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
is her first novel.

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RELEASE BLITZ: “Feel the Noise” by Aria Grace. $10.00 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway Included!


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

It is a standalone story and
does not end on a cliffhanger


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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…

Feel The Noise is part of the multi-author
The Road to Rocktoberfest 2022 series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but why not read them all and see
who hits the stage next? Hot rockstars and the men who love them, what more could you
ask for? Kick back, load up your kindle, and enjoy the men of Rocktoberfest!


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!

She loves to hear from
readers so please feel free to drop her a note or visit her.

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RELEASE BLITZ: “Studious” by Leslie McAdam.


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
IOU series.

It does not end on a


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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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Blinding Light is part of the multi-author The Road to Rocktoberfest 2022 series. Each
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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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Book Title: Bone to be Wilde
(Holiday in Sunset Surf Book 2)

Author and Publisher: Dani

Cover Artist: J

Release Date: September 27,

Genre: M/M Halloween Rom-Com

Tropes: Opposites attract, amnesia spell, small town

Themes: Forgiveness

Heat Rating: 3 flames

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series, but may be read as a standalone. It d
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It’s trick or treat for two smitten lovers in this seasonal
holiday romance as Halloween approaches and a little unleashed magic lets the ghoul times

Forrest’s to-do list:
1. Convince Jonathan to move in with

2. No, seriously. That’s it.

It’s been nine months of playful bickering and bliss
for Forrest Wilde and his boyfriend, Jonathan. But in order to move their relationship
forward, Jonathan needs Forrest to find closure from his past.

Alexander Adler is back in town and dragging all of
Forrest’s ghosts screaming into the light. Is there still a spark waiting to ignite between
Forrest and his ex, or are they nothing more than toasted history? Forrest isn’t exactly eager
to find out, given that sometimes the monsters under the bed are people who haunt us from
days gone by.

Every autumn, the town of Sunset Surf comes alive
in celebration of the season. But this year, when Forrest falls under a mysterious spell that
forces him to forget the person he loves most, there will be plenty of spooks in store for the
fun-loving and eccentric residents of this seaside village. Torn between flight and fright,
Forrest must face his fears in order to make his way back to true love—or risk losing it

Bone to be Wilde is a contemporary gay rom-
com set in a small beach town on the Southern California coast. The story features an
amnesia plot, hijinks and banter, corn maze capers, ghost stories, and a little black cat. Stop
in for a spell if you’d like a Halloween treat!

* This story follows the events of the first book in
the series, Merry & Sprite, but may be read as a standalone.


The ghost story is read word for word until the bewitched
dildo appears.

“That’s not … you’re messing up the entire book,

Jonathan is sending him a withering glare from the worn
and well-loved armchair he’s occupying. Forrest blinks lazily back at him, letting his mouth
curve into a slow smile until Jonathan can’t resist and his frown breaks, the corners of his
mouth lifting up too.

“That’s not how we learned it in school,” Jonathan says
primly, but he’s biting at his cheek, trying not to laugh. That right there is one of Forrest’s
favorite things about his boyfriend. Ruffling his feathers and then watching him completely
eat it up.

Which is preciously the reason he’s turning
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow into gothic erotica as he reads aloud to Jonathan, tucked away in
the reading nook at the local book shop. The try-before-you-buy section of the store is
brimming with used paperbacks, each one more dog-eared and dusty than the last,
scattered in senseless piles on shelves and spilling onto the floor.

It’s one of their usual haunts for a late afternoon date, and
on this particular Saturday in mid-October, Forrest is trying to draw out their time together
as much as he can.

“And then,” he continues in a sinister tone, “the women of
Sleepy Hollow tied Ichabod up in the horse stables and gave the naughty schoolmaster his
own education … on strap-ons.”

“You’re insufferable.”

“Ichabod-od-od,” Forrest calls out, in a tone meant to
annoy. “A curious and kinky spell had been cast upon him to bend over for anyone, at any
time. Ichabod became the town—”

“Hush! Don’t talk about spells in front of…” Jonathan’s eyes
go wide as he nods towards a little black cat, curled up soundly in a reading chair nearby.
Lilith, he mouths silently.

There’s this kooky idea Jonathan’s latched onto about Lilith
possessing magical powers. This came after he was struck on the head by a Christmas
ornament and the fairy godfather capers that followed brought the two of them together.
Forrest doesn’t like to think he got a boyfriend due to a braining, but here he is.

He’s not going to deny the possibility that Jonathan may
have been under somebody’s spell when he mysteriously started getting psychic visions that
led him into granting the wishes of local townsfolk. But Forrest is resistant to boarding the
Lilith train without any proof other than Jonathan thinking she winked at him. And
sparkled, like some sort of glitter fairy of cats, which definitely isn’t a thing that exists.

But the matter of wish-granting was not the first peculiar
situation to occur around here, and many of these unexplained events happened long
before Lilith trotted into town and charmed the entire village into taking her in. Though
lately, she’s chosen Forrest’s bed to call her own. To be fair, he can’t blame her. His eight-
hundred-count sheet set is

The truth is, there’s always been something in the water at
Sunset Surf, and he’s not just talking about the radical waves.

About the Author

DANI LAKELY is a recovering
people-pleaser who loves a proper cup of tea, days spent at the ocean, and helicopter
parenting the birds who frequent her yard in a small seaside town on the West Coast of the
United States. Pretty much, if your granny’s into it, so is Dani!

