AUDIOBOOK SERIES TOUR: “Responsible Adult” by CF White.

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Responsible Adult Series
by
C F White

Narrator: Piers
Ryman

Cover Artist: KAM Design

OVERALL SERIES DESCRIPTION

Love isn’t always responsible

The Responsible Adult series
follows ex-juvenile delinquent Micky O’Neill as he attempts to better his life to bring up his
disabled little brother. A past full of juvenile delinquency and living in a small town rife with
idle gossip means Micky struggles to be seen as anything other than a no-hoper from the
wrong side of the tracks… until he takes a job at the local supermarket and meets his boss,
Dan, a university graduate and self-proclaimed shy, awkward bookworm.

Dan, older and burned from a
past relationship, is the one person who sees through Micky’s tough-guy facade to the true
heart underneath. With fear and mistrust on both sides, the two must steer their way
through a complicated relationship where outside forces are determined to break them up
at every turn.


Responsible Adult is a series about growing up and
learning that love always brings responsibility.

“Amazingly gritty and raw, it flays you.” Pride Publishing
Editor’s Choice 2017

Author note: Potential triggers include references to
suicide, physical assault on a minor, criminal behaviour and bullying of a disabled child.

This is a serial, with book one
ending on a cliffhanger, and should be read in order.

Overall Heat Rating for the
series: 4 flames

BOOK DETAILS

BOOK 1

Book Title: Misdemeanor (Responsible Adult #1)

Author: C F White

Narrator: Piers
Ryman

Length: 9 hours and 1
min

Release Date: October 15,
2021

Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance

Tropes: Hurt/Comfort, Found Family

Themes: Out for you, first love,

Is it a standalone story?
No

Does the book end on a
cliffhanger?
Yes

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After his mother tragically dies and his deadbeat father
goes off the rails, nineteen-year-old Micky is left to care for his disabled little brother.
Juggling college, a dead-end job and Flynn’s special needs means Micky has to put his
bad-boy past behind him and be the responsible adult to keep his brother out of care. He
doesn’t have time for anything else in his life.


Still scarred from a past relationship that went bad,
Dan’s not looking to complicate his life. Everything tells him he should stay away from Micky

but he’s powerless in the face of his overwhelming attraction to his newest staff member.
Especially when he begins to peel off Micky’s layers to reveal the true man beneath the
façade.

As their attraction builds, revealing more of
themselves to one another, each is faced with a stark question: Can Micky allow himself to
follow his heart, and can Dan risk falling in love with someone so
tempestuous?


“Amazingly gritty and raw, it flays you.” Pride Publishing Editor’s
Choice.


Misdemeanor is the first book in the
Responsible Adult trilogy and is a re-release of the previously published version by Pride. It
has been edited with new content added.


Author note: Potential
triggers include references to suicide, physical assault on a minor, criminal behaviour and
bullying of a disabled child.

BOOK 2

Book Title: Hard Time (Responsible Adult #2)

Author: CF White

Narrator: Piers Ryman

Length: 7 hours and 44
mins

Release Date: October 22,
2021

Genre: Contemporary MM Romance

Tropes: Hurt/Comfort, Found Family

Themes: Out for You, First Love

Is it a standalone story?
No

Does the book end on a
cliffhanger?
No. It’s a HFN ending.

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Love isn’t always responsible

Blurb

After Micky O’Neill is remanded in custody for breaching
his court order, his already tempestuous relationship with Dan Peters is tested to the
limits.


Having to battle their way through a court case that
could end with Micky in jail, social workers breaking up the family home, and the return of
Micky’s deadbeat father, it seems everything is set to destroy their relationship before it
even had the chance to start.


With such high stakes involved, not just for Micky
but for once-burned, twice-shy Dan, they both have to learn that falling in love isn’t always
responsible.


This is the second book in the re-released
Responsible Adult Series. It has been edited with new content added to make for a new
reader experience.

BOOK 3

Book Title: Reformed
(Responsible Adult #3)

Author: CF White

Publisher: CF White

Narrator: Piers Ryman

Length: 8 hours and 8
mins

Release Date: October 29,
2021

Genre: Contemporary MM Romance

Tropes: Hurt/Comfort, Found Family

Themes: Hard-fought HEA

Is it a standalone story?
No

Does the book end on a
cliffhanger?
No, it’s a HEA ending.

