself.  There have been times in the past that I haven't loved the book that was chosen for me, so it is a gamble but thats the intriguing part. Sign ups are open until the 31st at 6pm EST.  This is also only 1 book for the month. Hosted by Mammarella

Flavor of the Month - The Flavor of the Month (FotM) Challenge is a bit different than the other two, you are assigned someone to pick for but instead of only being one book this one is eight books. Not only are you choosing 8 books for your partner, but there are certain criteria for each pick. In addition to the criteria 4 of the picks must be new to them (not on any of their shelves) and the other 4 can be from their tbr list.  Each month there is a different Host and a different "Flavor". For January our host is Eepa *mm loving bookworm* and the flavor is: "Is fiction really stranger than truth?" So I am really excited to see what she has come up with. ( I will be hosting this one in September!) Sign ups are open until the 31st at 4pm EST.

Category Challenge -  This is the largest of the monthly challenges in that it is a total of 11 books, 10 categories plus a bonus. In this one you select your own books to read and you can sign up at any time by creating a post in the thread. The Categories have already been posted and I have selected my books. If you want to see what I will be reading be sure to check out my new 2015 Monthly Challenges page! Hosted by Jamie

Gang Bang - This challenge is one of my favorites. I have been doing it every quarter since I joined the M/M Romance Group and I always look forward to it. The jist of it is that everyone that signs up makes two different shelves on Goodreads. One is a "pick from" shelf and the other is "already picked" of course you can call your shelves whatever you like. Mine are "pick-me" and "q1-gb-tbr". Once your shelves are set up you add books to your pick from shelf that you would like to read in the upcoming quarter. Sign ups start around the beginning of the last month of the quarter. (So for 2015 quarter 1, sign ups started Dec 1.) Picking starts on the 16th and lasts until the 26th. Picking books is the start of the fun. You look at the books on the other participants selected shelf and pick 3 that you would recommend. You then PM them with your 3 selections and then they choose one of the three to read during the quarter. There are usually a lot of picks to make. This quarter I have 49 books tbr with 2 possible picks that have yet to come in. Hosted by Jamie

Seasonal Read Your TBR Winter 2015 -  I jumped on the chance to join in on this one. I love that it is driven to work on that tbr list that always manages to grow instead of decline. This one has already started and I have to admit I haven't gotten very far, the holidays and prior commitments have gotten in the way, but I plan to dive in after the first. The duration is from December 21, 2015 to March 19, 2015 you pick your level and tasks that you want to complete. Levels range from Level 1: 1-5 books to Level 4: 15+ books. Of course I am all in and going for Level 4. The tasks have already been revealed and my books are selected so check my 2015 Quarterly Challenges page to see what books I am planning to read. There is no restrictions on sign up, you can join at anytime. Hosted by: Susan A

Periodic Table Challenge - This is a totally new challenge and I can't wait to try it out. There are again several levels to choose from ranging from Novice to Uber Geek. Sign ups are not limited so you can join at any time. I am going for the Uber Geek level and my total comes to 68 books. To complete the Challenge we need to read books whos title or authors first or last name begins with the letter in the symbol. I have my books selected and you can see more of the challenge on my Quarterly Challenge page. Hosted by Amanda

Well that is my Monthly and Quarterly Challenges so far, there is always the chance of adding more but I think these give me pleanty of room to maneuver. I have been successful at double dipping (making books fit multiple challenges) so it isn't as daunting as it may seem. I will be working on completing the pages so be sure to check them out. I will be back in a day or so and give you a rundown of my Bi-Annual and Annual Challenges too! In the meantime let me know what challenges you are taking part in, who knows, I may have to add more to my list! 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Dance with Destiny by Sloan Johnson

Title: Dance with Destiny
Author: Sloan Johnson
Genre: Adult, Gay Romance
Release Date: December 18, 2014
Tony DeLuca has to get to New York, nor’easter be damned. His older sister is getting married and it won’t matter to her if the entire east coast is shut down if it means she’s short a groomsman. She’s the only reason he’s willing to make the trip home to face a father who’s never forgiven him for wasting a perfectly good degree to become a firefighter. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to everything about Tony that his father will never accept. 

Dominic Tricoli’s living his dream. He’s spent the past few years working to mesh his business degree and love of the outdoors into a thriving company, providing team building retreats for some of the country’s largest corporations. Unfortunately, there’s a price to pay for happiness, and having someone to come home to at night is the sacrifice Dominic made. 

