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Release News: World Naked Gardening Day Gay Romance Novellas

World Naked Gardening Day Gay Romance Novellas | Various Authors

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Release Date: May 7th, 2022

Publisher: JMS Books LLC

Introduction

Welcome to World Naked Gardening Day!

The World Naked Gardening Day stories are a collaboration between Holly Day, Nell Iris, A. L. Lester, K. L. Noone and Amy Spector.

They comprise five MM romance novellas between sixteen and twenty thousand words, featuring being naked in a garden somehow, somewhere, to mark World Naked Gardening Day on May 7th, 2022.

Ofelia Grand (who also writes as Holly), Nell Iris and A. L. Lester write together in the early mornings in our Online Office. This involves a fair amount of chat and discussion about what we’re working on.

As Holly, Ofelia writes stories to mark all the different holidays throughout the year and one day in December Nell and Ally were teasing her about what she should write next.

They joked that World Naked Gardening Day would be an excellent idea…and lo and behold, here are five of us writing on a similar theme.

Warning! Deep Water! by A. L. Lester

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Editor: Lourenza Adlem

Links: Goodreads :: JMS :: UBL

Celebrate World Naked Gardening Day with gay romance, 1940s England, hurt-comfort, swimming & salad vegetables!

It’s 1947. George is going through the motions, sowing seeds and tending plants and harvesting crops. The nursery went on without him perfectly well during the war and he spends a lot of time during the working day hiding from people and working on his own. In the evening he prowls round the place looking for odd jobs to do.

It’s been a long, cold winter and Peter doesn’t think he’ll ever get properly warm or clean again. Finding a place with heated greenhouses and plenty of nooks and crannies to kip in while he’s recovering from nasty flu was an enormous stroke of luck. He’s been here a few days now.

The weather is beginning to warm up and he’s just realised there’s a huge reservoir of water in one of the greenhouses they use to water the plants. He’s become obsessed with getting in and having an all-over wash.

What will George do when he finds a scraggy ex-soldier bathing in his reservoir?

What will Peter do? Is it time for them to both stop running from the past and settle down?

The Death of Digby Catch by Amy Spector

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Editor: Lourenza Adlem

Links: Goodreads :: JMS

It had been more than eighteen years since August Catch’s uncle Digby had disappeared to the Cape to mourn the death of his sister.

So, when August arrives at Arachne’s Loom to collect his late uncle’s things, he wasn’t expecting to find stories of a man larger than life. Or the very real possibility that Digby’s death may not have been from natural causes.

Theo Webb has had few people in his life that he loved, and fewer still he could trust. But the estate groundskeeper, Digby Catch, had been one of them. Returning home for his funeral, he’s thrown together with Digby’s nephew, and the attraction is instant. But so is Theo’s certainty that things surrounding Digby’s death don’t add up and that at least one person isn’t telling the truth.

Discovering a killer is difficult when someone is desperate to keep more than just their identity a secret. And when all the clues point in one direction, even Theo isn’t sure what to think.

The two of them must work together if they’re going to solve a murder, and not let the thing growing between them be a distraction. But then, maybe a distraction is exactly what they need.

The Hermit of Aldershill Manor by K.L. Noone

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Editor: Lourenza Adlem

Links: Goodreads :: JMS

Charlie Ash is ready to start a new job and a new life at Aldershill Manor. As a historian, he’s thrilled to dive into the estate’s archives.

And he can hide from all the memories of his messy break-up back in California, where the man he’d thought he’d marry left him instead.

He can find solace in exploring Aldershill’s famous gardens…until he’s caught in the rain, and found by a gardener.

Lionel Briar enjoys making people happy, as long as he doesn’t have to talk to them.

He does not like tourists, small talk, or social obligations.

But he does like plants and history and his job, taking care of Aldershill’s historic gardens, helping beauty grow.

So when Lionel discovers the estate’s adorable new historian caught in a summer thunderstorm in his gardens, he offers Charlie the shelter of his home on the grounds…a moment of rescue that could bloom into more

Strike a Pose by Nell Iris

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Editor: Trace Edward Zaber

Links: JMS Books :: Goodreads : : UBL

Less Gardening, More Nakedness

Didrik would do anything for his best friend, Filip, including taking pictures of Filip’s dad, Johan, for a charity calendar.

