25 Days of Christmas 2018 – Day Seventeen

I’m so happy to bring you another of my friends today. I’ve got the fantastic AJ Llewellyn for you!

Uhane Hunter: Danny Morales, Hawaiian Eye

Amazon Purchase Link: https://tinyurl.com/y8rkvogt

The Hawaiian word for ghost is Uhane. In this collection of short stories described as Harry Bosch meets Mary Poppins by one reviewer, there are tons of them. It’s hard to tell sometimes who’s living, and who’s dead, even for Danny. He’s a magnet for everything weird. His twisty cases confound the police, but not him. He’s the one who puts out fires. Unsolved murder is a fire that can never be extinguished, and Danny is determined to put out every single one.

In these four stories, the lines between life and death and everything in between are blurred.

The dead love to talk to Danny Morales. A retired Kaua’i cold case detective, he’s working out of an office that’s a former time share sales kiosk on Waikīkī Beach.

In Ke ‘Ahi Pio’ole: The Fire That Never Burns Out, Danny tackles his first case. It looks like a typical problem of a cheating spouse, but things are about to get crazy.

In Wait for Me, the fearless Honolulu PI gets unexpected advice when he helps in a grisly murder investigation—from another killer.

Hard Sun, set on the remote island of Molokai features an unusual problem. A black suitcase filled with a priest’s complete gear for giving the last rites to a dying person, keeps showing up in surprising places. It’s freaking everyone out, including the police.

This story introduces Danny’s lost love, Mando. Can they have a second chance, or will the mysterious suitcase just add to their mutual er, baggage?

In Breakfast Point, Danny travels to Sydney, Australia and uncovers an old crime lurking below the surface. He soon learns that dead critters, just like men, do tell tales.

A.J. Llewellyn is the author of over 250 M/M romance novels. She was born in Australia, and lives in Los Angeles. An early obsession with Robinson Crusoe led to a lifelong love affair with islands, particularly Hawaii and Easter Island.

Being marooned once on Wedding Cake Island in Australia cured her of a passion for fishing, but led to a plotline for a novel. A.J.’s friends live in fear because even the smallest details of their lives usually wind up in her stories. A.J. has a desire to paint, draw, juggle, work for the FBI, walk a tightrope with an elephant, be a chess champion, a steeplejack, master chef, and a world-class surfer. She can’t do any of these things so she writes about them instead.

A.J. I started life as a journalist and boxing columnist, and still enjoys interrogating, er, interviewing people to find out what makes them tick.

She is a member of Sisters in Crime (including Los Angeles and Hawaii chapters), East/West Writers, and Romance Writers of America.

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email: ajllewellyn@gmail.com

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Newsletter sign-up: ajllewellynnewsletter@gmail.com – each month I give away a free ebook!

I love AJ. Anything she writes is a worthy read! For a chance to win this book, leave a comment on this post by Christmas. And keep coming back because I’ve got more amazing MM authors for you as Christmas draws near.

Happy Holidays!

 

25 Days of Christmas 2018 – Day Sixteen

I’m so excited to have new to me authors for you today! Please welcome Devon Vesper and Quin & Perin!

Saviors

Over two-thousand years ago, one of the ten God Jars went missing.

In the wake of that ancient theft, the god attached to that Jar has become evil and wrought havoc and despair across the world. Brave souls of the Aesriphos order that’s comprised of same-sex mated pairs of noble men and women battle the resulting scourge with magic and might while continuing the endless search to bring the missing god jar home and end the devastation.

But soon may not be soon enough.

In this nine-book epic saga of medieval-esque sword and sorcery, the weight of the world rests in the hands of a single man, but only if he can find the strength within himself to overcome his trauma and face the world as he truly is.

The Saga Begins

Trust is more terrifying than any weapon.

Valis’ father wants to sacrifice him to the evil God, Qos. His uncle wants to use him as a magical battery and sex slave. All Valis wants is to live in peace, without fear of constant abuse. When he escapes his father’s sacrificial knife and runs away, he lands in the camp of his two saviors, Kerac and Darolen, holy Aesriphos warriors powerful enough to put his family in their place.

But trusting anyone could be fatal, and the warriors ask the impossible: to sell his father’s farmstead and abandon his old life to join their monastery.

They’re his only hope and when he learns to trust them, they’re the father figures he always wanted, but Valis isn’t sure he’s strong enough to put aside his fear and start over.

(The God Jars Saga has a slow burn M/M romance that starts in book two. It is intended for mature audiences of over 18 years of age due to depictions of graphic violence, abuse, and sexual encounters.)

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075PJ7RH

Do you like gay fiction? If you want to escape into a book and leave the real world behind, I’ve got you covered. I’ll give you stellar character development and intense plots to immerse yourself in, and know you’re heading toward a happily ever after, every time.

