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Guest Post ~ Louise Lyons

A warm welcome to friend and fellow author at Wayward Ink Publishing, Louise Lyons.

Read an excerpt from her latest story and find out a little more about Louise.

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Hi, I’m Louise Lyons. Thank you so much, Lily, for inviting me to your blog to help promote the new anthology from Wayward Ink Publishing, of which I’m delighted to be a part – as are you, of course! My short story, One Snowy Night, is one of many stories in this book, which I hope everyone will enjoy.

STRANDED – from Wayward Ink Publishing

Release Date – 10 October 2014

Buy Links

Amazon / Amazon UK / Amazon AU / WIP

DEFINITION:

adjective

  • (of a boat, sailor, or sea creature) left aground on a shore.

“a stranded whale”

  • left without the means to move from somewhere.

“he offers a lift to a stranded commuter”

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 The boys in this collection of short stories have most definitely been left

STRANDED!

 They’ve been shipwrecked and abandoned.

 Marooned and cast away.

 And left helpless and high and dry.

 But you should never underestimate the tenacity of the human heart…

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 STORIES INCLUDED:

 CRAVING STAINS

Alina Popescu

Trapped since birth in a sterile, hospital-like apartment, Wynn longs to break free to experience the world.

Enter Doyle.

But is Doyle real, or is he just a figment of Wynn’s imagination?

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SAY CHEESE

Michael P. Thomas

Sitcom sensation Felix Medrano, America’s Sweetheart, throws a star-studded surprise party for his sweetheart, beanpole barkeep Grover Shepherd.

It’s a smash, save for one detail: Shep is a no-show.

Who’d have thought it would be so hard to pop the question?

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STANDBY

Kim Fielding

Who’d have thought being stranded at the airport could possibly have some long term benefits?

Certainly not Tom.

But then he hadn’t bargained on meeting Rafael

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THE RAIDER

Asta Idonea

The gods truly do work in mysterious ways as Thorstein found out when he was left for dead on the battle field of a foreign land.

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THE BUCKLE

Rob Colton

One ditching and one rescue later, Hayden discovers the use of a telephone isn’t the only offer that’s on the table…

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ARI

Nephylim

Benji and Ari have spent their lives feeling lost and alone, stranded between genders.

Can they help each other stop unravelling?

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OPPOSITES ATTRACT

Lily G. Blunt

Chris and Andreas are opposites in character.

Both fear the other wants to move on.

Can being stranded on a mountainside resolve the doubt that is threatening to tear them apart?

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OUT OF ORDER

Eric Gober

Rob was the one who got away.

Trent stumbles upon him during a trip to San Francisco

Right before a deadly earthquake

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DATING FOR DEAFIES

Nikka Michaels

If Evan York keeps hiding from the world behind his laptop he might miss out on something special.

Will he find the courage?

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ONE SNOWY NIGHT

Louise Lyons

One snowy night, Keith Brambles learns that appearances can be deceptive.

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THE CLIMB

kirifox

Jessie went camping with friends expecting to have some fun and maybe drink a little beer.

Instead, he found his perfect man

but is he real or just a dream?

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DID YOU LEAVE ANY FOR ME

Sarah Hayes

Two ex-lovers, one hotel room, and one random act of technology.

Will they fall out or fall back in love?

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SWEETNESS AND STRENGTH

jn olsen

Miles makes one seemingly small and inconsequential decision that turns out to be not so small and inconsequential after all.

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Louise’s Story – One Snowy Night

Main character, Keith Brambles, is an up and coming British singer. He has had one disastrous first date after another, finding most men are only interested because of who he is. After yet another failed meeting, he sets off for home, driving too fast for the conditions. He loses control of his car in the snow and finds himself stranded – with no mobile phone signal and an outfit completely unsuitable for braving the freezing conditions.

Just as Keith has begun to think he’s destined to spend a night in his car, possibly suffering from hypothermia, a potential rescuer arrives, but Keith wonders whether he might have more to fear from the man, than the weather.

Excerpt:

“You all right, mate?” a gruff voice asked.

“Y-y-y-yes,” Keith stammered. He was shivering so badly he doubted he could utter another word.

