Gay M/M News for July 2018

Articles about M/M Books

M/M author K.J. Charles has an entertaining blog post about her recent writing endeavours, with the novel she began, the one she ended up writing and the original story she later returned to. Read Stuck in the Middle here.

Author Kaje Harper has an article about Bi Characters and the Evolution of the Genre at Love Bytes Reviews.

Popular New M/M Novel Releases

A Bit Like Desire (South Haven 2)” by Brooke Blaine – When Trent gives up his life as a rock star, a holiday on South Haven Island seems a great idea, but there he meets the one man who refuses to fall at his feet.  Part of a series but can be read as a standalone.

Ravensong (Green Creek 2)” by T J Klune – The second novel about the Bennett werewolves sees pack witch, Gordo, trying to ignore his feelings for Mark while a new threat to the group rises.

Heart (Ballsy Boys 3)” by K.M. Neuhold and Nora Phoenix – What do a porn star, a nerd and a parole office have in common?  The answer is this sexy threesome novel.

His Dirty Secret: A Royal Bad Boy Romance” by Aiden Bates – Ryan, the oldest son in a royal family, has just got out of prison and faces condemnation from everyone except Anthony. Can their budding romance survive the hostility of everyone around them? Warning for Mpreg and aimed at over 18s only.

Gay M/M News for June 2018

Articles about M/M Books

Gifted m/m writer, Kaje Harper, has written a blog about her experiences at LGBTQ conferences abroad with other writers here.

Here’s a response to the fake ‘drop the B’ bisexual campaign and how it is hurting people further.

Popular New M/M Novel Releases

Trick Play (Fake Boyfriends 2)” by Eden Finley – When famous football player, Matt, is photographed at a gay bar his agent convinces him to pretend to have a steady boyfriend to use it as positive publicity. There’s a little problem – the 2 men can’t stand each other!

Hudson’s Luck (Forever Wilde 4)” – Part of a series but can be read as a standalone. An American mistakenly proposes to his boss’s daughter and is banished to work in Ireland. There he meets a beautiful woman, who turns out to be man. Can he redefine his sexuality or is the relationship doomed to failure?

Confessions: Julien (Confessions 2)” by Ella Frank – This is the second novel in a 3-book series showing a relationship between the same 3 men. It has a content warning for drug use.

A Lethal Love (Stonewall Investigations 2)” by Max Walker – Griffin Banks awakens from a drug and alcohol-induced blackout to find his friend dead in the next room. He turns to detective Alejandro Santos for help and sparks soon fly between the men. This is part of a series but can be read as a standalone.

Sub Mission” by T.S. McKinney- Submissives are being murdered at a gay club and 2 agents pose as a dominant and his sub to lay a trap for the killer, but how close will the men have to get?

Gay M/M News for May 2018

New Articles/Interviews/News

8 of the Best M/M Romances for your TBR‘ article with recommendations by Trisha Brown

The popular blog, Sinfully MM Book Reviews, has recently decided to close, which is sad news.

The Pixels Project has a YouTube interview with brilliant m/m Nightrunner fantasy series author, Lynn Flewelling, here.

Popular New Releases

His Cocky Valet (Undue Arrogance 1)” by Cole McCade – A wealthy playboy suddenly has to take over his father’s massive global corporation and struggles to cope, until his new valet gives him someone to lean on and lose control with.  (This novel was written in response to the recent ‘cockygate’ uproar.)

The Weight is Over” by Jason Collins – Evan gets a new hospitality job that surrounds him by sexy men, but his weight esteem issues make him decide to hit the gym.  Can gorgeous Nicholas convince Evan that he is perfect the way he is?

Love Comes After” by Kate Hawthorne – Bennet and Aiden have been friends and lovers for eight years but the relationship is disintegrating.  An encounter with Chris leads to a casual threesome relationship – but will it make their lives better or worse?

Face the Music (Replay 1)” by K.M. Neuhold – Lincoln once thought that being a rock star was all he needed in life but he keeps remembering Jace, the man whose heart he once broke by leaving.  He wants a second chance with him but will Jace ever be able to trust him again?

The Proposal (Single Dad Support Group 2)” by Piper Scott – Mpreg alpha/omega novel where Gage has been raising his child alone for years.  Aaron was away at college and Gage didn’t tell him about their son, so Aaron is about to have the shock of his life.

 

Gay M/M News for April 2018

Upcoming Plays

It is the 50th anniversary of  the gay Broadway play, “The Boys in the Band“, which will have performances from 30 May until 11 August.  The cast includes Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto and Charlie Carver.

