Spooky! Fallow (Whyborne & Griffin #8) Audiobook by Jordan L Hawk

Amazon Link

https://www.amazon.com/Fallow-Whyborne-Griffin-Book-8-ebook/dp/B01I2DQORO/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1507825149&sr=8-1

Blurb

When Griffin’s past collides with his present, will it cost the lives of everyone he loves?

Between the threat of a world-ending invasion from the Outside and unwelcome revelations about his own nature, Percival Endicott Whyborne is under a great deal of strain. His husband, Griffin Flaherty, wants to help—but how can he, when Whyborne won’t tell him what’s wrong?

When a man from Griffin’s past murders a sorcerer, the situation grows even more dire. Once a simple farmer from Griffin’s hometown of Fallow, the assassin now bears a terrifying magical corruption, one whose nature even Whyborne can’t explain.

To keep Griffin’s estranged mother safe, they must travel to a dying town in Kansas. But as drought withers the crops of Fallow, a sinister cult sinks its roots deep into the arid soil. And if the cult’s foul harvest isn’t stopped in time, Fallow will be only the first city to fall.

Fallow is the eighth book in the Whyborne & Griffin series, where magic, mystery, and m/m romance collide with Victorian era America.

Review

The fist time I read this, this was my initial reaction:

“I really need to create a new shelf that is just called AWESOME! And every book in this series will be on it! Write quicker Ms. Hawke, I need the next installment yesterday!”

I still feel this way, about the entire series. That being said, this one is not my favourite book, but it still holds all the ingredients for a great Whyborne and Griffin story and we get a lot of interesting back story on Griffin and his family as we once again uproot the both couples and re-plant them in Griffin’s home town of Fallow.

It is not any authors that can manage to be on book 8 of a series and still be going so incredibly strong as Ms. Hawk is. There has not been a single dud between the 8 books and every story leaves you wanting the next book. Quite a feat!

Warmly recommended, just as any other book in the series, but read them in order! You need the whole thing to get the big picture!

Number of stars 6 out of 5

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Copy Purchased for Review

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Changing Colors by Elyse Springer Blog Tour and Giveaway!

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Hi! Welcome to the blog tour stop for Changing Colors, the fourth and final book in the Season of Love universe. I can’t wait to introduce you to Tony and Gee– who is, by the way, one of my favorite characters ever! This book is a stand-alone, but readers of previous SoL books will definitely see some familiar faces. Follow the blog tour to learn more about the book, the series, and the romance… and don’t forget to check the tour each day, for your chance to win an Amazon gift card!

 

About Changing Colors

 

Tony Quinn has a knack for figuring people out. He likes labels, likes to be able to put everyone and everything in tidy boxes. As a theater director, it allows him to run a production without too much drama. But when he meets Gentry—“call me Gee”—in a bar one night, he discovers that some people aren’t so easily defined.

 

Gee Parnell is unlike anyone Tony has ever met before. He refuses to conform—to Tony’s expectations, or to society’s gender roles. He’s sexy and flirtatious, unapologetic and unashamed. And Tony isn’t sure he’s okay with that. So he breaks things off and escapes back into his well-ordered life.

 

But then an attack leaves Gee bloody and bruised, and Tony realizes that he isn’t ready to lose him. Not only is the passion between them off the charts, but Gee shows him a different way of understanding people. However, an exciting new job opportunity means that Tony has to decide between hiding his sexuality and his relationship with Gee, and his newfound appreciation for the color and beauty Gee brings to his life.

 

Now available from Riptide Publishing. http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/changing-colors

 

About the Seasons of Love Universe

 

New York is the city that never sleeps: where everything can change in the blink of an eye, and where anything is possible—especially romance. In the bitter cold of winter or the impossible humidity of mid-summer, your own happily ever after might be right around the corner.

 

The people of New York come from all walks of life, and the relationships are just as diverse. So whether you’re a waiter or an aspiring actor, a banker or a model, falling in love can happen quicker than the seasons change.

