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Author Name: J. Johanis

Book Name: Dream God

Series: S-Gods

Book: Two

Series should be read in order for maximum enjoyment.

Release Date: November 30, 2015

Blurb:

For the first time in three years, Aya is finally free, but with his freedom comes the pain of all he’s lost. Seeing Akad and Marduk together makes him realize how badly he has messed up. By betraying Marduk, he ruined his chance with the one god he desires more than anything.

Aya needs time to heal and put his world back together, but the trial against the Order looms over him. As the trial begins, Akad, Marduk, and Aya are ensnared in a web of jealousy, backstabbing, and cut-throat politics. Were

they crazy to think they could stand up to the Order? If the gods of the Order can still rip their lives apart, their chances of receiving justice may be next to impossible. But if they fail to bring the Order down, Aya may never be free from their grasp.

Content Advisory: M/M sex, polyamory, & dub-con.

Pages or Words:

Categories: Erotica, Fantasy, Gay Fiction, Ménage/Poly, Paranormal

Excerpt:

 

Sales Links:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015P8HFS6About the author:

J. Johanis writes dark m/m erotic fantasy, and enjoys plots that are historical or myth-based.

Where to find the author:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000258007847https://www.facebook.com/authorjjohanis?ref=hlhttps://twitter.com/JennaJohanishttps://www.pinterest.com/jennajohanis/http://jjohanis.com/https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JJohanis/postshttp://sirensreckoning.blogspot.com/Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25651430-dream-god?ac=1Publisher: J. Johanis

Cover Artist: Indigo Forest Design


Tour Dates & Stops:

Parker Williams, The Novel Approach, Havan Fellows, Happily Ever Chapter, Divine Magazine, Multitasking Mommas, Emotion in Motion, Love Bytes, TTC Books and More, My Fiction Nook, Rainbow Gold Reviews, Inked Rainbow Reads, BFD Book Blog, The Jena Wade, Bayou Book Junkie, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Molly Lolly, Vampires, Werewolves, and Fairies, Oh My, Amanda C. Stone, Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews, Books A to Z, Nephy Hart, Dawn’s Reading Nook

 

 

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Blood and Ink Book Tour

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Author Name: Jack Bridges

 

Book Name: Blood and Ink

 

Release Date: June 24, 2015

Blurb:

 

Annie’s grandmother knows old secrets, and Annie is strong and smart. Together, they keep the family safe through the drought. Then bigger trouble comes to their city, and Annie will need more than quick thinking if they are going to survive. Can Annie learn Grandma’s secrets in time?

 

 

Pages or Words: 16,100 words

 

Categories: Fantasy, Young Adult, Post-Apocalypse, Near Future, Climate Fiction

 

Excerpt:

Clouds rolled in, white and puffy in the winter blue sky, but there was no moisture in the air, or in the sand beneath Annie’s bare feet.

 

“Rain?” Annie asked hopefully, and Grandma shook her head and looked sad.

 

Annie knew why. Without the potatoes and beans from the garden, without the lupins and sunflower seeds, all they’d have to live on would be gruel. There’d been no rain for months, even though the days were short and the nights cold, and it was nearly time for the summer to come back.

 

“Gruel will make us sick,” Annie said. “Will the government make rain?”

 

Grandma swore, something vicious and rude, under her breath. Annie was made sure to remember the word, because it was a new word and Annie collected those words.

 

They stood, studying the empty clouds over their heads while the chickens fought over the scraps, and even in the middle of winter the sun still hurt Annie’s bare arms.

 

“What did you use to do to make rain?” Annie asked Grandma. “Before?” Grandma knew things that everyone else had forgotten, and she didn’t go to church. “Is there magic?”

 

Annie had to whisper that, because Mum was a Believer, and she’d shout or pray or something if she thought Annie knew about magic.

 

The rainwater tank leaned against the back wall of the house. Grandma shuffled over and whacked it with her cane. The metal drum rang loudly.

 

“There’s magic,” Grandma said.

