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Blog Tour -24 May – Psychopaths & Sinners – Jack L. Pyke

I’m thrilled to welcome Jack L. Pyke to my website today on the Psychopath and Sinners blog tour. Jack is one of my Auto Buy authors and this series, starting with DON’T has kept me enthralled with every new book that comes out. I guess this one will be no different.

I love dark and gritty, men with issues, a certain , shall we say, loosening of scruples and morals and boy, does this series have this in spades. Jack writes like a true wordsmith and her books are a delight to read. And re-read.

And check out this awesome cover….

 

In case you missed any of the tour stops, here they are

Blog Tour Stops:

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  • May 22: Kimmer’s Erotic Book Banter:

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  • May 23: Books Laid Bare Boys:

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  • May 24: Diverse Reader:

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  • May 25: Men & Men Midnight Café:

http://mm.midnightcafe.uk/mm/index.php

 

Author: Jack L. Pyke

Novel: Psychopaths & Sinners, Don’t… book 5

Release Date: 22nd May, 2018

Blurb: “Because us? Psychopaths and sinners… we don’t need fixing, Gray.”

Three bodies, three mutilations, each one with something… unusual inserted into the wounds. The deaths are enough to leave Ash Thomas scrambling around to find someone to trust as the murders hit so close to home and heart.

For Gray Raoul, MI5 director of G-Branch, the deaths offer something else, a fall back into a familiar life where culling serial killers cater to his own darker mindset. But the farther Gray moves away from home, the more he realises serial killer games in the field are nothing compared to who he has locked up back at home. Sometimes walking the fine line between psychopaths and live-in lovers is a far darker game.

For Ash, that might just mean he’s on his own now, facing a killer who has a deadly fascination for pretty young men and dancing Holly Blue butterflies over their skin.

 

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Jack L. Pyke blames her dark writing influences on living close to one of England’s finest forests. Having grown up hearing a history of kidnappings, murders, strange sightings, and sexual exploits her neck of the woods is renowned for, Jack takes that into her writing, having also learned that human coping strategies for intense situations can sometimes make the best of people have disastrously bad moments. Redeeming those flaws is Jack’s drive, and if that drive just happens to lead to sexual tension between two or more guys, Jack’s the first to let nature take its course.

 

Posted in Future Works, News and Appearances

Survival Game – Men of London #9

The latest book in my Men of London series will be available on September 7th. This story took a while, I struggled getting it to all gel together. I hope I did it justice.

If you read Hard Climate, you’ll remember Kyle Tripper, Ryan’s feisty manager at Club Delish, and Eric Kirby, the paramedic who came to the club one tonight to assist a man having a heart attack- and even went on a date with Ryan once.  Kyle and Eric were quite taken with each other even then and in this book, they get to know each other a little better…

 

What’s it all about, you ask?

Since his true love died, paramedic Eric Kirby has been living a half life, but when he meets purple-haired Kyle Tripper, Eric’s heart is jolted into a whole new rhythm.

HANDLE…

Kyle Tripper has led an interesting life. Currently the manager of London’s famous Club Delish, he used to be a croupier extraordinaire in Las Vegas. But not everything in that life was so glamorous; his ex was a piece of work. Now gun-shy, Kyle hopes there is someone special out there for him, and secretly wishes it’s luscious paramedic, Eric Kirby.

WITH CARE

Every day Eric Kirby goes through the motions. Yeah, he saves lives, and, sure, he makes a difference, but he doesn’t feel it anymore – not since he lost his one true. But, when he meets wild, flamboyant Kyle Tripper and learns there’s a skittish, apprehensive man beneath the bold façade, the best of Eric’s protective nature kicks in, and opens his heart to a new love.

Buy links available soon at www.boroughspublishinggroup.com 

Here’s another teaser just to whet your appetite.

