#CoverReveal – Billy Jeffers by M.J. Fields

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Title: Billy Jeffers
Author: M.J. Fields
Cover by: Kari March Designs
Cover Model: Garrick Murdie Model
Publication Date: March 20th
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Blurb:

Billy Jeffers, never dreamed of being in a rock band but reluctantly agreed to help a friend start a one. He started, as a keyboard player with Steel Total Destruction. One night at a club in Miami, the front man was injured and unable to play lead guitar. Billy quickly learns lead and is thrust into the spotlight he never wanted.
Lead singer Memphis Blacks sassy twenty one year old sister, Madison, left college to work at Forever Four. She feels an intense attraction to Billy from the first time she laid eyes on him. On
several occasions she made it apparent, but he brushed off every attempt she made.
When Madison find out a secret Billy has been keeping from everyone she confronts him. Will he use her attraction to him to seduce her into keeping her mouth shut, or will she reveal a
secret that would crush the bond with Billy, Steel Total Destruction and Forever Four?
Hearts will be broken, friendships will be tested, and all hell is about to break lose.

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Memphis Black

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Finn Beckett

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River James

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About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author M.J. Field’s love of writing was in full swing by age eight.Together with her cousins, she wrote a newsletter and sold it for ten cents to family members.
She self-published her first New Adult romance in January 2013. Today she has completed six self-published series, The Love Series, The Wrapped Series, The Burning Souls Series, The Men
of Steel Series, Ties of Steel Series, and The Norfolk series.
MJ is a hybrid author who publishes an Indie book almost every month, and is signed with a traditional publisher, Loveswept, Penguin Random House, for her co-written series The Caldwell
Brothers. Hendrix is available now, Morrison was released on December 22nd, 2015.​
There is always something in the works, and she has three, yes, three, new series coming out this summer, and fall. MJ lives in central New York, surrounded by family and friends. Her house is full of pets, friends, and noise ninety percent of the time, and she would have it no other way.

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Beautiful Masterpiece – Gen Ryan

   
Title: Beautiful Masterpiece
Author: Gen Ryan
Series: Thin Red Lines/ Book 1
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Thriller, Crime
Release Date: February 20, 2016
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Designer: Claire Smith
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Unconditional love and unredeemable souls,
not everyone can be saved.
Madison Harper is no stranger to monsters.
After surviving an unimaginable childhood, she fights her past every day and dreams of working for the FBI to protect the innocent from monsters like her own father. Her plans are clear: finish her PhD, then join the next class of trainees.
Her father’s escape fast forwards her plans.
The two agents assigned to protect and instruct Madison offer her so much more than she ever expected. They teach her about love and pain, trust and loss. But not everyone can or should be saved.
Will Madison avoid being her father’s last Beautiful Masterpiece?
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brendas review

I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I received this ARC about 3 weeks ago.  I was in the middle of a few other books so it sat on my kindle for about 2 weeks!  THEN I started it!   HOLY CRAP!  Why did I let it sit for so long?

I was sucked in from page one!  I believe I even cried on page 1 (or very close).  The story was so heart-wrenching, but I had to keep reading.  I recently started watching the new TV show, Quantico, about these FBI trainees.  I love this show….well this book is also about FBI agents and some trainees.  So when I started to read about the characters, I started picturing the characters from the TV show.  Well that soon changed because the description and characters from the book started to come to life.

The story is about Madison (Maddie) who is just getting her PhD and also joining the FBI.   She did not have a very good childhood, and is still living through that tragedy.  Her “father” is in prison, he’s a serial killer.  He escapes and is now after Maddie.

But Maddie has two HOT SEXY FBI agents (Scott and Liam) to watch over her.  Scott is the all-around good guy and Liam is the “bad-boy” of the FBI.  So you probably know who I was rooting for?!?  Yep, Liam.  I’m a sucker for a bad-boy.   I won’t tell you who she ends up with……

The story grabs you from the start and you read and read and read….then stop because you “need a minute” to gain control again.  I tell you, I couldn’t get out of this story after I finished.  It is still with me and I’ve been done for a week now.  You will be able to “see” this as a movie in your head.

I had several messages to Gen….laughing, crying, sobbing, and a few WTH did you just do to me!!!  Of course she loved that I cried….. they always do that!  Such torture!

So GOOO!!  One-Click now!!  It’s SOOO worth it!!  I cannot wait for more from Gen Ryan.

I lifted my arm to remove my shirt, and my face contorted in pain. I was so incredibly sore. Each muscle in my body stretched and ached. Scott moved in front of me and put his hands at the seam of my shirt. His fingers lightly brushed against my bruised skin. I didn’t feel the pain, though—just the sensual coolness of his touch. The unexpected pleasure masked the pain that had overtaken my body. I melted into his hands. He removed my shirt with such care I didn’t feel a single muscle strain. I lifted my head and our eyes connected.

His blazing eyes were full of sex and comfort, and I wanted what they offered. As he touched my cheek, my body curled in to him.

“You almost said you loved me.” His eyes were lustful as they wandered down the length of my body. They stopped at my center as he licked his lips in anticipation. I clenched my thighs together for fear that the wetness that had formed there would seep through. I felt vulnerable. Exposed. I also felt amazing. No barriers were between us, no walls that needed to be torn down—just pure unadulterated love.