 

 

Sales Links:

http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200&products_id=4414

 

 

 

About the author:

 

Jack Bridges is a writer and academic who lives in Perth, Western Australia, and works at a small university teaching students the basics of research methodology. He sometimes hides in a shack in the forest and makes complex plans for surviving environmental apocalypses.

 

Where to find the author:

 

Facebook Author Page: xhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Jack-Bridges/463367120505003

Website: www.jacklanebridges.com

Other: http://www.redbubble.com/people/jackbridges

 

Goodreads Link:

Publisher: Torquere Press

Cover Artist: BSClay


Tour Dates & Stops: June 22, 2015

Parker Williams, BFD Book Blog, Andrew Q. Gordon, Kimi-Chan, Havan Fellows, Happily Ever Chapter, The Hat Party, Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews, Molly Lolly, Book Reviews and More by Kathy, Emotion in Motion, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, Bayou Book Junkie, Two Chicks Obsessed With Books and Eye Candy, Will Parkinson, Redz World, Rainbow Gold Reviews, TTC Books and More, Velvet Panic, Iyana Jenna

 

 
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Indigent Charity Event

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Five authors have joined together to produce stories evoking both loss and hope. Reaching deep within their fiery imaginations, these stories take flight and showcase dreams for a better today and future for LGBT everywhere. Embodying a diverse set of talents and stories, this volume sets out to grab the hearts of those who read the m/m genre and to offer hope to LGBT across the globe. By offering this book, we hope to support the following charities across the globe:

 

GALA, South Africa

Lost-n-Found, USA

Youth Off The Streets, Australia

The Albert Kennedy Trust, United Kingdom

 

This anthology edited by Louis J Harris and Kimi D Saunders

 

Indigent has been produced to entertain and delight and all the stories leave the reader with a “feel good” state of mind.

 

Frederick Eugene Feeley Jr’s “Indigent”, after which the anthology takes its name, brings the reader to witness an apocalyptic war between the good and evil that rages in one man’s mind. Soon he will know that his problems are insignificant compared to those of others.

 

Mari Evan’s “Stumbling into Forever”, involves a handsome young vampire who will learn that just a sip of blood is the difference between love and freezing to death.

 

Leona Windwalker’s “If Only the World”, takes rejection to another level. A heartbreaking story that is turned on its head by the kindness of strangers.

 

Shaye Evans’ “Rescued”, is a contemporary social statement about the aftermath of a young man’s life after his drink has been spiked at a bar.

 

  1. LeAnne Phoenix’s “Higher Love”, takes us on an almost spiritual journey through the minds of two people who have never met, but have spoken on a telepathic level. When they do come together, that bond is already cemented, but there is a price to pay.

 

From CoolDudes Publishing – we’re making an effort to support our gay community. Are you?

 

Buy links: Amazon US http://www.amazon.com/Indigent-Charity-Frederick-Eugene-Feeley-ebook/dp/B00Y1JLCMQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433349266&sr=8-1&keywords=indigent

 

Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Indigent-Charity-Frederick-Eugene-Feeley-ebook/dp/B00Y1JLCMQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433349266&sr=8-1&keywords=indigent

 

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Excerpt

 

“You should have called a taxi for me,” I paused. “I can’t afford an ambu-

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lance bill.”
“You passed out. A taxi would have taken ages—we could have lost you by

then. You were dehydrated and your heart was all off and…” he trailed off and shook his head, then looked at me. “Can I ask you something?”

“Sure.”

He glanced at me as he placed a strip of tape over the bandage and my skin. “Why can’t you pay for it? I mean…I just want to make sure you’re not in with the wrong crowd. I know what college is like—you want to experiment, find new things.”

“How do you know that I’m like the rest of the college students?” I mut- tered. “You don’t know me.”

“Are you?”

“I already know who I am and what I want—I don’t need to experiment. And if you want to know, I can’t afford it because I came out to my par- ents when I was sixteen and I’ve been working to put myself through college since…”

Speaking of my past brought back all the pain but he didn’t need to know the full story. I didn’t want him to know. I could only imagine what people would think if they knew, because what I thought of myself was enough to tell me others would think worse.

