“Blood and Choice” (Book 2 of the Human Hybrids Gay Paranormal Series) is available from today. Liam and Tig are probably my favourite characters in the whole series so I really loved writing their romance. I’ve included flashbacks of how they became friends and started working together so the reader gets to see the whole evolution of their relationship. Liam goes through a lot of heartache and the whole relationship between the 2 characters comes close to breaking point. The wendigo threat is also getting more deadly in this novel, putting Liam and Tig in increasing danger, and building for the final massive battle that will take place in Book 3.
Don’t forget to get your free Kindle copy of “Coexistence” between now and 13 September then, if you enjoy it, you can download the free prequel, “A Destructive Power“, on the Books page, and get the companion novel, “Kye“, for free by signing up to my e-mail list!
“Blood and Choice“, the next book in the series, is available for pre-order at half-price until its release on 19 September.
You can read descriptions of all the books on my Books page above.
‘Liam watched, Tig standing next to him, as uniformed police officers exhumed dead bodies that the wendigo’s funeral home had been responsible for. It was cold, dark and gruesome and having spent two hours previously listening to Tig talking about Megan and using words like beautiful and incredible and I’m so happy, this was the highlight of his night.’ – “Blood and Choice”
“Blood and Choice“, the second novel in my gay paranormal Human Hybrids trilogy will go on sale at Amazon on 19 September 2016. To celebrate its launch, the Kindle e-book of “Coexistence” (Book 1 in the series) will be free at Amazon from 9 to 13 September. You can download it at Amazon US, Amazon UK or other Amazon stores.
Book description for “Blood and Choice“:-
Years ago Liam faced the destruction of his village in Ireland by wendigoes who murdered nearly everyone in his life. Now, working in Invercade HyCO and still tormented by the past, the only person he has left is his best friend, Tig. The two of them kill a wendigo who has been living and working in the city for years and begin to unravel a plot by the creatures that could be more dangerous than anything they have experienced so far.
When Tig starts dating someone else Liam realises he is in love with him and his jealousy causes their friendship to start falling apart. Liam thinks his life can’t get much worse but wendigoes always find a way to prove him wrong and before long both their lives are in mortal danger.
Here are some quotes from one of my favourite M/M paranormal novels.
‘I was late for my appointment with a dead man.’
‘Before Griffin had come along, I’d been living inside a photograph: just a facsimile of life, without either color or depth.’
“I will not surrender my profession simply because men throughout history have been unduly enamored of their penises!” – Dr Christine Putman
‘The Guardian raced across the hall toward us, running on all fours in a horrible, loping gait neither human nor animal. Its claws scrabbled for purchase on the slick marble tiles of the main hall, which was the only reason it hadn’t yet caught up with us.’
‘It was madness; it was folly; it was sheer selfishness. I was delusional, misguided, wrong, out of control. I needed to pull back, to say something sane, to re-establish mastery over myself. I could not do this. I could not take this risk.
‘Later tonight, I’d relive this moment in my lonely bed and wonder if I’d done the right thing. But at least that would be familiar, would be something I knew how to cope with.
‘And yet the very thought felt like dying.
I surged forward, crossing the final, tiny gap and pressing my lips to his.’
The shadows of the labyrinth-library seemed suddenly deeper. I hurriedly gathered up my things and left the room. The interconnected chambers and oddly-angled halls were lit only by moonlight streaming from the irregular shafts set into the ceiling. My footsteps echoed strangely, almost as if someone followed behind me. I quickened my pace, which only made it worse. By the time I reached the entrance to the library complex, my heart thumped hard enough to make me light-headed, and it was everything I could do not to break into a run. Glad beyond words to be quit of the place, I shut the door behind me, turned, and tripped over the body of the night watchman.’
‘A suffocating cloud of stench rolled out of the open trapdoor: wet fur, mildew, fish slime, and above all the putrescence of rotting flesh. A swarm of horrors boiled out behind it, ever one of them howling like damned souls vomited up from the bowels of Tartarus itself’.
