Release of “Deadly Times”

I’m happy to announce that “Deadly Times“, the final novel in the Human Hybrids trilogy, is released today.  This completes the M/M science-fiction/ paranormal series that comprises a guide, 2 free books and the 3 book trilogy:

  • A free Guide to the world, characters and 5 Human Hybrid species – available when you join my e-mail list
  • A Destructive Power” – the free PDF prequel to the series here
  • Coexistence” – novel 1 – on sale for free at Smashwords, Nook and Kobo and for $0.99/£0.99 at Amazon
  • Kye” – companion novel to “Coexistence” that’s free on my e-mail list
  • Blood and Choice” – novel 2
  • Deadly Times” – the final part of the trilogy

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Amazing Giveaway!

To celebrate the completion of my Human Hybrids trilogy with the upcoming release of “Deadly Times” on 23 March, I have 6 gay M/M paperback novels in the genres of SF, fantasy and the paranormal by 5 amazing authors (and me!) to be won by a lucky winner.

Rules

Given the adult nature of the books, you have to be 18 year old or over in order to enter the Giveaway.  The Giveaway is hosted by Gleam and is open internationally.  To enter you just have to say why you want to win the prize.  (Comments will appear below this post.)  You can read the full Terms and Conditions when you click to enter.

The competition ends on 23 March, when a winner will be randomly selected by Gleam and announced here and by e-mail.

Prize

6 gay M/M paperback novels: “Widdershins” by Jordan L Hawke, “Swordspoint” by Ellen Kushner, “Luck in the Shadows” by Lynn Flewelling, “The Magpie Lord” by K J Charles, “The Tyack & Frayne Mysteries: Books 1-3” and “Coexistence” by Clare Solomon

How to Enter the Giveaway

Just click the button on the right to enter the Giveaway.

Future Giveaways

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M/M News for February 2017

M/M Articles

M/M ‘Comfort Re-read’ recommendations by Kaje Harper at Prism Book Alliance here.

K J Charles has a post here about her upcoming M/M trilogy, “Sins of the Cities”, with some beautiful illustrations.

Judith of Binge on Books has written a couple of new articles for USA Today recommending M/M SF books here and M/M books with geeky heroes here.

LGBT News

The closure of gay publishing company Samhain will make many M/M novels by popular authors unavailable, at least for the present time. There’s a blog post by K J Charles here about how it will affect her books and one by Kaje Harper here.

February is LGBT History month so there have been a variety of articles and events for this across the world.

The Church of England voted in favour of LGBT marriage, refusing to endorse a report by the House of Bishops condemning it.

Popular M/M Novels Released in February

Imago” by N R Walker
After the Fire” by Felice Stevens
An Unseen Attraction” by K J Charles
Code Silver” by Max Walker
Yes, Professor” by Renae Kaye
Between These Sheets” by Devon McCormack
Weight for Happiness” by Jason Collins
Beau and the Beast” by Kay Simone

“Deadly Times”

I’m very happy to announce that “Deadly Times“, the final novel in the Human Hybrids trilogy, is now available for pre-order at Amazon, to be released on 23 March.

Novel Description: The war with the cannibal wendigoes reaches its explosive climax in the last part of this nail-biting trilogy.

Scientists have genetically engineered five human hybrid races known as werewolves, vampires, dragons, sensers and wendigoes. The first four races coexist with humans in relative peace. The fifth one wants to slaughter the others.

Theo has a secret agenda when he joins the Invercade HyCO but which side is he working for? Daelin is suspicious of him but how much of that is due to Theo reminding him of the lover who nearly wrecked his life?

With sabotage from within the group and devastating battles being fought, the HyCO officers must face their worst fears in a war that not everyone will survive.

Here are the Amazon links: UK  US  DE  AU  CA

To celebrate the new book, I’ve made “Coexistence: Book 1 of the Human Hybrids Series” free at Kobo, Nook and Smashwords.  I’m working on getting Amazon to set their price to free too.  I also have an interview at Smashwords where I talk about some of my favourite M/M novels and authors here.

You can follow me on Twitter here or see my Goodreads page here.

Romantic Quotes from M/M Books

Here are some romantic quotes from great M/M novels for Valentine’s Day.

‘I felt Ival. Felt his love for me, that didn’t care if I was broken. All the pieces of myself I’d laid at his feet over our years together, all the cracks that still showed where he helped me heal, didn’t matter. He loved me, beyond my ability to understand.’ – “Hoarfrost (Whyborne & Griffin Book 6” by Jordan L. Hawk

‘Andrew kissed him like this was a fight with their lives on the line, like his world stopped and started with Neil’s mouth.’ – “The King’s Men (All For the Game Book 3) by Nora Sakavic

‘Reid was watching him again and, despite the dazzle of light from above, his eyes seemed darker, the brown eclipsing the gold. The look in them washed over Jonah with a heat akin to standing too near a hearth fire’ – “The Only Gold” by Tamara Allen

