Friday, February 27, 2015

PREORDER............ Stroke of Midnight: A Midnight Breed Novella (The Midnight Breed Series) Lara Adrian

PREORDER................ October 13, 2015

Stroke of Midnight: A Midnight Breed Novella (The Midnight Breed Series) 

Lara Adrian
http://www.amazon.com/Stroke-Midnight-Breed-Novella-Series-ebook/dp/B00NVMJ2F8/ref=zg_bsnr_16399311_80
Born to a noble Breed lineage steeped in exotic ritual and familial duty, vampire warrior Jehan walked away from the luxurious trappings of his upbringing in Morocco to join the Order’s command center in Rome.

But when a generations-old obligation calls Jehan home, the reluctant desert prince finds himself thrust into an unwanted handfasting with Seraphina, an unwilling beauty who’s as determined as he is to resist the antiquated pact between their families.

Yet as intent as they are to prove their incompatibility, neither can deny the attraction that ignites between them. And as Jehan and Seraphina fight to resist the calling of their blood, a deadly enemy seeks to end their uneasy truce before it even begins….

PREORDER.......... The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire (Half-Moon Hollow Series) Molly Harper

PREORDER.................... March 24, 2015

The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire (Half-Moon Hollow Series) 

Molly Harper



 
BLURB:
 In the next book in Molly Harper’s beloved Half Moon Hollow paranormal romance series, Gigi starts her first job (at Vampire Headquarters), gets over her first love, and may even fall for her first vampire!

Gigi is no longer an innocent teen. All grown up and looking for love, her family and friends worry she’ll go for the sexy, alluring vampire instead of a nice, safe human. But sexy and alluring, with a penchant for biting, could be just what Gigi wants...

PRE ORDER........... Separation Zone (Immortal Ops Book 7) Mandy M. Roth

PRE ORDER................. March 31, 2015

Separation Zone (Immortal Ops Book 7)

Mandy M. Roth 
 
http://www.amazon.com/Separation-Zone-Immortal-Ops-Book-ebook/dp/B00QL65B2Y/ref=zg_bsnr_16399311_50
 
 
BLURB:
 
 Book 7 in the Bestselling Series the Immortal Ops!
Paranormal Military Shapeshifter Romance

Tiger-shifter Jonathon Reynell has spent a chunk of his immortal life serving his country. As an I-Op his life revolves around the next mission, the next natural high. A soldier sent into the deadliest of combats, he didn't expect immortality to be an issue, to live on while everyone he knows and loves dies. When the toll begins to show and he finds himself at the bottom of another bottle, he decides to go back to his roots, back to his home to clear his head. Rock bottom is not where he expected to be when he found his mate with a rose in hand and his name on her lush lips. Tori is the very definition of perfection and beauty. She’s also in the crosshairs of the enemy. And if there is one thing this sniper knows, it’s that his sights are the only ones that should be set on her.

PREORDER........... Dark Ghost (Carpathian Book 26) Christine Feehan

PREORDER................. September 1, 2015

Dark Ghost (Carpathian Book 26)

Christine Feehan
 
 
BLURB:
 In the new novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling “queen of paranormal romance,” (J.R. Ward) a wounded warrior and a woman on the run find salvation, passion and unimaginable danger in the ghostly darkness of the Carpathian Mountains…

He wasn’t civilized or tame. He had his own code and he lived by it.

Monk. Bounty hunter. Vampire slayer. Andre Boroi has spent centuries battling the undead, holding out against the dark with honor. But now, gravely wounded by master vampire Costin Popescu, Andre will be easy to track—his spilled blood marking the killing trail for Popescu and his hungry band of underlings. Andre’s only chance is to disappear into the gray mist of the Carpathians. To wait. To hope.

She had a healing touch and a scent that was his lifeblood.

In the mountains in search of a precious crystal, geologist Teagan Joanes suddenly finds herself hunted by those she once trusted. Then she comes across the warrior—wounded, wanting and irresistible. Andre has been craving her for an eternity: his lifemate. Her warmth envelops him. Her scent pulsates. And with every beat of her heart, Teagan surrenders to a passion she can’t possibly comprehend.

Now they are bound by destiny, but is it enough to keep them safe from a stalking, relentless darkness that threatens to swallow them alive?

PREORDER....... 3#Stolen by the Alpha Wolf: Shifter Romance (Determined Theft) Charlene Hartnady

PREORDER........... March 10, 2015
ALSO WILL BE AVAILABLE KINDLE UNLIMITED

3#Stolen by the Alpha Wolf: Shifter Romance (Determined Theft) 

Charlene Hartnady 
http://www.amazon.com/Stolen-Alpha-Wolf-Shifter-Determined-ebook/dp/B00T6UW4KO/ref=zg_bsnr_13356_78

BLURB:

Special Launch Price
PART 3: Shifter/Vampire Serial
Stolen by the Alpha Wolf is a follow on to Chosen by the Vampire Kings. It is strongly recommended that you read this 6 part serial first.

Whisked away to the shifter village, Stephany is fearful of what lies ahead. Ward is suffering from wounds that run far deeper than the physical. Wounds that she inflicted. Her life, as well as the life of her greatest gift, hang in the balance.

Determined Theft is the final part of a 3 part serial, and at the time of setting this pre-order, it was approximately 32,000 words/128 pages. Make sure you read Chosen by the Vampire Kings first for the most enjoyment.
The Story Contains strong sexual themes/language and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

NEW RELEASE.............. Taking on Tory: Magic, New Mexico Book 2 S. E. Smith

NEW RELEASE................. February 23, 2015

Taking on Tory: Magic, New Mexico Book 2 

S. E. Smith 
http://www.amazon.com/Taking-Tory-Magic-Mexico-Book-ebook/dp/B00TZ8TK54/ref=zg_bsnr_13356_69
Twenty-four year old Tory Carson is dying to get out of Magic, New Mexico and explore the world. She has spent her whole life cocooned in the protection of the close-knit community. When she finally gets a chance to go somewhere for three weeks, she would be crazy to say no. Even if her father is screaming it!

Simon Drayton is a reclusive billionaire who has reinvented himself over and over again through the centuries. He has temporarily settled his headquarters in the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina.