You can find Genevieve curled up reading paranormal romance and romantic thrillers, or frantically typing her stories on her laptop.

Psychology is her trade by day, teaching and molding the minds of college students. Her interest in psychology can be seen in her books, each including many psychological undertones. Although she loves teaching,  her passion, her true love, lays in the stories that roam around her in head. Yes, they all come from her mind–the good, the bad, and the totally insane. 

She lives in Massachusetts–no not Boston-with her husband, daughter, and American Eskimo dog. With each story she shares, she hopes her love for writing and storytelling seeps through, encompassing the reader and leaving them wanting more.

 

MM March Madness – MARCH 4 – Felice Stevens

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MM MARCH MADNESS!!

March 4

Twinsie Talk is proud to present the 3rd Annual MM March Madness – a month to focus on the M/M, F/F, M/M/F, M/F/M authors. We love these books and want to share it with the rest of the world. Each day we will post an interview. We will also include any reviews that we have done on these books as well as links to the books.

Our hope is that you will love this genre as much as we do! <3

Today is devoted to Felice Stevens

author bio

I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending around the corner, My character have to work for it, however. Like life in NYC, nothing comes easy and that includes love.

I live in New York City with my husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of my own. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be angst along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.

Please come follow me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/felice.steve…
and my author page at: https://www.facebook.com/felicesteven….
There is a wonderful group of dedicated readers who call themselves Felice’s Fierce Fans who’d love for you to join them and talk about Rescued, and find out about other books I have in progress

Tell us about something about you (not included in your normal author bio) that maybe not everyone knows about you.

I am a reality show junkie!! I love the Real Housewives shows, as well as Say Yes to the Dress, as well as true crime shows like Forensic files and Snapped

There’s been a trend in writing a series. How do you feel about series? Do you write them? Do you think they are easier or harder?

Most of my books are series. When I was strictly a reader I loved series because I fell in love with the characters and didn’t want to say good bye to them.
They are harder because of the timeline. I’m terrible keeping track of years passing, and thank God my editor knows to watch out.

Where do you do most of your writing?

On my sofa.  LOL I work full time so I get up early and write late when I come home from work.

What are you currently reading? Any suggestions for your favorite books (beside your own, of course)?

I just finished Red River, a shifter MM book by one of a favorite author, Cardeno C.  Anything Cardeno writes, I read. I also love Josh Lanyon Riley Hart and recently became hooked on the Infected series by Andrea Speed. Jordan Hawk’s Whyborne and Griffin series is also a favorite.

Do you feel that this genre is growing? And what do you contribute to that growth or decline?

I do! And I’m thrilled. I think that people are becoming more adventurous and willing to try other types of Romance they might not have been willing to try in the past. But i don’t lump MM Romance in with pure Erotic Romance or Erotica. I think once people read the stories they see the love that grows between the men and that there isn’t any good reason to hide it. Love is beautiful no matter the gender.

What is the most surprising thing you have learned about writing?

Writing is HARD!! And Good writing is even harder! LOL. There is so much to learn about the craft; it’s never ending.

What are you working on now?

I have a book releasing on January 28th and a Valentine’s novella coming out, of course, on Valentine’s Day. I am planning to add to a short story that was published in an anthology last year and make it a novella. And I am working on a full length book about a man who’s never come out of the closet who falls for the radio psychologist he called one night on a dare.

What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night?

I’m such a homebody! I love curling up on on my sofa with my glass of wine, some cheese and watch television.

Tell us about the highest HIGH and lowest LOW in your career so far. How has it changed you?

The highest high was getting the email from Loose Id that they had accepted Rescued, my first published book, for publication.
My lowest low was reading very mean spirited reviews of my books. I don’t do that any more.

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A big THANK YOU to all of the authors participating in our month long celebration!! We appreciate all that you do!!! MUAH!!

Much Love from the Twinsies!!! Angie, Brenda, Deb, Kelly, Kristi, Jen, Jo, and Melinda!!!

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#WOTR – Blog Tour – Review: Entangled Darkness (Others of Edenton #8) by Brandy L. Rivers

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ENTANGLED DARKNESS by Brandy L Rivers

Others of Edenton #8 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

– SYNOPSIS –

Even the best intentions can be entangled in darkness.

Tremaine is no stranger to tough decisions. One case took him so deep he nearly lost his way. Saving Liz gave him purpose, pulling him back into the light.

After tragedy, Tremaine helped Liz rebuild her life. Their pieces fell into place with Robert. The three of them have forged an unbreakable bond through heartbreak and reunion.

Robert’s new case threatens to drag Tremaine back to his darkest hours. Every revealed secret pulls them deeper, entwining the three further.

Together they’ll uncover plots set in motion long before Tremaine’s was assigned the case that nearly broke him. The truth will either bind or destroy them all.

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Melinda's Review

I received a copy of the book from the author for an honest review.

I was thrilled when I found out we were getting more of Tremaine’s story. Yes, we did get some of his story in Falling into Place but mainly from the time he saved Liz and took her to Robert’s family on. This takes us back to his dark years before he saved Liz.

