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Friday, November 28, 2014

Silent Night, Unexpected Night by Ella Jade #FREE

Silent Night, Unexpected Night by Ella Jade

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Genre: Romance

Ever since his divorce several years ago, Dr. Tanner Rhodes has spent Christmas Eve alone. He has a tradition; he sits by the fire, sips his brandy, and falls asleep by the lights of the tree. When his son Aiden's beautiful friend, Sofia, shows up unexpectedly at his door bearing gifts, everything changes. When had Sofia become a woman?


Warning - Adult language and some explicit sexual content.


This is a short, steamy holiday story.




You're going to make this hard on me, aren't you?” An uneasy smile graced her pouty lips.

“I'm sorry, but you have to clarify this for me.”


“I know you spend this night by yourself every year. I usually do too because of my dad's work schedule. I didn’t see why either one of us should be alone tonight.” She leaned closer to his face allowing him to take in more of her enticing scent. “I wanted to be with you. I mean, I want to be with you.”


He continued to run his fingertips along her cheek and jawbone indulging in the feel of her soft skin. “You didn’t want me to be alone? That's very sweet.” Perhaps he had misunderstood her intentions. For some odd reason, disappointment filled him again. Maybe he wanted her to admit to more.


“You probably think I'm crazy. I swear I'm not a stalker.”


He laughed.



“I don’t know what it is, but I'm very intrigued by you.” When she looked away from him he sensed her embarrassed over her words. Obviously, it took a lot for her to come to him tonight.



He pressed his palm to her face. “I was thinking the same thing about you.”



Her big brown eyes widened as he raised her head to look at him.



“I'll be honest, I haven't given you much thought through the years, other than you being my son's shy, awkward friend, but tonight when I saw you, I couldn’t believe the woman you've become. You're breathtaking.”



She shook her head.



“You don’t believe me?” He twirled a stand of her hair around his finger. “Why not?”



“No one's ever said that about me before.”



“Hmm.” He didn’t know what possessed him, but he brushed his lips against her jaw. He had to know if her skin would be as soft to his lips as it was against his fingers.



She quivered as he lingered against her face.



“Still cold?” he asked.



“No.” She stared directly into his eyes. “Quite the opposite.”



“Can I kiss you?”






~About the Author~



Ella Jade has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a child, she often had a notebook and pen with her, and now as an adult, the laptop is never far. The plots and dialogue have always played out in her head, but she never knew what to do with them. That all changed when she discovered the eBook industry. She started penning novels at a rapid pace and now she can't be stopped.




Ella resides in New Jersey with her husband and two boys. When she's not chasing after her kids, she's busy creating sexy, domineering men and the strong women who know how to challenge them in and out of the bedroom. She hopes you'll get lost in her words.




She loves connecting with readers.




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Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Gathering by Jacey Holbrand #LGBT #GayRomance

Title -- The Gathering
Author -- +Jacey Holbrand 
Publisher – Evernight Publishing
Series – The Glorious Guild of Lady Windsurfer, 1
Genre – Alternative (MM)/Gay, Futuristic, Sci-Fi, Erotic Romance, Steampunk
Heat Level – 3
Word Count – 35, 510
ISBN – 978-1-77233-049-6
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The year is 2112, and the world has changed… 
Jake Landry is interested in having some fun. He’s in Las Vegas, newly single and just off his most recent tour of duty. In Vegas he has met up with his old friend Nicola Goodheart, a scientist and inventor who studies portals, other worlds, and strange beings. Jake has also met and become enamored with Alexander, a gorgeous man with violet eyes. Jake goes with Nic on a portal finding mission, and they all end up in Alexander’s alien world. 
Recruiter Alexander Bloodworth is interested in Jake for himself and in Nicola for placement in a pleasure house on his home planet of Aurath. When he hears word one of his people’s enemies are after Nicola and Jake, he goes to save them both, even at the peril of losing his job. 
Will they risk their hopes and dreams—Alexander and Jake for a chance at love and Nicola for her career—or will they falter and lose everything anyway?

