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Book Title: Bona Fide

Author: Rebecca


Cover Artist: Bec

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Genre/s: Contemporary M/M Romance

Trope/s: Fake boyfriends, Rock star, Mild sub/dom vibes

Themes: Authenticity, Trust in self and others

Heat Rating: 4 flames

Length: 80 000

This is Book Two of the
Experimental Love series, but it can be read as a standalone.

The book does not end on a cliffhanger. It has a solid HEA.


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My new fake boyfriend
may not like me, but he needs me. There are worse foundations for a



Toni Fairweather is a liar and a fake. I suspected it the day
we met, but when he lies to his friends about being my boyfriend, I know for sure. I’ll play
along with his deception, but Toni will owe me – big time.

I have my own reasons for needing a boyfriend. Someone
who can handle me. Someone who can keep me in line. Toni is demanding enough to fulfil
every requirement.

I don’t need to like the man… to obey him.


I never meant to fake a relationship with the lead singer of
a local rock band. But the fib popped out over lunch with my best friend, and now I’m
expected to present my new boyfriend at his engagement party next month.

The good news? I’m not the only one in need of a

Being boyfriends for a month shouldn’t be hard, but I do
have one condition: this won’t be some
deal. I want a real relationship, and
Ned’s going to give it to me.


From Chapter Six (Toni’s Point of View)

“You need a date for the festival. I need a date for Rodney
and Leif’s engagement party next month. The answer is obvious.” I place a hand over my
chest in a show of sincerity. “I think we should be boyfriends.”

Ned’s head falls back as he laughs out loud. “That’s why
you’re here? You want to rope me into going to the engagement party with you?”

Hilarity isn’t the response I’d hoped for, but it’s better than

instant rejection. “You have to admit, a twenty-minute acting job does not equate to an
entire weekend away. This is simply a way to bring our arrangement back into balance. It’s
only fair.”

He shakes his head at me. “How long are you planning to
drag this fake boyfriend thing out?”

“Just until after the party. Then, we can break up and go
our separate ways. It won’t be messy,” I assure him. “If there’s any moping to be done, I’ll
keep it to myself. You’ll never have to hear from me again. However…” I lift a pointed finger
to make sure he’s paying attention. “I don’t want to be fake boyfriends. I want to be real

Ned’s amusement is replaced by confusion. “Real


“Just like that?”

“Why not just like that?”

He gapes at me in disbelief. “People don’t go around
deciding to be real boyfriends as though a relationship can be plucked out of thin air. It has
to come naturally. You get to know each other, spend time together, develop
actualfeelings.” He gestures between us with one hand. “Do you have any actual feelings for
me, Toni?”

“Yes,” I insist. “I think you’re incredibly sexy. That counts,
doesn’t it?” His groan—half exasperation, half lust—makes me smile.

“Usually yes, but in this context not so much.” He crosses
his arms over his chest. “We might be able to fake a real relationship for other people, but
we can’t actually make it real. Tell me you know this.”

“Of course, I do.” In theory. My longest ‘real’ relationship
didn’t make it to a monthiversary, so my practical experience is somewhat lacking. “But
can’t we skip over all the getting to know you crap and go straight to the part where you
adore me, and I make you happy?”

Groaning, Ned drops his head forwards.

“You need this as much as I do,” I snap. “Maybe

Straightening, he places his hands on his hips. “How do you

“If we go down to the festival as friends, or let’s face it
acquaintances, then I’ll be hard-pressed to stop you doing anything. This ex of yours will
have power over you, and I will have none.” Ned opens his mouth as if to disagree with me,
but then he must see sense because he closes it again. “If I’m your boyfriend… I will have
power, too.” I give him a moment to contemplate my statement before I continue. “Trust me
when I say I’m the jealous type. As long as we’re together, there is no way in hell anyone will
be touching you but me. There will be no getting seduced by your ex. No sneaking off into
dark corners to be fawned over by groupies. Nada. You’ll be
my boyfriend, and I
will not allow you to disrespect our relationship.”

He stares at me with wide eyes, a slow smile appearing as
his ears turn a lovely shade of pink. “I take it you don’t like to share?”

The word alone makes me grit my teeth. “I don’t even want
to share the air you breathe.”

His tongue darts out to swipe across his bottom lip as he
contemplates my offer. Taking a deep breath, he nods his agreement. “All right, you’ve
convinced me. Real boyfriends it is.” A smile bursts onto my face, and his eyes close on a
quiet groan. “Holy fuck, those dimples will be the death of me.”

About the Author

Rebecca is a long-time lover
of all things romance. Whether it’s a book, movie, or real life, she will always have more fun
if there’s a love interest thrown into the mix. She lives in Queensland, Australia with her very
own hero husband, two quirky kids and one big, black dog. Other than reading and writing
books, her favourite things include loud music, enjoying a glass of wine on the patio,
organising everything in existence, and spending too much time on the

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Book Title: The Slow Death

Authors: Nic Starr and BL

Release Date: January 26,

Genre: MM Paranormal

Tropes: Forbidden Love,
Fated Mates, Reluctant Alpha

Themes: Forgiveness, New
Alpha, Shifter Society

Heat Rating: 4

Length: 46 000 words/ 165

It is the first book in a trilogy,
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Caught in the fallout of a rare disease, and members of
opposing packs, Zander and Marrok’s future as fated mates hangs in the balance.


