The Forsaken by CJ Hart

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Title:  The Forsaken
Series:  The Abandoned Series, Book 2
Author:  C. J. Hart
Published:  November 2nd, 2015
Publisher:  Clean Teen Publishing
Genre:  YAm Paranormal Romance
Content Warning: Violence and Language
Recommended Age:  13+
Synopsis:  Fear. Uncertainty. Wonder. Those three things are thrumming through me, pounding in my ears and coating my tongue with acid. All words that escape my mouth are wrong; I can’t explain how it feels to not remember—for chunks of my memory and hours of my night to have been erased. Erased? No… forgotten.

How do you forget whether you killed a person or not the night before?

Cassie Spencer’s human life is over, and the resulting consequences are flooding in. As she learns to adapt to her new life, pieces of her honorary family are unraveling. Every day is another spent worrying who Ash will take from her next. Though he’s not the only danger she should be concerned about.
A man turns up dead. Eaten.
The Hunters suspect Ash is behind it—one of his sadistic games. But who is really at fault?
And then there’s the mystery illness Cassie contracts, a disease unheard of by both her father and the elders. Can they find her a cure before her condition worsens?
Not every hero wears a cape. Some wear gray beanies.


Grab a copy of book 1, The Hunted, for FREE on Amazon!


Excerpt from The Forsaken by CJ Hart:


—Ash—
Almost five months ago, our dear leader traded his life, his alpha status, for a human. A weak, pitiful thing barely worth the energy—but good enough to eat, in my opinion. I kept asking myself, Why doesn’t he just slit her throat? Humans are annoying. Wasn’t he bored already? I couldn’t comprehend why, after endless days of playing the doting boyfriend, he hadn’t killed her yet.
But I was wrong.
Even more months ago, years ago, Sebby decided to quit munching on humans and chose to hunt animals instead. That’s when he went soft, lost his spine. He got a job at a record store. What does he think he is now—human?
At the same time, some major changes were snowballing.
The elders decided to allow Seb’s allegiance to the mortal race.
Kat sided with them.
And I decided to torture those they loved the most. Starting with Seb’s new girlfriend. An added bonus was that her father was a Hunter. Anything I did to her, directly and indirectly, he would undoubtedly feel. But when I saw her at the café that day, when Sebby was drooling all over her, I realized the best way to get to her father was to play a little game with her. And how do you make a teenage girl miserable? You kidnap her best friend.
I don’t recall her name, but I do remember her scream. She was a fighter, and she loved to squeal as I peeled her skin off strip by strip. Oh, what a treat it was to smell her fear.
I smirk at the memory, and then I grimace.
Cassie Spencer thinks she’s better than us. Better than me. That she’s good and honorable. It’s laughable, really. Now that she’s one of us, we’re equals. It’s only a matter of time before she screws up again. And I only have to be in the right place, the right time, to catch it.
And it will happen.
She’s the same as the rest of us—whether she likes to admit that or not. She’s a monster. A freak.
The only one who gets under my skin.

 

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About the Author:
Renée Shearer writes young adult fiction under the name of C.J. Hart. Renée is a full-time writer who lives in Sydney, Australia, with a crazy pooch named Abbey and a boisterous, somersaulting rescue budgie named Kaleb. Her days are spent living in her fictional worlds and consuming way too much caffeine. She has an (unhealthy?) obsession with all things cupcake- and coffee-related plus Kerouac and YA dystopia/fantasy books. Renée can often be found surrounded by books, marathoning crime shows and munching on vegan goodies, on Twitter (@Renee_Shearer), Pinterest, or dancing in a rainstorm.
Renée hopes to one day visit Rio and is currently learning Brazilian Portuguese.
 We are so happy to have C.J. Hart with us today!

1) Describe your relationship with a good book.

A good book draws me into its world for hours at a time, is warm and inviting, and makes me want to go back and reread after I finish.

2) When did you first start writing and what was the first thing that you wrote that you were proud of?

I’ve been writing stories ever since I could write, and I’m proud of all my stories, especially the earlier stuff, as they helped cement my love of writing; helped me explore fictional worlds.

3) Please describe your work ethic as an author.

When writing or editing, I treat being an author as a real job, and am usually at my desk from 9am-3pm. Sometimes, I start at 8am if I’m raring to go. I’m not much of a procrastinator when it comes to writing, because it’s something I love, and while I don’t write every day (usually every second month), I can finish a book in about a month and a half.

4) How do you balance your work as an author with the other aspects of your life?

I make sure to take breaks and have a couple days off to spend with family, friends, or reading. I’m not always good at keeping the balance.

5) Why did you write this book?

Because I had to. I had to get the characters out of my head!

6) What experiences from your past do you find yourself drawing upon repeatedly for inspiration in your work?

Nothing for my YA books (they’re shifters—I don’t have personal experience with that), but for my adult books, there are stalker exes and caffeine addictions…yep, I totally have experience with that 😉

7) What do you hope to accomplish in the next five years, both as an author and in your outside life?

I haven’t really looked that far ahead as an author. Being a bestselling author would be awesome. Personally, I also would like to become a foster parent for animals that don’t currently have a home. I’m a HUGE animal lover, and even though that would be hard work, I think it could be just as fulfilling as being a bestseller.

8) Since you are a storyteller, please tell one good lie about yourself.

I once wrote a book about a skateboarding zebra.

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The Innocent by Michelle K. Pickett

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Title:  The Innocent
Series:  The Milayna Series, Book 3
Author:  Michelle K. Pickett
Published:  November 3, 2015
Publisher:  Clean Teen Publishing
Genre:  YAm Paranormal Romance
Content Warning:  Violence and Language
Recommended Age:  16+
Synopsis:  A year ago, eighteen year-old Milayna fought Azazel, Hell’s angel, for her soul. She thought she’d seen the last of him, but he’s back, and he’s brought his friends with him. The Four Brothers want Milayna’s life, and they have wicked powers to use to take it.
While Milayna struggles against the Four Brothers, she also has to fight Azazel for her younger brother’s soul. Ben is at a crucial point in his life—a time when he is weakest to Azazel and his powers. Milayna has to shield her brother from Azazel until Ben reaches the age of accountability and enters a period of safety from Azazel and his soul-sucking demons.
As if having four demon brothers out to end her life and Hell’s angel out to steal her brother’s soul wasn’t enough, Milayna is still reeling from the disappearance of Chay. Can she find him in time to save their relationship? Or will the constant struggle with Hell and all its evil send her seeking comfort in the arms of Xavier?
 
