RELEASE BLITZ: “Beauty and Valor” by Jessamyn Kingley.


Book Title: Beauty and
Valor (D’Vaire, Book 32)

Author and Publisher:
Jessamyn Kingley

Cover Artist: LJ Anderson of
Mayhem Cover Creations

Release Date: October 20,

Genres: MM Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Tropes: Fated mates

Themes: Love, overcoming obstacles

Heat Rating: 3 flames

Length: 88 638

It is not a standalone story
but d
oes the book end on a

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Perfection comes in many
forms, and true courage is beautiful.


Preston Hawthorneonca-Stone is a warrior. In a fit of rage,
his father changed Preston’s life on a horrible day in 1994. Now a brain injury survivor,
Preston lives with his brother and their growing family. A recent addition to the Council of
Sorcery and Shifters, Preston has landed his dream job of working with animals.

Resurrected in 1995, Ridgely Walsh is dedicated to his job
and the tightknit group of friends he considers family. With his penchant for honesty, Ridgely

is the level-headed and sometimes hard-assed member of their little group. Ridgely doesn’t
play foolish games, and he accepts people at face value.

Although Ridgely yearns for a mate, nothing prepares him
for the moment he meets Preston. The beautiful jaguar-human hybrid with the big brown
eyes halts Ridgely in his tracks. Ridgely rapidly discovers his true purpose is to be a good
partner to his other half. Preston is equally taken with Ridgely but fears how the fallen knight
will handle his imperfections. Together, they must navigate the path Fate chose for them and
discover what it means to love unconditionally.


“That’s okay,” Ridgely said. “We’ll work around your
schedule. There are seven days in a week. We’ll work our dates into the nights you’re


The lack of enthusiasm in Preston’s voice had a chill running
through Ridgely. Although they hadn’t known each other long, they talked frequently, and
the man enchanted Ridgely. Until that moment, Ridgely had believed they were on the same
page, but perhaps he’d misjudged the situation. It was difficult to discuss it without being
able to see the emotions cross Preston’s face, and Ridgely wished he were with him.
However, there was no way Ridgely could wait until their date the following night to get the
answers he needed.

“Tell me what’s on your mind,” Ridgely prompted and
internally winced at the sharpness in his voice.

“I have challenges.”

“I know,” Ridgely responded softly. “That’s not a problem
for me.”

“Okay. I didn’t want to bombard you with them at the start

“Don’t worry so much. Talk to me.”

“I tire easily sometimes, and I also have insomnia. I’m
concerned that if I’m out most nights, I’ll get exhausted because I still have work and do my
therapies. I don’t want my schedule to overwhelm me, and it makes me sad because I want
to be with you. Maybe I should wait to do the school stuff.”

“Absolutely not, Dimples. There’s no reason we can’t
approach things casually. If we hung out and relaxed instead of dressing up for fancy
restaurants, would that make things easier for you? Because honestly, that sounds like more
fun anyway.”

“Maybe you could come to my house and have dinner with
my family.”

“And meet some cuddly kittens?”

“Yes. You could watch a movie with me in my room or take
a nap with me if you wanted. You wouldn’t even have to wear your clothes.”

Ridgely’s laughter was full-throated. “I’m going to need you
to repeat that when I can see your face.”

“I’m probably blushing, but I’ve already spent plenty of
time wondering what you look like naked.”

“I’ve used my imagination a lot lately too. Invite me to your
house for dinner.”

“Tomorrow, instead of you picking a restaurant?”

“All I need is an address.”

Snagging a pen from his desk drawer, Ridgely jotted down
the information he needed, then promised to call Preston later. After hanging up,
nervousness crept in. Although Ridgely loved the idea of a more relaxed avenue to get to
know Preston better, meeting a couple of Council leaders was intimidating.

“Okay, so I was curious before, but now I’m dying to meet
Preston,” Warner said.

Ridgely nearly jumped at the sound of Warner’s voice. So
swept up in talking to Preston, Ridgely had forgotten he wasn’t alone, which was nuts since
he’d shared an office with Warner for nearly two decades.


“Your voice and body language completely changed when
you spoke with your mate. I’ve never seen that side of you. You were practically

“Clearly, I was not, but I won’t pretend I don’t like him

“I feel so good about this now. I was nervous you’d over-
analyze every aspect of your relationship and drive your man crazy.”

“Glad to hear it because, clearly, your opinion of the
situation is what matters most,” Ridgely deadpanned.

“Seriously, I must meet this beautiful dimpled

“Find some patience, Warner. Or better yet, find your other

“I wish,” Warner replied, and Ridgely did too.

Ridgely wanted everyone to have Fate pair them with
someone as wonderful as Preston was turning out to be. And the fact that Preston was
pursuing a dream pleased Ridgely. It wasn’t enough for Preston to have only pieces of what
he wanted; Ridgely intended to ensure that his mate had everything.

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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SERIES TOUR: “Hockey Ever After” by Ashlyn Kane & Morgan James. $10.00 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway Included!


These hockey players have
hard heads, soft hands, and sweet hearts.

They’re not looking for
love, but it’s a long season….



