Gambling on Love
Blogtour , Bookteaser / September 22, 2016

About Gambling on Love When Gary and Abe came out to each other in their final year of high school, a longstanding friendship turned into a new love. Keeping their feelings a secret was easy until a coach caught them together in the locker room, and their fragile relationship shattered around them. Panicked, angry, and rejected by his mother, Gary fled town, breaking Abe’s eighteen-year-old heart. Eleven years later Gary returns just as unexpectedly, crashing into Abe’s truck during a blizzard. He’s as arrogant and stubborn as ever—and just as irresistible. Time has changed them both in ways they never imagined, but the heat that flares between them is enough to thaw any ice. While Abe discovers what Gary did to survive in the city, Gary realizes that Abe has grown into a man with needs to match his own, and they fall in love all over again. But Gary’s determination to carry out one final order from the rich, older man he lived with—and obeyed—for years means that a dead man’s plans might split them apart again . . . this time for keeps. Purchase at Riptide: http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/gambling-on-love About Jane Davitt Jane Davitt is English, and has been living…

Bitterwood
Blogtour , Bookteaser / September 19, 2016

About Bitterwood Outrunning a winter storm in the north, Captain Faran of the King’s Guard leads his men and a young mage named Meric to shelter at Bitterwood Manor, the ancestral home of the Daenes. Faran and his troops have been searching for weeks for a mysterious, lion-like beast that reportedly haunts the uncharted northern woods. For Meric, finding that prophesied cat is a matter of life and death. Though Faran is deeply focused on their mission, the enigmatic Joss Daene, Lord of Bitterwood, fascinates him. Strong and proud, Joss is everything Faran wants in a lover. More, if he were honest. But Joss belongs to Bitterwood, and Faran to his duty. Together they will need to brave the oldest, darkest part of the Bitterwood in the coldest, deepest snows of winter to find the legendary cat. But time is running out—for Meric, for the kingdom, and for Faran and Joss’s fledgling love. Purchase at Riptide: http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/bitterwood About Rowan Speedwell An unrepentant biblioholic, Rowan Speedwell spends half her time pretending to be a law librarian, half her time pretending to be a database manager, half her time pretending to be a fifteenth-century Aragonese noblewoman, half her time . . ….

Rented Heart
Blogtour , Bookteaser / September 14, 2016

About Rented Heart Ex-surfer-turned-businessman Liam Mallaney moved back to Holkham, Norfolk, to mourn the loss of his husband. Grief and loneliness keep him a solitary figure, and he likes it that way. There’s no room in his broken heart for anything else. Rentboy Zac Payne left London and most of his demons behind, but he still only knows one way to make a living. When he spots Liam in a club one night, it seems he’s found his mark. But Liam proves nicer—and their connection far deeper—than he’d bargained for. Their arrangement quickly becomes too complicated for Zac, who has other things on his mind: namely his BFF and wayward flatmate, Jamie. Zac owes Jamie the world, and even as Jamie’s drug addiction destroys all they have, Zac won’t leave him behind. Besides, Liam knows nothing of Zac’s home life, too caught up in his own head to think much beyond the crazy heat he and Zac share. But when trouble comes to Zac’s door, putting his life in danger, Liam must set his grief and anger aside to pick up the pieces of Zac’s shattered heart and his own. Purchase now at Riptide: http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/rented-heart About Garrett Leigh Garrett Leigh…

Counterbalance
Blogtour , Bookteaser / September 13, 2016

About Counterbalance John loves his job as head rigger for Cirque Brilliance. The heavy scarring over half his face makes it a little hard to meet new people, but John’s got a good crew and a nice found family, and he’s content with his lot in life. When Cirque hires talent for a new show, John meets Bao, a bright, ever-cheerful acrobat. Bao seems drawn to John and becomes a constant presence at his side—talking to him during downtime, spending time with him at lunch, and generally seeking out his company. John doesn’t know what to make of this. Sure, he likes Bao—maybe a little too much, honestly—but he’s had enough experience to know that Bao couldn’t possibly like him back. Or so he thinks, anyway. Fortunately, Bao seems determined to prove him wrong. Purchase from Riptide: http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/counterbalance About Aidan Wayne Aidan Wayne is a big believer in character-driven stories with happy endings. This is not to say that stories can’t contain a little (or a lot) of grief, just that at the end of it all expect there to be bandages and hugs. They particularly like to write about minority characters because damn it, they deserve happy endings too….

Why Love Matters
Bookreview / September 12, 2016

Why Love Matters is a new story by one of my all time favorite authors Jay Northcote. I automatically buy whatever she puts out, because I know it will be good. And once again I was not disappointed with this one. Alastair is about to make a very big business deal, but there is only one problem. The deal is with Italians and they prefer much more physical contact than just a simple handshake. And if there is one thing Alastair just cannot stand it is physical contact with anyone else. Martin, his faithful assistant offers the solution to this problem. His mother runs a place with specific workshops to help people with these kind of issues. Will Alastair be brave enough to try? Alastair is not only nervous about the workshop but also about spending the night with Martin in the same room. Because his assistant has been in more of his fantasies than he should be. So when the two men drive up to the estate and enter the workshop, they both might come out very different. I don’t know what it is about Northcote books, but they just get to me every single time. I could totally…

Interview with Renee Stevens
Author Interview / September 2, 2016

After first making me a part of the blogtour for the latest novel Wide Open Spaces, Renee Stevens was also kind enough to answer some questions I really wanted to ask her. Thank you so much Renee, I really appreciate it. How did you come up with the idea for this novel? Wide Open Spaces honestly just kind of came to me when a friend was telling me that I should claim the state of Wyoming for the States of Love novella series. She was encouraging me, and I wasn’t going to do it, but then I got this idea of a guy who moved away and then came back and what it could be like for him. It smacked me upside the head until I sat down and started writing. In what way are the States of Love novels connected?  I think the only way that they are really connected is that each book has to have elements of its state. For example, I chose Wyoming, so my story has things like Flaming Gorge Reservoir, wild horses, there’s mention of Yellowstone National Park, and other similar things that are fairly unique to Wyoming. How many parts will there be…