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There’s a chance to win a copy of my m/m BDSM romance Bad Slave over at Elisa’s Reviews and Ramblings today :) ENTER NOW.

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Artwork by April Martinez.

Blurb: When the king commands former war hero Captain Jay Ghair to find him the perfect royal sex slave, Jay’s quiet new life as a librarian is shattered. Jay discovers the boy he’s looking for in Alix, a lowly miner and wannabe court scientist, whom Jay can’t help but secretly adore. However, teaching the rebellious Alix to be a docile slave is difficult. Alix will behave for just one man, and it isn’t the king. It’s Jay.

Standing by while the king’s treatment of Alix becomes cruel is torturous for Jay. He longs to return to his library, yet he can’t bear to leave Alix, or his people, unprotected. To rescue Alix—and save the realm from the increasingly tyrannical king—Jay must confront the demons of his military past and take up the sword again. But his most important battle must be won through returning Alix’s love and learning to master this bad slave who submits only for him. LGBTTQ, BDSM & Fetish, Fantasy & Paranormal

Reviews for Bad Slave:

Pixie at MM Good Book Reviews wrote: “Perfectly written, nicely timed, and paced with some angst and danger but with some beautiful D/s moments…  I recommend this to those who love medieval type fantasy, delicious D/s, brutal BDSM, a great storyline, a hot hero and an ex-miner finding love… oh and rescuing a kingdom!” Read more.

Leatherskater at Mrs Condit and Friends says:  “I loved Alix’s strengths, and Jay’s compassion, and realized, even if it was set in the dungeon world of slaves and kings and BDSM, it was a good love story of two souls just meant to be together, by their own needs and wants alone. In the end, that’s what a good story is. Something that makes you think afterwards on it.”  Read more.

Annette Gisby at Zipper Rippers says: “Bad Slave is very well written, it almost has a poetic or lyrical feel to it and the style of the language used steeps it in the realm of fantasy rather than the mundane world. … It is above all things a love story and you will be rooting for Jay and Alix to get their happy ending, despite the angst to get there”. Read more.

Jay at Joyfully Jay writes: Bad Slave is an interesting take on the master/slave genre with a lot of neat angles that I really liked. Read more.

Crystal from Crystal’s Many Reviews says: “I do think that the author did an amazing job with the characters, all of them. No matter how minor of a role the character had, the author thought to describe them in a way that they stood out from each other. This was a really good read for me and I will be sure to see what other books the author has released!” Read more.

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Julie Lynn Hayes interviews the stars of Yes He’s My Ex!

I’m thrilled to welcome back Julie Lynn Hayes, author of a number of sizzling m/m reads including The Belgian Chocolate Remedy, To The Max, For the Love of Max, The Southern Comfort Series (with S.L.Danielson) and Revelations. Julie’s here today with to celebrate the release of Yes He’s My Ex by interviewing the stars, Tim and Sonny! Over to Julie…

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YesHesMyExSmSince this is the time of year when most people are thinking about doing their taxes, it made sense to me to interview

someone who knows about accounting stuff. Can’t hurt, right? Should be of general interest.

Why is it that things just never work out the way you think they will? Maybe it’s just me.

A friend of mine named Aly suggested that I talk to a friend of hers for my interview. He’s in the business, and he’s a nice guy.

Okay, I think, that works for me. So I gather my voice recorder, bring along a notebook, just in case, and head to the address she gave me. She’s already talked to Tim, and he’s agreed to see me.

He opens the door right after I knock and welcomes me.

“Tim Mansfield?” I ask, just to make sure I’m in the right place.

“That’s me. You must be Julie. Aly said you were coming.” He shows me inside. His apartment is small, but nicely kept, especially for a bachelor. Aly made a point of telling me he’s not married, but she also warned me he plays for the other team.Story of my life, right? He is cute, too, curse my luck, with short red hair and pretty blue eyes.

“Can I get you something to drink?”

“Water’s fine,” I assure him. He waves me to the comfortable looking couch, then joins me there a few moments later, with a bottle of cold water from the fridge.

“Mind if I use this?” I hold up the voice recorder that I’ve borrowed from Sarah and he nods.

“So, tax season, busy time of year, isn’t it?”

