New Releases & Discounted Books - February 2020


Happy February, peeps!


There's been so many great new releases since January's blog post, it's been hard to keep up with my TBR.


Shall we dive in?


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New Releases


Vampire Heart by Rhys Lawless

A war is brewing. Can they stop it? Or will they die trying?

Wade is finally aware of who he is. Even if that comes with its own set of problems. And after a deadly attack, the secrets of the past are threatening to disrupt everything.

Caleb feels powerless. After the events at the Tower Bridge his whole world is shaken up to its core. And he can do nothing to stop the inevitable.

When the vampires go on a murder spree and the supernatural world turns its back on witches, the weight of it all befalls on Wade and Caleb.

But are they strong enough to face what’s coming? Can they stop the war before the sides are drawn? And when the time comes, will they have what it takes to face the greatest threat of all? Losing each other?

Vampire Heart is an MM urban fantasy with lots of magic, powerful emotions, a passionate blooming romance and a touch of kink. This is Book 3 in the Blade & Dust series with the same couple and is better enjoyed as part of the series.

Cross your vampire heart and get your copy now.




How to Catch a Rival by Ana Ashley

When you’re competing, the last thing you should do is fall in love...especially with your rival.

Wren turned up out of nowhere and now he’s my boss...kind of. He’s also a straight, closed-off, emotionless icicle. Who cares if he’s also drop dead gorgeous, with eyes you could get lost in?

Tom is beautiful, colorful, strong, creative, and my eyes can’t stop following him everywhere he goes. He also works for my parents, which means he’s off limits. That, and I haven’t told them that I’m bi yet.

A baking competition with high stakes Two men who both need that prize money

When the heat moves from the kitchen to the bedroom, will Tom and Wren put their rivalry aside? Or is what they stand to lose more important than their growing feelings?

Welcome to Chester Falls, where you can expect to meet sweet men, sexy situations, interfering friends, lots of feels, and a happy ever after.

Book two in the Chester Falls series. How To Catch a Rival is a standalone sweet and steamy MM romance novel with no cliffhanger, and a guaranteed HEA.




Alpha Valentine by Sue Brown

Some men give flowers for Valentine's Day. Mitch gives Jake two nights in the field with men who hate his guts.

Jake Tyler got a second chance at love with Mitch Mitchelson at J.T’s Bar, and he’s not letting go of that. So when Mitch is offered a job at the covert ops agency, Jake follows him, taking the job of trainer. But it doesn’t take him long to realize he hates the work. Not only does he doubt his skills, the trainees dismiss him as little more than a bartender. Mitch can see his husband’s unhappy, and he hates it. He knows Jake is craving action and the old team around him. So Mitch arranges for the rookie team to be sent on a retrieval exercise in the field—with Jake as the package. Jake can’t figure how being away from Mitch surrounded by men who hate his guts is going to help anything. But Mitch, as ever, has a plan.




Alpha and His King by Kiki Clark

When Kai flies out of a shed, swinging a rake, Rick’s life flips upside down. As alpha, Rick’s dedication to his pack has never wavered—until Kai. The pull he feels toward the younger man is more than a simple distraction, but Rick won’t let himself lose focus. Not while a hidden enemy is drawing near. Moving in with the grumpy alpha who saved him is a big change for Kai, and it isn’t long before he begins to ache for something he can’t have. As a half-human shifter responsible for his three younger siblings, he knows he can never be Rick’s mate. Pushing aside their doubts and insecurities, they grow closer. But when the pack’s enemies strike, bringing their fears to fruition, Rick and Kai have to decide if they’re willing to risk it all to be together. The Alpha and His King is the first book in the Kincaid Pack series and features a quick-tempered and possessive alpha; a sweet and feisty alpha-mate; shifters, seers, and witches galore; massive amounts of hurt/comfort; and a happily ever after.




Caulky by K.M. Neuhold

Ren is in desperate need of a rebound fling. Lucky for him, the smoking hot contractor he hired has just the tool for the job. The last thing I want is another relationship or another broken heart. All I need are my bees and the occasional hookup to scratch the itch. Okay, maybe meeting up with my hot contractor weekly is a little more than occasional. And maybe the way I’m starting to feel about the guy I’ve been anonymously chatting with online should concern me. But CaulkyAF doesn’t want to meet, and Cole doesn’t want anything serious, so what’s the worst that could happen? **** Caulky is book 1 in the Four Bears Construction Series and can be read as a stand-alone. This is a funny, steamy MM story guaranteed to make you laugh and swoon. Absolutely NO cheating and NO love triangle. This series does NOT contain shifters, it's the OTHER kind of bears.