“Oh.” From the corner of my eye, I watched as Chris nipped his lip ring then he looked away.

“Yeah, oh.” I nodded, staring at the end of the bed. “That’s what they all say.”

“Well, I used your phone and called your parents. They’re on their way.”

My head snapped to faced him by the bed. “Dad’s coming here?” I almost shouted the words. I hadn’t ever expected to see the man again.

“I don’t know. Your Mom answered.”
“Right…Great.”
For a brief moment my hopes had risen only to shatter on crashing back to

earth. I should have known. My father wouldn’t want anything to do with me. But for a single moment I had hoped maybe the man had given me a second chance. But of course, he wouldn’t. My father was stubborn and once he had an idea in his head, it didn’t change.

A silent moment passed between us. He played with the ring around his lip, flicking it with the tip of his tongue. Then he put an end to the silence. “If you can’t pay the bill I’ll pay it for you,” he whispered.

“In exchange for what?”

He remained silent for more than a couple of seconds. His brows pulled together in confusion. He stared at the white hospital floor.

 

What was so confusing about my question? I didn’t expect to be given anything and since my parents had kicked me out, I had never been given anything either. Suddenly, all the tension in Chris’ face washed away and he looked up to meet my gaze. His eyes were dark, like molten chocolate. It stirred my insides.

“Were you involved with survival sex?” he asked.

My eyes widened. My heart beat faster. The monitor beside the bed re- corded the abrupt pitch. “N-n-no,” I spat quickly, but the stutter in my answer would have told Chris the truth.

– Rescued, Shaye Evans

 

Bios:

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F.E. Freeley Jr:

F.E. Feeley Jr was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and lived there for twenty years before joining the military. He is a veteran of the US Armed Services; having done a tour in support of Operation Iraq Freedom in 2002-2003, he turned college student, pursuing a degree in political science. He now lives in Southeast Texas where he is married to the love of his life, John, and where they raise their 1½ year old German shepherd, Kaiser.

 

As a young man, reading took center stage in his life, especially those novels about ghosts, witches, goblins, and all the other things that went bump in the night. His favorite authors include such writers as Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Anne Rice, whose work allowed him to travel to far off places and meet fascinating and scary characters. As a gay man, he wishes to be able to write good fictional literature for those who love the genre and to write characters that readers can relate to. All in all, he is a cigarette smokin’, whiskey drinkin’, rock and roll lovin’, tattoo wearin’ dreamer of a man with a wonderful husband who puts up with his crap and lets him write his stories.

 

Author links:

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/F.E.-Feeley-Jr./e/B00B3ERX34/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

 

Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6806438.F_E_Feeley_Jr_

 

 

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/johnandfrederick.forgasfeeley?fref=ufi

 

 

Twitter

https://twitter.com/fefeeleyjr

 

 

Leanne

Leona Windwalker:

 

Leona is a longtime staunch supporter of human rights and environmental causes. Her favourite genre to read is M/M fiction and she particularly enjoys science fiction, fantasy, and action/suspense subgenres–especially if they have a nice seasoning of romance. She has far too many books on her Kindle, has overloaded her phone with even more and, when not reading, writing, being driven to distraction by her children, or being overlorded by her three cats, can be found trying to locate the portal that the sock monster uses to steal socks from her dryer.

 

Amazon

 

 

Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/10920862.Leona_Windwalker

 

 

 

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Leona-Windwalker/890405037684824?ref=bookmarks

 

 

 

Twitter

https://twitter.com/ShroudedDancer

 

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Mari Evans:

 

 

Mari is a wife and the proud mother of a very active daughter, two

dogs and two cats. She’s a very social kind of girl, who loves to talk. It’s both her best and worst quality.

From the moment she could read, she devoured books. Anything goes, as long as it has a happy ending.

