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Love on Location by Lucy Felthouse

Love on LocationLove on Location by Lucy Felthouse

Released January 12, 2016

Published by Lucy Felthouse

Page count/words: 67 pages

Cover Art by Posh Gosh

Categories: Contemporary, M/M Romance, LGBT, Gay Fiction

Link: Amazon

Blurb:

When Theo Samuels heads off to film on location in the village of Stoneydale, he’s expecting drama to take place on camera, not off. But when he meets gorgeous local lad, Eddie Henderson, he struggles to ignore his attraction. A relationship between the two of them would be utterly impractical, yet they’re drawn together nonetheless. Can they overcome the seemingly endless hurdles between them? Or is their fling destined to remain as just that?

Note: Love on Location has been previously released as part of the Brit Boys: On Boys boxed set.

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Our thoughts:

The most accurate way for me to describe the short story, Love on Location…. A casual stroll through the park! It’s like taking a stroll, getting caught in the rain, running across an open field regardless, and then flopping to the ground in happy bliss. Yes, that about captures all the feels!

Lucy Felthouse weaves a tale of a reluctant actor and a just as reluctant local/cast extra. Eddie shows Theo around the small town the movie Theo is starring in. He need a better feel for his character and setting and Eddie is happy to help. That’s all it takes. Theo is smitten with Eddie but being a closeted famous actor complicates things. Eddie is also closeted so there’s no pressure from Eddie to come out. They just have to navigate how they can remain happy and true to what they want with each other and still maintain a portion of their original life.

A sweet tale all around. Kisses in the rain, rendezvous sex and a bounding pup!

His Heart’s Desire by JP Barnaby

His Heart's DesireHis Heart’s Desire by J.P. Barnaby

Released 2 December 2015

Published by J.P. Barnaby

Sales link: Amazon

Blurb:

If Santa Claus could have one wish, what would it be?

Each century, Father Time selects a new Santa Claus. In return for his service, the lucky St Nick receives his heart’s greatest desire. Unfortunately, Matthew Carpenter is down to his last night as Santa and has no idea what his heart desires.

Short story previously released as part of the ‘Twas a Dark and Delicious Christmas, Manlove Edition anthology.

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Our thoughts:

Matthew is fulfilling his duties as Santa for the last time. Someone in his family has taken the role on for generations. Matthew accepted the conditions of the job 100 years ago. Now, his contract is up and Father Time is going to grant his one wish. The one thing his heart desires most.

For Matthew, that desire is not wealth, it’s to simply be loved, give love and not be alone. Father Time is quite wise and already knows what Matthew wants, so he brings his old childhood friend, Luca.

The mix of present, past and fantasy elements was interesting. Luca was almost suspended in time and brought to Matthew 100 years later, and only aged the same as Matthew would be once he reverted back to the age prior to taking on the Santa task. The two have always liked each other but in their past time and place it would have been impossible to be together. Now they have that choice but where will they go what will they do?

A very different story from JP Barnaby. I found it whimsical. What Luca and Matthew choose to do is kinda sweet and unexpected. The cover really doesn’t convey anything this book is about and maybe that’s an intended surprise.

BOOK BLAST: Nuts About You by Kate Lowell

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Book Name: Nuts About You by Kate Lowell
Series: Nutty Romances book 1
(Book can be read as a standalone)
Publisher: Kate Lowell
Cover Artist: Ana J. Phoenix
Pages or Words: 11,500 words
Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, Humor, M/M Romance, Paranormal (Shifters: Squirrel), Romance, Urban Fantasy

Blurb:

Nathan’s been crushing on one of his regular Bulk Mart customers for a while now. In his squirrel form, he sits on Vince’s bird feeders, munching on seeds and enjoying the eye candy. Until the day Vince catches him raiding the feeder…

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Excerpt:

The best part was coming next. Nathan took an absentminded bite of the sunflower seed in his paw and hung a little further out from the feeder to get a better view. Because now, the body wash was coming out. Vince’s hand stretched past Nathan’s field of vision, returning with what looked like the Natural Sea Sponge Vince had bought at Bulk Mart a month ago. He flicked open the cap on the almond-scented body wash and spread it on the sponge. Though Nathan couldn’t smell it through the window, he knew that scent. It drove him wild—he stopped to sniff it every time he walked down the aisle, and he even had a bottle on his bedside table. Not to use, just to smell every night as he lay in bed, wishing it was Vince’s hand on him instead of his own.

There it went, the sponge traveling over all the places where Nathan would like to run his tongue. Vince started on his neck, smooth up and down movements covering his skin with a rich lather. The bubbles slid down his body, clinging in a way that made Nathan irrationally jealous of them. The sponge followed the bubbles down, making circles over the sleek chest, then crisscrossing back and forth over the flat stomach and past his bellybutton, with its narrow trail of hair leading down to—OH MY WALNUTS!

