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Cover reveal! Catching Kit (Underground Elves, book 1)

I’m proud to reveal the new cover art for Catching Kit! My first contemporary paranormal m/m is going to be reissued by Love Lane Books as the start of a new series–Underground Elves.

Cover is by the amazingly talented Meredith Russell. And OMG, she has just found the perfect Kit and Denny!

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Catching Kit (Underground Elves, Book 1).

Blurb: Denny is a top secret agent on a mission to protect London from Ethereal Beings – elves – who are seen as dangerous mind-reading parasites who prey on human emotions.

Kit is an elf on the run, misunderstood and persecuted by humans. When Denny catches him, he shatters everything Denny’s been taught about elves. He’s gorgeous and funny and claims he’s been searching a long time for a guy like Denny. He shares Denny’s kinks and now he needs Denny’s love to survive.

But if Denny doesn’t take Kit to jail, he’s in big trouble.  Dare Denny break the law and gamble his life to save the Ethereal Being in his bed?

COMING SOON FROM LOVE LANE BOOKS!

Note: This is a revised version of a previously released title. If you have previously purchased it, you can email me at kayberrisford@yahoo.co.uk if you would like the new version, when it is released.

Win a free copy of The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate before release day!

Head over to Less Than Three Press’s Goodreads page to WIN copy of my new release!

You can also preorder your copy of The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate over at Less Than Three Press. Ordering early means you get 15% off the usual price – yay!!! The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate launches on 30th July.

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Blurb: Raef, a lonely merman, spends his days watching the dashing Lord Haverford from afar and dreaming of love. When Haverford is robbed by a pirate, Raef vows to reclaim the stolen goods, hoping his victory will buy him the happiness he yearns for with Haverford.

But Jon Kemp does not match what Raef knows about pirates, and the simple quest Raef anticipated turns out to be an epic journey. For while Jon might be a nobler man than Raef believed, he’s still a pirate. Love and loyalty are not on Jon’s agenda, and he certainly has no plans to love someone not entirely human …

Pairings: M/M Content: Contains some explicit content.  Out July 30th!

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The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate – my authors copies arrive!

I thought I’d share the pretty…

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You can pre-order your paperback copy here at amazon. There’s even a discount! You can get 15% off your ebook copy if you pre-order here from LT3 Press :) The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate launches July 30th!

Blurb: Raef, a lonely merman, spends his days watching the dashing Lord Haverford from afar and dreaming of love. When Haverford is robbed by a pirate, Raef vows to reclaim the stolen goods, hoping his victory will buy him the happiness he yearns for with Haverford.

But Jon Kemp does not match what Raef knows about pirates, and the simple quest Raef anticipated turns out to be an epic journey. For while Jon might be a nobler man than Raef believed, he’s still a pirate. Love and loyalty are not on Jon’s agenda, and he certainly has no plans to love someone not entirely human …

Pairings: M/M Content: Contains some explicit content.  Out July 30th!

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Preorder your copy of The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate and get a discount!

You can now preorder your copy of The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate over at Less Than Three Press. Ordering early means you get 15% off the usual price – yay!!! The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate launches on 30th July.

ORDER YOUR COPY NOW

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Blurb: Raef, a lonely merman, spends his days watching the dashing Lord Haverford from afar and dreaming of love. When Haverford is robbed by a pirate, Raef vows to reclaim the stolen goods, hoping his victory will buy him the happiness he yearns for with Haverford.

But Jon Kemp does not match what Raef knows about pirates, and the simple quest Raef anticipated turns out to be an epic journey. For while Jon might be a nobler man than Raef believed, he’s still a pirate. Love and loyalty are not on Jon’s agenda, and he certainly has no plans to love someone not entirely human …

Pairings: M/M Content: Contains some explicit content.  Out July 30th!

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Jena Wade on Writing Geeks!

I’m excited to welcome back Jena Wade, author of m/m romance hits Lumber and Law and Shoes and Ties. She’s here to tell us about her new release, Technically Dating. Over to Jena…

Writing Geeks

TechnicallyDatingSo the fun part about writing this story is that Bruce, my main guy, was obsessed with Wolverine from X-Men. And who wouldn’t want to spend their writing time picturing Hugh Jackman. Amiright?