 

Check out Seasons of Love! http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/universe/seasons-love

 

About Elyse Springer

 

Elyse is an author and world-traveler, whose unique life experiences have helped to shape the stories that she wants to tell. She writes romances with LGBTQ+ characters and relationships, and believes that every person deserves a Happily Ever After. When she’s not staring futilely at her computer screen, El spends her time adding stamps to her passport, catching up on her terrifying TBR list, and learning to be a better adult.

 

She’s always happy to chat with other readers, and you can find her online at:


 

To celebrate the release of Changing Colors, one lucky winner will receive a $15 Amazon gift card! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on October 28, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!

 

 

Spooky! Eater of Lives By Jordan L Hawk

Amazon Link

https://www.amazon.com/Eater-Lives-SPECTR-Book-4-ebook/dp/B00EXOW6IS/ref=sr_1_9?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1508955871&sr=1-9&keywords=spectr+jordan

Blurb

When a supernatural killer is implicated in a string of cannibalistic murders, federal exorcist John Starkweather must track the demon down with the help of his live-in lover, Caleb Jansen. Caleb is possessed by Gray, a vampire spirit who is a natural demon hunter.

Caleb’s desire to find the killer is tempered by the knowledge his own time is running out. If John can’t successfully figure out how to exorcise Gray before forty days are up, the possession becomes permanent.

When John’s ex shows up, looking for a place to stay while visiting the city on business, tensions mount even higher. Lines are drawn and Caleb learns some decisions, once made, can never be changed.

Review

Well Jordan L Hawk has definitely hooked me in on her storyline! I picked this story up and read through it in one sitting.

We have the concern as to whether Grey can be exorcized, while all of us readers don’t want that to happen. There is the ex-boyfriend of John showing up, and Shawn telling Caleb he should step out of the picture. And while all of this is going on there is General Forsyth from R & D nosing around.

We meet a new demon, with little hints running through the story. The sex scenes keep getting hotter and hotter……. And we are left with a cliffhanger!

4.5 of 5 stars

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Copy Purchased for Review

 

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Kill Game by Cordelia Kingsbridge Blog Tour and Giveaway!

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Thanks for checking out the blog tour for Kill Game, the first book in the Seven of Spades series!

In poker, a “kill game” is a fixed-limit game in which the stakes are suddenly doubled when a player triggers certain conditions. As our heroes Levi and Dominic hunt for the vigilante serial killer Seven of Spades, the stakes have never been higher.

 

About Kill Game

 

Homicide detective Levi Abrams is barely holding his life together. He’s reeling from the fallout of a fatal shooting, and his relationship with his boyfriend is crumbling. The last thing he’s prepared for is a serial killer stalking the streets of Las Vegas. Or how he keeps getting thrown into the path of annoyingly charming bounty hunter Dominic Russo.

 

Dominic likes his life free of complications. That means no tangling with cops—especially prickly, uptight detectives. But when he stumbles across one of the Seven of Spades’s horrifying crime scenes, he can’t let go, despite Levi’s warnings to stay away.

 

The Seven of Spades is ruthless and always two moves ahead. Worst of all, they’ve taken a dangerously personal interest in Levi and Dominic. Forced to trust each other, the two men race to discover the killer’s identity, revealing hidden truths along the way and sparking a bond neither man expected. But that may not be enough to protect them.

 

This killer likes to play games, and the deck is not stacked in Levi and Dominic’s favor.

 

Now available from Riptide Publishing. http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/kill-game

 

About the Seven of Spades Series

 

Las Vegas has never seen a serial killer like the Seven of Spades.

 

The self-styled vigilante is on a mission to cut down the wicked and treacherous, and Sin City has no shortage of targets for their bloody wrath. What happens in Vegas . . . ends with the Seven of Spades’s calling card on a grisly corpse.