‘Outside, the snow piled up against the windows, but our bed was warm and safe. Holding Griffin against me, I let myself slip away into sated sleep.’
I’m really grateful to 2 authors for helping me promote Coexistence: M/M author Annette Gisby who was kind enough to review my novel on Goodreads here and at Zipper Rippers here and give it a 4-star rating as well as dark fantasy author Auden Johnson for her feature promo for my novel on her website here.
- Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Ennis (Heath Ledger) in “Brokeback Mountain”, the classic film based on a short story by Annie Proulx. The relationship is heartbreaking but the kiss the lovers share when they are reunited after their time at Brokeback Mountain is incredibly sexy and passionate.
- Trevor Wright and Brad Lowe in “Shelter”. This is a wonderfully romantic gay film and the stars have amazing chemistry.
- Maurice (James Wilby) and Alec (Rupert Graves)’s first kiss in “Maurice”, the film based on the classic gay novel by E. M. Forster.
- The first kiss between Allan Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) and Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan) in “Kill Your Darlings” (2013). This is a biographical film about 1940s American Beat movement writers featuring “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe.
- There are various kisses to choose from in “Torch Song Trilogy” but the forbidden kiss shared between Alan (Matthew Broderick) and Ed (Brian Kerwin) is incredibly sexy.
- Dennis (Timothy Olyphant) and Kevin (Andrew Keegan) in “The Broken Hearts Club”. As the title suggests, none of the romantic relationships go smoothly in this film but the one between Dennis and Kevin, who is just coming out of the closet, is particularly poignant.
- X (Derek Magyar) and Andrew (Darryl Stephens) in “Boy Culture”. X is a prostitute who struggles to accept love and Andrew is one of his roommates in this sexy, intriguing film.
- Howard Brackett (Kevin Kline) and Peter Malloy (Tom Selleck) in “In and Out”. It’s always great to see a gay kiss in a mainstream movie and this is a fun comedy.
- The wonderful kiss on the beach between Father Greg Pilkington (Linus Roache) and Graham (Robert Carlyle) in “Priest” (1994). This is a controversial film, the gay feelings the priest has being only one element, but the relationship between the men has a raw, desperate quality.
- Aaron (Steve Sandvoss) and Christian (Wes Ramsey) in “Latter Days” (2003). Aaron is a Mormon missionary who falls for his out-and-proud neighbour and goes through a lot of heartache to decide what he wants. I love the way you see the characters grow into better people during the film.
I know a lot of people, including me, like to read reviews of books before deciding whether or not to buy them, so here’s a list of all the websites I know of that review gay m/m books. A lot of them have book giveaways and author interviews too. I haven’t included Goodreads, as they review every genre rather than specifically m/m novels, but they have great reviews, interviews and groups to join as well. If you are aware of any that I’ve missed please let me know and I’ll add them to the list.
- Boy Meets Boy Reviews
- Gay Book Reviews
- Gay Guy Reading & Friends (GGR Review)
- Inked Rainbow Reads
- Joyfully Jay
- Just Love: Romance Novel Reviews
- Love Bytes Same Sex Book Reviews
- MM Good Book Reviews
- Prism Book Alliance
- Rainbow Book Reviews
- Rainbow Gold Reviews
- Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews
- The Blogger Girls
- The Novel Approach
- Under the Covers Book Blog
- Zipper Rippers
I’m feeling happy and nervous as my first novel is now for sale here (Amazon.com) and here (Amazon.co.uk) at Amazon. I really hope readers will like it. A massive thank you to the Pen & I writing group for feedback and advice, to Karen and Jenny for hours of proofreading, to Kanaxa for the beautiful book cover and to my friends and family for all the support.
Fantasy, Supernatural and Historical Genres
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Lynn Flewelling’s Nightrunner series is one of my all-time favourites. Alec and Seregil are lovable characters who grow and change over the novels. Their romance is slow-burn over the first couple of novels but that Continue reading “Must-Read M/M Authors”