Happy Kermit Flail July!

So, I’ve got to tell you– if anybody ever wonders if my gigantic YAYAYAYAYAY!!! at the beginning of the Kermit Flail posts is sincere and heartfelt? Well, I do all my loading and formatting of the post BEFORE I write my copy. So YES, it is definitely sincere, because ALL THE LOADING AND LINKING AND FORMATTING!!!
ESPECIALLY for this month’s Kermit Flail, because July comes with extra awesome, I guess!
Speaking of which– since this goes live on the morning of the 4th, I linked all of the DSP or DSPP books to DSP instead of amazon.com, because DSP and its affiliates are having a 4th-of-July sale, and all novels are $4 a piece–even the ones on presale, so now’s a good time to hop in it while the hopping is hot, right?
And we’ve got some GREAT stuff this time around.
For starters, we have TWO Dreamspun Desires, and the first one has the world’s greatest name.  Now remember the Dreamspun Desires are category romances–think Harlequin or Mills and Boone or Silhouette. For those of us who grew up on those romances–or sacrificed our mad-money to them in the kids-were-babies-and-we-had-no-money days, this is a big, happy, exciting deal. The first one, from my friend Kate McMurray, has the world’s best title, too- you’ll know it when you see it!  And the second one, by Rick R. Reed and Vivian Dean is equally steamy and precious. For those of you who loved the het category romances when you first started reading romance, by all means get on board with these! 
Next, we’ve got sort of a special celebrity appearance by Eric Shaw Quinn.  Now Mr. Quinn and his equally talented, witty and brilliant friend Christopher Rice have a podcast called The Dinner Party Show–I put a link by Mr. Quinn’s book, and I’ve listened and it’s funny and urbane and a real treat.  Eric’s book looks a little more serious, and it’s one of my favorite themes–the blending of legend and history and belief and hope and romance that makes us feel like the past never truly dies, and that love has been around in all its forms from the very beginning. Please check out The Prince’s Psalm– I already have it on my Kindle, and although I’m sort of ass deep in alligators atm, I’m really looking forward to it when I get the chance.
Also on our roster we’ve got JP Barnaby, as well as Ariel Tachna & Nikki Bennet and Nicole Forcine, all of whom are notable because besides being the most awesomest writers ever, they’re my very good friends too. In fact, JP, Ariel, Nikki and Nicole are almost an embarrassment of riches when it comes to friends–I am actually getting all verklempt here– JP, who is known for her heart ripping prose and her painful coming of age stories has been my staunchest supporter even when it felt like the world wanted to kill me with fire. Ariel and Nikki have been there since–literally– the very beginning. They were my entre to Dreamspinner, and to writing, and to the sheer, giddy glee that came with publishing a book with your name on it. And Nicole has been a good friend–and a very enabling fan, given that she started my FB group, Amy Lane Anonymous, and given that I know she’s an incredibly ACTIVE activist for all things good in the world, I am just so grateful for her help and friendship.  So there you go–four ladies I adore, and they have shown up HERE! (See why I get so happy?)
Add to that the delightful John Inman (who is also lurking on my Kindle, because our PUBLISHER recced him to me!) and the quirky and fascinating urban fantasy of Elizabeth Noble, well, can you SEE why that YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!! is the real thing?
So– don’t forget– sale at DSP right? Because nothing says Happy 4th like diving into a book!

(ETA– oops! This is totally my bad, folks– I thought the sale extended to DSPP, but it doesn’t! So sorry about that!)

Oh… oh yeah… there may possibly be a presale link for my own book at the bottom. EEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! Just thought I’d mention it, because dudes. I’m so excited about Fish!
Happy 4th!!!

The Greek Tycoon’s Green Card Groom

by Kate McMurray

Marriage gets less convenient when love is involved.

It started simple: Ondrej Kovac marries Archie Katsaros so Ondrej can stay in the US, away from his judgmental family in eastern Europe. Archie marries Ondrej in exchange for the money to bail out his failing company. It’s a fraud neither man is convinced he can pull off.

But as Archie introduces Ondrej to New York society and Ondrej proves his skill in the office, they start to discover a connection between them. Can they overcome the rocky foundation their relationship was built on, meddling immigration agents, gossip columnists determined to out their deception, and an aggressive executive set on selling Archie’s company out from under him? Only if they can prove to each other their love is worth fighting for.

Buy at DSP

The Prince’s Psalm 

by Eric Shaw Quinn
1 Samuel 18:1 & 3 “And it came to pass that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as he loved his own soul. Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him more than he loved his own soul.”

David not only slew Goliath, he won the heart of Prince Jonathan, heir to the throne of Israel. Theirs is the sweeping, romantic tale of two star-crossed, warrior lovers whose passionate affair changed history and gave rise to the nation of Israel. The legacy of their love stands at the center of the world still today, 3000 years later. The Prince’s Psalm is the detailed account of one of the greatest love affairs from history and the bible. This epic love story comes, chapter and verse, from the pages of the Old Testament Books of Samuel; brought to light, through painstaking research and the considerable storytelling skills of New York Times Bestselling Author, Eric Shaw Quinn in his novel The Prince’s Psalm.

The Dinner Party Show

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Stranded With Desire

by Vivian Dean and Rick R. Reed
When their plane crashed, their desire took flight.

