Showing posts from August, 2017

Book Blitz~ Beast of a Time

Buy Links:Rainbow Ninja Press | PayHip| Amazon US | Amazon UK
Publisher:Rainbow Ninja Press
Everyone's heard stories or songs about being a beast of burden. Well, it’s quite a burden to be a beast, too.

Kane isn’t like most people: he’s not human, for one thing. What he is, is exceptional.

An event from his past led him to stay on Earth, a planet of people that were often scared and hostile to his kind. Even so, Kane ignored all the hateful things said to him and focused instead on the job he chose to do.

That job is everything to him, and it’s his reason for living. When one man shows up—Al, a new hire who keeps smiling at Kane when he should be looking at him with fear and distaste—Kane is faced with a challenge he never expected. He didn't think anyone would ever truly want him, and to discover that a very sexy, handsome man does indeed want him, shakes Kane to his core.

Despite Kane’s best attempt’s at keeping distance between them, he finds himself partnered with Al. Kane …

Release Blitz~ Tops Down Bottoms Up

Buy Links:Amazon US | Amazon UK
Length: 23,000 words approx 
Cover Design:Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design
Will Rowan’s festival fling with sexy dancer Seth lead to something more permanent?

Rowan is stuck at a folk festival helping out a mate, and it really isn’t his scene. The yoga and singing workshops are bad enough, but morris dancing is the final straw. Bearded men with beer guts prancing around wearing bells—who wants to watch that?

All Rowan’s preconceptions are shattered when he meets Seth—a morris dancer, and the stuff Rowan’s fantasies are made of. Seth persuades Rowan to come to a dancing workshop, and Rowan’s willing to do whatever it takes to get to know Seth better. The attraction is mutual, and a lesson filled with innuendo and flirting leads to an incredible night together.

When Rowan arrives home, he’s gutted to find that Seth has given him the wrong phone number. Assuming Seth did it on purpose, Rowan resolves to forget about him. But fate—and friends—conspire to …



Ah ha! Bet you are thinking this article is all about coffee or cream or even the juxtaposition of the usual into the unusual.

Z: Huh?
A: Go with it...
Z: Ooookay!

Well, we're actually going to discuss a book's backstory. Think of your novel as coffee and your backstory as cream. You usually add just a bit of cream to your coffee not the other way around, except for Zi, but that's a pot of another kettle.

Z: Huh?
A: Go with it...
Z: Ooookay!

Anywho, many novice writers are so anxious to share their research and development, they bog down the opening with as much information as they can.

Z: By the way don't you drink tea?
A: That's not the point...
Z: But....
A: Do you want to write this?
Z: Thought you'd never ask. (With a hip bump moves Angelica's chair aside until he is settled before the keyboard.)

The backstory is a vital part of plotting. It stimulates the story, and gives the characters motivation. After all, each chara…

Release Blitz/Giveaway~ Out of the Shadows

Buy Links:Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK
Length: 62,991 words
Cover Design:Bree Archer
Publisher:Dreamspinner Press


Can he step out of the shadows and into love’s light?

Eight years ago, Christian Hernandez moved to Jamaica Plain in southern Boston, took refuge in his apartment, and cut himself off from the outside world. And that’s how he’d like it to stay.

Josh Wendell has heard his coworkers gossip about the occupant of apartment #1. No one sees the mystery man, and Josh loves a mystery. So when he is hired to refurbish the apartment’s kitchen and bathrooms, Josh is eager to discover the truth behind the rumors.

When he comes face-to-face with Christian, Josh understands why Christian hides from prying eyes. As the two men bond, Josh sees past his exterior to the man within, and he likes what he sees. But can Christian find the courage to emerge from the darkness of his lonely existence for the man who has claimed his heart?


CHRISTIAN HERNANDEZ stared at the letter,…

Discover Taste on my Tongue by Beth Bolden/Giveaway

Title: Taste on My Tongue Author: Beth Bolden Release Date: August 15th 2017 Genre: MM Contemporary Romance

BLURBAlmost pop-star Landon Patton has just turned a corner on the worst two years of his life: dropped by his label and dumped by his ungrateful ex-boyfriend. However, his new agent's brilliant plan for Landon's superstardom doesn’t have anything to do with his music – it’s called Kitchen Wars, and it’s the hottest new reality show on TV.Landon wishes he could have nothing to do with it. Since the first morning he mixed flour and water, Quentin Maxwell knew he wanted to be a baker. After becoming the pastry chef at a popular LA bakery, anyone else might be satisfied. But Quen wants to call his own shots. Going on Kitchen Wars to win the money for his own bakery seems like a huge risk, but maybe it's worth it. They’re an unlikely pair. Landon can’t even figure out how to turn an oven on, while Quentin makes his living with one. But with each passing week on Kitchen Wars,…

Release Bllitz/Giveaway~ VL Locey's Open Net

Buy Links:Amazon US | Amazon UK | KOBO |  Barnes & Noble | iTunes
Length: 54,000 words approx
Cover:Rêverie Design & Formatting
Cayuga Cougars Series
Snap Shot (Book #1) Amazon US | Amazon UK | KOBO | Barnes & Noble | iTunes
August Miles has the world on a string professionally.