When Dominic overhears Tony’s plight, he’s drawn to help the man get to New York City. Little does Dominic know that one kind gesture will awaken a side of him he’s ignored for far too long. Against his better judgment, he gives in to his desires and Tony’s advances. Just for the night. 

When destiny steps in, giving him another chance with the charismatic man who saved his hide, Tony’s willing to do whatever it takes to earn Dominic’s forgiveness and understanding. There may not be forever, but Tony’s determined to enjoy every single minute he’s given with Dominic. 

You can’t fight fate. Whatever’s meant to happen, eventually will.

So much for never seeing one another again. Had I known that I was going to see Dominic this weekend, I might have tried harder to make things right with him Thursday night. If I’d realized the Cara he mentioned was marrying his college roommate was my sister, who I’ve always called Caroline, I wouldn’t have touched him no matter how much I wanted to. Actually, that’s probably not true, because he’s damn fine and I’m not stupid enough to pass up an opportunity when it presents itself. But I definitely wouldn’t have walked away until I knew that neither of us had any regrets.
I trip over my feet as I follow the rest of the groomsmen into the front of the cathedral, my attention focused on the man sitting next to Mr. and Mrs. Rossi, looking like he’s just been scolded.
Dominic was gorgeous the night we met, but now, he’s downright breathtaking. I take my place in line and, because God has a twisted sense of humor, I’m going to be stuck knowing that Dominic is directly behind me for the next hour and there’s not a damn thing I can do about it.
As we wait for what seems like forever for all of Caroline’s bridesmaids to make the mile-long trek to the front of the cathedral, I try to catch Kennedy’s attention. Thursday night, I told her everything. After telling her about the sexy-as-fuck scene in the truck, I went on to tell her how much it annoyed me that Dominic and I parted on bad terms. She agreed with Dominic that there was no need to feel anything since we’d never see one another again. When Kennedy finally makes eye contact with me, I nod ever so slightly to my left and watch as her eyes threaten to bug out of her head. “Oh, my God. Is that him?” she mouths. I nod subtly. “Are you going to talk to him?” she asks. I shrug, and catch the attention of my older brother, who is standing directly behind me.
“Anthony, quit talking to your girlfriend,” he hisses. “Caroline needs you to make her the priority for the next hour, then you can run off and find a quiet corner to do whatever it is the two of you do.” I close my eyes tightly before glancing at Dominic, finally realizing that he probably thinks the same thing I’ve led most of my family to believe all these years. The urge to elbow Peter in the gut to show him exactly what I think of his comment is strong, but I’ve already made enough of a scene. If he noticed, I’m sure other people have as well. And sure enough, Dominic is now glaring at me. He looks across the aisle and his entire body stiffens when he notices Kennedy sitting with my family. I need this wedding to hurry the fuck up so I can get a drink.
The music changes and everyone stands and turns to see Caroline and our father walking down the aisle. I take the opportunity to admire the way Dominic’s suit jacket hangs off his shoulders. The subtle pinstripes act as beacons, drawing my eye down to his narrow hips, and suddenly I’m standing in the cathedral with a semi, thinking about the tight ass beneath those perfectly tailored pants. Go straight to Hell. Do not pass Go, do not collect two-hundred dollars.
Sloan Johnson is a big city girl trapped in a country girl’s life. While she longs for the hustle and bustle of New York City or Las Vegas, she hasn’t yet figured out how to sit on the deck with her morning coffee, watching the deer and wild turkeys in the fields while surrounded by concrete and glass.

When she was three, her parents received their first call from the principal asking them to pick her up from school. Apparently, if you aren’t enrolled, you can’t attend classes, even in Kindergarten. The next week, she was in preschool and started plotting her first story soon after.

Later in life, her parents needed to do something to help their socially awkward, uncoordinated child come out of her shell and figured there was no better place than a bar on Wednesday nights. It’s a good thing they did because this is where she found her love of reading and writing. Who needs socialization when you can sit alone in your bedroom with a good book?

Now, Sloan is a tattooed mom with a mohawk and two kids. She’s been kicked out of the PTA in two school districts and is no longer asked to help with fundraisers because she’s been known to lose herself with a good book and forget she has somewhere to be.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Holiday Book Event!

