Sunday, November 30, 2014

What's Coming This Week? Keeping Faith Blog Tour

This week starts the Keeping Faith Blog Tour. Yay!

Each stop will have exclusive excerpts and will be conducting giveaways. 

Each stop will have at least one winner. I made the prize based on volume so the more the participation--the more chances to win.

The winners will be contacted around December 10th so make sure you visit the stops and participate for a chance to win am e-book copy of Keeping Faith.

The (very short) Tour Schedule:

12/1 – Toni Griffin's blog (
12/2 – Hearts On Fire Reviews (
12/3 – Angel Martinez's blog (
12/4 – World of Diversity Fiction (
12/5 – Lexi Ander's blog (I know, this is like cheating!) (

Saturday, November 29, 2014

What Are You Reading?

Lots of rereads and short stories this time of year. Really busy and I can only break away for an hour or two so I needed something that was quick or that I could put down. The only exception on the list is Chosen. That was my first time through and I wasn't happy making myself put it down because I wanted to read straight through. :) The anthologies I work on for a while and only include them if they are finished in that week.

Oracle's Hatchling by Mell Eight #Fantasy #Novella
The Chosen by JC Owens #Sci-Fi #Fantasy #Novel
Bloodlines: Current by Mechele Armstrong #vampires #historical (can be read as a standalone) #Novella
Bloodlines: Bitter Love by Mechele Armstrong #vampires (can be read as a standalone) #Novella
Bonds of Fire by Sophie Duncan #Fantasy #Novella #MMM
Private Dicks: Undercovers #Anthology #Sci-Fi #Fantasy #Contemporary #Novel #LT3
Always There by Megan Derr #Anthology #AlternateWorld #Historical
Dire Straits by Megan Derr #ShortStory #Fantasy
Love Tokens by Megan Derr #ShortStory #Fantasy
The Englor Affair by JL Langley #Reread #SciFi #Regency

Thank you for stopping by and reading!!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Keeping Faith Release Update

As promised, here are the purchase links to Keeping Faith that are now active!

Keeping Faith Release Day!

How did I end up with a release on Black Friday? That's sorta cool.

I keep wondering how to market my only holiday story. Many seasonal stories set this time of year are saccharine sweet, light, and fun. 

Then there's mine, Keeping Faith, which has the holiday fun mixed with some nail-biting suspense.  

Simply said, it isn't your typical holiday story. So if you're looking for something with a bite that gives you both the warm fuzzies of the seasonal traditions and makes you gasp, unable to put the book down.. well... then this is the story for you. :)

Updated! All Links are up! Woot!Just a side note. Keeping Faith is the sequel to Playing For Keeps which you can find for free download at ARe and Fireborn Publishing websites.

A side note of a side note of a side note: Fireborn told me that the book will go up on 3rd party websites over the next week. The one live link at this time is the publisher's. I will post the other links as they come up and update this posting as well. Thank you for your patience!

Publisher: Firborn Publishing, LLC
Tentative Release Date: November 28th, 2014
Genre: Action/Adventure, ADVISORY- Contains moderate violence, Category Length Novel, Comedy/Humor, Contemporary, Family Drama, Happy Ending, HEAT, Holiday-Winter, Male/Male, Ménage, Mystery/Suspense, Part of Series, Romance
Heat Level: 3 Flames


Trent, Brock, and AJ are excited to spend Christmas together in their new home but secrets and dark dealings by Trent's estranged father interrupt their plans. Brock is kidnapped and Trent and AJ scramble to find a way to get Brock back before it is too late.

Several months after Trent Harte was drafted into the NFL, he, AJ Barnes, and Brock Everette are settling into their new home in Miami. Christmas is approaching and they are excited to share another holiday season with each other. Unbeknownst to them, William Harte, Trent's estranged father double-crossed a deadly adversary and then disappeared. To draw William out of hiding, Trent becomes a target. In a horrible twist of fate, the kidnappers grab Brock instead leaving AJ and Trent scrambling to find a way get Brock back. Detectives believe Trent is responsible, and with each passing hour the likelihood of Brock returning home alive dwindles.