“Absolutely, Julie,” he agrees, taking a seat beside me. “But you have no idea how much prep work actually goes into a successful—”

A successful what I wonder as his train of thought is derailed by the sudden, and obviously unexpected, opening of the door to the apartment. In waltzes another cute young man, with chocolate hair, and eyes so dark blue they almost seem purple, wire-rimmed glasses and a big grin on his rather sensual lips.

I look to Tim for a cue. Aly said he’s single, so not the boyfriend. Neighbor, maybe? One who has the right of entry whenever he pleases?

Oh oh, Tim doesn’t look pleased. Erase that thought.

“Sonny!” he expostulates, and the brunet grins even wider.

“Yep, you got my name right. Good job, Tim-tim!”

My eyebrows raise. Tim-tim?

“Don’t ask,” Tim groans, his attention fixed on the newcomer. “I knew I should have locked that stupid door.”

“Why?” Sonny asks before he turns to me and holds out his hand. “Hi. My name’s Sonny Scrignoli. Pleased to meet you.”

Well, isn’t he sweet? I take his hand and shake it. “Hi Sonny, my name’s Julie.”

“Oh, you must be the lady Aly told me about.” He flops down on the couch so close to Tim he’s almost in his lap. “She said you’re interviewing him about tax stuff. He knows lots about that, he’ll be very interesting for your readers,” he says with confidence.

I notice that Tim’s face is rather red, but he hasn’t removed the hand that Sonny has casually laid on his leg.
I wonder…

“Is this your boyfriend?” I ask Tim, and watch the hue of his skin turn even redder.

“No, he’s my frigging ex. Pardon my language.” He turns to the young man beside him. “Sonny, don’t you have something to do?”

“Nope,” Sonny says rather ingenuously, and I notice he cuddles even closer to Tim. How cute! “I’m all yours, Tim-tim.”

Huh, mixed signals here, methinks.

“No, you’re not!” Tim’s voice is starting to get shrill. Oh dear, things might just get ugly. Maybe discretion is the better part of valor.

I very carefully rise from the couch. “You know what? I think you two might need some alone time.” I hold up one hand as Tim starts to protest. “No need to thank me, just call me when there’s a better time, okay? Nice to meet you. Both of you.”

“You too, Miss Julie.” Sonny has the cutest smile. Oh my, they’re a cute couple. Time for me to go. I make my quick escape, and close the door softly behind me, just as I hear Tim exclaim, “Sonny, have you forgotten again? You’re my ex!”

Well, that’s all for now, I’ll let you know how it goes later. I hope they’ll be okay!

Blurb:

Sometimes Sonny Scrignoli forgets he’s Tim Mansfield’s ex. He waltzes in and out of Tim’s apartment like he still lives there, driving Tim crazy. Is it really so hard to remember they’ve broken up? Then again, maybe Tim should quit having sex with him.

When Sonny disappears for two weeks, Tim can’t help but be concerned. A strange phone call and a mysterious cry for help leads Tim on a desperate search for his ex.

Sonny’s in big trouble, and it’s Tim to the rescue! He’s the only one who can save his ex from a fate worse than death. Bumbling gangsters, a thick-headed former boyfriend, and secretive FBI agents lead Tim and Sonny on a merry chase full of laughs and quirks.

Excerpt:
Sonny’s real name is Mario, but he’s been called Sonny since he was a small bambino, as his mother puts it, so Sonny it is.

Sonny stands almost six foot tall in his bare feet, which are surprisingly small for a man, almost dainty. He has chocolate brown hair that grows thick but not long, and generally looks tousled; blue eyes so dark that sometimes they look purple in the proper light, framed behind silver wire spectacles; a generous nose and wide sweet lips which have been known to give the most amazing head this side of anywhere. Put that with the body of an Adonis, and you have Sonny.

I had Sonny, but not anymore. He seems not to realize that, though. At least not most of the time. Hence the part where I see him more often than should be considered normal for someone who’s my ex. Which is where I began.

Sometimes I think he forgets that he has indeed attained that past participle ex-boyfriend status. Granted, it’s only been six months. His mother tells me he just needs time to adjust, please don’t be too hard on her boy. Yes, I still see her too. On a rather regular basis, in fact. Hard not to, when she’s my mother’s best friend. Lucky me. Lia’s a nice lady, I love her to death. But she has this deep-seated belief that Sonny and I are going to get back together again, a belief he seems to share. Along with my mother. And most of our friends.