Cancer Ships Aquarius by Anyta Sunday

Prepare to dip your toe into the biggest adventure of your life, Cancer. There’s romance in the air, and it smells deliciously salty. Dumped by the fifth girl in two years and abandoned by his best friends, Reid Glover is alone and in need of a home. Desperate, he interviews to become a live-in manny aboard widowed Sullivan Bell’s yacht, the Aquarian. The job? Not to look after thirteen-year-old Joanna. No, this child-mastermind needs Reid to befriend her dad, urge him to participate more in family life, encourage him to date, oh, and become his closest confidant and help him unleash his bottled emotions. No pressure. At least he’s not entirely out of his depth. Okay, so he may have a slight aversion to the ocean. And possibly attract more than his fair share of misadventure. But he is a pro at crying. Watch out, Sullivan. Reid is on his way with a family-sized carton of tissues. He will help Sullivan through his fears. Will help him find love again. Will absolutely not fall for him in the process . . . Caution, Cancer, how long will you fool yourself? 
~ ~ ~ Cancer Ships Aquarius (Signs of Love #5) is an MM opposites-attract romantic comedy featuring a misadventure prone manny and a blunt widower. More wit, banter and bad puns - and even more heart-stopping slow burn! Can be read as a standalone. Tropes: slow burn, will-they-or-won’t-they, opposites attract, 10 year age gap, manny loves widow, Genre: New Adult, light-hearted contemporary gay romance




Finding Finley by Riley Hart

I may be young, but I know what I want. I yearn to be submissive, both in and out of the bedroom. There's nothing I crave more than being under the control of another man. Handing over power would fulfill a need I feel down to the marrow of my bones. What I don't know is how to get it. This kind of relationship requires complete trust--something I don't give to anyone except my only friend. Then along comes Dr. Aidan Kingsley. For the third time in my life, he helps me, without even knowing it, and someone like that, I can't help but believe in. This is the man I'm meant to be on my knees for. Aidan is meant to be my Sir. AIDAN I've never had a full-time submissive. I've certainly never had a houseboy, but when I meet Finley, I can't seem to turn him away. Instead, I decide to keep things simple, showing Finley that he can take pride on his knees but also stand on his own. He takes care of my home, and he gives me control, in a strictly platonic way, even though he wants more. He's so beautiful, so naturally submissive, that I'm having a hard time sticking to my rules. The more he flourishes and the more he craves from me, the tougher I find it to deny him. Before I know it, he's under my skin. In my bed and in my heart. It wasn't supposed to go this far. I was only supposed to give him the tools he needed to find his own strength, yet somehow, in the finding of Finley, I found myself too. But my precious boy is only twenty; nineteen years my junior. And as I've told him, forever is a long time, and nothing in life is guaranteed. ***Finding Finley contains various k*nks, domestic discipline and a nineteen-year age gap. Please take that into consideration before deciding if this book is for you.





How to Vex a Vampire by Alice Winters

Finn Getting into the vampire-only detective unit was the easy part; what’s going to be more difficult is dealing with my new partner, an ancient vampire who keeps threatening to eat me. The unit has never had a human in it, and Marcus—or as I like to call him, Fangy McFangface—would really prefer to keep it that way. He’s grumpy, short-tempered, and broody, but I have a way with words and I know he’s starting to like me, even if he swears he’s not. But what he doesn’t know is that I didn’t join the unit because I was tired of being a homicide detective, I joined because there is someone after me. They’ve already taken enough from me and I’m afraid they’re going to take all of me if I don’t find someone to help. That’s all Marcus was supposed to be, but now, he’s so much more and I can’t imagine my life without him. Marcus The moment the pesky human walked through that door, I knew I had to get rid of him. He’s charming and almost everyone else instantly loves him, but he doesn’t understand how risky it is being part of this unit as a human. But as I get to know the stubborn man, I learn that perhaps he’s not as naive as I once thought. And maybe he’s what I needed to realize there is more to life than just work and my dog. A group arises who is threatening to disrupt the alliance between the humans and the vampires, but Finn is the one who shows me how strong that alliance can be and reminds me why it’s worth protecting. When threats hit closer to home, I realize I would do anything for Finn because he’s brought so much joy to my life—and because he’s mine. This 105k word book contains: A creative use for undergarments, unintentional splits, a wolfhound who just wants to be a part of things, a vertically challenged human who still manages to wrap every vampire he meets around his little finger, the best date ever, possessiveness, really awkward dancing, some workplace revenge, and just a bite or two. Or three.