Brock traded his safety to ensure his lovers were out of harm's way. He would do it again even knowing he'd end up captured and restrained in a part of town that no one in their right mind would willingly go. The kidnappers are terrifying, but Brock is a fighter, holding onto hope with both hands. He must decide to either wait to be rescued or find a way to escape. Stuck between the wills of a ruthless assassin and an insane mob thug, something needs to happen soon or he'll never see Trent and AJ again.

Playing For Keeps (Unshakable, 1)
Now Available: Free Read
Cover Artist: Breathless Design
Genre: Contemporary, Family Drama, Happy Ending,
HEAT LEVEL- 3 Flames, 

Male/Male, Menage, Military, Mystery/Suspense, Romance (HEA or HFN ending), Short Story/Flash Fiction/Novelette


College running back, Trent Harte, has been living with his lovers, AJ Barnes and Brock Everett, for two years. Caught in a compromising position, rumors abound. It's hard enough to be an openly gay football player, but gossip and snide comments only adds to his stress. Threats against his partners causes Trent to wonder if he should step back from the relationship.

AJ and Brock know there is something wrong when Trent begins to pull away. A call from Trent's father only adds to his distress. AJ and Brock refuse to let him shoulder the responsibility alone and they call for help. Will Trent find the strength to withstand the pressure and hold on to those he loves? Or will AJ and Brock be too late to convince Trent that they are playing for keeps?

You can download Playing For Keeps atFireborn Publishing | All Romance

Thank you for stopping by and reading!!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving will be different from the ones that have come before if only for the simple fact that my father, aunt, uncle, and sister-in-law's mother will not be here to celebrate with us. We lost them all within three weeks, deeply devastating our family. Their passing is a reminder to not only be thankful for friends and family but to also tell our loved ones how much they mean to us.

I hope your Thanksgiving is filled with warmth, love, great food, good conversation, and the knowledge that wherever you are I'm thinking about you and wishing you the very best.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Guest Post: Gregory Jonathan Scott with Take To The Sky Blog Tour

Gregory Jonathan Scott is a guest on the blog today with a excerpt for his new release Take To The Sky. Gregory is a new author to me and I discovered that this is his debut year with Take To The Sky his third published work for 2014. (I love the cover!)

Don't forget to enter the giveaway.

Book Title: Take To The Sky
Author: Gregory Jonathan Scott
Publisher: Gregory Jonathan Scott LLC; 2 (October 14, 2014)
Book Length: 255 pages
Genre: Gay, Romance

Book Blurb:

An angelic romance that’s Powerful, Suspenseful, Sexy, Uniquely Erotic, and Romantic.

In a secret Michigan Laboratory, an experiment developed a superior creation that was anticipated but not expected. He was the ultimate conception, a core life-being merged with avian. He was born with a gift, a rare one; the ability to fly.

His wings instinctively brought out the urge in him to fly, and Kellan's need to be free became his obsession.

When the dark, swirling clouds loomed one night, Kellan abandoned the place he had called home, taking to the sky in search of his freedom and to seal his heart that seemed incomplete.

Because Kellan's secret was too great for anyone outside the institute to know about, TC unleashed genetically altered Maniacs to bring him back.

Through independence, his amazing reality brought riveting adventures to a man he found and couldn't seem to live without. They get tangled with hair-raising suspense that adds heart-pounding tension to every attempt they make at living their unique affair. They faced uncertainty so hectic that staying together was the least of their challenges, and it caused many of their bouts with passion to spiral in and out of chaos.

Along their frenzied path to survive, hidden secrets surface about Kellan, prompting each move they make in order to truly set him free.

Could Kellan's one true love and passion to fly be the death of him?

It's a magnificently inventive adventure of menace, romance, and extreme erotic pleasures.


“Omigawd,” Neil hummed. He felt a slight smile on his face when he heard the angel’s deep voice speak a few more words.

