Friday, December 19, 2014

Countdown to Trouble Day #18 and Winners!

Hey y’all! It’s day #18 of  the Countdown to Trouble.

For each day I’m going to post about it. It may just be a pic that helped me along while writing it, or it may be more. You’ll have to keep checking, lol.

*HINT HINT* And there *will* be giveaways that folks who comment will be entered in. Just sayin' lol. Y'all just never know when the comment fairy will strike!!!

And she did strike!

Danielle and kissedbymidnigh

Email me at so I can send you a $5 CF from Amazon!

Today the Trouble Tour stops at:

My Fiction Nook

Amanda C. Stone

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Countdown to Trouble Day #17

Hey y’all! It’s day #17 of  the Countdown to Trouble.

For each day I’m going to post about it. It may just be a pic that helped me along while writing it, or it may be more. You’ll have to keep checking, lol.

*HINT HINT* And there *will* be giveaways that folks who comment will be entered in. Just sayin' lol. Y'all just never know when the comment fairy will strike!!!

Here are the stops for today:


Wake Up Your Wild Side


The Hat Party


The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat


Michael Mandrake


Full Moon Dreaming

Pride Promotions presents Hot Reads For The Trevor Project! Six hot titles for one cool price.

**Author Bios**

- Rain Carrington
When she isn't taking out gay bashers with her mean right hook she is at her desk writing steamy stories of man on man love. Rain also spends time with her beloved family and friends and in her spare time maybe sleeps for a few hours.

Rain is an ally in the gay rights crusade, she also loves animals and tries her best to stop animal abuse.

She is at her desk now getting some of her other stories ready for publication and will let them out as she they are ready so keep an eye out for Cabin Fever next!

- Bey Deckard
Born and raised in a small coastal town in northern Québec, Bey spent his early summers on his uncle’s boat and running wild on the beaches of the surrounding islands, lighting fires and building huts out of driftwood and fishermen’s nets. As an adult, he eventually made his way to university and earned a degree in Art History with a strong focus on Anthropology. Primarily a portrait painter and graphic artist, Bey sat down one day and decided to write about the two things that he felt most passionate about: sex and the sea.

Bey currently lives in the wilds of Montréal with his best buddy, a spotty pit bull named Murphy. Caged: Love and Treachery on the High Seas is his first novel.

- Varian Krylov
Since her girlhood in a sunny coastal town in California, Varian Krylov has nurtured a love of words and a curiosity about the deep, dark forces at work in human nature, especially sexuality, and how they often paradoxically twine with our tenderest impulses. Her stories tend to explore the sometimes fine line between what arouses, and what frightens, what we’re driven to, and what we’re ashamed of.

As witty and seductive as I am sarcastic and self-deprecating, I spend as much time as possible thinking and writing about sex. No, not dense, inscrutable post-feminist texts on media representations of gender and the body--that was grad school. I write stories--short stories, novels, and starting a few weeks ago, screenplays--most of which poke and prod and the dark little corners of human sexuality. In a sense, nothing's taboo, anymore. There's no act, no fetish that hasn't been made utterly banal in the proliferation of porn. What intrigues and excites me is the exploration of the conflicting impulses, the twisted psychology and turbulent emotions of people who find themselves unable to resist desires that lie beyond their own moral boundaries.

- Mathew Ortiz
Mathew Ortiz was born in Nuremburg Germany in 197O, the son of a quiet Army man and his loud Hungarian wife. Spending only two years in Germany, his family relocated to Fort Smith, Arkansas where he spent his youth in exile. Here is where he attended primary school and college, obtaining a degree in Nursing. He moved to Phoenix and met the bane and love of his life, Tim. When not on his laptop watching Are You Being Served or Keeping Up Appearances, Matt can be found either napping or reading with gusto.

- Joseph Lance Tonlet
Joseph is a born and raised Southern Californian--with a twenty-year stint of living in the Midwest. He loves the laid-back lifestyle of San Diego and considers himself lucky to live where people dream of vacationing.

A lifelong reader of m/m fiction, he began his writing career one night sitting at his MacBook and has never looked back. He writes to bring the characters he dreams about to life.

- Brad Vance
Brad Vance writes gay romance, erotica and paranormal stories and novels, including the breakout hits "A Little Too Broken" and "Given the Circumstances." Keep up with Brad at, email him at, and friend him on Facebook at

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By Rain Carrington
In the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico, lives a man who has secrets. Levi Kape watches people at a bar nightly, writing things in his notebook and trying to blend in with the locals. His secrets keep him from getting close to anyone until Bobby Dawes comes off the road after a long haul in his 18-wheeler. After getting to know Bobby, he realizes he’d never been close to anyone. That was about to change.