Alexander Kingston wasn’t destined to lead the East
Territory pack, but fate had other ideas. Becoming the next Alpha in his dead brother’s place
and managing his father’s expectations is a challenge, one that’s only getting harder with
time. When his father, the Alpha is reluctant to accept outside assistance when one of their
own is afflicted with a deadly blood disorder, Zander must take a stand against his father or
lose another pack member to The Slow Death.

Marrok Blain is part of the North Territory pack. With his
unique knowledge of The Slow Death, the debilitating progressive disorder that slowly kills
with every shift, he offers help, knowing he’ll be met with resistance from his friend’s pack.
What he doesn’t expect is the overwhelming pull to the stubborn yet undeniably gorgeous
son of the East Territory Alpha.

Four packs coexisting with rising tensions, and a genetic
disorder that reminds them of the common thread that connects them all. Zander and
Marrok are the key to an uneasy alliance, or all the packs will suffer. Especially Zander, who
discovers he’s got one more deadly fight to face.


“I need to speak to the alpha!” Marrok tried to move past the other man who stood slightly
taller than his own six foot two.

“Sorry, he’s busy. Can I help you?” He stepped right in front of Marrok again.

“I want to speak to the alpha!” he gritted out, his patience gone.

“What’s going on out here?”

The power of the alpha was immediately felt and Marrok fought and lost as he tried not to
bow his head in submission and respect.

“I want to know why you’re not doing more to find Grady a donor.”

The guy who’d tried to stop Marrok stayed close, his eyes focused on him. Marrok shot him
a look, and when their eyes locked a force more powerful than even the command of the
alpha rippled across his senses. It was there and gone so fast he didn’t have time to put a
name to it, so ignoring the shocked expression that crossed the other man’s face, he forced
his eyes back to the alpha.

“I want some answers, and if I can help, I want to be involved. Grady’s important to me, and
if you’re not willing to help him I will. There’s no chance in hell I’ll let him die
without a fight.”

Marrok glanced again at the man who still had his eyes locked on him and now had his arms
crossed in obvious annoyance, before looking back to the alpha.

“You must be Marrok. I’m Andreas, Alpha of East Territory. This is my son Alexander.”

Marrok looked between the two men and saw the resemblance but didn’t care who the guy
was. Whatever had passed between them didn’t matter. His friend came first, and the fact
that they had let him decline so much before seeking help pissed him off.

“Why didn’t you reach out sooner? You know we’re close to finding a cure, but even without
a cure our registry might help him find a donor.”

The alpha looked to his son and Alexander looked away, out of frustration or shame, Marrok
wasn’t sure. He turned to Marrok again. “We’ve done all we can. Don’t you dare storm in
here and talk to me this way. I spoke to your grandfather and agreed to see you as a
courtesy, but I will not listen to you imply that I don’t care about our pack members. Now if
you’ll kindly make an appointment—”

“Great.” The word dripped with sarcasm. He didn’t try to hide his frustration, and he
wouldn’t play nice to appease the feelings of a stranger, no matter who they were. Both of
them were responsible for Grady’s situation as far as he was concerned, and both of them
would pay if Grady succumbed to TSD. Marrok knew he couldn’t hurt them physically, but he
could withhold any information and data that would help them and their pack in the future.
“How about you let me know when you’re finally ready to save your pack member?”

He realized he’d been staring at Alexander since the alpha had spoken, and he also realized
he hated whatever was between them. Alexander narrowed his eyes, and Marrok knew he
felt the same. He took one more look at the most beautiful blue eyes he’d ever seen, before
turning on his heel and storming from the building.

About the Authors

BL Maxwell

BL Maxwell grew up in a
small town listening to her grandfather spin tales about his childhood. Later she became an
avid reader and after a certain vampire series she became obsessed with fanfiction. She
soon discovered Slash fanfiction and later discovered the MM genre and was hooked.

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Nic Starr lives in Australia
where she tries to squeeze as much into her busy life as possible. Balancing the demands of
a corporate career with raising a family and writing can be challenging but she wouldn’t give
it up for the world.

Always a reader, the lure of

m/m romance was strong and she devoured hundreds of wonderful m/m romance books
before eventually realising she had some stories of her own that needed to be

When not writing or reading,
she loves to spend time with her family–an understanding husband and two beautiful
daughters–and is often found indulging in her love of cooking and planning her dream home
in the country.

You can find Nic on Facebook,
Twitter and her blog. She’d love it if you stopped by to say hi.

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Book Title: Ride or Die (Food Truck Warriors #6)

Author: Beth

Publisher: Beth Bolden

Cover Artist: Cate Ashwood

Release Date: January 20,

Genre: Contemporary gay romance

Tropes: Bad boy, secret admirer, hookups versus

Themes: Overcoming fear, found family, embracing change

Heat Rating: 4 flames

Length: 80 000

It is not a standalone story.