The Wish Augur by Cecil Wilde 

Genre: M/M 

Gabriel Juarez has only one wish for Christmas, uttered moments before midnight on Christmas Eve: a hug. He wakes up the next morning to find his wish being haphazardly granted in the form of an insecure elf called Felix, who works as a wish augur and couldn't bring himself to let Gabe's wish go unfulfilled.


When he wakes with someone else wrapped around him from behind, Gabe's first instinct is to snuggle back into them and enjoy the warmth and comfort. It takes him probably a full thirty seconds to realise that there absolutely shouldn't be anyone else in his bed, no way in hell, and he cries out before scrambling away from whoever it is, pressing his back against the wall. His heart thuds in his chest and his breath comes in desperate gasps.

The person he'd just been sharing a bed with sits up. He—or at least, Gabe's guessing it's a he—has a ruffled mop of bright blond hair, but darker skin and a wide face with a sweet little button nose. He blinks huge blue eyes a few times, yawns, stretches, and then scratches his stomach before looking over at Gabe with a soft smile. He'd be really cute if he hadn't broken into Gabe's home and climbed into his bed.

"What the hell, man?" Gabe stares at him.

The intruder blinks again. "Merry Christmas?"

He looks as confused as Gabe feels, which could mean anything, but he doesn't seem like he's there to hurt him. He's just sitting up in the bed, looking at him like he's the only thing in the universe. Which, again, would be nice if it wasn't creepy as hell.

"Don't you 'Merry Christmas' me. What're you doing in here?"

His face falls. "You said you wanted … I volunteered … it was your Christmas wish? You wanted a hug."

Gabe frowns. He vaguely remembers thinking—maybe even stating out loud, to himself—that he just wanted a hug for Christmas. A total stranger shouldn't know about it, though.

"How did you know that?" Gabe eyes him suspiciously.

"Santa hears everything." He smiles fondly. "He listens to all his children. Especially the ones he didn't get a chance to visit when they were little."

"Are you trying to tell me Santa's real?" Gabe raises an eyebrow in disbelief. "And you're supposed to be what? A Christmas gift?"

"I'm an elf." The guy—the elf, apparently—bounces a little as he says it, and Gabe thinks he hears the faintest jingling sound. Maybe he's just going completely crazy.

"Right." Gabe wets his lips. It's totally implausible, because someone would have noticed Santa and elves and stuff at some point, but he's inclined to believe it all the same. Something about this elf guy seems too earnest for Gabe to completely doubt him. "From, like, the North Pole?"

The elf nods. There's a faint jingling sound again, so Gabe either is really losing it or this guy?

Actually an elf. Or something non-human, anyway.

He's not sure he cares which one it is any more. The clock at the side of the bed tells him it's just gone six a.m. and he could really use at least two or three more hours' sleep before he faces the world. It's Christmas morning, he deserves that.

"So do elves have names?"

The elf pauses and narrows his eyes, looking away. Gabe can practically see the hamster wheel turning in his head as he thinks.

"Felix." He nods decisively.

"Like the cat?"

Felix tilts his head sideways. Gabe takes that as a no.

"Did you just name yourself?"

"Well, I can't give you my real name. It's too dangerous." He draws his knees up to his chest and wraps his arms around them. "Do you not like Felix? You can call me something else if you want."

"Uh, no, Felix is fine. You picked it." It hits Gabe again that he's talking to a guy who claims to be an elf. "This is insane."

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~About the Author~ 

Cecil Wilde resides in Australia, accompanied by a cat who takes up most of the bed, a family of possums in the roof space, and more spiders than they’re entirely comfortable with. They write altogether cuter queer romance than their image as a grumpy cynic might suggest.

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Two Dads for Christmas by Kate Richards

Genre: Menage / M/M

Lauren is in trouble. Only the adoption agency lady knows the heartbreaking decision she’s making. But every baby deserves a father and Lauren’s ex isn’t stepping up to the plate. Without a dad for her child, Lauren doesn’t feel she can give her baby what he or she deserves. When her mother sends her to the Castillo resort in Castle, Alaska to help with a holiday celebration, Lauren jumps at the chance to forget her worries.

Jorell’s career is soaring. In charge of development for the Castillo Resorts Caribbean region, the only thing on his mind is pursuing a vice presidency. Not romance. But a forced transfer to the frozen north throws him—and his prospects off-kilter.