Right from the start, I didn’t want Bruce to be your typical smart guy geek. I wanted him to have something unique. Yes he is smart, yes he is obsessed with comics, and yes he is clueless about dating. Oh and he also has glasses and is totally geeky. But – But—Small spoiler alert –Bruce is a one hell of a one-night-stand kind of guy. He may be a geek, but he is no less of a man and he likes to get laid. So, he goes out to the club and dances the night away, even going so far as to change his appearance from curly haired with glasses, to straightened jet-black hair and guy-liner just so he can find a man.

Enter Westley. The man who wouldn’t just be a one-night-stand…

Technically Dating by Jena Wade

Out June 25th from Dreamspinner Press

Blurb:

Meek and mild Bruce Collins decides to set aside his life in technical support for the evening and try a wild night on the town. Self-described nerd Bruce meets suave Westley Taylor at a club, but the night doesn’t go as planned. When they run into each other the next day, Bruce is determined to get the details right and finish what they started. Westley is impressed and invites Bruce on date after date. Bruce figures they’re technically dating and might even be in a relationship, until he accidentally overhears a phone message intended for Westley. Every aspect of their time together comes into question. Now, it’s time for Westley to set the facts straight.

Excerpt:

“I’m sorry.” Bruce sighed and cupped Westley’s face with his hands. “Any chance we could postpone this until later?”The temptation to say yes lingered on his lips, but they still had the issue of where they were going to hook up. Mature Westley choose that time to remind him of his responsibilities. “I have to work early tomorrow.” He couldn’t exactly start his walk of shame at his place of work. Though, it was appealing.

Bruce kissed him hard and then smoothed Westley’s swollen lips with the pad of his thumb. “I’m going to dream about these lips tonight.” He stepped back, and Westley felt the loss in the pit of his stomach.

“I’m sorry,” Bruce said.

“Me too.”

Westley stood in the parking lot of the club and watched Bruce walk away. The sound of the club thumped in the background, and the laughter of the partygoers reached his ears, but he ignored it.

Seeing Bruce again was unlikely. If he was staying at the hotel, that meant he wasn’t local.

Loss settled in Westley’s chest when Bruce got into his car and drove out of sight.

Buy it now       Jena’s website     Jena on Twitter

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Welcome to Nova Arisól LaMason – author of Sapling!

novacoverI’m thrilled to welcome Nova Arisól LaMason, whose debut publication, Sapling, is out now! Nova is one HOT writer and an amazing person to boot. Read on and enjoy!

Q: Please tell us about your exciting new story, Nova? Who are the characters we’re going to meet?

Gladly! My debut ebook is a male homoerotic, contemporary novelette entitled Sapling. The story takes place in a deep forest in British Columbia, Canada. Syo is a nineteen-year-old university student focused on becoming a conservationist for endangered species. His strong love for nature also fuels an aggressive hatred for its destroyers. On his way back to his dorm from a café downtown, he decides to stop in the roadside forest to collect data for a report project that he was given. In a clearing of tree stumps, he discovers the log cabin of a rugged and reclusive but surprisingly wise woodsman named Jack, who fulfills damn near every stereotype of a lumberjack. Despite hating him for chopping down trees for his own sake, Syo feels a discomforting sexual attraction to him. As Jack shows him his way of life, that attraction grows. Syo gets caught in a wildfire, but, well, the trees don’t burn.

Q. How are you going to celebrate release day?

Tea and liquor. I haven’t figured out in what order yet. Maybe a cup in one hand, a bottle in the other. Who knows?

Q. What inspires you to write?

Anything. I first started writing ten years ago with fanfiction for anime and video games. About seven years ago, I moved on to online role playing and Dungeons and Dragons. I no longer do tabletop gaming, but I revived some of the characters that I created for my writing. I’m still a big anime and video game fan, though, and recently, I got into British TV shows, like Merlin. All of these different media inspire my plot writing.

Sapling was an exception, though. At the time, I was working as a host at a restaurant. This lumberjack-looking construction worker came in to sit in the bar area. As I let him pass, in my head, I was screaming, You are hot! I need to do something with you! Without hesitation, I grabbed a server notepad and jotted ideas down. Jack was loosely based on that guy.

I do read, but not as much as I’d like to. From books, I usually get more writing style ideas and vocabulary than plot- or character-related stuff.

Q. Any exciting WIPs in the pipeline?

Fourteen. I have fourteen.

Powers That Be, help me.

I don’t know how long it’s going to take to get through all of them, but I will say that one is a three-story, fantasy miniseries. I’m super excited to work on that.

