Friday, September 14, 2018

"Starting Over" The Knights Club Series Book #1


So excited to present the cover reveal of The Knights Club Series
Book 1
Starting Over

This is Xavier Knight and Sebastian Brady's story.





Xavier Knight was starting his life over. A new city. A new club. The past was gone, and he had everything to look forward to… except… love. That ship had sailed, never to return. He was too old to play the games or stack up the one night stands. Until, an old enemy’s son walked into his club and his heart.
Sebastian Brady was through. Through with hiding who he was. Through letting his brother officers dictate his life. And completely through, with his family telling him who he was. He turned his back on his badge and his family’s heritage in the Atlanta police force. But, he never imagined that he’d be serving drinks in a gay bar and working for the hottest silver fox he had ever seen in his life.
Xavier and Seb have a lot to learn from each other. Hopefully, their growing love will survive Xavier’s past, Seb’s family, and a host of characters with secrets of their own, who all work at the Knights Club.

Welcome to the club

Thursday, September 13, 2018

See Me by Melanie Jayne


Release Date: September 13, 2018

Tagline: These Aren’t your Grandma’s Type of Werewolves

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BLURB:

SEE ME - The Novus Pack Book 1

Throughout history, The Lady, Goddess of the Lycan world, has gifted werewolf packs with humans who carry her mark. Theodora Morrissey’s plans to return to college for her graduate degree are ended when she is awakened by an otherworldly voice on a rarely used airstrip in Nebraska. Injured and disoriented, she has no idea the discoloration on her back has marked her as a Seer, and that she is now a possession—and the prisoner—of the Novus Pack of Lycans.  

To the Novus pack, the word of their leader, their Laird, is the law. With compelling gray eyes and long dark hair, Raider Black rules his pack with intelligence and ruthlessness. To cement the security of his pack, Black has committed to mate another Packleader's daughter. But he’s finding it impossible to fight his attraction to the pack’s alluring new Seer, claiming her as his own.


Sweet, fearless, and unintentionally funny, Theo upends Black’s world and pushes the boundaries of his rules. How far is Raider willing to go, and what will he sacrifice, to save both his pack and the human Seer who’s found a way not only into his bed, but his heart?


Saturday, September 8, 2018

Coming Soon



Just a few more days until the cover reveal for Starting Over Book 1 in the Knights Club Series. Release day is September 18. 

Monday, September 3, 2018

Starting Over (Book 1) The Knights Club



September 18, 2018




I am so excited to announce the release date for Starting Over book one in the Knights Club Series. The cover will be revealed on September 14, 2018. The pre-order will be available on Amazon in the next day or two.

In addition to the first book, I am also announcing the approximate release dates and the titles to the rest of the books in the series.

Starting Over                  September 18, 2018
Letting Go                      October 23, 2018
Coming Out                    November 29, 2018
Learning Trust                December 27, 2018
Deserving Forgiveness   January 20, 2019

All the stories will be in e-book format and available across all book selling sites. (Look for buys links for Starting Over very soon.)

I hope you enjoy getting to know Xavier Knight, Sebastian Brady, his brothers and the cast of characters who work and love at the Knights Club. They are family and like all families, sometimes there's a little angst mixed in with the love.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

SUPER for you, BAD for me by Asta Idonea



Super for You, Bad for Me
Asta Idonea
Dreamspinner Press
14 August 2018
60k/200 pages
MM/Fantasy/Superheroes

Struggling actor Oswell Outterridge thinks he’s hit the jackpot when he’s chosen to play a scene opposite his idol, Kane Teague, in a superhero movie. However, things take an unexpected turn when the slime he accidentally ingests gives him telekinetic powers. Then Kane asks him out, against all expectation, and it seems that life couldn't get any better—aside from the little matter of keeping his identity secret from his celebrity boyfriend. Oswell goes from a nobody with little social life and few prospects for the future to dating the man of his dreams and using his superhuman abilities to defend innocents. Everything is perfect, and it seems he’s finally achieved a happily ever after worthy of the silver screen. But when a supervillain arrives, determined to defeat Oswell and win Kane's affections, everything falls apart. In the ensuing conflict, Kane gets caught in the crossfire, and Oswell faces his toughest fight yet. Can he remain the hero he’s always imagined himself, or will a dark desire for vengeance change him forever?


Review πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

First off, I adore this author and her writing style. She breathes life into her characters and makes them real to the reader. Second, I don't normally read super hero books but I wanted to read the story because of the author. I'm glad I did.

Oswell Outterridge is quite the unusual character or is he. He has the same hopes and dreams as every man does. He wants a job he loves and someone to share his life, oh and a better apartment. When he's given the opportunity to act in a scene with his star crush, Kane Teague, he's thrilled. Due to an accident on set, Oswell suddenly develops super powers and gets a date with Kane.