Levi can’t settle down and not because he doesn’t want to, but because it could endanger his life. Bobby is a gentle, loving and strong man who doesn’t do commitment. He’s also a man that Levi wants more than anything, including his own safety.

Danger causes Levi to leave but he can’t forget the truck driver that drove into his life, changing everything. When Levi leaves, Bobby goes back onto the road, trying to forget the “Golden God” he’d fallen for, but with some help from friends with connections to dark people and places, Bobby finds his man and swears never to let him go again.

Can they save each other not only from the men who want Levi dead but from years of never seeking or finding the love they found in one another? Will the ultimate betrayal cost them the trust they need to make it work between them? Can Bobby save him, or be lost in a dark world alone…

By Bey Deckard
Sheltered and lonely, Jon's life changes drastically when a strange ship sails into the harbour of his small port town one day. Trapped between the possessive pirate captain and his murderous first mate, he must learn to adapt or he will lose himself completely. An epic tale of love, treachery and revelation, this first installment of the Baal's Heart trilogy brings you into the lives of three men so bound together by jealousy and lies that they must sail to the very ends of the earth to find forgiveness.

Deckard's first novel is a masterful portrayal of sorrow, hope, and passion, with a narrative that twists the reader through a world set in the Golden Age of Piracy. A thrilling look into the darker side of human nature, Caged effortlessly melds serious historical fantasy with five star erotica.

By Varian Krylov
Aidan has always played it safe. Instead of pursuing his dream of creating innovative music that makes his soul sing, he settled for a degree in software, a job in a cubicle, and a spot in a generic band with his buddies.

And he's always been straight. But when he's seduced by magnetic local literary luminary Dario, Aidan must decide whether to keep playing it safe, or succumb to a ravenous passion and a nourishing love unlike anything he's experienced before. Will he find the courage to go after real happiness if it means admitting he's in love with a man?

Their journey together isn't easy. Sometimes it isn't safe. Even if Aidan has the courage to admit he's in love with Dario, can he endure the repercussions of the traumatic event in Dario's past?

By Mathew Ortiz
Duncan Blackthorne carried a heavy burden for one so young. One of the most powerful witches of the Earth Clans, his singular ability to control fire was both blessing and curse. The wallflower of his family, they had no idea of what turbulent waters churned under his calm surface. Never expecting to find love, he trudged through life, expecting nothing. Until the man in his dreams became more real and insistent, Duncan realized his dream lover was so much more than expected. Suddenly he had a real world dominant that rocked his body and a dreaming ghost lover who captured his heart. Now what the hell was witch to do?

By Joseph Lance Tonlet
Grif believes he’ll live his life as a virgin. After all, who would want him? How could anyone find him, a guy who came with less than man-sized equipment, worthy of their love?

What he hadn’t counted on were the two amazing men who would change his life. After entering college, he meets Tate, his fun-loving roommate. While years later, with Tate now just a memory, Wes, a handsome, rugged ex-marine who runs his own security firm enters his life.

Both men lead Grif through a twisted mesh of pleasure, pain, and denial, as they force him to see his value, despite his size and insecurities.

By Brad Vance
Sam Bradford is a down-on-his-luck former Special Forces soldier when he meets Derek Constantine, sexually confused billionaire. Together the two men will play a series of games that bring them ever closer together…and which in the end may be the death of them…

Sam’s Reluctant Submission
Sam's down to his last five dollars when he meets Derek, who makes him an offer - come to my estate for a manhunt, evade me for two days, and you'll make ten grand...but if I catch you, you surrender your ass to me! Sam's got SERE training and he's pretty sure his straight ass is safe, but anything can happen when the hunt is on...

Sam’s Reluctant Submission II: Urban Manhunt
In Part I, Sam lost his ass to Derek, but kept something more important – Derek submitted him, but didn’t break him, and that’s what Derek really wanted. Now Derek wants a rematch – fifty grand for an urban manhunt, if Sam evades Derek’s crew…if he doesn’t, it’s four on one and Sam’s ass is toast!

Sam’s Reluctant Submission III: Search and Rescue
In Part 2, Sam lost his ass to Derek again – and loved it! Which left him wondering if he was gay after all. Maybe a three way with Jake and Eddie will help him figure that out… And when Derek calls Sam to get his help with a search and rescue effort, what sexual sparks might be generated if they clash again in a “threematch”?

