Announcing The Hellsinger File #241 Tour…er… Serial.

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Yes! You do not want to miss this blog tour. <3

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Duck Duck GhostYes, it’s that time again. Promo time!

It’s crazy and really, I always want to bring you the reader a good experience while taking you to blogs I really like and whom I’ve bribed to let me take over some of their space.

For the upcoming release of Duck Duck Ghost, I wanted to take you all on a small Hellsinger case… once that follows after the book… but no worries, there are no spoilers.

What there IS however are prizes. I’ve brought in two different prizes that are kind of connected to the book.  Over the 13 sites gracious enough to host me, I’ll be serializing a short story of Wolf and Tristan on a ghost hunt as well as giving away one or both of the prizes. A grand prize will be given away at the end. Grand. Makes it sound like a car.

I am not…

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News, Reviews and Giveaways 09-01-2014

Hello! Can you believe it’s already September?!  Only a month until GRL 2014. Yes!

Click on the logos below to find out what fun things you can expect this week from these great blogs!

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Mystery, Romance and Morgans. Tequila Mockingbird (Sinners #3) What’s not to love.

Tequila Mockingbird Rhys FordTitle: Tequila Mockingbird (Sinners #3)
Author: Rhy Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Mystery, Romance
Published: June 27th 2014
Pages/Word Count: 250 Pages
Rating: 5.0 Stars
Blurb: Lieutenant Connor Morgan of SFPD’s SWAT division wasn’t looking for love. Especially not in a man. His life plan didn’t include one Forest Ackerman, a brown-eyed, blond drummer who’s as sexy as he is trouble. His family depends on him to be like his father, a solid pillar of strength who’ll one day lead the Morgan clan.

No, Connor has everything worked out—a career in law enforcement, a nice house, and a family. Instead, he finds a murdered man while on a drug raid and loses his heart comforting the man’s adopted son. It wasn’t like he’d never thought about men — it’s just loving one doesn’t fit into his plans.

Forest Ackerman certainly doesn’t need to be lusting after a straight cop, even if Connor Morgan is everywhere he looks, especially after Frank’s death. He’s just talked himself out of lusting for the brawny cop when his coffee shop becomes a war zone and Connor Morgan steps in to save him.

Whoever killed his father seems intent on Forest joining him in the afterlife. As the killer moves closer to achieving his goal, Forest tangles with Connor Morgan and is left wondering what he’ll lose first—his life or his heart.

Review:

I was one of the odd ones that warmed up to the Sinners series slowly.  I had started with Rhys Fords Cole McGinnis series (which I Love) but I was not sure how I felt about Miki and Kane Morgan in Sinner’s Gin, book #1 of the  series.  I enjoyed it, no doubt about it, but I was still in my Cole and Jae headspace.  When Rhys Ford released Whiskey and Wry (Sinners #2)  I was hooked!  See my review here: Goodreads Review.  This book gave a more in depth look at Miki and Damien and the entire Morgan clan.  What and amazing cast of characters!

I eagerly anticipated the release of Tequila Mocking bird. Connor Morgan intrigued me.  The eldest son, with the weight of his own expectations weighing him down.  He admires his father, looks up to him, wants to be like him, to the point that he denies that he has the choice to be himself.  Then he meets Forest Ackerman and all those ideas he has about who he is and what he is supposed to be and how to feel are thrown into chaos.   This book is filled with the action, mystery and romance that I have come to associate with this series.  It is fast paced and engaging.  Rhys Ford pulls me into her stories and the lives of her characters and I feel their turmoil, pain, fears and joy.  This book has all of our favorite characters making an appearance as well as some of the Morgan clan usually in the background. (We have the set up for the next book which I am very excited about).  Donal is his lovely self as the Patriarch of the Morgan clan and Brigid the family Matriarch is, as always, a force to be reckoned with. I purposely am not going into the storyline details as the blurb captures that well.  If you have not read the series, I highly recommend it.  If you are a fan and have not had time to read this latest – bump it up that tbr list!

Sinner's Gin cover Hair of the Dog cover Whiskey and Wry cover  The Devil's Brew Cover Tequila Mockingbird Rhys Ford

Clicking the covers will take you to a buy link.

Happy Reading,

Melyna

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Nothing Special

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Great review by Booksmitten at It’s About The Book. Looking for a sweet romance. This sounds like a good one. Definitely adding to my tbr list.

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     Author: Jay Northcote

     Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

     Rating: 4 stars

     Buy Links: DSP  and Amazon 

     Type: Standalone Novel

     Received from Publisher

Blurb: Noah thinks he’s nothing special. Average height, a bit on the skinny side, and cute but rather geeky, he’s relentlessly ordinary. He certainly doesn’t expect to be noticed by Sol, the gorgeous dark-haired stranger Noah sees on his commute home most days. But when Noah’s friend, Dom, persuades Noah to take a huge risk in a bid to get Sol’s attention, things turn out better than Noah dared to hope. Noah and Sol start dating, and much to Noah’s surprise, his feelings seem to be reciprocated.