“No injuries?”

He shook his head in response.

“Can you get out?”

“I… d-d-d-d….” Keith meant to say I don’t know. He shoved the passenger door open and extended one leg, until his foot reached the snowy ground outside. He groaned as he tried to move the other leg. His knee was locked, and he couldn’t feel his foot at all.

“Fuck. Wait there.” The driver’s door slammed. Seconds later, the man appeared at the other side of the car. Large arms reached out and scooped Keith up. He clutched at the thick neck of his rescuer as he was plucked from the Audi and carried to a waiting white Transit van. White Van Man. Keith cringed, and hoped the man wouldn’t recognize him. His type probably wasn’t very tolerant. Then again, it wouldn’t really matter whether he knew who Keith was or not. Keith was wearing a purple silk shirt, heeled boots, earrings, and eye makeup. He thought his preference must be fairly obvious.

“There you go.” White Van Man managed to pull open the passenger side door of the van and hoist Keith up onto the seat without much effort. He slammed the door closed, went around the other side, and climbed behind the wheel.

The heating of the van was blowing at full blast. Keith leaned forward and placed his frozen hands over one of the vents. The interior of the vehicle was like a furnace, and he knew he would thaw out quickly, but painfully.

Louise Lyons Bio:

Louise Lyons comes from a family of writers. Her mother has a number of poems published in poetry anthologies, her aunt wrote poems for the church, and her grandmother sparked her inspiration with tales of fantasy. Louise first ventured into writing short stories at the grand old age of eight, mostly about little girls and ponies. She branched into romance in her teens, and MM romance a few years later, but none of her work saw the light of day until she discovered FanFiction in her late twenties.

Posting stories based on some of her favorite movies, provoked a surprisingly positive response from readers. This gave Louise the confidence to submit some of her work to publishers, and made her take her writing “hobby” more seriously.

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

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

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 Many thanks, Louise. Tell us a little more about yourself.

The prized possession you value above all others:

My car. I have a Mitsubishi FTO GR, modified Japanese import. I won’t bore you with the specifications, but I could talk about my baby (affectionately named Ed) until the cows come home.

The temptation you wish you could resist:

Naughty food! I love to eat and I constantly have to restrict myself and exercise, or I’d be rather larger than I am. I’m a sucker for Haagen Dazs pralines and cream ice cream, Maryland Gooey’s cookies and nachos with a hot spicy dip. I comfort eat, even when there’s really no excuse and as it usually gives me a “food hangover”, I don’t do myself any favours at all. (Drooling here!)

The film you can watch time and time again:

Remember Me, starring Robert Pattinson. I must have watched it at least a dozen times in a year and it gets me every time. I bawl like a baby. I love the tortured character of Tyler Hawkins and I can remember the first time I ever watched it. It shows Tyler’s sister in school and her teacher is writing the date on the blackboard – 9/11. You just know what’s going to happen even if you’ve never seen it. I remember watching with huge round eyes and shouting at the TV, “No, no, no!” (One of my favorites too.)

The unlikely interest that engages your curiosity:

Anyone who’s seen any of the posts on my blog tour for my first novel, Conflicted (with Dreamspinner Press) will probably have heard this one. I’m a bit of a tomboy and one of my big loves is cars and motorcycles. I have a beautiful car which I exhibit at shows and also do a lot of my own maintenance and modifications on. I like nothing better than poking about in an engine well, up to the elbows in oil and grease!

The song that means the most to you:

“If Today Was Your Last Day” by Nickelback. The lyrics make my eyes prickle. It’s about making the most of life. I have “Carpe Diem” tattooed on my back which is basically the same message.

Your early recollections of writing fiction:

Learning to use my mother’s old manual typewriter when I was about 8 years old. I started writing stories about little girls with ponies and would see tapping away on the machine for hours, while my friends were out playing.

I started on het romances when I was in my early teens and watching the film “My Beautiful Laundrette” when I was 15 or 16 started my interest in M/M romance. I’ve never looked back.

The pet hate that makes your hackles rise:

Liars. There is no excuse whatsoever. I hate it. Liars are cowards and I could really get on my soap box about that particular subject. Suffice to say, woe betide anyone who tells me any fibs in the future! (I totally agree with you here, Louise. You need to be able to trust someone.)