Thorn in His Side by Helen Juliet

The last thing beautiful, inexperienced Joshua Bellamy wants is an arranged marriage with the terrifying Darius Legrand. But if Joshua wants to save himself and his family from being thrown onto the streets by Darius’s father, he has no choice. However, when Darius goes to extreme lengths to rescue Joshua from near-death, Joshua has to wonder if there’s more to his beastly husband than he previously thought. Former Captain Darius Legrand is used to being manipulated by his cruel father, but when Joshua is dragged into the feud between their families, he decides something has to change. Protecting Joshua is one thing, but Darius knows that falling in love can’t be an option. Someone so young and beautiful could never give his heart to an older ill-tempered brute like Darius. Joshua is determined to bring joy to Darius’s life again, and Darius refuses to let Joshua hide his sweetness from the world any longer. Over time, it becomes clear that despite their differences, their hearts are drawing closer together. But can happiness ever be possible for a rose and a thorn when Darius’s father will go to any lengths to see his deadly game through? Thorn in His Side is a steamy, standalone MM romance novel featuring tender bubble baths, a stubborn but loyal horse, thunder storms, enough healing touches to mend any broken heart, and a guaranteed HEA with absolutely no cliffhanger.




The Captain and the Squire by Catherine Curzon & Eleanor Harkstead

FROM POPULAR AUTHORS OF GAY ROMANCE, CATHERINE CURZON & ELEANOR HARKSTEAD

Book five in The Captivating Captains series

A sexy city boy and a country squire will set the countryside alight!

Tarquin Bough is a tweedy squire with an ambitious fiancée who controls his every move. He’s also the owner of the finest collection of saucy artefacts in the world. From Christine Keeler’s eyelash to the Virgin Queen’s dildo, they’re all safe in Tarquin’s care.

Christopher Hardacre is a city-slicker with the tightest jodhpurs and the most smackable bottom in London. He’s given up the ratrace for a country life as captain of the village rowing team. The only trouble is, he’s lost his money to a ruthless scam and Bough Bottoms is his last hope of a home.

But Chris hasn’t reckoned on his late uncle’s will. The house comes with a sitting porcine tenant and if Chris can’t look after his newly-acquired pet pig, he’ll lose his inheritance and his last chance at happiness.

When Tarquin sees Chris it’s lust at first sight, but dare he be honest about his feelings in a village where being gay is bound to be a hot topic? As soon as Chris and Tarquin get together, it’s the hottest summer this little corner of England has ever known.

With a scheming local hotshot out to turn the beloved pig into sausages, can the captain and the squire save everybody’s bacon?




Special Delivery: A Little Bit Cupid by Ellen Mint

FROM EXCITING ROMANCE AUTHOR ELLEN MINT

From the A Little Bit Cupid collection

Jack never saw this special delivery coming.

Jack Dawson has been madly in love with Tan Nguyen since high school. So when his oldest crush walks into his flower shop to place an order, Jack…runs into the closet to hide.

Valentine’s Day is the worst day for florists, especially lonely ones who just want a boyfriend at least a quarter as hot as Tan. Add in Jack having to hand-deliver a special romance basket for Tan’s secret date while wearing a bright red suit and he’s tempted to flee to Canada.

But, to his shock, this is going to be a February Fourteenth that Jack will never forget.




Bertie by Naomi Aoki

Do not fear change. Seek to learn what you do not know…

Hubert 'Bertie' Thwaites is struggling with the Chinese bureaucracy and their refusal to approve his employer's plan to establish a rail line from Shanghai to Beijing. Understands even less why Feng Shui—or what it even is—keeps being thrown up as the reason why a railway can't be constructed. As his frustration grows, Bertie fears that the whole project might fail before its even begun, but he isn't prepared to accept defeat yet. Pointed in the direction of two Feng Shui Masters' with the political clout he needs, Bertie doesn't hesitate to seek them out. But what he learns is more than the information needed to get his plans successfully approved.

Mutual love is within the reach of all.

Yang Hei and Yin Guang had worked themselves up from nothing to a position where even the top tiers of Shanghai society sought out their guidance, and it had been any easy choice to extend their services to foreigners desperate to get a foothold in China. But when Hubert Thwaites approached them at a soiree put on by another English merchant for assistance, they find themselves conflicted. Desiring a connection with Hubert that went beyond a simple business transaction, everything becomes complicated as emotions get heated and misunderstandings cause heartache. Will it be possible for Yang and Yin to bring Thwaites into their relationship successfully or will one of them need to make a choice and walk away?




