COVER REVEAL – Separation by Louise Lyons #mmromance #taboo #twins

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Separation

Release date: March 31, 2017

Length: 45,000 words

Cover design: Simon Searle

Blurb

Matthew Langford is told on his twenty-first birthday that he has a twin. After the initial shock, he quickly realizes this is why he always felt part of him was missing. His search takes him 200 miles to Devon, UK, where he meets fraternal twin, Tremaine Wheal.

The pair discover many things in common, and quickly become as close as if they’d never been separated. But when they share a moment in a nightclub, each realizes there is more between them than having shared a womb. Panic sets in and they part. Once again their separation brings loneliness and pain.

Eventually, unable to stay away from each other, they tentatively move forward together as lovers. But secrets don’t stay secret for long, and discovery and questions threaten their happiness.

This is a taboo story featuring twins.

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Author Bio

Louise Lyons comes from a family of writers. Her mother has a number of poems published in poetry anthologies, her aunt wrote poems for the church, and her grandmother sparked her inspiration with tales of fantasy.

Louise first ventured into writing short stories at the grand old age of eight, mostly about little girls and ponies. She branched into romance in her teens, and MM romance a few years later, but none of her work saw the light of day until she discovered FanFiction in her late twenties. Posting stories based on some of her favourite movies, provoked a surprisingly positive response from readers. This gave Louise the confidence to submit some of her work to publishers, and made her take her writing “hobby” more seriously.

Louise lives in the UK, about an hour north of London, with a mad dog called Casper, and a collection of tropical fish and tarantulas. She works in the insurance industry by day, and spends every spare minute writing. She is a keen horse-rider, and loves to run long-distance. Some of her best writing inspiration comes to her, when her feet are pounding the open road. She often races home afterward, and grabs pen and paper to make notes.

Louise has always been a bit of a tomboy, and one of her other great loves is cars and motorcycles. Her car and bike are her pride and job, and she loves to exhibit the car at shows, and take off for long days out on the bike, with no one for company but herself.

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Falling Hard by Dale Cameron Lowry #mmromance #contemporary #paranormal #erotic

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Title: Falling Hard
Author: Dale Cameron Lowry
Length: 233 pages/57,000 words
Publisher: Terrestrial Press
Genres: short stories, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, erotic romance

Blurb

Falling Hard features nine of Dale Cameron Lowry’s best short romance stories, available for the first time in one book. Meet a sign language interpreter who finds unexpected love at middle-age, college students in their first relationships, a vampire who would rather be a vegan, and a proudly gay ex-Mormon atheist who sells Bibles for a living. From sweet to erotic, this collection exhibits the quirkiness, fun, and diversity Dale’s writing is known for.

Here are just a few of the stories in Falling Hard:

  • Loggerhead — Soon after they fall in love, Jake makes Eric a promise inspired by an old track uniform. But demanding work schedules at Jake’s four-star restaurant and Eric’s newspaper keep them from following through. Six years later, they take the honeymoon they never had, heading to the Florida coast in search of sea turtles—and rekindling their passion for each other in the process.
  • Born of Fire — The fairies on Ireland’s north coast are notorious for kidnapping, and Aodhán of County Donegal has the scars to prove it. When the fairies abduct the handsome youth Cainnech, Aodhán seeks to free him—but risks losing his health and Cainnech in the process.
  • Ghost of a Chance — When shy Jeremy Anderson meets mysterious and dapper Frank at his spooky old university library, their connection is instant. Their romance waxes with the full moon—but just as quickly, Frank’s interest seems to wane. He insists that he loves spending time with Jeremy, but then why does he keep Jeremy at arm’s length?
  • Rough Love — Blake thinks new boyfriend Michael doesn’t like French kissing. Michael thinks Blake doesn’t like rough sex. Neither are virgins, except in the art of conversation. Can they set things straight before the honeymoon’s over?

Excerpt

From Loggerhead:

He was going through the coolers, taking inventory for the next morning’s deliveries. His hair was disheveled, the white sleeves of his chef’s uniform pushed up past his elbows, and he was talking non-stop, the way he often does when he’s exhausted. He turned to me at one point, holding a pair of carrots for me to inspect. They were twined around each other like lovers – had somehow grown that way in the ground. “I hid this from the line cooks because I wanted to show you,’ he said. ‘This is what’s happening to my heart, with you.”