The small bits of communication seemed like tokens of trust, and that trust was something they would need to help them both cope with what they were about to face. It was some sort of miracle or paranormal event that had caused this birdman’s unexpected appearance, Neil knew that much. Either way, he was close to being sure the whole thing was going to get ugly, if all of what was taking place, including the helicopter searching for the angel, was real. He couldn’t look away or dismiss the whole scenario from his mind. It was too late for that. He had been pulled in. He was involved.

Neil didn’t want to lose site of the magnificent creature he had stumbled upon, but he believed stepping back was the best thing to do, to give the angel some private space. He sought to build trust with the angel and the best way to do it was to walk away and let him make up his own mind to follow. The last thing Neil wanted to do was smother the poor winged soul.

When Neil finally stepped out from under the trees and back onto the beach, towing Dylan with him, he wondered if he was ever going to see Kellan again. He found himself glancing back a few times as he walked away, seeking Kellan out, hoping he hadn’t left. “What am I doing?” he mumbled. “This is crazy. Go back.”

Dylan ran ahead toward the house as if everything was back to normal and there was never an angel sitting in the tree down the beach. It’s amazing how a dog’s mind shifts from one moment to the next, forgetting about what’s behind them and only thinking of what’s ahead.

“This is crazy, go back,” Neil repeated.

Author Bio:

Gregory Jonathan Scott was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he met and shared a life with Scott that began just out of high school. Meeting by chance in Grand Rapids before relocating to South Florida where they live now with their lovable Shetland sheepdog and a sweet stray cat that showed up one day and decided to make their house a home. As a child, Gregory was always told he had a creative imagination and the artistic ability to turn a blank canvas into a beautiful work of art. Shortly after high school graduation, and together with his true love Scott, discovered the thrill of pottery and ceramic art. Here is where they opened a business for ceramists that quickly exploded before their eyes as the number one location for any hobbyist, storefront and scholastic industry looking for supplies related to ceramics and pottery. During this time, Gregory was approached by art magazines to write short articles and educational columns pertaining to the ceramic artistry. Captivating readers by his writing style grew fast, which ignited his desire to express himself further. From there, it began. Finding a love for writing, alongside his artistic hand, gave him inspiration to design and write this M/M romance Novel. Gregory and Scott are still together and are currently enjoying home life in South Florida.

Author Contact Links:

Twitter: @GregoryJonScott

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Monday, November 24, 2014

What's Coming This Week

Gregory Jonathan Scott will be a guest on the blog on Tuesday, November 25th. Make sure you stop by and take a look at the excerpt for Take To The Sky and enter the giveaway. Grand Prize: (US Only): Kindle Fire HD 6 Tablet and a Signed Paperback Copy of, Take To the SkyFirst Prize: E-copies of Take To The Sky, The Plantation Affair and Heartbreak Beat. Second Prize: E copy of Take To The Sky.

On Friday, November 28th, Keeping Faith is released. Yay! You can still pick it up for a 10% discount direct from the publisher if you pre-order by Thursday. :)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

What Are Reading?

I started this post while Dad was in the hospital. I thought that I would be spending a lot of time sitting with him and because he dozed a lot I would have time to get in some reading. Sharing what I read through the week was a planned cathartic activity to get my mind off things while he recovered. As you know he didn't, passing away shortly afterwards.

With the original purpose gone I briefly considered dropping the Sunday post. Nobody really cares what I read anyway and the activity was to be an outlet for me. If others joined in, great! But if not, okay.

Now I believe I will continue with the weekly post. It's still fun. Still cathartic. And a time to think about my dad.

My rules are still the same:  I won't talk negatively about the books I post here. I won't give star ratings or a review. This is me saying, "Hey! I read this and liked it." If y'all have something that you liked, and wanted to give a shout out to then by all means, go for it.

