Wednesday, August 9, 2017

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER: Home In His Eyes

HOME IN HIS EYES

Cade Creek 15
coming August 24th
Adam Bozeman's world ended when he was informed his lover had been killed in a shooting. Unable to get over his heartache, he decides to go home to Cade Creek. But his misery only grows worse when he discovers his lover alive and well and living in his hometown. Before he can deal with the betrayal he feels at being lied to, he has to make sure Mike stays alive.
DEA Agent Mike Ryan spent months in Cade Creek recovering from a bullet wound from a botched mission and a broken heart from being dumped by his lover. Coming face to face with Adam changes the betrayal he feels into confusion. Someone is trying desperately to keep them apart and Mike is determined to find the culprit.
Learning to trust each other again seems simple compared to trying to keep each other alive when the bullets start flying. But Cade Creek is a close-knit community and they don't take kindly to someone going after one of their own. When trouble arrives, Adam and Mike learn they have the support of more people than they thought.
http://www.bookstrand.com/book/home-in-his-eyes

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER: Taking Care of You

TAKING CARE OF YOU

Taking Care 1

PRE-ORDER TODAY!

AVAILABLE: Tuesday, August 22nd

[Erotic Alternative Contemorary Romance, M/M, HEA]
Shane Turner never hid the fact that he was out and proud, not even when it cost him the use of his legs. When he's attacked on his way home from the Pride Parade, he learns that being out and proud might be dangerous, but it also brings him the rescuer of his dreams.

Michael Franks has issues on top of issues, but the frightened cries of a man being attacked make them seem insignificant. When he rescues Shane and discovers a man who makes his heart race, he has to find the courage to step outside of his comfort zone in order to hold onto Shane's heart.

The instant attraction Shane and Michael feel for one another is something they want to explore, but physical and mental challenges are ahead for the two men. Will they be able to overcome them while trying to survive the three attackers who want Shane dead?

 http://www.bookstrand.com/book/taking-care-of-you

Saturday, July 29, 2017

FINISHED & SUBMITTED: Home In His Eyes

HOME IN HIS EYES

Cade Creek 15
coming August 24th
Adam Bozeman's world ended when he was informed his lover had been killed in a shooting. Unable to get over his heartache, he decides to go home to Cade Creek. But his misery only grows worse when he discovers his lover alive and well and living in his hometown. Before he can deal with the betrayal he feels at being lied to, he has to make sure Mike stays alive.
DEA Agent Mike Ryan spent months in Cade Creek recovering from a bullet wound from a botched mission and a broken heart from being dumped by his lover. Coming face to face with Adam changes the betrayal he feels into confusion. Someone is trying desperately to keep them apart and Mike is determined to find the culprit.
Learning to trust each other again seems simple compared to trying to keep each other alive when the bullets start flying. But Cade Creek is a close-knit community and they don't take kindly to someone going after one of their own. When trouble arrives, Adam and Mike learn they have the support of more people than they thought.
http://www.stormyglenn.com/homeinhiseyes.htm