No one seems to listen to me when I say snowballs rolling along the floor of Hell have a better chance of survival than our relationship. Least of all Sonny. I guess that’s why he keeps coming over here, because in some strange deranged naïve corner of his mind, there’s still an us, and he isn’t an ex. So he wanders over whenever he wants. Sometimes he calls, sometimes he doesn’t. Today he called.

Sometimes I just get tired of telling him no. Some days I don’t even get that far. Today, I didn’t want to waste my breath, so I just said, “Fine. As long as you promise to behave.”

By behave, I mean quit assuming we’re going to have sex. Even if sometimes we do. I know, I know, he’s my ex, right?

Sometimes I just don’t know where to draw that fine line, I think. No wonder the boy’s confused.

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Meet the Author!

Julie Lynn Hayes was reading at the age of two and writing by the age of nine and always wanted to be a writer when she grew up. Two marriages, five children, and more than forty years later, that is still her dream. She blames her younger daughters for introducing her to yaoi and the world of M/M love, a world which has captured her imagination and her heart and fueled her writing in ways she’d never dreamed of before. She especially loves stories of two men finding true love and happiness in one another’s arms and is a great believer in the happily ever after. She lives in St. Louis with her daughter Sarah and two cats, loves books and movies, and hopes to be a world traveler some day. She enjoys crafts, such as crocheting and cross stitch, knitting and needlepoint and loves to cook. While working a temporary day job, she continues to write her books and stories and reviews, which she posts in various places on the internet. Her family thinks she is a bit off, but she doesn’t mind. Marching to the beat of one’s own drummer is a good thing, after all.  Her published works can be found at Amber Quill Press, Dreamspinner Press, MuseitUp Publishing, Torquere Press, and eXtasy Books. She has also begun to self-publish and is an editor at MuseitUp.

My links:   Blog   Twitter @Shelley_runyon  Facebook  Goodreads

Email: tothewolf.max@gmail.com

Giveaways, discounts, and paperbacks!

I’m thrilled to announce that Lord of the Forest, my m/m spin on the Robin Hood legend, is now listed on international amazon sites to order in paperback. Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk Amazon.de  Amazon.ca

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Also at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and All Romance. Add it on Goodreads!

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Lord of the Forest by Kay Berrisford. Genre: m/m, fantasy and paranormal with some BDSM and fetish elements. Novel length (60k). Art by Anne Cain.

Blurb: 

“England, 1217. Dark forces are rising. Only one man dares fight back—Robin Hood.”

England, 1217. Dark forces are rising. In the Greenwood, foul spirits grow powerful, and greedy barons plunder the lands. Only one man dares fight back—Robin Hood.

Robin’s band of brothers is broken. Now a lone warrior, he denies his famous name and laments the friends and lovers he’s lost. When the fair folk capture Cal, a beautiful young forester descended from the Greenwood’s ancient protectors, Robin rescues him and forges a new alliance.

Despite a sizzling attraction, Robin senses Cal isn’t like his old comrades, and he’s right. Cal’s been raised as a royal spy. He Goodreadsplans to seduce and betray Robin, but can’t harm the man he’s falling hard for. Mistrust and arguments spill into passionate lovemaking, as Cal learns the meaning of loyalty, fighting beside Robin, the only friend he’s ever known. Even the enchanted forest seeks to bind Robin and the returned protector ever tighter.

Their connection will be tested by nature’s wildest forces, Robin’s past, Cal’s lies, and in a baron’s darkest dungeon. To survive, Robin and Cal must admit their love and embrace their true destinies. Only then can they save England and each other—and win their happiness ever after.

Meanwhile, I’m happy to announce a selection of my books are now listed on Kobo and Barnes and Noble (with plenty of discount prices available!) and don’t forget – this is the last couple of days to grab ALL of my titles and ALL Loose Id TITLES on rebate at All Romance!

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Cover Reveal – Wolf in Gucci Loafers by Tara Lain

Wolf in Gucci Loafers (Tales of the Harker Pack #2)
by Tara Lain
 
Blurb:
Socialite Lindsey Vanessen wants someone to love who will love him back — an impossibility for a gay, half-human, half-werewolf. Too aggressive for humans, too gay for wolves, and needing to protect the pack from human discovery, Lindsey tries to content himself with life as a successful businessman. But when someone starts kidnapping members of wealthy families, Lindsey meets tough cop Seth Zakowsy—the hunky embodiment of everything Lindsey wants but can’t have.
Seth has never been attracted to flamboyant men. What would the guys in the department think of Lindsey? But intrigue turns to lust when he discovers Lindsey’s biting, snarling passion more than matches his dominant side. It might mean a chance at love for a cop in black leather and a wolf in Gucci loafers.