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Where to Buy

Falling Hard is currently available through the secure downloading platform PayHip, Amazon, Apple, and other sellers worldwide. You can read a preview and find sales outlets at:

Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Falling Hard, Dale is running a giveaway. The prize is one of Dale’s short romances that is not in the anthology: Love Unmasked,  a lighthearted romance about Aaron Loreto, a gay man who’s been unlucky in love because he occasionally turns into a raccoon. For some reason, his ex-boyfriend didn’t like the way he’d spend all night digging through the trash. But somewhere out there is a guy who’s more understanding, and Aaron might just have found him at his favorite coffee shop.

You can enter every day to increase your chances. Enjoy!

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Author Bio & Links

Dale Cameron Lowry lives in the Upper Midwest with a partner and three cats, one of whom enjoys eating dish towels, quilts, and wool socks. It’s up to you to guess whether the fabric eater is one of the cats or the partner. When not busy mending items destroyed by the aforementioned fabric eater, Dale is a writer and editor who enjoys wasting time on Tumblr, listening to podcasts, studying anatomy, getting annoyed at Duolingo, and reading fairy tales. Previous careers include sign language linguist, grocery store clerk, journalist, gardener, and camp counselor.

Dale began writing for fun at the age of eight and has been making up stories ever since, from overly workshopped literary fiction to off-the-cuff fanfic. Queer Mormons have a way of popping up in Dale’s work, whether it’s romance or erotica, sci fi or fairy tales, slice-of-life contemporary fiction or spine-tingling horror. So do immigrants and emigrants, people with disabilities, multilingual folks, and others who live their lives navigating multiple cultures.

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Wish you Were Here by Asta Idonea #mmromance #contemporary #paranormal #excerpt

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Wish You Were Here

Asta Idonea

Dreamspinner Press

8 February 2017

Novella/Contemporary/Paranormal

Heat Rating: 1

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Excerpt

Summer passed England by that year, as if it shared his family’s grief and refused to intrude upon such solemn days with unwanted sunshine. A cool, wet July turned into a blustery August, and now a dismal September loomed. From the window of their rented cottage, there was nothing but gray skies as far as the eye could see. The fields spread out in a patchwork of shortbread and moss. Plentiful rain meant the grass stood tall, but the lack of light filtering through thick, heavy clouds dulled its various shades of green. And this bleak scene was supposed to make everything better?

Oakley sighed and turned to the sink. He poured himself a glass of water from a spluttering, corroded tap and took a sip. Despite the dubious appearance of the fittings, the water was clean, tasteless, and refreshing. He supposed he should at least be thankful for that. It was likely to be the only pleasant thing this vacation would provide.

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Prize: 1 x e-copy of my MM Sci-Fi novella Fire Up My Heart

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Author Bio & Links

Asta Idonea (aka Nicki J Markus) was born in England but now lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She has loved both reading and writing from a young age and is also a keen linguist, having studied several foreign languages.

Asta launched her writing career in 2011 and divides her efforts not only between MM and mainstream works but also between traditional and indie publishing. Her works span the genres, from paranormal to historical and from contemporary to fantasy. It just depends what story and which characters spring into her mind!

As a day job, Asta works as a freelance editor and proofreader, and in her spare time she enjoys music, theatre, cinema, photography, and sketching. She also loves history, folklore and mythology, pen-palling, and travel, all of which have provided plenty of inspiration for her writing.

Blog: http://www.nickijmarkus.com

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Innocence & Carnality Part Two – Ch. 16 #mmromance #freereads #steampunk #lgbtbooks

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BONUS CHAPTER!!!

What happens now? Continue for the final chapter!

Yes, it’s true. After all this time, Innocence & Carnality is coming to an end. What an amazing journey this has been. I couldn’t wait to share the last chapter after Wednesday’s exciting finale, so I’m posting the end early. I hope you don’t mind. (I didn’t think anyone would be upset.) Over a year and a half has passed since the very first installment of Part One was shared. It’s my longest story to date, and one I’m so very proud of.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the journey as well.

Remember, if you missed Part One you can catch up on the link below which will take you to the story page on Gay Authors.org where it’s hosted:

Click Here for access to Innocence & Carnality Part One

I’d love to thank the flash fiction group Wednesday Briefs for giving me a forum and push to help me get this started. Without them, I might not have gathered my nerve and finally pushed this story out of the aether.