An excerpt from Sapling:

The sun had just set, now, and Syo had no idea of where he was. Dark clouds enshrouded the land, and a rumble across the sky lashed at his feet like whips. He had to get back to the dormitory. Unfortunately, he walked without direction, and before long, the storm was upon him. He covered the camera hanging from his neck with his folder, then looked down at his notepad, disheartened. Since Jack was nothing like the lumberjacks that he knew, Syo couldn’t use the experience for his report. All of those observations in the home of a woodsman, wasted. He sighed and covered his head with the notepad, no longer caring about his notes. Fifteen minutes, over thirty rumbles and flashes, and countless raindrops later, Syo considered himself royally screwed, to which he cursed furiously. Lost in every way, he slammed his back hard against a tree and let his mind drift further into the abyss.

A sudden jerk by the wrist pulled him back to life, a hand of salvation. Jack. With rain-soaked hair clinging to his nape and forehead, sleeves rolled up his thick forearms, and a concentrated scowl on his face, he fought the raging elements with nary an ounce of fear. The torturous feelings of lust resurfaced, but Syo gave up on fighting them. This man fucked him up. He just wanted to shove Jack to the ground, rip his jeans open, and eat him up, and that desire sickened him. It wasn’t who he was, but right then, even for the moment, that was all that he wanted.

The forest is burning. Want to see the fire? Order Sapling here.

“Like” me on Facebook! Nova Arisól LaMason

A huge thanks to the delightful Kay Berrisford, of whom I am a fan, for featuring me on her blog!

It’s been a pleasure to have you, Nova. Please come back soon and tell us about the next release :)

Goodies for UK Meet!

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You get a gorgeous The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate keyring FREE with any of my paperback books at UK Meet. I will be bringing along some pretty freebies too. If you’d like to secure a particular title, please email me at kayberrisford@yahoo.co.uk, as I only have  2 or 3 copies of each.

Bound for the Forest, Bound to the Beast, and Lord of the Forest are available in paperback for £5 each.

The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate is out 30th July from Less Than Three Press.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there on Saturday!

UK Meet – paperback preorder

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Available at UK Meet as a postcard and for ebook and paperback preorder soon!

Available at UK Meet as a postcard and for ebook and paperback preorder soon!

I’m looking forward to meeting everyone who is off to the UK Meet on 6th to 8th of June! I will be there on the 7th and 8th and will be bringing a limited number of paperbacks and postcards/prints of my beautiful covers with me.  If you would like a specific paperback title reserved (£5 each — titles below ) or a print or postcard of ANY of my covers (see the bar on the right) for FREE, please email me at kayberrisford@yahoo.co.uk.

Paperback titles available at £5 each (click on covers for more info:)

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Cover reveal – The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate

I’m proud to reveal the beautiful cover for my forthcoming release, The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate, coming soon from Less Than Three Press. The artist is Julie Wright at Lesser Key Studios.

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Blurb: Raef, a lonely merman, spends his days watching the dashing Lord Haverford from afar and dreaming of love. When Haverford is robbed by a pirate, Raef vows to reclaim the stolen goods, hoping his victory will buy him the happiness he yearns for with Haverford.

But Jon Kemp does not match what Raef knows about pirates, and the simple quest Raef anticipated turns out to be an epic journey. For while Jon might be a nobler man than Raef believed, he’s still a pirate. Love and loyalty are not on Jon’s agenda, and he certainly has no plans to love someone not entirely human …

Pairings: M/M Content: Contains some explicit content.  Out July 30th and available for preorder soon!

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Happy First of May – Celebrating with an excerpt from Locking Horns.

KB_LockingHorns_coverlg-1Happy May Day! Today has long been a time for parties, and to celebrate spring, fertility, new life, and love.

The start of May has been marked as special since at least the invention of Julian calendar in 46 BCE. Between 28th April and the 3rd of May, the Romans held the festival of Flora, the goddess of flowers and spring, and ritual celebrations at this time of year can be traced much further into the mists of time. May Day is linked with Beltane, the beginning of summer in the ancient Gaelic calendar, and with Walpurgis Night, a traditional spring festival in Germany, Scandinavia, and the Baltic. Unlike the May queens, flowers, and dancing we associate with British and US May celebrations, in parts of Germany and Estonia, Walpurgis Night is more reminiscent of Halloween—which it falls six months before. Folk dress up as witches, who traditionally gathered on this night, to whip up the carnival spirit. Some even carry out “trick or treat” like pranks.

