• Allure by C.A. Harms

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    First love can last, however, sometimes it isn’t meant to, especially if distance plays a role. A relationship needs both parties to make extra effort. Rhett thought Harley was it for him, but thanks to a friend, he let himself live again.

    AJ really was one smart cookie. She was patient and waited until Rhett was ready for a new relationship. Once he did, she wasn’t going to let him go.

    I was just waiting for Harley’s return. I saw that coming. It was AJ’s biggest fear. So proud how Rhett handled everything, he was the gentleman Reed raised. I so rooted for AJ when she dealt with Harley. 

    I was happy to see all our favorite characters from the Southern Boys Series again. I can’t wait for Mikey and Raven’s story. That is going to be hot.

    Are you ready for the second generation of the Southern Boys?

    Allure (Brooklet Dreams #1) is Rhett’s story…Reed’s son from Forgiving Reed!

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    The next generation of the Southern Boys returns in a new spin-off series, Brooklet Dreams…
    She was supposed to be my forever…
    I’ll never forget the first time I saw her. She wore overalls two sizes too big and a pair of gloves that were also too large for her little hands. But that didn’t faze her one bit, and we clicked instantly.
    By the age of twelve, we had become best friends, and by the time we turned sixteen, we were more. I had eyes for only one girl. My girl.
    But then life changed, and different paths led to broken promises. When she left town, I was forced to let go of our dreams.
    I spent my days existing. Baseball, classes, and working at the family farm became my life. I didn’t care about anything else. Until I met Allison Jo.
    AJ was the quiet girl I never expected. She brought me to my knees with that beautiful smile. She made me laugh and slowly brought the old me back to life. I found myself wanting more with her.
    I became her world, and she was my everything.
    But when my past returns, my world is turned upside down.
    I’m not sure I was prepared for what was about to happen.

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    MEET THE AUTHOR:

    C.A. Harms is an avid romance and mystery reader. She’s always had a love for books, getting lost in writing and storytelling even as a young girl. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories.

    She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She holds an addiction for Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha’s and KitKat when she should really be focusing on water and maybe a fruit or two to make herself feel less guilty, but that feeling quickly passes…thankfully.

    She is easy going, fun, and although she may seem like one of the quiet ones at first, you just wait until she gets to know you better…that quietness changes, fast.

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  • Shades by Jaime Reese


    A totally different story than we are used to from this author.  That being said, it is just as powerful and entertaining as her other works.

    Who knew I could fall in love with a hitman?  But, I did right along with Nick.  Together they leave the darkness and bask in the light of love at Nico’s Sanctuary.

    One question…..can I move there?

     
    Life made him dangerous. Love made him lethal.
     
    Killian Marks is a third-generation hitman. After hunting monsters for over twenty years, he lives under no illusions of happily ever afters and fairy tales. Until he meets a man who threatens to disarm him, by giving him hope for a future and showing him there’s more to life than just death.
     
    For Nick, living in shadows is second nature. He’s all too familiar with the dark side of humanity and knows how delicate life can be. Each new day is a gift, even though it means doing it alone. But he’ll risk his survival for the one man who awakens something deep within and leaves him yearning for more.
     
    Nick wants to solve the mystery behind the dark, brooding man, while Killian craves the life and light emanating from Nick. They soon discover they have more in common than either could have anticipated. With both their lives and hearts at stake, they must confront the ghost from Nick’s past intent on tying up a loose end. Only then will they truly find peace, and discover the shades of life in between.

    Jaime Reese is the alter ego of an artist who loves the creative process of writing, just not about herself. Fiction is far more interesting. She has a weakness for broken, misunderstood heroes and feels everyone deserves a chance at love and life. An avid fan of a happy ending, she believes those endings acquired with a little difficulty are more cherished.

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  • Allure by CA Harms

    First love can last, however, sometimes it isn’t meant to, especially if distance plays a role. A relationship needs both parties to make extra effort. Rhett thought Harley was it for him, but thanks to a friend, he let himself live again.

    AJ really was one smart cookie. She was patient and waited until Rhett was ready for a new relationship. Once he did, she wasn’t going to let him go.

    I was just waiting for Harley’s return. I saw that coming. It was AJ’s biggest fear. So proud how Rhett handled everything, he was the gentleman Reed raised. I so rooted for AJ when she dealt with Harley. 

    I was happy to see all our favorite characters from the Southern Boys Series again. I can’t wait for Mikey and Raven’s story. That is going to be hot.

    The next generation of the Southern Boys returns in a new spin-off series, Brooklet Dreams…
    She was supposed to be my forever…
    I’ll never forget the first time I saw her. She wore overalls two sizes too big and a pair of gloves that were also too large for her little hands. But that didn’t faze her one bit, and we clicked instantly.
    By the age of twelve, we had become best friends, and by the time we turned sixteen, we were more. I had eyes for only one girl. My girl.
    But then life changed, and different paths led to broken promises. When she left town, I was forced to let go of our dreams.
    I spent my days existing. Baseball, classes, and working at the family farm became my life. I didn’t care about anything else. Until I met Allison Jo.
    AJ was the quiet girl I never expected. She brought me to my knees with that beautiful smile. She made me laugh and slowly brought the old me back to life. I found myself wanting more with her.
    I became her world, and she was my everything.  But when my past returns, my world is turned upside down.   I’m not sure I was prepared for what was about to happen.