But Noah’s insecurities make him doubt Sol. He doesn’t believe he’s interesting enough or sexy enough to hold Sol’s attention, and as Sol tries to get closer, Noah’s instinct is to pull away to protect himself…

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Ready for a road trip.

I decided to go through photos yesterday.  Call it procrastination or inspiration or maybe a wistful moment of nostalgia.  I ended up spending a lot of time looking through a folder of photos from a trip to Louisiana last summer.  It was brief,but fun filled, and we came home with a return trip in mind.  Some of  our favorite moments were on the food tour. cropped-with-bus-and-good-bkgrdIt was a fun way to tour Lafayette and some of the surrounding towns, get a bit of local history, and sample food from at least six different dining establishments (We actually ended up going to seven).  We had scrumptious pastries, mouth watering Courtbouillon (COO-be-yahn) a catfish stew, boudin, sausage, cracklin’s, bread pudding, gumbo and I know I am probably forgetting more. (Click on the graphic above  for the Food Tour and then click “The Food”  tab.  yummm)  Owner and tour guide, Marie Ducote-Comeaux, is friendly, knowledgeable and made sure we all “Pass a Good Time” .

The other was the swamp tour at Lake Martin. I loved this.  The lake borders a bird sanctuary, which was closed at the time for nesting season.  We did take a tour with Champagne’s Cajun Swamp Tours.  If we had been a week earlier we would have found the entire lake filled with blooming lotus blossoms.  There were still a few in bloom  and so much more to see, just gorgeous!

The last place I will mention is Avery Island which is home to the Tabasco Factory.  We enjoyed a fun tour of the factory and a lovely walk through the gardens.

If you ever get over to Cajun Country look up Marie and take in the sights.  I am So ready to go back!

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News, Reviews and Giveaways for the week of August 17 – 23, 2014

Hello and Happy Sunday!
This week zoomed by, didn’t it?   Here we are once again and there are going to be some fun and exciting things happening in the week to come.  Click the images below  and see what these M/M book review blogs have planned for us this week.

(I have already peaked at all of the blogs and they have some FANTASTIC things planned.  pssst  you really need to watch the video ink that Joyfully Jay has. Way to go Jay! <3)

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Happy Reading,

Melyna

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T.A. Webb – Author Spotlight

When I was new to reading M/M fiction, I would read reviews and chat with friends about books they enjoyed and recommended.  One day while searching Amazon, I noticed a reviewer named Tom W. that had reviewed many of the books I was looking at.  I enjoyed his reviews and found his blog, A Bear on Books.  His reviews were very helpful and eventually I got the courage to tell him so.  Not only did he write wonderful reviews, he was a kind, gracious man, easy to chat with, and an aspiring writer.  I was so excited and couldn’t wait for his book to be published.  The first book I read by him was Deep Blues Goodbye, a collaboration with author Laura Harner.Deep Blues Goodbye Laura harnet, T.A. Webb

Blurb: The world might not have been ready for vampires when NOPD Detective Travis Boudreaux had the bad taste to sit up at his own funeral, but two years later, the new cause célèbre is civil rights for preternatural beings and most humans are on the bandwagon. Except whoever is killing vampires and wannabes.

Detective Sam Garrett hates all things preternatural. Having your undead partner try to make you his first meal will do that to a guy. One final screw-up gets Sam banished to the Paranormal Criminal Investigations Unit—the Odd Squad—under the oversight of Detective Danny Burkette.

Now it’s up to Burkette to work with Garrett by day and Boudreaux by night as they follow a trail of clues that leads from the historic cemeteries of New Orleans to the bayous of southern Louisiana. Under the all-too-interested gaze of a Master vampire and the local werewolf pack Alpha, they discover some lessons in life—and death—take longer to learn…and not all second chances are created equal.

Warning: This is an erotic urban fantasy. In this series the vampires don’t sparkle, werewolves kill, and the men sometimes have sex. With each other.

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Then Tom released Second Chances. <3

Secon Chances Cover T.A. webb Title: Second Chances
Author: T.A. Webb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Friends to Lovers
Published: October 17, 2012
Pages/Word Count: 200 Pages
Rating: 5.0 Stars
Blurb: Mark Jennings is at a crossroads. His finance job in the Atlanta nonprofit scene stresses him out, his mother is dying, and his relationship with Brian Jacobs has crashed and burned. He needs a distraction, some way to relax, and a massage seems like just the thing. He never expected his massage therapist, Antonio Roberto, to become his best friend.

Despite their differences—Antonio is a divorced single father—the two men forge a firm friendship that weathers Mark’s reconciliation with Brian and Antonio’s questionable taste in women. Over the years, Antonio remains constant in his support, though others in Mark’s life come and go through a revolving door.