Book Title: Winging It
(Hockey Ever After

Author: Ashlyn Kane &
Morgan James

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: LC

Length: 99 000 words/ 283

Release Date: October 18,

Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance

Tropes: Grumpy/sunshine, teammates to lovers, friends to lovers,
professional athletes

Themes: Coming out, bisexual awakening, self-acceptance, friendship

Heat Rating: 5 flames

It is a standalone story and
oes not end on a cliffhanger.


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Falling for his teammate
wasn’t in the game plan….


Hockey is Gabe Martin’s life. Dante Baltierra just wants to have some fun on his way to the
Hockey Hall of Fame. Falling for a teammate isn’t in either game plan.

But plans change.

When Gabe gets outed, it turns his careful life upside-
down. The chaos messes with his game and sends his team headlong into a losing streak.
The last person he expects to pull him through it is Dante.

This season isn’t going the way Dante thought it would.
Gabe’s sexuality doesn’t faze him, but his own does. Dante’s always been a “what you see is
what you get” kind of guy, and having to hide his attraction to Gabe sucks. But so does
losing, and his teammate needs him, so he puts in the effort to snap Gabe out of his

He doesn’t mean to fall in love with the guy.

Getting involved with a teammate is a bad idea, but Dante
is shameless, funny, and brilliant at hockey. Gabe can’t resist. Unfortunately, he struggles to
share part of himself that he’s hidden for years, and Dante chafes at hiding their
relationship. Can they find their feet before the ice slips out from under them?


Book Title: Scoring
Position (Hockey Ever After

Author: Ashlyn Kane &
Morgan James

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: LC

Length: 98 000 words/ 285

Release Date: October 18,

Genre: Contemporary M/M romance

Tropes: Opposites attract, roommates to lovers, age gap

Themes: Mental health, self-improvement, family pressure

Heat Rating: 5 flames

It is a standalone story and
oes not end on a cliffhanger.


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You miss 100 percent of
the shots you don’t take.


Ryan Wright’s new hockey team is a dumpster fire. He expects to lose games—not his heart.

Ryan’s laid-back attitude should be an advantage in
Indianapolis. Even if he doesn’t accomplish much on the ice, he can help his burned-out
teammates off it. And no one needs a friend—or a hug—more than Nico Kirschbaum, the
team’s struggling would-be superstar.

Nico doesn’t appreciate that management traded for
another openly gay player and told them to make friends. Maybe he doesn’t know what his
problem is, but he’ll solve it with hard work, not by bonding with the class clown.

It’s obvious to Ryan that Nico’s lonely, gifted, and cracking
under pressure. No amount of physical practice will fix his mental game. But convincing Nico
to let Ryan help means getting closer than is wise for Ryan’s heart—especially once he
unearths Nico’s sense of humor.

Will Nico and Ryan risk making a pass, or will they keep
missing 100 percent of the shots they don’t take?

Excerpt from WINGING IT

Dante waited in the lobby, curled into a chair that wasn’t
quite big enough to be comfortable. He kept his back to the flow of people and his nose
buried in his phone. Any other night, sure, he would be happy to sign autographs. Tonight…
his brain was going to endlessly replay the scene he’d just walked in on.

How had he not known Gabe was into men? It seemed
obvious now. Of course he never picked women up in bars or brought a girlfriend to a team
event. Dante felt stupid for not noticing.

Somehow Dante had stumbled onto a huge secret.

And now he had to work out what to do about it.

First, though, apparently he was going to think about
Gabe’s broad palm on his partner’s chest. Gabe was a big guy—two inches taller than Dante,
even if Dante was more solidly built. His partner had been clinging to Gabe’s muscular

He should stop thinking about it, but his brain was trying to
fill in details. Where had Gabe’s other hand been? Had it been placed on his partner’s thigh?
Had he been putting his weight on it to steady himself? Or maybe he’d used it to tilt the
man’s face to the right angle.

Dante exhaled sharply. This was really, really not his
business. Dwelling on it would not do him any favors. He needed to pretend everything was
normal. And obsessing about your teammate feeling up some guy—and kissing, can’t forget
the kissing—was not that.

So. Normal. He’d been sexiled by a roommate. That was
fine! It had happened before. Today, actually. He hoped Yorkie was having a better night
than Gabe.

Most importantly, sexiling was normal.

Was it hot in here?

Footsteps jarred him out of his spiral, and he looked up to
see Gabe walking toward him, head down, shoulders hunched. He didn’t exactly have the
look of the freshly laid about him.


Or, like, probably not.

Gabe dropped into the chair across from him. He was
loudly projecting that he would rather stand in front of fifty of Kitty’s slap shots than have
this conversation.

At least they were on even footing in that respect.

Dante put his phone away. “So, uh, sorry for cockblocking
Even if it’s kind of your fault. Who doesn’t
use the Do Not Disturb sign? Why didn’t you tell me to pound rocks when I asked to

Considering the circumstances, he kept a lid on these
criticisms. He could bring them up later, when Gabe didn’t look like he was about to puke all
over the hotel lobby.