     

    C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn’t always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.
     
    She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.

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  • Level Up by Annabeth Albert

    Landon and Bailey bonded over a video game. Emails grew the bond and a photography shoot just made the bond deepen. Bailey is such a caring soul. A teddy bear I just want to squeeze and snuggle up to. He wants Landon and will move at a snail’s pace just to make sure they will be together.

    Landon would let distance ruin what he had with Bailey. In this day and age, a cam isn’t for just talking or gaming anymore!!!

    I love how their passion burned bright from the beginning.

    Really enjoyed this book.

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    Landon can’t believe he’s let himself get roped into participating in a charity calendar, let alone one that features tastefully photographed nudes. The genius physicist is hardly model material and he’s dreading the nude part of the photoshoot. Amid his reluctance, the one bright spot is his emails back and forth with the photographer. 
    However, Bailey ends up being not quite what Landon expects, and their first meeting is decidedly awkward. Bailey’s persistent though, and gradually Landon warms to the burly photographer, and they discover they have a shared love of gamer culture.  
    A tentative friendship is born, but the road from friends to lovers isn’t easy. Landon’s battling past trauma and must decide how much of a risk he’s willing to take. A sexy connection may not be enough to keep them together unless both are willing to put their hearts on the line.   
    Approximately 40,000 words. Previously released as part of the EXPOSED anthology, and loosely linked to the #Gaymers universe, this friends-to-lovers, hurt/comfort story stands alone with a guaranteed happy ending. Contains a brief mention of a prior assault, but no on-screen violence or flashbacks.

     

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    LEVEL UP EXCERPT—This is their first kiss, because I absolutely love writing first kiss scenes!
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    Bailey was the type who moved a lot as he gamed, biceps flexing, knees wiggling, shoulders jostling. Landon always liked people who got so into gaming, but it was more than a little distracting.   
    His body was quickly coming to associate that orange scent of Bailey’s with good things, and other parts of him apparently liked Bailey’s nearness, which was a novelty because instead of intimidated, as he would have expected, he was more than a little turned on.  
    “Oh man, that was a rush.” Bailey laughed as both of their health meters dipped to zero. “I’m almost wishing I’d gone into game art, not photography. Amazing how these graphics have held up over the years.”  
    “Totally. And speaking of art, let me find the Space Villager stuff.” Landon reluctantly stepped away from the game.  He headed to the nearby kitchen, where he was pretty the papers were buried with a stack of mail. Paper control was not his strong suit. “You’ll go nuts at the latest screen shots and promo teasers.”
    “Cool.” Rather than follow Landon, Bailey went to sit on the couch.  
    “You want a drink while I’m in here?”  Landon called to him after he found the papers under a pile of pizza ads. “I’ve got four flavors of Snapple, soda, and water.”
    “Surprise me with a Snapple flavor.”  Bailey looked right at home on Landon’s couch, lounging back.  
    He really did not look at all like any photographer Landon had ever met, and curiosity had him asking, “So why photography? You said you could have done game design?”  
    “Yeah, I had plenty of friends at the art institute go that direction. But I’ve been in love with photography ever since I worked on our middle school yearbook. I figured out quickly that taking
    pictures of events and sports was far more fun than trying to do the sports myself, so I did yearbook all through high school, got a photography scholarship to the art institute in Portland.”
    “So you don’t play a sport?” Landon had a hard time believing that. With Bailey’s height and breadth, he totally looked like he lived for weekend games of some type.   
    “Nope. Hopelessly uncoordinated.” Bailey shot him an endearing smile when Landon handed him the bottle of tea.  
    “Me too.” Landon clinked bottles with him, then held up the papers. “Found the codes. But can I show you some stuff on the TV screen while you have your drink?”  
    “Absolutely.” Bailey took a long swig of tea, and Landon had to look away before he got mesmerized by Bailey’s full mouth, how it looked when his tongue chased a stray drop of moisture, how pink it was in contrast to his paler skin and brown beard.  
    Landon queued up the pre-release trailer Josiah had sent him a link to. Bombastic music filled his small living room as on the screen, and a spaceship pulled in for a landing on a planet filled with ruins of a once-powerful civilization. The narrator had an iconic voice and detailed all the special features of the expansion pack. Landon had already watched this a half-dozen times, and it still gave him happy chills.  
    “Wow. I can’t wait.” Bailey looked suitably awed. “This is even cooler than when War Elf added the mystic raids.”  
    “I know, right? Now look at the in-game screen shots.” He brought up another video, body relaxing more and more despite Bailey’s nearness. It was just so awesome to have someone new to share this with. He’d been hyped about this all week, but Pike was distracted by his
    boyfriend Zack’s deployment, Savannah didn’t game much, and the rest of his regular crew seemed to have other things occupying their attention. 
    Somehow, as he shared more video clips, he drifted closer to Bailey, so that their knees were almost rubbing. It wasn’t a giant couch, so there wasn’t a ton of room to move back, but even so, Landon wasn’t looking for an escape. He was aware of Bailey, very much so, but not nearly as freaked out as he’d been a few hours ago. Instead, his senses seemed to soak up Bailey’s scent and nearness, and it wasn’t until the fourth or fifth video that he realized that he was aroused.
    Clink. Somehow Landon’s left hand, holding his drink, and Bailey’s right hand tangled.
    “Oops.” He tried to extricate himself without spilling both beverages. Bending to put his on the floor, he hadn’t realized that Bailey had also leaned down until their heads collided.
    “Ow,” they said simultaneously.
    “Oh my gosh. I’m so sorry.” Bailey reached out, feeling around on Landon’s head. “Did you see stars? Break the skin?” 
    “I’m fine.” Landon didn’t pull away.  Bailey’s hand felt damn nice. Gentle. Soothing more than just the bump on his head. Their eyes met, and he really needed to move back, break this spell, but
    he didn’t, instead leaning into to the touch. Bailey’s eyes darkened, and he stroked down Landon’s jaw. God, that felt so good, like an extra blanket on a chilly night, warmth he hadn’t realized he was missing. How long had it been since he’d been touched like this? Hugged, sure. He’d hugged Savannah goodnight, and hugged and wrestled around with his best friend Pike at the last
    LAN party, but neither of those things was touch like this. Caring. Sweet.  Arousing.  
    Bailey leaned in again, way slower this time, all the time in the world for Landon to stop him. But he didn’t. Bailey’s beard tickled an instant before their lips met, a soft slide of mouths. Not  aggressive at all, not the on-a-tight-schedule rush of a hookup, Bailey kissed like they had a sleepy Sunday afternoon to kill, like each reaction of Landon’s mattered, like he was trying to memorize something important and was going to take his time learning the lesson.  
    Landon was the first one to take things further, mouth opening on a sigh, welcoming Bailey’s agile tongue. He tasted sweet, like tea, and minty like the gum he’d popped after the pizza, familiar yet new at the same time. How had he managed to forget how awesome kissing
    could be? A laugh bubbled up in his chest, but quickly transformed to a groan of pleasure as Bailey nipped at his lower lip.   
    Not content to let Bailey be the one exploring, Landon sent his own tongue on a quest, tracing Bailey’s full lower lip, delving inside to rub tongues, retreating playfully to earn another nip.
    Fuck. This was nice. The video switched over to something random, and he barely registered it. He couldn’t say how long they kissed, just that he didn’t want it to ever end.