While he struggles to come to grips with his new powers, he also becomes more involved with Kane and soon realizes he is a great person. He's nothing like Oswell assumed and it's not long until they fall in love. Life looks pretty good, then along comes the super villain to destroy Oswell's new world.
Tragic circumstances lead Oswell down a path of darkness that he might not be able to return from. In the end he must make a decision that pulls at his moral compass.

Lots of twists and turns make for an interesting read. Add in a love story and you can't go wrong. 

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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.



Tuesday, July 31, 2018

They Are Coming



The Knights Club

Will be a series of 5 books with stories about the men who work, live and love at the Knight's Club.

Previously owned by Stoney Whitecastle from the Warfield Hotel Mysteries Series, Xavier Knight buys the club and changes the name. An old friend, Damien Fitzgerald (also from the Warfield Series), asks him to give someone a chance at a job.

Enter Sebastian Brady, Seb to his friends, and the Brady family of cops. His brothers Zachary and Malachi, along with his baby sister Katelyn make up the rest of the family. 

Join Xavier and Seb as they grow their Knights Club family with an array of characters you are going to love. There's Calypso, Rio, Philip, Robbie and the people they fall in love with too. It's going to be a bumpy ride to happiness for a few of these amazing characters. Come along and enjoy, just be sure to hold on tight!

Book 1 releases, mid September 2018 with a new book in the series releasing approximately 4 to 6 weeks later.  

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Cover Reveal

It is my pleasure to bring to you the cover reveal of JM Wolf's upcoming release

"Adams Trial"

COVER REVEAL


Book Title: Adam’s Trial (Trials in Abingdon Book Two)

Author: JM Wolf

Cover Artist: Rue Volley

Release Date: July 27, 2018

Genre/s: Gay Fiction, Gay Romance, May/December, Contemporary



Blurb

“Sometimes, facing your personal trial could be a life or death situation. Do you have the courage to overcome the obstacles in your life before time runs out?”

Determined to protect his older brother’s wedding, professional chef Jerrick Ramhart makes a deal with his cruel, homophobic parents. One that involves keeping his true desires locked away and deceiving his brother Gerard and his new family in Abingdon. In exchange, his parents agree to leave Gerard and his fiancΓ© Jace alone. Jerrick doesn’t mind the sacrifice, just as long as Gerard gets the happily ever after he deserves. What he doesn’t expect is a fateful encounter with a wild, red-headed pop star. An encounter that threatens to expose Jerrick’s secret life.

Recording artist Adam “Adam Love” Walker is known for living his life the way he wants. Doing and saying whatever he wants and not caring who likes it. Why shouldn’t he? After all, Adam isn’t sure when his life will suddenly come to an end. But after an unforgettable night with a sexy chef, Adam starts singing a different tune. Jerrick is everything Adam wants in a man, but what’s the point of being in a relationship if he can’t promise Jerrick forever?

What happens when polar opposites with secrets cross paths in the most unexpected way? Adam begins to show Jerrick what it’s like to be free, and Jerrick is slowly showing Adam what life has to offer him. As stubborn as these two are, will they learn to accept each other before one of them checks out forever?

TRIGGER WARNING

This book contains sexual adult content, mental and physical health issues, minor violence, and talks of death. 

*This is Book 2 in the series, but can be read as a standalone story - no cliffhangers*


Excerpt

Well now things were getting interesting. If he wanted us to have alone time, did that mean we were finally going to be together? Or was I reading the situation wrong?

“O-Oh.” I said dumbly.

Adam chuckled and slowly headed toward me, like a lion getting ready to pounce on his pray. Adam sure was primal enough to devour me.

Feeling my heart speed up, I began walking backwards until I felt my back against the counter, unable to move anywhere else. But Adam kept coming until his chest was firmly pressed against mine. He was so fucking close his scent tickled my nostrils. He smelled of Cinnamon and…wow…ginger, and it was already becoming my favorite fragrance. Maybe I could bottle it up for myself. Eau de Ginger. Or I could probably make a profit off it.

“What are you snickering about?” Adam asked in amusement.

“Nothing.”

“Liar.”

I chuckled “Okay fine. I was thinking about how good you smell.”

“Oh? Is that right?” Adam purred as he slowly ran his tongue from my left collar bone and up my neck.

“Fuck,” I panted, feeling my erection growing painfully hard.

“You know what I’m thinking about, Mr. Sexy chef?”

I shook my head since it felt like my voice was no longer available for use.

Gripping my bicep with his right hand, Adam reached up with his left to grip my hair and forcibly tilt my head back. He growled as he bit down on my neck and sucked on the skin.

My mouth hung open as a moan of pleasure left me. My whole body vibrated, and if it wasn’t for him pinning me to the counter I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be standing up at that moment.