Contact Louise:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/louiselyonsauthor

Twitter: www.twitter.com/louiselyons013

Email: louiselyons013@gmail.com

Blog: http://louiselyonsauthor.wordpress.com

Many thanks for sharing with us today, Louise.

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Guest Author ~ Andrew Q. Gordon

A warm welcome to friend and fellow Wayward Ink Publishing author, Andrew Q. Gordon.

Congratulations on a fabulous story, Andrew.

A Closed Door

by Andrew Q. Gordon

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Book Blurb:

Outted at thirteen, Orin Merritt left home after high school hoping to escape the hell his life had become. Ten years later when a tornado destroys his childhood home and kills his parents, Orin finds himself in an entirely new nightmare. One he can’t run away from.

Blaming himself for failing the two people who always loved and supported him, he returns home and confronts his past in the person of his one-time best friend, Thomas Kennett.  Thomas not only rejected him when Orin came out, he led the group that tormented Orin into leaving.

As he struggles to deal with his grief, Orin also labors to fulfill the pledge he made to his parents before their death.  In the process, Orin learns that sometimes when you go away to find yourself, you leave the answers you’re looking for behind.

Cover Artist: Lily Velden and Jay Aheer

Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing.

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 Buy Links:

 Wayward Ink Publishing

Amazon US /Amazon Australia /Amazon UK /Amazon DE /Amazon Canada

 

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Book Excerpt:

“Orin, I won’t.” Thomas stood a bit straighter and his eyes lost the sad, pleading shine. “I won’t hurt you again.”

“You can’t promise that. Things happen.” Orin watched as his words dragged Thomas back from the brink of hope.

“If you truly believe that, then there’s nothing I can do. You have to believe there’s a chance or else I can’t prove it.”

“That’s not what I’m telling you.” He locked his gaze on Thomas’s. “If I say yes, I’ll have to take down the walls I surrounded my heart with to keep it safe. Once it’s gone, I won’t be able bring it back if I get hurt. Not now.

“So what I’m saying is, think about what you’re asking me to risk. If you really love me, ask yourself if are you willing to risk what will happen to me if you can’t keep your promise.”

He knew how unfair he’d been, but self-preservation had been a skill he’d honed over the past fifteen years. He needed Thomas to know just how serious the repercussion could be for his actions.

“Orin, I . . . I . . . how . . .?” Their faces were inches apart, and Thomas moved in for another kiss.

This felt different than the first—less urgent, but no less intense. Orin trembled at the leap he was about to take. When they stepped back, Thomas rubbed his thumb across Orin’s cheek.

“I do love you, Orin. More than I can say. So much, that I’m not willing to risk what will happen if I fail you again. I don’t have that right.”

Thomas’s lips quivered and the tears welled at the bottom of his eyes. He kissed Orin’s forehead gently.

“Good-bye, Orin. Please be happy.” Without looking back, Thomas walked to the front door, opened it, and walked away.

Author Bio:

Andrew Q. Gordon wrote his first story back when yellow legal pads, ball point pens were common and a Smith Corona correctable typewriter was considered high tech. Adapting with technology, he now takes his MacBook somewhere quiet when he wants to write.

He currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his partner of eighteen years, their young daughter and dog. In addition to dodging some very self-important D.C. ‘insiders’, Andrew uses his commute to catch up on his reading. When not working or writing, he enjoys soccer, high fantasy, baseball and seeing how much coffee he can drink in a day.

Author Contacts:

Website

Facebook

Twitter

Email: andrewqgordon@gmail.com

Other Books:

The Last Grand Master: (Champion of the Gods – Book 1);

Purpose:

(Un)Masked:

Ashes of Life:

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Release Day for the Stranded Anthology

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October 10 brings you a fresh anthology from Wayward Ink Publishing: Stranded.

Come meet the characters created by Alina Popescu, Michael P. Thomas, Kim Fielding, Asta Idonea, Rob Colton, Nephylim, Lily G. Blunt, Eric Gober, Nikka Michaels, Louise Lyons, kirifox, Sarah Hayes, and J.N. Olsen.

