*Kermit Flail Monday* March Version!

Holy Cats!

Folks, we have THE BEST *kermit flail* this month!  

I mean, remember last month?  One person on the dance floor, shining?  Well, that was pretty awesome, but now?  We’ve got a whole damned party!

And who best to start a party than the lovely, pixilated, amazeballs Miss Tara Lain, who’s new release Winter’s Wolf looks like so much fun!

So, ladies and gentlemen, let’s get this party started with Miss Ta-ra LAIN!


by Tara Lain

Thane was raised on the two cardinal rules of werewolf existence: don’t reveal
yourself to humans under penalty of death, and there’s no such thing as a gay
werewolf. It’s no surprise when his father drags him from his wild life in
remote Canada back to Connecticut to meet his old pack in hopes it will
persuade Winter to abandon his love of sex with human males. Of course Dad’s hopes
are dashed when they come face-to-face with the gay werewolves in the Harker

takes one look at FBI agent, Matt Partridge, and decides bird is his favorite
food. Partridge is embroiled in an investigation into drug dealing and the
death of a fellow agent. He can’t let himself get distracted by the young,
platinum-haired beast, but then Winter proves invaluable in the search for
clues, a move that winds them both up in chains and facing imminent death.
Winter quickly learns his father’s motives are questionable, the pack alphas
are a bunch of pussies, humans aren’t quite what they seem, and nothing in the
forests of Connecticut is pure except love.

Okay– now this next book… folks, Angel Martinez is KILLING ME. Not only is her online presence funny and cool, but look at that cover… do we see the ears?  *diez*  So let’s hear it for Angel Martinez and her lovely co-writer, Bellora Quinn, and their new urban fantasy Quinn’s Gambit— YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA!!!

Quinn’s Gambit: AURA 1

Angel MartinezBellora Quinn

After a terrible magical accident at Berkeley created unpredictable holes between realities, all manner of non-human creatures started popping into our world. These displacements, called Random Anomalous Reality Events or RARE, have taken magic out of fiction and relocated it firmly in reality, resulting in a great deal of chaos and confusion. Displaced elf Valerian works with AURA, the Agency of Unnatural Resettlement and Assimilation, to intercept these beings as they appear in the human world, helping the peaceful ones and subduing the violent, malevolent ones. It’s good, satisfying work, and Val would be happy if he wasn’t so lonely. 

Quinten is a young mage just trying to get by, but New York isn’t the easiest city to make a living in. If his methods are sometimes morally dubious, his heart is still in the right place. Of course, for Quinn, the right place means firmly locked away, protected at all costs. Living by his wits and sometimes magically induced luck, he works as a ‘freelance magic user’, or unregistered mage and small-time con, according to the authorities. The last thing Quinn wants is to draw the cops’ attention, but when an Event happens right on top of him, he’s forced to turn to AURA for help. Valerian isn’t at all what he’d expected in an AURA cop, and he certainly wasn’t expecting to join forces with the sexy elf, a snarky drow and a bitter incubus, when certain individuals in power try to stop the RARE by any means necessary. 

Things are not all what they seem at AURA headquarters, and a greater evil lurks at the top than anyone could have imagined.

At Totall-e Bound

Now, this next offering from Miss Annabeth Albert is from the Portland Heat series, and having been to Portland? I can’t imagine a more awesome, offbeat, amazing and imaginative place to set a series.  (Besides– Grimm is set there, and I’m saying!)  Anyway– this one is set in a coffee shop, because, wonderful, and everybody give it up for Miss Annabeth Albert and her adorable book, Served Hot-– YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!! 

Served Hot

by Annabeth Albert

In Portland, Oregon, the only thing hotter than the coffee shops, restaurants, and bakeries are the hard-working men who serve it up—hot, fresh, and ready to go—with no reservations…

Robby is a self-employed barista with a busy coffee cart, a warm smile, and a major crush on one of his customers. David is a handsome finance director who works nearby, eats lunch by himself, and expects nothing but “the usual”—small vanilla latte—from the cute guy in the cart. But when David shows up for his first Portland Pride festival, Robby works up the nerve to take their slow-brewing relationship to the next level. David, however, is newly out and single, still grieving the loss of his longtime lover, and unsure if he’s ready to date again. Yet with every fresh latte, sweet exchange—and near hook-up—David and Robby go from simmering to steaming to piping hot. The question is: Will someone get burned?

So, Jaycee Edwards and Helena Stone are not new to me as FB people. They’re rollicking, adorable, positive, and they rock a mean fandom.  My FB group Amy Lane Anonymous would not be the same without them– and I’m so excited to be able to give them a shout-out here!  Everybody please welcome Ms. Jaycee Edwards and Helena Stone to *Kermit Flail* and give a hearty welcome and a big time SQUEEEE!!! to their new release, Strangers in the Night!  YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!

