We have a GREAT set of offerings this month–and, may I say it, a surprising number of paranormals for February! It’s like everybody who didn’t want to write lovely fluffy Valentines Day romance wrote about demons and ghosts instead. It’s like Halloween in February–and I am on BOARD!
And our two contemporaries look just sweet as can be–and since the 14th is Christmas for romance readers, we ALL need a little bit of sweet in our lives! Kate McMurray gives us See the Light, a sweet friends-to-lovers story, and Ariel Tachna’s adorable Rebuild My Heart gives us opposites attract and a surprise family!
And as for demons and ghosts…
Well, gay romance’s answer to Mary Janice Davison, Ms. E.J. Russell gives us Demon on the Down-Low, and yes, it looks adorable! And in Not Dead Yet Jenn Burke gives us the beginning of a hot new series featuring a part-time ghost and his ex-boyfriend and a whole lot of twists I don’t give away–but I can tell you I was THRILLED when I realized these guys would be showing up on my Kindle again!
And then there’s me, with Familiar Demon, the sequel to Familiar Angel, this book featuring Edward and Mullins and a love story that took 140 years to come true.
So it’s beginning to look like a fabulous February–and I hope you think so too!
Enter Max, aspiring makeup artist and Jeremy’s BFF and former roommate.
Max has been in love with his best friend forever. Now that Jeremy is back in his home, his old feelings are back, too. He’s happy to help his friend, but this time…it’s complicated.
When Jeremy gets his big break in a new show, the message of the play hits home. “Live life to the fullest” means recognizing how he really feels about Max, and that’s not complicated at all. Jeremy’s in love, and wants to move full steam ahead.
But Max has waited too long for Jeremy to look at him this way, and he doesn’t want to risk his heart. If this is just a rebound fling, or if Jeremy is only interested in Max because he’s convenient, it will not only shatter him—it will ruin the best friendship he’s ever known.
When Derek Jackson is hired to renovate the LGBT bookstore that’s also Owen Hensley’s home, opposites attract. Derek is a big burly blue-collar guy, about ten years older than slight, sweet, and bookish Owen. As they spend time together, it becomes clear that each handsome outside leads to a beautiful interior. Far from the shy twink he appears, Owen has a rock-solid foundation that helped him put himself through college and start his own business. Behind Derek’s strong façade waits a tender heart that’s been battered by a rough family past—something Owen understands.
After Owen’s runaway nephew lands on his doorstep, it throws a wrench in their plans. Derek can’t ask Owen to choose, but he doesn’t think he can take second place with his lover the way he always has with his family. Can they find a way to keep their romance standing?
His latest mission brings him more than he bargained for: a very-dead actor who is definitely going to stay that way. It’s just Wes’s luck that his ex-boyfriend, Detective Hudson Rojas, is assigned to the case. Hudson broke Wes’s heart years ago—and could again, given he’s rocking a hot silver-fox look that shouldn’t be legal.
As they work together to track down the murderer before anyone else gets hurt, it becomes clear Wes and Hudson have unfinished business. And when a secret Hudson’s been keeping threatens more than just their happiness, it might mean the end of their not-life together—permanently.