Thursday, April 21, 2022

New from Jamie Lynn Miller Stronger Together (Partners book 1)

 

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BLURB:
One unexpected kiss. Two lives turned upside down.
Working for British Intelligence, agents Liam Bancroft and Colin Mason live a life of danger, on the razor’s edge. They’ve seen it all, done it all, trusting one another unequivocally with their very lives. Partners. Best mates. Their bond unbreakable.
 
Until one assignment changes everything…
 
It should’ve been nothing more than a simple, innocent kiss to save their cover and their mission. But instead, it sends Colin fleeing on a difficult journey of self-discovery and Liam fearing he’s irrevocably destroyed their friendship beyond repair.
 
Against the backdrop of a quaint cottage in the sleepy English countryside, painful secrets are revealed, long-buried feelings rise to the surface and two men learn for the first time in their lives what it truly means to be in love.
 
Stronger Together is a friends to lovers, first time gay romance with a HEA.

EXCERPT:

An hour later it was all over, SecTen successful once again, and they were on their way back to London, Colin behind the wheel of his blue Suzuki jeep. Liam barely heard any of what Lockwood said during the clean-up, distracted by dead, sightless eyes.

He closed his own, but they were still there, staring at him, accusing him, the demons of his past rising up to haunt him once more. The screams were so loud…

Bile flooded his throat again and his stomach rolled and twisted. He bent forward, gasping.

“Pull over…”

“Eh?”

“Pull over!”

Colin did as Liam asked, hitting the brakes, bringing the jeep to a quick stop. Liam fumbled with the door handle and lurched from the seat, falling to his hands and knees in the dirt and was violently ill.

Liam’s stomach heaved again and again until there was nothing left. Only then did he register Colin on his knees beside him, a warm hand on his back.

“Liam, Christ, are you all right?”

Liam spit several times, feeling himself trembling slightly. “I’m… I’m okay,” he lied. “Just…must be something I ate for breakfast.”

Liam could tell from Colin’s expression he didn’t believe him, but he didn’t push the issue, either. Instead, he helped Liam to his feet and back into the jeep. Liam leaned back against the seat with a long exhale, cursing himself for acting like this. Especially in front of Colin.

Colin was searching through the glove box and Liam looked down to see him offering up a packet of gum.

Liam took it with a small smile. “Ta, mate.”

Colin gave a pat to Liam’s leg and pulled back onto the roadway.

 

~*~*~*~*~

 

The remainder of the trip was made in silence, for which Liam was grateful. He didn’t want to talk about what happened. Or why. He just wanted to get home and be by himself. Alone with his memories to torture him once again.

But when they arrived at Liam’s flat, Colin found a parking space instead of just pulling up to drop Liam off. Liam raised a questioning brow at his partner and Colin gave him a grin. “Need to use the loo.”

Liam sighed, but he could hardly refuse him. “All right, come up.”

 

~*~*~*~*~

 

While Colin went to do his business, Liam headed to the kitchen for a glass of water, rinsing and spitting, then drank down the remainder. He refilled the glass and took it with him as he left the kitchen. He found Colin in the lounge, his hands in the pockets of his denims, a contemplative expression on his face.

“Something you ate, eh?”

Liam drank down half the glass of water, still feeling a bit shaky. He shrugged, trying to play it off as nothing. “Must’ve been the sausage. Past its expiry date.”

Colin regarded him steadily and Liam waited for him to call him on his bollocks. But instead he slowly nodded his head. “You look knackered. Why don’t you get some kip?”

Liam blinked at the reprieve he’d been given. “Yeah, I could do with a bit of a lie-down.”

Colin hooked a thumb at Liam’s settee. “Mind if I crash here for a bit? My telly’s on the fritz and the football’s on.”

It was rubbish and they both knew it. There was nothing wrong with Colin’s television. He was worried about Liam and wanted to keep an eye on him.

That curl of warmth was back in Liam’s chest. “Help yourself, mate,” he replied, turning to leave the room.