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Someone has to be
responsible

Blurb

Micky O’Neill and Dan Peters now live in Wales, bringing up
Micky’s disabled little brother away from small-minded Heathwood and close to Micky’s
deceased mother’s family.

Things are fine…until Dan begins his dream career as an

English teacher at the local school and Micky, main caregiver to Flynn, is isolated in a village
that only serves to remind him of his mother’s absence.

With Flynn’s health deteriorating and his needs becoming
more complex, everything is tested to its limits and Dan seeks solace in a friendship with a
fellow teacher, sending Micky into further turmoil.

After an accusation is leveled against Micky and it seems
he’s slipping back into his old ways, he and Dan are torn. To repair the rift, both have to
accept responsibility—for life.

About the Author

Brought up in a relatively
small town in Hertfordshire, C F White managed to do what most other residents try to do
and fail—leave.

Studying at a West London
university, she realised there was a whole city out there waiting to be discovered, so, much
like Dick Whittington before her, she never made it back home and still endlessly search for
the streets paved with gold, slowly coming to the realisation they’re mostly paved with
chewing gum. And the odd bit of graffiti. And those little circles of yellow spray paint where
the council point out the pot holes to someone who is supposedly meant to fix them instead
of staring at them vacantly whilst holding a polystyrene cup of watered-down
coffee.

Eventually she moved West
to East along that vast District Line and settled for pie and mash, cockles and winkles and a
bit of Knees Up Mother Brown to live in the East End of London; securing a job and creating
a life, a home and a family.

After her second son was
born with a rare disability, C F White’s life changed and it brought pen back to and paper
after having written stories as a child but never had the confidence to show them to the
world. Now, having embarked on this writing journey, C F White can’t stop.

So strap in, it’s going to be a
bumpy ride.

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Book Title: Dual Threat Love

Author: Lola Noire

Publisher: Jessica Watkins
Presents

Release Date: September 15, 2021

Genre: Contemporary M/M
Romance

Length: 53 000
words

Heat Rating: 4 flames

It is book 1 of 2 and ends on
a cliffhanger.

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Will Patrick, now a
Superstar NFL Quarterback, be willing to give Ace a second chance? Or will old pain and
Patrick’s high-profile personality stand in the way?

Blurb

Ace, the Billionaire Heir and Patrick, the Help’s son, met
when they were sixteen and thirteen years old, respectively. What started as childhood
friendship forever altered their lives for better and for worse. Faced with misunderstanding
and miscommunication, they went their separate ways hurt and heartbroken.

Years later, they met again. This time, the Billionaire CEO is
determined to win his best friend and the love of his life, Patrick, back.

While Ace is determined to rekindle this love, will Patrick,
now a Superstar NFL Quarterback, be willing to give Ace a second chance? Or will old pain
and Patrick’s high-profile personality stand in the way?

Whether together or apart, both men will fight to the bitter
end for their version of happily ever after.

Excerpt from the Prologue

Ace

Patrick and I met years ago during a summer vacation at my family’s villa on Highland Beach
in Boca Raton. Patrick was 13 years old and I was 16 at the time. As usual, my parents had
been fighting. My mother was miserable in our home on Long Island, so she decided to take
a trip to Florida to get away from my father and his latest mistress. I could have stayed in
New York and hung out with my friends or I could have traveled to any place in the world of
my choosing. However, I decided to accompany my mother. Blame it on the soft spot I had
for that frail-looking, pill-popping, pale lady.

A few days into our vacation, the grand villa felt more like a four-by-four shoebox. I was
bored out of my mind and on the verge of losing my shit. Taking pity on me, Ms. June, the
housekeeper and Patrick’s mother, told my mother that her second son, Patrick, her baby
boy, as she fondly called him, who was around my age, was also home doing nothing for
that summer.

“If that’s okay with you, Mrs. De’Rochard, I can bring him with me to work so that Ace can
have someone around his age to talk to,” she suggested.

“That would be lovely if you could, Ms. June,” Mother replied without any hesitation.

“Pat is a good boy, so they should get along.”

“I hope they do. Again, thank you for your thoughtfulness.”

While Mother and Ms. June readily made plans for Patrick and me, I was a bit apprehensive.
It wasn’t that I was scared or did not want to meet Ms. June’s son. The truth was I’d had
limited contact with Black kids in my young life and I had no idea what to expect. It wasn’t
like I didn’t know anything about Black people. I lived in New York City, for crying out loud.
However, my inner circle had consisted of only a few selected friends from similar social,
economic, and racial backgrounds as me, strategically handpicked by my parents since I was
very young.