He is used to taking what he wants. He has learned that wealth and power are potent motivators for those who are greedy. Confusion reigns when he sets his sights on a beautiful, young female who is oblivious to his power. After centuries of getting what he wants, he is shocked, and just a little bit fascinated, when he discovers that not all things are for sale.
Things heat up when the irritating, young ‘human’ woman refuses to play the game by his rules. She isn’t impressed with his wealth. She isn’t impressed with his looks. In fact, she acts like she isn’t impressed by anything he does, even when he flashes his teeth!

Find out what happens when a centuries old Werewolf discovers he isn’t the only creature who loves to bite.

NEW RELEASE............ The Dragon Rules: Part One (Kearney Dragons): A Dragon Shifter Paranormal Romance (The Dragon Rules (Kearney Dragons) Book 1) Michele Bardsley

NEW RELEASE.................. February 24, 2015


The Dragon Rules: Part One (Kearney Dragons): A Dragon Shifter Paranormal Romance (The Dragon Rules (Kearney Dragons) Book 1)

Michele Bardsley 
 
http://www.amazon.com/The-Dragon-Rules-Kearney-Paranormal-ebook/dp/B00TBBVNSM/ref=zg_bsnr_13356_67
 
 
BLURB:
 THE DRAGON RULES: PART ONE
A Dragon Shifter Paranormal Romance
By New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Michele Bardsley

She who tamed the beast of Clonakilty
Slumbers beneath waters silty
Mourn the Raven maiden one and all
For she caused the dragon's fall
The town burned
The lesson learned
If you wish to see the morrow
Ne'er speak of Kearney's sorrow


When archaeologist Shannon Bram receives the coveted Kearney Grant to excavate on the family's ancient Irish lands, she's beyond elated. She has no idea why renowned recluse Aiden Kearney picked her out of the thousands of her more experienced peers.

The moment she arrives at the infamous castle outside of Clonakilty, Shannon feels a sense of familiarity, not only with the town and the Kearney lands, but with the handsome and mysterious Aiden. She know wells the legend of the raging dragon, the beast tamed by a maiden meant to be his sacrifice.

What she doesn't know is that dragons are real, and so is the legend. And Shannon is the key to a mystery eight-hundred-years-old--and a love that has never died.

NEW RELEASE...... Revealing the Dragons: A Stonefire Dragons Novella (Stonefire Dragons Book #2.5) Jessie Donovan

NEW RELEASE........ February 26, 2015

Revealing the Dragons: A Stonefire Dragons Novella (Stonefire Dragons Book #2.5) 

Jessie Donovan 
This novella is not a standalone. Please read the boxed sets of Sacrificed to the Dragon and Seducing the Dragon first.

After more than a year, Melanie Hall-MacLeod finally releases her book about dragon-shifters. Everything seems peaceful until her first public appearance.

Tristan wants nothing more than to whisk his mate and two children off to safety, but Mel refuses to hide. As the danger increases and threatens his new family, Tristan battles the need to protect his mate with the need to make her happy.

Melanie is determined to change the future for her children and all dragon-shifter in the UK. Is it even possible? Or, will they be forced into hiding for the rest of their lives? Read to find out!

NEW RELEASE........... Angel/Hiss (Bayou Heat Box Set Book 7) Laura Wright (Author), Alexandra Ivy (Author)

NEW RELEASE............ February 23, 2015


Angel/Hiss (Bayou Heat Box Set Book 7) 

Laura Wright , Alexandra Ivy
http://www.amazon.com/Angel-Hiss-Bayou-Heat-Book-ebook/dp/B00QXUZ3GC/ref=zg_bsnr_13356_56
Books 13 & 14 of the USA Today Bestselling Series!
ANGEL
Dr. Angel Savary is dedicated to his skills as a Healer. After the death of his mother, he’s determined never to fail another Pantera. But when he’s kidnapped by a human female, he discovers that her brutal past offers the answers he’s been seeking. Even more astonishing, she stirs his cat with a ruthless need to claim her. Suddenly, he realizes there’s more to life than duty.
Indy’s life has been one of grim survival. The last thing she wants is the distraction of a lover. Until she captures Angel. The Pantera is stunningly gorgeous and sexy as hell. Unfortunately, she hasn’t captured him to fulfill her fantasies. As much as she might ache with the need to give in to their mutual passion, he’s the only hope she has of saving the child she’s rescued from a ruthless enemy who threatens to destroy them all.
HISS
Caged like the beast he is, Hiss—former Hunter and traitor to the Pantera—has accepted his fate as a tortured prisoner in the hideous experimentation lab known as the Sub. In fact, he wishes death would come more quickly. Until he connects with the female in the cage beside him, that is. As he helps his fellow captive through her pain and her nightmares, she forces him to envision the possibility of forgiveness after the hell he’s wrought on his kind. But when their captors plan to use her in their brutal breeding program, Hiss has no choice but to attempt a risky escape.

Stunning and fierce, Gia used to be a water Hunter in her shifter sect before she was abducted and tossed in the lab for blood drains, and worse. Threatened with a hopeless future as a lab brood mare, escape seems like her only possibility for survival. After refusing to give herself to the breeding program, she escapes with Hiss to his Wildlands. Giving Hiss her heart and her loyalty in the face of the Pantera’s overwhelming guilt, all she expects in return is his honesty. But when she wakes up one morning to find him gone, will she too deem him a traitor to their love?

PREORDER......... Chase the Darkness: An Alpha Pack Novel J.D. Tyler

PREORDER.......... August 4, 2015

Chase the Darkness: An Alpha Pack Novel 

J.D. Tyler
http://www.amazon.com/Chase-Darkness-Alpha-Pack-Novel-ebook/dp/B00PT4IWCK/ref=zg_bsnr_13356_53
Believed dead by his Pack mates, Micah Chase, a wolf shifter and Dreamwalker, was held captive for months, subject to tortures that left him physically scarred and emotionally unsettled.

Now under the care of the Alpha Pack’s doctors, he’s been prescribed an experimental healing drug, but he still can’t shake the nightmares. Even more damning is that Micah’s problems pose a danger to his team, and if he doesn’t get himself under control, they’ll all suffer a terrible fate.

