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AC Katt Memorial Blog Tour with Giveaway with an Exclusive Excerpt from Wolf Whistle!

Divine Promotions was sad to hear of the passing of Mary Lynn Hansel aka A.C. Katt. As both a friend and a wonderful author, she will be sadly missed. We decided we wanted to do one last tribute to her memory so we are doing this tour to honor her and the stories she wrote.

 
 
 

His Omega – Werewolves of Manhattan, #1

On his way home from a meeting of the North American werewolf council, Armand La Marche is stopped in his limousine by a boy who is hurt by an unknown assailant who murdered his friend. After decades of searching, Armand has found his mate. There is one problem, someone is trying to kill Sean.

Sean Quinn’s friend Leroy was gutted trying to protect him. He runs for help and stops the first car he sees.

Armand LaMarche is head Alpha of the North American werewolf council and was in his limousine on his way home to his Manhattan brownstone. When the wounded boy stops his car, Armand recognizes two things:the boy is part wolf, an Omega with a great gift, and he’s Armand’s mate. Now all Armand has to do is claim his mate and keep him safe from the murderer.

https://mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=ACKOMEGA

https://www.amazon.com/His-Omega-Werewolves-Manhattan-Book ebook/dp/B00P9TVWSQ

Remy’s Painter – Werewolves of Manhattan, #2

Ian Sullivan is being chased by a mobster and has to come up with five thousand dollars he doesn’t have. His only hope is an estimate for a large house. Little does he know that the house belongs to a loup garou who just happens to be his mate.

Ian Sullivan is in trouble. His father and brother died because his brother gambled and owed money to a mobster. Now Sal Ferrara want to collect from him and if he doesn’t, he’ll take Ian as his boy toy instead. Ian’s only hope is getting a job from an estimate his father had outstanding for an seventy eight hundred square foot house. Little does Ian know that the house belongs to a Remy Clavier, a loup garou who meets Ian and knows he’s found his mate. Now all Remy has to do is take care of Sal Ferrara and convince Ian, a human, to accept both him and his wolf.

https://mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=ACKREMYS

https://www.amazon.com/Remys-Painter-Werewolves-Manhattan-Book-ebook/dp/B0106CFR7C

Scarred Mate – Werewolves of Manhattan #3

Colin Callahan, scarred as a child in a fire, delivers Chinese to supplement his income until one day he delivers to the loup garou who is his mate.

Alpha Marc Thierry was used to the North Woods of Minnesota so his elevation to third on the loup garou council necessitated a move to a Gramacy section of New York City. On Monday nights his housekeeper is off and Marc doesn’t like casseroles. He calls for Chinese and gets a musical voice on the line that calls to him. To his delight and surprise the boy on the phone delivers his food and is his destined mate. Unfortunately for Marc, Colin Callahan thinks that the only reason Marc could want him is biological, he has to like his mate. Colin has a scarred face and thinks no-one could love him as he is. It’s up to Marc to convince him differently.

https://mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=ACKSCMAT

https://www.amazon.com/Scarred-Mate-Werewolves-Manhattan-Book-ebook/dp/B016DZ4SYO

Marking Kane – Werewolves of Manhattan, #4

Returning from his territory in Atlanta, Gabriel Martin stumbles across a man in an alleyway who has been gang raped – his mate.

Gabriel Martin has hope. Three of the Alphas on the council have found mates in the past few years. Returning to New York from Atlanta, he comes across a human who has been raped in an alleyway. The human is his mate, Kane Brady.

Kane has been teaching at the local high school and refuses to rubberstamp the education of their star basketball players’ almost paying the price with his life. He’s unusual as he’s a Human Omega but he can’t be intimate with Gabriel because of his horrific experience.

https://mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=ACK_KANE

https://www.amazon.com/Marking-Kane-Werewolves-Manhattan-Book-ebook/dp/B01CN19QQW/

Alexei’s Mouse – Werewolves of Manhattan #5

After leaving his place as the Russian Second and immigrating to America, Alexei Davidoff just wants to settle in and not upset the status quo. He wants to start his position with Garou Industries and improve the conditions for his packs. The gods have a different plan for him.

Donal Berne ran away from home at fourteen to escape a bad situation and found himself in an even worse one. Seven years later the only way out that he sees is to overdose.

On the verge of Donal’s suicide, Alexei comes to his aid realizing that he is his given Mate. Overcoming the physical and mental injuries will take time, patience and a blessing from the gods to use both Alexei’s and Donal’s experiences to assist homeless and abused wolves.

https://mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=ACKMOUSE

https://www.amazon.com/Alexeis-Mouse-Werewolves-Manhattan-Book-ebook/dp/B01G2AKDFS

Julio’s Wolf – Werewolves of Manhattan # 6

Julio Reyes has had a hard life. Orphaned at fourteen, he ran away from a group home to avoid rape but wound up being an independent prostitute in NYC. He has a life plan—go to school, become a stylist and open his own salon.