‘I kissed him, and kissed him again, because I could, because I wanted to, because I was meant for nothing but this, even if nobody else knew it’ – “The Other Guy” by Cary Attwell

‘And there it was. That moment Deacon had been secretly dreaming about since high school. Kissing a boy in the middle of a dance, in a room full of mostly straight people who never needed to worry about making a scene. Deacon didn’t care if anyone was watching. Deacon wasn’t doing this because he was out and proud and didn’t care who knew it. He was doing this because it was Mark, and he loved him’ – “Mark Cooper versus America (Prescott College Book 1)” by Lisa Henry and J. A. Rock

‘He was my safety and my wall, the mirror in whose eyes I somehow looked brave and desirable. If I stayed with Tobin long enough, maybe I could become a man worthy of what he saw in me’ – “Nor Iron Bars a Cage” by Kaje Harper

‘And tomorrow and the day after, there would be a home to go to, even if it was no more than a pair of arms around him and a head tucked close to his in the darkness’ – “Whistling in the Dark” by Tamara Allen

‘He wouldn’t leave. Set against all this common sense was a feeling like roses and gold behind his heart – a firelit sensation of reasonless joy’ – “Once Upon a Haunted Moor (Tyack and Frayne Mysteries Book 1)” by Harper Fox

January 2017 M/M News

M/M Articles and Reviews

Historical M/M Country Estate novels reviewed at USA Today here.

LGBT News

An Irish Government Minister wants President Trump confronted over LGBT rights – read more here.

The UK Government may soon abolish one of its last anti-gay laws, one that says Merchant Navy officers can be fired for being gay.

There has been a sharp increase in the number of LGBT Asylum Seekers coming to the UK recently.

Medical students joined the recent Mumbai Pride March .

Popular New M/M Releases

Painted on my Heart” by Kindle Alexander
Healing Jacob” by Nicole Stewart
Something to Dye For” by Aimee Nicole Walker
Be True” by Stella Starling
Atonement (The Protectors Book 6)” by Sloane Kennedy
Protecting the Soul (Souls of Chicago 3)” by Annabella Michaels
Thrown” by Hope Sawyer
Faking It (Metropolis Book 1)” by Riley Hart
Sweet Deal” by Harper Logan
“The Letter” by Jerry Cole
Grounding Griffin (A Made Marian Novel)” by Lucy Lennox
Watching and Wanting (Housemates Book 4)” by Jay Northcote

December M/M News

LGBT News

Elton John and David Furnish celebrated their wedding anniversary and 23 years of being together.

Donald Trump has invited various anti-gay religious leaders to speak at his inauguration.

Mike Pence, the US Vice President-elect, was voted ‘homophobe of the year’ and his neighbours have been putting up rainbow flags.

Meryl Streep to be given LGBT Ally for Equality Award from Human Rights Campaign in their 2017 Greater New York Gala.

Around 250,000 people in Taiwan attended concerts and performances in the capital city in support of making gay marriage legal.

Reviews

Through December MM Book Escape have been reviewing their favourite M/M books of 2016 here.

Back Porch Reader has a review of her favourite M/M novels of 2016 here.

More M/M festive novella recommendations here.

Popular Novels Released in December

Paranormal Novels

Wraith: The 12 Olympians Book 6” by Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Chosen Pride: L’Ange Book 3” by Mary Calmes
Buried Passion” by Aiden Bates

Contemporary Novels

Second Chances” by Jerry Cole
Break my Shell” by K. A. Merikan
Leo Loves Aries” by Anyta Sunday
The Love Song” by Kay Simone
Rejoice, Dammit” by Kaje Harper
Jumping Jude” by Lucy Lennox
Switched” by N. R. Walker
Undisputed” by Aimee Nicole Walker and Nicholas Bella

Festive M/M Books

festive-humbugHere are some stories that are great to read over the winter.  I like my books full of drama and angst, so the following stories have great characters (who tend to suffer a lot!), complex plots, likeable romances and either a festive or a snow-filled setting.

Humbug” by Joanna Chambers – wonderful novella based on “A Christmas Carol” about a workaholic man who discovers love over Christmas but has to overcome his own flaws before he can embrace it. No ghosts but a real Scrooge of a main character!

swordspointSwordspoint” by Ellen Kushner – beautifully written novel which combines a gay romance with political intrigue, duelling and a regency-style fantasy setting. When George R. R. Martin says “an unforgettable opening… and just gets better from there” it has to be good. It is set during a snowy winter, with the weather brought to life in memorable descriptions.

Frost Fair” by Erastes – enjoyable novella with likeable characters and a romance between a broke printer and a wealthy aristocrat. It’s set in 1814, with convincing historical details and atmospheric scenes of the Thames freezing over and the fair that took place on it.

news03-christmas-hexA Christmas Hex: Winter Wonderland Collection” by Jordan L. Hawk – this is a short winter novella but it fits in lovable characters – a witch and a wolf familiar – and a clever plot.  It’s part of the Hexworld universe but can be read as a standalone.