Naked pictures, of beautiful, irresistible, wonderful Johan, who was single-handedly responsible for Didrik’s gay awakening.

He was also happily married and unavailable…until he wasn’t.

After losing his husband five years ago, Johan finally seems ready to move on, and as they start the charity project, everything changes.

With every meeting, every conversation, every pose for the camera, the attraction between them swells and grows, until it burns hot and threatens to consume them.

Their interactions, their relationship is surprisingly easy, but it’s not without its challenges.

The age difference for one thing. Telling Filip for another.

Is their connection enough to last? Can they overcome the hurdles to get the happily ever after they deserve?

Perfect Rows by Holly Day

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Links: Goodread :: JMS Books :: books2read.com/PerfectRows

Everything would’ve been perfect if Grayson hadn’t been forced to share his garden with Cam.

Everything would’ve been perfect if Grayson Dawe hadn’t been forced to share his garden with Camden Hensley. Grayson has everything he needs in life—a job, friends, a house he loves, and a garden.

He wants to grow enough vegetables to cover his needs over the summer, and he has a plan for how to achieve it.

Camden Hensley loves his garden. He loves beautiful flowers in perfect rows, sweet scents and buzzing bees, but his neighbor, Grayson, messes everything up. He mixes vegetables with flowers in the growing beds and is incapable of placing plants in straight lines.

And when Cam pulls out the plants growing in the wrong place, Grayson snarls at him.

Grayson doesn’t want to fight with Camden, but he’s completely unreasonable.

Cam only wants Grayson to stop creating chaos and to grow flowers instead of vegetables.

Neither of them is willing to back down, and days in the garden usually end in shouting matches, at least until Grayson realizes he can shut Cam up by kissing him.  But will they ever be able to agree about what plants should grow where?

About The Authors

You can find out more about The World Naked Gardening Day writers on our websites:

Holly Day, Nell Iris, A. L. Lester, K. L. Noone and Amy Spector.

We hope you have as much fun reading the stories as we did writing them.

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The 10th Annual Mental Health Awareness Month

The 10th Annual Mental Health Awareness Month Book Fundraiser

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For the 10th year running, an amazing group of authors have generously agreed to donate, in Keith’s name, a portion of their May book sales to help raise awareness for mental health.

This yearly event benefits the Keith Milano Memorial Fund at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. You can help raise money and awareness for mental health in the following ways:

  1. Purchase a book from the amazing books listed below. We hope you will #1click4charity a number of these amazing books. The portion of sales is from ANY platform: digital, print, and audio.
  2. If you have read one of the wonderful stories included, gift a copy to a friend who might love it!
  3. Share the image below or any of the custom photos the participating authors share on social media to raise awareness and to show your support.
  4. In this digital age, COMMENTS are currency so as you see these images PLEASE Comment
  5. Make a tax-deductible donation directly to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund at AFSP.

Thank you in advance for your support as we work to bring mental illness out of the darkness.

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The Commander

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Greyson

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This is Series

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A message from Keith’s Sister Denise

Did you know over 16 years ago I promised he would not go quietly? Did you know I had no idea what that meant or that I had no idea how to make that happen? Did you know I shared our pain with the hope that at least one other family would be spared? Did

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Keith Milano Memorial Fund

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The Keith Milano Memorial Fund was established to help raise awareness about the devastating and deadly disease that is mental illness. Keith’s spirit and laughter are kept alive through our efforts to increase awareness about mental illness and to raise money for education and imperative research.

Keith often struggled with society’s perception of mental illness. Our hope is that by having the strength to say that Keith was “Bipolar” we can strip away the stigma and help others to be more open about their disease.

Watch to learn more about the Milano Sprung Family’s mission:

The Keith Milano Memorial Fund benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). At the end of the event, participating authors pay AFSP directly.

AFSP is the only national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those affected by suicide. AFSP is a fully accredited 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization incorporated in the state of Delaware with primary offices in New York City. Federal tax ID # is 13-3393329.