There were always stories swirling around in her head and as a child she liked to lay in bed and let the characters have their story and happy ending. It wasn’t until 2013 that she actually tried to put one of the whole stories down and submit it to a publisher. To her own surprise and excitement it was accept- ed. This gave her the drive to keep going.

The decision to write m/m was made when a friend told a story about a young gay man that struck a chord, even as her husband had already encour- aged her to try it earlier.

Now she found her passion, having already found the love in her family and friends, her life is completely chaotic, crazy but wonderful.

 

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Mari-Evans/e/B00YB3I2R0/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_5?qid=1433961141&sr=1-5

 

 

 

Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8394560.Mari_Evans

 

 

Facebook

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mari-Evans/1412324675676352?fref=ts

 

 

  • LeAnne Phoenix

 

  1. LeAnne Phoenix would tell you that the worst time of her life was the two years that she attempted to take off from writing. If you asked her to explain exactly why she did such a thing, you would most likely get the mad attempt to arch an eyebrow like her dad and then a shake of the head as she told you it was unlucky to speak of such things. Suffice it to say, it will never happen again!

 

Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas in the mid-1970’s, Ms. Phoenix was young and wild (and even free!) during the crazy wondrous decade known as the 1980’s and the even crazier but now grungy decade of the 1990’s. Music is second only to the muses that live and breathe to fill her mind with beautiful men, and music always helps them to tell their stories. She is never without her iPod or her computer no matter where she goes, although, she does like to hike and take pictures of the sky and the moon, and even the occasional shot of the sun through the branches of a tree.

 

An avid cat lover, Ms. Phoenix has been owned by many throughout her life, though her current owner is one Lily-Rose, who really would like for her to step away from the keyboard and pay her some attention! After all, hasn’t she earned it?

 

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/mleannephoenix

Twitter at https://twitter.com/MLPhoenix

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8302010.M_LeAnne_Phoenix

 

 

Shaye Evans:

 

Shaye Evans is a proud Australian author of the M/M Romance genre. She prides herself in not only writing the genre but also reading it. As an author and supporter to the LGBT community, Shaye wishes to inspire anyone who reads her books and hope they help in whatever insignificant or significant way.

 

At age nineteen, Shaye found her love in the genre when she read her first M/M and was instantly hooked, but it took her an entire year to begin writing her own. She has had five of nine short stories accepted to be published in 2014 alone. Something she is very proud to admit–and who wouldn’t be?

 

When not writing or plotting her next piece, Shaye keeps busy by either reading one of over four-hundred books in her collection, designing her next book cover, or shopping. She one day dreams of being a paramedic and her books making it to the movies!

 

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Shaye-Evans/e/B00RNVZRT8/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_4

 

Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/11012242.Shaye_Evans

 

 

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/ShayeLEvans?fref=ts

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Every Inferno Book Tour

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Author Name: Johanna Parkhurst

 

Book Name: Every Inferno

 

Release Date: July 24, 2014

Blurb(s):

Depressed. Defiant. Possible alcoholic. These are just a few of the terms used to describe fifteen-year-old Jacob Jasper Jones. Lately, though, JJ has a new one to add to the list: detective. He’s been having strange dreams about the fire that killed his parents ten years ago, and he thinks he finally has the clue to catching the arsonist who destroyed his family.

A murder investigation isn’t the only thing the dreams trigger for JJ. They also lead to secret meetings with his estranged sister, an unlikely connection with a doctor who lost his daughter in the fire, and a confusing friendship with McKinley, a classmate of JJ’s who seems determined to help him solve the mystery.

All JJ wants is to shake the problems that have followed him since that fire, and he’s convinced he must catch the arsonist to do it. But as JJ struggles to find the culprit, he sees there’s more than one mystery in his life he needs to solve.

 

 

Pages or Words: 180 pages

 

Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Mystery, Romance, Young Adult

 

 

Excerpt:

A smell that wasn’t there before filled the bathroom.

JJ drew in a deep breath, trying to match the scent to anything that might already exist in his short memory. It was a difficult scent to describe: like pine trees, but not the real ones in his backyard. More like the smell of the stuff his father used to clean the kitchen floor.

