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Cover reveal from EM Lynley


From author EM Lynley:

24-Karat Sparkles! Cover Reveal

I’m so excited to share the gorgeous cover for my upcoming release 24-Karat Conspiracy!
The ultra-talented Anne Cain hits it out of the park again with a cover that conveys the excitement of this book, a golden blend of action, romance, adventure and mystery.
24-Karat Conspiracy is Book 4 in the Precious Gems Series, but I’ve been planning this book since I wrote Italian Ice in 2011. This installment in the series is truly Reed’s story. You’ll learn things about him I’ve had to keep under my hat for ages, and I’m thrilled and relieved to be able to share them with you now.

Here’s more about 24-Karat Conspiracy

Former Ranger turned FBI agent Reed Acton faces his biggest challenge yet: a Christmas visit from partner Trent Copeland’s parents. He’s less equipped to handle hugs and holidays than the Taliban or international art thieves. When he’s assigned to track down a set of gold Babylonian artifacts looted from the Iraqi National Museum after the fall of Baghdad, things start to look up.

This time, Trent’s part of the mission, which takes them to exotic Istanbul. The crowded streets and labyrinthine markets fascinate Trent, but soon murder is on their trail. The investigation continues as Reed goes undercover at a US Army base, with Trent masquerading as his spouse. Surprisingly, fastidious and ever-fashionable Trent fits into base life right away and soon takes one of the suspects’ wives under his wing when domestic abuse rears its head.

Their faux marriage leads Reed to appreciate Trent in ways he never expected, strengthening their bond—until Reed has to confront the worst demons from his past: his relationship with his estranged family.

You can pre-order this book at Dreamspinner Press.
Read an extended excerpt at my website.
Please check out the rest of the Precious Gems Series at Amazon, Dreamspinner, All Romance, or your favorite bookseller. (24-Karat Conspiracy may not be available at all distributors until release day, 12 June).

About EM Lynley
EM Lynley writes gay erotic romance. She loves books where the hero gets the guy and the loving is 11 on a scale of 10. A Rainbow Award winner and EPIC finalist, EM has worked in high finance, high tech, and in the wine industry, though she'd rather be writing hot, romantic man-on-man action. She spent 10 years as an economist and financial analyst, including a year as a White House Staff Economist, but only because all the intern positions were filled. Tired of boring herself and others with dry business reports and articles, her creative muse is back and naughtier than ever. She has lived and worked in London, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., but the San Francisco Bay Area is home for now.
She is the author of Sex, Lies & Wedding Bells, the Precious Gems series from Dreamspinner Press, and the Rewriting History series starring a sexy jewel thief, among others.
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New release from Deanna Wadsworth and Giveaway!

Thank you Clare for hosting me as I near the end of my WRECKED Blog Tour!

Do you like pets in your books? Well, I read once that if you give a hero a pet, the reader falls in love with them a whole lot quicker—and don’t we all want that?

For my upcoming novel WRECKED, I needed my hero Rief Lawson to have a pet, not just because I wanted my fans to love him as much as I do, but because he needed something in his life to combat his deep loneliness. Rief is an outsider in his town of Key West, Florida not only because of his love of men, but because of the rumors about his mysterious gift of sight. He lives alone and even his family avoids him, leaving him to his solitude because they do not understand his gifts or why he is so troubled. Rief’s only friend is the imagined image of a man he’s been painting for years. Poor guy!
I could have given him a dog, a loyal friend, but I soon realized that Rief is more of a cat guy.
I honestly don’t think he would have a dog, because he wouldn’t feel that he deserved that kind of loyalty. He is drawn to a pet who loves him, but also an animal that sets the relationship terms, which matches with Rief’s submissive personality. The whole world might avoid or dislike Rief, but at least his kitty loves him, right?

Please enjoy the exclusive excerpt I brought along for Clare’s fans and all cat lovers out there. I hope you enjoy the dynamic between Rief and his black cat, Sully. To set the stage for you, it is late at night and Rief was painting in his studio, alone. Mathew has dropped in unannounced, and Sully is the one who eases the tension between my two heroes.

After you read it, don’t forget to sign up for a chance to win one of two copies of WRECKED in the rafflecopter link!