Zachary lives near Castle, Alaska, but the fishing guide has had little success finding a social life and fears his interest in both men and women may be too wild for the wilderness.

Two men and one pregnant woman…in charge of the holiday activities at the Christmas Extravaganza at Castle Lodge. Friendship and intense attraction blooms between them. But Madame Eve has her work cut out for her…will Jorell and Zach provide enough reasons for Lauren to change her mind?



Your aunt and uncle love you very much and, as a special Christmas gift, they’ve allowed me to arrange a unique evening for you. Your date will meet you at the large cabin behind the lodge, for a night you will never forget.

Madame Eve

Perfect. Might as well get it over with—although it would have been simpler to give the guy the slip in the coffee shop or another public area. Kathryn and Nick met through Madame Eve and shared a world-class romance, even now that they were married and parents. Sweet looks, private jokes, stolen kisses…everything any girl could want. She stuffed the paper into her bodice with a sigh.

But she’d already set her course and, if it weren’t for her previous poor judgment and the fact that she’d already fallen hard for two men who had eyes only for each other, it could indeed be a night to remember. Instead, she cut through the gleaming kitchen, smiling at the late night staffers, and out the back door. A light beamed from the front window of the cabin where, according to Andie, she’d spent her first night with her true loves. For just a second an image flashed through her mind—of Jorell and Zach, their nude white and mocha bodies in a four-poster bed, arms outstretched to her in invitation.

But the single tear froze on her cheek along with her dreams as she plodded up the path to the cabin and lifted her hand to the door.

It jerked open, and she gasped. Christmas music poured out on a gust of warm, pine-scented air. A tall spruce decked for the holidays glittered in a corner. Low laughter from somewhere near the flickering flames of the fireplace did not come from the auburn-bearded man who greeted her in the open doorway. It came from Jorell.

And Zach’s hand was the one that tugged her inside, when her feet became one with the doorstep. Lauren’s heart thudded so loud in her ears, it drowned out the Carol of the Bells. Her hopes rose to the high rafters then crashed down when she realized….

“I’m so sorry to interrupt your evening. I must be at the wrong cabin.” And she’d be going back to her room after that, date be darned.

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~About the Author~

Kate Richards lives with her wonderful husband and menagerie of adopted pets in sunny SoCal. She loves the beach, the High Sierra, where she has a very tiny cabin, and spending her days making sure all of her characters—eventually—get to have a happily ever after.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Blog Tour: The Case of the Heavenly Host by: LG Fabbo-Gonnella

The Case of the Heavenly Host 

(A Mark Julian, Vampire P.I. Mystery #3)

Author:  L.G. Fabbo-Gonnella
Publisher:  Ai Press; 2 edition (December 10, 2014)
Book Length:  141 pages
Genre:  Gay, Vampire, Romance, Mystery, Series

Book Blurb:
This is a series that takes place in NYC and involves a vampire, Mark Julian, who is the nephew of Augustus Caesar. He is a private investigator to the city’s supernatural community. He meets and falls in love with a human Detective named Vinnie Pasquale.

His secretary, a sex demon shape shifter named Jaime, who loves to dress in the style of  the 1940’s, assists Mark. By book two she meets her future love, Jean-Claude, the crown prince of the City’s major werewolf clan.

Mark and friends solve cases while battling wits with Tortego. He is the autocratic head of the supernatural city govt, a former head of the Spanish  Inquisition and a vampire who fears losing power to democratic counsel reformers like Jean-Claude.

By book ten you meet a cast that runs to approx., twenty and the reader not only has a mystery case in each book but also reads about power struggles, frustrated loves,  prejudice against mixed supernatural couplings etc. unfold during the books thus far.

My Thoughts:
I had not read books one and two prior to this tour so I jumped on the chance to read all three books. As a series these books kept me entertained. There was a good blend of Mystery and Paranormal and both are favorites of mine so I was all in. Once I finished book one I had to dive into books two and three right away. I will definitely be reading more by this author in the future.

Together Once More

Despite Mark’s eagerness to dive right into the investigation, he realized he needed to be patient until the next day when the names Raphael promised would be provided to him. He left his office for home thinking that at the very least he could discuss the general outlines of job he was undertaking with his lover. He had long
realized that, as a NYC detective, Vinnie’s perspective on cases was a valuable resource.