Once Adam was done leaving his mark on me, he licked the dark spot he left behind before trailing his tongue up to my ear and began nipping at my lobe.

“Fuck, Adam!” I whimpered, not caring how needy I sounded.

I was sure if he kept this up I’d end up jizzing in my pants without even touching my throbbing dick.

“I’m thinking that I’m sick of playing games with you.” Adam whispered in my ear.

“W-What? W-W-What do you mean?” I panted in a shaky breath.

Adam licked along the ridge of my ear before saying, “I mean that this tip toeing back and forth about our relationship is getting old. I’m fucking tired of waiting. I want you Jerrick. I want you so fucking bad. If you don’t feel the same way, tell me now. Because otherwise, I’m not sure I’ll be able to stop.”

Oh, halle-fucking-lujah! Praise Jesus!

“Want you! Need you! Please, Adam take me! Please!” I begged.


About the Author

JM Wolf never thought he would one day say that he's a published M/M romance author. Having a poet for a mother and a sister to once ran a blog, it was only a matter of time before JM discovered his writing genes. In the beginning, his sole purpose in life was to be a singer/songwriter. Writing lyrics was the first step putting his thoughts onto paper. Even while singing, JM always found time to dabble with writing little short stories but never thought too much about it.

Once he reached adulthood, his music dreams left him, but not the feeling for writing down what was in his mind. However, that didn't mean music no longer played a part in JM's life. His debut book The Black Feather was inspired by one of his favorite songs. Whether lyrics or love stories, you will always find JM's heart and soul in every word on paper.

JM Wolf lives in Chesapeake, VA with his husband and in-laws. When he's not writing, you can always find reading a good book, spending time with the love of his life, or jamming out to music. He didn't pick the world of literature, the literary world picked him.

Friday, July 6, 2018

The Knights Club Prologue

I'm introducing my next series today. The Knights Club takes place in Atlanta GA. Some of you, who have read the Warfield Hotel Mysteries Series, will remember the club that Stoney Whitecastle owned, the Gentleman's Club. From this prologue, you learn he has sold the club to Xavier Knight. Though this is not part of the Warfield Hotel world, you may find a couple of the characters popping in during this series.


The Knights Club

Prologue
Stoney Whitecastle watched as his friend Xavier Knight signed the last of the documents the lawyer had spread out before them. When Xavier signed the last paper, the club would be his. A season of Stoney’s life would be over. In the bar below the office they sat in, he knew men were meeting other men. Some were looking for love, others only wanted a quick fuck for the night. Some danced, others shared a drink and talked quietly. Things would go on just the same with Xavier at the helm.

He was just twenty-five when Stoney opened the club. The years since had changed many things for gay men. More men were living openly in their communities, at their jobs and within their families. In the deep south, there were still stigmas associated with being gay, but Stoney admitted it was better.

Not like when Stoney had first realized his own inclinations. At that time, it was all back alleys and cheap seedy hotels. One offs with men you never even had a name for. It was dangerous and an adrenaline rush at the same time. That was until, men started dying.

Stoney had lost count of the men whom he had counted as friends, who had lost their lives to HIV and AIDS. He knew he was damned lucky that he’d survived without experiencing the touch of death’s hand. For a man his age, passing the sixty mark, he was healthy and fit, but alone. He hadn’t planned on that.

He missed Ian. The two-year anniversary of his partner’s murder was approaching. The first year after Ian was gone, Stoney didn’t come to the club. His assistant manager had taken over and ran everything. He traveled for a while. Anything to stay away from the places that reminded him of Ian.

After a while, he had to come home and face reality. The house he’d shared with Ian in Miami wasn’t home anymore, so he sold it. The condo in Atlanta held fewer memories, so moving back into it made more sense. Justin Warfield and his brother Peter invited him to the Warfield Hotel often, but he just couldn’t face going to the place where Ian had been killed.

Time had healed a lot of the pain. When he thought about Ian now, it was more about missing him in the everyday little patterns of their lives. Stoney knew he was too old and not lucky enough to find that kind of love again. Selling the club had been the last piece of Ian’s life that he had been holding on to.

“So, what are you going to do now,” Xavier asked while the lawyer arranged the papers into three piles.

“I’m taking a Pacific Ocean cruise. It’s leaving from San Francisco next Friday and I won’t be back for three months,” Stoney answered.

“Damn.”

“I’m going to spend a few weeks in several different locations. Maybe I’ll write a book.” Stoney laughed.

“Here you go gentlemen.” The lawyer handed each of the men a folder with the papers neatly stacked inside. He shook hands with Stoney and Xavier before he left the office.
“Have a drink?” Xavier asked. “It’s on the house.”

“Thanks, but I’m going to pass and go down the backstairs, if you don’t mind,” Stoney hugged Xavier as he spoke.

