Release Blitz: Unexpected Christmas by Nell Iris

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | JMS

 Length: 13,527 words
Publisher: JMS Books
Blurb
 

Daniel Erickson stormed out of his family celebration after choking on turkey served with a side of bigotry. Utterly miserable, he reluctantly lets himself be charmed by the hulk of a man and gets into the stranger’s car … hoping he won’t be axed before the night is through.

Axel Wilson — Ax for short, unfortunately — is a sweetheart. Really. He may be badass-looking but his heart melts into goo at the mere mention of his four-year-old niece. Surely he isn’t dangerous?

Thrown together by family drama, the two men spend the evening getting to know each other. Axel is nothing like Daniel expected. But it doesn’t matter that he loves poetry, is gentle and patient — and hot! — Daniel is absolutely not falling in love at first sight. There’s no such thing.

Right?

Excerpt

A few minutes later, a vehicle approached from behind. Reacting instinctively, I turned around and waved my arms, hoping the big truck would stop and have mercy on my freezing ass.

I let out a giddy yelp as it slowed down, but it got stuck in my throat when the driver rolled down the window.

He was huge and couldn’t hold his head upright without banging it on the ceiling. Big steel gauges adorned both his ears — at least an inch and a half wide — and his hair was black and so closely cropped it resembled a five o’clock shadow more than an actual haircut.

“You need a ride?” he asked and his voice was deeper than the Mariana Trench, perfectly matching his frightening appearance. Black tattoos crept up his neck and snaked down his hands below his sleeves. His shoulders were wide, his muscles strained the sleeves of his thick black jacket, and his cheeks were hollow. I was one second from shitting myself.

“I’m not riding with a serial killer!” The words slipped out of my mouth and I groaned. I couldn’t have kept my mouth shut for five fucking seconds to avoid being chopped up and thrown to the wolves?

He threw his head back and let out a thunderous laugh.

“What’s so goddamned funny?” I glared at him, but he didn’t seem to care.

“I’m no serial killer.”

“And I’m just supposed to take your fucking word for it?” I raised an eyebrow. I knew I was being combative and taking out my frustration on this stranger, but I couldn’t stop myself.

“You could call my ma for references.”

“Ha ha. Very funny.” With a deep sigh, I resigned to my fate and started walking again. No way was I getting into a car with that mammoth of a man.

“Where you goin’?” he called after me. When I didn’t bother to answer, he eased off the break and let his truck crawl after me.

I swirled around. “Stop following me, you creep,” I hissed.

He let go of the steering wheel with one hand and held it up as if he surrendered. “Look, man. It’s freezin’. You’re wet and miserable. Get in the truck and lemme take you wherever you’re goin’.” His deep voice was surprisingly gentle. Non-threatening, as if he’d come to expect reactions like mine.

“I’m really not a bad guy.” He stuck out his lower lip in a pout that would have made a five-year-old girl green with envy and I had to bite my lip to stop a smile from erupting.

“Really?” I tried to hang on to my mistrust, but he made it hard. His appearance screamed RUN AND HIDE, but there was something soft in his eyes that told a different story.

He shot me a crooked smile. “It was worth a try. It works on my niece every time.”

The fucker knew all the right words to say to disarm me. “And how old is she?”

“Four.”

I huffed out a reluctant chuckle. “Well, you know how it is. Everyone always says how they couldn’t believe their neighbor was a serial killer because he seemed like such a nice guy.”

His eyes grew big and round. “You’re sayin’ you don’t trust my niece as a character witness?” He sounded as I’d just delivered the biggest insult of his life, but the amused glint in his eyes told me it was all for show. “Can you blame me?” “I guess not.” He sighed and grew serious. “Please. I couldn’t live with myself if I left you here to freeze to death.”

My body screamed at me to take him up on his offer. The ice pellets were relentless and I was soaked and gloomy and was starting to feel like maybe being ax murdered wouldn’t be the worst thing that could happen to me right now.

The openness in his posture and honesty in his eyes had me on the verge of caving. “You promise you won’t kill me?” I sounded like a scared little kid even to my own ears.

