Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt, and Giveaway – Acts of Passion by Sedonia Guillone

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Acts of PassionTITLE: Acts of Passion

AUTHOR: Sedonia Guillone

COVER ARTIST: Louca Matheo

LENGTH: 186 Pages

GENRE: LGBT; Gay Romance; Mystery and Detective; Romantic Suspense

RELEASE DATE: January 15, 2016

BLURB: When a man is found in his apartment, appearing to have committed hara kiri with a samurai sword, Boston Homicide Detective Jack Cade suspects more is going on than what it appears. The department’s criminal profiler has left and a new guy is taking his place. At first, Cade is skeptical of Dr. Michael Di Santo. Di Santo seems so absent-minded and too neurotic to be effective. But he is brilliant and hot and Cade finds himself falling hard and fast, both in lust and in love. The attraction is mutual, although Michael’s past demons haunt him, keeping him from getting too close. Together, they begin to unravel Michael’s emotional knots even as they close in on a killer, another brilliant, wily person whose sights are now set on Michael.

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Studying the front area of the building, he wandered down the flower box lined stone walk of the apartment building and turned to face it. Crime lab workers and patrol officers moved around on either side of the yellow crime tape, keeping the building cordoned off until Jack gave instructions to clear out and retain only the apartment as the crime scene.

Jack stepped aside to let someone go past him and bump! Smacked into something.

He turned. “Excuse me, I’m—” Or rather, he’d bumped into someone.

The man was adjusting the glasses Jack had apparently knocked off his face. “You’re in a crime scene,” Jack said.

“Yes, I know.” Almond-shaped brown eyes seemed to study Jack from behind round lenses. He looked Asian, yet sort of…not Asian at the same time. His dark brown hair was styled in a conventional way, parted on the side in short layers. The crumpled navy suit he wore, complete with diagonally striped tie against a light blue dress shirt made him appear as if his mother had dressed him for a spelling bee at school even though he was probably about Jack’s age. Forty.

Jack blinked. He was taking absolutely too long to find out who this man was. Then light dawned. Of course. “Dr. Di Santo?”

“Detective Cade?”

“That’s me. Hope I didn’t break your glasses.”

Di Santo touched them on each side as if to check. “No, they’re fine.”

Jack watched the man’s hands as he gingerly adjusted the frames. Nicely shaped fingers. Clean, trimmed nails. “Sorry I bumped you that way.”

“No problem.” Di Santo cleared his throat. “I hope I can be of help to you.”

Jack started. “Me too. This way.” He led Di Santo into the building and up to the apartment. “As I told you on the phone, I’m not so sure this was a suicide.” He let Di Santo precede him into the apartment and followed him, observing the way the slim man took in the surroundings on his way over to the victim.

Jack explained his suspicions and then let the man work. For what seemed a long time, Di Santo wandered about then stood in the center of the room, his gaze on the coffee table. His hand disappeared into his jacket pocket and pulled something out, which he popped into his mouth.

Jack watched him. Watched the man’s cheek bulge on the side while he sucked on whatever it was in his mouth, his gaze intent on the coffee table and victim. He then approached Jack and Jack heard the click of hard candy against the guy’s teeth. Finally Di Santo turned and knelt by the body.

Jack saw the professor’s eyes widen, especially on the hilt of the knife. “What is it?”

Di Santo seemed to ignore his question, staring at the knife. “Were his hands on the hilt of the knife or over his face when you found him?”

“Over his face.”

“Okay. Please open the robe so I can see the wound,” he said to Murphy.

Murphy did as he asked and Di Santo gazed for what seemed five straight minutes at the vicious cross-shaped cut in the centre of the wound.

“Jumonji giri,” he said, nearly in a whisper.

“What?” Jack looked between the knife wound and Di Santo.

The hot-yet-nerdy man was still staring down, seeming to ignore him. The candy in his mouth clicked several times against his teeth.

“Dr. Di Santo?”