As the sole heir to the multi-billion-dollar De’Rochard Empire, I had learned early on to be
cautious of the constant danger that lurked around me. The risks of being approached by
individuals with ulterior motives, being kidnapped, or worse yet, being murdered by
someone who had a vendetta against my family were ever-present.”

I was only five years old when my nanny of three years had conspired to kidnap me in
exchange for $10 million in ransom. It took the FBI and my parents’ private security team
less than 2 hours to locate us in Buffalo, New York and whisk me to safety. Leonora and her
boyfriend, the apparent mastermind of the scheme, were arrested. Unfortunately, they did
not live long enough to face a judge. My father had made sure to make an example of them
just in case someone else might have had a similar idea. Father had been the only judge and
jury of that case. The Crusader Disciples had acted as the executioners. My own personal
security team was assigned to me soon after, which consisted of no less than three guards
and they’d been with me ever since.

To say the least, I was anxious about meeting Patrick. All day I kept thinking that I should lay
off the news as the media often portrayed young Black men living in the inner cities as less
than favorable. My father’s views on Black men were also not the prettiest, to put it lightly.
So, sue me if I had never dealt with any Black people except for some of the help. The night
before Ms. June brought Patrick with her, I got really edgy as endless “what-ifs” ran through
my mind. I finally fell asleep in the early morning hours only to be plagued by dreams of
different adverse outcomes of meeting Patrick.

“Hi, I’m Patrick,” said the small boy standing next to Ms. June by the theater room’s door in
a soft and sultry timbre.

I looked up to the most beautiful brownish-hazel eyes that I had ever seen that were
covered with unbelievable long lashes.

“Ace… I’m Ace,” I replied a few seconds too late, not realizing that I was staring. I quickly
reached for his extended hand that felt so small in mine as I held it a bit longer than I should
have.

“You boys, have fun!” Ms. June shouted as she went about her business.

Pat did not pull his hand from mine. Instead, he glanced at our hands with a raised brow. I
quickly let go and said the first damn thing that came to mind.

“So, you and me the whole summer, hmm?”

“Looks like it.”

Our eyes met. He smiled, and all of my nervousness was forgotten. What a smile he had! His
plump, pink lips covered a mouth with perfect white teeth. His eyes were full of mischief
that was made more noticeable by his smile. I marveled at his beauty. His dark chocolate
complexion seemed to radiate under the hot Floridian sun. I found myself staring at him too
many times during that summer. I didn’t know why, but I could not wait to see him walk

back through the door the next day each time he would go home.

Soon, I felt comfortable enough around him to be myself and talk about anything. We would
talk for hours and never get bored. We talked about our respective lives. Unlike other
people, Pat, the short name I soon began to call him, never asked me about my fortune. He
only asked about New York City since he had never been there before; and he expressed a
desire to see Central Park. I told him about my friends, school, and some of the countries I’d
visited. Like typical teenage boys, we talked about girls and celebrity crushes.

I taught him how to play chess, poker, and countless games on my PlayStation3. He was a
quick learner, and it did not take him long to start beating me at the games I had taught him.
He eagerly reciprocated my lessons by showing me how to play dominos and lidos. Unlike
me, Patrick was into sports. He played both basketball and football. He’d managed to get me
play a few games even though that wasn’t my thing. It didn’t matter what we were playing
because for that summer, as long as I was playing with Pat, I was happy. Also, we both were
excellent swimmers so we spent countless hours at the beach or the heated indoor pool
trying to outdo each other. I liked our swimming sessions the most because I could steal
glances at his body without any restriction. I particularly liked the tingling sensation in my
stomach whenever our bodies touched while we wrestled around.

Patrick was obsessed with the X-Men series. I quickly learned that Wolverine was his
absolute favorite character. He could not wait for X-Men Origins: Wolverine to come out the
following summer. He shared that his older brother, Lamar, whom he seemed to idolize, had
gotten mixed up with a gang and was now serving a three-year prison sentence for
possession of narcotics with the intent to sell in a school zone. I noticed the sadness in his
eyes when he talked about his brother, and it broke my heart to see how much he was
hurting.

