Cover Reveal & Giveaway – Here For You (Sunshine and Happiness #1) by Skylar M. Cates

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Title: Here For You
Cover Artist: AngstyG
Series: Sunshine and Happiness #1
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Gay Romance, Contemporary
Release Date: Feb 27th, 2015

2015About the book

Life is a thread connecting us. One pull and it all unravels.

Cole Gannon arrives in the seaside town of Ocean Vista to work as a bartender and finally find a place to belong. Determined to make a home for himself, Cole lives happily with his four colorful roommates, whom he considers brothers. The only problem is Cole’s attraction to Ian Stark—a guy all wrong for him. He wishes he didn’t keep running into the sexy lawyer.

Ian knows Cole is attracted to him, but the younger man keeps him at arm’s length. It only makes Ian more determined to be with Cole and learn all his secrets. But while Ian has built a successful law practice, he hasn’t done too well with relationships.

When a sudden and devastating tragedy occurs, it shatters Cole’s world and throws Cole and Ian together in unexpected ways. In an instant, everything between them changes forever.

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2015About the author

Skylar M. Cates loves a good romance. She is quite happy to drink some coffee, curl up with a good book, and not move all day. Most days, however, Skylar is chasing after her husband, her kids, and her giant dog, Wasabi.


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Excerpt + Giveaway: Artistic Endeavor by Whitley Gray



Title: Artistic Endeavor
Publisher: Whitley Gray
Length: 134 Pages
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance
Release Date: Jan 7th, 2015

2015About the book

When friends ask one-night stand connoisseur Michael Esteban to introduce college professor and virgin Cobey Miller to the joys of sex, Michael balks. Lust is his thing, not leading a twenty-five year old novice. But shy Cobey has problems meeting men, and their introduction fuels Michael’s decision to help Cobey become a gay-sex-loving guy. It’ll all be fun and games—unless someone falls in love.

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In the dimly lit bar, Michael drummed his fingers on the table. “Maybe you should have let me meet him somewhere without you two along as chaperones.”

Eli chuckled. “It took me a week to convince him to meet you. He’d never go for the blind date thing.”

“Well, he’s late. Sure he’ll show?”

“Relax.” Burke massaged Eli’s neck. “He’ll be here.”

Ordinarily Michael looked forward to sizing up a new man. In fact, he’d already taken stock of every guy in the room. If Cobey didn’t show, the bartender looked like a good prospect. Prolonged eye contact, a big grin, and a wink when serving Michael’s beer. Yep, good prospect. Someone new.

Of course, Cobey would be new. Too new. Michael sighed. How was he supposed to introduce himself? Hello. I’m the guy our mutual friends have asked to be your sex instructor. How’s it hangin’?  Yippee.

“There.” Eli nodded at the entrance. “Just coming in.”

For a moment it was too crowded to see much, but the herd of patrons parted. Michael licked his lips. Well, well, well. The picture hadn’t done Cobey justice. Nicely wide shoulders, narrow hips, hair a man could get a grip on. Dark eyes. A perfect mouth—full but not too full. How was it possible this gorgeous male specimen had never been intimate with another guy? And Michael had the opportunity to be the first one.

I can certainly sacrifice myself for the greater good by teaching him.

2015About the author

Once upon a misspent youth, Whitley read and wrote stories under the covers at night. At some point, real life intervened, bringing with it responsibilities and a career in the medical field. After years of technical writing, Whitley became enamored of romance and took on the challenge of giving it a try. Inventing characters and putting them through paces in interesting ways turned out to be addictive, and along the way, Whitley discovered having two heroes is twice as nice. A pot of coffee, quiet, and a storyline featuring a couple of guys makes for a perfect day.



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Guest Post – A Barlow Lens by Elizabeth Noble


Hello and thank you Charlie for hosting me today!

Books tell a story. Sometimes they tell multiple stories at the same time. As I was writing A Barlow Lens two separate, yet connected, stories began to develop. A Barlow Lens is basically a story told within a story.

Both stories take place in the same geographic location, but there is a ninety year span of time between them. It was fun, and interesting, to research what my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio was like in 1927. There were things I knew, of course, just because I’ve lived here for so long. My grandparents often told stories about when they were young adults in the 1920’s which is why I specifically picked that time period. My grandmother was a real flapper!

While writing I made an effort to show the changes that have taken place for the gay community since 1927. I also wanted to let the reader experience aspects of the story that tied the two timelines and two ‘books’ together. Each couple faces homophobic situations, but handles them far differently. The men in 1927 are challenged in maintaining a relationship, they have to hide, and even go so far as to plan fake marriages to women.

The two men in ‘today’s’ part of the story don’t need to conceal their relationship or impending marriage, but that doesn’t mean they don’t face prejudice. They are challenged with investigating a murder that happened decades prior as well as a present day adversary. The past of one of the men comes back to haunt this couple in a very dangerous way.

Throughout the book I take the opportunity to look back at the past and show how it impacts our future.



Title: A Barlow Lens
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 9781632166784 [ebook]
Length: 152 Pages
Genre: Mystery, Suspense
Release Date: Jan 14th, 2015

2015About the book

Circles: Book Two

While planning a future with his partner, Val, Wyatt’s past refuses to be forgotten. Wyatt’s old friend asks him to look into the mysterious death of her uncle in a fire back in 1927, when men were silent, tough, and did not love other men—except when they did. Working with Val, Wyatt digs up clues uncovering the truth behind the tragic school fire and the one responsible. The story of Tom and Philip slowly reveals itself, and Wyatt and Val realize nothing is as simple as they originally believed. As their trail heats up, an old enemy of Wyatt’s decides he’s waited long enough for revenge. If Wyatt can’t tie everything together, history might repeat itself.

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2015About the author

Elizabeth Noble started telling stories before she actually knew how to write, and her family was very happy when she learned to put words on a page. Those words turned into fan fiction that turned into a genuine love of M/M romance fiction. Being able to share her works with Dreamspinner is really a dream come true. She has a real love for a good mystery complete with murder and twisty plots as well as all things sci-fi, futuristic, and supernatural and a bit of an unnatural interest in a super-volcano in Wyoming.

Elizabeth has three grown children and is now happily owned by an adorable mixed breed canine princess named Rosie, and two cats, Murphy and Yeti. She lives in her native northeast Ohio, the perfect place for gardening, winter and summer sports (go Tribe!). When she’s not writing she’s working as a veterinary nurse, so don’t be surprised to see her men with a pet or three who are a very big part of their lives.

Two of Elizabeth’s books have received Honorable Mentions in the Rainbow Awards.


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