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Can Ren’s bad boy heart
be wooed and won?


Ren Moretti likes his life—and his hookups—just the way
they are: fast and loose.

He only ever hooks up with someone once, and
relationships? Forget it. Never gonna happen. No guy has ever persuaded him to bend,
break, or alter his one date and one night rule.

Until Seth Abramson.

Seth has always tempted Ren—but it’s not a secret that
Seth won’t settle for just one night. A few dates won’t cut it, and he’s not interested in
playing around. He wants it all, and he intends to win Ren’s heart.

But that’s the one thing Ren’s never given up. He guards it
closely and fiercely, until one day, when he realizes it’s no longer his to protect, it’s belonged
to Seth all along.


“You gonna order?” Ren asked. Hoping that he
understood exactly what he meant. And he wasn’t talking about sandwiches.

“Oh yeah, I definitely am,” Seth said, and Ren’s
stomach fluttered.

There was something so decisive and grown up
about this guy.

Like he’d throw Ren over his shoulder and cart him
back to his bedroom.

“What can I get you?” Ren asked.

Me. I can get you me. And you’d enjoy every
second of it. Trust me. I’m delicious.

“That’s a real good question,” Seth said.

“I’m going to get lunch,” Lennox announced, and
nobody was surprised to see him head off towards Ash’s food truck.

“Well, if you want a recommendation,” Gabe said,
and Ren wished that his cousin would go do anything else right now, “you can’t go
wrong with the Thai meatball crunch wrap.”

“Does everything have balls or buns?” Seth wanted
to know.

Oh, Ren wanted to show him.

So badly that he deployed the smile that he usually
saved for closing the deal. But then, he was closing the deal right now, wasn’t he? He could
feel it in his bones.

Specifically one bone in particular.

“Yes,” Ren said.

“Straightforward,” Seth said, taking a step nearer, and
now Ren could really get a good look at him. He was even sexier in higher definition and
he’d made Ren’s mouth water even without the close-up look. “I like it.”

“See anything else you like?” Ren decided there was
no point in delaying. They were both clearly interested. “Lucky for you, I just happen to be
free tonight.”

Somehow, impossibly, Seth’s own closing smile was
even more devastating than Ren’s own.

Ren was unmoored. Blown away. Blown

What would it be like to be under him, when he
smiled like that?

What would it feel like to kiss that smile off

He was going to get to find out. Ren could feel it.
Could nearly taste it.

Really straightforward,” Seth said, not
sounding like he hated that at all.

“Why bother pretending that you don’t just want a
sandwich?” Ren shrugged. “We’re both interested. I’m free tonight, and I know we’d both
enjoy ourselves.”

“What about tomorrow, then?”

Ren had learned the hard way that it was better to
always be honest about his intentions. But this guy, even if he didn’t do one-night
stands, was so hooked that Ren knew there was no way he’d ever turn him

Ren could feel the other side of the hook, buried in
him, tugging him even closer, and he dared anyone to try to resist that completely
irresistible pull.

“What about tomorrow?” Ren asked archly.
“Why do we have to worry about tomorrow?”

“I’m all about the tomorrows,” he admitted with a
shrug. “I’m not here for just the tonights. I want to know there’s going to be a tomorrow,

Ren frowned. “I don’t do tomorrows. Not
when tonights are so freaking great.”

“Then I guess I’ll have to make do with just a
sandwich.” Seth sounded genuinely regretful, which was why Ren didn’t even register the
rejection right away. He’d been so goddamned nice about it. Like he hadn’t wanted to
say no.

About the Author

A lifelong Pacific Northwester, Beth Bolden has just recently moved to North Carolina with
her supportive husband. Beth still believes in Keeping Portland Weird, and intends to be just
as weird in Raleigh.

Beth has been writing practically since she learned the alphabet. Unfortunately, her first
foray into novel writing, titled Big Bear with Sparkly Earrings, wasn’t a bestseller, but hope
springs eternal. She’s published twenty-three novels and seven novellas.

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Book Title: In Vineyard Veritas

Author: Clancy Nacht &
Thursday Euclid

Publisher: Eine Kleine

Cover Artist: Clancy

Release Date: January 21,

Genres: LGBTQ Cozy mystery, trans man

Tropes: Amateur sleuth, favorite aunt dies, going back home again,

Themes: Coming back home, finding where you belong

Heat Rating: 0

Length: 206

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In wine, truth. In
vineyard… mystery.


Local police summon retired CTO Geraldine Thorn from her
Austin lake house to Kitsch, Texas, the small town where she grew up, when her beloved
Aunt Tilda is found dead at her vineyard home, presumably from a slip in the bath. Upon
arrival, Gerry discovers Tilda’s eclectic group of friends—including a much, much younger
lover—and rivals. When they realize Tilda’s slip wasn’t an accident, Gerry enlists the help of
a handsome Texas Ranger with secrets of his own.


