Ebook Giveaway: Uniform Appeal anthology from Dreamspinner Press [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Dreamspinner Press for donating an ebook copy of the forthcoming m/m romance anthology, Uniform Appeal, for a lucky commenter to win! Uniform Appeal will be released on April 11. *waves at Likes To Get Naked At Fires Guy (LTGNAFG)*

Chasing Jamie by Eric Arvin
When small-town Deputy Sheriff Wade Bailey gets a call about a disturbance at the county fair, he’s not really surprised to find his boyfriend, Jamie, is the perpetrator. Jamie’s always had more energy than he knows what to do with, but something more than his usual restlessness is driving him lately, leaving Wade struggling to understand what Jamie really needs.

Famished by Lou Harper
After being pulled over on the drive home from his job at an LA bar, Sean Taylor can’t get the hunky motorcycle cop out of his fantasies. When he spots the same cop at an intersection a week later, Sean impulsively rolls through the stop sign to get the man’s attention. Unfortunately, all he gets is a traffic ticket and the conviction that the cop of his dreams is straight – until the night Officer Jones walks into his bar.

Delayed in San Diego by Pepper Espinoza
A failed business venture forces Chandler Dawson to leave San Diego and return home to Utah. But a winter storm closes the Salt Lake airport, giving him one extra night in southern California. Marine First Lieutenant Cody Atkinson is on his way to his own icy reception in Salt Lake City, and he’s more than happy to spend the night in Chandler’s warm, welcoming arms. Can the pleasure and solace they share last beyond one night?

Hot Stuff by Maria Albert
Firefighter Drake “Hot Stuff” Drummond’s favorite fantasy appears to be coming true when he’s stopped by police officer Perrin Davis for a moving violation. Unfortunately, the hot little rookie wants nothing to do with Drake. Will the circumstances of their initial meeting destroy any chance Drake has of winning the young officer’s heart?

Duty by Emily Moreton
Major Alex Sheppard has plans for his evening that absolutely do not include anything work-related, but when his CO tags him to play driver for a visiting brigadier general, it’s not like he can say no. Of course, it helps that General Hendrickson is hot as sin in his dress uniform – and that working a room full of movers and shakers in the name of army funding isn’t all he excels at.

Discovering Columbus by Shae Connor
Cleveland cops Thad and Frank are just friendly colleagues until Thad escorts Frank to a trial in Columbus and discovers a possibility for more between them. After a night of sex and laughter, Frank challenges Thad to decide how things will go once they get back home. Thad’s not out at work yet, but he’s learning that Frank has a way of making him want to take chances.

Fire House Flame by Paul Taylor
In 1910, young firefighter John McKinney’s engine company has just taken delivery of the town’s first motorized fire truck. As Memorial Day approaches, the proud company prepares to lead the town parade with its fancy new rig. Rookie hoseman McKinney is subjected to the usual firehouse jokes played on new men, such as being sent to the colored volunteer firehouse to ask for nonexistent equipment like a left-handed nozzle. There he meets Captain Jones, a strapping older firefighter who inspires feelings McKinney can’t explain.

Sold! By K.R. Foster
Detective David Price doesn’t expect his reward for capturing a notorious serial killer to be forced participation in a bachelor charity auction. Stunned at being sold for more money than he makes in an entire year, David is even more surprised to discover that the woman who purchased him was bidding on behalf of  her boss – bestselling author Jonathan Froste.

Heat of the Moment by Dawn Douglas
Dr. Jake Matthews is working as a fellow in critical medicine at a hospital in San Antonio when a disastrous high-rise blaze brings firefighter Sam Roberts to his ER. Passion ignites when Sam and Jake realize that sometimes the only way to get through a tragedy is to find someone to help you celebrate life.

Double Cross by Lesley Hastings
William Ford – that’s the name he uses, anyway – is on a mission.  His World War II RAF uniform will get him entrance to the exclusive Hephaestion’s Gentleman’s Club and the attention of a Russian calling himself Yulian Kozlow. Major Kozlow possesses information of great interest to Her Majesty’s government, and by the end of the day, that information needs to be in William’s hands. The job would be a lot easier, of course, if William’s cheating ex (and fellow spy) would stop interrupting him with text messages in the middle of the mission – and if Kozlow weren’t quite so attractive.

The Night Shift by Louise Blaydon
Jonas Kelshiker’s job on the night shift in the Evidence Room has rid him of any preconceptions that all police officers are sex on legs. Then Vice detective Dan Harris shows up at his window, and Jonas realizes he may have ditched those preconceptions too soon. Dan is gorgeous, funny, and even potentially gay, but Jonas is kind of shy, and it will take something drastic to push him into making a move.