STRANDED

DEFINITION:

adjective

(of a boat, sailor, or sea creature) left aground on a shore

“a stranded whale”

left without the means to move from somewhere.

“he offers a lift to a stranded commuter”

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The boys in this collection of short stories have most definitely been left

STRANDED!

They’ve been shipwrecked and abandoned.

Marooned and cast away.

And left helpless and high and dry.

But you should never underestimate the tenacity of the human heart…

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STORIES INCLUDED:

CRAVING STAINS

Alina Popescu

Trapped since birth in a sterile, hospital-like apartment, Wynn longs to break free to experience the world.

Enter Doyle.

But is Doyle real, or is he just a figment of Wynn’s imagination?

SAY CHEESE

Michael P. Thomas

Sitcom sensation Felix Medrano, America’s Sweetheart, throws a star-studded surprise party for his sweetheart, beanpole barkeep Grover Shepherd.

It’s a smash, save for one detail: Shep is a no-show.

Who’d have thought it would be so hard to pop the question?

STANDBY

Kim Fielding

Who’d have thought being stranded at the airport could possibly have some long term benefits?

Certainly not Tom.

But then he hadn’t bargained on meeting Rafael

THE RAIDER

Asta Idonea

The gods truly do work in mysterious ways as Thorstein found out when he was left for dead on the battle field of a foreign land.

THE BUCKLE

Rob Colton

One ditching and one rescue later, Hayden discovers the use of a telephone isn’t the only offer that’s on the table…

ARI

Nephylim

Benji and Ari have spent their lives feeling lost and alone, stranded between genders.

Can they help each other stop unravelling?

OPPOSITES ATTRACT

Lily G. Blunt

Chris and Andreas are opposites in character.

Both fear the other wants to move on.

Can being stranded on a mountainside resolve the doubt that is threatening to tear them apart?

OUT OF ORDER

Eric Gober

Rob was the one who got away.

Trent stumbles upon him during a trip to San Francisco

Right before a deadly earthquake

DATING FOR DEAFIES

Nikka Michaels

If Evan York keeps hiding from the world behind his laptop he might miss out on something special.

Will he find the courage?

ONE SNOWY NIGHT

Louise Lyons

One snowy night, Keith Brambles learns that appearances can be deceptive.

THE CLIMB

kirifox

Jessie went camping with friends expecting to have some fun and maybe drink a little beer.

Instead, he found his perfect man

but is he real or just a dream?

DID YOU LEAVE ANY FOR ME

Sarah Hayes

Two ex-lovers, one hotel room, and one random act of technology.

Will they fall out or fall back in love?

SWEETNESS AND STRENGTH

jn olsen

Miles makes one seemingly small and inconsequential decision that turns out to be not so small and inconsequential after all.

Get your copy today

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Blog Tour ~ Dakota Skies by Taylin Clavelli

 Dakota Skies by Taylin Clavelli 

Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing

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How does it feel to have your first published novel?

Absolutely in awe at the finished product and happy beyond belief.

It has certainly been a learning curve. I think I’ve experienced every emotion in the process. Thankfully I’ve had Wayward Ink Publishing to guide me through it. Every member of the team has been helpful and courteous and it has made me realize what a group effort it is to bring a novel to the shelves.

In the beginning, I was ecstatic that WIP wanted to publish Dakota Skies. When they first read it, they fell in love with my boys and their story, but I was advised that it needed some work, which I wasn’t surprised about. For a story of such length, I didn’t expect it to be accepted without some changes, especially as I’d submitted it to another publisher prior to WIP. Unfortunately, it was turned down by the other publisher due to length and a few other things. After that, I rewrote it in the third person to remove some of the repetitive scenes which can accompany a story written in the first person with more than one main character. Thankfully, WIP believed in my boys and wanted to work with me to bring it to the public.