Hi, I’m Devon Vesper, and I write unashamed escapist fiction that centers around hot, hunky gay men, and maybe a nerd or three. The novels I write allow you to sink into worlds where being gay is not only accepted, but is a social norm. Here, the focus of the story isn’t about the angst and social perils that the real world offers the LGBT community, but the fantasy and romantic elements that you crave. In these worlds, you’ll see gay men facing down evils, corruption, and internal struggles as they try to get to their happily ever after. And there is always a happily ever after, guaranteed. Leave reality behind and let me show you a new world.

Lost and Found

He is…half my age, my son’s friend, and he calls me Daddy. I brought him to his knees until he did the same to me.

“He was like a greedy little puppy, trying to please me. And goddamn, I needed him to need me.”

From the authors of “Meik&Sebastian – Obsessed” comes a May/December Romance with a sprinkle of Daddy Kink. After their first encounter in “Take it All”, Lost and Found explores how Dave and Carter’s relationship took root and blossomed.

As a standalone novella, Lost and Found features explicit adult m/m content, Daddy Kink, age gap as well as romantic elements. The book ends…well, let’s see how it ends, shall we?

Buy Link: smarturl.it/lost-and-found

This is Quin&Perin. We are a team of Sultry Gay Romance writers who focus on detailed, toe-curling, and realistic smut scenes with a fair share of dirty talking (Oh, boy). Unlike other authors, we write without the goal of publishing anything. Publishing is just the cherry on top of a cream-covered bubble butt.

That said, it is time for the next level of smut: stories featuring fire, lust & desire.

Website: www.quinperin.com

Don’t those books sound amazing? I know I want to read them! You have a chance to. For a chance to win them, leave a comment on this blog post. You have until Christmas. And keep coming back through the the 25th because I have some great authors and books coming up as we draw closer to the holiday.

Happy Holidays!

 

 

25 Days of Christmas 2018 – Day Fifteen

It’s Day 15 and I’ve got winners from the second week of this giveaway! Check below to see if you are a winner.

Day Seven: Book – This Time Around by SL Danielson, Winner – Angela

Day Eight: Book – Midnight Musicals and Coffee Ice Cream by Layla Dorine, Winner – Sula

Day Nine: Books – Unsuitable Omega by Skye R. Richmond and His Instant Family by Rheland Richmond, Winner – Fran

Day Ten: Books – Greyson Fox by TL Travis and In Debt to the Devil by Brea Alepou, Winner – Ashley Woodward

Day Eleven: Books – Return to Sender by Roberta Blablanski and Trevor by Dakota Storm, Winner – Zakarrie

Day Twelve: Books – Bayou Dreams by Lynn Lorenz and choice of backlist from Charlie Cochrane, Winner – Stephanie Valentine-Ocasio

Day Thirteen: Books – Blessed by Maggie Blackbird and Blue by L.B. La Vigne, Winner – Lee Todd

Day Fourteen: Books – Reinventing Us by Ann Lister and Pinkerton Man Series by C.J. Baty, Winner – Elaine G

The next set of winners will be announced on December 26 for the last ten days of the giveaway.

For Day 15, I have two amazing authors and books to share with you! Please welcome my friends Zakarrie Clarke and DM Roberto! Also, check out Zakarrie’s cover. It’s a Winterheart Design cover. 🙂

Hangover From Hell

A Hangover from Hell is exactly what greets rock star Callum Carter upon being rudely awoken by his partner, artist Daniel Flynn on the last morning of their ‘On the Road’ trip along Route 66. They have been together for five years, after meeting when the infamous ‘enfant terrible’ was commissioned to paint Callum’s portrait. Theirs is a story of lust, laughter and all-consuming love, although this remains a closely kept secret; until the morning they wake up in Las Vegas. Married. Dan has no memory of this miracle taking place—only one thing seems certain—he has somehow managed to pull off a masterpiece on the mischief front, and inveigled Cal down the aisle…

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Hangover-Hell-Book-1-ebook/dp/B07BBNJHZB

After moving to London at eighteen and flitting about for far too long, Zakarrie settled, as blissy as can be, by the sea. ‘Twas here that her castaway dreams resurfaced and she began to write—a lot—after realizing that she finally felt able to allow her innermost self a voice. In truth, her books are better at being her than she’s ever been. Her one hope now is that someone, somewhere, will enjoy the misadventures of her miscreants as much as she adores writing them.