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About the Author:
Michelle is the bestselling author of the young adult novel “PODs.” She was born and raised in Flint, Michigan, but now lives in a sleepy suburb outside Houston with her extremely supportive husband, three school-aged children, a 125 pound “lap dog,” and a very snooty cat.
Red Bull or Monster Khaos are her coffee of choice, and she can’t write without peanut butter M&Ms and a hoodie. A hopeful romantic; she loves a swoon-worthy ending that will give her butterflies for days. She writes across genres in the young adult and new adult age groups. She loves to hear from her readers.
Michelle signed her new young adult contemporary novel— Unspeakable, with Clean Teen Publishing in 2014.
 
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Title:  The Forsaken
Series:  The Abandoned Series, Book 2
Author:  C. J. Hart
Published:  November 2nd, 2015  
Publisher:  Clean Teen Publishing
Genre:  YAm Paranormal Romance
Content Warning:   Violence and Language
Recommended Age:  13+

Synopsis:  Fear. Uncertainty. Wonder. Those three things are thrumming through me, pounding in my ears and coating my tongue with acid. All words that escape my mouth are wrong; I can’t explain how it feels to not remember—for chunks of my memory and hours of my night to have been erased. Erased? No… forgotten.
How do you forget whether you killed a person or not the night before?

Cassie Spencer’s human life is over, and the resulting consequences are flooding in. As she learns to adapt to her new life, pieces of her honorary family are unraveling. Every day is another spent worrying who Ash will take from her next. Though he’s not the only danger she should be concerned about.

A man turns up dead. Eaten.

The Hunters suspect Ash is behind it—one of his sadistic games. But who is really at fault?
And then there’s the mystery illness Cassie contracts, a disease unheard of by both her father and the elders. Can they find her a cure before her condition worsens?

Not every hero wears a cape. Some wear gray beanies.


Grab a copy of book 1, The Hunted, for FREE on Amazon!


Excerpt from The Forsaken by C. J. Hart:


—Ash—
Almost five months ago, our dear leader traded his life, his alpha status, for a human. A weak, pitiful thing barely worth the energy—but good enough to eat, in my opinion. I kept asking myself, Why doesn’t he just slit her throat? Humans are annoying. Wasn’t he bored already? I couldn’t comprehend why, after endless days of playing the doting boyfriend, he hadn’t killed her yet.
But I was wrong.
Even more months ago, years ago, Sebby decided to quit munching on humans and chose to hunt animals instead. That’s when he went soft, lost his spine. He got a job at a record store. What does he think he is now—human?
At the same time, some major changes were snowballing.
The elders decided to allow Seb’s allegiance to the mortal race.
Kat sided with them.
And I decided to torture those they loved the most. Starting with Seb’s new girlfriend. An added bonus was that her father was a Hunter. Anything I did to her, directly and indirectly, he would undoubtedly feel. But when I saw her at the café that day, when Sebby was drooling all over her, I realized the best way to get to her father was to play a little game with her. And how do you make a teenage girl miserable? You kidnap her best friend.
I don’t recall her name, but I do remember her scream. She was a fighter, and she loved to squeal as I peeled her skin off strip by strip. Oh, what a treat it was to smell her fear.
I smirk at the memory, and then I grimace.
Cassie Spencer thinks she’s better than us. Better than me. That she’s good and honorable. It’s laughable, really. Now that she’s one of us, we’re equals. It’s only a matter of time before she screws up again. And I only have to be in the right place, the right time, to catch it.
And it will happen.
She’s the same as the rest of us—whether she likes to admit that or not. She’s a monster. A freak.
The only one who gets under my skin.




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About the Author:
Renée Shearer writes young adult fiction under the name of C.J. Hart. Renée is a full-time writer who lives in Sydney, Australia, with a crazy pooch named Abbey and a boisterous, somersaulting rescue budgie named Kaleb. Her days are spent living in her fictional worlds and consuming way too much caffeine. She has an (unhealthy?) obsession with all things cupcake- and coffee-related plus Kerouac and YA dystopia/fantasy books. Renée can often be found surrounded by books, marathoning crime shows and munching on vegan goodies, on Twitter (@Renee_Shearer), Pinterest, or dancing in a rainstorm.
Renée hopes to one day visit Rio and is currently learning Brazilian Portuguese.



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Witch Hunt by Kasi Blake

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Title: Witch Hunt
Series:  The Witch Game Novels, Book Two
Author:  Kasi Blake
Published:  October 6th, 2015
Publisher:  Clean Teen Publishing
Genre:  YA Paranormal Romance
Synopsis:
A magical game of hide-and-seek begins.
Find the missing player and win.
The game resets.
They all forget and start the game again.

Seventeen-year-old Starr Hughes hasn’t believed in magic since the day her mother died. As an aspiring reporter, the only thing she cares about is cold, hard facts. So when she hears the popular kids at school (the It-Squad) are about to start a secret game, she wants every detail, especially since she has a major crush on gorgeous Dylan Winchester. Hiding under the headmaster’s desk, planting bugs, and breaking into a classmate’s home are all on her to-do list. With her boy-crazy best friend Lily at her side, Starr discovers that witches are not only real, but they also need her help. Someone is using the game to steal their memories, their powers, and perhaps even their lives.
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About the Author:
If you ask Kasi Blake how old she was when she started writing, she will probably say twelve. That’s when she wrote her first short story. But it started long before then. Her first characters were invisible friends she played with as a child. In the third grade she wrote a one-page story about a mummy for an assignment, and the teacher read it to the class. Even though she was embarrassed, the other kids laughed in all the right places, and she realized she could affect other people through her writing. She loves to get lost in emotional stories, crying and laughing with the characters, so she thinks it’s the most amazing thing in the world to be able to do this for other people.
Kasi is a hardcore Supernatural fanatic and practically has the shows memorized line for line. If you want to see her freak out, tell her you’ve never watched an episode. Then be prepared to listen to a long list of reasons why you should. In her spare time, when she’s not reading or writing, she does nail art, engages in day-long shopping trips with friends, and takes care of her many animals.
Originally from California, she resides in the Midwest on a farm with cows, chickens, ducks, a dog, and two cats.
We are very pleased to have Kasi Blake with us today!