Release Date:
April 16, 2014
Available for Pre-Order on 
March 17, 2014
Excerpt
 “Lindsey,
what’s wrong?”
“Nothing, sir. I’m doing well.”
“Come talk to me.” His grandfather turned
and walked into the living room.
Did he want to talk? He’d have to be careful,
but yes. Pop-Pop was a smart man. He walked down the stairs and into the large,
comfortable room. His grandfather sat on a love seat at one end of the room, so
he took the identical seat across from him. He leaned back and crossed his legs.
Look relaxed.
Pop-Pop sat forward. “Romantic troubles?”
Wow.
The old man had a way of diving to the truth. “Not exactly.”
“I heard you had a date with the Westerberg
son. Your mother’s doing, I believe.” The old man could have been talking about
a date with a girl, he was so comfortable with it.
“Yes, sir.”
“Did you like him?”
“Well enough.”
“Ah, so he’s not the issue.”
Lindsey grinned. His grandfather was enjoying
the guessing game.
“So if it’s not exactly romantic troubles,
what exactly is it?”
“I guess you could call it unrequited romantic
interest.”
He rubbed his hands together. “Now this is
interesting. 
I’ve seen you with many men over the years since you returned from
school, but none of them lasted more than a few dates, and none of them ever sparked
what I would call romantic interest. How odd that you should affix your affection
on one who 
doesn’t care about you. Have you considered it might be a form of self-protection?
Only wanting the ones you can’t have has a way of keeping you single.”
Lindsey grinned. “I guess that’s possible
sometimes, but not in this case. He’s just highly inappropriate. A tough cop I met
while helping Dave with the kidnapping issue. Dave asked if I would take him to
the polo match to give him a chance to investigate among people we know without
being too obvious. So I did it.” Lindsey shrugged.
“And got caught in your own trap.”
He smiled, but it hurt around the edges.
“Yes, I guess. I found him attractive from the start but assumed he was straight,
so it was just a harmless flirtation. After the match, I found out he’s gay, so
that made the vast expanse between us more real.”
Pop-Pop frowned. “It’s not like you to discriminate
based on class.”
“Nothing like that, sir. He’s the one discriminating,
I’m sure. I’m simply not at all his type. A bit too lavender silk for his black
leather, shall we say.”
His grandfather steepled his fingers and
stared over them. “You’re not just one thing, Lindsey. 
I’ve know many men in my
life and you’re one of the very best. Smart, decisive, action-oriented, kind, and
basically good. Unlike your father, I might add. You need a man who sees that. But 
you’ve got good judgment, so if you think this cop is romance-worthy, then my bet
is there’s something there worth pursuing. Ride him down, son!” He laughed that
big robust sound that had comforted Lindsey since the day he was born.


About the Author
Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 23. Her best­selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft. She lives with her soul­mate husband and her soul­mate dog in Laguna Beach, California, a pretty seaside town where she sets a lot of her books. Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!

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Lord of the Forest now available in paperback!

I’m thrilled to announce that Lord of the Forest, my m/m spin on the Robin Hood legend, is now out in paperback! You can order from amazon.com (not yet listed on international amazon sites, but should show up soon!)

“England, 1217. Dark forces are rising. Only one man dares fight back—Robin Hood.”

KB_LordForest_coverlgRead an excerpt and buy the ebookfrom Loose Id.

Also at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and All Romance. Add it on Goodreads!

Want to find out more about the book? Check out my Lord of the Forest blog tour :)RecommendedReadIcon100X100

Lord of the Forest by Kay Berrisford. Genre: m/m, fantasy and paranormal with some BDSM and fetish elements. Novel length (60k). Art by Anne Cain.

Blurb: England, 1217. Dark forces are rising. In the Greenwood, foul spirits grow powerful, and greedy barons plunder the lands. Only one man dares fight back—Robin Hood.

Robin’s band of brothers is broken. Now a lone warrior, he denies his famous name and laments the friends and lovers he’s lost. When the fair folk capture Cal, a beautiful young forester descended from the Greenwood’s ancient protectors, Robin rescues him and forges a new alliance.