“I wasn’t expecting it to be a problem,” Gabe said. He
slumped farther, but Dante thought his shoulders were relaxing too. “Did you strike out or

“Sort of. We passed her ex on the way back to her place
and she made it like ten more feet before she burst into tears. So we stopped at Dairy Queen
for ice cream, and then she went to the bathroom and fixed her makeup and we took a selfie
for her Instagram, and I came back here.”

The color returned to Gabe’s face and he met Dante’s gaze
for the first time since that hideously awkward moment upstairs. “Guess neither of us is
getting laid tonight,” he said, a little tentatively, like he wasn’t sure Dante would

“I won’t tell if you won’t.”

“Deal,” Gabe said. The lines of tension in his face
disappeared under a relieved half smile.

Good. Dante was glad they’d settled that. “Great.” He
yawned. “So can we go upstairs now? I’ve had just enough booze and ice cream to make me

When they got up to the hotel room, Dante said, “I wish
you’d told me you liked guys.” His shoes
thunked dully against the wall as he
kicked them off. “I wouldn’t have tried so hard to hook you up with chicks last season.” Or
last week.

Gabe stared at Dante’s shoes. Then he lined his own up
neatly under the desk. “It’s not something I advertise.”

“No shit.” Dante shimmied out of his jeans.

After a beat, Gabe said, “You’re being really cool about

Dante sat in the desk chair. He had a habit of saying the first
thing that came to mind, and right now that was
Actually, I’m kind of freaking out. He
needed to take his time. “I mean, obviously I’m not mad or upset or whatever.
I’m—accepting? Ugh, that’s a garbage word.” He huffed, frustrated with himself. “Look,
you’re… gay?”

The muscle at the hinge of Gabe’s jaw bunched. “Yeah.”

“Cool.” He drummed the fingers of his left hand on the
desktop, realized he was doing it, and forced himself to stop. “And obviously if you haven’t
told the team, you’re expecting some of them to be assholes. And that sucks. Because as far
as I’m concerned, my reaction? Is, like, a pretty low bar.”

Gabe rubbed the back of his neck. “I mean, it’s not like you
could come in and introduce yourself.”

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Dante was losing his grip on reality. “Yeah, maybe not. You mind
if I shower now? I stink like dance club.”

“Sure. I’m just gonna….” Gabe picked up the television

The television came on, and a moment later Dante closed
the bathroom door behind him and started the water. Mechanically, he removed his clothes
and stepped under the spray. The hot water sluiced over him, washing away the sweat and
club grime and what had maybe been just a little too much hair gel.

But the image of Gabe kissing another man on the bed in
their hotel room stuck with him, and now, in relative privacy and naked, alone with his
thoughts, Dante was forced to confront the truth of his own semi.

“I did not see this coming,” he muttered as he reached for
his shampoo.

About the Authors

Ashlyn Kane likes to
think she can do it all, but her follow-through often proves her undoing. Her house is as full
of half-finished projects as her writing folder. With the help of her ADHD meds, she gets by.

An early reader and talker, Ashlyn has always had a
flair for language and storytelling. As an eight-year-old, she attended her first writers’
workshop. As a teenager, she won an amateur poetry competition. As an adult, she received
a starred review in
for her novel Fake Dating the Prince. There were quite a few years in the middle there, but who’s counting?

Her hobbies include DIY home decor, container
gardening (no pulling weeds), music, and spending time with her enormous chocolate
lapdog. She is the fortunate wife of a wonderful man, the daughter of two sets of great
parents, and the proud older sister/sister-in-law of the world’s biggest nerds.

Morgan James is a
clueless (older) millennial who’s still trying to figure out what they’ll be when they grow up
and enjoying the journey to get there. Now, with a couple of degrees, a few stints in Europe,
and more than one false start to a career, they eagerly wait to see what’s next. James started
writing fiction before they could spell and wrote their first (unpublished) novel in middle
school. They haven’t stopped writing since. Geek, artist, archer, and fanatic, Morgan tends to
pass their free hours with in imaginary worlds and people on pages and screens—it’s an
addiction. As is their love of coffee and tea. They live in Canada with their massive collection
of unread books, where they are the personal servant of too many four-legged

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RELEASE BLITZ: “Changing His Tune” by Blake Allwood.


Book Title: Changing His Tune: Road to Rocktoberfest 2022

Author and Publisher: Blake

Cover Artist: Natasha

Release Date: October 18,

Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance

Tropes: Rock star romance, first love

Themes: Coming out

Heat Rating: 4

Length: 77 600

It is a standalone story and
oes not end on a cliffhanger.


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Tired of being lonely,
Hayden decides to take his music and his identity back. Will these transformations be worth
the risk, or will they destroy everything he’s ever worked for?


Hayden Koal’s life has been… different. He was just a boy
living on his grandpa’s Iowa farm when his parents whisked him off to LA and thrust him into
teenage stardom. Now that he’s an adult, he’s ready to make his own choices about his life,

his career, and his lovelife.