“Howdy. Ms. Geraldine Thorn? This is Sgt. Hale Alexander
with the Texas Ranger Division Company F.” Hale’s voice was a pleasantly raspy tenor with a
thick East Texas drawl. “The Arguello County PD requested my assistance with a mysterious
death. A Lt. Klaus gave me this number. He said, and I quote, ‘May you have the joy of her,’
and washed his hands of this affair. Don’t think you’ve got a fan, ma’am.”

“I’m friendlier when I’m not upset about my aunt dying.”
Gerry felt a pang of frustration, but she appreciated that this guy sounded like he’d be
reasonable. “I appreciate you looking into this. Things aren’t adding up.”

“Well, ma’am, this is highly irregular, involving the Rangers
in this kind of thing, but I’m on my way to Kitsch now from Waco, and we’ll see what there is
to see. The autopsy report had some discrepancies, so your gut may hold true. Don’t go
quotin’ me on that, all right?” Hale cussed under his breath, and the sound of a car horn
interrupted their conversation.

Sounding calmer, he resumed, “Anyhow, I’m gonna have to
view the body before she’s laid to rest, if that’s all right with you, ma’am. I understand
you’re gonna wanna get closure, put her in the ground soon’s you can, but this is

“Of course. I just came from the funeral home, I can let
them know to hold off picking her up.” She paused and looked up and down the street. “Is
there any way I could join you? I just want to… I think if I saw her with my own eyes it would
help me wrap my head around what happened.”

Discrepancies. That sounded… positive? Not exactly that,
but it was nice to hear that she wasn’t totally losing it. “If she’d had too much wine and
slipped in the tub— that would make sense, but opioids? I just… and there’s a young man,
and… there are things that don’t add up. I want to do right by my aunt.”

“That’s admirable, ma’am. But are you sure you wanna see
your aunt in that state? She’s been autopsied, and she’ll be nekkid as a jaybird on that slab.
It’s gonna stay with you.” Hale didn’t shoot her down, which was something. If anything, he
sounded supportive. There was a steadying warmth in his tone even over the

“She wouldn’t like my delicate sensibilities getting in the
way of finding out what happened if someone did this to her.” Seeing Tilda’s body wasn’t
something she was looking forward to, but she needed to know. “I’ll be all right.”

“All right then, ma’am. Text me your address to this
number, and I’ll swing ’round and nab you. You’re not gonna wanna drive after. I’m an hour
out.” Hale’s drawl was comforting. While Gerry wasn’t really a small-town girl, she had a
feeling Hale’s good ole boy persona would play well in Kitsch, and no one was going to turn
away a Ranger’s inquiries.

“I’m already downtown. I can…” She looked around and
then shrugged to head to her car. “I’ll just go home, and text you the address. It’s on a
vineyard, so it’s a little out of town, but I imagine an investigator shouldn’t have too hard a
time finding it. Thanks.”

About the Authors

Together, Texans and platonic
life partners Thursday Euclid and Clancy Nacht write queer novels that span genres, with
intense romances and a seamless shared narrative voice.

They published their first
co-written novel, the m/m rock star romance Black Gold, in 2010, and now have over a
decade of award-winning collaborations under their exquisite belts. Recent titles include the
twisted romance His Fake Prison Daddy and the Phisher King series, in which an uptight
federal agent and a bratty hacker go from enemies to lovers while solving a hate

Though Elder Millennial trans
man Thursday and Gen X gender outlaw Clancy live three hours apart, they are inseparable.
Their friendship is a perfect example of the Grumpy/Sunshine trope, which makes Thursday
very happy. Clancy thinks it’s all right.

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Book Title: Embers of
Darkness (D’Vaire, Book 27)

Author: Jessamyn

Publisher: Independently

Cover Artist: LJ Anderson,
Mayhem Cover Creations

Release Date: February 3,

Genres: M/M Romance, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy Romance

Trope/s: Fated mates

Themes: Love, reconciling the past

Heat Rating: 3 flames

Length: 90 503

It is not a standalone story.
he book does not end on a

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To embrace the future and
find love, both men must face the darkness of their pasts.


A man torn between what his soul wants and what he
believes is expected of him, Scheredin D’Vaire is still fiercely loyal to his family. Scheredin is
one of the few remaining warlocks and spends his days aiding his cousins in running the
D’Vaire sanctuary. In his free time, Scheredin loves gaming. With the tap of a few keys,
Scheredin can lose himself in another world.

Kieran Tarinthfenix is a phoenix shifter whose tribe likes to
forget that elf blood also runs through their veins. A driven man, Kieran takes his hobby of
gaming and learns to craft titles of his own. He hands his income to his chieftain despite
Kieran’s lack of respect for a man who forces his people to take part in an ancient but cruel
ceremony every year.

Scheredin and Kieran meet online and quickly grow into
gaming buddies. For years, they are content with an online relationship and the anonymity it
provides. When Scheredin decides to meet Kieran in person, they discover they’re mates,
but there are secrets between them. To find lasting love, both men will have to throw away
the past and seize their destinies.