Website:  https://www.zakarrieclarke.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zakarrieclarke

Moonlight Masquerade

Buy Link: http://firebornpublishing.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_bookx_info&cPath=1_12&products_id=361

It’s Valentine’s weekend. For Skylar Everclear, it’s a holiday he wishes he could forget. Now, mysterious roses keep popping up on his doorstep, he has no idea what is going on, and he’s a little disturbed by this secret admirer of his. Trying to forget it all, since he just got rid of the latest in a line of loser boyfriends, Skylar just wants to do his job at the local bakery.

When he meets his new neighbor, Marc Douglas, Skylar finds himself drawn to the quiet young man, even as he tries to not let his libido take over. But, when another mysterious rose turns up on Valentine’s Day with an invitation to meet his admirer that night, Skylar has to decide whether to take a chance that love is right there waiting for him.

D.M. Roberto is a lover of books and a compulsive reader. Venturing into the world of GBLT, Ménage and erotic romance, she found her new favorite genre to explore. With time and lots of Johnny Depp movies to inspire her, D.M. Roberto creates heartfelt stories that hopefully readers will enjoy and fall in love with. Living with her two kids, a significant other who supports her every move in writing and doesn’t seem to mind she gets up at 2 am to type away on the computer. She looks forward to creating stories that readers will love and enjoy.

Author blog: https://authorDMRoberto.blogspot.com

Author FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDMRoberto/

General Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dawn.roberto.1

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dawn_Roberto

Whew! That’s a lot for this Saturday the 15th! For a chance to win these two books, leave a comment on this blog post! And make sure you come back over the next 10 days as I’m gearing up to finish the 8th Annual 25 Days of Christmas MM Book Giveaway with some of the best known names in the MM genre! Might as well finish on a high note, right?

Happy Holidays!

25 Days of Christmas 2018 – Day Fourteen

Here it is, already the 14th. How time is flying this month! We’re already halfway through the giveaway and Christmas is drawing near! Today, I have two more authors and two more books for you to check out!

Reinventing Us

Alex-Zander Metcalf knew his life would always be filled with twists and turns, especially living in the public eye while playing the role of front man for his band Ivory Tower. That’s what made life interesting and he loved every aspect about his job in the music world.

Living in a long-term polyamorous relationship with a husband and a wife also created a fair amount of ups and downs. Add two rambunctious daughters to the house and you had a sweet cocktail of chaos and pure joy and the unexpected awaiting him every day. His life was overflowing, but he wouldn’t have changed a thing, because it was damn near perfect.

He knew nothing in life was guaranteed and never to take things for granted, but that didn’t have him anymore prepared for what he was facing now. With his life completely upside down, Alex wasn’t sure how he’d ever be able to move forward. But life as he knew it was gone, and it was up to him to dig deep and find a way through the fog with the only remaining “constant” in his life: Chase.

How do you find a new path when you feel so lost you can’t see the road ahead of you through the unrelenting darkness? Where do you even begin such a journey, when the landscape is so vastly different from what was once familiar, and the resentment you have for needing to start over tastes like acrid bitterness on your tongue?

Alex must find the strength to push on and find a way to reinvent himself and all the relationships in his life, but creating this new version of himself won’t come easy.

Buy Link: smarturl.it/ReinventingUs

Ann Lister is a native New Englander currently living in Florida with her husband. She has pulled details from her years living in the New England area and uses many local settings and landmarks in her novels.

After graduating art school, marrying, and raising two daughters, she established her own video production company. Her nearly two decades working in video production included work within the music industry and won her a coveted Telly Award. Her ‘behind-the-scenes’ exposure to the music world and her love of rock music is the inspiration for her erotic rock star romances.

Her rock star romance, “Fall For Me”, Book One in The Rock Gods series, was a Finalist in the 2013 Rainbow Award and Book Three, Make You Mine, established her as an Amazon #1 Bestselling Author. Her stories focus on what it truly means to love; love unconditionally, love without restrictions or labels, love without fear or judgment – to just simply love.

Pinkerton Man Series

BOOK ONE:
THE PINKERTON MAN
Stiles Langberry leaves England under the dark cloud of blackmail. He resettles in America with a new name, becoming a Pinkerton Agent.

His new employer sends him undercover to a brothel that serves homosexual men, where prostitutes are being murdered. In the course of his investigation, he becomes involved with Paul, one of the prostitutes. Complicating matters, one of the suspects draws Stiles like no man before him. Stiles knows he must stop the killer before he strikes again.

BOOK TWO:
HOME ON THE RANGE
Pinkerton Agent Stiles Long is sent to the Circle W Ranch to uncover who is killing the ranch’s cattle. In order to discover the truth about the goings on at the ranch, Stiles has to prove to the ranchers he’s more than a good-looking city slicker.

Savage Beare, the head ranch foreman, is far from happy that Stiles is there to check things out. He has secrets of his own. Stiles finds Savage incredibly good-looking, but cold and aloof. He’s also a suspect. One of many.