STORY EXCERPT
Adam Bozeman sighed as he pulled up in front of his brother's place. He turned off the engine and just sat there and stared up at the big white farmhouse he had spent so much time in growing up. He had expected to feel the same comfort he always got when he came home for a visit, but it wasn't there, not this time.
Home had a different meaning to him now, and it was one of the reasons he had come back to Cade Creek. The home he had found in the city had been ripped away from him, painfully, horribly. He had come home to regroup and try to move on with his life.
Adam's eyes watered as he realized it wasn't going to work. Adam wondered if coming home had been such a good idea. He didn't think he would find the answers he had been looking for here. He was starting to doubt he ever would. There seemed to be no place on earth that would tell him why good people got taken and bad ones got to stay.
Adam pressed his hand to the twin rings hanging from a gold chain around his neck. He drew in a shaky breath and then blew it out. The number of coping mechanisms he had learned over the last few months were astronomical. That not a damn one of them actually worked was even more amazing to him.
He knew that was why he had come home. Nothing was working back in the city. He was slowly fracturing. It was becoming harder and harder to pull himself out of bed each morning. Adam was terrified if something didn't give, he would.
Coming back to Cade Creek had seemed like his only option. His family was here. His friends were here. The town he had grown up in was here. Maybe, if he was really lucky, he could find himself here as well.
Adam smiled when he saw the porch light come on right before the front door opened and Russ stepped out, a hot cup of coffee in his hands. Adam could see the steam coming off of it. Russ was the only person Adam knew who liked his coffee lava hot.
Adam opened the door of his truck and climbed out. He pushed his hands deep into the pockets of his jeans as he walked around the front of the vehicle and made his way across the driveway to the porch.
"Russ."
"Adam." Russ nodded to him as he held up his cup. "Coffee?"
"Yeah, that'd be great."
Russ turned without another word and walked back inside the farmhouse. Adam climbed the steps and followed his brother into the house, making sure he closed the door firmly behind him. There was a nip in the air and Adam knew there were small children in the house. Keeping them happy and healthy was important.
As early as it was—the sun hadn't even come up yet—Adam was a little surprised to see Jonny in the kitchen making breakfast. He figured the man would still be in bed sleeping.
"Hey, Adam." Jonny smiled at him before flipping the eggs he was cooking. "Hungry?"
"Naw, man, but thanks. I'm just going to do some coffee."
"Well, you know where it's at."
He did. Adam walked over to the red coffee pot plugged into the wall. While the color and brand had changed over the years, the placement had not. There had been a coffee pot in the corner of the countertop for as long as Adam could remember.
He poured himself a cup, keeping it black. He really didn't need the sugar right now, no matter how much he liked his coffee sweet. He probably didn't need the caffeine either, but he had to do something with his hands. Holding a coffee cup was as good as anything.
Adam swallowed tightly when the room went silent. He glanced up. Jonny was cooking, but Russ was sitting at the small kitchen table, staring at him between sips of coffee. He was waiting, and Adam knew it.
"I need to come home for a little while, and staying with Mom and Dad won't work. I love them, but I just can't deal with the questions right now."
"All right."
That was Russ, a man of few words.
"Can I stay here?" Adam asked. "It won't be for long, a few days, maybe a week. I just...I need someplace to get my head screwed back on straight."
"You in trouble?"
"No." Adam wished it was that easy. "Some things happened back in the city, things I'm not ready to talk about yet. I need to get away for a little while."
Like forever.
"What about that veterinarian internship you were getting set to take?"
Adam dropped his eyes to stare down into his coffee. He drew in a shaky breath and then released it slowly. He wasn't sure he was ever going to take it now, but that was another thing he wasn't ready to discuss. Not yet. He knew he wouldn't be able to put Russ off forever, not to mention their parents. But for now, they would just have to accept that he needed time.
"It's been postponed for awhile."
He could give Russ that much.
"All right."
Adam smiled as he glanced up. "So, can I stay?"
Russ's eyebrows shot up. "You have to ask?"
Adam shrugged. "It's the polite thing to do. You bought this farm with Mitch. I'd think you'd need to discuss it with him as well before saying yes."
"Has the city fried your brain?"
Adam chuckled as he brought his cup op to his lips. Leave it to his brother to put things into prospective.  "No, but I didn't want to presume."
Russ's eyes rolled. "Presume, jackass."
"The second bedroom at the top of the stairs is free," Jonny said as he set a plate down in front of Russ. "Why don't you go get your stuff and put it away? I'll make a fresh pot of coffee for you."
Adam nodded as he took another sip of his coffee and then set the cup down on the counter. He knew Russ had to get to work pretty soon, which meant Jonny was going to want a few minutes alone with him. Adam was good with that. He just didn't want to see it.
It hurt too much.
"If you need anything, Adam," Jonny called out as Adam headed for the door, "we're here."
Adam gave a sharp nod of his head without turning around. Maybe coming home hadn't been a good idea. He was still having trouble coming to terms with the new direction his life had taken. It wasn't that he didn't want to share that, but that he didn't know how to put it into words.
How did he explain that one moment in time had destroyed his entire world?