Unfortunately Vinnie was not home when he arrived. Hoping to secure any possible information about the sword’s whereabouts Mark pulled out a Bible that Vinnie’s mom had given to her son.

Though there were passages mentioning the Archangel Michael, nothing in any of them indicated what had been the fate of his sword. He was soon frustrated. With no other ideas on what to do next, he decided he would try to get some much needed sleep until Vinnie’s return.

Despite his best efforts however, all he could think about his current lack of a clear plan to successfully complete the job. He was still tossing and turning in their bed at three in the morning when an exhausted Vinnie got back to their apartment. The PI heard his lover making the same type of racket he always did when he was late getting home at night, while endearingly trying not to be noisy. Somehow the brawny New York City detective was simply incapable of being quiet. Mark sighed, just happy to know his soon-to-be spouse had arrived back safely.

While he listened to Vinnie showering he wondered about the case the latter was currently assigned too.  Normally they shared the details of their respective cases, but this one had become the exception to that rule. For some reason, Vinnie was under strict orders not to divulge any of the facts about it to anyone. Although he had tried to pry something from Vinnie, the latter had insisted he had given his word of honor to keep silent. Once Mark heard that he stopped all further inquiries on the matter. Vinnie took great pride in keeping his promises and he did not want to be the cause of the detective not keeping such a commitment. Vinnie’s belief in keeping one’s personal integrity was another quality that bound them even closer.

He heard the shower go off and then a few minutes later, Vinnie’s quiet footsteps moving toward their bed.  Bad day, hon?” Mark quizzed.

“Always a bad day,” Vinnie muttered. “About to get better.”

In a few seconds Mark felt the powerful presence of his lover’s  well-muscled, taller frame spooning close to his own back. Mark wanted to inform Vinnie right away about the day’s events.

Vinnie’s actions however, clearly indicated he had something other  than a nice chat in his mind. As he felt the heat of his lover’s torso pressed against him, Mark decided to simply enjoy the moment.

They had the rest of the night to discuss the location of a sword.

“God, I miss you every second of every waking moment.” Vinnie  kissed Mark’s ear before beginning a sensual nibbling. His bristly five o’clock shadow erotically scraped along the surface of the side of Mark’s neck. The vampire felt his heart beat faster as familiar sensations of pure arousal flared.

“Oh, you do, huh,” Mark whispered as he pushed himself  backward into Vinnie’s powerful embrace. He sensually wiggled his rump against Vinnie’s aroused manhood until, as he hoped, he felt his partner moan with delight.

“Oh, babe,” Vinnie grunted as he pulled Mark tighter towards him.

The detective kissed the now tender skin of Mark’s neck. His warm breath brushed against the vampire’s hair. “More,” Mark mumbled as he used his hips to wiggle his rump faster across Vinnie’s growing erection.

“Fuck,” Vinnie gasped as he humped against Mark’s backside.

Soon both men were fully erect.

“Definitely.” Mark sighed.

“Oh babe, I’m so beat I don’t think I have the energy.” Vinnie chuckled, even as the erection that was pressing on Mark’s rear seemed to indicate otherwise.

Mark shifted around so that he could face Vinnie. His own respectable arousal now pressed against his lover’s. “Really? Too tired?” He teased as he leaned his head forward towards Vinnie’s so they could kiss. Vinnie’s slowly traced the outline Mark’s lips with the tip of his tongue while Mark let his right hand descend between their bodies to fondle Vinnie’s nipples. This action brought gasps from his partner as they stiffened under Mark’s grip.

“Well, maybe not that tired.” Vinnie groaned as he reached downward to firmly take their joint hardness into a grip of his own.

He slowly pumped them both as they continued kissing. By now their bodies were sweating. “Mark, I love you man.” Vinnie hissed in the height of ecstasy, as he rested his head on Mark’s shoulder.

“Same, babe.” Mark let himself float on the erotic stimulations being created by Vinnie’s expert mutual masturbation. Soon Vinnie was nipping on Mark’s ear, knowing this drove the latter to an even higher state of arousal. Mark responded by increasing his own manual stimulation of Vinnie’s nipples. With the patient skill of longtime sexual partners, each had by now an instinctive knowledge of precisely what turned on the other. The room filled with their panting. Mark knew that both were edging closer towards a climax.

“Aw yes.” Vinnie groaned………………..