About the Author

Born in Haiti and bred in
Brooklyn, NY, Lola Noire is a passionate fan of all things sports and has a love-hate
relationship with traveling. Lola is an alumna of Niagara University, John Jay College, and
National University of Ireland, Galway.

Lola Noire is the author of
the debut novel, Dual Threat Love, an interracial M/M sports story.

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Author: Abrianna Denae, Claire Marta, Elouise R. East, N.J. Lysk, T.M. Chris

Publisher: Self-Published

Cover Artist: TRC Designs

Release Date: October 14

Genre:  Contemporary M/M Romance, Taboo 

Tropes: Forbidden love, Taboo, Age Gap

Pairings:  It’s twincest, uncle/nephew, father/son, and brocest.

Themes: Co-dependence, Taboo Love, Forgiveness, Hope, Life Lessons, Learning from Mistakes

Heat Rating:  4-5 flames   

Length:  85 000 words

There are no cliffhangers.

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Are you ready for 4 taboo stories about men who are Closer Than Blood?

It’s all about brotherly love, even if it’s His Brother’s Brat

These are men for whom family and romance are Entwined.

And yet, who can resist When Fantasies Collide?

But remember that love can get messy and lead to Mutual Destruction.

Grab this anthology to dip into your taboo side. 

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Book Title: Wheels Down (Food Truck Warriors #5)

Author: Beth
Bolden

Publisher: Beth Bolden
Books

Cover Artist: Cate Ashwood
Designs

Release Date: September 30,
2021

Genre: Contemporary gay romance

Tropes: Friends to lovers, forced proximity, found family

Themes: Forgiveness, acceptance, friendship

Heat Rating: 4 flames

Length: 76 000
words

It is not a standalone story. It
is the fifth book in the Food Truck Warriors series.

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Shaw isn’t his
friend—until Ross discovers he’s so much more.

Blurb

Ross Stanton is having a bad week—a bad month—really, a
bad
year. But the last thing he wants, after the betrayal of his friend and business partner, is
for anyone else to know just how much he’s fighting for survival.

He’s struggling to keep his food truck and to maintain
appearances, but what Ross doesn’t realize is that Shaw Finley, the bartender from the
Funky Cup, has seen right through his charade.

Shaw offers the couch in his apartment over the bar,
suggesting that saving money on rent might help salvage Ross’ failing prospects.

Even though he doesn’t really consider them friends, Ross
discovers that Shaw is great to talk to, easy to look at, and he
likes him. Late nights
and lazy mornings and evenings with only the polished wood of the bar between them lead
to an attraction that Ross can’t deny—and that Shaw doesn’t even try to.

But falling in love isn’t as easy as falling into bed together,
and Ross isn’t even sure what he feels
is love, until he figures out that it
couldn’t possibly be anything else.

Excerpt

Shaw removed his glass, replaced it with a full cup of water and ice, and then a moment
later he was back, with a plate full of delicious-smelling food.

“Steak and mushroom hoagie, with horseradish aioli,” Shaw said, depositing it in front of
him, “and our famous sweet potato fries.”

“They’re famous?” Ross wondered, even as he realized he had heard people
talking about them.

“According to our Yelp reviews,” Shaw said. “Can I grab you anything else?”

Ross was about to ask for napkins, because the sandwich looked absolutely delicious but
also messy, but then one appeared next to him, like Shaw had known he’d need
it.

“I think I’m good, thanks,” Ross said, and picked up the sandwich. It had a surprising heft to
it, and he had to give Jackson and Shaw credit—they’d revamped the kitchen and the work

they’d put in showed. When he took a bite, he was even more impressed, half a dozen
flavors exploding across his tongue as he chewed spiced sliced steak working in perfect
complement to the earthiness of the mushrooms.

“You’re nodding over there,” Shaw said, his voice teasing. “Is that a good or a bad thing?”

Ross finished chewing and swallowed. “Really good,” he said. “I’m impressed.”

“Wow,” Shaw said, looking surprised. Too surprised.

“Am I really that notorious?” Ross asked, before he thought better of it. He ate a handful of
sweet potato fries and they were really good too. “That picky?”

He didn’t really want to hear the answer; he really didn’t want to hear Shaw’s
answer.

“Not exactly notorious,” Shaw said, returning to slicing his lemons.

“Then what exactly?”

Shaw sighed and put down the knife.

“You’re gonna get me in trouble,” he said with resignation.

“I am?”