 

Standing against the killer are Levi Abrams, a dedicated homicide detective locked in a constant struggle to restrain his own dark side, and bounty hunter Dominic Russo, a charming rogue with a heavy secret weighing on his shoulders.

 

The hunt for the Seven of Spades sends Levi and Dominic on a collision course, igniting a passionate relationship forged in conflict and sealed with blood. Together they’re stronger than the sum of their parts, but a wily, elusive serial killer isn’t the only threat that will strain their bond to the breaking point.

 

Ante up, because the Seven of Spades is all in. Are you?

 

Check out the Seven of Spades series! http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/series/seven-spades

 

About Cordelia Kingsbridge

 

Cordelia Kingsbridge has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pittsburgh, but quickly discovered that direct practice in the field was not for her. Having written novels as a hobby throughout graduate school, she decided to turn her focus to writing as a full-time career. Now she explores her fascination with human behavior, motivation, and psychopathology through fiction. Her weaknesses include opposites-attract pairings and snarky banter.

 

Away from her desk, Cordelia is a fitness fanatic, and can be found strength training, cycling, and practicing Krav Maga. She lives in South Florida but spends most of her time indoors with the air conditioning on full blast!

 

Connect with Cordelia:

 

 

 

 To celebrate the release of Kill Game, one lucky winner will receive a $15 Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on October 28, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!

Spooky! The Vampire King’s Husband by Amber Kell

 

Amazon Link

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vampire-Kings-Husband-Amber-Kell-ebook/dp/B00NLYN9GE/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1508076312&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Vampire+King%27s+Husban

 

Blurb
Vasska has waited his entire life to find his mate. In the end he puts all his hope into his goddess to find him someone to love, little does he know she’s listening?

Shay was at the end of his rope. His uncles had taken over and were trying to get control of Shay’s fortune. His parents were dead, his assets were tied up and no one wanted to hire a guy in his twenties to be an apprentice.

When a grey man hands Shay a note, he discovers it takes a goddess’s intervention to get his life back on track

Review
A lovely quick read about a vampire king desperately looking for his mate. He pleads with the Goddess for help and she sends him Shay. It all happens at a fast pace but I liked that. Shay needs to find a way to support himself and is loosing hope when a man in a grey suit sends him to the Vampire castle. I quite liked the plot to this story. Both Vasska and Shay are looking for security, Vasska’s rule is being undermined and Shay desperately needs to get away from his uncles. I liked the humour in the first meeting which quickly moved on to lust and mating. Despite the political manoeuvring there is a happy ending.

3 of stars out of 5

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Purchased for review

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Count the Shells by Charlie Cochrane Guest Post and Giveaway!

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OS: Welcome to Charlie Cochrane, who is here today to talk about their new book Count The Shells!

CC:

How some old timbers inspired a story…

Not half an hour’s drive from where I live is a wonderful building called Chesapeake Mill. It no longer uses its waterwheel to generate power for grinding corn or the like – it’s full of antiques and collectables, and a smashing café – but, for me, the most impressive part is the construction. Those of you from across the Atlantic will possibly be thinking, “Chesapeake isn’t an English name. What’s going on?” Some good old-fashioned English re-use is going on, that’s what.

Two hundred odd years ago, when Britain and America were at each other’s throats, His Majesty’s ship Shannon captured the frigate Chesapeake as she left Boston, after which the captured ship served in the British fleet. After being broken up, her timbers were used to construct the mill at Wickham, hence the name. I’ve seen some doubts expressed regarding this story, but if it’s an urban myth, it goes back a long way and someone deep in the depths of history had gone to a lot of trouble to demonstrate authenticity.

It was these little details which blew me away when first I visited the place. You can see a whole wealth of marks on the timbers – evidence of nails and bolts, slots cut where other timbers fitted in, including the masts, even carpenters’ markings to show how the pieces were to fit together. How cool would it be, I thought, to have those beams around you and feel that connection to the past? What would it be like to have them in your house?