Author Bio
 

Nell Iris is a romantic at heart who believes everyone deserves a happy ending. She’s a bona fide bookworm (learned to read long before she started school), wouldn’t dream of going anywhere without something to read (not even the ladies room), loves music (and singing along but let’s face it, she’s not Celine Dion), and is a real Star Trek nerd (Make it so). She loves words, poetry, wine, and Sudoku, and absolutely adores elephants!

Nell believes passionately in equality for all regardless of race, gender or sexuality, and wants to make the world a better, less hateful, place.

Nell is a 40-something bisexual Swedish woman, married to the love of her life, and a proud mama of a grown daughter. She left the Scandinavian cold and darkness for warmer and sunnier Malaysia a few years ago, where she spends her days writing, surfing the Internet, enjoying the heat, and eating good food. One day she decided to chase her life long dream of being a writer, sat down in front of her laptop, and wrote a story about two men falling in love.

Nell Iris writes gay romance, prefers sweet over angsty, and wants to write diverse and different characters.

Twitter

Facebook

Pinterest

Website

GIVEAWAY

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hosted By Signal Boost Promotions

 

Review Tour: Three Under the Christmas Tree by Silvia Violet

 Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 22,000 words approx
Cover Design: L.C. Chase
 Blurb
 

Ace and Gavin haven’t had a threesome in far too long. When Ace meets the perfect guy to join them, he can’t think of a better way to kick off the holiday season.

Jonathan is charmed by the sexy couple, and he quickly realizes that what started as a fling has the potential to be a whole lot more.

Gavin feels their connection just as strongly, but even after weeks of the three of them hanging out, he’s afraid to suggest they turn their friends-with-benefits arrangement into a serious relationship.

The joy and shared experiences of the season have a way of making magic happen, if only all three men could find the courage to ask for what they want.

December 7 – BooksLaidBareBoys
December 11 – Lelyana’s Book Blog
 

Author Bio

Silvia Violet writes fun, sexy stories that will leave you smiling and satisfied. She has a thing for characters who are in need of comfort and enjoys helping them surrender to love even when they doubt it exists. Silvia’s stories include sizzling contemporaries, paranormals, and historicals.

When she needs a break from listening to the voices in her head, she spends time baking, taking long walks, curling up with her favorite books, and spending time with her family.

Newsletter: http://silviaviolet.com/newsletter

Website: http://silviaviolet.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/silvia.violet

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Silvia_Violet

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/silvia.violet/

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/silviaviolet/

GIVEAWAY

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hosted By Signal Boost Promotions

 

Review Tour: Not Just For Christmas by Annabelle Jacobs

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK
 
Length: 48,000 words approx
Cover Design: Natasha Snow
 Blurb
 

Ben has Christmas, cats, and mistletoe on his side…. Jason doesn’t stand a chance

For Ben Slater, moving back to Bristol means being closer to his family, living with his best mate, and volunteering at the local animal shelter. But there’s also Jason, his best mate’s eldest brother. Ben’s had a crush on Jason for as long as he can remember, but the eleven-year age gap has always seemed insurmountable.

Jason Armitage works as a vet at his uncle’s practice. He owns a cute cottage on the outskirts of the city, and a loving dog. The one thing missing is someone to share it all with. His brother’s best friend seems a bad choice, but Jason can’t help taking a second look. Ben’s changed a lot since Jason last saw him; both in appearance and attitude. Gone is the shy young boy, replaced with a confident, twenty-four-year-old man.

In the run up to Christmas, the festive period gives Ben the ideal opportunity to show Jason what he has to offer. But concerns for his brother’s feelings hold Jason back. If they have any chance of making this work, Ben must convince Jason that he’s old enough to know what he wants, and Jason needs to believe that a relationship with his brother’s best friend won’t ruin their friendship.