Etienne Daurensbourg is one-hundred and thirty-nine years old and fears he’ll never find his Mate until his friend Alexei introduces him to Julio. Julio is Etienne’s Mate but before he has a chance to court Julio, who is a human high beta and therefore stubborn and independent, Julio gets knifed and is forced to let Etienne provide him with a home and help to recover.

Pack problems arise that may force Etienne into the pit. Will Julio be able to love Etienne despite the fact he is a loup garou?

https://mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=AK_JWOLF

https://www.amazon.com/Julios-Wolf-Werewolves-Manhattan-Book-ebook/dp/B01LYKCWVS

Wolf Whistle – Werewolves of Manhattan #7

Wolf Whistle

Werewolves of Manhattan

 

A.C. Katt

 

Buy Links:

MLR: https://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=ACK_WOWH

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N9TKSVM/ref=series_rw_dp_sw

Blurb

Richard Kerrigan is on the verge of losing hope. Fired from his job for blowing the whistle on a defect that would harm service members if used as designed, he is now blacklisted in the Chicago area. A local Serbian mobster wants Richard and won’t take no for an answer.

Garou Industries, the loup garou privately owned company, has been searching for Richard to offer him a position in the company as they value having someone with his integrity on staff. Richard relocates to Manhattan to begin his new job and stays with Julien Bellaire, his mentor, who is also Richard’s Mate.

Before they can settle in, the Serbian mobster turns up dead and a corrupt cop who secretly works for the Serbians comes to New York with trumped up charges to pin the murder on Julio. With over eighty witnesses to Julio being on an airplane at the time of the murder, the cop abandons trying to frame Julio and instead plots to murder Richard. The loup garou request assistance from the Italian mob to protect Richard which comes with some interesting consequences.

 

Excerpt:

 

Richard slowly opened his eyes. He reached for Julien but grasped only air. After sitting up in bed, he spotted Julien in the breakfast nook off the master suite reading on his phone. He turned just as Richard was about to speak.

“You’re awake!” Julien sauntered over to the bed.

“What time is it?” Richard asked, rubbing his eyes.

“Just after ten, mon ange, are you hungry?”

“I’m starving. Julio told me about the hungries, but I thought he was exaggerating. It seems he wasn’t.”

Julien pointed to the table. “Isabel left you some sandwiches and pastries to hold you until breakfast.”

“I’ll have to thank her. As I’ve heard them say, my stomach feels like my throat’s been cut.” Richard put on his new robe and slippers and walked over to the table to sit with Julien.

After finishing his snack, Richard strode to stand at the window and parted the curtain to observe the street below. He was disappointed that he would be unable to explore his new home city right away. Basically, because of that damned cop, Stawski, he was housebound. Although, being confined with Julien was an interesting way to pass the time.

Richard pivoted to speak to Julien. Simultaneously, there was the sound of shattering glass and something whizzed by his ear.

Julien tackled him from behind.

“What was that?” Although he was pretty sure he knew the answer.

“A bullet.” Two more shattered the other panes of the window in quick succession. The terrible sound of splintering wood made him jump.

Julien kept his body over Richard’s. “Stay down, mon ange.”

The Enforcers came hurtling up the stairs. Charles and Denis ran out to the street. Three more bullets came through the window. Julien, with Richard beneath him, crawled across the room.

“Are you all right, mon ange?” Julien asked as soon as they were out of the line of sight. He picked Richard up and brought him to the loveseat in the sitting room away from the window. “I never knew I could feel such fear.”

“A little shaken up but fine.” Richard shivered. “If I hadn’t turned my head… Just when it seemed everything was going right.”

Julien’s voice lowered with emotion, “It will be all right, nothing is going to happen to you, I promise.”

“I don’t want to lose you, my wolf.”

Denis and Charles came back upstairs. “By the time we got out there, he was gone, Alpha.”

Julien hugged Richard and kissed his hair. “Isabel,” Julien shouted down the stairs, “get Richard something strong to drink. Charles, get The Alpha on the phone for me, and Denis, you call Murphy and tell him if he knows what’s good for him his ass will be at my door in fifteen minutes.”

The elevator pinged and Isabel hurried into the room with a thick afghan and a hot toddy. Charles handed the phone to Julien who put it on speaker.

“Alpha, that dirty cop just emptied his gun trying to shoot my Richard. He was outside my home! I had Denis call Murphy. I don’t know if he’s still out there.” Julien’s voice shook.

“I’ll call the others and Henri. We’re on our way.” Armand shouted before he got off the phone, “Rene, call Booker, I want him aware of everything that transpires.” The phone clicked, and Armand was gone.

“We have to get dressed, mon ange. Armand and the others are coming here. Charles, close the curtains and the shutters. Call in all of the Enforcers and set up a perimeter around the house. I want to know how this happened. We knew he was coming and should have been more prepared.”

Richard went into the bathroom and dressed quickly, staying well away from the windows.