“Cheers. And Liam?”

Liam turned back around. “Yeah?”

“You need anything, just call out.”

They held one another’s gaze for a long moment, once again communicating without words.

Liam gave Colin a small, grateful smile. “Will do,” he said softly.

And that right there? Having a partner? Liam wouldn’t trade that for all the flash cars and martinis in the world.

 

BIO:


Jamie Lynn Miller has been writing fiction since childhood and decided to take the plunge and go pro in 2008, finding to her amazement that people truly enjoyed her love stories. She’s a romantic at heart, and her tales reflect the desire we all have to find “the one,” persevering through trials and heartache for that happy ending.
Jamie has a degree in fine arts and has spent the last twenty-five years working as a graphic designer, though she’d much rather be writing. She was born in Chicago and still lives there today with her husband and their two furry, four-footed children, er… cats.
If she’s not brainstorming story ideas, you can find Jamie at a sci-fi convention, in front of a furnace doing glass blowing, or on a mat twisted into a yoga pose.
CONTACT INFO:
Jamie Lynn Miller

jamielynnmiller@live.com
@JamieLynnAuthor


Jamie Lynn Miller has penned a masterpiece!

Jamie has raised the bar with each novel she writes. Now with Stronger Together she's raised the bar to a point where it's no longer reachable.

The characters are multi-faceted, well developed from page one of this page-turner. It's great to watch them develop even further especially as they grow into their amazing relationship.

Jamie weaves the story back and forth between gentle and intense with great finesse. Amazing doesn't even begin to cover how she does this.

Stronger Together has become my new favorite and it's a brilliant beginning for a new series.

5 out of 5 stars!


Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Cover reveal: Stronger Together by Jamie Lynn Miller

 

BLURB:
One unexpected kiss. Two lives turned upside down.
Working for British Intelligence, agents Liam Bancroft and Colin Mason live a life of danger, on the razor’s edge. They’ve seen it all, done it all, trusting one another unequivocally with their very lives. Partners. Best mates. Their bond unbreakable.
 
Until one assignment changes everything…
 
It should’ve been nothing more than a simple, innocent kiss to save their cover and their mission. But instead, it sends Colin fleeing on a difficult journey of self-discovery and Liam fearing he’s irrevocably destroyed their friendship beyond repair.
 
Against the backdrop of a quaint cottage in the sleepy English countryside, painful secrets are revealed, long-buried feelings rise to the surface and two men learn for the first time in their lives what it truly means to be in love.
 
Stronger Together is a friends to lovers, first time gay romance with a HEA.

Excerpt:

An hour later it was all over, SecTen successful once again, and they were on their way back to London, Colin behind the wheel of his blue Suzuki jeep. Liam barely heard any of what Lockwood said during the clean-up, distracted by dead, sightless eyes.

He closed his own, but they were still there, staring at him, accusing him, the demons of his past rising up to haunt him once more. The screams were so loud…

Bile flooded his throat again and his stomach rolled and twisted. He bent forward, gasping.

“Pull over…”

“Eh?”

“Pull over!”

Colin did as Liam asked, hitting the brakes, bringing the jeep to a quick stop. Liam fumbled with the door handle and lurched from the seat, falling to his hands and knees in the dirt and was violently ill.

Liam’s stomach heaved again and again until there was nothing left. Only then did he register Colin on his knees beside him, a warm hand on his back.

“Liam, Christ, are you all right?”

Liam spit several times, feeling himself trembling slightly. “I’m… I’m okay,” he lied. “Just…must be something I ate for breakfast.”

Liam could tell from Colin’s expression he didn’t believe him, but he didn’t push the issue, either. Instead, he helped Liam to his feet and back into the jeep. Liam leaned back against the seat with a long exhale, cursing himself for acting like this. Especially in front of Colin.

Colin was searching through the glove box and Liam looked down to see him offering up a packet of gum.