Saving Liam by Sasha L. Miller (audio)
Midsummer Moon by Megan Derr (audio)
Midsummer Curse by Megan Derr (audio)
Midsummer Law by Megan Derr (audio)
Trick of Light by Rob Thurman (audio)
Texas and Tarantulas by Bailey Bradford
Off Course by Bailey Bradford
The Whore of New Slum by TA Chase
Healing Minds by M.D. Grimm
Hunter and Hunted by M.D. Grimm
Cast the First Stone by Katherine Halle
Lukos Heat by Megan Derr
Diventando: The Vessel by JC Wallace
A Taste of Copper by Elin Gregory
Blue Mountain by Cardeno C.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Valespian Pact Prints

Just a quick FYI for today...

As many of you know, for GRL 2014 I had trading cards made for the Valespian Pact. Breathless Design took my drawing and did illustrations for me, giving me a set of fantastic cards that I love. Now you can order prints of the character portraits from Imagekind. I already told my husband that I wanted prints but I also like the stretched canvas look. Decisions. Decisions. :)

Friday, November 21, 2014

GoodReads 2014 Nominations

The GoodReads M/M Romance Group 2014 Member's Choice Awards. Members of the group can nominate their favorites books in a huge list of categories until November 22nd. The first round of voting begins runs through 11/28 - 12/12, then the 2nd round runs through 12/13 - 12/27 . Results will be revealed in January 2015 and will include 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. If you haven't nominated anyone yet, I encourage you to do so. You have until Saturday, November 22nd. Oh, and you much be a member of the group. :)

As a reader, I love events like this because I browse the list for books or authors that I haven't read, adding to my ever growing to-be-read pile. I can easily spend hours clicking on links and reading blurbs.

This year, I have been fortunate to have been nominated for several categories. It's humbling to see the title of my book or series on the list, that someone thought enough of my work to nominate it. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I can't say it enough. ((hugs))

Sumeria's Sons

Striker, The Valespian Pact #2

Striker, The Valespian Pact #2; Cover Artist Aisha Akeju

Zeus, Dargon, & Alpha from Striker, The Valespian Pact #2

Striker, The Valespian Pact #2

Striker, The Valespian Pact #2

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cover Reveal: Ruby Red Booty Shorts & A Louisville Slugger

Lord have mercy, I adore this cover for the re-release of Ruby Red Booty Shorts And A Louisville Slugger through Less Than Three Press. The cover was created by the talented Aisha Akeju.

I don't have a release date yet, we haven't even started on the edits. Once I have the information I'll post it and update the ION Series page. This was just to wonderful to keep too myself and I had to share.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Guest Post: Remmy Duchene Talk Dirty To Me

Hi everyone!

I am here today to take over Lexi’s space and have some fun—no, not that space, get your minds out of the gutter! Lol.

Seriously, I am Remmy Duchene and I write interracial romance—most times erotic—it all depends on what I feel the moment I get to the first love scene in the book. I generally work on the romantic side with some spice tossed in. Anyways, I am multipublished, and so far people seem to dig what I do. I am very thankful and blessed in that regard.

I was going to talk about why I write interracial but I do that all the time. I was going to talk about women writing manlove, but that too has been done to tears, so today I’ll be talking to you about phone sex. Oh yes, that’s right, I went there.

People still think phone sex is taboo. I’m not really sure why since kids these days are doing way worse.  I mean, back in the day, you had phone sex with someone then go to sleep, there is no evidence. These days, the young’uns are taking pictures and videos, sexting and all these other things that just make me scratch my head.

But why is talking dirty to someone on the phone so taboo—still? I’m not sure, but maybe it’s the fact you are being naughty with someone you can’t really see. Or does it still carry the stigma of men maxing out their credit cards calling to speak dirty little things to a woman name Lolita with an exotic foreign accent?

While I was writing Talk Dirty To Me I had the pleasure—not the pleasure—of speaking with a sex phone operator.  He was very nice and well spoken and explained a few things to me that shocked me and set me straight. These days, women call those lines as much if not more than men—most often times they are married and their husband either got bored with them or the romance has died so they are craving something a little more—risque. Now don’t get me wrong—I’m not defending it because cheating is cheating—but this is what I was told.