The pre-readers gave me confidence in my story and pointed out some areas which needed attention—mainly the opening chapter. WIP worked with me in making the first chapter in Dakota Skies one which would interest readers, rather than send them to sleep. We also reworked some scenes. Then it was onto the editing process. I think the majority of authors find the editing process somewhat painful. Again, I was guided through it, and the ladies that did my editing were very diplomatic in their suggestions. They brought to my attention some things I took for granted, like horse riding, phrases, etc., which needed more explanation. On the other hand, elsewhere, I’d gone into too much detail. And as down in the dumps I was when I first saw red on my chapters—when I saw the finished version it flowed much better. My knowledge of US grammar was much better too. I’ve come to appreciate hard editing.

Short of seeing the final version, the next high point was seeing the cover of Dakota skies. I was happy to let the artistic nature of those producing the cover let fly. Even then, I was consulted at every phase, and my views were taken into account.

In all, from start to finished product, the process has been a collaborative one. So when asked how I feel about my first published novel, I tend to do a silly dance, grin, and say “Bloody wonderful.”

 

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Synopsis:

Born in the wrong time…

In 1875 Dakota, Sheriff Jamie Carter has to hide his interest in men, even from his gutsy twin sister, Anna. On a good day, the truth can mean a bullet between the eyes, and on a bad, one in the back.

A man on a mission…

Jamie leaves Anna in charge of Blackrock and he hits the bounty hunting trail, along with his faithful equine companion, Houston. Five territories, scores of ‘Wanted’ posters, and many bullets later, his path unexpectedly converges with that of enigmatic loner, Kit Brooks.

Two men with one soul…

Will the smoldering fire between them rage into an inferno and break down protective barriers, allowing them to find love? Or will it separate and kill them?

Beneath Dakota skies…

Jamie and Kit’s story is a sweeping saga of cowboys, Indians, persistent broads, and vengeful villains, where the cowboys aren’t always the good guys, and love can’t be taken for granted.

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Buy the book here:

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Amazon US

Amazon UK

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About the author:

Taylin Clavelli lives in the United Kingdom, about 15 miles south of Birmingham, and a short journey from the world famous Cadbury’s Chocolate factory. She’s married with children and loves her family with all her heart.

Her love of books has been a long standing affair, with Taylin liking nothing better than to lose herself in an imaginary world.

Until she met Lily Velden, she never considered trying her hand at writing. However, after talking ideas, Lily encouraged her to put pen to paper—or rather, fingers to keyboard. Since, with a few virtual kicks in the right place, she hasn’t stopped. Her confidence eventually led to her writing an original work for submission.

Her first published work was Boys, Toys, and Carpet Fitters, developed for the Dreamspinner Press Anthology – Don’t Try This At Home.

Now she absolutely adores immersing herself into the characters she creates, and transferring the pictures in her brain to paper, finding it liberating, therapeutic, and wonderful.

Outside of writing, her interests include; martial arts (she’s a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwon-do), horse-riding, all of which facilitates her love of a wide variety of movies. Her action heroes include Jet Li and Tony Jaa—finding the dedication these men have for their art combined with their skill both amazing and a privilege to watch. If pressed, she’ll admit to thinking that the screen entrance of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean – Curse of the Black Pearl, and Shadowfax in LOTR, to be the greatest screen entrances ever. Her all-time favorite movies are Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.

The simple things in life that make her day, putting a smile on her face are:

Laughter – especially that of her children.

The smell of lasagna cooking – it makes her mouth salivate.

The dawn chorus – no symphony ever written can beat the waking greetings of the birds.

Social links:

Website

Facebook

Twitter

Win a paperback copy, an ebook copy, a swag bag and a $25 Amazon gift card:

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STRANDED

DEFINITION:

adjective

(of a boat, sailor, or sea creature) left aground on a shore

“a stranded whale”

left without the means to move from somewhere.

“he offers a lift to a stranded commuter”

STRANDED-Final Cover

 

The boys in this collection of short stories have most definitely been left STRANDED!

They’ve been shipwrecked and abandoned.

Marooned and cast away.

And left helpless and high and dry.

But you should never underestimate the tenacity of the human heart…

stranded-bookmark

STORIES INCLUDED:

CRAVING STAINS

Alina Popescu

Trapped since birth in a sterile, hospital-like apartment, Wynn longs to break free to experience the world.

Enter Doyle.

But is Doyle real, or is he just a figment of Wynn’s imagination?