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SID LOVE – DETOUR BLOG TOUR

 

 TITLE: Detour

AUTHOR: Sid Love

PUBLISHER: Cool Dudes Publishing

LENGTH: 226 Pages

GENRE: M/M Romance Thriller

COVER ARTIST: Corneles Bronkhorst

BLURB: Austin Reyes works as a bartender to support his ailing mother in a small town called Eaton. But his life takes a horrible turn when his boss’ son, Caleb, arrives in town and forces himself upon Austin. There is no end to Caleb’s lustful intentions. Austin leaves Eaton and flees to Denver to start a new life when his mother commits suicide after succumbing to depression. There, he meets Dylan Carver.

Dylan is out and proud. He’s also a well-known actor in the porn industry. When haters damage his car, Austin, now homeless and destitute, is injured and Dylan helps him. In the immediate aftermath, Dylan develops more than a passing interest for Austin, and, though they part ways, chance meetings never stop.

Austin lets Dylan in on the secret about his past, but soon realizes that the man who looked so happy on the outside, has his own baggage. Unbeknownst to them, someone is plotting to get Austin killed.

Even while surrounded by danger, Austin and Dylan’s relationship takes a detour that was always meant to be. Will this detour be Dylan’s undoing? Will Austin finally come to terms with his mother’s suicide and follow his own truth? Or will their lives implode?

Trigger Warning: Content includes a rape scene.

My apartment building had seen better days. It was ancient and looked like it would fall apart any time. The color had worn out over the years and there were cracks here and there, but it was dearest to me anyway. It had been my home for as long as I could remember; well, it wasn’t exactly owned by us — we rented, to be specific — but I speak from the sense of belonging. The owner of the building — Mr. Marshall — had promised to repair it soon. It was a one-story building with four small apartments, two on each floor that faced each other. Our apartment was on the first floor, so, at three in the morning, I took the flight of stairs and walked up to my door soundlessly. I knew better than to wake up our neighbor. I slowly put the key into the lock and opened the door.

Hesitating for some time, I considered again whether to tell my mother about what had happened. I couldn’t hide anything from her, but the explanations would have to wait until morning. I was too tired and sad right now.

I closed the door silently behind me.

The house lights were dim but I could see the light in her bedroom. As always, she was waiting for me to return. She would be curled up in her bed, reading her favorite Nora Roberts novel. She did the same every night before going to sleep.

I headed for her room. Thankfully, I had stopped limping as the pain dissipated; she wouldn’t know anything was wrong right away.

The door was ajar.

I stepped into the room.

…And suddenly it was hard to breathe.

“Mom! Oh, dear God!”

Her lifeless body hung from the ceiling fan.

I rushed to support her feet. Although I knew the worst had happened, I hoped she was alive.

She didn’t move.

Her bare feet were cold.

Her skin, pale like never before.

I couldn’t understand why she would take such an extreme step. She was fine when I had left for work that evening.

My tears flowed freely this time.

That was when I noticed it. The letter on the nightstand.

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Sid Love grew up in one of busiest cities in the world, Mumbai, listening to the excerpts of Indian epics as told by his father every night. While it served as an inspiration back, he has always had an ambitious mind.

In 2007, when he had just turned sixteen, he decided that he would make his lifelong dream come true—to become a well-known, respected author someday.

Ask him and he would refuse to accept that he is obsessed with books. Or movies. Or TV shows. Addicted may even be the right word.

He is a die-hard fan of Jane Austen’s romance novels and loves to reread them time and again.

Find him on –

Blog: https://sidlovewrites.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sid.love.16

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorsidlove/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FatefulMercy

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/AuthorSidLove/

Goodreads Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7793040.Sid_Love

 

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What’s going on in my life…

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I’ve been somewhat of a busy bee lately, trying to get my head around the fact it’s already the 1st April 2016 and there’s so much going on. I’m happy, don’t get me wrong..I just need a plan. So now I’m back to focusing on the writing side of my creativity, I’m hoping to move things along and making all those things I’ve had simmering in the back ground a reality.

piZap_1459197487914Damaged Goods (book 7 Men of London) will be released on 28th April, so I’m gearing up for the release blitz, getting the ARC prepared and myriad other bits and pieces so I’m ready.