November 28 – The Blogger Girls, Gay Book Reviews, My Fiction Nook, Gay Media Reviews, Mikku-chan

December 2 – Making It Happen

December 4 – BooksLaidBareBoys, My Book Filled Life, V’s Reads

December 6 – OMG Reads, Fannatality

December 8 – Valerie Ullmer, Au Boudoir Ecarlate, The Geekery Book Review

December 11 – Mirrigold: Mutterings & Musings, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Nicole’s Book Musings

December 13 – Hearts On Fire Reviews, A Book Lover’s Dream Blog, BFD Book Blog, Sexy Erotic Xciting, Wicked Faerie’s Tales & Reviews

December 15 – Drops Of Ink, Bayou Book Junkie, Diverse Reader, Book Lovers 4Ever, Lelyana’s Book Blog 

Excerpt



Ben tried not to look, but inevitably his gaze was drawn to Jason still sat on the sofa. He stood as Pete stepped back, and Ben got a proper look at him. Ben wasn’t the only one who’d changed a little over the past couple of years. The last time he’d seen Jason, his hair had been short, like an army cut, and he’d had a beard. He’d looked hot then, but now…. Ben had to forcibly shut his mouth so he didn’t gape.

Jason’s thick dark hair, still shaved at the sides, was now a good couple of inches longer on top. And he was clean shaven. Ben kind of missed the beard, but without it Jason looked much younger, and his strong jawline was a thing of beauty. He looked thinner, too. Ben frowned because Jason ate like a horse and had always been bulkier than his brothers. That thought somehow made its way out of Ben’s mouth.

“Have you lost weight?”

Jason laughed softly, one hand immediately going to his stomach. He patted his belly and sighed. “God don’t you start. Mum’s already been on at me about not eating properly.” He pulled Ben in for a quick hug. “It’s good to see you, even if you do put the rest of us to shame.”

Oh God, that voice. As smooth and deep as Ben remembered.

 
Author Bio
 

Annabelle Jacobs lives in the South West of England with three rowdy children, and two cats. An avid reader of fantasy herself for many years, Annabelle now spends her days writing her own stories. They’re usually either fantasy or paranormal fiction, because she loves building worlds filled with magical creatures, and creating stories full of action and adventure. Her characters may have a tough time of it – fighting enemies and adversity – but they always find love in the end.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJacobs_fiction
Website: www.annabellejacobs.com
Email: ajacobsfiction@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ajacobsfiction

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hosted By Signal Boost Promotions

 

Release Blitz: The Christmas Fling by Heidi Cullinan

TheChristmasFling_DIGITAL_HighRes

RELEASE DATE: December 12, 2017

Format: Novel • Genre: Contemporary/Holiday • Length: 74,000

Publisher: Heidi Cullinan

Cover Artist: Kanaxa

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-945116-27-8

Print ISBN: 978-1-945116-28-5

Characters: Evan Myles, Terry Reid, Dale Davidson, Levi Daniels, Charlotte, Frankie Blackburn, Marcus Gardner, Arthur Anderson, Gabriel Higgins, Kyle Parks, Paul Parks


Blurb

Sometimes it takes a village to fall in love.

Eccentric, reclusive, socially awkward project designer Evan Myles doesn’t date. Paying for sex with professionals is so much more efficient and suits his needs well enough. But when he’s on assignment in rural Logan, Minnesota, for the Christmas Town project and a handsome stranger at the bar catches his attention, Evan decides it’s time to break his rule. It doesn’t matter that he’s never so much as flirted before. It can’t be that hard, can it?

Davidson Incorporated lead architect Terry Reid hasn’t been hit on so clumsily in his life. Terry’s the first to admit he’s a neurotic Prince Charming, and he’s kissed his share of frogs of both genders, but he’s never met anyone quite like Evan Myles. Evan calls Terry by the wrong name, mistakes Terry for a simple construction worker, and picks apart his work as an architect. Despite this rough start, Terry is lured by the brilliance of Evan’s ideas, his quirky personality, and once they’re alone in Evan’s cabin, the man’s mad skills in bed. Yet Terry knows it takes more than a single night of passion to make a relationship work, and after so many failures, he’s just not ready to try again.