There is a key to his salvation. Jacee is a beautiful coyote shifter, and though her kind is hated, she’s falling in love with a man whose very future is in her hands. Together they’ll face his personal demons as well as a deadly enemy—and for both of them desire has never come with such risk.

PREORDER. Healed by the Dragon: Part One (A Scottish Dragon-shifter Paranormal Romance) (Healed by the Dragon Story Arc Book 1) Jessie Donovan

PREORDER............... March 19, 2015


Healed by the Dragon: Part One (A Scottish Dragon-shifter Paranormal Romance) (Healed by the Dragon Story Arc Book 1) 

Jessie Donovan 
 
http://www.amazon.com/Healed-Dragon-Scottish-Dragon-shifter-Paranormal-ebook/dp/B00TNKKVMU/ref=zg_bsnr_13356_52
 
BLURB:
 PART ONE
Arabella MacLeod was tortured by dragon hunters a decade ago. Ever since, her clan coddled and tip-toed around her, most especially her older brother. Desperate for a chance at freedom, she volunteers to foster with the Scottish dragon-shifter clan. She’s determined to stay clear of the charming Scottish leader, but not only does he keep crossing her path, her dragon is drawn to him.

Finlay Stewart hasn’t been able to forget the scarred dragonwoman he met at Stonefire six months ago. When the same female agrees to be fostered with his clan, Finn pursues her. Balancing his clan duties with his need to see Arabella isn’t easy, especially with the existing rift in the clan, but he’s determined to try. Arabella’s inner strength draws him like no other female before.

Will Arabella trust Finn with her past? Or, will the rift in his clan tear them apart?

NEW RELEASE......... Bride to the Alpha (The Wolf's Pet Book Two) Aubrey Rose

NEW RELEASE......... February 22, 2015
AT TIME OF POST WAS AVAILABLE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED

Bride to the Alpha (The Wolf's Pet Book Two) 

Aubrey Rose 
 
http://www.amazon.com/Bride-Alpha-The-Wolfs-Book-ebook/dp/B00TXWVQ5Y/ref=zg_bsnr_13356_34
 
BLURB:
 

What would you do to save your pack from war?


Held captive with the mark of the Scarred Prince’s pack freshly burned onto her neck, Kinaya is as scared as she’s ever been. And things are about to get a whole lot worse.

It can’t be the Calling. There’s no way that Kinaya would be fated to the greatest enemy of her pack. So why is it that whenever Alekk touches her, it’s like being struck by lightning?

As the pack marches toward war, Kinaya is struggling to keep her inner Wolf locked inside. Every time Alekk looks at her, she can’t help but think about the dark shadow in her dreams, the one she knows she is fated to. And she can’t help but imagine what would happen if they both lost control…

PREORDER..................... The Shadows (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 13) J.R. Ward

PREORDER................ March 31, 2015

The Shadows (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 13) 

J.R. Ward
http://www.amazon.com/Shadows-Black-Dagger-Brotherhood-Book-ebook/dp/B00LTZQOZA/ref=zg_bsnr_13356_30

BLURB:
Two brothers bound by more than blood discover a conspiracy that will change their destiny in the astonishing all-new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, the "frighteningly addictive" (Publishers Weekly) series by #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward.
 

PREORDER................. MERMEN (The Mermen Trilogy Book 1) Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

PREORDER.......May 15, 2015

MERMEN (The Mermen Trilogy Book 1) 

Mimi Jean Pamfiloff 
 
BLURB:
 Real Mermen DON'T Have Tails.  And They're Deadly as HELL.

SHIPPING TYCOON ROEN DURST IS A BASTARD. Yes, he knows it. No, he doesn't care. He's got money and power, and he depends on no one. But when his estranged father dies, willing him a secret island, Roen will come face to face with an even bigger secret: its occupants. And these savage, sea-obsessed warriors are quick to make their position clear: Leave now or die. There's only one problem; nobody tells Roen what to do. Ever. Oh, and there's one other thing...

SOLE SHIPWRECK SURVIVOR LIV STRATTON had been adrift at sea for ten grueling days when salvation miraculously appeared: an uncharted island. Only, the deceivingly beautiful men who live there aren't interested in saving her. No, not at all. Because they somehow believe she is their property, a gift from the ocean to do with as they please. This is not good.

PREORDER........Romancing the Paranormal: All New Tales BOX SET OF MANY AUTHORS

PREORDER...................May 19, 2015

Romancing the Paranormal: All New Tales 

Stephanie Rowe , Robyn Peterman , Victoria Danann , Kym Grosso , Dakota Cassidy , Claudy Conn , Teresa Gabelman , Melanie James , Gena D. Lutz , D'Elen McClain , Julia Mills , Brandy L. Rivers , Cynthia St. Aubin
http://www.amazon.com/Romancing-Paranormal-All-New-Tales-ebook/dp/B00TUI7KK6/ref=zg_bsnr_13356_21
Stephanie Rowe - Shadows of Darkness (Order of the Blade)
Haunted by a tormented past that has come to reclaim him, a former assassin must choose between saving the world, or protecting the one woman who can touch his heart and redeem his soul.

Robyn Peterman - Fashionably Hotter Than Hell
Book 5 of the Hot Damned Series

Victoria Danann - Konochur: Wolf Lover
In the middle of a war with dragon shifters, a human widow of a werewolf may get another chance at love, but feelings of guilt threaten a blossoming attraction to the one wolf everyone thought was untamable.

Kym Grosso - Lost Embrace
Dominant vampire leader, Kade Issacson, is devastated when his fiancée, Sydney Willows, is nearly killed by a demon and her transition into the supernatural tests the limits of their bond. Deep in the heart of New Orleans, they struggle to keep her alive while searching for an escaped killer who promises to end Sydney’s life once and for all.

Dakota Cassidy - What Not to Were

Claudy Conn - Harley-Awakening
Harley is a Hybrid that doesn't want to serve revenge up cold. She wants to serve it up now and she wants serve it up HOT.

Teresa Gabelman - Forbidden Hunger
A shifter without a pack, Janna Lawson goes in search of the man who her mother died trying to protect. What she finds is Garrett Foster, a man who has the power to decide her fate and causes a hunger inside her that is forbidden to them both.

