Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Take Me Now by Faith Sullivan (release day!)


Title: Hold Me Tight
Author: Faith Sullivan
Release date: April 30, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Ebook available at: Kindle| Nook | Smashwords 


He loves me. He loves me not.

Ivy's heart shatters upon hearing Eric's crushing ultimatum. Despite how much she cares for him, she won't give in to his demands. She has no choice but to leave, even if it's the hardest thing she's ever had to do.

She loves me. She loves me not.

When Ivy walks out, Eric can't help feeling betrayed. Unwilling to put her at risk, he values her safety above all else. By refusing to compromise, he's blindsided when she moves in with a man who's already stolen so much from him.

I love you. You love me not.

Lauren sees Eric and Ivy's split as an opportunity to end their relationship once and for all. When Ivy places herself at the mercy of Eric's rival, Lauren plots to destroy the fragile tie binding them together, even if she endangers Ivy's life in the process.


But there’s something I have to do before this goes any further.

Slowly, I draw my head away from her embrace, finding the courage to finally meet her eyes. Her hair hasn’t been combed and her face is all tear-stained, but she has never looked more beautiful.

She stands, bracing herself against me. Her breath hitches when I gently start unbuttoning her shirt, but her eyes never leave my face. I stop partway up, raising the bottom half of her cami up and over her baby bump. Dropping down, I run my hands across her stomach, feeling her shiver against my fingertips. Looking up at her, I place my lips on her bellybutton, kissing the child that’s growing within her, the miracle we created.

“I will never ask you to choose again,” I say solemnly, my voice nothing but a whisper.

Ivy starts to cry in earnest, placing her hands atop mine.

“You are my heart now. Whatever happens to you happens to me.” I kiss each one of her knuckles as she sighs deeply, like she’s been longing with all her soul to hear me say these words. “I know I’m not as brave as you are, but I promise to try harder.”

“Eric, stop. You’re the bravest man I know,” she proclaims with a tender fierceness, tears shining in her eyes.

“I’m just so afraid of losing you,” I mutter, breaking down.

“Oh, Eric,” she whimpers, sobbing right along with me. “I know, baby... I know.”

I lean back against the wall, guiding her onto my lap. We don’t say anything more. We just sit there and hold each other, savoring the moment.

What readers are saying about HOLD ME TIGHT:

"I'm so excited! Eric's balls grew back! He's going to fight for her. I envisioned the whole scene in my mind. True romance at its finest." 
- Rhonda Hofmiller

"You are such a tease! What a way to leave me hanging there, after that scene at the kitchen table. DAMN. Hose me down with cold water please!" 
-Natalie Smith

"Hallelujah and praise the Lord, Eric is FINALLY going after what's his! *sigh* What a lovely welcome home present indeed!"
- Ashley Bodette

Books in this New Adult Contemporary Romance trilogy:


About the Author:

Faith Sullivan is an author of New Adult contemporary romances including the HEARTBEAT trilogy,(Amazon link), the TAKE ME NOW series and the 9/11 novel, UNEXPECTED  (Amazon link). She writes love stories with a little dash of crazy.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Wolf in Gucci Loafers by Tara Lain (guest post, ADULT excerpt, GIVEAWAY and review)


Hi everyone! I’m so happy to be here celebrating the release of my new book, Wolf in Gucci Loafers

I’m Tara Lain and I write the Beautiful Boys of Romance. ELF suggested you might like to know why I write MM romance, so here goes. Back in 2010, I decided suddenly to write a romance novel. I’m a non-fiction writer in my day job, and the only thing I could ever imagine writing at night and on the weekend was romance! My first book idea centered around an older woman/younger man romance between a renowned geneticist and her younger research partner. Then I (accidentally) read my first MM romance novel -- Heaven by Jet Mykles. I loved it so much, I was instantly hooked and I added another man to my story. Just like that, I was a MM writer and I’ve never looked back. 

Why was I captivated? In MM romance, there’s a lack of gender roles. In traditional MF romance, no matter how kickass the heroine is, she usually succumbs to a kick-assier hero. In MM, I can play around all I want with the dynamic between the men and let the play of dominance ebb and flow. Gay romance also comes with unique “wounds” for my heroes. They have a separation and “otherness” built-in, and have often had to go through experiences that make them survivors. Sadly, there isn’t much reaching for conflict and angst. It comes with the territory. I also think women love seeing into the emotional life of men. Peeking at the feelings that may play under the more unreadable surface. Because I believe in true love, I like nothing better than giving my guys their happy-ever-after. Oh and did I forget to mention that if one guy is hot, two are hotter? LOL.

Here’s a nibble from Wolf in Gucci Loafers showing some of this play of dominance between my men. Enjoy!


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.


 by Tara Lain -- MM paranormal

ADULT Excerpt:

“Much as I love the opportunity, I don’t want to waste time driving.” He cocked a grin at Lindsey in the dark car.