Michael Di Santo looked up, his eyes seemingly far away yet intent at the same time. “What kind of movies did this man watch?”

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AuthorBio

Award-winning, multi-published author of erotic romance, Sedonia Guillone spends her days writing deliciously naughty romances—when she’s not cuddling with the man she loves or watching kung fu and samurai films and eating chocolate.

Sedonia welcomes comments from readers. You can find her website and email address on her author bio page at www.sedoniaguillone.com.

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TourSchedule

January 15: Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words :: Frosty’s Book Corner

January 16: Elisa – My reviews and Ramblings :: The Purple Rose Tea House

January 17: Wicked Faeries Tales & Reviews :: Louise Lyons

January 18: Divine Magazine :: Love Bytes Reviews

January 19: Jessie G Books :: Drops of Ink

January 20: A Celebration of Books :: Diverse Reader

January 21: RJ Scott :: MM Good Book Reviews

January 22: Kathy Mac Reviews :: Gay Media Reviews

January 23: Bayou Book Junkie :: Alpha Book Club

January 24: Man2ManTastic :: Shey’s Book Cave

 

Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt, & Giveaway – Snow White and the Seven Angels by Rhys Ethan

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Title: Snow White & the Seven Angels
Series: Queerky Tales
Author: Rhys Ethan
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale, LGBT, Retelling, Kids’ Books
Length: Novella

The classic tales you know, the characters with secrets you don’t. 

2015NewAbout the Book

White has a secret. One he has shared with his family to no avail. When he meets the Prince of his dreams, he decides he can no longer live a lie, but in order to do so, he will have to face his worst nightmares.

Queerky Tales is a series of classic fairy tales retold with LGBT characters. Snow White & the Seven Angels is about fighting for your happy-ever-after, whatever shape it comes in.

For children and adults alike.

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When she opened her eyes again, she was buried in snow, seven angels standing in a circle around her.

‘She’s awake,’ one angel cheered, jumping up and down.

‘Sh…don’t scare it,’ another one shushed.

‘What’s your name, pretty one?’ a third angel said. They all looked similar. All wearing green and brown garments and wings the colour of the clouds.

White lifted herself from the ground, dusting the snow off of her.

‘How are you feeling, dear?’ another one asked.

White nodded. ‘I, uhm, don’t know. What happened?’ she enquired.

An angel explained, ‘You, my dear, almost died. But not before you called for help. And like the good seven angels that we are, we came to your rescue.’

‘Thank you,’ White said looking around her to all the angels.

‘You’re welcome…and what would your name be?’

White still hadn’t announced her name and with good reason. After all that had happened to her, she didn’t know what her name was. White was a person who had been rejected by her mother and had almost died. She had died. And now she was born again with the help of the seven angels. A new name seemed fitting.

‘I’m…’ she said looking around her. The snow had covered the entire forest. It wasn’t the eerie, dark place she had been scared of the night before. Today, snow made everything look beautiful.

‘I’m Snow,’ she decided and her lips carved into a smile.

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2015NewAbout the author

Rhys Christopher Ethan is by no means a scientist, but he is an architect of his own fantasy worlds; an illustrator of emotional and multi-dimensional characters; a doctor of creativity and inspiration and a chemist of genres; mixing two or more, to find the perfect fit for his creations. He lives in a small, dusty lab he calls Home in London and works hard to bring his experiments out into the world. His companions (for now) are his pet-Laptop and his coffee-Booster and a bunch of notes, digitized and paper-wise. He voices his obsessions on his website http://www.rcethan.com, rants on twitter @Rhys_Ethan, shares messages on facebook.com/rcethan1 and pins his muses on pinterest.com/rcethan. You can contact him at rhysethan@hotmail.co.uk, or if you’re telepathic, he will probably meet you in your dreams.

Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway – Discovery: QSF’s Second Annual Flash Fiction Contest

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BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books
Author: Various
Cover Artist: Bey Deckard
Length: 32K
Format: eBook, Paperback
Release Date: 7/10
Price: 3.99, TBA

2015NewAbout the Book

It’s hard to tell a story in just 300 words. But somehow we inspired more than a hundred writers to give it a try, with some amazing results collected here for your pleasure.

The rules are simple enough. Write a complete story—either sci fi, fantasy, or paranormal. Make sure it has LGBT characters and/or an LGBT vibe. And do it all with just 300 words.

The stories in this volume run the gamut, from platypus shifters to alien slug monsters, from carnival horror stories to haunting stories of ships with souls. There are little jokes, big surprises, and future prognostications.

One of the things I like best about this format – it’s quick and painless. You may not fall in love with every story here. In fact, you probably won’t. But if you don’t like one of them, just move on to the next, and you’re sure to find some bite-sized morsels of flash fiction goodness.

At Queer Sci Fi, we’re building a community of writers and readers who want a little rainbow in their speculative fiction. We hope you’ll join us, and maybe submit a story of your own next time!

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Through The Forest Green Metallic Painted Door – Jeff Baker

Demeter’s Bar was quiet in the late afternoon and I was sipping a beer and checking out the guy in the tank top washing bar glasses.

“Did you ever find something that could have madebartender signaling for his usual.

“Um, not really,” I said as the bartender walked in front of me and set a draw of beer down in front of him.

“I was working in my garage, trying to design a way teleport when something went wrong,” he said. “I had my pickup in the garage,

The word pickup made me wish he’d stop talking and let me talk to the bartender.

“When I opened the glove box, the inside wasn’t there. Instead there was another world. Trees, meadows, friendly people. One of them waved at me through the aperture. There were three moons in the sky.” The

“Oh,” I said, trying to get a good look at the bartender.

“And the truck wasn’t even paid for.”

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Amazon (eBook preorder): http://www.amazon.com/Discovery-Second-Annual-Fiction-Contest-ebook/dp/B0103SP4X6/

All Romance (eBook preorder): https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-discoveryqsf039ssecondannualflashfictioncontest-1839827-143.html

Kobo (eBook preorder): https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/discovery-36

Mischief Corner Books (info only): http://www.mischiefcornerbooks.com/discovery-qsfs-second-annual-flash-ficiton-contest.html

 

About QueerSciFi.com:

We started QueerSciFi.com in early 2014 as a place for writers and readers of LGBTQI speculative fiction—sci fi, fantasy, paranormal and the like—to meet to talk about their favorite books, share writing and publication tips, and help increase queer representation in both the romance and mainstream genre markets.

QSF now includes a blog full of book announcements, calls for submission and much more, a critique group with more than 100 members, a vibrant discussion group on Facebook that tackles daily discussion topics and provides a safe space for authors to talk to each other and for fans and authors to meet, and an annual flash fiction contest that resulted in this book you are now reading.

Each year, we ask authors of queer speculative fiction to submit a story to us around a central theme. The rules are simple. The story must be 300 words or less, not including the title. It must embrace the theme— in this case, “Discovery”. And it must have either an LGBTQI protagonist or an LGBT sensibility.

We also ask for cover designers to submit a cover that embraces the theme.

We are thrilled with this year’s responses—including stories from gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and asexual perspectives that run the gamut from sci fi to fantasy, and from paranormal to horror.

Within the covers of this book, you’ll find a platypus shifter, a trans- affirming leprechaun, a pissed off unicorn, a green pick-up with another world in its glove compartment, and a bunch of other miniature adventures—each only 300 words long.

So dive in! And send in a story of your own next year!

Queer Sci Fi Website: http://www.queerscifi.com

Queer Sci Fi Facebook Discussion Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/qsfdiscussions/

Queer Sci Fi Facebook Promo/News Page: https://www.facebook.com/queerscifi

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Do you prefer Sci-fi, Fantasy, or Paranormal? Leave your comment below for a chance to win an eBook copy of Discovery. Contest ends Friday, July 17th at midnight Eastern US time.