Charles and Denis came back upstairs. “Alpha, we couldn’t find him. He had too much time to get away.” Charles cringed.

“You’ll have to do better than that. I want to know where Stawski is staying and with whom. I want to know when he takes a piss in the morning. He shot at the Alpha Mate. I will not tolerate this. The eight of you were supposed to protect him. You didn’t do your job,” Julien roared.

Richard came out of the bathroom and stood in front of his wolf with his hands on his hips. “Stop yelling at them. The guy could have been on a rooftop, and they were told to watch the street. That bullet came from a high-powered rifle. He probably had a scope. You have no idea if he was close to the house or on top of a building a block away. Give them a break.”

Richard glared at Julien. His wolf’s gaze lowered to the floor. “I suppose you’re right. But I can’t let anything happen to you. You’re my life. They have to be more vigilant and if that means I have to bring in more Enforcers from Washington and Oregon, I will.”

The doorbell rang, and Marcel came up. “Detective Murphy is downstairs waiting for you along with a CSI team. He says they need to find the bullet and that we have to leave the area while their team is gathering evidence.”

“Send him up.”

Julien’s eyes dimmed with worry.

Richard had never seen anyone that strong, look so vulnerable. “I’ll call Julio and Etienne and see if we can stay there with our household until the detective and his team finish.” He addressed Murphy, “How long will you be?”

Julien interrupted, “Armand is on his way. Can’t we stay in the formal dining room?”

Murphy shook his head. “I need you to give us a couple of hours to examine the evidence and for crime scene clean-up to board up the window. We won’t be able to prosecute without evidence. Will that be acceptable, Alpha Bellaire?”

Julien gave Murphy a withering stare. “It has to be acceptable, does it not? However, I haven’t forgotten that it was you who brought that scum to my home in the first place. If you had used your brain and directed him to Kellerman, he would have no idea where Richard lived.”

Murphy turned purple. “He had a subpoena. I had no idea it was illegally obtained and unenforceable in New York.”

“Maybe you should have made inquiries. I’m going to have words with The Alpha over this lack of discretion on your part. You put Richard in danger and there is no law against my damaging you,” Julien replied with some force.

“Come with me.” Richard rubbed soothing circles on his back. “Let the detective do his job. The sooner we leave, the sooner we can come home.”

Murphy’s face showed pure relief.

“Murphy, I will still have words with Armand about this.” Julien and Richard walked out of their suite, across the gallery, toward the office.

“Easy, Julien. I’m fine. Let’s go call Etienne. We can have drinks, something to eat, conversation, and come home when Detective Murphy is done.” Richard followed Julien into his office as he called Etienne and Armand.

A half hour later, Richard and Julien arrived at Etienne and Julio’s home. Armand came in just after they did.

“As Henri is our Director of Security, I asked him to come with us,” Armand told Julien and Etienne as Rémy, Ian, and Henri followed him in the door.

“This is totally unacceptable. Murphy brought this man to your home instead of directing him to Edward? I’m going to have Murphy’s balls. The Mates are to be protected. Murphy should know that the gods would never pick a murderer for a Mate.” Rémy, whose temper was always uncertain, growled. “I’m calling him to get his ass over here and explain himself.”

“Doesn’t Detective Murphy—” Richard started.

“Detective Sergeant Murphy,” Ian said with a straight face.

Julien sent Ian a frosty gaze. Richard kicked Julien under the table.

“Doesn’t Detective Sergeant Murphy have to stay at the crime scene?” Richard asked.

“Murphy can let one of his minions handle that. I want his ass quivering in front of me while I singe his hide,” Rémy shouted.

 

https://mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=ACK_WOWH

https://www.amazon.com/Wolf-Whistle-Werewolves-Manhattan-Book-ebook/dp/B01N9TKSVM

Henri’s Little One – Werewolves of Manhattan #8

Alpha Henri Giraud has finally found his Mate; but Vitas Kosloff comes with a host of problems not the least of which he carries a great gift and the Russian First, Fydor Chernof, claims Vitas is his.

After much hardship, Vitas Kosloff finds his Mate, Henri Giraud, Director of Security for the North American Council and Garou Industries. Vitas, held captive by Fydor Chernof, the Russian First, who claims Vitas belongs to him He escapes Chernof’s torture with the aid of Chernof’s two Betas, Anatoly and Maxim.

Vitas carries is a full loup garou who carries a huge mating gift, he can tell the truth from lies and dream the future. Because of this Chernof will stop at nothing to re-capture him, even after Henri mates and marries Vitas. With the aid of the other Mates, the North American Council and Frank Ferone, Vitas and Henri attempt to outwit Chernof and take care of the Russian problem for good.

https://mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=ACK_HLIL

https://www.amazon.com/Henris-Little-Werewolves-Manhattan-Book-ebook/dp/B06XGK9RPD

The Betas: Rene – Werewolves of Manhattan #9

When attending a wedding, Frank Ferone is introduced to René DuBois, a violet eyed stranger. René has a secret to hide but can’t overlook that he’s met his mate. René starts to romance Frankie and soon Frankie falls in love. But how is he going to react when René tells Frankie he is loup garou. Werewolves? Really?

