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.

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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?

Popular Christmas M/M Novels

Here’s a list of some of the best-loved Christmas M/M books to provide you with plenty of reading choices this festive season.

Unwrapping Hank” by Eli Easton – Sloane is the son of two psychiatrists so he thinks he knows people pretty well but, when he joins a college fraternity, he can’t figure out Hank, the brother of his friend.

Let It Snow“, “Sleigh Ride“,”Winter Wonderland” and “Santa Baby” by Heidi Cullinan – four-book ‘Minnesota Christmas’ series, each with a different couple getting together over the holidays.

Blame it on the Mistletoe” novella by Eli Easton – a geeky college student convinces his popular roommate to teach him how to kiss for an upcoming Christmas party.

Christmas Kitsch” by Amy Lane – Teenagers Rusty and Oliver couldn’t be more different but when their friendship begins to turn into something more they face overwhelming problems. (Twenty percent of the profits from this book go to an LGBTQ charity.)

A Family for Christmas” by Jay Northcote – when Rudy invites office colleague Zac to spend Christmas with his family, they are mistaken for a couple and find it increasingly difficult to prevent the fantasy becoming a reality.

A Fortunate Blizzard” by L. C. Chase – Two stranded men spend Christmas together but one of them is seriously ill and it could take a Christmas miracle to give them a happy ending.

Winter Oranges” by Marie Sexton – a young man, sick of his failing Hollywood life, goes to stay in an out-of-the-way house over the holidays, where he meets a ghost… (Twenty percent of the royalties of this book go to charity.)

So This is Christmas” by Josh Lanyon – part of the Adrien English mystery series about an amateur detective. In this book Adrien is asked by a friend to find the man’s missing boyfriend.

The Christmas Throwaway” by R J Scott – a cop finds a young man living on the streets on Christmas Eve and takes him home for a proper Christmas.

Candy Man” by Amy Lane – Adam’s life is at an all-time low when he gets a job at a candy store and meets Finn, but will he find the strength to take a chance on him?

For even more holiday reading, see my personal favourite festive M/M romances here.

M/M Celebrity Romance Novels

The Acting World

No Apologies” and “Acting Out” by Tibby Armstrong – 2-book ‘Hollywood‘ series – “No Apologies” has a screenwriter making a film about his great romance that might not be entirely true. In “Acting Out” 2 actors fall for each other on the set of a coming-of-age film.

Starstruck” by L. A. Witt – a retired action star joins the cast of a TV series and falls for his co-star, but he has promised to stay in the closet…

3 book ‘Hollywood Hotties‘ novella series:
Wrong Number, Right Guy” by Mia Watts – when an ordinary guy phones the wrong number it leads to a romance with a Hollywood star.  The other stories are “Acting Out” and “Heartthrob“.

The Perfect Role” by me! My new actor romance is available for pre-order now and will be released on 12 December. It includes romance, heartbreak, the glamour of the acting world and a touch of festive cheer.  Read the first 2 chapters for free here.

The Music Industry

Perfect Imperfections” by Cardeno C. – A bartender pretends to be the boyfriend of a rockstar, but soon wants to turn the fake relationship into reality.

The Rock Series‘ by Sandrine Gasq-Dion – each novel can be read as a standalone: “FRET“, “Jinxed“, “Harley’s Achilles“, “Falcon’s Fox” and “Stryke First“.

Lucky Moon‘ series: “Moonlight Becomes You“, “The Luckiest” and “Moonstruck” by M. J. O’Shea and Piper Vaughn – 3 different rockstar romances in a connected series of novels

A Little Bit Country” by S. J. Frost – a rock singer and country singer clash in the media but when they finally meet there are sparks of a different kind

Every Move He Makes” by Barbara Elsborg – romance between a pop star who’s receiving death threats and his MI6 bodyguard

Other Celebrities

Dance with Me” by Heidi Cullinan – a footballer and ballet dancer fall for each other.

Take My Picture” by Giselle Ellis – a famous photographer falls for his assistant

November 2017 M/M News

Popular M/M Novels Released in November

One Moore Trip” by Alex Miska – this final book in the light-hearted Moore series is a second-chance romance.

Last Bell” by Alison Hendricks – Second in the Glen Springs series but can be read as a standalone. Features a widowed father falling for the teacher of his daughter.

The Consumption of Magic (Tales from Verania Book 3)” by T J Klune – the final part of this gay fantasy trilogy.

The Long Way” by May Archer – Sequel to “The Easy Way” where Damon’s life in pieces and the only person who can help him is the son of the man who destroyed him.

Other Releases

C.S. Pacat and illustrator, Johanna the Mad, have just released a gay M/M graphic novel called “Fence #1“, the first in a series about 2 teenagers meeting in a fencing competition.

New Releases with a Festive Theme

A Very Marian Christmas” by Lucy Lennox – the seventh book in this series features a new couple getting together over Christmas.

A Dye Hard Christmas” by Aimee Nicole Walker – The fifth and final book in this mystery series should be read as part of the series and isn’t a standalone novel. Gabe and Josh want to celebrate their first Christmas as fathers but nothing goes to plan.

The Perfect Role

My new novel, “The Perfect Role” (Amazon links below), will be released on 12 December 2017 and is available while on pre-order for the special price of just £0.99/$0.99.  It is a contemporary gay romance about 2 actors with a mixture of feel-good love story, plenty of angst and tension, some acting world glitz and a touch of festive warmth.  See the full book description below or read the first two chapters for free here.

Book Description

Peter is still reeling from the pain of his ex-wife’s affair and their subsequent divorce. As he takes on a new acting job, all he is concerned about is spending as much time as he can with his children. He is certainly not expecting to fall for charismatic actor, Alex, who is twelve years younger than him – not when his friends and family don’t even know that he’s bisexual.

Alex is hiding problems of his own, but this is his first major acting role and he is desperate to do well. His kind, sophisticated co-star, Peter, is a reassuring presence who increasingly captures his heart, but how will their changing relationship affect their job?

With everything to lose and those closest to them against the relationship, will their love survive everything that is trying to rip them apart?

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M/M News for October 2017

Interviews

Popular, award-winning novelist, Alan Hollinghurst, is interviewed about his new novel – featured below – by The Guardian here.

M/M Novel Reviews

Judith of Binge on Books has 3 new LGBT articles this month at the USA today website here, including recommendations for ghost stories.

Popular M/M Novels Released in October

The Sparsholt Affair” by Alan Hollinghurst shows the lives and relationships of a group of men who meet at Oxford University at the start of World War 2 and continues through the next 60 years.

Bromosexual” by Daryl Banner – In this humorous, slow-burn romance, Ryan and Stefan are best friends in high school before a falling out makes them lose contact. Stefan goes on to become a popular baseball player but a chance meeting with Ryan changes everything.

Safe and Sound (Twist of Fate #2)” by Lucy Lennox and Sloane Kennedy – Playboy, Aiden Vale, isn’t interested in anything more than a one-night-stand until he meets vulnerable Ash Valentine, a young man desperately trying to escape an abusive ex-boyfriend.

Strike First (The Rock Series #5)” by Sandrine Gasq-Dion – Rebel Stryker leaves a tough childhood behind when he finds fame as a rock star and finds himself increasingly interested in Stan Jackson, the band’s new manager, but Stan has a dark secret.

Hexslayer (Hexworld #3)” by Jordan L Hawk – the third book in this compelling supernatural series, with a new mystery to solve by a new M/M shifter and witch.

Jared’s Evolution (Jared & Kieran #1)” by Riley Hart – Lawyer Jared explores BDSM and a daddy kink with doctor Kieran.