Even the maypole isn’t as innocent as it seems. The symbolism of the maypole has been often debated, and yes, its phallic shape has contributed much to these discussions. It’s not much of a leap to suggest maypoles are a symbol of fertility, maybe a celebration of the appendage itself. And while it’s always good to commemorate the coupling of men and women, May Day also seems a great time to rejoice in the right to love whoever we damn well choose. After all, one of the themes of May festivities through the centuries has been the challenging of authority, and often, of laws and boundaries. In its essence, May Day is a challenge to perceived “norms,” harking back to pre-Christian religion—the worship of trees, flowers, and the seasons—and thus has often been suppressed. The Puritan parliament of the English Interregnum (after the Civil War) banned it all together.

So there’s no better day to celebrate queer love—whether between men, women, or however one likes to be labelled. In the tradition of May Day, sod those stupid boundaries and categories. Happy First of May!

And if you fancy a story set on and around May 1st…

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A novella continuing the adventures of Herne the Hunter (sequel to Bound to the Beast.) Set in the Greenwood universe.

Locking Horns Blurb: England, 1804. Herne the Hunter has roamed the forests for hundreds of years and he’s known love with fellow half stag-shifter Tam for the past two centuries. The passion between them sizzles hot as ever, but times are changing. Greenwood magic is fading and this threatens both Herne and Tam’s immortality and the bond between them.

After Herne discovers the Greenwood fairies are dying, and dockworkers felling oaks to build warships might be to blame, he wants to fight the modern world with his warrior’s sword. Tam, who embraces all things new, desires a dominant partner, not a brute who wants to drag England back to the Dark Ages. Soon the Wild Hunt, Herne’s ancient army of doom, are back, tempting him to unleash his wrath, and the rhythm of Herne and Tam’s lovemaking seems broken for good. When Tam’s plan to reinstate a spring ritual goes awry, only Herne can save him. Herne must choose between his past and future, and they both must decide what matters most—eternal life or eternal love.

Buy it from Loose Id Amazon Amazon.co.uk All Romance

This story can be read as a sequel to Bound to the Beast, a prequel to Bound for the Forest, or as an introduction to the Greenwood series.

Buy it now link!

Teaser excerpt:

Tam’s words trailed to near nothing as Herne pressed forward and seized his lips in a ravishing kiss. He yielded at once, drawing Herne’s hot tongue inside, savoring the scrub of hard stubble against his softer skin. Even after all their years together, Herne’s taste and commanding demeanor sent a wondrous shock coursing through him. Herne’s raw masculinity had been wrought in a lost era of tribal lords, when he’d battled the might of Rome. His power as a spirit—gifted to him by the Mother Goddess, creator of all things—rolled in torrents from him too.

Herne crushed Tam against him, sweeping to such depths that Tam could scarce breathe. Tam didn’t care. He slipped his tongue against Herne’s and worked the kiss with an affection that sang sweeter each season they passed together. The demispirit of the holly, while not always in perfect agreement with his lover, had been created to cherish the oak.

When Herne finally broke the kiss, he cupped Tam’s face and growled in hunger. Tam gasped for air, and his cock ached. He needed Herne to pull him closer, to fuck him to oblivion, and he couldn’t contain the lust that flooded his veins.

An exquisite pain ripped through his head, and the pressure released. As Herne caressed him, his antlers surged upward from his skull. When Herne had made him a demispirit, he’d shared his crown. Though not as majestic as Herne’s, Tam’s horns were now as impressive as those of a buck in his prime, covered in a velvety down.

Panting, Tam scuffed his foot and straightened, adjusting to the weight on his head. When he leaned closer to Herne, their bony appendages interwove with a noisy clack.

Buy it from Loose Id Amazon Amazon.co.uk All Romance

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE GREENWOOD SERIES

Reviews:

Locking Horns has gained a 4.5 hearts review from MM Good Book Reviews. Pixie writes:

“The conflict between Tam and Herne radiates from the pages, they adore each other, but the state of the Greenwood has them conflicted. These two characters are incredibly passionate and it reflects in how they react to the threat of the Greenwood and the fairies, they are explosive together especially when they play with a ribbon *fans self*.

I have to recommend this if you love slight kink and D/s, myths and legends, sexy brutes, a hot lithe beauty, a gruesome Wild Hunt, fairies, explosive sex and a happy ending.”

Read the rest of the review here.

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