Be Warned: m/m sex

ADULT Excerpt
“Sounds acceptable to me.” Alexander captured Jake’s mouth in another kiss and the only time he stopped kissing him was to pull Jake’s shirt over his head.
They mimicked each other’s touches—running their hands up each other’s smooth chests, tracing the dips and curves of their muscles, enticing nipples. When Alexander latched onto one of Jake’s hard nubs, Jake sucked in a stream of air. Alexander’s lips on his body were like heaven and hell. Heaven because their silky touch sent delightful vibes through him, and hell because whenever Alexander trailed down toward his pulsing cock, he didn’t take it in his mouth or lick or kiss it.
“Come on, Alexander. Quit teasing me.”
“What do you want me to do? I want to hear it. Tell me.”
Alexander’s rumbling commands sent more heat racing through Jake’s veins and down into his cock. Jake didn’t know his dick could get harder than it already was, but it had. He gazed straight into the alien’s stormy purple eyes. “I want you, Alexander. I want you to take me in that beautiful mouth of yours. I want you to suck me dry.”
The alien rose from the couch and towered over Jake before he dropped to his knees in front of him. Alexander reached out and grabbed the top of Jake’s pants, then yanked them down and off his body. Jake’s cock stood, bobbing to and fro as he resettled on the couch.
“Spread your legs, Jake.”
He did as Alexander demanded, then stared down upon the alien who positioned himself between his thighs and stroked, licked, and kissed his cock and balls. Jake tilted his head back, loving the way Alexander took command of his body, his senses. All the colorful twentieth and other centuries’ artifacts fell from sight. The metallic fragrance of the ship disappeared, replaced by Alexander’s heady musk and leather scent. Slurping and sucking sounds along with Jake’s panting breaths and occasional ahs and fuck yeahs filled the room. Jake closed his eyes to savor the exquisite feel of Alexander’s moist and warm mouth on his length.
“God, Alexander. You’re incredible.” Jake breathed heavily, realizing he truly believed what he’d said. Alexander was wonderful and not just in a sexual capacity. The alien had a caring and compassionate way about him that Jake rarely saw any more in anyone.
Alexander licked his way off his cock, grasped it in a semiclosed fist and pumped his hand as he stared at him. “You like, yes? You have a nice dick for an Earthman.”
“Have you seen many?” Jake wanted to be jealous, but it was hard with Alexander’s soft fondling of his penis.
“I have viewed my share. I am glad I waited to bring someone home until I met you.”

Jacey Holbrand believes love comes in all forms and should be celebrated. She’s committed to her muse and writing so she can share those kinds of stories with readers. Hot days. Sexy nights. Come play in her world.
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Diva In Manhattan by Aubrie Dionne #GIVEAWAY

Genre: Contemporary Sweet Romance

Fresh off a successful Italian tour, soprano soloist Alaina Amaldi returns to America on cloud nine. The Metropolitan Opera has invited her to guest star in their performance of Mozart’s Magic Flute, and she’s singing at the top of her game. But, to act the part of the sweet, young Pamina in love, she has to be likeable; something that has never come easily to her. On a quest to soften her diva-like image, she volunteers at an arts school for underprivileged children. Too bad the kids call her the opera witch…

Brett Robinson has moved to Manhattan to start afresh. Used to living on his own as a logger, he finds a job with a construction company repairing the sidewalk in front of the Metropolitan Opera House. What he didn’t count on was for one of those hoity-toity divas to strut straight past him and into his heart!

However, Brett knows that a guy like him doesn’t have a chance with a woman like Alaina. That is until an older woman asks him to attend a fundraiser, posing as her Wall Street stockbroker son. Before he knows it, Brett’s drinking cocktails with the gorgeous diva! Trouble is, she thinks he’s quite a few billion dollars richer. Is she as shallow as everyone claims, or will she still love what she sees when the tux comes off?

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~About the Author~ 

Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her books have received the highest ratings from Romance Times Magazine and BTS Magazine, as well as Night Owl Reviews and Two Lips Reviews. She has guest blogged on the USA Today Happy Ever After Blog and the Dear Teen Me blog and signed books at the Boston Book Festival, Barnes and Noble, and the Romance Writers of America conference. Her books are published by HarperImpulse, Entangled Publishing, Astraea Press, Spencer Hill Press, Inkspell Publishing, and Lyrical Press. When she's not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dessert First by Lisa Knight #GIVEAWAY

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Overwhelmed by shame after a dodgy one-night stand, Abby Henderson finds herself in Niagara Falls and hopes sexy barista Ben Pryor can help extinguish her ever present guilt. When a letter arrives from home, turning her life upside down, she realizes her holiday fling actually feels a lot more like the real thing.

Long-distance romance proves harder than Abby thought, and with crazy advice from fortune tellers to 'follow the scent', she finds herself forced to choose between her rising career and the man she loves.