Erik Anderson has it all. A great job, friends that he loves
like family, and a love life that’s… well, okay maybe it isn’t perfect… but finding the right guy
isn’t easy. All that changes when he unexpectedly meets his celebrity crush, Hayden

Their love affair is fraught with trouble from the moment
they come together and both Hayden and Erik have tough decisions to make. Will they
choose to upend their lives or sacrifice their love?

#rockstar #first love #coming out


“What will you have?” he asked.

“Um, I usually get a Chocolate Mocha Supreme here, ’cause
you know… chocolate store.”

“Then I’ll have the same.”

He turned and waved at a woman who I assumed was the
manager, ordered our drinks, and asked for extra whipped cream.

Luckily, the way the store was designed, there was a small
alcove at the back where we could sit and talk in private without the staff staring at us. I was
already so self-conscious I thought I could break.

We sat in silence as the coffees were made and brought to our
table. “Thank you, Angela,” Hayden said, and I looked up in surprise that he actually knew
the woman’s name.

She blushed–a common reaction to Hayden, apparently–and
did a little curtsy before disappearing back around the corner. “I think she might have a little
crush,” I whispered, making him smile.

“She’s not who I want to impress,” he said, and then cringed.
“Sorry, that was cheesy.”

It was then I noticed he appeared to be nervous too. That
helped me feel a little better. I took a deep breath and let it out before asking what I really
needed to know if I was going to be able to settle down long enough to hang out with

“Why me?” I asked.

He smiled and answered, “Why not you?”

“’Cause I’m a nobody, and you’re Hayden Koal.”

He shook his head and took a drink of his coffee before
responding. When he pulled back, a mustache of whipped cream clung to his lip. “Everyone
thinks just ’cause I’m a pop star that I’m not a normal human being. I like you, or like what I
know about you. I just thought it’d be fun to go out and get to know someone, you know,

As he talked, the whipped cream began to run down the side
of his mouth, and I didn’t think he realized it was there until he went to touch where the
drip was. I laughed as he quickly wiped his face with his hand, then frantically began looking
for a napkin.

By the time he found one, his face was red as a beet. “So much
for first impressions.”

“Trust me,” I said, “that’s probably the best thing to happen.” I
took a drink and forced myself to get a mustache too, and when I drew back, he

“Is that what I looked like? God, I’m happy no one got a picture
of that. I’d never live it down.”

I used my tongue to lick the whipped cream off and laughed,
saying, “I thought it was cute. It could probably go a long way in improving your image.”

When I looked back at him, he was staring hungrily at me.
“Oh,” I said, realizing licking my lip like that probably seemed sexually suggestive.

Hayden shook his head as if trying to clear his thoughts. “Wow,
so, um, I’m… I think you’re very handsome, Erik, but I have to admit, this is the first real date
I’ve ever been on, well, with a guy. I mean, I’ve been on publicity dates, but you know, not
with someone I like. So…” He paused, then quickly added, “I’m not sure how to do this
without looking like a total loser.”

At that moment, he looked so vulnerable that I couldn’t help
but reach out and put my hand over his. “You’re doing fine. Not that I’m an expert or
anything, but the mustache thing could’ve been staged ’cause it was so cute. So, don’t sell
yourself short, at least not yet,” I said, laughing. That seemed to put him at ease.

He turned his hand over, letting our palms rest together, and I
felt a happy, warm zing shoot up my arm at the intimate contact. “Okay, then,” he said, and
his nervousness morphed into a confident smile. “Tell me about yourself.”

About the Author

Blake Allwood was born in
west TN, then moved to Kansas City MO after attending college in Lamoni, Iowa. He met his
husband in 1995 and they officially married in 2015, once gay marriage was legalized. In
2017, he and his husband sold their home, purchased an RV and began traveling the country
with their two dogs. Their travels provide the inspiration and settings for many of his

Typically, Blake can be found relaxing in the RV or
by the fire with his laptop and their Jack Russell Terrier, Buddy, curled up between his legs
demanding attention. Denver, their Siberian Husky mix is often asleep at his feet or playing
tug of war with Blake’s husband.

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RELEASE BLITZ: “Life is Good and Other Lies” by Magdalena Di Sotru & Sophia Soames.


Book Title: Life is Good
and Other Lies

Authors and Publishers:
Magdalena Di Sotru and Sophia Soames

Cover Artist: Sophia

Release Date: October 15,

Genre: Contemporary M/M
Romance with one MC being an FTM Transman

Tropes: Slice of Life, what
happens after the HEA?

Themes: Finding your way
back to each other when life gets tough. A holiday on a remote farm. Kids, family and
Friendship. HEA.

Length: 120 000

Heat Rating: 4

It is a standalone

This is book one in the series.

Book two will
release on December 1, 2022


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When we no longer have
the kids to keep us glued together, will there be enough left to make us


This is not a romance. This is what happens when life goes on, when
people grow and fall out of sync. Not out of love; some people are just meant to be.

Thomas at least hopes that is the case, even though he sometimes feels
like he’s clinging to his marriage by a brittle thread.

Frank clutches to the scraps that are left, knowing he’s the root cause of
Thomas’ grey hairs, their kids being hormonal monsters and his own sanity being
questionable at the best of times.