At this point there was a distinct “boing” in my brain as a plot bunny arrived. Those historic beams in a house could provide a really interesting way of allowing two protagonists to get together, one pursuing research about the ship the timbers came from, the other being the house owner and reluctantly agreeing. Maybe I could work in something about the original shipwreck. Maybe I could play around with some elements of opposites finding themselves attracted to each other. Maybe…

Maybe I just had to knuckle down and write the story, so I did. It was the first of my Porthkennack stories, Broke Deep, but the sense of the past deeply influencing events in the present carried on into the construction of my second Porthkennack novel, Count the Shells. Another building – Broch, the Carter-Clemence family home – sits at the heart of this tale, affecting generation after generation as they visit there and interact with the family members.

About Count the Shells

 

Michael Gray returned from World War One injured, but at least he returned. Others were not so fortunate, including his first and greatest love, Thomas Carter-Clemence, with whom Michael had parted bitterly before the conflict began.

 

Broch, the Carter-Clemence home in Porthkennack, was an integral part of pre-war holidays for the Grays, the two families drawn together in the wake of their sons’ friendship. Returning to the once-beloved Cornish coast for a break with his sister and her family, Michael has to find the courage to face old memories . . . and dare new relationships.

 

When Thomas’s brother Harry makes an unexpected appearance, Michael is surprised to find himself deeply attracted to Harry for his own sake. But as their relationship heats up, it unearths startling revelations and bitter truths. Michael must decide whether Harry is the answer to his prayers or the last straw to break an old soldier’s back.

 

Available now from Riptide Publishing. http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/count-the-shells

 

About Porthkennack

 

Welcome to Porthkennack, a charming Cornish seaside town with a long and sometimes sinister history. Legend says King Arthur’s Black Knight built the fort on the headland here, and it’s a certainty that the town was founded on the proceeds of smuggling, piracy on the high seas, and the deliberate wrecking of cargo ships on the rocky shore. Nowadays it draws in the tourists with sunshine and surfing, but locals know that the ghosts of its Gothic past are never far below the surface.

 

This collaborative story world is brought to you by five award-winning, best-selling British LGBTQ romance authors: Alex Beecroft, Joanna Chambers, Charlie Cochrane, Garrett Leigh, and JL Merrow. Follow Porthkennack and its inhabitants through the centuries and through the full rainbow spectrum with historical and contemporary stand-alone titles.

 

Check out Porthkennack! http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/universe/porthkennack

 

About Charlie Cochrane

 

As Charlie Cochrane couldn’t be trusted to do any of her jobs of choice—like managing a rugby team—she writes, with titles published by Carina, Samhain, Bold Strokes, MLR and Cheyenne.

 

Charlie’s Cambridge Fellows Series of Edwardian romantic mysteries was instrumental in her being named Author of the Year 2009 by the review site Speak Its Name. She’s a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Mystery People, International Thriller Writers Inc and is on the organising team for UK Meet for readers/writers of GLBT fiction. She regularly appears with The Deadly Dames.

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To celebrate the release of Count the Shells, one lucky winner will receive a goodie bag from Charlie Cochrane, including postcards (new and vintage), a recipe book, bookmark, pencils, a fridge magnet and various other doodahs! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on October 21, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!

 

Equipoise Audiobook by Kim Fielding Guest Post and Giveaway!

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OS: Welcome to Kim Fielding, here today to talk about her newest Audiobook release and the final installment of the series, Equipoise – narrated by the amazing Joel Leslie!

KF:

Maybe it’s no surprise to learn that characters feel very real to the authors who write them. For many of us, the people we create become so three-dimensional that they hijack plots, make us angry, or bring us to tears.

When I begin a book, I know only a little about the characters, much as if we’d just met. Sure, I might have a pretty good idea of their back story, but I don’t yet have a good handle on who they are as people. That understanding comes slowly, as I write. Eventually, they become my good friends. My family, even. I know what makes them tick. This makes the writing flow more smoothly, because I know exactly how my guys will think and act under particular circumstances, and although my original plots sometimes get rearranged, what remains is true to the characters.