Describe your relationship with a good book.

I am a fast reader, and when I fall in love with a book, I can’t stand to put it down for even an hour. When the last Harry Potter novel came out, I was up at four in the morning, finishing it. Books are gateways to other worlds, other lives, and I can’t get enough of them.

2) When did you first start writing and what was the first thing that you wrote that you were proud of?

I started when I was twelve, but it was a very long time until I wrote something I was proud of. Off the top of my head, I would say Vampires Rule was the first book I wrote that I absolutely loved.

3) Please describe your work ethic as an author.

Even when I’m not at the computer, I’m working as an author. My stories are almost always on my mind. When I do housework, I use that time to work out my outline or a scene. Sometimes I am writing from first thing in the morning until midnight. Depends on where I am in the process. Because I work from home, relatives and friends think I should be able to drop everything at a moment’s notice and do something for them. That makes it harder to get my writing done, but I manage.

4) How do you balance your work as an author with the other aspects of your life?

That’s a tough one. But I’m a full-time writer, so that makes it easier. When things are going good and I’m in the zone, it’s hard to remember that I need to do other things. Housework and relationships suffer if I’m not careful. I try to remember that. When I forget, other people usually remind me.

5) Why did you write this book?

My agent was having trouble finding a publisher for Vampires Rule because of the whole Twilight explosion. Publishers didn’t want any more vampires. So, my agent told me to try something that hasn’t been done repeatedly. I came up with the Witch Game Novels. They are a cross between The Craft and Pretty Little Liars.

6) What experiences from your past do you find yourself drawing upon repeatedly for inspiration in your work?

Since I write YA, that would be my high school years. I still vividly remember the emotional ups and downs, how I felt trapped in a negative home atmosphere after my parents divorced, and what it felt like to get my heart ripped out by the boy I thought I would always love.

7) What do you hope to accomplish in the next five years, both as an author and in your outside life?

In five years, I want to be married with several books under my belt. I’d like to be a popular author, not necessarily a famous one, but one with a huge readership. One of the reasons I started writing is to reach people that I don’t know, make them laugh and cry and think about stuff in a new way.

8) Since you are a storyteller, please tell one good lie about yourself.

When I’m not writing, I’m riding in the backseat of a black Impala, hunting with Sam and Dean.

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Stay With Me–author Lily Adile Lamb–NEW interview!

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Me
Author:  Lily Adile
Lamb
Published:  July 25th,
2015  
Publisher:  Encompass
Ink Publishing
Genre:  Contemporary
Gay Romance, M/M
Content Warning:  Explicit
sexual content, mild violence
Recommended Age:  18+
 
Synopsis:
It has been weeks since Curtis first saw the young waiter
with the haunted eyes. No matter how often he went to the café to find the
right opportunity to introduce himself, that moment simply did not come that
quickly.
 
Joseph was aware of the gentle giant who quietly came to
have his lunch and then left day after day. Fearing his father’s wrath and
under his ever watchful eyes, he made no moves nor overtures. Until one day
when the other man approaches to him…
 
 
 
Excerpt from Stay with Me by Lily Adile Lamb:
His colleague Jason spoke highly of the little corner café
at the mall. Curtis decided to try the food during his lunch break, since he’d
left his sandwiches on the kitchen bench-top at home that morning. Bugger, he
thought sourly, because it was a typically hot Aussie day, and he wasn’t in the
mood to walk to the mall. Perth had always been sweltering in the summer, but
today, it was humid as well. He hated the thought of sweating and then having
visible wet patches painting the fabric under his arms. 
He didn’t want to give the impression of being a sweaty, smelly, big bear.
Curtis was slightly overweight, and at just over six-feet, it made him feel
visible and a little self-conscious in the crowd. 
He waved at everyone as he left. At the bank where he worked as a teller in
central Perth, he got on well with everyone. His colleagues often teased him
about choosing to work longer hours, but he took it on the chin. Of course,
they’d tease him because he couldn’t hide his shyness.
Emerging from the building, he felt the scorching heat instantly. He quickly
walked, using the shade of other buildings. His wallet was in his pocket, and
he carried his Kindle. Curtis was a voracious reader and hooked on the newest
thriller/suspense novel by his favorite author, Dorien Grey. He’d left his
mobile phone behind, so he wouldn’t be distracted by phone calls. 
As it was a Friday, the mall was busy. He looked around curiously before
climbing down the stairs to the Asian café in the corner. It was busy and had a
long queue. Fuck. I hope I won’t spend my lunch break standing here, he thought
irritably. 
Waiting at the counter to order his meal, Curtis glanced at a short, slim Asian
waiter, taking a steaming hot bowl of some epicurean delight to a lucky
customer. He couldn’t see the man’s face, but something about his general
demeanor caught his attention. He moved deftly through the crowds carrying the
bowl to its intended customer. What caught Curtis’s attention was the way he hunched
his shoulders as if he didn’t wish to be noticed by anyone. No one that young
should walk like the weight of the world rests on his shoulders. Curtis
couldn’t take his eyes off the man with the fragile appearance.
“What can I get for you?” the elderly attendant asked, looking directly at
Curtis.
“Huh? Oh! I’d like to order a small size of your special fried rice, please,”
Curtis said. He paid for it and was given a number to pick up his lunch when it
was called. He walked away from the counter, but stood close enough to collect
his meal. He waited for a while, but grew tired of standing like a beanpole
among those much shorter than him, and looked around for a free table. 
He again found himself watching the waiter. This time, he had a better
opportunity to look at him, noting the man’s full profile. He had short, dark
hair that complemented his pale complexion and the pixie-like, fragile bone
structure of his youthful face. Curtis sat down but didn’t open his Kindle.
Instead, he watched the waiter, whose face appeared sad and pale, as if he
didn’t see much sun, despite the sunny days of summer. Curtis sighed and
finally opened his Kindle to read. Immersed in the story, he forgot about his
surroundings and got caught up in the adventure. Since he had a thing for
wounded male heroes, he could already visualize the character, John, in the
story.
Excuse me? Did you order the fried rice?” asked a quiet voice. 
Curtis looked up and found the waiter he’d been checking out earlier holding
his food. “Oh! Yes, that’s what I ordered.” Curtis felt bad for forgetting to
pick up his lunch. It was clear the guy was extremely busy. “Sorry, I forgot to
come to the counter.”
The man smiled reassuringly at Curtis before he dropped his gaze. “It’s fine.”
Then he walked away. 
For the first time, Curtis had been able to look directly into his eyes. He had
delicately exotic Asian features. His eyes are amazing, nearly black in color,
yet lack any sparkle. In fact, they looked haunted. He had a cute little nose
and his lips were full, almost pouty. Curtis continued to watch the man who was
much shorter compared to Curtis’s big frame. He felt suddenly protective toward
him. 
By the time Curtis finished his fried rice, his lunch break was nearly over. He
wiped his mouth with the tissue and stood up to leave, but couldn’t resist the
urge to look back at the man one last time.