Ross almost told him to forget it. After all, hearing the truth was probably not going to be all
that enlightening and might actually make the next few months of living together
uncomfortable.

Shaw smiled then, and it wasn’t the same smile he gave to all the random guys at the bar. It
was softer, sweeter, more genuine somehow. Ross had never seen it before, and it hit him
somewhere deep, a place where he hadn’t felt much of anything in years.

Maybe the last time had been when his grandmother had smiled at him, over pots and pans
and pie dishes.

“You gotta know that you’ve got the best food at that whole lot,” Shaw said. “Objectively.
The other food there is good, don’t get me wrong, but those guys? You know
why they keep you at arm’s length? They’re all terrified of you, though they’d rather die
than admit it. You’re brilliant. You should be working in the best, the fanciest, the most
expensive restaurants, and instead you’ve got this food truck and it’s just amazing. Every
time I go to Basket, I’m blown away.”

“And,” Shaw continued, leaning over, his blue eyes twinkling again, and Ross’ breath caught
in his throat, “you’re gonna get me in trouble, because Jackson would have my ass for not
thinking Alexis serves the best food on the lot.”

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: Relevant Law (The Fearless Heart, #2)

Author: Janice
Jarrell

Publisher:
Self-Published

Cover Artist: Janice Jarrell
and Robin E. Vuchnich

Release Date: September 25,
2021

Genre: Contemporary M/M
Romance

Tropes: Hurt/Comfort

Themes: Suspense, Angst, Abduction and Rescue

Heat Rating: 4
flames

Length: 91 638 words/
around 215 pages

It is part of a series but can
be read as a standalone.

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Sometimes love is defined
by fear.

 

Blurb

They’d been through it all and emerged victorious. Now

they stood on the very brink of a whole new life bursting with possibilities and renewed
hope for the future. Colin will take the bar exam and begin his promising career as an
Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for the city of Charlottesville. Joshua receives his second
Ph.D. and adds Forensic Psychologist to his list of achievements. What could possibly go
wrong?

 

And then:

Three students are abducted from the University of Virginia
campus. All three are recovered alive but have been sexually assaulted and brutally beaten.
From his new position as Assistant Commonwealth Attorney, Colin partners with both
campus and city police in a combined task force determined to solve these horrific crimes
and put the perpetrator behind bars. But can they succeed before the ‘campus abductor’
strikes again?

 

The abusive and volatile husband of one of Joshua’s
patients threatens his life. Suddenly Joshua is under siege as he is stalked both at work and
at home by an unstable assailant.

Entangled in both these life-threatening situations, Colin
struggles to protect both the university he loves and the man he adores. But…

 

“Oh god, Josh, my sweet love, if anything’s happened to
you…” his voice trailed off, unable to voice the unthinkable.

 

“NO! Joshua’s
mind shrieked. I can’t give up! I won’t give up! Colin will come! He’ll come!”

 

Warning: This novel discusses sensitive material
which may be distressing to some readers. Relevant Law explores themes of abduction,
physical violence, and non-graphic sexual assault.

 

Excerpt

Colin surged to his feet and strode toward the front desk
just as Ray, the desk sergeant entered. He grabbed Colin’s arm and drew him toward the
door. “A friend of yours found Joshua’s car by the Culbreth.” He shoved Colin toward the
door where several uniformed officers waited. “Go with the guys!”

Without uttering a sound he moved through the station
house door and into the darkness beyond. He felt the cool night air touch his face and as he
lurched to a halt his heart jackhammered against his chest. “Oh, sweet Jesus,
no!” he whispered, feeling his insides twist with horror. “NO!” As he reached
the squad car, he felt a strong hand grab his arm and guide him into the vehicle.

“Just take it easy, Colin. We’ll find him.”

When the squad car approached the street where the
Culbreth Theater was located they were nearly blinded by the spinning flash of police and
ambulance lights. The area was already surrounded by law enforcement and Colin spotted
both campus and city police cars parked at random angles, blocking off the street forcing
them to stop where they were.

He bolted from the car and ran to where several police
officers were gathered. Some were bending to examine the ground, and the beam from
various flashlights darted here and there as others examined every inch of ground, sidewalk,
bushes, and street.

“Colin!” a voice called, and he spun to see Lenny striding
toward him. “Ray called me,” Lenny said, grabbing Colin in a tight embrace. “We’ll find him,
Colin. I promise you. We’ll find him.”