Liam took it with a small smile. “Ta, mate.”

Colin gave a pat to Liam’s leg and pulled back onto the roadway.

 

~*~*~*~*~

 

The remainder of the trip was made in silence, for which Liam was grateful. He didn’t want to talk about what happened. Or why. He just wanted to get home and be by himself. Alone with his memories to torture him once again.

But when they arrived at Liam’s flat, Colin found a parking space instead of just pulling up to drop Liam off. Liam raised a questioning brow at his partner and Colin gave him a grin. “Need to use the loo.”

Liam sighed, but he could hardly refuse him. “All right, come up.”

 

~*~*~*~*~

 

While Colin went to do his business, Liam headed to the kitchen for a glass of water, rinsing and spitting, then drank down the remainder. He refilled the glass and took it with him as he left the kitchen. He found Colin in the lounge, his hands in the pockets of his denims, a contemplative expression on his face.

“Something you ate, eh?”

Liam drank down half the glass of water, still feeling a bit shaky. He shrugged, trying to play it off as nothing. “Must’ve been the sausage. Past its expiry date.”

Colin regarded him steadily and Liam waited for him to call him on his bollocks. But instead he slowly nodded his head. “You look knackered. Why don’t you get some kip?”

Liam blinked at the reprieve he’d been given. “Yeah, I could do with a bit of a lie-down.”

Colin hooked a thumb at Liam’s settee. “Mind if I crash here for a bit? My telly’s on the fritz and the football’s on.”

It was rubbish and they both knew it. There was nothing wrong with Colin’s television. He was worried about Liam and wanted to keep an eye on him.

That curl of warmth was back in Liam’s chest. “Help yourself, mate,” he replied, turning to leave the room.

“Cheers. And Liam?”

Liam turned back around. “Yeah?”

“You need anything, just call out.”

They held one another’s gaze for a long moment, once again communicating without words.

Liam gave Colin a small, grateful smile. “Will do,” he said softly.

And that right there? Having a partner? Liam wouldn’t trade that for all the flash cars and martinis in the world.

 

BIO:


Jamie Lynn Miller has been writing fiction since childhood and decided to take the plunge and go pro in 2008, finding to her amazement that people truly enjoyed her love stories. She’s a romantic at heart, and her tales reflect the desire we all have to find “the one,” persevering through trials and heartache for that happy ending.
Jamie has a degree in fine arts and has spent the last twenty-five years working as a graphic designer, though she’d much rather be writing. She was born in Chicago and still lives there today with her husband and their two furry, four-footed children, er… cats.
If she’s not brainstorming story ideas, you can find Jamie at a sci-fi convention, in front of a furnace doing glass blowing, or on a mat twisted into a yoga pose.
CONTACT INFO:
Jamie Lynn Miller

jamielynnmiller@live.com
@JamieLynnAuthor

Friday, September 3, 2021

New from S. Barker: Dèjá Vu

Title: Dèjá Vu
Author: S. Barker
Genre: M/M Fated Romance
Release Date: September 2, 2021
Cover Design: Dalia Hernandez


Imagine experiencing the kind of love that stays with your soul for all of eternity, continuously defeating all odds... including death.

Liam
My whole life, I've been a dreamer. I dream of places I've never been, people I've never met, situations I've never been in, but I never understood why... until met him.

Elijah
Being forced to move from the city to a small town is not how I wanted to spend my last year of high school. I don't want to be here, and I swore to myself I wouldn't get attached to anyone or anything... but then I met him.












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Merriam-Webster defines dèjá vu as "a feeling that one has seen or heard something before".

I can sum up Dèjá Vu in one word... astonishing. When I agreed to review Deja Vu I was unprepared for such an emotionally intense experience.

Dèjá Vu is a refreshing change from the straight-to-gay/shifter/vampire stories that seem to be the new normal in the MM romance genre.

I really like the way Liam's dream sequences are interwoven into the story. That to me is what makes the story very unique, not just the incredible characters and the fascinating story line.