Cupid, Draw Back Your Beau by Shane K. Morton

A young man wishing for love. A single dad hoping to love again. A wild round of Speed dating! It must be Valentines day! Sam: After having my heart broken by my cheating ex-boyfriend, I had stopped dreaming of ever falling in love again. But during a wild round of speed dating at the local gay club, Rumors, I met Grayson. He just moved to town and even though he’s eighteen years older than me, I can’t get him out of my head. How do you open yourself up to the possibilities that life has to offer when your already impossibly jaded at just twenty-seven? I write about love and give relationship advice for an online column, but I’m discovering I’m just a fraud. Grayson: I moved here to Point Pleasant because I needed a change and my son had just recently moved here. We don’t get along all that well. When I got divorced, my ex-wife ran off and left me with our seven-year-old daughter to take care of. I’m doing my best, but I’m lonely. That’s when Sam slams into my life like a truck. He’s adorable and funny and doesn’t realize how handsome he is. I am falling in love with him and that scares the hell out of me. And then there's my son. What will he say when he discovers I'm dating his ex-boyfriend?




Valentine's Vows by Helena Stone

Ty O’Malley and Ben Cronin joyfully invite you to help them celebrate their marriage on Valentine’s Day! Two weeks before the big day, Ty and Ben can relax. With the ceremony planned and the party venue booked, they’re looking forward to counting down the moments until they are husband and husband. Then…disaster strikes. After the hotel cancels their reception booking, Ty and Ben resign themselves to a wedding day without a big celebration. That is, until their ever-impulsive friend, Claire, offers to organize a party for them without revealing what she has in mind. Out of options, the grooms-to-be allow Claire to take the reins. But with no idea what awaits them and many surprises in store, will Valentine’s Day turn into an unmitigated disaster or the best day of their lives? Valentine’s Vows is the third title in the Valentine’s Love series and best read in sequence.




Love Lessons by BLMorticia

Two men brought together by an annoyingly intelligent child. Moving to Draycott Cove hadn’t been Leander’s plan, but the opportunity of working in a school that didn’t care he was openly gay was too good to pass up. Leander was raring for a new start in a place that was off the grid. He knew loneliness would set in, but that’s what hobbies and his hand were for. Thorne grew up and married before discovering that a straight fairy tale life wasn’t for him. After separating from his wife, Thorne had no intention of marrying again. Humble and unselfish, Thorne was happy to raise their son, Roddy, alone. Men like him didn’t deserve love – no one wanted a dumb jock. Thorne didn’t expect to be bowled over by Roddy’s sexy god of a teacher. He pledges to coerce Leander into his bed, hoping he’ll accept his flaws and past. More importantly, will Roddy tolerate Thorne putting someone on a pedestal along with him? Not all lessons are easily learned. Love Lessons is the second book in the Draycott Cove series. This book is an opposites attract interracial romance novella between a teacher who loves frilly things and a jock who can charm the pants off of anyone and is parent to a cute little kid that makes everyone smile.




Fake it 'til You Make Out by Isla Olsen

Heath It’s a classic story: Boy meets girl, girl breaks boy’s heart, boy pretends to be gay to get back at girl, girl outs boy to everyone on Facebook… Okay, maybe it’s not that classic. But it’s what happened to me. When I bump into my cheating ex and catch sight of the moon-sized rock on her finger, there’s only one option to save face: pretend to be dating my gay best friend, Declan. And when she outs me on Facebook and everyone I know sees it, there’s still only one option: keep pretending to be dating Declan. And when Declan and I have to kiss to keep up the ruse and it turns out there’s actually a spark between us (more like a blazing inferno, if truth be told) there’s once again only one option… Warning: this book is not appropriate for anyone who doesn’t like laughing, anyone who doesn’t like dogs, or anyone who doesn’t like hot men having a lot of sex…with each other. *Happily Ever After included




Tarnished Cages by R. Phoenix

“He could have everything here, and the price is so small. Why would he want to go back out into that cold, unforgiving world?” It’s simple, really. Zay has a roof over his head, food in his stomach, no bills or jobs to worry about, and he gets to lie around all day. It should be the perfect life for him, and it would be… if it wasn’t for the fact that he has to play the role of a two-legged “puppy” for his captor and his captor’s little. Zay’s unwillingness to accept his new life breeds doubt and discontent in Cammy, who’s longed for an end to his loneliness. Even though they should be bonding, the distance between them seems larger than ever. Cammy wants Zay to see how fortunate he is, but will it be Cammy who has his own revelations instead?




Requiem Inverted by Olivia Helling

A trapped recruit. A genius sorcerer. When war turns the world upside down, will they dare to fight for love?