He tried to push off the sudden sense of apprehension that filled him; who cared if someone else had also come into the restroom? This was his town, the tiny world he had spent his entire five years in, and there was a good chance he knew whoever else had just joined him.

Even if he didn’t know anyone who went around smelling like pine trees.

JJ took a few breaths and flushed the toilet, eager to get back to the movie and his parents.

As he shoved the door of the stall open, though, the scent grew stronger. The person who had brought the scent in with him—a man—was facing the wall across the room. He was wearing a backpack and hugging his arms to his chest.

“I did it… I did it,” the man whispered. “I finally did it.”

JJ moved to the sinks, more eager than ever to return to the comforting gaze of his mother. But the noise of his sneakers against the tile alerted the man to JJ’s presence, and now the stranger was turning around to face him.

It was the oddest sensation to only be able to see certain details of a person: blue jeans, a red long-sleeve shirt. And then a detail so clear it almost seemed to be the only thing JJ could see: the outline of a long and winding paintbrush, tattooed on the man’s hand, snaking down from just below his thumb to where it disappeared beneath the cuff of his shirt.

But nothing else. No other details were there. The man was faceless. The color of hair was… what was it? It was as if it had never been there.

Then JJ could see nothing, and all he could hear was the man shouting. Something about how JJ shouldn’t be there, and he couldn’t know, and it wasn’t time yet….

The pain began then. Horrible, burning, pain, and JJ knew he was screaming, but he couldn’t hear himself over the roaring in his ears. He needed to find the door, the door, where was the door—

 

 

Jacob Jasper Jones woke up sweating, twisted into a trap of sheets and blankets. He frantically cast his eyes around the walls of his bedroom, looking for anything that would remind him he was not in that restroom again. There was the Modest Mouse poster, his bookshelf, the old dresser that had once belonged to his aunt—yes, he was safe.

Safe from what? Or who?

JJ quietly wrestled with the covers, thankful that he wasn’t a screamer and didn’t seem to have woken Aunt Maggie up. If it was up to JJ, Maggie would never know that JJ was having dreams about that day again.

They’d started about a month ago. Before then JJ had never dreamed anything specific about the fire. The nightmares were always vague and mushy, filled with flames and noise and not much else.

Not like this dream. This dream was clear and specific and so real it was as though JJ was reenacting every detail from that day. Right up until the end, when the faceless man turned and everything went black.

It was so vivid that JJ was starting to think it might be more than just a dream. That it might be a memory.

 

 

Sales Links:

 

Harmony Ink Press: http://www.harmonyinkpress.com/books/every-inferno-by-johanna-parkhurst-96-b

Dreamspinner Press: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4900

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Every-Inferno-Johanna-Parkhurst-ebook/dp/B00M3CDNB6/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/every-inferno-johanna-parkhurst/1120002906?ean=9781627987981

 

 

About the author:

Johanna Parkhurst grew up on a small dairy farm in northern Vermont before relocating to the rocky mountains of Colorado. She spends her days helping teenagers learn to read and write and her evenings writing things she hopes they’ll like to read. She strives to share stories of young adults who are as determined, passionate, and complex as the ones she shares classrooms with.

Johanna holds degrees from Albertus Magnus College and Teachers College, Columbia University. She loves traveling, hiking, skiing, watching football, and spending time with her incredibly supportive husband.

 

 

Where to find the author:

 

Website: www.johannaparkhurst.com

Twitter: @johannawriteson

Tumblr: http://johannawriteson.tumblr.com/

 

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22091645-every-inferno

Publisher: Harmony Ink Press

Cover Artist: Reese Dante


Tour Dates & Stops:

9-Apr

Multitasking Mommas

 

16-Apr

Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words

BFD Book Blog

 

23-Apr

Inked Rainbow Reads

 

30-Apr

Hearts on Fire

 

7-May

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LGBTQ Push Back Fundraiser

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