 “I’ll take good care of her,” Xavier offered, as they broke their embrace.

“I know you will.”


Coming September 2018
This will be series of 5 books. Each one about a different character who works at the club. This is a diverse and mixed bag of people. They are all novella length, approximately 25,000 words. Contemporary Gay Romance with extra heat. I am also planning a FM story in the mix as well. I plan on releasing one book a month starting in September as strictly e-book format.  

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Witchbane by Morgan Brice


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Book Title: Witchbane

Author: Morgan Brice

Publisher: Darkwind Press

Cover Artist: Lou Harper

Genre/s: urban fantasy MM paranormal romance

Length: 82 000 words/244 pages





Blurb

Seth Tanner and his brother Jesse's fun evening debunking local urban legends ends with Jesse's gruesome murder. Seth vows revenge on Jesse's killer--too bad the murderer has been dead for a hundred years. Seth uncovers a cycle of ritual killings that feed the power of a dark warlock's immortal witch-disciples, and he's hell bent on stopping Jackson Malone from becoming the next victim. He's used to risking his neck. He never intended to risk his heart.

Excerpt

Seth

How the hell did I end up on a date with a cute bartender? Seth walked beside Sonny as they meandered around downtown Richmond. Still, being with Sonny felt comfortable, in a way Seth hadn’t felt with anyone in a long time. Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad to get to know one of the locals, blow off a little steam, and make a friend who might be able to help him find the elusive Jackson Malone.

Seth had spent all evening watching Sonny tend bar. Sonny was good at his job, helpful to the servers, and made the customers feel at home. He was also damn good looking, and his worn jeans pulled just right across his toned ass. So when Sonny started throwing signals, Seth responded, and suddenly the evening had taken an unexpected turn.

“What do you do for fun?” Sonny asked, making conversation as they walked. Seth knew that behind the casual questions, Sonny was trying to figure out whether taking Seth home was a good idea. Seth found himself wanting to make a good impression.

“I read,” Seth said, sticking as close to the truth as he could. “Watch movies. Action flicks, superheroes, that kind of thing. Play video games, when I have the time. When I got out of the service, I thought I’d take a little time off to see the country, so I’m finally taking the road trip I promised myself.”

“By yourself?” Sonny sounded torn between being impressed and concerned.

Seth shrugged. “I’ve got friends scattered around, from the army and before. So I drop in and catch up. But yeah, mostly by myself. Clears my mind, you know?”

I should just ask him about Malone,Seth thought. The clock’s ticking. If Malone is a regular, Sonny’ll know.Then again, asking the guy he might be hooking up with about another dude was awkward, to say the least. It’s not like I can say, “I need to protect this guy I don’t know from a dark warlock. Do you have his number?”

“You want to go get some coffee?” Sonny asked after they had walked for a while. “This place I know has really good desserts, and it’s a nice place to just sit and chill for a while.”

It had been so long since Seth had been on anything resembling a date that he wasn’t quite sure what to expect. “Sure,” he said, less because he wanted dessert than because he didn’t want his time with Sonny to end yet.

Maybe he’d misread the signals. He’d thought Sonny was interested in him. Like, interested.Not that Seth wanted to have a quickie in the alley behind the bar, but he hadn’t expected Sonny to want to invest time getting to know him. After all, Sonny knew Seth was just passing through. It’s not like there might be a relationship to build.

And yet, as Sonny led him to a cool little indie coffee shop with an Edgar Allen Poe theme, Seth discovered that he felt all right with taking it slow. He liked that Sonny wasn’t rushing things, focused just on getting into Seth’s pants. It had been a long time since Seth had spent time with an attractive guy just talking...and flirting. God, he was rusty. But Sonny made it seem easy. Somehow, just sitting and chatting seemed natural, unforced. And for the first time in a long while, Seth felt himself relax.

“If you want to talk sports, you’re out of luck,” Sonny admitted as they found a cozy alcove with two plump leather chairs angled for conversation. “I know the scores for the latest games because the TV plays in the bar, but I don’t follow any teams.”

“Thank God,” Seth replied, settling into his chair. “I’m better on cars and motorcycles if that’s your thing.”

“I’m not a true gearhead, but I had an uncle who ran a garage and I used to help out in the summers.” Sonny paused to drink his coffee. They’d each paid for their own, but Seth had overheard Sonny’s order. Chai latte. Fancy, but hardly flamboyant. Seth splurged and added cream to his regular coffee. It tasted as good as it smelled.

“I learned to do some basic repairs, more out of necessity than anything else,” Seth admitted. “I’ve got a long way to go before I can strip a car down to the axles and rebuild it...although I think it’s cool to watch someone who can.”

