So, I admit, this is a sort of odd Kermit Flail.
I think folks were busy– also, September is sort of an odd time to release a book. It’s like the January of ebook retailers– no “boys of summer” promotions, and the holiday promotions are two months away.
But that means it’s mystery season, both paranormal and suspense varietals (heh heh… like wine, right?) because everybody who submitted to Kermit Flail this month falls in that category.
We’ve got Rick Reed, a Kermit Flail regular, with Sky Full of Mysteries–
and I have to admit, it looks both mysterious and
poignant–and like there could be a lot of tears here. So, that’s fairly autumnal, right?
And Bru Baker, with a Dreamspun Beyond,
Camp H.O.W.L. novel, and these look like a rollicking good time, this one included! (So, you know, if you like this book, pick up the others– that’s always a fun thing!)
We’ve got a couple of sales– Girl in the Mist and Fish Out of Water are both on sale for .99 on Kindle, and that’s always exciting!
And we’ve got me, with A Few Good Fish, which is doing nicely, thank you– some stunning reviews. I’m really proud that Jackson and Ellery stand up for this one as they stood up for Red Fish, Dead Fish, and Fish Out of Water.
And, last–but certainly not least– we’ve got AN ENTIRE SERIES by Gregory Ashe.
I know that people who like series like Fish Out of Water are frequently looking for a new one–and this one was dropped into my lap by a fan of mine, who wanted to rec these books as well.
And I’ve read the first few chapters of Pretty Pretty Boys, and they are gritty, and they are poignant, and they are action packed and the two leads are fucked up and and awesome. Seriously, if you’re looking for a stepping off point, take a look at the Hazard and Somerset series–I can’t wait to work my way through the whole damned list!
So there you go–a modest offering, but it all looks amazing, and I hope you enjoy!!!!
Sky Full of Mysteries
by Rick Reed
What if your first love was abducted and presumed dead—but returned twenty years later?
That’s the dilemma Cole Weston faces. Now happily married to Tommy D’Amico, he’s suddenly thrown into a surreal world when his first love, Rory Schneidmiller, unexpectedly reappears.
Where has Rory been all this time? What happened to him two decades ago, when a strange mass appeared in the night sky and lifted him into the heavens? Rory has no memory of those years. For him, it’s as though only a day or two has passed.
Rory still loves Cole with the passion unique to young first love. Cole has never forgotten Rory, yet Tommy has been his rock, by his side since Rory disappeared.
Cole is forced to choose between an idealized and passionate first love and the comfort of a long-term marriage. How can he decide? Who faces this kind of quandary, anyway? The answers might lie among the stars….
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Hiding in Plain Sight
A Camp H.O.W.L. Novel
by Bru Baker
Happily ever after is right under their noses.
Harris has been keeping a big secret for years—his unrequited mate bond with his best friend, Jackson. He’s convinced himself that having Jackson in his life is enough. That, and his work at Camp H.O.W.L., keeps him going.
Things get complicated when Jackson applies for a high-ranking Tribunal job in New York City—far from Camp H.O.W.L. The position requires he relinquish all Pack bonds… and that’s when his wolf decides to choose a mate. Suddenly Jackson sees his best friend in a sizzling new light.
Their chemistry is through the roof, but they’re setting themselves up for broken hearts—and broken bonds—if Jackson can’t figure out a way to balance his career and the love that’s just been waiting for him to take notice.
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Girl in the Mist
by S.T. Young–
ON SALE FOR .99!!!!
nfamous for infiltration and becoming her undercover identities, Nina Hernandez disappeared without a trace. Three years later, Naval Intelligence agent Rory O’Donnell finds her in a tortuous mental hospital. He’s unsure if it’s really Nina, or if she’s undercover and faking it. Either way, he’s pretty sure something sinister is going on…
Rory springs Nina, and together they elude their determined pursuers. He needs to get her to safety…all while keeping his hands off the beautiful, mysterious young woman. As he works to convince her to trust him and share her darkest secrets, he wonders if he can trust her not to betray his…
Between her mercurial changes, sexy come-ons, and her exasperating independence, a protection assignment has never been so hard. On a dangerous trek across the country as they tumble from one danger into the next, Rory finds that resisting Nina might just be his toughest task yet.
A Few Good Fish
by Amy Lane
A tomcat, a psychopath, and a psychic walk into the desert to rescue the men they love…. Can everybody make it out with their skin intact?
PI Jackson Rivers and Defense Attorney Ellery Cramer have barely recovered from last November, when stopping a serial killer nearly destroyed Jackson in both body and spirit.
But their previous investigation poked a new danger with a stick, forcing Jackson and Ellery to leave town so they can meet the snake in its den.
Jackson Rivers grew up with the mean streets as a classroom and he learned a long time ago not to give a damn about his own life. But he gets a whole new education when the enemy takes Ellery. The man who pulled his shattered pieces from darkness and stitched them back together again is in trouble, and Jackson’s only chance to save him rests in the hands of fragile allies he barely knows.
It’s going to take a little bit of luck to get these Few Good Fish out alive!
Hazard and Somerset by Gregory Ashe
First Book: Pretty Pretty Boys
After Emery Hazard loses his job as a detective in Saint Louis, he heads back to his hometown–and to the local police force there. Home, though, brings no happy memories, and the ghosts of old pain are very much alive in Wahredua. Hazard’s new partner, John-Henry Somerset, had been one of the worst tormentors, and Hazard still wonders what Somerset’s role was in the death of Jeff Langham, Hazard’s first boyfriend.
When a severely burned body is discovered, Hazard finds himself drawn deeper into the case than he expects. Determining the identity of the dead man proves impossible, and solving the murder grows more and more unlikely. But as the city’s only gay police officer, Hazard is placed at the center of a growing battle between powerful political forces. To his surprise, Hazard finds an unlikely ally in his partner, the former bully. And as they spend more time together, something starts to happen between them, something that Hazard can’t–and doesn’t want–to explain.
The discovery of a second mutilated corpse, though, reveals clues that the two murders are linked, and as Hazard gets closer to answers, he uncovers a conspiracy of murder and betrayal that goes deeper–and closer to home–than he could ever expect.