Dèjá Vu is an absolute MUST READ story that more than deserves a spot on everybody's eBook reader.

5 out of 5 stars and I will most definitely be reading it again.


My review of Salvation by Garrett Leigh

 




Cover Design: Black Jazz Design

Darkest Skies Series 

Book #1 Redemption - Buy Links
Book #2 Deliverance - Buy Links

Reformed gang boss Dante Pope is out after a four-year stretch in prison. But freedom has found him faster than he’s ready for. His only brother hates him, and with nothing but PTSD and a newfound fascination with plants for company, the outside world is a terrifying place.

A prisoner rehabilitation scheme lands him at a stately home that might as well be the moon. Working for gorgeous gardener Sid is a welcome distraction—his shoulders are broad, his rugged jaw unshaven, and his long, tanned legs?

Wow.

But Sid has problems of his own. A life-changing disease has left him limited in ways he can’t bear and accepting help, even from a stranger, makes him want to curl up and die.

If Dante would let him.

Newsflash: he won’t, and he’s not a stranger for long. With his dark smile and sinister ink, Dante Pope is the most beautiful man Sid has ever seen. Life is hard, but falling for each other is easy.

Sunshine and shadows.

Old ghosts can haunt Dante all they like. Loving Sid is the only salvation he’ll ever need.

Salvation is a sweetly angsty standalone MM romance novel in the Darkest Skies series. Expect: second chances, forced proximity, friends-to-lovers, and buckets of hurt/comfort themed loveliness. Content warnings for childhood trauma, violence, and chronic illness.



Garrett Leigh is an award-winning British writer and book designer.

Garrett's debut novel, Slide, won Best Bisexual Debut at the 2014 Rainbow Book Awards, and her polyamorous novel, Misfits was a finalist in the 2016 LAMBDA awards.

When not writing, Garrett can generally be found procrastinating on Twitter, cooking up a storm, or sitting on her behind doing as little as possible, all the while shouting at her menagerie of children and animals and attempting to tame her unruly and wonderful FOX.

Garrett is also an award winning cover artist, taking the silver medal at the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards in 2016. She designs for various publishing houses and independent authors at blackjazzdesign.com, and co-owns the specialist stock site moonstockphotography.com with renowned LGBTQA+ photographer Dan Burgess.

Website: http://www.garrettleigh.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/garrettleighauthor/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Garrett_Leigh


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Who said a leopard can't change his spots? It certainly wasn't Dante Pope.

I can't really go into it any further without giving spoilers.

Trust me when I say that without the love and support of Sid, things might have turned out differently for Dante, especially when the past shows up on his doorstep.

The story moved along at a steady pace with believable plot and characters.

The only thing I didn't care for was the use of a lot of British terms which I had to stop and look up.

For that reason and that reason alone I rate Salvation 4.75 stars instead of 5.

That being said, I highly recommend this book.




Thursday, August 5, 2021

Cover reveal: Dèjá Vu by S. Barker

Title: Dèjá Vu
Author: S. Barker
Genre: M/M Fated Romance
Release Date: September 2, 2021
Cover Design: Dalia Hernandez




Imagine experiencing the kind of love that stays with your soul for all of eternity, continuously defeating all odds... including death.

Liam
My whole life, I've been a dreamer. I dream of places I've never been, people I've never met, situations I've never been in, but I never understood why... until met him.

Elijah
Being forced to move from the city to a small town is not how I wanted to spend my last year of high school. I don't want to be here, and I swore to myself I wouldn't get attached to anyone or anything... but then I met him.




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Sunday, February 14, 2021

New from RJ Scott & V.L. Locey: Valentine's Hearts

 




Cover Design: Meredith Russell 

Length: 33,000 words approx.

Owatonna U Series 

Book #1- Ryker - Buy Links
Book #2 - Scott - Buy Links
Book #3 - Beniot - Buy Links
Book #4 - Christmas Lights - Buy Links

Blurb

Will broken hearts replace the wedding they dreamed of?