Despite a sizzling attraction, Robin senses Cal isn’t like his old comrades, and he’s right. Cal’s been raised as a royal spy. He Goodreadsplans to seduce and betray Robin, but can’t harm the man he’s falling hard for. Mistrust and arguments spill into passionate lovemaking, as Cal learns the meaning of loyalty, fighting beside Robin, the only friend he’s ever known. Even the enchanted forest seeks to bind Robin and the returned protector ever tighter.

Their connection will be tested by nature’s wildest forces, Robin’s past, Cal’s lies, and in a baron’s darkest dungeon. To survive, Robin and Cal must admit their love and embrace their true destinies. Only then can they save England and each other—and win their happiness ever after.

A note on the kink level in the story. Although there is a BDSM and fetish warning on Lord of the Forest, Robin and Cal’s is not a traditional D/s BDSM relationship. MINOR SPOILERS. There is a small nod to this kind of play in one scene, but that is all. The warning is there because of the kinky nature of the enchanted forest and the rituals and practices this entails, and because of some medieval dungeon scenes. Hope that clarifies everything without giving away too much :)

Reviews.

“Fantastic sex scenes convey the depth of emotion that the two share. I highly recommend this engaging read as well as the other books in the Greenwood series. Great writing, smoldering sex and a different kind of love story awaits in each book.” – EMMA, NIGHT OWL REVIEWS. Read more.

“The writing is as lush as the forests our characters find themselves in and despite there being elementals, spirits and fairies, everything seemed so real. With descriptions so vivid you could almost imagine yourself there among the Greenwood yourself. The writing is very lyrical, almost like poetry… The love scenes between Robin and Cal are scorching hot, but as well as the physical connection, there is also the emotional one between them… The book is wonderful and I don’t really know what else to say about it except – go, read and enjoy!” – ANNETTE GISBY, ZIPPER RIPPERS. Read more.

“There is danger and treachery and even a little bit of heartbreak before an ending that effectively resolved the demands of the Greenwood that the protector bloodline must endure. It is an alchemy that only the Fae could perpetuate; it challenges the imagination, and it also left me wondering if (read: hoping) the author might consider a sequel to the adventure.” – LISA, THE NOVEL APPROACH. Read more.

“We are pulled into a wonderful new story that combines fantasy with history, myths with facts, and legends with historical figures, combining everything together to give us a new spectacular Greenwood story… I will recommend this story to those that love history mixed with their fantasy, who love folklore and legends, hot sex and a happily ever after.” PIXIE, MM GOOD BOOK REVIEWS. Read more.

“This smoothly written story celebrates the erotic and supernatural adventures of Robin Hood within a perilous forest… a fun way to spend an afternoon. Recommended.” - VAL KOVALIN, JESSEWAVE REVIEWS. Read more.

Find our more! Who was Robin Hood?

“Even the trees whisper of Robin Hood.” – Meet my version of Robin, the hero of Lord of the Forest.

The Greenwood series can be read in any order. Other titles: Bound for the Forest; Bound to the Beast; and Locking Horns

Need to refresh your memory of the Greenwood universe?

Check out my A-Z of the Greenwood series, for a little more about the story and characters in Lord of the Forest :)

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Rasputin’s Kiss – Interview and Giveaway with L.M.Somerton

rasputinskiss_800My guest this week is L.M.Somerton, who is here to answer some questions and tell us about her latest release, Rasputin’s Kiss.  And there’s a chance to win goodies by entering her RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY! Yay!!

Q. Please tell us all about your exciting new release.

Rasputin’s Kiss is the first in a series of stories about two detectives who are thrown together on a dangerous case. Extreme circumstances are not necessarily the best foundation for a relationship and the two protagonists, Alex and Conor, have to juggle the demands of their jobs as police detectives with their personal lives. With Alex as demanding in the bedroom as he is at work, Conor explores his submissive streak but wonders if what he feels is real or just a result of the need to relieve the stress of the case.

Q. How are you going to celebrate the release of your book?

By giving myself an hour to read, sip a chilled glass of wine and forget reality for a while.

Q. Please tell us about a typical writing day—if there is such a thing—in the life of L.M.Somerton?

I have a full time day job so my writing has to fit around that. I write early in the morning, late at night and at weekends. I have plotlines bouncing in my head all the time so the actual writing is only part of the process. It’s amazing how many chapters you can plan in a lunch break!