Sam’s Reluctant Submission IV: Avenging Devils
The epic conclusion to the saga of Sam and Derek! When Derek’s dark past rears its head to jeopardize the couple and their friends Jake and Eddie, Sam will have to call on his old Special Forces buddies to do battle with The Factory, a malevolent cartel bent on revenge. Will Sam and Derek rescue Eddie from his kidnappers? Will seeing Sam explore his top side with Eddie make Derek jealous…or make him want Sam to do that to him? Most frightening and dangerous of all, will Derek finally say the L word!

BONUS STORY - Eddie’s MMA Submission – the story of Sam’s friends Eddie and Jake
Eddie works across the street from Downtown Fight Academy. And he can't stop thinking about Jake, the hot MMA fighter he ran into at the store. When Jake offers to train him, Eddie's ready to throw down in the Octagon. But when Jake has him submitted, and pulls out a weapon you won't see on TV, will Eddie tap out...or take the punishment?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Countdown to Trouble Day #16

Hey y’all! It’s day #16 of  the Countdown to Trouble.  For each day I’m going to post about it. It may just be a pic that helped me along while writing it, or it may be more. You’ll have to keep checking, lol.

*HINT HINT* And there *will* be giveaways that folks who comment will be entered in. Just sayin' lol. Y'all just never know when the comment fairy will strike!!!

I had a lovely 4 star reveiw from Cat at MM Goodbook review I wanted to share:

I found the storyline so much fun. I adored the sense of humor throughout the book. I thought the cat shifters was a great, unique idea for a sweet romance. I loved their world within a world. I also loved the ménage. Finding a good ménage isn’t easy, since mostly it revolves around one character. Not here! Al three men got their needs met, they fit like a glove and the sex scenes were extra hot and sexy.

This is where the Trouble Tour stopped today. Don't forget to stop by each place and enter for a chance to win a copy of Trouble:

17-Dec  BFD Book Blog

17-Dec  Love Bytes

17-Dec  Velvet Panic

17-Dec  MM Good Book Reviews

Wednesday Briefs - In Enemy Hands #3.5

Welcome to the Wednesday Briefs flash group (click to go to the site). The short stories have a maximum of a 1000 word count plus links at the bottom to the other flashers. If interested in joining us, drop me a line and I'll tell you how. :)
Prompts for this week:
“We need to talk.”
“You break it, you buy it.”
“Let’s agree to disagree.”
“We have a plan so let’s stick to it.”
“Put a ring on it.”
“That’s an easy fix.”
“Time will tell.”
“I love swimming.”
“At this point, I'm completely anesthetized to dick.” (Thank you, Kazy, for that lol)
“These boots are made for walking…”
“I’ve never seen a grown man cry.”
“Let’s call it a day.”
or use: captive, brother, chin
or use: wall, rocks, day
or use: spice, cow, necklace
or have your character make a toast
or use: bow, cookies, phone
or have a character play pinball
or have a character in a car wreck 
or have a character take a sick day

Chapter 3.4
Adlar waited until those puzzled brown eyes focused on him. “Greetings, Prince Varo Kutchif of Yesri.”

“Wh-what? Why am I lying down? And how… how do you know my… Who are…?”

Well now, he had confirmation who indeed his captive was. “I’m Adlar Mondur, leader of the D’noir, and younger brother to King Omori, ruler of Helkan.”

“Helkan? But….” Varo sat up.

Adlar grasped Varo’s chin. “And you, my dear princeling, crash-landed on my planet. I claim you as my prisoner.”

“P-p-prisoner?”  Under his tan skin, Varo paled.

He watched as the confusion cleared and… was that fear in those brown eyes? How delightful. “And as I’m sure you know, my people do not release our prisoners.”

Adlar smiled at Varo, letting his fangs show. He’d prepared himself for many reactions; he wasn’t ready for Varo to head-butt him. The force of the blow rocked him backward, breaking his grip on his hostage.

“Oh, frack!” Adlar yelled as he sprawled on the ground. Pain exploded in his face, spreading quickly.

Varo was on his feet and running.

From off to the side, he heard a rolling chuff. He lifted his hand and gently touched the tender, swollen area. He bet a bruise was already forming. He glared at Dar. “Too busy laughing at me to help, I take it?”

Dar yawned, showing off huge canines. He licked his lips, his whiskers twitching as he stared in the direction Varo fled. Then he laid his head between his paws.

Well, he had his answer. “Fine!” Snarling, Adlar launched to his feet, stumbling slightly as he followed Varo. Maybe his head wasn’t as hard as he thought.