Evan and Terry’s path is strewn with stones neither of them can dislodge. Fortunately, they’re not alone on the road to romance. They’re in Christmas Town, home to matchmakers, meddlers, and more “fairy godfathers” than they could possibly know what to do with.

Most importantly, in Logan, Minnesota, happy ever after is guaranteed.

AMAZON • KOBO • BARNES & NOBLE • ITUNES • SMASHWORDS • SCRIBD

the christmas fling

Author Bio

Heidi Cullinan head shot

Author of more than thirty titles, Heidi Cullinan has always enjoyed a good love story, provided it has a happy ending. Proud to be from the first Midwestern state with full marriage equality, Heidi is a vocal advocate for LGBT rights.

She writes positive-outcome romances for LGBT characters struggling against insurmountable odds because she believes there’s no such thing as too much happy ever after. When Heidi isn’t writing, she enjoys playing with new recipes, reading romance and manga, playing with her cats, and watching too much anime. Find out more about Heidi at heidicullinan.com


Related Series

Minnesota Christmas

Let It Snow

Frankie’s malfunctioning GPS sent him to Logan, and a blizzard ensures he won’t be leaving anytime soon. Being rescued by a sexy lumberjack is a nice fantasy, but Marcus isn’t playing along, because Frankie is a sassy city twink who might as well have stepped out of his dark past. Yet as the snow falls, the deeper they fall in love. Though all they want for Christmas is each other, the gift of forever may be too much to ask.

Sleigh Ride
Arthur wants nothing to do with romance, and he certainly doesn’t want to play Santa in his mother’s fundraising scheme. It’s clear the town’s librarian doesn’t want him, either—as a Santa, as a boyfriend, as anyone at all. But two men who insist they don’t date wind up doing an awful lot of dating. And the sleigh they’re trying not to board could jingle them all the way to happily ever after.
Winter Wonderland

Paul can’t find a gay man within a fifty-mile radius who wants more than casual sex. No one, that is, except too-young, too-twinky Kyle, who sends him suggestive texts and leaves X-rated snow sculptures on his front porch. Kyle’s loved Paul since forever, and this Christmas, since they’re both working on the Winter Wonderland festival, he might finally get his chance for a holiday romance. But Paul comes with baggage. When his family’s anti-LGBT crusade spills beyond managing Paul’s love life, Kyle and Paul must fight for everyone’s happily ever after, including their own.

Santa Baby

A one-night threesome becomes more when Dale Davidson joins already coupled Arthur Anderson and Gabriel Higgins, which is complicated enough in their sleepy northern Minnesota town, but when Dale’s abusive ex draws him into a dark web, the whole community must put aside their preconceptions of relationships, come together, and help bring their Santa home.


 

Release Blitz: The Mistletoe Kiss by Ruby Moone

 Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 26,600 words
 
Publisher: JMS Books
 Blurb



By 1816, widowed bookseller Lawrence Fenton has spent a lonely lifetime hiding who he is. He has convinced himself his feelings for his far too young, gorgeous, but troubled assistant Christy Shaw are nothing more than pride in his protégé and concern for his plight.


Christy’s life involves walking fine lines: one between his mother and his abusive stepfather, one where he must keep his needs hidden, and hardest of all, one where he must keep his feelings for his serious employer to himself.


Lame since birth, Lawrence cannot imagine anyone wanting him, least of all Christy. But when Christy’s life threatens to spiral out of control, Lawrence steps in. Then Christy’s emotions spill over into a kiss under the mistletoe at Christmas. Will Lawrence be able to face the long-buried truth about himself and keep Christy by his side?

 Author Bio

Ruby lives in Lancashire in the northwest of England. All through school she was told she would never get anywhere if she didn’t stop daydreaming. Eventually it occurred to her to write down the daydreams, and voilà! the beautiful men in her head came to life. Ruby writes historical and contemporary gay romance but has a definite weakness for handsome men in billowing white shirts, breeches, and cravats. Oh, and she loves tea. Lots of tea.