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Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B019X1MXKQ?ref_=pe_2427780_160035660

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1071207061

Meet the author:

Kate Lowell lives on the east coast of Canada, in an old farm house that has way more personality than it has any right to. During the winter, she spends her time dreading snow, cursing at snow, shoveling snow, and scheming ways to shove it down the kids’ necks. During the summer, she prays not to have snow. :)

Kate likes to play in ALL the sandboxes. While her main genres are paranormal and contemporary suspense, she is also interested in science fiction, fantasy and–weirdly–romantic comedy. She’s willing to pay large amounts of money to anyone who can come up with plot-bunny repellent, which she will first use on herself, then sell to LA Witt for an exorbitant price to recoup her costs.

You can contact her at katelowellbooks (at) gmail.com . If you think you’d like to try writing gay romance, come visit her critique group (Link can be found at http://katelowell.com). New members are always welcome.

Where to find the author:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008313548018

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kate_Lowell

Website: http://katelowell.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7132484.Kate_Lowell

Our thoughts:

The cutest, funniest shifter short! Find out how a squirrel shifter, Nathan, gets himself into a predicament with the human, Vince.

Kate Lowell had me laughing with Nathan’s hilarious commentary and actions. In his squirrel form he has been spying on the human, Vince. A man he happened to meet at his job at Bulk Mart and discovered they live about a mile from each other. Nathan enjoys hanging out on Vince’s bird feeders, eating the nuts and watching Vince. Vince looking all hot and manly on the couch, Vince all lathered up in a wet dream state in the shower. Nathan cannot stay away and that’s what gets him into trouble!

I enjoyed the banter between Vince and Nathan. How easily Vince accepted Nathan and wasn’t afraid to make all varieties of nut jokes. This story was just pure joy to read. The men were energetic and hot. Quirky yet sexy. The ending was perfect. There’s a second story chapter teaser at the end of Nuts About You. Can’t wait to read the full short!

RATING: BAD ASS NUTTY BOOTS!!

Tour Date & Stops:

January 7, 2016

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BOOK BLAST: Expanding Horizons (Love in Germany #2) by Chris McHart

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Expanding Horizons by Chris McHart
Series: Love in Germany, book 2
(Series best read in order)
Release Date: December 11, 2015
Pages or Words: 14,500
Publisher: MLR Press
Cover Artist: Meg Bawden
Categories: BDSM, Contemporary, Erotica, M/M Romance

Blurb:

After a year and a half together, Ryan and his Dom Julian are still happy and finally married.

Shortly before Christmas, though, Julian brings something up he’s dreamt of before. He wants to play in public with Ryan. His partner is totally against it and suggests something else. Before they know what happens, they have the biggest fight on their hands.

Instead of getting ready for a second Christmas together, they are angry at each other. They both have to step back, make up their minds and apologize before they spend the holidays being miserable.

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Excerpt:

I stared at my groom, totally speechless. He was really going to do this with me. Or I was going to do it with him. In either case, this was real. We were going to get married. Like, in ten minutes, we’d be a wedded couple. I swallowed against the lump in my throat. When he’d asked me a few months ago, I was all for doing it immediately. But now, as we were waiting for the last guests to arrive, my nerves were getting the better of me.

Ryan was my everything. My soulmate, partner, and sub, and I loved him more than anything. Spending the rest of my life by his side was my own personal heaven.

He’d moved to Germany for me, leaving behind his life and family in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as the heat. Currently, in the summer, it was okay, but he’d suffer quite a bit when the winter came. It would take a few years until he was used to the cold winters in Nürnberg.

Currently, Ryan was talking to his mother. His parents had flown in from the States to watch their son get married. I’d met them before and really loved them. They were great in-laws, and I knew they were truly happy Ryan had found a partner, even if it was half a world away from them. When we’d planned our wedding, we’d decided against our dads bringing us to the altar, so I was going to meet Ryan in the middle of the rows of chairs, and then we’d walk to the registrar together. This was going to be a simple civil union, since gays were still not allowed to actually marry in Germany, but for me, it was big. To me, it was marriage.

I tried to catch Ryan’s eye. It was time. We had a party scheduled and afterwards, I intended to have my very own celebration with Ryan. He was my sub for a reason, and I wanted to make sure he wouldn’t forget that on this very special day.

I limited our playing to the bedroom, something Ryan was absolutely fine with, but today, upon seeing him in his dark suit, I desired more. It wasn’t the first time I’d closed my eyes and imagined him on his knees, hands bound behind his back, while I showed him off in public. He was so gorgeous, so stunning, in his submission, and the dark suit accentuated it even more. He wore it as well as he wore my marks. I wanted to let the world know this man was mine. He gave his lust, his love to me, and I wanted everyone to see what was between us. This was one of the steps, and wearing a wedding ring highlighted it even more for me, but I wanted the other side, the BDSM side as well. I wasn’t too fond of public play, but with Ryan I found myself entertaining the thought way too often.