Even with the pounding in his ears, he could still hear the harsh breathing of Varo in front of him, as the other male crashed through the jungle. Well, there was certainly no attempt to hide his trail now. His frantic rush left a swath of destruction that Adlar followed easily.

Varo probably had training for such situations, but apparently, he’d forgotten it. Fear and a probable reaction might be affecting Varo’s judgment. And if he’d had > had a reaction, then the last thing he should be doing was running. Adlar needed to end this.

“Stop!” Adlar yelled. Then a new thought hit him. “All this fracking noise will draw predators straight to you!”

Receiving no answer, he dug deep, pushing his body to move faster. That was his prey, and when he caught that other male he was going to… A sudden flash of purple streaked past him. Oh, so now the temperamental batar decided to help?

Adlar growled as Dar’s long strides ate up the ground as he closed in on Varo… then flew past him. He didn’t bother to question why Dar bypassed Varo. The irritating feline must have a reason. He was within arm’s length of Varo when an emat burst through the jungle, the horn on its forehead obliterating any hanging veins.

The large, thick-skinned, hoofed mammal barely took a step toward Varo when Dar slammed into it. Its dark blue coloring blended so well with the surrounding jungle, he’d never detected the dangerous animal—a mistake which could get him killed.

At least he knew why Dar had ignored Varo.

Adlar grabbed the back of Varo’s shirt just as the angered feline slammed into the emat, both animals knocked off their feet by the impact. The ground shook as they rolled. Taking a page from Dar’s book, Adlar yanked Varo off his feet. Both males tumbled to the ground, curses painting the air.

“Stop fighting me!” Adlar barked, grabbing Varo’s arms as they rolled into undergrowth, out of the way. Adlar ended up on top of Varo. “Do not draw the emat’s attention more than what you already have, you brain-dead—”

Varo bucked his body, trying to dislodge Adlar. “Then get off me, you stars-cursed—”

Adlar grasped Varo’s wrists and slammed them to the ground. Why couldn’t this blasted Yesri understand they were in danger? The emat’s skin was tough, and hard to stun with his weapon. If it attacked them, he’d have to kill it, and he didn’t want to. The animal was doing what the goddess created it to do—hunt. Only this time, it picked the wrong prey to track.

They must be quiet. “Shut. Up.” Fangs showing, he leaned over Varo, their faces inches apart.

“I said get off me!” Varo surged up again.

How dare this Yesri speak to him in such a way? Adlar didn’t think, just reacted. His lips crashed down over Varo’s. Determined, he tightened his grip on Varo’s wrists, his hold sure to leave bruises. Anger and frustration screamed through him. Varo was going to get them killed. His flight through the jungle might end with Dar hurt or even dead.

Why was it everything having to do with the Yesri ended up swamped in violence? He was so tired of the other race’s sense of entitlement. Someone needed to teach them a lesson. A growl escaped him as Varo dropped back to the ground, and then heaved up again. Adlar rode Varo’s thrashing body, struggling to stay on top of the other male.

Then Varo collapsed. He barely caught the trace of a whimper from Varo as the fight suddenly left him. With their lips still mashed together, Adlar gentled the kiss, tracing the seam of Varo’s mouth. Instead of the iron hold on Varo’s wrists, he eased his touch, even while still restraining Varo. Then Varo opened, and Adlar’s tongue swept inside.

Varo moaned again, and pleasure exploded in Adlar’s mind. Never had he tasted such raw desire in another, such need. Under that desperation, there was a sweetness which surprised him. Enticed him. Adlar delved deeper, wanting more. He ached to bury his cock inside the male under him.

Varo’s moves were now more sensual, less violent. His moans were driving Adlar to distraction. As Varo settled into the kiss, Adlar heard Dar’s warning roar. He jerked his head up to see Dar scream straight in the face of the emat.



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Countdown to Trouble Day #15 and a surprise winner!

Surprise Winner Alert!

Kathy Clevenger

Kathy, email me at If you live in the states, you can pick one of the coffee mugs. They haven't come in yet, but they should be arriving soon. :)
If you're outside the US, I'll send you an Amazon CG for $5.00. Just email me and let me know. 

Hey y’all! It’s day #15 of  the Countdown to Trouble.  For each day I’m going to post about it. It may just be a pic that helped me along while writing it, or it may be more. You’ll have to keep checking, lol.

*HINT HINT* And there *will* be giveaways that folks who comment will be entered in. Just sayin' lol. Y'all just never know when the comment fairy will strike!!!

Check out the wonderful art work by August (Gus) Li.

And don't forget the Trouble Tour is still going on. There's a chance to win a free ebook of Trouble, but also each stop has individual posts or questions about me or the book.

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