Strangers in the Night

by Jaycee Edward 
and Helena Stone

When Army veteran, Slade, stumbles upon an isolated cottage on a cold,
dark, night, the young man finds more than just the shelter he’s

Former club Dominant Callum is surprised to find a handsome stranger
knocking at his door but invites him in despite his reservations. A nightmare
reveals Slade’s deep-seated emotional issues, and Callum knows he needs to get
creative if he’s going to help Slade leave the past behind.

man is prepared for the feelings Slade’s introduction into the world of BDSM
will unleash, and thirty-six hours will either be enough to bind them, or they
will remain forever strangers in the night.

And speaking of my FB group, can we say hello to Miss Nicole Forcine?  About two years ago, she said, “Hey, do you have a group?  I can start one for you!”  It has almost 1000 members now, and I’m so tickled– and I have this woman to thank.  Now, I read her first book, but she has taken off at lightning speed since then.  I can tell you she’s funny, irreverent, powerful, and very human in her writing, and this next book looks no different!  Everybody say hello and how are you and WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE! to Miss Nicole Forcine!!!  YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!  

Shaken Up

by Nicole Forcine

Tim Myers is the flamboyant and overly fastidious owner of the adult shop Little Earthquakes. In his spare time, he moonlights as a sub for his friend’s BDSM classes, and while he’d love to find a Dom to cater to his domestic servitude kink, he’s wary of exposing his body and his heart. When Jae Seong comes into Tim’s shop and asks him for help with a wax play demo, Tim is turned off by the idea. Jae is nothing if not persistent, though. He’s a skilled Dom and soon finds out why Tim is so protective of his body, his neck, and his heart. Over a series of play dates, the two grow close, and it dawns on Tim that he might be looking at a match made for collaring.

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So, Felice Stevens is another one of those people… you know, those people? You read her reviews eagerly, even if she doesn’t like your book, because she is thoughtful, critical in the most constructive ways, and kind. And after being a member of the m/m community for a long time, she totally jumped in with both feet and has been publishing like a madwoman recently.  I adore her– she’s funny (I don’t seem to know any non-funny people– go figure!) involved, and brilliant, and people have been eating her books with an ice-cream scoop!  It’s amazing– I’m so happy for her, I want her to publish MORE AND MORE AND MORE! 

So here she is, with TWO offerings, and one of them is giving 10% to a very special cause that I’ll talk about in a second.  So ladies and gents, let’s give it up for Miss Felice Stevens!  YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAAY!!!

Memories of the Heart

by Felice Stevens

Ruthless, Controlling, A Loner. All words used to describe Dr. Micah Steinberg by the hospital staff for their next head of surgery. When a letter arrives from his grandmother’s friend at the assisted living facility, his orderly world tilts dangerously out of control.

Josh Rosen had everything until it was revealed much of his world was a lie. Forced to re-evaluate his life, Josh gives up his career and returns home to New York City to care for his beloved grandmother. What Josh didn’t figure on was an attraction to a man who on the surface, appears to be exactly like the life Josh chose to leave behind.

As Micah struggles with the reality of his grandmother’s illness, the bond these two share deepens, as Josh helps Micah heal, then open his heart. Micah discovers there is more to life than work, control and success. Josh is in deep but has yet to tell Micah who he really is.
When the fight for the hospital’s head of surgery turns ugly, Josh’s past and present collide. Micah must let go of the past and accept who he is, if his life is going to move forward.

Life is full of surprises, and as both Micah and Josh learn, love can happen whether you plan for it or not.

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*NOTE– Felice is donating 10% of her proceeds from Memories of the Heart to a project very near and dear to our community’s heart. Christy Duke, who is… AMAZING– just a person of such warmth and life and fantasticalness I have no words for her, has been an active, vital reader in this little corner of the net for a very long time.  Her husband has just been diagnosed with a very aggressive form of cancer, and while he’s undergoing treatment, there are some things we can do to make their lives just a little easier.  Christy has set up a funding account that explains it better, but if you haven’t met her, all I can tell you is that these are two people who make the world better. Anything you can do to help will be appreciated.

Her YouCare account is HERE and even if you can’t donate? Just love and prayers and hopes for the future. Christy deserves the best.

Felice also has After the Fire coming out this month, and it’s a second book in a highly acclaimed series.  so give it up for Felice and a big couple of months– and give her next one, After the Fire, a hearty welcome too!!!

After the Fire

By Felice Stevens

A single bullet destroyed the dreams of Dr. Jordan Peterson. With his lover dead, Jordan descends into an endless spiral of self-destruction that nearly costs him his friends, his career and his life. When Jordan finds himself working closely with the aloof Lucas Conover, the investment banker’s mysterious past and unexpected kindness shocks him back into a life and emotions he’d thought lost forever.