Author Bio: 
L. G. Fabbo-Gonnella is a resident of the NYC metropolitan area. Since an early age he has been interested in "Dr. Who", all things vampire, the late 1940's noir movie style, pulp fictions and murder mysteries.

When not writing he can usually be found at his version of the "Letter Lounge" drinking a chilled cocktail with friends. Although he does not know of any vampires, he holds out the hope to one-day bump into one in a non-lethal encounter.

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Grand Prize.  Books 1 and 2 ecopy

Second Prize:  an ecopy of Book 1

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 Book 1
The Case of the Choirboy Killer
·         Print Length: 135 pages
·         Genre:  Gay, Romance, Vampire, Paranormal, Series
·         Publisher: Ai Press; 2 edition (June 23, 2014)
·         Blurb:
·                     Mark Julian is New York’s only private eye for the supernatural. He has a job to do, one that includes not getting romantically involved with humans. Until a feeding frenzy on gay men crosses his path with irresistible Detective Vincent Pasquale of the NYPD. The paranormal world is about to collide with the human world, in more ways than one… 

The city is being hit by a wave of killings where the victims share two things in common: 1) they are gay and, 2) they have been drained of blood. The press is having a field day using a witness’ description to label him as “the choirboy killer” and the gay community is up in arms. Worse the local vampire council is convinced the killer one of their own who has gone rogue and is intentionally committing these activities as an affront the entire undead community. “I mean we just don’t act this way here,” sniffed the head of the council, “I mean this is New York City after all!” 

The council goes to the only person from their community who they think can find the killer and end his reign. Mark Julian, a vampire like themselves and New York’s only private eye for the supernatural world. With the help of his secretary Jaime, an incubus-succubus changeling sex demon he begins the hunt. His only major problem is that one of New York’s finest is also on the trail of the fiend who is dispatching the city’s citizens. When hunky detective Vincent Pasquale and Julian cross paths the gay detective finds the well-built handsome law officer is not only impeding his quiet search but also, for the first time in centuries, getting him heated up as well. Will they join forces or will one of them fall victim to the sensational choirboy killer? 

Bonus Feature: The Curious Case of the Runaway Incubus 

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Book 2

The Case of the Strega's Touch
·         Print Length: 139 pages
·         Publisher: Ai Press; 2 edition (July 14, 2014)
·         Genre: Gay, Romance, Vampire, Paranormal, Mystery, Series
·         Blurb:
·                 With a civil war between vampires and werewolves looming, the last thing Mark Julian, Vampire, P.I. needs is romantic entanglement with sexy human detective Vincent Pasquale. It’s all spinning out of control… 

The crown prince of the werewolf clan has disappeared and Tortego, his vampire enemy on the city’s supernatural governing body, is suspected. With a horrific werewolf vs. vampire civil war now looming the crafty Tortego has once more turned to Mark Julian for help in finding the lost prince. But Mark is knee deep in his own problems. After the first rushes of romance his relationship with the very human Detective Vinnie Pasquale is getting tricky. 

To complicate matters further Vinnie’s mother has a personal request for her son’s boyfriend, Mark. She wants him to find out who killed and mutilated her best friend’s dog. With Jaime’s itching to join in the cases will it all turn out all right in the end or, is a werewolf/vampire all-out war and a personal breakup for him on his horizons. 

Also two bonus stories: The Case That Marked the Beginning and The Panicky Case of the Cucciolo di lupo_ 

Publisher’s note: This book was previously published. It has been edited for re-release with Ai Press. 

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Book Blast: Wild R Christmas by Silvia Violet

Every year Cole Wilder hosts a big Christmas dinner for all the employees of Wild R Farm, and every year he takes on too many responsibilities then ends up exhausted and even more cranky than usual. This year, Cole’s husband, Jonah, is determined things will be different. Not only is he having their bathroom renovated to add a little luxury to their lives, he’s got plans to whisk Cole away for a Christmas vacation. But getting Cole to agree to let their ebullient friend, Tristan, organize Christmas at the farm is easier said that done. Tristan promises to take perfect care of the farm, but as soon as Cole and Jonah leave, chaos ensues—couples fighting, construction disasters, kitchen woes. The only thing keeping confessed Christmas-o-phile, Tristan, merry is his boyfriend, Wes. He knows exactly what Tristan needs so they can pull the whole Wild R Farm crew together for the happiest Christmas they’ve ever had.