Augie, as his friends and teammates call the unassuming young goaltender, is on the fast track to the pros. The starting goalie for the Cayuga Cougars, he has a year or two in Cayuga to hone his skills and all his career dreams will have come true. Pity his personal life isn’t riding the same high. He’s the only one among his group of friends without that special someone to call his own.

Until he meets Salvatore Castenada at a lakeside party. The attraction is white-hot and more than a little wonderfully overwhelming for the romantically inexperienced goalie. August quickly discovers that Sal is everything he’s dreamed of in a man: mature, settled, sinfully handsome, and filled with gentle humor. S…

Book Spotlight~ Under the Boardwalk

Under the Boardwalk an all-new, heart-warming MM romance by Felice Stevens is available NOW! Under the Boardwalkby Felice StevensPublication Date: August 10th, 2017Genre: Contemporary MM RomanceBeneath the famous Brooklyn landmark, love is hidden but not denied: All his life, Alexi Kharpov has dreamed of traveling to unknown exciting places instead of working at his family’s frozen custard stand on the famous Coney Island boardwalk. Every year is the same until a gorgeous man picks a spot in front of his stand to sing, captivating him with his beautiful voice. After two summers of listening, it might finally be the time for him to cross that boardwalk and take a chance. Opera singer Cameron Maxwell has traveled the world, but the sight of the beautiful man serving custard to tourists touches his heart like nothing ever has before. A summer fling might be exactly what he needs to put his problems out of his mind, but the last thing Cam expects is to want the summer to last forever. It’s a …

Welcome Xavier Axelson today & a Giveaway

Please welcome Xavier Axelson today to the Reading Nook and make sure to check out his new book coming to JMS Books, Lavender. Plus make sure to leave a comment to be entered in to win an e-copy of the book. Now take it away Xavier....
The last time I visited the lavender farm, it was not in bloom. I always miss it. The serenity of the mountains, the gorgeous farm setting and the peace and quiet of the location make it the perfect place to escape and let your imagination run wild. Along the road to the lavender farm there are other farms selling local honey, produce, horse ranches, one in particular with mini horses is definitely enchanting, local wineries and again plenty of silence and spectacular views.
How could I not be inspired? Many of my stories include California. I’ve lived here close to twenty years and can’t imagine living anywhere else. The scenery is spectacular and while I admit, my relationship with the state is usually love-hate, I always appreciate the local beaut…

Discover John Burley's The Quiet Child and a Giveaway

Discover the world of author John Burley and make sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post for a chance to win the following prize fromt he author: John will be awarding a digital copy of The Quiet Child to three randomly drawn winners via rafflecopter during the tour. The tour is sponsored by Goddess Fish Promotions.

GENRE:  Thriller
BLURB: From the award-winning author of The Absence of Mercy, comes a gripping and darkly psychological novel about family, suspicion, and the price we are willing to pay to protect those we love the most.
It’s the summer of 1954, and the residents of Cottonwood, California, are dying. At the center of it all is six-year-old Danny McCray, a strange and silent child the townspeople regard with fear and superstition, and who appears to bring illness and ruin to those around him. Even his own mother is plagued by a disease that is slowly consuming her.
Sheriff Jim Kent, increasingly aware of the whispers and rumors surrounding the boy, has watched the p…

Book Review- Maudlin's Mayhem by Yasmine Galenorn

Another lighthearted romp in Bedlam to enjoy from Yasmine Galenorn and one I couldn't put down.

My Rating for Maudlin's Mayhem: 4 Stars

Poor Maudlin…after getting her Bed and Breakfast up and running, she finds herself in the middle of chaos. At first, she finds the chaos swirling around her an annoyance but soon it gets quite deadly especially when she is on the black list of a certain vampire queen, Essie Vanderbilt. Now if Maudlin doesn’t find a way to dispel the hex that is on her, she is afraid things will turn even worse for her and those around her.

Yasmine Galenorn’s second installment in her wonderfully funny Bewitching Bedlam series is back in MAUDLIN’S MAYHEM and this time Maddie is facing even more danger than she expected. I love this series so much. It’s fun and quite entertaining. The characters keep the story rolling along rather nicely and I enjoyed finding more about Maddie and the gang. The world building is spectacular and this is an author who is a pro at cre…