Tag Archives: angst

Release Blitz: Summer Kisses by Charlie Novak

Summer Kisses | Charlie Novak

Kiss Me #2

Summer Kisses Banner(2)

Release Date: July 15th 2021

Universal Link

Add to Goodreads

Summer Kisses Cover

Blurb

Two chefs. Two summers. One shot at a second chance.

Aaron’s Plan Then: Get a better job Learn more skills Get money for restaurant Don’t fall in love with Josh

Now: Finesse menu Stop being angry at Josh Swear less (Ben’s idea) Stop wanting to kiss Josh Get Michelin stars Stop being in love with Josh

Josh’s Plan Then: Start new job Try not to burn out Don’t fall in love with Aaron Seriously. Don’t. It will only end badly…

Now: Survive the summer Get a new job? Don’t get involved with Aaron again Don’t think about kissing him Don’t think about his smile Don’t think about how much you still love him

Summer Kisses is a 78,000-word contemporary MM romance featuring two chefs with a complicated history, clashing egos, cheese toasties, and two summers that will change everything. It is part of the Kiss Me series and can be read as a standalone.

Content Warning: This novel contains mentions of drug use and issues of alcohol abuse.

SummerKisses-Teaser1

Excerpt

Josh POV

“Okay,” I said, sliding onto the plastic bench as Aaron played with the console to input our names. “I know what we should bet.”

Aaron smirked. “What?”

“Well, we’re here for three games, right? So I feel like there has to be a prize for each game and a grand prize. And maybe mini prizes… or forfeits.”

“That sounds fair,” Aaron said, looking through the row of balls and testing them. “If I win a game, you have to do whatever I want for a night. And if I win overall,”—he thought for a second, his grin widening—“you have to admit, in public, that I’m the best chef you’ve ever worked with.”

I laughed. “Seriously? Okay, well if I win one game, you have to fuck me however I want. And if I win two or more games, then you have to let me fuck you.”

Aaron’s eyes went wide, but he didn’t automatically object. That was interesting. He’d never bottomed for me before, and now I wanted a go at his ass more than anything. But that wasn’t all I wanted. “And if I win overall, then you have to admit, in public, in front of people—in fact, you have to do it in the middle of the next Sunday lunch service we’re both on—that I’m the best chef you’ve ever worked with and that you’d be lost without me.”

Aaron stared, then he burst out laughing. The sound was rich and loud, and it filled my heart with such joy I thought I might burst. “Oh, it’s fucking on,” he said, picking up a bright yellow ball. I saw fiery determination burning in his eyes. “And one more thing. Every time you get a gutter ball, you have to give me a blow job. Because clearly you suck, so you might as well put that skill to better use.”

I snorted. “Fine. But you have to do the same for me. Now stop putting off your inevitable loss and bowl.”

SummerKisses-Teaser2

About the Author

charlie-jpg-e1621137240530

Charlie lives in England with her husband and a dachshund named Biscuit. She spends most of her days wrangling other people’s words in her day job and then trying to force her own onto the page in the evening.

She loves cute stories with a healthy dollop of fluff, plenty of delicious sex, and happily ever afters — because the world needs more of them. Charlie also believes that loves comes in all shapes and sizes.

Charlie has very little spare time, but what she does have she fills with cooking, pole-dancing, reading and ice-hockey. She also thinks that everyone should have at least one favourite dinosaur…

Social Media

Website: https://charlienovak.com/

Newsletter https://charlienovak.com/newsletter-sign-up/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/charlienovakauthor/

Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/profile/charlie-novak

Twitter https://twitter.com/charlienwrites

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/charlienwrites/

Facebook Group, Charlie’s Angels https://www.facebook.com/groups/charlienovaksangels/

charlie-roundfinal

Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Summer Kisses, Charlie is giving you a chance to win an e-set of the Kiss Me Series so far (2 ebooks; Summer Kisses and Strawberry Kisses)

A Rafflecopter Giveaway

Come visit us over on Instagram to follow along with the Instagram Tour & Giveaway

ig-tour-tile-sk-giveaway grr-tours-promo IG Tour Tile SK Out Now

Release Blitz: Ache by Marley Valentine

Ache | Marley Valentine

Ache Banner

Release Date: June 22nd, 2021

Universal Link

Add to Goodreads

Ache Cover

Blurb

I couldn’t tell you when I fell in love with Gael Herrera, but I wish I knew how to make it stop.