Robert’s new case has him dealing with HARP and while researching them he uncovers part of Tremaine’s dark past. Needing time to processes all he has uncovered he pulls away from Trem and Liz. Trem does what he can to help with Robert’s case and to ease his mind but with every new thing uncovered threatens to suck Trem back to the darkness. Can Liz and the bond these three have stick through this or will everything they have be lost?

To see Liz Tremaine and Robert living, loving, and growing into a family was so thrilling for me to see. Then to be able to see more of Preston was not a bad thing either. If you don’t know I kinda have a thing for Preston and love it when he shows up time to time. The plot, twists and turns were phenomenal. Some of them I never even seen coming and those were the best. The ending was the best and I even had a few tears in my eyes.

I am ready for the next book. There are so many great side characters I want to get to know better and there are so many things going on in the lives of the other characters I need to know who they are all doing too.

Here are a couple of my favorite lines:

“You’re the one who always picks me up. What did I ever do to deserve you?” “Before you, I was lost, looking for a purpose. You, Liz, were the one who pulled me back from the brink.” “Brink of what?” “Darkness” “You’ve never been dark.” “No, but I was entangled in plots so thick, I wasn’t sure who I served. Trapped in a web, I almost didn’t escape. I could have fallen. Nearly did. I’d gone so deep in a case, my whole perspective had become warped and twisted. If I hadn’t found you, I wouldn’t have pulled myself out of that pit.”

“You know better. I love you. You’re a piece of my soul. I can’t have you thinking I’m that scum.” He closed the distance, looking into Robert’s eyes with intensity, desire washing through him. Robert gripped the back of his neck and pulled him in for a bruising kiss. Then he hissed into Tremaine’s ear. “I love you too.”

– EXCERPT –

Tremaine burst through the door, slamming it shut. He fused the knob and trapped the sound with the same spell. When he turned toward Robert, the rage on his face sent a thrill of fear down Robert’s spine.

“You happy with yourself?”

Robert stood, meeting his glare. “What on earth are you talking about?”

He growled. “You scared the fuck out of Liz by not coming home and sending that cowardly text. Why? Because you’re pissed about my past? I gave you those files thinking you could see the bigger fucking picture. Now you want to accuse me of what? Treason against the Council? Draecyn’s the bastard who sent me on the goddamned case to begin with.”

Robert drew in a slow breath, trying to gather his words. He’d never seen Tremaine this angry before. Generally, he was levelheaded through the worst of times.

“Nothing?” Tremaine spat. When Robert didn’t answer, he snarled, “Really think I could do all that?”

Robert stepped around the desk, anger flickering to life. “You tell me, Tremaine. What am I supposed to think? You handed me stacks of files without warning me what was in there. Of course, I’m going to question every single thing.”

Tremaine shook his head in slow motion, his brown eyes fading to gold, flashing with light. “You question what side I was on, then fucking question me like a man. Don’t hide away from Liz. You didn’t see the look on her face when she asked me if you got tired of her and wanted to give up.”

“I’ll never give up on her.” An array of emotions splintered through Robert as he took a step closer, narrowing his eyes. “Yes, I made one bad decision. I gave her what I thought she wanted nearly twenty-two years ago. Never again.”

“Then why didn’t you come home?” Tremaine demanded.

He growled in frustration. “I was so twisted up trying to make sense of everything I read and couldn’t come home to see you wrapped around her, which I knew you had to be.”

“Do you think I wanted to go so deep into HARP? Think I wanted to do all that shit? Tell me something, Robert, why do you think Draecyn sent me? No one else could get into HARP’s ranks. Draecyn knew I was the only one with any kind of chance of getting intel because he was the only one who knew who my real father was.”

Robert’s heart sank. And they were right back to what he had finally realized a second before Tremaine barged in. “Because you’re half druid?”

Tremaine’s hands trembled a moment before they fisted. He stepped closer until he was an inch from Robert’s face. “Exactly. I didn’t choose the assignment. It was chosen for me. And yeah, they expelled me… technically, but I kept Draecyn in the loop. Did you skip his files?”

“You could have warned me what was really in there.”

“So you could question if I was just saying that to keep you in our bed? No. Thank. You. I gave you every last shred of the files so you could see what happened and draw your own conclusions. Apparently, that was the wrong fucking move.”

Robert’s jaw clenched. “Last night, after reading the final files, my head was swimming with a million details I didn’t understand. This morning they clicked into place, forming the bigger picture. I needed time to process.”

“Next time, man up and call me. Tell me to fucking leave so you can go to Liz and not break her to pieces when she starts wondering if you really love her.”

“Of course, I love her. I’ve always loved her. I didn’t want to fight in front of her when I was so lost in the details I couldn’t see the truth. Now back off.”

Tremaine inched closer, his eyes lasered on Robert’s. “You want to lose Liz?”

Robert shook his head.

“Me? I’d understand that. Is it too much now? If so, it’s too damned late to get rid of me. I’ve always loved Liz, and I love you, but right now you disgust me. I’ve never done a damned thing to make you doubt me like this.”

Robert attempted to shove him away, but Tremaine didn’t move. Frustrated, he hissed, “Had you waited ten more minutes, I would have been past the doubt. I needed time, Trem.” He reached for his phone to call Liz.