A product of elven blood, even though the Tarinthfenix
refused to admit it, Kieran had lacked any kind of sexuality until that moment. His breath
caught, knowing that inside the shop was his mate. Stepping into the bright space, Kieran
scanned the customers, and his silver gaze with hints of purple locked on a short man with
dark hair and a light goatee.

His expression was one of shock, and there was little else
to read in his heavily lashed green eyes. In his hand was a stunning lily of blue and black,
which brought a smile to Kieran’s face. Somehow, it made perfect sense that the man he’d
become instant friends with all those years ago was the other half of his soul.

Crossing the distance that separated them, Kieran’s grin
grew as he delightedly considered the handsome man still staring at him blankly. “Hi,

“Hi, Keladriel. I’m Brexton,” said the man at Scheredin’s
side, who resembled him a great deal.

“A pleasure to meet you, Brexton,” Kieran replied
immediately and flicked his attention back to Scheredin.

Brexton nudged Scheredin’s shoulder.

“Say hello,” he murmured to Scheredin, whose mouth
snapped shut.

“Hi, Keladriel,” Scheredin whispered.

“Crazy, right?” Kieran asked. “Makes me kind of mad. We
should’ve planned this a long time ago.”

“What does that mean?” demanded a broad-shouldered
man with navy eyes and soft brown curls.

“Keladriel is my mate, Brogan,” Scheredin told the tall

“Are you fucking kidding me?” yelled a man around
Scheredin’s height as his hands rose to grab fistfuls of his blond ringlets, catching the
attention of several customers.

“You can calm down,” Brogan growled. “I already know
you’re going to give me shit for the rest of eternity.”

“Hi, I’m Dra’Kaedan,” the blond said, shouldering his way
between Scheredin and Brexton to wave. “I was so excited I nearly forgot and tried to shake
your hand.”

Kieran was seconds away from refuting Dra’Kaedan’s
assumption that he was an elf, despite his ears and attire, when the name hit him. “Like,
Grand Warlock Dra’Kaedan D’Vaire?”

Although he wasn’t allowed to explore the outside world, it
fascinated Kieran, and he’d often read about the famous people within the Council. As far as
Kieran could tell from the online newspapers, there were few families as reputable and
powerful as the D’Vaires, so it made sense that people would name their kids after the royal

“He is Grand Warlock Dra’Kaedan D’Vaire,” Scheredin
remarked. “We’re all D’Vaires. The tall guy behind him is his mate, Grand Duke Brogan
D’Vairedraconis. At the table next to you pretending not to listen are Coven Lord Bridger
D’Vaire and Coven Lord Hadley D’Vaire. They’re here to protect me in case you turned out to
be a homicidal maniac planning to butcher me in a coffee shop or whatever other nefarious
idea Brogan had for what might happen today.”

“Why does everyone always make me sound crazy?”
Brogan demanded.

“Please, you do that all by yourself, Mate,” Dra’Kaedan

“Do you follow all elven traditions even though you aren’t a
part of the Council?” Brexton asked, cocking his head.

Kieran wasn’t fond of lies, but there was no hesitation in
his soul over his matebond. Although they had plenty to learn about each other, Kieran
knew Scheredin’s character and was wildly attracted to him. He was ready to explore his
new sexuality with the attractive man studying him, and Kieran understood that their belief
that he was an elf named Keladriel could help speed up the process of binding them
together for eternity.

Not only would Kieran not have to wait to be with
Scheredin, but he could also finally walk away from the Tarinthfenix without guilt. Fate
wanted Kieran to be with Scheredin, and he was fully on board with her plan. In fact, in
Kieran’s eyes, she couldn’t possibly have done better. Kieran’s gift was his closest friend and
a real, honest-to-Fate warlock to boot.

If there was anything that fascinated Kieran more than the
Council, it was magic, and Scheredin likely had plenty. While building the foundation of the
most important relationship of his life with dishonesty wasn’t the smartest choice, Kieran
would explain who he truly was and give Scheredin his real, non-elf name as soon as they
were mated. It was perhaps not the best way to speed up the timeline, but Kieran could find
no patience, and his beast was egging him on.

Instead of answering Brexton’s question with a complete
falsehood, Kieran went with his gut. “I’d like to have a mating ceremony as soon as possible
if you’re okay with that, Scheredin.”

“I will honor your customs, Keladriel. It’s not like we’re total

It rankled both man and phoenix to have his other half call
him by the wrong name, even though it was the one he went by in the game, but Kieran set
the outrage aside and smiled again. “Thank you.”

About the Author

Jessamyn Kingley lives in
Nevada where she begs the men in her head to tell her their amazing stories which she
dutifully writes it all down in what has become a small mountain of notebooks. She falls in
love with each couple and swears whatever book she wrote last is her absolute

Jessamyn is married and
working toward remembering to start the dishwasher without being distracted by the scent
of the magical detergent. For personal enjoyment, she aids in cat rescue while slashing and
gashing her way through mobs in various MMORPGs. Caffeine is her very best friend and is
only cast aside briefly for the sin better known as BBQ potato chips.