The conversation turned to video games, a passion they both indulged, and Seth enjoyed the chance to talk in detail about his favorites with someone else who had played them through. “We should so do a campaign together,” Seth said and wrote down his username on a napkin for the big multiplayer game they both enjoyed. On impulse, he added his phone number. His heartbeat spiked when he slid the napkin to Sonny, afraid he’d been too forward. But when Sonny tore off a part of the napkin and returned the favor—including the phone number—Seth relaxed again.

“It’ll be fun to campaign with someone I’ve actually met,” Sonny replied. “So many of the guys out there are total douchebags.”

Seth was about to agree when Sonny’s phone rang. “Sorry, it’s work. Gotta take this.” Sonny frowned at the distraction. He listened for a moment, and his expression morphed from annoyance to resignation. “Okay. Give me twenty. Thanks.”

He shoved his phone back into his pocket and looked up at Seth. “I’m really sorry. Eddie, the guy who was supposed to work the night shift, got really sick and had to leave. Liam can’t handle both bars himself. So...I need to go in.”

“That’s okay.” Seth tried to ignore his disappointment. Even if they didn’t end up in bed, he’d been enjoying the company. “This was fun.” Had Sonny set it up for a co-worker to call him with an out if the evening didn’t shape up the way he wanted? Maybe Sonny had been waiting for Seth to make the first move, and decided things weren’t moving along fast enough? S***, how can I f*** up a date?

Sonny leaned over and put his hand on Seth’s arm. “I had a great time,” he said, making a point of meeting Seth’s gaze. “And if you’re still in town, I get off at seven tomorrow, too. If Eddie’s still sick I’ll make sure Liam has a different replacement. So come by if you want to try this again. Maybe go back to my place afterward, you know, Netflix and chill?”

“I’d like that,” Seth said, surprised at how warm Sonny’s hand felt on his arm. “Can I walk you back to Treddy’s?” Since he figured that they had both parked behind the bar, it only seemed right.

“Sounds like a plan,” Sonny agreed. They finished their coffees and headed out into the night. The walk back passed quickly, and Seth discovered he didn’t have to stretch to make small talk. Chatting with Sonny came naturally, and Seth felt a little sad to find them in front of Treddy’s so quickly.

“See you tomorrow?” Sonny dared to stretch up to brush a quick kiss over Seth’s lips. He had pulled away before Seth collected his wits enough to think about kissing back.

“Definitely,” Seth replied, hoping he didn’t sound twitterpated after the surprise of the kiss. Sonny shot him a wink and disappeared inside, and it took Seth another minute to realize he needed to move away from the door.

Sonny’s kiss went through him like a bolt of lightning right to his balls. Seth turned away from the doorway and tried to subtly adjust himself. The Hayabusa sat right where he had parked it, but Seth paused to think about his grocery list and what was in his laundry basket so that he didn’t have to ride home with a hard-on.

Back at the campground, Seth let himself into the trailer, surprised at how disappointed he felt. When he’d gone to Treddy’s, he’d expected to have a beer, chat up the bartender and some regulars about Malone, and make an early night of it. Now he felt a little cheated—and frustrated. Seth fished a beer out of the fridge and sat at his laptop.

His phone chirped as he waited for the laptop to power up, and for a moment, he found himself hoping Sonny had decided to text him. He’d already added Sonny to his contacts. Instead, “Luis” came up, and Seth resigned himself to talking shop.

“Hey, Luis. What’s up?”

“Hey, yourself. I couldn’t turn up anything on that warlock in Richmond you’re chasing, but I did get some hits on the one in Pittsburgh. Noah and I were over that way last week chasing a pack of shifters, and I had the chance to dig around while we were there.”

“Thanks,” Seth replied, trying to get his head back into the game. “Your hunt go all right?”

“We’re alive, and the shifters aren’t, so I guess that’s a win. Normally, I’d be ‘live and let live,’ you know? But this pack had gone gangland, and they’d already killed three cops. So Noah and I took care of it.” He paused. “I got banged around plenty, but Noah got clawed in the leg, so we’re holed up until that heals.”

“That sucks, man. But I’m glad you’re mostly okay.” Luis and Noah were friends of Toby’s, some of the first hunters Seth had met. Since then, he’d gotten to know several other teams, either people he happened upon in the field or friends of friends. He hadn’t found it unusual that many hunters worked in teams, but the number of those teams that were more than just work partners did give him pause. Then again, hunting was a lonely job, and “civilians” didn’t understand. Some of the hunters he’d heard about had a home base and kept to a radius. Many of them traveled like he did, from job to job. Seth supposed that hunting solo was the perfect gig for natural loners. If he were honest with himself, Seth had to admit he was a little jealous of guys like Luis and Toby, who’d found partners in every sense of the word.

“You get any leads on the Richmond warlock?” Luis asked. “Noah and I aren’t too far away—if you want back-up.”