Q. You are going on writers retreat at the resort of your dreams (Country hotel? Island in the Med?) You can choose any two other authors in history to come with you—who would you choose and why?

I’d share my cliff top cottage by the sea with Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Dickens. Poe because I’d love to see inside his mind and get some tips on plot construction, Dickens because I think he is one of the best examples of characterization in existence. His characters aren’t often comfortable to be with but they come to life on every page.

Q. You’re organizing a nature ramble around your local area. Which of your characters would you like to help you with the job? And which of your characters would be least suited to the country life?

To help out, that would have to be Ford Collister from Mountain Rescue. He’s a trained paramedic, part of a Cumbrian mountain rescue team and a real alpha male, so he’d definitely take charge! Least suited – probably Carey Hoffman from Dancing on the Edge; he’s a suave, sophisticated Dom used to the London life and I can’t see him in a pair of wellies!

Q. Any exciting new WIPs for your fans to get excited about?

I’m working on the third book in the Investigating Love series, just starting book five in the Tales from the Edge series and working on another project that I’m keeping secret for now. Lots to do and not enough time to do it!

Fantastic answers – thank you! I’d love to eavesdrop on your writers retreat and can’t wait to read more of your work :)

Rasputin’s Kiss – Book Blurb:

Rasputin’s kiss is lethal. He’s a ghost – killing and disappearing into the night. With few leads and four bodies on his conscience, Detective Inspector Alex Courtney and his team are running on empty and it’s only a matter of time before Rasputin strikes again.

When Alex recruits a young detective to play the part of his boyfriend and provide a tempting target for a killer, he knows he is taking a huge risk. He doesn’t expect Conor Trethuan to be a perfect potential submissive. When their mutual attraction becomes more, Alex has to face the conflict between his possessive instincts and the need to push his young lover into danger.

Investigating their feelings has to come second to investigating the case. There’s no time to decide if what they feel for each other is real. With Rasputin closing in, they may not live to find out.

CELEBRATE RASPUTIN’S KISS WITH A GIVEAWAY :) For the whole of March, there’s a giveaway going on with lots of fun prizes, just click here.

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Author bio:

L M Somerton lives in a small village in the English countryside, surrounded by rolling hills, cows and sheep. She started writing to fill time between jobs and is now firmly and unashamedly addicted.

She loves the English weather, especially the rain, and adores a thunderstorm. She loves good food, warm company and a crackling fire. She’s fascinated by the psychology of relationships, especially between men, and her stories contain some subtle (and not so subtle) leanings towards BDSM.

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Twitter: @lmsomerton

Great reviews for Bad Slave

KB_BadSlave_coverlgThere’s been some great new reviews for my m/m BDSM fantasy Bad Slave in the last week. Here’s the round up!

Leatherskater at Mrs Condit and Friends says:  “I loved Alix’s strengths, and Jay’s compassion, and realized, even if it was set in the dungeon world of slaves and kings and BDSM, it was a good love story of two souls just meant to be together, by their own needs and wants alone. In the end, that’s what a good story is. Something that makes you think afterwards on it.”  Read more.

Annette Gisby at Zipper Rippers says: “Bad Slave is very well written, it almost has a poetic or lyrical feel to it and the style of the language used steeps it in the realm of fantasy rather than the mundane world. … It is above all things a love story and you will be rooting for Jay and Alix to get their happy ending, despite the angst to get there”. Read more.

Crystal from Crystal’s Many Reviews says: “I do think that the author did an amazing job with the characters, all of them. No matter how minor of a role the character had, the author thought to describe them in a way that they stood out from each other. This was a really good read for me and I will be sure to see what other books the author has released!” Read more.

You can buy Bad Slave from Loose Id,  Amazon, Amazon.co.uk, All Romance.

Bad Slave blurb: When the king commands former war hero Captain Jay Ghair to find him the perfect royal sex slave, Jay’s quiet new life as a librarian is shattered. Jay discovers the boy he’s looking for in Alix, a lowly miner and wannabe court scientist, whom Jay can’t help but secretly adore. However, teaching the rebellious Alix to be a docile slave is difficult. Alix will behave for just one man, and it isn’t the king. It’s Jay.

