*Kermit Flail* New Year’s Style– January 2016

Hello, all, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I am super excited about this New Year– of course, being old, I’m excited because I hope it’s a little less exciting than last year. *whew*  I’m still tired!  
Anyway–this was a fun *Kermit Flail* because I put out the all-call and got a HUGE response, and that’s a great way to introduce you to a brand new crop of authors, so that’s really fun.  

Today’s offerings include Charlie Crane, C.J. Elliot, Dan Skinner, JC Wallace, Nicole Dennis (purrrrr… Nicole is very snuggly– that needed to be mentioned here!),  Rick R. Reed (*flails cause Rick is awesome!), Serena Yates (squeeeeeee!!!! You have to know the lovely soul that is Serena to understand 😉  and Elizabeth Noble!
Also, I have a few new offerings– Winter Ball (which you all knew about, I’m sure!) and Lollipop, the third book in the Candy Man series, which is out on January 25th!!!
With that said, I’ll leave you to the new books– and definitely, enjoy!
There You Are

by C.J. Elliot

Bisexual musician Cody Bellstrom is a free spirit, easygoing and unattached. On a cross-country trip, Cody befriends young Sandy Nixon and gets him safely to Portland and his uncle, Phineas MacDonald. Beautiful Phineas turns Cody’s life upside down, and Cody learns he’s not as unattached as he aspires to be. With the hard-won knowledge of what lies underneath his need to be free, Cody wins a chance at real freedom and true love.

Ever since his longtime lover Allen died, Phineas MacDonald has lived a circumscribed life. He stopped performing as fierce drag queen Phanny Hill and works part-time in a bookstore. Phineas never expected to find love again. But when sexy and caring Cody Bellstrom turns up, Phineas feels his orderly life slipping out of his control. Cody brings him alive again, but now Phineas must find the courage to let go of his grief over Allen and give love a second chance.



by Charlie Crane

Jack Curso is a happy man. He’s got his life right where he wants it. He plays his music at Raymond’s La Bella Vita Lounge. He has the occasional big gig in a big room, and now and hen a tune of his shows up in a movie or on a TV commercial. Life is good. He has his bourbon, his weed, his freedom, and his women on his own terms.

When he meets Terri Melnick, the beautiful wife of a wealthy man, poolside at his apartment building, Jack hopes for nothing more than another intriguing sexual encounter. But he gets more—much more—and he soon finds himself in hiding from professional killers.

The life that Jack loves has been stolen from him. If he wants it back he’ll have to fight for it. He’ll have to adjust, think on his feet, and grow, if he’s to reclaim his life. He’s been hurled into a strange world where nothing is simple or familiar, but at least, what weighs in the balance is clear. It’s that or it’s death.

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by Dan Skinner
Monsters aren’t born… they’re engineered.

For nineteen-year-old, socially awkward Geoff Markham, the promise of a miracle pill to make him into the person he’d always wanted to be was everything he could have hoped for.

At first, the experiment delivered on that promise. Geoff began to change, becoming more confident, stronger, even fearless. People began to admire him and find him attractive.

As with every new drug, there came side effects: the agitation, sleeplessness, the bad temper. When the strange dreams began, the ones that couldn’t possibly be his own, he realized something else was happening to him. As he continued to change, he was becoming something much more than what had been promised… something far less human. Something unimaginable, unrecognizable.

Increasingly strange and violent things begin to happen around him. Is he the hunted or the hunter?



Jerricho’s Freedom

by JC Wallace

Jerricho never expected to fall in love with Rex, the sexy, construction foreman but he did. Too bad tradition forbids Jerry from marrying for love. Prince of the clandestine Anzuni demon clan, a Baelso (bearer of children), and a virgin at twenty-four, tradition dictates that Jerry marry a man chosen for him. Despite his soul deep love for Rex, Jerry has no choice but to follow through with his obligation as prince and marry someone he doesn’t love.

But Jerry isn’t prepared for his dominant, aggressive fiancé who is only interested in marrying him for the future title of king. Facing the reality that he will lose his virginity to the cold man, Jerry flees to Rex for one night of passion. When Jerry finds himself pregnant with Rex’s baby, the actions of his enraged fiancé release Jerry from his marriage obligation.

Just when Jerry believes he will marry for love, he and Rex are ripped from away life as they know it. Betrayals, kidnappings, cruel experiments, pregnant men, and the reappearance of the Anzuni’s greatest enemy force Jerry and Rex to fight for their lives… their love… and their unborn child.



by Nicole Dennis

Traveling for work around the holidays sucks.

Julian Tucker learns this the hard way when work sends him to fix a crisis from Australia, Japan, to several locations in the States. To make matters suck more, he’s sitting in the Denver Airport on New Year’s Eve. This wasn’t part of his plans. Oh and his boyfriend isn’t picking up the phone. His luck gets worse – the incoming blizzard shuts down the airport. He’s stuck there.