Gabriel needs to stop worrying and take control of his life, but with
young kids and a body that refuses to do what it’s supposed to do—to sustain and nourish
and build muscle to keep bones in place—his feels like a traitor, laughing in his face when he
struggles to keep it together. He knows he is loved. His kids are everything. But his marriage
feels like a distant memory, and he’s tumbling from one disaster into another. It’s

Bruno thought this holiday would bring them closer together as a
family. Isn’t that what a trip abroad is supposed to do? Four weeks in the Swedish mosquito-
infested countryside, sharing a farm with strangers. He should have known better.

Life is good. But the rest? Lies. All lies.

This is the first of two books following a lifelong friendship between two families. A slice of
life from two established M/M couples, children galore, stray sheep, heat, sizzle and
laughter, this is what happens after the HEA.

The second book, Life is Right Here, will be published in December 2022.


“You know, Thomas, there’s no need to feel jealous,” Bruno
said softly.

“I’m not.” Thomas laughed again, but it sounded fake.

“Well, I am.” Bruno admitted with a touch of
cockiness. “I’m fucking raging that he can talk to Frank, this dude he’s just met, about things
he struggles to talk to me about. He should be talking to me. Shouldn’t

“You just said I shouldn’t feel jealous!” Thomas almost
shrieked, gripping the worktop until the wood creaked under his knuckles.

Bruno grinned. Classic psychology. Worked every time.

“You are jealous, and that’s the way it should be.
You have a very, very handsome husband who loves you to the point that he can barely see
through the love haze the two of you have going on. Frank adores you. You just don’t always
see it, but that doesn’t mean he can’t talk to other people, have close friends, talk about
things that he might not be able to talk to you about. It’s healthy and normal.”

“Bloody doctors, you’re all the same, talking a load of crap.”
Thomas was smiling underneath the stiff pose he was still holding. Thank God.

“Yup, it’s all textbook doctor bullshit, mate.” Bruno laughed.
“And I wasn’t lying about being jealous. But why would Gabriel even look twice at some
random Norwegian dude when he has all this prime Italian quality stud at home?” He
slapped his chest like some ridiculous alpha male, and Thomas chuckled and shook his

“You’re such an idiot.”

“I know.” Bruno smiled, taking a step forward so he could pat
Thomas’s shoulder. “I wouldn’t make it a week without Gabriel. He keeps me going, sorts me
out. Puts me to bed at night and gets me up in the morning. Without him, I would probably
be dead.”

“Did you ever suffer from…you know. Stuff? Do you get it all?
Like, do you understand Gabriel?”

“Let me tell you something.” He took a deep breath because
this wasn’t something he’d ever talked about, and he didn’t know why he suddenly felt like
sharing. “I don’t understand much, and let me tell you, I’ve spent years specialising in the
human body and mind. Personally, I’ve made some horrible mistakes, huge mistakes, and
there are things I’ve done that I will always, always regret. I still struggle to grasp how the
human brain works. I learn new stuff every day. But I understand depression. I understand
losing control of your mind, and you do too. I bet you’ve stood at the edge of a cliff in your
head and wondered what it would be like to jump. I know I have. I’ve wobbled and struggled
and bloody lost my mind more than once, but the difference between you and me and Frank
and Gabriel…”


“There is no difference. We’re all human. It’s just our brains are
wired differently. We still live, eat, sleep, fall in love, have families and die when our time is
complete. Some of us have to try a little harder. Some of us struggle a little more. Fall a little
harder and cry a little longer. Struggle to swim against the undercurrent, while the rest of
the world seems to go with the flow. It doesn’t make us less human or worth less than
anyone else.”

It was nice to see Thomas smile, despite his shoulders sagging
and the way he shook his head like Bruno was talking nonsense.

“Seriously, dude. Don’t be jealous. Don’t create drama where
there is none. Let Frank and Gabriel have this. They need it. Well, I hardly know Frank, but
Gabriel does. We’re just a bunch of messed-up gay men on holiday. Take it for what it is.
Nothing more.”

About the Authors

Sophia Soames should be
old enough to know better but has barely grown up. She has been known to fangirl over TV
shows, has fallen in and out of love with more popstars than she dares to remember, and
has a ridiculously high-flying (un-)glamourous real-life job. Her long-suffering husband just
laughs at her antics. Their children are feral. The dogs are too. She lives in a creaky old house
in rural London, although her heart is still in her native Scandinavia. Discovering that the
stories in her head make sense when written down has been part of the most hilarious
midlife crisis ever, and she hopes it may long continue.

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Magdalena Di Sotru is an
information security and data protection enthusiast from Norway. She is a mother of two
and wife of one as well as a long-established fanfic writer. Her favourite food is (actually)
salads (without mayo), her favourite guilty pleasure is fresh bakery goods (and that explains
why everyone would think the salad was a lie). She knows her way around knitting, lock
picking and skydiving (all at about equal skill levels – go figure). Life is Good and Other
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Book Title: Feel The Noise (The Road to Rocktoberfest 2022)

Author: Aria

Publisher: Surrendered

Cover Artist: Natasha

Release Date: October 14,

Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance

Tropes: Mistaken Identity

Themes: Rescue/Protector

Heat Rating: 4 flames

Length: 25 000

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Larson Monroe is not a rockstar. Not by any stretch of the
imagination. He’s a newly promoted middle manager for the marketing department of a
sports apparel company…and he’s content. Mostly. But when Pitch, his identical twin
brother, calls and begs for help, Lars can’t resist indulging in the childhood game of
pretending to be his brother.