SAY CHEESE

Michael P. Thomas

Sitcom sensation Felix Medrano, America’s Sweetheart, throws a star-studded surprise party for his sweetheart, beanpole barkeep Grover Shepherd.

It’s a smash, save for one detail: Shep is a no-show.

Who’d have thought it would be so hard to pop the question?

STANDBY

Kim Fielding

Who’d have thought being stranded at the airport could possibly have some long term benefits?

Certainly not Tom.

But then he hadn’t bargained on meeting Rafael

THE RAIDER

Asta Idonea

The gods truly do work in mysterious ways as Thorstein found out when he was left for dead on the battle field of a foreign land.

THE BUCKLE

Rob Colton

One ditching and one rescue later, Hayden discovers the use of a telephone isn’t the only offer that’s on the table…

ARI

Nephylim

Benji and Ari have spent their lives feeling lost and alone, stranded between genders.

Can they help each other stop unravelling?

OPPOSITES ATTRACT

Lily G. Blunt

Chris and Andreas are opposites in character.

Both fear the other wants to move on.

Can being stranded on a mountainside resolve the doubt that is threatening to tear them apart?

OUT OF ORDER

Eric Gober

Rob was the one who got away.

Trent stumbles upon him during a trip to San Francisco

Right before a deadly earthquake

DATING FOR DEAFIES

Nikka Michaels

If Evan York keeps hiding from the world behind his laptop he might miss out on something special.

Will he find the courage?

ONE SNOWY NIGHT

Louise Lyons

One snowy night, Keith Brambles learns that appearances can be deceptive.

THE CLIMB

kirifox

Jessie went camping with friends expecting to have some fun and maybe drink a little beer.

Instead, he found his perfect man

but is he real or just a dream?

DID YOU LEAVE ANY FOR ME

Sarah Hayes

Two ex-lovers, one hotel room, and one random act of technology.

Will they fall out or fall back in love?

SWEETNESS AND STRENGTH

jn olsen

Miles makes one seemingly small and inconsequential decision that turns out to be not so small and inconsequential after all.

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Review of Downing Tools by Edison Hart

Title: Downing Tools

Author: Edison Hart

Series: More Than Mates (Book 1)

Publication Date: 18 September 2014 (Second edition: 26th September 2014)

Genre: MM Romance/Gay Aussie Erotica

Length: 15,584 words

Pages: 59

Publisher: Amazon

Purchase Links: Amazon.com  and Amazon UK

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 My Review:

Trent Hall is an apprentice painter, gay, in the closet, and a virgin. He is also a horny yet self-conscious teenager. He meets his dream guy, “Macca”, a muscle-packed hunk on a building site, and from the first glimpse of his firm arse, Trent lusts after him and wonders if he could be ‘the one’. Thus follows a mix of humorous and angst-filled scenes as Trent observes and awkwardly pursues Macca, but it soon becomes evident the feeling of desire is mutual.

Edison Hart’s writing draws you in from the start and Trent’s inner dialogue and fears come across as both real as well as amusing. The reader feels for the young guy, face palming when he speaks before he thinks on several occasions, and no doubt cheers him on when he dates the object of his affection.

The erotic scenes are hot and explicit yet tastefully written with passion.

The story is a delight to read with likeable and believable characters, fun and hot all rolled into one. I look forward to Book 2 in this series and further works from this talented author.

The author provided me with a copy of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Blurb:

Apprentice painter Trent Hall is a total klutz when it comes to boys. In fact, he’s pretty bad at social interactions generally. So when a fit, super- confident, blue-eyed tradie called Macca turns up on the building site, the nineteen-year old Aussie responds the only way he knows how—by making things way more awkward than they need to be.

Misunderstandings, miscommunications and misfires abound on this hot, horny, and often clumsy adventure. But then, the course of true love never did run smooth. Not for Trent, anyway.

Edison Hart

 

Edison Hart is a 34-year old gay Australian writer living in London. So he’s the full box-and-dice cliché.

For 15-years he’s been a journalist working in print, radio and television in both Australia and the UK. (Although he uses a different name for that, as MM romance readers might not understand his love of dirty politics and grubby criminal downfalls).