He saw flashing police lights in the parking lot across the
street and sprinted across the busy avenue to join them. He spotted Joshua’s car at once,
surrounded by several uniformed police and moved toward it. As he approached, one of the
officers grabbed his arm. “Colin, don’t touch it! We want to check it for prints or other
evidence.”

Colin nodded but gave no response. He turned away and
blindly stumbled back across the street to the theater. For a moment he stood, surrounded
by the flashing lights, hearing the murmur of somber voices, feeling himself teetering on the
edge of collapse. “Josh,” he moaned. “Oh god, this can’t be happening.”

He felt Lenny take his arm and lead him to one side. “Take
it easy, buddy. Just let the guys work. They’ll figure it out. We’ll find him, Colin. We’re
searching his car now, looking for anything that might help us. We can’t find his cellphone
anywhere.”

Colin lowered his head and nodded without fully
understanding, then spun as the sound of heartbroken sobbing reached his ears. He saw

David kneeling on the ground, embracing someone who was bent over, clutching a cloth
garment, rocking back and forth as if in pain. He moved to where David knelt and fell to the
ground beside him. The voice was Nate’s.

“I heard him!” Nate choked out, shaking with sobs. “I heard
him cry out, but I ignored it. Thought I was imagining things! It’s my fault! He brought me
my jacket and it’s my fault! Oh god, oh god, oh god! Josh!” He lifted his head and his
tear-streaked face twisted in pain when he saw Colin kneeling beside him. “Oh god, Colin,
forgive me!”

 

 

About the Author

My name is Janice Jarrell. I
am a retired grandmother who lives in Seattle, WA. I have two children and three
grandsons. I’ve been writing gay romance since I was twelve years old, only back then it
wasn’t
called ‘gay romance’. In fact, it had no name at all. It was the fifty’s, and
it was worth your life to admit to being gay, let alone confess to being a girl who constantly
fantasized about relationships between gay men. Hell, I didn’t even know what a
homosexual
was. I lived on a farm out in the sticks in a tiny Michigan village and I’d
never, to my knowledge, even heard the word. I just knew I loved the thought of boy-on-boy
romance. I just
knew that there was something hot going on between Tom
Corbett and his Space Cadets and all those guys on ‘Combat’.

I wrote slash fanfiction for 30
years, writing over 337 stories, some as short as 100 words (a drabble), some as long as a
series which was over 119,012 words. I enjoy writing my stories. I enjoyed the feedback I
received from my readers. It was a creative release I’d been searching for my entire life and I
blessed the Internet for leading me to this artistic oasis for my spirit.

Love’s Magic was
my very first step into writing my
own characters. I will always be grateful
to the slash fanfiction community for nurturing the budding author until she was ready to
blossom into a fully realized novelist. It’s been an amazing thing to watch the gay
community’s growth over these past twenty years. My own journey has echoed theirs in
many ways, and I’m grateful to all those gay activists who fought to give the gay community
the rights and privileges they
always
deserved. Love’s Trials, Love’s Glory, and Love’s
Lawyer were the second and third, and forth books in the series and all four books are
available in audio format on Audible.

I’m also grateful to the gay

romance community, readers, authors, publishers and promoters, who are making these,
my retirement years, the most creative ones of my life. When I’m not writing, I’m traveling,
walking, hiking, knitting, crocheting, and weaving.

I’m very excited about the
upcoming release of my fifth contemporary gay romance novel, Relevant Law. Those of you
who fell in love with Joshua and Colin in the four previous books in this series are in for a bit
of angst in this latest episode. A dark and sinister cloud hangs over the University of Virginia
after three students are abducted, raped and beaten. Colin works with both campus and city
police to catch the perpetrator, but his hard work and effort proves futile when Joshua turns
up missing!

Despite their struggles there
are still many passionate, loving moments and the friends they treasure will be there to help
them find their way.

 

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LGBT ROMANCE GIVEAWAY: 41 Separate Stories from 30 Authors

GIVEAWAY

LGBT Romance Giveaway –
41 separate stories from 30 authors

Free books from some of the Registered Authors of the GRL
2021 Retreat

These stories are written by
authors attending the GRL Retreat, the must-attend event for people who create and
celebrate LGBTQ romance. Discover new authors, new books, and new series—and find new
favorites!

While all of the authors with
stories in the giveaway will be attending the GRL Retreat 2021, there may also be additional
authors who were unable to participate.