I had absolutely no restraint when it came to this man. We’d been together for a year and a half, yet I still wanted him so much. A shiver crawled down my spine. Later, I would put him on his knees and drive him out of his mind. He submitted so beautifully, and seeing him in the suit, and knowing he’d said “yes, I do” would make it even more arousing.

Ryan nodded in my direction. Show time.

He exchanged a few words with his mother, then headed in my direction. I caught his gaze. A smile played around Ryan’s lips. He looked as happy as I was. We’d planned, organized, and scheduled for this day, and now it was finally here. I still couldn’t believe it. In an hour, we’d be married. I resisted the urge to pinch myself, and instead moved forward toward my future husband.

Ryan took my hand, the expression on his face radiant. The simple room in the city hall faded even more against his grin. And I was getting sentimental.

“Ready, my love?” I asked him, even though I knew he was.

“Of course, always.”

We turned to the rows of chairs, where our families sat. Together, we walked to the registrar. Our hands were still joined as we stopped at the podium.

“Can we start?” the man asked kindly.

I couldn’t speak around the lump in my throat, so I only nodded.

“We are here today to celebrate a civil union between Julian Neumann and Ryan Aspen. Ryan Philippe Aspen and Julian Walter Neumann, are you ready and willing to pledge to share your lives with one another, in a committed and binding relationship?”

I gazed over at my partner. “Yes, I am,” Ryan and I said together.

“Do you, Ryan Philippe Aspen want to commit to Julian Walter Neumann?”

“I do,” Ryan declared in a strong voice.

The registrar smiled and I released a breath I hadn’t realized I’d been holding. Until this moment, it had somehow been unreal. Picking out the suits, the appointment to get our papers, the fact that our families were here, none of it compared to the fact that he’d really, truly said yes.

The registrar focused on me. “Do you, Julian Walter Neumann want to commit to Ryan Philippe Aspen?”

“I do,” I managed to say. My throat was nearly closed off. We were really doing this. I had no doubt Ryan was the one I would love forever, but it still was so surreal. Again, the urge to pinch myself rode me hard, but it would’ve looked suspicious if I’d done so in front of our witnesses and family.

“Then, by virtue of this office, I declare you lawfully joined in a civil union. You can kiss now.” The man smiled again. We’d talked about it before and told him we very much wanted the kissing part in the ceremony. While the whole affair was nothing big, this was something we absolutely didn’t want to miss out on.

Slowly, I raised my hand and rested it on Ryan’s neck, while he slipped his arm around my waist. Staring into his eyes, I drew him closer to me. With a soft sigh, our lips met for the very first time as a married couple. Holy shit.

His tongue teased my lips, and all too willingly I parted them. Ryan tasted like he always did, yet our kiss sent a shiver down my back. I loved him so very much. Shaking, I kept him in the kiss, our tongues dancing. The registrar probably hadn’t meant we should do this here, but I couldn’t stop myself. My fingers were buried in the short hair of Ryan’s neck, his arms were wound around my waist, and I couldn’t stop kissing him. I wanted to do so much more, but that really had to wait a bit longer.

Although, if we didn’t quit kissing soon, we’d have to leave the party before it even started.

With a last lingering kiss, I pulled back a little and opened my eyes. Ryan seemed as flustered as I was, his lips already shining and dark red like they always were whenever I kissed him thoroughly. He was on the verge of getting on his knees, if I wasn’t mistaken. He wouldn’t, not with his family here, but we needed to stop making out. I’d have enough time to play with him once we were at home alone.

And I would play with him. He needed it, and so did I.

Buy the book:

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Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Expanding-Horizons-Love-Germany-Book-ebook/dp/B019002U3U/

Meet the author:

Chris McHart lives in Germany, with her husband, slave, Dom, partner in crime, and muse (all in one person, not even she’s that kinky!). She loves her husband, men in kilts and Scotch Whisky. Her idea of a perfect evening is to curl up with her laptop and write (the other options are not suitable to post in public).

Where to find the author:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008256641886

Facebook Author Page: www.facebook.com/chrismchart

Twitter: www.twitter.com/chris_mchart

Blog: http://www.chrismchart.com

Facebook Author Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/882598865132498/

Tour Date & Stops:

December 12, 2015

Parker Williams, Havan Fellows, Bayou Book Junkie, MM Good Book Reviews, Dawn’s Reading Nook, BFD Book Blog, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, Jessie G. Books, Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews, 3 Chicks After Dark, The Hat Party, Nephy Hart, Mikky’s World of Books, Happily Ever Chapter, Rainbow Gold Reviews, TTC Books and More, Unquietly Me, Louise Lyons, Velvet Panic, Iyana Jenna, Inked Rainbow Reads, Elisa – My Reviews and Ramblings, Wake Up Your Wild Side, Michael Mandrake, It’s Raining Men

 

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