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Release Blitz: All the Stars by Duckie Mack

All The Stars | Duckie Mack

Love Bank Romance #1

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Release Date: September 19th, 2021

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Rider doesn’t have a lot of rules when it comes to guys, but there is one- he doesn’t date, not ever. He’s content with random hookups because dating means too much. That’s reserved for the one person he knows he can never have, his best friend, Cameron.

After watching his own family fall apart, Cam longs for someone who will stick it out through thick and thin. He’s had a string of girlfriends that never seem to be the right one. The one person he can always count on is Rider.

One night out changes everything between them. When Rider ends up telling Cam the secret he’s been hiding, Cam is left reeling. But will an accident end Cam’s chances to figure out what it means for them?

All the Stars is a heartwarming story of friendship, love, and finding the one that was right in front of you all along.

The Love Bank Romance series features sweet LGBTQ love stories with a little heat.

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I sat there and thought of how the taste and feel of his tongue still lingered on mine. I swept my gaze sideways and watched Rider. I studied the trace of stubble on his cheeks and chin, itching to trace it, to feel it on someone else, not just on my own face. I wanted to touch him, to get closer to him, to learn more. I stretched my arm over and placed it on his thigh again. Rider’s lip tugged up once more as he kept his eyes on the road. I trailed my hand ever so slightly higher.

“Are you feeling curious, Cam?” He teased.

I moved my hand back down. “Is that okay?” I asked sheepishly.

Rider grabbed my hand and returned it to where it had been. “You are allowed to touch me anyway and anywhere you want to. I’m yours to discover.” He emphasized the point by guiding my hand once more, only this time he planted it right over the bulge at the v of his thighs. I sucked in a breath at his boldness, but even after he returned his hand to the steering wheel, I didn’t pull away. I cupped him and let myself feel him beneath the jeans. Rider moaned and his head fell back against the headrest. I added more pressure as I rubbed slowly up and down, as he hardened under my touch. It was fascinating, thrilling – funny too. I knew what this would feel like if it were being done to me, somehow that made it even more exciting to know what I was doing to him.

“Fuck,” Rider whispered and tightened his grip on the steering wheel. “On second thought, this might have been a bad idea. I hate that I’m saying this because I really don’t want you to stop. Can we just press pause until we get back to your place? If you keep going, I might stop caring about driving.”

“Maybe you just need to work on your concentration skills,” I said as I reluctantly pulled my arm back. I shifted in my seat as my own arousal pressed against my jeans with Rider’s reaction.

“With you…impossible.” Rider smirked. He adjusted himself too. We were both happily uncomfortable. Did my apartment move? Shouldn’t we be there already?

“So, here’s something you may not know about dating.”

Rider arched his brow. “Oh yeah, what’s that?”

“Normally, the date comes before ending up in bed together,” I stated matter-of-factly.

“Oh, I see. That’s very interesting. Maybe we can do something about that, you know…set things right.” Rider turned to face me briefly with heat in his eyes.

“That could do,” I said as I felt that heat from him reach into me.

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About the Author

Duckie Mack is the NA/Adult LGBTQ Romance pen name for YA author, Debbie McQueen.

She loves reading and writing stories that show that love isn’t defined by gender. She writes sweet romance with a little heat, adorkable characters, and is a sucker for an HEA.

She lives in Southern California with her family, 2 dogs, and 3 cats, and loves to give out free hugs at pride events.

Duckie loves to interact with readers and is most active on instagram @authorduckiemack

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About the Author:

Duckie Mack is the NA/Adult LGBTQ Romance pen name for YA author, Debbie McQueen.

She loves reading and writing stories that show that love isn’t defined by gender. She writes sweet romance with a little heat, adorkable characters, and is a sucker for an HEA.

She lives in Southern California with her family, 2 dogs, and 3 cats, and loves to give out free hugs at pride events.

Duckie loves to interact with readers and is most active on Instagram @authorduckiemack

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Release Blitz: Wheels Down by Beth Bolden

Wheels Down | Beth Bolden

Food Truck Warriors #5

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Release Date: September 30th, 2021

Cover Artist: Cate Ashwood Designs

Heat Rating: 4 flames

Length: 76,000 words

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

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.

This isn’t a standalone story and should be read after the first four books in the Food Truck Warriors series.

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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.”

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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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Cover Reveal: No Take Backs by Becca Seymour

No Take Backs | Becca Seymour

Zone Defense #1

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Release Date: November 10th, 2021

Cover Design: BookSmith Design

Length: 75,000 approx

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Some things you can’t take back.

If you say those words, get caught glancing at his bulge, or share a heated kiss, it’s game over. The “no take backs” rule strikes, and there’s no way you can backtrack.

That’s the way it’s always been with me and Nate Griffin, my old best friend who thought he could change the rules.

It doesn’t matter that time and distance have pulled us apart. I’ve finally figured myself out and yanked my head out of my backside. Now, if only I can drag myself out of the closet and be the man I want to be for Nate…

But I’m a pro basketball player who has no desire to be a poster boy. Not only that, Nate and I don’t even live in the same country.

Nate, big-hearted guy he is, takes it all in his stride, and I can’t help but wonder if just maybe he’s too good for me. But hell if I can resist him.

It all boils down to: Do I want to take anything back when it comes to Nate Griffin?

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Becca Seymour lives and breathes all things book related. Usually with at least three books being read and two WiPs being written at the same time, life is merrily hectic. She tends to do nothing by halves so happily seeks the craziness and busyness life offers.

Living on her small property in Queensland with her human family as well as her animal family of cows, chooks, and dogs, Becca appreciates the beauty of the world around her and is a believer that love truly is love.

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