Thank you so much for hosting me, Clare!
~D

Blurb from WRECKED:
Off the Key West coast, Rief Lawson works as a wrecker, salvaging ships and their cargo. Exiled to the outskirts of society because of his mysterious gift of sight, Rief’s only respite from his loneliness is painting an unknown blond man. When a merchant ship wrecks during a violent storm, Rief rescues a drowning victim and comes face-to-face with his destiny.
It is the man from his art!
Heir to an English barony, Mathew Weston entered the merchant trade with his greedy father and soon-to-be father-in-law. Dominated by his father and smothered by the people around him—including his sweet but tiresome fianceé—Mathew is terrified to follow his true desires. Marriage and obedience seem safer than a life of secrecy and possible prison.
After the daring rescue, a fire ignites between the two men. Powerless to resist his desire, Mathew learns what it means to be a man in Rief’s arms. With this newfound confidence, Mathew teaches Rief through gentle touch that he deserves the affection he’s long been denied. Yet their affair is doomed from the start. Two desperate men, wrecked in heart and mind, must find a way to salvage the chance at love fate has given them.


Excerpt from WRECKED:

“Please, make yourself at home,” Rief said, gesturing to the chair as he retrieved a bottle.
“Thank you.”                         
Mathew sat on the edge, his back unnaturally straight as if he were sitting for one of those photographs that were so fashionable nowadays. If Rief were going to sketch him, however, he’d instruct him to relax, perhaps take off his top hat, attempting to capture not just an image, but the true essence of the man.
“Might wanna take your coat off to dry,” Rief suggested, wishing Mathew would shed all of his finery, from cravat to plaid trousers. Then he could blend paint directly on his flesh, searching for the perfect shade, the right tone of his alabaster beauty.
“Yes, indeed.” He placed his top hat on the table, then laid his coat on the back of the chair. The lining was made of fine silk, the high quality obvious even at the distance.
Suddenly Rief felt conspicuous wearing only an old pair of trousers—vulnerable even. “Let me go put on a shirt.”
“Oh, you don’t have to do that for me.” Mathew opened his mouth, then squirmed, looking away.
Rief slipped behind the canvas sail hung from the rafters that served as a wall to separate the sleeping area from the rest of his upper loft. Sully followed him, jumping onto the bed. He imagined the animal mocked him with the question, Now what are you gonna do?
“Don’t look at me like that,” he warned the cat. “I know I’m a fool.”
“Did you say something?” Mathew called.
When he cursed under his breath, he swore Sully grinned.
Ignoring the precocious feline, he threw on a shirt and hurried back to Mathew. A flash of lightning pulsed through the room, illuminating him. Rief had to catch his breath. Reclining at the kitchen table, Mathew had one arm stretched over the back of the chair beside him, his leg crossed over the knee. His blond hair fell carelessly across his brow. He appeared deep in thought and probably had no clue how captivating he looked. How alluring.
A confident, bold man lurked inside that small youthful body.

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You can get your copy of WRECKED now!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Deanna Wadsworth might be a bestselling erotica author, but she leads a pretty vanilla life in Ohio with her wonderful husband and a couple adorable cocker spaniels. She has been spinning tales and penning stories since childhood, and her first erotic novella was published in 2010. When she isn’t writing books or brainstorming with friends, you can find her making people gorgeous in a beauty salon. She loves music and dancing, and can often be seen hanging out on the sandbar in the muddy Maumee River or chilling with her hubby and a cocktail in their basement bar. In between all that fun, Deanna cherishes the quiet times when she can let her wildly active imagination have the full run of her mind. Her fascination with people and the interworkings of their relationships have always inspired her to write romance with spice and love without boundaries.

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One day sale at JMS Books



ONE DAY ONLY!

Today ONLY save 25% off all our books at All Romance eBooks!

You can even preorder some of our May releases and save 25% on those, too!

So check out the latest titles by our authors on All Romance eBooks
and buy your copies at 25% off the list price today only!

Hurry! The sale ends at midnight, May 14th, US Central Time!


And click the banner below of my JMS titles, to find my page at ALL ROMANCE if you're tempted!

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More prizewinners needed in April charity giveaway

PLEASE consider supporting this great initiative - and win a FREE book from a whole range of your favourite authors :). It's only running until the end of this month and would LOVE to get to 200+ participants.