Tremaine caught it and threw it across the room. “Fuck that. Stop and talk to me! Tell me what I have to do to convince you I’m not part of HARP?”

“I know you’re not. There’s still a million questions on the tip of my tongue, but I get it.”

“Promise you won’t do that to Liz again,” Tremaine insisted.

“I swear it, and I’m sorry.” He met Tremaine’s golden stare. “Do you hate me now?”

“You know better. I love you. You’re a piece of my soul. I can’t have you thinking I’m that scum.” He closed the distance, looking into Robert’s eyes with deep intensity.

Desire washed through Robert. He gripped the back of Tremaine’s neck and pulled him in for a bruising kiss. Then he hissed into Tremaine’s ear. “I love you too.”

“Prove it,” Tremaine growled, reaching behind Robert to shove everything off the desk. Files fell to the floor, books, journals, everything, even the phone.

Their mouths collided, tongue’s dueling, teeth gnashing. Robert stood, and Tremaine pushed his jacket off, then gripped Robert’s shirt, ripping it open. Buttons flew across the room.

– OTHERS OF EDENTON SERIES – 

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– In Too Deep, #1: http://amzn.to/1FsGP7j

– Shadows Fall, A Novellete #1.5: http://amzn.to/1Co7mn5

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– Breaking Free, #4: http://amzn.to/1MG5W6U

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– Light in Darkness, #6: http://amzn.to/1FonVdS

– Blissful Agony, #7: http://amzn.to/1P0Rjkp

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AND NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER for .99¢ 

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– OTHERS OF SEATTLE SERIES – 

#1 Nights Embrace – http://amzn.to/1QUBeMt

#2 Storm Mistress – http://amzn.to/1JoK9zB

#3 Accepting Fate – http://amzn.to/1QUBlrn

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– Others of Edenton BOXSET #2

Includes: Fate Love, Falling Into Place, Breaking Free, Mending Scars, and Labor of Love: http://amzn.to/1CX1Q7R

– ABOUT THE AUTHOR – 

Brandy L Rivers is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her two main series are Others of Edenton and Others of Seattle. She has also written a couple contemporary stories. An avid reader, Brandy has always loved writing. She became serious about it as a stay-at-home-mother. Her secret lair, guarded by a pint-sized pound puppy who imagines himself a hellhound, contains a file full of manuscripts she plans to edit and put out with new creations she is constantly dreaming up. Living in rainy Western Washington with her husband and three kids, Brandy is already working on future stories in each of the series, and several other projects.

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#CoverReveal – The Undercover Rockstar by Jenna Galicki @jennagalicki

 

 

Title: The Undercover Rock Star
Series: Bulletproof #1
Author: Jenna Galicki
Genre: M/M Adult Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Taria Reed, The Reed Files
Photographer: Paul Henry Serres
Models: David Juteau Marineau & Dominick Juneau
Release Date: March 15, 2016

 

Blurb

A spur-of-the-moment vacation was supposed to jolt Cameron Douglas out of his funk, but it appears he only traded locations. It was a chance meeting with a handsome stranger that changed everything. Brandon stirs Cameron’s interest and his heart, but will the mysterious man reveal his true identity before their vacation in paradise is over?

Sometimes life in the spotlight was a heavy weight to bear for Brandon Bullet. He never knew if men were interested in him as a person or just enamored with his rock star status – until he meets Cameron Douglas. It wasn’t often that Brandon shared a connection with someone who wasn’t aware of his notoriety. He’s determined to keep his identity a secret while the two of them get to know each other and before someone blows his cover.

 

 

Also by Jenna Galicki

 

RADICAL ROCK STARS SERIES#1 The Prince of Punk Rock

 

Author Bio

Jenna Galicki writes in multiple genres including m/m/f, m/f, and m/m. She is predominantly known for her Radical Rock Stars Series. The Prince of Punk Rock (Radical Rock Stars Book 1) was a finalist in the 2015 Bisexual Book Awards.

Jenna is a strong advocate for LGBT rights and marriage equality. A native New Yorker, she recently relocated to Southern California with her husband and two dogs. She’s a Rottweiler enthusiast and an avid music buff.

When she’s not hunched over a computer, you can find her front row at a rock concert.

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#WOTR – Review – Deep Trouble by: Brandy L. Rivers

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synopsisKeeping secrets leads to deeper trouble…

Fallon never expected love, or to find a man who accepted her so fully. New doubt arises with the threat to their unborn twins.

One thing Brody needs in his life—Fallon. His love is unconditional. Now she’s hiding something and distance is growing.

When the tension breaks and the truth comes out, can they bridge the gap?

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Buy LinksAmazon US: http://amzn.to/1poqAns

Melinda's Review

I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.

This is one of my favorite series and my favorite couple. I was so excited to hear I was going to get more Fallon and Brody. Fallon never disappoints me and Brody well he is Brody. Oh and we also get a little more Tremaine in this little package of awesomeness. Really how can you go wrong?

Fallon with the help of Tremaine is dealing with a situation with the twins she is carrying and doesn’t want to worry Brody. Brody can since something is up with Fallon but doesn’t know what. All it takes is for these two to be able to put their fears aside and communicate with one another. Instead they keep problems to themselves and bring tension into their lives.

