Kermit Flail–Giving Thanks for Great Books!

Okay– corny intro for our November issue, but I am SUPER grateful here. 
I have to admit– I KIDNAPPED the first item on my list here. Parker Williams is one of Jackson and Ellery’s BIGGEST fans, and he’s reviewed Fish Out of Water on his blog and has even given Colby and Terrell a brief cameo in one of his latest books–but he keeps forgetting Kermit Flail– so I figured I’d promote his book anyway, because Parker is just amazing, and because this book LOOKS fantastic, and because I love him to death with smishes and Jai-fic, just for him. 
And Kaje Harper wasn’t so much kidnapped as she was… uhm… nudged. That’s the word. I saw she was online as I was putting my post together and I NUDGED her. Because I love her work, and because she’s writing for DSP for the first time here, and because I adore HER personally–and one of my biggest regrets at GRL was not getting so much as a lunch with her. *sigh* But at least I got to flail her newest story, Fair isn’t Life.

And, well, Melanie Jayne has been on the Flail before, but, see, I’ve known her for so long and am always so excited to Flail her and when I found out she was doing an M/M story instead of het, I was OVER THE MOON. I may have, uhm, nudged her too. 
C.J. Elliot just dropped into my lap like a ripe apple, because her story, The Kinsey Scale, looks both adorable AND delicious.
And of course, gay romance’s answer to Mary Janice Davison, Ms. EJ Russell, is here with Vampire With Benefits, and I am tickled pink!
It’s an embarrassment of riches, and while some of them are, admittedly pilfered, most of them were invited–yes, INVITED–like favorite friends to the table.
I hope your November is hopeful, I hope you’re surrounded by people you love, and I hope you read a lot of good books this time out.
I know I plan to!

Lincoln’s Park

by Parker Williams 
A Links In the Chain Story

Lincoln Merriweather was born an entitled brat with a silver spoon lodged so deep, it might never have come out. At the BDSM club or in business, Lincoln was a storm, blowing in and disrupting the lives of everyone he touched, until the day he met a man who peeled away the tarnished layers to expose a decent person.

Lincoln found—then lost—love.

Since then, he’s tried to atone for his past, including walking away from his family’s wealth. He opened a diner, hiring people to work for him that he would have spit on before his epiphany. He’s found peace, which he’s about to lose to a hazel-eyed man.

Noel Simmons wound up on the street when his parents discovered he was gay. His path leads him to Lincoln’s diner, where he asks for a job. He’s thrilled when Lincoln agrees to hire him, but finds his new boss perplexing. Can anyone be this kind and decent?

What starts out as business becomes something more. Noel discovers he needs Lincoln in order to feel safe. Lincoln needs Noel to complete him. But when Lincoln’s past gets in the way of his present, will the two have a future?

A Change of Pace

 by Melanie Jayne

Book 6 in The Change Series

Edwin Eric is a self-made man. He’s out, proud, and more worried about the effects of winter salt on his Gucci loafers than settling down. He’s landed his dream job as a fashion consultant, but he’s not taking the job any more serious than he takes his hook-ups. Edwin has only one type, willing. He can’t imagine any man could ever change his mind.

Guillermo Cruz has known love and the pain of losing it. The owner of the hottest restaurant in Indianapolis, he is as comfortable with his sexuality as he is with accepting whatever life throws at him. He isn’t looking for love and Edwin is definitely not the right man.

When Edwin is forced to change his ways or lose his job, it’s Guillermo’s cool, collected calmness that provides an unexpected oasis. Can a change of pace lead to love?

Buy at Amazon

Vampire With Benefits

by E.J. Russell 
Supernatural Selection #2

A match between a vampire and shifter could be deadly—but one broken beaver doesn’t give a dam.

Silent film actor Casimir Moreau had imagined that life as a vampire would be freewheeling and glamorous. Instead, he’s plunged into a restrictive society whose rules he runs afoul of at every turn. To “rehabilitate” him, the vampire council orders him mated to an incubus with impeccable breeding who’ll mold Cas into the upstanding vampire he ought to be. Or else.

As an inactive beaver shifter, construction engineer Rusty Johnson has fought—and overcome—bias and disrespect his entire life. But when his longtime boyfriend leaves him for political reasons, Rusty is ready to call it a day. Next stop? Supernatural Selection and his guaranteed perfect mate, a bear shifter living far away from Rusty’s disapproving clan.