 

Buy Links:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Betas-Rene-Werewolves-Manhattan-Book-ebook/dp/B073ZGXKRY

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Betas-Rene-Werewolves-Manhattan-Book-ebook/dp/B073ZGXKRY

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/Betas-Rene-Werewolves-Manhattan-Book-ebook/dp/B073ZGXKRY

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/Betas-Rene-Werewolves-Manhattan-Book-ebook/dp/B073ZGXKRY

 

 

Other books by A.C. Katt

A.C. Katt’s books can be purchased at MLR Press & Amazon

https://mlrbooks.com/ShowAuthorBooks.php?list=_ABKLIST106&author=A.C.!Katt

https://www.amazon.com/A.C.-Katt/e/B003DPKCT8/

 

1 MLR Press Gift Certificate

3 Audio Codes (A.C. Katt books)

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Audiobook Month: Forgotten Paradise by Shira Anthony Narrated by Andrew McFerrin

Dreamspinner Presents
https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/forgotten-paradise-by-shira-anthony-8659-b
Blurb

It’s dangerous diving for secrets.
When a megacompany threatens to take over his family-owned business, programming prodigy Adam Preston escapes the stress with a much-needed vacation in the Dominican Republic. There he meets attractive, intelligent, insightful Jonah James, a scuba dive instructor, and what starts as a holiday fling soon blossoms into much more.
But Jonah has a secret: 10 years ago he woke up on an island beach with no idea how he got there…or even who he is. Their paradise may not be as perfect as it seems. When Jonah’s memories come crashing back like waves on the sand, will it be Adam clinging to the proverbial life raft, or will the two men find a safe harbor to ride out the storm?

Review:

Adam is a businessman who is on a week-long holiday in the Dominican Republic. He’s there to unwind before he has to do battle to prevent a corporate takeover. While there, he meets Jonah who works at the resort where he’s staying. Both men are almost instantly attracted to each other. While they get to know each other, Jonah confesses that he has no memory of who he really is, having lost his memory 10 years before. The confession sets off a chain of events that makes Jonah remember who he is, leading to some startling revelations
The narrator, Andrew McFerrin did a really good job of portraying the characters- each man, from the MC’s to the other male characters were well done, and the women sounded great as well. There is a point in the story when Jonah becomes the man he used to be –‘Jackie’ – (not a very nice person), the narrator captured the difference between Jonah and ‘Jackie’, it was a subtle change, but made the difference.
Overall, this is a very good narration that I will listen to again.

4 of 5 stars

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The Birthday Present by Sean Kerr

Extasy Books Presents
http://www.extasybooks.com/the-birthday-present/?search=sean%20kerr&sub_category=1&sort=p.date_added&order=DESC

Blurb

Ronald feels old, washed up. As a middle aged gay man on the scene, he cannot help but wonder if his time is over. His frustrations are further exacerbated when he finds himself the victim of a group of thugs who seem to find it funny to torment him in his own home.

Ronald is planning a party, a summer celebration of his middle age, but as he begins the preparations in his hot kitchen, a Policeman turns up to question Ronald about the attacks. Over the course of the interview, Ronald comes to understand that perhaps age is just a number after all.

 

 

Review

A short, sweet, humourous story of an older man who unexpectedly finds romance. Ronald is in the kitchen preparing to bake to calm him, somehow this simple chore makes him think of sex *smile*. He laments about his weight, his social life (current lack thereof) and other things. To add insult to injury, some neighbourhood kids are terrorising his home. He calls the police and the constable that shows up is a drool-worthy specimen of a man.

For a short story (about 29 pages), it packed a fair bit in, including a bit of a twist. This is an enjoyable snack of a story, guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

3.5 of 5 stars

 

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3.5 stars 5 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level Book coming of age Contemporary Dreamspinner Gay Heat Index High but not hopeless Hurt/Abuse Hurt/comfort m/m Mary D Mild/low level heat Morgan Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) PTSD Standalone Virgin writer

The Runner by Parker Williams

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Dreamspinner Presents

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/runner-by-parker-williams-8706-b

Blurb

Matt Bowers’s life ended at sixteen, when a vicious betrayal by someone who he should have been able to trust left him a shell of himself, fighting OCD and PTSD, living in constant fear and always running. When he buys a remote tract of land, he thinks he’s found the perfect place to hide from the world and attempt to establish some peace. For ten years he believes he’s found a measure of comfort, until the day a stranger begins to run on Matt’s road.
He returns every day, an unwelcome intrusion into Matt’s carefully structured life. Matt appeals to the local sheriff, who cannot help him since the jogger is doing nothing wrong. Gradually, after tentatively breaking the ice, Matt begins to accept the man’s presence—
But when the runner doesn’t show up one day, it throws Matt’s world into chaos and he must make the hardest decision of his life.