 

The Giveaway runs from

September 1 – October 31

Genre: M/M Romance

Contemporary, paranormal,
mystery, fantasy, shifter, historical, sports…

Various themes, tropes and
heat ratings.

See individual
stories.

 

Claim your free downloads
here

 

Participating Authors

Gail Z. Martin Merry Farmer Jacqueline Gray Kris Jacen

Eliot Grayson Kaje Harper Shea Balik
Neil Plakcy

Charity Parkerson
Anna Kensing Andrea Hughes BL Maxwell

Jenny FitzGerald
Drea Roman Miski Harris Shane Morton

Jamie Lynn Miller
Rain Carrington Eden Winters Luna David

Morgan Brice AJ Sherwood Nicole
Dennis
Debra Sutton

Charlene Newcomb
Hank Edwards Riley Long Patricia Logan

Beth Bolden LA Bryce

 

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SERIES TOUR: “When We Were Young” by Maggie Blackbird

SERIES TOUR

Series Title: When We Were Young by Maggie Blackbird

I thought I saved you, but maybe you saved me too.

Series Blurb

At their Ojibway community, Billy Redsky, a drug-dealing punk, and René Oshawee, the chief’s haughty son, must walk the “red road” to finally confront their biggest fears: conquering the self-imposed obstacles in their path, if they are to have what they long for above anything else—to finally be together.

The stories need to be read in order. None of the books are standalones.

BOOK DETAILS

RECENT RELEASE – BOOK 4

Book Title: Real Warriors

Author: Maggie Blackbird

Publisher: Extasy Books

Length: 77 760 words/273 pages

Release Date: August 13, 2021

Genres: New Adult, multicultural, contemporary, LGBT romance

Tropes: First Time, Embracing Your Culture,

Themes: Coming out, coming of age, forgiveness

Heat Rating: 3 flames

Goodreads

Read an excerpt from Real Warriors here

The courage of a warrior is a must on their new path, or they’ll never grasp their happily ever after.

Blurb

Just when eighteen-year-old Billy Redsky believes he’s holding his happily ever after in the palm of his hand, he must practice what he’s learned in ceremony to face two more tests—share with the world his love for René, and let go of the past.

But that’s not so easy. René is terrified of exposing their secret to anyone but his family. As for Billy’s brother, he has no intention of changing his criminal ways.

Only a miracle can help Billy reach his final destination on the “red road” his Ojibway ancestors once walked. For his dream to come true, he must look deep inside himself and trust the creator he follows.

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There’s 40% off Maggie’s Backlist right now,

including Two Princes, Toy Soldiers, and Knight Moves.

BOOK 3

Book Title: Knight Moves

Publisher: Extasy Books

Length: 75,000 words/269 pages

Release Date: April 16, 2021

Genre/s: Young Adult, New Adult, multicultural, contemporary, LGBT romance

Trope/s: Break His Heart to Save Him; Long Distance Love’ Tortured Heroes; Family Disapproval; Friends to lovers

Themes: Coming out, coming of age, forgiveness

Heat Rating: 2 flames

Goodreads

Although they’re torn apart, they still hold a piece of each other’s heart.

Blurb

After receiving his grade twelve diploma and marking his eighteenth birthday, René Oshawee cannot fight the temptation seventeen-year-old high school junior Billy Redsky blatantly offers now that what they share has become taboo.

When their secret romance is blown into the open, Billy’s foster parents send René to Toronto to complete the last of his schooling under the supervision of a family friend, leaving Billy behind at their Ojibway community.

Now Billy and René must make the biggest decision of their lives—fight for the true love they know they’ll never find with anyone else, or go their separate ways.

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BOOK 2

Book Title: Toy Soldiers

Publisher: Extasy Books

Cover Artist: Martine Jardin

Length: 70,349 words/244 pages

Release Date: October 2, 2020

Genres: Young Adult, multicultural, contemporary, LGBT romance

Tropes: Friends to Lovers; Forbidden Love; First Love; Betrayal

Themes: Coming of age, self-discovery

Heat Rating: 1 flame

Goodreads

Once a thief, always a thief, and if he can’t win the heart of the boy he loves, he’ll steal it.

Blurb

Billy Redsky’s made one of his biggest dreams come true, but there’s a problem. Even though the boy he loves is mere footsteps across the hall from his bedroom, they might as well live a country apart because claiming René Oshawee’s heart is more difficult than Billy anticipates.