Melanie James - Gertie's Paranormal Plantation
When you run a shelter for paranormal creatures, you can’t afford to let your guard down. When carefree—and quite naïve—witch Gertie O’Leary welcomes an enchanting new guest to the plantation, she finds herself caught up in an ancient struggle. Marie Laveau and the gang will have to pull together once again to save Gertie’s love life. Love, lust and laughs await on the Paranormal Plantation.

Gena D. Lutz - Sonnet Vale: Paranormal Hunter
Paranormal hunter, Sonnet Vale, has the unique ability to hunt and kill vampires. But a chance encounter with a handsome stranger is about to change everything, teaching Sonnet what it's like to be hunted and possessed.

D'Elen McClain - Fang Chronicles: Tyboll
A grumpy bear shifter, a stubborn she-bear shifter, and more growls than a bear clan can possibly handle. Will the two kill each other or discover they make the perfect mated pair?

Julia Mills - Her Dragon's Heart
Jace MacQuaid, the youngest Dragon Guardsman since the original knights has just found his mate, Melanie Whelan…the one the Universe made for him…the light of his soul. Of course, to claim her he will have to fight a force so dark not even the oldest of dragon kin has the answers. Fate really stepped in it this time.

Brandy L. Rivers - Seductive Solutions
When Toryn’s trusted friend begins failing, he’ll search for a way to free him of the destructive bond. Isa might have a solution for Scotty’s problem, if Toryn can help her find the courage.

Cynthia St. Aubin - From Hell to Breakfast
He's a supernatural bounty hunter with a broken heart and a loose zipper. She's a succubus with a smart mouth and a long rap sheet. When her crimes become his problem, they're in for one hell of a ride.

NEW RELEASE...... Fury of Obsession (Dragonfury Series Book 5) Coreene Callahan

NEW RELEASE......
AT TIME OF POST WAS AVAILABLE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED

Fury of Obsession (Dragonfury Series Book 5) 

Coreene Callahan 
http://www.amazon.com/Fury-Obsession-Dragonfury-Series-Book-ebook/dp/B00NUD0O5K/ref=zg_bsnr_13356_15
 
BLURB:
 
Dragon-warrior Venom lives in self-imposed isolation. Cursed by his toxic touch, he is deadly to anyone who has contact with him for too long. Set apart from others and hounded by intense loneliness, he craves the lasting connection he believes he cannot possess. Until a chance encounter with a sultry mortal offers a ray of hope…
Evelyn Foxe is the woman of Venom’s every desire, but she’s too busy running from the Russian mob to think about love. As she accepts Venom’s offer to help her escape her precarious situation, she’s skeptical, afraid that he’s in league with those sent to harm her. But when a biological weapon is unleashed in her hometown, Evelyn is forced to trust Venom—or risk the dangers of going it alone.
Will they survive the firestorm that rages around them? And can they pull from the ashes a love that will defy all the odds and last through the ages?

NEW RELEASE.... The Immortal Who Loved Me: An Argeneau Novel (Argeneau Vampire Book 21) Lynsay Sands

NEW RELEASE....

The Immortal Who Loved Me: An Argeneau Novel (Argeneau Vampire Book 21) 

Lynsay Sands
http://www.amazon.com/The-Immortal-Who-Loved-Me-ebook/dp/B00HPWVW5I/ref=zg_bsnr_13356_5
A few hours ago, Sherry Carne would have sworn that vampires didn’t exist. That’s before rogue immortals rampage through her store, leaving bloody chaos (literally) in their wake. The kicker comes when Sherry learns that one of the vamps on the bad guys’ trail may be her life mate. Her head says it’s impossible. The rest of her takes one look at Basileios Argeneau and has much more interesting ideas.
Whatever Basil expected in a life mate, funny, outspoken Sherry isn’t it. But mind-blowing chemistry and instinct don’t lie. They tell him something else, too—that Sherry’s connection to the immortal world goes deeper than she knows. And that she’s in the kind of danger only Basil can save her from—if she’ll just trust him, now and forever . . .

PREORDER...... Born of Betrayal (A League Novel) Sherrilyn Kenyon

PREORDER.......AVAILABLE November 3, 2015

Born of Betrayal (A League Novel) 

Sherrilyn Kenyon 
 
http://www.amazon.com/Betrayal-League-Novel-Sherrilyn-Kenyon-ebook/dp/B00S52XPZ2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1425039286&sr=1-1&keywords=born+of+betrayal
 
BLURB:
 Years ago, family loyalty caused Fain Hauk to give up everything he loved: His military career. His planet. His fiancée. Even his name.
Now decades later, everything has changed. He's built a new life out of the ashes of his old, and he's vowed to never let anything threaten his loved ones again.But when old enemies align themselves with new ones, he's caught in the middle of a brutal war. And when fate throws his former fiancée back into his world and she has her own agenda that includes taking his head for what he did to her years ago, more than just his life is at stake. The fate of the Ichidian universe and that of his brothers-in-arms hangs in the balance. Winner take all.<It's killed or be killed, and never has the battle been more fierce...Or more fun. 

discount ends March 4th..................The Beach Boys: Winter By: Berengaria Brown

This title is offered at a 10% discount. Offer ends midnight CST, March 4th

The Beach Boys: Winter

By: Berengaria Brown

http://www.bookstrand.com/the-beach-boys-winter

BLURB:

  Outrageously gay Hudson Smith owns Hudson’s Clothing Store at Two Waters Beach. He loves his job but he wishes he had a partner to love. Elliott Greene is shy and unassertive. He’s here at the beach for a week’s vacation in mid-winter because everyone else at work wanted the warm weather for their vacation time. Elliott is cold and Hudson invites him into the store to warm up. They drink tea and talk, getting to know each other. Elliott ends up remaining in the store with Hudson all day long as they begin to get to know each other and share their stories.
Hudson is very attracted to his shy, blushing guest, and is proud when Elliott proves there’s a smart brain and a gentle humor hidden behind the bland façade. Meanwhile Elliott determines to follow his grandpop’s advice and stop being too nice to everyone and instead to ask for what he wants.

