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Release Blitz: Light After Dark by H.M. wolfe & Evera Ellis

Light After Dark | H.M. Wolfe and Evera Ellis

The Base Christmas Edition

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Release Date: December 10th, 2020

Cover: CJ Bishop

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Buy Link: https://smarturl.it/TheBaseLAD

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Blurb

Will their misunderstandings be the end of them before they had a chance to begin?

Ardan lives his life to rescue others from the hell he was put through. He built a haven so every survivor could have a place to feel safe. His nightmares plague him, but with the love of a good man, he is able to put some of those torments to bed. The other nightmares? He fights them every day.

Alasdair studies hard to be the best doctor he can be. After he was rescued from being sold, he struggled to come to terms with the new world he’d been thrust into. He knew Ardan wasn’t the person he should be mad at. In fact, Alasdair wasn’t mad with him; he was falling in love with him.

Their struggles didn’t stop there. With every new rescue came new enemies and new alliances. Ardan and Alasdair built The Base to provide: Love. Loyalty. Protection.

It started as a safe haven and transformed into a community. A family.

How far is too far to keep everyone safe?

This is an MM romance and includes hurt/comfort, rescued children, budding friendships, cute babies and love.

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Excerpt

“I love you. Husband, friend, lover. You are everything to me, Spitfire. The air I breathe, the blood running through my veins, the heart beating in my chest. Our little children are living proof of the love we have for each other. Your care, love and affection made my sons bloom into two brave, intelligent, sensible young men.” Ardan wrapped his arms around Alasdair’s torso, pulling the redhead even closer to him.

“I love you more and more as time goes by, every second, minute or day spent in your company is a precious gift from the forces governing the Universe. Speaking of gifts, do you know why I love Christmas so much?” Alasdair shifted in the embrace until his eyes met those of his husband. “Because it’s about birth and innocence, about protecting a child’s life, exactly the kind of things you do on a daily basis.”

Ardan smiled, a radiant one that reached his eyes, turning them into two shining turquoises. “You are the driving force behind my actions; you give me strength and power to carry on with my mission and continue the fight against those who harm the innocent. Thank you, my beautiful, feisty Spitfire.” Ardan lightly brushed his lips over his husband’s forehead in a chaste, affectionate kiss.

About The Authors

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H.M. Wolfe lives with the coolest Mom in the Universe and a fat, gay, submissive tomcat. She loves writing stories about boys and men who love, cherish, respect and protect other boys and men.

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My debut collaboration with H.M. Wolfe was released July 9, 2020.

I have always loved to read and write but never thought to do much with it. I enjoy learning more about the craft of writing, so reading books on how to write better, learning marketing and finding news ways of reaching readers. I’m a sponge!

I love MM Romance to read as much as to write. I have many favourite authors.

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I don’t think Jay could have written a book more suited for me!

against the grain coverAgainst the Grain by Jay Hogan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My new favourite from Jay! All the stars and then some.

Every time I read a book from Jay Hogan I’m reminded of two things:

1 She researches thoroughly and whenever there is a disability or cultural theme in her books, they are 100% given all the necessary attention to detail needed to come across as thoroughly real.

2 Her books transport me into a world where I feel I’m watching real people through a looking glass or as part of a TV show following them through their daily lives.

Here she looks at the world of Paralympic wheelchair sports, murderball aka quad rugby in particular and, as someone who is also an ambulatory wheelchair user, although not as much as when first discharged from hospital, let me say I absolutely believed 100% in Miller’s experiences.

Writing about a disabled character when you aren’t one yourself, is a gamble, over complicate it and it comes across like you’re just reciting your research, don’t give it the attention to detail it needs, and it sounds like lip-service.

But with Miller, he was utterly real. His frustrations, his fears that his disability was getting worse and threatening to derail his professional sporting career, and his dawning awareness that he’d met someone that was going to mean he had to come out publicly. They were visceral.

And Sandy, he might just be my favourite of all Jay’s characters so far. He’s unapologetically out and gender fluid in his outward expression through clothing. He’s had to fight hard for his equilibrium, and he’s been disappointed time and time again by men who’ve asked him to tone it down at some point in their relationship.

When they meet, it’s in a flurry of misunderstanding and bruised egos, but the sparks are flying from the off. Miller is fascinated by Sandy, and the pathologist’s assistant finds there’s more to the Paralympian than his outward arrogance.

There’re plenty of guest appearances from the other pairs in this excellent Auckland Med series and I loved seeing Josh and Michael, Reuben and Cam, and Mark and Ed, this friendship group is a strong one and both Miller and Sandy turn to it for help.

I’m not going into the plot, but it’s one which will take you on a rollercoaster journey through all the highs and lows of a realistic relationship which has stumbles on the journey to happiness.

Read this book if you love people who’ve fought hard to be themselves, if you like vulnerable disabled sportsmen who are just finding their feet in the out and proud world, hurt teenagers, family and friends who will move the Earth to help protect the ones they love, and two men who work through a myriad of challenges to find the happiness they deserve.

Another absolutely brilliant entry in this fabulous series from Jay.

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Release Blitz: Naughty & Nice by DJ Jamison

Naughty & Nice | DJ Jamison

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Cover Artist: Cate Ashwood

Release Date: November 19, 2020

Length: approx. 60,000 words

Heat Rating: 4 flames

Universal Link: http://mybook.to/JonasQuinn

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Why can’t I forget your kiss…

Dear Quinn,

Why must I have these feelings for you? You’re my ex-stepbrother, and nothing will change that truth, no matter how many letters I write.