 

Chapter One

 

 
A month had passed since Curtis first saw the waiter. He wasn’t sure whether he
should continue going to the café each day for lunch because he hadn’t found
the courage to approach the guy. He was worried people had begun to notice and
felt nervous that his behavior was stalkerish. He tried to appear as though he
went there for the good food only and not for the man himself. The waiter was
certainly cute, but more than that drew Curtis in. The sadness that overlaid
the sweetness caught his attention and held it. That was what kept him coming
back again and again. 
It made his heart heavy to think people might’ve noticed his behavior and think
he was creepy. Who wanted to be known as a creepy stalker-bear guy? 
He prayed he was being subtle and hoped he wasn’t receiving any speculative
looks from anyone. But he really had to make a decision soon—either strike up a
conversation with the guy, or stop coming for lunch and torturing himself. 
There he was, wiping a table for a couple of customers. He was wearing the same
style of clothes as before. The jeans he wore looked old and frayed, but they
hugged his cute little arse as he bent over, took a swipe at the table with a
damp rag, and collected the dishes. When he stood up, it was obvious the shirt
was as old as the jeans. It was thinned to nearly nothing from frequent
laundering. So transparent, it could have been made of gauze—it did nothing to
hide the guy’s ribs. 
Curtis didn’t even realize he stood stock-still, staring at the man until his
eyes caught the old man at the cashier’s desk glaring at him with a clenched
jaw. His deep frown made Curtis feel awkward to the point where he felt his
cheeks burning. He looked at his phone and checked for messages but still
furtively watched the waiter. He saw the expression he’d come to recognize as
sadness, but this time, there was more to it. He looked like a man who’d lost
all hope. He was also limping and dragged his feet at times. 
Is he injured? Why does he look like he’s in despair? Fuck. What’s happening in
his life? …..

 

 
About the Author:
Lily Adile, a Turkish writer, lived in the UK for many years before emigrating to
Australia. She visits her family in Turkey regularly and travels to other
countries, like Singapore, to visit other family members.
 
She is blessed with three grown up children and a furry child, Sir JJ Basil.
 
 
 
 We are so happy to have Lily with us today!

1) Describe your relationship with a good book.  Intensely emotional. I forget to sleep and do anything else.

2) When did you first start writing and what was the first thing that you wrote that you were proud of?

Last year and it was the scene where Joseph and Curtis first set their eyes on each other.

3) Please describe your work ethic as an author.

Write a story that comes from my heart to tell others. It needs to have a meaning and bring out the best in you. It needs to have real life like characters.

4) How do you balance your work as an author with the other aspects of your life?

I don’t always balance well. I am grateful for my husband who understands how I get carried away and takes it in his stride. There have been moments, I did not want to sleep or go out. It lessens my TV time as well. But I do my best to make sure my husband does not feel neglected because he is my anchor.

5) Why did you write this book?

This story has therapeutic qualities for me… It helped me to let go.

6) What experiences from your past do you find yourself drawing upon repeatedly for inspiration in your work?

The domestic violence part and feeling hopeless and then meeting someone who showed nothing but kindness.

7) What do you hope to accomplish in the next five years, both as an author and in your outside life?

I want to tell more stories to adults…the stories that they could read late at night in the bed to relax and smile about. I also dream of becoming a full-time writer with improved skills and better online editing software. Hahahaa

8) Since you are a storyteller, please tell one good lie about yourself.

Oh. People love to come to my home for dinners. My culinary skills bring out the kid in my friends. I asked them to just come along and see what delicious surprises are waiting for them. Would you believe, some of them even cancel their other arrangements so they could sit at my table ? Yeah. I slave myself in the kitchen to create that welcome to my home and let’s have fun while eating experience.