Snowmancer” by Olivia Helling – I got a copy of this novel for free – it was still available on Amazon for free when I just checked – and didn’t have any particular expectations of it, then ended up loving it. It’s a fantasy set in an icy kingdom with compelling characters, a lot of angst and plot-twists, and a poignant romance. Also a magician who can make creatures out of ice.

Merry Chrfestive-mr-migglesistmas, Mr Miggles” by Eli Easton – this novel has everything: wonderful characters, humour, mystery, drama and a Christmas romance. Toby works in a library and has a bit of a crush on the head librarian, Mr Miggles, so when Mr Miggles is arrested on a trumped-up charge, Toby is determined to help him.

Winter Quotes from M/M Novels

swordspoint‘Let the fairy tale begin on a winter’s morning, then, with one drop of blood newly-fallen on the ivory snow: a drop as bright as a clear-cut ruby, red as a single spot of claret on the lace cuff’ – “Swordspoint” by Ellen Kushner

‘Alec’s smile disappeared. “Bilairy’s Balls, it’s nearly winter and you want me to take a bath?” – “Luck in the Shadows” by Lynn Flewelling

frost-fair‘Locking up, Gideon made his way through the narrow frost-lined streets, wincing as the bitter ice-chilled wind cut through the layers of clothing right through to his bones. He couldn’t remember when it had been as cold as this; icicles hung from every roof and the frost hung around in the streets long after daylight broke’ – “Frost Fair” by Erastes

a-companion-to-wolves‘The frost lay heavy on the swell of the earth; man and wolf left footprints like dark pearls in silver as they ran across it side by side’ – “A Companion to Wolves” by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear

‘Snow was falling on Riverside, great white feather-puffs that veiled the cracks in the facades of its ruined houses; slowly softening the harsh contours of jagged roof and fallen beam. Eaves were rounded with snow, overlapping, embracing, sliding into each other, capping houses all clustered together like a fairy-tale village’ – “Swordspoint” by Ellen Kushner

Luck in the Shadows cover‘Seregil woke first. It had snowed heavily the night before. Luckily, Alec had spotted an abandoned burrow just before sunset and they’d spent the night inside. The hole still stank of its former inhabitants, but it was large enough for the two of them to stretch out in. With the pack and Seregil’s saddle jammed in the opening as a windbreak, they’d managed to keep warm for the first time since they’d come down onto the Downs. Cramped but warm, Seregil was tempted to let Alec’s soft, even breathing lull him back to sleep’ – “Luck in the Shadows” by Lynn Flewelling

‘As he drifted off, he seemed to see a series of white images, scenes carved in snow. Frosty gardens, their branches lush with white roses and crystal thorns; ladies with floating spun-sugar hair escorted by ivory gallants; and, for himself, opponents with long, bright swords of clear and gleaming ice’ – “Swordspoint” by Ellen Kushner

M/M Books Based on Fairytales or Original Fairytales

fairytales-pictures01-once-upon-a-dreamOnce Upon a Dream” by Megan Derr is a large compilation of her many fairytales from her website, challenges and anthologies, including beautiful stories such as “Blood in the Water” (based on “The Little Mermaid”) and “Challenge of Quests”.

Fairytales Slashed 1”, “Fairytales Slashed 2”, “Fairytales Slashed 3”, “Fairytales Slashed 4”, “Fairytales Slashed 5” and “Fairytales Slashed 6” by Megan Derr and others is based on various fairytales as well as original ones. The first volume, written entirely by Megan Derr, is my favourite but all the books have some very good stories in them.

fairytales-pictures02-tangleTangle (Edition XY)” anthology edited by Nicole Kimberling is a mixture of fairytale, fantasy and science-fiction. There are 4 very good stories with a fairytale feel to them: “Lord Ronan’s Shoes” and “Remember” by Astrid Amara, “Los Conversos” by Jesse Sandoval and “Fag Hag” by Lawrence Schimel and the book also includes the science-fiction novella, “Feral Machines”, by Ginn Hale, which I love. “Lord Ronan’s Shoes” is an appealing, clever story and “Los Conversos” has a haunting, magical quality. Overall, I really enjoy “Tangle”.

Bedknobs and Beanstalks: Anthology of Gay Erotic Fairy Tales” by E. M. Lynley (Editor) and others – this is erotic with some very explicit sex scenes and has 9 stories based on fairytales, with some very entertaining ones including “Cry Wolf” and “The Merman’s Tail”.

fairytales-pictures02-scarletScarlet and the White Wolf 1: The Pedlar and the Bandit King” series (also includes “Mariner’s Luck”, “The Land of Night” and “The King of Forever”) by Kirby Crow – based on “Little Red Riding Hood”. In a fantasy world a bandit known as the Wolf of Omara becomes intrigued by a handsome pedlar called Scarlet.

Duck!” by Kim Dare – BDSM novel based on “The Ugly Duckling” with a strong slave/master D/s relationship and an interesting shape shifter variant with the avian shifters.