When a young boy runs away from the group home where he works, Mark finds another door opening. Through it all he holds on to the things his loved ones taught him—about family, about friends and lovers, about life and death. Most importantly, he realizes that sometimes the greatest gift of all is a second chance.Amazon buy

You can find my review here:Goodreads-Review-ButtonThe next book I read was one of those unforgettable, touching stories that will stay with me for a long time,  I loved it.
Let's Hear it for the Boy by T.A. webb

Title: Let’s Hear It For The Boy Publisher: A Bear on Books
Genre: M/M, Contemporary
Published: March 20th 2013
Pages/Word Count: 46 Pages
Rating: 5.0 Stars

Blurb: Auntie Social is the biggest, baddest drag queen in Atlanta—she knows what she wants and she gets it. She’s tough, merciless, and top dog. That’s what Paul Stewart, reporter for the Journal, had heard, and all he expects when he’s assigned to interview the legend.. But nobody really knows the person behind the make-up.

What if…what if the person behind the sarcasm and music was more than just a man in a dress? What happened in his life that, thirty years later, made him a successful CEO, a philanthropist, and a legend in the gay community? Thirty years and almost a million dollars raised for people living with HIV/AIDs, yet still no one knows the real story.

Until one night, one man breaks through the shell, and Matthew Trammell—Auntie Social—opens the door he closed many years ago and lets his secrets spill out.

Pain is like rain, it covers your skin and soaks in bone-deep, but it eventually recedes and allows fresh things to grow.
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Then there is the free story from the Love Has No Boundaries series:

Love on a Wing and A Prayer by T.A. WebbTitle: Love On A Wing and A Prayer
Author: T.A. Webb
Publisher: A Bear on Books
Genre: M/M, Military Men
Published: November 25th 2013
Pages/Word Count: 38 Pages
Rating: 5.0  Stars
Blurb: Dear Author,

Even with the repeal of DADT, it is not commonly known that I am gay. Living on an aircraft carrier, surrounded by so many men in such close quarters, I worry that if my sexuality is known, most of them will subscribe to the narrow thinking that I am attracted to all of them. But there is one who has caught my eye and driven my senses into overload. The problem is that he is a fellow pilot. I don’t want to cause any issues in our working environment, and I don’t even know if he is gay, but I am drawn to him and cannot stop thinking about him. What I wouldn’t give for a stolen night together, but I long for even more than that because I am attracted to his personality, sense of humor, and strength of character as much as I am attracted to his physicality.

And then one day, his co-pilot gets sick, and I am told to fly with him. Will this time together possibly lead to something? I can’t help but hope that it does.

This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love Has No Boundaries” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.
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and :

The Broken road Cafe Book 1 by T.A. WebbTitle: The Broken Road Cafe No.1
Author: T. A. Webb
Publisher: A Bear on Books
Genre: M/M, Contemporary
Published: November 3rd 2013
Pages/Word Count: 143 Pages
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Blurb: What happens when you get everything you’ve worked for, only to discover it’s not what you really want?

Dan O’Leary worked night and day to finish law school, join a top firm and make partner, all before the age of 35. He’s found a man who swept him off his feet. And his best friend of twenty years has his back.

Then, one awful day it all comes crashing down around his ears.

Making a fresh start, Dan meets the people of Blue Ridge, Georgia, including Chief of Police Nick Oliver, and, perhaps, finds a new home. But danger from his old life follows him and puts not only his life, but that of his new friends, at risk.
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There is a new book in this series available here:

Brother’s In Arms (The Broken Road Cafe #2)

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This list is by no means all inclusive.  Mr. Webb has many more books and series available and you can find a list of them here: Goodreads-Review-ButtonHappy Reading,

Melyna

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Where There’s Love, Trouble Follows In T.A. Webb’s “Brothers In Arms”

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I am so excited about this book. T.A. Webb is one of my favorite authors. Great review!

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“Every gay man out there has at least one man-crush in his past that totally shriveled his nads into raisins and sent him screaming off into the night.” ― T.A. Webb


Title: Brothers In Arms (The Broken Road Cafe: Book Two)

Author: T.A. Webb

Publisher: A Bear On Books

Pages/Word Count: 171 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Betrayed on every front, Dan O’Leary cashed in all his chips and moved from the big city life of Atlanta to small town Blue Ridge, Georgia. While licking his wounds, he never meant to start a new relationship, especially with closeted Chief of Police Nick Oliver.

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A Fierce Project, Gazpacho and B. Snow

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This is one of my favorite stories from the anthology.

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Guest Post by B. Snow

So, yeah, I procrastinate. (See my blog for proof) Back in July, Rhys very graciously offered a guest blog spot to promote the Project Fierce Chicago anthology, which came out on July 16. And now it’s WEEKS LATER and I’m only now getting around to taking her up on her offer….

The anthology came about because Piper Vaughn said, “Hey, there’s this great organization in Chicago called Project Fierce that helps LGBTQ youth! What do you think about an anthology where all the proceeds would go to them?” And we all said, “Hell, yeah!” Less Than Three Press took up the cause, donating their time and expertise as well to publish 20 stories about young people trying to find home.

Here’s an excerpt from my story, “Hearth and Home”, a complete rip-off of Cinderella:


projectfierce400Hearth and Home by B. Snow

By the time winter…

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