 

 
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Renewing Bonds–Interview with Ruby MacIntyre

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Author:   Ruby MacIntyre
Published:  August
15th, 2015
Publisher:  Encompass
Ink
Genre:  M/M erotic
romance
Content Warning:  Explicit
sexual content
Recommended Age:  18+
Two hearts
long separated find each other again.
Connor Locke has only given his heart away once, to a man
who left him alone with only a note as an explanation. He has tried to move on,
but no one compared to the one who left him brokenhearted and alone.
Harry grew up as a black sheep in his family, and when he
met Connor he thought he finally found a place to call home. The strong, yet
loving lawyer gave him things he never thought he’d find. But then he had to
leave, and that decision ended up ruining his life.
After years apart, the couple is finally reunited, but not
in a way either of them expects. A crime lord wants Harry badly, and he will do
anything to get him. Will Connor be able to keep Harry safe and salvage their
love, or will he lose Harry forever?
Excerpt from Renewing Bonds
by Ruby MacIntyre:
Harry was amazed when Connor brought him to his condo and
demanded he sleep in his bed. That wasn’t the surprising part, though—no, the
true shock came once they snuggled down under the covers in nothing but sweatpants.
Connor just held him close in his strong arms and fell asleep. No demanding, no
talking, no touching. Just sleep.
It was the most precious gift that Connor could give him. Harry couldn’t recall
the last time he had been in a man’s house, in his bed, and not be expected to
do something. So, once Connor’s breathing had evened out in sleep, it was the
easiest thing in the world for Harry to follow behind him. For the second night
in a row, Harry had a peaceful sleep with no nightmares and no one waking him,
demanding sex.
When the sun peeked in between the blinds and woke him up, Harry almost wanted
to cry. He longed for the easy escape that the dark nothingness of sleep
provided him. Being awake brought back all the evil and fears of the world, neither
of which he could escape. When something tightened around his chest, pulling
him against a hard body, Harry stiffened. Where was he? More importantly, who
was he with? Would he demand to be serviced or just let him go in peace?
“Shh, baby. It’s just me.”
Harry choked on a sob at the familiar, comforting voice. He had forgotten he
was at Connor’s house. He was safe there.
“Aw, baby, don’t cry. It’s okay. . . shh, you’re okay.” Connor turned him, so
they faced each other, and pulled him close again.
Harry buried his face in Connor’s chest, letting the hot tears of relief flow.
He moaned when strong fingers sank into his long hair and pressed himself into
the contact. Out of the hundreds of men who had touched him in the past few
years, only Connor brought him any measure of peace. His body only craved
Connor’s touch.
He wanted to beg for the man to take him, to own his body in such a way that he
would forget about the others, the faceless johns who had touched him when
Connor should have been the only one. But he couldn’t. He wouldn’t find out
until later that day if he was clean, and even if he ended up being pristine,
that didn’t take away from the blackness covering his soul. He had been
dirtied. Each nameless trick had left their blackened mark on him. How could
Connor want him anymore when he was used and filthy?
Connor held him the entire time he cried without saying a word. He provided
comforting noises and ran his hands up and down Harry’s back. When Harry’s
tears dried up, and his hitched breathing finally returned to normal, he pulled
back enough to look up at the man who held him and gave a shaky smile.
“I’m sorry about that.”
“Don’t be.” Connor shook his head, refusing to accept his apology. “You can
always open up with me, baby. Even if that means bawling your eyes out on my
shoulder.”

 

 

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Ruby MacIntyre was born and raised in Kansas and has always been an avid reader.
It’s beyond a mere hobby or escape from reality; it’s her passion. Because of
her love for reading, writing her own stories—giving voices and happy endings
to the people that live in her head—was only natural. She may be relatively new
to the gay romance genre, but once Ruby found it, she never looked back. Now it’s all she reads (the hotter the better!), and she is quite content with the
sexy men that dwell in her head, clamoring for her attention. When Ruby’s not
reading, she’s writing, and vice-versa. Books have always been her life and
likely always will be.
In the rare occasions Ruby isn’t working, reading, or writing, she loves to play
or cuddle with her dog and cat, watch a movie, or hang with family. She loves
books (duh), pretty notebooks, snowflakes, and the color yellow.
We are pleased to have Ruby join us today!
 

1) Describe your relationship with a good book.
It’s not a healthy relationship. I don’t want to eat, sleep, work, or keep up with any of my responsibilities. It becomes my obsession. I need to read and read and read, maybe read some parts over again, and read some more until I’ve consumed it and lived it and breathed it and sleeped it.

2) When did you first start writing and what was the first thing that you wrote that you were proud of?
I’ve been writing forever, it seems. Nothing really stuck until I penned an epic fantasy novel that was a whopping 100,000 words long. It took me a year or so to write, and I remember being filled with so much pride when I printed it off and held it in my hand. I felt that same pride having my first MM novel accepted at a publisher. I love every work I create as a child. I put a piece of myself into each one.

3) Please describe your work ethic as an author.
That has changed the more I’ve written. When I first started, every free second I had, I was writing. Now…not so much. I have work, and a fur baby, and family and obligations and fun time too. But I try to set aside time each week to sit down and write.

4) How do you balance your work as an author with the other aspects of your life?
It’s difficult, because sometimes I feel like life overtakes my personal time. But I try. I’ve been dealing with some personal issues these past few months that leaves me so little time to write, but I fight for it. And that’s what makes my writing so special to me. All my emotions build up, and the story builds up, and by the time I can sit down to write it out, it flows almost faster than what I can keep up with.

5) Why did you write this book?
Connor’s story needed to be written. I knew his pain, and I knew his heartache, but I didn’t really know why until the end of Forging Bonds. That’s when Harry made himself known to me. And that’s all it took. Everything flowed from there – Pinstripe, Beverly, Jones, Connor, and Harry… It hardly needed work, because it all flew from my fingers. The hard part was the deep emotional aspect of this story. Delving into Harry’s psyche was like wading through mud. He was so, so hard to write and I found myself hating my writing, thinking it was crap, thinking that I would have to redo the entire thing. And then I would read through what I had just written and wonder how in the heck I managed to create such beautiful emotion. But I think that’s just how Harry is, inside and out. He’s been hurt and lived through hell, and he’s wounded, but his heart remained pure. He’s one of my favorite people.

6) What experiences from your past do you find yourself drawing upon repeatedly for inspiration in your work?
I didn’t consciously do anything like that. The realm of sex slavery, lawyers/law, and fighting crime is really not anything I have experience with. But it was important to write the story as I saw it. One of the things I love about my writing is that I don’t need to draw from my life experiences to write stories. They can be different, and they are. My life is so boring, so trust me, it wouldn’t make a good story.