Falling in love with a straight man is a rookie mistake. But falling in love with my soon-to-be-married-to-a-woman best friend is nothing but heartache.

Through all the years, and all the men I’ve fooled around with, he’s always been at the back of my mind. An unrequited crush I wish I could shake. A dream that was never going to come true.

When I whisk him off to a surprise bachelor party weekend in Vegas, I surrender to the idea that this is an opportunity for me to finally let go of my feelings for him and say goodbye.

But after a heated exchange and an even hotter kiss, everything I thought I knew about our friendship changed.

Maybe I had it wrong. Maybe, after all this time, we were more than best friends. Maybe, just maybe, he felt it too.

Ache Marley Valentine Teaser 1

Excerpt

“Gael,” I breathe out. “Please.”

He shakes his head, and even though every fiber of my being knows how dangerous this is, being like this, I stay still. I stand there and let him hold me, intimately, as he tells me he loves somebody else.

Slowly, his hands rise, ghosting the length of me and settling on either side of my neck. “Ask me why I’m not with you. Why I’m not marrying you.”

Unable to look at him, I turn my head, and he persists with the questioning. “Ask me why, Jordan.”

“Stop,” I plead. Forcefully, I step out of his hold and let my eyes land on his. “What is the point, Gael?” I ask, exasperated. “What is the fucking point of rehashing all the things we want and can’t have?”

“Why can’t we have them?” he says.

Ache Marley Valentine Teaser 2

About the Author

marley-valentine-logo

Living in Sydney, Australia with her family, Marley Valentine is a USA Today bestselling author and a former social worker who uses her past experiences to write real life, emotional and heartfelt contemporary romance.

She enjoys mixing it up with both M/F and M/M Romance incorporating all forms of life, lust and love as her characters embark on their journey to their happily ever after.

When she’s not busy writing her own stories, she spends most of her time immersed in the words of her favourite authors.

Marley enjoys interacting with her readers so please feel free to reach out to her via Facebook, Instagram, email and/or subscribe to her newsletter.

Social Media

Website: https://www.marleyvbooks.com

Newsletter: https://bit.ly/MarleyVNL

Audio Newsletter: https://bit.ly/MarleyVAudio

Facebook: http://bit.ly/2VuYfg8

Instagram: http://bit.ly/MVBooksIG

Twitter: http://bit.ly/MarleyTwitter

BookBub: http://bit.ly/MVBookBub

Amazon: http://bit.ly/MarleyV

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/MVGoodreads

grr-tours-promo

Ache IG Sized Out Now

Release Blitz: The Sheltering Tree by J.R. Lawrie

The Sheltering Tree | J.R. Lawrie

TST twitter and fb graphics

Release Date: April 9th, 2021

Publisher: Carnation Books

Cover Design: J.R. Lawrie

Length: 140,000 words approx.

Universal Link: https://books2read.com/u/md76LX

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57431205-the-sheltering-tree

READ MY REVIEW

The Sheltering Tree cover (1)

Blurb

The heart of Alastair Harding’s life is duty. Becoming the first gay chief of the Metropolitan police has required certain sacrifices, but Alastair made them willingly. If his life now lacks human connections, he can’t exactly complain—and it’s a little too late for regrets.

Jay Fieldhouse knows all about sacrifice, too. Brought to London for his own safety by witness protection, Jay’s grassroots charity works day and night to save vulnerable kids from a life of crime. But getting close to other people is tough when no one really knows who you are.

When he meets Alastair one night at a charity event, Jay is intrigued by his glimpse of a gentle soul beneath the commissioner’s uniform. The two men decide to run their lonely paths side by side for a while—after all, life is short and good sex is hard to come by.
Then the shadows of the past begin to stir, and the words which go unsaid might be Jay and Alastair’s undoing.

The Sheltering Tree is J.R. Lawrie’s first full-length novel, following her beloved debut anthology, Let Your Heart Be Light.

3

About The Author

161786455_530369308363874_4281950162182833495_n

J. R. Lawrie graduated from the University of Leeds in 2011 and now lives in York, UK, writing LGBTQ fiction.

LET YOUR HEART BE LIGHT, J.R.’s debut anthology, was published by Carnation Books in 2019, followed by THE SHELTERING TREE in April 2021.

For more updates, you can follow J.R. on Twitter: @jrlawrieauthor

Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

21

« Older Entries