Review by Mary


I Loved this book. It captivated me bringing me into the story. By chapter 3 my heart was breaking for Matt. I wanted to do whatever I could to make his life easier. Through the excellent description of the fears and terror Matt was going through I could empathise with him. I am not going to say whether it would/could happen that way because everyone reacts differently to traumatic events and he was only 16 at the time. For me the crux of the story is that he finds a reason to want to let the world back into his life. He found Love and he found hope.

Charlie (The runner) is a wonderful character so gentle and caring with Matt. I liked that there isn’t a magical cure for Matt. Just time and patience. Charlie lets everything go at Matts pace making sure there are plenty of opportunities for Matt to back away from any thing he finds uncomfortable. Gently pushing Matt’s boundaries and letting Matt know he loved him for who he was not what he did. From the beginning I was rooting for Matt and Charlie. There is a lot of love and support in this story from both Charlie and Matt’s families, even though Matt kept them at a distance.
Parker Williams has a beautiful writing style. The rich and detailed descriptions of Matt’s home and garden helped me visualise the setting and connect with the story. I was there with them. There is angst but not so much that had me crying, it was enough for me to connect and get invested in Matt and Charlie’s life together and that of Matt’s brother Clay. Overall I found this book to be very enjoyable and with a satisfying conclusion.

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Review by Morgan

I’m torn in half about this story.

On one hand I couldn’t put it down, I was captivated by Matt’s character and the goodness that is Charlie and Clay, the ooey gooey happy ending and the overall sense of hopefulness we are left with at the end, and the fact that Charlie didn’t “fix” Matt simply by being there for him to fall in love with.

On the other hand I thought Matt’s entire reason for becoming a recluse was thin, his family’s handling of the situation unrealistic to the extreme (and frustrating), the ease with which he accepted Charlie into his life was without enough strife and the lack of any significant therapy disconcerting.

If I accept the land of fiction and happy endings, this is a lovely romance with a lot of hope and unique characters. If I want to see realistic people moving through some tough life situations, this might not satisfy.

I do recommend it as I enjoyed it a lot!

(Reese’s cover, as always is PHENOMENAL!)

3.5 of 5 stars

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Audiobook Month: Staff Picks -Our Favorite Audiobooks and Narrators

 

You know we all love audiobooks here at Open Skye, here are some of our favorites (it can be for the story, the narration or both!):

 

 

 

 

Narrators: Gomez Pugh, Joel Leslie, Greg Tremblay

Books: PsyCop series, Something Like series, Whyborne and Griffin series

 

Books: The Whyborne & Griffin series, by Jordan L. Hawke Harry Potter series, narrated by Stephen Fry, by JK Rowling Between Sinners and Saints, by Marie Sexton Superhero, by Eli Easton Brother Sinister series, by Courtney Milan

Narrators: John Solo, Michael Ferraiuolo, Nick J. Russo, Rosalyn Landor

 

Books: Wolfsong by TJ Klune, The Queen and Homo Queen, by TJ Klune,  Salvation, by Sloane Kennedy, Absolution, by Sloane Kennedy, Lord Mouse, by Mason Thomas, Try, by Ella Frank Darkhorse, by Kate Sherwood. All of the Outlander books! And Davina Porter as narrator!

Narrators Joel Leslie Froomkin, Shannon Gunn, Michael Lesley

 

Books:

The Dirty Heart series by Rhys Ford
Dark Horse series by Kate Sherwood
The Necromancers Dance by SJ Himes
For Real by Alexis Hall
Scrap Metal by Harper Fox
Psy Cop series by Jordan Castillo Price

Narrators:

Greg Tremblay / Boudreaux
Joel Leslie Froomkin
Gomez Pugh
Charlie David

 

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I have a hard time narrowing this down to a few “favorites” but…

Books:

Blame it on the Mistletoe by Eli Easton narrated by Jason Frazier is one of my all time favs.

The Sinners Gin Series by Rhys Ford narrated by Tristan James is another

Amy Lane’s Promise Rock series narrated by Paul Morey and Sean Crisden

Mary Calmes’ Marshall series narrated by Tristan James

Bolt Hole and Christmas Kitsch by Amy Lane narrated by Nick J Russo

NR Walker’s Red Dirt Heart narrated by Joel Leslie

Jordan Castillo Price’s Psycop series narrated by Gomez Pugh

Avril Ashton’s Sinner’s Series narrated by Renard Pasquale

These rank among the top favorites for me.

Narrators:

I think Joel, Nick, Tristan, Gomez, Greg Tremblay, Charlie David and Sean Crisden set the standard for excellence in narration and I’m probably going to be willing to buy an audiobook based on the fact that they’re narrating it alone!