Thursday, July 27, 2017

RELEASE DAY: Boone's Baby (Scent of a Mate 9)


BOONE'S BABY
Scent of a Mate 9

AVAILABLE NOW! 

[Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, shape-shifter, M/M, HEA]


As sheriff of Potter's Creek, Boone Marshall was just doing his job when he went to investigate a report of vandalism. He never expected to find his future. When he discovers Jackie is his mate, he's overjoyed.
Jackie is not. His fear of shifters sends him into a panic, uncaring that they have already mated. He wants nothing to do with shifters, even if he is one. After being tortured by a madman bent on creating omega shifters, the last thing Jackie wants to do is get involved with someone on four paws.
But fate will not be denied. Suffering from a mating heat gone wild, both men give into their desires for each other. When truths are spoken, they both discover that they have a lot more to learn about the world than they thought they knew. Shifters and humans come in all shapes and sizes, some good, some not so good. Boone and Jackie just have to figure out who they can trust before the past destroys what they are trying to build together.
 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

FREY ORTEGA: Canute


Canute
~ The Kindred Series ~


An immortal soldier, tested in the fires of war…

In the aftermath of the attack on his brother and his family, Canute is coaxed into joining forces with another vampire family in the hopes of ending a long feud between two rivaling clans vying for control.

A false pretense…

Under the guise of a Kindred bond, Canute finds himself used as a pawn in some war he wants no part of. Angry, confused, and unable to trust himself, he loses his already tenuous control and becomes berserker, losing himself into the night.

Fighting with fear…

When Canute wakes up, he finds himself in the presence of a young man named Haru, who ends up being his true Kindred. Afraid that he’s still beguiled and unable to fully trust so soon after an immense betrayal, Canute has to fight past his fears and his weaknesses to accept his Kindred. Between immense betrayal and a war where no one can trust their judgment, can he learn to trust—and love—again?

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CANUTE , the second book in the Kindred Series, is an M/M vampire romance with no cheating, no cliffhangers, and a happily-ever-after. Expect magic, a little angst, and just the tiniest bit of darkness!

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Story Snippet:

Canute wondered how a young man could be so openly giving, so openly trusting, in this cruel, cruel world that they both lived in. He said he was a kami, so he had to know that there were evils lurking around every corner, right?

Still, he wasn’t about to turn down a drink. It was probably in part due to his interest in Haru, which was strong enough that Canute could consciously realize it, and another part due to his thirst. Desperate times called for desperate measures. And on the other hand, Canute wanted to feel that warmth and sunniness for himself.

Canute gingerly took a hold of Haru’s wrist, and he rubbed his thumb slowly across the middle, just firm enough to figure out where exactly the vein was. He lifted Haru’s arm up until it was mere inches away from his lips.

“Are you sure?” Canute asked.

Haru nodded. “It’s not going to hurt, right?”

Canute shrugged. He probably wasn’t being reassuring, but he didn’t know if Haru was particularly sensitive, or if he was somehow the type of creature who weakened easily. “It shouldn’t.”

Haru looked up at Canute, then back down at his wrist. He did this a couple of times, enough so that Canute realized that Haru was probably feeling a little conflicted.

“If you don’t want to, I can always just hunt outside,” Canute said, trying to reassure Haru. “I won’t hurt a human, if you’re worried about them. But a willing donor will always beat an unwilling victim.”

There was a flicker of uncertainty that Canute saw in those eyes, but it was enough for Canute to realize that toying with this young kami was perhaps too much for Haru. He’d gone from embarrassed and red in the face, to scared and nervous in the span of minutes.

Haru looked up at Canute, then back down at his wrist. Back up at his face, and then down at his wrist. This happened a number of times more, before the kami finally took a deep breath.

“Please, if it’ll help you, then you should have some,” Haru said. “Immodesty is a small price to pay for helping someone in need. Besides, this is for your health. It’s not like we’re doing anything bad.”

Canute couldn’t contain his surprise. He raised an eyebrow at Haru and nodded, the thought crossing his mind that he probably didn’t need to tease the younger man so much.