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The Sky Nymph trilogy is an
MMM romance that is best read in order, featuring spirituality, found family, and falling in
love with one’s best friend. Although the Sky Nymph series takes place in the same magical
Vienna as the Augarten pentalogy, this series can be read as a standalone.

The Sky Nymph series is
about finding one’s way in the world, and reconnecting with nature and the spirit. As Ollie
searches for meaning, he turns inward toward his Higher Self, and solidifies his bond with
two men who are also on the path.

Author: Charlie

Genre: Contemporary MMM Romance with spirituality and magical

Trope: Best friends to lovers

Themes: Finding home, finding family

There are no cliffhangers.
Each book ends happily, with a happily ever after at the end of the trilogy.

The books should be read in

Overall Heat Rating for the series: 4 flames (Detailed, but slow burn to set up.)



Book Title: Infinite

Cover Artist:

Length: 50 000 words / 186

Release Date: March 24,

The start of a trilogy that is
best read in order.


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I’m on the run, leaving
behind everything I’ve ever known.

I’m on the run, on a
blessed path that leads me straight into their arms.


In 2026, Oliver Smith emigrates from the United States to
Austria, to start a job as an editor for Boutique Press. Anxious, tired and broken, he
hallucinates an angel comforting him on the plane. Ollie assumes it was a dream, but the
Catholic contract lawyer Moritz who picks him up at the airport assures him that angels are

As Ollie builds a new life on the other side of the world,
working his job while trying to keep himself together and hold his shadows at bay, he meets
Bryn, a young man who practices a secret magic and sings gentle prayers to the sunset. Bryn
is married to Moritz, the same contract lawyer who helped Ollie settle in and who keeps
showing up and cooking for him in the evenings. But things have gone wrong: Bryn and
Moritz are separated, pending divorce.

Ollie and Bryn fall fast together, becoming best friends, and
as Ollie gets to know Moritz’s caring heart he realizes he has feelings for this beautiful man,
too. It’s clear that Bryn and Moritz still love each other. As Ollie works to bring them back
together, he finds himself being healed in return and drawn into their loving

Infinite is the first book in the Sky Nymph series and is a
50,000-word MMM romance with magical realism, patient angels, typewriters on bicycles,
and lots of espresso. Although Infinite takes place in the magical Vienna of the Augarten
series, it can be read as a standalone.


Book Title: Nebulae

Cover Artist:

Length: 37 500 words / 152

Release Date: September 8,


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I pray, Angel, please keep
my lovers safe…


In 2027, one year since emigrating from the United States
to Austria, Ollie has settled into a happy life in Vienna with his two boyfriends, Moritz and
Bryn. He has handled nearly all of his lingering debt, and is excited to embark on the next
stage of life with his partners.

But on the eve of Fasching, Vienna shuts down. The
Schöner Himmel coffee shop is forced to close, and with the mandatory ambulance service
and the military deployed, Bryn and Moritz are called up. As his loved ones fall to illness and
injury, Ollie works himself to the bone, helping his friends keep the Schöner Himmel, the
Buchinger book bindery, and the tailoring shop running. With nowhere else to turn, he prays
to his guardian angel, eager to seek spiritual refuge in dark times.

Instead of giving comfort, the angel challenges him to face
what he is running from. Alone, without the support of his lovers, Ollie can no longer deny
his greatest fears and must accept the test his angel has set for him. To awaken to the
mystery and the forest of a myriad ways, Ollie must stand and fight what chases

He has found his home. Now, he must find the way

“The path lies open before you,” the angel says. “Will you
take it?”

Nebulae is a 37,500-word MMM romance featuring
magical realism and endurance through hard times. It is the sequel to Infinite and is thus
best read in order. Although the Sky Nymph series takes place in the same magical Vienna as
the Augarten pentalogy, this series can be read as a standalone.


Book Title: Etheric

Length: 35,000 words / 146


Release Date: December 15,


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Come what may, I have
what it takes to hold us together.


Two years after the events of Nebulae, Bryn, Moritz, and
Ollie are enjoying peaceful days and continuing to build on their relationship. Meanwhile,
Milly—Bryn’s sister—and her wife, Grace, have always wanted children, and as planned,
Milly starts trying to conceive with Ollie’s help. Bryn never thought he’d become a parent or
even an uncle, but seeing everyone around him so happy at the prospect of children, he is
doing his best to open his heart to the fruitful gifts that life can bestow.

Then circumstances take a turn, and Bryn is left holding the
reins of an exhausted and stressed-out family. With Moritz working non-stop at a local law
firm, Ollie’s panic disorder rearing its ugly head, and the addition of a little bundled-up
blessing who had a rough start coming into the world, suddenly everyone is relying on Bryn
to lead. Yet Bryn’s intense self-doubt leaves him feeling like he isn’t anywhere near good
enough—or strong enough—to be all that his two men and their fragile baby need.

As magical forces become active in Vienna, Bryn must make
a choice: refuse his role and watch his family fall apart, or invoke his higher self and come
into his own to navigate the spiritual and magical flow of the world.

Etheric is a 35,000-word MMM romance featuring
magical realism and the cutest baby ever. It is the third book in the Sky Nymph series, which
is best read in order. Although the Sky Nymph series takes place in the same magical Vienna
as the Augarten pentalogy, this series can be read as a standalone.