 

Narrators: Joel Leslie, Michael Lesley, Greg Trembley, Tristan James, Cornell Collins, Sean Crisden

Audiobooks: Singles: The Lightning Struck Heart, Crossroads, Family of Lies. Series: Sinners Gin, Marshals, Dirty, Mangrove Stories, Black Balled, Bear, Otter And the Kid, Love Lessons?

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RUNNER by Parker Williams Excerpt and Blog Tour Giveaway!

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OS: Welcome to Parker Williams who is here today to share his latest book, The Runner!

Blurb:

Matt Bowers’s life ended at sixteen, when a vicious betrayal by someone who he should have been able to trust left him a shell of himself, fighting OCD and PTSD, living in constant fear and always running. When he buys a remote tract of land, he thinks he’s found the perfect place to hide from the world and attempt to establish some peace. For ten years he believes he’s found a measure of comfort, until the day a stranger begins to run on Matt’s road.

He returns every day, an unwelcome intrusion into Matt’s carefully structured life. Matt appeals to the local sheriff, who cannot help him since the jogger is doing nothing wrong. Gradually, after tentatively breaking the ice, Matt begins to accept the man’s presence—

But when the runner doesn’t show up one day, it throws Matt’s world into chaos and he must make the hardest decision of his life.

 

 

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Excerpt:

I COULDN’T find it within myself to talk to him for the first four days. I kept hoping he’d stop running by and my life would go back to normal. I should have known better. Ever since the incident, nothing went the way I expected it to. I continued to watch him, and I had to admit, the apprehension that coursed through me had eased. He didn’t really frighten me anymore, but the thought of talking to him filled me with dread. What made it worse for me? He’d continued to glance toward the house, and if he saw me, he’d give a smile or a little wave.

No, I wasn’t being honest. After a few weeks of him waving, I had actually started to weave that into my daily routine. I stood in front of the window, looking out at the road every day at ten thirty. One day it rained, and he was thirteen minutes late. I went into panic mode, hyperventilating and pacing around the house, chastising myself. How had he become a part of my world? Why did I now depend on him to be where I expected him to be? I grew angry with myself for that. Despite the pleading I’d done with Clay, I no longer wanted the man to stop running by my house now that I’d grown used to seeing him.

And worse, when he waved, I had started waving back.”

 

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Links:

 

Dreamspinner Press:

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/runner-by-parker-williams-8706-b#

 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073R2JF17/ref=sr_1_1

 

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/runner/id1249699003?mt=11

 

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/runner-29

 

 

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About the Author

Parker Williams believes that true love exists, but it always comes with a price. No happily ever after can ever be had without work, sweat, and tears that come with melding lives together.

Living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his husband of a quarter century, Parker continues to believe and writes stories where there is (almost) always a happy ending.

Connect with Parker on:

Twitter: @ParkerWAuthor

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/parker.williams.75641

Or you can visit his website: http://www.ParkerWilliamsAuthor.com

 

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(Prize is a paperback of Runner.)

 

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Road Trip vol 1 by BA Tortuga Guest Post and Blog Tour

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OS: Welcome again to BA Tortuga, here to tell us about her newest book, Road Trip and dentists?!? 

BA:

Dentists or Ecoterrorists

Hey, y’all! I’m BA Tortuga, resident redneck and lover of wild boys.

I have to tell you, when I started writing MJ and Sonny, years and years (and years) ago, I had no idea of the ride they were fixin’ to take me on. Seriously.

I was looking to write a short, hot erotic little one off for a short story call about ‘bad boys’.

So I had this ridge runner from the Carolinas, and I was telling Julia about him and she was making appropriate ooh and aah noises.

Then I said to her, “So, I have two ideas for a lover for him. He can have a crazy eco-terrorist or a dentist.”

She stared at me. I mean, just STARED.

Then she said, “Uh. No dentists.”

“No?”

“Nope.”

Crazy wonderful brilliant eco-terrorist it was.

Now, I’m hoping to introduce a whole different set of readers to the madness that is MJ and Sonny and the other guys.

Best of luck, y’all. Hold on tight.

Much love, y’all.

BA

Blurb

The road to love is notoriously bumpy, full of twists and turns that can throw even the best driver. With obstacles around every corner, Sonny and MJ try to keep it between the lines in two tales that blend steamy romance with high-stakes action and intrigue.

Racing the Moon

Sonny runs moonshine the old-fashioned way. Too bad some fool blew up his road in the Carolina mountains, keeping him stuck, high and unfortunately dry.

Explosives expert and ecoterrorist MJ’s mission is to protect the environment by shutting down a logging company. An encounter with Sonny in the misty forest sheds a new light on his quest, but it’s not until Sonny drugs and kidnaps him for an impromptu holiday that their engines really start to rev.

Steam and Sunshine

A mission they can’t resist lures Sonny and MJ out of retirement when they get word of a man creating dangerous weapons for the government. They head to California to take him down.