That’s all wonderful from a craft point of view. Falling in love with characters makes for better books. But there’s a downside: eventually the book is over. I have to leave my beloved creations. This can be surprisingly difficult, emotionally. Although I’m usually happy to have finished a project, I’m sad to be leaving my friends. And the parting is even harder when I’ve known them for a long time—when I’m wrapping up a series.

I’ve been speaking in generalities, but now I’ll get specific. Perhaps the toughest time I’ve had with ending a series came when I wrote the last word of Equipoise, the final book in the Ennek trilogy. That’s because these were my first three novels. Ennek and Miner were my first literary offspring, and as I learned this Fall when my oldest daughter went off to college, letting the first ones go is heart-wrenching.

But here’s the good news. Now that a several years have passed since I finished the series, my guys are back in my life. That’s because the fabulously talented Joel Leslie has narrated the second and third books in the series! (The first book is also available as an audiobook, but with a different narrator. It’s a long story.) Joel has brought Ennek and Miner and the rest of the cast to life. It’s like that scene in The Wizard of Oz when everything’s suddenly gone technicolor.

I can’t tell you how much I love listening to Joel read these books! Well, yes I can tell you because I’m doing it right now. His accents and his emotional nuances are spot-on, and he has captured the essence of even minor characters. I’ve been reunited with my old loves and discovered they’re better than ever.

If this doesn’t quite entice you to make Ennek and Miner’s acquaintance, I’ll also point out that all my royalties go to Doctors Without Borders. So when you buy the audiobooks, you’re also supporting an excellent cause.

Keep reading—there’s a giveaway below!

 

 

Blurb:

Ennek, the son of the Chief, and Miner, a former slave, have escaped the totalitarian city-state of Praesidium and remain fugitives. Having defeated two mighty wizards, they begin to realize complete freedom can be as dangerous as absolute power. Now Ennek and Miner must face battles, corruption, and further journeys through lands both new and familiar.

As they grow more secure in their relationship, they learn the greatest challenges sometimes come from very close to the heart and everything of value has a price. With the help of a few allies, they seek equipoise – a balance for themselves and for their world.

Buy links:

Stasis: https://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/Stasis-Audiobook/B00FDVN2P6/

Flux: https://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Flux-Audiobook/B072NS4V2P/

Equipoise: https://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/Equipoise-Audiobook/B075Z5F1NX/

 

What character(s) did you miss the most after finishing a book? Comment here to answer. In one week, I’ll randomly choose one commenter to win the audiobook of Flux plus the ebook of my short novella, Corruption.

 

 

 

Finding Home by Garrett Leigh Blog Tour and Giveaway!

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About Finding Home

How do you find a home when your heart is in ashes?

With their mum dead and their father on remand for her murder, Leo Hendry and his little sister, Lila, have nothing in the world but each other. Broken and burned, they’re thrust into the foster care system. Leo shields Lila from the fake families and forced affection, until the Poulton household is the only place left to go.

Charlie de Sousa is used to other kids passing through the Poulton home, but there’s never been anyone like his new foster brother. Leo’s physical injuries are plain to see, but it’s the pain in his eyes that draws Charlie in the most.

Day by day, they grow closer, but the darkness inside Leo consumes him. He rejects his foster parents, and when Charlie gets into trouble, Leo’s attempt to protect him turns violent. When Leo loses control, no one can reach him—except Charlie. He desperately needs a family—a home—and only Charlie can show him the way.  

Available now from Riptide Publishing. http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/finding-home

 

About Garrett Leigh

 

Garrett Leigh is an award-winning British writer and book designer, currently working for Dreamspinner Press, Loose Id, Riptide Publishing, and Fox Love Press.

Garrett’s debut novel, Slide, won Best Bisexual Debut at the 2014 Rainbow Book Awards, and her polyamorous novel, Misfits was a finalist in the 2016 LAMBDA awards.