Standing by while the king’s treatment of Alix becomes cruel is torturous for Jay. He longs to return to his library, yet he can’t bear to leave Alix, or his people, unprotected. To rescue Alix—and save the realm from the increasingly tyrannical king—Jay must confront the demons of his military past and take up the sword again. But his most important battle must be won through returning Alix’s love and learning to master this bad slave who submits only for him.

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Interview with Keira Andrews, author of Cold War (sports m/m romance) Read an excerpt!

ka_cold war_200x300I’m excited to welcome Keira Andrews as my guest this week :) Keira has dropped by to answer a few little questions and share a sizzling excerpt from her topical new release, Cold War.

Q. Please tell us all about your exciting new release.

Thanks for having me, Kay! Cold War is a contemporary romance set in the world of Olympic pairs figure skating. I’m a huge skating fan, and I follow the sport religiously, so it was a great opportunity to combine my love for skating with my passion for gay romance. Skating is obviously very competitive, and I thought it was a perfect arena for a hate-to-love story. Although the Soviet-era cold war is over, I think those rivalries die hard. My American, Dev, hates his icy Russia competitor. But he soon discovers there’s more to Mikhail than meets the eye when things heat up in the locker room.

Q. How did you celebrate release day?

I’d love to say I celebrated with a glass of wine and relaxing bubble bath, but I was hard at work on my new book!

Q. I have to ask this one… can you ice skate? And which event will you be most glued to at the Winter Olympics?

Great question! You’d think I would be able to skate, but I’m terrible on ice. I haven’t even tried in years! But I’m passionate about the sport, and figure skating will definitely be the competition I’ll be glued to!

Q. You’ve written m/m romance in many genres. Which is the easiest to write—and which the most challenging?

Hmm. I’d say historicals are the most challenging because of the research involved. For my upcoming WWII-era domestic drama, Semper Fi, I did a lot of research not only about the war, but about post-war America. My dad is a great resource for war-era nonfiction, and I did a lot of reading. So it’s more challenging in that the research is much more time consuming and in-depth than for a contemporary. Typically, at least.

KA_TheChimeraAffair_coverlgQ. You’re sailing the Atlantic in a team sports event for charity! Which of your characters would you pick to go with you?

Oh, that’s a tough one! I’d have to go with super spy Kyle from The Chimera Affair, because he’s resourceful and tough. If we got dumped in the ocean, I’m confident he could keep us afloat!

Q. Any new WIPs for your fans to get excited about?

There are a few! Along with Semper Fi, I have a contemporary adventure set during a zombie apocalypse, and right now I’m working on a story about two young Amish men coming to terms with their sexuality, tentatively called A Forbidden Rumspringa. So this is one of the rare contemporary books that has required a great deal of research. One of the major things I never knew is how different the Amish communities can be from each other. It’s fascinating! So yes, I’ve got WWII Marines, zombies and the Amish coming up this year. A little something for everyone, I hope!

Blurb: ka_cold war_200x300After an explosive locker room confrontation with his Russian rival ends in the most surprising and intense sex of his life, American pairs skater Dev Avira needs to refocus. He’s worked for years to win Olympic gold, and he can’t let himself—or his partner—down. Distraction in the form of steely and smoldering Mikhail Reznikov is the last thing he needs as he prepares for the biggest competition of his life.

But with the Games only days away, they can’t keep their hands off each other. Dev soon learns that beneath Mikhail’s arrogant and aloof exterior is Misha, a passionate man who warms Dev’s heart and scorches his bed. They’re both determined to win, but for Misha his freedom could be on the line. Can Dev put his deepening feelings on ice as he goes for gold?

Available now from: Loose Id, Amazon and All Romance Ebooks

An excerpt from Cold War

After dinner in the buzzing dining hall, Dev left Bailey—still gossiping, and he had to admit he’d really enjoyed the story about the dressing room diva throwdown after one of the Canadian women cut the other off just before a jump in practice. He returned to the apartment block, and as he walked into the lobby, his heart skipped a beat.

Looking long and lean and utterly fuckable in jeans and a Henley, Misha leaned against the wall near a seating area, tapping at his phone. He glanced up as the door closed behind Dev with a soft thud. When he met Misha’s hungry gaze, Dev’s pulse rocketed. He stopped in his tracks. Should he go over? Should he run to the elevators? Should I slap myself because I’m acting like a teenage girl?