Reed likes being hired by stuffed suits and high
society types just fine. But when he gets the chance to work security for
Rocktoberfest, the
biggest rock festival in the country, he’s eager to take the job. It’ll be a nice change of pace
and a fat bonus for being on-site during the event. What he doesn’t expect is the change of
pace of his heart when he spots Pitch Monroe, lead singer for a newbie band he’s never
even heard of.

The sparks are instant and quickly burn hotter than
either of them have ever felt before. But when Larson’s real identity is exposed, it doesn’t
exactly go as planned…

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After a somewhat inappropriate pat down and near-probing, I’m allowed to
grab my carry-on and shoes off the conveyor belt and head toward my gate.

For the thousandth time in twenty-four hours, I curse my idiot brother for
putting me in this situation. As usual, Pitch is fucking up his life and expects me to bail him
out. And as usual, I’m the bigger idiot who is running to his rescue.

A part of me knows he’ll never stop relying on me if I always fix shit for him, but
a bigger part of me likes being relied on. And this is something only I can help with.

Most twins aren’t as identical as Pitch and I are. If we have the same clothes on
and our hair looks similar, even our parents have trouble telling us apart. That was fun when
we were twelve. But as grown-ass men, I didn’t ever expect to get the call from my brother
asking me to pretend to be him.

In public.

On stage in front of thousands of people.

But I guess I was giving him too much credit.

When my rockstar brother texted two days ago and asked me to be him at the
biggest music festival of his career, I thought he was joking.

Like, legit out of his mind on some serious psychedelics. Sadly, he wasn’t.

Pitch spent the past week in Vegas, partying like the next few days weren’t the
most important of his entire career, and now, as anyone could have predicted, he’s fucked up
his voice and has laryngitis. According to his doctor, he won’t be able to speak above a
whisper for at least a few weeks, and there’s no way he can perform for at least a month,
maybe longer.

This means he can’t lead his band during Rocktoberfest, a huge music festival in
the middle of the desert. A music festival that officially starts tomorrow. And because his
band is already pissed at him for all the other times he’s messed up significant opportunities
for them, he can’t tell them the truth.

Enter me.

The gullible brother who can be talked into anything because my own life is so
damn boring that I need to live vicariously through my brother now and then.

Usually, that means watching his band play and pretending I have his kind of

I never, in my wildest nightmares, imagined I’d end up on stage in front of a
crowd of tens of thousands of people…singing. Pitch is the attention whore. I’m the guy in
the background, not a frontman. And yet, I’m about to get on a plane and be the lead vocals
for one of the hottest up-and-coming rock bands in the country.

A sheen of sweat erupts on my brow and temples as the oxygen seems to ease
out of the busy airport terminal. Trying to maintain as much composure as possible, I slowly
count to ten and suck in a deep breath as I walk toward my gate.

I will not have a panic attack in the middle of the airport.

Not only will it cause a mortifying amount of embarrassment for me, but it
would also ruin this crazy little plan that Pitch and I have cooked up for me to sneak into the
festival, pretend to be him, and sneak out without anyone realizing he wasn’t actually

About the Author

Born and raised in beautiful
California, Aria enjoys the year-round sunshine and laid back environment of the west coast.
Her career started out in tech writing and web development and has evolved into all things
marketing with fingers in everything related to book publishing.

She lives with her husband
and two children and more pets than she can keep track of. Despite her crazy schedule, she
loves the time she carves out to read and write. Whether it’s on the beach or on the couch
at 2am, she is a woman obsessed!

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Book Title:

Author and Publisher: Leslie

Cover Artist: Garrett

Release Date: October 7,

Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance

Tropes: Rake/Virgin, love tutor, opposites attract, nerd/popular guy,
office romance

Themes: Being comfortable in your own skin

Heat Rating: 5 flames

Length: 70 000 words/258

It is a standalone story in the
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After a disastrous high school game of spin the bottle, I
gave up trying to get a boyfriend and spent my time studying instead. Now I’m twenty-four,
and I’m not only a virgin, I haven’t even been kissed.

When I meet
Danny, a handsome legal hotshot, he catches my eye. Right before I trip on flat ground.


He’s got a massive
… reputation. He’s the most popular guy in the club, a total playboy with a new conquest
every night. There’s no way he’d be interested in me.

But one night
after I imbibe too much, he winds up taking care of me. And when I ask for his help with my
travesty of a social life, he agrees to teach me how to be less awkward with men … if I let
him document my progress so he can win a bet with his best friend.

Even though he’s
just my love tutor and I’m just his apprentice, this starts to feel like more.

Too bad it can’t be
anything but a high-level seminar in how to seduce someone else.