 

Excerpt


STORY EXCERPT

The family left and Hudson returned to rearranging his window. He ended up following a sort of rainbow theme, with red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple items flowing across the display space.
He piled the stock which had been on display on the sales counter, and went outside to look at his window.
A man was staring at it, his shoulders hunched in a hooded sweatshirt and his hands tucked under his armpits.
“Are you cold, dahling? Come inside where it’s warmer,” said Hudson.
The man was probably waiting for his wife or kids, but he might as well warm up a little while he did so.
“Oh. I…um…thank you.”
“You’re welcome.
Hudson held the door open for him, grabbed the ladder and hurried out to the stockroom, flipping the switch on his tea kettle as he did.
Of course almost everyone preferred coffee to tea, but he was a tea drinker, particularly Earl Grey He really liked the light citrusy flavor and the uplifting feeling the tea gave him.
His guest had drifted to the men’s racks, looking at some sweatshirts, although not in the bright colors Hudson had put in the window. He was holding a black one right now. Oh well, Hudson hadn’t expected to sell him anything, just to offer him a few minutes inside in the warmth until his family had finished whatever they were doing.
He picked the little pink baseball cap up off the floor and put it back on the rack, and then took an armload of T-shirts that had been in the old window display and began hanging them where they belonged.
The man came over to him diffidently. “These sweatshirts are so thick and fleecy. They’re much nicer than the one I’m wearing. Is it okay if I try it on, please?”
“Sure. There’s a change room at the very back of the store, or you could just stand here in front of the mirror and try it.
The man blushed adorably. “I wasn’t planning to get undressed. I just didn’t want you to think I was stealing it when you’ve been so kind to me.”
“Not a problem, dahling. Let’s see if it’s a good fit for you.”
When he wasn’t hunched up with cold, he was rather good looking, Hudson thought. Two or even three inches taller than him and quite muscular as well. Not like a body-builder, but with strength and definition in his arms and chest. Hudson wished it was summer and he could see the man’s naked chest. He was sure it’d be worth giving a second look over or even a third. Hmm, oh yes, and touching him. That might be even more fun to do.
Hudson had an excellent gaydar and he was beginning to believe the man was gay. Which didn’t mean he was unattached, but hell, a man could dream.
Hudson walked behind his guest and smoothed the sweater across his back, tugging it down over his ass, and lightly brushing his hand over the man’s butt as he did so.
Hudson kept his gaze on the man’s face in the mirror, and although the blush deepened a shade, he didn’t flinch or move away. Breathing a little more heavily Hudson stepped closer behind him and smoothed his hands down the sleeves of the sweater.
“That looks very good on you. It’ll keep you nice and warm, dahling. My name’s Hudson. What’s yours?”
“Elliott. You’ve been very kind to me.”
“Are you on a schedule? If you could stay around for a while we could maybe have a cup of tea together. Or I could send out for a coffee for you if you don’t drink tea.”
“I usually drink coffee, but I’d like to have a cup of tea with you. But what about the store? Or did you mean after you shut?”
“Unfortunately it’s just me here in the winter, but we can still sit in the back room and talk. Maybe get to know each other a little.”
The man nodded firmly and patted the front of the sweater. “Let me just pay for this first. I want to leave it on. It fits well and it’s very warm.”
Hudson had visions of other ways of warming the man up, but he’d said he’d stay for a while to talk and that was an awesome starting point.

ADULT EXCERPT

Elliott felt almost dazed at the speed at which his vacation—maybe his life—had changed. He’d come to Two Waters because it seemed like a nice town for a vacation and because he wasn’t interested in a going to a ski resort. He wasn’t a very good skier, and tobogganing or snowshoeing didn’t really interest him. One of the key reasons he’d chosen the apartment block where he lived was to avoid any possibility of having to dig his car out of the parking lot every day before driving it for three months of the year. He paid an extra fee and had a reserved basement parking space. In his opinion the fee was well worth not having to join the men chopping ice off their windscreen and washing down their headlights at six a.m. on a freezing winter’s day.
It might be damn cold on the ocean front, but at least here there was no sign of snow. Meeting Hudson more than made up for feeling he couldn’t justify paying the extra costs for a week’s vacation in Florida or Mexico.
He’d arrived here yesterday afternoon. This morning he’d gone for a walk, and then he’d spent the entire day with Hudson at his store. It was truly amazing that someone who had to work would even take the five minutes to notice him, far less spend their day together with him. And now it was evening and the hot tub and the bed were waiting for them. Elliott wanted that. He wanted to hold Hudson, to kiss him some more, and to be fucked by him. Even thinking about it made him blush but this time he was going to take his grandpop’s advice and go after what he wanted. And he wanted this night with Hudson. Hell, he wanted to spend the entire week with Hudson but the outrageously gay man mightn’t want that at all. Elliott would accept just this one night, if that was all he was offered. But he’d pay attention to grandpop and ask for more if Hudson seemed amenable to the idea.
Elliott stared at Hudson’s cock. It was huge. Damn, the man was well hung. He licked his lips and then, greatly daring, dropped to his knees and sucked the huge cock into his mouth, sucking hard until he released a hint of Hudson’s pre-cum. He tasted amazing. Salty and spicy and carnally arousing.
Elliott crawled a little closer and sucked him deeper, rolling Hudson’s balls in his hands and scraping his teeth over the head of his cock as he did, before sucking again.
“Ah, fuck, that’s good. Take me, Elliott. Take me deep.”
Obediently Elliott breathed deeply, opened the back of his throat and swallowed Hudson down holding the base of his erection with one hand to steady it, and wrapping his other arm around Hudson’s hips to hold him still.
Elliott worked Hudson’s dick in and out of his mouth, nipping the flesh lightly with his teeth, licking the shaft, and then swallowing him down again.
Hudson was gripping his head, tugging his hair to indicate what he wanted, but Elliott didn’t always follow Hudson’s lead. It was good for there to be some surprises as well as just what Hudson liked. In the interest of providing a surprise, Elliott let Hudson out of his mouth and nipped his way up the side of his lover’s shaft, and then back down again to suck his balls.
“Fuck, Elliott. You’re killing me here.”
“You still seem pretty much alive to me. I didn’t think dead men could complain.”
Nevertheless he took Hudson deep into his mouth again, relaxing the back of his throat and swallowing him all the way down. He breathed in through his nose and hummed. Hudson gasped, gripped his hair so tightly he almost pulled it out by the roots, and then came.
Elliott smiled around the cock as he let Hudson withdraw far enough that Elliott could swallow the spurts of cum filling his mouth. He licked Hudson’s cockhead clean before standing up and kissing Hudson. Somehow it seemed extra carnal to kiss a man when his lips and mouth were coated with that man’s seed.
Hudson kissed him back fiercely, grinding his body against Elliott’s and sliding a big, warm hand down his ass and into his briefs. With almost no warning whatsoever, Hudson’s finger was inside his rosette massaging the walls of his rectum. Elliott’s dick, which until then had been as hard as a rock, suddenly grew so thick and erect that it pressed against the waistband of his briefs, trying to drill a hole and get free.
Hudson must have noticed because the briefs were wrenched off and slid down his legs and then Hudson’s free hand gripped his cock pumping it fast and hard. Hudson pushed him backward two steps until his shoulders were pressed against the wall, and now Hudson was kneeling between his legs, pumping his cock and sliding a finger in and out of his ass simultaneously.
He wanted to make a comment about Hudson being multi-talented, or ambidextrous, or something, but his tongue was stuck to the roof of his mouth, his dick was ready to explode, and his brain was no longer functional.