Jax and Dare will be with us soon and I’m hoping you’ll love their story. It’s a sweet, coming of age, first love tale with some bitter sweet moments.

 

piZap_1459197591408Hard Climate (book 8 Men of London) – this is finished and back from beta readers. It will be a potential July release. I left this story open for a potential book 9 or perhaps 10 as well…

Meet Ryan (the sexy diva in pink) and Mango -hard nosed eco-warrior. Again, a story with some laughs, some tears and a lot of fun.

 

20151012_155302_resized2Then I’m writing what I call my ‘circus’ book. I started writing Living on Air a while ago but it’s coming along nicely, seeing that I decided to change what I’d written from third person to first in alternating POV’s of the two MC’s. It flows much better this way and I love writing first person. I’m really getting into this story. Beware- it’s very dark, gritty and emotional and will definitely need trigger and content warnings. Oh and there are clowns too because it’s set in a circus. Sorry coulrophobics…This will not an easy bedtime read. I’m even scaring myself.

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I’m also working on a stand alone M/M story based on my original M/F Starlight series. This one is set in the world of film and theatre and is the story of Dylan and Alec, who we meet in Cassandra by Starlight and Together in Starlight. This was always planned as a 3 book series to finish off the tale, but I don’t want to write another M/F story. So Dylan and Alec get their own book , and happy ending. I’ve written it, but it needs some work though to make me happy with it before it goes anywhere else. I expect this to be released sometime towards the end of this year if all goes well.

I’ve started my own business too helping other authors. We may even have our first client.  I’m also working on a bespoke software development with a friend, that I hope will again make an author’s life easier. Soon all will be fully revealed. If you can’t wait, then check out http://www.theravencrestagency.com. I’m not actively marketing this yet but enquiries are welcome.

I’m also working on a project that may or not take off, but it’s an exciting one, and one I hope gets off the ground. If it works out, it will be a lot of fun. I don’t want to say too much on this yet because there are still things to be ironed out. Sorry to keep you hanging-not …

So all in all I think I’ll be kept busy for a while. Keep me filled with coffee, muffins and good music -Adam Lambert, Troye Sivan, The Killers, Sneaker Pimps and Imagine Dragons- and I’ll be alright. Inspired even….

 

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Blog Tour – The Homecoming – J Scott Coatsworth


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TH CoverTitle: The Homecoming

Author: J. Scott Coatsworth

Publisher: Less Than Three Press

Cover Artist: London Burden

Length: 20,000 words

Release Date: July 29, 2015

Blurb: When his own world is destroyed, Aldiss and his crew barely manage to escape, leaving friends and lovers behind. What was meant to be an exploratory trip back to the home world turns into a mad dash for survival.

When they awaken from stasis on Earth, which was abandoned by humanity five centuries before, they must quickly learn about their new home. While exploring the region around the ship, Aldiss meets Hari, a shape-changer, whose people harbor secrets that might cost the crew their lives.

Excerpt

Hari reached the edge of the woods just in time to see Neru crouching to leap at the two-legs. Young fool.

He gathered himself and jumped after Neru, knocking him aside as his teeth reached for the two-legs’ throat.

Neru turned and snarled at him, backing away toward the woods.

Hari stood firm, ears back, hackles raised, and drew the corners of his mouth back to reveal his teeth. Back off, Neru.

The whelp shook his head and grinned with the brashness of youth, until Hari leaped at him and nipped his ear. With a surprised yelp, Neru turned his head, deferring to Hari’s strength. As you say, brother. There was a cockiness to Neru’s look that unsettled him.

The other wolf backed up slowly then turned to disappear into the woods.

Hari caught a glimpse of Mavi watching from the shadows. The old wolf snarled, and slunk off after her son.

What do you seek, old mother? Hari wondered, watching Mavi’s silver-tipped tail flicker into the darkness. It was clear where Neru’s courage and cunning had come from.