New Releases

Evolved by N. R. Walker – A unique romance between a man and an android that is capable of evolving.

Love in Spades (Four Kings Security 1) by Charlie Cochet – The new owner of a maritime company begins getting death threats so he hires ex-Special Forces soldier, Ace Sharpe, and sparks soon fly between the men.

Storm (Men of Hidden Creek) by HJ Welsh – A high school dropout and an ex-Marine make an unlikely couple but not when they’re both determined to protect 5-year old orphan, Lyla.  (This is part of a series but can be read as a standalone.)

Score (Men of Hidden Creek) by A. E. Wasp – Hockey player, Beau Hopper, bonds with ex-Marine, Connor Casey, over Casey’s attempt to gain custody of his siblings, who have lost everything after Hurricane Harvey.  (This is part of a series but can be read as a standalone.)

Shelter (Men of Hidden Creek) by E. Davies – A second-chance romance between a private security contractor and a dreamer.  (This is part of a series but can be read as a standalone.)

 

Gay M/M News for March 2018

Articles about M/M Books

Riptide Publishing is releasing a set of books called ‘classics queered’, where famous novels such as “Pride and Prejudice” and “The Prisoner of Zenda” are retold as gay books. There are some great authors, such as K J Charles, involved in this so it sounds intriguing. An article – including cover reveals and book descriptions – is here at USA Today.

New Gay Films

Love, Simon”, a film based on the wonderful novel “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli, was released in the US in March and will be released in the UK in April. If it’s as good as the book I really look forward to seeing it.

New M/M Novel Releases

Wilde Fire (Forever Wilde 3)by Lucy Lennox – Otto and Seth fall in love in high school until Seth breaks it off with no explanation. A decade later new firefighter, Otto, meets the local Sheriff who turns out to be his ex.

Fake Out (Fake Boyfriend 1)” by Eden Finley – When Damon reluctantly agrees to do his sister a favour by pretending to be the boyfriend of supposedly straight Maddox, the ‘fake’ in fake boyfriend is soon challenged.

Robbie (Confessions 1)” by Ella Frank – This is the story of Robbie, who was introduced in the Temptation series, and what he decides to do when 2 men, married to each other, want him in their bed.

Irreplaceable by Kate Hawthorne and E.M. Denning – When Kyle meets his perfect man, he comes on too strong and messes it up. Alex is recovering from a painful divorce and doesn’t want to risk his heart but soon discovers that he and Kyle have some kinky secrets in common.

The Source of Magic (The Other Human Species 1)” by Clare Solomon – My YA magic fantasy was released this month and, in a world where Neanderthals never went extinct, it involves a stranger, darker reality than the one we know and a romance between two teenage boys who couldn’t be more different.

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M/M News for February

New Releases

Body and Soul (Twist of Fate 3)” by Lucy Lennox and Sloane Kennedy – In this novel, which can be read as a standalone, a doctor with a dangerous past falls for a former male model, both of them looking for a new start.

Forget Me Not ( The Unforgettable Duet 1)” and “Remember Me When (The Unforgettable Duet 2)” by Brooke Blaine – Ollie and Reid meet before Reid is involved in a devastating accident in this 2-part story.

Taxes and TARDIS” by N R Walker – This new edition of a previously released novella involves a romance between a jock and a geek.

BFF: Best Friend’s Father” by Devon McCormack – First of a 2-part story where a young man on vacation falls for his best friend’s dad.

Second Wind” by Aimee Nicole Walker – A man gets divorced and encounters the man he loved in the past.

Getting Lucky” by Daryl Banner – James and Lucky meet on a casino weekend away and explore their erotic desires.

 

New Novel: The Source of Magic

I have the first book in a new series, “The Other Human Species 1: The Source of Magic“, being released on 6 March.  It’s a YA magic fantasy with a slow-burn m/m romance.  It’s available now at the special pre-order price of 99p/99c – price increasing on its release – and the links to buy it at Amazon are below.

Book description: When Elliot Rivers, a Homo Sapiens, becomes friends with Barve, a Nean (Neanderthal) on their first day at university he has no idea of the conflict and fury it will cause among the students and staff, as well as within his family. To make matters more difficult, Barve’s argumentative brother, Farlden, hates Elliot.

Elliot and Farlden both possess the rare gift of magic. The discovery that it becomes stronger when they combine their abilities creates a connection between them and, against their will, it draws them closer together, slowly changing animosity to something far more dangerous.