Jean-Paul by Ryan Loveless
Paris, August 1918: Young US Army Lieutenant Joshua Pascal is preparing to lead his platoon in their first engagement against the Germans. Despite his training, Joshua can’t help questioning his qualifications to command older and more experienced men – especially when his second-in-command discovers he’s still a virgin and drags him to a brothel to “make a man of him.” It’s not until he meets a special young man by chance that Joshua discovers the courage to be the leader he needs to be.

Walk a Mile by G.R. Richards
Shen has every excuse in the book to stay in the closet. He’s pretty much the only cop on the beat of Chinese ancestry, he barely scraped by the height requirement to join the force, and now he’s going to admit he’s gay? Fat chance!  But when his division joins in the Walk a Mile fundraiser – a fun run in high heels – he finds himself thrown together with Giorgio, another constable in Shen’s unit who may not be as straight as Shen has always assumed.

Secrets and Lies by Jay Starre
Dean’s boyfriend is a liar. When Dean met Brent, he had no idea that the clean-cut, rather ordinary guy who called himself “Brian” was anything other than he claimed. An extraordinary romp in the sack turns dangerous when Dean discovers his new lover has secrets that make him doubt everything, including Brent’s claims of love.

The US Male by Lisa Worrall
Uniforms? Nope, they did absolutely nothing for Rick. Firemen, cops, Marines, none of them created the slightest tingle. As far as Rick was concerned, give him a nice pair of tight jeans that hugged a firm ass and a black button down shirt any day – you could keep the uniforms. At least that’s what he thought until he opened the door to the new mailman.

Good Things Come… by Rowan McAllister
When firefighter Greg Sawyer wakes up on a stranger’s couch after a night of drinking he can barely remember, the only thing he wants is to make a clean getaway without hurting anyone’s feelings. That proves to be easier said than done when Andy Mercer, the sweet college kid who brought him home, forces Greg to face the emotional turmoil that led to his bender. Though he’d originally dismissed Andy as “not his type,” Greg finds himself revisiting his assumptions and hoping his meltdown won’t ruin his chance once he discovers what a treasure he’s found.

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“No!!!!! I don’t want to wear the tiara!!! Die, tiara, die!!!” -Mayhem

Win a signed copy of Smart Ass: Close Quarters from LB Gregg [CONTEST CLOSED]



Congrats to Anke Gabriel, who won Mandarin Orange: Sweet & Sour by TC Blue! Mandarin Orange: Sweet & Sour is being released today by Torquere Press.



Many thanks to LB Gregg for donating a signed paperback copy of Smart Ass: Close Quarters for a lucky commenter to win! Smart Ass: Close Quarters contains both Gobsmacked (Men of Smithfield, Book 1) and Turner and Turner: One Good Turn by Amber Green. (Plus it has Candy Cane Guy on the cover! :))

No more Mr. Nice Guy.

Mild mannered Mark Meehan’s good judgment flies out the window when he finds his lover banging another man. Things go from bad to worse as Mark’s crazy revenge scheme uncovers shocking secrets – sending him straight into the arms of hunky lawman and old friend, Tony Gervase, a man of limited patience and secrets of his own.

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About LB Gregg

LB Gregg (Lisabea) spends her days plotting and planning and her evenings with her family – three (well above average) teenagers, a smoking hot hubbie, a fat-ass beagle, and a smelly old dachshund. For fun, LB is passionate about skiing, hiking, travel, pedicures, fine wine, good music, and playing cards. She’s been known to read a bit too much.

For more info on LB, because surely one can never get too much of a good thing, you can find her at her blog, Nose in a Book, or at her website.

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“Gimme! Gimme! It’s mine!” -Mayhem

Ebook Giveaway: Handcuffs & Ball Gags (Rawlings Men #6) by Kim Dare [CONTEST CLOSED]



Congrats to Linda C, who won Call and Answer by Val Kovalin! Call and Answer was released over the weekend by Amber Allure.

Congrats to Kassa, who won GhosTV (PsyCop #6) by Jordan Castillo Price!



Many thanks to Kim Dare for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming kinky m/m romance, Handcuffs & Ball Gags (Rawlings Men #6), for a lucky commenter to win! Handcuffs & Ball Gags will be released by Resplendence Publishing on April 6.