Often to be found with a
book in hand, she reads across many genres, but her favorite is queer romance. Dani’s
fondness for love stories carried over from reading to writing, and she is genuinely happy to
share her kissing books with you.

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Book Title: Hidden Blade: The Road to Rocktoberfest 2022

Author and Publisher: Kaje

Cover Artist: Natasha

Release Date: October 4,

Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance

Tropes: First-time, clinical anxiety

Themes: Coming out, hurt-comfort

Heat Rating: 3 flames

Length: 86 000

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does not end on a cliffhanger.

It is part of a shared-world
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willpower isn’t enough.



Social anxiety’s been my constant companion for
twenty-three years, sometimes in the background, sometimes silencing me and yanking my

guts out in the nearest trash can. No matter how much I love playing music, I’m never going
to get up on a stage and perform in front of a crowd. But since I met Erik, and was asked to
join his band Hellsbane, that knowledge hurts worse.

No heart (even Erik’s) or dick (even Erik’s) is big
enough to carry me past my limits, but God, I wish there was a way.


Life’s damned unfair when a guy with the voice of a
hard-rock angel and a songwriting talent like Cam’s can only post anonymous videos online.
But you can’t cure anxiety with wanting, or willpower. My drummer needs to quit trying to
push Cam onstage with us before he breaks.

Rocktoberfest’s still our goal, and touring with
Hellsbane was my only ambition, until I met Cam. Now I can’t have everything I love in one
place, but dammit, I wish there was a way.

A first-times, life challenges, coming out,
rockstar romance.

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“You suck.” I glared at Andre as I clutched the puke bucket
between my knees.

“Hey, you did it, dude.” He took his eyes off the road for a
second to grin at me. “You got through a whole set and walked off that stage with your head
held high.”

“And my intestines climbing out my mouth.”

“Ew, gross image.”

“You’re a nurse. You eat gross images for

Andre threw his head back and laughed. “Okay, you got me.
But seriously, wasn’t that even a little bit cool?”

“The bit where I puked in the john before I went onstage,
or the part where I got as far as the dumpster down the block afterward?”

“Oh, the dumpster. For sure.” He patted my knee. “I won’t
push you anymore. But you were a hit. If you wanted a job or a good fuck, they were lining
up to offer it to you. Maybe both at the same time.”

“Hah. Bullshit.” I’m skinny and beanpole-tall and I haven’t
cut my hair in years because reasons, and I have this nose that I only don’t hate because it’s
just like my dad’s was.

“I mean it.” At the stoplight he fished in his pocket and
pulled out a card. “Lead singer of this group was drooling all over your set and he came
looking for you like a moose hunting its mate when you were done.”

“You make him sound so appealing.” I took the card from
his fingers. “Apparently I could’ve fucked a moose. Wow.”

“Or been fucked by.” The light turned and Andre hit the gas.
“He wasn’t that bad, for an older dude. I know you like them with some years on

“Shut up, Bones.”

“Only the truth, Spock.”

I chuckled, despite the acid still churning around in my
stomach. No one on the planet knew me as well as Andre, and in one regrettably truthful
moment years back I’d spilled my attraction to silver foxes and solid older men. He liked to
tease me, but never in a mean way, and he kept bigger secrets of mine than that one. “I’m
not trying to get laid.”

“You should be. Seriously, Cam, you’ve been with what, two
guys in your whole life? A man has needs, or so I tell Lyssa every day.”

“That girl is way too good for you.”

Woman, Cameron. Don’t let the g-word cross your lips. And you’re damn right she’s
too good for me. The key is never letting her figure that out, am I right?”

“Sure. Whatever you say.” Andre was the best. His clowning
was intended to distract me, keeping my anxious brain from fixating on
what-the-shit-did-I-just-do??? Which I shouldn’t have let myself think about, dammit, and I flipped the card
over in my fingers to focus on something else.
Hellsbane. A familiar band logo and on
the next line,
Erik Svenson – lead guitar and
With a phone number, an email,
Instagram, Bandcamp, and Twitter.

Hellsbane’s business card! I’d known they’d be there, of course, even if we deliberately arrived
only just in time for my set, so I hadn’t heard them play. And if they’d been in the audience, I
hadn’t recognized a single face in the one panicked look I’d allowed myself. Although…
There’d been a big blond, bearded guy up front who might’ve been their lead singer… Our
eyes had met, and he hadn’t laughed at the fear in mine.

Was that Erik? Watching me? Fuck, maybe I should’ve
played my new song, even if the chorus wasn’t polished yet. Or not skipped that
instrumental bridge, except if I’d stopped singing, I might not’ve started again.
How bad did I screw up in front of Erik

About the Author

I get asked about my name a
lot. It’s not something exotic, though. “Kaje” is pronounced just like “cage” – it’s an old
nickname, and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I’ve been writing far longer than I care to
admit (*whispers – forty-five years*), although mostly for my own entertainment. I write
M/M romance, often with added mystery, fantasy, historical, SciFi, paranormal… I also have
Young Adult short stories (some released under the pen name Kira Harp.)

After decades of writing just
for fun, my husband convinced me I really should submit something, somewhere. My first
professionally published book, Life Lessons, came out in May 2011. I now have a good-sized
backlist in ebooks and print, both free and professionally published, including Amazon
The Rebuilding Year and Rainbow Award Best Mystery-Thriller Tracefinder: Contact.
A complete list with links can be found on my website “Books” page at

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