When Stiles’ best friend and partner, Lizzie Ferguson, is kidnapped things begin to shake apart. Stiles doesn’t trust anyone and he needs to find Lizzie before time runs out.

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Pinkerton-Man-Bk-1-ebook/dp/B071PCT738

C. J. Baty lives in southwest Ohio. Her heart however, lives in the mountains of Tennessee where she hopes to retire some day. The mountains have always provided her with inspiration and a soothing balm to the stresses of everyday life.

The dream of writing her own stories started in high school but was left on the back burner of life until her son introduced her to fan fiction and encouraged her to give it a try. She found that her passion for telling a story was still there and writing them down to share with others was much more thrilling than she had ever expected.

She has a loving and supportive family who doesn’t mind fixing their own meals when she is in the middle of a story. And a network of friends, who have encouraged and cheered her on in her quest of being an author.

One thing she has learned from life and she is often heard to say is: “You are never too old to follow your dream!”

From rock stars to the old west! That’s what’s up for grabs and you could be the winner! Just leave a comment on this post. Keep coming back because it’s just going to get hotter and hotter here at Sunlight Sucks every day through Christmas!

Happy Holidays!

25 Days of Christmas 2018 – Day Thirteen

I’ve had a passel of bad luck stuff happen so I’m going to put off this week’s listing of winners until the 15th. The last set of winners from the 15th through the 25th may be late posting if my family ends up on the street come December 20th. I don’t see how we’re going to get out of this current mess right now, but know that even if my life goes down the toilet, I’ll find a way to get the winners posted so the authors can deliver the books. I appreciate you all so very much.

Now on to the good stuff! I have two authors and books for your pleasure today! Maggie Blackbird and L.B. La Vigne!

Blessed

A mixed-blood Catholic seminarian struggles to discern his true calling:  the priesthood or his ex-lover, a proud but damaged Ojibway man.

It’s been ten years since Emery Matawapit sinned, having succumbed to temptation for the one thing in his life that felt right, another man.  In six months he’ll make a life-changing decision that will bar him from sexual relationships for the rest of his life.

Darryl Keejik has a decade-long chip on his shoulder, and he holds Emery’s father, the church deacon, responsible for what he’s suffered:  the loss of his family and a chance at true love with Emery.  No longer a powerless kid, Darryl has influence within the community—maybe more than the deacon, and he intends on using his new-found power to destroy Deacon Matawapit and the church.

Hoping to save the church, Emery races home.  But stopping Darryl is harder than expected when their sizzling chemistry threatens to consume Emery.  Now he is faced with the toughest decision of his life:  please his devout parents and fulfill his call to the priesthood, or remain true to his heart and marry the man created for him.

An erotic spiritual journey…

Buy Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/maggie-blackbird/978-1-4874-1973-8-blessed/

An Ojibway from Northwestern Ontario, Maggie resides in the country with her husband and their fur babies, two beautiful Alaskan Malamutes.  When she’s not writing, she can be found pulling weeds in the flower beds, mowing the huge lawn, walking the Mals deep in the bush, teeing up a ball at the golf course, fishing in the boat for walleye, or sitting on the deck at her sister’s house, making more wonderful memories with the people she loves most.

Web Site:  https://maggieblackbird.com/
Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/maggieblackbirdauthor/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/BlackbirdMaggie/

Blue

When his lost cat is returned by college student Ben Stacks, east coast businessman Harrison Reid can’t deny the obvious sparks between them. It only makes sense to meet again, and soon, to strike up a relationship.

But Reid has skeletons in his past, ones that haunt him as he tries to start fresh with Ben. Reid is determined not to let that old life get in the way of this new romance, especially with how strongly Ben is falling for him.

How long can he hide the truth though, especially when old acquaintances come to call and expose him to the man he’s come to love? Standing up to them is about far more than closing old doors. For Reid, it only exposes how much he’s terrified of a happy ever after. But he must act quickly, because Ben will not accept a man who can’t be truly free to live the life of his dreams.

Blue is a 63,000-word novel.

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-L-B-Vigne-ebook/dp/B07917RRRS/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1543250786&sr=1-3#customerReviews

B. La Vigne is a librarian by day, and a filthy smut writer by night 😉 As a published erotica author and MM romance reader, La Vigne is also part of the LGBT community. La Vigne enjoys camping and baking on the weekends, and is a lover of monsters.

Don’t those sound like great reads? I know I’d read them! For a chance to win both books, leave a comment on this post. And feel free to post on the previous week’s entries as well. Keep coming back through Christmas as there are some amazing authors to come including Amber Kell, Jaime Samms, and Kris Jacen!

Happy Holidays!