What they find is Paddy, a physicist who doesn’t understand the scope of his own discovery, and Neil, his bodyguard. During a wild and unpredictable cross-country ride, an uneasy partnership develops between kidnappers and targets when the four men discover they have a common enemy.

Available July 24 from Dreamspinner Press: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/road-trip-vol-1-by-ba-tortuga-8697-b

About BA Tortuga

Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy’s Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds and her beloved wife, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she’s not doing that, she’s writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting and surfing Pinterest in the name of research. BA’s personal saviors include her wife, Julia Talbot, her best friend, Sean Michael, and coffee. Lots of coffee. Really good coffee.
Having written everything from fist-fighting rednecks to hard-core cowboys to werewolves, BA does her damnedest to tell the stories of her heart, which was raised in Northeast Texas, but has heard the call of the high desert and lives in the Sandias. With books ranging from hard-hitting GLBT romance, to fiery menages, to the most traditional of love stories, BA refuses to be pigeon-holed by anyone but the voices in her head. Find her on the web at www.batortuga.com

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6 stars Angst Level Audiobook Audiobook Month Book Brian Cherry coming of age Gay GFY/OFY Heat Index m/m Mid level angst Mid level steam/heat Monthly Theme New Adult Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Part of a Series Purchased second chance at love young adult

Audiobook Month: Something Like Spring: Something Like…, Book 4 by Jay Bell Narrated by Kevin R. Free

Audible Link
https://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Something-Like-Spring-Audiobook/B00UO03PZ8?qid=1499309807&sr=1-3

Blurb

Nothing in this world is permanent. Friends, lovers, even family can all disappear in the blink of an eye. Without these anchors, it’s all too easy to find oneself drifting.

Jason Grant doesn’t have much, aside from a beat-up old guitar and knack for getting kicked out of foster homes. His latest placement is set to be just another in a long line of failures. Then he meets Caesar Hubbard, a handsome guy who lives down the hall. For the first time in his life, Jason wants to stay, which means learning to be part of a family, and not letting his feelings – or his actions – ruin his first real chance of falling in love.

Something Like Spring introduces a new character to the Seasons story, one with a troubled past and an equally turbulent future. Jason must traverse a winding road fraught with emotional conflicts and tough decisions – a road that might just lead to a certain couple in Austin.

 

Review

 

This review will contain spoilers for the first book, Something Like
Summer, which I strongly recommend you read first.

Ok. So many readers of SLS will come into this book with mixed or negative
feelings towards Tim. I totally get that. As someone who threw away his
first love because he wouldn’t come out, then years later nearly wrecked
Ben’s new relationship, hurt a lot of people and still came out a winner
in the end, Tim has a lot of baggage. SLW explores much of the events of
the previous novel from Tim’s point of view, and seeing how much he
suffered for his bad choices does help make him more likable. While
exploring some familiar scenes again may sound repetitious, I love this
aspect of the series, as each new perspective adds a deeper understanding
to the larger story.

Tim in many ways is a victim of our homophobic society, and he paid for
his mistakes. I think most people who read SLW, even if they start out
hating Tim, come out of this book understanding him a lot better. (I still
like Jace better though)

The story explores Tim’s years without Ben, and his close friendship with
a much older gay man, Eric. Eric is Tim’s partner in many ways, although
they are not lovers. Tim’s devotion to Eric, and although it may sound
funny, his whole hearted devotion to his very lovable dog show a lot of
emotional growth from a once very self centered boy.

Tim’s attempts to steal Ben from Jace, how he dealt with the fallout of
that and his second chance with Ben are all explored from this new
perspective, adding layers and depth to a familiar story, and their story
is taken further along.

It’s interesting to note the very appealing cover art tells it’s own
story. While SLS shows Ben watching Tim, SLW show Tim watching Ben. It all
seems symbolic of perceptions, which is a key theme in the series.
If you love this series, I recommend continuing from here to the third
book, Something Like Autumn where Jace’s story is told, of his
relationship with Ben and the untold story of his own first love.

Kevin R. Free’s narration is youthful and animated, if a bit exaggerated
at times.

6 of 5 stars

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Copy Purchased for Review

 

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Book Tour and Giveaway for Get a Grip by LA Witt!

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Welcome to the Riptide Publishing/L. A. Witt blog tour for Get a Grip, the latest Bluewater Bay story!

Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for a choice of two eBooks off my backlist (excluding Get a Grip) and a $10 Riptide Publishing store credit. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on July 29th, and winners will be announced on July 30th.  Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries.

 

About Get a Grip

If a tree falls in Bluewater Bay . . . could it be fate?

A year after his divorce, Shane Andrews isn’t interested in dating—not that he has time, between three kids and a demanding job as a grip. When a windstorm knocks a tree onto one of the Wolf’s Landing soundstages, Shane’s there to help with the mess . . . and so is firefighter Aaron Tucker.