Without a word, Misha turned and headed for the two elevators on the far side of the lobby. He pressed the button.

Dev’s feet moved, and a moment later he stood next to Misha, watching the numbers tick down as one of the elevators neared. There was a foot between them, but Dev could feel an electric heat skittering over his skin. A few other people fell in behind them as they boarded the elevator.

When Dev moved to press the button for his floor, Misha caught his wrist before Dev could raise it. His touch burned, and Dev glanced at him, but his face was impassive. Keeping his gaze forward, Misha raised his other hand and slowly, with purpose, pressed the button for his floor.

Dev’s breath stuttered.

Get off on my floor. Press the button now before it’s too late. Press it. Press it!

Dev watched his floor go by without any regret. Anticipation roared through his body and his heart pounded as he followed Misha off the elevator and down the hall. He held his breath, hoping they wouldn’t run into anyone who knew them. Misha’s teammates were all likely housed nearby, and if they saw them—

But they didn’t, and a moment later they were inside Misha’s room with the door closed. It was identical to Dev’s, but on the opposite side of the building. Dev leaned back against the door. It was dark in the room, but the blind was up, and moonlight cast them in a silvery glow. Misha stood by the far bed near the window, watching Dev silently.

“Your roommate…”

“Gone to dinner with his girlfriend. Spending the night at her hotel.”

“Oh.” Dev was breathing shallowly. “Okay.”

Misha peeled off the Henley and popped the button on his jeans. “Okay,” he repeated.

Dev wanted to lick Misha’s dark nipples and run his hands across his broad chest, down to his cut abs and lower. There was nothing left to say. Pulse thundering, he closed the distance between them and took Misha’s head in his hands. He traced Misha’s lips with his thumb, and Misha opened his mouth and sucked it in slowly.

They kissed deliberately, exploring each other’s mouths, hands roaming until the need was too much and Dev had to be naked. Evidently Misha felt the same, and he tore at Dev’s shirt and ripped it over his head before rubbing their chests together.

Both moaning, they stripped off the rest of their clothes in a fevered rush, kissing and touching and grinding against each other like dogs in heat. Dev was going to get off soon just like that, standing there by the bed, but then Misha broke free and snatched a small bottle of lube off the bedside table. A box of condoms sat there as well, and Dev realized Misha had prepared for this—had waited in the lobby and enticed Dev back to his room.

Dev’s stomach clenched. He wasn’t sure how to feel. Angry? Flattered? Was this all a game? Was he being played? He searched Misha’s gaze and found only heat and longing there, open desire in his parted lips as Misha slicked his long fingers and climbed on the bed.

As Misha moved onto his hands and knees, Dev stared, mesmerized. The lean muscles in Misha’s back and arms gleamed in the moonlight, his thighs flexing as he reached back with his right hand to spread his round ass. His hole exposed, he started fucking himself, a breathy moan escaping his lips. He looked over his shoulder to where Dev stood, frozen.

If this was a game, Dev couldn’t do anything but play.

Copyright © Keira Andrews

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Keira’s 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.” You can find out more about Keira and her books at her website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Happy Valentine’s Day – and Giveaways Galore, plus chat with me at Manlove Day tomorrow.

KB_BadSlave_coverlgHello all! I’m celebrating Valentine’s Day with my honey, bailing out his office! How romantic. And if you’re interested in where we got engaged, nine years ago today, it was on the end of Lyme Regis’s ancient cobb harbour. If we did it today, we probably would have been swept away and drowned. If you’re wondering why, click here.

KB_LordForest_coverlgBack to business! I’m giving away no less than two copies of my new release Bad Slave, at various giveaways, plus there’s a chance to win some of the Greenwood books too.  You can enter to win a copy of Bad Slave over at Cup O Porn, plus there’s a chance to win both Bad Slave and Lord of the Forest over at Zipper Rippers. Meanwhile, there’s a chance to win your choice of the Greenwood books over at the Be My Prism Valentine’s Party.

Finally, tomorrow, I’m going to be chatting with readers at ManLove Day, and there will be books from me to win there too (I honestly forget what I donated!)  as well as tons more goodies. I’ll be chatting from 12-1 pm EST, which is 6-7 pm GMT, so do please drop by or I will be a bit lonely :P If you’d like to ask me anything about my books, now’s your chance :)

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