Studious is a
sweet and sexy contemporary opposites-attract m/m romance about a suave attorney who’s
scared to love and the shy, nerdy bookkeeper he’s teaching how to be a player. Cue
makeover montage and a smoldering first kiss. These heroes most definitely are
falling in love. (Okay, heartwarming HEA guaranteed.)


“Can you help me?” I blurt out.

He blinks. “Help you how?”

“Help me be more like you.”

Danny throws his head back and laughs. “Why on earth
would you want to be more like me? Just be yourself. You seem like a pretty cool

“I’m too shy, and I don’t know how to ask for what I

“You did it pretty well just now,” he points out.

“That’s because I’m desperate.” I bite my lower lip and let
out a sigh. “Never mind.”

He holds up his hands. “Whoa, whoa. What is it that you

“I’m really inexperienced,” I say. “It’s embarrassing. I see
you all confident, and I wish I could have that kind of confidence.”

“You have plenty of confidence. You’re the absolute boss of

“But I know nothing about what to do between the

Danny smiles. “Oh, is that all? You can get experience in the
bedroom. That’s easy.”

“That’s what I’m saying. It isn’t easy. I don’t even know
where to start.”

Now his face morphs to confusion. “What do you

I straighten my shoulders. Might as well confess everything.
“I’ve never even kissed anyone. Like a real kiss, I mean.”

He studies me. “You really haven’t kissed anyone?”

“Go ahead and say it,” I mutter. “I’m the biggest nerd you’ve
ever met.”

“No. I think you may be the most genuine person I’ve ever
met. You’re not letting yourself be talked into something you don’t want to do.”

I falter. “But that’s the point. I do want to kiss

“Would you want to kiss me?” Danny’s question isn’t
teasing or an offer. It comes out as a genuine inquiry.

My huffed-out laugh is loud and fast. “Yes. I mean, no,
that’s not right.”

I can’t believe I’m talking about kissing with Danny while
he’s wearing only boxers and looking so kissable I could die from …
something. Desire or
shame, not sure which. It could go either way.

Right now, it’s looking like shame, since I’m aghast that I
managed to ask my crush for help.

Oh, shit.

This is going to implode. I’m going to lose my job and then
be blackballed from ever working again. And …

I take a deep breath. I’ve come this far, and I’m ashamed
enough as it is to both be a virgin and be asking one of my new bosses for help. I’m not
going to leave here without having done my best to plead my case. Except …

“I’d like to kiss you, but I wouldn’t want you to feel guilted
into it,” I say.

“Fair enough,” Danny says. “But that isn’t what I meant. I’m
just trying to figure out where you’re coming from. You want me to help you find someone
else to kiss.”

Now or never.

“Yes, and I want you to teach me how to kiss. And how to
have sex.”

Danny chokes on his coffee but recovers quickly. “Like, be a
sex tutor?”


“Jesus. I need a moment.” He puts his cup down and takes a
deep breath. “Do you have any idea how enticing the idea of being someone’s first is? At
least to a guy like me?”

“So will you help me? Because the only dates I’ve been on
have sucked. I’m not having any luck at all.”

He rubs a hand over his face. “I’m trying to figure out what
it is you’re asking. What exactly do you want me to teach you, and how? Because I’m not
fucking you,” he adds quickly. “I mean, you’re plenty fuckable. But I’m not the right one for
you. You should save that for someone you care about.”

“You don’t have that kind of restriction.”

“I don’t do feelings or commitments. So the emotional part
of sex doesn’t matter to me.”

“I don’t want it to matter for me, either. I’m sick of this.” I
gesture at myself helplessly.

He’s silent for a long moment. Then he shakes his head.
“I’m sorry, but I think it’s a bad idea. I can’t do it.”

About the Author

Leslie McAdam is a California
girl who loves romance and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small
orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two children. Leslie’s first
published book,
The Sun and the
, won a 2015 Watty, which is the world’s
largest online writing competition. She’s gone on to receive additional literary awards and
has been featured in multiple publications, including Her books have
been Top 100 Bestsellers on both Amazon and Apple Books. Leslie is employed by day but
spends her nights writing about the men of your fantasies.

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Book Title: Playing by
the Rules
(Miami Piranhas Book

Author and Publisher: Beth

Cover Artist: Cate Ashwood

Release Date: October 7,

Genres: Gay contemporary sports romance

Tropes: Forbidden romance, friends to lovers

Heat Rating: 4 flames

Length: 103 000

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Ex-quarterback Davis Abernathy knows he’s on his last

If he strikes out as Paxton Kelly’s coach, nobody
else is going to call him. Not to get back on the field, and not to stand on the

He’s got a lot to teach Pax, and as a second-year
quarterback, Pax has a lot to learn. But Davis doesn’t anticipate the irresistible way they’ll be
drawn together from their first meeting. He never could have predicted such a fierce and
uncontrollable yearning—or that Pax would feel the same.

It should be easy to remember rules aren’t meant
to be broken, and certain lines aren’t meant to be crossed, but the only thing that’s easy is
falling totally, completely in love with Pax.