“Don’t worry. You won’t. Drive.”

“Okay.” He hit the accelerator. Holy shit. Instant speed. No rumble, no roar, no lag or leaping ahead. Just zero to infinity with a touch. 

“Wow. This is freaky!”

“Fun, isn’t it?”

“Give me directions.”

“Okay. Pull down your fly.

“What?” He glanced over, but Lindsey’s face was not smiling—intense, actually.

“You want directions? You got them. Pull out your cock!”

He swallowed but reached down and pulled the zipper on his very crowded trousers. This sounded promising.

“Get it out!”

“Okay, okay.” He reached in, grabbed his leaking rod, and pulled it from its prison. Man, just rubbing on his briefs was almost too much. That was one sensitive cock. The thing stuck up out of his fly like a puppet.

“Pull the balls out too. I like balls.”

Seth chuckled. “Your wish is my command.” He flopped his balls out of the fly. They were already so tight they barely bobbled.

“Very, very pretty. Definitely Connecticut’s finest. Can I lick them?”

“Shit, feel free.”

“Drive carefully. Keep your eyes on the road.” Lindsey laughed.

Only a small space and a brake lever separated the two seats. Lindsey leaned over, insinuated his head into Seth’s lap and breathed. Oh man, hot breath warmed the tip of his dick.

“He seems glad to see me.”

Seth could barely breathe, much less talk.

Lindsey swallowed the thing whole. Sheeee-it! Heat flashed through Seth’s balls and up his spine like he’d been shot. The car swerved. Damn. He gripped the wheel and slowed down.

Lindsey’s lips popped off. “This is your driver training course. All gay cops must drive while receiving head.” He shoved Seth’s dick back in his mouth and sucked.

Oh God. His hips bobbed. Fuck. Fuck. His knuckles on the wheel were white, but he didn’t want to give up and stop. The speed and sucking went together like peanut butter and jelly. The quiet in the car was punctuated by low growling sounds coming from the suckfest in his lap. What was up with the guy? But man, the sounds were right on the money. He felt like a fucking animal.

His balls tightened further and tingling tickled at the base of his spine. “Lindsey, I’m going to come. I gotta stop. I’ll wreck the car.”

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Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 21. Her best-selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft.  She lives with her soul-mate husband and her soul-mate dog in Laguna Beach, California, a pretty seaside town where she sets a lot of her books.  Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!

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My review for Wolf in Gucci Loafers

4 out of 5 stars

Wolf in Gucci Loafers by Tara Lain continues the saga of the subset of the wolf-shifter clan which is featured in the series, ‘Tales of the Harker Pack’. Lindsey Vanessen is the pampered scion of a wealthy family but, although he is open about his preference for males, he must keep his half-werewolf nature secret.  His propensity to protect those around him causes him to take on an alter-ego but he never imagined that this would put him into contact and conflict with his mate, policeman Seth Zakowsky, who definitely would frown at Lindsey’s actions, let alone the complications of having a relationship with a guy who gets furry and runs on four feet occasionally. 

This delicious m/m erotic paranormal romance continues an intriguing series that focuses on the relatively rare gay wolf-shifters in a particular pack.  Another very unusual couple of males have to find a way to become comfortable with one another and fortunately have the sexy Alphanta Cole Harker, featured in the previous novella, to use as an example of the benefits of following one’s heart.  There is a fun depiction of a sport that I am completely unfamiliar with, polo, as well as the poignant introduction of another male who is searching for his identity.  This author’s characters are always such great examples of the importance of finding a way to be comfortable in your own skin and the combination of suspense and heat in this story is a wonderful combination.  I always look forward to discovering what new relationships Ms. Lain will reveal in another of her creative stories and hope that we get a chance to learn even more about this particular wolf pack and those who are connected to it.

The first in the series is The Pack or the Panther and my review is at this link.

Monday, April 28, 2014

New releases, contests, special offers and misc.

Some of the titles I have had the fortune to be involved with that have been recently released include:


Warning:  These are ADULT titles



Contests and giveaways

Sabrina York is giving away a copy of Rebound, the first story in her Tryst Island series, in celebration of it being a finalist in the 2014 RONE contest (congrats, Sabrina!).  Link

Night Owl Romances has a fun scavenger hunt going on at this link

Romance Books '4' Us has a May Tulips contest starting May 1 at this link

Brenda Novak's wonderful Auction starts on May 1 at this link

Faith Sullivan has a couple of new adult contemporary romance titles available for free at this time.

Take Me Now

Gemma Halliday has a $.99 special on her 'High Heels' mystery series...
Catch up on books #1-7 (plus the two short stories!) for just 99 cents each for a limited time!
Spying in High Heels
Killer In High Heels
Undercover In High Heels
 Alibi In High Heels
Mayhem in High Heels  
Honeymoon in High Heels  
Sweetheart in High Heels
Fearless in High Heels
Danger in High Heels