When not writing, Garrett can generally be found procrastinating on Twitter, cooking up a storm, or sitting on her behind doing as little as possible, all the while shouting at her menagerie of children and animals and attempting to tame her unruly and wonderful FOX.

Garrett is also an award winning cover artist, taking the silver medal at the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards in 2016. She designs for various publishing houses and independent authors at blackjazzdesign.com, and co-owns the specialist stock site moonstockphotography.com with renowned LGBTQA+ photographer Dan Burgess.

Social media:

Website: http://garrettleigh.com

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Garrett_Leigh

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/garrettleighbooks

Cover art enquiries: blackjazzdesign@gmail.com

 

To celebrate the release of Finding Home, one lucky winner will receive a $20 Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on October 14, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!

 

Unbroken Hearts by K-lee Klein Guest Post and Giveaway!

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OS: Welcome to K-lee Klein, here today to talk about Unbroken Hearts, show us a deleted scene and a giveaway!!!

 

K-Lee:

 

Happy Release Day to me!

Welcome everyone and thank you Open Skye for taking part in my blog tour. Today is release day for Unbroken Hearts from Dreamspinner Press. This is the second book in the Unbreak My Heart series, and though it’s the second edition, it includes not only the original polished, rewritten story but also the short Unwrapped Hearts, and 25,000 words of new content in Brett and JT’s love story.

Since today is special, I decided to share a deleted scene from the Unbreak My Heart universe. You’ll find all the important characters doing what they like best—being together and bugging the crap out of each other. That’s what family’s for, right?

I hope you enjoy and please don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway. Enjoy.

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Unbroken Hearts deleted scene

“You look awful proud of yourself, kid,” Brett said as he sat down beside JT. He flicked JT’s hat, offering him a lopsided grin. “Done something I should know about?”

JT feigned annoyance with a huff. “Well, I have this Texas asshole for a boss—”

“I’ll bet he’s a really great guy.” Brett stole a kiss, then kicked his legs out in front of him. “Can’t imagine how downright wonderful he has to be to make his best employee work on a Sunday. WOOEEE.”

“Jerk.”

Sunday, JT reflected, was by far his favorite day of the week. Not that any of JT’s days were really bad, especially when he and Brett had the odd night out on a Friday or Saturday, or even on a weekday if JT could wrangle his cowboy into doing something non-habitual. And there was no denying how stepping out on Brett’s arm, metaphorically speaking, still gave JT goosebumps—non-metaphorically.

Brett had a way with people that even a guy trained and educated in the psychology of man couldn’t learn. He was a natural entertainer whether on stage or sitting in a bar full of local yokels, despite how adorably he’d perfected the Grumpy Cat look he tried to hide behind. Some of JT’s favorite parts of their dates were kicking back and watching Brett in his element. Of course, he reveled in the fact that no matter how charming Brett was to everyone, no matter how flirty he was—Brett vehemently denied that one—JT always got to take him home.

But Sundays fell into a category all their own.

Things around the ranch were more laid back, a hard task to accomplish when one considered how calm and casual Brett and Ray usually were anyhow. They basically threw the majority of the chore list out the window, except for the bare minimum that had to be done. Sundays always saw everyone in good spirits from sunset to sundown.

And kicking back on the porch became a much-looked-forward-to habit whether in the hot days of summer or the dreary ones of winter.

“Suppose you boys think the day’s over, eh?”

JT smirked before stealing a page out of Brett’s book and scowling up at Ray when he surprised them. He was impossibly good at being stealthy, which had to be some kind of cowboy witchcraft—or was a darn good trick. JT suspected the man had never done anything quietly in his whole life.

“I guess I could find you something else to do, old man.” Brett winked at JT, then motioned to the case of beer between them. “Or you could sit your ass down and let me beat you at crib.”

Ray tossed his hat on one of the empty chairs and fell into the other one with a sigh. He swept a hand through his thinning salt and pepper coif and blew out a breath. “I don’t have the strength to wrestle with you today, kid.”