I loved the twist and turns, finding out more about the babies and learning more about Fallon’s past. I enjoyed seeing the friendship between Fallon and Tremaine. To see Fallon and Brody love for one another was amazing. I cannot wait for more of this series and to find out more about these twins.

about the authorBrandy L Rivers is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her two main series are Others of Edenton and Others of Seattle. She has also written a couple contemporary stories.
An avid reader, Brandy has always loved writing. She became serious about it as a stay-at-home-mother. Her secret lair, guarded by a pint-sized pound puppy who imagines himself a hellhound, contains a file full of manuscripts she plans to edit and put out with new creations she is constantly dreaming up.
Living in rainy Western Washington with her husband and three kids, Brandy is already working on future stories in each of the series, and several other projects.

MM March Madness – MARCH 3 – Daryl Banner

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MM MARCH MADNESS!!

March 3

Twinsie Talk is proud to present the 3rd Annual MM March Madness – a month to focus on the M/M, F/F, M/M/F, M/F/M authors. We love these books and want to share it with the rest of the world. Each day we will post an interview. We will also include any reviews that we have done on these books as well as links to the books.

Our hope is that you will love this genre as much as we do! <3

Today is devoted to Daryl Banner

author bio

Daryl Banner is an author and composer who graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Theatre and Psychology.

He does not write in any single genre, as his stories tend to span several. He is most inspired by the smart and unlikely hero, but urges you (the reader) not to fall in love with them; they may deceive you with their innocence. He is thrilled by putting his characters in terrible situations where they must face choices and challenges that seem impossible to overcome.

Daryl Banner writes science fiction / urban fantasy, M/M romance, and post-apocalyptic fantasy. He cannot wait to hear what you think about his stories and welcomes (and responds to!) all feedback.

Interesting tidbits: Daryl is also an obsessive piano player, video game enthusiast, and occasional actor. He’s been remixing video game music for over fifteen years, and is a passionate Final Fantasy fan. You can feed your ears with many of his remixes (as well as his original music) on his YouTube page:
http://www.youtube.com/DarylBanner

He also composes original soundtracks that accompany some of his books. You can listen to and download them here:
http://darylbanner.bandcamp.com

Tell us about something about you (not included in your normal author bio) that maybe not everyone knows about you.

When I need an escape from my own writing, or just need inspiration, I don’t really read others’ work. Instead, I escape by playing video games, composing music, and programming. I know, super nerdy, but video games transport me to a totally different world and fill me with joy. Composing is like speaking a different language I’m fluent in; I sit at my piano and just play for hours, or sit at my computer and synthesize music from scratch. Programming works the math part of my brain and excites me the way that fitting a puzzle together gives you a thrill. It’s also sorta mental exercise, which helps me think more clearly when I sit back down to write.

There’s been a trend in writing a series. How do you feel about series? Do you write them? Do you think they are easier or harder?

Most of my books are all series. The Brazen Boys were an easy series to write because they were all standalone, so each book could stand on its own sexy feet. My fantasy/sci-fi series – The Beautiful Dead, and OUTLIER – are both thrilling for me to write, because building a world where the reader can live in it and experience thrill and love and loss is a strength and joy of mine, and I like to take them on a memorable, impacting journey that makes it all worthwhile.

Where do you do most of your writing?

Honestly, my room. I have a lot of cool lamps that I light up at night, and I swallow myself up in my favorite video game soundtrack of the day and just go to town writing. I have a little workspace set up in my garage when I need a different location, as well as a laptop that I’ll curl up with on the couch.

What are you currently reading? Any suggestions for your favorite books (beside your own, of course)?

Like I said in a previous answer, my escape from writing is usually in playing video games, composing, or programming. But I will say the latest bunch of books I’ve read were a few Chuck Palahniuk books (I recommend Damned if you have a strong stomach, but not its sequel Doomed) as well as the Song of Ice and Fire series (i.e. the series that Game of Thrones is based on). Most of the only work I read lately is my own when I’m editing, or some fellow author friends of mine whose work I also format and edit.

Do you feel that this genre is growing? And what do you contribute to that growth or decline?

The M/M genre is definitely growing, though I can’t say in which way. I’d like to say I contribute a very unique perspective to the genre, being a gay man myself — and a somewhat unconventional gay man, at that. My gay romances don’t tend to be sweet and love-centered (though some are), but rather more true to my own desires, centered around male-bonding, buddy-buddy intimacy, and what I like to tongue-in-cheek refer to as “bromances”. They may not be as sex-centered as others, but they are quite sexually charged in essence. I write in more of a 90% foreplay 10% actual sex, because seriously, I find that a zillion times more exciting than just tearing off clothes and getting to the point. It isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I feel it so necessary to provide my own voice to the M/M genre in hopes that others who are like me may realize they’re not as alone as they think.

What is the most surprising thing you have learned about writing?

Despite your urge to write something that “pleases the masses”, you’ll always have a stronger personal (and reader) payoff when you write something you’re truly inspired by. Yes, maybe you won’t sell as many books, and maybe you’ll also invite people who don’t understand you or who want more sex or who will criticize your point of view, but you’ll know you did your story justice, and oddly (and yet unsurprisingly), that matters the most in the end as an artist. This is our craft, and it’s our duty to respect it and honor it the best we can, and to never stop learning.