As Davis falls harder, Pax succeeding becomes just
as important—and maybe more so—than resurrecting his own career. If he messes this up,
his last chance isn’t all he’ll be sacrificing.

What he should be is focused on being the perfect
mentor. But what he wants is Pax in his bed, Pax in his life, and more impossibly, to win Pax’s
heart forever.


Davis gave Pax credit, watching him after the game,
because he put on a good face. The kind of face that a leader would wear when one of his
players had an extraordinary game, and Dylan undeniably had. He’d tied the record for the
most field goals made in a single game.

Davis thought he might be the only one who saw the
frustration lingering in Pax’s face. The only one who looked close enough to see

After he finished with the press conference, Davis
went to find him.

And found him, just as he’d expected, back to the wall
in a tiny empty hallway a few doors down from the media room.

This was always where he went to decompress after a
game, and after the media had finished tearing him apart.

Davis knew it wasn’t goddamn easy, and he didn’t
begrudge Pax the quiet time he needed. Whatever was required to rebuild the confidence,
to shore up the walls that everyone constantly kept trying to tear down.

When he appeared in the mouth of the hallway, Pax
glanced up. “I just need another minute,” he said.

“It’s cool,” Davis said. He took the spot right next to
Pax, leaning against the wall, too. Didn’t say anything else. Just watched.

It wasn’t really allowed to watch him this

But he did it anyway.

Pax’s head was tipped back, eyes closed, as the stress
of the day slowly slipped off his face. He had a good week’s worth of scruff, golden brown
and glinting even in the darkened light of the hallway. He’d unbuttoned his suit jacket, and
Davis could see the shadow of his torso under the white shirt he wore underneath

Davis’ fingers flexed. He wanted so bad to reach out
and touch, even though he knew he couldn’t.

But for one minute, for sixty seconds, he let himself
really want it; for once, didn’t try to bury the desire, just felt it. It didn’t make this any
easier, but there was something freeing about letting himself have this. Even if it was only
for a brief moment.

He was on second sixty-seven when finally, Pax

“My hips weren’t loose,” he said ruefully.

“What? I’m shocked,” Davis teased.

“No, you’re not.” Pax sighed. “What are we gonna do
about it?”

“How do you know there’s something we’re going to
do about it?”

Pax shot him a look. Hot, singeing him around the
edges. The desire flared, but this time, Davis stuffed it right back down, right back into its
box, straining at the corners and joints. But it held. Barely.

They’d won the game today. They were four and two,
and they’d won their last four games. Pax had come so far. The last thing Davis needed to do
was lose himself.

“Okay, fine, yeah, I’m gonna do something about it.
But you’re not going to like it.”

“Oh, I didn’t think I was going to like it.” Pax’s
voice was very dry. He still hadn’t opened his eyes, but Davis knew that if he did, he’d see
amusement in them.

And trust. So much trust.

Was it any wonder he couldn’t betray

“If it’s any consolation, I’m not sure I’ll like it either.”
He already knew he wouldn’t. But it would make Paxton a better football player, and that
was the only thing that mattered. Not all of his sleepless nights, not all of his pointless
yearning, not any of the feelings that he kept trying to push away.

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: Blinding
Road To
Rocktoberfest 2022)

Author and Publisher: BL

Cover Artist: Natasha

Release Date: October 11,

Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance, Rockstar Romance

Tropes: Age gap

Themes: Second chances

Heat Rating: 2 – 3

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Easy Rian has been lead singer for Blinding Light since the
band was formed. Through the years many things have changed. Not all of them good.
When the lead guitarist leaves mid-tour, the rest of the band is left waiting to see if they’ll
continue on to Roctoberfest, or if this is where their tour ends.

Liam Tarrant has been playing guitar for as long as he can
remember. When he gets the chance to audition for Blinding Light, he jumps at the chance.

Meeting the band is surreal, especially the lead singer, Easy. Liam has always had a crush on
Easy, but he never thought he’d get the chance to meet him, let alone spend time alone with

Easy is drawn to Liam, no matter how much he wants to
deny it. When the two are thrown together over practice and planning the upcoming tour,
attraction grows between the two of them that neither can deny. But falling in love on tour
could be what finally ends Blinding Light, and both of them will need to choose what’s more
important to them. Love or music, can they have it all?

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That look he gave me. I knew that look. And right now, right
here, I needed to decide if we changed our professional relationship forever, or if I actually
behaved and didn’t fuck it up. “What do you want, Liam?” Christ, I hadn’t meant to say that,
but now that the words were out there I found myself waiting for his answer.

“What if I said you?”

I reached out and stroked my knuckle down his cheek and he
leaned in closer as his eyes slid shut. “Think about what you’re asking. This could be your big
break. What happens if it all goes to shit between us and we end up hating each

“You sound like this has happened before?” he said with a grin
that made me feel things I hadn’t felt in far too many years.

“Maybe. Maybe not.” He didn’t need to know about all the
random hookups through the years. Both bandmates, and fans. Some at afterparties, and
some non-fans at bars. Lots and lots of randoms. “You’ve got that spark.”

About the Author

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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