224 authors, review bloggers, and publishers have got together to offer something wonderful: a reward for people who do a little bit to give back to charity. Instead of spending $5 on a book in the next two weeks, give that $5 to an LGBT charity of your choice, tell us about it in the comments, and go into the draw to win a book from one of our participating donors. And because it’s not all about money, if you can’t make a donation then please take a moment to share a charity’s links and tell us about that instead.

Three fundraisers have been set up to counter the hateful effects of Indiana’s SB 101. #Pizza4Equality is aiming to match the money raised by *that* pizza parlor, with all donations going to Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund. Another fundraiser is aiming to raise $100,000 for Indiana Youth Group. Finally, Planting Peace is trying to raise $100,000 to provide beds for homeless LGBT people.

Please consider giving to one of these deserving fundraisers, or any other LGBT charity anywhere in the world. We’re not telling you where you should donate your time and money, only asking that you do. The smallest things can make the biggest difference, and together, we can do something incredible.

Visit the introductory post and the Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY HERE and join in the event!! I'm very proud to be supporting it.

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50% off Amber Quill titles until the weekend



Ends Saturday, April 25th!
To celebrate spring finally arriving in America, we are offering all of our Amber Kisses, Novellas, and Novels (both "Regular" and "Extended" length) for a 50% discount! Yes, that's 50% off...all imprints, all genres, all authors...through Saturday!
(Note: Discount applies to e-books only and does not include AmberPax Collections or books labeled "Amber Briefs" or "Amber Shorts." Books listed on our "Clearance" page will remain discounted at 75% off.)
The owners and staff at Amber Quill Press wish you and yours a healthy, happy, and bountiful spring!
Visit us at amberquill.com!


From Clare: Aaaand.....here I am at Amber Allure! Click the banner to visit my page :)

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Please join in this great event for LGBTQ charities


224 authors, review bloggers, and publishers have got together to offer something wonderful: a reward for people who do a little bit to give back to charity. Instead of spending $5 on a book in the next two weeks, give that $5 to an LGBT charity of your choice, tell us about it in the comments, and go into the draw to win a book from one of our participating donors. And because it’s not all about money, if you can’t make a donation then please take a moment to share a charity’s links and tell us about that instead.

Three fundraisers have been set up to counter the hateful effects of Indiana’s SB 101. #Pizza4Equality is aiming to match the money raised by *that* pizza parlor, with all donations going to Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund. Another fundraiser is aiming to raise $100,000 for Indiana Youth Group. Finally, Planting Peace is trying to raise $100,000 to provide beds for homeless LGBT people.

Please consider giving to one of these deserving fundraisers, or any other LGBT charity anywhere in the world. We’re not telling you where you should donate your time and money, only asking that you do. The smallest things can make the biggest difference, and together, we can do something incredible.

Visit the introductory post and the Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY HERE and join in the event!! I'm very proud to be supporting it.

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Channeling Morpheus comes alive in audio!! *beyond thrilled*


From Jordan Castillo Price:


Now in Audio

Channeling Morpheus
for Scary Mary

Channeling Morpheus 1-5, read by the incomparable Gomez Pugh

Michael is a waif in eyeliner who's determined to wipe vampires off the face of the earth. Wild Bill's got the hots for Michael and will stop at nothing to go home with him.

Forget about moonlit castles and windswept moors. These bad boys haunt all-night diners and cheap motels, cut-rate department stores and long, lonely stretches of the interstate. Ride along with Wild Bill and Michael as the twists and turns of
Channeling Morpheus for Scary Mary unfold in America's heartland.

What listeners are saying: "I wondered if I would find it hard to put Vic out of my mind, with Gomez Pugh also being the narrator. But though I can tell it's the same guy he makes his voice different enough that I don't think of Vic at all." - Becky Black

Me too, Becky! I love how he captures Michael's youth and Bill's jadedness so brilliantly!

Find the audio at Amazon - iTunes - Audible

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Your HERO for April - the Unassuming Hero

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Come and visit my new regular guest blog at Sinfully ... Addicted to All Male Romance where I will be your HERO HUNTER!

In this month's post, I talk about the Unassuming Hero. Whether he's country or city, quiet or determined, in love or under the impression he doesn't have the time or right to love...come and find out why I think we love to read and write about these heroes so much.

What's your favourite? You can be in the running for a FREE ebook if I choose YOUR suggestion at Sinfully for my next post! ♥ ♥

*** Follow all my posts HERE, and don't forget to visit all the other fab posts and reviews at Sinfully!