7) What do you hope to accomplish in the next five years, both as an author and in your outside life?
I want to write stories that touch people. I want to reach a wider audience, and I want to be a name that makes people smile when they think of me. I love to read and I love to write. And I want to meet people who appreciate what I like to read and who I can connect with, even if they don’t read my stories. I love the connections I’ve made as an author, and I just want to experience more of that.

8) Since you are a storyteller, please tell one good lie about yourself.
I’m not good at this game. I’d want it to be epic, but it wouldn’t be. I’m no good under pressure.

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Michael's Awakening

Title: Michael’s Awakening

Author: Jaclyn Osborn

Published: June 16th, 2015

Publisher: Encompass Ink

Genre: MM Romance

Content Warning: Explicit sexual content, graphic violence

Age Recommendation: 18+

 

One moment. That’s all it takes for life as you once knew it to change irrevocably. For Michael Kingston, that moment was when he first laid eyes on Gabriel. In his life, Michael had only known darkness, leaving behind a broken shell of a man. Unspeakable memories of his childhood constantly plagued him, causing him to disconnect emotionally from the world. No one had ever shown him love; therefore, he believed that he was unworthy of it. And then everything changed.

Gabriel Greyson had always been different. Growing up in a small, Bible-thumping town, his preferences for men, makeup, and fashion made him an outcast. But, with the support and love of his family, he overcame obstacles thrown his way and rose above the intolerance. He danced to the beat of his own glammed-out drum and refused to believe that he was anything other than ultra-fabulous. Working as a beautician, he had a job he adored and felt that everything was perfect in his life. Everything except for true love.

When these two men meet, sparks fly. For the first time in Michael’s life, he feels he can overcome the darkness inside him. Gabriel gives him hope and slowly brings him out of the shadows, showing him that even the darkest souls can be redeemed. But there are secrets that Michael keeps locked away. Michael’s fear is that Gabriel will turn away when he discovers the truth. After all, who could ever love a beast?

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Jaclyn Osborn

Jaclyn Osborn was born and raised in the state of Arkansas. When not working her day job, she spends her days writing, reading, and having epic Lord of the Rings movie marathons. All types of genres interest her in the MM world and she hopes to delve into a few of them in her writing career.

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We are happy to have Jaclyn with us today!

Describe your relationship with a good book.

When I am reading an excellent book, everything around me disappears and I transport myself into the world I’m reading about. For me, a good book doesn’t have to be a specific genre or point of view. A good book is simply a story that touches me in some way. If it can evoke a strong emotion from me, whether it be sadness, whimsical fantasies, or rage, I consider it a job well done from the author who wrote it.

When did you first start writing and what was the first thing that you wrote that you were proud of?

I’ve been writing since I was eleven. The first thing I wrote that I was proud of was when I was in the 10th grade. I had just read “The Lord of the Flies” by William Golding and fell in love with it. For fun, I decided to write an alternate ending for the book. I showed it to my English teacher and she was in awe, saying that it read like it could have actually been part of the original. That was an amazing compliment.

Please describe your work ethic as an author.

I write every day. On the weekends, I have a part-time job at a movie theater, but throughout the week, I dedicate my days to my true passion, writing. After the coffee is made, I pull out my laptop and get to work. I start writing around 9am and I stop around 5pm.

How do you balance your work as an author with the other aspects of your life?

It’s hard, I’m not going to lie. Even when I’m not writing, I’m writing. If that makes sense. To balance things, I set a writing schedule daily. 9am to 5pm. After that, I allow myself to visit with people, read a book that isn’t mine, watch a movie, go out shopping, etc. But even when I’m doing those things, story ideas and scenarios are still running through my head.

Why did you write this book?

Great question! One of my main characters from this book, Gabriel, had appeared in my head months before I actually started writing the book. Way before I even thought I COULD write a book. I was an active role-player on Facebook for a popular paranormal romance book series, so I was always writing fan-fiction for characters that belonged to someone else. That started bothering me. I wanted my own characters. So, I created Gabriel. A few of my best friends kept saying that I needed to write a book and then it hit me who Gabriel was.  When I first started writing “Michael’s Awakening”, I didn’t even think I was going to be able to get it published. But then a wonderful friend of mine intervened and told me about her publisher, and that’s how I was introduced to Encompass Ink.

What experiences from your past do you find yourself drawing upon repeatedly for inspiration in your work?

When I write, I try to write a book that I would like to read. I have always been huge on soulmate stories in the past, so I drew upon that while writing this book. As for actual experiences that help inspire my work, I find myself writing stories that take place in small towns or country settings. I’m from the South so it’s easy to draw inspiration from that.

 What do you hope to accomplish in the next five years, both as an author and in your outside life?

As an author, I hope to keep writing and releasing stories. There are so many ideas I have for future projects and I really hope to delve into them. They all are still M/M romance, but the genres are different, ranging from paranormal to historical romance. In my outside life, I hope to be able to write full-time and not have my second job.

Since you are a storyteller, please tell one good lie about yourself.

I will finish all of my current writings in progress before I start working on new ones. *lips twitch*

 

Gabriel’s lips were like that metaphorical cliff that appeared in our minds when we were faced with a decision that would ultimately alter our lives, a decision that would forever change who we are. I suspected from the beginning that he possessed a power that would tie me to him forever if I were to get too close.

His beauty and grace had first caught my eye, but now his inner fire had scorched my soul. If I were to claim Gabriel’s lips with mine, I would never be the same again.

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Fat Chance, TX by Celia Bonaduce

Title: Welcome to Fat Chance, Texas

Author: Celia Bonaduce

Published: July 21st, 2015

Publisher: Lyrical Press

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Women’s Fiction

For champion professional knitter Dymphna Pearl, inheriting part of a sun-blasted ghost town in the Texas hill country isn’t just unexpected, it’s a little daunting. To earn a cash bequest that could change her life, she’ll have to leave California to live in tiny, run-down Fat Chance for six months—with seven strangers. Impossible! Or is it?