Categories: Contemporary, Western/Cowboy, M/M Romance, Romance, Paranormal


Wes pushed himself up from the couch where he’d been doing research for his latest case. “Just a sec.”
When he stepped into the hall, he froze in disbelief. Tristan was stuck in the doorway with at least three shopping bags in each hand. “What did you do?”
Tristan looked at him like he was a simpleton. “I went shopping.”
Wes sighed as he held the door open so Tristan could push through. Then he followed his lover to the living room where Tristan dropped the bags in the middle of the floor and plopped down beside them.
“I thought you went for a run. What the hell were you doing shopping on the day after Thanksgiving?”
Tristan again stared at Wes like maybe he’d been replaced by an alien, one without much brainpower. “Buying Christmas decorations, of course.”
“Christmas decorations?” Wes did not want to consider the possibility that all those bags were full of Santas, reindeer, and glittery balls. Tristan’s balls were all Wes required this Christmas.
“Sure. I thought we could put them up this afternoon.” Wes’s horror grew as Tristan pulled out a red and green sweater. “Look what I got for Cole.” Tristan held up the offensive garment and Wes fought the urge to shrink backward. On the front was a wolf in a Santa suit surrounded by sheep wearing elf hats. It said “A Wolf in Santa’s Clothing.”
“That is… hideous.”
Tristan laughed. “I know. Isn’t it fantastic?”
“Tris, look… I don’t—”
“Check these out.” He held up lights shaped like reindeer. “They even blink.”
Wes knew arguing with Tristan was useless but he felt compelled to make a small effort anyway. “I usually just put a wreath on the door.”
Tristan gave him an innocent look, the little bastard. “Really?”
“Oh, it’s just a few little things,” Tristan said, clearly unconcerned about Wes’s frustration.
“Tell me you don’t have an album of cats meowing Christmas songs in there.”
Tristan put his hands on his hips, which looked ridiculous with him sitting on the floor surrounded by Christmas decor. “How insulting! Do you really not know I prefer the barking dogs? I find cats too… slinky.”
Wes groaned. “You’re going to be even more impossible than usual from now until Christmas, aren’t you?”
“I’m going to be festive.”
“A tree, stockings, maybe a few other small items. That’s festive enough. I can’t live in the middle of North Pole Central.”
Tristan rolled his eyes. “Stop being such a scrooge.”
“Tristan, I will not—”
Tristan’s sly, sexy grin derailed Wes’s train of thought. “I’m sure I can change your mind.”
“You’re always so damn sure you can get your way.” And all too often he was right.
Tristan crawled across the floor, and talk about slinky, he looked more jaguar than stallion. Wes’s cock took immediate notice. Wes dropped his legs open, knowing Tristan was playing him but not caring. No matter how annoyed he was, he wasn’t going to turn his man down. Tristan settled himself between Wes’s thighs and put his hand on the fastening of his jeans. He caught Wes’s gaze, green eyes twinkling. “Christmas is the season of giving, sweetheart. Just tell me what you’d like me to give.”
“You’re offering sex in exchange for turning the house into Tacky Christmas Wonderland?”
Tristan popped Wes’s snap. “I am. Tell me what you want.”
“Tristan.” Wes tried to sound ominous but probably just sounded horny as hell.
Tristan slid his zipper down, not easy in that position considering how hard Wes was. He licked his lips and looked into Wes’s eyes. “You want to tie me up? Paddle me? Tell me what it’s gonna cost.”
Wes’s breath caught as Tristan ran a finger over his cock, which was still trapped behind his boxer briefs. “This is insane.”

“I give something, you give something. What’s insane about that?” With a mischievous smile, Tristan opened Wes’s jeans wider and pulled his cock free.

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Silvia Violet writes erotic romance in a variety of genres including paranormal, contemporary, sci fi, and historical. She can be found haunting coffee shops looking for the darkest, strongest cup of coffee she can find. Once equipped with the needed fuel, she can happily sit for hours pounding away at her laptop. Silvia typically leaves home disguised as a suburban stay-at-home-mom, and other coffee shop patrons tend to ask her hilarious questions like "Do you write children's books?" She loves watching the looks on their faces when they learn what she's actually up to. When not writing, Silvia enjoys baking sinfully delicious treats, exploring new styles of cooking, and reading to her incorrigible offspring.

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