Well, partly Yay that we survived September, which is a challenge every year, but also a Yay!!!! because this month is looking really exciting!
Now, because it IS September, I sort of put out my all-call a little late, but what I got here looks awesome!
First of all we have a re-launch from Tere Michaels– yes that Tere Michaels, who wrote Faith and Fidelity, and who basically is an icon in this genre. This book has been gussied up and re-covered, so if you didn’t catch it the first time… dude. (I’m fresh off of the first book in Tere’s Vigilante series, which I love with an unreasonable passion, so seriously– more stuff from her is always good!)
As Sure as the Sun be Elle Keaton has such a quirky premise–that a series of misadventures forces a guy to take a good look at himself–and to fix his life in a hurry. I’m a sucker for the universe sending signals–I mean, we’ve all had those days right? It looks entertaining and sexy and I hope you all enjoy reading it!
The lovely and kind Ms. C.Jane Elliot has written a story of reunited lovers and scuba diving–and I can see this as a movie in my head so easily! It looks amazing–and fun. And, well… scuba diving!!!
And Susan Reeves is an unknown quantity here–but it looks painful and heartfelt, and all sorts of angsty so I think you’ll approve!
And last but not least–Familiar Angel is coming out this month, October 20th, just in time for Halloween, given that it deals with angels and demons. The first in a series of three, I’m SO excited about this one. Most folks have seen me write urban fantasy with The Little Goddess series, and while Paranormal Romance is a little different– it deals with one couple per book, and slightly less world building than Urban Fantasy–I was dying to write me some PNR. The series focuses on three brothers who run away from a brothel and right into the supernatural–and their life is never the same. Also, they become witch’s familiars and shape-changing cats. Because everybody wants to be a cat. Or just me. And I got to write it. And it was glorious.
And I REALLY hope you enjoy it!
So there you go! Something old, something new, something supernatural, and something under the blue! How can you go wrong?
I hope you all have an amazing month–and remember, I’m happy to accept submissions for Kermit Flail any time during the preceding month!
The Heir Apparent
by Tere Michaels
The heir apparent to a vast international company, Henry Walker has focused his entire life on pleasing his cold and distant father, a futile effort that’s left him no time for life, love, or making his own decisions. He has just one friend—one dirty little secret—Archie Banks. Raised on the Walker estate alongside Henry, Archie is now Henry’s driver, bodyguard… and occasional lover. Archie is loyal, but he’s about to graduate from college and has plans for his life that don’t include living every moment at the beck and call of Henry’s father. Not even for Henry.
With no warning, a shocking kidnapping leads to tragedy and chaos, thrusting Henry and Archie into a dramatic struggle that threatens them individually and as a couple. Can they find a way to heal the hurt of the past, save the company that is Henry’s birthright, and find a future together?
As Sure as the Sun
by Elle Keaton
The universe is trying to tell Sacha Bolic something. A fire escape collapses under him, he lands in crap, and a killer barely misses his target… all in the same few seconds. That’s on top of a long list of mishaps and job dissatisfaction. Not one to ignore signals when they’re shoved in his face, Sacha retires and uses his savings to buy an old building in Skagit, Washington. With a little help from DIY videos, he’s going to bring it back to its former glory. And, yeah, it’s a metaphor. If he makes one change, others will follow…
Seth Culver avoids entanglements, romantic or otherwise. Who needs them? He’s learned the hard way that people betray you or leave. Still, Seth finds people compelling. He kind of collects them, learning their secrets before letting them go their own way. His commitment to no commitments may have met its match in Sacha. Handsome and hot, Sacha seems to offer a permanence that scares Seth more than anything ever has. Seth will have to decide if he’s going to grab life by the balls or keep watching from the sidelines.
A box of inconsequential belongings hidden for decades in the old building hints at lives imagined but not lived, reminding them both there are no guarantees in love, or this thing called life.
A standalone in the Accidental Roots series, HEA, and hot m/m. 18+
Anthony Vallen is the life of any party. Full of energy and fun, Anthony adores romance and enjoys playing matchmaker for his friends while dancing the night away with a series of Mr. Right Nows. But he’s given up on his own happy ending. A bad breakup years ago made him a secret cynic about love… until he runs into Walter Elkins—the boy who broke his teenaged heart—on a scuba-diving vacation in Key West. Suddenly, Anthony’s reasons for shunning romance no longer hold much water. Being with Walter again forces Anthony to get serious—about himself, his worth, and his heart’s desires.
Brilliant and self-contained, scientist Walter Elkins prefers deep thoughts to other people. He’s a good boss and a model citizen, but Walter doesn’t let anyone get close. After a tragedy drove him out of his science career, Walter landed in Key West and became owner of a dive shop and a bar. Things are fine until Anthony Vallen—the only person who ever penetrated his defenses—shows up, and Walter’s calm, controlled life capsizes. He and Anthony have a second chance for love, but Walter must confront the old fears that threaten to torpedo their happiness.
Sometimes, to make it back to shore, you need to take the hand that’s offered.
Jared Simpson had his feet swept out from under him, and eventually found himself living on the streets. When Gavin Wells and his daughter come into Jared’s life, he’s fighting to keep going, struggling to keep swimming towards something that will let him stand tall and steady again.
Gavin Wells is fighting his own battles: in-laws, bureaucracy, and the guilt that overwhelms him every time he closes his eyes to sleep. He now has a new challenge to face: his sexuality. He’s attracted to someone for the first time in months, and not only is that person a man, but he’s homeless, with the potential to derail Gavin’s already complicated life.
But fate has brought these two men together. If they can hold tight to each other, they can weather the storm, and find their way home to become a family.
One hundred and forty years ago, Harry, Edward, and Francis met an angel, a demon, and a sorceress while escaping imprisonment and worse! They emerged with a new family—and shapeshifting powers beyond their wildest dreams.
Now Harry and his brothers use their sorcery to rescue those enslaved in human trafficking—but Harry’s not doing so well. Pining for Suriel the angel has driven him to take more and more risks until his family desperately asks Suriel for an intervention.
In order for Suriel to escape the bindings of heaven, he needs to be sure enough of his love to fight to be with Harry. Back when they first met, Harry was feral and angry, and he didn’t know enough about love for Suriel to justify that risk. Can Suriel trust in Harry enough now to break his bonds of service for the boy who has loved his Familiar Angel for nearly a century and a half?