PRE-ORDER..........Naughty Nekos By: Shawn Bailey

PRE-ORDER!
AVAILABLE: Tuesday, March 10th
This title is offered at a 10% discount. Offer ends midnight CST, March 17th

Naughty Nekos  By: Shawn Bailey

http://www.bookstrand.com/naughty-nekos

BLURB:

 

Middle-school teacher Jordan James is walking home from school late one evening in the rain and sees a black cat in a box trying to keep dry. He takes the poor thing home, dries it, pets it, and feeds it some milk. The cat looks at him with beautiful green eyes and purrs at him. At that moment, the lonely introvert Jordan decides to keep the kitty as a pet.
Sasha the cat gets caught in a torrential rain fall on a deserted street in Tokyo, Japan and finds protection in a discarded box. Then along comes a man with an umbrella and a briefcase who offers him shelter from the storm. He is everything Sasha has ever wanted in a master…kind, considerate, and handsome. But can he risk sharing his secret with someone who looks like he’s afraid of his own shadow?

Excerpt


STORY EXCERPT

Jordan James left Roppongi Middle School and walked toward home. He carried his briefcase, keeping it close to his body and beneath the umbrella so it wouldn’t get wet. For late afternoon, the streets were abnormally empty of cars, and there were very few people on the sidewalk….a rarity in Japan.
He walked quickly past the numerous bars, strip and host clubs, known for their popular and sometimes dangerous night life, and headed for his neighborhood, favored by business people, off-duty military personnel and students. Jordan took the same walk twice a day, five days a week and very seldom detoured from his destination. He’d lived in the same area and apartment on the bottom floor of the building assigned to teachers of the local middle and senior high schools for the last five years.
Jordan stopped in his tracks after hearing a meowing sound and looked down. A medium-sized black cat lay shivering in a cardboard box where someone had left it. Poor kitty. The cat continued to meow, wagging its long tail back and forth and looking up at him with sad green eyes. Jordan loved animals and had always wanted a pet. “Hi, Mr. Kitty. Do you want to come home with me?”
The cat meowed an answer. Jordan picked up the cat, put it under his coat to keep it warm and started walking again. The cat snuggled in close to his chest and then purred.
Jordan passed the neighborhood grocery store where he did most of his shopping, an ice cream parlor that he frequented, a video arcade and a new family restaurant that he had yet to try. It had opened about a year ago, but Jordan normally prepared all his meals at home to save money and he really didn’t like eating alone in public. Mr. Kitty purred louder as Jordan stood near the restaurant, waiting to cross the street.
“Is this where you are from?” Mr. Kitty appeared to be in pretty good condition, so he might belong to someone nearby. He crossed the street and continued to the building where he lived. Jordan managed to open the front door of his apartment while juggling the cat, his briefcase and the wet umbrella. He eased out of his shoes and put the case down on a table, then carried the cat and the umbrella to the closet to get a towel. Afterwards, Jordan sat down on the floor and began toweling the dripping-wet cat. It had a silky, black coat of fur, a slender body and just the cutest pink nose and mouth.
“You’re a beautiful cat, and your hair is so shiny. It’s hard to believe that you don’t belong to someone.” He sighed. “If I was your master, I’d take care of you and make sure you have enough to eat.” He sighed again. “I’ve been living here for years and you are my first guest.” Jordan didn’t have anyone he could technically call a friend. On rare occasions he did go out with his co-workers, but he always ended the evening early because he wasn’t much of a drinker. The only person he remotely wanted to spend time with was Makiya Kimura, who taught history at his school. He’d been in love with the man since he first met him, but his feelings were purely one-sided.
Makiya was very popular with the ladies, and he always bragged about his sexual conquests. Jordan didn’t think he had a snowball’s chance in hell of getting the handsome heterosexual teacher.

* * * *

What an interesting human. Sasha lay on a rug licking his paw, even though the man had dried him off sufficiently. He liked the apartment, even though it was small. Right now, he just wanted to get warm and watch the guy who’d just came back into the living room with a saucer.
“Here you go, Mr. Kitty.”
Sasha meowed his thanks and lapped at the milk. Warm. Just the way he liked it.
“Looks like we’re in for an all-night rain. It’s okay, though, because I have no place to go.”
Unfortunately, Sasha did. His brothers would be quite worried if he didn’t return tonight. They were in the heart of the East Asian rainy season…tsuyu. Sasha didn’t like the rain, but there wasn’t anything he could do about it at the moment. He finished his milk and continued to purr. Most of this was his fault.