Ben knew the price for surviving the exalted University of Magic: keep his head down and his mouth shut, no matter what. He never expected to attract the interest of the genius magician Maurice. He certainly never dreamed that Maurice would love him back.

Whether experimenting in his laboratory or protesting the current regime, Maurice has never found a problem he can't argue his way out of. That is, until he starts dating his shy fellow classmate, and Ben simply refuses to argue back. When Ben is called up to fight an unjust war, Maurice brews the argument of the century. Anything to keep Ben safe.

But when a spell goes wrong, Maurice's life is on the line. Will Ben destroy his remaining hope and dare to speak out?

Buy Requiem Inverted today to find out.




Featured Releases


A Vampire's Heart by Kayleigh Sky

Vampires live.

And they hunger…

Otto Jones, a cop assigned to the seemingly random murder of a vampire, would rather hide out in the nearest bar than waste his time on a dead vamp. He hates the bloodthirsty demons. But when the king of the vampires commands him to work with one of the lesser princes and find the killer, he has no choice.

Prince Jessamine Senera is ready to sacrifice his happiness in a loveless marriage for his family’s benefit… but not yet. He dreams of adventure, excitement, and true love. He lives on romance novels and detective stories and wishes he could drink synthetic blood like every other vampire. But he can’t. He needs human blood to survive and is hated by vampires and humans alike.

As Otto and Jessa draw closer to an entity that doesn’t want to be discovered, Otto finds the heart he thought long dead opening to the romance-loving Jessa. No good can possibly come from falling in love with a vampire, but when a shadowy assailant attacks Jessa, Otto will descend into the darkest pit of the earth to rescue him.

If you like vampires, mythical and urban settings, intense suspense, and happy ever after, then you’ll love this first book in the dark and mysterious Ellowyn Found trilogy!

A Vampire’s Heart is a stand-alone paranormal dystopian noir romance with a satisfying conclusion to the love story and a central mystery that weaves the trilogy together.




Jared by Leona Windwalker

Jared just wanted to celebrate his birthday and make new friends, but he quickly finds that clubbing can be dangerous. In fact, the whole world is a different place than he thought it was. Werewolves, vampires, and faeries turn out to be all too real. Front and center of it is Steven Chang- alpha heir and all around good guy. He says Jared's his mate. It's all a bit much for Jared to process, but maybe it'll all be okay as Steve says he's willing to date first. For a while anyway. Jared just hopes it's long enough to wrap his head around it all, hopefully without getting disappeared by the mysterious men in suits or anything weirder happening. Trigger warning. A 2016 Rainbow Awards finalist and Honorable Mention recipient and 2016 Indie Awards nominee.




The Collaborator by Kayci Morgan

After aliens invade the planet, Clark's father goes missing. In hopes of finding out the his father's fate he joins The Occupation as a Protector. While serving the aliens, he meets Lex, a charismatic commander with an endearing smile. Clark is on a mission, but finds himself distracted by Lex's charms. To fall for the alien commander that led the invasion of his planet would be beyond betrayal. But at the same time, getting close to Lex might be the key to finding out what happened to his father. Lex has spent his entire life believing in the utter superiority of his species. Now he finds himself in a human body experiencing emotions completely foreign to him. Bit by bit, pieces of his pragmatic alien heart fall away into something new, something warm, something human. Will Clark be the one to teach him what it means to love? Or will he be the one to destroy him? Perhaps both. Only time would tell and he couldn't wait to find out what Clark would do to him once given the opportunity. This is a standalone enemies become lovers M/M Scifi Romance with a HEA.





Discounted Books

The discounted prices were correct as of the day of this blog post was posted.

Twenty-One Arrow Salute by Kasia Bacon - $0.99

Verhan Tŭrryés of Black Mountain is a handful. Freshly enlisted in the Highland Regiment, he does all he can to steer clear of responsibility and commitment. Just not his cup of mead, that. Loose of tongue and even looser of morals, he rarely misses an opportunity to get into trouble—and into the other archers’ knickers, too. In a unit composed almost entirely of Dark Elves, Hernan Seinnés, with his green eyes and auburn hair, is an outsider. When Verhan, up the creek again, is blackmailed into helping Hernan, he never expects to fall for him. But during the long hours spent training Hernan for the Honour Guard, feelings strike the Highlander right in the heart—and with the force of an arrow. Unversed in relationships, Verhan finally plucks up enough courage to tell Hernan how he feels, only to drive the Asirhwӱnian away instead. If Verhan can swallow his pride, he might get one last chance to show Hernan what he means to him—and maybe this time he can hit the mark.


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