Seth knew Toby’s opinion of him going after Gremory’s disciple by himself. His mentor had waxed obscenely creative in telling him just how foolhardy he thought it was for Seth to go up against the warlock solo. But Seth also knew that neither Luis nor Noah had any magic of their own, and so he didn’t want to be responsible for getting anyone else hurt.

“Thanks, but I think I’ll be okay. I appreciate it, though. And if I can help you out, just call.”

“We’re near Cleveland if you change your mind. Got a line on a couple of vengeful ghosts to put down once Noah’s healed up. But we could be in Richmond overnight if we hauled ass.”

“Go gank those ghosts,” Seth replied. “I’ve got this. Thanks for the intel. Anything you turn up on the witch-disciples, shoot my way. And let me know how to return the favor.”

“Sure thing,” Luis replied. “Watch your back.”

Seth hung up, and somehow the trailer felt emptier than usual. He turned on some music and pulled out a file on Corson Valac, Gremory’s disciple who had made Richmond his home. But as he slogged through the information, he found his focus had gone to s***. His mind wandered, wondering how Sonny’s evening was going.

Did Sonny make a habit of picking up dates at the bar? Seth wanted to think their connection had been special, but a guy who looked like Sonny would have his pick of partners, and Treddy’s probably turned into a meat market late night. He hoped that Sonny had been telling the truth about meeting up with him tomorrow.

But was he going back tomorrow? After all, he only had four days until Halloween, when Valac was likely to make a move against Malone, and Seth still didn’t know what either Malone or Valac looked like, or where to find them. Maybe the whole thing with Sonny was a bad idea, a diversion he couldn’t afford when Malone’s life was on the line.

Then again, Sonny might be a good ally, someone who could lead him to Malone and who knew the area. And if he spent the day chasing down leads, trying to uncover Valac’s current identity and getting his bearings, surely he could spare a few hours in the evening? Does it count as interrogating a witness if I’m giving him a hand job while I ask the questions?

By one a.m., Seth finally gave up on research, pitched the beer bottle, and headed for bed. And if he jacked himself off to thoughts about a certain dark-haired bartender, Seth figured that was his dirty little secret.


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4 Rainbow Stars

This is the first book I've read by Morgan Brice and I was not disappointed in the quality of the storytelling or the depth of the characters. From the very beginning Seth, pulled at my heart strings. He lost his brother in an impossible situation that he was not prepared for and he was left with the burden of not being able to save him. 

Magic, evil demons, shape shifters were all real. Seth had worked hard and long for two years to be prepared to stop the demon Gremory from killing again. It's the only thing he wants, to find the evil creature that killed his brother Jesse and destroy him before he can kill again. The time was right and thanks to some of his buddies, he even had the next victims name. His only problem was finding him and getting him to believe the crazy threat was real. He doesn't have time for anything else, especially not falling for the very hot bar tender "Sonny" at Treddy's bar.

Sonny(Evan) has problems of his own. He's running from an abusive boyfriend and he doesn't trust anyone. When he sees a good looking man at his bar who seems to be giving him the right answers to his questions, he thinks he's got the chance to hook up with a really hot guy. He had no idea everything was going to go to hell when he gets the guy home.

I liked the pace of this book. There was a nice balance between the evil things happening and the lust/love developing between Seth and Evan. I found Evan to be a little bit whiny at times. Be warned there is some graphic violence, but after all, it is a book about a demon killer. All in all, I found the story development easy to follow and the characters easy to root for. I was surprised by Gremory's spy who kept an eye on Evan until the master needed him for the blood ritual and the identity of Gremory himself. It made the ending of the book especially powerful.





About the Author 


Morgan Brice is the romance pen name of bestselling author Gail Z. Martin. Morgan writes urban fantasy male/male paranormal romance, with plenty of action, adventure and supernatural thrills to go with the happily ever after. Gail writes epic fantasy and urban fantasy, and together with co-author hubby Larry N. Martin, steampunk and comedic horror, all of which have less romance, more explosions.

Morgan Brice will be a Supporting Author at the Gay Romantic Lit convention and a Hosting Author at RomCon in October.


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Monday, June 18, 2018

Paranormal Romance Guild Giveaway for Murder in New York






New Release Giveaway!

Murder in New York, The Pinkerton Man Series Book 2

By C.J. Baty

3 Lucky Winners!

Prizes:

Winner #1 – Digital copy of Murder in New York

Winner #2 – Print copy of any book on my backlog

Winner #3 – $5 Amazon Gift Card

**Giveaway Eligible in US Only**



Sunday, June 17, 2018

Too hot!

When it's so hot outside, your ice cream melts, you know summer has arrived! πŸ¦πŸ˜‚

Yep, that's the way it feels today. Too warm to even set in the shade with a cool drink. Summer has arrived without a warning or a build up. I think we had one week of spring. 