What are you working on now?

At this moment, I’m working on a Beautiful Dead novella, which had a prologue released with the Beautiful Dead Box Set – which includes all 3 full length novels in the series ( http://www.amzn.com/B018TDAZJ0/?tag=darybann-20 ) Though it is not M/M in nature, fans of my M/M Brazen Boys series have responded very positively to it.

I’m also developing/planning the third book in my OUTLIER series, which features a M/M relationship among two of its POV characters. It’s a sci-fi / dystopian series set in the last city on Earth where everyone is born with a unique, special ability. It features M/M and M/F relationships; be forewarned, it does have violence and sexuality, and is an “epic-style” read (meaning it’s long and has many side-stories) and portions of the stories end in cliffhangers. These are not books you will easily forget.
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Book 2 – http://www.amzn.com/B0172A5OHE/?tag=darybann-20

What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night?

I’m so lame. If I’m not writing, I love to grab myself a tasty snack, watch some Saturday Night Live, drink something fruity (or even an iced root beer will do), and then play video games into the dead of night until my eyes go crossed. Wanna join me?

Tell us about the highest HIGH and lowest LOW in your career so far. How has it changed you?

I’ve come to learn that no matter when I’m at my highest or lowest, I’m a natural born worrier. I’m constantly cautious and always have my eyes peeled like some survivalist in the woods of the author world. I don’t ever want to feel too accomplished, even when one of my books hits the top of a category or is received with tons of praise. I always strive to tell a better story, to figure out new ways to excite and surprise my readers, and to grow as a tinkerer of words. I owe it to my readers to never give up on them and to keep the stories fresh and new and shocking. Without them, I’d be nowhere.

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Dorm Games

Ok soooo I bought this book because of a couple reasons…1. My blog is focusing on MM books this month. 2. OMG the cover 3. OMG the hawtness of the synopsis and lastly 4. the price…I mean come on 99C for a novella of yummy…yes please!!

I sat down and read this book in about an hour so if you are just needing a quick, hot read then this is it for you. Essentially Michael is in stalker love with Andrew in his Psych class. He even goes as far as to literally follow him around campus one day. The Gods were on his side and he and Andrew had to partner up for a project.

Andrew is Mr. In-Control. He is Mr. Top foooor sure. We, along with Michael, are not even sure of Andrews sexuality and then he makes up “games” for the two of them to play which essentially get them naked. YUMMMMY!!! Andrew is a very focused man and will leave Michael high and dry if he doesnt follow Andrews rules…again super hawt!!

This is a really short book but I enjoyed the relationship that the two men build. I really loved the ending. I dont want to add alot to the review becasue it is a novella but trust me…hawtness and yummy MM loving. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

Jen's review

This was very enjoying light read for me. My Twinsie sis, Angie, suggested that I give it a read. Well it was a great recommendation. I usually don’t spend a lot of time reading novellas mainly because I’m pretty greedy and almost always want more…LOL. This was my first Daryl Banner book and I loved his writing. I thought the story flowed well and I loved the entire concept of the plot.

Essentially this book is about two college men using games to explore who they are. Michael is comfortable with himself as being gay but has never really experienced a relationship much less much sex. Andrew is the hot hot guy that Michael can’t seem to not stalk and want. A project in a class has these two guys working together and from there the game begins. Andrew likes to be in control and Michael is just the perfect man to help him learn that although he may need rules and discipline in order to feel in control of himself sometime you can be “played” playing your own games.

This story is very seductive and although it is short it most definitely will have you totally engaged in the first chapter. I loved the erotic teasing sex scenes that were sizzling hot. I also loved the dynamics between Michael and Andrew. They are both just looking for more and the journey to discovering it was a great ride. I hope we get to find out more about these two charismatic men. If you enjoy a short steamy read then go check this one out it is most definitely worth it.

On The Edge Review

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I received a copy from the author for a review.

OHMYGERD!!! This book is sooo freaking funny and sooo hawt. Its like melt your panties hawt ladies!! But I laughed a few times in the begining because seriously we have all been Derek a time or two in our life.

So this book is about lonley birthday boy Derek. He is throwing a pity party for himself wth multiple bottles of wine. He sees Edge on the web site he frequents. He begins to type and laugh about all the stuff he would never really say to anyone EVER and then…click…he sends it!! Edge reads it , laughs and then BOOM COMES OVER!!

Now before Edge gets to Dereks house Derek (remember drunk) has…well…..uhm…..handcuffed himself and is suck!! LOL When Edge appears, he and Derek begin to flirt and the chemistry is INSANE!! OMG. Edge gets his name because he keeps his “clients” on the Edge of “fun times”.

The night is quick but the life changes that happen between the two men were awesome. I really would love to read more from Edge and Derek. I wanna know what happened AFTER their night of fun.

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A big THANK YOU to all of the authors participating in our month long celebration!! We appreciate all that you do!!! MUAH!!

Much Love from the Twinsies!!! Angie, Brenda, Deb, Kelly, Kristi, Jen, Jo, and Melinda!!!

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#CoverReveal – Challenged (Vipers Creed MC#1) by Ryan Michele

 

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Release Date: 4.4.16

 

Challenged (Vipers Creed MC#1)

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Lust, love, and second chances.