Trading her sandals for cowboy boots, Dymphna dives into her new life with equal parts anxiety and excitement. After all, she’s never felt quite at home in Santa Monica anyway. Maybe Fat Chance will be her second chance. But making it habitable is going take more than a lasso and Wild West spirit. With an opinionated buzzard overlooking the proceedings and mismatched strangers learning to become friends, Dymphna wonders if unlocking the secrets of her own heart is the way to strike real gold.

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Celia Bonaduce is an award-winning producer whose credits cover a lot of ground – everything from field-producing ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to writing for many of Nickelodeon’s animated series, including Hey, Arnold and Chalkzone. If Celia Bonaduce’s last name is any indication, she is proof that TV talent runs in the family.

An avid reader, entering the world of books has always been a lifelong ambition. She is the author of the Venice Beach Romances, including The Merchant of Venice Beach, A Comedy of Erinn, and Much Ado About Mother. The first book in her new series, Welcome to Fat Chance, Texas, releases in July 2015.

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I’m very happy to have Celia Bonaduce with us this afternoon!

  • 1) Describe your relationship with a good book.

The expression “diving into a good book” is perfect. I jump in and am surrounded by a whole new world. I only surface when I have to!

  • 2) When did you first start writing and what was the first thing that you wrote that you were proud of?

I taught myself to type by typing out THE 13 CLOCKS by James Thurber when I was 14. By the time I was finished, I not only knew how to type, but thought reading and writing was the greatest thing ever – the typing part seemed almost like a side bar. At 15, I wrote a story about the statue of David by Michelangelo coming to life. It was probably terrible, but I was extraordinarily proud of it!

  • 3) Please describe your work ethic as an author.

Thomas Edison said it best: “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” Coming up with the story is fun and intriguing, but an author has to be dedicated to productivity – there is no substitute for putting your butt in the chair in front of your computer.

  • 4) How do you balance your work as an author with the other aspects of your life?

My professional life is the very definition of “It’s Complicated”! I am a director on HGTV’s House Hunters (currently directing their mini-series on TINY HOUSES, believe it or not). It’s a fantastic job that has me traveling all over the USA about 6 months out of the year. When I have a shoot AND a book deadline, my schedule goes like this: Get to the airport and write; check into hotel and write; get up at 5am, write for two hours and go shoot House Hunters; Get back to hotel around 7, set alarm for 9, wake up and work until I’m writing gibberish and then go back to bed; Return to airport…you get the idea. Luckily, I have the greatest husband in the world, who not only understands the traveling and writing, but is a fantastic editor!

  • 5) Why did you write this book?

The theme behind WELCOME TO FAT CHANCE, TEXAS has appealed to me for years – and I always wanted to write about it. When I pitched the series idea to Marin Biro, my editor at Kensington, I said “I want to write a book exploring the idea of a modern day search for The American Dream.” Martin asked “Is it possible to pursue The American Dream in today’s society?” I said I wasn’t sure, but wanted to pursue the concept. I promised I’d keep it light, funny and that I wouldn’t preach! He took a chance and I delivered FAT CHANCE seven months later.

  • 6) What experiences from your past do you find yourself drawing upon repeatedly for inspiration in your work?

My parents were both professional TV writers, so I draw from their experiences every day! I think writing must be in my DNA – I was so lucky to just learn so much of this craft almost by osmosis.

  • 7) What do you hope to accomplish in the next five years, both as an author and in your outside life?

I would be very happy to continue my journey as a writer and traveling director for the next five years. ALASKA is the only state I haven’t visited, and it would be a crime if it took me five more years to get there. I’m really hoping there are jetpacks arriving at a car dealership near me in the next five years, because I get really tired of Los Angeles traffic.

8) Since you are a storyteller, please tell one good lie about yourself.

I sometimes forget to eat.

From the book……

The man stopped about three feet in front of them. He didn’t smile. He thrust out his chin at Thud.

“That your dog?” he asked.

“Yes,” Professor Johnson said.

The man now thrust his chin at the WELCOME TO FAT CHANCE, TEXAS sign in Professor Johnson’s hands.

“That’s my sign,” he said.

Dymphna noticed the man had his right shoulder angled back at an unnatural angle. She wondered if there was something wrong with his arm, but as the fog started to clear, she saw that he was resting his fingertips on the butt of a gun. The gun was in a holster buckled across the man’s hips. At a distance, the hostler had blended in with the loud board shorts, but as he got closer, there was no mistaking it.

The man suddenly whirled on the RV. He yelled out:

“Throw your weapons down and come out with your hands up.”

“Sir, this RV is coming in from Los Angeles,” Professor Johnson said. “We don’t have weapons.”

One of the windows opened slowly and a man’s hand appeared, palm up. In the palm was resting a pistol. The hand dropped the gun to the ground as the door hissed open. Powderkeg came down the steps into the open with his hands locked over his head.

“Good Morning, Viet Nam,” the old man said. “I know that gun.”

As Powderkeg moved towards the side of the RV with his hands clasped over this head, another gun hit the dirt – this one a semi-automatic handgun in a dark gray and alarming pink – also hit the dirt. Old Bertha heaved herself down the stairs, glaring at the old man.

“A lady can’t be too careful” she said, putting her hands in the air and moving towards Powderkeg.

A switchblade was next out the door, followed by a glowering Wally Wasabi.

“Dude,” Wally said. “You suck.”

“Move along, Sonny,” the old man said. “And get those hands in the air.”

“Whatever,” Wally Wasabi said, but he moved down the RV with his hands up.

“How did they get all those weapons on their planes?” Dymphna whispered to Professor Johnson.

“You can put a switchblade in checked luggage,” Professor Johnson whispered back. “And if you let TSA know you’re bringing a firearm – ahead of time in writing and you have a permit – you can bring it in checked baggage, as well.”

“Wow,” Dymphna’s voice was so soft she could barely hear it herself. “Who knew?”

“I did,” the professor said. “And every TSA agent in America.”