The Nean brothers are keeping an extraordinary secret, though, one that could shatter their complex relationships with Elliot and change all their lives.

Amazon links: US  UK  AU  CA  FR  DE

The Top M/M Novels about Magic

There are some amazing M/M novels that have magic as a central part of their plot and here are some of the most popular.

Best seller, “Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell is very much in the Harry Potter tradition, set in a wizarding school and featuring a young hero who never wanted to save the world but got stuck with it anyway.  Cassandra Clare’s popular YA urban fantasy  “Mortal Instruments” series includes a gay romance between minor characters while “The Bane Chronicles” gives the backstory of one of these characters: bisexual warlock, Magnus Bane.   Ginn Hale’s compelling two-book series, “Lord of the White Hell“, features YA characters – although it’s aimed at an older audience – in a fantasy world academy, where one of them is suffering under a deadly curse.

Other popular magic novels set in fantasy worlds include Lynn Flewelling’s epic “Nightrunner” series, featuring spy, Seregil, who is not what he seems, and his apprentice, Alec.  Ginn Hale’s  “The Rifter” series sees the main character pulled into a fantasy world where he and his former flat-mate share a shocking destiny.  “The Last Herald-Mage” trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and Jim Grimsley’s “The City Behind the Stars” books all tug at the heartstrings while T J Klune’s “Tales from Verania” series combines humour and magic.

These were some of the best-selling books with a magical theme and you might also want to try my own new series.  “The Other Human Species“, is a Young Adult urban fantasy where Neanderthals never went extinct and two characters who initially hate each other use their magic to fight against oppression.

M/M News for January 2018

LGBT Films and TV Shows

Indie Wire reviews some of the top LGBT films of 2017 while Dazed looks at upcoming LGBT movies for 2018.

Find out about new LGBT TV shows at Pride here and, if you haven’t already watched the second season of “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” on Netflix, I really recommend it as it has some great gay and bisexual characters.

New M/M Novel Releases

His Kind of Love” by Kate Hawthorn – When Joel Reading, a lonely nineteen-year-old, loses his home he ends up being taken in by Gabriel Hunter, a handsome older man with too many secrets. This is a dark novel with a spin on the Red Riding Hood fairytale.

Love Me Whole” by Nicky James – Oryn Patterson has dissociative identity disorder, sharing his mind with five other personalities. It makes his life a constant struggle. Vaughan falls for him but can he cope with such a complex relationship?

The Right Way” by May Archer – The third novel in the series about two men getting involved while one tries to solve the mystery of why his parents were murdered in a plane crash.

Omega’s Stepbrother” by Anna Wineheart – Mpreg novel about omega, Wyatt, who is recovering from the abusive relationship he jumped into after kissing his stepbrother, Raph. Raph still has feelings for Wyatt but can they cope with all the difficulties of starting a romantic relationship?

Straight by Day” by Jason Collins – Famous actor, Patrick, is living a glamorous lie until he meets Braden. Will he have the courage to try to create something real with him?

Rebound” by Remi Ryan – A broken heart leads Noah home to the small town he used to dislike and back into the life of Aiden, best friend of Noah’s brother. Aiden is in the closet but his encounter with Noah could change both their lives.

Blaze” by Avery Ford – This first book in the Masterson series shows fireman, Luke, rescue the kitten of single father, Freddie. Their lives are complicated but their evolving relationship helps them cope with everything.

M/M News for December 2017

New Releases

True (Temptation Book 6)” by Ella Frank – The final part of the popular Tate/Logan contemporary romance is set over the holidays.  Will they finally get their happy ending?

Trust Fund Baby” by Aiden Bates – Mpreg alpha/omega paranormal romance between a struggling artist and successful lawyer.

Just a Bit Shameless (Straight Guys Book 8)” by Alessandra Hazard is part of a series but can be read as a standalone – Thief, Sam Landon, falls for his crime lord boss, Dominic Bommer, unaware that Dominic is actually a fake identity for a CI5 agent.

My Winter Family (Rose Falls Book 2)” by Raleigh Ruebens – part of a series but can be read as a standalone.  A one-night stand at a wedding turns into more when two very different men – a father with a daughter and a commitment-shy bachelor – keep running into each other in Rose Falls.

Snow on the Roof” by Sean Ashcroft – a family man and his younger male PA spend a memorable Christmas stuck together in a cabin.

Eight Nights in December” by Keira Andrews – a virginal student spends the Christmas holiday with his roommate’s family, including the photographer brother, Nate, but will they have a future at the end of the holiday?