About the Author

Charlie Godwyne lives in
Vienna and loves to walk at Augarten and shop at book binderies. A translator by trade,
Charlie loves to take train trips around Europe and hopes to one day learn how to play the

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Book Title: The Runner

Author: Thom Collins

Publisher: Pride Publishing

Cover Artist: Erin Dameron-Hill

Release Date: January 18, 2022

Genre:  Contemporary M/M Romance, Erotic romance, Sports

Tropes: Enemies to lovers, sporting heroes, 

Themes: Reconnecting, rivalries, forgiveness 

Heat Rating: 4 flames

Length: 30 353 words/ 121 pages

It is a standalone story within a themed series and does not end on a cliffhanger.



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An Olympic hero faces his longest run – to make up for the past.



Alex Schaefer is a sports journalist and commentator at the top of his game. He hosts a successful weekly podcast has just written the biography of a world class football player. With his career on an upward trajectory, Alex has never been busier. There is no time in his life for love or romance.

Ethan Bower was used to success. As a British sprinter, he won a host of silver and gold medals at the Olympics, European and Commonwealth championships, and spent over a decade at the top. Persistent injuries brought Ethan’s career to an abrupt halt in his mid-thirties. Now he has to start over again. Trying to get his foot in the door of athletics commentary and presenting isn’t easy.

Ethan and Alex have history. Eight years ago, at the height of Ethan’s success, Alex was chosen to ghost write his autobiography. An experience they would both rather forget. Ethan hated what Alex wrote about him; a fact he’s made very public. When Ethan attends the launch of Alex’s latest book, they meet again for the first time in years and something becomes apparent to both of them – they have each improved with age. Now in their thirties, they are older and more mature.

Can they put the past behind them and their ambitions for the future to take a chance on each other now? 



Alex held back a moment, observing. Ethan was taller than he remembered, and with the increased bulk across his shoulders, he had a very statuesque physique. His clothes looked well made, and he wore them well. Something stirred within Alex, an excitement that caused his whole body to tingle and concentrate in his groin. Ethan Bower roused him in a way he would never have thought possible.

Alex knew that attraction would die in seconds if Ethan was the same bullish prick he used to know.

Only one way to find out.

“Hello, Ethan,” he said, stepping up beside him. “It’s been a long time.”

As Ethan turned to look at him, there was uncertainty on his face just for a second before his mouth spread into a wide grin. There were short dimples which cut into his cheeks when he smiled—Alex had forgotten about those—and he had a day’s worth of stubble on his chin, which suited him a lot. Any more would give away his natural ginger colouring, which the careful highlights in his hair tried to disguise.

“Alex,” he said, shoving out his hand. “Congratulations. I had no idea you were involved in the book until I arrived.”

He pumped Alex’s hand harder than necessary. Over-compensating? Nervous? Ethan had never struck him as a man who suffered from social anxiety, but the way he grabbed his drink off the bar and knocked off a third of it in one go suggested that maybe he was.

Or he’s pissed off to see me and too polite to say so.

“You’re looking good. I was sorry to hear about all the injuries. I thought you’d be good for one more round of medals.”

Ethan shrugged. “They come to all of us. You can’t push your body so hard for all those years and not expect consequences. It would be nice to have added another Olympics to the tally, but it is what is. I can’t do anything about it now.”

Alex’s gaze was drawn to Ethan’s stunning green eyes. Shit. How could he have forgotten about those? They were mesmerizing. There had definitely been a change in his face since they’d seen each other last. There were deep lines around his eyes and the corners of his mouth and there could even be a touch of grey in the hair around his ears. Alex realised he had known Ethan when he was still a boy. The person who stood in front of him now was all man.

“It’s nice to run into you after all this time,” Alex said. “I had no idea who was coming tonight.”

Those green eyes looked deep into his. “Are you kidding? I won’t miss it. This is going to the biggest sports book of the year. Everyone is interested in Fernando’s story. Not just here, but worldwide. You’re onto a real winner with this one.”

Alex shrugged. “It’s his story, not mine. I just helped to put it on the page for him.”

“Did Fernando seek you out personally? I kind of think he must have. None of those straight dude football writers could tell it with the authenticity of another gay man.”

“He did. For that very reason, I think. He felt more comfortable talking to a gay writer. The publishers were torn. They wanted either a much bigger name or an anonymous ghost writer who would do what they were told and wouldn’t ask for credit.”

Ethan gave a soft laugh. “You mean like my book?”

“Those were different times.”

“I guess so. And we were different people. I know I was.”

Could this be true? Was Ethan admitting he’d been an arsehole in his younger days? “Everyone is different in their twenties. I don’t think we really grow up until we’re around thirty. Look at Fernando. He was twenty-nine when he finally came out, despite knowing he was gay all of his life.”

Ethan nodded and took another sip of his drink. “Everything turns out all right in the end, I suppose.”