CEO Maine Braxton and his invaluable assistant, Colby, don’t realize they share a deep secret: they’re in love—with each other. That secret may have never come to light but for a terrifying plane crash in the Cascade Mountains that changes everything.

In a struggle for survival, the two men brave bears, storms, and a life-threatening flood to make it out of the wilderness alive. The proximity to death makes them realize the importance of love over propriety. Confessions emerge. Passions ignite. They escape the wilds renewed and openly in love.

When they return to civilization, though, forces are already plotting to snuff out their short-lived romance and ruin everything both have worked so hard to achieve.

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by Nicki Bennett and Ariel Tachna

All for Love: Book One

When sword for hire Teodoro Ciéza de Vivar accepts a commission to “rescue” Lord Christian Blackwood from unsuitable influences, he has no idea he’s landed himself in the middle of a plot to assassinate King Philip IV of Spain and blame the English ambassador for the deed. Nor does he expect the spoiled child he’s sent to retrieve to be a handsome, engaging young man.

As Teodoro and Christian face down enemies at every turn, they fall more and more in love, an emotion they can’t safely indulge with the threat of the Inquisition looming over them. It will take all their combined guile and influence to outmaneuver the powerful men who would see them separated… or even killed.

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by JP Barnaby

Aaron Downing worshiped his mother. She saved his life. She did everything for him. But Anthony Downing has a different perspective. He sees the woman who tossed him into a basement for eight long years and forgot he existed. When Anthony decides he’s done being invisible, he packs up and heads for Detroit to stay with his Internet friend Jay, but fate intervenes.

Brendan Mears lost everything the day the man with a gun came into his father’s store. Now, he’s tethered to a business he can’t manage and a brother who resents him.

Different in all the ways that matter, Anthony and Brendan struggle to overcome their psychological obstacles, until a crushing betrayal sends them running for cover and each other.

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My Busboy

by John Inman
Robert Johnny just turned thirty, and his life is pretty much in the toilet. His writing career is on the skids. His love life is nonexistent. A stalker is driving him crazy. And his cat is a pain in the ass.

Then Robert orders a chimichanga platter at a neighborhood restaurant, and his life changes—just like that.

Dario Martinez isn’t having such a great existence either. He needs money for college. His shoes are falling apart. His boyfriend’s a dick. And he has a crap job as a busboy.

Then a stranger orders a chimichanga platter, and suddenly life isn’t quite as depressing.

But it’s the book in the busboy’s back pocket that really gets the ball rolling. For both our heroes. That and the black eye and the forgotten bowl of guacamole. Who knew true love could be so easily ignited or that the flames would spread so quickly?

But when Robert’s stalker gets dangerous, our two heroes find a lot more to occupy their time than falling in love. Staying alive might become the new game plan.

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Code Name Jack Rabbit

by Elizabeth Noble
Meet the newest members of the Vampire Guard, where legend and myth meet science and technology.

Jonas Forge, vampire. Once a spy and soldier, now a cop, Forge enjoys the life he’s built with his friends in Flint, Ohio.

Blair Turner, PhD. Blair, a vampire and computer hacker with exceptional skills, shares a powerful empathic bond with Forge, his soulmate.

Declan, vampire, ex-pirate, ex-fur trapper, thief, and con man. Declan is Forge’s former lover and soulmate to Lucas Coate.

Lucas Coate, MD, Flint’s medical examiner. A werewolf living amongst vampires, Lucas is also one of Forge’s best friends.

Their lives become complicated when an impending presidential visit throws them headlong into a world of high tech vampire spies and espionage. Recruited into the Vampire Guard by the secret society of the Akhkharu Nasaru, they uncover a werewolf terrorist organization known as the Qiguan.

Together they must thwart a murder attempt on the open waters of Lake Superior while tracking a previously unknown biological weapon controlled by the Qiquan—a weapon that may very well mean death for one of them.

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Settling Down

by Nicole Forcine
Little Earthquakes: Book Two

It’s been six months since Tim and Jae got together, and they’re giving Domestic Discipline an honest try. But when conflicting events conspire to interrupt their life, Tim starts to fray at the edges. He’s doing his best to handle everything, but he still struggles with unaddressed issues, both past and present. And seeing Tim trying to hold it together is breaking Jae’s heart.

There has to be a breaking point, and when it arrives, it’s Jae’s turn to take the reins, to provide them both with what they truly need.

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Fish Out of Water

by Amy Lane

PI Jackson Rivers grew up on the mean streets of Del Paso Heights—and he doesn’t trust cops, even though he was one. When the man he thinks of as his brother is accused of killing a police officer in an obviously doctored crime, Jackson will move heaven and earth to keep Kaden and his family safe.

Defense attorney Ellery Cramer grew up with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth, but that hasn’t stopped him from crushing on street-smart, swaggering Jackson Rivers for the past six years. But when Jackson asks for his help defending Kaden Cameron, Ellery is out of his depth—and not just with guarded, prickly Jackson. Kaden wasn’t just framed, he was framed by crooked cops, and the conspiracy goes higher than Ellery dares reach—and deep into Jackson’s troubled past.

Both men are soon enmeshed in the mystery of who killed the cop in the minimart, and engaged in a race against time to clear Kaden’s name. But when the mystery is solved and the bullets stop flying, they’ll have to deal with their personal complications… and an attraction that’s spiraled out of control.

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