I never expected to see you again–or to rescue you from the side of the road in a blizzard. I didn’t think you would ever like me, much less kiss me in a steaming hot tub on a snowy night. It seems we make better lovers than brothers, which is all kinds of naughty and nice while we’re snowed in together.

But can this new intimacy last when the skies clear and my family finally arrives for the holidays, or are we just two guys in a mountain cabin with a great view of everything we want but can’t have?

Hopelessly yours,

Jonas

Naughty & Nice is set in the same universe as Secret Admirer but stands alone.

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“So, this is the hot tub,” I said, apropos of nothing.

“Yep,” he said, grinning. “Nothing gets by you.”

“I’m very observant that way,” I said, nodding seriously. I looked around as if taking in my surroundings, and when I got back to Jonas, I looked at him boldly, straight-on, my gaze skimming from his lips to his shoulders to his nipples, visible just above the water line.

He cleared his throat. “I’m starting to notice that.”

I wasn’t being subtle.

I’d angled for this to happen. To be in this hot tub with Jonas. I’d told him I wanted to soak away the cold in my bones, and that wasn’t a lie, but it wasn’t entirely true either. I’d wanted to get closer to him. Wanted to feel another flash of the heat I was sure I’d seen in his eyes at dinner. Maybe it was an anomaly, and we’d have a soak and move on with our lives. Or maybe…

Maybe it’d combust, given the right circumstances.

To my frustration, Jonas’s phone chimed with a message. He looked away to pick it up. I watched as his lips quirked into a smile while he tapped out a response. He’d gotten a couple of these texts in the car too, tonight. It wasn’t like before, when he was avoiding messages. This was someone else.

“Who’s texting you?”

He glanced up, then irritatingly right back down to the phone. “No one important.”

I huffed. “They have a lot of your attention.” My stomach tightened. “Is it a hookup?”

Jonas didn’t answer immediately, and every second wound my insides a little bit tighter. If Jonas had someone in his life—or more than one, as his busy phone led me to believe—I wouldn’t be surprised. Why wouldn’t someone want him? He was effortlessly gorgeous; I’d seen him roll out of bed and ruffle his hair with his hand and look fabulous. That was it; his whole morning routine. And there I was in front of the mirror, trying to tame flyaway hairs and choosing my clothing with care. He was smart and self-reliant too. He didn’t bail on school or his future just because he was in a messy relationship. He dealt with life. Guys like him were never alone.

I edged closer, our legs brushing underwater. “Is it someone you’re serious about?”

“Nah, I don’t do serious.”

“Why not?”

His eyes met mine and held. “Tried it once. It didn’t suit me.”

I suspected he meant me, even though that didn’t make any sense. We’d never had a relationship. We’d had one brief kiss, and that was it. Surely he hadn’t been serious about his stepbrother with a bad attitude? I must be reading too much into that look…

“So, you’re texting with a non-serious hookup?”

He set the phone aside, lips quirking. “A potential hookup. Guy lives near here—”

I slapped my hand onto the surface of the water. “Oh, hell no!”

He laughed a little in disbelief. “What?”

Something came over me. All the tension that had stretched between us, all my restraint, snapped.

“No,” I repeated. “No hookups with other guys while you’re here.”

He raised an eyebrow. “Other guys?”

I was busted. He saw right through me, to the jealousy I had no right to have. I sucked in my bottom lip, tasting the faint tang of chlorine from the water droplets that had misted my face.

“Go on, Quinn. If you’ve got something to say about my sex life, I’m all ears.”

My face flushed hot. Words of apology were on the tip of my tongue. It wasn’t my place; it was none of my business.

Unless I made it my business.

Pulse speeding up, I turned toward him. “I’ve got nothing to say.”

“No? Because it seemed—”

I pushed forward in a rush, letting my mouth do the talking. Our lips pressed, clung. Jonas’s breath caught as I licked his bottom lip. Then, as if I’d hit fast-forward on a video, he was all in. His hand clamped around the back of my neck, pulling me hard against him as he deepened the kiss. My blood leapt with the thrill of lust and adrenaline as his tongue slid along mine, tasting and teasing. Jonas was a skilled kisser, advancing and retreating, giving me just enough to want more, then changing tactics to wind me up all over again.

The kiss went on forever. One kiss blended into the next. We sipped air as we repositioned our mouths, kissing one direction, then the other.

I was burning up in the steamy water, and yet I was shivering as cold winter air brushed over my neck and shoulders.

Jonas grabbed my hips, dragging me into his lap. I felt how hard he was, and ground down against him until he groaned satisfyingly against my mouth.

“Fuck, baby.”

“No.” I finally pulled back to look into his eyes. “I’m not baby, or honey, or any other thing you call your hookups. I’m Quinn.”

His voice was husky but soft as he responded. “Quinn.”

I shivered to hear my name in that sexy, velvet tone.

“You sure you want to do this with me?” he asked. “I know we’re not related by blood, but…”

Was I sure it was a good idea? No. But did I want it? Desperately.

“We’re not brothers.”

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About the Author

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DJ Jamison writes romances about everyday life and extraordinary love featuring a variety of queer characters, from gay to bisexual to asexual. DJ grew up in the Midwest in a working-class family, and those influences can be found in her writing through characters coping with real-life problems: money troubles, workplace drama, family conflicts and, of course, falling in love.

DJ spent more than a decade in the newspaper industry before chasing her first dream to write fiction. She spent a lifetime reading before that and continues to avidly devour her fellow authors’ books each night. She lives in Kansas with her husband, two sons, one snake, and a sadistic cat named Birdie.

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