About the Author 


Thom Collins is the author of Closer by Morning, North Point and the Anthem Trilogy. His love of page turning thrillers began at an early age when his mother caught him reading the latest Jackie Collins book and confiscated it, sparking a life-long love of raunchy novels.

Thom has lived in the North East of England his whole life. He grew up in Northumberland and now lives in County Durham with his husband and two cats. He loves all kinds of genre fiction, especially bonk-busters, thrillers, romance and horror. He is also a cookery book addict with far too many titles cluttering his shelves. When not writing he can be found in the kitchen trying out new recipes. He’s a keen traveler but with a fear of flying that gets worse with age, but in 2013 he realized cruising is the best way to see the world.

Check out his website for news updates and a free ebook, The Night.


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Book Title: Crush Box Set 1

Author: Elouise

Cover Artist: Maria

Release Date: January 13,

Genre: Gay contemporary

Heat Rating: 3-4

Length: approx 210 000
words for all 3 books

Each one can be read
separately, but characters pop into all books.

The stories do not end on a


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Crush is not just a bar…
it’s a family.


Box set 1 contains:

First Kiss follows Charlie and Josh as love crosses
boundaries they never expected it to. When Charlie tries to find someone to take his
virginity, he doesn’t realise he is knocking down the first domino in a long line of changes set
to test their loyalty and put them on a path neither anticipated.

Instant Desire is what Sean feels when he first
meets Asher. Unfortunately, it pushes Sean further away from the man instead of closer.
Asher does everything he can to help Sean get past what haunts him, but even though he
understands the grief, he can’t wallow in it himself. His niece needs him.

Primary Seduction follows Trent on his bisexual
awakening. He never would’ve thought Max would be the one person he wanted. A match
flickers to life inside him, and he can’t hold back, even when Max comes complete with a
BDSM lifestyle Trent knows nothing about. Trouble comes calling, but his newfound
relationship helps him in ways he never expected.

MM romances where love wins over everything.
Everyone is welcome at Crush.

Excerpt from First Kiss


Josh rushed into the hallway and ploughed into Charlie.

“Umph!” Charlie dropped his bag with a thump, then slid
his arms around Josh’s waist, one reaching up to rub his back. “Hi, J,” he whispered.

Josh didn’t say anything. Charlie hadn’t realised exactly
how much he had missed him until he’d come back through the door. The same for Josh if
how tight he was holding him was anything to go by. Josh squeezed him tighter. A throat
cleared but they ignored it. Josh burrowed his face into Charlie’s neck. “I love you,” he
whispered so quietly, Charlie wasn’t sure if he’d heard right.

Charlie’s body started shaking. Josh pulled back a little to
look at him, and Charlie realised he was crying. Josh cupped his cheeks, wiping the tears
with his fingers. “Is that okay?”

Charlie nodded as more tears fell.

“Why have you made my boy cry?” Josh got pushed aside
as their mum took his place, pulling Charlie into a hug. “Are you okay, sweetheart? What did
he say to upset you?” His mum looked at Josh, eyes narrowed. “You better have a good
explanation, young man.”

Josh straightened, looked her in the eye and said, “I told
him I loved him.”

There was a beat of silence then his mum burst into tears,
hugging them both tight, mumbling words he couldn’t understand. He was hoping they

were happy tears too. But he wasn’t sure.

His mum pulled away after a minute and pulled them into
the living room. She pushed them both down onto the sofa and she sat on the coffee table
facing them. She looked at Josh. “You love him?”

Josh nodded. “With everything I am.” He wrapped his arm
around Charlie’s shoulder.

His mum looked at Charlie. “What about you?”

Charlie nodded. “I love him.” Then he turned to Josh, “I
love you.” A lone tear dripped down his cheek, which Josh wiped away.

His mum clasped her hands to her mouth and laughed.
“I’m so happy for you both.” She looked at them tenderly for a moment, then her face
became serious. “You’re going to have many problems, my beautiful boys. There will be
people out there,” she pointed out the window, “who will try to bring you down with their
hate. You must stay strong. Believe in each other.

About the Author

I am Elouise East but feel free
to call me Elli. I write sweet and steamy connections in gay romance. I also touch on taboo
stories under the name Elouise R East.

Books that tell the stories
where friendship and family are the focal point – be it blood family or chosen – is very
important to me. That’s why I include a variety of personalities, talents, ages, situations and
abilities as I believe a story needs, or a character needs. I want my characters to be real, to
be relatable, to be free to have whatever views they tell me they have. And trust me, most
of the time, I do not have
any say in the matter!

My characters come to life on
the page for me as well as my readers. Their stories unfold in front of me, and I have very
little input into how they want to be shown. Just like real life, the lives of my characters
change with every choice, every interaction and every conversation. And I wouldn’t have it
any other way.

I write books that are
emotionally realistic, even if liberties are taken with other aspects of my stories. I don’t
know any other way to write. It comes from deep inside.

Who am I? A single parent to
two children who make life worth living. An avid reader who still devours every book she can
get her hands on. A student of learning about any subject that takes her fancy. An author of
books she would read herself. And a romantic at heart who loves anything cheesy.

Who’s in?

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