Growing up in the fast-paced and rough life of a motorcycle club wasn’t easy. Cleaning up the mess his father had made of Vipers Creed meant sacrifice. Cade ‘Spook’ Baker had given up everything to bring the club life back to what it was supposed to be: a family.

The choices he made were not what he wanted, but they were necessary for the club as a whole.

Second chances rarely came to Spook, so when his Trixie walked boldly into his clubhouse, the decision was made. Trixie would once again be his, this time for good.

Trix Lamasters was raised by a master—a master con. All grown up, she made her life solid by making it about her club, Sirens. But one bad business decision brought her to her knees, forcing her to call on the one person she had sworn she would never trust again.

Pasts have a way of not staying there. Things that were buried deep have a way of finding themselves in the light of a new day. Could something that had once crashed and burned for Spook and Trixie find a way out of the wreckage? With the odds against them, can they find a way to overcome the challenges, or will it all blow up in their faces?

 

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Ryan Michele has a huge obsession with reading, which only came to life after her best friend said she had to read Twilight. After reading that series, her entire world changed in the blink of an eye. Not only was she sucked into new worlds and all of the wonderful words authors put down on paper, she felt the urge to begin to write down the characters that played inside of her head. In doing so, Safe was born. Then Wanting You and the Ravage MC series.

 

When she’s not reading or writing, she spends time taking care of her two children and her husband, enjoying the outdoors and laying in the sun.

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#CoverReveal – Wicked Dix by Monica James

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WICKED DIX by Monica James

Book 2 in A HARD LOVE ROMANCE

Genre: Erotica

Publisher: Bookouture

Release date: March 24th 2016

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I’ve always been a bad boy, with a very wicked reputation.

But then I met Madison – sweet, vulnerable, innocent Madison. She makes me feel as if there is hope for me. As if I could be a good man. I need her more than I need air to breathe.

There’s just one problem: Juliet. She’s a temptress who won’t take no for an answer. If I resist her, she’ll use our dirty secret to ruin everything with Madison.

I don’t want to lose Madison, but can I really change?

This is my chance to prove that I can.  But it’s going to be one hell of a ride.

Are you ready?

Seriously sexy and totally addictive, Wicked Dix is the second in the Hard Love Romance series. Find out how it all began…Dirty Dix OUT NOW.

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Read what everyone is saying about Dirty Dix:

‘This book. This book knocked me on my butt, it twisted me up in knots and consumed me until the end. Just be warned, it is not your typical romance. It’s a wild ride with a naughty, naughty man.’ Kendall Ryan

THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD! I fell hard for Dixon…I would give it more than 5 stars if I had them.’ Wicked Good Reads

Wickedly sexy, provocative and daring with the right dose of the quintessential bad boy…’ Heidi McLaughlin

‘Monica James is a master of story telling that holds you captive with memorable story lines, intriguing characters, steamy scenes and unexpected twists and turns. You will devour every word she offers. I am officially addicted to Dixon Mathews.‘ Rachel Brookes

‘A captivating, witty, and sexy read. Monica James has written an intoxicating novel that will leave you on the edge of your seat and thirsting for more when it’s all over.‘ Justine Elvira

‘Monica James has created another character that I couldn’t get enough of. Dr Dixon Mathews’ kept me addicted until the very last page.’ Lisa Edward

‘I am addicted to three things: carbs, books, and Monica James. I devoured this!‘ CJ Roberts

#Review – Exposed (Madame X #2) by @JasindaWilder

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New York Times bestselling author Jasinda Wilder presents the second darkly seductive novel starring the mysterious Madame X.

Everything Madame X has ever known is contained within the four walls of the penthouse owned by her lover, her keeper, the man who controls her every move and dominates her desires. While Caleb owns her body, someone else has touched her soul. X’s awakening at the hands of Logan’s raw, honest masculinity has led her down a new path, one that is as exciting as it is terrifying.

But Caleb’s need to own her completely knows no bounds, and he isn’t about to let her go. Not without a fight that could destroy them all…

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I am naked; you are clothed.

The way it always is, it seems. Do you keep me naked merely because you enjoy the sight of my nude body? Or is it another form of control, of manipulation? A way of keeping me contained, keeping me captive? Some of both, I think. When I am naked—which is often, now that I live with you in your cavernous tower-top home—your eyes flit and float to me, rake over me, absorb my dusky flesh and athletic curves. Your eyes are always on me, even when you are working. Your eyes move from your laptop to me, pause on the elegant column of my throat, slip and slide down to the valley between my heavy breasts, to the flat plain of my belly, the juncture between my thighs, and then you, somewhat reluctantly, it sometimes seems, force your gaze back to your work.

Life with Caleb Indigo: a concerto of keyboard keys clicking and clacking, an overture of gazes and glances. You are always working. Always. I wake at midnight in the morning to the sound of your phone ringing—your ringer is a plain, old-fashioned bleating of a rotary-style phone—and you answer it with a curt “Indigo,” and you listen carefully, intently, and then respond in as few syllables as possible, end the call, toss the phone onto the nightstand close to hand, and tug me roughly up against your chest. Four a.m.: you jab your legs into slacks, shrug into a button-down, fingers nimble on the buttons, announce that you have business to see to, and then you do not return till three in the morning or four or even six, when you appear looking haggard and unshaven with dark circles under your eyes. But then, I, anticipating your return, am awake. And you know this.