ADULT EXCERPT

The last time he took a shower with another guy was after a high school physical education class, in the locker room, where it was mandatory. Jordan didn’t quite remember it being anything like this. And he was quite sure back then that he showered alone in the stall and it didn’t involve kissing. They had to do a bit of adjusting of the shower head because of Sasha’s height. They eventually washed before finding their way back to the bedroom, and Sasha looked much better with a towel wrapped around his waist than Jordan could imagine. He had a crescent-shaped moon birthmark on his stomach just like Mr. Kitty. Odd.
“I’m going to take this slow, this being your first time,” Sasha said. He moved in closer to Jordan on the side of the bed. He lifted Jordan’s head and planted a tender kiss on his lips.
He’d never kissed anyone before. A simple tilt of the head and it all seemed so easy. Sasha pushed him down on the mattress and began kissing his way down Jordan’s body.
“Oh my,” Jordan said. His body tingled from his head to his toes. Sasha eased the big bath towel from around Jordan’s waist and tossed it aside. Jordan tried to cover his privates with his hand, but Sasha’s moved them aside.
“We just showered together. I saw what you have and I’m not disappointed. This is what sex is all about.”
Jordan relaxed. He knew he didn’t have anything to be ashamed of, but he was still a bit modest.
Sasha didn’t give him time to think about it. He just went down between Jordan’s legs and plopped his cock into his mouth.
Heat radiated from his crotch to his brain as Sasha sucked and played with his balls. Jordan just lay there, not knowing exactly what to do. He took mental notes as Sasha took his time, showing how it was done.
“Ooh!” Jordan gasped as Sasha teased the tiny slit with his tongue.
“You have a sweet, clean taste,” Sasha said. “I like it.”
“Thank you,” Jordan replied, not knowing what else to say. Sasha went back to sucking him. Moments later, Jordan felt a familiar pull in the pit of his stomach. “Move away, please. I think I’m about to come.” Sasha ignored him and continued to slowly stroke Jordan with his fingers while simultaneously trying to bring him to climax with his mouth. Jordan bottom twitched. A wave of desire cascaded through his body. Jordan stopped fidgeting and gripped the mattress and just let go of his cum into Sasha’s mouth.
“Mmm,” Sasha moaned as he raised his head. He licked his fingers. “Sweeter than honey.”
Jordan was shocked. “You swallowed.”
“Yes, I worked hard for my reward,” Sasha bragged.
Heat warmed Jordan’s cheeks.
Sasha noticed it. “Don’t be embarrassed. It’s normal for lovers to do this to each other.”
Jordan knew this. He wasn’t a complete dweeb. He also hated the fact that he acted quite immaturely. “I know.” His eyes landed on Sasha’s erection. He still needed release. Jordan manned up, rolled over and presented his behind to his new lover. “Take me.”
“Wow, so cute,” Sasha teased. “As appetizing as your butt looks, you need to be prepared.”
“Prepared?” Jordan didn’t understand until he felt one of Sasha’s fingers trying to penetrate him. He relaxed, confident that he could make it through this.
Sasha worked the lube in quickly and efficiently.
Jordan felt it warm inside his ass. “Oh, that’s nice.”
“It will prepare you for this,” Sasha said as he pushed the head of his dick into the tiny circle of skin. He entered.
“Oh!” Jordan groaned loudly as Sasha long and thick cock packed him good and deep. The gel made it tolerable, and took away what he guessed was the brunt of the pain. Still, he felt invaded. He stopped the theatrics and tried not to make a big deal about what was being done to him.
“Don’t just lay there. You have to participate so it can be pleasurable for both of us.” Sasha put both hands on Jordan’s hips and moved him back and forth on his cock. “Like this.”
Jordan learned quickly. He rolled his hips.
“That’s it. Keep it up,” Sasha said. His voice suddenly grew husky. He slid his dick out to the head then buried it deep inside of Jordan’s ass.

 

PRE-ORDER..................The Beach Boys: Spring By: Berengaria Brown

PRE-ORDER!
AVAILABLE: Wednesday, March 11th
This title is offered at a 10% discount. Offer ends midnight CST, March 18th

The Beach Boys: Spring

By: Berengaria Brown
http://www.bookstrand.com/the-beach-boys-spring
BLURB:

Langley Gairdner is an attorney for the prestigious firm, Blackmore’s, disillusioned with his work trying to help criminals. Vidal Brookes aims to be extremely rich but he has a heart attack at age thirty. They’re both stuck at Two Waters beach, and bored. Playing golf fills an hour or two but nothing eases Vidal’s bitterness about his health and his grumpiness about everything in general, including the beard Lang has decided to grow, and his very long hair.
Sheer boredom propels them into each other’s company. Lang begins to see the ascerbic wit under Vidal’s complaining exterior, and Vidal appreciates Lang’s serenity about things that can’t be changed. Except his hair and beard. Vidal’s determined Lang will visit a barber as soon as he can arrange it.
As they spend time together, the next step, into bed, is inevitable. But will there ever be real understanding and genuine friendship between them? Lang will return to work soon and Vidal’s determined to do the same.