The betrayal by the foster brother he’d worshiped, taught Lucas Conover never to trust or believe in anyone. Living a solitary life couldn’t free him of the nightmare of his former life; it reinforced his belief that he would never fall in love. When the death of one of his clients forces him to work closely with Dr. Jordan Peterson, he meets a person whose suffering exceeds his own. Though Jordan rejects his effort to help, something within Luke pushes him discover more about the first man to ever get under his skin.

As Luke lets down his guard and Jordan lets go of his pain, desire takes control. Each man must come to terms with past struggles if they are to create a future together. And learning to trust in themselves and love again after tragedy and a lifetime of pain, may be the only thing that saves them in the end.
 Buy link is only from LooseId right now. the Amazon link should be up by the end of the week

Okay– I’ve got to fess up.  I sort of love this next book.  I don’t get to read nearly as many books as I really want to, but this one? This one I got to beta read in parts as it was being written.  

Ashlyn Kane and her co-writer, Morgan James, write the funniest, hottest, cleverest, most angsty-gutwrenching, awesomest sex scenes in the world.  

’nuff said. Seriously.  This is a fun, painful, awesome book, and you will love it!  Everybody, give it up for Ms. Ashlyn Kane and Morgan James for a wonderful read, and let’s welcome Winging It to *Kermit Flail* in style! YAYAYAYAYAYAAYAAAYAAYAY!!! 

Winging It

by Ashlyn Kane
& Morgan James

Gabe Martin has a simple life plan: get into the NHL and win the Stanley Cup. It doesn’t include being the first out hockey player or, worse, getting involved with one of his teammates. But things change.

Dante Baltierra is Gabe’s polar opposite—careless, reckless… shameless. But his dedication to the sport is impressive, and Gabe can overlook a lot of young-and-stupid in the name of great hockey. And Dante has a superlative ass in a sport filled with superlative asses.

Before Gabe can figure out how to deal, a tabloid throws him out of his comfortable closet into a brand-new world. Amid the emotional turmoil of invasive questions, nasty speculation, and on- and off-ice homophobia, his game suffers.

Surprisingly, it’s Dante who drags him out of it—and then drags him into something else. Nothing good can come of secretly sleeping with a teammate, especially one Gabe has feelings for. But with their captain out with an injury, a rookie in perpetual need of a hug, and the race to make the playoffs for the first time since 1995, Gabe has a lot on his plate.

He can’t be blamed for forgetting that nothing stays secret forever.

Buy at DSP

And everybody knows what’s coming next.

My Little Goddess, in all her re-covered, re-edited glory, goes live on Tuesday– and I’m so excited.

When I turned her loose on the world before, I watched amazon.com like a hawk.  I have to admit– the first review (long since removed) was mine.  I knew what the other books– the non-self-published books– had on their pages.  I knew there were reviews skillfully written, that would tip a reader toward a book or away, depending on their tastes, and I just didn’t know how to get one of those reviews on the page.

But it’s been ten years– and she’s been reviewed plenty, sometimes sweetly, sometimes savagely, but she’s not a stranger to critical mass anymore.

So when my first blog review came out this time?  I was trepidatious– oh please let my m/m crew love my Little Goddess too.  And they did.  And I can’t even… *flails*  Yeah. I’m so happy. She’s back, she’s gorgeous, and she’s badass.

I think she’ll do okay 🙂

So folks, don’t forget to check her out at DSP Productions and on Amazon.  And her first blog tour stop (and a chance for a free copy) has started already here at Books Make Me Happy (and bless Jennifer, whose blog it is!)  and by all means check out all the dates listed:

Sun, Mar 1 – Books Make Me Happy
Mon, Mar 2 – The Novel Approach
Tues, Mar 3 – Literary Escapism
Thu, Mar 5 – The Book Tart
Fri, Mar 6 – MM Good Book Reviews
Sat, Mar 7 – Joyfully Jay

And don’t forget to check out her first review of the new tour, at The Novel Approach.

Cause baby, she’s back.  Holy Goddess, Merciful God, let her not suck!

Canyagimehallelujia?  Iknewyacouldamen!

0 thoughts on “*Kermit Flail Monday* March Version!”

  1. Unknown says:

    Thanks, Amy! <3
    You should've heard me squeal when I got my official copy of Strangers In The Night from Dreamspinner and saw that Nicole Forcine's book is featured at the end! I was like, "She's in Amy's Group with me!!!" LOL! I'm such a fangirl. 😀 Thanks for the flails and, as always, giving us a safe place to play. Love you!!

  2. Tara Lain says:

    Thank you so much for having me and my furries. We're dancin' like crazy. And congratulations to all these great authors and to you on your new release. *happy dances all over the floor* : )

  3. Being a ridiculously huge hockey fan (never saw THAT coming, I can tell you!) I think I'm really really interested in Winging It… Gonna have to remember that one for sure!

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