Police constable Andrew Rawlings is used to getting heckled while trying to maintain law and order at environmental protests. He’s not so keen on the guy shouting the insults being his flat mate, Ben. A protest is no place for a well mannered school teacher, even if the guy is built like an ox. That’s why Andrew expressly forbade Ben from attending it, and Andrew isn’t used to his commands being disobeyed.

Ben has had enough of being bossed around by his best friend. He’s a grown man. If he wants to protest against the new motorway, he will. And, if Andy Rawlings doesn’t like it, well, he’ll just have to step up to the plate and start playing the dominant role full time, not just whenever it suits him.

Nudity, spanking and ball gags – the punishment for civil disobedience has never been so much fun.

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About Kim

Kim Dare is a twenty-seven year old full-time writer from Wales (UK). First published in December 2008, Kim has since released over thirty BDSM erotic romances.

While the stories range over male/male, male/female and all kinds of menage relationships and have included vampires, time travellers, shape-shifters and fairytale re-tellings, they all have three things in common – kink, love and a happy ending.

You can visit Kim at her website and her blog.

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“Why are  you trying to put this tiara on my head, Mom? I thought you said tiaras went around my body…” -Mayhem

Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 67th (Smirking Guy)



Congrats to Nikyta, who won Looking for Adventure by Valentina Heart!

Congrats to Sandy Jay, who won Wrong Number, Right Guy by Mia Watts! Wrong Number, Right Guy was released by Amber Allure on March 27.



Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be meeting Smirking Guy. You may have trouble believing these are all the same guy, but Jordan Castillo Price discovered the stock photo evidence! (Thanks, Jordan!)

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Did you happen to notice that this Misadventure was a single sentence? 🙂


“Not looking at any more naughty boys. Nope.” -Mayhem

Linkity for the snowy first week of spring



Congrats to Nikyta, who won Looking for Adventure by Valentina Heart!

Congrats to Sandy Jay, who won Wrong Number, Right Guy by Mia Watts! Wrong Number, Right Guy will be released by Amber Allure on March 27.



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Reading Update
The Morning Star (Shadow of the Templar, Book 1) by M. Chandler. ebook. Very good m/m romantic suspense, heavier on the suspense than the romance, about an FBI agent and an elusive jewel thief. I’ve definitely read books that cost a lot more than this ($0.95) that weren’t anywhere near as good! Also, make yourself a post-it to keep track of the team’s names and codenames – thanks for the tip, Kassa!
Double Down (Shadow of the Templar, Book 2) by M. Chandler. ebook. Very good m/m romantic suspense about a jewel thief who’s hired by the FBI to help solve a string of industrial prototype heists by someone with a style eerily similar to his…
With a Bullet (Shadow of the Templar, Book 3) by M. Chandler. ebook. Excellent m/m romantic suspense in which an old enemy gets out of jail and comes after the team. Each book in this series is a bit longer… I stayed up until 2:30 am because I had to finish this one.
High Fidelity (Shadow of the Templar, Book 4) by M. Chandler. ebook. Excellent m/m romantic suspense in which our FBI agent ends up in his jewel thief’s world for a while. I cried an awful lot near the end, even though I was pretty sure it would turn out ok, and stayed up to late because I absolutely had to finish. While I had a complete immersion experience in this series and it just really worked for me, that’s not the case for everyone – check out the discussion on Kassa’s Goodreads review of The Morning Star for another perspective.
Assorted Shadow of the Templar free fiction that fits before, during, and after the four main books.
With Abandon (With or Without, Book 4) by J.L. Langley. ebook. Pretty good, yet somewhat disappointing paranormal m/m romance about a closeted alpha werewolf who’s convinced himself that he can secretly enjoy his male mate for a few years, then let him go with no one the wiser. I never warmed to the alpha… and there was a stalker, which is what, the second or third in this series already?! Definitely time to find something else to add external tension.
The Boy Next Door by Kate McMurray. ebook. Good m/m romance about a designer who moves from NYC back to his small Connecticut hometown to keep an eye on his mom after his dad dies. He discovers that the house he just bought is next door to the guy he had a crush on in high school, who’s now divorced with a six-year old daughter.
Two-Man Advantage (Seattle Marauders, Book 1) by Riley Shane. ebook. Ok m/m romance about a guy who gets dumped via text message as he’s supposed to be heading off on a romantic weekend getaway with his boyfriend. Going on his own, he discovers there’s a naked man asleep in the bed in his cabin. This story suffers from insta-love, and perhaps got some of its inspiration from Ethan Day’s Sno Ho


“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos

Ebook Giveaway: Taste by Mickie B. Ashling [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Mickie B. Ashling for donating a copy of her forthcoming m/m romance, Taste, for a lucky commenter to win! Taste will be released by Dreamspinner Press on April 4.