Chapter 16 starts here…

Ch. 16

Love was a convoluted subject for me.

In public, my parents used to bandy about polite professions of adoration as was expected during gentile events. Soirees crowded shoulder to shoulder with affluent rivals while being serenaded by what passed as musical geniuses. Holding court while performing the proper dance at the Summer’s Grande Ball. I imagine their wedding was full of noble exultations of courtly praise and binding emotions.

It was a shame I bore witness to their lives in private.

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Innocence & Carnality Part Two – Ch. 15 #mmromance #freereads #steampunk #lgbtbooks

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Gunshots in the night! Read! Read! Read!

We’re ready to resume our story of Nathan Valencus and his odious marriage to Lord Rother Marsh Delaga III. We’re going to pick up where we left off, but if you missed Part One you can catch up on the link below which will take you to the story page on Gay Authors.org where it’s hosted:

Click Here for access to Innocence & Carnality Part One

As much fun as doing the weekly Wednesday Briefs posting for Part One, the 1k word limit per week was working against me. Given it’s size, I decided I was too impatient to share Part Two. So each Wednesday I will share a preview of each chapter along with the link to the full chapter on Gay Authors.

Don’t wait! Get to Chapter 15!

Ch. 15

Blythe’s arms relaxed and he slumped. I couldn’t keep his massive bulk from taking us to the floor.

A ton of dead weight crushed me, making it hard to breathe. I panicked enough to forget the real danger I was in, more concerned with Blythe’s welfare. Don’t cry, don’t cry. You’re useless if you cry.

“Blythe! Blythe!” With the lack of air, my shouts were more like whispers. I shook his unmovable shoulder, trying not to succumb to premature grief, but it was difficult. Don’t panic, don’t panic. If he was dead, I no longer cared what came next.

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Innocence & Carnality Part Two – Ch. 14 #mmromance #freereads #steampunk #lgbtbooks

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OMG! It’s getting exciting now!

We’re ready to resume our story of Nathan Valencus and his odious marriage to Lord Rother Marsh Delaga III. We’re going to pick up where we left off, but if you missed Part One you can catch up on the link below which will take you to the story page on Gay Authors.org where it’s hosted:

Click Here for access to Innocence & Carnality Part One

As much fun as doing the weekly Wednesday Briefs posting for Part One, the 1k word limit per week was working against me. Given it’s size, I decided I was too impatient to share Part Two. So each Wednesday I will share a preview of each chapter along with the link to the full chapter on Gay Authors.

Don’t wait! Get to Chapter 14!

Ch. 14

I’ve seen men die before. In front of me by another man’s hands. Few things steal a part of your innocence so completely, it’s unable to be retrieved. Nightmares filled with blood and screams sometimes wake me at night, even though the dead men deserved their fate. It was either us or them.

So this time I held my eyes closed. It didn’t help. Hiding the sight did nothing but allow my imagination to fill in the gaps, matching the audible horrors with grotesqueries.

I was more creative than I’d realized.

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Innocence & Carnality Part Two – Ch. 13 #mmromance #freereads #steampunk #lgbtbooks

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Nathan’s ideas start to settle…

We’re ready to resume our story of Nathan Valencus and his odious marriage to Lord Rother Marsh Delaga III. We’re going to pick up where we left off, but if you missed Part One you can catch up on the link below which will take you to the story page on Gay Authors.org where it’s hosted:

Click Here for access to Innocence & Carnality Part One

As much fun as doing the weekly Wednesday Briefs posting for Part One, the 1k word limit per week was working against me. Given it’s size, I decided I was too impatient to share Part Two. So each Wednesday I will share a preview of each chapter along with the link to the full chapter on Gay Authors.

Chapter 13 begins here…

Ch. 13

Another night on the arm of Lord Rother Marsh Delaga III bearing witness to another abysmal assembly of customers at Delaga House. I thought after Alvus Martinque’s death, the business couldn’t suffer worse.

I was wrong.

Not half as many guests to ride the carnival of delights crossed our threshold compared to the evening before. The sharp decline was troublesome at best. A year ago I would have applauded the demise of such an establishment.

I shook my head at my evasive description. There’s no shame in calling a thing what it is. Bordello. Much better sounding than whorehouse. Yes, I preferred bordello.

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