Much to Billy’s disgust, René can’t accept his true self, so he’s incapable of loving someone else. And all he cares about is living a life the chief and his wife foresee for their youngest son.

If Billy is to finally have what he truly desires, he must stop René from running away from who he really is and face the man in the mirror, or what they share will never blossom into true love.

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BOOK 1

Book Title: Two Princes

Author: Maggie Blackbird

Publisher: Extasy Books

Cover Artist: Martine Jardin

Length: 67 345 words/235 pages

Release Date: Friday, June 12, 2020

Genres: Young Adult, multicultural, contemporary, LGBT romance

Tropes: Rich boy, poor boy; Popular boy, outcast; musician and artist

Heat Rating: 1 flame

Themes: Coming of age, self-discovery

Goodreads

To win over the chief’s haughty son, a drug-dealing punk from a dysfunctional family must risk the only two things he has: his reputation and freedom.

Blurb

Billy Redsky, a rebellious punk who loves art and nature, is saddled with a welfare-leeching, alcoholic mother and criminal older brother who are the joke of their Ojibway community. Sick and tired of being perceived as a loser, Billy deals drugs for his older brother to earn quick money. He hopes if he buys a dirt bike, he’ll finally impress the chief’s popular and aloof son, René Oshawee.

When the two are forced to serve detention together, a friendship blooms, but much to Billy’s frustration, René keeps putting him on ice. To make his biggest dream come true if he finally wants to call René his own, Billy must make a huge decision that could cost him everything.

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About the Author

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

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AUDIOBOOK TOUR: “Leap of Faith” by CF White.

AUDIOBOOK TOUR

Book Title: Leap of Faith

Author: C F
White

Publisher: C F
White

Narrator: Piers
Ryman

Release Date: August 14,
2021

Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance

Tropes: Age-gap, enemies to lovers, slow burn

Themes: Found family

Heat Rating: 4 flames

Length: 9 hours and 13
minutes

It is a standalone story,
although the story continues as a web serial on my website with the first chapter available
to download for free in audio after signing up to my newsletter.

The book does not end on a
cliffhanger,
although there is a possibility of
continuation as mentioned above.

Goodreads

Buy Links

Audible US | Audible UK

Amazon US | Amazon
UK

Sometimes all you need is
a little push

Blurb

Running from his shattered gymnastics career, Charlie
Avrill’s one hope for redemption is the strange and colourful world of the circus. His skills
should make him a good fit for seasoned performer, Darius Lungo. But Darius won’t
compromise his high stakes act for just anyone.


Still mourning the loss of his performance partner
who unexpectedly abandoned the show, Darius’s heart can’t take another temporary filler.
No matter how perfect Charlie might seem at first glance. But the circus is dying, and Darius
owes his bosses a stellar act to sell.


Putting their differences aside to recreate the star
attraction, Darius and Charlie grow closer with each rehearsal. But Charlie’s only in the ring
for a one-night-only performance and the circus is due at its next stop—off the island and
into Europe.


Can Charlie push aside his fears and take the leap
of faith to change his entire life? And, if he does, will Darius still be there to catch
him?


Leap of Faith is a standalone age-gap, enemies
to lovers, mm romance where the twists and turns don’t only happen in the
ring.

About the Author

Brought up in a relatively
small town in Hertfordshire, C F White managed to do what most other residents try to do
and fail—leave.

Studying at a West London
university, she realised there was a whole city out there waiting to be discovered, so, much
like Dick Whittington before her, she never made it back home and still endlessly search for
the streets paved with gold, slowly coming to the realisation they’re mostly paved with
chewing gum. And the odd bit of graffiti. And those little circles of yellow spray paint where
the council point out the pot holes to someone who is supposedly meant to fix them instead
of staring at them vacantly whilst holding a polystyrene cup of watered-down
coffee.

Eventually she moved West
to East along that vast District Line and settled for pie and mash, cockles and winkles and a
bit of Knees Up Mother Brown to live in the East End of London; securing a job and creating
a life, a home and a family.

After her second son was
born with a rare disability, C F White’s life changed and it brought pen back to and paper
after having written stories as a child but never had the confidence to show them to the
world. Now, having embarked on this writing journey, C F White can’t stop.

So strap in, it’s going to be a
bumpy ride.

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