What should have been a brief interlude turns into something deeper when Lil Lampert meets Grier Dilorio at the Taste of Chicago. Lil is in town visiting good friends Jody Williams and Clark Stevens (from Horizons), and he didn’t plan to hook up with a younger man and discover a mutual love for architecture, interior design, and a unique sexual kink that keeps Lil coming back for more.

By all appearances, Grier is the quintessential bad boy who loves speed, tattoos, and leather, but Lil slowly uncovers another side: selfless, responsible, and tender, especially for  Luca, the son he’s had to deny. With Lil’s love and support, Grier will make a decision key to opening the door to a possible future together, one that includes fatherhood, something Lil has dreamed of but has never dared to explore.

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About Mickie

Reading and traveling are my hobbies, but writing is my life. I was introduced to the world of men who love men around the time I discovered Queer as Folk in 2000. The characters on that show intrigued me, and I began to read everything I could find in the m/m genre. Soon after, I found myself writing the kind of stories that I enjoyed reading.

All of my novels are contemporary, and yes, I admit, filled with angst. Drama and emotional upheaval seem to be the ongoing theme so far; I like hurt/comfort stories where my characters work hard for their happy endings. There are usually graphic sex scenes, so if you are uncomfortable with the concept of men loving men, I suggest you move on.

I’ve had the good fortune to live in many parts of the world, but right now, home is a suburb outside the Windy City where the long winters are very conducive to writing.

You can find out more about Mickie and her books at her website.

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“Whoa. That was some good ‘nip, dude!” -Chaos

Ebook Giveaway: Resisting the Temptation by Valentina Heart [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Valentina Heart for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming m/m romance, Resisting the Temptation, for a lucky commenter to win! Resisting the Temptation will be released on March 29 by Loose Id.

When an unconventional meet gains Kyle a wild roommate, he is anything but prepared for a wild ride. At first glance, one might think that having ‘walking sex’ around the house might be a good thing, but Kyle resists his unbearable attraction and is slowly going crazy at Mikey’s insistent advances.

As he’s gradually losing his resolution, both with the jealousy Mikey’s boyfriends bring out in him and the constant erection that just won’t go down, Kyle curses his decision that ‘friendship’ might be a better definition of their relationship.

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About Valentina

Valentina Heart lives at different locations in Split, at the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Like the directions of her stories her life takes a new twist with every passing year and she welcomes every single one.

As an avid reader for many years, she had a habit of mixing fiction with reality, until she realized that she could simply breathe life to her characters and make them as real as they could get. From forever romantic to deeply troubled, they bring joy to their creator as well as frustration with their naughty behavior.

Kinky imagination aside, she enjoys music and movies just as much as reading, but give her summer all year round and she’ll be ready to free climb, swim, or stretch in all those mind stirring yoga positions.

You can find out more about Valentina at her website, on Goodreads, or on Facebook.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CDT, Friday, April 1.
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“Duuuuuuuuuuude.” -Mayhem

Ebook Giveaway: Three Alarm Fire (EMS Heat) by Stephani Hecht [CONTEST CLOSED]



Congrats to Janean G, who won Faking Perfection by Mia Watts! Faking Perfection is being released by Dreamspinner Press today.



Many thanks to Stephani Hecht for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming m/m romance, Three Alarm Fire (EMS Heat #8), for a lucky commenter to win! Three Alarm Fire will be released by eXtasy Books on April 1.

If there is one thing Dustin is good at, it’s putting up a false front. While his friends and coworkers think he’s easy going, happy, and flirtatious, inside he’s really scarred, sad, and self-conscious. After being in a destructive relationship that left him hurt in more ways than one, Dustin has never really recovered. Determined not to trust anyone again, he resolves to lose himself in his job as a paramedic while he continues to hide his true self.

Pontiac City firefighter Vaughn finds himself attracted to Dustin the moment he spots the paramedic at the annual EMS Neighborhood Beautification event. Dustin is everything Vaughn likes in a man: cute, smart, and sexy. But every time he tries to get close, Dustin pushes him away. Undaunted, Vaughn decides that Dustin is just playing hard to get and vows that he’ll get the other man in his bed if it’s the last thing he does.

Then Vaughn learns the secret pain Dustin has been hiding and he realizes that everything may not be as it seems with the other man. Will Vaughn be able to convince Dustin to give love another chance or will the paramedic forever be lost to the horrors of his past?