Content Warning: contains some sexual content and explicit language


"Are you here for long?" he asked.

Abby couldn't take her eyes off his hands as they prepared the milk for her coffee. They were so big and…able. "I'll be here for three days, but I might stay longer if I like it."

"Of course you'll like it! What's not to like?"

She laughed. "Well, I like it so far, not that I've seen much yet."

"Perhaps you need a tour guide," he suggested, flicking his eyes up to hers for the briefest moment before returning to the task at hand.

"Are you offering your services?" Abby couldn't believe her flirty tone. This behavior was most unlike her, must be the lack of caffeine in her body.

He poured the delicious smelling coffee into a mug, not the take-away cup she'd intended. Had she forgotten to ask? Quite probably. She was rather distracted.

"It just so happens I have the day off tomorrow, and as one of my civic duties I would be more than willing to show you around."

Abby suddenly returned to her senses. "I'm sure you don't want to waste your day off on a random stranger, so I decline and let you off the hook."

He shook his head and smiled while working the milky top of her latte. "It's really no trouble. Actually, it would be my pleasure. I'm Ben, by the way." He pushed the mug toward her.

Abby rummaged through her pockets for some change, hoping like mad it was all right to use American coins in Canada.

"Forget it, it's on the house," Ben said, running a hand through that crop of messy hair. Abby could feel heat rising in her cheeks and couldn't think of a single thing to say. Who was this strange Adonis-like man offering her free coffee and sightseeing?

"Um," she mumbled, fairly certain it was her turn to speak but completely unable to remember the question. Had there even been a question?

She looked down at the coffee in front of her. The pattern of the frothy milk had been shaped into a heart. Her insides gave an unexpected twinge, and she moved her gaze up to take another peek at Ben. He was smiling, showing off a set of lovely white teeth with a barely noticeable chip off one of the front ones. She guessed he hadn't shaved in a few days as a definite beard was starting to form along his jaw line. It was very sexy.

"So, what do you say?" he urged. "As a local I can show you all the best spots."

Abby knew she was staring. The underside of that jaw was a marvelous view. She forced herself to blink. "Well, okay. But only if you're sure you don't mind."

"Great! How about we meet at nine o'clock tomorrow morning, right here?"

"All right. Thanks, Ben."

"And you are?"

"Oh, sorry. I'm Abby. Abby Henderson." As she spoke a group of customers entered the café. Ben looked disappointed by their arrival. "I'll leave you to it," she said softly. "Thanks for the coffee. See you tomorrow."

Abby sat down at a table at the back of the café and took a sip from her mug, taking a good portion of the carefully constructed heart shape into her mouth. It was delicious, and she relaxed back into her seat, feeling the effects of her long day of travel, yet buoyed up by the encounter with Ben. It had been way too long since anyone had asked her out, and it felt lovely to receive such attention. Ben was undeniably gorgeous and seemed like a nice enough guy. Her loony spotting radar was decidedly quiet, so that was a good sign. And there was no denying she was attracted to him. The man was gorgeous. Good enough to eat! She'd practically had to grip the counter bench he'd stood behind to stop herself from launching over to lick his face like an ice cream.

She sat back in her chair and waited, knowing it wouldn't take long. Yep, sure enough, there it was. The all too familiar guilt. She did not deserve to be going on a lovely date tomorrow with lickable Ben. After what she'd done she deserved nothing more than to be single and miserable for the rest of her life. Squeezing her eyes tightly shut, Abby held her breath, trying to prevent negative thoughts from infiltrating on her previously chipper mood. Would she ever be able to move on from her mistake? How could she cleanse herself from all the crap that constantly swamped her? Maybe going with Ben tomorrow was a way to help her move on. She sure as hell hoped so.

Buy Links:   Beachwalk Press      Amazon    Barnes & Noble   

~About the Author~

I love writing all kinds of stories but romance is definitely my favorite. Curling up with my laptop on a cold winter's day is my idea of writing heaven, and if there's coffee and chocolate close by that's even better.

I'm always on the lookout for story and character ideas and am inspired by everyday things like people doing their grocery shopping, having morning tea at the local café, or the beautiful 'welcome back' hugs and kisses at the arrivals gate at the airport. Makes me cry just thinking about it!

I live in Canberra, Australia with my husband, and whenever I can, I snatch time to write between being a mum to our three young boys and my job as a social worker.

My first ebook, The View from Here, was released in 2013.

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