Downing Tools is his first foray into the hot and steamy world of MM/gay romance and erotic fiction. He specialises in Australian romances — with typical Aussie characters and humour—and horny sex scenes as hot as the Aussie sun.

Follow Edison on Twitter:

Email: edisonhartbooks@gmail.com

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Chapter 7 ~ Part 2

Even though it was the last weekend in September, it was a gloriously warm and sunny day. After checking the forecast yesterday, I decided we could have a picnic in the local park and watch some local musicians perform. So before collecting Edward, I packed several blankets and the finger food I’d purchased the previous day.

When I arrived at the boys’ house, only Aiden and Seb were up. Edward was still upstairs getting ready, so I sat and chatted to them for a few minutes while I waited. Seb seemed so much happier in Aiden’s company. “Thanks for dancing with Aiden last night, Jayden, you saved me the embarrassment.”

“No problem,” I assured him and felt relieved he was not jealous of Aiden’s hot routine with me on the dance floor.

“But you can dance with Aiden next time, Seb. It’s about time you treated your boy to a dance,” Edward said as he walked into the room. He wound his arms around me and kissed me firmly on the cheek.

Seb nodded but didn’t commit himself either way as he eyed my Edward. A spark of jealously flashed through me with the non-verbal communication that obviously still passed between the two of them.

We said our goodbyes and wished each other an enjoyable day. When Edward implied he would see them tomorrow, I hoped that meant he would be staying the night with me again. I was determined to remain sober so I’d remember everything that passed between us today.

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Sara Testarossa's Blog

Sexy, character-driven romance; activism; ramblings on writing

The Blogger Girls

Bringing Variety to Your TBR

Nikka Michaels

Everyone deserves a love story

Thorny, Not Prickly

Thorny Sterling, thinking my thoughts out loud.

RJ Jones

Author of MM Romance

Jayden Brooks

Getting comfortable in my own skin, learning what it means to be me.

Books After Dark.

Stories that bite back.

Jamie Fessenden's Blog

The musings of a gay fiction author

Prism Book Alliance™

Celebrating Diversity Through Literature

Louise Lyons

Author of MM romance

Elin Gregory

Telling it like it was ...

Rainbow Gold Reviews

Follow the Rainbow to the Pot of Gold

The Land Of Make Believe

Welcome to the world of Andrew Q. Gordon

Because two men are better than one!

m/m romance book reviews

Jade Crystal

Stories of Love - Light, Dark, and All Shades In Between

P.D. Singer

Writing M/M Action, Adventure, and Love

Clare London, Author

Writing ... Man to Man

MM Good Book Reviews

Honest Reviews for Readers and Writers

Leighton Rose

Author of M/M Romance Novels

The Novel Approach

Where Reading and Romance Meet...

Brigham Vaughn

Setting free the characters in my mind

piper vaughn

piping hot

Garrett Leigh

Love. Life. Dream. Forever...

AJ Rose

I talk to imaginary people, speak of events that didn't happen. I tell lies. Also known as fiction, of the gay erotic variety.

FoxyGirls

Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys

Rebecca Cohen

Love across time, space and reality

GayListBookReviews

Reviews of same sex romantic fiction

"boys in our books"

a blog by girls who like boys in their books

ukgayromance

Celebrating the Gay Romance genre in the UK

KJ Charles

KJ Charles is an editor and writer who blogs about life on both sides of the publishing fence.

Kristen Lamb's Blog

We Are Not Alone

Theo Fenraven

Let Me Tell You A Story...

Charley Descoteaux

Regular Guys. Hot Romance.

Writers In The Storm

A Blog On Writing

N.R. Walker

Because the heart is blind...

UK GLBTQ Fiction Meet

Read it, Write it, Love it

J. P. Barnaby

An unexpected kind of fiction...

Patricia Logan M/M Erotic Tales

Just another WordPress.com site

Emma Jameson's Blog

Books by Emma Jameson

shadesofgay

M/M Romance by the author of Protection and Fifteen Shades of Gay (For Pay)

Jordan L. Hawk

Men, Monsters, and Mayhem

Lily Velden

Give me fiction. Reality is overrated.

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