Facebook – Ruby Moone

Twitter – @RubyMooneWriter

Website and Blog – www.rubymoone.com

Email – rubymoone@gmail.com

 GIVEAWAY

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hosted By Signal Boost Promotions

 

Christmas treats round up from Clare London

Where's Santa?Where’s Santa? by Clare London

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This one made me laugh quite a bit. A hot encounter with the store Santa in the stock room and a lot of interruptions as Danny tries to find a box of this year’s must have toys.

Part of the 2008 Dreamspinner Christmas anthology, it’s another quick read from Clare London featuring two young lads who weren’t expecting to find a potential boyfriend at work.

Bite Night (2016 Advent Calendar - Bah Humbug)Bite Night by Clare London

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Another delightful Dreamspinner anthology Christmas entry from Clare London. This one made me smile a lot.

The idea of a vampire, werewolf and grumpy sprite working as Santa’s emergency helpers on Christmas Eve just worked really well for me. There was humour and a nice sarky relationship between vamp Irvine and his team.

Benny, the guy who isn’t supposed to be at the house they’re delivering to, and who’s definitely not supposed to see them, proved to be a perfect Christmas gift for our somewhat lonely vamp.

Nowhere To HideNowhere To Hide by Clare London

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5*

This is a festive romance with a difference. It also has a bit of a surreal, almost out of body ghostly element to it during which Dan realises he’s slowly sinking into his own head.

There’s a gentle building up of tension, to the point where I was really rooting for Aaron and his unwavering support of Dan’s depression even as you could see he was hurt by what was happening.

Thankfully, it being a festive read, there’s an upturn on the horizon and Dan’s realisation that when he’s with Aaron, his black dog is easier to keep at bay.

I loved the way these two connected and were able to discuss their feelings once Dan had his epiphany.

The Peppermint Schnapps PredicamentThe Peppermint Schnapps Predicament by Clare London

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5*

This is my favourite of all the festive treats I’ve read from Clare London. It’s frothy, funny, light and sweet with a premise which works really well to set the romance on.

Both characters are solidly developed and have their own unique voice and I loved that we got to see inside both their heads as their predicament got stranger and stranger.

There’s a lovely epilogue to round this one out and I’d love to read more about this pair as they navigate their way through the retail season!

#ARC all received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

View all my reviews

Two reviews are also pending me catching up with the books earlier in their series’!

Release Blitz: In Case of Emergency by Keira Andrews

 Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 32,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Dar Albert @ Wicked Smart Designs
 Blurb
 

Former stepbrothers find Christmas romance under the tree.

After years alone, Daniel Diaz is finally ready to shake up his orderly, solitary life. He’s about to leave for a cozy Christmas getaway with his new man when he gets the call from the ER that his former stepbrother has been admitted with a concussion and a broken hand—and Cole put him down as his emergency contact. Why the hell would he do that? Daniel barely knows the guy. After all, their parents’ marriage lasted less than a year and it was a decade ago!

But Cole has no one else to look after him and strict doctor’s orders not to be left alone. So fine, Daniel will bring him along on vacation to make sure he doesn’t starve or fall into a coma. This is supposed to be Daniel’s chance to explore romance again after locking down his feelings for too long—except it turns out his could-be boyfriend is more interested in partying and being an obnoxious jerk. Daniel sends him packing, and now he’s stuck with a virtual stranger in an isolated mountain cabin.

Cole Smith crushed hard on cranky Daniel when they were teenagers. Alone with him in a romantic winter wonderland, those feelings roar back to life. Glimpsing the caring, vulnerable man under Daniel’s frosty shell, he yearns to get closer. Christmas is a time for surprises, and Daniel and Cole discover a scorching connection that just might melt their hearts.

This fluffy gay Christmas romance from Keira Andrews features former stepbrothers reconnecting as adults, sexy hot-tub shenanigans, cuddling by the fire, and of course a happy ending.

Author Bio
 

After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira discovered her voice in gay romance, which has become a passion. She writes contemporary, historical, fantasy, and paranormal fiction and — although she loves delicious angst along the way — Keira firmly believes in happy endings. For as Oscar Wilde once said:

“The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.”
Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Bookbub

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hosted By Signal Boost Promotions