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    Meet the Author

     

    Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer. The #OutOfUniform series joins her critically acclaimed and fan-favorite LGBTQ romance #Gaymers, #PortlandHeat and #PerfectHarmony series. To find out what she’s working on next and other fun extras, check out her website: www.annabethalbert.com or connect with Annabeth on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Spotify! Also, be sure to sign up for her newsletter for free ficlets, bonus reads, and contests.

    The fan group, Annabeth’s Angels, on Facebook is also a great place for bonus content and exclusive contests. 
    Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights
    supporter. In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two active children.

     

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  • The 6th Annual Mental Health Awareness Month

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    Welcome the 6th Annual Mental Health Awareness Month Book Fundraiser benefiting the Keith Milano Memorial Fund at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

    For the 6th year, an amazing group of authors have generously agreed to donate a portion of their May sales to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund.

    Here is how you can help raise money and awareness for mental health:

    • You can purchase a book from the amazing books listed below! We hope you will #1click4charity a number of these amazing books! Please note that although are Amazon Kindle buy links, the portion of sales is from any platform: digital, print and audio.
    • Share the image below or any of the custom photos the participating authors share on social media to raise awareness and to show your support.
    • Make a tax-deductible donation directly to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund at AFSP.

    Thank you in advance for your support as we work to bring mental illness out of the darkness.


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    The Keith Milano Memorial Fund was established to help raise awareness about the devastating and deadly disease that is mental illness. Keith’s spirit and laughter is kept alive through our efforts to increase awareness about mental illness and to raise money for education and imperative research. Keith often struggled with society’s perception of mental illness. Our hope is that by having the strength to say that Keith was “Bipolar” we can strip away the stigma and help others to be more open about their disease.

    If you want to know more about Keith or why Denise does what she does, here is short video/interview that speaks to that!

    The Keith Milano Memorial Fund benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). At the end of the event, participating authors will pay AFSP directly.

    AFSP is the only national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those affected by suicide. AFSP is a fully accredited 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization incorporated in the state of Delaware with primary offices in New York City. Federal tax ID # is 13-3393329. AFSP’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) number is 10545. Donations to AFSP are tax deductible.