A fellow traveler, Emmett Bishop, takes the delay in stride. A superhero loving photojournalist, he sails along with the trouble, sweeping Julian up with his enthusiasm and zaniness. Unable to take flight, Emmett figures out another way to enjoy the holiday with Julian.

Suddenly, a snow delay doesn’t seem so bad a way to ring in the New Year.

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Mute Witnes

By Rick R. Reed

The abuse of a little boy turns a community against a loving gay couple, and nobody comes out of it unscathed.

Sean and Austin have the perfect life: new love, a riverfront home, security. Their love for one another is only multiplied when Sean’s eight-year-old son, Jason, visits on the weekends.

And then their perfect world shatters.

Jason goes missing.

When the boy turns up days later, he’s been so horribly abused he’s lost the power to speak. Immediately small town minds turn to the boy’s gay father and his lover as the likely culprits. What was a warm, welcoming community becomes a lynching party out for blood.

As Sean and Austin struggle to stay together amidst innuendo, the very real threat of Sean losing the son he loves emerges. Yet the true villain is much closer to home, intent on ensuring the boy’s muteness is permanent.

1st Edition published by ManLove Romance Press, 2009.


The Florist (A Workplace Encounters Book)

By Serena Yates

When freelance florist Dylan White gets a call that a good friend has died and left him a flower shop, Dylan isn’t sure he wants the commitment. Still, he travels to Florida to speak with the law firm, where he meets defense attorney Sean Mellick in the corridor. Sean makes a point of “running into” Dylan again, and Dylan eventually agrees to a date.

While romance blooms between the two men, their careers aren’t going as smoothly. Dylan faces employee resistance and sabotage, and then inexplicable expenses leave him on the verge of bankruptcy. An offer to sell that sounds too good to be true makes him suspicious, and he asks Sean for help. Though they’ve had very little time together, Dylan and Sean need each other to work through the issues and plant the seeds for the future they both want.

First Edition published by Silver Publishing, 2012.

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Gone Away

by Elizabeth Noble

Mason Arquette isn’t one for mincing words. In fact, he often rubs people the wrong way—with the exception of Riece Burrell. Riece came with his own set of social issues, but he saw right through Mason’s tough exterior, and they made a perfect couple. Or so Mason thought… until Riece abruptly ended their relationship without much explanation.

Years later, Mason and Riece are thrown back together. As a US Forestry Service photographer, Riece is sent on assignment to the Black Hills, where Mason works. When Mason is tasked with guiding Riece around the territory, old feelings quickly are rekindled.

But nothing is ever easy. Just as Mason and Riece begin to work things out, they’re targeted by people with motives so vile and twisted they defy imagination. In a desperate race for their lives, they must depend on one another and take a big step out of their personal comfort zones to find their way back to safety—and back to love.

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Amy’s Stuff 


by Amy Lane

Ezra Kellerman flew across country to see if he had another chance with the man he let slip through his fingers. He didn’t. Rico has moved on, but he doesn’t just leave his ex high and dry. Instead, Rico entrusts his family and friends with Ezra’s care. Ezra, confused, hurt, and lost, clings to Rico’s cousin and his boyfriend as the lifelines they are—but their friend Miguel is another story.

Miguel Rodriguez had great plans and ambition—but a hearty dose of real life crushed those flat. When Miguel finds himself partially in charge of the befuddled, dreamy, healing Ezra, he’s pretty resentful at first. But Ezra’s placid nature and sincere wonder at the simple life Miguel has taken for granted begin to soften Miguel’s hardened shell. Miguel starts to notice that Ezra isn’t just amazingly sweet—he’s achingly beautiful as well. Suddenly Miguel is fending off every single man on the planet to give Ezra room to get over Rico—while fighting a burning suspicion that the best thing to help Ezra get over his broken heart is Miguel.

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Winter Ball

by Amy Lane

Through a miserable adolescence and a lonely adulthood, Skipper Keith has dreamed of nothing but family. The closest he gets is the rec league soccer team he coaches after work—and his star player and best friend, Richie Scoggins.

One brisk night in late October, a postpractice convo in Richie’s car turns into a sexual encounter neither of them expected—nor want to forget. Soon Skip and Richie are living for the weekends and their winter league soccer games—and the games they enjoy off the field. Through broken noses, holiday decorating, and the killer flu, they learn more about each other than they ever dreamed possible. Every new discovery takes them further beyond the boundaries of the soccer field and into the infinite possibilities of the best relationship of Skipper’s life.

Skipper can’t dream of a better family than Richie—but Richie’s got real family entanglements he can’t shake off. Skipper needs to convince Richie to stay with him beyond winter ball so the relationship they started on the field might become their happy future in real life!

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0 thoughts on “*Kermit Flail* New Year’s Style– January 2016”

  1. Paine says:

    I can't seem to find the information on your website or your calendar on Greenshill.com. When is "Quickening" due out? I just can't wait! I've been truly enjoying the rereleases of the previous books and am looking so forward to seeing the next chapter of the whole tribe at Green's Hill.

    Thanks, Amy!


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