Ryker's heart has space for three things—his family, hockey, and Jacob. As their wedding grows closer, it seems that nothing can stand in the way of an idyllic celebration, surrounded by friends and loved ones. But things appear to be changing; Jacob is forging a future that might take him away from Ryker, and Ryker alternates between pride and fear when a new man comes into his fiancé's life. A hockey season from hell has him doubting his life choices, but worse, he's driving Jacob into another man's arms. How has their perfect life suddenly gone so wrong?

Life has certainly thrown many twists and turns in Jacob's path. Most of the goals he’d set for himself as a teenager had to change, but one has remained constant: finding his heart's desire and marrying him. That aspiration was reached when Ryker said, "I do". Planning their wedding was meant to be the best time of their lives, but Jacob unwittingly puts his trust in the wrong man and finds himself in danger. Is their love strong enough to survive the fallout?

USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott has written over one hundred romance books. Emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, single dads, hockey players, millionaires, princes, bodyguards, Navy SEALs, soldiers, doctors, paramedics, firefighters, cops, and the men who get mixed up in their lives, always with a happy ever after.

She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing. The last time she had a week’s break from writing, she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a box of chocolates she couldn’t defeat.





USA Today Bestselling Author V.L. Locey – Penning LGBT hockey romance that skates into sinful pleasures.

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Torchwood and Dr. Who, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a pair of geese, far too many chickens, and two steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in one hand and a steamy romance novel in the othe A sweet story brilliantly written as one would expect from the talented team of RJ Scott and V.L. Locey.




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Ryker and Jacob are complex individuals, very easy to relate to. Their story is very realistic, including the post twist. What's a romance story without a little angst?

However, the authors include characters from previous Owatonna novels with little explanation as to who they are and what their relationship is to Ryker and Ten. I recommend that the other books in the series be read first, in this order:


I give Valentine's Hearts a 4.75 out of 5 stars and highly recommend it.

Nice job, ladies!



Saturday, December 5, 2020

New from Garrett Leigh: Angels in the City


 


Cover Design: Black Jazz Design

Length: 63,000 words approx.

Blurb

A fake relationship with a stranger. An office romance with doughnuts and white knights. An addictive arrangement—friends with benefits—fast turns to love.

Jonah Gray is rich, successful, and the most eligible bachelor in the city, according to his mother, at least. But the truth is, despite her efforts to pair him off, he’s fine on his own. All he needs is a date to the Christmas ball.

Sacha Ivanov is a lone wolf, content in the cycle of long days, late nights, and anonymous hook ups, but when a chance encounter in a broken-down lift brings a gorgeous copper-haired CEO into his life, everything begins to change.

As Christmas fast approaches, a favour for a stranger blooms into something more. He doesn’t do second dates or relationships. But for kind-hearted Jonah, his angel in the city, he might just change his mind.

Angels in the City is a Christmas themed MM friends-to-lovers, forced proximity, office romance. Expect fraught days, steamy nights, and true love built around festive snacks and Christmas trees.


Garrett Leigh is an award-winning British writer and book designer.

Garrett's debut novel, Slide, won Best Bisexual Debut at the 2014 Rainbow Book Awards, and her polyamorous novel, Misfits was a finalist in the 2016 LAMBDA awards.

When not writing, Garrett can generally be found procrastinating on Twitter, cooking up a storm, or sitting on her behind doing as little as possible, all the while shouting at her menagerie of children and animals and attempting to tame her unruly and wonderful FOX.

Garrett is also an award winning cover artist, taking the silver medal at the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards in 2016. She designs for various publishing houses and independent authors at blackjazzdesign.com, and co-owns the specialist stock site moonstockphotography.com with renowned LGBTQA+ photographer Dan Burgess.

Website: http://www.garrettleigh.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/garrettleighauthor/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Garrett_Leigh

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