A former smoke jumper, Aaron’s an adrenaline junkie and way too restless and reckless to be relationship material. As far as he’s concerned, monogamy is for penguins, and he’d rather be alone than tied down. Signing up to be a stepparent? No, thank you.

But after a scorching-hot night together, they’re hooked. Aaron is a taste of the excitement Shane’s been lacking, and Shane’s pushing buttons Aaron didn’t know he had. The more they’re together, the less Aaron craves wild nights with other men . . . but the more Shane wants to play the field like he never got to in his twenties.

This could be the love neither man knew he needed, but only if Shane gets his feet back on the ground before Aaron walks away.

Now available from Riptide Publishing. http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/get-a-grip

 

About Bluewater Bay

Welcome to Bluewater Bay! This quiet little logging town on Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula has been stagnating for decades, on the verge of ghost town status. Until a television crew moves in to film Wolf’s Landing, a soon-to-be cult hit based on the wildly successful shifter novels penned by local author Hunter Easton.

Wolf’s Landing’s success spawns everything from merchandise to movie talks, and Bluewater Bay explodes into a mecca for fans and tourists alike. The locals still aren’t quite sure what to make of all this—the town is rejuvenated, but at what cost? And the Hollywood-based production crew is out of their element in this small, mossy seaside locale. Needless to say, sparks fly.

This collaborative story world is brought to you by eleven award-winning, best-selling LGBTQ romance authors: L.A. Witt, L.B. Gregg, Z.A. Maxfield,  Heidi Belleau, Rachel Haimowitz, Anne Tenino, Amy Lane, SE Jakes, G.B. Gordon, Jaime Samms and Ally Blue. Each contemporary novel stands alone, but all are built around the town and the people of Bluewater Bay and the Wolf’s Landing media empire.

Check out Bluewater Bay! http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/universe/bluewater-bay

 

About LA Witt

L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn’t lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies. She also has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance author Lauren Gallagher, but don’t tell Lauren. And definitely don’t tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher. Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut…

 

L.A.’s backlist is available on her website, and updates (as well as random thoughts and the odd snarky comment) can be found on her blog or on Twitter (@GallagherWitt).  

 

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4.5 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level Audiobook Audiobook Month Author Provided Book class difference Contemporary Dreamspinner Enemies to Lovers farmer Gay Heat Index Humor m/m Mid level steam/heat Mild level angst Monthly Theme Morgan Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Opposites attract Part of a Series Rating Standalone Themes

Audiobook Month: Romancing the Ugly Duckling by Clare London Narrated by Joel Leslie

Dreamspinner Presents:

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/romancing-the-ugly-duckling-by-clare-london-8721-b

Blurb

Is this the makeover of a lifetime?
Ambitious fashionista Perry Goodwood lands the project of his dreams—track down a celebrity family’s missing brother in the Scottish Highlands and bring him back to London for a TV reality show. But first he must transform the rugged loner into a glamorous sophisticate.
Greg Ventura has no use for high fashion. He lives on the isolated island of North Uist to escape the reminder that he’s nowhere near as handsome as his gorgeous brothers and avoid the painful childhood memories of being bullied.
Greg wants nothing to do with city life, and Perry’s never been outside London. When Perry is stranded on North Uist, this conflict seems insurmountable. But Greg is captivated by the vivacious Perry, and Perry by both the island and his host. However, Perry’s one heartfelt wish remains: that ugly duckling Greg fulfill his potential as a swan.

Review

(Book Previously Reviewed by Beth)
This is a sweet story that shows you that you don’t always need what you wish for.
Perry must convince Greg that coming back to London is in his best interest and that he will make him look fabulous. Getting ready to leave London he is suddenly aware that he will have supporting coworkers and he will have to do this all on his own. I love how Perry seems to get along with everyone, or can at least convince people that he has their best interest at heart.
Greg was bullied by his family, and really had no use for them anymore. He’s settled in Uist a small Scottish island and follows his passion to paint. He doesn’t believe anyone when they tell him he is handsome. He wants nothing to do with Perry, but must put him up in his home for the night. From there we learn who these two men really are, as they get to know each other.
So if you are looking for a light fun read this will have you smiling. The writing was good although time passing seemed to be different for the general story and the MC’s POV. 4 of 5 stars

I have to agree with Beth that this was a really sweet story and it totally left me smiling! However, I wasn’t crazy about Greg and up til the very end I didn’t think much of him. He was pretty hard to like and since Perry was such a likable character I wanted someone as wonderful for him as a partner. However, it was a great contrast and we do get a solid HFN for our heroes by the end. If I’d only been reading this I don’t think I’d have been as pleased and would have probably given this a 3 of 5 stars. But…

I was glad that I ‘d listened to it because having all of Joel’s wonderful accents just made this feel so much more authentic and unique! The Scottish was fantastic!!!! The most engaging part of this audiobook was listening for the varying accents and I definitely think listening is the best way to experience this story.

As a result of the wonderful narration I do recommend this and give it a 4.5 of 5 stars overall.

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