So, what do you do when it's too hot for you outside. I'm in sort of a pickle because, I get sun poisoning very easily so I spend most of my time in the shade wearing SPF 1000! With a book in my hand, of course.

So what's on your summer reading list? I've decided to read some books outside my regular authors and reading loves. I'm going to be posting for blog tours this summer with books that I've read or think you might like to read. So stick around and see what pops up over the summer weeks ahead.

Also, if you are in the Peoria, IL area the weekend of July 21st, come join me at Writers on the River. We are going to have a great time. I'd love to meet you there.


CJ

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Murder in New York is available now!



Murder in New York is now available for $2.99 at 

Amazon US
Barnes and Nobles
iTunes
Kobo


Stiles Long and Lizzie Ferguson are on their most deadly assignment yet. Stiles could be on the trail of the murderer who got away on his first assignment with the Pinkerton Agency. Lizzie has been accused of murdering her own father.

Stiles spots a familiar face that causes emotions he's never had before. Lizzie has a an alibi for the night her father was killed, but she refuses to tell Stiles where she was or who she was with. 

I enjoyed telling this story because we get to see a side of Lizzie that will surprise many. This new emotional side of Stiles is confusing for him, but opens new avenues to better understand him.

Happy reading,
CJ

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Look what I have for you today!

The cover reveal for "Murder in New York"



Coming back to New York to see her ailing father, Lizzie Ferguson did not expect to find him healthy and newly married to a much younger woman. She, also, didn’t expect to connect with an old lover and childhood friend or be accused of killing her father. But, life has a way of knocking you to your knees when you least expect it.

Stiles Long had always regretted that the killer, from his first case as a Pinkerton Agent, had got away. Now, in New York it was happening again. The Hotel Astor Bar was a meeting place for men who enjoyed the company of men. And, some of them were being brutally murdered. When one of the suspects from the original case appears at the hotel, Stiles is torn between his desire to stop a killer and kiss the man senseless.

Two different cases, but some of the faces overlap from one to the other. Stiles and Lizzie are in a race to discover who the killers are before another body gets added to the count.

Release day is coming, May 27th, 2018.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Exciting Things Happening

This next week is going to be an exciting one. First off the cover reveal for my new release "Murder in New York" a Pinkerton Man Series book will happen on Wednesday, May 23rd.

Here's a sneak peak just for you lucky blog readers.


I absolutely love this cover and I hope you do too! 

The official release date is May 27th (Happy Birthday to me!) and look for special pricing during the Blog Tour from May 27 thru May 29. 

I've also began work on a new series that I'm very excited about. I posted about it some late last year, but life got in the way and I'm just getting back to it. The Knights Club will be a series of Novella sized books (25,000 to 30,000) about the men and women who work in a gay club. All with a steamy amount of sex and HEA's. This is my first try at labeling one of my works as erotica. Stay tuned.

Just as a side note, I'm now on MeWe and I'm really liking this social media site. I created a group called "Let's Talk Books". Please join in, if you would like. 

Until, Wednesday, 

CJ

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

New Regulations and Newsletters

Due to the new regulations coming to pass at the end of the month, I've decided to no longer produce a newsletter. My newsletters were few and far between and were not opened all that much. I've decided to let this go for now. So if you have signed up for my newsletter in the past, please be assured that I am destroying any lists with your email address on it. 

I've also joined MeWe. I want to create a group where we can talk books and all things book related. My name is C.J. Baty on MeWe.

Coming very soon in the cover reveal for Murder in New York, the next Pinkerton Man book. I've got a release blitz coming later in the month as well. I'm very excited to get this book out to you. Here's the blurb for you to enjoy.

Murder in New York, the Pinkerton Man Series Bk. 2


Coming back to New York to see her ailing father, Lizzie Ferguson did not expect to find him healthy and newly married to a much younger woman. She, also, didn’t expect to connect with an old lover and childhood friend or be accused of killing her father. But, life has a way of knocking you to your knees when you least expect it.

Stiles Long had always regretted that the killer, from his first case as a Pinkerton Agent, had got away. Now, in New York it was happening again. The Hotel Astor Bar was a meeting place for men who enjoyed the company of men. And, some of them were being brutally murdered. When one of the suspects from the original case appears at the hotel, Stiles is torn between his desire to stop a killer and kiss the man senseless.

Two different cases, but some of the faces overlap from one to the other. Stiles and Lizzie are in a race to discover who the killers are before another body gets added to the count.

Hope you are all having a wonderful week. Hugs.
CJ

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

What's important to you?

Hello everyone,

It's been almost a month since I last posted and so much has happened. I hardly know where to begin.