JT offered him a brew before shifting closer to Brett. There was a slight chill in the air and JT was grateful Brett was like a walking furnace. “Wrestling? Will there be mud involved?”

“Get your damn mind out of the gutter,” Ray said before taking a long pull on his bottle.

“Yeah,” Brett agreed. And suddenly JT wondered if hell had frozen over or pigs were going to start soaring out of the clouds until… “I prefer my competition to be a little more agile and pretty.”

Ray shook his head and kicked at Brett’s boot. “We gonna play or just sit here yappin’ all afternoon? I get no damn respect around here.”

Yes, that was the other big reason that JT loved Sundays—because they meant family. Crazy, dysfunctional, Grumpy Cat family perhaps, but family nonetheless.

“So impatient, old man. I reckon you should sit back and smell the roses for a while.”

With a huff of disagreement, Ray reached for the deck of cards on the little weather-worn table. “That’s rich coming from you. Ain’t letting you have the blue pegs now. Not with that attitude.” He motioned to the crib board. “Giving the kid that color. You’ll be red today, sweetheart.”

“I hate red,” Brett grumbled before burying his nose in the side of JT’s neck. He was such a drama queen, but the heat of his breath sent shivers down JT’s spine.

Besides, it was good drama, definitely not the kind JT had grown up with. Sundays back in the day had been no different than any other, and family togetherness had never been in the cards. Since the Campbells weren’t church-going people, his parents had usually spent the day at their respective jobs or sequestered away in their separate offices while JT kept as wide a berth as possible. That had suited him fine.

He wasn’t sure if Texans believed in the sanctity of the day of rest or if it was strictly a Brett thing, born from exhaustive touring. Whatever the cause, it was just one of the new things JT had eventually, after much discomfort, gotten used to. In the beginning, he’d looked to Brett for cues and hadn’t initiated much in the way of togetherness on his own.

Things changed though. Brett changed a lot of things in JT’s life; past, present, and future. Now he would have happily spent a month of Sundays just basking in having Brett warm and solid beside him, hearing his steady inhales and exhales in the quiet of the early evening, or having his ass kicked at crib.

Besides Brett, Ray and Millie had also quickly become the family unit JT had missed in his upbringing. With the exception of his grandma, he had no regrets about leaving that past life behind. And soul-soothing Sundays only solidified that he’d made the right decision.

“You boys are getting lazy. You want me to have a heart attack from carrying all this stuff from the car.”

Brett and Ray jumped to their feet so fast JT startled. “Jesus, Mama. You can’t just say shi—stuff like that,” Brett said. Between him and Ray, Millie’s arms were already empty by the time JT lifted to his feet.

Millie smacked Brett on the back before leaning up to kiss his cheek. “If you think carrying a few things is gonna do me in, I’ve got a plot of swampland to sell you real cheap.” She patted Ray’s jaw then turned to JT. “Hi, baby. Are these idiots giving you a hard time?”

JT took Millie’s proffered hand, then kissed her forehead. “I’m so happy you’re here to save me.”

“Suck-up,” Brett said, narrowing his eyes. “If we’re so damn mean, I don’t suppose we have to share whatever goodies Mama brought us. Do we, old man?”

Ray waved a hand as he opened the screen door. “I ain’t getting in the middle of your marital problems. Come on, Millie. The company’s better inside anyhow.”

Brett stayed planted to the spot, his attempt at remaining grumpy obvious and losing steam quickly. JT sauntered up to him, facing him dead-on. He tucked his thumbs in Brett’s belt loops and tugged him forward.

“You know you can’t deprive me, Darlin’,” JT cooed, leaning-in to kiss Brett flush on the mouth.

“Brat. You sure you’re not underestimating me?” Brett flashed a crooked smile, holding something JT knew was mouthwateringly delicious just out of JT’s reach. Truth was, he could’ve grabbed at it but then Brett would’ve gotten loose. He did appreciate the Eskimo kiss though.