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About Stephani

Stephani Hecht is a happily married mother of two. Born and raised in Michigan, she loves all things about the state, from the frigid winters to the Detroit Red Wings hockey team. Go Wings! You can usually find her snuggled up to her laptop, creating her next book or gorging on caffeine at her favorite coffee shop.

When she’s not running around like crazy, trying to get her kids to their various activities, she’s working on numerous projects.

You can visit Stephani at her blog or her website.

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“Why won’t  you leave my tiara out for me to play with all the time, Mom?” -Mayhem

Ebook Giveaway: Precious Possession by Clare London [CONTEST CLOSED]



Congrats to Janean G, who won Faking Perfection by Mia Watts! Faking Perfection is being released by Dreamspinner Press today.



Many thanks to Clare London for donating an ebook copy of her recently released paranormal historical m/m romance, Precious Possession, for a lucky commenter to win!

Lucas Fides has inherited his Victorian family’s auction house, good looks and a keen, passionate mind. But he has far less control over his body’s desires than his business, hiding an illicit and unspoken love for his boyhood friend and dependent, Valentine. As a result, Lucas suffers recurring, deeply erotic dreams, where a mystery lover demands and guides his sexual responses.

When the auction house runs into financial difficulty, Valentine introduces a new client to Lucas. Gideon Arnaud is a mysterious and charismatic man who seems to scorn society’s restrictions. He offers Lucas a spectacular collection of jewels for auction and also his intense, seductive attention. He appears to know more about Lucas than any stranger should. Affronted by Gideon’s bold pursuit, Lucas puts up a spirited defence, despite being increasingly exhausted by his dreams. His heart is already committed to Valentine, even if he thinks it’s his secret alone. When Valentine announces his engagement to Lucas’s sister, Lucas’s pain and frustration are almost intolerable.

Torn between his need for Valentine’s comfort and the determination to avoid Gideon Arnaud’s disturbing presence, Lucas becomes more vulnerable by the day, until his loneliness forces his desire out of his dreams and into the light of day. The consequences will change his life forever.

NOTE: This story was originally published in the anthology Masquerade.

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About Clare

Clare took the pen name London from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fueled family home, she juggles her writing with the weekly wash, waiting for the far distant day when she can afford to give up her day job as an accountant. She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while friends say she’s just fickle, but as long as both theories spawn good fiction, she’s happy. Most of her work features male/male romance and drama with a healthy serving of physical passion, as she enjoys both reading and writing about strong, sympathetic and sexy characters.

Clare currently has several novels sulking at that tricky chapter 3 stage and plenty of other projects in mind… she just has to find out where she left them in that frenetic, testosterone-fueled family home.

All the details and free fiction are available at her website. Visit her today and say hello!

You can also visit Clare at her blog, on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, GoodReads, and the GLBT Wiki.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CDT, Thursday, March 31.
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“Mmmmm… sunbeams…” -Chaos

Ebook Giveaway: Call and Answer by Val Kovalin [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Val Kovalin for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming paranormal m/m romance, Call and Answer, for a lucky commenter to win! Call and Answer will be released on March 27 by Amber Allure.

Small-town Louisiana in 1959 is a dangerous place to have a gay affair. But Henri can’t help his instant attraction to Gabriel, a handsome black musician who accepts his advances with amused tolerance. Henri hopes for a summer of hot, uncomplicated sex before he leaves for college. He doesn’t realize that Gabriel is a powerful shapeshifter who also lives as an alligator in the bayou.

When Henri first sees Gabriel transform into an alligator, he mistakes him for the Devil. Then he learns that Gabriel exists to raise power through sex-magic. For that, Gabriel needs a human lover. In the past, some lovers have helped Gabriel spend the power for the good of the land, and others have squandered it for personal gain. What will Henri do – given that he never wanted to be a magic-wielder in the first place?

As his summer romance with Gabriel deepens into passionate love, Henri must learn to face responsibility as he encounters prejudice, family feuds, and startling glimpses into the underworlds of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Can he persuade Gabriel to take a chance on a future with him?

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About Val

I started by reviewing m/m gay romance fiction, which led me to writing it, but I’m definitely a reader at heart. I love analyzing fiction, which makes reviewing a favorite hobby. I review with Reviews by Jessewave and for the All Romance Ebooks newsletter. I publish m/m fiction with Loose Id and Amber Allure. As a reviewer, I know not every reader likes every book, so I’m okay with negative reactions to my work. I like humor, strong plots, and complicated characters, and hope to offer you the same. I also like miniatures, minimalism, unusual junk, and animals of all sizes, especially reptiles. Thanks for reading!

You can visit Val at her blog and at her website.

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