 

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Title: Perfect Contradiction
Series:  The Contradiction Series #2
Author:   Peggy Martinez
Published:   July 14th, 2015
Publisher:  Crimson Tree Publishing
Genre:  NA Contemporary Romance
Content Warning:   Minor Violence, sexual references
Recommended Age:  17+

Synopsis:  Jennifer Collins is finally beginning to heal after losing her mother to cancer. It’s been a long road with scary turns, but her best friend Beth helped her through the darkest moments. But now Beth has gone and gotten herself hitched, and Jen can’t help but feel like she’s all alone once again.

When Hunter Wright comes strolling back into town after leaving her behind without so much as a see ya later when she needed him the most, Jen suddenly realizes she isn’t as over him as she thought she was. And perhaps she never would be.

But things are complicated now, and Jen has a secret that makes it impossible for her to throw caution to the wind and fall back into the arms of the man who broke her heart. 

Sometimes, a new beginning, a new life, and a new outlook can mean so much more than understanding and forgiveness. Sometimes it can mean putting faith in someone who has the ability to hurt you or the ability to make you whole. Jen knows more than anyone that love can be such a… Perfect Contradiction.

Excerpt from Perfect Contradiction by Peggy Martinez:
“Let me help you with that,” Hunter murmured near my ear. I stiffened as he tied my apron for me and stepped back. I turned slowly, my eyes traveling from the fine cut of his tuxedo up to find his eyes on me. He was soaking me in, for once not guarding his emotions as he devoured the sight of me standing there in my kitchen, barefoot with my momma’s old apron covering my pretty dress.
“What are you doing, Hunter?” I asked wearily. The shutters came down once again and he took another step back and loosened his stance into nonchalance. He shrugged.
“Just came to help you out. I’m not big on crowds.” I raised a brow. So, he wanted to help me in the kitchen. I could deal with that. I could pretend like nothing had ever happened between us, that we hadn’t spent the two most wonderful nights of my life in each other’s arms. I could pretend that I hadn’t suffered a broken heart because I’d thought we’d had something special between us. Yeah, I could do that. Absolutely.

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Peggy Martinez is a full time Author who has over a dozen published works, including the Time Warper Series, the State of Decay Trilogy, the Contradiction Series, the Reapers Grimm Series, her middle grade Super Zero Series, and various novellas and serials.

When not writing, Peggy can be found homeschooling her teen son and four daughters. You may also find her packaging hundreds of boxes for her monthly box subscription business she founded just for readers! (Lit-Cube) She could also be spotted reading, making soap, dabbling in aromatherapy, watching gangster movies, prepping for the zombie apocalypse, or downing insane amounts of Twizzlers and Kazoozles. Oh yeah… and day dreaming about owning a small homestead or taking a dream vacation to Greece, Scotland, & Ireland. She could totally be doing that.
 
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Title:  Minutes Before Sunset
Series:  The Timely Death Trilogy #1
Author:   Shannon A. Thompson
Published:  July 28th, 2015  
Publisher:  Clean Teen Publishing
Genre:  YA Paranormal Romance
Content Warning:  Violence, Adult Language
Recommended Age:  13+


Synopsis:  Two destinies. One death.

“Her kiss could kill us, and my consent signed our death certificates.”

Eric Welborn isn’t completely human, but he isn’t the only shade in the small Midwest town of Hayworth. With one year left before his eighteenth birthday, Eric is destined to win a long-raging war for his kind. But then she happens. In the middle of the night, Eric meets a nameless shade, and she’s powerful—too powerful—and his beliefs are altered. The Dark has lied to him, and he’s determined to figure out exactly what lies were told, even if the secrets protect his survival.

Jessica Taylor moves to Hayworth, and her only goal is to find more information on her deceased biological family. Her adoptive parents agree to help on one condition: perfect grades. And Jessica is distraught when she’s assigned as Eric’s class partner. He won’t help, let alone talk to her, but she’s determined to change him—even if it means revealing everything he’s striven to hide.




Excerpt from Minutes Before Sunset by Shannon A. Thompson:
“You look mad,” he said, quieter this time.
I wouldn’t look at him. “I am.”
“Why?”
“Because I don’t get you,” I admitted. “I have no idea why you’re acting this way, and it makes me feel like I don’t know you.”
“I didn’t realize you wanted to know me,” he said, and I turned around, momentarily meeting his eyes. They were dark, shadowed by an expression I hadn’t seen before.
“Why wouldn’t I?” I asked, feeling heat crawl over my neck. “We’ve already spent a lot of time together.”
“For a project that’s completed, Jessica,” he said, and he shook his head, driving silently through my neighborhood. I waited for him to speak, but he didn’t. Soon, we were at the end of my driveway. Eric shoved the gears into park, and I reached for the door, but he locked it.
“Why are you so interested in my life?” he asked, and my heart pounded. I didn’t say anything. His eyes met mine, filled with an intensity that made me shudder. “It’s not that great.”
“I know,” I managed. My voice was shaking.
            His face reddened. “But you ask questions.”
            “And you answer them.”
            His mouth opened, but then it snapped shut. He sighed, turned away, and grabbed the steering wheel as if he were driving again. We remained parked. “I’m Eric James Welborn,” he stated, his voice wavering into an awkwardness I’d never heard with his normally confident and cocky attitude.
            James? His middle name felt personal—like he had opened up a side of himself he’d forgotten about. But I didn’t feel intrusive. I felt comforted, like I already knew the answer before he’d spoken it. But I hadn’t.
            “Your name doesn’t tell me who you are,” I said, surprised by my fluidity.
            He barely smiled. “Maybe I like it that way.”
            “I don’t.”

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Shannon A. Thompson is a twenty-three-year-old author, avid reader, and habitual chatterbox. She was merely sixteen when she was first published, and a lot has happened since then. Thompson’s work has appeared in numerous poetry collections and anthologies, and her first installment of The Timely Death Trilogy became Goodreads’ Book of the Month. As a novelist, poet, and blogger, Thompson spends her free time writing and sharing ideas with her black cat named after her favorite actor, Humphrey Bogart. Between writing and befriending cats, she graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in English, and she travels whenever the road calls her.

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