Hari turned back toward the two-legs. He was holding a strange stick, not unlike the one that Hari’s grandmother had shown him in the wolf dream.

But it was his face that caught Hari’s eye. He knew that face. The two-legs’ eyes were white-gray, and his jet-black hair was swept to the side.

Despite the danger, he shifted in the manner only a few of the clan are able to do in the cold. He grew quickly taller and less hairy but no less muscled, and stood naked before the two-legs.

They stared at each other for a long moment. Hari felt an immense attraction washing over him. He saw in his summer form that this two-legs was beautiful. His own body responded to this… man… in an unexpected way, seeing and feeling things his winter form could not. Hari leaned forward and sniffed the stranger, drinking in his musk. It smelled enticing. Strangely familiar.

He sensed the two-legs stiffen, and to reassure, him, Hari licked the man’s neck.

The two-legs was trembling now like a young whelp, so he tried something else. He took the stranger’s face in his hands and kissed him.

The shaking slowed, and then the man was kissing him back. Hari was hungry for him, like a starving wolf at the end of a long, hard winter.

It is not the time for this, the keh whispered in his ear.

He broke contact and turned away, ashamed that he was betraying his Clan, and for lust. An emotion of his summer form.

“I’m sorry,” he said to the two-legs, without looking back. “It won’t happen again.” Even he was not sure if he meant Neru’s attack, or the kiss.

He shifted back into his winter form and loped off into the woods after his pack mates.

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Scott wrote a post for us about where the inspiration for this book came from…

My second stand-alone novella, “The Homecoming”, just came out in late July from Less Than Three Press. The story is a bit of a homecoming for me too.

I call it as my wolfman-spaceman story, but it’s really the story of one man’s return to the planet where his ancestors evolved, but that he no longer recognizes as his own.

It also represents a return to the first universe I wrote about when I tried to launch my writing career in my early teens and twenties. Back then, I created world maps, nations, timelines and histories, and even painted my own globe of this new world I called Antana, and I spent more time there some weekends than I did here on Earth.

The seed of “The Homecoming” was a short tale I’d planned about the end of a world, and the return to another one many had assumed had ended long before. I wrote it at a time that I planned to do a number of stories form that universe, but it never really got off the ground.

It’s something I put away for a long time, and only circled back to last year, in response to an anthology call from Less Than Three Press.

You know how sometimes stories aren’t ready to be told? Well, this one is finally ready, even if the finished piece bears little resemblance to where I started, so many years ago.

They say you can never go home again. Well, that’s almost right. You can go home again. It just may not be your home anymore.

 

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AboutTheAuthor

Scott has been writing since elementary school, when he and won a University of Arizona writing contest in 4th grade for his first sci-fi story (with illustrations!). He finished his first novel in his mid-twenties, but after seeing it rejected by ten publishers, he gave up on writing for a while.

Over the ensuing years, he came back to it periodically, but it never stuck. Then one day, he was complaining to Mark, his husband, early last year about how he had been derailed yet again by the death of a family member, and Mark said to him “the only one stopping you from writing is you.

Since then, Scott has gone back to writing in a big way, finishing more than a dozen short stories – some new, some that he had started years before – and seeing his first sale. He’s embarking on a new trilogy, and also runs the Queer Sci Fi (http://www.queerscifi.com) site, a support group for writers of gay sci fi, fantasy, and supernatural fiction.

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TourSchedule

August 10:

Susan Mac Nicol

August 11:

Wicked Faeries Tales And Reviews

Diverse Reader

August 12:

Love Bytes Reviews

August 13:

Prism Book Alliance

Amanda C. Stone

August 14:

The Land of Make Believe

August 15:

Nephy’s World

August 16:

Man2ManTastic

August 17:

Loving Without Limits

August 18:

Divine Magazine

World of Diversity Fiction

August 19:

Evelyn Shepherd

August 20:

Eyes on Books

August 21:

Molly Lolly: Reader, Reviewer, Lover of Words

Carly’s Book Reviews