Canute yanked the young kami forward until Haru was only about a foot away from his body, and then he lifted the man’s wrist to his lips. He felt his fangs ache. His inner demon already wanted out. The gentle thrum of a pulse was so close, it would have been so easy to just take it…

The vampire stilled his body, taking a deep breath before baring his fangs. There was no better way to do this than just quickly—otherwise he would be going hungry for maybe a couple hours more, at best, and maybe even weeks at worst.

Canute plunged his fangs right into that vein, bursting with vitality and life and letting the taste, the essence, flow right into his lips. It made him shiver with both arousal and need.

Gods, Haru tasted like the sun. He tasted like warmth, and heat, and all the things that Canute didn’t know he could still feel. Haru’s blood was sweet and gentle, much like the man himself, and Canute knew he had to keep himself from drinking too much. Even though Haru was immortal, it wasn’t as though he was a fount of blood. Canute had to pace himself, both for his sake as well as Haru’s.

He might have been a monster, but he wasn’t that much of a monster.

One sip, and then another led to a groan coming out of his lips, and it preceded Haru’s own unceremonious squeak. Canute thought it was cute, much like the rest of Haru’s actions and his demeanor, and with every slow, but light sip he partook of the kami’s blood, he felt strength return to his body. Strong enough to feel, in full effect, how Haru made his cock rise in arousal, and things that once lay dormant inside him to come out, brimming with life.

When he looked up into Haru’s face, the expression that met his was flushed. Haru was biting down on the corner of his lower lip, and the effect was as immediate as it was strong. Canute wanted nothing more than to slide right into the kami’s body right there, and claim him.

It felt like something was clicking into place, and Canute needed to push it aside. If he did this, he would bring so much untold danger to these kind souls. No, he couldn’t think about the possibility…

The possibility that maybe, just maybe, this young kami was his actual Kindred.

Was this the universe’s way of righting a wrong, of giving him back his hope?
 
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Author Bio:
Frey Ortega writes erotic romance, primarily of the gay variety. He lives in what a friend affectionately calls “the south-easternmost part of Spain,” which is an archipelago called the Philippines. He’s a graduate of the Royal, Pontifical, and Catholic University in Manila, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology. Primarily, he works as a writer, a novelist, sometimes a video game journalist, and overall a homebody who spends way too much time on the internet.
He loves writing about people, especially people of all different shapes, sizes and backgrounds, falling in love. You might also find him playing video games from time to time! His favorite ones are MMORPGs, and role-playing games in general (and not just the ones in the bedroom.)
 
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER: Boone's Baby


BOONE'S BABY
Scent of a Mate 9

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE!

AVAILABLE: Thursday, July 27th

[Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, shape-shifter, M/M, HEA]

As sheriff of Potter's Creek, Boone Marshall was just doing his job when he went to investigate a report of vandalism. He never expected to find his future. When he discovers Jackie is his mate, he's overjoyed.
Jackie is not. His fear of shifters sends him into a panic, uncaring that they have already mated. He wants nothing to do with shifters, even if he is one. After being tortured by a madman bent on creating omega shifters, the last thing Jackie wants to do is get involved with someone on four paws.
But fate will not be denied. Suffering from a mating heat gone wild, both men give into their desires for each other. When truths are spoken, they both discover that they have a lot more to learn about the world than they thought they knew. Shifters and humans come in all shapes and sizes, some good, some not so good. Boone and Jackie just have to figure out who they can trust before the past destroys what they are trying to build together.
 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

RELEASE DAY: Stone Cold Lover

STONE COLD LOVER

Assassins Inc. 2

[Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, shape-shifter, M/M, HEA]

Sinclair
Now that I had replaced Councilman James as leader of the panther shifters, I figured life would get a little easier. Boy, was I wrong. Between losing my mate and the attempts on my life, I have to find out what happened to seven missing shifter kids, and I don't know who I can trust.

Stone
I had made myself stay away from my mate for years out of a sense of guilt. That all ended when I discovered someone was out to get him. In order to keep Sinclair safe, I'll have to do something I never thought I'd do...ask for help.
  
Note: This book is written in the first-person point of view of both main characters.

http://www.bookstrand.com/book/stone-cold-lover