“Nice try. I’ve got you wrapped around my little finger.”

“And everything else, sweetheart.”

“Brett! You better not have run off!” Millie yelled from inside the house.

JT smirked. “Drat. Looks like your plan has been foiled.”

“We could run off together. No one would be the wiser.” Brett stepped back and waggled his eyebrows. “You. Me. Sweet sugary goodness. I could even wax poetic about it if you like.”

Now JT was curious. “How would that look exactly?”

“Wouldn’t look all that different. More of a sound actually. Unless you’d like me to dust off my high school drama skills for ya.”

“I’d pay money to see that.” Brett moved-in again, tongue peeking out to swipe his bottom lip. “You’re convincing—“

Ray interrupted the moment, the screen door slamming behind him. “I’m not as nice as your Mama. Give me that damn bag and take a hike.”

“You just don’t wanna share,” Brett called after him.

“It’s pie, kid. ‘Bout time you grew some smarts.”

And there it was, the final reason JT loved Sundays—Millie’s weekly pie delivery.

 

 

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Blurb

Series: Unbreak My Heart, book 2

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Release date: October 11, 2017

 

~~Country singer turned rancher Brett Taylor fought his way out of the bottle, so he could have JT Campbell in his life.  JT’s patience, intelligence, and humor broke through Brett’s walls of depression, and now the once-isolated rancher and his young California guy in search of himself are together on Brett’s Texas ranch.

 

While Brett and JT are more in love than ever, they’re still dealing with past baggage and learning how to move forward. Brett’s former lover casts a long shadow over their lives—one JT tries to pretend doesn’t bother him. Can Brett soothe his fears with the sort of sappy, sentimental Valentine’s Day JT was taught to shun growing up—but secretly always wanted?

 

When Halloween rolls around, a costumed night out at the local bar might lead to another romantic first. And on Christmas morning, JT awakes to some sweet loving and the most meaningful gift he could ever imagine. The New Year truly brings a new beginning—ushered in by some silly, sparkly, and sexy fun.

 

One year. Four important holidays. Two men who have worked hard for the love and trust they share and the bright future that’s finally within their grasp.~~

 

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Buy Links

 

Dreamspinner:  

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/unbroken-hearts-by-k-lee-klein-8932-b

 

Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075XMYHR6/

 

GoodReads Link

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36212270-unbroken-hearts

 

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Bio

 

K-lee Klein loves guys with long hair and tattoos, and you’ll often find her front and center at her favorite rock concerts. She has bounced around Western Canada all her life, but will always consider the solitude and beauty of the British Columbian mountains home. Her life is blessed as the proud mother of three now-grown but still spoiled kids, the servant of two bossy felines, and the wife of a truly patient husband.

 

Her writing muse is terribly temperamental, so to keep him close by and in check, she had him inked on her left calf. The gorgeous, long-haired, mostly naked, kneeling angel that resulted is truly a work of art, although he’s still a handful and hopelessly uncontrollable. She writes on his schedule and inspiration.

 

K-lee tends to fall easily into obsessions. When something grabs her attention, she jumps into it headfirst with complete abandon. Actors, musicians, superheroes, fictional characters, and brainwashed assassins all hold spots on her cannot-get-enough list. She once followed Thirty Seconds to Mars around the United States and Canada and saw them perform fourteen times that year. Obsession sometimes leads to ideas for her kneeling angel to turn into stories.

 

Although an introvert in person, she’s extroverted online and has met many wonderful friends there, sometimes with the added fun of meeting them in person at gay romance conferences. She’s grateful for all the people in her life who accept her as she is and support her through her ups and downs as mom, wife, and joyfully obsessed writer.

 

Places to find K-lee.

Website – kleeklein.com

Blog – http://chaosinthemoonlight.blogspot.ca

Twitter – https://twitter.com/Klee_Klein

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/kleemoon

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