And you stand at my side of the bed, staring down at me, waiting. I roll over, gaze up at you. Slowly, you divest yourself of your clothing. Your gaze will not leave me, and perhaps you slide the flat sheet away to bare my form. I cannot help but notice the way the zipper of your slacks tents and tautens as you gaze at me. And I am, in that moment, flushed with desire.

I cannot help it.

And I do try. Just to see if I have found some new source of self-control where you are concerned.

But the result is always the same: I see you, watch you peel the shirt off, unbutton it quickly, swing your arms back to pinch your shoulder blades together, and the shirt falls away. Your torso is bare, magnificent, a sculpture of tanned, muscled perfection. My throat will tighten and I am compelled to swallow again and again, as if I could swallow down my need for you. And then my gaze will rake down your furrowed eight-pack abdomen to your groin, to your bulging zipper, and my thighs clench around the gush of heated need. My breath comes in panting gasps.

I don’t need to say anything.

You unhook the clasp of your trousers, pinch the zipper tab in your big thumb and long forefinger, slowly draw it down. Free your erection. It will sway in front of my face, tall and hard and perfect.

And I am undone.

Any will I possess is eradicated.

Your hands will be rough on my flesh, scraping, teasing, possessing. And I will revel in that roughness, in the clutch of hard hands on my buttocks, tugging me to the end of the bed and holding me aloft as you plunge into me, eliciting a whimper.

And I will come apart for you, watching the tendons in your neck pulse and tighten, watching your abdomen flex, watching your hips drive, watching your biceps ripple as you keep me held effortlessly where you want me.

And you will come, too, but never quickly. Never until I have reached my own climax. And sometimes not until I have reached it twice. If I do not find that release with the driving and thrust of your body, you press that big thumb to my clitoris and force me to it with gentle, skillful, insistent circles as if you somehow just know precisely how to pleasure me.

When you do find your own release, it is quiet, an intense groan, perhaps a bead of sweat trickling down your temple, as if even your sweat obeys the rule of artfulness that seems to dictate your existence.

And then, done with me, you will brush a thumb over my temple, sweep flyaway locks of raven-black hair aside, grant me a moment of eye contact, a moment of personal connection. Just a moment, only a fragment of time. But something, at least. As if you know I need those moments to continue this . . . game.

This ruse.

This deception.

This faux-domestic relationship.

Without those moments of intimacy granted in that postcoital gaze, I would combust. Detonate.

And even with them, I am discontent. Disturbed.

You know it.

I know it.

But we do not speak of it. I try, and you brush it aside, sweep the conversation away like so much dust from a corner. Answer a phone call, claim to have a meeting to scurry off to, an e-mail to answer, a deal to broker.

✘Twinsie Deb’s Review

Exposed by Jasinda Wilder
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LOVED IT AND CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THIS COME FULL CIRCLE!
5 Nerve wracking stars

Ok, so I went into this one knowing that it would end on a cliffy… I mean, it’s the second book in a trilogy for fuck sake… but I’m still reeling from it! Damn it Jasinda! I want more! I need more! I grieve for X, I pine for Logan, and I plot for Caleb’s demise. This story is unusual and profound. You won’t want to miss it!

At the end of the first installment, Madame X, I have to admit I still kind of had hope for Caleb. I wanted to see him become the man I knew he could be. He teetered on the brink of evil, but always seemed to redeem himself at every turn. I’m not so sure he’s redeemable anymore. He has fallen down too many times to get back to where he needs to be. I guess anyone can change, but at this point, in my heart Caleb is dead to me! DEAD I TELL YOU!!!

Logan is still a breath of fresh air. He seems genuine and kind at the moment, but we all know shit can get pretty hairy in just the matter of a chapter or two. So far so good though. I know he means well where X is concerned, but sometimes I think he may be laying it on a little thick at times. I, myself would have been awfully overwhelmed by his presence and his need to fix everything. He does still make me swoon though!

X is still finding things out about herself. Good things, shocking things, and things she can’t explain. Caleb is still a lying sack of shit when it comes to what really happened to her and Logan seems to be an open book divulging anything and everything he can get his hands on that pertains to her. Now that she’s knows one of the most basic things about herself, she wants to transform to that person she now knows and not be X anymore. Who can blame her? My heart still breaks for her and I can’t wait to read the last installment, Exiled so that maybe reading her parts will make my heart sore instead of wilt.

It’s a well written book. The dialogue flows perfectly and the storyline is wonderful. The characters, good or bad were exceedingly powerful and kept me on the edge of my seat though most of it. From cover to cover you’ll be offered tons of excitement, loads of angst, and some of the longest sex scenes I think you’ll ever read. Oh. So. Hot. I loved it with my whole heart and can’t wait to see how this all plays out. Bravo Jasinda. You rocked it!

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READING ORDER – Exiled coming 8.2.2016

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About the author:

JASINDA

Jasinda Wilder is a New York TimesUSA TodayWall Street Journal, and international bestselling author. She is a Michigan native and currently lives there with her family. Visit her official website at jasindawilder.com.

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