But then a spell snafu at Supernatural Selection robs both men of their intended husbands. Rusty can’t face returning to his clan, and Cas needs somebody on his arm to keep the council happy, so they agree to pretend to be married. Nobody needs to know their relationship is fake—especially since it’s starting to feel suspiciously like the real thing.

Buy at Publisher

The Kinsey Scale
by C. Jane Elliott
Life is good for Eric Brown. He’s a senior theater major, an RA for a freshman dorm, and has a great circle of friends. Single since sophomore year, Eric isn’t looking for love. Then Will Butler—fellow senior, co-RA, and the cutest guy Eric’s ever seen—walks into his dorm. Will has a girlfriend he sees off campus—a minor disappointment that becomes a major problem when a housing shortage causes Will and Eric to become roommates, and Eric is forced to witness Will’s hotness day in and day out. For protection, Eric asks Jerry, his ex-boyfriend, to pretend they’re still together. Jerry warns him it’s a stupid idea, but he reluctantly agrees.
Too bad it won’t save Eric from losing his heart.
Will Butler has never believed in himself. His dysfunctional family saw to that. Although Will has loved music since childhood, he’s never seriously considered pursuing it, and the person he’s dating doesn’t encourage him. Then he and Eric Brown become roommates, and everything changes. Eric believes in Will and his talent. He’s also gorgeous and playful and fast becoming Will’s best friend. And that’s not good, because Will is hiding some big things, not only from Eric but from himself. 
Tagline: Forced roommates, fake boyfriends, fiery attraction, and a secret or two… are they fooling themselves or falling in love?
Fair Isn’t Life

by Kaje Harper

Luke Lafontaine survived the past year by not thinking about the father he lost, the dairy farm he couldn’t save from bankruptcy, or his way of life that vanished with the rap of an auctioneer’s hammer. Cleaning up city folks’ trash at the Minnesota State Fair is just another dead-end job. But at the Fair, surrounded by a celebration of farm life, ambitions he’d given up on and buried deep start to revive. And seeing Mason Bell in the parade—gorgeous, gay, out-of-his-league Mason—stirs other buried dreams.

Mason left his hometown for college in Minneapolis without looking back. Student life is fun, classes are great, gay guys are easy to find, but it’s all a bit superficial. He’s at the State Fair parade route with his band when he realizes a scruffy maintenance worker is Luke, his secret high school crush. Luke should be safely home working on his dad’s farm, not picking up litter. Mason wishes he hadn’t fallen out of touch. He’s an optimist, though, and it’s never too late for second chances. Now he just has to convince Luke.

Hiding the Moon

by Amy Lane
Fish Out Of Water: Book Four – A Fish Out of Water/Racing for the Sun Crossover

Can a hitman and a psychic negotiate a relationship while all hell breaks loose?

The world might not know who Lee Burton is, but it needs his black ops division and the work they do to keep it safe. Lee’s spent his life following orders—until he sees a kill jacket on Ernie Caulfield. Ernie isn’t a typical target, and something is very wrong with Burton’s chain of command.

Ernie’s life may seem adrift, but his every action helps to shelter his mind from the psychic storm raging within. When Lee Burton shows up to save him from assassins and club bunnies, Ernie seizes his hand and doesn’t look back. Burton is Ernie’s best bet in a tumultuous world, and after one day together, he’s pretty sure Lee knows Ernie is his destiny as well.

But when Burton refused Ernie’s contract, he kicked an entire piranha tank of bad guys, and Burton can’t rest until he takes down the rogue military unit that would try to kill a spacey psychic. Ernie’s in love with Burton and Burton’s confused as hell by Ernie—but Ernie’s not changing his mind and Burton can’t stay away. Psychics, assassins, and bad guys—throw them into the desert with a forbidden love affair and what could possibly go wrong?

0 thoughts on “Kermit Flail–Giving Thanks for Great Books!”

  1. Unknown says:

    Oops , you put the Kinsey Scale by … Amy Lane. 😬

  2. avatarminx says:

    I'm surprised you didn't "nudge" Mary for Consort. 🙂

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