He also told me for the most part, his clients are gay men or men that are on “the downlow” –just an aside, remember when being on the down low just meant you wanted to keep a relationship a secret and had nothing to do with being gay and not wanting to tell people about it?—back to what my new pal told me.

These are men who want to hear the rough, hard voice of another man and using it to get off. After speaking with him, I understand why it’s so secretive. We live in a society that has certain norms and while phone sex is a normal thin that happens constantly, society still frowns on it. Because the rest of the world see it as wrong, people who indulge has to go to like the black market of sex.

We all have things that turns us on—weather it’s a breast fetish, a foot fetish, a fetish for ropes and leather, of being spanked…to talking dirty on the phone with some stranger—who are we to judge others when our little naughty selves want things that are carnal just like everyone else?

Let your freak phone flag fly, because being naughty, is sometimes the best way to go.

Call you later! Um—wait, wrong blog—Hugs to all!

Talk Dirty To Me

Majid Thalen is a successful doctor with a past who's been working crazy hours. Finally, exhausted, he takes some time off work and decides to get some rest. But he's about to learn that surgery isn't the only thing one must not do when tired. 
Zavon Mowat is a sex line operator because the bills and his tuition are not going to pay themselves. When Majid accidentally calls his line, he is instantly drawn in by this man. But there's something in Majid's past that is getting in the way of everything

You can find me on the interwebs at
Follow me at @remmyduchen
Or at my blog Mantasy


Remmy Duchene  

Sunday, November 9, 2014

What Are You Reading?

I've been thinking about having a weekly blog post about what I've read for the week. I love to read when I get the chance and I love to talk about books. Once a month, if the stars align, I meet with the Chicagoland book club to spend 2-3 hours talking about what we read.

With Dad being in the hospital, I didn't go this month, and with his health up in the air I might not go next month either. So I thought I would post what I've read on Sunday of every week. Something light and fun.

What I won't do is post a book I don't like and I won't talk negatively about the books I post here. I won't give star ratings or a review. This is me saying, "Hey! I read this and liked it."

If y'all have something that you liked, and wanted to give a shout out to then by all means, go for it.

Nothing negative please. This is like cathartic therapy for me. I spend my days worrying about my dad and I need something to draw my attention and make me smile. ^_^

This first time I'm going to back farther than a week because I didn't get to read anything but what the editors sent me.


A while ago, Evernight Publishing had a submission call for a shared universe that I wanted to participate in but there just wasn't time. They are menage stories, which is one of my favorites to read, and yes, I still read some M/M/F. I've read several.

(P.S. I'll add the book covers at the end. Blogger is such a snot and won't allow me to line the covers across, otherwise they take up too much space.)

Assassin by Nicola Cameron #Sci-Fi #MMM
Proposition by Beth D. Carter #Sci-Fi #MFM
Defiance by Beth D. Carter #Sci-Fi #MFM
Captive by Pelaam #Sci-Fi #MMM
Broken by Erin M. Leaf  #Sci-Fi #MMF

The others in no particular order:

Crave by Vivien Dean #UrbanFantasy #Vampires
A Tooth for a Fang by Liv Olteano #Paranormal
Dangerous Beauty by Tali Spencer #AlternateWorld #Historical
King's Conquest by Valentina Heart #Fantast #Mpreg #Reread
A Suitable Replacement by Megan Derr #Fantasy
Dancing in the Dark by Megan Derr #UrbanFantasy #Reread
Boots for the Gentleman by Gus Li & Eon De Beaumont #Fantasy
Ashes and Echoes by Gus Li #Fantasy
The Heart of the Kingdom by Sasha L. Miller #Fantasy
Captive Heart by Tali Spencer #AlternateWorld #Historical #MF
Assimilation, Love, and other Human Oddities by Lyn Gala #Sci-Fi

And that's it for the last 30 days. It seems a bit skimpy to me but I have to remind myself that some of these are longer than other and so took me more than one sitting to complete.

What have you read recently?? ^_^