Excerpt


STORY EXCERPT

Vidal was forced to admit he was bored. Dreadfully bored. So he locked up the cottage and drove to the golf club. He knew he should probably have walked. It wasn’t far. But he wasn’t ready to start walking anywhere yet. Truth be told, he still got pounding headaches and was honest enough to admit maybe he did cause them himself with his anger and dissatisfaction. His heart attack had frightened him sufficiently to know he needed to be sensible. But knowledge and action were as far apart as the north and south poles.
However, he wasn’t ready to die yet, so he hired a golf caddy and a set of clubs, paid for a two-month club membership, and followed the caddy out onto the green. His golf wasn’t great, but it was something he did from time to time with businessmen and he was content with his skill level. He thought it was about right, not one of the best, but not one of the worst, either. That meant he could give his competitors a reasonable game, but didn’t have to worry about beating someone he needed to make nice with for business reasons.
The first few holes went about like how he expected them to go. His caddy was polite and respectful, and the course was neat and well kept. It wasn’t as good as being back at work, but it was a hell of a lot better than sitting in that fucking cottage.
A woman with long blonde hair was sitting on the seat by the tee for the fifth hole. Her hair was lifting in the breeze and floating behind her. Vidal wasn’t interested in women, but her hair was attractive. He wondered why she was there for a moment, and then saw three men arguing furiously at a sand bunker halfway down the green. Likely, she was the wife or partner of one of them. It was smart of her to stay right out of the dispute. Vidal would have been happy to sit and rest a while, but he wasn’t going to have some angry man think he was getting too cozy with his woman, so he leaned against a tree.
To his surprise, his caddy walked up to the seat and began talking to the woman. Who was a man. A man with waist-length blond hair and bright, sparkling blue eyes. Also the kind of rough, unshaven look that was very popular, and which Vidal hated as a lazy, disrespectful habit. This man needed to get a haircut and a shave before he went out in public.
The blond smiled at him and said, “You’re welcome to share the seat. The man in the blue shirt hit his ball into the sand and it doesn’t look like the three of them can agree on the correct procedure to follow right now.”
“Would you like me to tell them the rules, sir?” asked the caddy.
The teenager’s voice was a bit hesitant, and instantly Vidal shook his head. He walked across from his tree and sat on the seat.
“I doubt if they’d listen to you anyway. They seem determined to argue. Besides, I’m not in any hurry.” Not that he really wanted to talk to this peasant who didn’t know how to shave or dress appropriately, but it was true, he had nothing to do. Not today, nor tomorrow, nor for eight entire fucking boring weeks. The sunshine was quite mild and pleasant. It was warmer here on the golf course than it had been on the beach.
“Vidal,” he said, holding out his hand to the peasant.
“Lang.”
The man’s hand was warm, and his handshake was the perfect blend of firm grasp and definite shake, without any macho bullshit of grinding bones, or the alternate limp, wet, loose grip that Vidal hated even more than a power-play shake.
“Are you here for a long vacation?” he asked. He didn’t want to get to know this man, but he was stuck here with nothing to do and the man appeared to be alone.
“Maybe a month.”
“Really? I’m here for longer than that. Perhaps we should join up and finish this round together.” Vidal ignored the fact he was only supposed to play nine holes. He’d just paid for membership of the golf course. He could play all eighteen if he wanted to.
Lang gave him a cheeky grin. His hair shone like burnished gold in the sunlight and his blue eyes sparkled like sapphires in his scruffy face. “I’d like that. Afterward, the winner can buy the loser lunch in the club house.”
“It’s a deal.”

ADULT EXCERPT

Lang was used to maintaining a calm and amenable façade no matter what anyone said to him or did in his presence. It was part of the all-encompassing chess game that was the legal profession. However, he liked to be in control in his private life, and that meant that he was usually the top. Right now, it was clear that Vidal planned to top him. It was also very obvious that Vidal had no comprehension of “slow” or “measured.”
If this kept up, he would have a second heart attack for sure. Lang wasn’t prepared to try to stop him, but there were other ways to demonstrate how sex could be, and he’d do that as soon as he got an opportunity. Not now, though.
Vidal had him flat on his belly, his briefs ripped off, and a thick finger deep in his ass before he could say, “Slow down a bit.”
Still moving at the same breakneck speed, Vidal was sitting astride him, forcing his dick into Lang’s back door. Lang breathed out and waited as Vidal pushed his way in, and then rose onto his hands and knees, encouraging Vidal to move with him.
Vidal groaned, gripped Lang’s hips and started pumping. He slammed in and out of Lang so fast that Lang really was concerned about Vidal’s health, but he was also incredibly aroused. He wanted this fucking, and he wanted Vidal. He’d just planned to be on top and move at one tenth Vidal’s speed.
Predictably, Vidal came with a shout and then collapsed over Lang’s back. Only Vidal’s heaving breaths and thudding heart against his skin prevented Lang from worrying about him. Gently, he rolled Vidal off, took the tube of lube from the nightstand, and lay beside the sweating, heavily breathing man.
“Now I’ll teach you how good sex can be,” he whispered into Vidal’s ear.
He coated two fingers with lube, kneeled between Vidal’s legs, and pushed them over his own shoulders.
Slowly and carefully, he massaged around Vidal’s muscle ring, noticing Vidal’s shocked face and then his acceptance. Lang was sure if Vidal hadn’t just come and been out of breath there’d have been complaints and refusals, but right now, he wasn’t in a good place to object.
Nevertheless, Langley deliberately took his time, making sure Vidal was fully open and ready before he picked up one of the condoms, rolled it over his still-erect and unfulfilled dick, slathered it with lube, and pushed it at Vidal’s prepared rosette.
Vidal groaned and gripped his arms, but Lang pressed deeper, sliding inside until he was fully absorbed into the heat that was Vidal’s rear channel. “Ah, that feels so good. Hot and tight, just the way I like it.”
He rotated his hips, letting the head of his cock search for Vidal’s prostate and slide over it once, and then again. Lang watched as Vidal’s dick, which had been completely limp, twitched and hardened a little.
“That’s just a hint. It’ll get even better soon.”
He withdrew until only the head of his cock was still inside Vidal, and even though he longed to do exactly as Vidal had done, slamming in and out and coming fast and furiously, he purposely moved slowly, thoughtfully, varying his strokes and his pacing, never being predictable, and gradually cranking up the tension between them. Lang’s own dick was so hard it ached to come. His balls were drawn up tight against his body, but he wasn’t ready to explode just yet. Vidal needed to learn that slow could be much better than fast.
He scraped his fingernails over Vidal’s inner thighs and pinched his nipples. Only then did he lean forward and kiss Vidal, making sure the bristles of his beginning beard scraped across the other man’s cheeks. As he’d expected Vidal’s black eyebrows rose almost to his hairline and his eyes opened wide.
Very deliberately he rotated his hips again, pinging Vidal’s prostrate once more, before stroking in and out of Vidal’s ass slightly faster and harder this time. Already, Vidal’s cock was hard again, and Lang smiled gently at him. “Are you starting to gain an appreciation for slow sex now?”
Vidal just grunted, but Lang was content with that. The man might not acknowledge it, but his cock was answering for him. And speaking of cocks, Lang’s was about to burst. He’d gone slowly for about as long as he could. Lang’s control was excellent. Years in the court room had taught him to maintain rigid discipline of every part of his body, not just his mouth. Getting a hard-on for one of the witnesses was just as likely to result in him being thrown out of court as being rude to the judge.
But still, it was time to increase the speed here. Lang gripped Vidal’s hips and pumped in and out faster now, but still made sure his dick penetrated right to the balls on every stroke. Every once in a while he swiveled his hips, knowing exactly where Vidal’s prostate was and determined to send the man screaming into a second release.