I just finished a temporary work assignment that I've been on since mid February. I'm taking a week or two off before I begin another one. No one wants to be in an office this time of year.

Murder in New York the next Pinkerton Man story is finished and with the editor. It has a cover and it's amazing! (Thank you Select-O-Grafix and Kelly Abell) I can't wait for you to see it. 

The blog is closer to being the way I want and I hope to have the first chapter of a free read for you coming this month as well. 

Most importantly, I'm back in my Tennessee home with my daughter and her two new kittens. Adorable doesn't even begin to cover it.

I've been doing a lot of reflecting on my choices lately. Some have gone the way I had hoped, others not so much. Life is such an amazing trip. I don't want to waist a moment of it arguing over who owns a "word" or the decisions heads of state are making. All of it affects me and my family in one way or another but do I want that to be the focal point of my existence? Do you? 

Will I ever understand why this world or the people in it behave the way it does, probably not. But I have to live here and I want my time here to reflect my concern and caring for those around me. 

So, here's to you and yours today, whoever you are. May love and caring show itself to you in some way today. 

Hugs,
CJ

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Something Wonderful is Coming!

I hope you have all had a lovely week. My time in my Tennessee home has been amazing. The last few days have been filled with blue skies and warm breezes. (Seriously, high 70's and low 80's with a marvelous spring breeze.) I know that I am going home tomorrow to rain and possibly snow mid week, so for now I am sitting by an open window listening to the birds and loving the breeze blowing in.


If you check the WIPs tab, you will find the very first chapter of the new Pinkerton Man Series book "Murder in New York". I am so excited to finally be getting Stiles and Lizzie back out there. Much is going on in this story with new characters and old ones who have come back into Stiles and Lizzie's lives.

Also, I am working on adding a new tab with free reads for you all. I hope to have that available in June. 

Talk to you soon,
CJ


Saturday, April 7, 2018

Time Away

Everyone needs time away. Time to reflect. Time to find an inner peace. Time to balance out the many facets that make up our everyday life. The question is do we even know how to do that anymore.

Really take time to refresh our minds and bodies. Most of us, I'm included in this group, plan vacations packed with activity. Sure it's not our usual activity but still we go to the ocean side to spend time on the beach and bask in the sun. We go to amusement parks or historic museums to exhaust our bodies and our minds. When was the last time, you actually took an afternoon to do nothing but watch the butterflies flit across the sky, or the squirrels chase each other up a tree, or read a book stretched out in the shade. Just let the world and all it's stress and demand fall to the side.

I don't get to do it enough. Yes, I'm often saying that I'm running back to the mountains and I need my time away. But so many times, I fill those moments with "other" things to do. Sure it's not the same things I do day in and day out. BUT it's still filling my time with things to do.

I'm in Tennessee for the next seven days and I am going to do my best to spend a little time every day doing nothing but letting my soul rest. Listen to that small inner voice that gets drowned out by bills, bosses, family and life. I think we all need that. Let's make a pack, that's right - you and me. You find a few minutes at least once this week (more would be better) and be still and listen to that little inner voice and I promise I will too. I think we'll both feel better for it in the long run.

Hugs,
CJ   

Saturday, March 31, 2018

A New Look



A New Look for the Blog

Hello and welcome to the prettied up new blog page. I hope you enjoy looking around and checking out the new page tabs. You'll notice the tabs buttons now. There are links directly to buy pages and coming very soon, the WIP (Works in Process) tab will have teasers on the current stories I'm working on. I'm also going to add a tab for free reads and reviews for authors books that I think you might enjoy.

I'm very excited to be making this shift and adding more information for you all. Also, I plan to start having my guest author posts and reviews on some of my favorite reads.

2018 started out slow for me. Personal problems that just seemed to weigh heavy on my family. But we are pushing through and moving on. The rest of this year is going to rock.

For those of you whom I met in Indianapolis at Wanderlust in Indy, it was a pleasure and wasn't it one of the best events you've ever attended! It was amazing. You will be seeing me at more of Wanderlust's event in the future. I can promise you that. 

From the side bar on the left, you can see that I will be at Writers on the River 2018 in Peoria, IL this year in July. This is going to be an amazing event. Please check it out and if you are nearby I'd love to meet you.

And check out that box that says I'm a featured author at GRL this year!!! This is girl is so pumped and excited to finally be able to attend. This is going to be the event of the year for me. You can go to www.gayromlit.com/home to get all the details on the amazing authors and fun times planned. If you are going, let me know because I sure want to meet you there.

It's springtime in the Smokies and, of course, I'll be traveling there in just a few days for a much needed vacation. I plan on spending time with a notebook in hand working hard to get Stiles and Lizzie's next adventure ready for you all in May. 

However you spend Easter, may it be a joyful day filled with peace, love and family. Much love and happy reading!

CJ