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Blog Tour: Heart2Heart Anthology: Volume 5 by Various Authors

Heart2Heart Anthology: Volume 5 | Various Authors

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Release Date: January 31st, 2022

Cover Design: Kelley Fox at Sleepy Fox Studios

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Once upon a time, a bunch of authors wondered… what would happen if Heart2Heart, the dating and community app responsible for bringing together couples from all over the world, encouraged people to do something they’d never done before?

#NeverHaveIEver is trending on H2H, and fourteen authors who’ve never before appeared in a Heart2Heart anthology (and one who’s never left) have come together to show how funny, hot, and heartwarming it can be when H2H app users challenge themselves to do something outside of their comfort zones–from singing in public, to skinny dipping, to getting their first real kiss–while they manage to fall in love along the way.

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As always, all proceeds from this anthology will benefit LGBTQ+ charities to ensure that love in all its incarnations will be celebrated and protected every single day of the year!

And don’t forget: this volume of the anthology will only be available for 90 days, after which time it will never be offered again.

With Stories by AM Arthur, Daryl Banner, Tal Bauer, SE Harmon, Riley Hart, Kate Hawthorne, Lucy Lennox, EM Lindsey, Louisa Masters, Mia Monroe, Jodi Payne, Spencer Spears, K Webster, Neve Wilder, Alice Winters

All Proceeds Go To Charity

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About the Heart2Heart Anthology Series

Since 2018, and across four volumes, the Heart2Heart anthology has donated more than $100,000 USD to LGBTQ+ charities around the world. From large organizations such as Rainbow Railroad and the Trevor Project, to community programs like Kind Space and One-n-Ten, we’re honored to support their work.

A true passion project, Heart2Heart wouldn’t be possible without the incredible efforts and generosity of our support teams:

  • Cover design by Kelley Fox at Sleepy Fox Studios
  • Beta reading, editing, and proofreading by the team at LesCourt Author Services and other incredible volunteers
  • Promotion by Gay Romance Reviews
  • The readers who never fail to bring their creativity when offering suggestions to inspire the authors.

And of course, the authors’ time and efforts and the organisational overlord of the project – Leslie Copeland.

As with previous editions of the anthology, we’re honored to be donating our net profits to three deserving charities.

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The Volume 5 Charities

PFLAG Canada

‍🌈 Pflag Canada is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their LGBTQ2S children.

The “coming-out” process can be a critical time for families. When the adjustment period is particularly long or painful, relationships can become permanently damaged, resulting in a lifetime of emotional scars.

People cannot always rise above the challenge of accepting themselves or their family members, and the results can be devastating, even fatal.

https://pflagcanada.ca/

CHEW Project

‍🌈 The CHEW Project’s vision is to provide frontline support, opportunities for health and wellness, and to help find hope for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and emerging adults facing barriers related to:

Mental health

Oppression

Poverty

Homelessness

Substance use

Sexual health

Sexual exploitation/sex work

And others

https://chewprojectyeg.org/

Pride Centre of Edmonton

‍🌈 The Pride Centre of Edmonton provides a non-judgmental, welcoming space where people of all attractions, identities, and expressions can be themselves, find support, meet new people, and be part of a caring community.

The Centre offers resources, education, volunteer opportunities, counselling, and sensitive and expert information and referrals for those seeking help. The Centre also organizes programs to help improve the social, mental, and physical health of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

http://pridecentreofedmonton.ca/

These are all great charities and we need to take care of our youth and the next generation. Love is Love. Be safe and kind. No one should have to suffer for who they are or who they love.

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The Authors

AM Arthur
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Daryl Banner
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Tal Bauer
IG: @talbauerwrites – FB: https://www.facebook.com/tal.bauer.7

SE Harmon
FB: https://www.facebook.com/sylvia.harmon.94

Riley Hart
IG: @rileyhartwrites – FB: https://www.facebook.com/riley.hart.1238

Kate Hawthorne
IG: @kate.hawthorne – FB: https://www.facebook.com/authorkatehawthorne

Lucy Lennox
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EM Lindsey
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Louisa Masters
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Mia Monroe
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Jodi Payne
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Spencer Spears
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K Webster
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Neve Wilder
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Alice Winters
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